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

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

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

Top 5 Malaysian Inventions

1. Flash Drive

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

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

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

Related Course:

1. Monash University

Program Name

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM48,101

2. Taylor's University

Program Name

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM97,500

3. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM24,300

2. Lytro Camera

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

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

Related Course:

  • Mechanical Engineering

1. UOW Malaysia KDU

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

January, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM88,880

2. Monash University

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM48,101

3. Heriot-Watt University

Program Name

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM45,000

3. Nehemiah Walls

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

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

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

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

Related Course:

  • Construction management

1. Curtin University Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) (Construction Management)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM27,672

2. Heriot-Watt University

Program Name

Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Construction Project Management)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM35,200

3. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

Program Name

Bachelor of Technology (Hons) (Construction Management)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, June, September/October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM55,100

4. Water Dispenser

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

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

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

Related Course:

  • Environmental Engineering

1. Curtin University Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM29,696

2. SEGi University & Colleges

Program Name

Bachelor of Environmental Technology

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM65,636

3. University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program Name

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM39,500

5. Toothbrush Holder

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

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

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

Related Course:

  • Industrial Design

1. Asia Pacific University

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Industrial Design)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM26,000

2. Lim Kok Wing University

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (Industrial Design)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM19,000

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Study Multimedia Design in Australia

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

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

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

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

What is Multimedia?

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

Basic Elements of Multimedia

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

What are the Career Prospects of Multimedia Design?

Common Careers:

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

Other Careers:

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

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

Academic Requirements

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.67

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation/Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.25

UEC

Aggregate score of 25

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 25 points

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL

Minimum 79 (Internet Based Test)

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

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

1. RMIT University

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$37,440

2. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$38,100

3. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Media Arts

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$37,440

4. Monash University

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Collaborative Design

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$34,100

5. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Design

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$36,100

6. Griffith University

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$29,500

7. Western Sydney University (WSU)

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Design

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$28,080

8. Swinburne University of Technology

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Design

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$28,080

9. Edith Cowan University (ECU)

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Design

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$29,950

10. Deakin University

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$31,000

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

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

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

What is Quantity Surveying?

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

What is Building Surveying?

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

What are the Job Scopes?

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


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

What are the Key Skills?

Quantity Surveyor

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

 

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


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

Building Surveyor

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

 

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


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

What are the Other Career Opportunities?

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

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

Academic Requirements

 

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.33

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation/Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.75

A-Levels

Aggregate score of 6

UEC

Aggregate score of 14

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 25 points

 

English requirements

 

IELTS

Minimum 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL

Minimum 79 (Internet Based Test)

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

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

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

1. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Construction Management & Property (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$41,040

2. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Construction Project Management

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,100

3. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

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

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$32,300

4. Griffith University

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

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Construction Management (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$34,500

5. Western Sydney University (WSU)

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

Accreditations:

 

Program Name

Bachelor of Construction Management (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

March, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,000

 

6. RMIT University

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

Accreditations:

Program Name

Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Hons)

Program Duration

4 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$35,520

 

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COVID-19; Australian Student Visa Arrangements

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

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

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

Australian Government Department of Health Update:

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

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

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

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, Insider Guides

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Top 5 Private Universities to study Data Science in Malaysia

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

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

What is Data Science?

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

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

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

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

Source: UC Berkeley

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

Why study Data Science?

  • High market demand with a shortage of supply

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

     

  • Undying Program

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

     

  • High-paying jobs

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

What are the Career Opportunities?

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

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

What are the Key Skills to study Data Science?

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

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

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

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

Academic Requirements

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.00 including a credit in Mathematics and Science

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation

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

A-Levels

Minimum 2 passes including a credit in Mathematics and Science

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including Advanced Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 24 points

Diploma

Related diplomas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50

 

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL

Minimum 35 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Minimum Band 4

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

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

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

1. Taylor's University

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM97,500

International students: RM121,300

2. Asia Pacific University

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Analytics) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM87,000

International students: RM88,200

3. Monash University

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM40,820

International students: RM46,640

4. Swinburne University

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM24,000

International students: RM30,680

5. UOW Malaysia KDU

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

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

January, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM72,285

International students: RM85,985

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Cheapest Cities to Study in Australia for International Students 2020

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Many students dream to pursue tertiary study in Australia however due to the expensive living expenses and tuition fees, many put a full stop in fulfilling that dream. However, rest easy because there are Australian cities that have lower living expenses with affordable tuition fees, and some of the cities are also considered as Regional Areas. Not only that, you will be able to ease your financial burden during your study because the Australian governments allow international students to work up to 40 hours fortnightly with the minimum wage of AUD$ 19.49 per hour. So, don’t give up on that dream, when there’s a will there’s a way!

Check out the top 7 cheapest cities together with the estimated weekly living expenditure and the recommended universities below!

7. Canberra, The Australian Capital Territory

Many people mistake Sydney as the capital of Australia however, Canberra is the national capital of Australia and the name of this regional area derived from ‘Canberry’ which means a ‘meeting place’. Canberra is a modern, vibrant and multicultural city with 25% of the population being made up of students. Number 4 best student cities in Australia and number 23 in the world based on QS Best Students Cities 2019. So, this is proof that Canberra is among the greatest and best cities to study not just in Australia but in the world!

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 260

Groceries: AUD$ 108

Utilities: AUD$ 58

Leisure: AUD$ 60

Public Transport: AUD$ 23

Total: AUD$ 509

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and don’t take into account your budget and spending habits)

 

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Australian Catholic University

Sports-Related Subjects, Nursing, Education & Psychology

February & July

AUD$23,000 – 31,000 

Charles Sturt University

Agriculture, Accounting & Environmental Science

January, June & October

AUD$25,000 – 31,000

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6. Brisbane, Queensland

Brisbane, also called the Sunshine City, is the third-largest yet affordable city in Australia. Although it is one of the cheapest cities in the country, that does not mean you are receiving a low standard of education as compared to other cities. You will receive a world-class education and top-notch living quality but with a lower price because the universities are among the top in the world. This is great for students who want to save but at the same time, you are not compensating for the quality of education. 

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 234

Groceries: AUD$ 105

Utilities: AUD$ 54

Leisure: AUD$ 53

Public Transport: AUD$ 39

Total: AUD$ 485

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle)

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

James Cook University Brisbane

Business, Information Technology & Hospitality

March, July & November

AUD$ 30,400 – 33,000

Queensland University of Technology

Communication, Nursing, Sports-Related Subjects & Education

February & July

AUD$ 31,000 – 48,000

To know more about the universities and courses, contact us 😃

5. Gold Coast, Queensland

Located in Queensland, Gold Coast is one of the regional areas in Australia. This city is one of the popular destinations for most international students due to the high quality yet affordable education. Besides, the beaches such as Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach and the exciting theme parks are one of the many activities that students can do during breaks as Gold Coast are one of the top holiday destinations in Australia.

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 236

Groceries: AUD$ 105

Utilities: AUD$ 48

Leisure: AUD$ 78

Public Transport: AUD$ 15

Total: AUD$ 482

(The costs above are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle.)

 

Check out the universities that are located in this city and their top programs below.

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Griffith University

Hospitality Management, Pharmacy, Nursing & Business

February, June & October

AUD$28,000 – 35,000

Southern Cross University

Nursing, Midwifery, Psychological Science & Information Technology

February, June & October

AUD$26,800 – 33,000

To know more about the universities and courses, contact us 😃

4. Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart, also a regional area, is the safest city and has the cleanest air in Australia. Students can roam around and walk freely everywhere in Hobart without any fear as the people are very welcoming and friendly. Students can benefit from the small classes in university as you will receive more attention and interactions from the lecturers. This can deepen your understanding and helps you to graduate with a high GPA. Not to forget, the beautiful scenery with a cool climate and cheap living expenditure is another reason this city is the best for international students.  

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 232

Groceries: AUD$ 100

Utilities: AUD$ 66

Leisure: AUD$ 57

Public Transport: AUD$ 20

Total: AUD$ 475

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle)



Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

University of Tasmania

Environmental Science, Agriculture & Education

February & July

AUD$ 33,000 – 75,000

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3. Perth, Western Australia

Known as the ‘Education City’ of Australia, Perth received many international students from across the globe. The cheap accommodation options and the efficient transportation system make Perth the number one option for students. You can rest assured because you will receive great teachings and education from the reputable universities in Perth and they will ensure you receive a stellar student support service throughout your study. 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 203

Groceries: AUD$ 95

Utilities: AUD$ 55

Leisure: AUD$ 57

Public Transport: AUD$ 39

Total: AUD$ 449

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle)

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Edith Cowan University

Performing Arts, Cybertechnology, Information Technology & Business

February & July

AUD$30,000 – 34,000

Murdoch University

Agriculture, Education, Environmental Studies & Social Science

February & July

AUD$ 26,000 – 33,000

To know more about the universities and courses, contact us 😃

2. Darwin, Australia Northern Territory

Darwin is a vibrant city with youthful energy, is classified as a regional area, and has one of the highest employment rates in the country making it ideal for students to secure a job. Students who love a relaxed and laid back environment, this city is perfect for you as you will not be surrounded by skyscrapers but there are plenty of activities to do during the weekends and semester breaks. You could go face-to-face with a crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove, swim at Wave Lagoon, or visit the weekly markets at Nightcliff. You will never get bored!

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 196

Groceries: AUD$ 104

Utilities: AUD$ 49

Leisure: AUD$ 72

Public Transport: AUD$ 22

Total: AUD$ 443

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and don’t take into account your budget and spending habits)

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Charles Darwin University

Engineering, Environmental Science, Accounting & Education

March, July & August

AUD$ 26,000 – 36,000

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1. City of Adelaide, South Australia

Students can find a great balance between study and leisure because there are many festivals happening all year round as Adelaide is recognized as the city of festivals. This city is one of the Regional Areas in the country and 14% more affordable to live in than other major Australian cities. Apart from that, former President of Singapore, Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, CEO of PETRONAS, Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, and Editor in Chief Vogue China, Angelica Cheung are among the successful people that used to live and study in Adelaide. Talking about quality, aye!

 

Average Weekly Living Budgets

Accommodation (3 Bedrooms/Shared Apartment): AUD$ 190

Groceries: AUD$ 97

Utilities: AUD$ 50

Leisure: AUD$ 15

Public Transport: AUD$ 25

Total: AUD$ 377

(The costs below are an approximate guide only based on numbeo.com and it varies according to your lifestyle)

 

Universities

Top Programs

Intakes

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

University of South Australia

Nursing, Architecture, Environmental Studies & Education

January & July

AUD$ 28,000 – 40,000

Flinders University

Nursing, Education & Sociology 

February & July

AUD$ 30,000- 39,000

To know more about the universities and courses, contact us 😃

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Top Private Universities to Study Software Engineering in Malaysia 2020

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Have you ever wondered when and how the term “Software Engineering” derives from?

In the 1960s, Margaret Hamilton, American computer scientist and systems engineer, invented the term “software engineering” while developing the guidance and navigation systems for the Apollo missions. She felt that software developers earned the right to be called engineers and the rest is history.

So, what is Software Engineering all about? Let us find out below.

What is Software Engineering?

Software Engineering is a branch of Computer Science and the result of programming and engineering combined. This field applies the knowledge and theoretical understanding of computer science to develop and build computer systems software and applications software. 

Engineering principles will be applied in every stage of constructing the software to ensure a high-quality software product that will fulfill the clients’ needs.

What will you learn in Software Engineering?

What are the Skills to Study Software Engineering?

Career Opportunities

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Architect
  • User Experience Specialist
  • App Developer
  • Data Scientist

General Entry Requirement

Education

Academic Requirements

A-Level

3B in Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

STPM

GPA 2.33 including Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

Foundation

CGPA 3.3  in Information Technology, Computer Science or related subject

Diploma

CGPA 2.5 in Information Technology, Computer Science or related subject

UEC

2As Mathematics and in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ science subject

Requirements vary according to universities. To know more about other entry requirements than stated above, contact us 😃

Top Private Universities to Study Software Engineering in Malaysia

Monash University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Intake

February, July or October

Duration

4 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM48,101

International Students: RM54,915

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

Intake

September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM39,500

International Students: RM46,000

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Taylor’s University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Intake

March & August

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM24,375

International Students: USD$ 7,155

This program is in partnership with the University of West England, UK and thus, students will graduate with both certificates from Taylor’s and UWE. Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

Program

BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering

Intake

September & November

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM28,200

International Students:RM28,600

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

University of Wollongong, KDU

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Intake

January,June & September

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM70,005

International Students: RM83,705

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

Multimedia University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

Intake

April, June & November 

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM60,000

International Students: Inquire Us 

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

INTI International University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

Intake

January, May & August

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian Students: RM68,376

International Students:RM73,780

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

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Top 10 Private Universities to study Business Degree in Malaysia 2020

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Do you aspire to be like Tony Fernandes, a Malaysian entrepreneur who bought AirAsia with only RM1 and successfully turned it into a low-cost airline that allows everyone to fly? Tan Sri Dr. Anthony Francis Fernandes, mortgaged his home and used his personal savings to build AirAsia, eventually founded Tune Group, holding a majority shareholder in Queens Park Rangers Football Club and was ranked 28th on Forbes list of Malaysia’s Richest.

So if you aim to be like him, then you can definitely start your entrepreneur journey by taking a business degree!

What is a business degree?

A business degree is a combination of multiple topics such as accounting, management, human resource, marketing, economics, and finances, depending on the major that you choose to specialize in. Normally it is a 3-year program that will help you to get a good understanding of business theories with its practical application through the use of case studies and problem-solving. 

What are the Benefits of Studying Business?

An introduction to the business world

Throughout your course, you will get an insight into how the real business world works. This is great if you have no working experience. Besides, you will know more about how the industry works, market trends, and trading.

Become a successful leader

You will be learning how to lead people because you will be exposed to multiple leadership styles that are suitable depending on the business contexts. It is very important to become a charismatic and reliable leader where the subordinate can depend on you and trust your vision to ensure the business flourish.

Gain a competitive advantage

With a degree in business, you will have a deep knowledge and understanding of how to build and expand your business. As a decision-maker, you will have the necessary expertise to determine the direction of your business.

What are the Career Opportunities for Business Graduates?

General Entry Requirement

A-Level

BBB

STPM

BBB

UEC

2A 3B

Diploma

GPA 3.3

Foundation

GPA 3.3

Requirements vary according to universities. For inquiries on any other entry requirement than stated above, kindly contact us 😃

Top 10 Private Universities to study Business in Malaysia

1. Monash University

Program

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Intake

February, July & October

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 38,213

International students: RM 43,680

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

2. University of Nottingham Malaysia

Program

BSc (Hons) International Business Management 

Intake

September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 37,000

International students: RM 45,500

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

3. Taylor’s University

Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons)

Intake

March & August

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM102,500

International students: USD$29,867

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

4. Heriot-Watt University

Program

Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)

Intake

January & September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 35,500

International students: RM41,200

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

5. University of Wollongong Malaysia KDU

Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons) 

Intake

January, June & September

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 68,750

International students: RM82,450

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

6. Swinburne University Sarawak

Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons)

Intake

January, March, September & October

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 24,232

International students: RM30,680

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

7. Asia Pacific University

Program

BA (Hons) in Business Management

Intake

April, July, September & November

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 29,000

International students: RM30,000

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

8. UCSI University

Program

BA (Hons) Business Administration 

Intake

January, May & September

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 63,330

International students: RM65,400

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

9. INTI International University & Colleges

Program

Bachelor of Business (3+0) in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

Malaysian students: RM 79,000

International students: RM96,220

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

10. SEGi University & Colleges

Program

Bachelor of Business Management (Hons)

Intake

January, April, June, August, September & October

Duration

3 years

Indicative Fee 2020

RM57,100

Contact us to know more about the course and university 😃

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Top 10 Australian Universities 2021 according to QS Ranking System

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One of the top university ranking systems in the world, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has just published Top Universities in Australia 2021, ranking 36 Australian universities. In this article, we will be focusing on the top 10 universities. 

A brief history on QS rankings systems

QS World University Rankings originated in the United Kingdom, ranking universities around the world since 2004. QS used to collaborate with The Times Higher Education (THE) for five years before partnering with Elsevier. There are six metrics that are used by QS to measure university performance and each metric carries different weighting when calculating overall scores. 

The six metrics are as follows:

Metric

Weight

Academic Reputation

40%

Faculty/Student Ratio

20%

Citations per Faculty

20%

Employer Reputation

10%

International Faculty Ratio

5%

International Student Ratio

5%

So, you already know how QS measures the performance of the universities, now, let’s take a look at these Australian universities that make into the top 10 list.

The Top 10 Australian Universities 2021

#1. Australian National University (ANU)

Australian National University is the number one university in Australia and ranked 31st worldwide by QS. Founded in 1946, ANU has 3 campuses across the country and is regarded as one of the world’s leading research universities. Not only that, graduates of ANU are highly sought upon by many employers.  ANU received the 4th spot in the subject of Anthropology according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. If you are interested in this university, the recommended programs are below: 

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)

February & July 

3 years

AUD$ 43,344

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 45,864

Bachelor of Biotechnology

February

3 years

AUD$ 46,080

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#2. University of Sydney

Founded in 1850 by William Charles Wentworth, this university is Australia’s very first university. He wanted every child to have the opportunity to access education and thus, this became the core values of University of Sydney. It is one of the earliest universities to admit students solely based on merit and in 1881, they opened their doors to female students. QS Graduate Employability Rankings ranked this university the 1st in Australia and 4th in the world, therefore if you graduate with their certification, chances are you will be employed right away. Below are their high ranking programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

February & July

3 years

AUD$53,000

Bachelor of Nursing

February & July

3 years

AUD$39,000

Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine

February & July

7 years

AUD$48,500

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#3. University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne (UniMelb) is the oldest university in Victoria, Australia. This university has a 165 years-long tradition of higher education in the arts, sciences, and numerous professional disciplines. Four Australian prime ministers called this university as their alma mater. In 2008, Unimelb introduced the Melbourne Model to Australia with the objective to support and inspire graduates to make an impact on a global scale. The Melbourne Model allows the students to pursue their passions and explore studies outside their major through breadth subjects. If you are interested in Unimelb, check out their top programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Biomedicine

March & August

3 years

AUD$42,856 – 45,496

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Engineering Systems)

March & August

3 years

AUD$41,912 – 45,944

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

March & August

3 years

AUD$33,834-38,564

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#4. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW was incorporated by Act of the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney in 1949. Ever since, it has always produced high-quality graduates and their graduates are ranked 3rd by QS in terms of employability in Australia. Not only that, UNSW is very strong in research as it has more than 8000 research communities. Attended by 4 out of 10 Australian young rich listers in 2019, these young listers are self-made and did not inherit their wealth, proving that UNSW really helps them in building their business. Take a look at UNSW top programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Commerce

February, June & September

3 years

AUD$44,880

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce

February & September

5.5 years

AUD$41,280

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/ Bachelor of Information Systems

February & September

4 years

AUD$45,600

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#5. University of Queensland (UQ)

Located primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, this prestigious university was founded in 1909.  Former president of the United States, Barack Obama stated that UQ was one of the world’s great institutions of science and teaching during his visit to the campus. This is undoubtedly true because 10 years ago, they made a huge impact in the community as they discovered the vaccine for cervical cancer and now they are trying their hardest to search for the Covid-19 vaccine. Take a look at the recommended programs below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

February & August

4 years

AUD$ 43,504

Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management

February & August

3 years

AUD$ 42,272

Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours) 

February

4 years

AUD$ 38,112

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃 

#6. Monash University

Named after World War I general Sir John Monash, Monash University was founded in 1958, making it the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. There are 4 local campuses throughout Victoria, an international campus in Malaysia and centers in India, Italy, and in the People’s Republic of China. With their motto, “Ancora Imparo” which means “I am still learning”, the Monash people are constantly in pursuit of knowledge and research. Besides, they took part in a World Mosquito Program and the anti-flu drug Relenza to make a positive influence in the world while building a community relationship. If you are interested in this university, check out their top programs.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

February

4 years

AUD$ 44,500

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

February, July & November

4 years

AUD$ 46,000

Bachelor of Business

February, July & November

3 years

AUD$ 45,000

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#7. University of Western Australia (UWA)

This is the oldest and the only university in Western Australia until Murdoch University was built in 1973.  Bob Hawke, a former Australian Prime Minister graduated from this reputable university. UWA has 3 campuses in Western Australia, a state that is culturally diverse with more than 170 languages and so, international students like you will always feel welcome.

Besides, UWA has more than 180 partners globally where you can participate through exchange programs and this can help to expand your knowledge and gain a fresh perspective before going into the working world. Their top programs are below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Science (Major in Engineering Science)

February & July

3 years

AUD$37,800

Bachelor of Science (Major in Physiology)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,600

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,600

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#8. The University of Adelaide

Recognized as one of Australia’s most respected research-intensive universities, The University of Adelaide has graduated the extraordinary Dame Roma Mitchell who became the first female: Queen’s Counsel, Supreme Court Judge, and Governor of South Australia. Not only that, this university gives birth to Australia’s first female surgeon, Laura Margaret Fowler. Ranked number 1 in South Australia for the employability rate by QS, this university is also home to more than 20,000 students with 7,800 being international students. This University of Adelaide is located in one of the Regional Areas in Australia and thus, students have the opportunity to get a 2-year working visa after graduation.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Architectural Design

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 35,000

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,500

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

March & July

5 years

AUD$ 35,000

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

Founded in 1988, UTS is a contemporary and innovative university. QS Top 50 Under 50 2021 ranked them 1st in Australia for 4 consecutive years, proving themselves as an advanced young university. UTS emphasizes sustainability on its campus buildings and received a certified Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. With more than 20 campus buildings, entering into this university is highly competitive. UTS graduates are highly sought after by many employers as the employability rate is the 7th highest in Australia according to QS. On top of that, UTS students can join multiple extracurricular programs that will enhance your knowledge, widen your horizon and stretch your abilities.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Nursing

March

3 years

AUD$ 36,260

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design

March

3 years

AUD$ 36,260

Bachelor of Engineering

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 42,360

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#10. University of Wollongong (UOW)

Gracing the QS Top 50 Under 50 2021 as the second Australian university, UOW is a modern university that was built in 1975. UOW was formed through the donations of local people and since then, the university has acted in partnership with its communities to address challenges that society faces in terms of economic, social, medical, and environmental. UOW has 9 campuses in Australia and 3 international campuses in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Students also have the chance to study abroad with UOW partners universities in 45 countries. The recommended programs are below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 150,144

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication and Advertising)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 84,528

Bachelor of Public Health

February 

3 years

AUD$ 93,744

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

Applying to these universities can be tedious, a lot of documents are required. But you do not have to be intimidated because Excel Education is here for you. We can guide you step-by-step to ensure you enter into a top-ranked university that you always want. Contact us now!

Read More:

The Top 10 Universities in Australia 2018 by QS World Ranking

Top 10 Universities in The World For Computer Science | QS World Rankings 2019

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Study in Regional Areas in Australia

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In recent years, more and more international students prefer to study in Regional Areas in Australia. The Australian government reported an increase of 10% of international students choosing to study in the Regional Areas in the year of 2018. Most of the students were reportedly from China, India, Nepal, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States of America.

Not only that,  Regional Australia Institute reported that about 32,000 Australian millennials moved away from big cities and started to live in the Regional Area from the period 2011 to 2016. 

But where are Regional Areas and why both Australian millennials and international students prefer to stay and study in these areas? 

List of Regional Areas in Australia

Regional Australia includes all of the towns, small cities and areas that lie beyond the major capital cities. According to the Australian Government, the areas below are the listed regional areas.

State

Areas

New South Wales

Everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong

Northern Territory

Everywhere in the territory

Queensland

Everywhere except the greater Brisbane area 

South Australia

Everywhere in the state

Tasmania

Everywhere in the state

Victoria

Everywhere except Melbourne

Western Australia

Everywhere except city of Perth and surrounding areas

Why Study in Regional Areas in Australia?

1. Low Cost of Living

Bigger cities such as Melbourne and Sydney have a very high cost of living due to the expensive accommodation. According to news.com.au, the cost of living in Sydney, New South Wales  is AUD$ 2,681.48 while Hobart, Tasmania is only AUD$ 1,208.33. The cost difference between these 2 cities is AUD $1,473.15. So, studying in the Regional Area will definitely save you some money and you can use that to explore Australia while on summer break.

2. Enjoy the nature of Australia

You will get away from the busy lifestyle in the cities and you will enjoy the breeze of Australian beaches. You will not be pressured and stressed to follow their hectic life because you will be able to study in a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. You will be surrounded with nature yet equipped with advanced city facilities. Now it is understandable why Australian millennials chose to stay in the Regional Areas.

3. Migration Opportunities

Graduates with a bachelor or higher qualification from a regional campus of a registered institution will be eligible for an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa. This will  eventually lead to an extra 5 points on the Immigration Points Tests, which may boost your opportunity to gain Permanent Residency in Australia. To know more about the post-study work visa, contact us now!

So, if you are interested in studying in one of the Regional Areas in Australia, we have prepared all the universities in the Regional Areas along with their top programs below.

Top Universities to Study according to Regional Areas in Australia

New South Wales (NSW)

Although many people travel to NSW to visit Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, NSW has a lot more to offer because it has a total of 15 different regions that you can surely explore while you are on a study break. You can go to Griffith metropolitan city in Riverina to explore the rich Italian heritage city, Southern Highlands to visit the colonial architecture or to the South Coast to discover its beaches. 

The regional areas in NSW are everywhere except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong. Therefore, we have listed the universities that are located in the NSW regional areas alongside their top programs.

University

Top Programs

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University of Wollongong

Business, Communication, Engineering, Education & Nursing

March & July

Charles Sturt University

Agriculture, Pharmacy, Accounting, Horticulture & Environmental Science

January, June & October

Southern Cross University

Agriculture, Business, Psychology, Environmental Science & Education

February, June & October

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Victoria

The State of Victoria, official name, is the second-smallest state in Australia and the name was given to honour Queen Victoria, who was the ruler of British empire in 1851. Victoria has a lot of fun adventures to offer such as skiing, hiking,surfing and wineries. Together with your university friends, you can go skiing in 1 of the 7 alpine resorts, camping in the Wilsons Promontory National Park or take a stroll along the popular Brighton beach..

The whole Victoria is considered as Regional Areas except for the Melbourne metropolitan area. Take a look at the recommended universities with the top programs below if you are interested to study in the State of Victoria.

University

Top Programs

Intake

Federation University Australia

Arts, Criminology, Engineering, Education & Visual Arts

February & July

La Trobe University

Archaeology, Nursing, Sociology, Psychology & Accounting and Finance

February & July

Deakin University 

Nursing, Education, Psychology, Business & Sport Science.

March, July & November

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Queensland

One of the top international airlines, Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services) was established in this state in 1920. Queensland is the second largest state in the country and it is nearly 5 times the size of Japan. The best part of studying in Queensland is not just you can cuddle with a koala in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and explore the wax museum where you can pose with famous figures but it also has low living expenses and the people are very friendly!

Other than the greater Brisbane area, the rest of the areas in Queensland are considered as regional areas. If you want to study in this state, check out the recommended universities with the top programs.

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Queensland

Engineering, Education, Environmental Studies & Psychology

February & September

Griffith University

Hospitality Management, Pharmacy, Nursing,Medicine & Business

February, June & October

James Cook University

Agriculture, Environmental Studies & Earth and Marine Science

February & July

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Western Australia (WA)

Hugging one third of the country, Western Australia (WA) is the biggest state in Australia. WA is known for its long-day sunshine, beautiful blue skies and Mediterranean climate. WA has less crowded population which results in less traffic congestion. Besides, you do not have to worry if you are an international student because people of more than 200 different nationalities live, work and study in this state, speak over 170 languages and practice many religions. You will always feel welcome and respected in this cultural diverse state.

You can study and live anywhere in Western Australia except in Greater Perth because it is not a Regional Area. The recommended universities are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Western Australia

Engineering,Computer Science and Information Systems, Linguistics & Sport- Related Subjects

February & July

Edith Cowan University

Performing Arts, Cybertechnology, Education, Nursing & Engineering

February & July

Curtin University

Engineering, Architecture, Nursing & Accounting and Finance

April & July

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South Australia

There are so many reasons to study in South Australia (SA). First, South Australia is known as the seafood capital of Australia as it offers fresh local seafood. Then, SA is the home to an internationally famous wildlife haven called Kangaroo Island. You can visit the island to learn more about wildlife in Australia. Not only that, you can attend multiple music and sporting festivals in Adelaide, the city of South Australia, because it hosts a chain of festivals throughout the year. 

All areas in South Australia are considered as Regional Areas and the recommended universities with the top programs are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

The University of Adelaide

Dentistry, Nursing, Engineering, Medicine & Pharmacy

April & July

University of South Australia

Nursing, Sport-Related Subjects, Architecture, Education & Engineering

January & July

Flinders University

Nursing, Education, Agriculture & Sociology

February & July

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Tasmania

Tasmania is very famous for its mesmerising island with plenty to offer. You will be able to enjoy an authentic Australian experience, build up your English skills and make Australian friends because of the lower proportion of international students in Tasmanian classes. The tuition fees and living expenditure is lower compared to many cities across Australia. Not to forget, Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.

This island could be the place where you will spend your university life and the best part is the whole island is a regional area. The one and only recommended university in Tasmania is:

University

Top Programs

Intake

University of Tasmania

Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Earth and Marine Science & Education

February & July

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is where you can find the two breath-taking natural rock formations, the Uluru (above) and The Olgas. This state has the highest job employment rate compared to other states, making it easier for the students to find jobs after graduation. If you are not really a big fan of winter but want an international experience, Northern Territory is suitable for you. It has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season all year long.

Every areas in the Northern Territory is a regional area and the recommended university with the top programs are as follows:

University

Top Programs

Intake

Charles Darwin University

Engineering, Environmental Science, Accounting, Education & Psychology

March, July & August

For more information on the entry requirements or on how to apply, please contact us 😃

If you are still uncertain which Regional Areas to study, do not hesitate to contact us now. We offer a FREE consultation service to guide you so you can enter the right university for your future. 

Read more:

Top Universities to study in Regional Australia 2020

Top reasons to study in Queensland (2020)

The Five Benefits Studying at Regional University

List of Regional Universities in Australia 2019 

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