I found Uni.. It got me my degree, which is what I needed. It would have been good to learn more skills that I could use in my job, instead of it simply being about a piece of paper.
Positives: The location is probably the best aspect to this uni. Being in the CBD you literally have every public transport option available to you (bus, train, ferry) as well as onsite parking. There are plenty of food, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance, or you can jump on the free loop service which stops right out the front of the campus. There is also a free campus shuttle so you can travel between Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. The campus itself is really nice since their renovations, with lots of great facilities. There is a lot of support for students, at least in their business faculty. They provide free 1-1 tutoring where you can go and ask specific questions about anything that puzzles you. I also found that the tutors and lecturers were very willing to help their students. If you showed that you were trying, and putting in the effort, then they would go out of their way to help you.
Negatives: The IT degree needs to be completely redesigned. When I did my course it was a ""build your own degree"". You had 4x core units at the start and 4x at the end that you had to do, but then you picked all your units in between. There were no majors. What I was left with was a mis-mash of web design, development, and business analysis units that didn't really give me advance skills in any particular area. I imagine it would have also made it very difficult for hiring managers because every student graduated with a different skillset. In addition, it felt like the lecturers didn't have much 'real world' knowledge and weren't up to date with the latest technology and trends. IT is a very fast-paced industry, with technologies becoming obsolete in an average of 4 years. I imagine this is why full-time lecturers and tutors did it difficult to keep up.
My advice to future students is: Get involved in as any clubs and societies as possible. It seems like a lot of effort, but you will be thankful for it. And speak to your lecturers and tutors. Build a good reputation with them because you will no doubt need them at some point or another. Oh and if possible, look for job opportunities at the Uni. It looks great on your resume and they pay really well!
Positives: The course prepares students to analyse data using traditional data methods including Data Warehousing, Mining and Advanced Analytics. The course is intensive and prepares the students to face complex situational problems. There is help available from PhD students as well as mentors provided during the start of semester 1
Negatives: Too many assignments make it hard for student to focus on the various aspect of advanced analytics. Students are expected to learn everything themselves because even though this is a master's course, the lecturers think it's the best way learning. I.e by solving technical problems themselves.
My advice to future students is: Practice the coding languages taught on a day to day basis. The course provides the students to learn from a wide array of technical expertise, so make sure to pick one technology and stick to it. Understanding the fundamentals is key to success.
Positives: The course provides students with real life problems as opposed to textbook problems. This course also provides access to more practical exercise and experience and allows students to gain a better understanding of the working world.
Negatives: The course offerings were sometimes out of date. Technology is emerging at a rapid speed it is hard for the university to keep up to pace. This made it a real challenge when picking a course offering during the start of the new semester.
My advice to future students is: Focus is key. Always put in that extra effort if you want to be a step further in the game. Go home and practice what you learnt at school.
Positives: High standard education
Negatives: Too expensive for the course fees
My advice to future students is: Check for their majors
I major in Information Systems.
Positives: High standard knowledge delivered
Negatives: Too expensive
My advice to future students is: First check whether their interested units are available in uni
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: 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 lectures provide a lot of materials and give student a lot of chance to be active and participate in class activity. Real study cases
Negatives: Sometimes it is confusing to study 2 majors
My advice to future students is: Takes notes, listen to lecture recordings, do assignments on time
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