Course units are different to course subjects. Subjects refer to general areas or topics of study, and within these are the specific units of study you’ll complete. A unit is basically a study module worth a specific number of credit points; completing a unit contributes to the total number of credit points needed to receive the qualification at the end of your course. As well as achieving the correct number of credit points, courses usually specify the compulsory units you must study to complete the degree. Each course unit is generally assigned a recommended number of study hours, and a full-time study load is determined by a standard amount of units per semester. You can find out more about course units within the specific catalogue entry for your course on its provider’s website.