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.
Complete the compulsory modules
At Monash, equality, honesty and respect are central to everything we do, forming the foundation of our community of learning, teaching, and research excellence. To ensure these core Monash values are fully understood, most new students are required to complete one or both of the following modules:
If you’re not sure whether you need to complete a compulsory module, check in the Web Enrolment System (WES) on the Enrolment Summary screen (your compulsory modules will be listed in the Status column).
If you’re required to complete a compulsory module (or modules), you’ll need to do this by:
- 30 April, if your studies start in the first half of the year
- 30 September, if your studies start in the second half of the year.
What you need to know
Record of completion
This module is not graded, so even after completion, the grade will always be 0%. Once the module is completed, your progress will show as 100% on the Compulsory Units Portal (CUP) dashboard.
If you signed into CUP with your Monash student account, your progress will also be recorded in the Web Enrolment System (WES) (it takes about 15 minutes), if you’re required to complete the module. However, if you signed into CUP using a personal email account (or you’re an MRS student), your student record won’t be automatically updated. We’ll need to merge your personal CUP account with your Monash account to get the completion of the module recorded in WES. Just submit an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'CUP merge required'.
You can check which email address is linked to your account in CUP under the profile icon in the top left corner.
What happens if you don’t complete the module
If you’re a new student, you need to complete the module before the deadline to avoid being encumbered. An encumbrance limits your access to essential University systems and services, including exam results, the library, re-enrolment, assignment submission, and graduation.
Use this information if you’re having trouble accessing or completing the module.
Can't access the module
If you're having trouble accessing the module:
- make sure you’re using a laptop or desktop computer (you won’t be able to access the module on a phone or tablet)
- try using the Google Chrome browser.
If the module freezes, and you're unable to select an option or move on to the next page, email email@example.com. In the subject line, type “Reset attempt on Compulsory Units Portal” and include the name of the module and your student ID number.
In the body of the email, provide a brief description of the issue and include a screenshot (if relevant).
Still having trouble?
If you’re still having trouble accessing or completing the module, chat with Monash Connect. Be sure to provide us with the following information:
- your full name (as it appears on your Monash ID card)
- your Monash student ID number
- details of the issue.