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More experiences should be enhanced through this course. The research component of this course is very isolated and less lab work. More lab training should be provided as well.

My advice to future students is: If you want to do research in this course, it's pretty expensive for the gateway for that. But if you can afford it, it's worth it.

Completing in 2019

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It's difficult but it's quite an interesting course. The lecturers are all researches in the fields they teach which makes lesson crazy interesting. Practical super hands on and very helpful in understanding course material.

My advice to future students is: Pace your learning and make sure to utilise the resources given to you

Completing in 2020

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Positive - offers a system engineering approach as the core of the program so you be studying beyond conventional engineering.
Negative - less practical exercise, more on the theoretical approach

My advice to future students is: If you like going beyond conventional engineering, doing more research and testing on hypothesis then ANU engineering program is for you.

Completing in 2019

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The subjects offered in this course keep improving each semester and might change the contents by the time goes by. So we cannot really rely on the past year paper to prepare for the final exams.

My advice to future students is: Good luck

Completing in 2019

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Intense workload. Short duration of semesters. A lot of prerequisites are assumed. Very little time allotted from the time coursework ends to the time when exams begin. This forces you to remain on your toes and induces a lot of stress. You end up a learning a lot, but it comes at a cost of peace.

My advice to future students is: Prerequisite knowledge is a must. There is no time to start from scratch.

Completing in 2019

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Difficult subjects and very low flexibility but extremely up to date concepts are taught . Amazing research opportunities. Professors are very understanding.

My advice to future students is: All students must focus on their assignments right from the start.

Completing in 2019

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The course is too theoretical. It should be more industry focused and practical, relevant to current trends. I think there should be more case studies .

My advice to future students is: Look for an internship or research project in your field

Completing in 2019

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The structure of intensive classes needs to be reviewed. Four days are not enough to know the subject at a masters level. For international students it becomes challenging to make friends, therefore it becomes lonely. The masters of program should follow a structure so that students get their grades before graduation and do not have to wait for graduation till next term.

My advice to future students is: Make friends online from other courses before coming

Completed in 2018

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Positives: There is a large variety of classes you can take to meet the requirements of the course which is great for someone looking for breadth in their education. The course offers 8 electives where you can take classes from any colleges in ANU which allowed me to pursue a language minor. For me personally, I liked that the exams usually make up for less than or around 50% of my final grade (which is really great when you're studying maths and science) so I can use assignments and other coursework to boost my marks. Besides that, I enjoyed classes under my major, Earth Science, as we handled real data which gives us a better idea of the applications of our education.

Negatives: I wish there were more opportunities for activities beyond lecture halls and tutorials such as field trips and exchange programs for my major and specialisation. Other than that, you have to be careful in selecting classes especially in your first year because occasionally the class assumes you have a certain level of prior knowledge in the subject which makes it difficult to catch up to.

My advice to future students is: Check the information the university provides on the programs and courses website as it really helped me decide on ANU because it offered the best program for my area of interest. If the information on the site isn't too helpful, do contact the course convenors or appropriate college offering the course as they were helpful in helping me plan my degree. I emailed them for help and they promptly set up an appointment for me within the week.

Completing in 2019

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Positives: Good lecturers and course structure
High future employability (healthcare sector)
Many opportunities for experiential/practical learning

Negatives: hectic study load
very stressed at times

My advice to future students is: Study smart and work hard

Completed in 2018

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