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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #180 on: November 25, 2015, 03:01:12 pm »
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Anyone know much about UNIB20012 Water for Sustainable Futures?
Deciding between that and one of the music and health/psychology subjects.

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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #181 on: November 25, 2015, 03:29:15 pm »
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Anyone know much about UNIB20012 Water for Sustainable Futures?
Deciding between that and one of the music and health/psychology subjects.

I didn't take it, but a close friend did. She said it was rather easy and surprisingly insightful :)
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #182 on: November 26, 2015, 02:36:57 pm »
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Looking for any of the Electrical Systems major subjects

(Digital System Design, Signals and Systems, Electrical Network and Design, etc)

Sorry, I don't have time to write full reviews, but here goes:

  • ENAD: Generally well taught, you know what's expected of you, content is reasonable - essentially an extension of FOEN.
  • DSD: Really poorly taught (new lecturer for this year), you have no idea what to expect on midsems/exams, but the content is quite straightforward - most of us self-taught this subject to get by.
  • EDM: Adequately taught, lectures go through the core theory which makes it feel quite disconnected from the assessments, but the content is hard (definitely the most difficult I've done during my degree).
  • S&S: Basically a maths subject. Well taught, some people found the content quite difficult, some found it quite straightforward (sorta like how it was for Linear Algebra), but the lecturer makes it really clear the types of problems that we're expected to be able to do.
  • ESI: Optional. The cohort is generally really split between this being a "good/bad" subject. I'm in the "good" camp. ESI is built around a project (usually a temperature controller) and has no real "structure" like other subjects. There is lots of freedom around how to approach the problem, lectures are basically "here's some different ways I've come across to solve X - feel free to try these or come up with your own solution". Requires a fair amount of intuition and creativeness - i.e. criticisms of ESI generally run along the lines of "there was no direction", which TBH is really the point of the subject - YOU have to figure it out. Quite enjoyable once you embrace that concept.
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #183 on: November 27, 2015, 10:59:45 am »
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Did anyone do inter micro or business finance?
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #184 on: November 27, 2015, 01:10:53 pm »
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There are a couple inter micro reviews on the review thread but I am also very keen for a business finance review if someone could do one :P

EDIT: oh there's just 1 inter micro review, my bad!
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #185 on: November 27, 2015, 01:28:59 pm »
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There are a couple inter micro reviews on the review thread but I am also very keen for a business finance review if someone could do one :P

EDIT: oh there's just 1 inter micro review, my bad!

The review page hasn't been fully updated yet. The user Amity wrote a great BusFi review on page 30 on the reviews thread.

My personal recommendation is to do BusFi in sem 1. The MST and exam in sem 2 seemed way harder than the ones given in sem 1. Joshua Shemesh is also a pretty good lecturer, assuming he teaches in semester 1 again like he did in 2015.
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #186 on: November 27, 2015, 01:36:25 pm »
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hey spec, did you do intro macro by any chance? i'm considering doing it as a breadth. how did you find it? any other commerce subjects that you found interesting? i already did intro micro and finance this year.


The review page hasn't been fully updated yet. The user Amity wrote a great BusFi review on page 30 on the reviews thread.

My personal recommendation is to do BusFi in sem 1. The MST and exam in sem 2 seemed way harder than the ones given in sem 1. Joshua Shemesh is also a pretty good lecturer, assuming he teaches in semester 1 again like he did in 215.

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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #187 on: November 27, 2015, 07:46:12 pm »
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Has anyone done Applied Mathematical Modelling?

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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #188 on: November 27, 2015, 09:41:35 pm »
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The review page hasn't been fully updated yet. The user Amity wrote a great BusFi review on page 30 on the reviews thread.

My personal recommendation is to do BusFi in sem 1. The MST and exam in sem 2 seemed way harder than the ones given in sem 1. Joshua Shemesh is also a pretty good lecturer, assuming he teaches in semester 1 again like he did in 2015.
cheers for that man !!
gotta do it in summer to graduate on time though HHAHAh just wanted to see what i was up against

hey spec, did you do intro macro by any chance? i'm considering doing it as a breadth. how did you find it? any other commerce subjects that you found interesting? i already did intro micro and finance this year.
yeah man i did intro macro. it was a pretty good subject, it was kinda difficult but you learn pretty interesting stuff if you put in the effort to conceptually learn it. i really enjoyed it. if you did vce eco it is pretty reminiscent of that in parts. alot of people dont like the lecturer though but i thought he was an ok lad but i also thought the micro lecture was cool too which alot of ppl disagree with. overall good subject and interesting content. it probably wont help you as much in your professional or personal life as much as micro or finance but it will make you a better voter and will make you be able to read pretty much any economic article and fully understand what is going on. if you have 1 more level 1 breadth space and wanna do a comm subject id definitely reccomend macro over management. cant speak for marketing but people generally enjoyed that one.

good luck with whatever you choose

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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #189 on: November 28, 2015, 10:24:04 am »
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Has anyone done any of the following subjects?

Project Management
Web Info Technologies
Elements of Data Processing

Would love reviews if so!
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #190 on: November 28, 2015, 12:08:21 pm »
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Has anyone done BCMB30004 Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry? If so, a review would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #191 on: November 28, 2015, 12:19:35 pm »
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Japanese 5, anyone?
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #192 on: November 29, 2015, 05:48:28 pm »
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Would love to read reviews of any of the Economics Major subjects (or hear some general thoughts about them)
ECON30010 Microeconomics
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #193 on: November 29, 2015, 08:28:06 pm »
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A number of requests for a BCMB30004 (Cell Signalling & Neurochem) review so I will write a short one here and maybe a full length one later on.

Negatives:
The subject timetable wasn't uploaded until like week 3. Prof Cheng (main lecturer/subject coordinator) uploads dozens of files onto the LMS, ranging from extra lectures from different scientists to molsoft (protein visualizing software) files. There is never any clear indication as to what amount of detail you are expected to know for the assessments, from the lectures (he goes into tons of detail in some) and from these extra learning materials for A/prof Cheng's part. He insists that everything is important but going through everything would take all the time in your life, so try and be smart about what you decide to leave out of revision. You also had to listen to a number of pre-recorded lectures (from previous years?) to be fully prepared for the MSTs and the exam. Many of the slides by A/prof Cheng and one or two other lecturers were chaotic and made revision much harder, which I think has been brought up in other subject reviews.

The MSTs are oddly timed at the end of week 8 and in week 11, meaning mst1, a 7.5% exam assesses 7 weeks of content in like 40 mins while MST2 only tests like 3. The saving grace was that if you knew your lectures very well (Tip: learn how to draw/explain things in a diagram) getting H1s on both was quite possible, or so I was told  :P For the 15% essay you get to choose from a range of topics given by each of the main lecturers. I chose Prof Cheng's, which had no clear link to the course content of Cell Signalling and Neurochemistry. The topic was interesting though.

I wasn't a fan of many of the lecturers either whose lecturing styles I thought were very uninspiring. One of the guest lecturers went into tons and tons of detail and left many things on the slides out of her explanations. Many of the lectures feel disjointed, partly because 'Cell Signalling' and 'Neurochemistry' are mostly separate concepts.

With that said there were positives as well: A lot of the things I found really interesting, like how the molecular phenotype of Alzheimer's and Parkinsons' disease, and how post-translational modifications play such a big role in disease and physiological process. Prof Cheng makes an effort every year to update his slides so you know what you learn is current. Some of the lecturers were great (Guest lecturer Dr Nandurkar and A/prof Bogoyevitch come to mind) and were passionate about their research. I found the assessments to be fair if you knew everything, although there was lots and lots of detail to know at times. The assignment (although I can only speak for Prof Cheng's topic) was marked fairly and my friends who put in the work for it got good marks. Some of the lecturers did state clearly what level of detail is expected, which were very helpful when it came to revision. Some of the tutorials was dedicated to molsoft viewing of proteins and exploring how structure affects function, which was also a really good idea to promote student engagement and understanding of the content. I think all biochem subjects should consider doing something like this.

So that's my honest review of BCMB30004, hopefully you guys find it useful  :)
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Re: Subject Review Requests
« Reply #194 on: November 30, 2015, 09:24:14 am »
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Has anybody taken MULT20003 Critical Analytical Skills or POLS20023 Comparative Politics? I'd really like to know what, if any, the prescribed texts for these subjects are.