Postgraduate Student Welcome Presentation 2014

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CVEN Coursework

Masters Plans

Hossein Taiebat

Postgraduate Coordinator

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Key Administration People

• Les Brown

– Front Desk Enquiries, first point of contact

• Kristy Guia

– Student Service Officer

• Julijana Baric

– Administration Manager

• Our email address: cven.enquiries@unsw.edu.au

Please don’t send emails to individual people

PG Welcome Booklet

Some Important Jargon

• Program:

– Degree + Disciplinary stream, eg:

• Master of Engineering Studies 8538

• Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science 5338

• Specialisation:

– Disciplinary stream or Plan, eg:

• Geotechnical Engineering

• Course:

– or subject, eg:

• CVEN9707, Contracts Management

Important web sites

• Most of the information you need can be found from the school or UNSW websites

– http://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/civil-engineering/

>Timetables

>Course information

>Program and specialisation rules

– http://www.handbook.unsw.edu.au/

>Detailed information about all programs and courses

– my.unsw.edu.au

>MyUNSW

> UNSW Moodle, via http://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au/

Email

• z1234567@unsw.edu.au

– This is your UNSW contact address, check it regularly!

– https://zmail.unsw.edu.au/

• Important general information from the

School and UNSW

• When you contact us, provide:

– Your name and student ID

– Your specialisation/plan

Program Specialisation

• See:

– http://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/civil-engineering/coursework-degrees

• Electives related to your Specialisation

• 6 and 12 UoC projects..enroll via Les Brown

• Non-CVEN courses

– Very limited & require approval before can be counted.

Specialisation/Plan Advisers

Specialisation

Civil Engineering

Project Management

Geotechnical

Structural Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Water Resources

Water, Wastewater and Waste

Coordinator

Hossein Taiebat

Steven Davis

Kurt Douglas

Mario Attard

Stephen Moore

Bill Peirson

Stephen Moore

Enrolment

• Enrolment is completed through myUNSW website

– You are to manage your own timetable and enrolment

• Enrol in compulsory courses first

• Note the different modes of course delivery

– Normal mode, distance mode, block format

– Find details on timetable

Important Dates

• 5pm 9 March:

– Last day to add a new course

• 5pm 31 March:

– Census date, withdraw without penalty, no costs

• 5pm 20 April:

– Withdraw without academic penalty, lost $.

• After that, try to withdraw without failure, give reasons

….

– See form on MyUNSW

Special Consideration

• Information about eligibility and process: https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/atoz/SpecialConsideration.html

• You must apply for SC as soon as practicable and within three working days of the assessment

• You must provide supporting documents

• You need to submit original documents

• Application must be made via Online Services

- In myUNSW

Go to My Student Profile tab > My Student Services channel > Online Services > Special

Consideration

• Must be submitted to UNSW Student Central

Courses

• Each lecturer is different

– See course profile

• Choose group members for assignments carefully

• Assignment submission and late penalties:

– Each lecturer is different

– See course profile

• Seek some advice prior to submitting your assignment.

• Overlap short courses and 12 week courses.

Exams

• You must be here 13-30 June 2014

• Exam schedule in about week 10 of session, on your MyUNSW site.

– Do not book plane tickets until after you know your final exam timetable.

• Get there 15 minutes before starting time.

• Supplementary exams for postgrad courses

– Only offered if special consideration is applied for and approved.

Calculators in Exam

• Only approved calculators are allowed

Program Duration

• Normal full time load: 24 UoC per session

• Part time: flexible, at least 6 UoC

– Only allowed for local students

– If cannot attend in a semester, apply for study leave

• Forms on “my UNSW”

• International students:

– “complete in minimum time” with full study load:

• 24 UoC per session….

– Cannot take more than 1 distance course per semester

– If fail one course, can get a summer course

• May need extension of visa

Academic Standing

• You are expected to complete program requirements with very few failures https://my.unsw.edu.au/student/academiclife/assessment/academicstandingrulespg.html

Consequence Total UoC failed

< 12

Academic

Standing

Good None

12-18

>18

Probation

Exclusion

Must consult your Academic

Advisor; discuss your progress, plan for improving results, and seek approval for enrolment

Exclusion for two academic years, must re-apply for re-admission.

Library

• Online study skill tutorial

– http://pgelise.library.unsw.edu.au/

– Understand UNSW study requirements

– Find the best information for your needs

– Evaluate information and resources

– Learn about UNSW Library resources and services

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