Positives: Our faculty has good industrial exposure so we have really good and relevant examples of the same
Negatives: The course is not recognized by the Engineers of Australia so that is definitely a downside of the program
My advice to future students is: I would advice students to think about time management before applying. As the schedule is hectic it is difficult to manage a job and studies. I wish I knew this
Positives: Good support, strong online resources, interesting content and a fantastic community.
Negatives: Commuting the distance to work 4 days a week by public transport.
My advice to future students is: Attend your lectures no matter how tempted you are to stay home and take intuitively understood notes as much as you can.
I'm majoring in Medical Engineering.
Positives: The Bachelor of Engineering at QUT gives you great experience in all aspects of engineering. From research, calculations, design, manufacturing and testing, the degree throws you right in there from the very first semester. Lecturers encourage joining the various engineering clubs available, which help to give students relevant industry exposure.
Negatives: The content, particularly in the mathematical based subjects, is very fast paced. If you miss one class or lecture, you miss a large amount of content, however it is easy enough to catch up online. Due to the large cohort, there isn't a huge amount of one-on-one help, so you need to be prepared to spend time outside of class to understand the concepts.
My advice to future students is: Try to keep up to date in the semester content, as it is easy to fall behind. The lecturers don't give you much information on the required work placement, so start applying as soon as you are eligible, as it can be difficult to find companies that are willing to take on students. Join the extracurricular clubs where you can, as they offer valuable industry connections and experience that you wouldn't otherwise get from the degree.
Positives: I’ve found that the tutors and lecturers are very helpful in my course, they’re willing to put in 110% to make sure everyone understands the topics taught, even though most of them are incredibly busy with their own studies and/or work etc.
Additionally, the engineering aspect of my dual degree is very hands on, rather than just focusing on theory. I’ve found this assists with the understanding of complicated concepts and gives a form of preparation for our careers (a.k.a we aren’t just thrown in the deep end only knowing theory).
Another positive aspect is that there is quite a lot of group work involved in this course, meaning we develop our team work skills, thus helping prepare us for the real world.
Negatives: There aren’t many negative aspects at all. One would perhaps be that the workload and content can be quite challenging. However, I think if the person is prepared to dedicate themselves then this isn’t a problem.
My advice to future students is: Attend as many tutes and lectures as possible (you are paying for them after all), don’t fall behind, and most importantly don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Positives: There are very few as a large proportion of the content is work previously covered in grade 12
The people I've met would be one
Negatives: The content, many tutors and lecturers and the interest level
My advice to future students is: Be prepared for the boring stuff first
I majored in Civil Engineering
Positives: The course was flexible as i mixed and match which subject i completed in which years. I tried to group similar area together which seemed to help. Furthermore the university had some lecturers which had real industry experience and had run major construction companies for many years.
Negatives: Some of the courses didnt really have much real world relevance. looking back some of the subjects were irrelevant for where my career has gone after studying. the course would have been more beneficial with more online/remote abilities.
My advice to future students is: Make sure you get undergraduate experience within your industry very early during your studies to ensure you can tailor your study to suit where you want your career to go. furthermore early experience will allow you to understand what you are studying more relating it to the real world
- You are certified to work as an engineer in any country around the world
- A lot of studying required and heavy use of programming softwares required
My advice to future students is: - Do a lot of sciences and maths in high school
A degree that teaches you technical skills which have practical applications in the industry.
First year core subjects are sometimes too broad and unnecessary if you already know what discipline you would like to do
My advice to future students is: Take a gap year. Do it. You’ll come back better, more eager to learn and you’ll be a better student
Most subjects within the course require a lot of time and dedication but the assignments are always based on real world scenarios and are very engaging
My advice to future students is: To make sure they always do what they love - even though not everything will be sunshine and rainbows
Positive - Lots of support available, the content is engaging, the lecturers/tutors/etc are all clearly passionate about their field. Great community
Cons - It can be overwhelming to have so many different areas open up to you so quickly. Keeping track of the classes your in, plus the extra support you're using, and any communities you've joined, can get difficult.
My advice to future students is: TIME. MANAGEMENT. Keep a diary/calendar. Fill in what you need to be doing each week, and *do the things*. Go to O-week and come to grips with the networks you have access to.
Also, recognise when you're not learning something and do something about it FAST. Content won't slow down just because you have. When you don't understand something in class, gorge yourself on other explanations of that thing until something clicks. Do it fast, because you have at most a week before that stuff is old news and you're onto newer and more complex stuff that relies on you understanding everything else.
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