I found Uni.. It got me my degree, which is what I needed. It would have been good to learn more skills that I could use in my job, instead of it simply being about a piece of paper.
Positives: The location is probably the best aspect to this uni. Being in the CBD you literally have every public transport option available to you (bus, train, ferry) as well as onsite parking. There are plenty of food, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance, or you can jump on the free loop service which stops right out the front of the campus. There is also a free campus shuttle so you can travel between Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. The campus itself is really nice since their renovations, with lots of great facilities. There is a lot of support for students, at least in their business faculty. They provide free 1-1 tutoring where you can go and ask specific questions about anything that puzzles you. I also found that the tutors and lecturers were very willing to help their students. If you showed that you were trying, and putting in the effort, then they would go out of their way to help you.
Negatives: The IT degree needs to be completely redesigned. When I did my course it was a ""build your own degree"". You had 4x core units at the start and 4x at the end that you had to do, but then you picked all your units in between. There were no majors. What I was left with was a mis-mash of web design, development, and business analysis units that didn't really give me advance skills in any particular area. I imagine it would have also made it very difficult for hiring managers because every student graduated with a different skillset. In addition, it felt like the lecturers didn't have much 'real world' knowledge and weren't up to date with the latest technology and trends. IT is a very fast-paced industry, with technologies becoming obsolete in an average of 4 years. I imagine this is why full-time lecturers and tutors did it difficult to keep up.
My advice to future students is: Get involved in as any clubs and societies as possible. It seems like a lot of effort, but you will be thankful for it. And speak to your lecturers and tutors. Build a good reputation with them because you will no doubt need them at some point or another. Oh and if possible, look for job opportunities at the Uni. It looks great on your resume and they pay really well!
Positives: Tutor was helpful. Job prospects was good
My advice to future students is: Study hard
I majored in Accounting.
Positives: Self study and group work
Negatives: You don’t get to see the errors that you have made easily on your assessments and exams and therefore can’t improve on your future self as you don’t know what you got wrong.
My advice to future students is: Do whatever you can to see your errors so you can learn and improve
Positives: The positive aspects if my course is that we get to do assignments related to real world businesses and the campus location is very convenient
Negatives: Sometimes the units are taught very traditionally and texbook based which can be boring and not very innovative in terms of its teaching
My advice to future students is: when you do exams and assignments take into consideration your course major and how it can affect the way you write or answer questions and problems in units that are in other diciplines
Positives: The business school of QUT has a really good reputation. The fact that they have dual masters are useful for shortening time.
Negatives: The dual masters are not available to everyone. You need to have extensive work experience to apply and get accepted and the guidelines for that was not clear
My advice to future students is: It is def worth doing as it cuts down a year than doing the two masters separately but it depends if you are interested in the majors pairing that they offer
Positives: 1. The tutorials were very useful. The course became more personal which is important as it has 8000 people completing the course at once. You could get one on one help and more clarification on topics you were struggling with
2. There were tutors who were very good at explaining topics and keeping you entertained in the topic they were teaching. They used different types of technology to keep you focused such as surveys which everyone would press the answer and then it would show on the board the amount of people who agreed and disagreed.
3. I met some incredible new friends. You get to meet new people who you often wouldn’t interact with.
Negatives: 1. Group assignments were absolutely terrible. People wouldn’t respond to texts and people wouldn’t show up to an agreed time and place to continue working on the assignment. My lowest marks were always in these group assignments
2. Some of the tutors couldn’t speak English very well and topics became hard to learn and understand. It was really frustrating.
3. The course required a ton of text books which were incredibly expensive and we never used them. The tutors would always ask who has the books and if you didn’t they would single you out even though we didn’t use them.
My advice to future students is: I didn’t do enough extracurricular activities while I was there and felt like I missed part of my university experience. Join clubs, sporting groups and really just do as much extra activities as you can because it’s another avenue to expand your friendship circle and grow as a person
Positives: There is plenty of different majors and minors under the degree so you can study business the way you want to. It is flexible at QUT and if you are struggling they have so many things out in place to assist you, such as plenty of consultation times, helpful tutors and peer working.
Negatives: If you are able to stay ahead in the lectures, there are none
My advice to future students is: To use the resources provided if you feel you are falling behind and to make sure you attend every lecture and tutorial possible
Positive: learning sources are very comprehensive and easy to be accessed via Blackboard (uni website). The facility’s quality is also good enough to assist our study such as computer lab, internet access, cozy classroom, etc.
Negative: as an international student, it was a bit hard for me at the beginnning, to understand some lecturers because they spoke with a very bold accent
My advice to future students is: Think in English, and more being audacious to use it to communicate. Also get involved in an English speaking community, especially for an Interntional student. Last but not least, never delay any of your assignments.
I'm majoring in Finance.
QUT is a good school if you want to experience a real world learning. They provide a good curriculum, higher order thinking of learning and good facility with advanced technology but I wouldn't say best because they don't really take good care some of the rooms. Regarding the course, the course materials that they gave are very useful to be implemented in the workplace but some of the lecturer just didn't know how to teach effectively and some of the tutors were really hard to reach. Overall, its a good school to attend and I would recommend it to my friends and family.
My advice to future students is: Only go for the course that you like. QUT provides a real world study material, if you don't like the course that you're taking you won't enjoy it and it will be very hard for you to pass it. Additionaly, make some friends for you to suffer with, dont procrastinate with the assignments as you will regret it in the end and enjoy uni life!
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