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Australian Universities Virtual Tour 2020

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The ongoing Covid-19 self-quarantine required all shops, working places, and universities around the globe to shut down. Although many governments are slowly opening up some shops and working places, many universities still remain close. This makes it difficult for future students like you to visit the universities that you like before making a decision to enroll. 

But do not worry, we are here to help. We have provided a list of universities that you can virtually tour in the comfort of your own room. At the end of the virtual tour, we can help you to arrange an one-to-one session with the university representatives to learn more about the university that you are interested in. 

Do not let the virus hinder you from your exploring the exciting university’s journey 💪🏻

Virtual Tours at these Australian Universities:

Aspire Institute

Aspire Institute is owned and operated by the prestigious International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) and currently operating 3 branches across Australia. There are several programs that are offered by Aspire Institute and they are English programs, Foundation and 9 Diploma programs that you can choose. You can find the diploma programs below:

Diploma Programs

  1. Diploma of Business
  2. Diploma of Entrepreneurship
  3. Diploma of Events
  4. Diploma of Hospitality
  5. Diploma of Management
  6. Diploma of Marketing
  7. Diploma of Property
  8. Diploma of Sports
  9. Diploma of Tourism

Duration

1 year

Intakes

February, May & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 29,200

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Aspire Institute 

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Starting in 1991, Edith Cowan University was ranked 30th in Australia according to QS World University Rankings 2020. One of the top schools that ECU offers is Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Famous WAAPA alumni include Hugh Jackman, Frances O’ Connor and Emma Matthews. If you are interested in pursuing Performing Arts, this university is recommended for you.

Program

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Intakes

February

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 31,450

Students need to go for an interview, audition or submit a portfolio or CDs to ensure enrollment. But do not worry, we are here to help to pursue your dream. 

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Edith Cowan University 

Federation University Australia

This university is rated the best university in Australia for graduate employability by Employer Satisfaction 2017 and Victoria’s number one university for student support by QILT 2018. Not only that, the campuses are located in Ballarat and Churchill, both are more affordable places as compared to other big cities. One of the top programs that this university offers is nursing, therefore, if you have a plan to pursue nursing as a career, take a look at the program below.

Program

Bachelor of Nursing

Intakes

February

Entry Requirements

Ask us Now  😃

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 30,400

To know about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us!

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Federation University Australia

Griffith University

This university has started teaching over 40 years ago and they have been deeply connected to the Asian region. They are socially conscious, environmentally aware and became an integral part of the community. Griffith are in the top 2% of universities worldwide and take a look at their famous hospitality program below. 

Program

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Intakes

February, June & October

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: 6

UEC: 14

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 28,500

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Griffith University 

James Cook University

This university is home to more than 22,000 universities and JCU is continually making ground-breaking advances in research through their award-winning research centres and institutes. One of the top JCU programs is ranked number 1 in the world by the Centre for World University Rankings

Program

Bachelor of Marine Science 

Intakes

February & July

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 2

STPM: 4

UEC: 1

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 37,860

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: James Cook University

La Trobe University

This university was ranked number 1 in Victoria and 5th in Australia in terms of employability upon postgraduate graduation by the 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey. Not only that, LA Trobe’s research in nutrition and dietetics is top rated nationally and rated ‘well above world standard’. Therefore, the program as below:

Program

Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Intakes

March

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level/ STPM: 7

UEC: 19

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 35,000

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: La Trobe University

University of Canberra College

This university ranked 26th in Australia and 484th in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2020. They have a leading sports institution and have strong ties with elite sporting teams in Australia. Take a look at their famous sporting program:

Program

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation

Intakes

February

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 7.0

A-Level: 11

STPM: 3

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 33,800

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: University of Canberra College

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Located in the city of Hobart, Tasmania. Students are able to enjoy the beautiful environment and the cleanest air in Australia. Tasmania island is a living laboratory giving the university strengths in the natural and social sciences and thus students have the advantages to learn and make a research under the programs of environmental science.  

Program

Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours

Intakes

February & July

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 11

STPM: 7

UEC: 5 best subjects

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 33,950

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Number 1 young university 9 in Australia based on QS Top 50 Under 50. This prestigious university offers top programs such as Nursing, Engineering and  Art & Design. Not only that, they are also ranked 7 in terms of graduate employability according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. Take a look at their top program.

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Intakes

March & July

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: Minimum 3 subjects

STPM: 7

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 42,360

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: University of Technology Sydney (UTS) 

Western Sydney University

This university has been ranked 1st in the world for its work to address gender equality and 2nd for reducing inequalities by promoting equitable quality education, according to Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. One of the top program offers is Sociology and it is ranked 7th in Australia based on QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

Program

Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology)

Intakes

March, July & September

Entry Requirements

Ask us Now 😃

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 26, 240

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us!

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Western Sydney University

Do not hesitate to keep in touch with us so we can arrange your one-to-one session with the universities that you are interested in. We are more than happy to help you so you do not miss out on any information and the best part is our consultation and services are all FREE! Contact us now!

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Top Universities to Study MBA in Malaysia 2020

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Many people said pursuing your education into a Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a waste of time and money. However, MBA is one of the highest qualifications that teaches students comprehensively in areas such as accounting, human resources, business communication, business law, and marketing. 

Research from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) shows that 94% of MBAs expect to get hired in senior management roles after graduation with higher annual salaries. AMBA spoke to 1,591 MBA graduates and the majority of them found out that their MBAs are worthy of their time, money, and effort.  The Financial Times 2016 Ranking also shows graduates with MBA achieved a higher salary compared to their pre-study income. This indeed shows that obtaining an MBA really upgrades your resume and hence, increases your chances of being hired and earning higher than other people without an MBA degree. 

Many people are not aware but billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Jack Ma, pursued their education and owned an MBA. So if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be successful like these billionaires, an MBA could be a route for you.

What are the Future Careers with an MBA degree?

  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investment Fund Manager
  • Financial Advisor
  • Data Analyst
  • Operations Manager

What are the General Entry Requirements to Pursue an MBA?

General Entry Requirements

English

IELTS 6.5

Bachelor’s Degree

CGPA: 2.75, or

A relevant first or second class honours degree


*For international students: the degree must be recognized by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) 

Working Experiences

2 – 3 years

The general requirements may vary according to universities. Enquire us to find out more on the entry requirements 😃

Which are the top universities to pursue MBA in Malaysia?

We have provided you with Top 5 universities that you can pursue an MBA in Malaysia.

Taylor’s University

“The Taylor’s MBA, also known as Master of Business Administration, is an academically rigorous coursework program that is innovative, practical, and globally relevant. Our MBA curriculum combines personalized leadership development with a strategized multidisciplinary approach to help you learn. It is designed to provide you with a foundation of business knowledge, insights, and skills to help you succeed anywhere in the world.”

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

1 year

Intake

January, May & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM45,000

International Student: USD 14,430

University of Nottingham Malaysia

“Our MBA program provides a course in general corporate and financial management for individuals seeking career advancement or diversification. The MBA adds value to your first degree by developing an integrated and critically aware understanding of management and organizations in a global context. You will develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines while allowing customization with specialist modules in various areas of management”

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

1 year

Intake

September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM60,500

International Student: RM66,700

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia

“Edinburgh Business School, the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, is committed to providing opportunities to experienced professionals from all over the world who desire to study our graduate-level business programs. For more than 25 years our programs of study, particularly our flagship MBA, have enhanced the careers of business professionals globally. Little wonder that over 40% of Fortune 500 companies have employees on the Edinburgh Business School MBA program.”

Program

Master of Business Administration

Duration

2 years

Intake

January & September

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

RM58,050

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

“The Master of Business Administration (International) course is a general management postgraduate qualification that empowers students to pursue careers in unstructured work situations and workplaces that are ill-defined; technologies that have not been invented; and scarce natural resources that may be at its peak. The course provides integrated business management education to pre-experience graduates qualified in either business or in non-business academic disciplines as well as post-experience graduates preparing for strategic leadership roles and responsibilities.”

Program

Master of Business Administration (International)

Duration

2 years

Intake

March, May, August & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM40,000

International Student: RM48,992

INTI International University & Colleges

“The course is structured with a deep understanding of theories exposing simulated and real business problems and environments. Internship placements and employer projects with the world-leading companies. A curriculum that focuses on real-life learning”

This MBA program is in collaboration with University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and thus, students will get a UK degree upon graduation.

Program

Master of Business Administration 

Duration

1 year

Intake

January, May & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

Malaysian Student: RM30,420

International Student: RM38,103

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Five Australian Inventions you should know

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“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” – Helen Frankenthaler

How beautiful it is to be in a world where countless inventions exist and new ones will continuously be written in the book of human history. It’s eye-opening to realise humanity is always striving for a better future, for the current and next generation. The inventors that had made our lives easier and changed the world for the better are often not being credited enough for creating masterpieces that provided us a solution for each of our problems.

Australia is one of the countries that had come up with most of the innovative ideas and made them all possible to be invented. From the medical industry, aviation industry, technology industry, and many more, Australian inventors have made their name to be known, and their inventions to be used globally. 

It’s time to acknowledge the Australian inventions that have changed the world. Let’s get started!

Australian Inventions

Invention 1 - Black Box Flight Recorder

The black box flight recorder was invented by an Australian scientist Dr. David Warren, who lost his own father to an aircraft tragedy in 1934. His invention now has helped make commercial air travel as safe as it is today.

The idea came to mind when Dr. David Warren was part of a Melbourne research team exploring why the commercial jet aircraft known as the Comet had suffered a series of deadly crashes. He thought it would help investigators fix what was wrong if they had a recording of the last conversations between the crew and other sounds inside the plane before it crashed. 

A black box is now installed on every commercial plane around the world, but it was in Australia that they were first made compulsory for all commercial flights.

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Aerospace Engineering

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering (Hons)

4 years

AUD$47,760

Monash University

AUD$46,000

Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical)

3 years

AUD$30,250

Computer Engineering

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Computer Engineering)

4 years

AUD$18,768

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Computer & Software Systems)

AUD$41,500

RMIT University

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Computer & Network Engineering)

AUD$37,440

Invention 2 - Google Maps

In the early 2000s, Danish brothers Lars and Jens Rasmussen developed the platform for Google Maps in Sydney. And in 2003, together with Australians Neil Gordon and Stephen Ma, they founded a small start-up company called Where 2 Technologies. The following year, their invention was bought by Google, which in result got them hired in the company. Later, the technology was turned into what we now know as Google Maps.

Related Courses

Software Engineering

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Monash University

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

4 years

AUD$46,000

University Technology Sydney (UTS)

AUD$31, 000

University of South Australia

AUD$33,600

Computer Science

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

University of Queensland

 

Bachelor of Computer Science

 

3 years

AUD$45,120

Griffith University

AUD$31,000

Edith Cowan University

AUD$32,650

Invention 3 - Cochlear Implant (Bionic Ear)

The first-ever bionic ear was invented in the 1970s by Professor Graeme Clark – the first prototype was implanted in a person in 1978. Graeme’s motivation to pursue hearing loss technology came from his own father’s inadequate hearing.

Cochlear implants are devices that are implanted into the head to stimulate the auditory nerve electronically. Up till today, the Cochlear implant has brought hearing to more than 180,000 and an increasing amount of deaf and partially deaf people worldwide.

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Medicine & Surgery

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

James Cook University


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery



6 years

AUD$57,800

University of Adelaide

AUD$76,000

University of Tasmania (UTAS) 

5 years

AUD$74,950

Invention 4 - Wifi Technology

In 1992, Wi-Fi technology was developed by John O’ Sullivan and the CSIRO. It is now used by more than a billion people around the world today. It all started with research in the mid-1970s in the field of radio astronomy, when John and his colleagues at the CSIRO were originally looking for the faint echoes of black holes.

And it turned out that the CSIRO has held key patents for Wi-Fi technology since the mid-1990s, bringing the organisation millions of dollars in royalties every year.

Related Courses

Mechanical Engineering

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Monash University

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

4 years

AUD$46,000

Edith Cowan University

AUD$30,200

Federation University

AUD$28,800

Information Technology

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 years

AUD$36,300

Western Sydney University

AUD$30,840

RMIT University

AUD$34,560

Invention 5 - Ultrasound Scanner

Ausonics first commercialised the ultrasound scanner in 1976. The study of ultrasound had started in 1959. From then onwards, the Ultrasonics Research Section of the Commonwealth Acoustics Laboratories Branch discovered a way to differentiate ultrasound echoes bouncing off soft tissue in the body and converting them to TV images. 

This discovery had changed prenatal care as it gave expecting parents an image of the fetus without x-ray exposure. Ultrasound technology now is also used in the diagnoses of medical problems of the breast, abdomen, and reproductive organs.

Related Courses

Applied Sciences

Recommended Universities

Program Name

Program Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Deakin University

Bachelor of Medical Imaging

4 years

AUD$37,200

University of South Australia

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science

AUD$37,800

The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

AUD$53,000

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Top 3 University Rankings Systems

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You often hear about “Number 1 University in the world’ or “The Best University Globally’. But how do you know that the university is indeed the best in the world? Who gets to decide that particular university is good and how does a university get measured in terms of ranking? These are the type of questions most students and parents ask. 

Not only that, you sometimes wonder why universities have different ranks in different university ranking systems. This is because each university ranking system has its own methodology to rank universities which is why the ranking results vary.

In this article, we will show you the top 3 established and most influential university global rankings, their methodologies and the importance of the ranking criterias for a university.

Academic Ranking of World Universities ( ARWU)

This first global ranking system in the world is also known as Shanghai Ranking. ARWU was first published in June 2003 and the ranking is updated on an annual basis. They have strict criterias in ensuring their ranking systems stay on top of the game

Methodology:

There are 2 steps in ARWU system:

1. University selection:

  • There are few criterias for ARWU to include universities in their ranking systems. The universities must has:
  • Nobel Laureates
  • Fields Medalists
  • Highly Cited Researchers, Papers Published in Nature or Science
  • A significant amount of papers indexed by Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)

Therefore, more than 1800 universities are actually ranked and the best 1000 are published.

2. Criterias:

Universities will then be ranked according to 4 criterias using the objective indicators:

Criteria

Objective Indicator

Quality of Education

Number of alumni winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals

Quality of Faculty

– Number of staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals

– Number of cited research

Research Output

– Number of papers published in journals of Nature and Science

– Number of papers indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index

Per Capita Performance

Per capita academic performance of the university

Reviews:

  1. The EU Research Headlines stated that “The universities were carefully evaluated using several indicators of research performance.”
  2. Professor Simon Margison of Institute of Education from University of London  wrote that in terms of data quality, ARWU has no areas of fundamental weaknesses.

Our take:

ARWU emphasis heavily on research performance. This means, universities will be ranked in a high place if they conduct many high quality researches. If you want to focus on doing research during your tertiary study, it is recommended to use ARWU ranking systems as a guide before deciding which university you want to go to.

Top 15 ARWU World University Universities 2019 in Australia

Global Rank

Australia Rank

University

41

1

The University of Melbourne

54

2

The University of Queensland

73

3

Monash University

76

4

The Australian National University

80

5

University of Sydney

94

6

The University of New South Wales

99

7

The University of Western Australia

101-150

8

The University of Adelaide

201-300

9-15

Curtin University

201-300

9-15

Deakin University

201-300

9-15

James Cook University

201-300

9-15

Macquarie University

201-300

9-15

University of Tasmania

201-300

9-15

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

201-300

9-15

University of Wollongong

QS World University Ranking

Quacquarelli Symonds or commonly known as QS, used to collaborate with Times Higher Education (THE) and they were known as Times Higher Education- QS World University Rankings. In 2009, they announced their own independent rankings and QS chose to maintain their existing methodology while THE adopted a new system. QS published their rankings on an annual basis just like ARWU.

Methodology

QS rankings are based on 4 pillars which are teaching, research, employability and internationalization. Then these 4 key pillars will be assessed using 6 simple metrics to capture university performance and they are:

  1. Academic Reputation
  2. Employer Reputation
  3. Faculty/Student Ratio
  4. Citations per faculty
  5. International Faculty Ratio
  6. International Student Ratio

Review:

The International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approved this ranking system.

Our take:

QS collects data for the university rankings by using surveys on over 94,000 individuals and this is very subjective. However, QS publishes rankings for many subjects such as Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences and Arts & Humanities. Not only that, QS publishes graduate employability rankings and this can help students to navigate universities that employers are most likely to hire upon graduation. Therefore, if you want to go to a top university according to the subject or top universities in terms of employability, QS World Ranking Systems is the guide that you can refer to.

Below are the top Australian universities according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 in Australia

Global Rank

Australia Rank

University

4

1

The University of Sydney

7

2

The University of Melbourne

27

3

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

57

4

The University of Queensland

66

5

The Australian National University

66

6

Monash University

69

7

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

77

8

RMIT University

101-110

9

Macquarie University

101-110

10

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

151-160

11

The University of Western Australia

171-180

12

The University of Adelaide

171-180

13

University of Wollongong

201-250

14

Deakin University

251-300

15

Curtin University

301-500

16

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity Australia)

301-500

17

Griffith University

301-500

18

La Trobe University

301-500

19

University of South Australia

301-500

20

Western Sydney University

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE)

THE is based in London and partners with Thomson Reuters, Canadian multinational media conglomerate, to publish the university rankings after the end of their business relationship with QS. THE took pride in their ranking system as they state the process of collecting the data are scrupulous and transparent.

Methodology:

THE uses 13 performance indicators that are grouped into 5 areas:

Areas

Performance Indicators

Teaching (The Learning Environment)

  1. Reputation survey
  2. Staff-to-student ratio
  3. Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio
  4. Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio
  5. Institutional income

Research (Volume, Income & Reputation)

  1. Reputation survey
  2. Research income
  3. Research productivity

Citations (Research Influence)

  1. Research Influence

International Outlook (Staff, Students & Research)

  1. Proportion of international students
  2. Proportion of international staff
  3. International collaboration

Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)

  1. Knowledge Transfer

Review:

The THE World University Rankings 2020 was independently audited by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). This makes THE is the only global university rankings to receive a full and independent scrutiny.

Our take:

THE relies on citations when assessing the universities and this is a metric that is subject to manipulation However, their recent 2020 rankings are safe to say that it is objective due to PwC. THE also publish rankings that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Therefore students that prefer to study in top universities that care about the environment can refer to THE rankings.

Below are the top 10 universities in Impact Rankings 2020 that assess universities performance against United Nations’ Sustainable Developments Goals.

THE Impact Rankings 2020

Rank

Universities

Country

1

University of Auckland

New Zealand

2

University of Sydney

Australia

3

Western Sydney University

Australia

4

La Trobe University

Australia

5

Arizona State University

United States

6

University of Bologna

Italy

7

University of British Columbia

Canada

8

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

9

King’s College London

United Kingdom

10

RMIT University

Australia

So, now you know about how universities get ranked according to the 3 systems. So, if you have further questions about universities in Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you and the best part is our consultation service is FREE!

 

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International Students: Improving your English

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IELTS (The International English Language Testing System) alongside TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) are no doubt the most well-known English language tests as they are the top picks for educational institutions, professional organisations and employers across Australia. So it’s no surprise that all Australian colleges and universities accept IELTS and TOEFL as the minimum English language requirement.

Read more: How to Score in IELTS, IELTS vs TOEFL

Mainly, you will find the general minimum English requirement for the Australian student visa and most Australian universities stated below:

  • IELTS – overall score of 6.0 to 6.5 (no band less than 5.5 to 6.0)
  • TOEFL – overall score of 60 to 90

Contact us to know the English requirement for your dream university!

Now, for students who live in a country where English is not the first language spoken, it might be difficult for them to be fluent in it and it takes time and energy to invest in order to enhance their English language skills in terms of Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening.

But of course, when there’s a will, there’s always a way.

Here are the simple, fun and effective ways to practise English at home;

Simple Ways to Practise English at Home

1. Listen to English Songs

“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” – Keith Richards

I guess by now it’s safe to say that everyone loves music simply because most of the time we can connect to it emotionally. Aside from the melody and the beat, the lyrics hold the meaning of an entire song. 

It’s important for you to listen to a song and understand the message that it implies in order for you to be able to connect to the song. That’s the exact reason why listening to English songs will teach you not only how to listen better but also to pronounce better. 

You’re free to choose the song according to your preferences, so it should be a self-fulfilling task for you.

2. Listen to English Podcasts

Podcasts are the new hobby these days. Easy access and informative. 

Although listening to podcasts might not be as rhythmic as listening to songs, apart from training you to be a good listener, podcasts will give you the privilege of gaining information that you will need in order to make a good essay. It makes sense because we focus better when we’re listening without a visual. 

Start with finding a good piece of English podcast and take your time to finish one. Once you have mastered the act of listening to understand by using podcasts, you’ll notice the difference in the way you listen, and the way your mind views things.

3. Journaling

Who says writing needs to be boring and difficult? Why don’t we try journaling in English? 

It doesn’t need to be more than 300 words. It just needs a little bit of your time and a little bit of writing. You can write as many as you want, it can be two lines per day, it can also be one page per day if you have so many things to write about for the day, which is good. 

Writing needs practice and it’s an exercise for the brain. You need to get used to it to be good at it.

4. Practise with a partner

Speaking in English is so much fun when you have someone to practise with. 

Of course, it can also be good to practise speaking in front of the mirror talking to yourself, but having a partner can help boost your confidence to speak in front of other people and can help you interact smoothly in English because that’s how you learn to speak better, by making sure that you as a speaker is able to deliver your message clearly to the listener. 

So get your family or friends to learn English together with you, it’s going to help you a lot in improving your English.

5. Watch Movies/Series with Subtitles

We can’t deny how subtitles have been helping us understand the content of  movies all this while. It helps you in terms of reading, pronouncing and listening. 

And with that being said, we also don’t realise how much subtitles have been doing the job in expanding our English vocabulary and enhancing our word structures simply by enjoying an English movie or series, in our pajamas, with the comfort of being at home. 

Not everyone can stand the subtitles, but there’s a subtitle in every movie for a reason; to understand. As much as you hate subtitles, if you’re not a fluent English speaker, subtitles help you a lot in improving your English.

Read also: 15 Netflix Movies & Shows Worth Watching for Students

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Alternatively, you can attend English courses offered for international students for that matter. Professional help always comes in handy when you aim for excellence.

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students or known as ELICOS helps to prepare international students or tourists to adapt to the English-speaking culture in Australia. ELICOS provides a wide range of English programs for specific purposes: English for business, general English, courses for teachers, etc. 

They emphasize on English courses for academic purposes, specifically IELTS and TOEFL preparation courses. Take note! A demonstration of your English proficiency is required not only to apply for a university program, but also an Australian visa.

Get in touch with us now to know more!

Recommended Institutions

1. Navitas English Institution

Navitas English Institution has numerous branches all over Australia, stretching across popular locations like Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. They provide different English courses for different purposes. In the case of university entry, we recommend students to take their Academic English class. 

  • Navitas English has more than 60 direct entry higher education partners, opening pathways towards master’s, bachelor’s, diploma, and certificate programs.
  • If you’ve successfully completed their Academic English class, you do not need to sit for the IELTS test to prove your English proficiency to their direct partners
  • This course teaches valuable, yet versatile skills in academic proficiency and literacy in English. 
  • They provide excellent online learning portal – myStudy. It includes learning resources like fixed tutorials and extra learning materials.

2. Sacred Heart International College

Sacred Heart International College provides a General English class. They offer 4 levels of carefully constructed General English to enhance speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Students may find the experience fast and enjoyable, as the courses are made to be as high quality as possible.

They also provide sufficient resources and materials to aid students throughout the course: student books, practical activities, MyEnglishLab online tutorials, bilingual support, computer labs with technical support, etc. 

Assessment methods will include: portfolio, reading activities, writing activities, questions, role plays, learning plans, interviews, research, computer tasks, and presentation.

3. Edith Cowan College (ECC)

Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, ECC’s English program combines modern resources and materials to enhance student’s learning experience, while providing different assessment methods to track students’ learning progress.

The program is designed for students who plan to study in Australian universities. Their English program upholds students’ future by teaching them cornerstone skills such as essay writing and reading skills, academic English language, and academic discussions and presentations skills.

4. Griffith English Institution (GELI)

Student’s needs are GELI priority. They use smaller and focused classrooms with the intention to provide a more personalised learning experience for the students. They also provide high quality learning opportunities, high quality resources, and an excellent support system to shape students’ English proficiency in the best way possible. 

This program has four sections of learning: 

  1. Reading (understanding information from academic and general texts)
  2. Writing (writing essays under exam conditions)
  3. Listening (understanding information presented in academic and general settings)
  4. Speaking (participating in academic/general discussions and presenting information)

Additionally, students can gain direct entry into Griffith University programs upon completing their English program.

Read also: Study English in Australia for International Students

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Dual Degree or Double Major?

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The words Dual Degrees and Double Majors can be confusing especially if you’ve never heard or learned about them before. Graduating high school, the next big step for students is to choose their education pathways. Why not pursue a dual degree or take on double majors?

What is a Dual Degree?

Dual Degree; graduate with two separate degrees at the same time.

Despite the large amount of work required to complete two degrees, students who choose to pursue dual degrees are the ones that are equally passionate about two areas of study and don’t want to have to choose between them. And some get dual degrees that complement each degree professionally.

What is a Double Major?

Double major; graduate with a degree of two specialisation areas.

Mainly, students decide to take on double majors with the purpose of boosting their academic grades and increasing their rate of employment.

Dual Degree vs Double Major: What are the Differences?

To put it simply, a dual degree is obtaining two separate degrees at the same time. Meanwhile, a double major is getting a single degree with two different specialties.

For sure, each of them has its own pros and cons.

Double majors give you different skills set to prepare you for your career paths, but it doesn’t guarantee you a higher income than your single-major peers.

Dual degree programs give you the privilege to complete two degrees with lesser duration — and lesser cost. But looking at the social networking perspective, it will severely limit your ability to establish and maintain connections with your peers and classmates.

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Which one should I go for?

For you to choose your degree paths, you need to take into account the bigger picture; your career goals.

There are a number of students that struggle to find their passion and their career goals. In that case, taking up a double major is a better road as you will be exposed to different specialties in one degree. On the other hand, if you already have a clear picture of your career goals, dual degree is the choice for you.

 Of course, if you need to consider other factors such as the duration and cost, it will be a different case. Consult with us now for FREE to help you decide what’s the best choice for you, we are here to assist you to a better education and future.

1. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

  • Bachelor of Arts/Education
  • Bachelor of Arts/Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Aviation
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Design
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Economics
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Education
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Media
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts
  • Bachelor of Science/Laws
  • Bachelor of Science/Media
  • Bachelor of Science/Education
  • Bachelor of Science/Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Science/Social Research and Policy

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2. University of Queensland

  • Bachelor of Arts/Education
  • Bachelor of Arts/Social Science
  • Bachelor of Arts/Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts/International Hotel and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Science
  • Bachelor of Economics/Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics/Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts
  • Bachelor of Science/Education
  • Bachelor of Science/Journalism

For further enquiry on the Entry Requirements, Tuition Fees, Intakes and more, contact Excel Education.

3. Monash University

  • Bachelor of Arts/Criminology
  • Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts/Music
  • Bachelor of Business/Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business/Arts
  • Bachelor of Business/Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business/Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business/International Business
  • Bachelor of Business/Marketing
  • Bachelor of Business/Media Communication
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Actuarial Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Economics
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Music
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts
  • Bachelor of Science/Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Science/Music

For further enquiry on the Entry Requirements, Tuition Fees, Intakes and more, contact Excel Education.

4. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Bachelor of Arts/Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Arts/Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Arts/Mathematics and Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts/Mathematics and Computing
  • Bachelor of Business/Science
  • Bachelor of Business/Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Business/Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Laws/Science
  • Bachelor of Laws/Medical Science

Click here to get to know the University of Technology Sydney!

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5. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

  • Bachelor of Business/Communication
  • Bachelor of Business/Creative Industries
  • Bachelor of Business/Design
  • Bachelor of Business/Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Business/Games and Interactive Environments
  • Bachelor of Business/Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Business/Justice
  • Bachelor of Business/Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science/Business
  • Bachelor of Science/Games and Interactive Environment
  • Bachelor of Science/Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science/Mathematics

For further enquiry on the Entry Requirements, Tuition Fees, Intakes and more, contact Excel Education.

6. Curtin University

  • Bachelor of Arts/Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws/Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws/Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws/Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts
  • Bachelor of Science/Commerce

For further enquiry on the Entry Requirements, Tuition Fees, Intakes and more, contact Excel Education.

7. Macquarie University

  • Bachelor of Arts/Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts/Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts/Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts/Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Arts/Education
  • Bachelor of Arts/Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts/Linguistics and Language Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts/Mathematical Science
  • Bachelor of Arts/Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Human Sciences
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Education
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Mathematical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Psychology
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Security Studies
  • Bachelor of Science/Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science/Laws
  • Bachelor of Science/Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science/Education

For further enquiry on the Entry Requirements, Tuition Fees, Intakes and more, contact Excel Education.

8. Deakin University

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Business Analytics
  • Bachelor of Laws/Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Science/Laws

For further enquiry on the Entry Requirements, Tuition Fees, Intakes and more, contact Excel Education.

9. University of Tasmania (UTAS)

  • Bachelor of Arts/Business
  • Bachelor of Arts/Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts/Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts/Information and Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts/Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts/Science
  • Bachelor of Business/Economics
  • Bachelor of Business/ICT
  • Bachelor of Business/Laws
  • Bachelor of Business/Science

Click here to get to know the University of Tasmania!

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10. Griffith University

  • Bachelor of Arts/Business
  • Bachelor of Business/Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Business/Commerce
  • Bachelor of Business/Data Science
  • Bachelor of Business/Government and International Relations
  • Bachelor of Business/International Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Commerce/International Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Psychological Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Arts
  • Bachelor of Science/Business
  • Bachelor of Science/Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science/Data Science
  • Bachelor of Science/Information Technology

Click here to get to know Griffith University!

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These are not all! There are a lot more dual degree programs for you to check out than the ones listed. Get in touch with us now to know more dual degree programs offered by the Top Australian Universities!

Read also: International Scholarships for A-Level and UEC students in Australia

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Free On-Demand Online Short Courses (Torrens University, Australia)

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About Torrens University

Established in 2012, Torrens’ place in Laureate International Universities ensures that their students graduate with more than just a degree; they graduate from the largest education network in the world, ready to take on whatever challenge gets in their way.

Offering both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines, these courses are delivered through their incredible family of schools and a prestigious array of collaborations; leading institutions that all boast strong links to industry in Australia and overseas.

Torrens University’s campuses span across Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane. Wherever possible, they also offer courses online to provide convenient access to students.

*Laureate Education, Inc. is the largest international network of degree-granting higher education institutions, with more than 850,000 students enrolled at over 25 institutions with more than 150 campuses, which is collectively referred to as the Laureate International Universities network.

Want to know what the students are saying about Torrens University! Click here.

About Free On-Demand Short Courses

With 47 on-demand short courses on board, from today until the end of the year, they can be accessed entirely free of charge.

The on-demand short courses provided are catered for those who want to further their education, but struggle to find the time to commit to a full-time study. A variety of topic areas can be accessed online including the ones that are aligned with current and future industry demands. 

About the content :

  • A short one hour session
  • Comprised of written content, videos and quizzes
  • Developed by experienced industry professionals
  • Designed to help you hone specific industry skills
  • Entirely flexible – accessible anywhere and anytime.

These courses are specifically made relevant and applicable to your career from day one. Plus, if you’re interested in pursuing further study with Torrens University, these short courses can contribute towards a degree, diploma or micro-credential at Torrens University Australia.

Why complete Short Courses with Torrens University?

No Entry Requirement

Looking at the economy, not everybody has the time or finances to complete a degree, so the short courses offer alternatives to dedicated and driven individuals with or without current qualifications.

Flexible

The courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, whenever it is convenient for you. You are allowed to take each short course at your own pace, and if you want, you can always come back for more.

Industries Key Players

Torrens University Australia proudly collaborates with the key players across industries, ensuring that everything you learn will be valuable and useful; not just theoretically but practically as well.

What are the Short Courses?

Get Free Access!

Get in touch with us now to receive the Coupon Code to access all the short courses for FREE! (The code can be used multiple times to sign up for multiple short courses)

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Computer Science vs Software Engineering: What are the differences?

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The rise in technology makes a smartphone no longer a luxury thing to own but it is a necessity to make life and work easier. Not only that, many people including big corporations around the globe are depending on computers and technology for meetings, work and projects.  

According to the United States of Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in software development are expected to grow 24% while computer and information research scientists can see a 19% growth by 2024. 

Therefore, students must make a thorough research before deciding which course to pursue because this will make such a huge impact in your future. As we are in Industrial Revolution 4.0, a lot of companies are targeting to hire graduates with excellent GPA in a technology- related degree. With so many good education fields out there, there are 2 fields which students often confuse and they are Computer Science and Software Engineering. 

There are overlapping areas in their functioning and training, however, they are not the same. In this article, I will break down to you the differences between these two fields so you can choose which degree to study.

What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is a study of principles and the process of computers work. It includes the study of how data is processed, the security of networks, organizing databases, artificial intelligence and the development of websites and applications. This field explores how computers work in terms of algorithms and the computations that drive processes that manipulate data with theories.

What is Software Engineering?

Software Engineering is a product of programming and engineering. It involves the application of engineering principles to software design. This field considers the hardware and software aspects of computers when creating software systems that are efficient with minimum bugs and problems.

What will you study in Computer Science?

Students will study more on abstract principles and the coursework is more rigorous using principles such as Mathematics, Physics and computational programming. Apart from the mentioned areas in the above illustration, students will also learn data analysis, applied machine learning and even artificial intelligence. 

What will you study in Software Engineering?

Students will be exposed more to practical skills using Mathematics, Mechanical Physics and basic Engineering principles. The coursework will focus more on design, analysis and quality assurance of software to solve problems. Students will need to familiarize with programming languages such as Java, Javascript, C++ and Python.

What are the necessary skills that Computer Scientists have?

Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze a huge amount of data and to draw conclusions out of it.

Problem Solving Skills: Identify and understand the problems in order to come up with the best solutions to address it. 

Creativity: Ability to think out-of-the-box because problems that arise will require many modern and innovative solutions.

Critical Thinking Skills: Need to understand and know all the methodologies as graduates will be involved in many projects. Therefore, the skills to use the right methodologies at the right time at the right projects.

Resilience: Ability to be resilient and determined in order to find the correct solutions. You are likely to face many challenges and failures before coming up with the right answers.

What are the necessary skills that Software Engineers have?

Multitask: A software engineer will be given multiple projects with a deadline-driven circumstances. Therefore, the skills to prioritize and manage all the projects without passing the dateline. 

Teamwork: Ability to communicate with other people in the team to ensure the projects given are heading to the right direction. They also need to discuss the problems and challenges that arise and how to solve it. 

Attention to Details: There are certain practices and standards in the industry that a software engineer must master such as testing protocol, analyzing codes while maintaining older codes. They must be able to troubleshoot while ensuring old program systems are not affected.

Computer Coding Languages: Many software engineers are only familiar with only 1 or 2 coding languages. However, to be a successful software engineer that has the competitive advantage to attract more employers to hire you, it is better to master multiple coding languages such as HTML, C++, SQL, Java, JavaScript, PHP, and CSS.

What are the career prospects for graduates in Computer Science and Software Engineering?

What are your interests?

Choose Computer Science:

If you would like to get into a specialised field such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Security or graphics.

Choose Software Engineering:

If you want to learn the overall life cycle of how software is built, updated and maintained.

You know the importance of good quality education will bring a great difference in your resume and eventually your opportunity to be employed and earn a handsome income. That is why you must choose only the best university to study to ensure you stay competitive upon graduation.

Where to study Computer Science in Australia?

Top 5 Universities to Study Computer Science in Australia

The University of Melbourne

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Program

Bachelor of Science

Intake

March & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: BCC

STPM: 3.30

UEC: A2

Annual Indicative Fees (2020) 

AUD$ 41,912 – 45,944

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours)

Intake

March & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: Minimum 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 40,680

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

Edith Cowan University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level / STPM: 5

UEC: B4

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 32,650

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

Griffith University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science

Intake

February & June

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: 6

UEC: 14

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 31,000

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

Western Sydney University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science

Intake

March, July & November

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

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Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 30,840

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

Where to study Software Engineering in Australia?

Top 5 Universities to Study Software Engineering in Australia

Monash University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Intake

February & July

Duration

4  years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: Best 3 subjects

UEC: Best 5 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 46,000

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

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major in Software Engineering)

Intake

March & July

Duration

4  years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020) 

AUD$ 42,360

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

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering

Intake

February & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 7

STPM: 2.33

UEC: 2.20

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 34,560

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

Deakin University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Intake

July

Duration

4  years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 6

STPM: 2.7

UEC: 21

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 33,000

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

Griffith University

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) ( Major in Software Engineering)

Intake

February & June

Duration

4  years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: 7

UEC: 17

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 35,500

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

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Top Universities to study Sociology in Australia

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What is Sociology?

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. 

Sociology’s subject matter covers a wide range from crime to religion, from the family to the state, from the divisions of race and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture, and from social stability to radical change in whole societies. Sociology combines all of these subjects of study for the purpose of understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by their surrounding cultural and social structures.

Personally, sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of such things as romantic love, racial and gender identity, family conflict, aging, and religious belief. 

Societally, sociology examines and explains matters like crime and law, poverty and wealth, prejudice and discrimination, schools and education, business firms, urban community, and social movements.

And globally, sociology studies population growth and migration, war and peace, and economic development.

Its particular analytical perspective, social theories, and research methods expand our awareness and analysis of the human social relationships, cultures, and institutions that shape both our lives and human history.

Why study Sociology in Australia?

High-ranked institutions

The Australian education sector comprises world-leading education institutions, premium training facilities, and outstanding lecturers. Global rankings such as Times Higher Education and QS World Ranking have been consistently ranking Australian institutions in the world’s top 100 universities every year.

Global Market

Australian institutions provide a top notch education designed to help the students succeed in the global workforce. An Australian qualification will make you stand out to potential employers not only in Australia, but around the world.

Student support services

Australian institutions offer a huge range of student support services to help the students get used to their new lives in Australia. There are dedicated international student support centres in several cities and towns offering practical advice and support on issues like legal rights, job skills and opportunities to meet and socialise with other local and international students.

What are the Career Opportunities?

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Sociology in Australia?

Academic requirements

STPM/Matriculation/A-Level/IB Diploma/Foundation Studies or equivalent

IELTS

6.5 with individual test score minimum 6.0

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

Which are the Top Universities to study Sociology in Australia?

1. University of Melbourne

“A Sociology major also explores emerging questions of action and identity – from new social movements and subcultures, to forms of action evident in contemporary social transformations.

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$38,564

2. University of Queensland

“As a student in the Sociology major, you’ll study key concepts and perspectives in sociology, along with research methods. Throughout the major, you’ll learn how to analyse social problems and issues, and make evidence-based findings about some of the biggest issues of our time. “

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$34,208

3. Monash University

“In this major, students will investigate diverse human groups, communities, institutions and organisations. The wide range of units offered is designed to provide you with the opportunity to explore broad theoretical and methodological issues and also give you an understanding of the diverse aspects of Australian culture in its global context.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,000

4. University of New South Wales

“By combining Sociology and Anthropology together in our program, we ensure that cultural diversity is central to our teaching. Ultimately, we provide you with a deep appreciation of the complexity and the possibilities of lived experience in a fast-changing world.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology & Anthropology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$36,960

5. Western Sydney University

“As well as units in which methods and theories are taught, through the social science core, students enrolled in the Sociology major will have opportunities to study a number of particular themes from a sociological perspective, including inequalities, deviance, identities, gender, religion, medicine and health care, ethnicity and migration, and the family, among other possibilities.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$26,240

6. University of Adelaide

“Our Bachelor of Sociology challenges you to think critically, promote positive social change and empower those in need. You’ll graduate ready to make an informed and constructive difference.“

Program Name

Bachelor of Sociology 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$33,500

7. University of Western Australia

“This major incorporates the study of the cultures, institutions, social behaviours, economies and systems of meaning of all human societies, with a focus on understanding Australian society and its relationship to the world.

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Sociology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$31,700

8. Griffith University

“You will gain capabilities to work in policy planning, advocacy, social research, community or urban development and human services.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) 

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$28,500

9. University of Tasmania

“With a strong reputation in Sociology research, we offer a variety of postgraduate research courses that will develop your advanced research knowledge and skills, helping you understand issues concerned with conflict and cooperation at the highest level of political analysis.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$31,950

10. Deakin University

“The Bachelor of Arts builds valuable and transferable career skills, making you highly employable within many industries. The range of disciplines on offer also lets you follow your passion and develop the specialist skills to pursue the career you want.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, July, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

AUD$29,400

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How to Become a Teacher in Australia?

Have you ever thought about what life looks like without the existence of an undercover superhero called ‘Teacher’? Teachers are the unsung heroes that many did not realise or take it for granted. However, without the presence of teachers, it is impossible to pass exams and even succeed in life. They are the people that molded and  impacted you throughout your journey in primary school and in high school. And there is always that one teacher that stays in our heart and mind as our favourite teacher. 

Take John Legend for example. This famous singer said :

“My English teacher, Mrs. Bodey, was instrumental in the educational journey that carried me through school and into my career. Until her class, I hadn’t believed in my ability as a writer. She recognized my potential and showed me that I could write with creativity, with clarity, with passion.” 

Mrs. Bodey was more than a teacher but she was an educator and she played an important role in his younger life and now John Legend is a renowned song-writer. So, if you desire to become a teacher that will educate and shape the future generation, let us see the qualities that you must have. Let’s go!

Do you know: Teacher is listed as Skilled Occupation List and allows you to apply for a Skilled Migration Visa. This increases your chances of obtaining a permanent resident in Australia. Enquire us now 😃

What are the Qualities to Become a Teacher?

1. Patience

Each student will have their own unique learning style and capability. Some students have difficulty in mathematics, some language and some arts. A teacher must not portray their frustration towards the students while teaching. Therefore, you must be patient in teaching them and overcome their struggle.

2. Empathy

Children and teenagers have big feelings and often deal with more than we know outside the classroom. A teacher must be able to empathize with the students’ feelings.It is very crucial to understand and validate their emotions in order for them to become emotionally mature. You must be able to put yourself in a student’s shoes and help them feel understood. During teaching, you must be sensitive and thoughtful to ensure students feel safe.

3. Good communication skills

Teachers must have strong communication skills to ensure the needs of their students are met. Every student is different therefore, teachers must have excellent skills in talking, listening and conveying the knowledge to them. Apart from that, teachers need to communicate with other teachers and parents to ensure a successful learning among students.

4. Knowledgeable

Teachers must be fully equipped with the subjects that they are teaching. This is because students are very curious and inquisitive. Therefore, teachers must be able to answer all sorts of related questions to ensure students get the full knowledge and pass in their examinations.

5. Bring fun into classroom

Many students associate school with boredom. Therefore, teachers must bring fun into the classroom to instill excitement and anticipation among the students so they look forward to each session. Teachers must not only use traditional textbooks but incorporate modern technology such as Youtube videos, games and slideshows during teaching.

Types of Teachers

There are 3 types of teachers: Early Childhood Teacher, Primary School teacher and Secondary School teacher. These teachers are teaching in 3 different levels thus, the tasks that they carry also vary according to the level of students.

Students: Aged 5 years and below

Roles and Responsibilities:

– Help to develop:

  • Language
  • Vocabulary
  • Elementary numeracy
  • Physical Skills
  • Social Skills

Students: Aged 6 – 12 years old

Roles and Responsibilities:

– Teach:

  • Basic Numeracy,
  • Basic Literacy,
  • Social Science,
  • Physical Education

– Develop students’ abilities, interests and coordinate through mode of creative abilities

Students: Aged 13 – 18 years old

Roles and Responsibilities:

– Teach in one specialised subject

– Promote student intellectual and personal growth

– Plan and evaluate student performance

If you like children then the suitable role for you are either Early Childhood Teacher or Primary School Teacher. But if you prefer to deal with teenagers then you can choose to teach in High School. Bear in mind, your education will determine which students you are allowed to teach. Therefore, it is important to make the right decision on your education. Now let us check the education pathway to become a teacher in Australia.

What is the Education Pathway to Become a Teacher in Australia?

For those who want to become a teacher but took a different undergraduate degree and do not have the Bachelor of Education, can further their study in Master of Teaching.

Bear in mind, Master of Education is not the same with Master of Teaching. A Master of Education does not allow you to become a registered teacher in Australia, therefore the IELTS requirements are lower compared to Master of Teaching. Meanwhile, earning a Master of Teaching allows you to teach and thus, most universities require a higher IELTS score.

Duration: 1- 2 years

Career Prospects:

  • Management positions in educational settings
  • Policy making roles and responsibilities within government and non government organisations

Duration: 2 years

Career Prospects:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • High School Teacher

What are the Recommended Universities for Education Bachelor Degree and Master Degree in Australia?

Monash University

This university is the best university in Australia and 12th in the world according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education. Not only that, Bachelor of Education (Honours) by Monash University is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and Victorian Institute of Teaching. This university also allows you to choose to specialise in early childhood, primary or secondary education.

Program

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 8

STPM: Best 3 subjects

UEC: Best 5 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 34,000

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

Program

Master of Teaching

Intake

February

Duration

2 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.0

Undergraduate degree: 60% 

Additional assessment: CASPer test

Annual Indicative Fees (2020) 

AUD$ 32,600

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

Deakin University

5th best university in Australia and 32th globally according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education. The Early Years course are accredited by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) while the Primary course are accredited by Victorian Institute of Teaching. 

Program

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Years)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Intake

March

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.0

A-Level: 6

STPM: 2.7

UEC: Not more than 21

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 29,400

Deakin University also required all applicants to complete an additional selection tool, CASPer test, to measure non academic suitability for teaching. But do not worry, we can help you and for other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

Program

  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary & Secondary)

Intake

March

Duration

2 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

An approved undergraduate degree

Additional assessment: CASPer test

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 29,400

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

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education ranked UTS 11th best university in Australia and Top 100 globally. This course is accredited by New South Wales – NSW Education Standards Authority and allows you to choose which course you would like to specialise either in Primary or Secondary.

Program

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education 

Intake

February

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

A-Level: 7

STPM: 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020) 

AUD$ 31,800

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

Program

Master of Teaching in Secondary Education 

Intake

February

Duration

2 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

An approved undergraduate degree

Annual Indicative Fees (2020) 

AUD$ 16,950

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

Griffith University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education ranked this university 14th best university in Australia and Top 150 globally. If you opt for Primary Education, Griffith University allows you to major either in Early Childhood Education, Health and Physical Education or Special Needs Education. This course is accredited by Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) and the Early Childhood Major is recognised by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACEQA).

Program

Bachelor of Education 

Intake

February & June

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

A-Level/ STPM: 7

UEC: 17

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 29,500

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

Program

  • Master of Primary Teaching
  • Master of Secondary Teaching

Intake

February

Duration

1.5- 2 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

An approved undergraduate degree

Additional assessment: Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 29,00

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

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

ECU is ranked the 20th in Australia and top 200 in the world according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education. The Early Childhood Studies that offered by ECU is accredited by Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACEQA) and the course is professionally approved by Western Australia – Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia

Program

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Intake

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Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

A-Level: 5

STPM: 3.0

UEC: B3

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 30,750

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

Program

  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Studies)
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Intake

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Duration

2 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

An approved undergraduate degree

Additional assessment: Non- Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE)

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 30,700 – 30,750

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

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education ranked UTAS on 27th in Australia and Top 300 globally. The Early Childhood course is accredited by Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACEQA) and the two courses are accredited by Tasmania – Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania

Program

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Intake

February

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

A-Level/STPM: 7

UEC: 25

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 30,950

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

Program

Master of Teaching

Intake

February

Duration

2 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 7.5

An approved undergraduate degree

Additional assessment: Non- Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 30,950

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

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