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Degree and Courses to Study for People with Color Blindness

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“What colour is this?” – Does this question annoy you on a different level?  As a person with colour blindness, I can relate to this feeling when my friends would always point out things and expect me to guess the right colour. If I got the colour wrong, I would get laugh at but if I got it right, they’d go on to point out more things for me to guess. Initially, I felt fine, but it’s gotten annoying over time when my friends continuously do that over and over again. I felt as if I was my friends’ entertainment. 

Having that experience with me, I felt my inability to distinguish colours has made it difficult and challenging for me when it comes to deciding the right career. We are restricted to many careers that we dreamed about in our childhood. But despite that, we are completely normal and we can do things that most people with normal colour vision could do too. There are ample careers out there that people like us can thrive. Thus, I wrote this article to inform students with colour blindness that there are opportunities available out there for them to decide.

What is Color Blindness?

To simply put, colour blindness is also known as a colour vision impairment where a certain group of people lack the ability to see or differentiate between certain colours. They tend to get confused with two different but similar colours, for example, mistakenly identifying purple with dark blue or red with green and vice versa.

Colourblindness can either be inherited or acquired later in life.  

  • Inherited color blindness is when people are born with this color vision impairment. The color blindness gene is normally passed down from close family members on the X chromosome, which also explains why men are more affected than women. 
  • Acquired colour blindness affects both men and women equally as they are aged. Diseases damaging the optic nerve or the retina of the eye can lead to acquired colour blindness. 

The common misconception about colour blindness is that people think that the world through colour blinds’ eyes is just black and white. In reality, the majority of colour blinds really do see colours. It is estimated that a person with normal colour vision is able to see 1 million different shades of colours, while a person with colour blindness is only able to see 10,000 different colours. 

Types of Colour Blindness

There are normally three types of colour blindness. The different types of colour blindness vary in the range from difficulty in differentiating certain colours to unable to see colour at all.

A. Red-Green Colour Blindness

The majority of people with colour blindness have inherited this type of defect. People with this type of colour blindness find it difficult to distinguish between red and green. There are four types of red-green colour blindness.

  • Protanomaly – People with this defect sees red greener and less bright.
  • Deuteranomaly – It makes the green look redder. 
  • Protanopia and deuteranopia make people unable to tell the difference between red and green at all. 

B. Blue-Yellow Colour Blindness

This type of colour blindness is less common where people struggle to differentiate between blue and green as well as yellow and red. There are two types of blue-yellow colour blindness.

  • Tritanomaly makes people difficult to see the differences between blue and green, and between yellow and red.
  • Tritanopia causes people hard to identify the differences between blue and green, purple and red, and yellow and pink. The colours also would look less bright for them

C. Total Colour Blindness

Also known as monochromacy, lives up to the term “colour blindness” as people with this type of defect are completely blind to colours. The world in their point of view would look like a black and white movie running on the television. This type of people is sensitive to light as well. 

Common Struggles of Colourblind People

Colourblind people tend to face difficulties in simple tasks that a normal person doesn’t see as a problem at all. For example, colour blinds are frustrated when it comes to cooking when they are unable to decide if the meat is cooked or needs more time. Choosing ripe fruits might sound easy but it’s not in the eyes of colour blinds. 

Colour blindness impairs people to drive sometimes where obtaining a driver’s license is a problem. The step of getting a license is to pass the computer test that requires candidates to complete ten Ishihara colour plates without fail before proceeding to further questions. Colourblind people often find this test impossible to get all ten questions correct. Thus, they have to find an alternative way, where they will need a doctor’s approval in order to complete the computer test. This process can be a frustrating one because normal people could just pass the tests on the first attempt. 

There are limitations for colour blind people to pursue certain careers that highly emphasise perceiving colours. This includes but not limited to careers such as pilot, police officer, firefighter, doctor and electrical engineer. Most of them would not realise that they are colourblind until they pursue their dream career.  

Careers and Degree Choices for Colourblind

On the bright side, there are many other careers that focus more on skillset over colour vision ability. Despite the inability to differentiate colours, students are packed with hard skills and transferable skills that can be a great advantage for them to pursue careers in the following recommended fields.

Civil Engineer

Some of the roles in engineering require strong colour vision such as electrical engineers, where their role is mainly handling multi-coloured wires. However, engineering careers such as civil engineering does not mainly require colour vision because they work on blueprints and sketches that are printed in black and white. Students will need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a passion for mathematics to pursue their career as a civil engineer.

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Lawyers usually conduct researches, draft documents, providing counselling to clients about their legal rights arguing cases in the trial rooms. This career suits well for colourblind people because the entire career pathway does not relate to colours at all. However, students enrolling in this degree will need to have critical thinking skills and communication skills to thrive in this career.

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Accountant

The main role of an accountant is to prepare and interpret financial records for a company or organization. This career does not correlate with colour vision. Instead, an accountant needs to be excellent with numbers and possess strong analytical skill. A typical degree course in accounting takes three years to complete and upon completion, graduates may pursue their careers in ACCA or CIMA to become a certified chartered accountant.

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Journalist/Copywriter

Journalist and Copywriter are two different job scope. Journalists usually work for prints, media and broadcasts. Meanwhile, copywriters work on articles and contents to promote a product or service for businesses. Both careers involve research skills and creativity to write about a specific topic. A degree in journalism is suited for students to pursue a career in either one of the profession.

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Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutritionists and dietitians help their patients maintain a healthy lifestyle and advise them on choosing the right food to eat depending on their health condition. The work involves verbal communication and paperwork. Thus, it is important to have strong communication skill and writing skills. Students may need to obtain a degree in food science and dietetics if they wish to pursue their career in consulting people on a healthy diet to help them achieve their health goals.

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Everything You Need to Know About Studying Aviation in Australia

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What is Aviation?

At one point or another, you must’ve wondered what it would feel like to have a career that requires you to fly high in the skies. In layman’s terms, Aviation is the study of the science behind designing and flying aircraft.

10 Different Fields of Aviation

Despite common misconceptions, a career in Aviation does not necessarily mean you will become a pilot. Here are all 10 different fields of Aviation you could potentially dive into explained : 

#1. Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering deals with all aspects of designing and building machines that operate in the air. These engineers also work to test different prototypes to make sure that they function accordingly. Aerospace engineers design individual components for the aircraft such as the engineers, airframes, wings, landing gear, control systems and instruments. They also test the strength, reliability and durability of these components or as a whole aircraft. 

#2. Air Traffic Control

Air traffic control is a service provided in ensuring the safety of aircraft, pilots, flight attendants and passengers. Air traffic controllers are usually ground-based and communicate with pilots throughout the entire flight, providing information back and forth between incoming and outgoing flights to ensure the safe flow of all flights in the sky and avoiding any sort of collision.

#3. Aircraft Maintenance

Aircraft maintenance is the task required in maintaining the quality of the aircraft which includes ensuring the airworthiness of the aircraft by overhauling, inspection, replacement, defect rectification and the embodiments of modifications. Regular maintenance of the aircraft will extend the aircraft life to ensure that the aircraft will perform safely for an extended period of time. 

#4. Aviation Management

Aviation management is the operation of airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers and any business related to the aerospace industry. Activities such as planning, designing, operating and maintaining aircraft and airports will be conducted. You will be provided with a deep understanding of both the land-side and air-side daily operations of running an aviation business.

#5. Aviation Safety

Aviation safety refers to the tasks of ensuring aeroplanes are free from any form of injury or loss. This industry is in direct support of the operation of aircraft, which are reduced and controlled to an acceptable level. Careers in aviation safety include aviation safety inspectors and aviation safety technicians.

#6. Cabin Crew

Cabin crew are responsible for the comfort, safety and welfare of passengers travelling on aircraft during short-haul and long-haul flights. Their roles and responsibilities include the participation in preflight briefings with pilots, conduction of preflight inspections of emergency equipment, demonstrating the use of safety and emergency equipment, ensuring passengers have met safety requirements; serving and selling food and drink; attending to passengers’ needs; reassuring passengers during the flight; administering and coordinating emergency medical care as necessary; and providing directions to passengers, including evacuation orders. 

#7. Civil & Military Aviation

Civil aviation includes all non-military aviation, including private and commercial flying. Passenger, cargo, private and commercial flights fall under civil aviation. However, military aviation is the complete opposition and referees to the use of military aircraft and other flying machines to conduct aerial warfare.

#8. Pilot Training

Pilots fly and navigate aeroplanes, helicopters and other aircraft. Besides the typical becoming an aircraft pilot, you can also consider becoming a helicopter pilot. With this, you can work and be employed by a variety of employers such as the government, tourism companies, offshore support or even under emergency medical services. 

#9. Flight Instruction

Flight instructors for aviation resemble teachers for schools. Flight instructors teach aspiring pilots how to fly using a combination of classroom simulators, and live flight instructions. These real-life simulations aid students in gaining the skills and knowledge needed with the feeling of flying a real plane without actually flying a real plane. 

#10. Aviation Transport

Aviation transportation is otherwise known as aviation logistics, this field is an incredibly crucial part of the global economy. They facilitate integration into the global economy and provide vital connectivity. It helps to generate trade, promotes tourism and creates employment opportunities.

Before considering picking a specific niche field to study, it is important for you to look into the academic and professional requirements needed in order to pursue the career after taking your degree.

General Entry Requirements to Study Aviation in Australia

English Requirement 

Qualification 

Scores

IELTS

Min 6.0

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 70

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 52

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Academic Requirement

Qualification                                                                                                                                           

Scores       

Year 12 Equivalent (A-Levels, Matriculation, AUSMAT, UEC & IB)

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Top 5 Universities to Study Aviation in Australia

#1. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Program Offered                                                

Bachelor of Aviation (Flying)             

Examples of subjects offered

  1. Introduction to Aircraft Engineering 
  2. Energy and Environmental Physics 
  3. Commercial Aerodynamics 
  4. Aviation Safety and Resource Management 
  5. Simulation Application and Air Traffic Management 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full-time)

Intake 

January and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$47,760

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Aviation (Management)

Examples of subjects offered

  1. Microeconomics
  2. Airport Management 
  3. Sustainable Aviation and Tourism 
  4. Airline Marketing Strategies 
  5. Aviation Law and Regulations

Program Duration 

3 years (Full-time)

Intake 

January, April and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$47,760

#2. Griffith University

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Program Offered                                     

Bachelor of Aviation 

Examples of subjects offered

  1. Aviation Law 
  2. Safety Management 
  3. Contemporary Aviation Management 
  4. Economics in Aviation 
  5. Safety Management

Program Duration 

3 years (Full-time)

Intake 

January and April

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,000

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Aviation Management 

Examples of subjects offered

  1. Business Decision Making 
  2. Aviation Research Methods 
  3. Economics in AViation 
  4. Light Aircraft Systems 
  5. Flight Procedures 

Program Duration 

2-3 years (Full-time)

Intake 

January and April

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,000

#3. Edith Cowan University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Aviation 

Examples of subjects offered

  1. Fundamentals of Flight 
  2. Human Factors in Aviation 
  3. Aircraft Performance 
  4. Advanced Aerodynamics 
  5. Principle of Industrial Maintenance 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full-time)

Intake 

January and April

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$32,000

#4. University of South Australia (UniSA)

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Program Offered                              

Bachelor of Aviation (Pilot)

Examples of subjects offered

  1. Aviation Physics
  2. Aviation Practice 
  3. Introduction to Aviation Management 
  4. Airline Transport Pilot Theory 
  5. Commercial Pilot Theory

Program Duration 

3 years (Full-time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$35,900

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Aviation (Management) 

Examples of subjects offered

  1. Airport Management 
  2. Aviation Law 
  3. Principles of Economics 
  4. Human Factors 
  5. Airline Operations Management 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full-time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$35,900

#5. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT)

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Program Offered                                        

Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

Examples of subjects offered

  1. Aviation Mathematics 
  2. Human Factors in Aviation 
  3. Sustainable Aviation and the Environment 
  4. Airport Design 
  5. Aircraft Airworthiness 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full-time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$39,360

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IELTS or TOEFL, Which English test to take?

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Why do we need to take English Proficiency tests?

English is the official language around the globe and it’s almost certain that you are required to take an English language exam if you are not a native English speaker and intend to study abroad in an English-speaking University, migrate to an English-speaking country or work at a multinational company. Different universities required different test scores and often, for example, the English proficiency requirement is higher for medicine or law degree programs.

Most english proficiency tests are broken into four important parts of linguistics which are speaking, writing, reading and listening. The two most widely accepted English language tests are the International English Language Test System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). They are widely accepted around the world, including institutions, state agencies, professional and industrial organisations, but the two tests are different in terms of approach, structure and educational criteria.

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Read our guide below to find out which English test is the best for you to take.

What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System, or more commonly known as, IELTS, was founded in 1989 as a means of providing international standardized testing of the proficiency of the English language. It is managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English. IELTS is now accepted by over 3000 institutions worldwide.

What is TOEFL?

The Test of English as a Foreign Language is a standardized test, first administered in 1964, to measure language proficiency in the English language. In 2005, the earlier format of Computer-based tests and paper-based tests were largely replaced by Internet-based tests however some places still prefer paper-based testing.

Difference between IELTS AND TOEFL

Although IELTS and TOEFL are quite similar in their structure and mechanics, there are quite a few differences:

  • TOEFL questions are mainly multiple choice whereas IELTS has a mixture of short-answer, fill in the blank and short essay questions
  • IELTS is 2 hours 40 mins of a duration whereas TOEFL can take up to 4 hours
  • TOEFL has one computer based exam whereas both the IELTS exams are paper based
  • TOEFL focuses on students analytical thinking especially between options whereas IELTS requires more use of memory, comprehension and question format skills
  • In the Speaking exam, for IELTS, students have a face-to-face spoken test whereas TOEFL is recorded and then reviewed by many reviewers
  • For speaking and writing, IELTS emphasizes more on the use of logic, grammar and fluency whereas TOEFL focuses more on how the speech or written essay appears as a whole
  • IELTS scoring is on a 1-9 band system whereas TOEFL is a test graded out of 120 points
TESTIELTSTOEFL
AcceptedbyAustralia, UK, US and over by 10, 000 institutions across 140 countries.Australia, UK, US and over 8, 500 institutions across 130 countries.
StructureReading, writing, listening and speaking
Mode of ExamPaper-based and in person for Speaking test100% computer-based
Type of Questionsmixture of short-answer, fill in the blank and short essay questions.mainly multiple choice
DurationUnder 3 hours4 hours
Scoring1- 90-120
Use forUniversity enrollment, migrationUniversity enrollment, migration

Here are some free sites to prep for IELTS and TOEFL.

You can take the IELTS or TOEFL test at the British Council or authorized education consultancies in your country. The IELTS costs about AUD $270 whereas TOEFL costs about AUD $250. The examination fee varies in different countries.

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  • Pathway Programs which includes Foundation Year or Diplomas
  • Undergraduate, Postgraduate or PhD degree program
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Top University to Study Computer Science or Information Technology in Malaysia 2019

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What is Computer Science/Information Technology?

Computer Science is the study of the theory and methods of processing data information in a digital computer. In other words, Computer Science teaches the student to get computers to do what you want them to do. The practical side of computing can be seen everywhere and requires intensive hands-on experience to learn the computing system, computer science can also be seen on a higher level, as a science of problem-solving. The three main Computer Science categories include designing and building software, solving problems in computing and create better ways to utilize computers. 

Information Technology (IT) is a business sector that focuses on the component of the computing which involve hardware, software, telecommunications and other components that deal with information transmittal. In other words, IT is closely concerned with the machines, such as how computer chips are produced and how to process the input as well as the output of data effectively.

All by all, both Computer Science and Information Technology student will be expected to learn programming language such as Java, C++. The student will also be introduced to more complex coding methods as student dive deep into the programming system later, this includes Prolog, Scheme, and machine code, also known as assembly language programming. 

Should I Study Computer Science or Information Technology?

If you are good in math, detail oriented or possess good communication, analysis and critical thinking skill, Computer Science may be a better choice for you as it requires the student to learn calculus, math electives, engineering fundamentals, programming abstractions and more. 

If you are tech savvy with the ability to learn programming languages and the ability to multitask. A degree in Information Technology will be the right choice for you as coursework for IT may include precalculus algebra, database design, information design fundamentals, mobile web design and development, building better web applications, management of computer and information systems, and consulting in tech.

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Why You Should study Computer Science/Information Technology

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil anymore, but data. The ever-changing IT-based technologies had causes IT professional to have to constantly upgrade themselves to keep up with the introduction of emerging technology. This means that Computer Science graduate can enjoy challenging themselves every day as IT evolve over time. Most importantly the Computer Science graduate can work in a diverse field and wide selection of industry according to your own preference.

Career Options:

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Information security analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Software Development
  • System Analyst
  • IT Technician Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

The list of University/College with a good reputation for its Computer Science course

1. Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is recognised as a Premier Digital Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), in which the university is now open to more opportunities from the government and the industry through exclusive collaborations, internship and job placements etc. APU has earned recognition for being an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at international and international levels. APU has among the Highest Rated Emerging Universities in Malaysia, being rated at 5-STAR (EXCELLENT Rating) under the SETARA 2017 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). SETARA 2017 5-Star Rating was presented by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia. Asia Pacific University (APU) also received international recognition by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2017 with APU being awarded 5-Star in four categories of the QS Stars Rating – Teaching, Employability, Facilities and Inclusiveness. The QS Stars rating measures the achievements of universities worldwide.

International Affiliated and Recognised University:

Country   

University

UK

Staffordshire University 

Course Name

Intakes

Course Duration

Indicative TOTAL course fee (2019/2020)

APU Foundation Program

May, Sept, Nov

1 year

MYR 25,000

BSc (Hons) in Information Technology 

April, Sept, Nov

3 years

MYR 85, 800

BSc (Hons) in Computer Science

April, Sept, Nov

3 years

MYR 85, 800

BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security 

April, Sept

3 years

MYR 77, 800

BSc (Hons) in Forensic Computing 

April

3 years

MYR 77, 800

BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development 

April, Sept, Nov

3 years

MYR 85, 800

BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology

April, Sept, Nov 

3 years

MYR 85, 800

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.

2. Multimedia University(MMU)

Campus: Cyberjaya & Melaka

Multimedia University (MMU) is among the few private universities that made it into the top 200 QS Asia University ranking 2018. They are also among the top five universities preferred by major ICT players for graduate employment.  Its Computer Science & Information system programme was ranked top 300 in the QS World University Ranking in 2017. MMU proclaim itself as an Entrepreneurial University with Industry-Ready Programmes. Students at MMU can benefit from the state-of-the-art labs established by the industry collaboration with ZTE, Microsoft, Intel and many more. 

Course Name

Course Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Information Technology

1 year

MYR 15,180

Diploma in Information Technology

2.3 years

MYR 9,600

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

3 years

MYR 18,720

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (Data Communication & Network)

3 years

MYR 18,720

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (Business intelligence & Analytics)

3 years

MYR 18,720

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (Artificial Intelligence)

3 years

MYR 18,720

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) (Security Technology)

3 years

MYR 18,720

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

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3. University of Nottingham Malaysia

Campus: Selangor

University of Nottingham Malaysia offers a world-class British education which has been consistently ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide. This means that student at University of Nottingham Malaysia is being offered the best of UK education in an Asian setting. Its community has around 5,000 students & 700 teaching and administrative staff from all over the world. The Student can also participate in exchanges at Nottingham’s UK or China campus. Furthermore, the University of Nottingham is committed to preparing its graduate to be well prepared to face the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century. Therefore, a small portfolio of courses at international campuses is offered where the scholarly and research expertise is shared through cross-campus visits and involve in research supervision. Thus, the student will receive a broader vision of Computer Science through the three-campus operation of the School.

International Affiliated and Recognised University:

Country

University

UK

University of Nottingham

Course Name

Intake

Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Science

Apr & Sept

1 year

MYR 9,000

B.Sc Computer Science 

Sept

3 years

MYR 39,500

B.Sc Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence

Sept

3 Years

MYR 39,500

MSc Computer Science (Full Time)

Sept

1 year

MYR 47,700

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.

4. Taylor's University

Campus: Subang (Lakeside Campus)

Taylor’s University’s School of Computing & IT (SOCIT) offers a range of programmes that met with industry standards, thus produced a pool of ICT talent for the market. With the strategic alliances with industry partners, students at Taylor’s were enabled to reap the rewards of these collaborations through project-based learning, internship programmes, field trips, workshops, networking events and talks. Furthermore, Students are encouraged to participate in various national and international competitions to sharpen their programming and problem-solving skills. The School also encourages students to undertake innovative projects that provide real-world solutions to the real problem. The program offered by Taylor, meet the rigorous standards of the Malaysia Software Testing Board due to the comprehensive curriculum, students’ achievements, and qualified teaching faculty.  This also eases the pathway for their students to pursue a professional qualification or further their studies upon graduation.

International Affiliated and Recognised University

Country

University

UK

University of the West of England (UWE)

Course Name

Intake

Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Computing

Jan, Mar & Aug

1 year

MYR 24,500

Diploma in Information Technology

Mar & Aug

2 years

MYR 24,000

BA (Hons) Computer Science

Mar, Aug

3 years

MYR 31,500

BSc (Hons) Information Technology

Mar, Aug

3 years

MYR 31,500

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.

5. KDU University College

Campus: Utropolis Glenmarie, Penang

The Computer Science Studies at KDU University/College is a direct result of in-depth analysis and collaborations with industry partners which means that graduates are not only employable but desirable talents that can integrate seamlessly into the industry upon graduation. It evolves to stay relevant to current industry needs and practices. The students can get the opportunity to collaborate with potential future employers in their studies due to the strong industry collaborations and partnership. Therefore, the student at KDU will have the opportunity to obtain real-world experience in consultation with top tech companies such as IEEE Computer Society, and RapidMiner Master Reseller, Quandatics (M) Sdn Bhd keeping them updated with latest trends through projects and industry involvement.

International Affiliated and Recognised University

Country

University

UK

University of Lincoln

Course Name

Intake

Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation Studies (Art & Technology)

Jan, Mar, May, Sept

1 year

MYR 17,930

Diploma in Computer Studies

Jan, Mar, May, Sept & Nov

2 years

MYR 19,913

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

Jan, May, Sept & Nov

3 years

MYR 21,015

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Network Technology)

Jan, Jun & Sept

3 years

Single Award – MYR 16,497

Dual Award – MYR 20,647 

BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Information Systems)

Jan, Jun & Sept

3 years

Single Award – MYR 16,374

Dual Award – MYR 20,524

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

Please consult with our education consultant for further assessment.

6. HELP University/College

Campus: Kuala Lumpur (HELP CAT), Damansara

The HELP group is a leader of higher education and professional training provider in both the Asia Pacific and international. HELP University’s academic standards are recognised by partners around the globe. It’s IT programme is an industry-endorsed programme developed in consultation with the IT Industry (Industry Advisory Board, IAB) which provide advice to align curriculum with industry needs to ensure graduates employability. HELP University’s faculty of Computing and Digital Technology has also been conducting regular technology workshops for both students and lecturer to enabled them to keep pace with the rapidly changing computing industry. 

International Affiliated and Recognised University:

Country

University

UK

Anglia Ruskin University

Course Name

Intake

Course Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Science

Jan, Apr, May & Sept

1 year

MYR 20,000

Diploma in Computer Science

Jan, Apr & Aug

2 years

MYR 15,400

Diploma in Information Technology

Jan, May & Aug

2 years

MYR 17,850

Diploma in Business Information System

Jan, Apr & Aug

2 years

MYR 16,000

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Jan, July & Sept

3 years

MYR 21,767

BSc (Hons) Information Technology 

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 20,067

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Data Analytics

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 20,067

Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) Business Information Management

Jan, Apr, May, Aug & Oct

3 years

MYR 20,067

BSc (Hons) Business Information System

Jan, July & Sept

3 years

MYR 21,767

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

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7. INTI International University/College

Campus: Nilai, Subang, Kuala Lumpur, Penang

With more than 65,000 graduates to testify to the quality of education delivered over the years, INTI has become a highly reputable University in the Malaysia private higher education sector. INTI hold a belief where the up-to-date syllabus is a must to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world. The student was given the opportunity to gain industry exposure through industry project, solving the real-world challenge and develop key employability skills prior to entering the workforce. Furthermore, INTI has organized regular workshop to allow students to gain invaluable skills that can be applied to other non technical fields. The workshops cover the area of mobile application creation & development, basic PC hardware troubleshooting as well as introduction to Operating System Modules from SUSE LINUX. 

International Affiliated and Recognised Universities:

Countries

Universities

UK

Coventry University

AUS

University of Wollongong, UOW

Course Name

Intake

Course Duration

Course fee per year (2019/2020)

Foundation in Business Information Technology

Jan, Apr, May & Sept

1 year

MYR 18,499

Diploma in Information Technology

Jan, Apr, May & Aug

2 years

MYR 17,900

BCs (Hons) Computer Science

Jan, Apr & Aug

3 years

MYR 19,647

BCs (Hons) Business Analytics

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 22,792

BCs (Hons) Cloud Computing

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 22,792

BCs in Digital System Security

Feb, July

3 years

MYR 26,345

BCs (Hons) Network Security

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 22,792

BA (Hons) Information Technology

Jan, May & Aug

3 years

MYR 21,186

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. 

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Author’s take

Still, have any idea on which college to choose for studying Computer Science/Information Technology course? Even if you ask around your friends or forums on Google, Asia Pacific University (APU) is always a recommended University for IT degree in Malaysia. APU graduate is highly sought after by employer due to its high emphasis on Computing & IT program. To date, APU has over 95% of Graduates Employed by Graduation, this shows why Premier Digital Tech University status was awarded to APU by the Minister of Higher Education Malaysia due to its top-notch digital technology course. Moreover, If you are a student that prefers to enjoy campus life experience, Multimedia University (MMU) Cyberjaya campus might be a better choice for you. MMU has a strong standing on its world ranking for both World University ranking and it’s Computer Science & Information system programme. While the other University/College mentioned above is also not a bad option for you to pursue a Computer Science Degree. The IT sector is a growing industry as the job growth for IT is projected to rise by about 22% for the period between now and 2026. 

Scholarship

​There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Malaysia. Some are offered by the Malaysia Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private sectors. To know more, contact one of the Education Consultant at Excel Education!

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Best Courses to Study in Australia Based on the Skilled Migration Occupation List 2019

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What is the skilled migration occupation list?

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) is one of the factors that is considered for immigration purposes in Australia. To fulfill the skilled migration to Australia, it is advisable to choose an occupation with a high ranking in the SOL.

The Australian government reviews this list regularly and determines which occupation needs to add or remove from the SOL to meet the needs of the economy of Australia annually.

Want to know more about migrating to Australia? Read more here.

Education in Australia

Australia, the nation down under, known to be a great tourist destination and one of the best places to kick-start your academic career. Did you know Australia has some of the highest top ranking universities in the world such as University of Melbourne and University of Sydney. Along with the educational benefits, students get to secure a good part-time income early in their academic career and build their experience as they study. 

Not to mention, Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, such as Bondi Beach in Sydney and Gold Coast in Queensland and with that extra incomes, students can take the opportunity to discover all the amazing destinations in Australia and even South East Asia.

Find out more about why you should study in Australia: Why Australia is the best place to study abroad?

Great news for all those deciding to migrate to Australia!

Source: SEEKVISA.COM.AU

The Australian government added these new and interesting occupations to the SOL occupations list 2019:

1. Economist

The job description of an economist is to study the reason behind an organisation’s decisions and delves into handling the data which could potentially boost profits, conduct research and create better public policies.

Often, banks and financial institutes rely heavily on individuals who can analyse risk investment and manage lending practices. Additionally, economists may also focus on customer and company spending to strategically boost profits and make evaluated financial decisions.

Studying economics teaches how to make well-informed decisions. It revolves around the process of decision making: what should be done to fix budget deficits; how to be able to raise profit margins and so on.

Salaries of economics graduates are among the highest of most professions. According to The Institute for Fiscal Studies, “economics is the second most lucrative degree subject after using anonymous tax data and student loan records for 260,000 students up to ten years after graduation”

Watch this short video below to know why being an Economist is beneficial:

2. Statistician

The role of a statistician is to analyse data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to solve various problems in industries such as business, engineering, healthcare etc. This field provides some of the technique to evaluate ideas, theory testing and discovering truth based on factual data.

According to sources, the overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 per cent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Quantitative skills are in high demand throughout the world and have excellent career prospects for graduates who take up double majors including statistics as one of their majors.

3. Multimedia specialist

If you like analysing, designing and developing Internet sites and have a burst of creativity within you, then a specialised degree in Multimedia is the one for you. This profession requires you to learn various skills like designing and developing digital animations, imaging, presentations, games and internet applications.

With the rise of social media and the increase of online users, the need for multimedia artists is now growing more than ever before. Every industry is looking for people to handle all the IT part of interactivity as well as creative minds that help design it. additionally, advancements and competition in animation and visual effects are also creating a need for multimedia specialists to take up intensive courses that would improve their skills even further

Read more about the top 10 most popular degree choices in Australia here

Top Australian Universities to study these courses:

UniversityCourseIndicative Annual Fees (2019)
University of SydneyBachelor of EconomicsAUD 40,500
Enquire
La Trobe University, MelbourneBachelor of Politics, Philosophy and EconomicsAUD 30,400
Enquire
University of MelbourneBachelor of Commerce (Economics Major)AUD 42,912
Enquire
Queensland University of TechnologyBachelor of Mathematics (Statistics Major)AUD 32,400
Enquire
Griffith University, Gold CoastBachelor of Creative and Interactive MediaAUD 28,500
Enquire

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Can’t find a university in your budget? Click here to find the most affordable universities in Australia for international students.

Need help applying for a scholarship? Check this article out and you’ll be good to go: Tips on applying for a scholarship to Australia

 

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Top 5 Private Universities for Medicine in Malaysia 2019

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How to become a doctor?

The field of medicine is a career path which is and always will be of great importance and need in society. One of biggest reasons for choosing medicine is because it is a rewarding career path. It allows students to look into the greater good in society and working on helping others with their expertise. Some of the other reasons for choosing medicine include the diversity of career options, getting into a career in a highly demanding market and also the level of job security and stable livelihood that one can achieve. In order for an individual to become a doctor, their higher education and medical training is of great importance. There are several pathways students can choose to become a doctor.

Recommended Pathway to become a Doctor in Malaysia

O-Level / SPM / Year 11 /SSC / IGCSE
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GCE A-Levels / STPM / HSC /Year 12 / IB / UEC
                                                                                               ⬇
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS – 5 years)

Have a different high school qualification from the ones listed above? Contact Excel Education to find the most suitable academic pathway for you.

1. MAHSA University

MAHSA University is an academic institution that was built on the vision to create academic excellence in the South-East Asian region along with the mission to build qualified medical professionals that can serve the nation. Some of their visions include the emphasis on the highest quality of education, practical training and integrating local and international networking.

2. SEGi University

SEGi University is one of the largest private university providers with campuses in 5 locations within Malaysia. SEGi offers a wide range of programs for students and has over 130000 alumni worldwide. SEGi offers various host programmes from their partner universities in the UK, USA and Australia. Some of their notable partner universities include University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Troy University and Minnesota State University, USA.

3. Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Science is a top-tier healthcare university which is located on a green-friendly campus in Malaysia’s first smart city and offers more than 20 program under the healthcare department. Cyberjaya University is one of the leading universities for medicine due to its academic strengths which include over 200-leading academic staff from backgrounds like the Ministry of Health and National Anti-drugs Agency.

4. Taylor’s University

Taylor’s University is known as the top private university in Malaysia for its excellent study options, relevant curriculum and teaching methods. It is often considered a benchmark for other institutions for its level of professionalism. With over 70, 000 alumni, Taylors takes pride in the holistic education it offers its students which includes graduate capabilities as well as industry-relevant curriculum.

5. International Medical University

International Medical University (IMU) is a prestigious university that specialised in the different paths of medicine, health science and complementary medicine. Students at IMU are exposed to research projects through the course of their degree and encouraged to integrate their education with further research in healthcare. IMU has established a strong global network of diverse partner universities around the globe. IMU’s partner universities include universities from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Ireland, China and UK.

Employability scope

MAHSA University

MAHSA University has over 10, 000 alumni from all over the world and their networking as an institution are very strong. Their affiliate partner university, Anglia Ruskin University in the UK was named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world by the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings. MAHSA core teachings in their medical fields in enhanced by their excellent facilities and integrated digital laboratories which allows students to get acquainted with innovative technology throughout the course of their education.

SEGi University

SEGi universities main priority for their medical students is to create a student-centred collaborative learning experience while building medical health professionals who are team-based and able to excel in their career. SEGi University is the first Malaysian University that earned 5 for Prioritising Society’s Needs in Malaysia – by QS Stars and a TIER 5 Setara rating in 2013.

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS)

Cyberjaya Medical University focuses highly on cultivating problem-based learning skills in their students which enhances teamwork and leadership. In order to get students holistic learning experience, the university focuses on collaboration with student clubs and societies. They collaborate with a relief group MERCY Malaysia which adds to their unique take on student learning as students learn about volunteer relief operations.

Taylor’s University

Taylors School of Biosciences focuses on creating a learning environment for its student in which they receive the best teaching and research facilities, locally or internationally. With the networking and various accolades they hold to their name, Taylors builds strong platforms within the industry which creates excellent opportunities for their alumni. Taylors University holds various Dual award course that allows students to graduate with certification for Taylors as well as University of West England with the option of student mobility in the last year.

International Medical University (IMU)

With a field like medicine and a prestigious university like IMU, a student’s employability and future scope are positive. IMU is the only private medical university in Malaysia to receive the self-accreditation status from the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). This accreditation is awarded by the MQA to public and private universities on the basis of the institutions solid and reliable internal quality assurance system.

Comparison of Salary

The average senior pay for a Physician / Doctor, General Practice is about RM 81,852 per year in Malaysia according to Jobstreet.

Top 5 Medical Universities in Malaysia

UniversityProgramDurationIndicative
Annual fees (2019)
International Medical University (IMU)
Enquiry
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS5 yearsRM 98,000
Bachelor of Dental Surgery5 yearsRM 119,600
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chinese Medicine4 yearsRM 24,750
Bachelor of Science (Hons)Biomedical Science3 yearsRM 37,000
MAHSA University
Enquiry
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)5 yearsRM 73,980
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing4 yearsRM 19,475
SEGi University
Enquiry
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)5 yearsRM 68,810
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)4 yearsRM 32,425
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons)5 yearsRM 70,160
Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences
Enquiry
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)5 yearsRM 60,860
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)4 yearsRM 30,925
Taylor’s University
Enquiry
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)5 yearsRM 78,620
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)4 yearsRM 40,725

Disclaimer: The program and fees listed are provided as a general guide only, the information was captured from the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.

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Top 10 Universities in Australia for Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality

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Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality 

With the rise of the hospitality industry and it’s employment scope in recent years, many students are looking towards a degree within the tourism and hospitality field. This field is highly beneficial as it is a rapidly growing industry with few skilled staff and many global career opportunities. It is a field with a lot of practical work and a lot of learning about people, cultures and tourism industries. The job scope within this industry varies from being involved in hotel management and, culinary arts to even event coordinators and aviation staff.

Why study Tourism and Hospitality in Australia?

Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world and seven of the top 100 universities in the world and ranks eighth in 2019 QS World University Rankings. Some of the most important factors that make Australia an excellent country to study is that students are able to work while studying and gain hands-on experience during the course of their education. Additionally, most universities in Australia have attractive scholarship opportunities which can be beneficial to students as they have a variety of programs to reduce their academic expenses.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will most likely be meeting the 2-years on-shore study requirement and eligible to apply for an eighteen months work permit to remain and work in Australia. If the student is able to gain relevant working experience during this period, they might qualify additional points to apply for permanent residency later. In some states, graduates might able to request for state sponsorship to have the permanent residency title. Chat with us to know more.

These are the Top 10 universities for Tourism and Hospitality

1. Griffith University

Griffith was one of the first universities in Australia to develop degrees in Tourism and Hotel Management and had continued to lead the field in the world today. In 2019 QS World University Rankings, the Hospitality and Leisure Management subjects were ranked number one in Australia and eleventh globally. This course is available in Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Students will learn on industry-standard systems and have opportunities to get into the field through study tours to some of the world’s most exciting tourism destinations such as Dubai, Rome, Florence and Venice. Gain experience working on a project for a real company or community organisation through internships and graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to hit the ground running in a growing global tourism market. Intakes commence in February, July and October.

Program Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Campuses Gold Coast & Brisbane
Intakes February, July and October
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$27,500
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.5 (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
Website https://www.griffith.edu.au

2. Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS), is Australia’s leading hotel school for hospitality education. BMIHMS provides internationally recognised hospitality and business degree courses that are highly respected within the global hospitality, hotel and event management industries.

BMIHMS has 2 customer designed campuses, one in Sydney and the other located in Leura. Students can enrol in January, April, July or October and graduate with a globally recognised business management qualification accredited by the Australian Higher Education accreditor (TEQSA Accredited).

Program International Hotel and Resort Management Degree
Campuses Leura & Sydney
Intakes Jan, April, July, Oct
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$12,968*
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website https://www.bluemountains.edu.au/

*reduced fee after including potential income from internship and part-time.

3. Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) offers a Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism which covers the key aspects required for managing diverse hospitality and tourism businesses including marketing, financial management, business research and analytics, and strategic management.

It also features specialised units in food and beverage management, rooms division management, tourism planning and development, ecotourism, managing the service experience and event management. Students can further specialise their studies with a stronger focus in various fields, such as event management, marketing, human resource management, and international business.

Program Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Campuses Joondalup, Perth
Intakes Feb & July
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$30,650
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website http://www.ecu.edu.au/

4. La Trobe University

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) gives the student the necessary knowledge and skills to work in tourism and hospitality around the world. Enrolled students will participate in a hotel management computer simulation and gain hands-on experience using front-of-house and travel management booking systems. They will also have the chance to complete an additional major in event management, marketing, human resources or a second language.

Graduates from La Trobe’s Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) will find employment in a range of roles such as a Hospitality manager, tourism officer or guest relations manager.

Program Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)
Campuses Melbourne
Intakes Mar, July & Nov
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$31,000
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website https://www.latrobe.edu.au

5. International College of Management Sydney (ICMS)

ICMS offers two degrees under this field, a Bachelors in Hospitality Management and a Bachelor of International Tourism.

The ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management (BHM) has been totally restructured and represents the next generation in hospitality qualifications. When students graduate from this degree they will possess the perfect blend of practical skill, theory and business acumen to take them to the top of their profession. An ICMS Bachelor of Hospitality Management can take a student in many different professional directions, whether the student would like to coordinate a conference or manage a multi-million dollar hotel. Many graduates are now working across the globe in locations like Europe, USA, South America, Asia, Pacific Islands and other exotic destinations.

In the Bachelor of International Tourism students will focus on a range of tourism considerations from accommodation and food and beverage to government policy, facilities management, and sustainability. With specialist subjects in areas such as Global Wine Tourism and e-Commerce and Social Media. Students are encouraged to shape their degree around according to their professional interests.

Here are some of the career pathways that will get student into:

  • Destination Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Guest Relations Manager
  • Resort Manager
  • Airline Operations Manager
  • Travel and Tourism Consultant
  • Tour Wholesaling and Operations
  • Tourism Bureau Manager
  • Regional Destination Manager

Find out more about ICMS and scholarship opportunities here: Top Australian College for Hospitality: ICMS

Program Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)
Campuses Sydney
Intakes Mar, July & Nov
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$26,767
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website https://www.icms.edu.au/

6. Kaplan Business School

Within KBS’s Bachelor of Business (Hospitality & Tourism Management), students will acquire business communication skills, financial literacy, plus a host of other transferable skills. Whether the student would like to work in an executive or management role, as a consultant, or to start their own business, this degree provides an excellent platform for their business career. Skills that the student can learn through this course is demonstrating fundamental knowledge across a wide range of business discipline, explaining the broad economic, social, regulatory and ethical environments in which businesses operate within the global economy and applying knowledge from various business disciplines to formulate solutions to technical business problems.

Program Bachelor of Business (Hospitality & Tourism Management)
Campuses Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
Intakes Mar, July & Nov
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$17,200
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website https://www.kbs.edu.au/

7. TAFE NSW

The Diploma of Hospitality will teach students the skills required to thrive in the hospitality industry and combines practical skills with contextualised business and management knowledge. This course offers students scope for career progression that goes well beyond the hospitality industry. The students will learn about a broad range of managerial skills needed to coordinate hospitality operations. They will learn to operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions. Students can choose to further their education into Bachelors of Business with other associated universities such as University of Western Sydney or La Trobe University.

This 1-year course is also offered as a ‘fast-track’ program and will be delivered intensively over a shorter duration for the March and September intakes at Western Sydney Region Baulkham Hills and Kingswood colleges.

Program Diploma of Hospitality Management
Campuses Several locations in NSW
Intakes Feb, Apr, Jul & Sep
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$14,250
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website https://www.tafensw.edu.au/tafe-nsw

8. Le Cordon Bleu

Students who wish to forge a career in the international hotel and hospitality market are encouraged to consider this degree program. Applicants will learn to master the fundamentals of hospitality as well as strategic management principles. The Bachelor of Business (International Hotel Management) is delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials conducted at the Northern Sydney Institute, Ryde College, 250 Blaxland Road, Ryde, New South Wales. Intakes available in January and July. Career prospects range from

  • Rostering Supervisor
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Resort Management
  • General Manager.
Program Bachelor of Business (International Hotel Management)
Campuses Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne
Intakes Jan & July
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$ 26,784
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website https://www.cordonbleu.edu

9. University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The course is designed to produce graduates with a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles and concepts of management, familiarity with significant literature in the field and the ability to review, consolidate, extend and apply the knowledge and techniques to the hospitality management sector. It seeks to produce graduates with knowledge, skills and with an understanding of best practice in hospitality management, who recognise the value of research, critical thinking and effective communication.

Program Bachelor of Business Administration (Tourism Management)
Campuses Tasmania
Intakes Feb, July & Nov
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$28,450
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website http://www.utas.edu.au

10. Victoria University

Choose the Tourism and Hospitality Management major in the Bachelor of Business to gain the skills and knowledge to develop, operate, manage and market sustainable tourism products, experiences, businesses and destinations.

At Victoria University, students will gain a thorough understanding of the industry’s core trends and issues, as well as insights into:

  • product and service development
  • tourism innovation
  • working with stakeholders from various cultural backgrounds.

Students will also stand out to future employers thanks to VU’s practical work-integrated learning unit, helping you to apply your skills and learning in a real-world context and roles such as:

  • Hotel Or Resort Service Manager
  • Food And Beverage Manager
  • Airline Services Coordinator
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Tourism Industry Adviser
  • Tourism Transport Operator
  • Tourist Information Officer
Program Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality Management)
Campuses Melbourne
Intakes Feb & July
Indicative annual course fee (2019) A$27,400
IELTS Requirement minimum overall band score of 6.0 (Academic)
Website https://www.vu.edu.au/

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How do I build a successful brand and become a renowned fashion designer?

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The fashion industry is constantly evolving, and it is a billion-dollar industry worldwide. At the core of it is to build a successful brand which is so much more than a logo or its visual elements. We often get asked by many aspiring fashion designers – What does it take to start and more importantly sustain a new clothing brand? 

Fashion legend Kenneth Cole offers the following tips for anyone looking to launch a label:

1. Say yes to everything

I took every job I could get my hands on, whether it was ripping up cotton poplin to make hair things on a Vogue shoot, or it sitting in a closet and organizing sticky boobs. Take any position that you can to learn, because all of the steps along the way are crucial

 2. Make your own luck

 A little trick I learned with finding manufacturers: Don’t ever email or tell people you are coming – just show up. If you show up, they can’t turn you away

 3. Find your cheerleaders

You cannot make it (in this business) if you do not have emotional support from your friends and family because you will need to sacrifice so much of your free time

4. Connect with your clients

You learn who your woman is by meeting your retail partners because when they hear the passion behind your work – from sourcing the materials to how it was made, it becomes more to them than clothes hanging on the rack

5. You do you

Yes we create a product, but nobody I waiting for another product, so the process of making it is a lot of choices based on gut feelings. Some things that might seem or feel wrong (logically), but if you believe in them, you have to do them. In the end, you are the person who’s going to create. That’s why we love what we do

6. Carve out a niche

Take a look at the current market and make sure you are not selling something that is there already. Distinguish yourself by creating a DNA of manipulating shirts in new ways. 

 7. The best style has substance.

Making it in this business requires significant personal compromises: it takes more than 40 hours a week, and whole lot of yourself. So I believe there needs to be a greater purpose, something bigger than just how much revenue you can generate. What you stand for is even more important than what you stand in. And being aware is even more important than what you wear

8. Study a relevant bachelor degree

 Often we get people who have either good skill in technical design or brand management but they hardly have both! It is important to complete a qualification that offers a blend in design and brand management. In summary, you need to know how to produce the work but also learn how to get it out there in a market!

Where should I study in order to be a successful fashion label designer?

There are various ways to attain this qualification depending if you are seeking an undergraduate or postgraduate degree. If you have recently completed high school or other relevant foundation qualification (Diplomas, A-Levels, IB Programs, etc.) and seeking for an undergraduate program, we highly recommend checking out the Bachelor of Business Management (Fashion and Global Brand Management) at The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)

At a glance:

Institution

The   International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)

  

Location

Sydney, Australia

  

Course

Bachelor of Business Management (Fashion and Global Brand   Management)

  

Specialisation

Styling and Creative Direction,   Service Management and Innovation, Digital and Social Media Marketing,   Industry Training 

  

Duration

2.75 Years (8 Trimester)

  

Total   Tuition Fee

AUD$86,900 (Indicative for 2019)

  

Intake

February 2019

  

Why   ICMS?

ICMS is the very first institution to offer this qualification to international students. The degree   is the first of its kind and It blends together relevant theory together with   work-integrated learning through participating in a various internship in Australia

ICMS’s campus has a prestigious history as the former site of St Patrick’s Seminary. The ICMS building with its Gothic style and romantic central bell tower hold a commanding position overlooking the azure of Sydney Harbour and the Pacific Ocean.

The ICMS Bachelor of Business   Management (Fashion and Global Brand Management) degree blends core business subjects with specialised subjects relating to fashion and brand management,   providing you with the perfect foundation for a successful career in fashion,   retail or brand management.

  

To find out more information on course entry requirements, scholarship   opportunities and program details, simply connect with Excel Education

 

What other careers can I venture after completing the Bachelor of Business in Fashion and Global Brand Management?

 

This qualification provides you with a plethora of opportunities in fashion related management jobs – it can gravitate from your day-to-day casual brand towards luxury labels. It takes more than just innovative design to build a successful brand or label. Skills in marketing, merchandising, logistics management and sales technique contributes to bringing your product from the Victoria Secrets Runway show to the racks of consumers’ favourite retail outlet. 

Other career includes becoming a purchase manager in luxury retailer, visual presenters or even taking advantage of the enormous opportunities in social media marketing and becoming a fashion blogger or influencer. 


If you would like to find out how to apply for this program, please simply connect with Excel Education and we would love to assist you!

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Georgina is a content marketer who is part of the E2 family. Being an international student who have completed her degree at UNSW Sydney, she also has extensive experiences as a professional education consultant – helping students to identify the right university to achieve career successes. You are welcome to contact her at +61 424 988 337 to chat about study choices! 

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Which University Can I Study Data Science in Australia?

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Data scientist are a new breed of analytical data expert who have the technical skills to solve complex problems. Many people want to get into data science because it was all about solving complex problems with cool new machine learning algorithms that make huge impact on a business. It provides people a chance to feel like the work they are doing was more important than anything they have done before.

In summary data scientist are part mathematician, part computer scientist and part trend-spotter and because they straddle both the business and IT worlds, they are highly sought after and well paid.

According to a recent study, they command a pay package of over $190,000 per-annul. So what problems can they solve? For instance, if there are 2.3 billion people in the world have been affected by floods in the last 2 decades. Using data science and artificial intelligence (AI) upcoming floods in the next 100 – 500 years can be predicted. These predictions can be used to build dams at correct locations to minimise loss. Talk about saving the world!

Why is Data Science in demand?

It is known that data scientist is now an integral aspect of business, government agencies and developing brand awareness. Many business strategies are develop in accordance to the data analysed by data scientist – this is known as data driven business strategy.

As we are now living in a bubble of the digital age, there is a huge amount of data which is available on the internet where data scientist is working tirelessly to make sense of these data to discover relevant patterns and designs in them.

What is a typical job of a data scientist?

There is not a definitive job description when it comes to a data scientist role but here are a few things you will most likely be doing:

  • Collecting large amounts of unruly data and transforming it into a more usable format
  • Solving business-related problems using data-driven techniques
  • Working with a variety of programming languages, including SAS, R and Python
  • Having a sold grasp of statistics, including statistical tests and distributions
  • Staying on top of analytical techniques such as machine learning, deep learning and text analytics
  • Communicating and collaborating with both IT and business
  • Looking for older and patterns in data, as well as spotting trends that can help a business’s bottom line

How can you become a Data Scientist?

Many data scientist began their careers as statisticians or data analyst, but as big data began to grow and evolve, those roles evolved as well. Positioning yourself for a career in data science will offer you a plethora of job opportunities and a chance to work in the technology field with room for experimentation and creativity.

If you have just recently completed a formal high school qualification, choosing a university that offers a data science degree is an important step. If you are a professional who wants to shift careers – many people have come from a non-technical field such as business or economics, completed a postgraduate qualification and dived into this data science.

Through our detailed analysis, if you have recently completed high school or other relevant foundation qualification (diploma, A-Levels, IB program, etc.) and seeking to complete an undergraduate degree in data science, we would highly recommend studying the Bachelor of Business and IT program at Monash University

At a glance:

InstitutionMonash University
LocationMelbourne, Australia
CourseBachelor of Business and Information Technology
Duration4 Years (6 Semester)
Tuition FeeAUD$ 44,000 per-annum (Indicative for 2019)
IntakeFebruary or July each year
Why Monash?> A member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight institution – in summary the cream of the crop of all Universities in Australia.
> This course offers student a dual qualification, which means you will be receiving 2 graduation certificates instead of 1. Usually it takes 6 years in total to get an IT and Business degree, but at Monash you can complete it within 4 years.
> Combining Business and Information Technology gives you the skills to apply business principles and knowledge across the IT sector or to assist businesses to implement new technological advances. You can select the Business Information Systems and Business Statistic major in this program as a stepping stone to gain entry into careers in data analytics

To find out more information on course entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and program details, simply connect with Excel Education

If you have completed an undergraduate qualification or looking for a career shift in data science, we would highly recommend studying the Masters of Data Science and Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

At a glance:

InstitutionUniversity of Technology Sydney (UTS)
LocationSydney, Australia
CourseMaster of Data Science and Innovation
Career outcomeData science – data griot, data analyst, data artist, data journalist, mobile behaviour analyst, data-driven policy expert, advertising insight and online community manager
Duration2 Years (4 Semester)
Tuition FeeAUD $37,000 per-annul (Indicative for 2019)
IntakeFebruary or July each year
Why UTS?> Known as Australia’s Number 1 Young University in the latest QS Rankings UTS is known for producing the best tech savvy IT graduates.
>The location of the campus where it is minutes away from global tech giants such as Facebook, Google, CISCO and Apple provide student the opportunity to gain internship while completing their degree as work experience/industry placement is an important component of the course.
>UTS offers the Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship which awards $5000 towards the first semester of the tuition fee. The scholarship is made to students with an offer letter and are granted solely on the basis of academic merit.

To find out more information on course entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and program details, simply connect with Excel Education

Can I apply for Australian Residency after completing these programs?

If you are considering living and to establish a career in Australia, it is worth mentioning that Information Technology (IT) professionals are highly sought after in the work force and can lead to an opportunity to apply for Australia Residency (PR).

You can opt to apply under the Australia Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) or the Australia Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) if you completed the program in a regional area. To find out more information about applying for Australia Residency, we have covered this topic in our previous article however if you are unable to digest all the information, simply connect with Excel Education and will be able to assist with all your enquiry!


If you would like to find out other alternative careers that have strong potential to migrate to Australia, simply connect with Excel Education and we would love to assist you!

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Which Engineering Degree is Better: Chemical or Petroleum Engineering?

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Which engineering degree is better: chemical or petroleum engineering?

For reader who’s landed on this page were surely having trouble in differentiating between the two-engineering degree. While choosing the right engineering degree or university to study may have a major impact on your career pathway. Although both are engineering related jobs or course, the differences are much greater than the similarities. For example, chemical engineering covers a broad area including biomedicine, food, electronics, and the environment. One graduate with chemical engineering could work in many industries. Whereas, petroleum engineering is more direct, which deals primarily with the extraction of oil and gas. Therefore, a petroleum engineering graduate will be more likely to venture into the oil and gas industry. This also indicates that both degrees offer different syllabus.

Chemical Engineer

A Chemical Engineer can work in various industries that use material substances. This is because, they solve problems by applying chemistry, biology, physics and math on the production or use of chemicals and other materials. Moreover, they also troubleshoot problems with the manufacturing line and develop new method of production or design equipment for large-scale manufacturing. Besides that, a chemical engineer will need to plan and test production method to ensure a safe procedure for those working with hazardous chemicals before launching the operations.

Chemical Engineer Day To Day Duties:

  • Develop new and improved manufacturing processes
  • Establish safety procedures for those working with dangerous chemicals
  • Develop separation process for liquids and gases components, or for generating electrical current
  • Design the layout of equipment
  • Analyse production performance
  • Manufacturing processes troubleshooting
  • Ensure equipment or production are compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • Estimate production cost for management

The Working Environment of Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineers work mostly in offices and laboratories. Nearly all chemical engineers work full time as they are required to spend time at industrial plants, refineries, and other locations to monitor, direct operations or solve onsite problems.

Career Path for Chemical Engineering Graduate

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Chemists and Materials Scientists
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Cost Engineer

Chemical Engineering Salaries 

Employment of chemical engineers is estimated to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for chemical engineers’ services depends largely on the grow of various manufacturing industries. The median annual wage for chemical engineers is RM 46,508. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less. The lowest 10% (per cent) earned about RM 23,000, and the highest 10% (per cent) earned more than RM 95,500.

Where To Study Chemical Engineering in Malaysia

The profession requires a minimum bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, which is more commonly called chemical and biomolecular engineering. A professional engineer’s license may also enhance job prospects.

Universities CourseDuration Course fee
per year
Monash MalaysiaBA (Hons) Chemical Engineering4 yearsRM 45,700
Curtin MalaysiaBA (Hons) Chemical Engineering4 yearsRM 29,696
SEGI UniversityBA (Hons) Chemical Engineering4 yearsRM 20,238
Taylor’s UniversityBA (Hons) Chemical Engineering4 yearsRM 33,300
UCSI UniversityBA (Hons) Chemical Engineering4 yearsRM 19,403

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.


Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineers find more efficient and profitable ways to extract oil and gas from older wells. They develop new method or design new equipment to drill in oil and gas fields to test the wells. They often work with geoscientists and other earth science specialists to understand how geologic formation affects rocks that contain oil reserves.

Petroleum Engineers Day To Day Duties:

  • Discovering reservoirs and petroleum deposits
  • Study and examine the geological formation, nature of rock containing the reservoir (with the help of geologist)
  • Develop new method to drill in oil and gas fields
  • Design extraction equipment from onshore and offshore reserves deep underground
  • Develop ways to inject gases, water, steam or chemical into an oil reserve to force out more oil or gas
  • Ensure that oilfield equipment is properly installed, operated and maintained
  • Evaluate the production of wells through surveys, testing and analysis

The Working Environment of Petroleum Engineer

Petroleum engineers generally work at drilling and well sites or sometimes in the offices. Moreover, large oil and gas companies do set up operation around the world. Therefore, travelling overseas or within a country is required for site visit purposes or meeting with other engineers, oilfield workers, and customers.

Career Path for Petroleum Engineering Graduate

  • Petroleum geologist
  • Completion engineers
  • Drilling engineers
  • Production engineers
  • Reservoir engineers

Petroleum Engineer Job Outlook and Salaries

Employment of petroleum engineers is estimated to grow 15 % from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Oil prices will be a major determinant of employment growth. Higher prices can cause oil and gas companies to increase capital investment in new facilities and expand existing production operations, along with exploration. The median annual wage for petroleum engineers is RM 98,794. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less. The lowest 10% (per cent) earned about RM 31,122, and the highest 10% (per cent) earned more than RM 405,000.

Where to study Petroleum Engineering in Malaysia

A bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering is sufficient for entry-level jobs. However, a master’s degree allows work as an instructor in some universities, or in research and development. Practical experience, such as from an internship or summer jobs, is also desirable for graduates.

Universities CourseDuration Course fee
per year
APU UniversityB.Eng (Hons) Oil and gas engineering4 yearsRM 23,750
Curtin MalaysiaB.Eng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering4 yearsRM 29,696
Heriot-Watt UniversityB.Eng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering4 yearsRM 43,280
MSc in Petroleum Engineering2 YearsRM 73,000
UCSI UniversityB.Eng (Hons) Petroleum Engineering4 yearsRM 19,793

The program listed are provided as a general guide only, the course fees were captured base on the publicly available information on the internet. Please consult with our education advisor for further assessment.

Differences Between Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Degree TypePetroleum EngineeringChemical Engineering
Career Industry

Various Industries

Oil and gas Only
Career
Opportunity
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Chemists and Materials Scientists
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Cost Engineer
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Completion engineer
  • Drilling engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Reservoir engineer
Job Outlook8% growth15% growth
Median SalariesRM 46,508RM 98,794

Conclusion

Although both are high paying jobs, petroleum engineers could make on average RM 52,000 more each year than chemical engineering. In general, both branches are good, it only depends on what you want to do and most importantly what interest you the most.

Scholarship Opportunity

There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in Malaysia. Some are offered by the Malaysia Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private sectors. To know more: Click here Malaysia Scholarships list 2019.

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Tham Jing An is a writer by day and a bedroom singer by night. He is still a full-time student pursuing his Bachelor (Honours) in Finance with the University of Hertfordshire, UK under INTI International College Kuala Lumpur campus.
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