Positives: I believe that the opportunity of studying in a multicultural environment can be very rewarding. You can tell people from different backgrounds have quite different teaching and learning styles. This isn’t always positive, but in Australia is very common, so you learn to adapt.
To me, having insights on the Australian market was one of the most important things of studying here. A few lecturers were very successful at bringing real work cases into the class. These are the things that grow your confidence and make you feel prepared for the workplace.
Negatives: Like I said before, studying with people from different backgrounds can be challenging. I realised that universities around the world have completely different standards of education and a lot of students were unprepared for what is expected of them here. The majority also doesn’t seem to care enough to make a real effort or are too focused at working to pay for their tuition fees, which is understandable. On that same note, I feel like the vast majority of lecturers lower their demands to accomodate for these students. Maybe I just expected more from a first world education, but quite frankly, 90% of the people I studied with wouldn’t have graduated if they were in my university back home.
My advice to future students is: I’d say to make the most out of what the university offers to add value to your resume. Also, take every opportunity you get to connect with people, but be genuine about it.
If you’re a local student, be welcoming to the international ones. And if you’re from abroad, learn to adapt and make an effort to improve your English. I think everyone could go with a little more empathy.
I wish I knew sooner that UTS students have a discount at sushi hub.
UTS offers a range of facilities and services to assist with your studies. I believe international students can benefit a lot from the HELPS department, which is dedicated to improve our English proficiency and our assignments completion.
Personally, the variety of computer labs and study spaces are the facilities I most make use of. The eating areas, which offers microwave and hot water, could use some upgrade though.
Industry contacts? There’s always some career fair, an industry event or professional workshop going on. Career hub is very helpful with preparing us to the market as well. When it comes to international students though, there aren’t many opportunities available due to the work restrictions.
Positives: My course requires you to undergo 2 6-month internships in your 2nd and 4th years. This means that as a graduate, I would already have relevant industry work experience. Furthermore, my university provides a lot of help in networking with industry partners which will be crucial to the progression of my career. In general, my course enables me to have great prospects in the future.
Negatives: Coming from highschool, the workload is definitely terrible. Some lecturers are not as passionate as needed in order to engage the cohort. Lectures earlier than 10am are deadly. Some subjects are extremely unorganized and require you to ask too many clarifying questions. Building 11 (Engineering) is generally great however other facilities in older buildings require updates. Most engineering subjects have a 50% must pass final exam in order to pass the subject. The trimester format means that the number of holidays has decreased.
My advice to future students is: If you had bad study habits in high school, don't expect them to be magically fixed just because you're finally doing something you like. Take a gap year or semester before uni so that you give yourself a bit of a break. You've been non-stop learning for 13 years! Figure out a way manage work-life-social balance.
Positives: The standard of education is generally quite high. Most of the courses have great practical applications
Negatives: A small few of the lecturers do not have great English and make it difficult to learn effectively
My advice to future students is: Stay engaged with the subjects throughout the semester
Positives: high learning environment with superb labs. Also professors are knowledgeable and have global contacts.lot of employment opportunities
Negatives: Lot of workload with regular assignments
My advice to future students is: good uni but the must condition is to get 50 percent mark in every subject as well as in every assignment individually.
Positives: The positives meeting like minded people who are also on the journey to success. It's also an environment where people can just be themselves. I personally enjoy this course because it's also a place to explore what you're looking as a career
Negatives: There are significant amounts of study load. but as is with any major studies. There are some teachers who have a language barrier, so despite them speaking in English, we may necessarily not understand them
My advice to future students is: Just go for it. Take every opportunity you get and just be yourself. Don't hold back
We can enroll in the time slot that suit us for the majority of the subjects and there is lots of online support and content posted up on the student portal like lectures and tutorials
My advice to future students is: Be organized and revise content each week in some way
I'd definitely recommend this course to a friend.
- very hands on and Industry based
- internships are a real eye opener
- great teachers and academic staff
- 5 years as opposed to other unis which are 4 years
I'd definitely recommend this course to a friend.
It was alright. A lot of the topics were crammed into short periods because they ended up changing the duration of the semester.
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