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Get to know Malaysia; Top 5 Malaysian Inventions of all time

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It’s Merdeka month; August! This month is the month we appreciate our country a little bit more than we usually do. So how about we learn more about Malaysia in this entry?

Malaysians are known for their inventions that has become a basic necessity in our lives worldwide. A lot of people probably have no idea of anything that Malaysian have invented throughout the years that has contributed to our country’s image. You’re about to be in awe!

Top 5 Malaysian Inventions

1. Flash Drive

It all started one day in June 2001, Datuk Phua Khien Seng decided to make a research on flash memory technology during his third year of studying electrical and control engineering a year after his company was established (known as Phison Electronics Corp 2000); we probably will not be able to have a flash drive today if it wasn’t because of that. Imagine that.

Flash drive is defined as a data storage device that utilizes flash memory with an integrated USB interface — known for being removable, rewritable and it’s pocket-sized! It’s definitely much lighter and smaller compared to an optical disk or a floppy disk.

Until today, the flash drive has shipped over 600 million every year all around the globe! Not only that, it has reached USD 1.3 billion sales revenue; who would’ve thought?

Related Course:

1. Monash University

Program Name

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM48,101

2. Taylor's University

Program Name

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM97,500

3. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM24,300

2. Lytro Camera

Lytro camera is a ‘light field camera’ that enables you to pick the focus point in photos. 

Ren Ng has always been around cameras; he studied optic and had worked with electrical and mechanical engineering professors in creating cameras. He figured out the way to apply light field technology to cameras in compact-sized packages — and he continued researching even after his PhD, to produce light field cameras that people can take pictures with and it has now become the basic application in developing innovative digital cameras for future generations. Anyone here want to follow in his footsteps?

Related Course:

  • Mechanical Engineering

1. UOW Malaysia KDU

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

January, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM88,880

2. Monash University

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM48,101

3. Heriot-Watt University

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM45,000

3. Nehemiah Walls

Nehemiah walls that are nearly everywhere in Malaysia, the ones you see when you’re driving; they’re used everywhere for a good reason. 

A Malaysian Engineer, Ir. Dr. Nehemiah Lee Chee Hai is the one behind the brilliant invention of Nehemiah Walls. Back in the 80’s, he worked at the Reinforced Earth Company. It was during his Master’s degree, he decided to research the design and the concepts– and he came up with a system to create retaining walls.

Nehemiah walls is a type of reinforced soil system that incorporates steel bars and precast concrete blocks. It saves costs, time and is more durable if you compare it to other types of walls. You can’t tell me that’s not efficiency at its best.

The Nehemiah Walls is now used worldwide in other countries — Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. Impressive, right?

Related Course:

  • Construction management

1. Curtin University Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) (Construction Management)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM27,672

2. Heriot-Watt University

Program Name

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Construction Project Management)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM35,200

3. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Program Name

Bachelor of Technology (Hons) (Construction Management)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, June, September/October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM55,100

4. Water Dispenser

Water dispenser is a dispensing machine that processes raw sewage into clean drinking water by incorporating the reverse osmosis method — reducing the waste to nearly net zero. 

All the way from Penang, Ooi Seng Chye had come to Kuala Lumpur and worked at Wong Engineering Bhd; a Kuala Lumpur stock exchange company, as a purchasing manager.

Eager to try new things, he created a water dispenser and successfully obtained Cradle funding worth RM150,000 that made him the owner of about 500 RO water dispensing units around Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya under the brand Good Drink. I mean — how did he do that?

Related Course:

  • Environmental Engineering

1. Curtin University Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM29,696

2. SEGi University & Colleges

Program Name

Bachelor of Environmental Technology

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM65,636

3. University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM39,500

5. Toothbrush Holder

You know what they say — the best ideas are the ones that solve a problem.

Gook Yock Tee had solved humankind’s problem when he decided to come up with a toothbrush holder that maintain its hygiene without it being a hassle. Plus, look at the cute design!

He created a flipper toothbrush holder that is easily open and closed using only one button — amazing. This invention has become a commercial success and has received numbers of design awards both local and international. It’s well known around the globe for its authenticity of design and ideas.

Related Course:

  • Industrial Design

1. Asia Pacific University

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Industrial Design)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM26,000

2. Lim Kok Wing University

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Industrial Design)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM19,000

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Study Multimedia Design in Australia

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“Design adds value faster than it adds costs.” – Joel Spolsky

It’s difficult to imagine our lives and surroundings without the existence of Multimedia Design

Throughout our everyday lives, we encounter design everywhere; the advertisement on the billboard that caught your eyes when you’re driving on the highway,  the video you came across on social media that is easy on the eyes, even your phone and your computer interface — all of them, they involve design.

So how exactly are the ideas produced and who is in charge of designing them? Here’s a quick walkthrough on Multimedia Design.

What is Multimedia?

Multimedia is the field that revolves around computer generated integration of text, graphics, drawing, still and moving images, animation, audio and other media where information can be delivered, stored and processed digitally.

Basic Elements of Multimedia

  1. Text – Characters that are used to create words, sentences, and paragraphs. 
  2. Graphic – A digital representation of non-textual information, such as a drawing, chart, or photograph.
  3. Animation – Flipping through a series of still images. It is a series of graphics that create an illusion of motion.
  4. Video – Photographic images that are played back at speeds of 15 to 30 frames a second and provide the appearance of full motion. 
  5. Audio – Music, speech, or any other sound.

What are the Career Prospects of Multimedia Design?

Common Careers:

  1. Web Designer/Developer
  2. Animator
  3. Graphic Designer
  4. Game Designer

Other Careers:

  1. Advertising Manager
  2. Creative director
  3. Film and video editor
  4. Audio Recording Engineer

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Multimedia Design in Australia?

Academic Requirements

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.67

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation/Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.25

UEC

Aggregate score of 25

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 25 points

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL

Minimum 79 (Internet Based Test)

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

What are the Top 10 Universities to study Multimedia Design in Australia?

1. RMIT University

“You will explore the core disciplines of the field, and then specialise in visual effects and compositing, motion graphics, interactive and mobile media design, or sound design.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$37,440

2. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

“This degree prepares students for the evolving nature of design by engaging with the social, technological and ecological context of design practice.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$38,100

3. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

“The Bachelor of Media Arts is a ground-breaking degree introduced to meet industry demand for creative practitioners with the ability to work and innovate with a range of emerging media technologies.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Media Arts

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$37,440

4. Monash University

“Bringing together elements from Communication Design, Industrial Design and Spatial Design this specialisation enables you to forge new career possibilities in emerging fields of design.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Collaborative Design

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$34,100

5. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

“This course prepares you for diverse and agile career pathways in design, technology and innovation.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Design

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$36,100

6. Griffith University

“The program responds to shifts from the world’s leading design and technology companies and arts institutions that are now seeking practitioners with high-level creative and digital technology skills.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$29,500

7. Western Sydney University (WSU)

“Underpinned by a foundation of graphic design, the Bachelor of Design gives you fundamental skills and knowledge in the exciting and constantly changing area of visual communication..”

Program Name

Bachelor of Design

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$28,080

8. Swinburne University of Technology

“As Victoria’s oldest design school, Swinburne gives its students access to academics who are experts in their fields, strong, industry partnerships and connections, and technical, real-world skills..”

Program Name

Bachelor of Design

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$28,080

9. Edith Cowan University (ECU)

“Students develop transferable visual and spatial problem identification, ideation, and prototyping skills to establish their own place in the world, with a personal style, career opportunities and entrepreneurial skills”

Program Name

Bachelor of Design

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$29,950

10. Deakin University

“Learn about user experience (UX), design strategies, digital technologies and interactive media, to deliver impactful digital solutions for creative and social issues in our changing world.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$31,000

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Quantity Surveying & Building Surveying; What’s the Difference?

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There’s quantity surveying, and there’s building surveying. Wait. Aren’t they both the same? Both involve surveying and construction of some sort, right?

Well, they have different names for a reason. Although, both of them pretty much have been sharing similar job scopes for quite some time now — however, going into the 21st century, the role of building surveying has slowly evolved and has now separated distinctly from quantity surveying.

What is Quantity Surveying?

Quantity surveying is a profession that guarantees the assets of the construction business are used to the best point of interest of society. It is an assessment of the cost based on certain rates of materials and labour by prioritising minimum expenditure and ensuring optimum use of materials.

What is Building Surveying?

Building surveying is a field that focuses on building control and performance to achieve a safe, friendly, and well-maintained building and infrastructure. Although Building Surveying used to be less known than other built environment and property professions such as Architecture and Quantity Surveying, it is now one of the widest areas of surveying practice.

What are the Job Scopes?

Quantity surveyor – Quantity surveyor works mainly with cost calculation of the whole project. A quantity surveyor will work out a budget for the overall project, taking into account the materials and labour required. They will also provide estimates for the overall cost of the construction work.


Building surveyorBuilding surveyor works on a variety of roles involved in the construction of the building like initial surveys, design processes, structural surveys, legal issues including leases, running contracts, and supervising workers on-site. The workload can include everything from the conservation and restoration of historic buildings to contemporary new developments.

What are the Key Skills?

Quantity Surveyor

Meticulous and accurate – Project costs involve detailed and accurate measurements of all work required. A quantity surveyor must be accurate in his work and calculations.

 

Built Environment knowledge – Quantity Surveyors must have a sound knowledge of building materials and construction. 


Communication – Quantity Surveyors must be able to describe clearly in proper unambiguous language the requirement of the Architect and so arrange his bill of quantities (BoQ) that the Builder can quickly, easily, and accurately arrive at the estimated cost of the project.

Building Surveyor

Problem Solving – A building surveyor is required to diagnose the defect, removing a number of possibilities, and then to identify appropriate remedial action. 

 

Time Management – Building surveyors often have a load of instructions to work through simultaneously and therefore time management skills are necessary. 


Communication – Oral, written, and graphical communication skills are also important in a building surveying career. Similarly, when dealing with building contractors on-site, negotiating skills are required to ensure the client’s interests are best served.

What are the Other Career Opportunities?

  • Construction Manager – Construction managers oversee and lead a range of building projects from beginning to end.
  • Contract AdministratorContract administrators are the individuals responsible for administering the construction standard contracts.
  • Real Estate Analyst – Real estate analysts study commercial real estate trends, meet with buyers and sellers of real estate, negotiate real estate deals, and manage the company’s real estate investment portfolio.

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Quantity Surveying & Building Surveying in Australia?

Academic Requirements

 

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.33

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation/Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.75

A-Levels

Aggregate score of 6

UEC

Aggregate score of 14

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 25 points

 

English requirements

 

IELTS

Minimum 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL

Minimum 79 (Internet Based Test)

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

What are the Top Universities to study Quantity Surveying & Building Surveying in Australia?

Having come as a package, quantity surveying and building surveying often share the same degree course which is mainly the Bachelor of Construction Management that includes built environment subjects with different majors for certain universities. Enquire with us now to learn more!

1. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

“The UNSW Built Environment Bachelor of Construction Management and Property is one of the most respected programs in the nation and will prepare you to meet the demands of an industry which is constantly evolving.”

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Construction Management & Property (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$41,040

2. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The Bachelor of Construction Project Management delivers the management, technology and process skills required to work in a variety of well-paid roles across the full spectrum of construction projects.

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Construction Project Management

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,100

3. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

“There are opportunities for field trips, site visits, and practical and laboratory-based work and the flexible structure of the course allows you to choose a second major or group of minor units to match your career aspirations and personal goals and maximise employment opportunities.”

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Urban Development (Hons) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$32,300

4. Griffith University

“In this degree, you will learn about construction and building practices, developing a rigorous understanding of construction law and ethics, business management, construction economics, and property development in a global context.”

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Construction Management (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$34,500

5. Western Sydney University (WSU)

This degree offers a solid mix of theory in four concentrated areas, as well as hands-on experience through practical work and opportunities for cadetships.

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Construction Management (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,000

 

6. RMIT University

“RMIT offers the only undergraduate surveying degree in Victoria. It is accredited with local and international surveying organisations and thoroughly prepares you to enter the profession.”

Accreditations:

Program Name

Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$35,520

 

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COVID-19; Australian Student Visa Arrangements

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Moving into the 26th week of the COVID-19 crisis, the majority of the universities and colleges have started to proceed operating by adapting to the new normal following the Standard Operating Procedure, SOP. 

Some of the universities are already starting to conduct physical classes with a limited number of students allowed to come to the campus. Meanwhile, a lot of the remaining universities are still operating remotely by conducting classes, giving out assignments and doing tests online mostly for international students who are still unable to travel overseas due to the restriction.

With that being said, it’s difficult to tell when the students will be able to travel back to Australia considering the worrying number of cases in Victoria.

Australian Government Department of Health Update:

In conjunction with the concern of the pause in students’ visa processing; last Monday 20 July 2020, Australian government had finally addressed the issue regarding students visa arrangements for their new and existing students. Below are the latest updates:

  • The government would resume processing new students’ visas and start giving them out at all locations outside Australia, so students could arrange travel as soon as the borders reopen.
  • The applicants will also be given additional time to provide English language results due to the COVID-19 situation that had disrupted the process.
  • International students who are unable to complete their studies within their original visa validity due to COVID-19 will be given the privilege to lodge a further student visa application for free.
  • The time spent by the existing international student visa holders studying online due to COVID-19 will be counted towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa.
  • Graduates with a student visa that are unable to return due to COVID-19 will be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa outside Australia.

Andrew Norton, who is a professor in the practice of higher education policy at the Australian National University, said that this announcement will give students more certainty about their  post-study work visa question that had been worrying them.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, Insider Guides

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Top 5 Private Universities to study Data Science in Malaysia

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Oh to live in a generation where technology and humans meet; is indeed the revolution humans need.

“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” – Bill Gates

What is Data Science?

Data science is the combination of tools, algorithms and machine learning components. It plays the role of extracting clean information from raw data for the planning of actionable insights.

Data Science continues to bring an immense number of benefits in business, research, even our daily lives. The things you search for in Google search bar, the posts you like on your Instagram, including your health data from a fitness tracker app you downloaded in your phone, all of them are important to data scientists depending on their project. The data scientists will look through millions of data and find the hidden pattern or connection in order to come up with breakthrough insights that will contribute to our convenience, especially in business. From there, analysts and business people will be generating the insights to create a tangible business value.

Data science mainly has a five-stage life cycle that consists of:

  1. Capture: Data acquisition, data entry, signal reception, data extraction
  2. Maintain: Data warehousing, data cleansing, data staging, data processing, data architecture
  3. Process: Data mining, clustering/classification, data modeling, data summarization
  4. Communicate: Data reporting, data visualization, business intelligence, decision making
  5. Analyze: Exploratory/confirmatory, predictive analysis, regression, text mining, qualitative analysis

Source: UC Berkeley

Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.” – Tim Berners-Lee

Why study Data Science?

  • High market demand with a shortage of supply

    Being an underrated and infamous degree program, there are less number of data science graduates considering we are living in the 21st century. Adding up the computer, mathematics, and programming skills, a lot of students tend to see data science as one of the difficult programs to enroll in. Hence, despite the increase in the number of demand for data scientists, the number of data science graduates remains limited.

     

  • Undying Program

    Living in the era of technology where everything revolves around data makes data science to be more and more relevant every day. Every business lives on insight, and every insight comes from a data scientist. For every business that opens up today or opens soon, it will result in increasing demand for data scientists. It’s a never-ending cycle.

     

  • High-paying jobs

    Considering the strong impact data science has on the working industry, and the limited number of capable graduates, the data science jobs are listed as one of the high-paying jobs that will continuously be relevant in the majority of the industry.

What are the Career Opportunities?

Surely most of the students worry about the job opportunity because that is the next destination after graduating. Fret not, although Data Science is considered as an underrated program in university, in the working industry; employers hunt for their graduates. Here are some of the careers students can pursue:

  1. Data Scientist – gather, process, and derive valuable insights from the data
  2. Machine learning engineer – leverage big data tools and programming frameworks
  3. Data Architect – visualize, design, and prepare data 
  4. Data engineer – assist the data architects to build the working framework for data search and retrieval
  5. Business intelligence developer – create tables, write reports on their findings and simplify them in an understandable way to human brains

What are the Key Skills to study Data Science?

Data Science graduates are known mostly for their strong Mathematics and computer skills. A set of skills that is needed almost everywhere in this era. In order to be able to pull off a Data Science program, these skills are important to help you through the journey:

  • Business/Domain
  • Mathematics (includes statistics and probability)
  • Computer science (software/data architecture and engineering)
  • Communication (both written and verbal)

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Data Science in Malaysia?

Since the Data Science program revolves around Mathematics, the entry requirements for the majority of the universities in Malaysia include the subject Mathematics as a compulsory credit

Academic Requirements

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.00 including a credit in Mathematics and Science

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation

Minimum CGPA of 2.00 including a credit in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics

A-Levels

Minimum 2 passes including a credit in Mathematics and Science

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including Advanced Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 24 points

Diploma

Related diplomas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50

 

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL

Minimum 35 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Minimum Band 4

*The requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on other entry requirements, contact Excel Education.

What are the Top 5 Private Universities to study Data Science in Malaysia?

Here we have listed down the Top 5 private universities in Malaysia for you to choose from;

1. Taylor's University

“Upon completion of this specialisation, students should be able to upload and clean real-world data, make reliable statistical inferences from the cleaned data, use Machine Learning and statistical tools to learn models for data and visualise complex data.“

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM97,500

International students: RM121,300

2. Asia Pacific University

“The programme is not merely analytics-oriented, but develops the ability to use analytics to drive key success metrics related to yield management and revenue generation in practically any business domain.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Analytics) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM87,000

International students: RM88,200

3. Monash University

“We have the greatest collection of expertise in the theory and practice of data analytics of any university in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM40,820

International students: RM46,640

4. Swinburne University

“We believe a modern approach to the analysis, design and implementation of large-scale systems is essential for a career in software development.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM24,000

International students: RM30,680

5. UOW Malaysia KDU

“They will emerge as highly sought-after experts with interdisciplinary computer science knowledge and skills; often commanding high salaries in this field.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

January, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM72,285

International students: RM85,985

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10 Best Universities in Sydney 2019 | (2019/2020 Fees)

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Finding the right university in Sydney is not that difficult, it very much depends on your study plan and what do you want to achieve in the future. Aside from the financial capabilities, taking consideration of the ranking of a university is a smart move to decide which university to choose from. 

The general rule of thumb is, the higher the ranking of a university, the higher tuition fee you have to pay, along with more research elements in your syllabus to maintain the high standard of education compare to university with a lower ranking.

Why many international students choose to study in Sydney

Sydney is the biggest city in Australia with a population of more than 4.5 millions of people. It is the capital city of New South Wales location in the south-west coast of Australia. Apart from being the financial hub of the country, food culture and corporate lifestyle are highly rated as one of the top in the world. In short, here are the top reason why you should study in Sydney,

Low employment rate 😀

It is much easier to get a job in Sydney compared to other regions in Australia according to the unemployment rate published recently from Labour Market Information Portal.

Unemployment Rate (15+) by State and Territory, Australia 2019 (%)

(Source: http://lmip.gov.au/default.aspx?LMIP/LFR_SAFOUR/LFR_UnemploymentRate)

A degree from Sydney will be valuable anywhere you go. The only problem of studying in Sydney is the sky-high cost of living, on average, the international student needs about AUD2500 - AUD4000 to live through in a month. 

Spending Category Average Monthly Expenses
Rental for 1 bedroom in a shared unit ($350pw)

AUD 1,400

Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) ($300pw)

AUD 1,200

Transport (Train and Bus)

AUD 200

Utility Bill (Electricity, Phone Bill and etc)

AUD 200

Social (Coffee, Beer and Party)

AUD 800

Total AUD3,800

Top 10 best universities and institutions in Sydney

There are certain universities and institutions in Sydney that are not too bad and is more welcoming to international students with affordable fee. Below here I have selected the 10 best universities and institutions you can consider studying in Australia.

1) The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is known for the best school in Engineering in Sydney. 

They offer the most comprehensive array of engineering degrees including Surveying, Petroleum Engineering, Food Science, Civil Engineering, Chemical Product Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Environmental Engineering. 

  • Recommended courses at the UNSW: Engineering
  • Distance to Sydney CBD: 30min by bus
  • UNSW is placed as 43 with the QS World University Ranking in 2019.
Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
Foundation Studies - UNSW Global Mar, Aug & Nov 9 months AUD 32,850
Diploma in Science - UNSW Global Jan, May & Aug 12 months AUD 38,379
Diploma in Engineering Jan, May & Aug 12 months AUD 41,997
Bachelor of Commerce Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 41,280
Bachelor of Information Systems (IT) Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 41,280
Bachelor of Arts/Law Feb 5 years AUD 37,920
Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace) Feb & Jul 4 years AUD 46,230
Doctor of Medicine Feb 6 years AUD 73,440

2) University of Sydney (USYD)

University of Sydney (USYD) is Australia’s first university and best known for providing Modern Languages, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering and English Language & Literature programs in Sydney. 
  • Recommended courses at the University of Sydney: Veterinary and International Business
  • Distance to Sydney CBD: 10min by bus
  • USYD is placed as 42 with the QS World University Ranking in 2019.

Program

Intake

Duration

Indicated annual fee (2020)

Bachelor of Commerce

Feb & Jul

3 years

AUD 42,000

Bachelor of Advanced Computing (IT)

Feb & Jul

4 years

AUD 46,500

Bachelor of Arts/Law

Feb & Jul

5 years

AUD 42,000

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)

Feb & Jul

4 years

AUD 46,500

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Feb

6 years

AUD 49,5000 – AUD 64,000

3) University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is best-known for nursing, accounting and engineering programs in Sydney. They offer the most comprehensive array of business degrees including Entrepreneurship, MBA, Accounting, Finance and Property economies. 
  • Recommended courses at University of Technology Sydney: Accounting and Nursing
  • Distance to Sydney CBD: UTS is located in the city
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is placed as 140 with the QS World University Ranking in 2019.
Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
Foundation Studies - UTS:INSEARCH Mar, Jun & Oct 8 months AUD 25,250
Diploma of Business - UTS:INSEARCH Mar, Jun & Oct 12 months AUD 31,000
Diploma of Engineering Mar, Jun & Oct 12 months AUD 31,000
Bachelor of Commerce Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 38,060
Bachelor of Information Technology (IT) Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 42,700
Bachelor of Laws Feb & Jul 4 years AUD 44,470
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) Feb & Jul 4 years AUD 44,470
Bachelor of Design in Architecture Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 38,720

4) Macquarie University

Macquarie University is best known for Actuarial Science and Physiology in Sydney. Actuarial Science could be a good option for students who enjoy solving high-level mathematics question and develop strong quantitative skills

  • Recommended courses at Macquarie University: Actuarial Science and Physiology
  • Distance to Sydney CBD: 1 hour and 20 min by train
  • Macquarie University is placed as 237 with the QS World University Ranking in 2019.
Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
Foundation Studies Feb, July & Oct 1 year AUD 25,500
Diploma of Accounting, Commerce and Business Administration Feb, Apr, July & Oct 9 months AUD 30,282
Diploma of Engineering Feb, Apr, July & Oct 9 months AUD 30,282
Bachelor of Commerce Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 36,450
Bachelor of Actuarial Science Feb 3 years AUD 36,450
Bachelor of Information Technology Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 37,500
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Feb & Jul 4 years AUD 37,500
Bachelor of Chiropractic Science Feb 3 years AUD 39,900

5) Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is employability focused with a renowned reputation for teaching and research. The university is ranked within the top 100 young universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Recommended courses at Western Sydney University: MBA, Agriculture and Horticulture 
  • Distance to Sydney CBD: 40min by train
  • Western Sydney University is placed as 468 with the QS World University Ranking in 2019.
Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
Foundation Studies Feb, July & Oct 1 year AUD 21,000
Diploma of Business Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 25,725
Diploma of Science Feb 3 years AUD 36,450
Bachelor of Commerce Mar & Jul 3 years AUD 26,760
Bachelor of Information Technology Mar & Jul 3 years AUD 29,360
Bachelor of Engineering Mar & Jul 4 years AUD 31,400
Bachelor of Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Mar & Jul 3 years AUD 29,040
Master of Business Administration Mar & Jul 2 years AUD 30,200

6) Kaplan Business School

Kaplan Business School is a global recognised provider of higher education degrees in Australia that offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, accounting, marketing, management, tourism, entrepreneurship, health services, digital management, analytics, project management and leadership.

  • Recommended courses at Kaplan Business School: MBA, Accounting and Business Programs 
  • Distance to Sydney CBD: The institution is located in the Sydney CBD
Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
Diploma of Business Feb, Jul & Nov 1 year AUD 17,200
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Feb, Jul & Nov 3 years AUD 17,200
Master of Business Administration Feb, Jul & Nov 2 years AUD 21,750

7) Top Education Institution

Top Education Institute is a private higher education since 2009. Initially specialising in Business and Accounting, offering Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees that recognised by major accounting bodies in Australia: CPAA, CAANZ, IPA and ACCA. Top Education is co-owned by one of the big 4 accounting firms in the country, therefore student hoping to strike for an internship opportunity with one of the big 4 accounting firms are encouraged to apply. 

Top Education Institute begins offering Bachelor of Laws in 2015. The first non-university private provider to be fully accredited for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) by the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB).
  • Recommended courses at Top Education Institution: Accounting 
  • Distance to Sydney CBD: The institution is located in the Sydney CBD
Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
Foundation Studies Feb, May & Sep 8 months AUD 22,000
Diploma of Business Management Feb, May & Sep 8-12 Months AUD 26,400
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Feb, May & Sep 2.75 years AUD 26,766
Bachelor of Hospitality Management Feb, May & Sep 3 years AUD 28,966
Master of International Business  Feb, Jul, Sep 2 years AUD 20,100

8) International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) is an award-winning* higher education institution with campuses in Manly and Sydney’s business district. Founded in 1996, ICMS offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are regulated and recognised in the same manner as all public universities in Australia.
  • Recommended courses at International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS): Hospitality Management and International Business
  • Distance to Sydney CBD: 40min by ferry 
Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
Diploma of Business Mar, Aug & Nov 1 year AUD 21,000
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Mar, Aug & Nov 3 years AUD 21,000
Bachelor of Laws Jul & Nov 4 years AUD 20,000
Master of Business Administration Mar, Aug & Nov 2 years AUD 23,000

9) Sydney Institute (TAFE NSW)

In Australia, If you’re looking for vocational education and training (VET) courses in Australia, TAFE (technical and further education) institutions offer a range of Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses. 

TAFE NSW is the largest training and education provider in Australia. All TAFE NSW Institutes were united as one ‘TAFE NSW’ in an ongoing process starting in 2017. Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW is located in one of Sydney’s strongest education, cultural and entertainment precincts, right in the very heart of the city. The campus is surrounded by Central Station, UTS, the ABC, Sydney University and Chinatown. 
Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
Certificate III in Agriculture Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 11,030
Certificate IV in Agriculture Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 11,820
Diploma of Agriculture Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 14,030
Certificate III in Captive Animals Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 8,930
Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 16,340
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 14,680
Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 16,460
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 21,360
Certificate IV in Business Feb & Jul 0.5 year AUD 6,210
Diploma of Business  Feb & Jul 0.5 year AUD 7,220
Bachelor of Business Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 15,040
Certificate IV in Design (Interior Design Foundation) Feb & Jul 0.5 year AUD 9,270
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration Feb & Jul 1 year AUD 17,140
Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) Feb & Jul 3 years AUD 30,000

10) Academies Australasia

Established in 1908, Academies Australasia has been operating for 111 years. There are 18 colleges in the group, each with its own licence to operate as an education institution. Some operate in more than one location.Academies Australasia Polytechnic (‘AAPoly’) offers the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Bachelor of Business (Leadership and Management). It also offers Vocational courses in Melbourne.

 

Over the years, Academies Australasia colleges have taught more than 100,000 students from 130 countries. The majority of the faculty and staff were born overseas. This background and sensitivity to cultural differences, needs and expectations, means that they are very well placed to understand and assist students from overseas. They know the issues and how best to address them.

Program Intake Duration Indicated annual fee (2019)
General English Every week 10 - 40 weeks AUD350/week
Certificate III in Business Jan, Apr, Jun & Sep 3 months AUD 2,000
Certificate IV in Business Jan, Apr, Jun & Sep 6 months AUD 4,000
Diploma of Leadership and Management Jan, Apr, Jun & Sep 1 year AUD 8,000
Bachelor of Business Jan, Apr, Jun & Sep 3 years AUD 15,000 per year

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Top 10 Veterinary Science Universities in 2019 | Recognised by Vet Council of Malaysia

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What is Veterinary Science (VET)?

The Basics of Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science basically means the study of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders and injuries in animals. The generalised notion is very wide, covering all animal species, both domesticated and wild, with specific conditions which only affect specific species. Veterinary medicine is often practised by a veterinary physician (vet), assisted by veterinary nurses and technicians. Though there are certainly more specific fields of veterinary, such as physiotherapy or dentistry.

What are the Various Fields of Veterinary Science?

As mentioned before, there are various specialities within Veterinary Science, just like human medical practices. Here are some different areas within Veterinary Science which are well-known:

Vet VocabularyExplanation
AnaesthesiologyPain relief for animals
DentistryDental care for animals
DermatologyDiseases and conditions of the skin
Internal MedicineDiagnosis and treatment of illnesses, such as cardiology (heart), neurology (brain) and oncology (cancer and tumours)
NutritionEnsures animals’ diets meet their body’s requirement for nutrients
PathologyDeals with causes & nature of diseases through lab examinations (e.g. autopsies)
PhysiotherapyRestore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance
SurgeryDeals with injuries and disorders that require surgical intervention
Zoological MedicineCare of zoo animals, wildlife and aquatic animals

Why Should You Study Veterinary Science?

Veterinary Science can be extremely rewarding for those who have a passion for animals. Here are some reasons that set Veterinary Science from other degrees and careers.

Interest & Love for AnimalsAs a vet, your job role consists of treating animals and ensure their welfare. As a result, you have to possess a great love for animals to pursue this career. Plus, there is no other career path as a vet, you get to examine different animals, treat a variety of diseases, and reap the satisfaction of doing good for the world!
Rewarding SalaryIt certainly pays well to practice such a highly regarded profession. Though you need to consider the education costs of earning that veterinary degree! Furthermore, your salary can certainly go higher if you’ve received additional speciality training or hold board certificates.
Professional Independence & FlexibilityAlthough you may start off working for an established clinic, there is a future possibility for you to open up your own practice. Or you may even consider using your veterinary background to enter distinct industries, such as veterinary pharmaceutical sales companies, wildlife agencies, laboratories, academic institutions, etc. Hence, it is a degree filled with many bright futures!

What are the entry requirements to study for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

In order to pursue a degree in Veterinary Science, the institutions are generally looking  for qualifications like:

(1) SPM / O-Level / IGCSE / Year 10 or equivalent qualification (Minimum of 5 credits, including Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Additional Mathematics)

                                                                                                                     AND/OR

(2) Entry from STPM / GCE A-level / Foundation of Science / Matriculation (Australia, Canadian, American) / Diploma or equivalent qualification (STPM or Matriculation: At least CGPA 3.6, with minimum B in Biology AND one advanced science subject (eg. Chemistry or Additional Mathematics)

Entry requirements may vary depending on the university, so make sure you check with us (click here) before submitting your application!

How long is the study duration of Veterinary Science degree?

A Veterinary Science degree usually takes about 5 – 7 years depending on the curriculum and syllabus of the university.

Let us use the pathway from the University of Melbourne as an example, upon completion of pre-university equivalent qualification (eg. STPM, GCE A-level, Foundation in Science (from the G8 Universities), SAM and IB), the student can enroll into either Bachelor of Bio MedicineBachelor of Science or Bachelor of Agriculture. Following satisfactory completion of all subjects in the Veterinary Bio-science specialisation, the student can progress into the Doctor Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with one year of credit exemption (first-year units). Otherwise, Students not selected into the Veterinary Bio-science specialisation may apply for graduate entry into the DVM following completion of their Bachelor of Science.

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Duration: Bachelor of Science (three years) plus the DVM with one year of credit (three years) = six years.

What Would You Study in a Veterinary Science Degree?

A Veterinary Science degree will give you the knowledge and skills required to diagnose and treat animals. Some of the subjects that you may learn include:

  • Animal Anatomy
  • Animal Biochemistry
  • Animal Diseases
  • Animal Genetics
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Bacteriology and Microbiology
  • Epidemiology
  • General Surgery
  • Pathology

Throughout your degree, you will be required to carry out practical training. This could involve being situated at various places, such as livestock farms, zoos, SPCA and wildlife sanctuaries, as well as vet clinics. Remember that studying for a Veterinary Science degree is requires a lot of hard work, involving keen analytical skills accompanied with practical labour.

Career Options with a Veterinary Science Degree

A degree in Veterinary Science will allow you to pursue the following career options:

  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Veterinary Scientist
  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Livestock Inspector
  • Livestock Veterinarian
  • Laboratory Animal Veterinarian
  • Marine Biologist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Zoological / Wildlife Veterinarian

Where Can You Study Doctor Veterinary Medicine other than Malaysia?

Once you have completed your degree in Veterinary Science, you can apply to be a registered veterinary surgeon through the Malaysian Veterinary Council. You will also need to apply for an Annual Practicing Certificate which cost about RM20. This is a required process in order to practice veterinary medicine in Malaysia.

Below here are the lists of Veterinary Universities overseas that are recognised by the Veterinary Council of Malaysia

Veterinary Universities in Australia

UniversityQualificationIndicative Tuition Fee Per Year 2019/2020
University of Melbourne
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Bachelor of Science (Honours) (1st – 3rd year)AUD $43,520 (Bachelor)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) (4th – 6/7th years)AUD $68,736 (Doctor)
University of Queensland
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Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)AUD $66,592 (Bachelor)
University of Sydney
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Bachelor of Veterinary Biology (1st – 2nd year)AUD $49,500 (Bachelor)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (3rd – 5th year)AUD $64,000 (Doctor)
Murdoch University
Enquire
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology (1st year)AUD $32,803
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology (2nd – 3rd year)AUD $51,360
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) (4th – 5th years)AUD $86,760

Veterinary Universities in Canada

UniversityQualificationIndicative Tuition Fee Per Year 2019/2020
University of Saskatchewan
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Bachelor of Science in (Animal Bioscience) (2 years)USD $18,391 (Bachelor)
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) (4 years)USD $10,737 (Doctor)
University of Guelph
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Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) (5 years)USD $20,840

Veterinary Universities in New Zealand

UniversityQualificationIndicative Tuition Fee Per Year 2019/2020
Massey University
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Bachelor of Veterinary Science (5 years)AUD $64,040

Veterinary University in the United States of America (USA)

UniversityQualificationIndicative Tuition Fee Per Year 2019/2020
Colorado State University
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Undergraduate in Biomedical Science (4 years)USD $20,000
Professional Veterinary Medicine (PVM) (4 years)USD $61,362

Veterinary Universities in the United Kingdom

UniversityQualificationIndicative Tuition Fee Per Year 2019/2020
University of Bristol
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BVSc Veterinary Science (D100) (5 years)£29,100
University of Cambridge
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Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) (5 years)£ 55,272
University of Edinburgh
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Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) (5 years)£ 31,450
University of Glasgow
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Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS) (5 years)£ 29,250
University of Liverpool
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BVSc Veterinary Science (5 years)£ 34,550
University of London: Royal Veterinary College
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Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetMed) (5 years)£ 35,010

Veterinary Universities in Malaysia

UniversityQualificationIndicative Tuition Fee Per Year 2019/2020
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Doctor of Veterinary MedicineRM 4,780
Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
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Doctor of Veterinary MedicineRM 25,745 (full course fee)
CAUTION: The program fees listed above are provided as a general guide only, the fees were captured based on the publicly available information on the institutions’ websites.



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Top 10 Scholarships for A-Level Students to Study in Malaysia 2019 (for Malaysian only)

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What is A-Level Anyway?

A-Levels is also known as GCE Advanced Levels in its full name. It is a pre-university program based on the UK’s education system. Upon successful completion, you can use A-Level results to apply for degree programs. If you are interested in learning more about A-Level and how to apply for them, leave us a message.

When is A-Level result release day in 2019

In general, students can expect to view their results on internet on 15 August 2019 (Thursday), On this day, UCAS track will be available to let students know whether they got the grades they need to get into their chosen university and course in the United Kingdom (UK), if you have not registered with UCAS because you want to explore more of your option, for example, like continuing your education in Malaysia, we can be your great helping hands, click here to chat with us online (free consultation service).

Which University has the best scholarship for high achiever A-Level Students?

In this article, we have summarised a list of scholarships found from various local private universities. Also, we highly recommend reading our overall list of scholarships offered to Malaysian students in 2019 too.

Asia Pacific University's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
APU Merit ScholarshipsA-Level AAA50% Scholarship
A-Level AAB35% Scholarship
A-Level ABB20% Scholarship
A-Level BBB10% Scholarship

UCSI University's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
UCSI Trust ScholarshipA-Level AAA in the relevant subjectsUp to 100% Scholarship
A-Level ABB in the relevant subjectsPartial Scholarship

Taylor’s University's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
Taylor’s University Merit ScholarshipA-Level ABB & above in 3 subjectsUp to 100% Scholarship (Interview Required)
Taylor’s University World Class ScholarshipA-Level ABB & above in 3 subjectsFull Scholarship + Internship/ Trainee Program (Interview Required)
Taylor’s University Talent ScholarshipA-Level BBC & above in 3 subjectsFull Scholarship (Interview Required)
Taylor’s Excellence AwardA-Level AAA/AABRM 15,000 per year
A-Level ABB/AACRM 11,000 per year
A-Level BBB/ABCRM 6,000 per year

Curtin University's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
Curtin University Merit ScholarshipA-Level 4 As and moreRM10,000 tuition fee waiver for the first year
A-Level 2 – 3 AsRM5,000 tuition fee waiver for the first year

HELP University's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Business (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Management (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Business Psychology (Hons) Year 1)A-Level AAAUp to RM 15,750 partial scholarship
A-Level AABUp to RM 11,250 partial scholarship
A-Level ABUp to RM 6,750 partial scholarship
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Business (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Management (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Economics (Hons) Year 1 / Bachelor of Business Psychology (Hons) Year 1)A-Level AAAUp to RM 14,700 partial scholarship
A-Level AABUp to RM 10,500 partial scholarship
A-Level AACUp to RM 6,300 partial scholarship
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Year 1A-Level AAB and aboveUp to RM 14,000 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 2AsUp to RM 10,500 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 1A, 1BUp to RM 7,000 partial scholarship
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Year 1A-Level AAB and aboveUp to RM 14,000 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 2AsUp to RM 10,500 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 1A, 1BUp to RM 7,000 partial scholarship
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons) Year 1A-Level AAAA and aboveUp to RM 8,100 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 3AsUp to RM 6,480 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 2AUp to RM 4,050 partial scholarship
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Education in TESL (Hons) Year 1A-Level AAAA and aboveUp to RM 9,360 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 3AsUp to RM 7,020 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 2AUp to RM 4,680 partial scholarship
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – UK Degree Transfer Program (Law) Year 1A-Level AAA and aboveUp to RM 12,500 partial scholarship
A-Level at least AABUp to RM 7,500 partial scholarship
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – Bachelor of Law (Hons) Year 1A-Level AAA and aboveUp to RM 7,500 partial scholarship
A-Level at least AABUp to RM 3,500 partial scholarship
HELP University Distinction Award Scholarship – BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance / BSc (Hons) Economics and Management / BSc (Hons) Economics / BSc (Hons) Banking and FinanceA-Level AAAA and aboveUp to RM 9,000 partial scholarship
A-Level at least AABUp to RM 7,000 partial scholarship
A-Level at least 2AUp to RM 5,000 partial scholarship

INTI University's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
INTI Merit Scholarship – All ProgramsA-Level 15 points *(A+ = 6 points; A = 5 points; B = 4 points; C = 3 points; D = 2 points; E = 1 point)up to 100% Tuition Fee Waiver in Year 1
A-Level 13 pointsup to 50% Tuition Fee Waiver in Year 1
A-Level 12 pointsup to 30% Tuition Fee Waiver in Year 1
INTI Leadership Excellence Scholarship – All ProgramsA-Level ABBUp to full tuition fee waiver for the entire program

Monash University Malaysia's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
Monash High Achiever Award – All ProgramsA-Level 3AsRM5,000/semester
Jeffrey Cheah Foundation – Monash Equity Scholarships – All Programs (except Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Pharmacy)A-Level 3Asup to 100% tuition fee waiver
Monash Pharmacy Equity Scholarship – Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)A-Level 3Asup to 100% tuition fee waiver
Monash Pharmacy Excellence Award – Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)A-Level 3Asup to 50% tuition fee waiver
Jeffrey Cheah Entrance Scholarship – All ProgramsA-Level 3AsRM 10,000/year
A-Level AABRM 5,000/year
The Chancellors Scholarship of Sunway University & Lancaster University – in the areas of Business, Computer Technology, Psychology and CommunicationA-Level 3AsFull tuition fee deduction & A 2-weeks’ study visit to Lancaster University, UK

Sunway University's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
Sunway Excellence Scholarship – BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Studies/ BSc (Hons) in Conventions & Events Management/ BSc (Hons) in Culinary Management/ BSc (Hons) in Industrial Statistics/ BSc (Hons) Financial Analysis/ BSc (Hons) Financial Economics/ BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality ManagementA-Level AAAup to 100% Tuition Fee Waiver in Year 1

University of Nottingham's Scholarship

CategoryRequired AchievementAward
Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship – All ProgramsA-Level AAA25% reduction of the tuition fee

Need help applying for a scholarship? Check this article out and you’ll be good to go: Tips on applying for a scholarship to Australia

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Top 10 Scholarships for A-Level Students to Study in Australia (2019)

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Studying abroad could cost a lot of money, especially when your parent is earning ringgit and the tuition fee and living expenses in Australia are counted in Dollar (AUD). Fortunately, Australian universities offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to aid international students. In this respect, we summarised a list of scholarships provided by reputable universities in Australia. Be aware that the scholarships listed are for A-Level students only. For an overall list, please look at: Australian scholarships offered to International students in 2019

Scholarships available in Sydney

UniversityRequired AchievementAward
Australian Institution of Music (AIM), Sydneymeet the minimum entry requirementA$5000 International Excellence Scholarship Enquire
International College of Management, Sydneymeet the minimum entry requirementA$3250 International Bursary Enquire
meet the English Language requirements and Interview is requiredUP to A$25000 ICMS International Scholarship Enquire
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)A-Level at least BBCUP to 100% International Undergraduate Full Tuition Scholarship Enquire
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)A-Level at least BBCUP to 100% International Undergraduate Full Tuition Scholarship Enquire
University of New South Wales (UNSW), SydneyA-Level at least BBAUP to A$10,000 Arts & Social Sciences UG International High Achievers Award Enquire
University of Western Sydney (UWS), SydneyAll programs except Medicine (meet the minimum entry requirement)50% of Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships Enquire
meet the minimum entry requirement$5,000 and $7,500 Western Sydney International Scholarships Enquire
Macquarie University, Sydneymeet the minimum entry requirement$10,000 Macquarie University ASEAN Scholarship Enquire
A-Level at least BBC$10,000 Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships Enquire
A-Level at least BBAUp to $1,000 Macquarie University Study Abroad Scholarship Enquire
Top Education Institute, SydneyA-Level at least BBA (Business & Law programs)$8,000 TOP’s Outstanding Achievement Award Enquire
A-Level at least BBB (Law programs)$3,000 Sydney City School of Law Award Enquire
A-Level at least BBB (Business programs)$3,000 Sydney City School of Business Award Enquire
A-Level at least BBC (Business & Law programs)$2,000 Young Achievement Enquire
A-Level at least BCC (Business & Law programs)$2,000 Dean’s Award Enquire

Scholarships available in Queensland

UniversityRequired AchievementAward
Griffith Universitymeet the min entry requirement10% International Scholarship Enquire
A-Level ABB50% Remarkable Academic Achievement Scholarship Enquire
The University of Queensland (UQ), QueenslandBased on Academic Performance$3,000 Science International Scholarships Enquire
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), QueenslandA-Level at least BBB25% Triple Crown Scholarship Enquire
Bachelor of Business (Required assessment after application)$6,000 School of Economics and Finance Honours Scholarships Scholarship Enquire
Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Accountancy) (Required assessment after application)$10,000 School of Accountancy Honours Scholarship Enquire
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)(Required assessment after application)$5,000 School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Honours Scholarship Enquire
Bachelor of Fine Arts OR double degree with Bachelor of Fine Arts(Required assessment after application)$10,000 QUT Excellence Scholarship (Creative Industries) Enquire

Scholarships available in Perth

UniversityRequired AchievementAward
Curtin University, Perthmeet the minimum entry requirement – for selected programs25% Meng Fei Innovative Future leader scholarship Enquire
Murdoch University, PerthA-Level at least CCB and above – for selected IT degreesUp to $20,000 Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Enquire
meet the minimum entry requirementUp to $10,000 International Welcome Scholarship (IWS) Enquire

Scholarships available in Melbourne

UniversityRequired AchievementAward
Australian Institution of Music (AIM), Melbournemeet the minimum entry requirementA$5000 International Excellence Scholarship Enquire
RMIT University, MelbourneA-Level at least CCD20% RMIT International Excellence Scholarship Enquire
A-Level at least CCD$10,000 Malaysia Australia Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) for Malaysian Students Enquire
Monash University, MelbourneBased on academic achievement (for Biomedical Science Degree)Up to $15,000 Biomedicine International Discovery Scholarship Enquire
A Level 3As (for Engineering Degree)$40,000 Engineering International Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship Enquire
A-Level at least BBA$5000 Engineering International Undergraduate Scholarship Enquire
Deakin University, MelbourneA-Level BBC and above100% or 50% Deakin Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarship (by Selection) Enquire
A-Level CCD and above25% Deakin International Scholarship Enquire
A-Level CCC and above20% Deakin STEM Scholarship Enquire
La Trobe University, MelbourneA-Level CCD and above15%-25% La Trobe Excellence Scholarship Enquire

Scholarships available in Tasmania

UniversityRequired AchievementAward
University of TasmaniaA-Level at least CCC25% Tasmanian International Scholarship Enquire
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Guide for Every Parent about Schools in New South Wales, Australia

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Australia has remained a popular destination for international students because of its excellent internationally recognised education, high quality of life and laid-back lifestyle. The country also provides a safe, comfortable and multicultural environment for students. Australia’s high schools are well known for its highly qualified teachers, high standard and comprehensive curriculum. High schools in Australia can be public (70%) or private (30%); these schools are all subject to stringent rules and inspections where non-discrimination and equal opportunities are highlighted. Australia’s education system aims to provide students with skills for tertiary education and in principle, Australian high school certificates are recognized and appreciated anywhere in the world. 

In Australia, school begins with six years of Primary Education (Year 1 to Year 6), followed by six years of secondary school (Year 7 to Year 12). The New South Wales (NSW) school system is Australia’s largest educational system. There are more than 200 primary schools and secondary schools. In 2013, NSW State Government began to follow the Australian National Curriculum and is making progressive changes every year. 

Assessment Method

Students who complete Years 11 and 12 with success will receive High School Certificate (HSC) which is equivalent to German Abitur or Baccalaureate, and are eligible to enter tertiary education (university of college) in Australia or anywhere else in the world. Depending on the combination of topics and results, each student’s HSC score is ranked at 1 (highest) to 25 (lowest). Most universities in Australia establish a minimum HSC score for admission to students. Achievements are evaluated through assignments, tasks, oral and written exams and practical tasks. At the end of each term, a report card describing progress in the respective subjects is issued to students. 

For more information about minimum HSC score or academic entry requirements to enter Universities in Australia, please kindly contact Excel Education. 

Speak & Live like a Local

In all Australian high schools, English is a compulsory subject. Mathematics, natural sciences and physical training are in most cases also obligatory. Some have advanced modules for ambitious students, such as mathematics. Since English is a compulsory subject, attending high school in Australia is a very efficient way for international students to improve their English level. Students will be totally immersed in the language, which means studying in class and applied what they have learnt right after class in their everyday life. Students are also going to pick up Australian slang and perhaps even Australia’s beloved accent. It’s easier to make new friends in high school and international students will have better integration with the local community which will benefits them later on when they move on to university life. 

School Terms & Holidays

The NSW school year usually begins at the end of January and is divided into 4 terms of about 10 weeks. Each term is split by holidays of about two weeks. The school year ends in December (the date depends on the school and sector) and is followed by a break of five to six weeks before the next school year starts. 

Australian schools are doing more than educating students. They prepare students for life − developing skills for communication, self-discipline and respect for themselves and their peers. They also strongly believe in the advantages of a comprehensive education–including teamwork, self-expression, and personal development outside the classroom. In Australia, students are enriched as personally as they are by a diverse learning environment and develop the skills and qualifications needed in a changing world. 

If you are thinking sending your child(ren) to study at Australia primary/ secondary school, we have a few recommendations for you. 

Top 5 high schools in Australia NSW

Name

Ranking

Region 

2019 Capacity 

2019 Intake 

Indicative Annual Fee

Northern Beaches Secondary College – Mackellar Girls Campus 

87

Northern Sydney 

Capacity in all year levels must commence Year 11 in Term 1 

Must enroll through to Year 12 

30/01/2019 – 12/04/2019

Around AUD $14000-15000 per year, for more information please contact our E2 consultants 

 
 
 
 

Epping Boys High School

89

North Western Sydney 

Capacity in all years 

30/01/2019 – 31/01/2019

Around AUD $14000-15000 per year, for more information please contact our E2 consultants

Castle Hill High School

94

North Western Sydney 

Capacity in Years 8-9,11

29/01/2019 – 31/01/2019

Around AUD $14000-15000 per year, for more information please contact our E2 consultants

Burwood Girls High School  

96

Inner Western Sydney 

Capacity in all years

30/01/2019 – 31/01/2019

Around AUD $14000-15000 per year, for more information please contact our E2 consultants

Strathfield Girls High School 

110

Inner Western Sydney 

Capacity in all year levels 

Limited home-stays available 

30/01/2019 – 31/01/2019

Around AUD $14000-15000 per year, for more information please contact our E2 consultants

Entry Requirements: 

Academic 

  • Students entering the preliminary course (year 11) must have completed year 10 or its equivalent in Australia and overseas. They must also have good passing grades in school reports in the main academic subjects and English 

  • Students enrolling in years 7 to 10 must provide evidence that they have good passing grades in the main academic courses including English. 

English

  • Enrollment in a NSW government school Intensive English Centre 

OR

  • Secondary studies conducted in English for a minimum of two years 

OR

  • Minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System, General or Academic) score of 5.5 (year 11) or 5.0 (years 7-10) or equivalent results in another approved English language test (including TOEFL, AEAS and Eiken)

Application Process 

  1. Student submits completed application form with supporting documents to Excel Education. 

  2. Excel Education assesses the application against eligibility criteria and, if successful, confirms placement with IEC and school.

  3. Excel Education issues offer letter detailing study plan and course costs.

  4. Student and parents accept offer and return signed offer to Excel Education with payment of fees.

  5. Excel Education issues confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) and confirmation of appropriate accommodation and welfare (CAAW) form (if required).

  6. Student applies for student visa and start packing. 

Too many things to remember? 

Complete the form below and we will provide you with a one-stop solution from getting a student visa to finding an accommodation. We will also email you a copy of the checklist to kick-start your studies in Australia.

Contact us to find out more:

Sydney, Australia
Phone: + 612 8385 7224
Email: info@exceleducation.com.au

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Phone: +60182414802
Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au

Guangzhou, China
Phone: +862 0223 77740
Email: info@exceleducation.com.au

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Yvonne is a former psychology student from the US. She is passionate about empowering students to achieve their educational goals. If you wish to know more about Yvonne incredible experiences being an international student, you can contact her through Excel Education =)
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