School of Public Health and Community Medicine

BIPH FAQs for Current Students

How many courses should I take per term?

A normal full-time load is three courses per term (18 units of credit).  Internal students who are also working full-time are advised to take no more than two courses. Domestic students wishing to be considered full-time need to enrol in a minimum of 12 Units of Credit (UoC) each term, or 36 UoC across three standard terms with at least one course enrolment in each term. If you are an International student studying on a student visa you must satisfy certain conditions such as completing studies within the time frames set out in your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). For further information see UNSW3+ Full-Time Study Load.

How do I enrol in ASU and UNSW courses?

PLuS Alliance Orientation

All students studying courses as part of the PLuS Alliance should refer to the PLuS Alliance Orientation website once your enrolment is finalised.

I am new to studying online - where can I find help to support my studies?

UNSW has provided a wealth of useful resources to help support students’ online learning. Please refer to the below websites for further information and support:

  • UNSW e-learning - provides an overview of the suite of technologies and applications that support student learning including Moodle, Turnitin, and myLibrary.
  • UNSW Online Study – provides for useful tips to online study.
  • Academic skills – provides an overview on academic skills.
  • UNSW Essentials – provides an online orientation to UNSW.
  • ELISE – is an online tutorial developed by UNSW Library to help students make the most of the Library’s online resources for their studies and research.

An orientation module to the BIPH program will cover these aspects in greater detail to help students succeed in navigating the online learning management systems and feel supported in the PLuS Alliance online student community.

Where do I go if I have questions about the BIPH?

School of Public Health and Community Medicine
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052
T: +61 (2) 9385 1699
E: biph@unsw.edu.au