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Timetables and your course selection

How do I read the timetable information in mySI-net?

View the video on the Starting at UQ website.

Most of your courses will have a combination of lectures, tutorials and/or practicals, so it is important to understand how classes are named and the timetable set out.  The table below is an example of what you might see in a course timetable. 

Example course timetable


The campus, or other site, at which the class is held is shown in the 'Location' column.           [Back to top]

The symbols are used as a way of explaining variations in the way courses are taught and the kind of class contact. The first symbol denotes the kind of class contact, as outlined below:        [Back to top]


General Contact, perhaps a group learning situation






IT (Computing) session, usually in a computer training room or studio.


Lecture, a presentation to a class, often in an auditorium or theatre, of core course matter.


Practical, consisting of laboratory or project work


Seminar, a presentation similar to a lecture, perhaps made by students, and possibly with opportunities for discussion and interaction.


Tutorial, a small class environment characterised by discussion and peer interaction, often supplementary to lectures.


Workshop, practical work with a creative emphasis.


Peer Assisted Study Sessions class (PASS)


Clinical Based Learning (CBL)




Problem Based Learning (PBL)


Clinical Coaching

The second and third symbols provide further information about the class contact groupings.

All or choice. If the letter only has the number 01 attached to it, attend all classes for that letter. [Back to top]                                                         

A letter with more than one number attached to it means you have a choice. For example, in optional tutorials in the example above, you attend one of the six practical options.

Lectures, tutorials or practical classes are sometimes streamed into groups, but require attendance at more than one session each week. You choose from stream 1 or 2 and attend all classes scheduled in that stream. In the example above for Lecture L01 you attend Mon 11:00am to 11:50, Thursday 8:00am to 8:50am, and Friday 11:00am to 11:50am, OR you choose to attend Lecture L02 Monday 10:00am to 10:50am, Tuesday 9:00am to 9:50am, and Friday 10:00am to 10:50am. The same material is taught in each of the groups, but you should keep to the one lecture stream, as each class can cover material at different rates

You should note that some groups where you are allowed free choice are more popular than others and classrooms may be at capacity in the first couple of weeks of semester until the deadline for changes of enrolment. Consider opting for the afternoon, evening or Friday groups as they may be less busy.         [Back to top]                           

This is the day of the week the class is held.

All classes are shown with a start and end time. Classes usually finish 10 minutes before the hour to allow time to get to another class or to connect with public transport.        [Back to top]

Building Name
This is the name of the building in which the class is conducted.        [Back to top]

Building Number
This is the number of the building in which the class is conducted. You can click on the building number to link to the campus map indicating where the actual building is located or you can position the mouse over the building number to see the name of the building.

This is the room number for the class.           [Back to top]

Start/End Date (DD/MM/YYYY)
These are the beginning and finishing dates for the specific group for the semester. Note in the example, Group R01 at Ipswich on Thursday at 8am has a start and end date of 24/01/2013 - this means the class meets only on that day at that time. On Thursday 28/03/2013, the class meets again on that day at 9am.

Not taught on these dates (DD/MM/YYYY)
Most classes meet every week of semester but some have different 'week patterns'. The dates shown in this column indicate when the class will not be conducted. The dates for semester breaks and public holidays will not be listed in this column. Please check the on-line academic calendar for information regarding these dates.

Download in spreadsheet format (CSV)
You can download your class timetable to a spreadsheet by clicking on the Download in spreadsheet format(CSV) link and then saving it to a directory and filename of your choice.           [Back to top]