I'm doing a chemical engineering major
- encourages critical thinking (some parts)
- encourages high level of organisational ability
- too rigorous
- too exam oriented at times
- some units are poorly executed
My advice to future students is: - research about the course beforehand
- get some sort of work experience related to the course
- be highly organised
- do not be afraid to ask for help. HELP IS SO ESSENTIAL
I'm doing a chemical major
- stuff covered are relevant for the industry we will be working in
- the coursework enables students to pick up new, useful & relevant skills for working life
- lecture is carried out in an exam oriented approach
- some softwares used (for example, aspen plus) is not that commonly used in the industry
- not enough exposure (for example, mechanical engineers have warman competition)
My advice to future students is: Research the course you’ll be doing really well, maybe do some work experience beforehand or talk to current students/grads about the course before taking it
I'm doing a chemical engineering major
Positive: Certain aspects of the course are interesting
Negative: Too much of the coursework is based on assignments
My advice to future students is: Study hard from the beginning, don't take it for granted
I'm doing a Chem-eng major
Positive: lots of resources, concise lectures and tutorials that help us learn.
Negatives: the midterms and assignments all occur around the same time, the final exam is worth 60% of the final grade, very difficult to follow if fallen behind just a bit.
My advice to future students is: Manage your time well, stay up to date on tutorials and Please attend your lectures
I'm doing a Chem major
Positive is it is a very rigorous course that challenges student academically, and also it is a project-based that trains students for the working world like managing teams to solve real-world problems.
Negative aspect is some lecturers are bad at breaking down difficult concepts. Sometimes it is a very steep learning curve with not as much resources at hand
My advice to future students is: Know that liking chemistry in high school does not necessarily mean enjoying chemical engineering in uni. The bulk of chemical engineering is about mathematics, physics, and creative thinking. Put in the hard-work, persevere, and don't forget to have fun while you doing it.
It'll get a lot better when it comes to solving a real-world problem and putting your knowledge into practice and application.
Positives: Gives me a new perspective of how everyday objects work. Prompts me to learn and adapt to new knowledge quickly. Trains my time and stress management skills
Negatives: Makes it a bit difficult to balance between social life, academics and health.
My advice to future students is: Prepare yourself for large amount of coursework. Don't forget to enjoy campus life at the same time
Positives: The highlight of doing Bachelor of Chemical Engineering course at Monash is that it provides practical exposure with its open ended-ness as one would expect from an engineering degree. The faculty lecturers are definitely well qualified and more than capable of guiding the students in the right direction for tackling practical engineering problems in real life. The course at Monash provides the undergrad students access to several very expensive simulation softwares (e.g. Aspen Plus, HYSIS etc.) which are very hard to obtain otherwise and indispensable for designing chemical plants and any engineering instrument/system. It definitely holds up to its expectations.
Negatives: The course structure is not well organised as one would expect from Monash, specially the unit combination in third year is quite extreme with crazy workload and some might even call it the hardest year in chemical engineering degree. The learning curve is quite high and one needs to be on top of their study to survive those stressful time. It would require real interest interest in engineering if one wants to survive chemical engineering at Monash.
My advice to future students is: It is amazing to cohort to be part of but make sure that you really want to do engineering, not because it looks cool but absolutely because you find it interesting and for the sense of achievement in solving real life problems even though you had to spend countless hours on it. It is worth taking the leap if you think you are cut out to be an engineer.
I major in Aerospace engineering.
Positives: The course provides with exciting projects and you can actually see the result of your work in the happening. The course involves interesting design project (e.g designing supersonic aircraft) and it also provides facilities such wind tunnel for testing which is a must for testing the practicality of a prototype.
Negatives: The course involves a heavy portion of theoretical topics which are important for research and development but quite useless for a regular engineering job. Almost half of the content of the degree will not be required for an ""average working engineer"".
My advice to future students is: Engineering is very doable if you can develop a very strong work ethic and with some interest it can grow into something bigger.
I'm majoring in Chemical engineering.
Positives: Some units incorporate industrial stuff in the coursework and real life applications that gives us fair amount of insight as to what the working life would demand from us.
Negatives: The way we are being assessed (the marking scheme) is unfair and does not represent the true effort/intelligence of the work we do. For example, there was unit which coursework involved a lot of work, but for only 7.5%. The total mark was out of 200. Therefore, students who put in the extra mile for 10 marks, would only get approximately like 0.5% more than a student who can't be bothered. Which is discouraging for students, and as i said, unfair.
My advice to future students is: Research your course. Research the potential career field and if you really think you are best suited for it. Get advice from seniors and seek for students review as much as possible
Positives: I learn a lot
Negatives: Too much workload
My advice to future students is: Dont think its gonna be easy
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