Standard Courses Abbreviations

Applied Science APSC
Biology BIOL
Biology & Psychology Joint Honours Program BIPS
Business Administration BA
Chemical Engineering CHE
Chemistry CHEM
Civil Engineering CE
Classics and Ancient History CLAS
Computer Engineering CMPE
Computer Science CS
Data Analysis DA
Economics ECON
Education ED
Electrical Engineering EE
Engineering ENGG
English ENGL
French FR
Gender Studies GEND
Geology GEOL
German GER
Greek GRK
Health Science HSCI
History & English-Joint Honours Program HENG
History HIST
Hospitality & Tourism Management HTM
Humanities HUM
Information and Communications Studies ICS
Information Systems INFO
Internationa Studies IS
Information Technology IT
Latin LAT
Linguisitics LING
Mathematics MATH
Mechanical Engineering ME
Nursing NURS
Philosophy PHIL
Physics PHYS
Politics POLS
Psychology PSYC
Science SCI
Sport and Exercise Psychology SEP
Social Science SOCS
Sociology SOCI
Spanish SPAN
Statistics STAT
Surveying Engineering SE
World Literature WLIT


















































Course Numbers

Although the University is on a course credit system and has tended to move away from the idea of a rigid specification with respect to which year courses should be taken, yet there is some need to provide information as to the level of the course.

The various disciplines and the courses which they offer are presented in alphabetical order.

  • The course numbers are designated by four digits.

First Digit designates the level of the course:
1 Introductory level course
2 Intermediate level course which normally has prerequisites.
3, 4 and 5 Advanced level course which requires a substantial back­ground.
6 Postgraduate level course

  • Second and Third Digits designate the particular course in the Department, Division or Faculty.
  • Fourth Digit designates the duration of the course: 0 Year (or full) course normally offered over two terms.1-9 Other than full year courses.
  • Departments may assign specific meanings to these digits; consult the departmental listings.
  • Students should consult the official Web Timetable ( to find when courses are offered in a particular year and when they are scheduled. Not all courses listed are given every year.

The following codes are used in course descriptions:

A - alternate years R - reading courses
ch - credit hours S - seminar
C - class lecture T - tutorial
L - laboratory W - English writing component
LE - limited enrolment WS - workshop
O - occasionally given * - alternate weeks








For example, 6 ch(3C 1T, 2C, 2T) designates a course with 6 credit hours: 3 class lecture hours and 1 tutorial hour per week in the first term; 2 class lecture hours and 2 tutorial hours per week in the second term.

Combinations of class lectures, laboratories, seminars, etc., are indi­cated by a slash line, e.g., 5C/L/S.

Before registration, check all course offerings in the official Timeta­ble. Not all courses listed are given every year