UNSW Sydney reviews

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Positives: Interesting content

Negatives: Can be unfocused at times

My advice to future students is: Spend some time researching what degree you definitely want to do

Completed in 2018

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Positives: there were great course availability options, more practical exposure to the legal field with classes held at legal firms to provide an out of class experience. aLSO, assessments were research papers with well timed submissions so there was not crazy pressure

Negatives: No moot courts, lot of individual study, no group work, not very international student firendly

My advice to future students is: Masters of Law is a good course if you are good at individual research and study. The coursework is good , professors are great and the library has a huge availability of study resources

Completed in 2017

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Positives: Very good lecturers with industry experiences. Practical knowledge and field trips. Able to relate with the industry after finishing the course. Very worthwhile.

Negatives: Organisation of certain subjects could be improved. Availability of quality tutors.

My advice to future students is: Fully utilise the lectures and opportunity to be in touch with the industry.

Completed in 2009

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Positives: small cohort so you make long lasting relationships

Negatives: fixed timetable because of small cohort - no flexibility

My advice to future students is: network and make friends and study in groups

Completing in 2020

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I'm majoring in Renewable energy.

Positives: The environment of driven students. It really motivates yourself to improve academically and professionally. The staff also care a lot about the students and encourage learning to a deep level.

Negatives: It’s far from home and public transport is sometimes unreliable

My advice to future students is: Consider the culture seriously because it makes up a lot of the people who you will spend a lot of time with. And to not stress about jobs in the future too much, just to put their heads down and focus on what they enjoy.

Completing in 2022

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Positive: each course have a very long lab session (really worth of what you pay); Teachers are friendly, especially Epps, the best advisor ever (really nice); UNSW is famous for its engineering institution, lots of practical work that really improves your skill
Negative: got to say this is the well known hardest engineering degree among all. The fail rate of each course are quite high. this is the course that if you like it and willing to devote your time in the lab you will learn a lot (can't guarantee you can achieve a good mark too ).

My advice to future students is: This course is not cool at all, you need to think carefully before taking it. Can you sit in the lab for the whole day working on a piece of breadboard doing calculation, simulation and experimentation. and it might not work even you devoted a whole day length of time.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: As I was an Asian Studies student with Chinese background, it is interesting and insightful to have an opportunity sitting in courses studying Asian cultures/histories/politics etc in a “Westerner’s” point of view (most of the learning materials are written by Europeans/Americans/Australians), it gave me a brand new perspective on how a culture/history could be understood which really enlightened me a lot

Negatives: Anyone who is thinking of taking this course should expect extremely high volume of readings, researches and essays

My advice to future students is: It's good to have some networking (try joining communities/students group with members from diverse background) it is always the best way to learn and understand a language/culture if you can have a friend from that background

Completed in 2017

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Positives: The professors and tutors generally are very good (much better than the professors in Finance but finance has very good tutors too), they are responsible and helpful outside of office hours. It has a variety of courses/areas that you can choose from and that could provide a solid foundation for someone who's interested in pursuing a career in Economics

Negatives: The course itself is very mathematical-based, except for one course that I have done which was for Economics history. Sometime it's too focused on mathematics and students who are not very good at quantitative analysis could be struggling

My advice to future students is: I think it's important to prepare yourself for the mathematical/statistical content of the course. Study hard for the level 1 maths/stats course as you will need the skill-set for higher level course. Also, take some time to meet the professors in their consultation hours as it can be a massive help when it comes to assignments

Completed in 2015

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Positives: I get to study courses from other faculty as well, and i feel that tutors of the courses can really help me with my problem encountered when doing the course.

Negatives: Too much workloads

My advice to future students is: Plan your courses wisely.
Like not to enroll in the courses which 4 of them have exams

Completed in 2019

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Positives: 1. Challenging
2. Lots of people in the course
3. Interesting material

Negatives: 1. People cant communicate
2. Lecturers arent that good
3. You end up teaching majority of the work to yourself

My advice to future students is: Study hard but dont worry to much about the lecturers as majority of testing is based off tutorial work which had little connection to lectures

Completed in 2016

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