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Plan Your Timetable Userguide

The following information has been provided to assist you in planning your timetable using the Plan Your Timetable application.

The intent of the class registration process is to allow you to register in classes that best meet your own personal requirements, within the limits of the overall classes scheduled by the University.

Terminology

The terms Unit, Activity and Class are used throughout these instructions.

  • Unit is the subject you are enrolled in and studying i.e. Accounting 100.
  • Activity is how the curriculum for a Unit is delivered i.e. Lecture, tutorial, seminar etc. Generally there are a number of different activities used to deliver the curriculum for a unit. The combination of the activities for a unit is called the Tuition Pattern.
  • Class is where and when the activity takes place. You must register in one class for each activity. Frequently there are multiple classes for each activity to cater for the number of students enrolled in the unit.

Overview

In order to register into classes you will make use of two different systems available via OASIS. The systems are:

  1. Plan Your Timetable, and
  2. eStudent

You may use the Plan Your Timetable link (under the My Studies Tab in OASIS) to see what class options are available and to map out a preferred timetable. Plan Your Timetable will display all the classes for the units you select and gives details on what classes you must register for, and how many places are still available in each class.

As well as your preferred classes you should identify some alternatives in case classes are full by the time you register.

It is useful to look at classes for lectures first. Lectures often have only one class. There may be other activities that also have only a single class. Single classes are major building blocks for your timetable so identify these and then select your other classes to fit around these blocks. You may find when you go to class register that you have already been registered into classes for which there is only one choice.

Note: You cannot register in classes using Plan Your Timetable as it is a planning tool only.

Once you have planned your timetable you register into classes. Go to the eStudent link (under the My Studies Tab in OASIS) and select the My Classes menu item, followed by the Timetabling/Class Registration link. A list of your enrolled units, that have classes scheduled, is displayed.

Note: You can only register for a class for a unit when your enrolment for that unit has been successfully processed.

Planning Your Timetable:

The Plan Your Timetable application can be accessed from many points within the Curtin web site. The major points are:

  1. OASIS and
  2. The Current Students page.

Plan Your Timetable is provided to help you:

  1. Identify the units you could enrol in, and
  2. Identify the classes that would best suit you if you did enrol in specific units.

You select the Year, Study Period, and Location for the timetable you want to see, and then select the units you want to display by highlighting each unit and clicking on Add Unit. Currently only Bentley and Northam units are timetabled, so these are the only locations available.

If you are an enrolled student the units in which you are enrolled for that year and study period will be selected automatically. You can remove these and select others if you want to look at other combinations.

Image of the Plan Your Timetable homepage accessed via OASIS

You can select up to 6 units at a time and, by clicking the View Timetable for Selected Units button, this will display the currently scheduled classes for those units in a coloured grid and tabular form.

If classes have been scheduled for the units for that combination of Year, Study Period and Location, then the timetable will be displayed.

Note: The published timetable is subject to change at the University's discretion

In a table above the grid, the units you selected are listed. If a unit you selected does not have classes scheduled then the grid will be blank. In this case you should contact your Student Services Office to check if the unit has classes. Some units involve project work rather than attending classes.

To help you quickly identify lectures and other types of activities, classes for the same activities are coded in the same colour.

Rolling the cursor over each cell in the grid will display additional information about the class, including when and where it is to be held and the number of places still available for registration at that time. Each time you refresh the screen the 'Places Left' field will be updated.

To make the grid simpler to read you can choose to hide classes that are already full. Use the 'Hide Full Classes/ Show Full Classes' button on the right of the page to hide or display full classes.

There are situations where a particular class will be reserved for students doing specific courses or majors. Unless you meet that requirement you will not be able to register into that particular class. There will be other classes that you can select instead. Notes about reserved classes are displayed in the additional information box as 'class comments'.

Image of Plan Your Timetable - timetable page

Below the grid is a table, with the class details sorted in day and time order, showing the same information as the grid. Class comments relating to whether the particular class has restrictions on which students can register are also displayed here.

The table can modified by selecting and unselecting specific units and clicking on the Update timetable button.

Clicking on the unit code will link you to the unit outline in the Handbook.

Image of sort function in PYT

You can return to the first page to delete and add different units to see the effect of other combinations on a possible timetable.

If you have any queries contact your Student Service Office.

Once you have identified the units in which you wish to enrol and made a note of your preferred classes (including other preferences), logon to OASIS and select eStudent (under the My Record Tab) to register into classes.