Positives: Very strong community, plenty of free speech, lot of support
Negatives: Very out of date
My advice to future students is: Don't fall behind, once you give yourself a day off, there is no going back
Positives: I enjoy my course because every day is a new challenge. The teachers and tutors are really friendly and happy to help, whether it be face to face or even through email. You can also book consultation times throughout the week to sit down with them and discuss any questions you may have. The contact hours for each week in a Commerce degree are also manageable, so you are not too under the pump.
Negatives: Some of the Commerce units fail to provide many practice exam resources just before exams start so it is difficult to study properly for them. It is also quite difficult to make friends with people in your degree as you only see them once a week in tutorials, and are then split up again in lectures. I also think that the it is difficult to contact the Commerce faculty through course appointments as they are always fully booked and you can only book one week in advance online, which is difficult.
My advice to future students is: Make sure you choose the correct unit sequence when studying Commerce because you could end up with one last unit in your final semester which is a waste.
Positives: 1) The course is really hands on, so there are many practicals which allow you to be hands on and really get a taste of what the professional side of the job is really about . 2) The course provides you with professional clinical placement hence we are already above many others because we have that experience 3) and the course is very school sort of based so we are in the class with the same people and same teachers so its really comfortable because you can ask questions without being judged and what not
Negatives: Negative aspects would be that its sort of full on from 1st year, they expect you to physics when physics want a pre req for the course and also we have to general public health which is very boring and not intriguing to learn at all
My advice to future students is: Piece of advice would be really to enjoy what your learning and make friends within your course because thesea re the people you are going to be with for the next few years
Positives: - in depth material
- good balance of practical and technical knowledge
Negatives: - high workload
My advice to future students is: - do your research
- revise as you go along
- manage time properly
Positives: The course provides many different but highly related subjects for finance, econometrics and actuarial studies which improve your knowledge and help build upon your basic understanding of the first year subjects. In addition, the mandatory first-year subjects may not suit everyone's tastes but it gives you a brief overview of the type of work and effort required for the different majors which helps to decide what major to pick.
Negatives: A negative aspect would be that some lecturers read off slides and is thus pointless to physically attend a lecture. Some lectures (at 8am) are compulsory. Some units use computers in class and for assignments which sometimes will make the exams difficult since most of this computer knowledge won't be needed.
My advice to future students is: Watch lectures online and put tutorials or computer labs on the same days and minimise time wasted at the university. This will help time management for studying and doing homework/assignments. You don't need to plan out which units are needed before you begin in first year, this can be done at the end of the year, thus take this time to figure out which units/majors that you will enjoy.
Positives: The positive aspects of this course is that the Monash education staff get students ready to become teachers via the course work that is required to be completed, as well as the placements that occur. Furthermore, the staff are very helpful in assisting students and their learning.
Negatives: The negative aspect of this course is that sometimes the tasks that are required to be submitted are vague in what they ask of the student.
My advice to future students is: If someone is serious about becoming a teacher, Monash is certainly one of the best places to be. It is a very intense course, so individuals need to have dedication.
As aa student at Monash, the types of units I took were mainly in the Economics, Finance and Accounting subjects. In my experience, the Economics units were not at organised or consistent as the Finance and Accounting units. Having failed an Economics unit one semester with the exam weighing 70% of my final mark, I retook it the next semester and the exam was 40% of the final mark. It's almost pure luck if you're not that great at exams and you take the unit. On the other hand, the Finance and Accounting units are very organised and were very easy to follow.
This degree has a very high enter score, and for good reason. All the maths based units are very challenging, and you must be able to learn and absorb things quickly to be able to do this course. Not for the faint hearted!
Positives: Very interesting materials that are applicable for my future
Negatives: Classes are not that interesting due to minimal interactions between students to make the class more lively
My advice to future students is: Speak up more
Positives: The double degree helps broaden career options. The knowledge gained from multidisciplinary studied makes you a well rounded person.
The common first year for both commerce and engineering help weigh the options and test waters before choosing a major
Negatives: The workload and difficulty increases significantly towards the later years
My advice to future students is: Stay on track, dont fall behind
Positives: Wide coverage of relevant engineering knowledge
Negatives: Lacking practical work emphasis
My advice to future students is: Focus on practical aspects of engineering, relevant to work life
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