Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week.
Weeks 1 - 3
Want to make unit changes?
Find out about the deadlines for adding or dropping units
Study matters: getting off to a good start
Services for students
Help for first years
Fix timetable problems
Clashes or classes already full
If your classes clash or you can't get into classes because they're already full, your options are:
- Choose a class on another time or day. You could try checking the University class timetable to get a calendar view of all your options.
- Watch the lecture on Learning Capture:
- check the online lecture schedule to see if your lecture is being recorded. Some faculties let you leave the lecture unallocated in your timetable. Others force you to include the clash.
- only lectures are recorded, so this won't help you sort out clashes with tutorials, pracs or other classes.
- Watch a lecture in real-time, or at a later stage, through Live Streaming. If available, this option will be indicated in Allocate+.
- Try swapping classes with someone using an online swap request:
- Login to SwapMe using your Monash account
- Select the activity you want to swap, which will bring up alternative time slots
- Select your preferred time slot (you can select more than one to increase your chances)
- Review and submit your request
- You'll receive an email if a match is found, but remember, a swap is not guaranteed.
- Change your unit enrolment in WES:
- check the rules on compulsory, pre-requisite and co-requisite units first. This is in the unit description in the Handbook.
- changes to enrolment take about two hours to show up in Allocate+.
If a class isn't showing in your timetable check your enrolment in WES.
View a timetable of all classes held
If your timetable options are complex, or you're having a lot of trouble working around clashes and full classes, you could try the class timetable. The class timetable allows you to see the scheduled times for all classes for all units on offer.
It lets you select your units and generate a draft timetable showing all the class options available. There's a calendar view that makes it much easier to see how you might make a timetable that will work for you.
You can't use the class timetable to enter your own class time preferences—you have to do that in Allocate+. The class timetable is just a handy way of working around difficult timetable problems.