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UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« on: December 25, 2019, 03:46:57 pm »
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Merry Christmas! Guess it's time to kick off the 2020 thread

I'll be studying first-year animal health and disease and here's what I've got planned:

Semester 1
CHEM10003 Chemistry 1
BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms
EVSC10001 The Global Environment
CHIN10005 Chinese 1

Semester 2
CHEM10004 Chemistry 2
BIOL10005 Genetics & Evolution of Life
PHYC10003 Physics 1
CHIN10005 Chinese 2


Thoughts on Chinese 1? I don't have any background in Chinese (or any other asian languages in general), how hard is it?
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Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 03:13:53 pm »
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Semester 1
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
MAST20004 Probability
PHYC10001 Physics 1: Advanced
Breadth 1

Semester 2
MAST20026 Real Analysis
MAST20030 Differential Equations
PHYC10002 Physics 2: Advanced
Breadth 2

Still undecided what I want to do for my Breadth subjects, but super keen on the Maths subjects!

First year Uni, getting excited!
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Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 04:02:22 pm »
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Semester 1
CHEM10003 Chemistry 1
BIOL10004 Biology of Cells & Organisms
PHYC10009 Fundamentals of Physics
MAST10005 Calculus 1

Winter
DNCE20031 Dance 2: Performance and Choreography (breadth)

Semester 2
CHEM10004 Chemistry 2
BIOL10005 Genetics & Evolution of Life
MAST10006 Calculus 2
FNCE10002 Principles of Finance OR ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics (undecided breadth)

Someone pls let me know if I might die in semester 1 ;D

Semester 1
MAST20009 Vector Calculus
MAST20004 Probability
I could be dead wrong, but don't you need to have completed four level 1 subjects *before* you can take any from level 2?
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Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2019, 04:17:45 pm »
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Semester 1
CHEM10004 Chemistry 1
BIOL10005 Biology of Cells & Organisms
PHYC10009 Fundamentals of Physics
MAST10005 Calculus 1

Winter
DNCE20031 Dance 2: Performance and Choreography (breadth)

Semester 2
CHEM10005 Chemistry 2
BIOL10006 Genetics & Evolution of Life
MAST10006 Calculus 2
FNCE10002 Principles of Finance OR ECON10004 Introductory Microeconomics (undecided breadth)

Someone pls let me know if I might die in semester 1 ;D
I could be dead wrong, but don't you need to have completed four level 1 subjects *before* you can take any from level 2?

Hi Colline,

Your subjects look fine for semester 1! However, since the uni's rolling out new biology subjects for your year level next year, you guys won't be doing Biology of Cells and Organisms or Genetics and the Evolution of Life. Since you've done VCE bio, I'm pretty sure you would be doing Biology: Life's Machinery (BIOL10009) in Semester 1 and Biology: Life's Complexity (BIOL10011) in Semester 2.

Personally I did very similar subjects in my semester 1 of my first year, and I found both chem 1 and physics somewhat tricky. However, the good thing with physics is that they generally make the final exam quite fair, so don't panic if you find the content quite hard to understand during the semester. However, they are changing the fundamentals physics course, so I'm not sure how difficult they'll make it (I believe they are adding in new content like electrical circuits).

Since you have a very strong foundation in maths, I reckon Calc 1 would be quite straightfoward for you! The subject is organised brilliantly and there's plenty of resources given, and I personally found the whole subject quite smooth-sailing. There's no problems to trick you like in Maths Methods, just focus on improving your arithmetic skills since you can't use a calculator. Though, I did complete Calc 1 in this recent semester (second year), so I'm not sure how a first year would feel. I would say that Calc 1 is my favourite first year science subject, and the workload is on the lighter side as there's no pracs like in chem, bio or physics.
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Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 05:16:28 pm »
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I could be dead wrong, but don't you need to have completed four level 1 subjects *before* you can take any from level 2?
I think the rule can be waived if you've done the UMEP subjects that can be considered as prereqs for level 2 subjects
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Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019, 05:54:14 pm »
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I could be dead wrong, but don't you need to have completed four level 1 subjects *before* you can take any from level 2?

I think the rule can be waived if you've done the UMEP subjects that can be considered as prereqs for level 2 subjects

Correct, Iím using my UMEP Maths as a pre-requisite (but not taking the credit). So far the systemís let me enrol and Stop 1 Admissions advised it should work but the system might still complain :)

Iím a little nervous about the crazy workload next year, but mostly excited to learn.
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Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, 06:05:37 pm »
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Thank you so much waterangel for your really in depth insights! And thanks a million for letting me know the bio subjects aren't actually running! I was just following the study plan here which I guess isn't updated (they also still have PHYC10005 Physics 1: Fundamentals on the study plan too, which I guess is also no longer running?)

I think the rule can be waived if you've done the UMEP subjects that can be considered as prereqs for level 2 subjects
Correct, Iím using my UMEP Maths as a pre-requisite (but not taking the credit). So far the systemís let me enrol and Stop 1 Admissions advised it should work but the system might still complain :)
Oh right sorry, thanks so much for clearing that up! This system is so complicated haha.

Iím a little nervous about the crazy workload next year, but mostly excited to learn.
Same! Absolutely pumped!

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Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2019, 06:15:36 pm »
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You guys won't be doing Biology of Cells and Organisms or Genetics and the Evolution of Life. Since you've done VCE bio, I'm pretty sure you would be doing Biology: Life's Machinery (BIOL10009) in Semester 1 and Biology: Life's Complexity (BIOL10011) in Semester 2.

Ah shit, I made the same mistake too!

Just checked the UniMelb handbook, it says that BIOL10005 is not running for 2020 but nothing for BIOL10004? Is the website just behind on schedule?

@Tau @Colline can relate to the enthusiasm! Canít wait for uni to start :))
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Re: UoM Subject Choice Thread 2020
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2019, 06:29:39 pm »
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Ah shit, I made the same mistake too!

Just checked the UniMelb handbook, it says that BIOL10005 is not running for 2020 but nothing for BIOL10004? Is the website just behind on schedule?

@Tau @Colline can relate to the enthusiasm! Canít wait for uni to start :))
The handbook suggests it's still running but in the eligibility section you'll see that it isn't available for students starting 2020




Thank you so much waterangel for your really in depth insights! And thanks a million for letting me know the bio subjects aren't actually running! I was just following the study plan here which I guess isn't updated (they also still have PHYC10005 Physics 1: Fundamentals on the study plan too, which I guess is also no longer running?)
The sample course plans found here should be updated
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