Positives: We do a lot of practical stuff, the assignments are based on very close to real-life cases. The teachers are willing to help us with anything. There are many both group projects and individual assignments. Lectures are usually recorded, the Uni uses Canvas to provide us with all of the materials - which are extremely useful.
Negatives: Almost all classes start from very low level even though there are some prerequisites. Sometimes assignments aren't very difficult but time-consuming and they must be done in a way teacher wants us to do them (meaning there's little room for our own thinking)
My advice to future students is: Even though there are some negative aspects, I recommend this course. It is easy to work part time during studies and as I've said - studies are actually practical and I think it may be very useful in the future.
Positives: 1year of paid work placement organised by the uni. Gave me the skills and experience to get a job. Opportunity to do placement over seas too but I couldn’t afford to do it.
Negatives: What the lecturers promise you will do and what the real world does are very different. Academics promise you will have an $80k job working 9-5 and be well respected and do a lot of work by hand. Truth is work is bad hours, only pays about $25 an hour. Takes many years to get to the pay/hours they tell you. Job is constantly threatened by automation. Job market is super competitive.
My advice to future students is: Be good at it and be passionate about it. Do the job because you want to help diagnose people and their illnesses. Don’t do it because you think it’s a cushy job. It’s not. Very competitive too, you need to have good grades AND good communication skills for this job. Without communication skills, you are nothing.
Positives: Good lecturers (some) and very helpful staff. A non-exam oriented syllabus and various technology
Negatives: Some bad lecturers, random timetabling. Intrusion from other uni
My advice to future students is: This is the place to be if you want a more practical and handsdown approach compared to some other universities
I'm majoring in Applied Science.
Positives: I am undertaking this degree mostly online, with some practical intensives a few times a year. I love the online aspect of this degree which enables me to work and also be home with my children a lot more vs if I was attending 100% on campus. I love the variety of this degree, meaning I can pick and choose different units according to what I want to specialise in (environmental, biology, chemistry etc)
Negatives: Being that it’s a majority online finding motivation can be difficult, and also tutor feedback is not the best.
My advice to future students is: Keep going even when you feel like quitting... P’s still get degrees!
I'm studying through Open Uni - because it is predominantly through Open Uni, it allows me to study and work full-time. It gives me flexibility. The course itself has given me great knowledge of particular subjects.
As Open Uni only offers one type of Applied Science I have had to do subjects I'm not interested in. I find subject choice very restrictive especially since most are offered only once or at most twice a year (4 study periods per year).
My advice to future students is: To really research the units they want to do against the time in which they want to complete this degree. Map their subjects out, if possible.
Positive- good job prospects, good facilities, good course content
Negative- highly disorganised, often poor teaching staff, little additional help
My advice to future students is: Engage with RMIT help services to get the most out of your course. Sometimes course coordinators and demostrators do not provide enough help for you to do well.
Positive aspect: It has different career pathways and covers all the information to be known for all the other graduate courses. Everyone in this course knows the basic things for every other career pathway for this course.
My advice to future students is: Be up to date with your course. Do not keep anything for tomorrow.
If you missed a lecture because you couldn't reach uni, immediatly watch the recording. Take note of everything that the lecturer says. More than your social media, look up on your learning management website, THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT. If you have any trouble related or not related to your studies, uni will always help you or refer to help you.
The course is really good and more technology oriented... Those people who're more focused on technology than research should go for RMIT University Melbourne. The only negative thing is they don't have campus interviews.
My advice to future students is: Just don't be dependent on the person who is counselling you.. Do your own research and then make million dollar decisions... Cause it should be worth it
Positives it helps to improve the machine learning technology of each systems and helps in forecasting
Negatives it helps you only if you have a IT or a CS background
My advice to future students is: Get a clear cut idea if you wanted to do maths or coding don't mix in too contexts
As there was only a small number of people in my course it was really beneficial to go through the course together and be able to help one another. Small classes meant more one on one time with tutors, so deeper understanding. Lecturers were often those in the field that had vast experience, however their communication skills and ability to actually 'teach' were poor, so it made it very difficult to learn, often they struggled to explain concepts to us.
My advice to future students is: It is a very difficult and testing course, however you learn so quickly and are pushed by those around you that at the end it is all worth while. Think about ideas for your final year major project as you go along so you arent stuck with nothing to base it on.
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