University of Western Australia - UWA reviews

(4.19) 27 reviews

University of Western Australia - UWA ratings

Average ratings based on 27 reviews
Overall Rating
4.19
Job Prospects
3.35
Teachers
4.26
Course Work
4.19
Time Worthy
3.82
Money Worthy
3.83
Friend Test
4.50
Support
4.40
Facilities
4.40
Industry Contacts
3.60

More about the University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has a main campus in Perth as well as an additional in Albany.

We have a range of advice from University of Western Australia reviews including:
Research your future industry and try to get placements/volunteering work related to it;
You need to consistently keep at your study to get the most out of it - don't fall behind;
Participate in class and speak/ask q's to lecturers and tutors wherever possible.

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Positives: 1 Amazing professors
2 Great infrastructure
3 Active student life and student bodies

Negatives: 1 not many

My advice to future students is: Travel before masters

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Very good connection of theoretical and practical material! Very engaged and qualified teachers! Great learning resources!

Negatives: The field does not have the best reputation and job possibilities!

My advice to future students is: Do not finish a degree simply for the sake of it! If you feel like doing something different, just do it! UWA is a great place to study! But you are not obligated to study! Its not a necessity for success

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Beautiful campus, good tutors, world class lecturers

Negatives: Expensive, some material was outdated, not much application to real world

My advice to future students is: Do vacation work, do volunteering work

Completed in 2015

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Positives: The positive aspects is that most of the units I've done so far are fairly organised. In the beginning of the semester they do a little revision or post revision lectures just to get everyone up to speed with the content. The unit outline is also really good as it is detailed and lets you know what they expect and what they want from you.

Negatives: Negative aspect is that some of the units are held at the Octagon theatre and it is so difficult to type or take hand written notes as there are no desks. The unit BIOL1130 is quite boring because it is basic and at times disorganised.

My advice to future students is: persevere through the disorganised units as they can become frustrating to deal with because the later courses are much more exciting and rewarding.

Completing in 2020

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I came to Australia in the year 2009 and my first Course in tertiary studies was Bsc Nursing. I did two years of Nursing at ECU. Nursing was an amazing course. It taught me alot about humanity and nature and ofcourse on the healthcare and healthcare system in Australia. My best practical experience was at Graylands Mental Health hospital, at where I studied and learnt in a locked mental health ward, learning to deal with severe psychotic patients. ECU was one of the best university ever, they trained us soo much.

Sadly, my aim was to be a doctor. So I moved on towards my goal and currently doing Bsc Neuroscience at UWA. This is again a different journey, at where I am given a chance to explore every parts of the brain. Neuroscience will suit a person who is into research and psychology. I am looking forward to finding cures to many mental health and nervous system disorders that have got no cures yet. Neuroscience is an intense course and mentally challenging at times.
At the end of the day, it all ends up to you, to what you’d like to become and just be focused on it.

My advice to future students is: My one advice is to aim and do your best. Obviously, you are paying lots of money to study these courses, and for that you must at least aim for a distinction. Failing is not an option and there isn’t any excuse to fail. Being at uni feels like a battlefield at times, we will reach our edge of giving up and sudden spurt of motivation. We as a student must make sure to be steady in performance at all time.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: The course is really practical. Most of them has lab exercises and intensive field trip. The lecturers are mostly a professional and professors who have many international journals.

Negatives: There is non standard period teaching so that you will attend courses while other staff are in their holiday. The classes between classes and labs when the beginning of the semester often happens. So we have to solve by email the coordinator one by one.

My advice to future students is: 1. Should enroll 1 month before the lectures start so that you have time to fix the timetable issue
2. Shoud read entire outline every units and how they will mark you.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: I feel that my course was really informative and I enjoyed the lectures as well as the practical lab sessions

Negatives: The only negative aspect was I was not aware that after graduation I was not eligible to apply for medical scientist registration under aims

My advice to future students is: Probably for them to do more research on what they can do with their qualification and then decide on which course they should start with

Completed in 2011

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Positives: uwa social life is great. My course was very fun, i love what i studied.

Negatives: Not enough practical experience/exposure/skill development. It was too theory based. Many of the lecturers were hard to understand. I felt at many times UWA is quite traditional, and taking an out dated approach to education.

My advice to future students is: If you're looking to do post grad. Go to UWA. If you want to stop at bachelor. Or actually come away with skills. Go to another institution.

Completed in 2017

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Positives: Meets the standards required for CA / CPA status.

Negatives: 2%-5% of the material learnt is useful for future accountants. Doesn't meet the skills and demands of future accountants.

My advice to future students is: Source internships, relevant experience and marketable skills elsewhere. The current curriculum is outdated.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: LNG market is booming in Australia specially up north lot of new LNG projects with major operators Icythys, woodside, exxonmobil, chevron, haliburton and shell. Middle east countries always in demand for Petroleum Engineers. Well it’s a good specialisation specially for one who want to go in upstream oil and gas sector.

Negatives: The line is bit specialised if someone not experienced in Oil and Gas sector hard to get entry and with this degree no one hires in other related sector like offshore and chemical plants. My suggestion is to go in this sector if you have gained some experience so that you can use of qualifications and experience both.

My advice to future students is: Analyse your degree, past experience and wish to pursue. You may have to live in remote areas if you get successful after degree. Well, it’s one of the most lucrative sector always. I suggest you to check course contents also whether it’s updated to the current requirements or operations and also the professor experience before taking any step.

Completed in 2017

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