How To Read Your Timetable
Only units that are offered on campus or have an intensive school will have a timetable. Remember to check the Courses and Units Catalogue for unit offerings.
Your unit based timetable can be viewed on the Timetabling Web App.
Type in your unit code (eg. 'CHEM110') and click the search button. The Timetabling Web App will display any timetables (Calendars) for that unit. Units that are offered in multiple Trimesters and have multiple Intensive Schools will display all the timetables available for that unit. An example of what you might see in a unit timetable.
Each timetable will display the Unit Coordinator and any attendance requirements or other information and this information should be noted. Click on the Calendar for the timetable you wish to view.
Timetables for Courses which are made up of core units as per the suggested course plans on the Courses and Units Catalogue have been set up for you.
Scroll down the list of degrees to find yours and click into it. The Timetabling Web App will display tables with the Year in the row and Trimester offering in the columns. If there are multiple majors, specialisations or commencements then multiple tables will be displayed below each one.
Click the Calendar link to the timetable for the Year and Trimester you wish to view.
The Course Timetables are based on the suggested course plans in the Courses and Units Catalogue and do not include many of the listed units or elective units due to the large number of options the University of New England offers. The Timetabling Web App has a handy functionality allowing you to build a number of units into one easy to view custom timetable. To build a custom timetable
- Go to Timetables for Units.
- Type in your unit code and click the search button.
- Click the calendar for the timetable you wish to add to the custom timetable.
- At the top right of the screen is a number of link options 'Subscribe to the timetable', 'View as an ICS file' and 'Add to Custom Timetable'. Click the Add to Custom Timetable link. The page will reload.
- Scroll to the bottom of the screen where the Search by Unit Code box will be. Type in the next unit code and click search.
- Again click into the calendar for the timetable you wish to add and click the Add to Custom Timetable link.
- Repeat this process until you have added all of your units.
- Click the button in the left side menu to Custom Timetable.
The Timetabling Web App will render a timetable with all the activities in each unit, each colour coded with a different colour. An example of a custom timetable is below.
You have the ability to remove a timetable from your custom timetable by ticking the box next to the relevant unit and clicking the Remove Timetable(s) button.
Things to note with a Custom Timetable
- There is no functionality in the Timetabling Web App to save a custom timetable. Once you close your browser you will need to rebuilt it.
- Unit Coordinator and attendance requirements will not publish on a custom timetable. When searching for your Unit Timetables make sure you take note of those details.
- You can add Course Timetables to custom timetables and can also mix your on campus timetables for multiple trimesters or with intensive school timetables allowing the flexibility to build a timetable for an entire year.
Reading and Understanding your Timetable
At first glance you will notice activities that appear to clash. Do not worry you will not be required to attend all of those activities. Due to the large number of students that enrol in units some activities are split into groups and are repeat activities allowing everyone to attend. The below is an example of reading a timetable.
Looking at the first Lecture on the Tuesday 8am morning time slot.
Lecture - BIOL110/T1/Lec2/1, Biological Sciences Lecture Theatre
The Timetable Web App will display the Activity Type (Lecture, Tutorial, Practical, Seminar, Workshop etc.) followed by the Unit Code (BIOL110), the Trimester Offering (T1 = Trimester 1), the Activity Name (Lec2) and the Group Number (1). In addition the location of the activity is shown.
When reading your timetable the most important information to decide what activity to attend is the Activity Name and Group Number. If there is more than one activity then you must attend them all (i.e. 'Lec1', 'Lec2', 'Lec3' and so on). If there is more than one Group ('Tut1/1', 'Tut1/2', Tut1/3', 'Tut1/4' and so on) then this is a repeat activity and you attend one of those.
In the example above there appears to be a clash at 9am between BIOL110 and CHEM110, however, you will notice that both of those Lectures have two groups allowing you attend one that does not clash.
Note that your timetable may change from week to week so ensure you check your timetable regularly and for the entire Trimester.
Placing your mouse over the activity will display additional information such as the following example.
This includes the unit title, activity type and the location with a link that directs you to the interactive campus map showing the building the activity is held in. Additional maps including printable PDF maps and some building maps can be found on the Campus Maps web site.