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Old 02-02-2007, 12:01 PM   #31
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i am a student of SMa School of Management. So far not too bad lei.... service quite good... and lecturers are quite experienced as well. I am in batch 29th Bachelor of Commerce double major in Marketing Management and Management offered by Murdoch University.

when did you start??
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:14 PM   #32
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I have to agree. 9mths seems abit more relax and much more fruitfull in the learning process.

even if lets say you manage to just pass 50/100 for all bridging papers just to move onto the 2nd yr, did what u learn realli sink into ur head?

did the lecturers cut short their modules and ignore the so call "less important areas" can concentrate on the "exam tips instead" jus so that you can pay for the more expensive modules in 2nd & 3rd yr?

clearing the bridging programe is like passing the uni entrance test with a $3000 fee incorporated. but does that mean u r ready for the 2nd yr after 1.5mths of intensive crash course? i guess it up to individual ability and their prior education background.

TRY ASKING AN ACCOUNTANT TO TAKE A LAYWER'S BAR EXAM after 1.5mths of crash course. They are both professionals and smart people and accounting got biz law but is it enuff to even consider as prior understanding??? its a totally new level guys.

then again, think of the time you can save 1.5mth vs 9mths. but will you survive the harder 2nd and 3rd yr and do you wish to remain passing 50/100 for all papers?

Bridging program is a entrance test to prove your learning ability and understanding of the particular degree you r to take on. it is also the very FOUNDATION that you will need to transit from your previously trainned areas like IT, ENG, DESIGN etc.

I dun mind passing the foudation with ease, but will it come back to haunt me when i am require to take class and exam on more indept modules in economics? having just passed and attended 35% of the class during bridging.

People with stronger foundation in biz from either poly or private dip will have it easy and keep answering the lecturer's questions & quizzes everytime in class while you have to keep copying down their answers on board and go home to digest other people's concept and understanding.
hmmm.... somehow i dun think so leh... as in the passing 50/100 part... coz they keep telling mi bout this top graduate in their corhort whose in the vice-chancellor list... from what i heard, it seems as thou she's the top 2% of all taking the paper leh... pretty impressive... and it does seem as thou the materials and teaching quality is up to standard... otherwise, how come she can even win those on campus??!!

i haf to admit tt is a mega plus point... it does seem as thou if study real hard can really make it....

but i haven apply yet.... kinda lazy.... hahahah
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:31 PM   #33
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Hi all.

I am also seriously considering the Bachelor Of Mass Comm from Murdoch. It is either that or Uni of Newcastle via PSB Academy whose 7 bridging units are spread out evenly over 9 months. However, it is the extremely tight schedule of Murdoch's 6 bridging modules that is holding me back. Imagine, 3 lessons followed by a written exam each week for 1.5 months. *Shudder*
Anyone currently doing the "intensive" bridging course or have completed it got any words of advice? Much appreciated.
I think the bridging schedule depends on the time you join... I think there's two batches of bridging, every two months. Saw the schedule my consultant passed to me. Yes its quite tight but if you choose to stagger your schedule i.e. do 3 subjects in one batch, and then another 3, then i think its okie.

Yes i'm also considering Newcastle, but the 9 months bridging is just too long liao... might as well do the mass comm dip by sma (10 mths nia). At least got diploma! In any case she told me I can start 2 bridging subjects in Feb first, then do the remaining 4 in march and april. Not so bad lah...
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Old 02-02-2007, 06:17 PM   #34
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when did you start??
Helo Spinelli ! I just started the programme in Jan 07. I am taking 1 unit Organisational Theory and Behaviour taught by Mr frankie Yee. He is an excellent lecturer.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:33 PM   #35
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Helo Spinelli ! I just started the programme in Jan 07. I am taking 1 unit Organisational Theory and Behaviour taught by Mr frankie Yee. He is an excellent lecturer.
Frankie is about one of the best lecturers there. The admin totally sucks thou and i am speaking from experience not hearsay
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:05 PM   #36
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Frankie is about one of the best lecturers there. The admin totally sucks thou and i am speaking from experience not hearsay
tt bad??!

but i heard the admin are very helpful when it comes to answering queries... got any questions can just call in to ask... i mean really anything at all... seems much more helpful then local unis if u ask mi.....
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:53 PM   #37
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tt bad??!

but i heard the admin are very helpful when it comes to answering queries... got any questions can just call in to ask... i mean really anything at all... seems much more helpful then local unis if u ask mi.....
The admin is not bad so far, though I've only encounter with them two weeks? On the first day of my class, they printed all the wrong notes for us (But lecturer said it was his fault) and one of the admin lady came in and apologise to us. I thought that was quite nice of them.
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:54 PM   #38
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Frankie is about one of the best lecturers there. The admin totally sucks thou and i am speaking from experience not hearsay
Frankie Yee sounds familiar. He use to teach at TMC? Is he a Mass Comms lecturer?
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:14 PM   #39
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Helo Spinelli ! I just started the programme in Jan 07. I am taking 1 unit Organisational Theory and Behaviour taught by Mr frankie Yee. He is an excellent lecturer.

wow diff from my batch....

anyway im damn pissed now.they said i must take the principles of accounting bridging modules.knn i took PA for 3 years in sec sch.and also passed that module in my dip in BA from PSB.still got to take??!!i tot the standard diff or what so lan lan take.then all they taught are so simple i tried damn hard not to doze off!!balance sheet la,double entry la,income statement lah,all these i must have done a thousand times!!i wanna complain to them liao!!
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tt bad??!

but i heard the admin are very helpful when it comes to answering queries... got any questions can just call in to ask... i mean really anything at all... seems much more helpful then local unis if u ask mi.....
That is BEFORE you signed up with them,
Try AFTER.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:09 AM   #41
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Hi all, i am back, wow ... didnt know my thread generated so much debate and interest. Its quite interesting to hear so many views from the students.

My personal experience has been quite pleasent so far but i must comment the bridging module is indeed a tag too easy. Nonetheless, it was a good confidence builder for me.
The admin staff/ service staff are quite friendly honestly and so far quite sincere in their service.


My personal opinon...Give them a chance if they make a mistake, even SIA makes mistake.


Btw, i heard that there will be a open house on 8th feb on the murdoch programme @ meridien hotel. those that are keen can PM me, else you can just ring them at 6720 3333
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:12 AM   #42
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as for frankie yee, he used to teach in Chartered institute of marketing for the postgraduate programme so very experience.

there are also quite a few good ones like alyosius and dr fong and dr lim.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:53 AM   #43
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They also ask me to pay $500 before 31 Jan first to lock into the current degree course fee that will increase in 1 feb, dun knoe if its jus another $$$ making scheme to make me study with them or its realli true to help me save $? Wait come 1Feb course fee still same, then I pay $500 for nothing.

Some more must confirm march to start bridging course, 100% payback only if I withdraw before 60day course start, thats 2 mths, now to march also 2mths, looks like if i pay them i definitely must study with them or else $500 forfitted.
I was told that the $500 thing deadline is 15th Feb.
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Hi all, i am back, wow ... didnt know my thread generated so much debate and interest. Its quite interesting to hear so many views from the students.

My personal experience has been quite pleasent so far but i must comment the bridging module is indeed a tag too easy. Nonetheless, it was a good confidence builder for me.
The admin staff/ service staff are quite friendly honestly and so far quite sincere in their service.


My personal opinon...Give them a chance if they make a mistake, even SIA makes mistake.


Btw, i heard that there will be a open house on 8th feb on the murdoch programme @ meridien hotel. those that are keen can PM me, else you can just ring them at 6720 3333

They dun want to admit thats the problem. Anyway a group of us has reported to CASE already.
Also bro, its not 1 mistake not 2 not 3. Its a handfull
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:33 PM   #45
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They dun want to admit thats the problem. Anyway a group of us has reported to CASE already.
Also bro, its not 1 mistake not 2 not 3. Its a handfull
Hi would u like to share with is what exactly happened?
I will be good for us also..
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