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Study Design and Visual Arts in Australia (2020)

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A common misconception people may hold to creative arts degree is that they do not see it as valuable as compared to a science or business degree. Perhaps it is of the unstable career pathway in the future that makes people hesitate choosing a creative arts degree, but we believe every course has its own unique qualities that are applicable in many ways.

Skills are highly transferable

Art courses train you the practicalities of creating art work, that is an undeniable fact. Other than that, they also hone skills like analytical skills, computing skills, teamwork skills, creative and independent thinking, problem-solving abilities and communication skills. These skills are applicable to many job industries

Job Opportunities

As mentioned, since art degree skills are highly transferable, it is flexible enough to go into most creative industries. From teaching, TV production, illustration, to interior design, creative arts and design is a large industry with many prospects.

Experience is the Key

Most students may now realise that: getting a degree is not enough, they would need experience too. Which is why most universities offer internships, activities, and platforms for aspiring art students to connect with potential clients and companies.

Different Fields

Creative Arts and Design is a vast field, and its name alone cannot express the many amount of specialisations you can choose from:

  • Architectural Design 
  • Animation
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion
  • Fine Arts
  • Computational Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Set Design

Think we missed something? You can ask Excel Education about it! We will make sure we find the course of your dreams.

Recommended Universities to Study Design and Visual Arts:​

And finally, we will recommend some universities to study design and visual arts, while listing all of the majors available. This list is based on the the 2019 QS World Ranking for each university’s Bachelor and Master program in Design and Visual Arts. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

Without further ado, here all all the undergraduate and postgraduate design and visual arts degrees.

1. RMIT University

RMIT holds a proud and reputable position at #12 in the 2019 QS World Ranking. They boast their high-funded art studio facilities which combine both contemporary and cultural aspects of design and technology, thus training top-tier design and visual artists.

They also emphasize a lot in shaping the future of the design industry. Students will have the opportunity to work closely with local and international designers, lecturers and scholars who are familiar with the relevant industry.
Undergraduate
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of DesignAnimation and Interactive MediaAUD  $35,520
Digital Media
Communication Design
GamesAUD  $34,560
Bachelor of Industrial DesignN/AAUD  $38,400
Bachelor of FashionMerchandise ManagementAUD  $34,560
DesignAUD  $35,520
EnterpriseAUD  $35,520
Bachelor of Interior DesignN/AAUD  $38,400
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of Animation, Games and InteractivityAUD $31,680
Master of DesignAUD $32,640
Master of Design FutureAUD $33,120
Master of Design Innovative and TechnologyAUD $39,360
Master of Communication DesignAUD $32,640
Master of Design (Architecture & Design)AUD $34,560
Master of Design (Fashion & Textile)AUD $30,720
Master of Technology (Fashion & Textile)AUD $30,720
Master of Fashion (Design)AUD $32,640
Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)AUD $32,640

2. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The UTS School of Design is ranked at #23 is the 2019 QS World Ranking in Design and Arts. They strive to be the pioneers of the transformation of contemporary design culture through their research and education, which will prepare you for the job market. 

They also promise the state of the art facilities in the heart of Sydney, providing students a lot of leverage into the creative scene in the big city.

Undergraduate
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of DesignArchitectureAUD $38,060
Photography
Interior Architecture
Animation
Product Design
Fashion and Textiles
Visual Communication
ArchitectureAUD $38,720
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of DesignAUD $38,060
Master of AnimationAUD $38,060

3. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW’s design programmes are ranked at #31 in the 2019 QS World Ranking in Design and Arts. Their degrees equips the knowledge, skills and professional attributes to face the ever-changing creative industry. 

They provide a range of facilities which are able to let students hone their skills in multiple specialisations, such as: graphics, objects, 3D visualisation, textiles, interaction and experience design. 

Undergraduate
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of Art TheoryAUD $38,060
Bachelor of DesignAUD $36,480
Bachelor of Fine ArtsAUD $36,480
Bachelor of Media ArtsAUD $36,480
Bachelor of Computational DesignAUD $40,020
Bachelor of Industrial DesignAUD $39,840
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of DesignAUD $36,000
Master of Visualisation, Simulation & Immersive DesignAUD $37,800

4. The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne’s design degrees sit comfortably at the #34 position in the QS World Rankings in arts and design. They not only emphasize greatly on practical designing skills, but also the ability to apply design thinking in many different aspects.

They boast their state-of-the-art teaching facilities and design studios that aids students in reaching their full potential. There are also site visits, field trips and constant interaction with industry practitioners that will help students to be more well-versed with the industries.

Undergraduate
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of DesignArchitectureAUD $34,112 – $44,632
Computing
Digital Technologies
Graphic Design
Landscape Architecture
Performance Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design and Production)Stage ManagementAUD $30,112
Light Technology
Lighting Design
Sound Technology
Sound Design
Costume Construction
Costume Design
Set and Props Construction
Set Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)N/AAUD $54,948
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts)N/AAUD $30,112
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of Design for PerformanceAUD $33,696
Master of Production Design for Screen AUD $33,696
Master of Contemporary ArtAUD $33,696
Master of Design for PerformanceAUD $33,696

5. Griffith University

Griffith University’s partnering college – The Queensland College of Art is one of Australia’s longest-running art and design colleges. Along with The Griffith Film School, which is the largest film school in Australia. 

The students will learn closely with people in world-class facilities who are constantly pushing the boundaries of visual and creative arts, preparing you with the skills that can be used anywhere internationally.

Undergraduate 
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of AnimationAUD $29,500
Bachelor of Creative and Interactive MediaAUD $29,500
Bachelor of DesignAUD $29,500
Bachelor of Fine ArtsAUD $29,500
Bachelor of Creative IndustriesAUD $31,000
Bachelor of PhotographyAUD $29,500
Bachelor of Film and Screen Media ProductionAUD $29,500
Bachelor of Games DesignAUD $30,000
Bachelor of Architectural DesignAUD $32,500
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of Interactive MediaAUD $33,000
Master of Screen ProductionAUD $39,500
Master of Design ResearchAUD $31,000
Master of Arts in Visual ArtsAUD $33,000
Master of DesignAUD $33,000
Master of Visual ArtsAUD $31,000
Master of ArchitectureAUD $32,500

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Process of Getting a Student Visa to Australia

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Let’s face it, studying abroad is very terrifying, especially if you’re a young student trying to make your way in this world. Which is why you’ll need all the help you can get! We will provide a simple walkthrough on how to apply for a student visa to Australia

Not only that, here in Excel Education, we provide FREE guidance and assistance to applying for your student visa as well! So do contact us! We’d be happy to help!

You Can Apply Online!

You heard that right! The digital age is upon us and applying for visas is easier than ever! Firstly, you will need to create an account – your ImmiAccount – at DIBP’s online application system. 

You will need to provide your name, your email address and phone number. 

Once you’ve submitted your application, you will be given a Transaction Reference Number (TRN) to track your application status online.

Make Sure You Applied for an Institution

Before applying for a student visa, you must have applied for an institution for you studies, and be accepted. This is because you will need your proof of enrolment  (your Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment) as part of your application document. 

If you are going to commit to 2 or more programmes, for example, you’ve applied for an undergraduate degree and an English proficiency programme, you are required to have proof of enrolment for each.

The Documents You’ll Need

Firstly, you must make sure everything is in digital format. Furthermore, the documents you need is different depending on your nationality and the course you choose to study. So make sure you confirm this with your education counselor, or you can ask us.

Generally, you will need:

  • Proof of enrolment (your Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment) for each of the programmes you’re studying
  • Your health insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover) policy details
  • Your Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
  • Evidence of your English skills 
  • Statement of purpose
  • Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare).
  • A valid passport
  • Visa application fee
  • Academic and work experience documents
  • Parental consent if you are under 18 years old

When to apply?

Your application should be submitted no later than 6 weeks before the start of your programme, and no earlier than 12 weeks.

Some regulations to uphold

Even though you have successfully gotten your student visa, there are a few conditions to maintain so your visa can remain valid: 

  • Must remain enrolled and maintain satisfactory  grades and attendance throughout your course
  • Provide the address of your residence to your university or college (and update them a new one if you move)
  • Be able to financially support yourself throughout the duration of your stay in Australia
  • Do not breach the working terms of your visa

If you wish to change the qualifications of your visa, you can ask your school’s counsellor for that information, and prepare the necessary documents. There may also be an interview held for the student visa change, so you should prepare for that as well.

Hopefully this can help you to further your studies! To apply or submit any enquiries, please contact us!

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Study Accounting & Finance in Australia 2020

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Overview: What’s the Difference?

In essence, the main difference between Accounting and Finance is that accounting focuses on past records and present reports, then using the information to assess a business’ financial position; while finance deals with using these financial records to for future financial planning, investment decisions and drive new business strategies. Even so, universities’ finance and accounting degrees infuse both elements as they relate closely to each other.

The Industry

Australia’s economy and job market have been growing steadily over the past 5 years, and it is projected to continue growing for the next 5 years. Accounting careers are estimated to grow from 199,200 in 2018 to 207,200 in 2023. 

Furthermore, the average earnings for full-time workers in this industry is around AUD $1,660 per week, though it may be lower when you start out, and it grows progressively as you gain experience over time.

You can get a majority of accounting jobs with a bachelor degree qualification, though diploma in accounting is the minimum qualification in some jobs. (source)

Typical Classes

  • Advanced derivatives
  • Asset markets
  • Auditing
  • Behavioural finance
  • Budget analysis
  • Business strategy
  • Corporate finance
  • Economics/econometrics
  • Financial mathematics
  • Financial management
  • Financial markets
  • Financial planning
  • Financial engineering
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Forensic accounting
  • Information systems
  • International accounting
  • International finance
  • Macro/microeconomics
  • Management accounting
  • Private equity
  • Professional standards and ethics
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Risk management
  • Venture capital

Recommended Universities to Study Accounting and Finance:​

And finally, we will recommend some universities to study Accounting and Finance. This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s program in Accounting & Finance. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

Without further ado, here all all the undergraduate and postgraduate accounting and finance degrees.

1. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

QS World Ranking #15

Undergraduate:
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of CommerceAccountingAUD  $43,440
Finance
Financial Economics
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of FinanceAUD $47,040
Master of Financial AnalysisAUD $47,040
Master of Financial PlanningAUD $47,040
Master of Professional AccountingAUD $47,040
Master of TaxationAUD $47,040

2. The University of Melbourne

QS World Ranking #16

Undergraduate:
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of CommerceAccountingAUD $41,840 –  $44,756
Finance
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of FinanceAUD $48,448

3. The University of Sydney

QS World Ranking #22

Undergraduate:
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of CommerceAccountingAUD $44,000
Finance
Postgraduate:
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Master of CommerceAccountingAUD $49,000
Finance
Master of Professional AccountingN/AAUD $49,000

4. Monash University

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QS World Ranking #33

Undergraduate:
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of AccountingN/AAUD $45,000
Bachelor of Banking and FinanceN/AAUD $45,000
Bachelor of CommerceAccountingAUD $45,000
Finance
Bachelor of FinanceN/AAUD $45,000
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of AccountingAUD $45,800
Master of Advanced FinanceAUD $45,800
Master of Banking and FinanceAUD $45,800

5. The Australian National University

QS World Ranking #39

Undergraduate:
Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of CommerceAccountingAUD $43,680
Finance
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of AccountingAUD $34,560
Master of Applied FinanceAUD $34,560
Master of FinanceAUD $34,560
Master of Professional AccountingAUD $34,560

Hopefully this can help you to further your studies! To apply or submit any enquiries, please contact us!

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How to Choose the Right Course for You

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Choosing a course can be extremely stressful, and maybe even daunting at most times. What if it is the wrong choice? What if I can’t find a job? Believe me, as a current student who – finally – chose a degree to study, I know how you feel. Despite all that, I am completely happy with what I am currently studying, and I will tell you how I make that right decision.

1. Pay Attention to What You Do

In essence, this means paying attention to your interests, what skills do you possess, and what you are good at. It can be as simple as considering which class was your favourite in high school.

For example, if you enjoyed chemistry, look at university courses which put a lot of emphasis on chemistry courses, like chemical engineering, or petroleum engineering. You may even consider the sports and health division if P.E. was you strongest suit, there will always be a place in this world for you!

Making this decision does not solely rely on practical skills, it can be soft skills too! For me, I realized I am quite outgoing and make friends a lot, I am observant and opinionated, which is why I chose Bachelor of International Communications.

Looking beyond that, consider yourself: are you a person who holds attention to detail? Then you may consider accounting, actuarial, or courses that deal with numbers and logic. Are you a spontaneous person who does not care for rigid rules and factors? Then you may take a look at dynamic courses like economics, or arts.

2. Consider Your Budget

And of course, what is tertiary education if it does not drain your pockets?

Generally, the course fees play a huge factor in which university you choose, and even what education pathway you may take.

For instance, if you have a lower budget, you may consider taking the local government backed STPM, where they will ensure a smooth transition into a local public university. 

For most private universities, their course fees are based on their global rankings. Hence, a course or its university may be more expensive if they hold a higher rank.

Even so, just because a university has a higher ranking, does not mean it should be out of your consideration. Remember, we have to think through ALL factors to make a well-informed decision.

3. Explore Your Options as Much as Possible

In time periods like result day for pre-university exams such as A-Level or SPM, there is bound to be a lot of tertiary education events lining up. No matter if it’s education fairs, seminars, field trips, or free brochures, it is extremely important to use all the resources available to you to leverage yourself as much as possible. 

Because chances are, there will be a lot of information, and it can get overwhelming, so it is crucial you put lots of focus into sifting through all the information.

In a nutshell, flip through every brochure, utilize your time speaking to your school’s education counselors and university representatives, look at their website, ask for a universities’ current student’s opinion, go on university open days, etc. Doing all of these will definitely aid you in finding out your next step, or at least narrowing down to a few viable options to consider.

4. Think About How Versatile is the Degree

If you are absolutely sure about what career path you’re taking, then go for a course that covers a specific major. Otherwise, you can consider going for a generalised version of a course.

For example, if you’re sure you want to do marketing for business in the future, then choose marketing as your major, but if you aren’t sure which specialisation to take, then consider taking a general business degree, which includes a little of everything.

That way, you can acquire different skills and make a well-informed decision when getting a job. 

Many people may think future careers should be the basis of choosing your future degree, but that is not entirely true.

What you study may not necessary define what you do in the future, if you have a marketing degree, some of the skills you acquired can translate into other business departments, or even go into the creative industry.

As a result, going into university is all about learning what skills you wish to acquire, rather than choosing a job, so think about that!

5. Compare the Same Courses from Different Universities

Expanding from the previous point, some universities may give their degree a general name even though they emphasise on a specialisation.

For instance, you are interested in Bachelor of Science in Psychology from a particular university. Though their Bsc in Psychology may focus more on cognitive psychology, rather than clinical psychology which you would prefer more. 

In a nutshell, please pay attention to the classes in a course from different universities if you manage to narrow down your options. Perhaps this last factor may tip the scales in making a decision.

6. A Secret Tip: Contact us!

We understand that choosing a course can be a very long process, which is why we will not hesitate to help! Our professional education consultants know the ins and outs of tertiary education, just hit us up for any enquiries and we can ensure you a bright future ahead.

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Study Psychology in Australia 2020

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Psychology is the science that studies closely on behaviour and the mind. Most particularly, they study the brain and its properties, and how does properties drive behavioural impulses and emotions, then attempt to gauge them within the impacts upon reality. This can be applied in different sectors depending on which disciple you focus on, like counseling, psychiatry, consumer behaviour studies for business, and even animal psychology.

Industry Overview

In Australia, the general requirements to become a psychologist is to either:

  1. Possess a postgraduate degree in psychology 
  2. Or go through two years of supervised postgraduate experience with a registered psychologist

Based on JobOutlook, the prospects for aspiring psychologists are very promising. As data shows that the number of people working as psychologists and psychotherapists enhanced steadily over the past 5 years, and is projected to continue growing for the next 5 years. With 37,500 jobs in 2018 to 48,800 by 2023.

If you want to come back to Malaysia to start your psychology career, then you are in luck! The requirements to become a psychologist in Malaysia is to have a masters in psychology.

Based on StudyMalaysia, the demand for psychologists and psychiatrists in hospitals and clinics in Malaysia. The Ministry of Health (MOH) has expressed concerns for the shortage of psychologists in this nation. Furthermore, psychologists are incredibly versatile and can apply their skills in different industries, like human resources, counseling, development, education, marketing and advertising, media, etc.

A Few Different Principles of Psychology

 

Biological Psychology

The knowledge of physiological, genetics and development of behavior in humans.

Clinical Psychology

Assesses and treats psychological disorders such as depression and schizophrenia.

Counselling Psychology

Tracking individuals within their lifespan such as in career development and health consultation.

Developmental Psychology

Studies human development since their infant stage to adulthood such as development of languages, motor skills and personalities.

Educational Psychology

The knowledge of the human learning process and using them to improve educational curriculum and activities

Forensic / Law Psychology

Researches crimes, legal principles and criminal behaviors as a pillar to the justice system.

Social Psychology

The knowledge of thought, feeling and behavior of individuals and how they are influenced by the presence of other human beings.

Typical Psychology Classes You May Encounter:

  • General Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Personality Psychology

Recommended Universities to Study Psychology:​

This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Psychology programs. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

And finally, both undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology degrees will be listed:

1. UNSW

QS World Ranking: 22

Undergraduate
Programme NameFee
Bachelor of PsychologyAUD $46,080
Bachelor of Psychological ScienceAUD $46,080
Postgraduate
Programme NameFee
Master of Psychology (Clinical)AUD $43,200
Master of Psychology (Forensic)AUD $43,530

2. The University of Queensland

QS World Ranking: 23

Undergraduate
Programme NameFee
Bachelor of Psychological ScienceAUD $37,760
Bachelor of Science (Major in Psychology)AUD $44,736
Postgraduate
Programme NameFee
Master of Business PsychologyAUD $46,720
Master of Clinical PsychologyAUD $42,656
Master of CounselingAUD $27,536
Master of Mental HealthAUD $33,376
Master of Mental Health NursingAUD $33,376
Master of Organisational PsychologyAUD $42,656
Master of PsychologyAUD $42,656

3. The University of Sydney

QS World Ranking: 26

Undergraduate
Programme NameFee
Bachelor of PsychologyAUD $48,500
Bachelor of Science (Major in Psychological Science)AUD $48,500
Postgraduate
Programme NameFee
Master of Clinical PsychologyAUD $49,000
Master of Science in Coaching PsychologyAUD $49,000
Master of Brain and Mind Sciences AUD $49,000

4. The University of Western Australia

QS World Ranking: 42

Undergraduate
Programme NameMajorFee
Bachelor of Science Psychology (Double Major)AUD $37,800
Psychology in Society
Postgraduate
Programme NameFee
Master of Industrial and Organisational PsychologyAUD $23,900
Master of Business PsychologyAUD $23,899

5. Monash University

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QS World Ranking: 48

Undergraduate
Programme NameMajorFee
Bachelor of SciencePsychologyAUD $48,500
Bachelor of ArtsPsychologyAUD $33,000
Bachelor of PsychologyN/AAUD $34,200
Postgraduate
Programme NameFee
Master of Mental Health ScienceAUD $35,000

Let’s hope this breaks it down for you! Good luck in making your future career dreams come true! Contact us for any information or apply immediately! We’d love to help!

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Study Communications in Australia 2020

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With a technological advancement towards an interconnected world, knowing how to hone your communication skills in the web of media is as crucial as before. In other words, communication and media is a sector of study which involves communication certain messages through all sorts of mediums, and they are split into specifications:

  • Journalism, electronic media, and TV & radio broadcasting
  • Politics and public administration
  • Business administration, industrial relations and corporate communications
  • Marketing, advertising and public relations

Subject Examples?

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Media History 
  • Design and Graphics
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Reporting and Editing
  • International Relations
  • TV Production Lab
  • Digital Media
  • Soft Skills
  • Social Media
  • Advertising
  • Radio Production
  • Project Management
  • Event Management
  • Intercultural Communication

The Specialisations:

Journalism, electronic media, and TV & radio broadcasting

Communication in media and broadcasting is emphasizing responsibility, professionalism, and ethics, and also being versatile in terms of communicating content in different techniques, such as writing, speaking, and even designing. Utilizing media outlets as powerful communicating instruments is a skills that is paramount in this social climate, but do keep in mind that communication degrees are incredibly versatile and are able to span across different industries.

Potential future jobs include:

  • Broadcasters
  • Copywriters
  • Editors
  • Writers
  • Investigative reporters
  • News and feature piece writers
  • Radio / television announcers
  • Journalists

Politics and public administration

This communication sector focuses on communicating messages to voters, constituents, and other parts of the public from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultures. Generally, you are to possess an expertise in message design, public speaking, and have a critical understanding about society, politics and cultures.

Potential future careers may include:

  • Campaign directors
  • Elected officials
  • Lobbyists
  • Media consultants
  • Press secretaries
  • Speechwriters
  • Public affairs specialist
  • Community affairs specialist

Business administration, industrial relations and corporate communications

Business communications experts are important to maintaining communication within the corporate world. This sector also demands skills to deal with current and anticipate future trends of corporate communications. Communication majors in business are expected to write and speak concisely, develop and deliver professional presentations, polish your soft skills to improve teamwork and morale, and examine the contextual relations within the business landscape to plan out the best course of action.

A few potential careers include:

  • Labor relations specialists
  • Corporate directors and executives
  • Mediators
  • Communications managers
  • Special events planners
  • Business to Business salespersons

Marketing, advertising and public relations

This work requires a lot of using traditional and digital communication channels such as social media, digital advertising campaigns, television, print and radio. This sector’s sole purpose is to learn the fundamentals of marketing, such as: planning, budgeting, creative strategy development, copywriting, media planning, and research. 

You can work in these titles in the future:

  • Account executives
  • Public relations specialists
  • Marketing specialists
  • Media buyers
  • Media relations specialists
  • Promotions managers
  • Advertising sales representatives
  • Film and video editors
  • Graphic designers
  • Market research analysts
  • Writers

Recommended Universities to Study Communications:​

This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Bachelor’s program in Communication. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

And finally, the communication degrees will be listed according to their specified fields:

1. The University of Queensland Technology (QUT)

QS Ranking: #21

Intake: October

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)

AUD $31,400

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries)

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)

Bachelor of Design – International (Visual Communication)

AUD $36,200

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Indicative fee (2020)

Master of Digital Communication

AUD $30,300

2. The University of Melbourne

QS Ranking: #22

Intake: February

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

AUD $31,400

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Major

Indicative fee (2020)

Master of Arts

Journalism

AUD $37,952

Media and Communications

Programme Name

Fee

Master of Global Media Communications

AUD $37,952

Master of International Journalism

AUD $36,160

Master of International Relations

AUD $36,680

Master of Journalism

AUD $36,160

Master of Marketing Communications

AUD $36,608

Master of Publishing and Communications

AUD $35,776

Master of Social Policy

AUD $36,480

Master of Translation

AUD $35,776

3. The University of Queensland

QS Ranking: 25

Intake: February

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Major

Indicative fee (2020)

Bachelor of Communications

Digital Media

AUD $37,952

Public Relations

Bachelor of Journalism

N/A

AUD $34,208

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Master of Communications

AUD $35,776

4. Monash University

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QS Ranking: 33

Intake: February

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Bachelor of Media Communication

AUD $33,000

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Master of Communications and Media Studies

AUD $35,000

5. UNSW

QS Ranking: 40

Intake: February

Undergraduate:

Programme Name

Major

Indicative fee (2020)

Bachelor of Media

Communications and Journalism

AUD $37,952

Public Advertising and Advertising

Postgraduate:

Programme Name

Fee

Master of Journalism and Communication

AUD $35,280

Master of Public Relations and Advertising

AUD $35,280

Master of Applied Linguistics

AUD $35,280

Master of Interpretation

AUD $35,280

Master of Translation

AUD $35,280

Master of International Relations

AUD $35,280

Let’s hope this breaks it down for you! Good luck in making your public health career a dream come true! Contact us for any information! We’d love to help!

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Study Mechatronics in Engineering in Australia 2020

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New Age

As you may be familiar, the world is in its post-industrial revolution stage. A post-industrial society means putting prominence on providing services instead of goods, valuing knowledge more than physical labour in human capital, and above all, behavioural and information technology is being rapidly developed.

Which is why you’ll see communications degree start to include social media in their syllabus, business degrees incorporates e-marketing, and medical degrees urge their students into using more computerised medical technologies.   

Mechatronic and AI

In this respect, you can ride the information technology revolution wave too! By undertaking a mechatronics specialisation in an engineering degree, you will learn the fundamentals of mechanics, electronics and computing, thus combining them to create and improve technical systems and machinery. 

You will most likely learn about creating ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI), which is extremely prevalent in the current information technology era. As it is the core component in making existing technology ‘smarter’, pushing our common tools and appliances towards automatic functioning. AI can help in the smallest and simplest way possible, such as an autofocus camera, or a clothes dryer that can detect humidity to estimate how long it needs to dry all your clothes.

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But Wait, Mechanical or Mechatronic?

Students often get confused with these two specialisations as they not only share similar names, but also has some borderline similarities.

We intend to explain this once and for all:

Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering

Logic of force, motion, and energy

Innovating technology to work ‘smarter’

Knows all aspects of mechanics

Knows some aspects of mechanics

Does not involve computing

Involves computing

Deals with physical hardware and machines

Deals with both physical hardware and its innate computing system

* But do note that these are just generalisations, for more detailed information, you should contact us.

Classes in Mechatronic

As slightly mentioned above, your mechatronic degree may include classes like:

  • Mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Computer engineering (software & hardware engineering)
  • Computer science
  • Systems engineering
  • Control engineering
  • Optical engineering
  • Telecommunications

1. Monash University

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Bachelors of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering

First Semester: February

Location: Melbourne

Fees: AUD $46,000

Monash University is a global leader in engineering, with attachments with  offers a flexible first year programme which provides a foundation for your future specialisations, such as Mechatronics. They also provide many outdoor activities to hone the practicalities of engineering, such as Monash’s Engineering Leadership Program, or the Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI).

2. The University of Queensland

Bachelors of Mechatronic Engineering (Extended Major)

First Semester (February)

Location: Queensland

Fees: AUD $45,120

The University of Queensland equips students with the fundamentals of science and engineering. Preparing them for established, but also newly emerging areas of engineering. They also value workplace soft skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and project management. The UQ engineering degree is highly reputable as it is internationally accredited and accepted.

3. The University of South Australia

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical and Mechatronic)

First Semester (February)

Location: Adelaide

Fees: AUD $35,900

With this distinct focus in engineering, The University of Southern Australia challenges students to tackle real life problems such as: mechanics of materials and machines, fluid and energy engineering, materials and design for manufacturing, and control systems and engineering maintenance.  

4. The University of Melbourne

Bachelors of Science (Mechatronics Systems)

First Semester (March)

Location: Melbourne

Fees: AUD $39,628

The University of Melbourne would make sure students in this major become experts of mathematical modeling of mechanical systems that can carry out tasks. A machine’s performance and environmental sensing are important products from computer programming. Of course, there are more to mechatronics than what has been mentioned, and the University of Melbourne will cover it all!

5. The University of Western Australia

Bachelors of Engineering Science (Robotics and Mechatronics)

First Semester (July)

Location: Sydney

Fees: AUD $31,440

The University of Western Australia has high quality facilities for aspiring mechatronics and robotics engineers, such as integrated hands-on laboratory programs. You will learn a combination of skills of mechanical and computer/electrical engineering that are paramount in this forefront industry in innovating the world’s finest technology. This includes the study of robotics, computer control, automated manufacturing, microprocessor applications and machine design.

Let’s hope this breaks it down for you! Good luck in making your public health career a dream come true! Contact us for any information! We’d love to help!

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Study Public Health in Australia 2020

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People often hold the misconception of a Public Health degree being associated with medical practices. Yet, people in that field do not necessarily practice medicine and work in clinical spaces, like hospitals. Instead, people in that sector primarily focuses on protecting our communities and making sure they are healthy, by handling statistics and working a way to prevent potential harms that may threaten us. A few mediums that uphold the health of our communities include: child wellness, disease prevention, education, disaster relief, clean air and water policies, healthcare, vaccinations, family planning, machinery safety laws, etc. 

Overview

Typically, you may need a Master of Public Health degree to enter this sector or advance your profession, though it is still possible to advance your career through gaining experience within the field. Health careers are extremely diverse and are able to accommodate people with all sorts of qualifications.

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What will you learn?

Bachelor’s degree programs in public health may include classes like:

  • History of Science
  • Moral Issues of Health Care
  • Health Economics
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology 
  • Leadership and Theory
  • Biostatistics
  • World religions
  • Nutrition and Food
  • Human Disease
  • Healthcare Delivery

*Though do keep in mind that this is just a general overview, please research each course offered by every university thoroughly, you may also ask us for such details.

Different Sectors of Public Health

Community Health

Community Health envelops skills such as communication, health assessment, and programme development to cater to the needs of small communities. Some aspects to this field includes setting up network providers and partnering with public health agencies.

Global Health

While Community Health focuses their efforts into a distinct community, Global Health looks at the connecting threads between all countries to understand and gauge international health statuses. It may include issues such as chronic illnesses and diseases, environmental health, policy and administration. In this respect, this field values people who are born to be leaders, aiding with research, development, and implementing improved and innovative global health initiatives that can improve the public health for countries across the world.

Environmental Health

This sector combines the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of the environment, thus examining health concerns in every foreseeable environment. Hence, students will learn to examine the current environment to make public health assumptions to develop public health strategies.

Biostatistics

Biostatistics deal with data collection process, analysis, and translation said collected data. This can be achieved through honing expertise in computer software, public interviews, and reviewing existing public health data. This field involves working with others a lot in areas such as epidemiology, research, and policy development. 

Epidemiology

Epidemiology is arguably the core of public health. This sector concentrates on understanding why people get sick, what groups of people are more prone to certain illnesses, and solutions to prevent the illnesses from becoming widespread. This may require established knowledge of different diseases to better understand how they are spread.

Nutrition

Nutrition concentrates in diet research around health related issues. This can be achieved by looking into biostatistics surrounding health and diet, then you are able to make estimations regarding social, economic, and environmental factors that may cause certain health problems. Then, implement health programs to improve their nutritional health.

Policy And Management

This sector demands skill sets from two different domains: public health, and techniques and ethics for management. You may learn how to properly assess public health policies and gauge contemporary health issues to make improvements towards established policies. Some specialisations in this field may include Law and Ethics in public health, Leadership Practices, Organizational Science, and Policy Development.

1. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW is one of the most reputable universities in Australia. Their health programmes hold international recognition and is attached with several organisations.

Undergraduate:
Programme NameFee
Bachelor of International Public HealthAUD $22,800
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of Health Data ScienceAUD $38,910
Master of Health ManagementAUD $45,600
Master of Infectious Disease IntelligenceAUD $45,600
Master of International Public HealthAUD $45,600
Master of Public HealthAUD $45,600

2. UTS Sydney

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With focus on the social model of healthcare, UTS Sydney offers health programmes that emphasize students learning qualifications to contribute to overseas health initiatives and organisations.

Undergraduate:
Programme NameMajorsFee
Bachelor of Health ScienceGlobal HealthAUD $32,600
Digital Health
Pharmacology
Human Structure and Function 
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of Public HealthAUD $35,280
Master of Health Services ManagementAUD $35,280
Master of Primary Health CareAUD $35,280

3. Monash University

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Monash University as one of the top universities in Australia is all about continuous learning and cultural awareness. They will provide a solid foundation for investigating, analysing, identifying, analysing, and assessing health issues.

Undergraduate:
Programme NameFee
Bachelor of Health ScienceAUD $37,000
Bachelor of Medical ScienceAUD $68,000
Bachelor of Nutrition AUD $38,300
Bachelor of Public HealthAUD $34,200
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of Addictive BehavioursAUD $40,300
Master of Advanced Health Care PracticeAUD $35,000
Master of DieteticsAUD $45,500
Master of Health ManagementAUD $40,300
Master of Occupational and Environmental HealthAUD $40,300
Master of Public HealthAUD $40,300

4. Edith Cowan University

Established in 1991, Edith Cowan University is a rising star within the ranks of high quality tertiary education institutions. Their degrees combine physical, psychological, social, and environmental sectors of health with skills in communications, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking skills and cross-cultural international awareness.

Undergraduate:
Programme NameMajorsFee
Bachelor of Health ScienceAddiction StudiesAUD $31,150
Environmental Health
Environmental Management
Health Promotion
Nutrition
Nutrition Bioscience
Occupational Safety and Health
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of Medical and Health Science by ResearchAUD $32,600
Master of Nutrition and DieteticsAUD $31,950
Master of Public HealthAUD $31,250

5. University Queensland

The University of Queensland is known for their connections with several industries and they equip their students with the skills to break into the job field. They provide an array of programmes with multiple specialisations.

Undergraduate:
Programme NameMajorsFee
Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition ScienceN/AAUD $39,536
Bachelor of Health ScienceHealth PromotionAUD $37,344
Nutrition
Public Health
Bachelor of Human ServicesN/AAUD $32,352
Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety ScienceN/AAUD $43,504
Bachelor of Occupational TherapyN/AAUD $43,360
Bachelor of Social WorkN/AAUD $32,352
Postgraduate:
Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Master of BiostatisticsAUD $40,640
Master of Dietetics StudiesAUD $47,136
Master of Environmental Health SciencesAUD $34,768
Master of Epidemiology AUD $33,424
Master of Occupational Health and Safety ScienceAUD $41,040
Master of Occupational Therapy StudiesAUD $47,136
Master of Organisational PsychologyAUD $42,656
Master of Public HealthAUD $33,424
Master of Responsible Resource DevelopmentAUD $45,120
Master of Social Work StudiesAUD $27,744

Let’s hope this breaks it down for you! Good luck in making your public health career a dream come true! Contact us for any information! We’d love to help!

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Study Law in the Top Universities Australia 2020

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Coursework

An undergraduate degree in law may vary between countries, which is why it’s important to specialise in a law degree that is most applicable in the country you want to practice in. In that respect, most law degrees offer Common Law, which is the basis of most legal systems in different countries.

Your degree’s course structure may include different delivery methods: including lectures, seminars, practical mock court sessions. Then finally, you may have the opportunity to earn a placement in a law firm, hence kickstarting your career in the legal field.

Some typical modules within a law degree may include:

  • Civil procedure – the process of adjudicating civil lawsuits, i.e. jurisdiction, motions and pleadings, the structure of a lawsuit, etc.
  • Constitutional law – the legislative powers of different entities within a state, i.e. the executive, the parliament or legislature, and the judiciary; as well as the basic rights of citizens.
  • Contracts – a practice of making and enforcing rules and promises for determining consequences in the case of nonperformance.
  • Criminal law and criminal procedure – rules and policies for enforcing regulations against individuals accused of committing crime, and the rights guaranteed to those charged with criminal violations.  
  • Legal method – Introduction to a legal system and its procedures.
  • Legal writing – research and write memoranda dealing with a variety of legal issues.
  • Property law – concepts dealing with the treatment of land, buildings, natural resources, and personal objects
  • Torts – private wrongs, i.e. assault, negligence, defamation, etc.

Specialisations

Even though law degrees will include the common modules as mentioned above, most law degrees will require you to choose a specialisation during the end of your degree. This decision will then pull you towards a specific sector in the legal field for your future career.

Common specialisations include:

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Health Law
  • Environmental Law

Your law degree may require you to write a dissertation, this will give you a chance to develop your research skills and explore the different areas of law thoroughly. 

Accreditation and Certification

The accreditation of your degree depends on where you choose to study, as different countries have their own legal systems. In the case of Australia, you can expect to be awarded a Bachelor of Laws upon completion. Which is why it’s very important to choose a law degree applicable to the country you wish to practice in. 

If you want to become a solicitor or barrister after your degree, you can do so by passing a bar exam.

Why study Law?

It’s a common conception that people who study law will end up as solicitors or barristers, but it can lead to many exciting opportunities, as law degrees are actually applicable to all sorts of industries. Lawyers are highly coveted as they are responsible for representing their clients in civil and criminal trials. You can choose to specialise in bankruptcy, elser, probate law, and more to hone your expertise. You may even intersect your legal knowledge into working for business management, banking and finance, politics and government. 

Other than practising law, lawyers can find jobs in other areas such as:

  • Academician
  • Advocates & Solicitors
  • Attorney-General’s Chambers
  • Arbitrator
  • Company Secretary
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Judiciary
  • Lecturer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Writer & Editor

Steps to becoming a Lawyer in Australia

Similar to Malaysia, students need to complete the following four steps to practice as a solicitor in Australia,

  1. Completion of an approved law degree (LLB or JD)
  2. Completion of an approved Practical Legal Training (PLT) course to obtain the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or completion of a supervised traineeship at a firm
  3. Application for admission to the Roll of Lawyers
  4. Application for a practising certificate

*Please note international students wishing to work in Australia as a lawyer are required to satisfy the ‘2 years study requirement in Australia’ and apply for Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) upon completion of their study.

Recommended Australian Universities to Study Law:​

And finally, we will recommend some universities to study law in Australia. This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Bachelor and Master program in Law. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

Without further ado, here all all the undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees.

1. The University of Melbourne

As always, the prestigious University of Melbourne with worldwide recognition has their law programmes ranked at #6 in the QS World Rankings.

Undergraduate:

Programme NameMajorsIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of ArtsCriminology AUD $35,552 – $40,536
Law and Justice
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Juris Doctor AUD $41,008
Master of Banking and Finance Law AUD $42,688
Master of Commerce Law AUD $42,688
Master of Construction Law AUD $42,688
Master of Employability and Labour Relations Law AUD $42,688
Master of Energy and Resources Law AUD $42,688
Master of Environmental Law AUD $42,688
Master of Global Competition and Consumer Law AUD $42,688
Master of Health and Medical Law AUD $42,688
Master of Human Rights Law AUD $42,688
Master of Intellectual Property Law AUD $42,688
Master of International Tax AUD $42,688
Master of Laws (Global Competition and Consumer Law) AUD $44,416
Master of Laws AUD $42,688
Master of Philosophy (Law) AUD $41,632
Master of Private Law AUD $42,688
Master of Public and International Law AUD $42,688
Master of Tax AUD $42,688

2. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW has their law programmes ranked at a reputable #14 position. Do keep in mind that their bachelor of law programmes are only offered in double degrees.

Undergraduate:

Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of Actuarial Science/LawAUD $44,340
Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Arts and Business/LawAUD $39,660
Bachelor of Arts/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of City Planning (Honours)/LawAUD $39,840
Bachelor of Commerce/LawAUD $43,680
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/LawAUD $40,080
Bachelor of Economics/LawAUD $43,680
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/LawAUD $45,720
Bachelor of Fine Arts/LawAUD $38,460
Bachelor of International Studies/LawAUD $38,340
Bachelor of Media (Comms & Journalism)/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising)/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of Media (Screen and Sound Production)/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry (Honours)/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Music/LawAUD $40,920
Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics/LawAUD $39,960
Bachelor of Psychological Science/LawAUD $45,240
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)/LawAUD $45,240
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Science and Business/LawAUD $44,760
Bachelor of Science/LawAUD $45,660
Bachelor of Social Research and Policy/LawAUD $37,920
Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)/LawAUD $39,210
Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal JusticeAUD $35,760
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Juris Doctor AUD $49,440
Master of Laws AUD $45,840
Master of Public Policy and Governance AUD $35,280

3. Monash University

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With several campuses around the world, Monash is another prestigious university which carries their law programmes at rank #36 in the world.

Undergraduate:

Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of LawsAUD $42,000
Bachelor of CriminologyAUD $45,660
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Master of Business Law AUD $45,500
Juris Doctor AUD $43,900
Master of Laws AUD $44,500
Master of Legal Studies AUD $44,500

4. University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide isa rising star within Australian university ranks. Securing a position in the top 100 in the QS World Rankings for their law degrees, this university is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Undergraduate:

Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of LawsAUD $41,000
Bachelor of CriminologyAUD $33,500
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Master of Business Law AUD $42,500
Master of Laws AUD $42,500
Master of Comparative Laws AUD $42,500

5. Macquarie University

Macquarie University is a strong believer in breaking traditions and taking innovative steps towards progress. And this applies to their law degrees too!

Undergraduate:

Programme NameIndicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of LawsAUD $38,800
Bachelor of Arts with a Criminology MajorAUD $33,000
Postgraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Juris Doctor AUD $39,000
Master of Laws AUD $37,500
Master of International Trade and Commerce Law  AUD $37,500

Hopefully this helps put things into perspective! But if you have anymore question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Study Business in Australia 2020

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Studying business in Australia is perhaps the best choice you can make. As business management and administration is one of the most popular courses to study among Australia’s international students, but who says you have to be like everyone else? There are so many more disciples within the broad field of business, you can have the option to undertake marketing and advertising, finance and accounting, economics, information systems, and more. 

Overview

Marketing

All students are typically required to take common core business classes in Marketing Principles, Communication, Economics, Finance and Management. Furthermore, universities would usually require their students to take general education courses in English or Math electives, such as Psychology – to better understand consumer behaviour, and Intro to Computers – for administrative and content creation.

In that respect, most universities’ has typical classes like: 

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Merchandising
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Global Marketing Techniques
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Strategy and Management
  • Product Management
  • Retail and Sales Management
  • Public Speaking
  • E-commerce Marketing Principles
  • Graphic Design
  • Sales

Finance

A finance major will learn the fundamentals of financial planning, investment decisions and analyzing/limiting expenses. Different from accounting – which we will explain further below – you will analyse how your company performed in the past and predict how it will perform in the future, and drive business strategies. 

Typical classes include:

  • Advanced derivatives
  • Asset markets
  • Behavioural finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Economics/econometrics
  • Financial management
  • Financial planning
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Risk management
  • Venture capital

Accounting

Apart from Financing, Accounting often strongly emphasize on past records and present reports, then using the information to assess a business’ financial position, which is integral to making future business ventures. Accounting students’ typically have to deal with documents such as basic book-keeping, to managing balance sheets and income

Here are a few typical classes you may take for an accounting course:

  • Auditing
  • Budget analysis
  • Business strategy
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Forensic accounting
  • Information systems
  • Management accounting
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Tax accounting

Economics

Economics degrees are divided into both BA and BSc forms. BA in Economics may focus on qualitative modules, such as social sciences in psychology or sociology, of course, there will be some math involved. BSc most likely focuses more on mathematics, statistical theory and techniques to apply mathematics in economic theory for analysis. Either way, an Economic degree will demand their students to combine empirical evidence with economic theory, analyse problems with concrete statistics, and  understanding current affairs along with their causes and effects.

  • Financial Economics
  • Economics and Law
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Economic Integration
  • Quantitative Economics
  • International Trade
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Administration & Management

Business administration & management is a special breed within the business arena, as its syllabus typically encompasses every business specialisation: marketing, finance, economics, etc. As this degree aims to breed a new generation of leaders in the business sector (though it is applicable in many industries as well).

As mentioned briefly above, here are some of the classes you will encounter:

  • Computer Literacy and Business Applications
  • Business Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Spreadsheet Essentials
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Math Applications
  • Principles of Human Resources
  • Business Law and Ethics

Of course these are merely some very generalised branches of business, there are more specific sub-branches within the mentioned business specialisations, or other specialisations that we did not include. To know more, please reach out to us!

Recommended Universities to Study Business:​

And finally, we will recommend some universities to study business, while listing all of the business majors available. This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Bachelor’s program in Business/Commerce. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

Without further ado, here all all the undergraduate business degrees.

1. The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is one of the top universities in Australia, their business and commerce programmes upholds the #20 rank in the QS World Rankings. Undergraduate:
Programme Name Majors Indicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of Arts Economics AUD $35,552 – $40,536
Bachelor of Commerce Accounting AUD $41,840 – $44,756
Actuarial Studies
Business
Economics
Finance
Management
Marketing

2. The University of Western Sydney

Securing a 26th spot in the 2019 QS World Rankings, The University of Western Sydney provides a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with all sorts of majors. Undergraduate:
Programme Name Majors Indicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of Accounting Financial Planning AUD $26,760
Taxation
Financial and Planning
Bachelor of Business Applied Finance AUD $41,840 – $44,756
Economics
Property
Hospitality Management
International Business
Marketing
Sport Management
Human Resource Management
Management

3. Monash University

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Another top university in Australia is Monash University. Based in Melbourne, their business programmes are ranked at #36. Undergraduate:
Programme Name Majors Indicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of Accounting N/A AUD $45,000
Bachelor of Actuarial Science
Bachelor of Banking and Finance
Bachelor of Business  Accounting
Banking and Finance
Business Law
Business Management
Business Statistics
Economics and Business Strategy
Human Resource Management
International Business
Marketing
Taxation
Bachelor of Business Management Accountancy
Business Administration Studies
Economics and Business Decision
Finance and Economics
Management Practice
Marketing and Communications
Bachelor of Commerce Accounting
Actuarial Science
Behavioural Commerce
Business Analytics
Business Law
Econometrics
Economics
Finance
Management Studies
Marketing Science
Sustainability
Bachelor of Economics N/A
Bachelor of Finance
Bachelor of International Business
Bachelor of Marketing

4. Kaplan Business School

Kaplan Business School dedicates all their resources into their business degrees, making a mark as an excellent business-focused university in Australia. Undergraduate:
Programme Name Indicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of Business AUD $51,600
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) AUD $51,600
Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) AUD $51,600
Bachelor of Business (Marketing) AUD $51,600
Bachelor of Business (Management) AUD $51,600
Bachelor of Business (Finance) AUD $51,600

5. The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland provides a whole range of degrees that targets specific specialisations within the business world. It is also ranked as the top 100 in the QS World Ranking. Undergraduate:
Programme Name Majors Indicative fee (2020)
Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) Accounting AUD $43,888
Business Analytics
Business Information Systems
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Finance
Human Resource
International Business
Marketing
Bachelor of Agribusiness N/A AUD $43,504
Bachelor of Arts Economics AUD $34,208
Bachelor of Business Management Advertising AUD $42,272
Business Economics
Business Information Systems
Human Resource
International Business
Marketing
Bachelor of Commerce Accounting AUD $43,644
Business Information Systems
Finance
Bachelor of Economics Business and Industry AUD $42,272
Economics and Public Policy
International Trade and Finance
Natural Resource and Environment
Quantitative Methods
Bachelor of Information Technology Computer Systems and Networks AUD $45,120
Enterprise Information Systems (Dual Major)
Software Design
Software Information Systems
User Experience Design
Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management Event Management AUD $42,272
Hospitality Management
Tourism Management
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Philosophy
Politics

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