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Positives: Most people would expect an engineering courses to be very secluded but I have found that the university has developed an environment that promoted discussion and community growth in their students. I also love the hand on learning that is provided in tutorial learning as well as the engaging lectures

Negatives: I think that the timetable is very unsustainable for the students, especially if they also have to work to support themselves. The university should make the timetables more personalised and open to change for students. I also believe that some powerpoint lessons should be re worked to be more clear and succinct

My advice to future students is: I would recommend attending every class that is offered, as it is very easy to fall behind in the large work load. I would also recommend being social, as meeting new people definitely enhances your university experience.

Completing in 2021

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Positives: I think that Curtin has developed a very good first year program, through a hands on way of learning. The university has created an atmosphere is which students feel comfortable to learn in a familiar envionrment. They have also gone over and above with the resources provided to their students, helping the pupils expand their learning at university.

Negatives: Curtin could definitely adjust their timetable to allow the students that might not be able to get their applications in as early as others to change and adapt their own customised timetable to suit their other commitments outside of their university life. They could also make some of the courses more concise in their teaching, by creating new powerpoint slides to learn off and reviewing some of the teaching staff's teaching techniques

My advice to future students is: I would recommend that the students attend every class that they have been assigned, so that they do not fall behind in their studies as the ilectures that the university offers may be helpful, they do not offer the same helpful nature and advice that a teaching lecturer can offer in person. However, I would also advise them to engage in out of university experiences so that they can have a balanced lifestyle.

Completing in 2020

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I major in Electrical and Electronic engineering.

Positives: Students taking this major can specialise in either Electrical Power Engineering, or Electronic Engineering. There is hardly any aspect of modern civilisation that is not dependent upon electrical energy. It is used for heating, cooling, lighting, transportation, manufacturing and production, minerals processing, to name just a few areas of application. Electrical power engineering considers these applications of electrical energy, together with its generation, transmission and distribution, as well as the harnessing of sources of renewable and sustainable energy.

Electronic engineering is one of the fastest growing technology areas internationally, and job opportunities in this field abound. With the rapid progress of the information society, the role of electronic communication and embedded systems (Internet of Things or IoT) is becoming even more crucial to increased industry efficiency and competitiveness. The reason lies in the decentralisation of computing power in both the office and factory environment and the ability of specialised communication networks to link all geographically and spatially separated elements. In this specialisation students will learn about the theoretical and practical aspects of modern digital, electronic and communication systems.

More recently, the fields of electrical engineering and electronic engineering are starting to converge as society seeks more efficient, safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly solutions to engineering problems. For example, smart grids use electronic and computer technologies to achieve better management of electricity consumption and safety in commercial and domestic environments. This Major will allow students to gain expertise in both the electrical and electronic engineering fields.

Negatives: Some Modules If chosen by the student, are not properly structured. One subject was Real-Time operating systems which I took. Thus, I advise new students to go through the module outline and choose the modules wisely.

My advice to future students is: These aren't particularly original pieces of advice, but they're important nonetheless:

Learn how to study effectively. This isn't just a matter of putting your nose down and working really hard - you don't just want to get good grades, you want to get good grades and still have enough time to have a life. There are plenty of books and websites on building good study habits. I'd say the most important of them are:
Study in distributed chunks rather than cramming at the last minute.
Take actives notes and do practice problems rather than passively reading and highlighting mindlessly.
Don't be too proud or nervous to ask for help, but don't rely on it excessively.
Research your classes and professors. Plan out your schedule - don't overload on tough classes and avoid profs with bad reputations.
Get research and internship opportunities! The best way to do this is just to start looking early and show initiative. Ask professors, go to networking events, do mock interviews, etc. You need to start building your resume and if you recognize this, you'll have an advantage over your classmates by sheer virtue of not procrastinating.
Learn how to program.
Networking is important. Try to attend social events and organizations related to engineering. Don't overdo this and join like seven clubs or do anything stupid, but try to make friends with both your peers and potential employers.
The soft skills and factors are important. Get good sleep, exercise right, develop your social skills, etc. If you had to choose between a 3.4 GPA and a healthy social life, and a 3.7 GPA and nothing else, go with the former.
Make sure you actually have some reason to do engineering beyond thinking you “should” because you did well in school.
Remember to have fun!

Completed in 2018

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Positives: The university has a lot of agreements with companies, so you have many opportunities to do a good internship, during your studies there are some units that offer interesting field trips to the northern mines and to the important constructions in the city, and the international department of the university offers excellent exchange programs

Negatives: It's a very difficult engineering, you need to study a lot and if you want to have a part-time job during your studies it could be complicated because you need to dedicate too much time studying, the main problem with the university is that the education is not personalized

My advice to future students is: If you enjoy developing projects, you have a creative mind and you can dedicate a lot of time to studying mathematics it's a good choice, also I advise you to meet more about the construction sector before you select this program because you need to pass too much time into the construction projects and for some people it could be boring

Completed in 2019

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Positives: The people you meet and possibly the lecturers

Negatives: Workload

My advice to future students is: Study hard, work efficiently

Completing in 2021

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Positives: It combines both computer science and some computer engineering aspects. It is a very engaging course and the instructors are willing to work with you if you put in the effort, get to know them, and are honest.

Negatives: How people without prior coding experience are at a predisposition and people with coding experience find the beginning very easy.
And the first semester run unit should be a second sem/second year unit bc the amount of content, and the fact that a bit of prior learning would make it a lot easier...

My advice to future students is: Do high level maths in highschool.
Do an online java coding course, there are plenty of free ones

Completing in 2020

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