The course was interesting and integraded a fair bit of high school knowledge in the first year - think biology revision (yuck).
The first 2 semesters were manageable and didn't have a hectic workload themselves, but in the rest of the course the content was fast and the exams were hard. Overall I learned a lot throughout, but definitely found assessments stressful. The uni tended to give us 3 assessments per course, for example 1 worth 10% (usually easy marks), one worth 40% (passable) and then a final bog exam or assignment worth 50% which was stressful. I prefer this to lots of little assessments though.
Doable, but don't expect a bangin' social life during uni!
Positives: The history subjects are really interesting and informative. You are also provided with a lot of practical opportunities throughout the 4 years
Negatives: A number of ""filler"" units which were less than useless. Typically being placed with primary and early childhood educators as well, so behaviour management and pedagogy isn't always relevant. Not much scaffolding for students in regards to what to expect on prac and how to compile a portfolio.
My advice to future students is: Make friends with people in your cohort and assist each other throughout the process
Positives: There is plenty of different majors and minors under the degree so you can study business the way you want to. It is flexible at QUT and if you are struggling they have so many things out in place to assist you, such as plenty of consultation times, helpful tutors and peer working.
Negatives: If you are able to stay ahead in the lectures, there are none
My advice to future students is: To use the resources provided if you feel you are falling behind and to make sure you attend every lecture and tutorial possible
Positives: Great for teacher registration in different state. Great practical experience.
Negatives: No support from tutors or faculty members
My advice to future students is: Make sure it is something you really want to do
Positives: It’s got a solid backing of theory before students are thrown into practical experience. It has accurate labs and technology aimed to emulate real world hospital settings. The assessment and subjects are clear and consistent and it’s easy to see how they will aid in the profession in the future
Negatives: The nature of the dual degree means students in this course are often forgotten or brushed past. Nursing staff fail to email us critical information about our practical subjects and psychology staff are not accommodating to the practical aspects of the nursing unit (e.g. providing resources to aid in classes missed while on clinical placement). The workload is often overwhelming with course structure forcing students to do 5 subjects a semester for a full year.
My advice to future students is: Organisation is key. You won’t get trough the dual degree plus placement without proper organisation of assessments and classes
First, one of the positive aspects of studying at QUT is the world class facilities available. The 24Hour lab at the library is amazing, especially on the verge of assignment submission weeks. The IT course at QUT is unlike other universities, since the assignments are very real world-based, and it is quite challenging. The negative aspect of studying IT at QUT is that I felt the exams are pretty useless. I would prefer doing assignments that are actually useful and makes you learn new things.
My advice to future students is: Don't take your study for granted. You will pay so much money for this. Don't waste your time and money, study hard.
Positives: There are self-directed learning sessions to facilitate independent learning in regards to clinical skills that are very beneficial. The course coordinators are also more willing to help you with your learning than other universities.
Negatives: The team that organise placement allocations are not reliable.
My advice to future students is: Study as you go. Don't leave everything to the last minute. Also to make sure you hand in all your documentations for placement on time so then you have more chance of getting what preference you want
Positives: Learnt a variety of writing techniques/genres/styles. A lot of freedom to explore your own creativity.
Negatives: Clash of ideas during group work. But it’s inevitable in a creative course.
My advice to future students is: Choose your group mates wisely. Start assignments ASAP. Form your own peer-critique buddy system.
I majored in Quantity surveying and cost engineering.
Positives: 1. It gives you an experience of the real world i.e challenges that are happening in construction industry
2. It allows you to practice the profession within the industry through internships
3. Activities such as networking with the right people to help you look for jobs and site visits.
Negatives: 1. It is not as detailed as the job (obviously)
2. Lack of software experience
My advice to future students is: Embrace your learning in uni now and don't take it for granted
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