New bachelor & masters students

How to enrol and other useful information for new undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Welcome to the Australian National University!

If you have recently accepted your offer to ANU, you should have received a Welcome email with your ANU student ID and your password.

It is quite likely that you will have a few questions about how to enrol, who to speak to, what classes to take and much more which is why we have put together a short enrolment checklist (pdf, 158 KB) to help you along your way.

Seeking academic advice is not compulsory but it is strongly recommended especially if you are unsure about which courses to select this semester or need very specific academic advice with regards to courses such as Chemistry, Maths or Physics.

Talking to a Science Sub Dean or Science advisor before enrolling is particularly important if you have already undertaken tertiary studies and would like to discuss credit, as this will enable us make sure you are enrolling in courses suited to your needs and provide you with advice on how to make the enrolment process go smoothly.

You will also need to complete the remaining steps for enrolment as detailed on the Enrol for the first time as a coursework student page.

If you have any questions or queries or require any assistance during the enrolment process please do not hesitate to contact us at Science Central.
 
We look forward to meeting you!

The Student Administration Team in Science Central
Building 42, Daley Road

PHYS1001 Foundations of Physics – Student Enrolment advice  

Convenor: John Debs (john.debs@anu.edu.au)

PHYS1001 is registered as an in-person course and is available to a limited number of remote participants who are affected by the current travel restrictions and unable to relocate to Canberra.  

We are keen to support as many students as possible with their learning and ask you to complete this form to nominate if you plan to attend in-person or are affected by the travel restrictions and need to study the course remotely. Please note you will need to login with your ANU credentials (ANU email address and ISIS password). 

If your circumstances change after completing the form, you need to contact the Course Convener.

How will I know if I can study the course remotely?

We will contact all students who select ‘remote participation’ to see if taking PHYS1001 is absolutely necessary and if there are other study options available.  Students who are already in or able to relocate to Canberra will be asked to attend in-person.  If this is not possible, you may not be able to continue and be asked to drop the course or enrol in an alternative.

What do I need to do if I plan to attend in-person?

You still need to complete the form to nominate that you plan to attend in-person, seek a permission code, and enrol via ISIS. If you select this option, you will be expected to attend all in person activities. 

If you are unable to participate in person, please carefully review the information on this page when deciding if you need to enrol, or remain enrolled, in PHYS1001:

PHYS1001 is not compulsory for any program of study, though it can be advisable depending on your background. Alternative options are:

  • PHYS1004 – Life Physics is a fantastic and similar-level physics course available in Semester 2. If you are interested in a little physics for your science degree/GAMSAT prep, etc. please consider taking it instead in Semester 2, 2021. 
  • PHYS1101 –Physics 1 is recommended for students who have studied Physics in High School and does not have restrictions on remote participants. If you are unsure whether you have sufficient background knowledge to enrol in PHYS1101, please download this short self-administered test from here.
  • If you are interested in this course specifically as an elective, please consider taking it in 2022. 

Information for Bachelor of Science students considering a Physics major but without high-school physics:

  • If you did not study high school physics but are interested in a physics major, please provide details when you complete the form. You should also attempt the self-administered test from here

Information for Bachelor of Science students considering a Water Science major but without high-school physics:

  • There are several first-year course options to choose from instead of PHYS1001. We would ask you to consider these other options if you must take one in Semester 1, 2021, or aim to take PHYS1001 later in your degree. 
  • Please attend an academic enrolment Advice Session, to plan out your program of study. 

Information for Bachelor of Engineering students:

  • PHYS1101 – Physics 1 is the recommended first year physics course.
  • PHYS1001 is advised if you did not complete year 11 & 12 physics. However, please complete the self-administered test, and get in touch with the convenor(s) if you have any questions. 
  • If possible, consider planning to take PHYS1001 in 2022 or later in your program. Make sure you attend an academic enrolment advice session run by the College of Engineering and Computer Science. 

Additional Information

  • If you are able to attend in person, you will be expected to do so. All students who nominate the “in person” option can enrol or remain enrolled. You will be given a permission code to enrol. 
  • Our resources are limited so the remote participation is ONLY for those students who are genuinely unable to come onto campus due to COVID-19 restrictions. 
  • Once the maximum capacity of students who can participate remotely has been reached, no more permission codes will be issued to this category of students. If you have any concerns, please contact the school for advice.

Welcome to the Australian National University!

If you have recently accepted your offer to ANU, you should have received a Welcome email with your ANU student ID and your password. You may also have received an email from us here in the Joint Colleges of Science with further details regarding your program convener and contact details.

In brief, the first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying.

If you are unsure who to contact for advice, you can find the academic contact on the Programs and Courses page for your program. Ideally you should have sought advice and enrolled before week 1 of the semester.

If you have been granted credit in your letter of offer, or think you may be eligible for credit, it is important that you discuss this with your program convener when making your course choices. You will need to complete the application for credit transfer and take this with you to your meeting along with all relevant academic transcripts.

You may find you require a permission code to enrol in some courses. If the course is offered by the school running your program, please contact the School Administrator. If the course is offered by a different school, you will need to contact the relevant Course Convener as detailed on the Programs and Courses website.

Once you have enrolled in all courses please check the unit value for each course. If the unit value is incorrect email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au.

Do not forget to complete the remaining steps for enrolment detailed on the Enrol for the first time as a coursework student page. We have also put together a quick enrolment checklist (pdf, 135 KB) that you can work through.

If you have any questions or queries or require any assistance during the enrolment process please do not hesitate to contact at Science Central or your relevant School Administrator.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Student Administration Team in Science Central
Building 42, Daley Road

Contact

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  • 8:30am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:30pm Wednesday
  • science.enquiries@anu.edu.au
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    Linnaeus Way,
    The Australian National University,
    Canberra ACT 2601,
    Australia