Early schedule at Nat and Tech

Teaching schedule is published before course registration

Aarhus University has gradually switched to a new way of creating teaching schedules, so-called "curriculum-based planning", which means that the teaching schedule is published seven days before course registration. For you as a student, this means that you can see the teaching schedule well before the start of the semester and before you have to register for courses. If you are registering for electives, you can see when the courses you want are scheduled and choose courses that are not scheduled at the same time.  

Fall semester

Spring semester

Teaching schedule: 24th of April 

Teaching schedule: 24th of October 

Course registration: 1st-5th of May 

Course registration: 1st-5th of November 

Starting from and with the fall semester 2024, all courses at Nat and Tech will be published on the above dates. 

The goal of earlier teaching schedules is to create more stable and predictable schedules and make it easier for you as a student to plan an optimal study program without overlapping schedules. 

How to see the schedule of your courses

The preliminary schedule will be published on timetable.au.dk. When the schedule is published, you are not yet registered for courses and therefore you cannot see your personal teaching schedule. Instead, you must look up the schedule for each course you want to take.  

  1. Open timetable.au.dk  

  1. Search for the courses you want to see the schedule for. You will find guidance here under "Adding timetables for modules".  

  1. Go to the semester you want to see schedule for. 

To check for overlapping schedules between two or more courses, use the BSS video guide. This can be helpful if you take electives and want to make sure that they are not scheduled at the same time, or if you find it a little difficult to figure out whether you will have teaching overlap. 

A few weeks after the registration period, you will be assigned to your class and can then see your personal schedule on timetable.au.dk. Only a few weeks before the start of the semester, your personal schedule will enter mitstudie.au.dk.  

Remember to check the schedule regularly. 

Although we of course try to avoid it, there may be changes to the schedule both before and after the start of the semester due to unforeseen events. It is therefore important that you regularly check the schedule to make sure you have the most up-to-date schedule. 

This is how we schedule at Nat and Tech

Until now, the teaching planning at Nat and Tech has been based on students' course registrations and we have tried to create as few teaching overlaps as possible.  

When the teaching schedule is published before course registration, the courses are instead planned based on information from curricula, experiences from previous semesters, historical data on enrolments and information from the course coordinators and instructors. 

Each programme has also decided which electives should not have overlapping schedules. If you experience that two electives have been scheduled at the same time, it may be because your education has chosen that, that particular course combination does not have to be possible in terms of overlapping schedules. You are allowed to take the courses, but will have teaching overlap. 

If you need help and guidance

It can be a bit of a puzzle to get hours, rooms and all students' course registrations to add up, and therefore some students will find that the courses they want are scheduled at the same time. If this is the case and you need to make a new study plan, you are recommended to contact the 'Student Guidance Counsellors’, which can help you create a course composition that meets your academic wishes.  

Remember that you must update and have approved your study contract in the Contract Generator every time you change your study programme (does not apply to Bachelor of Engineering students).