“Initially, it’s a bit confronting if you don’t have a farming background. Quite a few of the lecturers expect you to have some general knowledge of livestock and the breeds of each livestock species that are prevalent here in Aus. The concepts take a bit of time to wrap your head around but once you understand them, the exam is easy -6 long answer questions, that’s it. Also, the lecturers are really helpful and just all-around lovely people.”

Would you recommend this subject? yes

“While it was interesting learning about the role of Quantity Surveyor and what measuring quantities involves for the purpose of cost planning, this subject was poorly taught. It was pretty much a self-teaching subject with little guidance. I gained great results because I worked well with peers forming study groups to solve the assignments. It is a good introductory subject but poorly taught”

Would you recommend this subject? no

“It is almost like a 12 week course on helping you figure out your career path. I feel that 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.”

Would you recommend this subject?  Yes

“Awesome subject with a great lecturer. lecture notes, lectures and tutorials are clear and concise – very efficient and effective for revisions. This is by far one of my favourite subject in uni. 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 gotten, 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.”

Would you recommend this subject?  Yes

“Subject has a lot more materials than my other year 3 management subjects. Be prepared to do 6 weeks of intensive case studies with group mates to get a decent score. To top it of, there is a scoreboard that ranks your group’s position against the whole cohort. So try to get great group mates in the first tutorial, or if you can, talk to the other students in your tutorials before it starts to get a feel for them. The enthusiasm of your group mates could really affect the momentum of subsequent case studies. Also take note of the creative presentation of the case studies that you would need to clinch a H1, (podcast, videos, mock radio interviews..etc)

SO, I would only recommend if you have a lot of time in your hands (like if you are taking some H1 breadth) due to the heavy work load of this subject or if you love a challenge. This is especially so as lectures are not as clear and concise as I would have liked and you might need to read your notes a few times to get the general flow of the topics. (Though that might just be me)”

Would you recommend this subject? No