University of South Australia - UniSA reviews

(3.99) 68 reviews

University of South Australia - UniSA ratings

Average ratings based on 68 reviews
Overall Rating
3.99
Job Prospects
3.89
Teachers
4.11
Course Work
4.21
Time Worthy
4.00
Money Worthy
3.92
Friend Test
3.51
Support
3.79
Facilities
4.33
Industry Contacts
3.47

A little bit about the University of South Australia

The University of South Australia (or UniSA) has several campuses around Adelaide, including City East, City West, Magill, Mawson Lakes and Whyalla.

There are a range of UniSA student reviews on different topics including Engineering, Health, Science, Commerce, IT and Teaching.

Based on the University of South Australia reviews from students, some of the advice and tips we get include:
Make sure you visit and use the LearnOnline site - a great tool for students;
Ask as many questions as you can and ask for help whenever you need it;
There are some great tutors who can really help you succeed;
Expect study to get tougher as you progress into later years;
If you haven't decided on a major, research and try to understand which area it is you want to study in;
Look up the summer units early, it can help to shorten your study time;
Keep on top of course work.

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I find Uni.. UniSA. Well its campuses are beautiful, wifi is always great, but asking for helps is painful and usually unlikely

Positives: It is unique. There isn't any other university in Australia (that I know of) that offers this course. But there are certain drawbacks to UniSA that they don't tell you. Either the course material is so basic that remembering it is annoying. ""Did you know that people get angry"" ""Yes"" or ""The standard deviation of the mean of the error is always partial..."" ""WHAT THE HELL THIS IS WEEK 2

Negatives: It is tougher than explained on the information page

My advice to future students is: Make sure you can cope with learning tons of material very quickly, otherwise you are going to fail and no-one really cares

Completing in 2021

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Positives: One of the positive aspects of this course is the fact that I learnt a lot of theoretical psychological information which I was able to apply to my own life. The lecturers were often very passionate about their subjects which was quite infectious. Outside of this, I was able to meet a lot of like-minded friends who have remained in my life.

Negatives: I found this course to be significantly theory-heavy. With so much amazing information being given out, you have nowhere to apply it other than your textbooks and assignments. In addition, I found a real lack of ‘real life’ examples. There was just a lot of reference to honours - that’s where you got to apply what you learnt. But what if we didn’t want to study honours?? Anyway, the pincher for me was statistics. Yes statistics is a part of the course but the way it is incorporated into the undergraduate degree is plain mean and again there was little real life reference as to how to apply it and why it was so important.

My advice to future students is: Know that this course is learning the words, the reasons why theories exist, the terminology and the research methodologies. The course will not inspire you to pursue psychology as a career nor will it fill you with the confidence in your own capability to go it into the world and pursue this career. What it will do is tell you that you must study honours and masters prior to getting to the juicy stuff. So, if you are reaaalllyy keen and know you can fluff your way through three years of mostly borning, non applicable red tape prior to the exciting stuff, then stay committed and you will do fine! Some of the content is really interesting and if you’re remotely passionate about it, then you will do fine. If you’re bad at maths, I’d strongly encourage you to find a tutor for the statistics subjects and stick with it all the way through. Stats is a very hard subject!

Completed in 2012

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Positives: We have placement and project management for health promotion in the course so it is helpful for networking and add extra value to the resume. We learnt about basic anatomy and physiology. The Health Concepts, Service and Trends course provides a new insight into health promotion.

Negatives: It is really tough to score better marks in this course. I did better in my minor.

My advice to future students is: Visit and use the LearnOnline site, it provides information and reading required for assignments. Use feedback sheet as a guidance in writing essay.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: The tutors provided for the courses, are well experienced in the field.
Some of the tutors are officials of the south Australian home ec institute and teach at the University as well as TAFE and high schools.
Textiles tutors are costume trained by high school teaching and professional styling jobs on television.
You get all the help you need when you ask the right questions. Learning about the different aspects of teaching and how to prepare for your classroom and write your own units & curriculum

It’s practical based, so your skills are practised and challenged often.

Negatives: The negative aspects is that because it’s is practical based, it doesn’t mean there isn’t any theory. The assessment are heavily folio based, with your physical project to go along with it.

So it does get very tiring with study.

My advice to future students is: You’re on your own. You can ask for as much help as you want, but becoming a teacher is on your own reflection and characteristics that come out of the course.

Always reflect on your own ideas for your classroom and be unique.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: One of the booming field in IT industry. Logic is more important than the theoretical study.

Negatives: Facilities are not starting from the crash. So it may be difficult for those who don't experiences in this field. Moreover one company need only one data scientist so if you are not smart enough the probability of getting a job may be less.

My advice to future students: Always integrate yourself to new technologies

Completing in 2020

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Positive - getting hands on experience through placement.
Negative - difficult to tailor the degree to suit things I would use in my future

My advice to future students is: Save your money and don’t always buy the textbooks

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Lecturers were good, facilities solid

Negatives: Some tutors and access to books in library

My advice to future students is: Stick at it!

Completed in 2008

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Positives: Small class sizes, creatively stimulating, like-minded peers, great lecturers

Negatives: it’s the first year the course has been run so it’s kinda just getting in its feet

My advice to future students is: idk pick up and elective too bc there’s only 3 classes a semester and u start to feel kinda dumb

Completing in 2021

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Positives: The course was able to be completed via distance which helped with my work/life balance. In addition, I was able to complete the degree in quadrimesters and completed a full time load by undertaking 2 subjects per quadrimester (for 8 total across the year). This decreased my daily study load without sacrificing my degree length.

Negatives: Interaction with some of the university lecturers could be problematic and responses to online and forum questions could take all week to resolve. As the course was also undertaken through distance education I felt as though I missed out on the practical aspects of “traditional” university education.

My advice to future students is: The third year course requirements increased over those of the second year by a factor of 5. There is also an expectation that the course entrants have a higher level of knowledge in accounting at the commencement than I expected. As the course is also based on comprehensive legislation (Income Tax Assessment Act, Regulations, etc) a thorough understanding of English is necessary for success in the course.

Completed in 2016

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I did this course online.

Positives: Easy to learn

Negatives: Online so collaboration with other students can be difficult sometimes

My advice to future students is: Try you never know

Completed in 2016

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