I majored in Nutrition.
Positives: This course was based in science and had practical components in the final year which were rewarding and prepared us for the workforce.
Negatives: 1. Disorganised
2. Too many graduates and insufficient graduate positions
3. First 3 years had no practical aspects to them, luckily I enjoyed the practical placements in final year otherwise I would have wasted 3-4 years of my life!
4. Preparation mainly for hospital positions and little else. Virtually no preparation for working in paediatrics which is where I ended up working.
My advice to future students is: Only do this course if you are truly passionate about clinical nutrition and prepared to have a very competitive time applying for jobs at the end. A lot of my classmates still had no jobs 6-12 months after finishing
This degree offers a range of various electives including languages, geography, literature etc.
The only negative would be the workload for some of the units which may be hard to do when studying full time
My advice to future students is: Good degree to experience a range of subjects especially for people who are uncertain about their interests
Positives: The course enables students to broadly approach previous knowledge and methodology, and then once interest is developed, major in a specific area. The course enables access into some unique facilities and allows for intense learning into the facts of our physical and natural world. It enlightens you not only with physical facts but also how to use them. Very rewarding for someone who is unsure on what path they are set on.
Negatives: The course can sometimes be too broad. Beginning with areas of study an individual may not be interested in, but needs to be completed for the degree. The hours required to complete a science degree are very heavy, especially contact hours (hours you need to be present at university). The employability afterwards is very broad as well. There is nothing extremely specific that comes from just a science degree other than research careers.
My advice to future students is: Despite how uninteresting some junior units can be, work hard in them and find areas you are interested in. Work towards your interest from year 1 other wise it will leave you with disorganised units of study.
Positives: The course is essentially 2 degrees combined together and is completed within 4 years instead of 5 if done separately. The bachelor of science lets you major in a wide variety of majors so you can tailor your study to what interests you, and the nursing degree is structured just like a bachelor's but slightly more intense and condensed! At the end you have a science degree and a nursing degree which qualifies you as a Registered Nurse within Australia! I have enjoyed being able to study both at the same time and feel that there is definitely a lot to gain from this degree. Also, you have the option to be employed in many different fields afterwards in science and health, so the options are endless!
Negatives: It is a very intense course, so you have to be quite dedicated and work hard in order to succeed and achieve good grades. It is not difficult, but requires time and effort and skills of time management in order to maintain a good balance between life and study! The amount of assessments can be overwhelming at times, but it is definitely manageable.
My advice to future students is: Definitely pursue this degree if you are unsure of what you are interested in or want the best of both worlds in regards to science and nursing. You will only know what you want to do by trying it out. Make sure you prioritise study and keep up to date, especially as for the nursing aspect there is a lot of clinical placement and assessments involved, which takes up time and effort, but it's definitely worth it! Study hard, and don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. The university is great at offering support to students and the staff are friendly.
Positives: Great lecturers, great people, great campus.
Negatives: The commute.
My advice to future students is: Study what you enjoy.
Positives: Interesting content and hands on laboratory learning
Negatives: Some organisation of some subjects
My advice to future students is: Keep your options open for majors and choose subjects which you are interested in
Positives: High quality lecturers and top quality teaching.
Negatives: Large classes and less time for individual students. Crowded lecture theatres.
My advice to future students is: highly recommend Sydney Uni as the quality of teaching is excellent. Be prepared to learn independently as at thus uni they do not "spoon feed you".
wide range of majors and the science faculty is very helpful. subjects are interesting although some psychology tutorials could be better and more interactive.
I'm taking the Medical science stream.
Positives of the course include a wide variety of learning styles, these include practical experiments, field work, lectures and small tutorials. You also have the option to choose a subject of choice that is totally unrelated.
Negatives include the amount of hours involved, I’m at uni everyday (although two are very short) and that you really have to study a post graduate degree on top of this
My advice to future students is: I would say choose subjects within any course (including this one) that interest you, as you’ll work far harder and achieve better outcomes
- there is a very wide selection of majors
- the units are very flexible (limited core units)
- lots of electives to explore other areas of interest
- I had to figure out all of the information on majors/pathways myself, meaning my prerequisites were not in line for second year
-limited jobs for this degree on its own
My advice to future students is: Choose your major early and GET YOUR PREREQUISITES IN ORDER, at least look at the majors online that you will consider so you can see the requirements and you won't have to extend your degree making up for it
Check dates!!! For everything, summer school enrollment etc
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