Positives: Lots of challenging and engaging projects that provide valuable experience working in a team environment
Negatives: Very heavy workload at times that can easily become overwhelming if not managed properly
My advice to future students is: Check course reviews beforehand to avoid doing too many heavy workload courses at the same time
I'm majoring in Chemical engineering.
Positives: The Lecturers generally teach in an excellent way: it's easy to be successful in the courses as every week you are forced to do assignments, reports, etc. Therefore, you are learning and gaining knowledge through every step of the semester. Furthermore, it´s not easy to be accepted in this master (you must have a bachelor in engineering, and focused on a field related to yours), so the classes standard is so high: debates and discussions are held all the time.
Negatives: It's difficult to find a job: Courses timetable are so complicated! you will have classes during the morning, afternoon and evening, so it's not easy to find an employer that can accept this matter. Another issue with courses is that they are not available on both semesters, so you have to struggle a bit planning all the courses you will be enrolled during the two year's Master.
My advice to future students is: Enjoy this Master! It can give you a lot of opportunities in the future. The employability is HUGE, specially if you are graduated from UQ. Saint Lucia campus is gorgeous, with a great amount of facilities and activities for students. Be up to date with all your courses, attend all lectures, even if they are recorded and available online. It´s nice to be part of lectures´ discussions.
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: Developing black spots in. My knowledge prior to undertaking the course
Negatives: Length of the course
My advice to future students is: Engage early with peers and businesses to see where they interact with what you learn vs what is used in the working industry
Positives: The course itself has answered all my requirements and developed my knowledge to fit the ground running with some contacts in the mining industry I hope to get an opportunity in coming weeks.
Negatives: The length of the course, could of paused I felt having some on the job experience and training before tackling the next semester
My advice to future students is: Continue to battle on/push through, there are times that it got difficult for me, I reached out to peers and networked through personal engineers already in the paying working field to continue through the course and came out on the other side stronger as one.
Positives: Full funding provided by the university for living expenses as we as tuition fee
Given opportunity to tutor bachelors and masters students
Very good lab facilities and highly knowledged faculties
Negatives: Negative aspects are
Funding issues if the PhD research goes beyond 3.5 years. Difficult to find a suitable job after PhD.
My advice to future students is: I would advice the future students to be very cautious while choosing the supervisor for PhD. Utilise the opportunity of tutoring while PhD since it's very useful later if you want to take teaching as your career.
Positives: The staff and environment is very rich and diverse, people are lovely and the content is taught at a high standard. Help is available and many tutors are available
Negatives: It's very full on😅
My advice to future students is: Make sure you do the Dual Masters program with engineering instead!!
Positives: The bonding of peers over a difficult degree. The challenging yet interesting nature of the coursework
Negatives: Doing engineering and being in a constant mental breakdown
My advice to future students is: Don't compare yourself with others and focus on doing your best, but not to the extent of burning out
Positives: Great support available for first years
Lots of help with course content for anyone that needs it
Great facilities under both faculties
Negatives: Lots of contact hours
My advice to future students is: Attend your lectures!
Positives: People help you and everyone supports each other
Negatives: It's hard
My advice to future students is: Study and stay organised
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