What are Electives?
Electives are courses you can choose outside core or compulsory courses
in your degree. They can be chosen from all courses available at
the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course
requisite) applied to them.
How many electives can I undertake and at what level should they be?
This depends on your degree. There is a limit to how
many electives you can complete. If you are in your first year, you should generally be looking at first year electives: a
course that includes a 1000 code (for example, ACFI1001).
For more information, check the online listing of your degree in the degree finder.
How should I choose my electives?
You can use electives to extend and complement your core studies with
more courses in the same field of study or you can choose elective
courses simply because they might be of interest to you.
What courses can I study online?
For further information on courses that you can study online, please visit our online electives page.
Can I use my electives overseas?
You have an opportunity to participate in a range of overseas activities
including semester exchanges, and academic short courses held during
Read more about your overseas study options.
How do I find out if I can enrol in a course I like?
Not all courses will be suitable as electives. Some courses are
restricted (for example, LAWS courses are only for students undertaking law degrees) or some
courses require assumed knowledge. It is a good idea to check the assumed knowledge
section to make sure that you have the right background education to be
To find out if you can enrol in a particular course, click on the
course, scroll down the page until you see the assumed knowledge or requisite heading. This section will tell you whether you have the
prior knowledge required and/or whether enrolment into the course is
Click on the following to see courses offered in each subject area: