CSU is committed to the flexible delivery of learning and teaching methods. Depending on your course, you'll enjoy a variety of teaching modes, such as tutorials, online learning, practical experience and laboratory work.
Earning your degree doesn't mean sitting in a lecture theatre every day of your university life. As an on campus student, you will experience a range of teaching methods, including:
Lectures are effective ways of presenting information, providing demonstrations and making class announcements. Lectures also lay the foundation for further individual study and group tutorials.
To make the most of lectures, do some background reading beforehand and ensure you sit where you can see and hear the lecturer properly. Your ability to listen carefully and take effective notes is important in helping you retain what you learn.
Tutorial groups are much smaller than lectures and allow for more interactive discussion of topics. Students will often be required to prepare for tutorials in the form of background reading or completing activities. To fully benefit from tutorial time, students should attempt to complete all the required preparation and fully participate in the group discussion.
Don't be afraid to ask questions in tutorials, part of the academic process is to critically evaluate information. This involves being able to question and to support your viewpoints.
It may sound obvious, but actually turning up to all your lectures and tutorials is vital. It might be tempting to skip a class here and there, but in doing so you will be missing crucial parts of your course of study and perhaps jeopardise your chances of success.
At CSU, we pride ourselves on being the University for the professions, and we are committed to ensuring that our graduates are industry-ready. As part of the learning and teaching experience, we ensure a high level of practicums are embedded into our course curriculums, and CSU courses offer opportunities for hands-on practical learning from the first year of study.
This means that when you graduate, you will already be familiar with work environments and can hit the ground running. Employers will also appreciate a graduate with some real experience!
Throughout your course, you will have access to first=class facilities including computing centres, networked libraries, science laboratories, lecture theatres and tutorial rooms.
We also provide a range of specialist industry-standard facilities. Depending on your course and the individual campus, these facilities allow you to develop first-hand skills in current industry practices in a professional environment.
Each CSU campus has its own distinct benefits, with facilities such as:
CSU's online scholarly environment, CSU Interact, provides a range of tools to facilitate collaborative information sharing and communication systems, allowing lecturers to teach more effectively, and for students to be more involved in their own learning and interact with their fellow students and lecturers any time of the day.
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This comprehensive study guide is designed for all students planning to study an undergraduate degree, whether they are school leavers completing Year 12 and applying through UAC / VTAC, or mature age students.
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