Postgraduate Student FAQs

Current as at 12pm Friday 17 April


SEIT Postgraduate Coursework Students Update:

The School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra would like to assure our Postgraduate students that every endeavor is being made to assist you under the current circumstances of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and you can continue your studies and remain supported.


If the university campus is shutdown, will distance courses continue to run for the reminder of the semester one?

Answer: Yes, all postgraduate courses will continue to run as scheduled.

Will the campus remain open for postgraduate students to access campus facilities?

Answer: The campus remains open but with restricted access.

The Academy Library’s onsite face-to-face service is closed until further notice. A range of online services are still available. More information is available on the SharePoint site.  

The exception to this is that access to PC workstations for postgraduate coursework students can still be arranged by appointment only by calling 0434 369 043. Social distancing protocols must be complied with. 

All UNSW Canberra students now have access to Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to securely access campus resources. For more information visit the COVID-19 Intranet webpage at and click on “Connecting to UNSW VPN”. 

Will there be a delay for the end of Semester One?

Answer: Semester One will continue as scheduled.

What are the implications for distance learning and intensive delivery mode?

Answer: Distance learning will continue to be offered while courses offered in intensive delivery mode have been reviewed, removing the face to face component and replacing with a fully online delivery where possible. Our focus is to ensure our postgraduate students are provided with a quality educational experience.

Would it be possible to offer more intensive delivery courses as distance study, such as the ‘pilot course’ for ZEIT8020 Cyber Offence in S1 2020?

Answer: All our Intensive delivery courses have been reviewed and considered for distance delivery, and most (though not all) courses are fit for this purpose. Our priority is to ensure that students can achieve the same skillset and experience as they would by attending a face to face intensive workshop.

When will we receive updates of the changes for Semester 2 Intensive Delivery Mode (IDM) courses?

Answer: Broadcast emails have been sent out to all enrolled students, if you are enrolled in an Intensive delivery course and have not received an email regarding your course please contact .

If an intensive course that is part of a specialisation is cancelled, and students need that course to graduate, what will be done in these situations?

Answer: If this occurs each case will be looked at separately by the Program Coordinator.

Where students are experiencing difficulties due to COVID-19, what support or assistance can be provided?

Answer: Students can reach out to their lecturer or Program Coordinator for assistance. Students can apply for Special Consideration through MyUNSW. The Special Consideration policy has been updated recently and is designed for circumstances beyond your control.


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