Standard course abbreviations

Academic ESL AESL
Adult Education ADED
Anthropology ANTH
Applied Science APSC
Arabic ARAB
Astronomy ASTR
Biology BIOL
Business Administration ADM
Chemical Engineering CHE
Chemistry CHEM
Chinese CHNS
Civil Engineering CE
Classics and Ancient History CLAS
Comparative Cultural Studies CCS
Computer Engineering CMPE
Computer Science CS
Criminology and Criminal Justice CRIM
Drama DRAM
Economics ECON
Education ED
Electrical and Computer Engineering ECE
Engineering ENGG
English ENGL 
Environmental Engineering ENVE
Environmental Management ENVM
Earth Sciences ESCI
Forestry  FOR
French FR
Family Violence Issues FVI
Gender and Women's Studies GWS
Geodesy & Geomatics Engineering GGE
Geological Engineering GE
German GER
Greek GRK
History HIST
Indigenous Studies INDG
International Development Studies IDS
Japanese JPNS
Kinesiology KIN
Latin LAT
Law in Society LWSO
Linguistics LING
Mathematics MATH
Mechanical Engineering ME
Media Arts & Culture MAAC
Nursing NURS
Philosophy PHIL
Physics PHYS
Political Science POLS
Psychology PSYC
Publishing PUB
Recreation & Sport Studies RSS
Renaissance College RCLP
Russian RUSS
Sociology SOCI
Software Engineering SWE
Spanish SPAN
Statistics STAT
Technology Management & Entrepreneurship TME

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 and/or UNB's online registration system:

Instructional formats

  • C - Class lecture
  • S - Seminar
  • L - Laboratory
  • T - Tutorial
  • PRAC - Practicum
  • WEB - Web delivery
  • R - Reading course
  • WS - Workshop

Course elements

  • A - Alternate year offering
  • O - Occasional offering
  • ch or cr - Credit Hours
  • P - Programming component
  • EL - Experiential Learning Component
  • W - English Writing component
  • LE - Limited Enrolment
  • * - Bi-Weekly offering

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 Course Catalogue. Not all courses listed are given every year.