Originally Posted by Campir
It's different in Australia. The way your course loads work give way more flexibility. My cousin goes to university in Sydney for a psych/kin duel major. She also works part time.
This isn't realistic here. Your average science/engineering course load is class from 8am-2pm
and then a 5pm lab that goes until 9pm. THEN you do the course work at home. Unless you plan on working in your 2-3 hour mid day break, good luck. The only people who ever work are 4th years with few lab periods.
You can work weekends if you somehow manage to finish your course work during the week (which is pretty much impossible).
My university degree required on average 36 contact hours a week (spread between 8am - 6pm) every day, with 1-3hr gaps between lectures/tutorials/labs etc plus the recommended ~36hrs homework (equal to contact hours was the estimate they give). I worked nights (6/7pm -10/11pm) and weekends, granted i only worked ~20hrs a week so it wasn't that much, but i still think part-time work when at uni is easily feasible. I worked at the hockey stadium adjacent to the university i attended btw, was a cool job.
Then obviously in summer/semester breaks you up your work hours considerably or do full time work, i worked full time at a nursery for **** pay in my summers til 3rd year when i did work experience, god that nursery job was ****ty, 9hr days at like $9/hr starting at 6am, blegh.