The University of Newcastle, Australia

Plan your enrolment

Getting your enrolment right helps you to schedule your time around uni and other commitments, as well as feel confident that you are on track for graduation. Time spent planning your enrolment is important and will make the final process so much easier.

Follow the steps below and you’ll be well on your way to enrolling successfully.

What you need to enrol in will depend on factors such as the year you started your program, your campus of study or if you are studying a double degree.

As such, your first step in planning your enrolment should be to consult your Program Handbook and Program Plan.

Your Program Handbook details the rules and structure of your program, including the number and type of courses you need to complete, and the maximum amount of time allowed to complete the program.

The Program Plan details the structure of the program and order that you should undertake courses, due to requisites, assumed knowledge and course offerings.

You can find your program plan via:

  • Logging into ASKUON - click 'My Account' on the right hand side then 'View My Program Plan'
  • The degree handbook for your specific degree.

Your Program Advisor can also help you ensure that you are following the requirements and structure of the degree program. You can contact them at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au.

Your Program Plan is like a map leading you to graduation. It tells you what courses you need to study to complete your program.

Further information about each course is available online and is accessible from the Program Handbook, the Course Handbook or even directly from your Program Plan. This information will help you to work out things like which are your core and elective courses, if you have the required assumed knowledge or whether you meet the requisites to enrol in a course.

You can log in to AskUON to find your Program Plan.  Remember to select the version that matches to the year and semester you commenced studies in this program.

If you are having trouble selecting the right courses you can contact Student Central by dropping into a campus hub or emailing: programadvice@newcastle.edu.au

As you plan your timetable, find out what classes you need to take for each course – such as lectures, laboratories, workshops or tutorials – and start to map out the times that suit you.

Some of your classes will have a compulsory time and others may have different options. Stay flexible and choose several options in case you can’t register for your preferred times.

Use this pre-enrolment checklist to make sure you are as prepared as possible:

  • check your Program Plan
  • identify the courses you need to enrol in
  • make sure you meet the requisites and assumed knowledge for each course
  • view the class times for each course in the draft timetable
  • draft your timetable by listing all compulsory lecture or class times
  • choose your preferences for all classes with optional times – be sure to have several options that work for you
  • wait for enrolment to open