UNSW Sydney reviews

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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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I major in Chemical Engineering.

Positives: Interesting topics

Negatives: Not enough practical real world teaching and learnings

My advice to future students is: Do as many industrial placements/gain as much experience as possible

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Networking ability
Guest speakers from industry
Interactive learning

Negatives: N/A

My advice to future students is: Focus on studies
Gain experience
Join social clubs

Completed in 2014

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I have been studying the bachelor of civil engineering in UNSW, and it was a good experience. I have learnt a lot knowledge that is useful in my current job.

My advice to future students is: Should be good at Math and physics.

Completed in 2017

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I majored in Telecommunications.

This course provides useful knowledge in future work. There are a lot of lab for student to help them understanding their knowledge better. The teachers are really helpful that anytime I asked questions, I always got the answer as soon as possible.

My advice to future students is: Must be good at math, this course need a lot of knowledge in Math field. Anyone who are not good at that part will easily fail the courses.

Completed in 2016

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Positive: attendance to tutorials and lectures isn’t compulsory so I actually can make my own study timetable and study on my own instead of going to lectures.

Negative: It is considered as the most difficult engineering degree. 90% of the courses are core courses and they only open once a year. So if I failed it I need to wait a whole year to retake it.

My advice to future students is: Study hard first year

Completing in 2019

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Course with high standards of learning and competitive job prospectives upon graduation

Completed in 2016

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