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Best Colleges/ Universities to Study Early Childhood Education Courses in Malaysia

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The first several years of a baby is an extremely crucial time in their lives as it’s when they first learn how to interact with others, including peers, teachers, and parents, it’s also the time where their interest will start to develop and stay with them throughout their lives. 

It’s a common misperception that early childhood education is only about learning essential skills. But it is much more than that, it’s a time when children learn crucial social and emotional skills and a partnership is formed between the child, parents and teachers. When this is done successfully, it lays the groundwork for continuing growth throughout the child’s education. 

 

What is Early Childhood Education?

Early childhood, defined as the period from birth to eight years old, is a time of remarkable growth, especially with brain development at its peak. During this stage, children are highly influenced by the environment and the people that surround them.

Early childhood education (ECE) is more than just preparation for primary school. Still, it aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs to build a stable and broad foundation of lifelong learning.

What are the Skills Needed in Early Childhood Education?

CreativityChildren are sponges at this early age, but they are also new to learning. Early childhood educators must be able to communicate with young learners on their level, including being able to break complex subjects into easily digestible pieces. They must be able offer details about classroom progress to parents so they are aware of their child’s performance and achievement level. Communication helps parents identify teachable moments in everyday situations and boost their child’s kindergarten readiness.

Communication Skills: Communication is vital as an early childhood educator. Not only on the basis of communicating the progress of children to their parents but they should also be able to understand and communicate with the children on their level

Organizational Skills: While it might look easy taking care of a bunch of kids, managing a classroom of young kids on sugar rush requires more organizational skills than you require. You’ll need to show up with your lessons planned with your props and always be on the lookout for the kids to in case something happens.

Patience: Children are the epitome of the energizer bunny, they’re full of energy and never seem to run out of it. They could be running even when the class is being conducted therefore being an early childhood educator requires a lot of patience.

 

Why Should You Study Early Childhood Education?

Being around young kids is definitely challenging, as they are not easy to manage. In Early Childhood Education, one has to have the patience as big as a mountain and the dedication and passion of teaching and moulding young minds of the future. 

You have a strong bond among children: If you’re someone who does not get tired of seeing children and you absolutely love to be around them every day even when they drive you up to the wall, then early childhood education might be the right path for you.

You want to be shaping young minds: Early childhood educators have a genuine opportunity to make a difference in young lives and influence the younger generation. They get to ensure that children get off a good start in their lives. 

You enjoy excellent job security: It’s a great time to consider a career in an early childhood education as it has strong growth and is one of the most in-demand professions among the others. 

Career opportunities are endless: There are various professional roles in the industry, so there’s always room for you to grow and challenge yourself in the industry.

What are the Major-Subjects Taught in Early Childhood Education?

Child Development: Refers to the studies of the mental, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development a child goes through from birth till adulthood. Students will learn about effective parenting, teaching and nurturing of children.

Learning and Play: Play-based learning helps a child develop holistically through social-emotional learning, developing confidence and motivation and practising cognitive skills. 

Children safety & Nutritional Skills: Early childhood is when children develop lifestyle habits that can lead to good health. Students would learn the importance of healthy eating and strategies to incorporate acceptable health practices into classroom activities.  

Language & Literacy: Covers literacy theories as well as strategies for encouraging literacy in young children. Students may also become skilled at identifying problems among children who have difficulty reading comprehension. 

Develop Age-Appropriate Curriculum: Learn how to develop lesson plans, activities, and learning objectives relevant to young children. They know methods used by children to organize, retain and recall information.

How Do I Become a Qualified EarlyChildhood Educator?

A degree in Early Childhood Education typically takes 3 years after completing Pre-University (e.g: A- Level, SACE, etc) or Foundation. However, students can choose to go into a Diploma program, which takes about 2 to 2.5 years to complete. Upon completing you can either choose to work or continue with a degree program in Early Childhood Education with a direct entry into Year 2.

General Entry Requirements for Early Childhood Education

Academic Requirement

SPM

3 Credits for Diploma 

5 Credits for Foundation or other pre-university programs 

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.0 

A-Levels 

Minimum of 2 Pass

Diploma 

CGPA 2.0

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

Top Universities to Study Early Childhood Education in Malaysia

1. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

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Programme 

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Duration

2.5 Years 

Intakes 

January, May & August 

Indicative Fees (2021)  

RM 26, 980

2. University of Wollongong, KDU

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Programme 

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Duration

2.5 Years

Intakes 

January, June & Sept 

Indicative Fees (2021) 

RM 25, 640

3. SEGi University

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Programme 

Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Dual Award) 

Duration

2 ½ Years

3 Years

Intakes

Jan, Mar, May, Jun, Sept

Jan, Apr, June, Aug, Sept, Oct

Indicative Fees (2021) 

RM 38, 300

RM 63, 755

The Bachelor of  Education (Dual Award) provides students with two degrees at the end of their studies one from SEGi University and the other from University of Central Lancaster (UCLAN), UK. Throughout the course, students will be able to choose among Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Education, TESL, and Guidance & Counselling as majors for their specialization.

4. Help University

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Programme 

Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

Bachelor in Early Childhood Education

Duration

3 Years

3 Years

Intakes

January, May & August 

January, May & August 

Indicative Fees (2021) 

RM 19, 200

RM 59, 900

5. UCSI College

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Programme

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Duration

2 ½ Years 

Intakes

January, May & Sept

Indicative Fees (2021) 

RM 21, 382

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SPM之后的升学之路

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你是否还在为SPM之后的去向而烦恼?身边的人有的选择继续升学也有人选择直接踏入社会工作。那如果你是前者,且还在为将来的升学之路做打算,这篇文章整理了一些SPM之后的几个去向和一些适合的大学供你参考。

大部分的国内外大学的入学门槛都需要至少12年的教育。根据马来西亚的教学制度,从小学一年级直到中五毕业,大部分的学生们都只受了11年的教育。而这就是为什么SPM毕业的考生们都需要先修一门大学预科课程才能升上大学。

大学预科课程分为很多种,其中包括国内外不同的课程。而其课程时间长短都不一样,收获的文凭也会影响接下来升上大学的路。以下的这张图简单的说明了不同课程的分类。

总的来说,结束SPM后想要继续升学的学生们基本有三个选项:

1.      大学预科课程 (Pre-University):大学预科课程分为很多种,政府机构和私立机构都有不同的课程选项。政府学院的两大课程包括:中六 (STPM) 和公立大学预科班 (Matrikulasi)。而私立学院的课程则包含大学基础课程 (Foundation Programme),A水平 (A-Level),南澳大学预科课程 (SACE International),澳洲大学预科课程 (AUSMAT) 和加拿大大学先修班 (CIMP/CPU)。每项课程的长度和学费都不一样,学生们可以根据自己的预算和情况选择一个适合自己的课程

2.     文凭课程 (Diploma):这项课程适用于那些已经有明确头绪知道自己想要选择什么科系的学生。文凭课程的教学会让学生们有更加深入的了解。在完成了文凭课程以后,大部分学生们都可以直接升上该课学士学位第二年。此外,完成了文凭课程后,学生将获得一张文凭,这项课程也适合那些不想继续学士学位,而想在完成课程后直接步入社会的同学。

3.     证书课程 (Certificate):部分学生可能想再继续升学,但却不够 SPM Credit 直接升入其他大学预科课程或文凭课程。对于SPM 成绩不太理想,而想继续升学的学生,证书课程会是一个好的选项。这是因为此课程的入学门槛较低,而在完成了证书课程后学生们可以接着升上文凭课程的第一年,进而继续学士学位。

政府学院课程提供

中六

(STPM)

入学资格 马来语: Credit, 历史:及格,另外3科有关科目:Credit
成绩评定 20% – 40% 课程作业

60% – 80% 考试分数

课程长度 1.5年
  • 学费便宜
  • 升上本地公立大学的好途径
公立大学预科班 (Matrikulasi) 入学资格 根据科系而异
成绩评定 课程作业和考试分数
课程长度 1年
  • 学费便宜
  • 升上本地公立大学的好途径
  • 学生回以土著占绝多数

私立学院课程提供

每所私立学院的入学资格,成绩评定和课程长度都各有不同。以下是一些基本标准,欢迎联络我们以了解更多详情

证书课程 (Certificate) 入学资格 1科credit
成绩评定 课程作业和考试分数
  • 门槛相对来说比较低
  • 适合对于未达到 Diploma 入学标准的学生,它是一个踏入 Diploma 的桥梁
文凭课程 (Diploma) 入学资格 3科credit
成绩评定 课程作业和考试分数
  • 毕业后将获得文凭
  • 适合对于未来有明确方向的学生,知道自己有兴趣的科系是什么
  • 相等于学士学位 (Bachelor Degree) 第一年课程
大学基础课程

(Foundation Programme)

入学资格 5科credit
成绩评定 课程作业和考试分数
  • 一个基础课程让学生们更了解自己对哪个主修更感兴趣
  • 完成基础课程厚,可直接就读原大学的学士课程
A水平 (A-Level) 入学资格 5科credit
成绩评定 100%考试分数
  • 适合想出国深造的学生,该课程被全球公认,所有外国大学接受
  • 在马来西亚,A水平课程分为两种类型,爱德思 (Edexcel) 和 剑桥 (Cambridge), 大部分大学提供的是剑桥课程。欢迎询问我们以了解其中的差别
南澳大学预科课程 (SACE International) 入学资格 5科credit
成绩评定 70% 课程作业

30% 考试分数

澳洲大学预科课程 (AUSMAT) 入学资格 5科credit
成绩评定 50% 课程作业

50% 考试分数

  • 都是由澳洲政府所提供的文凭
  • 可用来申请所有的澳洲大学,或其他许多不同国家的大学
加拿大大学先修班 (CIMP/CPU) 入学资格 5科credit
成绩评定 70% 课程作业

30% 考试分数

  • 适合想出国深造的学生,不仅被加拿大认可,也被许多不同国家大学接受
  • 需完成至少10小时的批准社区服务

以下是几所马来西亚著名的私立大学和一些它们所提供的大学预科课程。

泰莱大学 (Taylor’s University)

课程名称 课程长度 入学月份
大学基础课程

(Foundation Programme)

1年 一月,四月,八月
文凭课程 (Diploma) 2年 四月,八月
剑桥A水平 (Cambridge A-Level) 1.5年 一月,四月,八月
南澳大学预科课程 (SACE International) 1年 一月,四月,八月


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双威大学 (Sunway University)

课程名称 课程长度 入学月份
大学基础课程

(Foundation Programme)

1年 一月,四月,七月,九月
文凭课程 (Diploma) 2年 一月,五月,八月
证书课程 (Certificate) 1.5年 一月,五月,八月
剑桥A水平 (Cambridge A-Level) 1.5年 一月,三月/四月,七月
澳洲大学预科课程 (AUSMAT) 1年 一月,三月,四月,九月
加拿大大学先修班 (CIMP/CPU) 1年 一月,三月,七月,九月
Monash大学预科课程 (MUFY) 1年 一月,三月/四月,七月,八月


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吉隆坡卫理学院 (Methodist College Kuala Lumpur / MCKL)

课程名称 课程长度 入学月份
剑桥A水平 (Cambridge A-Level) 1.5年 一月,三月,八月
剑桥A水平 德国学业预备 (Cambridge A-Level German Pathway) 1.5年 一月,八月
澳洲大学预科课程 (AUSMAT) 1年 一月,三月,八月


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思特雅大学 (UCSI College)

课程名称 课程长度 入学月份
大学基础课程

(Foundation Programme)

1年 一月,三月,五月,七月,九月
文凭课程 (Diploma) 2年 – 2.5年 一月,五月,九月
证书课程 (Certificate) 1.5年 一月,五月,九月
剑桥A水平 (Cambridge A-Level) 1.5年 一月,五月,七月,九月
澳洲大学预科课程 (AUSMAT) 10个月 – 16个月 一月,三月,八月


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精英大学 (Help University)

课程名称 课程长度 入学月份
大学基础课程

(Foundation Programme)

1年 一月,四月,五月,七月,九月
文凭课程 (Diploma) 2年 一月,五月,八月
证书课程 (Certificate) 1.5年 一月,五月,九月
剑桥A水平 (Cambridge A-Level) 1.5年 一月,三月,七月
爱德思A水平 (Edexcel A-Level) 1.5年 一月,三月,七月


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伍伦贡伯乐大学学院 (University of Wollongong, KDU Malaysia)

课程名称 课程长度 入学月份
大学基础课程 (Foundation Programme) 1年 一月,三月/四月,六月,九月
文凭课程 (Diploma) **2年 – 3年 **一月,五月,七月,九月,十月
**文凭课程的长度和入学月份会根据科系而异
证书课程 (Certificate) 1年5个月 一月,五月,九月
剑桥A水平 (Cambridge A-Level) 1.5年 – 2年 一月,七月,八月


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Top 10 Universities to study Engineering in Australia based on QS Ranking 2021

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The QS World University Ranking System is one of the most widely used university ranking systems in the world. They evaluate the universities from using six simple metrics which they believe effectively capture university performance. Thos six metrics include Academic Reputation (40%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), Employer Reputation (10%), International faculty ratio (5%), International student ratio (5%). 

Engineering is one of the most popular fields for students to study, it is a broad field that offers exciting career opportunities where you’ll get to be creative, solve problems and explore how things work everyday. There are numerous universities in Australia which are offering engineering courses, this article includes the top universities to study engineering in Australia according to the QS Subject Ranking System.

Top 10 Australian Universities to study Engineering

1. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

In the University of New South Wales, whichever engineering discipline you choose, you will gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a successful career, by applying yourself to engineering design and enquiry projects, professional engineering practice, engineering and technical management, and to conduct research towards your project. A flexible first-year is offered for students who wish to study engineering but have not decided which specialisation to pursue.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.1 in Australia


No.37 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Majors available

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioinformatics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Product Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Telecommunications

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $47,760

2. The University of Melbourne

The engineering graduates from the The University of Melbourne will come out with the ideal combination of advanced technical and professional skills valued by employers, and a higher level qualification that is recognised around the world. Students will be taught, mentored and inspired by international experts in the engineering field, with a huge range of specialties, and a strong passion for sharing their knowledge with students.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.2 in Australia


No. 41 in the world

Bachelor of Science, 

Majors available

  • Bioengineering Systems
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Systems
  • Civil Systems
  • Computing and Software Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Environmental Engineering Systems
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Mechatronics Systems

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $41,912 – AUD $45,944

3. Monash University

The Monash Engineering degree is accredited by Engineers Australia, which means the qualification will be automatically recognised in 21 countries around the globe. Monash hosts some of the world’s most advanced engineering facilities, which helps to better enhance students’ learning experience. Students will get to use those facilities while completing their studies, working with the academics to contribute to the latest breakthroughs in engineering research.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.3 in Australia


No.54 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Majors available

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $46,000

4. The University of Sydney

A degree in engineering from The University of Sydney allows you to combine your drive with the technical skills and professional experiences required to solve tomorrow’s challenges. It helps students to develop innovative, creative and sustainable solutions which helps to promote positive developments worldwide. The university has a wide network with 1200+ industry partners providing the students with work placements and employment opportunities. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.4 in Australia


No.61 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Specialisations available

  • Civil Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Space Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $50,000

5. The Australian National University (ANU)

The Bachelor of Engineering in The Australian National University (ANU) is built on a ‘multidisciplinary systems’ approach, the education experience in ANU ensures that students will be able to design, analyse and manage complex systems of the future. It will not only allow you to excel in your career, but to also make a real difference and help to solve some of the world’s largest problems. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.5 in Australia


No.71 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Majors available

  • Electronic and Communication Systems
  • Environmental Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $46,910

6. The University of Queensland

In the University of Queensland, students who are taking Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will benefit from a new flexible first year with hands-on experience across all aspects of engineering, more study options for greater career opportunities, and direct contact with industry. Students will then develop technical skills through a core specialisation, which will form the basis of the career, graduating with advanced knowledge which will stand out in a competitive job market.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.6 in Australia


No.76 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Specialisations available

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $45,120

7. University of Technology Sydney

The Bachelor of Engineering program in University of Technology Sydney provides a comprehensive preparation for careers in the professional practice of engineering. Students learn to deal with complex systems and manage large-scale projects using the most appropriate emerging technologies. A number of the areas of study are available with explicit specialisations. For example, Civil Engineering is available with specialisations in Structures and Constructions.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.7 in Australia

No.106 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Majors available

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Data Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $46,704

8. The University of Adelaide

Studying engineering at The University of Adelaide will help you to gain specialist knowledge and practical skills with the exciting new suite of engineering degrees, offering industry-relevant majors aligned with current and future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. Students would also get the chance to connect with industry employers at the largest university engineering, computer and mathematical sciences showcase in South Australia.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.8 in Australia


No.126 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Specialisations available

  • Architectural and Structural
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Petroleum
  • Software

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $44,500

9. RMIT University

Studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in RMIT gives you a number of unique benefits. You’ll gain the fundamental skills you need to set you up for a professional career in engineering. RMIT also provides awesome facilities such as the best 3D printing facilities in the southern hemisphere to improve students’ study experience. In a supportive environment, you’ll bridge the gap between theory and practice, with project-based learning, problem solving and teamwork skills. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.9 in Australia


No.141 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, Specialisations available

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Infrastructure
  • Computer and Network Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $39,360

10. The University of Western Australia

The Engineering Science major provides fundamental engineering knowledge and develops your scientific, communication and problem solving skills by combining practical, hands-on courses, industry projects and theoretical foundations. In this major, you will choose one of eight specializations and obtain the required grades to lead to the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) and a global career as a professional engineer. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.10 in Australia


No.143 in the world

Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science major, Specialisations available

  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Software

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $40,100

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Top Universities to Study Sports Science in Australia

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with the world’s elite athletes? Have you been curious about their health and training routine that has given them incomparable strength and glory in their career? If you are, then a degree in Sports science will be the ideal course for you. This article will explain about sports science and why it is worth pursuing in Australia.

What is Sports Science?

In short, sports science is the study of science to sporting activities. The study focuses on the relationship between exercise and the human body from a cellular level to the effects on the whole body. Sports science combines several different types of science including physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition focusing on how these various elements work together and improve human physical performance. 

Reasons to Study Sports Science in Australia.

When students enroll for a sports science degree in Australia, they will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of physiology, sports psychology, biomechanics and notational analysis. Students will learn the ability to develop, maintain and promote a healthy lifestyle throughout their lifespan. 

They will acquire the skills in applying their knowledge in the assessment of physical, physiological and mechanical characteristics of sports performance and the prescription of appropriate involvement in maintaining athletes’ strength and improving weaknesses. 

Career Opportunities with Sports Science Degrees

A degree in Sports Science opens up opportunities in the sports industry. This will be a great start for graduates as they gain valuable business management skills, which is fruitful for many jobs. Below is the list of career opportunities for Sports Science graduates.

Exercise Physiologist 

Investigating how people respond and adapt to muscular activity and apply skills and knowledge to improve their performance and fitness level to prevent injuries or illness.

Sports Therapist

Providing treatment, rehabilitation and support to the injured athletes or patient, and give advice on prevention

Sports coach

Provide expert training for athletes and assisting their skills and development and ensuring top performance and fitness are achieved in crucial moments

Sports Administrator

Manage administrative task for sports clubs or school sports departments by managing budgets, promoting the sport and handle tasks related to sponsorships

Sports Scientist

Provide expert advice and support to athletes and coaches to help them understand and improve sports performance as well as developing effective strategies in training.

General Entry Requirement for Sports Science Degree in Australia

STPM

Minimum pass in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A Level

Minimum of BBB, at least 2 from science and maths subject

UEC

A minimum of 5Bs or a minimum score of 22 points 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 29 points

ATAR (SACEi/ SAM/ Ausmat)

A minimum score of 80.00 

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

English Requirement for Sports Science degree in Australia

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual band

TOEFL

Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

PTE

Overall 72, sub-bands minimum 72

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

Top 6 Universities to Study Sports Science in Australia

#1 University of Queensland (UQ)

Ranked #1 sports-related course in Australia and 3rd in the world for the sports-related program under QS subject ranking 2020.  UQ consistently ranks at the world’s top-ranking and has maintained a global reputation for embracing positive change and deliver knowledge as well as leadership for a better world. This university has 268,000 successful graduates as their greatest assets.

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (4 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $38,496

#2 University of Sydney

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Currently ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability, the University of Sydney develops its students with skills which will allow them safe and effective implementation of exercise and develop the ability to interpret and problem solve in a wide range of health and performance context.

Program

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) 

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $55,000

#3 Deakin University

At the 3rd rank in the sports-related course in QS World Ranking 2021, Deakin University builds students to become a professional in exercise and sports science with a focus on biological, sociological and behavioural bases of sports science. The course provides students with an accredited pathway for them to be a member of the national accredited body, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Intake

2021

Duration

Full time (3 Years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $37,000

#4 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS provides students with the knowledge and understanding of processes and mechanism necessary for sports and exercises science, together with the skills to manage, plan and execute sport and exercise activities regarding health, exercise science, sports and exercise therapy contexts.

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33, 936

#5 Griffith University

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Griffith University is one of the top universities in Brisbane, Australia, ranked #48 in QS World Ranking in the sports-related course. Students will gain knowledge and skills in physical, biomedical and psychological sciences to potentially become an exercise specialist. Undertaking professional practice placement will ensure an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in practical experience. 

Program

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

$33,000 per year

#6 Western Sydney University

Accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), Western Sydney University allows students to learn how to treat people in every range of fitness level despite the ages. This includes high-performance through general health and fitness, rehabilitation and management of chronic disease during exercise. 

Program

Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $30,114

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Marketing VS Public Relations (PR): Which Degree is Right for You?

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Traditionally, a distinctive divide existed between the marketing and public relations (PR) professions. Marketing was always thought to be about promoting a product, and PR about maintaining reputation. But neither profession could escape each other- both were intertwined and crossed paths one way or the other. 

Over the years, the prominence of digital media technologies, and the use of social media to enforce digital communication strategies has been rising exponentially. As more companies move their communication to social media, the lines between marketing and PR are not as clear cut as it once used to be. 

Social media sits comfortably with both departments, leaving marketing and PR professionals no choice but to incorporate skills from both spheres and carry out shared activities. Both are inevitable, and equally important aspects to the business in their own right- both professions facilitate the overall goals and objectives of a business. They cannot and should not replace each other completely.

But what is it like to pursue a career in either of these fields? Because the lines between marketing and PR have become so blur, it is crucial to understand both the similarities and differences between the professions, determine where you and your interests fit in, and make an informed decision before committing to a course.

What is Marketing?

Marketing is a broad, umbrella term which carries a number of different sub categories. Subsequently, marketing majors spend a lot of time studying all its facets before deciding to specialise and hone on a particular area of study. 

The marketing process often starts with market research, where the marketers first identify and categorise target customer groups, and study their needs and wants. Armed with this knowledge, they create products and services to meet the specific requirements of the existing and potential customers. Next, they utilise the media and advertising as tools to promote their products and services, aiming to meet sales goals and make profits.

What Will Your Roles and Responsibilities Be Working as a Marketing Professional?

  • Create and oversee fool proof marketing plans and campaigns to achieve marketing objectives
  • Work with the creative department to create ads
  • Generate sales for a product/service
  • Carry out market research to stay up-to-date on the latest trends
  • Drive the direction of the marketing campaigns by thoroughly researching the industry, clients, competitors and other external factors

What are the Skills You Need to Have to Excel at a Career in Marketing?

  • Data analysis skills and knowledge of data analysis software
  • Content marketing
  • Utilising social networks, email lists and other data sources to generate leads
  • Creative ability to leverage digital technology to convey messages (graphic design, writing ability, video production, etc)
  • Social media knowledge

Career Opportunities with a Marketing Degree

  • Marketing Executive
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Digital Communications Officer
  • Digital Analyst

General Entry Requirements to Study Marketing in the UK

Prerequisite: SPM/ IGCSE/ O Level (or Equivalent)

Grade C in English and Mathematics

GCE/ A Level (or Equivalent)

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB)

32 points

IELTS

6.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.5

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

Recommended Universities to Study Marketing in the UK

1. University of Greenwich

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Management (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£14,500

2. UWE Bristol

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£13,500

3. University of Hertfordshire

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£13,500

4. De Montfort University

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£14,250

5. Gloucestershire University

5. glou

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£21,750

What is Public Relations (PR)?

Public relations professionals are mainly concerned with two things: cultivating a favourable brand image for the organisation or their client, and initiating and sustaining a fruitful relationship with the organisation/ client’s publics*. 

(*) Publics are defined in Public Relations as people who are interested in the activities of the organisation.

What Will Your Roles and Responsibilities Be Working as a PR Professional?

  • Liaising with personnel from all departments to plan activities and events
  • Manage relationships with all publics (internal and external)
  • Build networks of information with crucial people, such as the media and information outlets
  • Craft messages (this includes writing and editing press releases, newsletters, reports, articles, delivering speeches to clients, press conferences and more)
  • Creative production 
  • Gathering information, carrying out research to provide direction to the company’s brand management efforts

What are the Skills You Need to Have to Excel at a Career in PR?

  • Communication skills
  • Creative ability to leverage digital technology to convey messages (graphic design, writing ability, video production, etc)
  • Diplomacy
  • Ability to think on your feet and act quick (think like a journalist)
  • Undeniable focus and discipline 
  • Active listening skills
  • Good Judgement

Career Opportunities with a PR Degree

  • Public Relations Executive
  • Media Relations Officer
  • Corporate Communications Executive
  • Marketing Communications Executive
  • Social Media Executive
  • Publicist

General Entry Requirements to Study PR in the UK

Prerequisite: SPM/ IGCSE/ O Level (or Equivalent)

Grade C in English and Mathematics

GCE/ A Level (or Equivalent)

Grade C or above in 3 subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB)

32 points

IELTS

6.5 overall score, with no components lower than 5.5

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

Recommended Universities to Study PR in the UK

1. Cardiff University

Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Intakes 

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

£17,450

2. University of Leeds

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£20,250

3. University of Sussex

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£22,500

4. Swansea University

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations & Media (Hons)

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£15,400

5. Bournemouth University

Programme:

Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications with Public Relations

Duration:

3 years  (full-time)

Intakes:

September 2021

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£14,100

How Exactly Do Marketing and PR Overlap?

The inescapable reality is, you can’t do marketing without incorporating some aspects of PR, and you can’t do PR without incorporating some aspects of Marketing in it. Not only are both professions destined to be intertwined, they are also designed to compliment each other. 

A well established PR strategy is required to make the marketing efforts more credible. Selling a product if people are unable to connect with a brand can be extremely difficult. Efforts from both sides are required to facilitate a strong voice for a brand.  At the end of the day, both professions work towards the same end goal- the positive promotion of the company or the brand. 

Both marketing and PR professionals are required to flourish multiple skills. The key skill is to be a remarkable communicator, both written and verbally. In this digital age, it is also an incredibly important added advantage to be tech-savvy and know how to create content for various platforms- this includes graphic design abilities, video editing, writing and other visual communication elements. 

In addition, professionals in both industries must have noteworthy interpersonal skills, top of the mind industry knowledge, and should always stay on top of the latest trends.

What are the Significant Differences Between Marketing & PR Professions?

Despite the similarities, marketing and public relations are still very different at its core.

Marketing                      

PR

Supports sales

Supports the larger brand

Linked with numbers, finances, statistics

Linked with journalism, creative writing, communication

Entirely dependent on finances to run campaigns and advertisements

Usually free, as money is not required to get the media to publish something

Marketers are more proactive- they are allowed time to carry out research, analyze data, and come up with optimal campaigns

PR professionals are more reactive- they are required to mitigate crisis and deal with unfavorable publicity on the fly, in strategic ways by seizing on the right timing

Concerned with short-term sales goals

Concerned with long-term relationships with consumers and other publics

Handles advertising

Handles the press

Measured in sales, returns on investment, profits or losses- marketing is extremely quantitative

Measured in press clippings, shoutouts, awards or buzz created

The digital age has positively contributed to the increased number of people opting for careers in either marketing or PR. A combination of both majors (and each of them separately) provides so many lucrative opportunities.  

We hope this article gives you some insight into what it is like to study and pursue a career in both Marketing and Public Relations, and make a decision that suits both your personal and professional interests.

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What Do You Need to Know About American Degree Program (ADP)?

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Whenever the topic transfer degree pops up in a conversation, the first thing that comes up in one’s mind is the amount of money needed to achieve the dream of studying abroad becomes too far to reach. However, with the American Degree Programme (ADP), such visions have become achievable.

What is an American Degree Program (ADP)

An American Degree Program, commonly known as ADP, allows Malaysian students to study the first part of their degree program locally in a private university and the next two years in the States.  

The programme allows Malaysian students who have recently completed their SPM to enrol directly to a degree program without the need of Pre-University courses as a prerequisite. It’s definitely an advantage for students who are focused on completing their degree on the fast track with the ability to study under the American academic structure. 

Most of the ADP programmes offered in Malaysia allow a credit transfer option, which one is allowed to transfer to any universities overseas. Students typically pick to move to the USA, but the ADP enables credit transfers to universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.

The Differences between ADP and ADTP

What is The Difference Between Credit Transfer and Twinning Program?

 

  • Credit transfer: Means that you can transfer to any university of your choice in America to complete your degree.
  • Twinning Program: With a twinning program, the partner university (the university that you’ll obtain your degree from and is usually overseas) will be decided from the beginning of the course.

Why Should You Take ADP/ADTP

  • Provides flexibility: The unique feature of ADP is its flexibility. The course allows you to switch majors within the first two years if you’re still unsettled about which major to pick. Aside from flexibility, the program will enable you to complete your degree at your own pace as you’re allowed to decide on the number of subjects per semester. You can take as little as 2 subjects or max it out to 6 subjects per semester. The faster you complete the credit hours, the quicker you graduate!
  • Fewer Exams: If you’re a person who prefers coursework over exams, then ADP is the best pick for you. The degree program is different from the Malaysian education system as they like to focus on presentations, written papers, group projects and quizzes. You’ll be groomed to possess strong communication and presentation skills at the end of the degree program as most of the time you’ll be working or communicating with someone. 
  • Provides exposure and a broad range of subjects: The ADP program advocates a broad-based education system, where you’ll be required to take subjects outside of your chosen major. For example, a communication student will take courses related to Business and Psychology. This would prepare you to be an all-rounder, especially when entering the working world.

ADP/ADTP Is Not Recommended If

  • You prefer exam-based program: The ADP program works by a ratio of 70% of coursework and 30% exams that contributes to your grade, it would be wise if you scout for different courses if you prefer a heavy exam course. The program emphasizes more on in class and extra co-curricular participation. 
  • If you don’t want to study an unrelated subject: Although the ADP program is excellent for those who are discovering their passion, its advisable for those who have already made up their mind to not pursue ADP as it could be frustrating collecting credits that are unrelated to your major. 
  • You often study last minute: Last-minute studying has pulled most of us from being under the bus, but last-minute cramming would not really work on ADP programs as you’re graded continuously throughout the semester via assignments, tests and presentations.

How do American Universities Work?

There is a vast difference in the American degree programme than the regular Malaysian programme. Since the ADP/ADTP accepts students who have completed SPM as a direct entry for the degree program, it takes 4 years to complete the degree. It can take up either 4 years or 5 ½ years for a regular Malaysian degree, depending on the study path a student chooses.

Freshman (Year 1)

In your year one, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of subjects that are offered in your course. Most universities in America require you to take general education or core classes, which provide you with a vast opportunity to study a wide variety of subjects and not only on your focused major or preferred field of study. This will ensure that at the end of your programme, you’ll graduate with a well-rounded education.

Sophomore (Year 2)

A sophomore is typically known as a second-year student. To be considered as a sophomore student, one should have completed at least a minimum of 30 credit hours (varies according to universities). During this stage, classes tend to get a little more challenging as there are not as many introductory classes as the first year. It’s technically the year, where students usually declare their major for their degree program. 

Junior Year (Year 3)

To be considered a junior, students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours (varies according to universities). Junior students are deemed to be upperclassmen because they have already been in college for two years. Students will also be working towards completing their compulsory subjects for their degree.

Senior Year (Year 4)

A senior year is usually the fourth and the last year of university. The general rule to be considered a senior one has to complete a minimum of 90 credit hours (varies according to universities) or the entire degree programme successfully. 

Hint: If you’re an American degree transfer programme (ADTP) or an American degree program student, you’d need to complete 110- 140 credit hours to graduate.

Which Countries Can You Get Transferred To?

Entry Requirements To Enroll n ADP/ ADTP

To kick start your journey in the ADP programme, you’ll need the basic requirements which are:

 

Programme

Requirement 

SPM

Minimum 5 credits and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia & Sejarah

IGCSE/ O-Levels

Minimum 5 credits 

UEC 

Minimum 5 Bs

Top Universities To Study ADP or ADTP in Malaysia 2021

Taylor’s University

 

Qualification

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

Intakes 

January, March & April 

Transfer types 

1 +  3 

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 55, 000 per year

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

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Qualification

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

Intakes 

January, April & August 

Transfer types 

1+3 or 2+2

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 38, 700 per year

 

Inti International University & Colleges

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Qualification

American University Program (AUP)

Intakes 

January, May, June, August

Transfer types 

1 +  3 or  2 + 2 or  4 + 0 

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 37, 540 – RM 39, 900 per year

SEGi University

Picture Credits: www.segi.edu.my/visit-segi/

 

Qualification

American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP)

Intakes 

January & April 

Transfer types 

2 + 2 or  4 + 0

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 68, 380  per year

Help University

Picture Credits: www.is.vnu.edu.vn/en/help-university

 

Qualification

American Degree Program (ADP)

Intakes 

January, March, May, & August

Transfer types 

1 +  3 or 1.5 +  3.5 or 2  +  2

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 40, 000 per year

 

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Study Interior Design in the UK

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Interior design is all about working with space. Designing a space is similar to shaping the experience that a person will have inside in the space. Interior design incorporates art and science to create, restore or readapt within various structures such as homes, offices or other spaces. 

An interior designer will need to undergo professional training and experience in developing a project from a large conceptual point of view. A designer will need to figure out the ways to work with certain aspects including vertical and horizontal objects, walls, surfaces, materials and lightings within a space. 

Career Opportunities for Interior Designers

Students who graduated with an Interior Design degree tend to work in interior design and architectural firms and consultancies, property development companies and event management firms. 

Within the interior design industry, there are various sub-categories available for graduates to pursue their career path. Therefore, students have the flexibility to decide on the specific area in this industry that they enjoy doing the most. Here are the lists of career prospects for interior designers.

Interior and spatial designer

Involved in the design or renovation of internal spaces, including structural alterations, furnishings, fixtures and fittings.

Exhibition Designer

Create fixtures and displays for events such as public exhibitions, conferences, trade shows and temporary displays for businesses, museums and libraries.

Interior design consultant

Create an interior design plan for an existing or new space. They analyze the function of the space with the client’s requirement in mind and draft sketches, schematics and blueprints.

CAD (Computer-Aided Design) Specialist

A career path can be created by technically inclined designers to create 2D and 3D drawings and presentations.

Stage Set Designer

Create scenic settings for the entertainment industry through designing and furnishing the interiors we see in the film, theatre and television.

The Average Annual Salary as Interior Designer in the UK vs Malaysia 2021

Career Stages

UK

Malaysia 

Early Career

£25,000

RM 29,000 

Mid Career

£30,000

RM 44,000

Late Career

£38,000

RM 61,000

Freelance Interior Designers

An experienced interior designer can also be self-employed and work directly with private clients, private firms, consultants or even property development industry. Freelance interior designers provide consultation to clients regarding space planning, layout and utilization of furniture and decorations. The advantage of a freelance designer is that they are free from restrictions of permanent employment and freedom to decide on which job to take.

General Entry Requirement for Interior Design Degrees in the UK

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BBC

STPM

Minimum 3B (excluding general paper and Malay studies)

UEC

Minimum 5Bs

ATAR (SACEi/ SAM/ Ausmat)

65-70%

International Baccalaureate (IB)

34 points or above

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English Requirement for Interior Design in the UK

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual band

TOEFL

90 overall (with a minimum of 22 in Reading; 21 in Writing; 17 in Listening; 20 in Speaking

IGCSE/O-Level

Grade C or above

* Entry requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on specific entry requirements, contact Excel Education

Top Universities to study Interior Design in the UK

#1 Northumbria University, Newcastle

Northumbria emphasises on innovative interior designs in new architecture and through the adaptive re-use of existing buildings and exteriors. 

Students will be exposed to exciting design proposals through the study of design history and theories to be explored through identifying existing site and architecture, function, materials, brand, tactility, space and human interaction. Projects are set and communicated through 2D and 3D methods inclusive of technical drawings, sketching and model making.

Program

Interior Design BA(Hons)

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years + 1-year work placement)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

£16,000

#2 University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth shapes confident and employable graduates who can communicate their ideas and contribute with confidence in the interior design world. A mix of live and theoretical projects enable students to explore space between objects and architecture with hands-on approach to craftsmanship and positively influence the perception and experience of people.

The university has produced students who have pursued a successful career in interior design in established companies such as Fosters and Partners, Soho House Group, the BBC, HLM Architects and workplace specialists interaction. 

Program

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Intake

2021/22

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£14,200

#3 Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt gives the opportunity to develop a complete set of interior design skills by assisting students in developing specialist skills in interior design while collaborating with skilled designers from textiles, fashion and more specialist departments. 

The university enlightens students with the latest tech where they will demonstrate how innovative new technology can help students’ interior design ideas to life. Students are given the opportunity to work on real projects for businesses to develop connections and skills that will be fruitful for placement after graduation.

Program

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (4 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

£15,384

#4 De Montfort University

The university secures 100% of its interior design graduates from 2017 to be employed or continued further study after graduating. De Monfort boosts students’ career prospects with industry placement with companies such as Newman Gauge and PVH Europe.

Students will explore the regeneration and adaptation of real buildings or sites as well as learn how to turn an old premise into an exciting space for socialising purposes. Students will learn about the essence of visual communication, design cultures and heritage which will develop their own personal style and design language as they grow confidence as they pursue individual projects.

Program

Interior Design BA(Hons)

Intake

2021/22

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£14,250

#5 Solent University

Solent University’s BA(Hons) Interior Design course is accredited and recognized by the Society of British and International Design (SBID) as they meet professional interior design standards. 

The course is supported by a group of employer partners who are actively involved in mentoring and helping students to secure roles in top London interior design businesses. Facilities and software are available for students for hands-on experiences such as CAD stations, Revit, Vector Works as well as 3D and large format scanners

Programs

BA (Hons) Interior Design Decoration

Intake

2021/22

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£13,800

 

#6 UWE Bristol

UWE values student feedback and consistently makes efforts to improve student experience which secured 88% in overall student satisfaction in the 2019 NSS results, which puts it 7th in the UK.

Studying in UWE Bristol brings you the professional skills which are required to work in the interior design industry. Students will be exposed to technical learning courses, with a focus on lighting, heating, ventilation and acoustics. This way students will learn to work with traditional tools and update to the latest technology and acquire skills to design lighting, furniture, materials and the entire interior projects. 

Program

BA(Hons) Interior Design

Intake

2021/22

Duration

Full time (3 years + 1-year work placement)

Indicative Annual Fees

£13,500

#7 University of Kent

Kent is a leading academic institution with 97% of its research was judged to be of international quality in the Research Excellence Framework.

The University of Kent ensures that students study all aspects of Spatial and Interior Design, from digital modelling and hands-on the sketch to developing the spatial and interior design skills to transform existing urban spaces for festivals and celebrations.

Students are able to discover the digital age by developing a responsive practice where you are proficient working in 2D, 3D and 4D.

Program

Spatial and Interior Design BA (Hons)

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£20,500

#8 University of East London

Over the years, UEL has been developing and starting to implement strategies to transform its curriculum, pedagogy, research impact and partnerships to make a positive difference to students, graduate and community success.

In this course, students will be fed with educational and creative framework together with necessary contacts to launch them on their part of becoming a successful interior designer. Students will study designs in all forms including architectural, retail, furniture, set and exhibition designs.

Program

BA (Hons) Interior Design

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees

£13,080

 

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Scholarships for International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students to Study in Australia 2021

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Studying abroad is truly a life-changing experience. It brings personal, academic and even career benefits to your life, you’ll learn how to be independent and you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself into a new culture. If you’re someone who loves nature and want to experience modern cities at the same time, Australia might be a good choice for you. Australia is a hugely in-demand destination for international students, with world-leading universities, multicultural society and wonderful nature, it’s not hard to see why so many students choose Australia as their study destination.

However, the cost of studying in Australia can be quite high. Fortunately, universities provide a wide range of scholarships for international students to ease their financial commitments. We have summarised a list of scholarships offered by different universities in Australia, for both undergraduates and postgraduates studies.

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a public university, which takes a global approach to education that has innovation at its core. UTS has a culturally diverse campus life and vibrant international exchange study and research programs that prepare graduates for the workplace of today and the future. 

UTS offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses across traditional and emerging disciplines such as architecture, built environment, business, communication, design, education, engineering, information technology, international studies, law, midwifery, nursing, pharmacy and science.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award


















Undergraduate

Undergraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship

Academic merit in the academic qualification will be used as the basis of admission

25% off tuition fees

UTS International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship

Aggregate scored including bonus and penalty points of 28 or above in their IB final grades

33 or above in their IB predicted grades at the point the scholarship is made

50% off tuition fee

Diploma to Degree Scholarship for Students from South East Asia

UTS recognised diploma qualification from South East Asia with a GPA of 3.4 out of 4.0 or equivalent 

25% off tuition fee

UTS Vice-Chancellor’s International Undergraduate Scholarship

Have an overall average of 85% where the pass mark is 50% or equivalent in a UTS recognised high school qualification

The payment will be made directly to the recipient’s UTS fees account each teaching session of the duration of the scholarship

UTS Insearch to UTS Pathways Scholarship

Completed a UTS Insearch Diploma in Sydney, and have an overall GPA of 6.0 or above in their diploma

50% off tuition fee













Postgraduate

UTS Vice-Chancellor’s International Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship

Have an overall average of 90% where the pass mark is 50% or equivalent in a UTS recognised Bachelor qualification

Full Tuition Fees

Postgraduate Academic Excellence International Scholarship

Meet all admission criteria for the selected Master by coursework program

25% off tuition fees

UTS Grant for Master by Coursework Students

Must have completed a Bachelor degree or higher qualification in Australia, no longer than 1 year prior to commencing at UTS

AUD$3,000 towards the first session tuition fees

MBA Scholarship for Outstanding Students

  • Must be commencing the UTS Master of Business Administration (MBA) program
  • Have achieved a minimum academic achievement of Distinction average (75%)

AUD$5,000 towards the first session tuition fees

Curtin University

Curtin University is the number one university in Western Australia for graduate employment. Over the decades, Curtin University has grown to become a vibrant and collaborative setting where ideas, skills and cultures come together. 

Curtin’s degrees are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market. Curtin’s international reputation for research is also continuing to build momentum. The university strikes a balance between research that solves defined problems for industry and society and research that pushes the boundaries for understanding.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award


Undergraduate

Australian Year 12 Scholarship (SACE/ Ausmat)

Completed an Australian high school qualification either in Australia or overseas

25% off the first year tuition fee































Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework

Alumni & Family Scholarship

Students who themselves or their siblings/parents/children are Curtin Alumni (must have completed a whole qualification) OR;

Their sibling, parent or child have a current enrolment in an academic program at Curtin’s Western Australia campuses

25% off the first year tuition fee

Merit Scholarship

Students commencing studies at Curtin’s Western Australia campuses for the first time in 2021

25% off their first year tuition fee

Diplomatic Scholarship

Meet Curtin University’s academic and English language entry requirements

25% off their first year tuition fee

Starter Support Scholarship

Students studying online, outside of Western Australia, commencing in semester 1 2021 who are unable to travel to Western Australia due to border and/or travel restrictions.

  • Enrolled in 2 units (50 credit points) AUD$2000 reduction
  • Enrolled in 3 units (75 credit points) AUD$3750 reduction
  • Enrolled in 4 units (100 credit points) AUD$5000 reduction

Access Support Scholarship

  • Must be commencing your Semester 1, 2021 studies online outside Western Australia due to border closure and associated travel restrictions
  • Must be a recipient of either a Curtin International Merit, Curtin International Alumni & Family or Curtin International Australian Year 12 Scholarship

A one-off AUD$1,500 fee remission against Semester 1, 2021 fees

Data Driven Analytics Scholarship

Students need to be enrolled in an accredited degree where the outcome relates to employment opportunities in business analytics and data science

Total of AUD$3,000 paid as a cash stipend of AUD$1,000 per annual calendar





Postgraduate coursework

Destination Australia Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in Master of Professional Engineering (Mining Engineering) or Master of Professional Engineering (Metallurgical Engineering) 

AUD$15,000 per annum for the duration of the postgraduate degree


The scholarship will be paid as cash stipend of AUD$7,500 per semester

Griffith University

Since Griffith started over 40 years ago, they’ve been deeply connected to the Asian’s region, and have also become a comprehensive, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 2% of universities worldwide. Griffith’s high quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers.

At Griffith University students will have access to the diverse range of student support initiatives, including programs and staff dedicated specifically to helping international students. They provide students with first-class support during their Griffith experience.

UEC

Maximum 10 subjects

A1=8, A2=7, B3=6, B4=5, B5=4, B6=3, C7=2, C8=1

  • STPM
  • A-Level

Best 3 A Level or combination of A and AS Level subjects

A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 

(AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award





Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework

International Student Academic Excellence Scholarship

UEC: Aggregate score of 28

A-Level: Aggregate score of 8

25% off tuition fee 

International Student Academic Merit Scholarship

UEC: Aggregate score of 45

A-Level: Aggregate score of 10.5

20% off tuition fee

Griffith Remarkable Scholarship

50% off tuition fee 

Note: All the scholarships above only applied for the duration of the program. The course duration is defined as the Program Length as stated in the Letter of Offer.

Undergraduate

Griffith College Diploma to Degree Scholarship

Complete a diploma at Griffith College

AUD$3,000 will be deducted from undergraduate tuition fees only and will be applied in the first trimester in the first year of the program.

University of Tasmania

Tasmania is uniquely placed to offer a true Australian experience. The state is an overwhelmingly English-speak environment and has a traditional Australian culture, all in a stunning and fun packed location. The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is very highly regarded for its commitment to excellence in learning and teaching. 

The courses in UTAS give students the opportunity to explore nature and access adventure while studying. Field work and hands-on learning will take students all over the incredible island of Tasmania.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework

Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS)

(not applicable to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dementia Care and AMC Seafaring courses)

All international students who submit an International Student Application to study in an undergraduate degree will be automatically asses 

25% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Destination Australia Scholarship

Selection will be based on academic merit and quality of the written application

AUD$15,000 per year

Family Alumni Bursary

Students must be able to demonstrate that they previously had, or currently have a parent or sibling studying at UTAS

10% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Undergraduate

Partner Scholarships

Must be an international student coming from a partner institution (Contact Us for more info)

10% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Postgraduate Coursework

Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship

Have completed an undergraduate course at UTAS and have applied for a postgraduate coursework program

10% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of the top young universities in the world, with a reputation for being innovative and visionary, forging new paths both locally and globally. Deakin is known for its top quality facilities, research and teaching, they invested in the least technology and learning tools to enhance the learning experience for their students.

There are four different faculties in Deakin University, including arts and education, business and law, health, and science, engineering and built environment. Deakin University offers world-class courses delivered from 14 schools across these four different faculties.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award

Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework 

Destination Australia Scholarships

  • Meet minimum entry-level requirements
  • Application automatically assessed for eligibility
  • Preference will be given to students who can show academic achievement

Cash payment up to AUD$15,000 per year

Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarship

Achieved an 85% average (or equivalent) in previous studies

100% or 50% off tuition fees

Deakin International Scholarship

Achieved a 65% average (or equivalent) in previous studies

25% off tuition fees

STEM Scholarship

Be studying a Deakin undergraduate or postgraduate coursework (including honours) from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

20% off tuition fees

Business and Law International Partner Institutions Bursary 

  • Be studying an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework Deakin degree within the Faculty of Business and Law
  • Must be an international student coming from a partner institution (Contact Us for more info)

10% off tuition fees

Warrnambool Residential International Scholarships

  • studying an award degree in Marine Biology, Education, Nursing or Commerce
  • Living on-campus at Deakin Residences Warrnambool

50% off accommodation costs

Undergraduate 

Warrnambool Campus International Bursary

Have applied to study a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Environmental Science at Deakin’s Warrnambool Campus

20% off tuition fees and

20% off accommodation costs

Postgraduate

Alumni Postgraduate Bursary

Available to Deakin alumni and their immediate family

15% off study fees

Global Health Leaders Scholarship

Applicants should be enrolling in any of the following courses: Master of Public Health, Master of Health and Human Services Management, Master of Health Economics, Master of Health Promotion, Master of Nutrition and Population Health

20% off tuition fees

Master of Business Administration Global Leader’s Scholarship

Note: To apply for admission to the MBA program, a few criteria must be satisfied. Contact us for more info

  • Applicants should be enrolled in the Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)
  • Have achieved a min WAM of 65

20% off total course cost

Master of Laws (LLM) Scholarship

  • Completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree or equivalent
  • Applicants will be accessed based on academic merit, professional experience, quality of their application and interview performance

AUD$10,000 off for the duration of the course

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is a world-class university, globally recognised for its research strengths and innovations in teaching. Located in the Western Sydney which is the nation’s third largest economy, and one of the fastest growing populations. Unlike the traditional lecture-down approach, the pioneering model of co-created learning treats the students as partners in their education.

They value academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. Western Sydney University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in various fields such as law, medicine, social sciences, computer science, engineering, education, psychology, humanities and business. They are research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award







Undergraduate

Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Undergraduate Scholarships

Achieved a minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent in higher secondary studies

50% off tuition fees

Western Sydney International Scholarships – Undergraduate

  • Satisfy the minimum entry level requirements
  • Awards are granted on academic achievement

Up to AUD$3,000 – AUD$6,000 per year






Postgraduate

Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Postgraduate Scholarships

Achieved a minimum GPA of 5.95 on a 7 point scale or equivalent

50% off tuition fees

Western Sydney International Scholarships – Postgraduate

  • Satisfy the minimum entry level requirements
  • Awards are granted on the basis on academic merit

Up to AUD$3,000 – AUD$6,000 per year

Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University courses are developed in consultation with industry, and teaching staff have extensive industry experience and networks. Therefore the students in Edith Cowan University need to expect different placement opportunities, fieldwork, practicums and networking events as part of their studies. 

The university is organised into eight teaching schools, with each school responsible for ongoing research programs, the schools in Edith Cowan University include Arts & Humanities, Business & Law, Education, Engineering, Medical & Health Sciences, Nursing & Midwifery, Science, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Course Type

Category

Requirements

Award

















Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate

International Australian Alumni Scholarship

Have completed, or due to complete by 31 July 2021, one of the qualifying programs in Australia

20% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

International Accommodation Bursary

At all relevant times meet the entry and ongoing accommodation requirements of the ECU Student Village Mount Lawley

50% reduction in up to 22 weeks accommodation at the ECU Student Village Mount Lawley

Early Acceptance Bursary

Applicants must accept the offer and pay their full semester tuition fees between the Opening and Closing Dates and within the specific timeframes

  • Accept and pay within 14 days of first offer issuance – $2,000 Bursary
  • Accept and pay within 15-21 days of first offer issuance – $1,000 Bursary

Welcome to ECU Online Bursary

Be able to demonstrate that applicant has been prevented from travelling to Perth to commence his/her studies due to continued travel restrictions

AUD$2,000 will be applied directly by ECU



 

Undergraduate

ECC Pathway Scholarship

Achieve a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of 75 or above on completion of their diploma program

20% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

International Undergraduate Scholarship

Meet the entry requirements for the course

20% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

Postgraduate

Executive Dean’s 2021 Master of Engineering Scholarship

  • Achieved a min weighted average mark (WAM) of 65%
  • Must receives an offer to study the Master of Engineering at ECU

10% off tuition fees for the duration of the course

If you have any inquiries related to the scholarships above or other scholarships that haven’t been mentioned, feel free to contact us for a free consultation!

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Which One to Study? Psychology vs Psychiatry vs Counselling

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Psychologist, psychiatrist, and counsellor they all sound the same but are they different? Often, many people confuse themselves with these similar terms, assuming they are the same thing. However, they are various professions that strive for the same outcome, which is advocating for mental health and improving people’s lives. 

While all professions might have several similarities, they still have a vast difference when working. 

In this article, we are about to shine a light on the difference between a psychologist, psychiatrist and a counsellor which could help you determine your career path and the field that might suit you the best according to your preference.

What do a psychologist, psychiatrist and a counsellor do?

Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a licensed medical doctor who has gone through medical training before becoming a psychiatrist. They are the only one with the authority to prescribe medication. Psychiatrist tends to study in-depth about human behaviours and psychology; in practice, they diagnose and treat psychological and emotional disorders.

Examples of situations when a psychiatrist can prescribe medication if you’re suffering from:

  • Trauma and stressor-related disorder: These psychiatric disorders develop during or after stressful or traumatic life events.

  • Anxiety disorders: Anxiety involves focusing on the wrong or dangerous things that could happen and worrying excessively about them.

Psychologist: On the other hand, psychologists are trained professionals who assist with various mental disorders. Psychologists apply scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier and more effective habits. They often use psychotherapy to help treat challenges and symptoms associated with mental health and emotional conditions by helping them understand their repressed feelings, equipping them to face new life challenges.

Examples of psychological disorders are:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: This disorder is characterized by persistent deficits in social interaction and communication in multiple life areas and portrays restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours

  • Communication Disorders: Disorder that impacts the ability to use, understand or detect language and speech.

Counsellor: Counsellors are usually patience and good listeners. They help their clients overcome their problems by assisting them in understanding themselves better and finding a way to cope with the issues they are currently facing. Counsellors generally assist clients that are facing problems that can be resolved with short term treatment.

Example of issues that one usually goes to see a counsellor:

  • Grieving: Going through a significant loss can be a long and painful process, especially when one does not have anyone to share the emotional burden.

  • When you’re clueless on where to start: Counselling can help one untangle and understand better sticky interpersonal situations we often find ourselves stuck.

Where do psychologists, psychiatrists, and counsellors often work?

Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can work in different environments such as hospitals or private practice; their careers primarily revolve around the medical field due to their medical degree.

Psychologist: In contrast, a psychologist can specialize in various fields, providing them with a broader range of career opportunities. Some of them might even have their private practice and often set their working hours. Aside from only focusing on mental health, they can also specialize in other areas such as industrial-organizational psychologists where they focus on employees’ behaviour at the workplace.

Counsellor: However, a counsellor is seen working with NGO, community centres, schools, and universities. They can be seen working at hospitals assuming the role of a family grief counsellor to provide mental health evaluations or at a residential care facility which offers counselling services to people living in a temporary environment that requires continuous supervision. This may include facilities that house troubled or at-risk youths, autistic children, or people with mental or physical disabilities.

What are the key skills needed to become a psychologist, psychiatrist or a counsellor?

Psychologist:

  • Patience
  • Good research skills 
  • Excellent communications skills 
  • Ability to relate and empathize with a range of people

Psychiatrist:

  • Empathy & compassion
  • Emotional resilience 
  • Integrity 
  • Critical thinking 

Counsellor:

  • Emotional stability
  • Open-minded 
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Observational 

How to become a psychologist, psychiatrist or a counsellor?

Psychiatrist 

A psychiatrist career begins by pursuing a medical degree that takes about 5 to 6 years to complete, four years of horsemanship, and four more years of completing their masters in psychiatry to become a professional psychiatrist. 

Programme

Requirement 

Bachelor in Medicine

  • STPM: Minimum of 2As and 1C; or 
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2As and 1C; or 
  • Foundation in Science: Minimum CGPA of 3.0; or
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum ATAR of 80; or

Masters in Medicine (Psychiatry)

  • Bachelor Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 

Psychology/Therapist

To be qualified as a psychologist, one has to start with a degree in psychology which roughly takes three years and another two to three years pursuing postgraduate studies to become a certified psychologist.  

Programme 

Requirement 

Bachelor Degree 

  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or 
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • Australian Matriculation (AUSMAT): Minimum of ATAR 60; or 
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00

Masters of Clinical Psychology 

  • Bachelor Degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75

*Hint: An interview session will be conducted for those planning to pursue their masters in clinical psychology; no work experience is required. However, having prior work experience or an internship related to psychology could reflect well on the candidate.

Counsellor 

While to become a counsellor, one has to sign up for a degree in counselling for three years followed by postgraduate studies in counselling. To become a certified counsellor, after completing their studies, they would be verified by the Malaysian Board of Counsellors.

Programme

Requirement

Bachelor of Counselling 

  • STPM: Minimum of 3Cs; or
  • UEC: Minimum of  3Bs

Masters of Counselling 

  • Bachelor degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75

Which are the Top Universities to study Psychology?

1. Help University

Image Credit: www.is.vnu.edu.vn/en/help-university

Programme 

Bachelors of Psychology (Hons)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Duration

3 years

2 years

Intakes 

January, May, August

January, May, Sept 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian & International Students: RM RM63, 400

Malaysian  Students:RM 48,890 International Students: RM 49,600

2. UCSI University

Image Credit: www.ucsiuniversity.edu.my

 

Programme 

Bachelors of Psychology (Hons)

Master of Clinical Psychology

Duration

3 years

2 years

Intakes 

January, May, August

January 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian & International Students: RM 73, 700

Malaysian & International Students: RM 56, 900

Top University to study Psychiatry

1. Taylors University

Image Credit: www.university.taylors.edu.my

 

Programme 

Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery  (MBSS)

Duration

5 years

Intakes 

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian students: RM 314, 360 


International students: USD 106, 695

2. Mahsa University

Image Credit: www.mahsa.edu.my/prospective.php

 

Programme 

Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBSS)

Duration

5 years

Intakes 

January, March, August

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian & International Students: RM 435,300

Top Universities to Study Counselling

1. Help University

Image Credit: http://www.is.vnu.edu.vn/en/help-university

 

Programme 

Master of Counselling 

Duration

2 years

Intakes 

January

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian & International Students: RM: 41, 100

2. International Medical University (IMU)

Picture Credit: www.imu.edu.my

 

Programme 

Master of Counselling 

Duration

2 years

Intakes 

September 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Malaysian students: RM55,000


International students: RM60,500

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Top 5 Universities to Study Computer Science in the UK

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 If the idea of writing and programming codes, creating unique tech solutions or creating an application for mobile devices appeals to you, then a major in computer science might just be the right course for you.

Before we start, it is important to conduct some research before deciding on your preferred major as it will have a huge impact on your career pathway.

This article will be a guide for you to learn more about what is computer science and everything you need to know about studying computer science in the UK.

What is Computer Science?

Computer science is a part of our daily lives. From an alarm clock in our smartphones that wakes us in the morning to the social media application that keeps us awake at night, computer science has been the backbone for technology and engineering.

Computer science is the study of computers and computational systems. It is associated with computation, algorithms, software and various applications. A major in computer science will help you develop greater technical skills and provide problem-solving skills.

Skills required for Computer Science?

Having the right skill set is important to thrive in your computer science major and set yourself up to success.

Analytical skills

Computer science major involves identifying a problem and coming up with a technological solution to deal with it. A strong analytical skill will help you understand the problem and think of multiple solutions to address it.

Creativity

Creativity will be one of the important skills required for a computer science major as it goes hand in hand with problem-solving skills. Out-of-the-box thinking is required for providing the best and effective tech solutions.

Resilience

One of the core principles in computer science is to understand that you are more likely to fail multiple times before you succeed. Programming includes evaluating a variety of code until you discover the best arrangement and figuring out how to be resilient and determined notwithstanding disappointments is essential for the process.

Career Opportunities in Computer Science

Computer science opens the door to a wide range of opportunities for you as a graduate.

  •         Application Analyst
  •         Cyber Security Analyst
  •         Data Analyst
  •         Games Developer
  •         IT Consultant
  •         Software Engineer
  •         UX Designer
  •         Web Developers/Designers

Benefits of Studying in the UK

Work while Studying.

The biggest advantage of studying in the UK is that international students are allowed to work part-time while studying if you study at a university which is listed on the official UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Sponsor list and the list of ‘recognized bodies’. International students who hold a Tier 4 (Adult Student) visa are eligible to work up to twenty hours per week during your study period and full-time during the holidays.

In the UK, especially in big cities like London, international students can easily find part-time jobs within the campus or off-campus. 

On Campus jobs

Jobs that are most commonly offered to international students are in campus facilities such as libraries, cafeteria, gym, computer lab, laboratories, reception, campus guide etc.

Off Campus jobs

Most students are offered jobs off campus are quite easy to find and there many to choose from. Common jobs offered to international students includes delivery boy, cashier, book store keeper, waiter/waitress in cafes, sales assistant, babysitter and a lot more to consider. 

The minimum wages for international students are based on the following;

Age

Minimum Wage

18 – 20

£6.15 per hour

21 and above

£7.70 per hour

Career Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students enrolling their degree at a UK university can now extend their stay to look for job opportunities related to their studies after graduation for up to two years. Any international student on a Tier 4 visa is allowed to stay in the UK after graduation. This will be a great boost for your CV after successfully completing your international career.

The academic requirement to study computer science in the UK

 

STPM

A minimum of 3B (Including Mathematics)

A-Levels

A minimum score of BBC

UEC

A minimum score of B in 5 main subjects (excluding language)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 34 points

ATAR (SACEi/ SAM/ Ausmat)

Minimum score of 80.00 or above

*Entry requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on specific entry requirements, contact Excel Education

English Requirement to study computer science in the UK

For most universities, the level of understanding and proficiency in English will be essential to your acceptance in a degree program. You will need to make sure you have high proficiency in the English language by taking one of the following commonly accepted tests of English ability;

IELTS

6.5 Overall, minimum of 5.5 in each element

TOEFL

87 Overall, minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading 17 in speaking and 20 in writing

GCE/ A-Level

Grade C/4

IGCSE/O-Level

Malaysia 1119 syllabus at Grade C or above

*Entry requirements may vary among universities, for inquiries on specific entry requirements, contact Excel Education

Top 5 Universities to Study Computer Science in the UK

#1 Lancaster University

Accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS), and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Lancaster University provides you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively in a professional software and systems development environment to become a computing professional. You will be encouraged to build and analyse systems and software on a practical basis.

Program

Computer Science Bsc Hons

Intake

October 2021

Duration

Full Time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

£24,070

#2 Middlesex University

Middlesex University offers knowledge and skills that will attract employers across all sectors, from software development to systems engineering more in between. You are also given the option to extend your studies to 4 years to obtain a Master of Computer Science (MComp) qualification.

You will be exposed to the key principles of computer science while you build up your programming, system engineering and project experience skills.

Your first year will be altogether project drove, guaranteeing you practice your aptitudes from the very beginning.

Program

Computer Science Bsc/Mcomp

Intake

January 2021 & October 2021

Duration

BSc: 4 years full time with placement

MComp: 5 years with placement

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

January: £13,700

October: £14,000

#3 Swansea University

Swansea University secures 93% of graduates are in employment and continuing higher studies within six months of leaving.

Swansea University guides its students in systems modelling, software engineering, data visualization, computer graphics and more advanced theoretical elements in computer science.

Program

Computer Science, BSc (Hons)

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

£17,150

#4 University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is one of the top universities in the UK and the world. This university is continuously ranked in the Top 50 and ranked 20th in the 2020 QS World University Ranking.

The University of Edinburgh introduces students to focus on computation and programming. Courses offered will develop an in-depth study of software development, decision making, learning from data and internals of computer systems.

Coursework normally provides the experience in practical work, independent problem solving and group work.

Program

BSc Computer Science

Intake

January 2021 

Duration

Full time (4 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

£28,950

#5 University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a prestigious red brick university, ranked seventh in the QS World University Ranking 2018. Today, the University of Manchester is at the front line of the forefront research in science and engineering.

Studying at this university helps students in creating a wide range of possibilities for students pursuing skills and understanding in computer science. Students are developed with tech solutions to become technically strong, analytically innovative and creative.

Program

BSc Computer Science

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

£25,000

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