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New to 2016 - eTextbooks

We are now offering eTextbooks to online students in designated postgraduate programs. And as an online student, your prescribed course materials are complimentary.

We have partnered with VitalSource to deliver eTextbooks because their Bookshelf platform enables you to study, highlight and take notes in your eTextbook much like you would in a hardcopy textbook. The Bookshelf platform makes it easier to search and navigate your textbook and allows you to share notes with classmates and the instructor. 

To learn more, click here to read about it in our GradLife student blog.

Hardcopy Textbooks

Your prescribed course materials are designated by the Course Coordinators and are included in your program fees. Course materials will start to be despatched in the three weeks prior to the start of trimester/semester, as they become available from the Course Coordinators. Packages in Australia are delivered by Australia Post and overseas packages are sent by DHL.

If you are studying more than one course you may receive packages at various times. Do not be concerned if you do not receive all of your materials at the same time - this is a normal part of our process.

You will receive an email via your NUmail advising you when your materials have been despatched. Please check at your local Post Office if after receiving this email you still haven't received your materials.

Some course materials will also be available electronically via BlackBoard on the first day of trimester/semester.

For queries related to course materials and delivery please email our Logistics Team.

Program requirements and details

If you are unsure of the course requirements for your particular postgraduate program, you can find full course information in your postgraduate program overview. For individual course information be sure to click on the details tab, situated at the top of each program.