Teaching Periods

UNSW courses are offered in defined teaching periods of varying lengths and usually within the main terms and semesters. See the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

Each teaching period has associated payment and census dates, and enrolment and withdrawal deadlines (final add and drop dates). You can check the teaching period of your courses in your myUNSW Class Timetable or Enrolment Basket. 

For a list of subjects in each teaching period, visit the Class Timetable.

Teaching period names

Listed here are Teaching Period names and where they fall in the academic year.

T and U prefixes

Main Kensington/Paddington programs.

Check Academic Calendar for specific dates.

 

Summer Term

Commences on first working day of the calendar year

U1: 5 weeks over January and February

 

Term 1

T1: Mid-February to mid-May (10 weeks)

T1A: First 5 weeks of T1

T1B: Last 5 weeks of T1

T1C: 4 weeks from end of T1

 

Term 2

T2: June to August (10 weeks)

T2A: First 5 weeks of T2

T2B: Last 5 weeks of T2

T2C: 4 weeks from end of T2

 

Term 3

T3: Mid-September to mid-December (10 weeks)

T3A: First 5 weeks of T3

T3B: Last 5 weeks of T3

T3C: 4 weeks from end of T3

A prefixes

PLuS Alliance at Arizona State University

Summer Term

ASA: January to February

ASC: January to May

 

Term 1

ASB: March to April

 

Term 2

AUA: May to June

AUB: July to August

AUC: May to July

AFA: August to October

 

Term 3

AFB: October to December

AFC: August to December

G Prefixes

UNSW Global Diploma

GD1: January to May

GD2: May to August

GD3: August to December

M prefixes

Medicine Undergraduate

Check Academic Calendar for specific dates.


Medicine I, II

M1A: February to April

M1B: April to June

M2A: July to September

M3A: September to November


Medicine III - Coursework

MS1: January to February

M1A: February to May

MT2: May to September

M3A: September to November


Medicine IV - ILP

M1A: February to May

MT2: June to August

M3A: September to November


Medicine V, VI

MS1: January to March

M1A: March to May

M1B: May to June

M2A: July to September

M3A: September to November

EM and MG prefixes

AGSM MBA Programs

Check the Class Utilisation site for specific dates of course offerings.

EM1: January to April

EM2: April to June

EM3: July to September

EM4: September to December

 

MG1: Mid-February to May

MG2: June to August

MG3: September to December

Z prefixes

UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Check Academic Calendar for specific dates.

Semester 1

Z1: March to mid-June

Semester 2

Z2: late July to October

Hexamesters

Hexamester Calendar Programs

The below Hexamester teaching periods only apply to students studying these programs.

Check the Hexamester Academic Calendar for specific dates. All terms are six weeks in duration.

Hexamester 1: January to February

Hexamester 2: March to April

Hexamester 3: May to June

Hexamester 4: July to August

Hexamester 5: August to October

Hexamester 6: October to December