Choose Your Courses

Several print, online and in-person resources are available to assist students in the selection of courses suitable for their current or intended program of study. Refer to the links below to online resources.    

Students are responsible for using the available supports, for their course selection and meeting regulations regarding admission to, continuation in, and graduation from programs.


Students should take special care to ensure:

  • That each time they register, the courses they choose meet all requirements for admission or graduation;
  • That the courses they choose meet prerequisite conditions;
  • That the courses they choose are not exclusions of, or the equivalent of, other courses already taken;
  • The accuracy of their registration records, including all changes; and
  • That they have noted and are following all deadlines and procedures published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Calendar and on this website.

Read Course Descriptions in the Course Catalog and Calendar

Complete course descriptions, including prerequisite requirements, are in the Aurora Student Course Catalog and in the Undergraduate and Graduate Calendars. The Calendars also have information on the degree requirements you will have to meet before graduation. If you would like more information about specific courses, check the department website or check the Aurora Student Class Schedule for a course syllabus (or outline).


How to Read Course Numbers

Subject Code

The University of Manitoba changed the way courses are identified.  The former three digit department code has been replaced by a Subject code of up to four characters.  Note that some departments offer courses under more than one subject area.  For a list of Subject codes, see the University Codes section of the current Undergraduate Calendar.

Course Number - Last Four Digits

The last four digits of the course number reflect the level of contact with the subject.

For example:

ECON 1200 Principles of Economics Cr.Hrs. 6

ECON is the subject code for Economics.
1200 indicates that it is an introductory or entry level course.

If the course requires a laboratory, this will be shown following the credit hours immediately following the title.

For example:

BOTN 3070 Vascular Flora of Manitoba Cr.Hrs. 3 (Lab Required)

The 2000, 3000, 4000 course numbers indicate the second, third, and fourth levels of university contact with a subject.

Numbers in the 5000 range are normally associated with pre-Master's work or courses in the Faculty of Education, e.g., Post Baccalaureate Diploma and the Post-Graduate Medical Education program.

Courses numbered 6000-8000 are graduate courses of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Course numbers in the 9000 series are used to identify courses taken at the University of Winnipeg by students in the University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg Joint Master's Programs. The 9000 numbers do not indicate the level of the course taken (see Graduate Calendar or University of Winnipeg Calendar).

In most cases, some correlation exists between the course number and a student's year of study; that is, students in the third year of a program will generally carry course loads comprised primarily of 3000-level courses.

Other Course Information

Courses with numbers that end in 0 or an even number are taught in English, usually on the Fort Garry or Bannatyne campuses, or by distance delivery.

Courses with numbers that end in odd numbers are taught in French at Université de Saint-Boniface.


Resources for choosing courses

Courses and programs