Time to enrol
You may be enrolling in units for the first time as a new student or you may be a continuing student. It is most likely that your University has opened their enrolments for you to select the units you would like to study over the coming session/trimester/semester.
Most University courses will have a set outline of core units that you need to complete each year. Alongside these core units, you may be required to choose ‘electives’ from a selection of additional non-core units. These non-core units may build into specialising in a stream within your study area.
If you are short on time due to work commitments and/or have children, you may wish to look at the unit information to check for
1) any residential schools if a distance student and
2) the required work load of assignments, online work and exams.
The most important factor when choosing an elective unit is to choose an area that you will enjoy. Choosing an area that you have a general interest in will motivate you throughout the semester and you will most likely produce better work.
How many units should I enrol in?
This is dependent on a number of things and you will need to consider the following;
1) work commitments,
2) the number of children you look after
3) the amount of support you have from friends and family and
4) other commitments.
As Confucius said;
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”
Remember if you do decide at a later date that your course load is too much, there is time to drop a unit before a penalty applies.
Check your University for further details and enjoy your break!