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Positives: The concise and compact medical learning, often described as a lifelong learning, that was delivered in a comprehensible fashion with quality and well-equipped lecturers. Been future doctors, this course involved a lot of hands-on sessions which were sufficiently provided by Monash University. While the use of technology is undeniable, Monash University do provide a fair amount of hi-technology stuffs for the study of medicine. Attachments with hospital as well were interesting as it enables us to experience real time doctor-patient relationship and get down to the field for actual medical practices.

Negatives: Despite the course been concise and compact, the shortage of time was an issue especially when we often had to balance between completing assignments and study preparations for the exams. As both assessments contribute considerable marks to the final exam grade, it is ought to not neglect one for the sake of another. Furthermore, as compared to other medical universities which would spend a certain amount of time for one medical subject (for instance, six to eight months for anatomy alone), Monash University actually prefers the integration style where medical knowledge are not to be segregated. So, in a way, we would cover the ever broad knowledge of medicine on a superficial level and not much of in-depth knowledge as this would come later on during practice.

My advice to future students is: Medicine is a really interesting field, and everybody can be doctors! All that requires is the courage to take the first step and the discipline to march on. Also, you just need the heart to care for another, it feels great when you can make a change in one's life. Do not look into the financial aspects / profit that the field can offer, but instead ask yourself what can you offer to this amazing field.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: The course is well structured, so as to expose us to various aspects of the research and medical world. The content is taught in an engaging manner with many different resources to aid learning. The lecturers and tutors are very helpful and answer all questions asked of them after lectures or classes and even on online forums.

Negatives: Sometimes the workload feels too heavy, and it can be hard to keep up and stay on top of your work. Sometimes class sizes feel a little too big, so it can be hard to ask tutors for help if needed as they are busy trying to help so many people.

My advice to future students is: I would tell future students to make sure you have written down assessment due dates as well as test dates in your calendar before semester starts, so that you can easily see when everything is due, and can put time aside well before the due date to complete them. Also allocate times for studying outside of uni to study and revise instead of simply putting it of till the end of semester. And finally,, put yourself out there and go talk to people, make friends, talk to your lecturers and tutors and make connections, because opportunities can arise from them.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: I feel as though they are preparing me well for the workforce so that I am not underprepared, the courses are well structured, there is a wealth of resources we are given access to that ensures everyone has the opportunity to succeed

Negatives: workload is quite intense, a fair amount of lectures aren’t recorded, course advice is quite difficult to navigate

My advice to future students is: stay on top of your studies as best you can because it’s very easy to fall behind, prescribed readings are critical in all subjects, to succeed i think you have to find some sort of joy in what you’re doing, also don’t be afraid to seek help

Completing in 2021

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Positives: I feel as though they are preparing me well for the workforce so that I am not underprepared, the courses are well structured, there is a wealth of resources we are given access to that ensures everyone has the opportunity to succeed

Negatives: workload is quite intense, a fair amount of lectures aren’t recorded, course advice is quite difficult to navigate

My advice to future students is: stay on top of your studies as best you can because it’s very easy to fall behind, prescribed readings are critical in all subjects, to succeed i think you have to find some sort of joy in what you’re doing, also don’t be afraid to seek help

Completing in 2021

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Positives: You can tailor the course to you're specific area of study and interest so you really enjoy what you study, as there are so many possible units to select from. The structure of each uni is also very well organised and flexible for busy timetables

Negatives: Often all assignments due are lined up in the same week so it can be difficult to not feel overwhelmed and stressed, some weeks I have nothing due and then all the sudden there's like 10 assignments needed to be done in 2 weeks

My advice to future students is: Stay on top of you're lectures at the end of each week whether you attend them or not otherwise you're never going to fully catch up and always feel unprepared for workshops and assignments

Completing in 2019

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Positives: It is very flexible for people who want to try out different areas of science. From physics, microbiology, psychology, zoology, chemistry etc. But if you know what you want to specialize in, the course progression is easy to follow and there are many areas of interests to choose from. Lots of study activities to help students at every level to learn to the best of their ability. Great atmosphere to meet other students and make friends who have similar interests to you.

Negatives: The location, Clayton campus is located in the eastern suburbs so it’s a bit of a commute if you live on the other side of town. Public transport is a hassle as there’s no direct trains or trams there and parking is limited. Some units, courses and degrees are only offered at one campus. For example Bachelor or Pharmacy is done at Parkville campus.

My advice to future students is: definitely do research into the course you’re thinking of studying and the progression, so possible subjects you’ll be required to take, whether electives are available, the length of your course and whether any other university offers similar courses. Monash is great with flexibility as it does offer double degrees, which is a great option to look into. Also talk to course counsellors and the student services about your future studies and what careers it can lead to.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: The standard of academic rigour was excellent. Both in terms of what was expected of students & exemplified by staff. This matters because you know what you are getting is of the highest standard, as well as setting you up for a high level of self-discipline upon graduation. I also really enjoyed the electives I was able to pursue beyond the business subjects in terms of the wide variety on offer. Before starting the degree I had thought it may be a little boring, but I was completely stimulated from start to finish.

Negatives: To be honest I can't really think of any. If you like to work hard, this is a great uni to study this degree at. The only possible downside might be if you didn't have the expectation of signing up to a very generalised degree with exposure across multiple disciplines to not the deepest level of knowledge.

My advice to future students is: See my previous comment. The upside of the generalised nature of the content of the core units is that you can mix things up with a fabulous range of electives in any discipline to keep things interesting. If stimulation is important to you, I would recommend spicing things up this way.

Completed in 2013

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Positives: The course is structured in an easy to follow manner and the two degrees complement each other. Both courses are very practical and the learning is very hands on, allowing students to gain the most from their studies.

Negatives: As expected with an engineering degree it can be difficult at times, however this is unavoidable in an engineering degree. The classes are very large, sometimes 500+, so there is no way the content could be personal but it can lead to a lack of motivation.

My advice to future students is: Study hard in high school and take the maths seriously. Try stay on top of your work and attend lectures, when you start to miss lectures it adds up quickly. In saying this, don't let the course scare you, have fun and try to still maintain a semi normal social life.

Completing in 2023

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I majored in Mechanical engineering.

Positives: You will be able to meet different people from diverse background and different personalities to work together as a team to accomplish a project.

Negatives: heavy workload

My advice to future students is: study smart and network with other students

Completed in 2016

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I majored in Mechanical Engineering.

Positives: 1. this course provides intensive units for future engineers to acquire their professional knowledge; 2. There are many international exchange students who you could share ideas and thoughts; 3. the opportunity to connect and work for top engineering corporations in final year programs

Negatives: 1. Too much theoretical things to learn, the study load is heavy; 2. The examinations are hard to pass; 3. Lecturers are strict.

My advice to future students is: Spend more time in computer lab to study, that is the only way you could possibly get through this course to the graduation. Work hard !

Completed in 2016

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