Degree checking templates

Study Plans

Create a study plan to guide you through completing all of the courses that are required for your program.

Here are some tips for making a study plan:
Understand your ‘Program Requirements’
  • Go to Programs and Courses - ANU and find your degree.
  • Look on the 'Study' tab and make sure you are familiar with the ‘Program Requirements’ of your degree.  E.g.
    • How many units and which courses are compulsory. 
    • Is there a compulsory major or specialisation? 
  • Ensure you are following the program requirements for the academic year that you commenced your degree. You can select your commencement year from the drop down on the right hand side.  
  • See the ‘Study’ tab and ‘First Year Advice’ tab for info on
    • Single degrees 
    • Double degrees 
    • Majors/minors 
    • Electives 
  • When reviewing a Major, Minor or Specialisation, please make sure that it meets the program rules of your degree and year. If it is not compulsory, please check that you have enough elective room to do so.
Plan your courses
  • Confirm when each course is offered.
  • Balance your course load; don't do all the hard courses at once. Consider your strengths and weaknesses when planning your schedule.
Look at prerequisites
  • Identify courses that have prerequisites and plan your schedule accordingly.
  • Ensure you complete foundational courses before moving on to more advanced ones
Explore majors, minors and specialisations
  • If your program lets you choose a major, minor or specialisation, check them out early.
  • Tailor your degree plan to align with your interests and career aspirations.
Think about internships or study abroad
  • If interested, look for chances to do internships, study abroad or exchange .
  • Plan ahead to ensure these experiences fit into your overall timeline.
Meet a CECC advisor
  • Seek guidance on course selection, prerequisites, and overall degree planning.
If you're in a Double Degree, organising your plan can be tricky without University Elective spaces. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to completing a double degree. Some students do both degrees simultaneously, while others focus on one before the second. Let your preferred learning style guide you.
Remember, your degree plan is a guide. Life can change, so be ready to adjust your plan.
Study Plan Guides

School of Engineering - Degree Checking Templates

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Research and Development) (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering (Honours)

Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Master of Engineering in Mechatronics

Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy



School of Computing - Degree Checking Templates

Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Honours)

Bachelor of Advanced Computing (Research and Development) (Honours)

Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics

Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics (Honours)

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Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)

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Graduate Certificate of Applied Data Analytics

Graduate Certificate of Data Engineering

Graduate Diploma of Applied Data Analytics

Graduate Diploma of Computing

Master of Applied Data Analytics

Master of Computing

Master of Computing (Advanced)

Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision


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