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Title: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: kumamon on November 16, 2018, 03:50:47 pm
So these are my current plans for 2019

Summer:
FINA20035 Drawing with Anatomy (A bit nervous, since the best drawing I've done so far are of stick figures, literally)

Semester 1:
ANAT20006 Principles of Human Structure
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science

Semester 2:
BCMB20003 Molecular Analysis of Cell Function
PHYS20008 Human Physiology
PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work
UNIB20008 Drugs that Shape Society (Haven't really decided, just doing it for the sake of re-enrol)

Anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Chelsea f.c. on November 23, 2018, 10:45:09 pm
i considered actuarial but instead did econ/fin and a maths diploma but i think you (M909) should consider doing micro and macro rather than international trade and corp valuation to give you a shot at eco honours or finance honours if your aiming for either of those (if one aim for other as well =) ) micro isn't as bad as some people make out and macro was best subject of my degree plus econ hoonours as well as finance are very good programs learning interesting material with very good job prospects... though some of the subjects weren't as rigorous mathematically they can get intense enough when you start adding in stuff (e.g. a derivative is pretty easy to price but what happens when you add bid-ask spread and you have a big binomial tree)... plus if you like inter macro macro is just as good =)
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: BNard on November 24, 2018, 04:05:45 pm
So these are my current plans for 2019
UNIB20008 Drugs that Shape Society (Haven't really decided, just doing it for the sake of re-enrol)

Anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them
Just my opinion, but I did Drugs that shape last year and wasn't a fan. I am a science student with strong writing skills, so thought that I would have the opportunity to do well, but found that the peer assessed assignment brought me down (even I thought mine was quite good and put a lot of time in) and the exam was marked harshly. If you are really very interested in this subject area, go for it, but for an easier breadth I'd recommend Food for a health planet I,II or III or Thinking Scientifically (as a non breadth for sci students). Just my two cents!

As for my selections for next year:
Sem 1:
NEUR30002 Neurophysiology and Circuits
PATH30001 Mechanisms of human disease
PATH30002 Techniques for investigation of disease
UNIB30010 Food for a healthy planet 3

Sem 2:
PATH30003 Frontiers in Human disease
PHYS30001 Cardiovascular Health, genes and hormones
BIOL30001 Reproductive Physiology
UNIB20014 Food for a healthy planet 2
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: dddknight on November 24, 2018, 06:18:42 pm
So these are my current plans for 2019

Summer:
FINA20035 Drawing with Anatomy (A bit nervous, since the best drawing I've done so far are of stick figures, literally)

Semester 1:
ANAT20006 Principles of Human Structure
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science

Semester 2:
BCMB20003 Molecular Analysis of Cell Function
PHYS20008 Human Physiology
PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work
UNIB20008 Drugs that Shape Society (Haven't really decided, just doing it for the sake of re-enrol)

Anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them

I like your choices for 2nd year. They're very similar to mine :) I would recommend Music and Health for 2nd sem just to make it a bit more chill
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: WTFBBQCheesecake on November 24, 2018, 08:18:36 pm
So 2019 will be a stressful year for me since I'll be doing 10 subjects but doing it so that I only have to do 3 subjects per semester in third year :P

Summer
ECON20002 - Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON10003 - Introductory Macroeconomics

Semester 1
BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science
MAST20009 - Vector Calculus
MAST20026 - Real Analysis
ANCW10001 - Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (My final breadth but still not sure about it, so any other suggestions would be great)

Semester 2
MAST20030 - Differential Equations
MAST20022 - Group Theory and Linear Algebra
BCMB30010 - Advanced Techniques in Molecular Science
BCMB30004 - Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry (Might change this to another subject in the Biochemistry major)
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: dddknight on November 25, 2018, 12:44:34 am
So 2019 will be a stressful year for me since I'll be doing 10 subjects but doing it so that I only have to do 3 subjects per semester in third year :P

Summer
ECON20002 - Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON10003 - Introductory Macroeconomics

Semester 1
BCMB20005 Techniques in Molecular Science
MAST20009 - Vector Calculus
MAST20026 - Real Analysis
ANCW10001 - Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (My final breadth but still not sure about it, so any other suggestions would be great)

Semester 2
MAST20030 - Differential Equations
MAST20022 - Group Theory and Linear Algebra
BCMB30010 - Advanced Techniques in Molecular Science
BCMB30004 - Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry (Might change this to another subject in the Biochemistry major)

Hmm if you're looking for a chill breadth, you could do music and health. I strongly advise it because Techniques will be a huge step up from what you're exposed to in Chemistry for Biosciences. Similarly, just keep an open mind whether you want to do Advanced techniques as a 2nd yr. Expect each and every day to be busy. As for BCMB30004, i feel it's one of the best subjects for Biochemistry. However, perhaps you shouldn't be too eager but rather do BCMB20003 because I felt it gave a huge help in dealing with the 3rd year biochem subjects and is a recommended subject for Advanced Techniques as given in the handbook.
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: mtDNA on November 25, 2018, 12:21:23 pm
I intend on doing the following subjects, though I would love any comments from people who have done deafness and communitcation or drawing with anatomy, since Iím really stuck between which I should choose:

February:
FINA20035 - Drawing with Anatomy OR
EDUC20069 - Deafness and Communication

Semester 1:
BIOM20001 - Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine (yikes)
BCMB20005 - Techniques in Molecular Science

Winter Intensive:
ITAL10008 - Italian 1 Mid-Year Intensive

Semester 2:

BIOM20002 - Human Structure & Function
PHRM20001 - Pharmacology: How Drugs Work
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: lovebiology on November 25, 2018, 09:30:38 pm
So I am planning to under-load my first semester of next year by taking only 3 subjects, but 3 really hard level 2 subjects, I am just wondering for anyone who has done both corporate financial decision making and econometrics 1, which one do you reckon is harder? I am trying to decide which one to take in semester 1... Also, financial accounting theory versus taxation law 1, which one do you guys reckon is easier for a 2nd year commerce student? Thanks ! :)
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: cryoteqnics on November 26, 2018, 03:32:04 pm
I intend on doing the following subjects, though I would love any comments from people who have done deafness and communitcation or drawing with anatomy, since Iím really stuck between which I should choose:

I did deafness and communication last semester. Not sure about the summer intensive, but the seminars for last semester were chill and the assessment was marked fairly imo and they were moderate/kind of easy especially if you've done essays before. The first one was a creative project and the second was an essay. You can choose your own topic for the first one and they give you five options for the second.

Choosing between a Microbiology & Immunology major (Infection and Immunity specialisation) or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major.
Leaning towards the former but really not sure about the subjects for Semester 1  :-\ :(
Any advice would be great :)

Summer:
BOTA20004 Flora of Victoria

Semester 1:
BIOM30002: Biomedicine: Molecule to Malady
MIIM30002: Principles of Immunology
MIIM30011: Medical Microbiology: Bacteriology
MIIM30016: Techniques in Microbiolgoy

Semester 2:
BIOM30001: Frontiers in Biomedicine
MIIM30014: Medical Microbiology: Virology
BIOM30003: Biomedical Science Research Project
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: clarke54321 on November 26, 2018, 04:26:52 pm
Summer:
CLAS10006- Latin 1

Semester 1:
GERM20007- German 5
LING20005- Phonetics
BLAW20001- Corporate Law
LING20011- Grammar of English

Winter:
ITAL10008- Italian 1 (Mid-Year Intensive)

Semester 2:
LING20006- Syntax
LAWS30017- Intellectual Property Law
GERM20008- German 6

Should be a fun year  ;D
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Cornrow Kenny on November 26, 2018, 07:26:19 pm
So I am planning to under-load my first semester of next year by taking only 3 subjects, but 3 really hard level 2 subjects, I am just wondering for anyone who has done both corporate financial decision making and econometrics 1, which one do you reckon is harder? I am trying to decide which one to take in semester 1... Also, financial accounting theory versus taxation law 1, which one do you guys reckon is easier for a 2nd year commerce student? Thanks ! :)
They are both reasonably chilled. I reckon CFDM is harder
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: lovebiology on November 26, 2018, 07:41:58 pm
They are both reasonably chilled. I reckon CFDM is harder

Thank you!
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Alter on November 26, 2018, 07:51:09 pm
Choosing between a Microbiology & Immunology major (Infection and Immunity specialisation) or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major.
Leaning towards the former but really not sure about the subjects for Semester 1  :-\ :(
Any advice would be great :)
Which topics did you find most interesting in MCB and what do you see yourself more willing to study? Similarly, what do you plan on doing after 3rd year? If you wanted to go into honours, some of the techniques that you learn in the majors could be a huge boon going forward.

Also: BIOM30003 is the best subject I did in undergrad - great choice. Do you already have a project/supervisor in mind?
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Meddling on November 26, 2018, 10:21:55 pm
Summer
CHEM10004 - Chemistry 2

Semester 1
ANAT20006: Principles of Human Structure
PHYS20008: Human Physiology
MIIM20001: Principles of Microbiology & Immunology
BLAW10001: Principles of Business Law

Semester 2
BCMB20002: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MIIM20002: Microbes, Infections and Responses
PATH20001: Exploring Human Disease - Science
SCIE20001: Thinking Scientifically

How much workload should I be expecting from these subjects? Do you think the bludge subjects are good? (BLAW and SCIE).
Also, are there any more easy winter/summer subjects?
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: silverfox on November 26, 2018, 11:57:48 pm
After a lot of thought about what I wanted to do post-grad, finally decided on my subjects for my final year of undergrad (yikes)!

Semester 1
MAST30020: Probability for Inference
MAST30025: Linear Statistical Models
ECOM20001: Econometrics 1
ATOC30008: Atmospheric Processes and Composition

Semester 2
MAST30001: Stochastic Modelling
MAST30027: Modern Applied Statistics
ENGR30002: Fluid Mechanics
SCIE20001: Thinking Scientifically

Just the typical stats major pathway. Trying to not kill myself with the workload next year (given how badly balancing two jobs, a social life and uni went for me this year)
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: cryoteqnics on November 28, 2018, 05:18:26 pm
If you wanted to go into honours, some of the techniques that you learn in the majors could be a huge boon going forward.

Also: BIOM30003 is the best subject I did in undergrad - great choice. Do you already have a project/supervisor in mind?

Yeah am thinking of honours. Would you recommend underloading when doing BIOM30003? I wanted to do Techniques for Immunology as well but thought it would be too much.
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Alter on November 28, 2018, 09:11:52 pm
Yeah am thinking of honours. Would you recommend underloading when doing BIOM30003? I wanted to do Techniques for Immunology as well but thought it would be too much.
Hard for me to guess what works better for you, because I did it by itself in the summer semester so I can't compare it to a normal semester load. My personal opinion would be to advise you to underload while doing BIOM30003 given the chance, because most people tend to work more on the project than is typical of a standard subject. I underloaded in sem 2 and in retrospect it was one of the best choices of my undergrad degree - just watch out for a hectic sem 1 (I reckon M2M is harder than Frontiers!)
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: magicmachine on November 29, 2018, 02:38:29 am
Helloo biomed babies, I am planning to do HSF, miim20002 (microbiology) , phrm20001 (level2 pharm) in semester 2. Will it rlly be overloaded as each sub has massive stuff to memorise. thanks.
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: vox nihili on November 29, 2018, 11:37:25 am
Helloo biomed babies, I am planning to do HSF, miim20002 (microbiology) , phrm20001 (level2 pharm) in semester 2. Will it rlly be overloaded as each sub has massive stuff to memorise. thanks.

It will certainly be a really challenging semester, but plenty have done it before.
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Alter on November 29, 2018, 11:38:39 am
Apparently there's a nice amount of overlap between HSF and PHRM20001, as well.
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Joseph41 on November 29, 2018, 12:02:09 pm
Summer:
CLAS10006- Latin 1

Semester 1:
GERM20007- German 5
LING20005- Phonetics
BLAW20001- Corporate Law

Winter:
ITAL10008- Italian 1 (Mid-Year Intensive)

Semester 2:
LING20006- Syntax
LING20011- Grammar of English
GERM20008- German 6

Should be a fun year  ;D

These look like wicked units!
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: clarke54321 on November 29, 2018, 03:47:35 pm
These look like wicked units!

Letís hope they deliver 🤞
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Hydroxyl on December 08, 2018, 02:16:07 pm
#100th post!!! :D

I've taken a massive hiatus off ATARNotes, but I have been secretly lurking around :P Especially the University threads! I just wanted to post something Psychology related as my 100th post but I guess if I keep waiting I'll never get to it ahahaha

My planned subjects are:

February

ISLM20003 - The Qur'an: An Introduction

Semester 1

ARBC10005 - Arabic 1
BCMB20002 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
EDUC10057 - Wellbeing, Motivation and Performance PSYC20006 - Biological Psychology
FOOD20003 - Food Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition PSYC20008 - Developmental Psychology

Semester 2

ANAT20006 - Principles of Human Structure
PHYS20008 - Human Physiology
PSYC20007 - Cognitive Psychology

I have those two breadths in Semester 1 but I'm not sure if I want to swap EDUC10057 for PSYC20008 (Developmental Psychology). I wanted to take as many breadths as possible (since I didn't do a breadth in Semester 1 of 2018, I can take three now!) We'll have to see though ~

Edit 23/01: Decided on a Psychology major, which requires both Developmental and Biological Psychology. For now, I've decided to push Personality and Social Psychology to 3rd year, and Developmental Psychology is under the "Science/Breadth" for me.

Hydroxyl
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Joseph41 on December 08, 2018, 02:28:41 pm
Hydroxyl

Great to see you around! :)
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: AlphaZero on December 08, 2018, 02:58:28 pm
Gonna be an interesting year :D

Summer:
> FNCE10002 Principles of Finance (12.5 CP, Breadth)

Semester 1:
> BIOM20001 Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine (25 CP, Core)
> MAST20009 Vector Calculus (12.5 CP, Diploma)
> BMEN20001 Biomechanical Physics & Computation (12.5 CP, Major Prereq.)

Semester 2:
> BIOM20002 Human Structure and Function (25 CP, Core)
> MAST20030 Differential Equations (12.5 CP, Diploma)
> Unsure what I'm going to put here (if anything). I'm doing 4 years (because of Maths Diploma) so I'm not in a rush.
Title: Re: UoM subject choice thread 2019
Post by: Hydroxyl on December 08, 2018, 03:05:48 pm
Great to see you around! :)

Thank You!!! Glad to be back :D
Title: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: MB_ on January 21, 2019, 03:00:55 pm
Registration dates:
3rd year subjects - 10am Jan 22
2nd year subjects - 10am Jan 24
1st year subjects - 10am Jan 31

Summer:
FNCE10002 - Principles of Finance

Semester 1:
MAST30011 - Graph Theory
MAST30013 - Techniques in Operations Research
PSYC30013 - Research Methods for Human Inquiry
PSYC20008 - Developmental Psychology

Semester 2:
MAST30012 - Discrete Mathematics
MAST30021 - Complex Analysis
PSYC30021 - Psychological Science: Theory & Practice
PSYC30022 - Trends in Personality & Social Psychology

My year is very much subject to change depending on if I go for a concurrent diploma

P.S. could a mod please unpin last year's thread and pin this one?
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: AngelWings on January 21, 2019, 03:06:35 pm
P.S. could a mod please unpin last year's thread and pin this one?
Done. :)
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: RKTR on January 25, 2019, 11:52:23 pm
Semester 1
MAST10008 Accelerated Mathematics 1
ECON10003 Introductory Macroeconomics
ACCT10001 Accounting Reports and Analysis

Semester 2
ACCT10002 Introductory Financial Accounting
ACTL10001 Introduction to Actuarial Studies
ECON20001 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: leone27 on July 06, 2019, 04:22:17 am
Has anyone done UNIB2008: Drugs That Shape Society? There aren't too many reviews at the moment
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: GirRaffe on July 07, 2019, 10:00:36 pm
SEMESTER 1
BIOL10004   Biology of Cells and Organisms DONE
CHEM10009   Chemistry for BioSciences DONE
ECON10004   Introductory Microeconomics DONE
MAST10007   Linear Algebra DONE

SEMESTER 2
BCMB20002   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BIOL10005   Genetics & The Evolution of Life
BIOL20001   Evolution: Making Sense Of Life
ECOL20003   Ecology

No reviews on BIOL20001 and ECOL20003, anyone have any thoughts on them?
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: RKTR on July 07, 2019, 10:04:39 pm
SEMESTER 1
BIOL10004   Biology of Cells and Organisms DONE
CHEM10009   Chemistry for BioSciences DONE
ECON10004   Introductory Microeconomics DONE
MAST10007   Linear Algebra DONE

SEMESTER 2
BCMB20002   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BIOL10005   Genetics & The Evolution of Life
BIOL20001   Evolution: Making Sense Of Life
ECOL20003   Ecology

No reviews on BIOL20001 and ECOL20003, anyone have any thoughts on them?
wow 3 lv2 subjects in 2nd semester
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: GirRaffe on July 07, 2019, 11:17:18 pm
wow 3 lv2 subjects in 2nd semester

I just really liked the animal behaviour unit in BIOL10004 so decided to pick up two Level 2 subjects related to it :D
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: Hydroxyl on July 11, 2019, 09:30:10 pm
I just really liked the animal behaviour unit in BIOL10004 so decided to pick up two Level 2 subjects related to it :D

Wow good luck!! That sounds amazing. Smart thinking with CHEM10009, was going to do it as well but decided against it because it seemed hard ahah but Chemistry 2 was pretty hard anyway.

Good luck with Biochem! It's actually really fun and I loved it this year - barely any link to Chemistry.

Oh, and if you thought the animal section in BIOL10004 was good, wait till BIOL10005!
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: GirRaffe on July 16, 2019, 09:34:45 pm
Wow good luck!! That sounds amazing. Smart thinking with CHEM10009, was going to do it as well but decided against it because it seemed hard ahah but Chemistry 2 was pretty hard anyway.

Tbh it was pretty hard and I barely passed CHEM10009 :P but I still passed :D
Title: Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2019
Post by: yourfriendlyneighbourhoodghost on August 01, 2019, 02:41:58 pm
Has anyone done creative writing as a major? If so, how was it?