Positives: I really enjoy Business therefore I'm very interested in my course. Making my experience more pleasurable than time-consuming. The teachers here are also really nice, they provide help outside of class time whenever I'm having trouble completing an assignment or understanding a concept
Negatives: The tuition fees are quite high (although I do have HECS-DEBT, which means I don't need to pay upfront) I'm in alot of student financial debt even before I start working. Sometimes when I think about this, it can become slightly stressful
My advice to future students is: If you have a passion for Business/Business-related learning, you should definitely study this course. However, if you're only studying this degree because your parents are forcing you into it, DON'T DO IT. You'll certainly fail several units (unless you're super smart) if you don't try your hardest.
Positives: It was heavily based around practical cases so I felt I got a better understanding ad than just strict “book” learning
Negatives: As with all university course it was expensive and I am still paying it off and will be for the next few years
My advice to future students is: Don’t be pushed into a university course because you think it’s what you should be doing (eg straight out of high school) or because family or friends think it will be a good idea. Take your time to think about what you enjoy doing and research the different options available
Positives: Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) allows students like me a fun foray into the world of psychology, and, more importantly, a chance to walk directly into the field if hard work and persistence are shown. The looming 70% average needed in the third year is both safe enough to not warrant extreme worry, yet not too low where I could easily feel compelled to meander through my studies. Much of the first year content is similar to my year 11 and 12 VCE Psychology studies, which is a welcome reality. This way, university does not feel like an unknown beast, but rather an extension of high school.
Negatives: In first year, the Psychology aspects of the Bachelor of Psychology can be somewhat missing at times, with general Biology and even introductory Biomedical Science areas covered. Whilst this is understandable given the myriad of students integrating Psychology into their course, for us sole Psychology students studying photosynthesis can seem unnecessary.
My advice to future students is: Do not get discouraged by the high ATAR required for the course or the biological or biomedical aspects of the course, they can allow for intellectual growth and brain stimulation at a time when your mind is still forming. Embrace the university atmosphere and follow your dreams.
Positives: Monash pretty much got newer knowledge to teach students than Melbourne uni. It was a great experience that we actually studied the newest programming course and the teachers there are really helpful.
Negatives: Programming exams they use paper based methods to let us do the exam. It was terrifying.
My advice to future students is: If you like IT or a little bit commerce knowledges. It will be great options for this course.
I major in Civil.
The lecturers are highly knowledgeable. The course requires that you get experience in the workforce meaning that you are more employable at the end. There is also vast industry involvement and interaction in your final years.
The lecturers aren't very good at teaching, there isn't highly accessible academic support, very difficult course expect to fail at least one subject and the support isnt great. Others negatives is that it's highly academic with little focus on preparation for the workplace.
My advice to future students is: Consider carefully if this is the course for you, it's not easy and will require a lot of time to do well. You will need to be good at math. Once you're in the course focus on getting internships and industry placement because at the end of the course, experience will outweigh HDs.
Positives: The course is a new course under Arts humanities faculty that is launched just this year February 2018. It is a very fun, uplifting course as the professors and tutors are helpful, humble and happy to guide us at anytime. They give honest and understandable feedbacks after any assignments to help us ace the course.
Negatives: I don't feel any negativity from the course, so far.
My advice to future students is: University life is mostly self-study, you need to be very diligent and organize yourself regularly as they would not spoon-feed you most of the time. At the beginning, this was the most shocking stage for me that needs to be practiced along the way but you'll be natural eventually.
Positives: The course was well structured with both hands on and theoretical components. The faculties were also great.
Negatives: The location of the campus / the classes wasn’t great
My advice to future students is: Try and do the course full time, really embrace the theoretical parts and enjoy yourself!
Positives: The facilitators are very kind and helpful, the course also provides 5weeks offshore study so international students starts the program while they are still in their home country which really helps with the finances
Negatives: Too short for a bridging program. Much better if they provide more in campus lectures
My advice to future students is: Study hard. It's really hard especially if it's your first time abroad, but if everything turns out really well, all the hardships will eventually pay off
Positives: Clinical exposure, simulated patients, experienced lecturers and tutors, extensive resources
Negatives: Unnecessary content at times
My advice to future students is: Focus on OSCEs in 3rd year, VIA in 4th year. Don't underestimate the weight of MED2000, will significantly impact Z score
Positives: Good teachers, fair marking, and good support
Negatives: Some teachers do not give enough feedback on assignments
My advice to future students is: Don't be afraid to change majors or courses if you enjoy something else
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