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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2017, 09:08:18 am »
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Thanks for the insight Katie. I definitely think that I'm doing too many courses. I'm doing a straight up Commerce degree, and I've already got more classes than your Education/Music degree. I'll have to call the uni after work tomorrow to sort things out. I have a slight feeling that the four compulsory courses that I included are supposed to be completed throughout the degree, rather than in a single year.

Hey! Full time load is 4 courses, 24 units of credit - Definitely too many! When it says that you don't need to study all of those in the first semester! Spread them out over the two semesters - Or as you say over the course of the program ;D

Four courses at any given time (at least until trimesters come in), will be 99.99% of students ;D

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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2017, 10:04:38 am »
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Hey guys,

My timetable looks like this at the moment. I was wondering if this is a normal setup for a full-time student? I honestly thought that I'd only be going to uni like 2-3 times a week.. I'm doing 8 courses at the moment as well, but I'm not sure if that's too many or not. It said that I need to have the 4 core courses, and 4 flexible ones so that's what I chose.

How many courses are you guys doing atm?

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Don't forget to click to actually enrol them, seeing as though everything on your's is green and not blue (implying that's what you're thinking of doing but haven't decided on).

Also, lol, good luck with MGMT. TABL would be really good for you given your HSC background but the HSC background has no say at all in MGMT
Hey,
I'm going 4 days a week (tried to get three but one of the tutes filled up). I'm only doing 4 different units (three music and one education). 8 seems like a lot but I don't really know your course.

This is mine:
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Given where you live I feel like you're gonna skip that 9AM lecture after a few weeks Katie (good luck :P )
Hey! Full time load is 4 courses, 24 units of credit - Definitely too many! When it says that you don't need to study all of those in the first semester! Spread them out over the two semesters - Or as you say over the course of the program ;D

Four courses at any given time (at least until trimesters come in), will be 99.99% of students ;D
Totally gonna convince people to overload now just to bump that down to 99.00% ;D
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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2017, 10:28:27 am »
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Missed this-
I'm actually dreading the compulsory economics and accounting courses though. I have a feeling that my lack of HSC maths could potentially make me struggle next year. I've decided not to do a bridging course for Mathematics though, as a lot of people have told me that it's unnecessary.
So, you weren't misinformed. A bridging course for 2U maths really won't help too much, especially since the compulsory ones are all non-calculus. Whilst the abilities of a 2U students do help for ECON1203, for ACCT1501 and ECON1101 they really just assume the knowledge of a general math student. (I only really recommend that stuff for finance major students.)

And of course, they won't assume the entire general knowledge course. But to say the least, you're going to need to know how to do algebra (and maybe some work with fractions). You're gonna need to know how to manipulate equations and substitute in values that they give you.

ACCT has really limited math - most of it is just number work on the calculator (but some math stuff appears in the ratios section). The above basically summarises ECON1101. ECON1203 would be more of a challenge though, and unless it's a prerequisite for anything you want to do later you may want to consider delaying it till your final year.
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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2017, 12:34:49 pm »
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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2017, 03:36:10 pm »
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Thanks for the help guys :D

Just to confirm, if I enrol into these classes now, will I still be eligible to receive further offers from UAC? I'd like to secure my spot into the classes so that I can have a good timetable, but I'm also interested to see whether USYD would take me for Com/Law!

EDIT: I just got off the phone from UNSW to ask about my enrolment. The support centre for Business is actually closed until the 2nd of Jan, so I had to call the 'future students' line instead, which doesn't actually specialise in what I needed. Luckily, the person on the phone was actually a Commerce student himself, so he was able to help me out regardless. Anyway, the main thing that put all the pieces together was that I realised that a timetable is only for one semester. I was originally planning for my timetable to cover me for the whole first year, which is why I started off with 8 courses.

Now that that's over, I think I'll start off doing a mixture of my core and flexible courses, so I'll leave the mathematics related courses for my second semester. I'd like to start off with content that I'm familiar with, rather than facing the uni transition AND the anxiety of mathematics.
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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2017, 03:45:39 pm »
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Thanks for the help guys :D

Just to confirm, if I enrol into these classes now, will I still be eligible to receive further offers from UAC? I'd like to secure my spot into the classes so that I can have a good timetable, but I'm also interested to see whether USYD would take me for Com/Law!

EDIT: I just got off the phone from UNSW to ask about my enrolment. The support centre for Business is actually closed until the 2nd of Jan, so I had to call the 'future students' line instead, which doesn't actually specialise in what I needed. Luckily, the person on the phone was actually a Commerce student himself, so he was able to help me out regardless. Anyway, the main thing that put all the pieces together was that I realised that a timetable is only for one semester. I was originally planning for my timetable to cover me for the whole first year, which is why I started off with 8 courses.

Now that that's over, I think I'll start off doing a mixture of my core and flexible courses, so I'll leave the mathematics related courses for my second semester. I'd like to start off with content that I'm familiar with, rather than facing the uni transition AND the anxiety of mathematics.
Ah yeah. That's why university students always talk about first or second sem (or for some universities, trimesters). Splits it up.

And yes, you're still eligible for any further offer

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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2017, 03:59:39 pm »
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Ah yeah. That's why university students always talk about first or second sem (or for some universities, trimesters). Splits it up.

And yes, you're still eligible for any further offer

(Gonna delete the double post - seems like you misclicked something)

Thanks for the confirmation Rui :)

Here's my new, updated timetable. Timetable looks SO much cleaner. I enrolled just after taking this snip!



EDIT
Scratch that... I went to click enrol and it told me that I actually have 5 courses there, and I didn't even realise. This is so exhausting but I'll need to rejig everything a few more times. At the moment the auto timetable system is making me go to uni just for one lecture on Wednesday  :'(

EDIT2
Finally done!!!! It's looking very nice now, I tried to group courses together so that I can do them on the same days. Marketing slipped out and I had to separate them, but other than that I'm very happy.

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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2017, 07:25:02 pm »
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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2017, 07:34:51 pm »
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@rui decided to go with SCIF1131 rather than MGMT1001 because I dont wanna kill my wam already :D
Good decision :D

SCIF doesn't really help the WAM much but it's way less cancerous than MGMT1001...

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« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2017, 10:25:15 pm »
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Good decision :D

SCIF doesn't really help the WAM much but it's way less cancerous than MGMT1001...

I heard SCIF is just a bludge but we'll see... I wanna get rid of bad subjects ASAP so I'll probs do MGMT sem 2 or so

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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2017, 12:41:07 am »
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I heard SCIF is just a bludge but we'll see... I wanna get rid of bad subjects ASAP so I'll probs do MGMT sem 2 or so
It is a bludge, just the assessment tasks are weird

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« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2017, 12:15:34 pm »
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am.... am I part of the cool club now...? :P

honestly though, picking individual courses are so complex for me, so I'm probably spending the whole day figuring this out :/
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« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2017, 12:26:22 pm »
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am.... am I part of the cool club now...? :P

honestly though, picking individual courses are so complex for me, so I'm probably spending the whole day figuring this out :/
It's complex for all of us.

Welcome to the club :P

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Re: UNSW General Chat
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2018, 11:44:20 am »
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Perhaps, the thing I respect most about UNSW.

We don't have any 8AM starts. 8)

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« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2018, 12:10:42 pm »
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Perhaps, the thing I respect most about UNSW.

We don't have any 8AM starts. 8)
You have no idea how jealous I am.
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