La Trobe University reviews

(4.05) 132 reviews

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Positives: Very friendly community with all the support a person could need

Negatives: Online communication is hard with Tutors and Lecturers. Only real time to talk is face-to-face, which is only once or twice a week

My advice to future students is: Just enjoy it. Uni is a great time to enjoy life and be apart of new experiences. Take everything in and have fun

Completing in 2020

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Positives: I have already finished my bachelors in same course so its continued to that.
Secondly, I do love networking and some system design architecture, and here in this course, it contains both of them.

Negatives: Few things in this course is repeating from my previous studies which I already know

My advice to future students is: If you have interest in systems and how to manage it, then you should definitely go with this course

Completed in 2018

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Positives: I like the way course has been planned. It is very up to date according to the industry requirements. Moreover, we have an option to select elective subjects from a very diverse pool of subjects. I found the quality of the assignments challenging and a great way to demonstrate the skills acquired. The course also has subjects to learn while working at industry that is industry based learning. For that you get credits and experience at the same time. There is also mandatory subject which helps students to learn professional ethics. You get an industry project and work as a team to complete it.

Negatives: Being a master degree, I expected the course to have more depth but to my surprise the subjects are the same for bachelor and master degree. The practical labs in some subjects are too easy and does not have much contribution to the final marks. The ration of students to the teacher is not optimal.

My advice to future students is: I would say that if you are looking for more depth knowledge try to get into a research based course. Also, be aware that this course would not challenge you much. The assignments could be too easy considering it is an master degree. But if you want a good environment and awesome faculties then this course is a right choice.

Completing in 2019

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Positives - it includes bioscience which I enjoy studying that goes over the information in detail with multiple choice.

The negative is the subject introduction to professional practice is very dry and time consuming

My advice to future students is: Enjoy Year twelve more, learn to organise a study timetable because there is a lot of things to organise at uni

Completed in 2017

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Positive - I found the course was a lot of fun. A good group of students. Lecturers were engaging but a negative was there are too many lectures vs pracs.

My advice to future students is: This course can be demanding but if this is what you want to do, study hard and you'll be rewarded.

Completed in 2017

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I really enjoy the content that I am learning and the people I am meeting. My tutorials/ workshops and seminars are very interesting however the length of them can sometimes lead to lack of concentration. As well as this the lectures can be quite dull.

I like how all my lectures are recorded so I can watch them multiple times, however I wish I could record my tutorials as I sometimes fall behind and struggle to take notes.

The length of time I have to travel to get there can also deter me from going into university.

My advice to future students is: Stay on top of your readings and don’t panic too much, the first couple of weeks are full on and quite hard, just stay organised and believe in yourself, focus on the reasons you wanted to do the course in the first place.

Completing in 2022

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Positive- the teachers and the campus
Negative- a lot of lecturers didn’t communicate well and were difficult to understand (language skills)

My advice to future students is: Stick to it

Completed in 2016

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I studied a Bachelor of Science and Society (no longer offered).

Positive - I could mix aspects of science with non science which is great for someone who's a little unsure of which direction to take.

Negative - automatic double major, can be hard work with little choice of electives

My advice to future students is: Pick something you love doing. It makes it so much easier to study and go through with everything. Lessens the stress

Completed in 2017

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I did an Accounting / Economics double major.

The positive aspects of the course is flexibility and because there are many students studying either accounting or economics, there are many lectures and tutorials to select to build how you want your timetable to be. Also lecturers and tutors are super helpful outside of tutorials and lectures, providing guidance and tips on being successful in the subject and in the course overall. The subjects they offered were standard for the first couple of years for both accounting and economics, but can branch into more interesting and niche subjects that you can undertake in your 3rd and 4th year.

The negative aspects is that the university is so large with so many rooms hidden all over the place it may take some getting use to in order to find your classes. I also find that there may be an overcrowding issue despite the fact it is a large uni. There are not enough spaces to study or sit down to do your work. Lots of open spaces not utilised enough for the students .

My advice to future students is: A piece of advice i would offer that i took lightly was to enjoy your time at university, it goes by quick whether you're studying 3-5 years. Although there is work to do at uni, the ability to be flexible in how you tackle your tasks and organise your week.. Enjoy the ride!

Completed in 2016

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The positive aspects of the course is flexibility and because there are many students studying either accounting or economics, there are many lectures and tutorials to select to build how you want your timetable to be. Also lecturers and tutors are super helpful outside of tutorials and lectures, providing guidance and tips on being successful in the subject and in the course overall. The subjects they offered were standard for the first couple of years for both accounting and economics, but can branch into more interesting and niche subjects that you can undertake in your 3rd and 4th year.

The negative aspects is that the university is so large with so many rooms hidden all over the place it may take some getting use to in order to find your classes. I also find that there may be an overcrowding issue despite the fact it is a large uni. There are not enough spaces to study or sit down to do your work. Lots of open spaces not utilised enough for the students .

My advice to future students is: A piece of advice i would offer that i took lightly was to enjoy your time at university, it goes by quick whether you're studying 3-5 years. Although there is work to do at uni, the ability to be flexible in how you tackle your tasks and organise your week. Enjoy the ride!

Completed in 2016

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