University of Newcastle - UON reviews

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Positives: one year course, can get degree very quickly

Negatives: too many international students with poor English, hard to have high quality group work

My advice to future students is: get some experience before you do master degree

Completed in 2008

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Positives: The university itself made it more enjoyable for me as I didn’t know many people doing this course or going to this university, they had a lot of courses and other activities that they did which helped me meet a lot people. The actual course was mostly enjoyable as I was finally learning about only the stuff I wanted too. The only let down was the electives but everyone probably says that.

Negatives: The negative aspects about my course were some of the electives I had to choose were completely pointless and didn’t relate to the course at all and I still haven’t used them to this day

My advice to future students is: University only goes for a few short years so as hard as it is to enjoy it just try and study your butt off while your there cause in reality it’s a small period in your entire life

Completed in 2018

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I'm majoring in Economics.

Positives: Good student facilities, lecturers reply very quickly and good student buildings to study in

Negatives: Lecturers english often isnt great and sometimes don't seem interested in the material

My advice to future students is: Live on campus, its the best time of your life

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Enjoy expanding my problem solving ability and look forward to applying it to real life situations

Negatives: Some subjects are new and taught in an irregular manner

My advice to future students is: Prepare to do the work, it isnt a course you can breeze through

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Great teachers

Negatives: Not much

My advice to future students is: Not sure

Completed in 2019

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I'm majoring in Civil Engineering.

Positives: Learning and understanding how complex systems work and how they influence society

Negatives: Learning computer code and understanding how it all works

My advice to future students is: Engineering revolves around maths, it is important that you understand it and also ability to learn on the go as majority of the learning is integrated into ever component

Completing in 2020

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I'm majoring in Civil Engineering.

Positives: Firstly, the combination of engineering and business studies makes me very employable. The double degree provides me with a broad knowledge base, from accounting skills to advanced mathematical skills. These skills help not only within the engineering and business sectors, but within essentially anything.

The engineering side of the course is thorough and covers not only theory, but plenty of practical skills as well. This makes the transition from studying to working much easier. Newcastle University's is renowned for it's quality in engineering teaching and has a very high graduate-employment rate.

The business course is a very handy addition to the engineering course. Subjects cover many skills from entrepreneurship to accounting methods. These skills are a huge asset in not only the workplace, but in general life as well. The lecturers are passionate and the course structure ensures students need to work to pass.

Overall, the combined degree is challenging, but with sufficient work, I believe you will find it interesting and rewarding.

Negatives: On the engineering side, some of the lecturers can be quite dull and boring.
It is also a very challenging course, and most students cannot afford to work while they are studying. The weekly workload (not including face-to-face hours) would be between 10-20 hours a week. The face-to-face time ranges from 20-25hrs a week.

The business course can often be set-aside while you study engineering. This can cause poor marks in business. I strongly suggest managing you time well between engineering and business. Do not neglect your business courses.

My advice to future students is: Focus on time management. It is essential that you keep up-to-date with your course content.
Furthermore, definitely attend all your tutorials. Often the lectures don't cover questions that will be asked in exams, but the tutorials will. They also provide you with understanding of the content you previously learned.
Finally, I recommend finding some kind of extra-curricular activity to take your mind off studying. Students can easily burn out in this course if they don't have an outlet.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Face to face

Negatives: All online learning with no motivational support. Very few face to face tutorials

My advice to future students is: Be motivated and organised

Completed in 2016

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Positives: The fine detail and outline of it all

Negatives: Nil

My advice to future students is: Do this course it's amazing

Completed in 2018

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Positives: very positive teachers, helpful

Negatives: parking and costs''

My advice to future students is: be prepared for the year; plan ahead schedules.

Completing in 2020

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