Choosing Units Online (continuing Undergraduate students): Frequently Asked Questions
Below are answers to some questions we are frequently asked in relation to choosing units online via SAMIS on the Web. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please use the Contact Support button in SAMIS on the Web to request assistance.
Please note that this information is provided for continuing undergraduate students choosing units prior to the semester two examination period. Information for new undergraduate and full-time taught postgraduate students choosing units at the beginning of the academic year can be found at: http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/information/students/online-unit-selection.html.
- How many units should I choose?
- Do I have to choose a unit from every list available to me?
- What is an overarching rule?
- What does this error message mean?
- I will be in the final year of a Modern Languages & European Studies, Language & Politics or IMML programme next year and online unit selection is forcing me to choose more than 60 credits. What should I do?
- How do I choose a Generally Available unit?
- How do I choose a ‘Director of Studies approved unit?
- How do I enrol on a unit offered by the English Language Centre?
- How do I enrol on a unit offered by the Foreign Languages Centre?
- What do I do if I have changed my mind about my option choices?
- What should I do if I miss the deadline for submitting my option choices on-line?
- Why are the optional modules which I am being presented with different from those shown in the programme catalogue for my programme?
- Why are there no optional modules for me to choose from and no compulsory modules showing?
- I am not on the correct programme of study. What should I do?
- What is the deadline for me to choose my options?
Undergraduate students should ordinarily take units worth 60 credits during each academic year. You should therefore check that the units you have chosen, together with any compulsory units/DEUs total 60 credits. Students progressing to the final year of a Modern Languages & European Studies, Language & Politics or IMML programme next year may be asked to select more than 60 credits (see below for further information).
You must make a selection from each list with a minimum other than 0 and you must ensure that the combination of compulsory and optional units that you see at the end of the process includes units totally 60 credits for the year (unless you are progressing to the final year of a Modern Languages & European Studies, Language & Politics or IMML programme). You do not have to make a selection from any lists with a minimum of 0 unless you want to take one of the units included in that list.
This is a rule which applies to more than one of the groups of options which are available to you (e.g. a rule might state that you may only select one unit in total from the combination of two or more lists).
There are various error messages which may appear in the online unit selection screens. They usually indicate that you have not complied with a rule attached to your programme...
|Not enough selected||This message appears in the 'Choose Optional Modules' screen and indicates that you have chosen too few options from the list. You should select additional units to ensure that you comply with the minimum number given and then submit your selections again.|
|Too many selected||This message appears in the 'Choose Optional Modules' screen and indicates that you have chosen too many units from the list. You should deselect one or more of the units you have chosen to ensure that you comply with the maximum number given and then submit your selections again.|
|Submission Failed - Your selections are invalid||This means that the selections you have tried to submit do not comply with a rule attached to your programme. E.g. if your programme has a rule stating that you must select 60 credits across the year and you try to choose 66 credits this message will appear. The message will include details of why the submission has failed. Make the necessary corrections to your unit selections and submit them again.|
|Submission has failed. Please correct each instruction with a state of **||
This means either:
I will be in the final year of a Modern Languages & European Studies, Language & Politics or IMML programme next year and online unit selection is forcing me to choose more than 60 credits. What should I do?
Students on these programmes will be asked to choose their National Options in order of preference. This means that you will select two or more units from each list of national options. You may therefore appear to have far more than 60 credits once you have completed unit selection. Do not worry about this! Your Department will allocate you to one National Option from each list depending on your stated preference and the space available on each unit. To check that you have chosen the correct number of units overall, add up the credits for all of your compulsory/DEU units and any other options marked as 'optional' and then include the credits for all of your first choice preferences. This should total 60.
Undergraduate students are allowed to choose up to 6 credits of units outside of their programme of study each year. This will not count towards your degree programme but will be included in your transcript. You can find a list of these ‘Generally Available Units’ at http://www.bath.ac.uk/catalogues/2013-2014/zz/UXXX-AFN99.html.
You cannot select Extra units via the on-line unit selection screens. If you wish to take a ‘Generally Available Unit’ other than units belonging to the English Language Centre or the Foreign Languages Centre, please speak to your department.
If you wish to choose a Director of Studies approved option (i.e. if you have a unit with a code beginning ‘ZZ’ within your programme) then you should select the ‘ZZ’ unit via on-line unit selection and speak to your Director of Studies/Director of Teaching about the specific unit which you want to take (you will not be able to add this unit in yourself). Your Department/School then needs to email email@example.com to confirm that they have approved the unit you wish to take and the unit will be added to your records centrally.
You cannot register for units belonging to the English Language Centre (units with codes beginning EL) via SAMIS on the Web. Instead you will need to apply for these units directly with the English Language Centre. For further information please visit the English Language Centre web pages at http://www.bath.ac.uk/elc/courses-for-current-students/in-sessional-courses/how-to-apply.
You cannot register for units belonging to the Foreign Languages Centre (units with codes beginning FL) via SAMIS on the Web unless these are specifically offered within your programme of study (i.e. they appear in your lists of optional units). Students wishing to take any of the 3 credit language options as ‘extra’ units or a 6 credit language unit as a 'Director of Studies approved option' should visit the FLC website for information on enrolment.
If you change your mind during the selection process, having already made a selection, click on the ‘Undo any selection’ button and you will be able to change the units you have selected. Note that you will only be able to change your selections in this way whilst the online unit selection facility is available.
Go to your department/faculty, request a change of unit form and complete it using the programme catalogue for your programme to help you make your selections. You must submit your form as soon as possible before the start of the new academic year.
You may be registered on the wrong programme. Please speak to your Director of Studies/Director of Teaching as soon as possible and ask them to arrange for you to be transferred onto the correct programme.
This data may not have been created yet. Please use the ‘Contact Support’ option to let us know and we will update your records so that you can see your compulsory units and any lists of options.
Please contact your Director of Studies/Director of Teaching as soon as possible. They will need to arrange for you to be transferred onto the correct programme.
On-line unit selection for continuing undergraduate students for 2013/14 will be available from Wednesday 17 April 2013 until 5pm on Wednesday 1 May 2013.