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Important Questions Students Should Ask About Studying in Australia

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Many students dream about studying in a university in a beautiful location abroad, such as Australia. But oftentimes, many students do not know where to start and what to consider before studying abroad. 

If you are planning to pursue your studies in Australia, one of the most popular destinations for international students in the world, it might be helpful for you to explore the questions listed below before you start planning your studies. 

1. What to Consider when Choosing a University in Australia?

Undoubtedly, Australia has some of the best universities for international students globally, which is why it is a hotspot for international students from all over the world. 

If you are to explore the different university options in Australia, something you should know about is the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, which are the largest and oldest universities in Australia who are pioneers in research and education. In fact, all the Australian Nobel Prize Winners are from one of these 8 eight universities and 70% of Australia’s research is rooted from these universities.

Listed below are the Top Universities in Australia, Listed in the Group of Eight:

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. Australian National University 
  3. University of Sydney
  4. University of Queensland 
  5. Monash University 
  6. University of New South Wales Sydney
  7. University of Western Australia 
  8. University of Adelaide

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Apart from these universities, Australia also has some young universities ranking among the top universities in the world. Listed below are some of the top young universities in Australia.

Listed below are the Top Young Universities in Australia:

  1. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  2. University of Wollongong
  3. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  4. Curtin University
  5. RMIT University
  6. University of South Australia 
  7. Deakin University
  8. Griffith University
  9. James Cook University
  10. Swinburne University of Technology

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While Australia’s several top universities provide top quality education for its students, it is also important to realize that it comes with high tuition fees. Hence, it is crucial to make sure the tuition fees for the university you are looking to study in fits within your budget. 

 

Tuition fees for international students generally fall within the range of;

  • A$20,000-50,000 per year for Bachelor’s Degree
  • A$22,000- 50,000 per year for Master’s and PhD Degrees


Another factor you need to be mindful of is whether your qualifications match the entry requirements of your preferred Australian University. Entry requirements in Australia typically include academic requirements and English language requirements. These requirements vary between different universities, different courses and different levels of qualifications.

For more information regarding entry requirements, scholarship options, and assistance with application, contact Excel Education.

2. Which Cities are the Best for International Students in Australia?

Whenever Australia is mentioned, we often tend to think of cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. These cities do have a lot to offer, but international students should think beyond the big cities and explore the benefits of studying in different parts and regions of the country. 

All the towns, cities and regions that lie beyond the major capital cities in Australia are called regional areas. Vice versa, the major capital cities, particularly, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are referred to as non-regional areas. During recent years, the popularity for studying in regional areas among international students has been increasing due to the several perks associated with it. Let’s take a look at a list of differences in terms of benefits that regional and non-regional areas in Australia have for you.

1. Lower Cost of Living in Regional Areas

If you are a student looking to minimize the cost of living in Australia, studying in a regional area would be an excellent option for you, as the cost of living in big cities, unlike regional areas, are very expensive, mainly due to the high accommodation expenses. 

To compare costs of living in different regions of Australia, you can visit numbeo.com.

2. More Migration Opportunities in Regional Areas

Students who graduate with a bachelor’s Degree or higher from universities in Regional Areas also have broader migration opportunities, and are offered an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa (post graduation visa given to students who studied a minimum of 2 years). In addition to the  extra 2 years, an additional 5 points on the Immigration Points Test is also also offered to students who pursue their studies in regional areas, which means you will be more likely to get Permanent Residency in Australia upon application.

3. Nature and Culture of Australia

In addition to the perks mentioned above, regional areas are also closer to nature, meaning you will get to experience the true beauty of Australia. Moreover, you also get to experience the true Australian culture when living in regional areas, and  live the true and typical Aussie lifestyle.

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3. How Much are the Living Expenses in Australia?

The Average cost of living in Australia for students ranges between A$1300 and A$2000 to cover all costs of living, including accommodation, food and transportation. This amount however varies between different cities and locations in Australia. 

Making sure you have the budget to live in Australia is particularly important because when applying for a student visa, you are required to prove that you have the financial capability to study and live in Australia

Ultimately, your cost of living in any country comes down to your own lifestyle and preferences. So you need to be mindful about how you spend and make sure you do not exceed your monthly budget.

 

 

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4. What are the Student Accommodation Options in Australia?

Here’s a list of the general types of accommodation in Australia for international students that you can choose from. 

Please note that some universities require students to stay on campus during the first year of study. So make sure you know the requirements of your university before signing any lease to live somewhere else.

1. On Campus

Some universities offer on-campus accommodation for students such as on-campus housing or halls of residence. This is a popular option for international students because of the convenience it provides, such as proximity to university. Depending on your university, you might have the option to rent a private room, shared room or shared suite with a kitchen and common area. The average rent for an on campus stay can range from A$110 to 280 per week, depending on the type of accommodation you choose.

2. Off Campus

Off campus accommodation options include, private rentals, or “share houses” (if you are sharing with other people). This type of accommodation is rented from a landlord , where you are the tenant. This option provides you with more independence as you can live anywhere and you have more flexibility in terms of accommodation type. The average rent for off campus accommodation can range from A$185 to 440 per week, depending on the type of accommodation you choose. 

However, it is important to choose a location that is close to your university, so that getting to the university everyday is not a hassle for you.

3. Homestay

Homestay is an excellent option for international students during their first few months of stay in Australia. It is a type of cultural exchange program where students live in the house of a local host. It gives you the opportunity to experience the local culture and get used to the new environment with the help of your host and also a way to make new local friends. The average rent for homestay can range from A$235 to 325 per week, depending on the types of meals provided, rooms and utilities. 

To explore your accommodation options in different locations of Australia within your budget, you can search the world’s largest student housing provider, unilodgers.com.

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5. Can I Work and Study as an International Student?

The answer is, yes! A great way to cope with the high cost of living in Australia for many international students is getting a part-time job. 

International students are allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight (14 day period which starts on Monday and ends on Sunday) while school is in session and are allowed to work for unlimited hours during the school vacations. However, students can only start working after their course has begun, even if they are allowed to enter Australia 90 days before the course start date

The minimum wage in Australia is currently at $19.84 per hour. 

Some of the popular part-time jobs for international students in Australia include jobs that offer flexible working hours such as jobs at supermarkets, cafes, bars, and tutoring among many others. You can use popular job-search websites in Australia such as, Seek, indeed, careerone and ApplyDirect to search for jobs.  Some universities also have their own websites for job postings for students.

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6. Can International Students Stay in Australia After Graduation?

One of the perks of choosing Australia as your study abroad destination is that it provides students with work opportunities in the country even after graduation with a post-study work visa. This is a great option for students looking to stay long term in Australia or gain permanent residency. 

For this visa you are required to apply for Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485). Under this visa, students who completed their bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Australia can stay for 2-3 years, whereas students who completed their PhD are eligible to stay for 4 years. All in all, in order to be eligible for post graduate visa you need to have studied in Australia for a minimum of 2 years pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher

Skilled migration is another option that international students in Australia have, to obtain permanent residency without being sponsored by an Employer in Australia. This visa is solely based on your skillset and uses a point system to see if you are qualified. Your points depend on whether your occupation is in the Skilled Occupation List, your length of study, length of work experience in Australia, age (19-44 years) and English ability. 

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7. What is the University Application Process in Australia?

After choosing which university to pursue your preferred course at, the application process starts.

Applying to an Australian university can be quite easy, as it can be done both online and offline. But it includes a lot of paperwork. After checking whether you have fulfilled all the academic and english language requirements, the next thing you need to do is to submit the required documents to your university. Listed below are the documents that you would generally need to submit;

  • Completely Filled Application Form

  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Exam Score Xerox

  • Academic Certificates (A-Levels, IBDP, Bachelor’s, etc.)

  • Photocopies of first page of your passport

  • Job Experience Certificates (for postgraduate applicant)

  • Medium of Instruction (MOI)

  • Any Other Documents ( as asked for)

The processing time for applications at Australian universities can take upto four to six weeks. So it is also very important to start planning ahead and be mindful of the key dates and deadlines. Australian universities typically offer 2 intakes, in February and July, in addition to a November intake that some universities offer. 

The table below shows a timeline of the key dates to keep in mind when planning your studies in Australia. For more detailed information specific to different universities, contact Excel Education.

Month

Timeline

November

Application deadline for February intake

February / March

Semester 1 commences 

March

Application deadline for July intake 

June/July

Semester 2 commences

July

Application deadline for November intake

November

Semester 3 commences ( some universities)

Please keep in mind that you have to submit your student visa application no later than six weeks before your classes start and  no earlier than 12 weeks. 

After applying to your university, the university will provide you with a Confirmation of Enrolment Letter (CoE). After you receive the CoE it is time for you to submit the required documents to apply for a student visa in Australia. 

Please keep in mind that you have to submit your student visa application no later than six weeks before your classes start and  no earlier than 12 weeks. 

Listed below are the Australian Student Visa Requirements;

  • Passport/ Birth Certificate
  • CoE (Confirmation of Enrolment)/ Offer Letter
  • OSHC (Overseas Health Cover)
  • Evidence of Financial Capacity for 12 months stay
  • English Language Test Scores

Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)

If you are wondering what an overseas health cover is, it is a mandatory health cover for all international students that covers any medical expenses within Australian premises borne by the student.

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Top Universities to Study Mining Engineering in Australia

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The first question that might pop in your mind when you saw the title of this article, might be, what do mining engineers do? Well, mining engineers work to create systems for finding, extracting and transporting natural resources. In recent years, mining engineering’s focus has shifted towards the development of mining equipment and techniques that put personal and environment safety first. 

As one of the leading countries for mining activity, it is no surprise that Australian universities are ranked among the best universities in the world for mineral and mining engineering according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

This article covers what mining engineering is and everything you need to know about studying a course in mining engineering in Australia, along with the top 10 universities for mining engineering in the country.

What is Mining Engineering

Mining engineering is the science, technology and application of extracting and processing minerals from nature. Mining engineers are involved in the optimization of mines for the more efficient extraction of resources. 

While some mining engineers even collaborate with geologists to discover and evaluate new minerals and resources, other mineral engineers are also involved in the improvement of mining equipment and handle processing operations that separate and refine minerals. In addition to this, mining engineers specializing in safety carry out mine and equipment practice, monitor air quality and ensure the safety of all workers by making sure they are complying with the safety regulations. 

Unlike what you might have expected, mining engineers don’t always work underground. Depending on the type of mine, they might even have to work above ground in an open cast mine. It  is also important to keep in mind that if you are a mining engineer you should be open to travelling and staying away from home for extended periods of time.

Why Study is Mining Engineering

This answer to why you should study mining engineering depends on your interest in the field. But the answer to why you should study mining engineering in Australia is pretty direct. It is because Australia is one of the leading nations in mining with significant career opportunities in almost every sector of mining from a range of companies whether it be small companies, or even the world’s largest companies.

Mining Engineering is an industry that is no doubt on the rise and there is no shortage for career opportunities in this field. In addition to this, it can be an exciting and adventurous career for those interested in building, thinking and the hidden treasures of the earth. As a mining engineer, you will also get to work with multiple geologists and scientists as a team, which can be quite thrilling.

5 Skills That Mining Engineers Require

Apart from the hard-skills you learn through coursework and fieldwork during a degree, mining engineers also need a set of soft skills which helps them succeed in their careers. 

If you think you have the 5 skills listed below, you could become a successful mining engineer in the future; 

  • Analytical skills – Mining engineers are required to solve problems by considering multiple potentially complicated and connected issues at the same time everyday. 
  • Decision making skills – Mining engineers make decisions through identifying problems, and dealing with them immediately in an effective way. The decisions they make can consequently affect the miner’s lives, the company and even the surrounding environment. 
  • Logical thinking skills – Every task assigned to a mining engineer requires thorough planning. So it is a must for mining engineers to be able to come up with plans in a coherent and logical sequence.
  • Math skills – The knowledge of advanced mathematics such as trigonometry and calculus are used by mining engineers in their work everyday.
  • Writing skills – Mining engineers are also required to write reports and instructions for their team in order to convey their plans to the team. Hence, clear and concise writing skills are crucial in this field. 

Which Body Accredits Mining Engineering in Australia?

Mining Engineering programs, much like other engineering programs, are accredited by the Institute of Engineers Australia, and evaluated by the Australian Engineering Accreditation Centre (AEAC). Accreditation ensures that the degree will be recognized locally and internationally as well, in countries such as Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the UK and also the US. This is particularly important for graduates because it allows them to gain employment throughout the world. You can view the list of accredited engineering programs here.

Career Opportunities for Mining Engineering Graduates

Mining Engineering Graduates typically go forward with careers such as;

  • Mining Engineer 
  • Management Consultant 
  • Mine Manager
  • Drill and Blast Engineer 
  • Mine Planner and Designer
  • Mine Company Director 
  • Operations Manager 

Listed below are some of the industry Mining Engineers can seek for employment in;

  • Government 
  • Mining and Resources
  • Research and Development
  • Risk Analysis and Investment

Subjects Covered in Mining Engineering

Listed below are the general subjects covered under a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining program; 

  • Mining Systems
  • Integrated Orebody Knowledge 
  • Mine Planning
  • Applied Mining Geomechanics
  • Blasting
  • Mine Economics
  • Mine Water
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mine Design, Feasibility and Sustainability
  • Mine Process Optimization

General Requirements for Studying Mining Engineering in Australia

GCE A Levels 

Aggregate scores of 10 in best 3 subjects, where A*=5, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

Malaysian Matriculation 

Point average 10.33 in best 3 subjects where A = 4.00, A- = 3.67, B+ = 3.33, B = 3.00, B- = 2.67, C+ = 2.33, C = 2.00

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

32

ATAR

• lowest ATAR 86.85

UEC

•Aggregate score of 16 in best 5 academic subjects, where A1 = 1, A2 = 2, B3 = 3, B4 = 4, B5 = 5, B6 = 6.

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

English Language Requirements for Studying Mining Engineering in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5, with no individual bands less than 6.0

TOEFL (Internet Based Test) 

Overall 87

TOEFL (Paper Based Test)

570

Pearson Test of English:

Overall score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands

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

 

 

Top 10 Universities to Study Mining Engineering in Australia

1. Curtin University

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Curtin university is the first in Australia and the second in the world for mining engineering according to QS Rankings by Subject 2021.  

Curtin University’s Mining Engineering is an undergraduate major under the Bachelor of Engineering Program. During the first year of the degree, you will be studying Engineering Foundation Year, where you will learn the fundamentals of engineering. As you proceed to the second year you can choose to continue your studies in Curtin Kalgoorlie for meaningful exposure to the mining industry or you could choose to stay back in Perth and transfer to Kalgoorlie in the third year.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering)

Intake

Feb | July

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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2. The University of Queensland

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University of Queensland is the no.1 in Queensland and 3rd in the world for mineral and mining engineering according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

University of Queensland’s Mining Engineering program is an undergraduate major offered under some of the specializations in the Bachelor of Engineering Program. The engineering specializations that offer the mining engineering major include, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering with a major in Mining Engineering)

Intake

Feb | July

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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3. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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University of New South Wales (UNSW), is ranked 3rd in Australia and 5th in the world for mineral and mining engineering according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

This program is taught by a leading provider of world-class education and research in Mining, the UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering. An exciting fact about this program is that you will have access to leading technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) Stimulator with floor to ceiling screens, casting 360 degree, 3D images with cinematic clarity designed for the experience of realistic underground mines.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mining)

Intake

Feb | May | Sep

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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4. University of New Castle

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University of Newcastle is 7th in Australia and 23rd in the world for mineral and mining in Australia according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

University of Newcastle’s Mining Engineering program is a transfer program under the Bachelor of Engineering, where you only spend the first two years of the degree studying in University of Newcastle. For the second half of the degree, you are to transfer to either University of Wollongong (UOW) or University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program)

Intake

Feb | July

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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5. University of Adelaide

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University of Adelaide is ranked 8th in Australia and 24th in the world for mineral and mining according to QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

University of Adelaide’s Mining Engineering program is the only university in Australia that provides a major in mine automation, which focuses around the connection between mining and artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data. You can also choose to minor in Entrepreneurship or Humanitarian under this program.

6. University of Wollongong (UOW)

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University of Wollongong is ranked 9th in Australia and 28th in the world for mineral and mining according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

UOW’s Mining Engineering is a major offered under the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program. The first year of the program you will focus on learning about engineering and the different fields of engineering, before you choose to major in a specific discipline of engineering, such as mining engineering. You can also choose to complete a double major in either of the following combinations;

  • Civil Engineering and Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mining Engineering 
  • Environmental Engineering and Mining Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering and Mining Engineering

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mining Engineering 

Intake

Feb | May | August 

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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7. Federation University

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Federation University Australia is another top university in Australia that offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering.

An added benefit of this program is the Industrial Placement Program that comes with it, which is a two-year professional development program providing you with  upto 26 weeks of placement and industry scholarships of up to $15,000.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)

Intake

Feb | July 

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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Civil Engineering vs Architecture: Differences, Employability, & Top Universities

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You often hear about civil engineering but unsure what the differences are with other types of Engineering, and most students would also compare the course with architecture. You are unsure which path, either civil engineering or architecture, to choose for your undergraduate degree, which one would have good employability after you graduate, these are all the questions you are probably asking yourself right now. But do not worry, we are here to help you. By the end of this article, you will know better which course to choose.

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that applies physical and scientific principles to solve problems in society. Civil engineers usually design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems. These include roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams and bridges. One famous example of civil engineers’ contribution is the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao mega bridge. This 55km bridge is the longest bridge-cum-tunnel sea crossing in the world that connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau.

What are Civil Engineers duties?

The usual duties of civil engineers are:

  • Analyze long-range plans, survey report, maps, and other data to plan and design projects
  • Analyze construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors during the planning and risk-analysis stages of a project
  • Compile and submit permit applications to regulatory authorities to verify that the project complies with all the required regulations
  • Oversee and evaluate the results of soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations
  • Examine the results of test on building materials such as concrete, wood, asphalt or steel, for use in projects
  • Prepare the budget for materials, equipment or labor cost to determine a project’s economic viability
  • Manage repair, maintenance, and replacement of public and private infrastructure

What are the skills required to be Civil Engineers?

Mathematical Skills

Students must have a thorough understanding of algebra, calculus, trigonometry and geometry, and even statistics. This is because the principles of Mathematics are applicable to the day-to-day duties of a civil engineer.

Organizational Skills

Civil Engineers will monitor and evaluate the progress of work completed at a job site and ensure all staff adhered to the project plans, rules and regulations, and the design documents. They often work on multiple projects at once and therefore, they must be able to organize project information, manage team members and allocate resources efficiently.

Problem Solving Skills

It is crucial to have problem-solving skills because you will be facing many challenges that require you to think out-of-the-box. You are required to use your educational background and experience to find safe and cost-effective solutions.

Leadership Skills

You will be managing your staff, planners, technicians, surveyors, and contractors, therefore, you must have strong leadership skills. You must be able to plan and prioritize, manage time effectively, and delegate duties to ensure projects run smoothly.

Oral Communication Skills

You must be able to listen to clients, officials, team members and other skilled workers to ensure their concern and request are being met. Next, you are able to explain complex technical information to people that you are working with to make sure they understand and carry the work correctly. 

What are the Career Prospects for students with a Civil Engineering degree?

  • Building control surveyor
  • CAD technician
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer

Recommended Universities to Study Civil Engineering in Australia

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Engineering- Civil & Structural

-1st in Australia 

– 11th  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Intake

February, June & September

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 12

STPM: 15

UEC: 2

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 47,760

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Engineering- Civil & Structural

-9th in Australia 

– Top 100  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours)

Intake

February & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 7

STPM: 2.33

UEC: 2.20

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 37,440

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Engineering- Civil & Structural

-12th in Australia 

– Top 100  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Intake

March & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: Minimum 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 42,360

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

Western Sydney University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Engineering- Civil & Structural

– 15th in Australia 

– Top200  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Civil

Intake

March & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

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Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 33,000

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

QS World University Rankings 2020: 

-31st in Australia 

– Top 700  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours

Intake

February & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 8

STPM: 3

UEC: B3

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 30,200

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What is Architecture?

According to Britannica.com, architecture is the art and technique of designing and building. Architects will be involved in new building designs, extensions, alterations, restorations, and conservations from the earliest stages right through to completion. They focus mainly on the designing of a building’s look and style by using their specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills.

They make sure their designs are functional, safe, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing. One example of a famous building that was beautifully built in the style of French Gothic Architecture was the Notre Dame de Paris. That is why many people around the world were so saddened by the fire that struck the 857 years old cathedral. 

What are Architect duties?

The usual duties of architects are:

  • Create building designs and highly detailed drawings by hands and computer-aided design (CAD) applications
  • Write and present reports, proposals, applications and contracts
  • Adapt plans according to circumstances and resolve any problems that may arise during construction
  • Travel regularly to visit building sites, proposed locations and client meetings
  • Closely work with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
  • Liaise with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects
  • Apply permission and advice about new buildings  from government and legal departments

What are the skills required to be Architect?

Design Skills

Aesthetics are the major key in architecture. Students must be familiar with architecture history, art, and style to bring it into a new building with the touch of your own creativity and style. You must be able to imagine, draft, draw, and make your arts into aesthetically beautiful buildings.

Computer Literacy Skills

Students must be able to master in many architectural drafting software such as:

  • AutoCAD
  • Computer-Aided Design
  •  Revit

Legal Knowledge

Architects need to master and grasp all legal requirements to build a building. Apart from the clients’ specifications, there are many legal regulations, codes, and policies that need to be adhered such as the Fire Safety Codes, Building Codes, and Zoning Codes.

Attention to Details

Architects’ drawings are heavily relied on as a guide by the construction workers. Therefore, all the drawings must be detailed to avoid problems and delays in the projects.

Teamwork Skills

You must be a team player because you will liaise with many people to ensure the project builds according to your design. You will be working with your internal team, construction team, clients, and surveyors. 

What are the Career Prospects for students with an Architecture degree?

  • Technical Architect
  • Design Architect
  • BIM Manager
  • Workplace Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Interior and Spatial Designer
  • Urban Planner
  • Building Surveyor
  • Historic Buildings Inspector

Recommended Universities to Study Architecture in Australia

University of Melbourne

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Architecture / Built Environment:

-1st in Australia 

– 17th  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Design ( Architecture)

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: BCC

STPM: 3.30

UEC: A2

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 34,112 – 44,632

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Architecture / Built Environment:

-9th in Australia 

– Top 100 in the world

Program

Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Intake

March

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 10

STPM: Minimum 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 36,890

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

Deakin University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Architecture / Built Environment:

-14th in Australia 

– Top 200 in the world

Program

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Intake

March & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 6

STPM: 2.7

UEC: Not more than 21

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 32,000

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

Griffith University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Architecture / Built Environment:

-15th in Australia 

– Top 200 in the world

Program

Bachelor of Architectural Design 

Intake

February & June

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: 6

UEC: 14

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 32,500

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

QS World University Rankings 2020: 

-18th in Australia 

– 291st  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments 

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level/ STPM: 7

UEC: 25

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 29,950

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

Civil Engineering VS Architecture: Which occupation is more in demand in the marketplace?

The Civil Engineers job market in Australia is expected to grow strongly in the future according to Job Outlook. Not only that, CareerExplorer also predicted that the civil engineer job market will grow by 10.6% between 2016 and 2026.

According to Job Outlook, the architects’ job market in Australia is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years. The number of Architects is expected to increase from 22,300 in 2018 to 23,900 in 2023. Apart from that, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected that employment of architects to grow 8% in 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

This shows that both occupations are in demand by employers. 

If you think Civil Engineering is more of your calling, check the top universities to study Civil Engineering below. But if you think Architecture is the profession that you want to be, below are the top universities that you can study in Australia. 

It is vital to go to good universities because it will increase your employability and make your resume look good!

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15 Netflix Movies & Shows Worth Watching for Students

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Covid-19 Quarantine can be boring and suffocating. It is not surprising that Netflix has reported a surge in subscription. It is reported that Netflix has an increase of close to 23% in paid subscriptions globally in just the first quarter of the year. If you think watching Netflix is counter-productive to your day, don’t worry, there are a lot of movies that you can watch on Netflix which are educational and could bring a new perspective in life. If your parents are nagging you for binging on Netflix again, you can tell them it’s part of online learning.

These movies and shows are hand-picked to ensure your precious time is not wasted and your online learning experiences are maximised. 

15 Netflix Movies and Shows Worth Watching for Students are:

1. Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History

Synopsis: This famous comedian will talk about the fascinating contributions of black history’s unsung heroes. This movie will reveal the first black woman that wanted to be an astronaut, the first black man that went to the North pole and many more black heroes that many people do not know about.

Genre: Comedy

Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes

Watch it here: Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History

2. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

Synopsis: Have you ever wondered how Bill Gates became the richest person in the world for the 16th times? This series will unfold how this billionaire thinks,how he lives his life, his biggest fear and the goal that he is still pursuing. 

Genre: Biographical Documentaries

Season: 1

Episodes: 3

Duration: 51- 56 minutes

Watch it here: Inside Bill’s Brain

3. The White Helmets

Synopsis: This series shows how a group of people risked their life to rescue victims during the daily war that is happening in Syria. This show is a must to watch because it brings a whole new perspective on your daily life. You will be grateful for the freedom that you have, the food you have on the table and the future that you will live.

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 40 minutes

Watch it here: The White Helmets

4. Period. End of Sentence

Synopsis: A group of women come together to fight the misconception that menstrual cycle is taboo. These women are building a machine that makes a low-cost and affordable menstrual pads for the young women in rural India. This documentary is nominated for Best Documentary Short at the 91st Academy Awards. 

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 26 minutes

Watch it here: Period. End of Sentence

5. Abstract: The Art of Design

Synopsis: It shows how artists see the worlds and how their designs impact the world. This documentary tells how the artists get their inspiration from before creating a masterpiece and you will watch artists such as Ilse Crawford, Tinker Hatfield, Christoph Niemann and Ruth Carter. Ruth Carter is a costume designer for Black Panther.

Genre: Documentaries

Season: 2 

Episodes:14

Duration: 42 – 48 minutes

Watch it here: Abstract: The Art of Design

6. Babies

Synopsis: This documentary series explores and reveals babies life during the crucial first year. Babies are very mysterious, this series will unfold the meaning of their cry, are they hungry, sad or sleepy? They will also show babies first words, walk, crawl. Don’t you want to know how you were before you grew up? So, this series will definitely be beneficial for you.

Genre: Documentary

Season: 1

Episodes: 6

Duration: 48-53 minutes

Watch it here: Babies  

7. Our Planet

Synopsis: This series tells the habitat and characteristics of wildlife animals such as cheetah, penguins and sea animals. This is a great documentary for you to watch to learn more about these creatures as they share the same place where we called home, Earth.

Genre: Documentary

Season: 1

Episodes: 8

Duration: 49-54 minutes

Watch it here: Our Planet

8. Dream Big, Engineering Our World

Synopsis: This documentary shows how engineers change the world,  fight the current problems and solve tomorrow’s challenges. This will show how they ensure buildings or creations such as the skyscraper, dam and even hot air balloons are safe and do not danger the human beings. For young aspiring engineers, this show is a must-to-watch. 

Genre: Documentaries

Duration: 42 minutes

Watch it here: Dream Big, Engineering Our World 

9. Zion

Synopsis: Zion was born without legs and raised in foster care. But that did not prevent him from achieving his dream in wrestling sport. With only 11 minutes, you can learn so much from Zion and can encourage you to go deeper and fight for your dreams.

Genre: Documentary

Duration: 11 minutes

Watch it here: Period. End of Sentence

10. Coronavirus, Explained

Synopsis: This series will unfold what is the virus about, symptoms of disease and ways to combat it and how to manage mental issues during quarantine. Although we knew part and parcel about this pandemic, this documentary will show more in depth on how this virus outbreak became a global concern.

Genre: Science

Duration: 26 minutes

Watch it here: Coronavirus, Explained

11. Street Food: Asia

Synopsis: This mouth-watering documentary series celebrates the street food around Asia such as Thailand, India, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. Even at this quarantine, you can have a virtual tour and learn more about the food culture in other Asian countries.

Genre: Social & Cultural 

Season: 1

Episodes: 9

Duration: 30-34 minutes

Watch it here: Street Food: Asia

12. Greatest Events of WWII in Colour

Synopsis: This docu series will unfold the events that were happening during World War 2. Events such as the bombing at Pearl Harbour, Nazis that were led by Adolf Hitler and bombs hit Great Britain. You definitely want to watch this series as it would become a great lesson on how history shapes our world today.

Genre: Historical Documentaries

Season: 1

Episodes: 10

Duration: 50 minutes

Watch it here: Greatest Events of WWII in Colour

13. The Mind, Explained

Synopsis: This series will dive deeper on what is going on inside our head. Why our memory changed or forgotten, why we have dreams, why are we anxious and what will meditation do in our body are the topics that will be tackled in 5 episodes. 

Genre: Science & Nature

Season: 1

Episodes: 5

Duration: 19- 22 minutes

Watch it here: The Mind, Explained

14. Explained

Synopsis: This docu series digs into and explains many topics such as K-pop industry, cryptocurrency, diamond, beauty industry, music, world’s water crisis, reasons why women paid less, tattoo, existence of aliens and marijuana. This is a good documentary to binge on because you will gain knowledge on those topics.

Genre: Science & Nature

Season: 2

Episodes: 30 episodes 

Duration: 17- 26 minutes

Watch it here: Explained 

15. The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

Synopsis: This reality shows the outstanding and beautiful houses around the world such as Israel, Norway, Spain, India, Japan, Switzerland, Portugal and the USA. The shows will reveal the features of beautiful houses and if you want to be an interior designer one day, this is the perfect show to watch as you will learn a lot about what makes a home.  

Genre: Home & Garden Reality TV

Season: 2

Episodes: 12 episodes 

Duration: 46-59 minutes

Watch it here: The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes 

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Top Degrees to Study for Industrial Revolution 4.0

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What exactly is the Industrial Revolution (IR)?

Industrial Revolution (IR) was a period of major industrialization and innovation that started in the year 1700s. It began in Great Britain and quickly spread throughout the world. IR transformed largely rural societies into industrialized and urban ones. This also made people from the rural areas move to big cities to work and improve their living standards.

How did the Industrial Revolution (IR) Change Society?

Every Industrial Revolution (IR) phase has made an impact and differences in society. Let us check the timeline below:

To understand the idea of industrial revolution, we need to go way deeper back into history. Let’s start with Industrial Revolution 1.0

Industrial Revolution (IR) 1.0- The Steam Engine, Mechanical Production

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The First Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century through the use of steam power (picture above) and mechanisation of production. What before produced threads in simple spinning wheels, the mechanised version achieved 8 times the volume in the same time. Steam power was used for industrial purposes and it was the greatest breakthrough for increasing human productivity. The steam-powered locomotive is able to transport humans to move great distances in fewer hours. This allowed people to move faster without relying on horses.

Major Inventions:

  • Spinning Jenny: an engine for spinning wool or cotton invented by James Hargreaves
  • Steam engine: an engine that used hot steam from boiling water to drive a piston back and forth. This engine was heavily used on railroads to transport people from one place to another

Industrial Revolution (IR) 2.0- Electricity, Mass Production

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The Second Industrial Revolution started in the 19th century through the discovery of electricity and assembly line production. Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, took the idea of mass production from a slaughterhouse in Chicago where the pigs hung from conveyor belts and each butcher performed only a part of the task of butchering the animal. Mr.Ford used these principles into automobile production and drastically altered it in the process which were significantly faster and at lower cost. Therefore, allowing the society to mobilize easily.

Major Inventions:

  • Telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell during the Industrial Revolution 2.0
  • Typewriters were invented and it helped the people to mass produce writing

Industrial Revolution (IR) 3.0- Internet, Computer, Automated Production

The Third Industrial Revolution began in the 1960s in the 20th century through partial automation using memory-programmable controls and computers which lead to automation an entire production and thus, human assistance is not required. This phase involved Information Technology (IT)  and electronics to further automation in production.Not only that, this is the first computer era where computers used to be simple, unwieldy and incredibly large relative to the computing power they were able to provide. However, they laid the groundwork for a world today. This phase involved Information Technology (IT)  and electronics to further automation in production.

Major Inventions:

  • Email was invented in this industrial phase
  • These are called floppy disks where data was stored and saved

Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0- Cyber-Physical System, Technology Merging with Human Lives

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This phase is the boom in the internet and telecommunication industry in the 1990’s. The Industrial Revolution 4.0 is a fusion of technologies that blur the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, making it different from the previous IR 3.0. 

Billions of people get connected around the globe by mobile devices, with unprecedented processing power and storage capacity. This will be even more and multiplied by the emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics,autonomous vehicles and 3-D printings.

How is the Industrial Revolution Shaping the Future Employments?

As we are now in Industrial Revolution 4.0, it is crucial for you to take the correct education pathways to stay competitive in the working market upon graduation. Based on World Economic Forum, jobs that will be on demand and against the possibility of unemployment in the future are: 

These are the jobs that are still relevant and demanding in the future years and robots will not be replacing them anytime soon. Let us see the recommended university in Australia for respective fields. 

Computer & Technology

Computer and Technology are the foundation and components that enable modern computing. The industry is emerging and expanding over the years. If you have the goal to develop software, design mobile phone apps or create digital effects for films, this is the best education course you can study. There are many fields in computer and technology such as:

    • Computer science: The study of principles and use of computers. Computer scientists deal mostly with software and software systems including theories and application. But bear in mind, there is a difference between Computer Science and Information Technology
    • Data science: This field is related to data mining and big data. Data scientists will analyze, extract and interpret the data meanings.
    • Cybersecurity: The field that specialize in protecting networks, companies and individuals from hackers and attacks. This is the defense against cybercrimes.

Top 3 recommended universities to study Computer & Technology in Australia:

1. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Program

Bachelor of Computing Science

Intake

February & July

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 42,720

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

2. Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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Program

Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Intake

February & July

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 32,650

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

3. Western Sydney University

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Program

Bachelor of Data Science

Intake

March

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 30,840

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

The world is becoming more and more automated as robots are included in everything we do. From Siri in iPhone Apple, Alexa in Google to the robots used in production factories. Restaurants like Spyce are the very first restaurant where robots are used to cook complex dishes. Who knows, engineers could be designing and making it possible for robotic kitchens to be a new normal in every household in the future. 

So you need to ensure you are equipped with the knowledge by taking this course for your education. Robotics is one of the many part in Mechatronics and the top 3 recommended universities to pursue your education are:

Top Universities to Study Robotics in Australia:

1. University of Technology Sydney

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major in Mechatronics)

Intake

March & July

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 44,496.00

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

2. Monash University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Specialization in Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering)

Intake

February & July

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 46,000

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

3. Griffith University

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Majors in Mechatronics) 

Intake

February & June

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 35,500

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

This field is using biological systems or living organisms to make technological advances and the applications of biotechnology can vary from agricultural practices to medical sectors. Another example is biotechnologists around the world are working hard around the clock to find the cure for Covid-19 virus. Below are the prestigious universities in the world of biotechnology.

Top Universities to Study Biotechnology in Australia:

1. The University of Queensland

Program

Bachelor of Biotechnology

Intake

February & July

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 43,504

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

2. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Biotechnology

Intake

February & September

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 47,760

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

3. University of Technology Sydney

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Program

Bachelor of Biotechnology

Intake

March & July

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 39,552

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

Business Management & Financial Operation

As we are shifting gears towards a faster and digital world, businesses are also changing their operations. Before we only used cash in paying our foods but now, we either pay using cash, cards or even apps while collecting points and rewards. The business world is definitely changing and impacted by technology. 

One example is Fintech. Financial Technology for long, is a computer program and other technology are used to support financial and banking services such as mobile payments apps and cryptocurrency. That is why more universities are incorporating their business degree with information technology and systems. This is to help students get the edge and competitive advantage when they graduate.

Top Universities to Study Business Management & Financial Operation in Australia:

1. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Economics (Major in Financial Technology)

Intake

February, June & September

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 44,880

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

2. University Technology of Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Information Systems Bachelor of Business

Intake

February & July

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 42,740

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

3.Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Program

Bachelor of Business (Information Systems)

Intake

February & July

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 34,560

For enquiries on entry requirements and application process, contact us 😃

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How to Become an Epidemiologist? Top Universities for Epidemiology Course in Australia

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First off, this profession is often unheard about and thus we found it a bit difficult to pronounce it. According to Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries, epidemiologist are pronounce as /ˌepɪˌdiːmiˈɒlədʒɪst/. Or you can pronounce as: Eh·puh·dee·mee·o·luh·juhst

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What is epidemiology?

Epidemiology is one of the 5 core disciplines of Public Health. This field is the study of why and how often diseases occur in different groups of people. The causes of diseases and other types of serious health problems in the public will be thoroughly studied and researched as the goal is to stop it from spreading. 

Then the findings are called epidemiological information and it is used to plan and evaluate strategies to prevent illness. That information as well will be used as a guide to the patients’ management and as a report to officials in the government and to the public. 

What do epidemiologists do?

Basically, epidemiologists are scientists who study the spread and control of diseases.

The job scope can be found in the illustration below.

Epidemiologists also conducting their research and contributing in the following areas:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Bioterrorism/emergency response
  • Maternal and child health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Environmental health
  • Injury
  • Occupational health
  • Substance abuse
  • Oral health

Where do epidemiologists work?

According to payscale.com, the average salary of epidemiologists in Australia is AUD$90,000 with the average hourly rate AUD$35.00.

What skills to possess to become an epidemiologist?

Where to study Epidemiology in Australia?

To be an epidemiologist, a bachelor degree is not enough because you need to have a master degree. Read Public Health to know more about the entry requirements to enter bachelor degree and recommended universities to pursue the undergraduate study.

General entry requirements to study Master of Epidemiology:

English

IELTS 6.5

Academic

An undergraduate degree in a field relevant such as public health, health management, epidemiology, health science and medicine 

Work 

2 – 5 years relevant working experience

The requirements may vary according to different universities. Contact us for other requirements that are not listed above 😃

Top 5 Recommended Universities to Study Epidemiology in Australia

The University of Melbourne

Undergraduate Program

Master of Epidemiology

Intakes

March & July

Duration

2 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $50,112

The University of Queensland

Undergraduate Program

Master of Epidemiology

Intakes

February

Duration

1.5 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $33,424

University of Technology Sydney

Undergraduate Program

Master of Public Health

Intakes

February & July

Duration

1.5 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $26,460

Western Sydney University

Undergraduate Program

Master of Epidemiology

Intakes

March

Duration

1.5 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $31,600

Edith Cowan University

Undergraduate Program

Master of Public Health

Intakes

April

Duration

2 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $32,600

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What is Public Health? Public Health Degrees & Careers in Australia

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You may have heard the term “Public Health” before but uncertain what it is about. It is through the public health industry, millions of people are able to enjoy vaccination programs, restrictions on the use of tobacco, family planning and clean air and water standards. Not only that, the average life expectancy of an individual living in the United States increased by 30 years, thanks to the contribution of public health according to the CDC reports from 1900 to 1999.

You could be interested in this field to pursue your education but not sure whether it is suitable or not for the future.So let us dive in deeper into this field. Lets go!

What is Public Health?

The word ‘health’ may confuse many people because we often relate it to medical settings such as doctors or nurses in hospital. However, public health is not the same as the practice of medicine because Public Health professionals cannot treat patients.

According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This field is focusing on health care in whole populations, applied research and disease prevention. 

What are the Core Disciplines of Public Health?

Why is Public Health Important?

Public Health is both a field of inquiry and arena for action. It engages people from different disciplines who work together to uncover the root causes of complex health problems before developing practical and cost-effective solutions. Public Health staff are not like doctors and nurses, who focus mainly on treating individuals after they become sick. Public Health is important in our society because this field: 

  • Improve the quality of life for communities and populations by conducting research and disseminate information to the public. 
  • Combating infant mortality, extending life expectancy and reducing the incidence of communicable diseases. 
  • Ensure the communities are healthy through child wellness, preventing disease, clean water, access to healthcare and many more. 
  • Try to prevent problems from happening or recurring through implementing educational programs, recommending policies, administering services and conducting research.

Why should You Study Public Health?

There are so many reasons why you should study Public Health and some of the reasons are:

Graduates are high demand

The job opportunities in this field increased by 11.11% while healthcare and medical industry was among the fastest growing in Australia in 2017, according to Seek research.  Therefore, you just not worry about employability because jobs could be either in the public sector or private sector.

Making an impact in the world

You are able to give back to the community. You will be conducting research on how to improve the quality of life in a family, young teenagers and even elderly and thus, protecting and improving the health of the community. Not just that, your findings could be contributing to global health one day. Remember, not all superheroes wear cape, some use their Public Health education! 

Excitement

You are able to travel abroad to work in the lab. Your skills will be valued in fields like medicine, veterinary, dental and even social work. The job itself is rewarding but the education process is also interesting and exciting. Not only that, the public health spectrum often changes as new problems arise and thus, you will never feel stagnant or bored.

So, if you think you are interested in this path, check out the traits below to see if you have what it takes before pursuing Public Health:

1. Empathy

You will be doing a lot of visiting to medical facilities. For this, you need to have empathy for the patients especially the children and elderly and those who have been diagnosed with serious health issues. You must strive to see the patients’ side of the situation to ease their anxiety and fears.

2. Friendliness

This trait goes hand-in-hand with empathy. You need to be warm and always have a conversation with the patients. You must not treat them coldly and have no regard to their feelings. Therefore, you must be friendly in nature.

3. Strong Ethical Values

All public health workers must comply with all the ethical standards that are set by each of the countries where you will be working in the future. You need to maintain the ethical standards all the time to ensure effective and efficient healthcare services to patients. Not only that, you need to ensure the patients’ personal and sensitive information is protected by setting standards relating to data storage, retrieval and transfer.

4. Responsibility

You must be able to show up for work on time and on the days that you are scheduled. When public health workers miss work or come late to work, the burden of other staff will be increased and thus lead to job burnout in overworked staff. This line of work will not accept any inferior service no matter the circumstances.

5. Motivation

You must be highly motivated in everything you do either to complete your work, go for a visit, meet the patients or conduct research. This is crucial especially this field is oftenly fast-paced that requires both speedy service and attention to detail.

What are the Career Prospects in Public Health?

Many students continue their Bachelor Degree study to a Master Degree as it promises better employability and higher salary. The career prospects when you pursue the Public Health pathway are:

What are the Entry Requirements to Study Public Health in Australia?

General Entry Requirements for Undergraduate Degree

English: IELTS 6.0

A- Level: 10

STPM: 8

UEC:2

General Entry Requirements for Master Degree

English

IELTS 6.5

Undergraduate Degree

  • Relevant to Public Health
  • Relevant years of working experience

The requirements may vary according to different universities. Contact us for other requirements that are not listed above 😃

Now, let us take a look at your potential universities to pursue this path in Australia.

Top Universities to Study Public Health In Australia

The University of Sydney

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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Life Sciences & Medicine

2nd in Australia

24th globally

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science (Health) 

Intakes

February & August

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $48,500

AND

Master Program

Master of  Public Health

Intakes

February & August

Duration

1.5 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 49,000

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Life Sciences & Medicine

5th in Australia

68th globally

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of International Public Health 

Intakes

February & September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $23,520

AND

Master Program

Master of  Public Health

Intakes

February, June & September

Duration

1 year

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 47,280

Deakin University

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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Life Sciences & Medicine

10th in Australia

224th globally

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Public Health 

Intakes

July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $32,000

AND

Master Program

Master of  Public Health

Intakes

July 

Duration

1 year

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 37,400

Griffith University

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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Life Sciences & Medicine

12th in Australia

256th globally

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Public Health 

Intakes

February & October

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $27,500

AND

Master Program

Master of  Global Public Health

Intakes

February, July & October

Duration

2 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 30,500

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Life Sciences & Medicine

20th in Australia

363rd globally

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Health Science

Intakes

March

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $31,050

AND

Master Program

Master of  Public Health

Intakes

March

Duration

1.5 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 26,460

Western Sydney University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Life Sciences & Medicine

21st in Australia

369th globally

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Health Science (Specialization in Public Health)

Intakes

March & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $26,760

AND

Master Program

Master of  Public Health

Intakes

July

Duration

2 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 28, 680

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

QS World University Rankings 2020

31st in Australia

Top 700 globally

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Health Science

Intakes

February & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD $32,850

AND

Master Program

Master of  Public Health

Intakes

February & July

Duration

2 years

Annual Indicative Fees

AUD$ 32,600

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Study & Work in Australia for International Students

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Australia is a famous study abroad destination for International Students from across the world due to the top-tier education and comfortable lifestyle. However, the living expenses in Australia are considered fairly high even though education might be cheaper in comparison to the USA. Thus, applying for a part-time job while studying at university is beneficial for both your financial needs and growth.

A thorough plan is needed to establish a solid foundation for your part-time career, you will need to understand about the Visa Rules for International Students, Work Conditions & Permissions, Average Wage & Salary, and many more. You will also need to understand about your career pathway after graduation. Here, we explain a-z the essential things you need to know to study and work in Australia

Work conditions for international students in Australia

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According to the standard rules for student visa holders to work in Australia, a valid student visa can work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during school sessions, and there is no time limit for an international student to work during recognized school vacations. Students are not allowed to start work prior to the beginning of their course.

Work that is formally recognized as a part of the course does not tie in the work time limitation, but a voluntary work does fall on the 40 hours per fortnight working time rule.

If one has commenced masters by research or doctoral degree in Australia, there is no restriction on the time limit that one may work. Failed at following the student visa rules will result in the termination of their student visa.

Apart from part-time, students can also broaden their experience through volunteer work or internship. Plenty of companies offers a short term internship period ranging from 3-6 months, or even more. For volunteering, you can easily check govolunteer.com.au for voluntary jobs that are available for you.

To make yourself familiar with Australia’s workplace regulation, rates of pay and the working condition, you can visit www.fairwork.gov.au.

Work conditions for family in Australia

If family members are accompanying the international student under their student visa will have the same work rights as the student which is 40 hours per fortnight, even during the holidays. If the student is pursuing a graduate degree, their family will be able to work unlimited hours.

Similar to the student visa rules for international students, their family members are not allowed to work before the students started their course.

What are the part-time work options for International Students in Australia?

Working in a part-time job helps you to experience the work style that is similar to your field of study. You will be able to build a solid foundation on the particular career that you are interested to pursue in the near future. There is a wide range of part-time career options for international students to explore that suits the flexibility of students’ time, such as

  • Retail (supermarkets, department stores, boutiques, sales)
  • Hospitality (cafes, bars, restaurants, delivery)
  • Farming and fruit-picking (seasonal work)
  • Services (childcare, aged care, and cleaning)
  • Administration and clerical work
  • Tutoring
  • Freelance

How much is the wage and salary in Australia?

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A part-time job serves as financial support for daily budget, not primary financial source. Therefore, the salary from a part-time job is not as high as a full-time job. In 2019, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) increased the minimum national wage in Australia by 3% equivalent to AUD 19.49 per hour. International students have the same rights in the workplace as all other Australian employees, including minimum pay rates to be charged based on the work they perform.

However, the amount of salary depends on the type of job, company, and location. Urban cities such as Sydney and Melbourne offer higher salaries than smaller towns. As an international student, it is expected to earn on average AUD 500 in two weeks from a part-time job in Australia.

Can International Students work after graduate?

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Due to the recent changes in the government policies in Australia, international students who graduated from Bachelors & Masters are able to obtain a post-study work visa in Australia for a minimum of 2 years, and up to 4 years for Ph.D./research students. The visa costs AUD 1,650 for the main application.

If you want to continue to work in Australia but your student visa has expired, you can still apply for a job visa. You’ll need to apply for a Tax File Number (TFN), a personal reference number used in the tax and super systems. Without one, 45% of your payment will be withheld as tax.

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Becoming a Veterinarian in Australia

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What is a Veterinarian?

veterinarian is a doctor who studies animal health and helps to protect the welfare of both animals and people.

Many veterinarians detect animal health conditions, vaccinate against viruses, treat animals with parasites or illnesses, wash and dress wounds, repair bones, perform surgery, and counsel owners on animal food, actions, and training. 

Veterinatians can also apply to both human and animal welfare. A variety of veterinarians collborate alongside clinicians and experts to identify ways to prevent and handle different problems that can impact human health.

To work this occupation, you must have a strong interest in Science, since your training will consist mostly of science-based coursework in this subject. 

Why should you study VETS?

  • The satisfaction to help animals

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that our own hands can be useful for not only other humans, but also other species. Thus, it is one of the advantages of becoming a veterinary, the fact that this field of study is a hugely impactful career choice for both humans and animals.

  • Well-paid salary

The demand of veterinarian always increasing every year. The average salary for a Veterinarian in Australia is ranging from AUD$60,000 per year.

  • Career options

Jobs for veterinary in Australia are projected to grow strongly over the next years, according to Job Outlook. Additional career opportunities are available for a Veterinarian such as feed companies wildlife agencies, academic institutions, and veterinary pharmaceutical sales companies.

  • Interacting with animals

For animal lovers, they would have a strong interest in pursuing this career path at a young age. Helping and caring for those innocent and helpless animals by providing shelter and food for them.

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Alternative career options with a Veterinary Science Degree

There are certainly plenty of job opportunities for those of you who took a degree but don’t want to be a veterinarian. Here are some of other options that you can definitely choose :

  • Veterinary Technician

The Veterinary Technician is an assistant of Veterinary Surgeon, helping during the surgery by passing tools and other tasks. Examine, test, and provide service to animals including performing various physical tests such as gather blood samples, examine pet’s ears and eyes and measure the temperature.

  • Veterinary Consultant

Take care of a pet is not easy, the owner would need to have the essential knowledge about the “do” & “don’t” on their own pet. A Veterinary Consultant provides helpful advice and knowledge to the pet’s owners, helping them to understand more about their pets.

  • Veterinary Nurse

A Veterinary Nurse is much similar to Veterinary Technician but Vet Nurse involve in surgery and emergency procedures. A Vet Nurse is qualified to undertake the diagnostic test, medical treatment, and minor surgical procedures.

Pathway to study veterinary science

Top universities to study veterinary science in Australia

1. University of Sydney

University of Sydney was founded in 1850 as a public research university. It consists of 9 faculties and provide a wide range of programmes such as bachelor, master, and PhD.

Qualification

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology 
+
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Intake

February

Duration

6 years

Academic Requirement

Year 12 High School certificate (UEC/STPM/Matriculation)

Pre Requisite subject: Maths, Physics, Chemistry.

English Requirement

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result
of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a
minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing 

Indicative Fee (2020)

AUD 52,000 (Bachelor + Doctor)

Scholarship Opportunities

Up to AUD 10,000 per annum

2. University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne was established in 1853, main campus is located in Parkville. It covers 10 academic units and it was considered as one of the oldest universities that provide excellent service and quality.

Qualification

Bachelor of Science (Hons)
+
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Intake

March

Duration

7 years

Academic Requirement

UEC: A2


STPM: 3.30


Matriculation: 3.50


Pre Requisite subjects: English, Mathematics and one of Biology,
Chemistry or Physics.

English Requirement

IELTS: 6.5 or more with no band less than 6.0


TOEFL: 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written
English for a PBT, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18
for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for IBT

Indicative Fee (2020)

AUD 45,944 (Bachelor) + AUD 71,488 (Doctor)

Scholarship Opportunities

Up to AUD 22,000 per annum

3. University of Queensland

University of Queensland was established in 1909, located in Brisbane, Australia.  It was known as one of the Australia’s leading universities for its professionalism and expertise.

Qualification

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)

Intake

February

Duration

5 years

Academic Requirement

Malaysian STPM


Pre Requisite subjects: Mathematics (SPM level),
Mathematics T, Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

English Requirement

IELTS: Overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.


TOEFL IBT: Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27,
speaking 23. 


TOEFL PBT: Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Indicative Fee (2020)

AUD 66,592‬ (Bachelor)

Scholarship Opportunities

Up to AUD 10,000 per annum

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All You Need to Know About English Major in Malaysia (2020)

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English is one of the most spoken languages in the world, rank #3 after Mandarin and Spanish, with over 370 millions native speakers and over 600 million non-native speakers worldwide. In Malaysia itself, English is their second primary language with 50% percent of Malaysians are literate in English, according to official statistics.

Being able to converse, understand, and write effectively in English will enhance any career choice you made since it is recognized worldwide. To advance your knowledge and skills in English, taking an English major is the perfect fit.

English major is a program that focuses on not only the English language itself, but also its history, structure, literature, and also the culture of the people. This major provides sufficient academic and creative opportunities that allow students to study key figures, whilst also improving as playwrights, poets, or novelists.

Why choose an English major?

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  1. Helps you write better

Becoming a good writer is never an easy job. It is considered one of the top skills that people are encouraged to have in order to compete in the job market. Companies out there are always looking for a good writer, and there’s no doubt that English major student is capable of becoming one since they relate closely to writing.

  1. Connect, communicate, and understand people

English is known as an International language, it connects people from all over the world. By the rapid usage of social media and mobile app, the nature of communications is constantly growing. As a result, many tech companies are hiring English majors that expertise in communication to understand the current trends of what’s happening now.

  1. The satisfaction

One of the personal reasons to choose an English major is the satisfaction that it gives. The feelings of reading and discussing a movie or book which such good literacy or writing a fiction novel that gives you mixed emotions of sadness, happiness, that you can finally understand it deeply. 

  1. Pathway to a rewarding career

As someone who chooses an English major, you have a variety and exciting selection of careers. English majors are prepared to organize ideas in a logical way, write well, and develop arguments. With these skills, you have chances to explore different areas of jobs. Below we provide some of the career options that you could choose in the future:

  • Advertising Copywriting
  • Editor and Content Manager
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • News Reporter
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Interpreter and Translator
  • High School Teacher
  • Writer
        5. Having the “bigger picture”

The degree courses normally will take 3 years to complete the entire program, depending on the university. Major in English is not just about learning the language, it’s also about knowing the history, culture, philosophy, even the art form of English. 

General Qualifications

 

Program 

Requirements*

Bachelor’s Degree (3 years)

  • A-Level: Minimum of 2 principal passes, or;

  • Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or

equivalent:  Minimum grade of C (GPA 2.0) in any 2 subjects and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent, or;


  • Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM): Minimum grade Jayyid and credit in English at SPM or its equivalent, or;

  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 70, or;

  • Foundation: Minimum CGPA of 2.0, or;

  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.0

 

*requirements may vary among universities.

Subjects that will be taken in English major

Taking an English major will ease you from dealing with subjects related to mathematics, science, or anything relevant to it. So if you’re not a big fan of calculations or biological terms, then take a look at the subjects** that are usually taken by an English major that might excite you:

  • Creative Writing
  • Language and Linguistics
  • English as a Second Language
  • Composition
  • Literary theory and culture
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Film theories
  • Poetry
  • etc

**subjects may vary among universities

Recommended Universities in Malaysia

1. University of Nottingham Malaysia

General Intake: September
Campus Location: Semenyih
Qualification(s): 

  • English BA
  • English Language and Literature BA
  • English with Creative Writing BA
  • History of Art and English BA

Indicative Fee for 3 years (2020):

  • Local: RM 82,800
  • International: RM 100,500

 

2. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

General Intake: March, June/July & Sept/Oc
Campus Location: Kuala Lumpur
Qualification(s): 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English for Professional Communication
  • Diploma in English for Professional Communication

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):

     Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English for Professional Communication

  • Local: RM 47,900
  • International: RM 57,400

Diploma in English for Professional Communication

  • Local: RM 27,700
  • International: RM 34,700

3. SEGi University

General Intake: January, April, June, September
Campus Location: Damansara 
Qualification(s): Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English & Public Relations
Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):

  • General fee: RM 54,900

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