University of Newcastle - UON reviews

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I majored in Civil engineering.

I find Uni.. ALRIGHT

Positives: Good prospectus

Negatives: No parking

My advice to future students is: Get better parking lots

Completing in 2020

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I find Uni.. Its good, little tough as I live overseas without my parents, so I gotta hustle to get things done.

Positives: The course was diverse, some of the courses are advance so it is quite interesting to learn new things.

Negatives: The course was supposed to be taught in long period of time, but instead they cram lots of information together, and expect us to remember everything after we graduate.

My advice to future students is: I wish that someone had told me to STUDY EVERY DAY, and NO dont waster time in parties, enjoying yourself , cuz you're in Uni now, get your act together.

Completing in 2021

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I'm majoring in Civil Engineering.

Positives: Civil course provides a challenge to individuals who are seeking to understand the environment around us and provide a scientific answer and solution to most problems

Negatives: Sometimes the course are too compact, with lecturers whom are not fluent in English. This makes it hard for the student to understand and apply this knowledge to the field in most cases, and are forced to learn most materials themselves.

My advice to future students is: Stick with it, push through and make sure you don't fall behind.

Completing in 2020

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I'm majoring in Civil.

Positives: This course make you work hard for a good mark. It is very rewarding at the end of the day.

Negatives: Sometimes it can get too much in terms of work load and difficulty.

My advice to future students is: If you want to study engineering you need to be fully committed to full time study.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Great teaching staff

Negatives: It’s hard

My advice to future students is: Study in groups

Completing in 2019

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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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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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I'm majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Positives that there is a lot of job prospects in the industry I’m studying and that my degree has a fantastic turn out rate for employment.

Negatives of my course would be that there is minimal places for people to do work experience in specific industries.

My advice to future students is: My advice to future students to always make sure you attend all your tutorials and labs. I believe you get the best learning outcomes from these and missing out can have a major impact for studies.

Completed in 2018

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I major in Mechanical Engineering.

Positive: a lot of support from teachers, interesting content, a lot of practical work too, fun social clubs like NU Racing, a lot of support for mental health

Negative: Not a lot of support for females - this is getting better but sometimes I feel alienated or like other students don't want me in their group because Im female and stereotypically cant do things or aren't supposed to be intelligent.

My advice to future students - Be honest to yourself and who you are. Everyone is dealing with their own stuff at uni and don't compare yourself to others. Its okay to not enjoy a course, but do something about it rather than locking yourself into a career path that you wont enjoy. If you need help, don't be afraid to ask - what are you going to lose?

Completing in 2020

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