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Complete Guide to Engineering Accreditations in Malaysia

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What is Accreditation?

Ever heard of the term ‘Accreditation’ and have no idea what it means or it’s importance towards your qualification? 

Accreditation is a formal form of verification that a program or institution meets an established standard of practice and is deemed competent to carry out assessment. In the world of education, accreditation is used to determine the validity of qualifications offered by either local or private universities in producing quality graduates. Accredited degrees offer students, parents and employers globally a form of assurance that their employees have met a set level of competency. Accredited courses from qualified organizations ensure graduates meet industry standards. 

Which Accreditation is the Best for Engineering?

Country

Malaysia

Australia

United Kingdom 

Accreditation

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

Engineers Australia (EU)

Engineering Council United Kingdom (ECUK) 

What Do They Do

Regulate engineering services, conforming to professional ethics & international best practices for public safety in Malaysia

Dedicated to being the national forum for the advancement of the engineering field within Australia

Regulatory authority for registration of Chartered and Incorporated engineers and engineering technicians

Countries They Are Recognized In 

Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States

For more information regarding the accreditation of your engineering course and it’s validity, contact Excel Education! 

What is the Washington Accord?

An accord is known as an agreement or concurrence of opinions. 

Washington Accord is known as an international agreement signed between engineering bodies who are responsible for accrediting engineering courses in their representative countries. These engineering bodies play a role in ensuring the standards of engineering education are met. Washington Accord acts to create a standardized quality of graduate engineers worldwide to ease the mobility of professional engineers, for them to gain professional registration in other countries to increase employability without having to undergo further formal education. Acquiring a qualification that is recognized by the Washington Accord directly means your qualification is internationally recognised. 

All 3 Accreditation bodies: Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Engineers Australia (EU) and Engineering Council United Kingdom (ECUK) are all signatories under the Washington Accord! 

Malaysia is a signatory of the Washington Accord. Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) represents Washington Accord in the accreditation of Engineering programmes in both local and private universities in Malaysia, to ensure it is satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering professionally. In simple words, if your Engineering program is accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia, it is also accredited by the Washington Accord. This accreditation ensures that graduates from these programs will have the opportunity to register as Graduate Engineers in other countries as well without needing to re-qualify! Other countries who are signatories under the Washington Accord are such as Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Ireland,Singapore, United States, The United Kingdom and many more!

How to Become an Engineer in Malaysia?

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

The Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) is known as an authoritative body of international standing that regulates engineering practice. Their main roles include regulating engineering services, conforming to professional ethics and international best practices, in ensuring public safety for Malaysia. 

*Note: Only 4-year long engineering programs are recognized by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM)

General Requirements of Registering as a Graduate Engineer in Malaysia

To become registered as a ‘Graduate Engineer’ in Malaysia, you are required to have acquired any qualification in engineering (either awarded by Malaysia or other countries) which is recognized by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM). 

Top Accredited Engineering Programs in Malaysia:

#1 Taylor’s University

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Undergraduate Bachelors Programs:

Programs Offered 

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) 

All Engineering programs offered by Taylor’s University are accredited by: 

  1. i) Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 
  2. ii) Engineers Australia 

iii) Engineering Accreditation Board of the Engineering Council – United Kingdom

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#2 Monash University

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Undergraduate Bachelors Programs:

Programs Offered 

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Electrical and Computer System Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)

All Engineering programs offered by Monash University Malaysia are accredited by: 

  1. i) Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 
  2. ii) Engineers Australia 

iii) Engineering  Accreditation Board of the Engineering Council – United Kingdom

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

#3 University of Nottingham Malaysia

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Undergraduate Bachelors Programs: 

Programs Offered 

Accreditation

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) 

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (Hons)

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation)

Bachelor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Institution of Engineering & Technology 

Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering

Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE),

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

Note: Undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees offered at University of Nottingham Malaysia are NOT accredited by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) as they are 3-year long courses instead of 4-year long, per requirement of BEM!

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

Undergraduate Masters Programs: 

Programs Offered 

Accreditation

Masters of Chemical Engineering (Hons) 

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM),

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Masters of Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering (Hons)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM),

Institution of Chemical Engineers

Masters of Civil Engineering

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Joint Board of Moderators (Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation)

Masters of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institution of Engineering & Technology 

Masters of Mechatronic Engineering

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)

Masters of Mechanical Engineering

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE),

Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

#4 Asia Pacific University (APU)

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Undergraduate Bachelors Programs:

Programs Offered 

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronic Engineering  (Hons) 

Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications Engineering  (Hons) 

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering (Hons) 

Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering (Hons) 

All Engineering programs offered by Asia Pacific University (APU) are accredited by: 

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) 

For more information on intakes, fees, scholarships available and application process, contact Excel Education.

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia According to QS Rankings 2022

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Malaysia is undoubtedly a popular destination for students with universities ranking among the top universities in the world every year. 

QS  recently released the QS World University Rankings 2022, ranking the top universities in the world.  Compared to the previous year, there have been notable changes in the rankings of the universities in Malaysia on the QS Rankings 2022 list. 

Down below, find out which universities made it to the top of the list of the best private universities in Malaysia! 

What is the QS Ranking System?

Before we get started with the list, let’s look at what a QS Ranking System is. 

The QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings is a list of the leading universities globally. It is, in fact, the most widely recognized university ranking list in the world. 

Now you might wonder how the universities are evaluated to give them rankings. The QS Rankings System evaluates universities based on academic reputation, research quality, teaching quality, the university’s international outlook, and graduate employment readiness

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia According to QS Rankings 2022

1. Monash University, Malaysia

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Monash University makes the top of the list, taking the 58th position among the top universities in the world.  This was a three step down from 55th position in the QS World University Rankings 2021. 

Monash University is one of Australia’s top private universities with one of its branch campuses located in Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. Monash University Malaysia is the third largest campus of Australia’s largest university, and is the first international university in Malaysia operating in collaboration with the Sunway Group. 

Monash University Malaysia offers a culturally diverse environment with over 8,700 students from 78 countries globally. In addition to this, the university is widely known for its highly qualified academic staff and rigorous standards. The university also has top-notch online resources with 1,877 online databases, 139,286 e-journals, and 1.5 million ebooks. Monash University provides its students with a range of career opportunities with various employment and career development services.

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Pharmacy 
  • Engineering 
  • Medicine 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

2. University of Southampton, Malaysia

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University of Southampton takes the 77th Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. 

University of Southampton Malaysia is the top UK University in Malaysia located in the state of Johor.  The university is a research intensive educational institution and a founding member of The Russell Group which has a 98% graduate employability rate. In addition to this, University of Southampton also assists its students in building start-up companies through their business incubators, Science and has strong relationships with industry giants such as Microsoft, IMG and Phillips. 

University of Southampton currently offers its students 100% scholarships and education grants. 

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting and Finance 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

3. Nottingham University, Malaysia

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University of Nottingham takes the 103rd Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. It is a top UK university with one of its branch campuses located in Semenyih, Malaysia. 

While studying in the branch campus of the university in Malaysia costs way less than studying in the UK, it also provides its students with a range of other perks. The university has a stunning 125 acre campus with 5,500 students from over 85 countries studying in it. It also has an undergraduate employability rate of 90% with secured employment or further studies within six months of graduation. Since the university has multiple campuses across the world, it also offers its students the opportunity to study inter-campus to provide a global experience for the students. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Pharmacy
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering  

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

4. University of Reading, Malaysia

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University of Reading ranks at the 202nd Place in the QS Rankings 2022 list. 

University of Reading is among the top 30 UK universities ranking at the 27th place among 84 universities in the UK. The university has one of its international branch campuses located in Johor, Malaysia. It is widely recognized for its excellence in teaching and research. In fact, University of Reading has 150 years of experience in world-class education with origins rooting from University of Oxford. 

The university campus in Malaysia offers the same courses offered in the UK campus with the same quality and standard, with all of the programs accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). 

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management 
  • Law
  • Psychology

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

5. University of Wollongong , KDU

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UOW (University of Wollongong) is a top  Australian university ranking at the 193rd position in the QS Rankings 2022 list. It has some of its international branch campuses, UOW Malaysia KDU, located in Shah Alam and Penang, Malaysia. UOW was the first ever private university in Malaysia to have its purpose built campus, making it a pioneer in Malaysian private education. 

UOW has internationally recognized industry focused teaching programs at modern campuses in Malaysia. It has various programs ranging from foundation level to postgraduate level programs that you can choose from. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Media & Communication 
  • Business  
  • Hospitality Management 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

6. Curtin University, Malaysia

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Curtin University takes the 194th Place in the QS World University Rankings 2022. 

Curtin University is a top private university in Australia with one of its branch campuses located in Sarawak, Malaysia. In addition to its campus in Malaysia, the university also has campuses in Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius and of course, Australia, all offering globally recognized programs with the same course structure and quality. 

Curtin University Malaysia currently represents students from 48 different nationalities, providing you the opportunity to experience a culturally diverse and inclusive studying environment. Upon graduation from Curtin University you remain as an alumni of the Curtin Family that stretches across the globe. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Civil and Structural Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

7. Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia

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Heriot-Watt University is a leading British university ranking in the 270th place in QS Rankings 2022 list. It is a research intensive university with its heritage stretching back to 1821. 

Heriot-Watt has 5 campuses across the world, with one of the campuses located in Putrajaya, Malaysia. By joining Heriot Watt University you become a part of the family of 27,000 students, and a global university with over 100 learning partners worldwide. Over 90% of the students at this university graduate to get full employment within six months after graduation from their programme. 

Heriot Watt offers scholarships ranging from 35% to even 100% scholarships for its students.  

Recommended Programs 

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Actuarial Science

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

8. Swinburne University, Malaysia

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Swinburne University ranks at the 321st place in the QS Rankings 2021 list. It is a premier Australian University with one of its branch campuses, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus, located in Kuching, Malaysia. 

The university’s Malaysia campus offers low fees for its students as a result of its collaboration with the Sarawak State Government and emphasis on long-term financial viability rather than large profits. Moreover, students at the Malaysia campus get the same high-quality education through undifferentiated courses as they would in the campus in Australia. Nevertheless, students also have the opportunity to spend a semester at the Melbourne campus through International Student Exchange Programs or even complete their degree in Australia by transferring to the campus in Melbourne. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Art and Design 
  • Media and Communication

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

9. Taylor’s University

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Taylor’s University ranks at the 332nd place in the QS Rankings 2022 list, climbing 47 ranks higher than the previous year. It is in fact, the top private university of Malaysia and Southeast Asia as a whole. It is also one of the world’s top flight universities. Taylor’s University is also one of the few universities with 5 star Online Learning, providing world-class education to its students. 

Taylor’s University offers its students a wide array of courses with its various links to multiple industry partners. Moreover Taylor’s University has a beautiful campus offering multiple facilities for its culturally diverse family of students. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Business & Management
  • Health Sciences
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Architecture & Design 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

10. UCSI University

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UCSI University is a top private university in Malaysia ranking at the 347th place in the QS Rankings 2022 list. UCSI has 12,000 students from 110 different countries ensuring a culturally diverse and inclusive environment for its students. With experienced lecturers who have played advisory roles in public bodies and communities, UCSI provides an exhilarating learning environment for its students. 

UCSI has its campuses across several locations in Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, Springhill (Port Dickson),  Kuching and Terengganu. These campuses offer a wide range of programs, from Medicine, Nursing, Architecture, to even Music and Multimedia. UCSI also has partnerships with over 2,300 leading companies across the world, providing its students and staff with multiple opportunities. 

Recommended Programs

Down below, we have provided for you programs in the university with the highest subject ranking in QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

  • Performing Arts
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management 
  • Engineering – Petroleum 

For more information regarding the university, programs offered, entry requirement and fees, contact Excel Education. 

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Top 10 Universities to Study Marketing Degree in Australia

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Marketing is one of the most exciting courses you can study with tons of job opportunities in every sector you can think of.  A marketing team is a primary part of every company or brand. To put it in a fancier way, the doors a marketing degree will open for you is endless.

However, before pursuing any degree it is important to ponder over whether it is the right course for you. Down below, we have provided for you, all the answers you might need to answer this question.

What is Marketing?

Marketing is basically about the communication of a brand and the value of its products or services to consumers and customers, for the purpose of selling the product or service. The ultimate goal of marketing for any brand is to boost sales. 

In the past, marketing was done through word of mouth and it all depended on who could shout the loudest and was the most persuasive. To this day, the theory behind marketing remains the same, however the methods have changed immensely considering the digitalization of the world. 

Why Study Marketing?

To answer the question of whether you should pursue a career in marketing, you should ask yourself a series of sub-questions. 

  • Is Marketing right for you?

Just as any other career, marketing is not for everyone. You need to possess a set of qualities that match with the skills you need to become a successful marketer. Although marketers do come from different backgrounds, there are some personality traits they tend to have in common;

  • Creative and self-motivated
  • Persuasive and approachable 
  • Able to work in a team
  • Detail-oriented and efficient 
  • Able to make last minute changes
  • Able to be both a leader and a follower
  • Up To-date on trends
  • Able to understand customer needs

The list of course doesn’t end here, but now you have an idea of the basic qualities you need to possess. 

  • Is it a career you will enjoy? 

A typical marketing job involves data collecting, budgeting and developing marketing strategies. The aspect of marketing that most people find exciting however is, coming up with creative marketing campaigns. You must have come across successful marketing campaigns by big brands such as Nike. For example, Nike’s “Find Your Greatness” Campaign, which was focused on identifying with the inner athlete in you, since most of Nike’s customers are not professional athletes, rather normal people who are into sports wear. 

As a marketer, coming up with engaging and thought provoking campaigns like this will be a big part of your job. Whether you find this enjoyable or not however, really depends on you. 

What Will You Study in a Degree in Marketing?

Marketing covers a variety of areas ranging from advertising to market research and business administration. This will help you further your studies in areas such as business and advertising, which is why it is an attractive course for many students.

Listed below are the main subjects you will cover in a marketing degree: 

  • Principles of Marketing 
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Business Law
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Market Research
  • Services Marketing
  • Retail Marketing

What are the Career Opportunities for a Marketing Graduate?

Marketing graduates do not have any difficulty thriving in different industries, if they have the right mindset and ability to adapt and learn. 

Listed below are some of the common career opportunities for marketing graduates:

  • Marketing Executive 
  • Brand Executive 
  • Customer Relations Associate
  • Business Development Executive
  • Market Researcher 

What are the General Entry Requirements for a Degree in Marketing?

GCE A Levels or Equivalent 

Minimum 6 points in 3 subjects, where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

26

ATAR

• 66.5

UEC

• 14,  maximum 10 subjects. (Where A1=8, A2=7, B3=6, B4=5, B5 =4, B6=3, C7=2, C8=1)

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

What are the English Language requirements for international Students?

IELTS

6.5, with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL (Internet Based Test) 

Overall 79-93, writing 21 

TOEFL (Paper Based Test)

550

Pearson (PTE):

58-64

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

Top 10 Universities to Study a Degree in Marketing in Australia

1. University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne is ranked as the no.3 university in Australia and no.41 in the world according to QS World University Ranking 2021. Under Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing, you will be studying the core subjects that are prerequisites for a Marketing major during the first two years followed by  marketing subjects in the final year. 

With this major, you will learn the fundamentals of advertising, product and brand management, strategic marketing, market research, relationship marketing, global marketing, electronic marketing and buyer behaviour.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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2. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW offers a marketing major under Bachelor of Commerce in addition to a range of other bachelors programs as well. In this degree, you will be studying the basics of commerce in the first year and more specialized core subjects of your major (marketing) in the second and third year. 

At UNSW, you will also be able to access a suite of experiences such as internships, network and events, and global opportunities through UNSW’s “Career Accelerator” which will help build your professional skills. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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3. Monash University

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From understanding buying behaviour to creating social campaigns, you’ll acquire a mix of technical, practical, and analytical skills with Monash University’s Bachelor of Marketing program. In this course, you will be studying the foundation of business knowledge followed by specialist discipline knowledge of marketing. 

You’ll also take a capstone unit that will consolidate the information and skills you’ve gained over your specialisation’s study and provide you experience in multi-disciplinary processes and decision-making.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Marketing

Intake

February 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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4. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS’s Marketing major offered under the bachelor of business is a perfect mix of business knowledge and marketing knowledge you need to have to start your career as a marketing professional. 

This Marketing major helps students get a thorough grasp of marketing so that they can use marketing concepts and tactics to achieve organisational growth. It teaches students how companies can  increase their performance by developing practical marketing capabilities and key abilities for implementing marketing-oriented initiatives.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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5. University of Wollongong (UOW)

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UOW’s Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) also starts with a foundation year to cover the basics of business, giving students an understanding of the issues organizations face today. From the second year onwards, you will be focusing on specialized subjects of marketing  that will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan, develop and execute integrated marketing and communications strategies.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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6. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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With QUT’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing program you will be learning from industry professionals from various fields of marketing. Students are also offered opportunities for work placements in different industries. Graduates of this course will be eligible for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute, the Market Research Society of Australia, and the American Marketing Association.

You can also major in Marketing under QUT’s new Bachelor of Business – International degree, which includes one year of compulsory overseas studies.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

February | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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7. Griffith University

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Griffith University’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing teaches you the new skills, new values, and new opportunities relevant for the new economy and modern business. You will also be studying more focused marketing units later on this degree. Moreover, students will also benefit from Griffith Business School’s 150 industry partners through internships and workshops. 

With this degree you may be eligible for membership from Australian Market Institute and Australian Market and Social Research Society. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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8. University of South Australia (UniSa)

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University of South Australia is a global leader in Brand Management research and accredited by both AACSB International and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies. With UniSa’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing you will explore the fascinating world of consumer psychology and scientific laws of brand growth from professionals such as advisors of P&G, CBS and Nestle. 

In addition to this, students are offered real-world experience as part of their studies through an internship, student exchange or mentorship opportunity.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

February | August

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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9. Western Sydney University

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Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing allows students to start their major (marketing)  in the first year of the degree itself, allowing students more flexibility. This degree offers a mix of theory with real world industry projects and experiences. 

You will also be gaining industry specific accreditations from Australia’s leading institutions. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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10. Kaplan Business School (KBS)

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KBS’s Bachelor of Business in Marketing equips students with  the foundational knowledge and practices within the field of marketing and helps students acquire workplace skills in research, problem-solving, innovation, optimisation and strategy. You will also be getting first-hand real world experience through the internship modules offered in the final year of the degree to prepare you for the working world. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Intake

March | July | September + November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top Universities to Study Economics Degree in Australia

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Have you ever thought about what it means by ‘the economy is bad’ and why can’t the government just print more money? Have you ever wondered why changes in the American Dollar rate affects the rest of the world? If you want to understand the economy of the world and have a basic understanding of supply and demand, a degree in Economics can be one of the courses you could consider pursuing. 

Down below, we have provided a detailed guide including everything you need to know about studying Economics in Australia to help you decide if  it is the right course for you.

What is Economics?

Economics is the study of scarcity, how people use resources and respond to incentives, and how people make decisions. It frequently discusses wealth and finance, although it is not only about money. Economics is a wide discipline that enables us to comprehend historical trends, analyse current headlines, and forecast future events.

Economics has two sub-areas under it; macroeconomics and microeconomics. Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole, on a larger scale, whereas microeconomics is the study of individual decisions.

Why Should You Study Economics?

Students who take up economics not only gain a deeper understanding of the different markets, they also learn strong problem-solving skills and analytical skills in addition to the necessary business knowledge to succeed in the working world. Economics is a broad discipline that can be used in business and other different areas as well. 

If you have the skills listed down below, it is more than enough reason to consider pursuing your studies in Economics. 

  • You find researching and analyzing data interesting

This is a major part of being an economics professional. Summarized results from various data can hold a lot of useful information. If you enjoy going through data and understanding them, Economics is the professional for you.

  • You are detail-oriented

Having an eye for detail can make you a great economist, since you will be verifying and fact checking endless reports and data to look for economic trends or even patterns of production and consumption of goods. 

  • You are good with numbers 

If numbers is one of your strong suits, you will have no problems studying a course in Economics, as you will be taking up many mathematical concepts including algebra, statistics and even calculus. 

  • You are curious about the economy and how it works

If you have always been keen on learning about how different economies, governments and businesses work, Economics will give you everything you need to know. 

What Will You Study in a Degree in Economics?

In an Economics degree you are exposed to various subjects related to economics, the finance industry and the business world. 

Listed below are the main subjects you will be covering in a Degree in Economics;

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced micro & macro economics
  • International Trade Policy

Most universities also offer work placements in various industries, so that students will get first-hand industry experience and will be ready for the working world when they graduate. 

What are the Career Opportunities for an Economics Graduate?

With an economics degree, you will not be limited to one specific industry, rather it will open your doors to a vast variety of opportunities from different sectors, including government, businesses, research firms, financial institutions and many more.

Listed below are some of the most common careers that Economics graduates take up:

  • Economist
  • Data analyst
  • Financial Risk analyst
  • Economic Researcher
  • Financial consultant
  • Investment analyst

What are the General Entry Requirements for a Degree in Economics?

GCE A Levels 

Minimum 10 points in 3 subjects, where A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

31

ATAR

• 86.85

UEC

• 16,  aggregate of the best 5 subjects. (where A1 = 1, A2 = 2, B3 = 3, B4 = 4, B5 = 5, B6 = 6.)

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What are the English Language Requirements for International Students?

IELTS

Overall 6.5, with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL IBT 

Overall 79-93, writing 21 

TOEFL (Paper Based Test) 

550

Pearson (PTE):

58-64

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Top 10 Universities to Study Economics Degree in Australia

The University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne is ranked 23rd in the world for Economics by QS World University Rankings by Subject. This university offers economics as a major under Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts. Within the economics major you will be focusing on microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)

Intake

March  | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Monash University

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Monash University’s Bachelor of Economics will give you the necessary analytical skills needed to be successful as an economics professional. With this degree you have the choice to further your studies by choosing from the two streams offered; Economics and Economy Policy, and  Mathematical Economics and Econometrics. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February  | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Sydney

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University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Economics provides its students the choice to choose a major from the 4 core majors offered; Econometrics, Economics, Environmental, Agricultural and Resource Economics and Financial Economics. You will also have the option to choose a second major or minor in other areas offered with this program. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW is ranked 50th in the world for Economics and Econometrics. UNSW’s Bachelor of Economics allows students to specialize in one area from the 3 economics specializations offered; Econometrics, Business Economics and Financial Economics. This program also offers students the flexibility to expand their knowledge by giving them the choice to major in a second specialization from the business majors offered.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Queensland

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University of Queensland is the only institute in Queensland that offers a bachelor of Economics program and is ranked the 2nd in Australia for business and economics by Times Higher Education University Ranking 2021. This course offers 4 majors that you can specialize in which includes, Economics and Public Policy, Economics of Strategy and Behaviour, International Financial Econometrics, and Quantitative Analysis. This course also provides you with the opportunity to apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to the workplace via a professional placement. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS’s Bachelor of Economics provides students with training in Econometrics, macroeconomics and microeconomics, with a focus on practical policy. The course allows you to combine the knowledge you get from this course with options from majors across selected business disciplines. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July | November  

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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With UTAS’s Bachelor of Economics you are offered a catalyst program, which is specifically made for high achieving students who want to make the best out of their university life. This program combines your degree with scholarships, extracurricular experiences, special events, and networking opportunities. This course also allows you to cross-skill by giving you the option to choose electives from other areas offered in the university. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top 10 Universities to Study Accounting and Finance in Australia

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Accounting and Finance has been around forever, because of its significant role in any business in keeping track of its financial capabilities and cashflow. If you are good with money and numerical figures, accounting and finances will definitely prove to be interesting and will provide you with stable career opportunities after graduation.

Even though everything is going digital and automatized, accounting and financial professionals are very much in demand and it doesn’t seem like it will go obsolete anytime soon. 

Down below, we guide you through everything you need to know about studying this field in Australia. We have also listed down the top 10 universities you can study accounting and finance in Australia. 

What is Accounting and Finance?

The first question that you might have is, what do professionals in accounting and finances do? Well, the answer is pretty simple. They control and manage all the money aspects of a business. It is the backbone of every business and the modern world as well. 

Accounting and finances are typically under the same umbrella, however there are certain differences between them. The main difference is that professionals in the field of finance are usually involved in planning and directing the financial transactions of the business while those in the field of accounting are involved in recording, analyzing and reporting on the transactions. 

In other words, accounting is the management of financial information, whereas finance is the management of financial transactions or the money. Thus, these two disciplines go hand in hand. 

Accounting and finance therefore plays a huge role in a business financial health, as it comprises the activities of keeping financial records, avoiding legal problems, making a budget, analyzing the company’s performance, external and internal communication and developing strategies to improve the business. 

What Will You Study in an Accounting and Finance Degree?

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting and finance typically takes upto 3-4 years at any university if you take it up as a full-time student. Some of the interesting subjects you will be studying under this degree includes: 

  • Business Law
  • Financial markets
  • Auditing
  • Economic principles
  • Corporate finance
  • Banking & investment
  • Taxation
  • Accounting information systems
  • Industrial training (during final year)

What Are the Skills You Need to be an Accountant?

If you guessed mathematical skills as the no.1 skill to be successful in this field, you are correct to some extent. Being good at math, however, does not necessarily mean you have to be good with mental arithmetic. As long as you know you are skilled with statistics and data, you have nothing to worry about. 

Apart from mathematical skills, listed below are some of the other key skills you should have to become a good accountant. 

  • Analytical skills 
  • An eye for detail 
  • General business knowledge
  • Time management and organizational skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • IT Skills 
  • Up-to-date with legislative development 
  • Integrity and adaptability

What Are the Career Opportunities for Accounting and Finance Graduates?

A degree in accounting and finance will undoubtedly open your doors to a flexible and potentially profitable career. Here are some of the top career opportunities you can look forward to as an accounting and finance graduate.

  • Controller
  • Financial Manager
  • Management Consultant 
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Financial Analyst
  • Treasury Analyst
  • Accounting Manager
  • Budget Analyst 
  • Senior Tax Analyst 
  • Accountant
  • Auditor

General Entry Requirements for Accounting and Finance Degree

STPM

CGPA 3.0 and above 

A-level

• 9.5 where, 

A*(a*) = 5, A(a) = 5, B(b) = 4, C(c) = 3,D(d) = 2, E(e) = 1, U = 0.

UEC

•  aggregate score of 20 or less in 5 subjects excluding English, Chinese and Malay 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

• 29

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General English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS

6.0 – 6.5

TOEFL IBT 

75

University Cambridge – CAE 

52

Pearson (PTE):

50

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Top 10 Universities to Study Accounting and Finance Degree in Australia

1. University of Melbourne

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Course Details

 University of Melbourne offers a bachelor’s degree  in commerce with a major in accounting. It comprises 7 core commerce subjects and  11-13 majors and elective subjects. This degree also provides you with the opportunity to explore disciplines outside of commerce by offering 4-6 subjects from non-commerce disciplines. 

With university of Melbourne’s bachelor of commerce with a major in accounting you will be eligible to apply for associate membership of:

All foundation level papers are exempted for ACCA accreditation as well. 

Each body however has their own requirements to be fulfilled in order to obtain full membership. 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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2. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Course Details

By enrolling in the bachelor of commerce program at UNSW, you can opt for either Accounting or Finance as your major. You can also choose two majors, meaning you can double major in both Accounting and Finance if you wish. 

UNSW’s program allows you to gain professional recognition through membership qualifications with professional organizations such as:

Program

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting/Finance

Intake

February | May | September

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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3. The University of Sydney

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Course Details

Just like the UNSW program, this program also gives you the option to major in either Accounting or both Accounting and Finance, if you choose them as your two majors. 

University of Sydney’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting/Finance

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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4. Monash University

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Course Details 

The structure of this degree consists of 4 parts involving, foundation business knowledge, specialist discipline knowledge, capstone experience, and free elective study. Upon successful completion of the course you can also opt for a 1 year honours program. 

Monash University’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

ProgramBachelor of Accounting
IntakeFebruary | July
Duration3 Years (Full time)
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5. University of Queensland

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Course Details

This bachelor of commerce program also provides Accounting and Finance among the majors you can choose from. However, you can either choose Accounting or Finance and not both. So choose wisely, according to what you are interested in the most. 

University of Queensland’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting/Finance

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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6. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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Course Details

In this program you have 9 foundation core units and a compulsory Accounting major. You can also choose from a second major, two sub-majors or one sub-major and 4 electives. This course also includes two full time industry internships (total 6 months) with two sponsoring employers. 

UTS’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Accounting 

Intake

February | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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7. The University of Adelaide

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Course details

This is a course with the perfect mix of both corporate-know-how and accounting expertise. With this program you also have the option to choose from the minors offered to diversify your skills. 

The University of Adelaide’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Accounting and Corporate Finance

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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8. Griffith University

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Course Details 

Griffith University’s Bachelor of Business offers you the option to choose two majors from the 20 majors available. So you can choose from Accounting and Finance if you want a mix of knowledge from both sectors. You do not need to decide on a major until your second year, giving you plenty of time to think about what you want to major in. 

Griffith University’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting (Extended)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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9. University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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Course Details

University of Tasmania’s Bachelor of Business program is highly focused on getting first hand industrial experience with corporate internships and guest lecturers from all over the world. One of the unique things about this program is that you have the option to fast-track your studies with their accelerated study mode and complete the program in just 2 years. Please note that even though you accelerate your studies you will still graduate with the same qualification and accreditation. 

UTAS’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Business with a major in Accounting 

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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10. Kaplan Business School (KBS)

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In Kaplan Business School’s Bachelor of Business (Accounting) you will need to complete 8 subjects each year. You will also be undertaking two internship periods in your final year for additional first hand experience in the field.

Kaplan Business School’s program may give you membership or entry to the accreditation bodies listed below:

Program

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Intake

March | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees

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3 Most Versatile Degree Choices in Australia for International Students

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From a young age, every student is expected to know which career they want to pursue in life when they grow up. However, many of the students struggle with deciding one specific career and the pressure keeps building up as they finish highschool and college and still cannot decide. 

For those of you who can relate to this, perhaps you might want to choose a course that is flexible enough for you to opt for different alternative careers after graduation, so that you can explore and see which career fits you best. A major that will not tie you to one specific kind of job, and will open doors to a variety of employment options is what you’re looking for. 

Down below, we have a list of the 3 most versatile degree choices you can opt for that can help you develop the skills for a diverse range of jobs.

1. Computer Science

What Will You Study in a Computer Science Degree?

Computer Science majors generally learn components of programming languages, algorithm design, software data, networking and systems, and etc. In the first year of the degree you will typically take modules such as computation theory, pattern recognition, machine learning and the basic principles of computer science. You will also be learning about how computer science fits into today’s world and businesses in the context of computer science. 

As you progress into the following years of your degree, you will be acquiring various specialist and transferable skills to make you attractive for future employers. This will be achieved through more advanced modules such as pattern and signals, data structures and software product engineering.

In the final year of your degree, most universities require their students to submit a final project applying everything they have learned throughout the course. During this time, you will also have the option to choose modules based on specialized areas of interest for you. This degree, much like others, also includes professional internship with industry mentors during the final year.

Career Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates?

App Development 

Web Design

Tech Support 

Computer Programming 

Software Testing

Technology consulting 

Network Security

IT specialist

How Much do Computer Science Graduates Earn in Australia?

A computer science graduate in Australia would typically earn around 156,000 AUD per year on average. The salary can however range from as low as 73,200 AUD per year to as high as 246,000 AUD per year. 

If we look at the percentiles of salary distribution for computer science graduates in Australia, 25% of the computer scientists are earning less than 107,000 AUD per year while 75% of them earn more than 107,000 AUD per year. 

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Top Universities to Study Computer Science in Australia According to World QS Ranking by Subject 2021

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This is the No.1 course for computer science in all of Australia. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Extended) with a major in Data Science/Computer and Software Systems

Intake

March 

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Sydney is ranked the 1st for employability in Australia and 4th globally by the 2020 QS Employability Rankings. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Advanced Computing with major in Computer Science

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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UTS Students are ranked 64th in the world for graduate employability because of the university’s utmost focus on real world like industry experience. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

Intake

January | July

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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2. Accounting/Finance

What Will You Study in a Finance/Accounting Degree?

Financial skills are in utmost demand in various occupations. Today, degree holders in this field are not just limited to crunching numbers, handling finance and accounting but also involved in aspects like budgeting, maximizing ROI, improving efficiency and productivity. 

Accounting and Finance is the course for you if you enjoy mathematics and want to apply it to business, ranging from management to economics. 

Interesting modules you will be learning under finance and accounting degrees include, business law, marketing, economic principles, quantitative methods, investment analysis, taxation and auditing, management strategies and accounting information systems. 

The course structure and modules might differ from university to university, however most universities typically have a range of cores and electives that you can choose from and also offer industrial training during the final year of study.

Career Opportunities for Accounting and Finance Graduates?

Financial Manager

Management Consultant

Certified Financial Planner

Bookkeeping

Auditing

Tax preparation 

Insurance 

How Much do Accounting and Finance Graduates Earn in Australia?

Accounting and Finance graduates typically earn around 93,500 AUD per year on average. The average salary can range from as low as 37,800 AUD per year to as high as 118,000 AUD per year. 

The salary however varies between different sectors in this field. For more specific salary ranges for your interested sector, click here

When we take a look at the percentiles of salary range in this field, 25% of the people working in Accounting and Finance earn less than 60,800 AUD per year and 75% earn more than 60,800 AUD per year. 

Top Universities to Study Accounting and Finance in Australia According to World QS Ranking by Subject 2021

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University of Melbourne is the no.1 in Australia for business and management. It is also ranked no.1 for ‘quality of teaching’ by Times Higher World University Rankings 2020. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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UNSW was ranked 1st in Australia for Accounting and Finance in QS World University Rankings 2020. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Accounting

Intake

February | May | September

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Sydney is ranked the 1st for employability in Australia and 4th globally by the 2020 QS Employability Rankings. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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3. Engineering

What Will You Study in an Engineering Degree?

If your dream is to build a career around building and engineering things, whether it is mechanical, software, environment or even biomedical, an engineering degree can make it happen. The engineering field is vast, with various different types of engineering specializations and jobs you can choose from. 

What you study in your degree depends on the type of engineering that you choose. 

Some of the common majors in engineering degrees include:

Aeronautical Engineering

This branch of engineering focuses on research, design, development, science and technology of aircrafts. 

Chemical Engineering 

Civil Engineering is a branch that focuses on the use of chemical and biological processes to produce useful resources. This branch entails a mix of natural and experimental science along with life sciences, math and economics as well. 

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering. It deals with the design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. In this course you will be studying statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, stress analysis, mechanical design and technical drawing. 

Electrical Engineering 

Electrical Engineering focuses on the application of electric power. Electric engineers deal with large-scale production and supply of electrical power. Electronic engineers on the other hand focus on smaller electric circuits, such as those used in computers. Hence, these are aspects you would be learning during your studies. 

Career Opportunities for Engineering Graduates?

Architecture

Urban planning

Construction management 

Patent law

Supply chain management 

Technical consulting

Operations management 

How Much do Engineers Earn in Australia?

Engineers earn an average of $104,000 per year in Australia. The average salary for engineers vary in different cities of Australia, with the highest paying city being Melbourne ($119,536 per year), followed by Sydney ($116,329 per year) and Canberra($104,197 per year). 

To find out more specific salary ranges for different engineering professions, click here.

Top Universities to Study Engineering in Australia According to World QS Ranking by Subject 2021

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The University of New South Wales is ranked no.1 in Australia for engineering and technology according to QS Top University Rankings by Subject 2021. It is also ranked 1st in Australia for civil and structural engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering,  and manufacturing engineering.

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Intake

February | May | September

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Monash University Engineering School is ranked 3rd in Australia for engineering courses according to QS Top University Rankings 2021. It is also ranked 1st in Australia for chemical engineering and 3rd for civil and structural engineering. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (with specialization of your choice)

Intake

February | July | October

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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UTS Students are ranked 64th in the world for graduate employability because of the university’s utmost focus on real world like industry experience. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Intake

January | July

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top 3 Career Choices If You Love Working With People

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#1 Social Worker

Are you an empathetic person? Do you have good verbal and non-verbal communication skills? Do you have a good conscience and have a good sense of the social world? Are you highly culturally competent? A social work degree might be the right choice for you if your answers are yes to the questions above. 

Social Work is an academic and practice based field that seeks to improve quality of life for individuals, families and communities. The Social Work industry is derived on the understanding and striving to improve the lives of others. A degree in social work equips graduates with the knowledge and skills required for the industry such as legal and ethical standards in social work, case management, psychology, human behaviour and even sociology. Social Workers usually have huge responsibilities with helping individuals, families and groups of people through the hardships they are facing such as addiction, domestic violence and helping them cope to improve the quality of their life. 

A degree in Social Work is usually 4 years long which includes a minimum of 500 hours of practicum in a social community program or agency. 

Potential Career Opportunities : 

a) Child Welfare Social Worker 

b) Community Development Officer 

c) Youth Project Officer 

d) Social Work Teacher

e) Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker

*Note: Do keep in mind that specific careers require higher qualifications to pursue.

General Entry Requirements for Social Work Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                              

Min. 3B’s

STPM

Min. 3B’s 

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 80

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.5-7.0 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 94

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 65

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

Top 3 Recommended Universities for Social Work Degree in Australia

1. University of Sydney

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,000

2. Deakin University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$32,600

3. Griffith University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$28,500  

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#2 Psychologist

Are you interested in the way people think and behave? Do you have good research skills?

Do you have the ability to relate to and empathise with individuals of different backgrounds? Do you have good observational and communication skills? A psychology degree might be the right choice for you if your answers are yes to the questions above. 

Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour  in which they seek to understand, predict and further explain the functioning of individuals, families and communities. The Psychology industry encompasses biological predispositions, social influence as well as environmental factors that are believed to be the reasoning behind the understanding of other people. In Psychology, you will study behaviour, development, emotions, personality, motivation and even the thoughts that go through the mind of individuals. The main field in which psychology is used is in the mental health sector in which psychologists use their knowledge and skills of principles, prior research and findings from clinical experiments to help clients overcome their psychological illnesses.

Potential Fields You Can Explore with ONLY an Undergraduate degree: 

a) Government 

b) Marketing & Market Research 

c) Health Promotion

d) Social Research 

e) Human Resources 

f) Policy Development 

To become a professionally accredited psychologist in Australia, you would need to undertake a Bachelor’s Degree along with an honours year, followed by progression into a postgraduate Master’s degree or Doctorate degree (PhD) (optional) 

Potential Fields of Psychology you can explore after qualify as a registered psychologist: 

a) Clinical Psychology 

b) Clinical neuropsychology

c) Community psychology 

d) Counselling psychology

e) Educational psychology

f) Forensic psychology

g) Health psychology

h) Organisational/industrial psychology

i) Sports psychology

j) Academic psychology

General Entry Requirements for Psychology Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                                                                                                                                  

Min. 1B’s & 2C’s

STPM

Min. 3.3 (Best of 4 subjects)

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 83

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.5 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 58

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

Top 3 Recommended Universities for Psychology Degree in Australia

Before picking your university of choice, be sure your program is accredited by the ‘Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)’!

1. University of Melbourne

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Program Name                                                    

You can study Psychology as a major through: 

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Biomedicine 

Bachelor of Arts

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) +1 year if you opt for Honours 

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,464 

*Varies based on which Bachelor’s degree you decide to pursue

2. University of Queensland

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Program Name                                        

You can study Psycholgy as a major through:

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science  

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,208 – A$43,504 

3. Griffith University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychological Science 

Bachelor of Psychology 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February, April & July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$28,500 

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#3 Early Childhood Teacher

Do you love children? Do you love the ability to share knowledge to other individuals? Do you have an incredible amount of patience? Are you energetic and organized? Are you a good listener and communicator? Do you have creative and critical thinking skills? An education degree with a specialization in early childhood education might be the right choice for you if your answers are yes to the questions above. 

Education is known as the exchange of teaching and learning. Studying Education as a degree will prepare you with adequate knowledge and skills needed to teach in preschools as an Early Childhood Teacher. Early Childhood Education focuses on developing and educating children between the ages of 0 and 8 years old. You will learn various methods of teaching-learning processes to be implemented in classrooms as well as structures of how to accurately evaluate student’s performance. 

It is also important to keep in mind that to work as a Teacher in Australia – you will need to have a course assessed by the ‘Australian Institute For Teaching and School Leadership’ which is the equivalent to at least four years full-time higher education (university) level study. The qualification of your choice should also include a minimum of 45 days of supervised teaching practice with students. 

Each state in Australia has its own education system, which means you will need to ensure that you meet all the specific registration or accreditations required for the state you wish to work in.  

Because of this, it is recommended that you check with the specific state that you would like to teach in. 

Potential Career Opportunities: 

a) Early Childhood Teacher 

b) Youth and Children’s Support Officer 

c) Tutor 

d) Education Administrator

General Entry Requirements for Education Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                                                                                                                                  

Min. 2C’s & 1D

STPM

Min. 2.67 GPA (B- average)

UEC

Min. 2.5 GPA (B3 average)

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification                                                    

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.0-7.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 58

*NOTE : Different universities have different entry requirements. Contact us for more information. 

Top 3 Recommended Universities to Study Early Childhood Education

NOTE: The following recommended Early Childhood Education programs are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Additional requirements may apply based on universities or states chosen to teach in. 

1. Monash University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Specialization: Early childhood and primary education 

Program Duration 

4.25 years (Full time)

Intake 

February

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,000

NOTE: If you plan to teach in a preschool or kindergarten setting then you’ll need to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

2. Griffith University

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Program Name                                               

Bachelor of Education 

Primary Major : Major in Early Childhood Education 

Minors to Choose From: English, Mathematics or Science 

Program Duration 

3.5 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$30,500 

NOTE: The Bachelor of Education is accredited by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT)

Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for registration with QCT. 

3. Flinders University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$31,000

NOTE: Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia.

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Study Special Education Courses in Australia

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What is Special Education?

Special Education is known as education designed for mentally, physically, socially or emotionally delayed individuals. The term “delayed” can be referred to as developmental delays such as physical, cognitive, and/or scholastic delays. Due to these circumstances, these students are not able to learn in traditional classroom settings. Special education programs are developed to be able to cater to the needs of these students. 

What does a Special Education Teacher Do?

Special Education teachers adapt the syllabus and lesson structure to fit the needs of students with disabilities. Besides teaching general subjects such as English, mathematics, and music, special education teachers also aid students with basic life skills to increase their levels of functioning. Special Education teachers may either work in a classroom with a mix of students with and without disabilities or in a classroom primarily with students with disabilities. 

Why Should You Study Special Education?

a) Very meaningful & rewarding

As a teacher, specifically with the expertise of special education, you get the chance to educate and inspire the minds of these individuals that are born with disabilities. You are able to provide them with opportunities by inspiring, encouraging and motivating them to live a normal life despite their circumstances. Helping students overcome their challenges makes your daily tasks very impactful and meaningful. Though educating individuals with disabilities could be a huge challenge, it is also known as one of the most rewarding jobs when you get to see these individuals prosper and make a difference in the world. 

b) Offers endless career opportunities

A degree in Special Education will provide you with a wide selection of career options in many different fields. The knowledge and skills that you gain from a ‘Special Education’ degree are transferable in a diverse amount of fields such as education, non-profit organizations, psychology and physical therapy fields. 

Examples of career choices that could be selected include : 

i) Special Education Teacher 

ii) Educational Specialist 

iii) School Psychologist 

iv) Speech Pathologist 

v) Recreational Therapist 

*Note: Do keep in mind that some of these career choices require higher qualifications. 

c) Offers a lifetime of learning

Besides that, a degree in Special Education offers you a lifetime of learning. Working with students of special needs is highly engaging in where you focus on person-centred education. Each individual is presented with their own set of goals, challenges and needs which requires you to equip yourself with a variety of knowledge as well as the ability to change and adapt to the ever-revolving studies of special needs individuals. You will be trained to be open-minded, as well as creative and compassionate in educating these individuals. 

Entry Requirements for Special Education Degree in Australia

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores              

IELTS

Min. 6.0

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 57

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

Any Year 12 Equivalent (A-Levels, STPM, AUSMAT) 

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Top 5 Universities to Study Special Education Degree in Australia

1. Monash University

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Program Offered                                               

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

February

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,000

2. Griffith University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Education (Major in Special Needs Education) 

Program Duration 

3.5 to 4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

June

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$30,500

3. Flinders University

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Types of Programs Offered                  

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)/Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Special Education

Program Duration 

4 years (Full-time)

Intake 

March 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$31,000

4. University of New England

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Programs Offered

Bachelor of Science and Inclusive Education (Primary)

Program Duration 

4 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

June 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$26,880

5. Australia Catholic University (ACU)

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Program Offered 

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary & Special Education) 
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary & Special Education) 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full Time)

Intake 

July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$24, 104 

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Top Universities to Study Immunology in Australia

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The world is thrilled with the arrival of vaccines to protect us from the infection of Covid-19, but have you ever wondered who creates these vaccines and also all the other vaccines for various diseases? How are these vaccines created? How can you become a part of this innovation? 

If you have thought about these questions in your mind and are intrigued to be a part of this explorative field, then a degree in Immunology is the first step towards achieving your goals. This article will guide through the basic understanding of immunology and the top universities offering immunology degrees in Australia. 

What is Immunology?

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Immunology is a branch of biomedical science or science focused on the study of the complex immune system against health and disease. This field is essential to human health as it provides the reasoning of how vaccination protects humans from vicious diseases as well as plays a major role in treating diseases such as allergy, autoimmunity and cancer.

The immune system plays a vital role in protecting our body from pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. Any sort of distortion in the immune system could lead to diseases such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. There are three types of immune systems, which are innate, adaptive and passive. 

Innate – Innate or natural immunity is the body’s forefront defence which we are born with. For instance, our skin acts as a barrier to avoid bacteria entering the body. The immune system detects foreign organisms and prevents them from harming our body.

Adaptive – Adaptive immunity is also known as acquired immunity that we develop throughout our lives. Adaptive immunity is developed when we are exposed to diseases or when we’re protected from them with vaccines.

Passive  – Passive immunity is provided from another source for a short period of time. For example, antibodies in a mother’s breast milk provide temporary immunity for infants to avoid the attack of diseases the mother has been exposed to.

What Does an Immunologist Do?

An immunologist basically deals with the problems related to the immune system such as allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases. Immunologists study and analyse the functions of the immune system, environmental factors affecting its function, how immune system disorders occur, and how such diseases can be treated. Immunologists may work either in the laboratory, conducting research or directly work with patients in the healthcare field. 

Responsibilities of immunologists in the laboratory include;

  • Designing, planning and conducting experiments.
  • Develop and test hypotheses using proper analytical techniques.
  • Analysing and interpreting data.
  • Writing lab reports and reviews.
  • Ensure sufficient laboratory purchasing and inventory maintenance.
  • Create proposals for further development tests.
  • Keep track of the current research within the field.

Responsibilities of patient-based immunologists include;

  • Diagnosing and treating patients with immune disorders or allergies.
  • Consulting on medicines and treatments for patients with immunological conditions.
  • Work alongside medical professionals to discuss patient tests and treatment plans.
  • Recommend additional tests to help with the diagnostic process.
  • Educating medical staff about tests and treatments regarding immunology.

Core Subjects Taught in Immunology Degree

The study of immunology entails an in-depth understanding of the components, principles and mechanisms of a healthy immune system, and how they coordinate to mount safe and appropriate protection against infections. Core subjects offered in immunology degree includes as follows;

  • Biology
  • Principles of immunology
  • Molecular and cellular immunology
  • Medical & applied immunology
  • Microbiology: Bacteriology
  • Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases

Career Opportunities with Immunology Degree

Immunology degree graduates may find jobs in several including health services, pharmaceutical, environmental and so forth. The job roles may vary depending on the industry they work for.

Health care

Clinical immunologists are responsible for treating patients with immune system disorders and developing new test methods. They work on research and innovation to ensure patients receive the best healthcare services. 

Pharmaceutical

Immunologists in the pharmaceutical line work in developing or modifying medical products and treatment methods. Furthermore, they are responsible for prescribing appropriate drugs and therapies to patients with autoimmune disease. 

Environmental

Environmental immunologists focus on the immune systems of wildlife, where they carry out experiments to analyse immune responses affecting environmental pollutants and the molecular mechanisms behind these effects. 

Veterinary Science

Immunologists in animal health care typically conduct researches in preventing animals from disease and come up with treatments for those animals affected by various infections and immunological disorders. 

Academic Entry Requirement to Study Immunology degree in Australia

STPM

Minimum grade B in three subjects (Including English Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

A-Levels

Grade range from CCC to AAA

UEC

A minimum score of B4 in 5 best subjects

ATAR

A minimum score of 75 points

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 27 points 

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

English Requirement to Study Immunology degree in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 with 6.0 in each sub-band

TOEFL

An overall score of 79 points with speaking:18, writing: 21, listening: 12, reading: 12

PTE

Overall 58 points with 50 in each sub-band

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

Top Universities to Study Immunology Degree in Australia

#1 University of Melbourne

Ranked #1 life science and medicine course in Australia and 22nd in the world for QS subject ranking, the University of Melbourne allows students to study the development and clinical use of new immune-based treatments for cancer and infectious diseases, allergies, autoimmune diseases and the prevention of transplantation dysfunctions.

Program

  • Bachelor of Science 
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine

Major

Immunology

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $41,912 – $45,944

#2 Monash University

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Monash University ranks #2 in life science and medicine course in QS World Rankings. The program equips students with an in-depth understanding of the physical, cellular and molecular processes associated with the development of pathologies through both theory and practical-based work. 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Immunology)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,500

#3 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW believes that a detailed study of immunology, pathology and microbiology will prepare students to approach cutting edge research in the field as well as for the diagnosis and management of common immune-related clinical scenarios that students may well encounter in their careers.

Program

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Immunology)

Intake (2021)

February, May & September

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $47,850

#4 University of Western Australia (UWA)

Studying at UWA grants students a thorough understanding of the functions, importance and impact of microbes. Students will also develop the fundamental techniques of cell and molecular biologies such as culturing techniques for the isolation and characterisation of bacteria, the use of microscopy for the identification of microbes, and data recording. 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Microbiology & Immunology)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $40,100

#5 James Cook University (JCU)

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Students will develop the skills and knowledge in the study of epidemiology, molecular genetics, cell biology, and advanced immunobiology. Students will also study the theories of infectious diseases and tropical microbes. The combined study of microbiology and immunology allows graduates the option to apply for membership in the Australian Society of Microbiology.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology and Immunology)

Intake (2021)

February 

Duration

3 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $34,480

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The Growing Significance of Digital Marketing

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The world around us and life as we know it, is constantly evolving. Think of all the rapid, colossal and even disastrous changes in so many aspects of our lives that took place in the last decade, or better yet, the last year. Today, social media, the internet and digital technologies are woven into every single aspect of our lives- how we communicate, how we socialise, how we entertain ourselves, are all networked through digital technologies. 

We have been witnessing the inevitable demise of traditional communication and marketing methods for a while now. With our growing dependence on digital technologies, and with the Covid-19 pandemic, the process has only gained speed. Does it mean that people are no longer reading the news or watching television or listening to music anymore? No. What has changed is the delivery of the content and how we consume the content. We now keep up with current issues and the news through linked articles on our social media platforms, we watch our ‘television’ and listen to songs and podcasts through online streaming services. 

The core component of marketing has always been being at the right place at the right time. Marketers need to speak to their audience in their language and meet them where they spend time at. The best, and the perhaps the only logical way to deal with evolution is by building systems around it. The world evolves, technology evolves, and so do the generations. Millennials and Gen Z grew up in the internet age, and are constantly on the lookout for fresh, modern and trendy. 

Digital Marketing Specialists have become essential personnel to businesses in all industries, as digital marketing offers many possibilities, options and strategies, that allows businesses to get creative and experiment with various different tactics to cater to these, ever-evolving needs.

What is Digital Marketing?

All marketing efforts that leverage an electronic device, the internet or any digital technologies falls under the trajectory of digital marketing. It is a common assumption that digital marketing revolves around social media platforms. However, search engines, mobile phones, emails, websites, and video games are just a handful of examples of what is considered digital marketing channels. 

When digital marketing first started out, the key skills required for a marketer was to be an email expert, who just needed a substantial enough campaign, a mailing list and maybe a good website landing page to get results. Fast forward to today, there are a spectrum of channels and tactics that fall under the umbrella of digital marketing. With so many channels, and so many players in the market, digital marketers  need to have a wide array of verstialie, flexible and interdisciplinary skills in order to cut through the competition and make their campaigns stand out.

Some Areas of Digital Marketing

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO):

The internet is essentially an endless pit of content, and search engines act as its libraries. When you go on a search engine and type out a word or phrase, you will be directed to millions of results that match your search. Normally, people won’t go beyond the second page of these results to look for what they want. So how do businesses ensure that their information or their website appears on these searches? 

This is where SEO comes into play. To put it simply, SEO ensures that websites rank higher in search engine result pages, which would then lead to increased quantity and quality of organic traffic to their websites. Content marketing is highly dependent on traffic, and SEO utilised keywords to demonstrate to search engines that your content is the best, most relevant results to users.

Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing is the act of promoting a business, its products and services on social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Almost every single business today has an online presence, because in this day and age, it is an absolute necessity in order to create brand visibility. Social media allows customers of a brand to find and connect with them easily, and is the ideal way to engage and interact with customers. 

Social media provides businesses the opportunity to reach millions of customers, on a global level, and helps increase brand awareness, drive traffic and generate leads. Creating and maintaining social media accounts on almost all social media platforms are free, and in terms of advertising, social media also provides some of the most cost-effective yet incredibly efficient options.

Content Marketing

Content marketing is the creation and promotion of “content”, such as videos, blog posts, infographics, educational articles, webinars, all via digital platforms. They are not explicitly made for the purpose of selling a product or service, in fact, a lot of the time it may not even be about the brand- it is about the audience and what they care about.

For example, many companies host webinars to provide their customers with credible, authoritative resources that they may not be able to get elsewhere, inviting guest speakers to answer specific questions. All of this in the hopes of strengthening customer relationships and developing more engaging relationships.

In addition to these, there are still many, many facets involved in digital marketing, such as Email Marketing, Pay Per Click, Influencer Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Marketing Automation, and so much more.

Why is Digital Marketing Important?

Offers Large Prospects

It goes without saying, but digital marketing channels being electronic and on the internet, means it is essentially a boundless, borderless space. There are no restrictions, such as ones that traditional methods face- a billboard, a TV or radio station is limited to certain geographic locations and only those living in those areas will see the ads. But with digital marketing, people from all around the world has access, broadening the target audience

Allows for Detailed & Precise Targeting

Advertising through mass media, such as TV, radio and billboards, there is a very limited amount of control over who sees the ad, of course, due to the nature of mass media. Digital marketing has the ability to reach a more concise, highly targeted and specific audiences with more personalised, high converting marketing messages. Social media advertising, and more specifically, Facebook Business suite probably has one of the most powerful targeting abilities in the market, with the ability to choose the audience’s location, demographics, interests, behaviours and so much more. 

Similarly, Pay Per Click and Search Engine Optimisation shows your content to users who have searched specific keywords, and those who have shown interest in your company in the past. And the icing on the cake, digital marketing also allows for creating specific marketing content to sub-groups within existing target audiences, which is especially helpful for businesses selling multiple products to multiple target markets.

It is Cost-Effective

Digital marketing campaigns are highly trackable, allowing you to analyse the results the campaign is producing with the results you intended. Based on this, you are able to increase or decrease your budget as you see fit. It gives marketers confidence, knowing that the money they are putting into the campaigns are producing results, unlike traditional advertising methods such as a TV commercial which leaves the same dent in their pockets whether the ad produces results or not.

Provides Measurable Results

Adding on to the highly trackable aspect of digital marketing, it is also so much easier to measure compared to traditional marketing mediums. Digital marketing campaigns, such as Facebook and Google ads provide exhaustive insights into all the metrics- the number of impressions, shares, views, clicks, how much time someone spent on the ad, and so much more. The results are also, available in real time, so marketers can make necessary adjustments as needed.

Why You Should Choose a Career in Digital Marketing

By now you have heard the phrase “the future is digital” over and over again. But it is true, digital jobs are growing every year, and so is the digital skills gap. Studying digital marketing could give you a unique competitive advantage, future proof your career, offer job security, and provide fruitful prospects in terms of career progression.

The demand for skilled digital professionals is so high right now, in every industry. In terms of basic economic terms, demand exceeding supply creates a shortage in the market, and thus increases the value of the product. In this case, digital marketers can expect to get paid more than their peers in more traditional fields.

Digital marketing also allows students with no prior industrial knowledge, but with enough digital media knowledge to be hired early. For example, if you have a large following on social media, contribute to conversations online, and are able to showcase your digital media knowledge and abilities, you might just be able to start your career early. 

In such an ever-changing, ever-evolving world, marketers are constantly looking for new ways and ideas to make their products stand out. Digital marketing opens the doors for several creative talents, such as writers, designers and videographers the ability to express themselves on a day-to-day basis. Creative individuals are given the chance to push the boundaries to come up with new, creative and captivating experiences to connect with their audience.

Some Existing Skills That Could Help KickStart Your Digital Marketing Career

  • Marketing Management
  • Content Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Content Curation
  • Web Development/ Design
  • Business Analysts

Career Opportunities in the Field of Digital Marketing

  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Marketing Executive
  • Marketing Communications & Advertising
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Content Marketing Specialist
  • SEO Manager
  • Marketing Automation Coordinator

Entry Requirements to Study Digital Marketing in Malaysia

GCE A Levels

Min. Grade C or above in 2 subjects

STPM

Min. Grade C or above in 2 subjects with a CGPA of 2.0

Foundation/ Diploma

Min. CGPA of 2.0

UEC

Min. Grade B or above in 5 subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Min. score of 24 points

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

Recommended Universities to Study Digital Marketing in Malaysia

1. Asia Pacific University (APU)

Program

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Marketing Management with a Specialism in Digital Marketing


(*) Dual Award with De Montfort University, UK

Intake (2021)

May, September

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 87,000


International Students: RM 88,200

 

2. Taylor's University

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Program

Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Digital Marketing and Analytics

Intake (2021)

August

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 102,518


International Students: USD 29,872

3. Monash University

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Program

Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication

Intake (2021)

March, August

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

Local Students: RM 37, 132 (Annual)


International Students: RM 42, 446 (Annual)

4. UCSI College

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Program

BA (Hons) Digital Marketing

(*) Third Year Transfer to University College Birmingham, UK

Intake (2021)

May, September

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

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