Positives: studying the bachelor of creative industries gives you full autonomy over what sectors you want to study. you get to mix and match creative sectors that you excel at and you get to graduate having excelled in different areas. this means you get to do 2 majors or 1 major and 2 minors. The best part is that no matter what combination - the school is constantly backing you up on your decision to do this. they understand the complexity of creatives and they give you the tools and support to help you get the skills you need and also teach you skills to make you ready for the workforce. what more - they encourage out of school learning with internships and trips as part of the curriculum so you come out of university with experience to back your study.
Negatives: One negative aspect is that you have too many courses to choose from that you might not make the right choice at first go. You might end up feeling like you should study something else or that you have too much to take on. Also you might feel disheartened at some stage that you aren't doing a specialised degree compared to others in your field. But i believe that not all of us was meant to be a master of one - some of us are jacks of all trades and if you truly feel like you can excel in different fields than dont worry what others are doing. another negative aspect is that it might be really hard to keep a solid group of classmates because everyone almost always has a different mix of majors and minors.
My advice to future students is: My advice is to fully engage with material given - it prepares you for the real working world. Even if it may seem tedious or too much, these extra readings will make you more proficient and prolific in your career path. It will also encourage you to seek more knowledge in your own time that will help you build a portfolio you can then use when applying for jobs post grad.
Positive: learning sources are very comprehensive and easy to be accessed via Blackboard (uni website). The facility’s quality is also good enough to assist our study such as computer lab, internet access, cozy classroom, etc.
Negative: as an international student, it was a bit hard for me at the beginnning, to understand some lecturers because they spoke with a very bold accent
My advice to future students is: Think in English, and more being audacious to use it to communicate. Also get involved in an English speaking community, especially for an Interntional student. Last but not least, never delay any of your assignments.
I'm majoring in Finance.
QUT is a good school if you want to experience a real world learning. They provide a good curriculum, higher order thinking of learning and good facility with advanced technology but I wouldn't say best because they don't really take good care some of the rooms. Regarding the course, the course materials that they gave are very useful to be implemented in the workplace but some of the lecturer just didn't know how to teach effectively and some of the tutors were really hard to reach. Overall, its a good school to attend and I would recommend it to my friends and family.
My advice to future students is: Only go for the course that you like. QUT provides a real world study material, if you don't like the course that you're taking you won't enjoy it and it will be very hard for you to pass it. Additionaly, make some friends for you to suffer with, dont procrastinate with the assignments as you will regret it in the end and enjoy uni life!
I majored in Finance.
Positive: the course is quite easy, in terms of getting marks on assignments and exams. Another thing is that I feel that studying finance at QUT is kind of opening my eyes to a lot of new knowledge. The negative aspect is that some of the lecturers don't have relevant knowledge in delivering the lectures. Another negative aspect is that the marking criteria is very vague, the assignments are marked subjectively.
My advice to future students is: Pick another major other than finance, I don't think it's worth it.
I majored in Finance.
The positive aspect of studying finance is that we are taught to think outside the box, especially on the assignments. It is adopting real case scenarios, and is very fun to do.
The negative aspect of studying finance is that the assignment is very challenging and time consuming. I almost missed a few deadlines because of this. Another thing is that the quality of lectures isn't that great, I feel I can study better alone.
My advice to future students is: The bachelor of Finance at QUT is great but stressful. Try to enjoy and have fun in the study
Positives: This course provides several units that are very useful for real life situation and work. For example, business intelligence that taught the students about data analytics that is the technology trend nowadays and necessary for an IT student to know.
Negatives: There is a unit that the lecturer didn't really get involved and it meant the students can spend a semester without having a lot of knowledge gained.
My advice to future students is: It is recommended to choose the units that will be very useful in the future. Make use of facilities provided by the university and ask questions to mentor or lecturer.
Positives: One positive aspect is the fact that it accommodates students that don’t have a technical background. Through this course they can grow to understand information technology, bridging business thinking with technical thinking. One useful subject I found is IS Consulting, as the skills it teaches are useful for business in general.
Negatives: Some of the negatives would be the need to keep up with new technologies in some assignments. One assignment in particular required us to learn blockchain, and formulate a technical solution using this technology. Another negative is the fact that we are caught between business and technology, in some cases we are not really specialists in only one of those fields, though I suppose this also means IT students are adaptable. One last negative is that there’s a lot of different aspects of IT that we need to remember, such as the design of IT, business of IT, and other things that build upon knowledge from previous semesters.
My advice to future students is: For future students, I advise them to simply keep up with the subjects. Work on assignments often since many are not tasks that can be done last minute. Finally, I would tell them to ask for help from other students in order to understand things better or improve any assignment work that involves coding.
Positives: The IT course at QUT provides complete package to students, from programming to business sides. We are trained to align and be a medium between technology and business. The projects are very realistic and relatable to the real world tasks. In the final year, there will be a final project called capstone, where all the knowledge and techniques learned throughout all semesters will be used in implementing a real project with real client.
Negatives: One of the things that I dislike about the course is the quality of the lectures. I sometimes feel the lecture sessions are quite useless, especially since some lecturers only read through the slides. Another negative aspect is the lack of support in terms of technological resources and knowledge in the capstone (final year project). I feel that it is really important to provide supports for the final year students on the capstone.
My advice to future students is: I would advise future students to take this course seriously, since it is one of the most demanding courses. It can get stressful and busy, especially with the assignments, but it is also fun. Another bit of advice is to not procrastinate on the assignments to get good marks (VERY IMPORTANT)
Positives: The course gives a realistic view of how the industry is, so they give you essential facts and information to be successful. They train you in essential skills that are necessary to succeed well in the industry.
Negatives: It’s difficult to specialise in what you want to become in the course as roles are very competitive. Thus, it disadvantages students to perfect their skills in their desired profession
My advice to future students is: To go into the course with an open mind and willing to get outside of your comfort zone.
I majored in Film, Television and New Media.
Positives: Some of the positive aspects of my course include that it covers a wide range of different topics inside film and television. It allows you to explore the practical sides of the course, including using proper industry equipment, studios and software. It also alows you to understand the theory sides of things including genre, screenwriting, pre-production, budgeting and development.
Negatives: Alterations from the true industry, pressure to do certain things as opposed to other newer options, unnecessary assessments which don’t expand knowledge in the way the industry would utilise.
My advice to future students is: Become more organised and use time management wisely in order to manage projects. Watch and consume lots of film, television and new media content and keep up to date with the art form and the technology.
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