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Study at Griffith University 2020

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History of Griffith University

Griffith University is a public research university situated in South East Queensland. It was established in 1971. Griffith initially started out with one campus and 451 students, since then, the university has been growing steadily to accommodate over 50,000 students across 5 physical campuses and 1 digital campus which was launched in 2018. The university is environmentally friendly and socially conscious with the purpose of providing students better experiences while studying.

Griffith University Rankings

Griffith is a highly reputable university in Australia which provides degrees that are internationally recognized , with over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for students to choose from.They were also Australia’s first institution to introduce degrees in areas such as environmental science and Asian Studies.

Griffith is ranked 19th as a young university in Australia and amongst the Top 2% of universities worldwide. They have maintained a position at 37th in the Top 50 university under 50 years in 2020 under QS world University rankings. The institution also offers subjects ranked in the Top 100 in the world:

Program

Global Subject Ranking 

Australian Subject Ranking

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

20

2

AUD$ 28,500

Bachelor of Nursing

32

6

AUD$ 31,500

Bachelor of Sport Development

33

6

AUD$ 32,000

Bachelor of Social Science 

51 – 100

5

AUD$ 28,500

Furthermore, Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading performing arts schools offering a variety of degree programs in areas such as Classical Music, Jazz, Musical Acting, Music Technology and Education. It is a part of Griffith University, making it the only university in Queensland to be ranked in the Top 50 Performing Arts Universities 2020.
Here are a few of the recommended courses from the department of Performing Arts at Griffith :

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts 

3 years 

AUD $28,500

Bachelor of Acting 

3 years 

AUD $31, 000

Bachelor of Musical Theater

3 yearsAUD$ 31,000

Bachelor of Music  

3 years AUD $31, 500

For more information about the course entry requirements and application process, please contact Excel Education.

In addition to the above mentioned courses ranked globally, there is a wide range of reputed courses available at Griffith from the following teaching schools : Arts, Education and Law, Griffith Business School, Griffith Health, Griffith Sciences.

The following are a few of the recommended courses at Griffith University :

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering

4 years 

AUD$ 35,500 

Bachelor of Pharmacy
[Recognized by Pharmacy Board Malaysia

4 years

AUD$ 33,000

Bachelor of Business

3 years

AUD$ 28,500

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 years 

AUD$ 31,000

If you are interested to know more about the available programs and application process, Please contact Excel Education.

Griffith University Clubs and Societies

Griffith strongly believes in life beyond academics which is why the university aims to ensure that all students are provided with top quality teaching as well as extra curricular activities. Griffith has a wide range of clubs and societies for students to participate in. Students can take a break from their studies and engage in extracurricular activities to make new friends with the same interests and learn from one another.
Griffith Gold Coast campus activities are overlooked and handled by Student Guild, which is designed to complement academic experiences and meet student’s social and welfare needs. For more information please proceed to Griffith Clubs and Societies

Griffith's Student Support Services

Griffith offers a comprehensive range of student support services to assist students through their academic and personal lives at the university. 

The following are a few of the Student Support services available at Griffith : 

  • Academic Support – English help, technical support and consultations are offered to help students with any of the difficulties they are facing with their studies.
  • Personal support needs – Students can connect with counselors, international student advisers, student advocacy groups and a range of services that to assist student with any personal needs.
  • Cultural Support Services – It is quite common for international students to experience cultural shock from relocating to a new country, therefore, cultural support services are in place to help students smoothen the process of settling down in a new environment.
  • Employability Support – Students can gain access to resources and information to help enhance their skills and knowledge required to develop a professional profile to get ready for the world of employment upon graduation.

If you are interested to know more about the extra curricular activities and support services at Griffith, Please contact Excel Education.

Living in Queensland

Studying abroad can be quite expensive, especially when it comes to tuition fees, accommodation and general living expenses. Griffith University offers on-campus accommodation across all campuses. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities and considerably quite cheaper than living in other major cities such as Sydney or Melbourne. 

Furthermore, It is important to keep in mind that Griffith’s campuses are located in two of the cheapest cities to study and live in Australia : the Gold Coast and Brisbane. 

The Gold Coast is ranked 1st for affordability in Australia and 84th in the world. Weekly student expenditure varies between an average of AUD$480-$520. Brisbane is the 4th cheapest city to live in Australia and ranked 22nd “Best Student Cities in 2019”. Students on average would have to spend approximately AUD$500 – $533 per week for general expenses. 

To know more about studying at Queensland check “Top reasons to study in Queensland 2020”

Furthermore, studying at Griffith has many benefits apart from its  academia and extra curricular activities. Recently it was announced that the Gold Coast has been classified as a Regional Area in Australia. As a result, students graduating from Griffith are eligible for 1 year work permit visa in addition to many other benefits such as being awarded extra points when applying for Skilled Migrant Visa in Australia. To know more about Regional Australia and its benefits check “Top Universities to study in Regional Australia 2020”

If you are interested to know more about studying and living in Queensland, Please contact Excel Education.

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Study at Edith Cowan University Australia 2020

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History of Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a large, multi-campus public university. It is located in Perth, Western Australia including three campuses:Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury. The institution was established in 1991 and considered to be one of the first institutions for higher education in the region of Western Australia. The reason for this is quite interesting since it was formed by a group of teacher’s colleges which has a history going back to the early 1900’s. 

ECU was named after Edith Dircksey Cowan who was the first woman to be elected to the Australian Parliament which makes ECU the only university in the country to be named after a woman.

ECU has over 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students while also annually welcoming approximately 6,000 international students from over 100 countries.
Moreover, ECU’s teaching and research is all industry-related thereby, equipping students with academic as well as practical knowledge and skills. All teachings are conducted in study environments and facilities that are award winning to help students thrive in any situation. 

Edith Cowan University Rankings

ECU is ranked 30th in Australia and has been awarded a 5 star rating for teaching quality by the ECU graduates for 2020. This makes ECU the only public university in Australia to achieve a high affirmation for teaching quality as they have been receiving this rating for 13 years consecutively.  

In addition, ECU’s Sports-related degree programs have been ranked in the world’s top 100 in 2019 whilst achieving and maintaining a Top 300 position for Education courses seven years in a row.
Further, ECU has been listed in the Top 150 in QS Top 50 under 50 ranking for 2018 and 2019, making it one of the youngest highly reputed universities.

ECU has eight teaching schools offering over 300 courses across the three campuses. 

  • School of Business and Law
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Science
  • School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
School of Business and Law

The School of Business and Law at ECU is highly regarded in Australia. ECU was the first university in the country to teach employability skills in a program that is now a part of the Bachelor of Commerce program. Further, ECU is one of the only universities in Western Australia (WA) to offer courses such as Bachelor of International Hotel  & Resort Management, Master of Marketing and Innovation Management. Moreover, ECU introduced the first professionally accredited online Law degree in WA. 

Quality Indicators Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked ECU at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst all the public universities in Australia in 2019. Business and Law disciplines are also ranked best in Western Australia:

  1. Business and Management
  2. Legal and Paralegal Studies

ECU is also ranked at the top as an Australian Public university of skills and educational experience. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Commerce

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of Laws

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$31,550

If you are interested to know more about studying Business or Law at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Arts and Humanities

ECU focuses on the importance of communication and understanding fellow individuals as it is fundamental for human existence. ECU offers diverse course areas such as; Media and Communication, Criminology, Design, Psychology and Counselling. 

ECU is the only in the area of Western Australia to offer specialized majors in children and family studies as well as human services within a Social Science program.

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Arts

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Design

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$29,950

Bachelor of Psychology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Arts and Humanities courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Education

ECU School of Education is highly reputed in Australia. It is the oldest and largest school of Education in Western Australia. It is also Western Australia’s most popular school for graduating professional educators more than any other institution in the state. Furthermore, they have the widest range of Secondary teaching specializations amongst all universities in the are. 

QILT ranked ECU School of Education at the top for undergraduate teaching amongst public schools in Australia.
ECU is also ranked best in the country across the following disciplines for teaching quality, student support, skills and educational experience;

  1. Humanities, Culture, Social Sciences
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Creative Arts
  4. Teacher Education

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood studies)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,750

If you are interested to know more about studying Education  courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Engineering

The School of Engineering at ECU is one of the fastest growing schools and is amongst the world’s top 175. Students will gain practical experiences in advanced labs and workshops. They will also have the opportunity to receive real life experience from 12 weeks of industry placement. The courses are designed with close collaboration of industry needs to help better prepare students. 

ECU received 5-star rating from students in the 2020 Good University Guide in areas such as;

  1. Teaching Quality
  2. Skills Development
  3. Student Support
  4. Learning Resources

As mentioned above, ECU is the only public university in Australia to receive 5-star ratings for teaching quality 13 years in a row. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Engineering – Civil (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

Bachelor of Engineering – Computer systems (Honours)

4 Years (Full time)

AUD$30,200

If you are interested to know more about studying Engineering courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Science

Students who wish to study Science at ECU have a wide array of specialization options to choose from. Students can select from traditional subjects such as Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry or choose courses in Computing and Security or Natural Sciences where disciplines such as Counter Terrorism, Cyber Security and Environmental Management is taught. 

QILT ranked ECU’s School of Science disciplines as some of the best in Western Australia;

  1. Computing and Information Systems
  2. Science and Maths

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Computer Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Information Technology

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,650

Bachelor of Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,650

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

ECU places a strong emphasis on the importance of good health and enhancing the quality of lives for others. Therefore, ECU offers a variety of courses. Students can study a Science degree in areas such as; Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sports Science or Paramedical Science. Students also have the option to choose other Health related degree programs such as Occupational therapy, Speech pathology and Nutrition and Dietetics. 

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Medical Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,700

Bachelor of Health Science

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$32,850

Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,950

 

If you are interested to know more about studying Medical and Health Science courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

School of Nursing and Midwifery

ECU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is Western Australia’s largest nursing program. The institution has the only Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery double degree in Western Australia. Further, the school has partnerships with rural and metropolitan hospitals and the private sector to enable students to receive undergraduate clinical placements in one setting.   

Program

Duration

Indicative Annual Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

3 Years (Full time)

AUD$33,900

If you are interested to know more about studying Nursing courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WWAPA)

WAAPA is a nationally and internationally recognized academy in Australia. They provide comprehensive training in a range of performing arts courses.
WAAPA offers courses in the following disciplines: 

  • Aboriginal Performance
  • Acting
  • Arts Management
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Music Theater
  • Performing Arts
  • Production and Design 

It is a creative and supportive environment where students are encouraged continuously to pursue artistic excellence. Each year critically-acclaimed guest artists collaborate with students and staff to present over 300 public performances.
The Academy’s reputation is confirmed as WAAPA graduates go on to excel in their chosen field of profession around the world. Some of the Star graduates are well known actors, dancers, musicians, including: Hugh Jackman, Dacre Montgomery, Frances O’connor, Emma Matthews, Lucy Durack and many more. 

If you are interested to know more about studying WAAPA courses at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

ECU Student activities, Clubs & Societies

ECU’s student guilds acts on behalf of all students, thereby, providing many services to students in aim to protect their rights and enhance their experience while studying. 

The guild has organized many clubs and societies for students to join. They also have social events and cultural activities to ensure students enjoy their time beyond studies. This is a good way for students to wind down, relax and make new friends.

Their clubs range from; 

  • Academic – Arts Management Student Organisation, Finance & Accounting Society, Edith Cowan Aviators etc
  • Equity – Mature age student network, ECU Wellbeing Community, Queer Collective, Women’s Community etc
  • Social – ECU Badminton club, Collective hope, ECU Malaysia club, Cricket club etc
  • Sports – ECU Jets Sports club 

If you would like to know more about student activities at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

ECU Student Accommodation

The university offers on-campus accommodation at all three campuses. Off-campus accommodation services are also available through ECU. 
The on-campus accommodation is operated by campus Living Villages. The villages consist of modern single and multi-room units. Most of the accommodation are apartment style and is close to all campuses, local shops, and sport facilities.
There are a wide range of rooms available for students based on their budget as they offer tenants below market prices. 

ECU Village Bunbury Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms

AUD$192.70

 

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

AUD$237.20

ECU Village Joondalup Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS Studio 

AUD$195.20 – $200.20

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

4 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms

AUD$1227.20 – $233.20

ECU Village Mount Lawley Accommodation

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

NRAS 2 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom

AUD$170.70

Room Type

Price [Per week, 2020]

6 bedroom apartment Lakeside with 2 bathrooms

AUD$176.70 – $196.70

If you are interested to know more about student accommodation available at ECU, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

 

 

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Computer Science vs Information Technology: What’s Their Difference and Which One Should You Choose?

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We are now entering the era of the industrial revolution 4.0 (also known as industrial 4.0) which can rapidly change the way we communicate, work, interact. It basically gives a huge impact on the way we live. To give a brief description, Forbes stated that industrial 4.0 is the enhancement of industrial 3.0 that is more focused on smart and autonomous system such as cloud, big analytics data, machine learning, and internet of things (IoT).

As a student, we can begin our first step in facing Industrial 4.0 with studying fields that are closely related to it. Some of the options are Computer Science and Information Technology.

But, the one common question now is: which one should you choose?

Both Computer Science and IT deals with computers and a student studying in either one of the fields will learn a little about both regardless of which field they chose. It all depends on what area that suits the student’s interest the most.

Computer Science (CS)

If you’re interested in the combination of maths and algorithms, then Computer Science is the perfect field for you! This field allows students to understand the “why” and “how” behind computer programs. It helps the students to know the computer theory and master the mathematical algorithm which are necessary to write code. Furthermore, it allows them to create, develop, and design a more efficient computer program. 

Computer Science uses various programming languages to communicate with computers, such as Java, Python, C++, etc. However, each programming language has its own strengths and weaknesses in solving different problems. A computer scientists have to know how to utilize the languages that they are familiar with, effectively and efficiently. You are not expected to understand all kinds of programming language fully, since it really depends on the University that offers the course

Career Options

  • Computer programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Network Architect

Information Technology (IT)

Data, Information, and Computing.

If those words excite you, then IT is your answer! In contrast to Computer Science, this field uses more of the computer systems and network to process and distribute data. IT students will learn how to protect and organize their data in the most efficient and accessible way for everyone. 

As the name of the course is, IT is related closely to utilizing new technology. IT professionals are “technology implementer and practitioners”. Generally, they must be familiar with the usage of operating systems and server software, such as Linux, MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server

Career Options

  • Information Technology Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • IT Manager
  • Cloud Computing Manager/Engineer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Mobile Apps Developer
  • Network Architect

General Qualifications for Both CS and IT

In order to enter into CS or IT courses, you will generally need:

Programs

Requirements

Diploma in Information Technology*

  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum CCC including Mathematics
  • UEC: Minimum BBB including Mathematics

Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science*

  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60Foundation in Science or IT/Computing: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.50

*requirements may vary among universities.

5 Recommended Universities in Malaysia to study IT and/or CS

1. Asia Pacific University (APU)

General Intakes: February, April, September.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 85,800
            International:
RM 86,400
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 85,800
            International: RM 86,400

2. Taylor's University

General Intakes: March, August.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)(Internet Technologies)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)(Software Engineering)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 119,800
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 121,753

3. INTI University

General Intakes: January, May, August.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 63,560
            International:
RM 73,052
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 68,376
            International: RM 73,780

4. Monash University Malaysia

General Intakes: February, July, October.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee (2020):
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 40,820/year
            International: RM 46,640/year

5. University of Nottingham Malaysia

General Intakes: September.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor of Computer Science(Hons)
           -Bachelor of Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
           -Bachelor of Software Engineering

Indicative fee (2020):
            Local: RM 39,500/year
            International:
RM 46,00/year       

In case you’re still confused about what’s the main difference between CS and IT, let us give you a recap:

  • Computer Science (CS) focuses on the combinations of mathematical and theoretical foundations of computing 
  • Information Technology (IT) focuses on the approach and the application of data and computing technology (in organizations)

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Best Course to Gain Australian Residency (2020)

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There are several benefits of Australian Permanent Residency

 

  • Permanent Resident of Australia will get to enjoy the government scheme called Medicare. Free medical treatments in public hospital and subsidized medicine are available under this scheme.
  • Australian born children get to enjoy the maximum benefits in the field of healthcare and education.
  • According to Ceoworld Magazine, Australia has the highest minimum wage requirement.

Best Courses for Australian Residency

1. Engineering 

The best course to be pursued, in order to gain permanent residency in Australia is Engineering. Nowadays, the technology is growing rapidly and staying up to date with the latest innovation is important. Engineers are the core for this expansion. Australia’s supply of graduates in the field of engineering are not parallel with their demand. These make the skilled migration become essential for the country’s economic needs. Engineering graduates earns $60,000 on average in Australia.

The students are advised to choose the engineering fields which are listed in the Australian’s Skilled Occupation List (SOL). The engineering field listed in the SOL will give a better chance of being granted for the permanent residency in Australia.

Recommended Universities to Study Engineering:

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Genereal Intake: February

UNSW is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities. It has the largest engineering faculties in Australia. They provide the widest range of engineering courses throughout Australia. 

These are some of the SOL listed courses offered by the university:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Mining Engineering
  • Etc

Indicative Fees (2019): A$45,390 – A$46,080/ Year

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

General Intake: July

UTS is a Public University. The value of the university is measured by the success of the students, staff, partners and their innovations. The University provides a culturally diverse campus life and at the same time they organize high class research programs that prepares graduates for the workplace.

These are some of the SOL listed courses offered by the university:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering

Indicative Fees (2019):  $42,360

2. Healthcare, Medicine and Nursing

Healthcare and related services in Australia are extremely considered. The demand for professionals from this discipline is extremely high . This field has one of the highest average salaries. The income range of this field is  from A$68k – A$ 175k. When the demand and salary is high, then the competition in this field will also be high. 

Other than just having the permanent residency of Australia, this field will also give the graduates other kinds of advantages. Some of their benefits are: 

  • Promising Career Opportunities
  • Status and Respect from the Society
  • The Ability toHelp People Directly

 

Recommended Universities to Study Healthcare:

The University of Melbourne

General intake: March

The University of Melbourne is one of the oldest University in Australia. They are listed in the Australian Group of 8. The University of Melbourne is an institution that makes special contributions to the society in terms of studies, learning, teaching and commitment. According to the QS Ranking,The University of Melbourne holds the top position.

These are some of the healthcare and related courses offered by the University:

  • Bachelor of Dentistry 
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Indicative fees (2019): A$ 40,646 – A$ 85,440 / Year

The University of Adelaide

Genaral Intake: December

The University of Adelaide is also one of the oldest University in Australia and they are listed in the Australian Group of 8. They are one of the top ranking universities and implement established principles in the pursuit of excellence in modern education and research.

These are some of the healthcare and related courses offered by the University:

  • Bachelor of Dentistry 
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Indicative fees (2019): A$35,500 – A$80,500 / Year

3. Computer and Information Technology

Information Technology is becoming the heart of all types of sectors around the world. By understanding the power of information technology, Australia has managed to boom their economy in recent years. Other than IT professionals only in Australia, they are also recruiting graduates who have excelled in another country’s IT profession. This situation allows the international students who study in Australia to get the Australian permanent Resident. An information Technology professional has the potential to earn A$86,545 on average in Australia.

Recommended Universities to Study Computer and Information Technology:

The University of Melbourne

General Intake: March

The University of Melbourne is one of the oldest University in Australia. They are listed in the Australian Group of 8. The University of Melbourne gives unique experience that enables graduates to become well- rounded, thoughtful and qualified professionals. It leads the graduates making a beneficial impact around the world. . According to the QS Ranking,The University of Melbourne holds the top position.

These are the Information Technology course offered by the University:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology

Indicative fees: A$39,628

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

UTS is a Public University. The value of the university is measured by the success of the students, staffs, partners and their innovations. The University provides a culturally diverse campus life and at the same time they organize high class research programs that prepares the graduates for the workplace.

These are some of the Information Technology courses offered by the university:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Gaming and Development)

Indicative fees: A$42,700

That’s it for our recommendations for the best courses that may help you to gain Australian Permanent Residency and the Australian University which may be the best for you. For more information, consult us! You can also contact us to apply.

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Study Information Technology / Computer Science in Australia (2019)

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Australia’s consistent economic growth and new technological surge towards advancement calls for a market with a copious supply of jobs. In order to keep up with these technological advancements, Australia’s education sector is striving to intersect technology into established knowledge. Thus, graduates can be included in the job market. (source)  

In that respect, new courses are bound to be created to anticipate the new demand of skills from the job market. 

In this article, we will explore studying Information Technology (I.T) or Computer Science as an education basis towards changing industries, or even new industries spawned by these technological advancements. I.T is a highly versatile degree as it is a valuable skill central to the operations of businesses and organizations.

The Breakdown on I.T

As mentioned, I.T is a broad field with their own specialisations and sub-units. There are some students who prefer taking a general information technology, information systems or computing degree, which covers a well-rounded area of skills such as: artificial intelligence, database programming, games design, mobile computing, network engineering, software development and telecommunications. 

Or some may prefer studying a specific sector within I.T, like business information systems, or I.T in creative fields, such as desktop publishing or interactive multimedia. Either way, this list will provide a comprehensive overview into all bachelor degrees associated with I.T in reputable Australian universities. 

What will You Study?

Please take note that these are just general classes you may learn in the computer science, different degrees from different universities may vary, please research every potential course thoroughly before making a decision or contact us for more details.

Programming I, II

Programming is arguable the base for the entire course, you would generally learn units like if statements, loops, boolean logic, class creation, struct creation, creating interfaces, polymorphism, inheritance and more. There was also some use of basic data structures like arrays and vectors.

Data Structures

The class is extremely important, as Data Structures are used all over computer programming and the backbone in most of the code computer programmers write. It teaches you to harbour the ability to look at data and know the best way to store it for the sake of optimal time and space performance. You would typically learn about: arrays, stacks, linked lists, doubly linked lists, trees, graphs, heaps, etc.3

Web Development

This class has a lot of skills that are directly applicable to a job in the tech industry, You’ll learn skills about HTML, CSS, JQuery, JavaScript, PHP, and JSON. You’ll learn how to create UI and how to interact with a data layer that then interacts with the network.

Recommended Universities to Study I.T:

This list is based on the QS World Ranking for each university’s Bachelor’s program in I.T. They are guaranteed to be credible, as they rank their subjects based on:

  • High enrolment rate in the program
  • High courses satisfaction rates among students and recent graduates
  • High employment rate

1. The University of Melbourne

General Intake: March

With a high ranking of #32 and maintaining itself as one of Australia’s top universities, the University of Melbourne provides degrees with a variety of majors. 

Bachelor of Science Majors:

  • Computational Biology
  • Computing and Software Systems
  • Data Statistics

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $39,628 – $43,520

Bachelor of Design Majors:

  • Computing
  • Digital Technologies

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $32,784-$42,600 

Bachelor of Commerce Major:

  • Actuarial Studies

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $40,216-$42,912

2. The University of Sydney

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The University of Sydney has always been recognized for their high quality education. Hence, placing their position for I.T and Computing at #42 in the QS World Ranking.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major:

  • Software Engineering

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $44,400

Bachelor of Design Computing

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $40,000 

Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) Majors:

  • Computing Science
  • Information Systems
  • Software Development
  • Computational Data Science

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $46,500

Bachelor of Commerce Major:

  • Business Information Systems

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $42,000

3. Monash University

Study Engineering in Australia

Monash University is known as an esteemed university based in Melbourne, it also has branches in other international locations, but for the sake of this list, we will focus on the courses available in Australia. You may contact us if you’re interested in the other counties.

Bachelor of Information Technology Majors:

  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer networks and security
  • Computer science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science
  • Digital Humanities
  • Game design
  • Games development
  • Interactive media
  • IT for business
  • Mobile apps development
  • Software development
  • Software engineering
  • Web development

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $41,400

Bachelor of Engineering Majors:

  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  • Software Engineering

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $44,400

Bachelor of Computer Science Majors:

  • Advanced and Computer Science
  • Data Science

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $41,400 

4. The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

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Located in the business hub of Sydney, The University of New South Wales is a university bursting with degrees and many opportunities for their students. And plus, its location means many career opportunities for nearby corporations and organisations.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) 

  • Bioinformatics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Software Engineering

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $46,230

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $46,140

Bachelor of Information Systems

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $43,440

5. The University of Queensland

Study engineering in University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is considered to be one of Australia’s most reputable universities, and it holds a proud ranking of #48 in the 2019 QS World Ranking. Furthermore, you can specify your degree to a certain field of your interest, as they offer many different majors in their degrees as well.   

Bachelor of Computer Science majors:

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Programme Learnings
  • Scientific Computing

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $45,120

Bachelor of Information Technology majors:

  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Enterprise Information Systems (Dual major)
  • Software Design
  • Software Information Systems
  • User Experience Design

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $45,120

Bachelor of Science majors:

  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science

*Indicative fee (2019): AUD $44,736

That’s it for our recommendations for the best Australian universities to study Information Technology. For more information, consult us! You can also contact us to apply.

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Top 5 Universities to Study Information Technology/ Computer Science in Malaysia 2020

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The field of information technology is constantly evolving and changing according to the newest trends in the market. All types of businesses require professionals who have the skills and knowledge of information technology to support the organization in managing data and programming. The market of information technology is perceived as a potential market with steady growth in the last few years and it is expected to have a huge impact in shifting the Malaysia’s culture and business structures of all companies in the near future. 

Information Technology (IT) is the use of any computer, storage, network, and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange all forms of electronic data. Programmers are responsible for keeping systems and data secure to ensure the network working. The job scope of a programmer is related to input data, manage databases and involved in programming.

Important skills for IT Professionals

Communication

Knowledge networking is an extension of good communication skills, as it requires gathering groups of people in a working environment to share what they know, in order to build a system of knowledge within an organization that is more than the sum of its parts. Good team cooperation is able to carry out tasks effectively in order to achieve the ultimate goal.

Time Mangement

Technology work is very time consuming and takes a longer time than anticipated, timelines and milestone often change over the course of a long project. Therefore, the ability to manage time and arrange tasks is crucial for an individual to utilize the limited time efficiently. An IT professional should be able to accurately assess how long a project should take, and then be able to stick to those timelines.

Creativity

IT experts are constantly looking to the future to anticipate and develop alternatives to potential technological issues and needs. Employers are seeking for IT experts who are able to conceive unique solutions and develop effective solutions with less resources. It might not be an essential element in the career, but you will have the advantage to achieve better outcome.

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Information Technology/Computer Science, you will generally need:

Programmes

Requirements

Diploma in Information Technology

  • SPM/O-level: Minimum 3Cs including Mathematics; or
  • UEC: Minimum 3Bs including Mathematics

Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science

  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs; or
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60; or
  • Foundation in Science or IT/Computing: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.50

Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for IT Professionals

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Architect
  • Web Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Designer and Programming Computer Games

1. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Campus: Taman Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Diploma in Information Technology
General Intake: September & November
Indicative fee of 2-years (2019): RM43,900

Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineer)
General Intake: September & November
Indicative fee of 3-year (Full-time) (2019): RM85,800

Degree in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)
General Intake: September & November
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM85,800

2. Segi University

Campus: Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Diploma in Information Technology
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 2.5-years (2019): RM38,000

Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineer)
General Intake: January, March, July & September
Indicative fee of 3-year (Full-time) (2019): RM57,600

Degree in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM57,600

3. Taylor's University

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Diploma in Information Technology
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 2-years (2019): RM48,000

Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineer)
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 3-year (Full-time) (2019): RM94,500

Degree in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM94,500

4. Sunway University

Campus: Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya

Diploma in Information Technology
General Intake: January, March & August
Indicative fee of 2-years (2019): RM44,200

Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineer)
General Intake: January, March & August
Indicative fee of 3-year (Full-time) (2019): RM86,090

Degree in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)
General Intake: January, March & August
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM86,090

5. Help University

Campus: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Diploma in Information Technology
General Intake: January, May & August
Indicative fee of 2-years (2019): RM35,700

Degree in Computer Science (Software Engineer)
General Intake: January, May & August
Indicative fee of 3-year (Full-time) (2019): RM60,200

Degree in Information Technology (Cybersecurity)
General Intake: January, July & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM60,200

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Top courses to study in Australia

Top Courses to Study Based on the Job Market in Australia

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Australia has created about 1 million new jobs over the last 5 years. Despite this, there are some industries that are more employable than others, while some are declining more than others. Hence, We will attempt to provide a brief rundown on Australia’s job industry. In order to help future students studying in Australia in choosing the right education pathway.

The Big Five

The top 5 biggest employing industry in Australia has garnered over 1 million jobs in each industry, and it is projected to continue growing:

1. Health Care & Social Assistance (1,663,900)

Best nursing courses in Australia

Boasting the largest and fastest growing industry in Australia, this sector includes jobs like registered nurses, aged and disabled carers, child carers, nursing support and personal care workers and receptionists.

 

Moreover, there is a shortage for nurses in Australia as a lot of nurses have to work overtime to cover shifts.

What to study?

The best route for this industry would be taking Nursing courses in either:

Diploma of Nursing (1.5 year):

  • Qualifies you to be an enrolled nurse within many TAFE’s within Australia.
  • Also allows a pathway towards being a registered nurse if you choose to further your studies.

Bachelor of Nursing (3 – 4 years):

  • A course students must take to become a registered nurse in Australia.

Recommended Universities to Study Bachelor of Nursing

 

QS World University Ranking (2018) by Subject

City

University

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

7th

Sydney

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

AUD $34,540

15th

Sydney

The University of Sydney (USYD)

AUD $35,500

18th

Melbourne

Monash University

AUD $33,000

24th

Melbourne

Deakin University

AUD $32,600

27th

Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

AUD $31,424

2. Retail Trade (1,286,900)

As the manufacturing and wholesale Industry declines, the demand for retail trade skills have been at all time high, ranging from mechanical and fabrication engineers to labourers such as bricklayers and plumbers.  

What to study?

We recommend studying Engineering to break into this industry, as it generally covers all the skills required in this industry, and you can also choose a major to specialise in.

Recommended Universities to Study Engineering

 

QS World University Ranking (2018) by Subject

City

University

Engineering Major

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

2nd

 

Perth

Curtin University

Mineral and Mining Engineering

AUD $34,000

12th

Sydney

UNSW

Civil and Structural Engineering

AUD $39,300

29th

Melbourne

Monash University

Chemical Engineering

AUD $38,900

34th

Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Electrical and Electronic

AUD $41,232

47th

Queensland

University of Queensland

Mechanical Engineering

AUD $38,432

3. Construction (1,167,200)

best construction courses in Australia

Technicians and trades workers account for 52% of the construction industry, which is a potential career pathway for engineering students as well.

What to study?

Other than Engineering, Architecture is a relevant course towards the industry of construction, Architecture degrees typically hold versatility in terms of the technicalities and design in construction.

Recommended Universities to Study Architecture/Built Environment

QS World University Ranking (2019) by Subject

City

University

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

15th

Sydney

The University of Sydney (USYD)

AUD $40,000

17th

Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

AUD $32,784-$44,712

22nd

Melbourne

RMIT University

AUD $39,360

25th

Sydney

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD $41,280

51-100th

Perth

Curtin University

AUD $32,100

4. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,033,000)

Within this large and diverse industry envelops a wide array of jobs such as people offering legal and accounting services, veterinary services, and computer system design.

Furthermore, the top five occupations in the industry are accountants, software and applications programmers, solicitors, graphic and web designers, and illustrators and advertising and marketing professionals.

What to study?

Studying business with a specific major may be a safe choice to break into the industry. Though any courses related to I.T is a way to pick up computing skills to keep up with the fast-tracked technological advancement in this era, and the market’s shift into the internet.

Nowadays, universities are proactive in updating their courses to teach students computing and software skills, from e-marketing to graphic design in business courses; or social media management in communication courses.  

In this respect, the list we’re giving out below focuses primarily in I.T:

Recommended Universities to Study Information Technology

 

QS World University Ranking (2019) by Subject

City

University

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

5th

Sydney

The University of Sydney (USYD)

AUD $46,500

6th

Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

AUD $39,628

28th

Sydney

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD $43,440

48th

Queensland

The University of Queensland

AUD $42,768

59th

Melbourne

Monash University

AUD $41,400

5. Education and Training (1,024,300)

Teaching is a stable career direction, in which primary school teacher dominates the industry as the top occupation.  Other than being a teacher, training is considered a career dedicated to training people who have already started their careers with the goal of helping them perform better.

What to study?

Other than studying Education courses (which are compiled into a list below), this path typically leans towards teacher as an occupation.

Business degrees or Human Relations related courses are more suited for a professional training career. Click here to learn more about studying business in Australia.

Without further ado, the top 5 list of Australian Universities to study Education (Primary) are as follows. Please remember the list below is limited to one type of Education degree dedicated to primary school education, take time to think about what career path you want to take within the industry before choosing a major.

Recommended Universities to Study Education

 

QS World University Ranking (2019) by Subject

City

University

Indicative Annual Course Fee (2018/2019)

12th

Sydney

The University of Sydney (USYD)

AUD $46,500

16th

Melbourne

Monash University

AUD $32,400

19th

Queensland

The University of Queensland

AUD $30,672

27th

Melbourne

Deakin University

AUD $28,000

51st – 100th

Perth

Curtin University

AUD $30,400

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Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Malaysia 2019

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From time to time, you may ask yourself about these questions: How should I plan for my future? What job is the best job out there available and suitable for me? Am I making the right choice? Well, we often faced the similar problems at some points of our lives, graduates struggling to find a well-paid job with good conditions but have no better idea what to choose. Here are some lists of the Best Job in Malaysia in 2019, providing an overview on the jobs in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, the amount of workers required are slowly increasing as newly developed markets are rising, in which formed new type of professionals. As we can see it with our own eyes, globalization and digitalization are coming to our doorsteps, society and technology are constantly changing as well as our lifestyles. Providing wide range of career opportunities for graduates to explore and strive at it.

1. Tourism & Hospitality

The main reason of the high demand in tourism industry is globalization and higher income. People are getting paid more than before, able to afford basic necessities and even luxuries. Some would have the idea to travel across the whole world, making tourism industry to be one of the best industry for Malaysia. It is estimated to have a salary starting from RM4,000 with best entry-level for fresh graduates. Moreover, skills acquired through the career of tourism & hospitality could be useful and flexible for other type of professional such as recreational events.

2. Healthcare & Medicine

Involving into healthcare as doctors and nurses can be difficult as lives are depending on their own hands but it is considered as one of the industry that will ever exist and in demand. Healthcare industry does not shows dramatical dropped when economic faced fluctuation and downturn. For a fresh graduates, initial salary will not be high due to lack of experience in the medical field but it will slowly increase over time up to RM15,000 a month.

3. Banking and Finance

Nowadays, the supply of accountants are getting lesser and scarce which drive higher demand and salary, it is estimated that 60,000 professional accountants are needed by 2020 in order to upkeep the financial and banking stability. Businesses are generally seeking for accountant who is versatile and competence in handling variety type of tasks such as finance managers, fund and banking management, and audit and risk management. Newly accountant is able to obtain RM3,500 at the beginning.

4. Business and Management

There is no shortage of fresh graduates in business field in Malaysia due to the nature of business opens up variety of work possibilities to a wide field of career such as actuarial analysts, business advisor, project manager, marketing executive, human resource manager and etc. As I mentioned before, digitalization also serve as a driving force in shaping the business field in creating the need of tech-savvy marketing and sales professionals. The expected salary for an executive position is around RM2,500 above offered to fresh graduates.

5. Education

Seeing the demand of professionals are needed more than before in the market of Malaysia, educators and lecturers who hold Master’s Degree or PhD also needed in the field, especially on medical, sciences, languages, and engineering. Other than that, few others decided to become a consultant or trainers whereby also needed on particular industry such as sports, travel, and etc. The salary for fresh graduates in education industry is ranging from RM2,200 to RM2,500.

6. Graphic & Multimedia design

Companies are gradually shifting its focus onto the mainstream of online business, hiring website designers and graphic designers to decorate the firm’s website page. It also shows significant growth in the digital content industry in the form of animation and video games development, providing a brand new career path for fresh graduates. The salary for a graphic designer is starting from RM2,200 for fresh graduates.

7. Communications

It is surprising seeing communication made it on the list, the demand of public relations practitioners are increasing and stayed solid over time. Its role is vital for a business to shape and develop its reputation as they are the ones who represent the voice of the company. Therefore, positions such as advertiser and public relations managers in need for those who are proficient in english, chinese and malay. Estimated entry-level salary for fresh graduates are ranging from RM2,500 to RM3,000.

8. Information Technology

Over 56.1% of people have internet access, most of it saturated in the developed countries. Demand developers who are specialize on developing web, app, software, and tech are generally increasing as well as the salary offered by organization. There are various type of programmer in the market, depending on their field of expertise, some may offered salary as high as RM3,800 for a starter.

9. Building and Construction

Although this sector is widely considered as difficult and dangerous, but it actually have high demand and paid well. The lack of professionals such as civil engineers and quantity surveyors in this particular area, it required precise calculation, measurement, implementation to build a last-lasting and durable structure which cost heavy amount of investment on it. It demands creative youngster who are able to adapt to newly technologies such as GPS-guided equipment, cloud-based applications, drones, robots, green technology & big data. Refer as one of the highest paying job for fresh graduates, paying above RM3,500.

10. Actuarial Science

The specialty of actuaries are widely recognized and required across major industry in Malaysia. Their expertise in risk management and regulatory developments cause high demand in insurance industry. Furthermore, their skills also implementable in financial services sector and government bodies. The entry-level salary given to fresh grad is starting RM2,500.

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Master Of Information and Technology Systems | Computer Science – UTAS

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About the program

The Master of Information Technology and Systems (MITS) provides a wide breadth of knowledge of varying aspects of information technology (IT) and information systems (IS). The MITS provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in any discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with advanced issues involving IT and IS.

The MITS provides non-Information and Communications Technology (ICT) students with broad knowledge and understanding of fundamental information and communication technology concepts and principles. It also enables all students to select significant areas for in-depth study, from a range of advanced IT and IS areas, to provide students with knowledge, understanding and experiences that transcend technologies and are robust over time so that students are well-placed to deal with ongoing, rapid changes in the IT and IS fields. Studies in the various advanced areas of ICT allow students to develop a professional, responsible, self-reflective and critical attitude to the practice of ICT.

The MITS allows all students to complete a state-of-the-art, industry-focused specialisation in an emerging field of ICT:

  • Big Data Management and Analytics
  • Information Systems & Management
  • Mobile, Web and Cloud Computing
  • Networks & Embedded Systems
  • Graphics and Games Development
  • Interactive Design & Technology
  • Logistics & Enterprise Systems
  • Business Analytics
  • Software Design and Development
  • ICT Research (on research stream)

Successful entrepreneurs with background from Information Technology (IT)

There are many influential and successful people in the world who hold a degree/master in IT. Without them, It’s become impossible to imagine the world without the likes of Google, Facebook and Netflix. 

High demand for IT graduates is reflected in decent starting salaries across the industry. According to The Sunday Times’ league table of graduate salaries, students leaving the University of Tasmania with a IT degree/master were earning an average of AUD55,000 just six months after graduating, thanks to large-scale recruitment from large firms and technology companies such as Alibaba.

So, if you’re looking to study IT, here’s a list of successful entrepreneurs with background from IT that might provide inspiration!

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg developed the world’s most successful social network. So successful in fact, that Hollywood even made a film about his rise to stardom (The Social Network).

Zuckerberg was just 23 when he was named the youngest ever self-made millionaire by Forbes. It was at Harvard University where he came up with the idea for Facebook, while majoring in computer science and psychology. He quickly became known around campus as a ‘programming prodigy’.

Zuckerberg, despite only receiving an honourable one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook, is estimated to be worth as much as US$35.1 billion. There are approximately 1.3 billion active monthly Facebook users and in 2013 alone the site earned a total revenue of US$6.1 billion.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who co-founded Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal-computer software company.

Gates wrote his first software program at the age of 13. In high school, he helped form a group of programmers to develop their school’s payroll system and founded Traf-O-Data, a company that sold traffic-counting systems to local governments. In 1975 Gates joined his hometown friend Paul G. Allen to develop software for the first microcomputers. They began by adapting BASIC, a popular programming language used on large computers, for use on microcomputers. With the success of this project, Gates formed Microsoft and he had become the PC industry’s ultimate kingmaker until today.

Career outcomes

The MITS is an effective means of opening up new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields. Graduates of the MITS will have the knowledge and skills to solve complex social, economic and technical problems within the context of information and communication technology. By selecting specialist subjects, graduates will develop deep theoretical and practical knowledge in specific areas so that they will have the intellectual and conceptual foundation to play leading roles in the development of the ICT industry. 

Graduates of the program will be expected to play leading professional roles in the field locally and overseas. The MITS provides formal postgraduate credentials to advance your ICT career across any industry. For students without prior ICT studies, the MITS provides fundamental skills in 

  • Systems analysis and design
  • Programming
  • Cyber-security
  • Web technology
  • Database technology
  • Data communications and networking technology

By selecting specialist units, students will further develop their knowledge in several advanced ICT areas such as 

  • Intelligent Web Services
  • Information Management
  • Enterprise Systems
  • eLogistics
  • Systems Strategy and Management
  • Business Process Innovation
  • Network Security and Data Management Technology

Graduates will enjoy varied and rewarding careers around the world. For example: 

  • Systems analyst
  • Web developer
  • Database modeller/administrator
  • Programmer
  • Business process modeller
  • ICT strategist
  • Project manager
  • Information management specialist
  • Security architect/specialist
  • Business analyst
  • Enterprise architect

Guaranteed study and single accommodation package

The University of Tasmania offers MASTER OF INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS (MITS K71) in Launceston, Tasmania. This is a new study location for MITS and the university is offering an incredible study and guaranteed accommodation package. For just $30,850 AUD per year , students will be guaranteed to study and live in University Accommodation for the 2-year duration of the course.  That’s a guaranteed study and accommodation package for two years!

Course feeCourse fee
before
Scholarship
Guaranteed 
Accommodation 
Package
 
K7I- Master of Information and Technology Systems – MITS
$29,750$30,850

Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) Eligibility

Students will also be eligible for the Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS 25%) who

  •  is an international student
  •  applies through an authorised University of Tasmania agent
  •  receives an offer to study
  •  commences in Semester 2, 2018 / 2019
  •  is not applying for advanced credit

Study University of Tasmania

UTAS is also home to the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Australia’s national centre for maritime education, training and research. AMC is one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). State of the art facilities, a strong relationship with industry and hands-on training by professionals keep AMC graduates in demand around the world.

The QS World University Rankings result of 370 is another leap forward for the University, climbing 7 places and ranking amongst the best in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (top 50) and Agriculture and Forestry (top 100). Another seven disciplines were highly ranked in the QS Rankings, including Philosophy, Environmental Sciences (top 200), Biological Sciences, Law & Sociology (top 250), Education, Geography and Medicine (top 300).

UTAS course listing click here

Application Process:

UTAS has two main semesters, Semester 1 runs February to June and Semester 2 runs July to November. Applications open in August to commence study in semester 1 the following year. Applications for semester 2 opens in March. In order to be accepted to study at UTAS, you need to meet the course-specific prerequisites.

Working Opportunities in Tasmania

In Tasmania, students are able to find better jobs as compared to the other cities. Average wages vary between $14-30 per hour. There is less competition for jobs during studies.

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