Positives: Provides us with key abilities and skills that we would need in the future in order to be great architects that can adapt our building designs to Australia’s ever changing conditions as well as challenge us in order to design accordingly.
Negatives: It’s very stressful and very competitive
My advice to future students is: Definitely have a rough idea of what the course is, do some research on architects and architectural designs and save up money as it is quite an expensive course (not including the tuition fee)
I'm doing this online.
Positives: Because a large portion is online, I can be a full time Uni student while being a Mum of 3 - two of which are Autistic which means a lot of my time is dedicated to paperwork, specialists , collaborating with school, SEP, specialists & advisors & learning how we can keep moving forward positively for them at school home & general life. It’s very time consuming so if it wasn’t for the Online assessments that can be in my own time (like 3am 😂) I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the course work.
Negatives: I don’t like how late they release the information on textbooks, exam dates and things like this that I need to plan early for.
My advice to future students is: Utilize everything that you are applicable to have access to. There is a community to help if you need, you just have to know where to look.
Positives: It is very broad, so allows students to experience many aspects of human biology and realise what they are interested in most, as well as being a good pathway course to get into medicine
Negatives: It involves chemistry :(((((
My advice to future students is: Do chemistry in year 11 and 12, so you don’t have to learn it all in 6 months
The CPA is going very well I am learning alot from it as all the assignments and projects are industry based and this is what I love about it. More over it requires a lot of effort which makes it bit hard, so be ready.
My advice to future students is: This course has a lot to enjoy and take out of in Accounting. Be prepared to work hard to complete this course.
The positive aspects of my course include the diversity of knowledge gained. This field requires and trains you in physics, chemistry, geology, mathematics, computer science and more. Another positive are the links to industry. Curtin's Department of Exploration Geophysics is heavily involved in the industry, so the knowledge, experience and insights can be passed directly onto student.
The strongest negative of my course is the lack of organisation that is involved in the structuring and delivering of individual units. Not all units, but some in particular are incredibly disorganised.
Another negative is the lack of elective units. The degree simply tries to cram far too much into a 3 year degree. The only solution is to make it a four year course
My advice to future students is: Be diligent and disciplined. Keep on top of your work and seek help when you need it. This is a very difficult and intense course, and you cannot cruise through it. It will challenge you, but it is worth it.
A positive aspect of the course is getting to use the knowledge learned in everyday life and putting it to use in situations. It gives you a lot of skills that not many other people have and allows you to think outside the box.
A negative aspect would be the duration of the course (6 years) and the course intensity. The workload is very in depth and requires a lot of effort to complete.
My advice to future students is: I would advise future students to only study this course if they are passionate about psychology and want a rewarding career helping others with mental health issues
I am currently studying a double degree in International Relations/International business; so a Bachelor of Arts and a bachelor of humanities.
The positive sides - there are so many! The tutors are incredible and always willing to help, which I’ve found especially useful as I have a disability and have found it to get to class. They’ve been incredibly accommodating to me and others. The tutorials are heavily discussion based, which is handy, but the lectures are quite easy to follow as there are always lecture notes, PowerPoint slides and additional readings.
The one negative aspect is that the assignments and the questions are often very broad. It can be difficult to figure out what they are exactly trying to ask, so pinpointing a discussion question or assignment can be tricky if you don’t understand the topic thoroughly.
My advice to future students is: Take lecture notes one week in advance. You learn more, understand more, and can question more because you’re already ahead!
The curtin oasis website makes uni very simple in that everything you need is in one place. All your study notes practice questions, all recorded lectures and assignments are all available in one place.
Another positive about this course is that it teaches you fundamentals of coding which is extremely useful in life even if you dont know how to code perfectly the knowledge of how it works is useful.
The negative aspect of this course is that id say it requires a high level of focus at times, you have to be ready to get into an assignment every week and really get into them, as assignments are up to 50% of the mark.
My advice to future students is: If you have concentration problems, go see a psyc.
Take a year or more off until you develop the motivation to commit to uni.
Positive: the course has a broad first year giving you a chance to explore various disciplines, before becoming more specific later.
Negative: The timings are a bit hard for labs etc.
My advice to future students is: Take all opportunities
Positive is the learning environment the course creates. Everyone is supportive, understanding and are ready at the chance to challenge perspectives.
Negative, some learning resources aren't available online and some course books are expensive to purchase.
My advice to future students is: Be open minded and be prepared for opions, views and beliefs to change
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