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Recommend? Yes

Available as breadth? Yes

Awesome subject with a great lecturer. Lecture notes, lectures and tutorials are clear and concise – very efficient and effective for revisions. A standout subject for many students’ degrees. However, do take note to find great group members for the 5000 work, 50% assignment and to start proof-reading and revising the assignment at least a week before it is due. Having bad group members could cause you a lot of marks that you could potentially have achieved, especially since the assignment has such a heavy percentage to it. Should this be the case, the exams might not be enough to pull up your marks. On the other hand, it is an awesome subject that materials a easily enough to grasp for a third-year subject.

Recommended? Yes

Available as breadth?: Yes

It is almost like a 12 week course on helping you figure out your career path. It gives you a better, alternative view of your potential future career path that you can’t really have with the short career consultations that are provided in the university. There’s a lot of reading in this subject, but if you can grasp the material well, this subject would be a breeze.

Recommended? Yes

Available as breadth? Yes

For many people it is a choice between Calculus 2 (MAST10006) and Accelerated Maths. If you don’t really enjoy maths, or feel your other subjects will give you a heavy workload, then maybe go with Calc 2. If you want to pursue Actuarial Studies (Commerce), maths majors (Science) or the concurrent diploma in maths, then you should probably do Accelerated. MAST10008 is essentially a linear algebra course that follows on from high level pre-Tertiary maths content. Associate Professor Paul Norberry is the archetypal Maths lecturer whom you will grow to love. If you keep up with the fast paced (key word: accelerated) work you will get a lot from this subject.

Recommended? Yes

Available as breadth? Yes

This subject rated higher than its first year counterpart and is a great compliment to a Commerce degree or any aspiring Juris Doctor candidate. The lecturer is able to explain the subject very well, explanations are clear and concise, and most of the tutors are helpful. However, this subject has a lot of reading to do which, while not most necessary, could be an either/or situation between readings and lecture revision. If you’re looking to take this subject, be very prepared to do quite a bit of reading to secure a good mark. Otherwise, the tutes are your best place to grasp the content to a workable extent.

Recommended? No

Available as breadth? Yes

WARNING! Do not pick this subject unless you want to pursue an accounting major! This subject was recently rewritten as of Semester 2 2012. It took the focus away from the recording and reporting side of accounting (which was covered in VCE Accounting) to the analysis aspect of accounting. The textbook is vital, you cannot do without it. Each week you have to complete an online test based on the readings and it counts for 10% of the final mark. Marks can be deducted or added depending on your tutorial participation. It’s worth noting that  it is difficult to participate if you have no idea what is going on. Another note: Reading the textbook is not enough. Lectures and tutorials are big jump from the textbook. The basic concepts are not explained, it is up to you to learn it yourself. The aim to is get students understanding about accounting in the real world. Easier said than done. For someone new to accounting, it’s difficult to apply a basic concept and then immediately to the real world. As we know, the real world can get very complicated. Those who did VCE Accounting you are not immune. The subject is very different to VCE Accounting but you are at a SLIGHT advantage being familiar with the financial statements. Since the subject was recently rewritten, there are very few exam questions available, making it difficult to prepare for the exam. There are three lecturers: Matt Dyki, Michael Davern, Michelle Hoggan. Matt Dyki is the subject coordinator. People find his accent irritating but that cannot be helped. All three lecturers introduce difficult concepts in lectures that were not covered in depth in the textbook. The subject has been so difficult that many people who thought they were going to do an Accounting major are now dropping it. If you are considering to take this as breadth or as a commerce elective, there may be a more interesting, less obstructive choice.