Positives: Beautiful campus, good tutors, world class lecturers
Negatives: Expensive, some material was outdated, not much application to real world
My advice to future students is: Do vacation work, do volunteering work
Positives: uwa social life is great. My course was very fun, i love what i studied.
Negatives: Not enough practical experience/exposure/skill development. It was too theory based. Many of the lecturers were hard to understand. I felt at many times UWA is quite traditional, and taking an out dated approach to education.
My advice to future students is: If you're looking to do post grad. Go to UWA. If you want to stop at bachelor. Or actually come away with skills. Go to another institution.
Positives: Meets the standards required for CA / CPA status.
Negatives: 2%-5% of the material learnt is useful for future accountants. Doesn't meet the skills and demands of future accountants.
My advice to future students is: Source internships, relevant experience and marketable skills elsewhere. The current curriculum is outdated.
Positives: Interesting, some practical components, networks
Negatives: Some bad lecturers, some assignments not well thought out enough
My advice to future students is: Make the most out of opportunities to apply your knowledge
Having done a study abroad in the US recently, I can notice the marked difference in the education quality between UWA and UPenn. The commerce course here is quite shallow with very little emphasis on practical case study material or investigate research into actual businesses/economies. The lectures are not very stimulating nor engaging. If given the choice, I would not enrol in this course at UWA, but rather choose to pursue commerce at a stronger university, such as over east or in the US.
My advice to future students is: If given the choice, I would not enrol in this course at UWA, but rather choose to pursue commerce at a stronger university, such as over east or in the US. However, if you're simply doing the course to acquire a bachelors degree and not too passionate about commerce or career prospects, then the course at UWA is adequate.
The networking and people you meet along the way to be able to help you later on in life and with your career. There was as much or as little extra curricular activities to further ones studies as well.
If you aren't on campus and using the facilities all the time it as easy to fall out of the loop and not feel so connected with your cohort. I didn't feel that i was fully equipped at the end of my degree to know how to enter the workforce.
Advice for future students:
Find out as soon as possible how best to utilise the possible pathways into a career you would like through the university and and work experience programs etc.
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