How to: pick your subjects

Are you not sure how to enrol in subjects or what to even choose for 2020? With the session commencing just around the corner, the time is now to get sorted.

Where to go

You can go to check your subjects and enrol in the Online Administration section in your student portal.

If you intend to study for this session, add your subjects. It may also be a good idea to add subjects for session 2 and session 3 later in the year just to be organised.

What to do if you choose not to study

If you decide to take a break from studying for this upcoming session or session 2 and 3, you can apply for leave in the Online Administration as well.

Your handbook

Your course handbook is an important document to look at to get all the information needed for your degree. In your handbook, you will find the course and enrolment structure for you to follow, how many electives you can choose throughout your course and any other important details relevant for you.

For some courses, you will have core subjects, but you will also have the opportunity to choose a major, which is a specialisation and then minor subjects and then your electives.

Of course, if you have questions or need more information, you can get in touch with your course director.

How many?

Per session, there are a certain amount of subjects you have to choose from to abide by your handbook. If you are a full-time student, you will need to enrol in four subjects each session. If you are part-time, you will need to choose two.

Your electives

As a student, you have to do all your core subjects, but the great thing, there are subjects you can choose to do based on what interests you specifically. These electives can be good fun, but choose wisely.

Having class with your friends can be fun, but don’t just choose an elective subject that they are doing just to be with them. Choose something you are interested in and will do well at, which will help you be more successful with your grades and your future career development.

Additionally, as you go through your course, the subjects you choose to do will allow you to map your future career path.

For example, if you are a communications student who is interested in television production, enrol in a subject which specialises in television. That way you will gain the skills in the industry you wish to enter.