Course codes and occurrences

Courses are identified by a four-letter subject code and a three-digit number.

Course codes

The four letters can represent subject, specialisation, or one of the University's schools or departments. The first digit of the following three-digit number represents the level of the course:

  • 000-level range is used for preparatory programme courses
  • 100-level courses are for first year or introductory courses
  • 200-level and 300-level courses represent intermmediate and advanced undergraduate courses
  • 400, 500, and 600-level courses are for honours, graduate, postgraduate, and master's courses
  • 700-level range is used for doctoral degrees.

Index for course codes

Accounting ACCT
Accounting and Information Systems  ACIS
Antarctic Studies ANTA
Anthropology ANTH
Applied Psychology  APSY
Architectural Engineering ENAE
Art Curatorship ARTC
Art History and Theory ARTH
Art History ARTH
Art Theory ARTT
Astronomy ASTR
Audiology CMDS / HEAR
Bicultural Co-Governance of Natural Resources BCNR
Biochemistry BCHM
Bioengineering ENBI
Biological Sciences BIOL
Biosecurity BIOS
Biotechnology BIOT
Business BSNS
Business Administration MBAD
Business Information Systems MBIS
Business Management MBUS
Cellular and Molecular Biology CEMB
Chemical and Process Engineering ENCH
Chemistry CHEM
Child and Family Psychology CFPY
Chinese CHIN
Cinema Studies CINE
Civil Engineering ENCI / ENCN
Classics CLAS
Communication Disorders CMDS / SPSC
Computational and Applied Mathematics CAMS
Computer Engineering ENCE
Computer Science COSC
Construction Management ENCM
Counselling COUN
Criminal Justice CRJU
Cultural Studies CULT
Data Science DATA
Digital Humanities DIGI
Disaster Risk and Resilience DRRE
Earthquake Engineering ENEQ
Ecology ECOL
Economics ECON
Education EDUC / CHCH / RSCH / EHRE / ED**
Electrical and Electronic Engineering ENEL
Engineering ENGR
Engineering Geology ENGE
Engineering Management ENMG
Engineering Mathematics EMTH
English ENGL
English Language ENLA
Environmental Science ENVR
European and European Union Studies EURA
European Studies EURO
Finance FINC
Finance and Economics FIEC
Financial Engineering FENG
Financial Management MFIN
Fine Arts FINA / FINT
Fire Engineering ENFE
Forest Engineering ENFO
Forestry FORE
French FREN
Geographic Information Science GISC
Geography GEOG
Geology GEOL
German GRMN
Graphic Design DESI
Hazard and Disaster Management HAZM
Health Sciences HLTH / HLED / HLPA
Higher Education HEDN
History HIST
Human-Animal Studies HUAN
Human Interface Technology HITD
Human Services HSRV
Information Systems INFO
Innovation INOV
International Law and Politics ILAP
Japanese JAPA
Journalism JOUR
Languages and Cultures LANC
Linguistics LING
Management MGMT
Māori and Indigenous Studies MAOR
Marketing MKTG
Mathematical Physics MAPH
Mathematics MATH
Mathematics and Philosophy MPHI
Mechanical Engineering ENME
Mechatronics Engineering ENMT
Media and Communication COMS
Medical Physics MDPH
Medical Physics (Clinical) MPHC
Microbiology MBIO
Natural Resources Engineering ENNR / ENCN
Pacific Studies PACS
Painting PAIN
Philosophy PHIL
Photography PHOT
Physics PHYS
Political Science and International Relations POLS
Professional and Community Engagement PACE
Professional Accounting MPAC / MBAZ
Product Design PROD
Psychology PSYC
Russian RUSS
Science SCIE
Science Education SCED
Science, Māori and Indigenous Knowledge SCIM
Sculpture SCUL
Social Work SOWK
Sociology SOCI
Software Engineering SENG
Soil Science SOIL
Spanish SPAN
Speech and Language Pathology CMDS / SPSC
Sport Coaching SPCO
Sport Science SSCI
Statistics STAT
Taxation TAXA
Teacher Education TE**
Te Reo Māori TREO
Transition Programmes BRDG / TRNS
Transportation Engineering ENTR
Water Resource Management WATR
Writing WRIT
Youth and Community Leadership YACL

Course occurrence code

The course occurrence code is made up of a course code, the year offered, semester and site code.

A course can have multiple occurrences.

Year offered

The year the course is being offered is abbreviated to the last two digits of the year ie, 2021 is indicated by '21'.


A semester is a period over which a course is offered:

S1 Semester 1
S2 Semester 2
W Whole Year
CY Cross Year
B1 Bridging 1
B2 Bridging 2
B3 Bridging 3
FY Full Year
M1 MBA 1
M2 MBA 2
M3 MBA 3
M4 MBA Four
YB Full Year B
YB1 Year B First Half
YB2 Year B Second Half
YC Full Year C
YC1 Year C First Half
YC2 Year C Second Half
YD Full Year D
YD1 Year D First Half
YD2 Year 2 Second Half
SU2 Summer (November start)
SU1 Summer (January start)
T1 Term One
T2 Term Two
T3 Term Three
T4 Term Four
X General non-calendar based
A Any Time Start

Site code

The site code indicates the location of the course:

C On campus in Christchurch
D Distance
N Nelson