Program structure

Standard Units

The University weights courses in terms of units (#), chosen to represent the effort expected of a student, including both contact and private study time. One #2 course = 12-16 hours/week/trimester (approximately).

Under the program structure, a standard trimester’s work will comprise #8.

The AssocDBus is a 4 trimester program, which is a total of #32.

Course codes

Course codes consist of an eight character alpha-numeric coding schema.

The first four characters (alpha codes) of the code are discipline descriptors. They relate to disciplines, not schools, since there is a possibility of multiple schools sharing a discipline. 

The last four digits are numeric codes. The first numeric character reflects the level. For your courses, this means:

1 = 1st year or 1st level undergraduate course;  

The 2nd to 4th characters of the numeric code are allocated at the discretion of faculties, with the proviso that each course must have a unique identifier;

D = associate degree course.   

Program plans

Program plans are provided so you know what courses you are expected to enrol in every trimester depending on your trimester of commencement in the program.

To plan your program, you should:

  1. read the official rules and course lists under the Program Rules and Requirements link in the Courses and Programs website for your program,
  2. attend appropriate information sessions held prior to and during Orientation.

It is essential to plan a program of study so that prerequisite courses are completed prior to enrolment in the advanced course. The Faculty of Business, Economics & Law applies this requirement strictly. Your progrm plans can be seen below:

Trimester 1 commencement (January)

Trimester 3 commencement (September)

Timetables and lectures

Where multiple offerings of lectures and tutorials are offered students are responsible for planning their own timetable by selecting appropriate lectures and tutorials. You may only have one lecture and tutorial available per course, in which case you must attend these designated classes.

The timetable can be accessed from mySI-net, and should be regularly checked for any changes.

It is important for students to attend the first lecture of a course to receive a Course Profile and to discuss tutorial arrangements.

Where multiple offerings of lectures and tutorials are offered students should attend the lecture on the same day at the same time each week throughout the trimester or as specified in course profiles.


Some courses may have tutorials in the first week of classes. Confirmation of the start date for tutorials will be discussed at the first lecture, and will also be shown on mySI-net.

Electronic sign-on procedures (if more than one tutorial is available per course)

  • All enrolments are via mySI-net.
  • New students will not be able to enrol until allocated a student number.
  • Students experiencing any problems should consult with staff at one of the following locations:
    • the Faculty Collaborative Learning Centre, Colin Clark Building (St Lucia);
    • the Help Desk, Chamberlain Building Computer Laboratory (St Lucia);
    • the Self Directed Learning Centre, or
    • the Student Centre (St Lucia).
  • Students are also advised to check notice boards in the various resource areas for further information during Orientation.