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They use really interesting course material, while some subjects have a larger load than others.

Lectures and tutorials are very important.

Completed in 2019

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If I was talking to a friend about this - I would tell them how much I love it but also whats involved because it might not be to everyones taste.

Its very practical with heaps of applications in the real world and good job prospects.

Its a lot of group work and quite a bit of math.

Completed in 2019

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The course is enjoyable. There's plenty of detail to the subjects, with plenty of practical cases/examples to work on and through. There are some subjects which are pretty similar which can feel like a little bit of a time waste.

Staff are helpful and friendly.

Completed in 2019

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Make sure you love Architecture. As Architecture is a challenging degree to study you almost have to let it consume you. You potentially face lots of sleepless nights. I was often sitting in front of a computer ALL DAY documenting everything / CAD.

The program at UoS is really great. Facilities and machines/programs you get access to make it inspiring to work hard and enjoy the journey.

There's also a great culture within the department - (group activities, drinks, etc).

Completed in 2015

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I loved this course.

Architecture is in it's own building and has a dedicated space (access available 24hrs). While it can feel a little isolated in quieter times (being it's own building), most of the time it has a great community feel.

The lecturers are knowledgable and very down to earth making them very approachable. This is important as you spend a long time at or around the building.

Completed in 2016

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At the University of Sydney, Students can undergo Finance majors under the Economics course or the Commerce course, with both courses offering different core subjects.

The core commerce subjects; Future of Business, Quantitative Business Analysis, Accounting and Economics for Business Decision Making were marginally more difficult than the core Economics subjects (such as introductory macroeconomics and microeconomics).

'Economics for Business Decision Making', for example, was almost exactly the same as the Microeconomics course, but instead was geared to a higher standard - with markers demanding deeper analysis from students.

While this core Commerce subject was more difficult than it's Economics equivalent, it did prove valuable as I did gather a more rounded and depthful view of Microeconomic theory.

Under Commerce, we also studied 'Future of Business', which gave us a very insightful and modern assessment of business strategy and future megatrends.

This subject was incredibly valuable for developing a more comprehensive and dynamic view of the modern business world.

So, in this way, the Commerce course appears to target broader horizons, while being more academically challenging than the similar Economics courses offered at USYD. In this way, studying a Bachelor of Commerce at USYD and majoring in Finance and Economics can prove more challenging, but more rewarding, than studying Economics and majoring in Finance and Economics.

While this is a major pro for the Commerce degree, it also means that there is less flexibility in the choice of elective subjects.

This means that if an individual wishes to pan out from the business discipline and study something like English, their options will be rather limited when compared to Economics - which demands less core units.

Another con of Commerce is the lack of the ability to major in 'Financial Economics', which appears to be a very valuable major for gaining traction in the finance / trading industry.

Completed in 2019

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