University of Melbourne reviews

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Positives: The content is interesting and there is a broad range of subjects to choose from (especially breadths).

Negatives: The organisation of some subjects isn't great, but you get used to it.

My advice to future students is: To enroll in this course but to ensure that work is done as soon as you receive it, and dont let it accumulate!

Completing in 2020

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Positives: The maths and stats aspects are brilliant, with really elegant work, and the extra-curricular possibilities such as the In2Science program are very good.

Negatives: The main physics subjects can be a bit broad and dry, covering a lot of the same areas as the HSC

My advice to future students is: Make sure to study hard for any maths subjects, and always make sure you understand the enrolment and subject selection process, the start of every semester will be much smoother if you do.

Completing in 2020

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I majored in Computer Systems

Positives: It is not too technical at the same time not too business focus. Prospective students will learn basic/logic of programming, different technologies, as well as theories of computer and software development management. During my study and in the early years of my work experience, I thought that the course did not help me have a good career path. However later as I started working in Project Management field, I realize that many things that I learned during uni are applicable and helpful.

Negatives: Because the course is a combination of basic IT and business. Prospective students should choose their electives carefully. Personally, I feel more technical electives would be more helpful had I known this during my study.

My advice to future students is: Take some technical electives (comp
Science/programming subjects) as it may come in handy during job hunting especially if you decide to go into IT Project Management field.

Completed in 2008

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Positives: It really gives you a sense of the real world. For example, insight of the industry.

Negatives: There could be more field work.

My advice to future students is: Plan their time right at the beginning of the semester.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Cohesive learning experience and good lecturers

Negatives: Lack of relevance between subjects

My advice to future students is: Plan your course properly before undertaking it

Completed in 2017

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Positives: 1.Gain a broad range of knowledge in your preferred Science fields
2. Well-established course structures and syllabus
3. Interesting lab experiences
4. Encourage both individual self-learning as well as collective learning
5. Supportive lecturers, coordinators and staff members

Negatives: None.

My advice to future students is: 1. If you would like to obtain diverse yet in-depth knowledge about different areas in the Science field ( Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology), then this course is suitable for you.
2. You will also be encouraged to take a couple of subjects from other fields (e.g. Arts, Commerce), thus it offers a good opportunity for you to explore the hidden skills and talents that you've never expected.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: They teach us about theories and the behind the scenes influences (social, political) that create nuances in film, and through this we can better understand the mindset and background of why and how films were made. The essay writing structure is also of a high standard, so we require to do intensive research to create strong thesis about whatever we want to argue

Negatives: Sometimes the course material gets repetitive. I end up writing about things cross-module, and I argue roughly the same things in the same format. It was intriguing at first, but by year 3 I'm pretty bored

My advice to future students is: Have a strong passion for very specific things and write your essays towards that as a goal. You'll learn a lot more by exploring topica you're interested about rather than trying to do something to please your prof.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: The subjects are interesting. The lectures are elaborate, and the lecturers are helpful and really good at explaining the material. The practical sessions are cool, with helpful demonstrators and cool machines/apparatus that we normally wouldn't get to see otherwise.

Negatives: Some of the topics/lecturers are boring and makes it hard to study. There's a lot of memorization to be done as well

My advice to future students is: Study hard and evenly, don't last minute cram and don't underestimate the subjects

Completed in 2019

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Positives: Very interesting

Negatives: Cannot think of any

My advice to future students is: Study hard and smart and have fun

Completed in 2016

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Positives: I am able to learn a lot of new ideas about teaching and how to become creative in my teaching to help my own students more effectively. It is also a great, friendly space to meet others on the same boat, sharing ideas and materials with others in the same field (networking). Moreover, there are plenty of opportunities to learn from trusted teachers outside the uni. Not only teaching itself, but there are also opportunities to improve as a performer, which is important as a music teacher.

Negatives: There is a lot of required reading materials and written assignments which must be fulfilled throughout the course. Although there are definitely useful ideas and knowledge gained from these subjects, it may be challenge for those weaker in writing or those weaker in the language. As it can be time consuming, this can hinder other more practical parts of the course, such as refining performance skills and developing new ideas to improve our own teaching.

My advice to future students is: This course great for teachers (whether already teaching or not) to learn new ideas to enhance your skills and confidence. The best part is meeting like minded people whom you can learn and share with even after your uni studies.
Sometimes tasks to be completed in some subjects may not be clear from my experience. Like with anything, never be afraid to ask questions (to teachers or other students). Everyone is willing to help, and there is help readily available at all times.

Completed in 2019

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