Block mode subjects

Enrolling in block mode subjects offers flexibility and can help you fast-track your studies by cutting down on time.

A block mode subject is equivalent to subjects offered over the 13 week period, except they are delivered over a more intensive time period. Usually block mode subjects are taught in the semester break over a two week period with classes scheduled five to six days each week from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Choosing block mode subjects

Most degrees have subjects available in block mode. To find block mode subject in your degree:

Step 1: Go eStudent and check your optional subjects on your Study Plan (e.g. electives)

Step 2: Go to Subject Search and select Block in the Attendance Mode field and your home campus in the Campus field

Step 3: This will list all the subjects available on your campus. You then need to choose one that fits the requirements in your Study Plan.

Preparing for block mode subjects

You need to be prepared for block mode subjects as they are highly intensive. Some tips to help you prepare:

  • You should read at least half of the prescribed text before the first day of class

  • Be very familiar with the learning objectives for each day

  • Note assignment deadlines, some assessment may be due on the first day

More questions?

Go to Ask Us – there are more than 800 commonly asked questions and answers available 24/7. The top block mode questions include:

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