Positives: In depth technical knowledge imparted through lectures and course material
Negatives: There’s no real sense of practical approach such as on the job trainings which does not make you as equipped to handle real life situations after graduation
My advice to future students is: Whilst studying degree, venture out proactively to gain practical experience outside the classroom
The Bachelor of Engineering degree delivered at The University of Queensland is very challenging but equally rewarding because the assessment expectations are very high. The degree starts out with a great balance between group projects and generalized prerequisite theory & mathematics. There is an excellent variety of engineering disciplines which can then be transitioned into from 2nd year right through to specialization subjects in the mandatory honours in the 4th and final year. I recommend the course to anyone who is satisfactory in basic calculus and has the desire and work ethic to become and Engineer.
Positives: Material and classes are manageable. Sufficient rest and play. Lecturers responsible and intelligent.
My advice to future students is: Enjoy uni
Positives: The course was very informative and ensured that all the students learn anatomy and physiology and a high standard before continuing on to more specific aspects of this course. There were several assessments worth small amounts in each course which allowed students to make up marks with less stress.
Negatives: The prac opportunities were good, however we were expected to do 400 hours of prac over a very short amount of time. This was very stressful and tiring when combined with studies and other assessments.
My advice to future students is: Make the most of contacts during prac - this is the best way to increase your job prospects in future.
I majored in Political Science.
Positives: Positives - The course was taught by researchers who were very knowledgeable and at the top of their field. The university was supportive and the course structure was easy to follow. The classrooms and infrastructure of the campus was of a high standard. The university has prestige (as one of the sandstones and G8) within Queensland. Good flexibility with subjects etc.
Negatives: There was a lack of practical components to the course - it was very theoretical. Although this is what you expect from an Arts course (mine was in political science) that is primarily teaching you how to think, it would have been useful to have some practical orientation towards career outcomes and potential tasks completed in real world jobs. In addition, some lecturers were obviously more interested in their research than in teaching and providing engaging and fresh lecturing content. Not all, but some.
My advice to future students is: Advice - Potentially combine the Bachelor of Arts with something a little more practical is set career outcomes are very important to you. Pick a path through the course from at least your second year so you end up with the major or study areas you want / that will get you a job. Make yourself known to all the lecturers so you know what addition opportunities there are and find out more about potential carers. Intern and take all practical opportunities the uni can provide. Do an exchange if you get the chance.
Positives: There was a really broad range of subjects available! The lecturers were at the top of their fields and I had some who were excellent! The facilities available are also top notch
Negatives: Very broad course meant that you could avoid subjects that you didn't like which for me were the subjects that would have made me more employable (GIS, statistics). The industry placement was good in theory but I don't think it really helped me in any way
My advice to future students is: Examine whether this course is right for you or if you are better off doing something more science based (eg ecology, environmental science) depending on the career you want
Positives: It is a very well structured course, truly expands my knowledge and thought process. It is a great exposure in terms of global health. The academic staff are very helpful, supportive and approachable. This course also expands my future career choices.
Negatives: Many assignments, some are too much work for the weight that it carries. Some subjects can have too much reading material that is unrealistic to complete in the time frame they provide
My advice to future students is: Understand what stream/major you wish to go into, do research on the subjects and the coordinator/professors for the subjects.
Positives: Very in-depth knowledge, good supportive environment and great opportunities for future and current students
Negatives: The price of the course
My advice to future students is: To do a course that you know you will love and are interested in, it will make everything so worth it
Positives: It provided the necessary skills for my future profession. I was equiped with the knowledge necessary to pursue a legal carer, as well as providing the opportunity to network with my future peers.
Negatives: There was nothing particularly negative about my course. Each person has their own difficulties within a course but there isn't one aspect that stood out for me.
My advice to future students is: I would advise students to focus on their studies. Tertiary education is a privilege not afforded to everyone, so those lucky enough to attend university should take full advantage of the opportunities afforded to them.
Positives: good structure
Negatives: I never go lectures
My advice to future students is: go to lectures
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