CASS - Student One
A highly configurable product called Student One was selected for the new student system, following a detailed evaluation process. UTS joins Macquarie University, Curtin University, Southern Cross University, Bond University and Flinders University as users of Student One.
Key System Concepts
The system, CASS, brings with it a number of new concepts and terminology. These include:
Study packages: A study package is a collective term for any product offered by the university. Courses, majors, sub-majors, and subjects are all study packages. A course is an example of a parent study package with component study packages, such as majors and subjects.
Structures are a means to record the ‘Typical Program’ or ‘Course Program’ listed for each course in the Faculty Handbooks. A structure is a combination of component study packages linked to a parent study package. For example, a structure can be created for a course showing the core subjects, different options (which may be the different majors a student can undertake), and electives.
A study plan shows the relationship between the student and his/her course. The study plan lists all the study packages a student has completed, is exempted from, is doing, or potentially intends to do toward completion of that course. A structure can be applied to a student’s study plan to populate it with planned study packages.
An availability informs when (year and study period (eg. semester)), where (location) and how (study mode or other defined attributes) a study package is offered.
MSA+ - Allocate +
Allocate+ is an online allocation system that can be used from anywhere in the world via the internet that enables students to nominate a preferred attendance time for their on-campus classes. The system sorts/allocates students to their classes based on the preferences selected and creates an individual clash-free timetable for each student. Allocate+ is a fair system as it allocates students into classes based on their availability rather than on a 'first-come-first-served' basis.