University is different to school
Studying at university, you'll be more responsible for your learning and spend fewer contact hours with academic staff than your high school teachers. You’ll also have far more independence and meet a more diverse range of students.
What you’ll study
Your degree will have some compulsory courses (subjects), but you may also choose electives to help shape your major. For example, you and a friend might both study a Bachelor of Business, but you might choose more marketing subjects while your friend might focus on management. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and your friend will have a Bachelor of Business (Management). Some degrees will allow you to complete two majors, which can give you more career options from a single degree. We also offer double degrees, which means you can graduate with two qualifications in less time.
How you’ll study
Depending on your degree, you’ll attend a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops or laboratory classes. Each course is assessed differently. Some have assignments only, while others contain assignments and exams. Our approachable lecturers and tutors are always there to help you, but won't be looking over your shoulder as much as high school teachers. You’ll study more independently through your own reading, research, online work and writing. Some courses may also require you to partake in group activities. Attendance and participation are up to you and you’ll be responsible for your results.
Students you’ll meet
You'll find a diverse group of students at university, including mature age and international students, those from a range of backgrounds and life experiences, students with disabilities, and people at various stages of their careers.
There’s also a wide range of student clubs and societies you may join, where you can meet people, make new friends and pursue your interests, hobbies or sports. You can even start your own club.
Making the transition
Orientation Week, held the week before each trimester, is a key event to help you transition to university from school. Here you can learn more about your chosen degree, meet fellow students, become familiar with your campus and have the chance to sign up for clubs and societies.