Faculty Enrolment Rules

Learn about UNSW Engineering’s rules regarding non-standard enrolment in the following areas: 

  • Timetable Clash 
  • Late Enrolment 
  • Overloading 
  • Requisite Waiver 
  • Course Substitution 
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 
  • Postgraduate Internal Program Transfer (IPT) 
  • Cross-Institutional Study (CIS) 

You may submit a request to your program authority, if you meet the requirements as stated below. Please always include your Student ID in your correspondence.

Note: by submitting any of these requests you are confirming you’re aware of the UNSW key dates (including census dates) and the UNSW late enrolment changes policy. You’re acknowledging that your request is not grounds for Special Consideration in the event you perform poorly and you’re also committing to keep up-to-date with your academic record by regularly checking your academic statement through myUNSW.  

By submitting a timetable clash request to your program authority you acknowledge that: 

  1. A timetable clash must not exceed one hour in duration
  2. A timetable clash is only permitted between a [lecture] and [lecture or tutorial or laboratory]
  3. You intend to miss the lecture 
  4. The lecture is recorded
  5. If your timetable clash requires you to miss a lecture in a course outside UNSW Engineering, you should receive permission from the other faculty 
  6. A timetable clash is never recommended and should be avoided where possible
  7. You’re responsible for revising any missed content resulting from the timetable clash
  8. You must ensure there are no assessments in any clashing classes or make appropriate arrangements with the course convenor, if there are any

By submitting a late enrolment request to your program authority you acknowledge that: 

  1. Approval to enrol late, will only be approved in exceptional circumstances and you are required to submit your case with your late enrolment request
  2. You’re responsible for revising any missed content resulting from the late enrolment; and 
  3. You must ensure there is no assessment in the classes you have missed or make appropriate arrangements with the course convenor, if there are any 
  4. Visit our current students website for further instructions on the late enrolment guidelines and application process

By submitting a late enrolment request to your program authority you acknowledge that: 

  1. Overloading students are required to meet the following requirements

  • A University WAM no less than 65

  • Be in good academic standing

  • Have completed a minimum of 36 UOC

  • Have successfully completed 18 UOC in one of the previous terms where marks are released

  • Have successfully completed your enrolment if you previously overloaded

If you don’t meet these requirements, but you have 24 UOC left remaining for completion, you’re permitted to submit a request to overload

  1. Overloading requires taking on additional workload, above what is recommended by the Faculty, and you are aware of, and take responsibility for, the risk associated with this

  1. Taking on extra UOC may impact on your studies and results for all courses taken in that term

Note: overloading in Summer courses is not permitted, Students may enrol up to a maximum of 12 UOC in Summer. 

By submitting a late enrolment request to your program authority you acknowledge that: 

  1. You’re required to submit the transcript of the host institution, if you’re requesting a requisite waiver based on a course completed on exchange or cross-institutional study; or 

  1. You’re required to submit the transcript and course outline (in English) of the host institution, if you’re requesting a requisite waiver based on a course completed in your prior studies; or 

  1. You’re required to submit supporting documentation (e.g. resume), if you’re requesting a requisite waiver based on knowledge gained in other experience (e.g. work experience)

By submitting a late enrolment request to your program authority you acknowledge that: 

  1. You can submit a request if the core or compulsory course is not running in term, and not taking it will delay your graduation or progression

  1. The course substitution is valid for that one term only, if approved. This means that upon failing your course substitution, you need to enrol in the core or compulsory course again, if available in term; or 

  1. If you wish to complete a course outside your program requirements, due to career aspirations and/ or breadth of knowledge and you have no room to complete this course as elective or general education, then you are required to submit a strong case with reasons 

By submitting a transfer credit request to your program authority you acknowledge that: 

  1. You’re required to submit an official transcript and detailed course outlines (in English*) with your request; and 

  1. Transfer credit will be granted in accordance with the UNSW transfer credit policy

  1. Credit must be granted for bachelor level courses (or equivalent) unless otherwise agreed with the host institution

  1. If you’ve commenced a course for which you are requesting transfer credit and the census date has passed, credit for this course cannot be granted

  1. You’ve reviewed the UNSW course material to ensure your knowledge is current

* If your transcript or course outline is in a language other than English, it must be officially translated. Please refer to the UNSW documentation certification page for more information. 

Postgraduate students: please ensure you familiarise yourself with the additional Postgraduate RPL Guidelines

By submitting a transfer credit request to your program authority you acknowledge that: 

  1. You’re required to meet the entry requirements of the program you wish to transfer to

  1. To be eligible for an internal program transfer (IPT), you must have undertaken a minimum of one term of study

  1. For international students only, it is your responsibility to apply for a visa extension from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection if your program transfer is successful

  1. Be in good academic standing 

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By submitting a transfer credit request to your program authority you acknowledge that:  

  1. Students are required to meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • Be in good academic standing
  • You can complete no more than 12 UOC of CIS
  • You’ve successfully completed 48 UOC
  • You’ll not exceed the maximum recognition of prior learning (RPL) for your program 
  • You can only complete courses as CIS that are not offered by UNSW
  • The course requested is not offered by UNSW in the relevant term and will delay your progression if you do not complete this course as CIS
  1. Your CIS course must be assessed and approved as equivalent to a UNSW course in terms of content, level and workload. Post-Approval will not be granted. 

  1. You acknowledge that the requirements of UNSW courses take precedence and the CIS course does not clash with your UNSW commitments if currently enrolled. 

  1. You’re required to submit detailed course outlines (in English*) with your CIS request. 

* If your transcript or course outline is in a language other than English, it must be officially translated. Please refer to the UNSW documentation certification page for more information.