How to: Check your course progress


What is 'My Course Progress'?

Course Progress is the term we use to refer to the things you need to do to complete your course (degree) at Western Sydney University.

Depending on which course you're studying, you will need to meet some or all of the following requirements:

  • A set number of credit points
  • A specific unit or units
  • A particular specialisation or specialisations
  • Special requirements
  • Professional accreditation

Why you need to use the Check My Course Progress pages in My Student Records (MySR)

The 'Check My Course Progress' pages in MySR allow you to see what your course requirements are and track your progress towards finishing your course and if you're meeting the requirements needed to graduate.

On these pages you can:

  • Add when you expect to complete your course
  • Check how many credit points are in your course, how many you've achieved and how many you still need to attain before you've completed your course
  • See what specialisations (key programs, majors, sub-majors) you're enrolled in and amend or add specialisations and optional specialisations as required
  • Learn which course completion rules and specialisation completion rules you have completed or need to complete

How to use the Check My Course Progress pages in MySR

Log in to MySR

  1. Log in to MyStudentRecords (MySR) (opens in a new window)
  2. Once in MySR, click the 'Check My Course Progress' in the 'Course Progress' drop down menu at the top of the page
  3. Click your course code to access information about your course
    Note: If no course is shown you need to contact your School for course information.

'Check My Course Progress' main page

This is the main 'Check My Course Progress' page. Here you can enter when you expect to graduate and also see any specialisations (key programs, majors or sub-majors) you are enrolled in.

Expected Course Completion

This section shows:

  • Estimated Graduation period – display only
    • This information is generated by MySR based on your student record
  • When do you expect to complete your course? – Action item
    • This should be an estimate based on your current study pattern including any study external to Western Sydney University, such as cross institutional study
    • This is an estimate only but helps us work out your correct course completion date
    • To add your expected completion date:
      1. Add the 'Year' you think you will finish
      2. Select the 'Period' of the year you think you will finish (Start, Mid or End)
      3. Click the 'Save Completion' button to save your entry

Current Specialisations – Display only
This section shows any specialisations you are enrolled in. To add or amend specialisations, click the 'Specialisation Selection' link at the bottom of the page.

Note: This information is only intended to give you an idea of when you might complete your course. Before you can officially complete your course (be recognised as 'course complete') and be eligible to graduate, your School and the Graduations team need to give final approval.

There's a series of links at the bottom of the page. From here, you can move around other pages and update parts of your enrolment:

  • Course Progress Details page
  • Credit Points Achieved page
  • Specialisation Selection page

'Course Progress Details' page

This page shows a summary of your course, as well as which course completion and specialisation completions you have completed.

Course Summary – Display only This table is the same as the table on the 'Credit Points Achieved page' and displays the following information for your course:

  • Credit Points granted as Advanced Standing
  • Total Credit Points achieved for course
  • Total Credit Points required for course completion
  • Total Credit Points yet to be achieved

Completion Rules – Display only
This section shows:

  • How many credit points are required to complete your course
  • If you have any compulsory specialisations
  • Whether you have met these requirements or if they are not completed yet
  • The 'Detail' button will also show which units you need to complete for any specialisations and show which units you have passed or are enrolled in

Specialisation Completion Rules – Display only
This section shows:

  • Any specialisations you are enrolled in
  • If you have completed the 'Specialisation completion rules' required to complete the specialisation (e.g. have you done all the units that make up the specialisation)

Note: If the information displayed on the screen is not correct, you can update the details in the 'Enrolment' screen, which is listed under 'Course Details' in the left hand menu.

'Credit Points Achieved' page

Course Summary – Display only
This table is the same as the table on the 'Course Progress Details page' and displays the following information for your course:

  • Credit Points granted as Advanced Standing
  • Total Credit Points achieved for course
  • Total Credit Points required for course completion
  • Total Credit Points yet to be achieved

Advanced Standing – Link to Advanced Standing page in MySR
This link takes you to the Advanced Standing page in MySR.

If you want to return to the Course Progress pages, you need to click 'Course Progress' link under 'Course Details' in the left hand menu.

Credit Points Achieved per Unit – Display only
This table shows all the units you have successfully completed.

Note: If the information displayed on the screen is not correct, you can update the details in the 'Enrolment' screen, which is listed under 'Course Details' in the left hand menu.

'Specialisation Selection' page

The table at the bottom of this page shows you any specialisations you are currently enrolled in.

Adding a new specialisation:

  1. Click the 'Add a key program, major or sub-major to your course' button
  2. Click one of the tabs at the top of the table: major, sub-major, key program or specialisation
  3. Select the specialisation you want to add to your enrolment by clicking the tick box on the right of the table. You can select more than one at a time
  4. Click the 'Add Selected Specialisations' button when you're happy with your selection

Note: You need to select options from the key programs, majors and sub-majors available for your course. Look up your course in the Handbook to see what compulsory key programs, majors and sub-majors are available in your course.

Optional specialisation
If your course includes 40 credit points or more of elective units, you can choose to add an 'optional specialisation'. An 'optional specialisation' is a way of grouping your elective units into an additional major or sub-major that is not a compulsory requirement of your course and doesn't have to relate to your course.

To register an additional major or sub-major, click the 'Add an optional major or sub-major' button at the bottom of the page.

Note: you don't have to choose an optional specialisation.