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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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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a University Course

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As you are reaching the end of high school or even your pre-university qualification, you’ve probably spent hours researching your next steps in life and are overwhelmed by the wide range of courses and industries available for you to choose from. Picking a university course is said to be one of the most important decisions you make as you will be picking your career path for the rest of your life. But stress not, here are 3 important questions you should be asking yourself before making the decision of choosing a university course : 

Question 1: Do I have adequate skills/knowledge for this specific field?

The first question you would need to ask yourself is if you have the adequate skills and knowledge needed to succeed in that specific field? When enrolling into a university course, you are not expected to be affluent in all aspects of the industry but you should have an adequate amount of knowledge, skills and even passion as a stepping stone for the field. As an example, if you decide to study Mass Communication, skills that would be useful include critical thinking, design & development as well as cultural awareness. Even if you do not acquire this knowledge and skills at the moment, you would then have to ask yourself if you have the means to acquire them? Will you be able to learn and improve your skills as you dive into the field?

Question 2: What are the career prospects? Does it align with my career goals in life?

Next, you would need to do your research on the career prospects of your industry of choice. When picking a university course, the main idea is to equip yourself with skills and knowledge regarding the industry that you are able to carry forward into the workplace upon graduation. You should also consider the work environment and culture of your career choice and ask yourself if it is aligned with your goals and aspirations in life. As an example, if you choose to take on a medical degree, you would need to consider the career prospects which in this case is only limited to become a doctor or a surgeon. Along with that, if you decide to study medicine, asking yourself if you’re mentally and physically ready for everything that comes along with it would be advisable as you would need to undergo a minimum of 6-7 years of studying, horsemanship and practicals along with a fast-paced environment with long intense working hours.

Question 3: What are the prerequisites/requirements needed for this course?

Before you decide what degree you’d like to earn, it is important for you to understand the different levels of qualification needed in order to enter the career path of your choice or to work the job of your choice. For many professions, earning a Bachelor’s degree is sufficient enough to be eligible but others may require a higher qualification such as a Master’s or even Doctorate. As an example, to become a certified psychologist, you would need to obtain a minimum qualification of a master’s degree or a doctorate in order to practice. You would need to ask yourself if you have the ability and resources to achieve these higher levels of qualifications. Factors that should be considered include mental strength, time constraints as well as financial stability in order to achieve these requirements for your career choice. 

Top 3 Courses to Study in Malaysia

1. Business

A business degree provides you with the multidisciplinary nature of business and knowledge and skill to understand the key elements needed to build a successful business. Studying business provides you with career options in almost every sector including leaders, managers, financial advisors and even marketing executives. Examples of fields that you are able to work in with a business degree include accounting, management, finance, human resource, marketing, and even hospitality.

Basic Requirement to Study Business Courses in Malaysia

Course

Results

A-Level

3B’s

STPM

3B’s

UEC

2A 3B

Diploma/Foundation

GPA 3.3

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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2. Psychology

A psychology degree focuses on the study of the human mind and behaviour and its functions. A psychology degree offers various specialization such as health, clinical, educational, research, occupational, counselling, neuro and forensic. However, it is important to note that to work as a licensed psychologist or counsellor t in Malaysia, you are required to complete a Master program in Clinical Psychology or Counselling. 

Here are some potential job opportunities you could select within and outside the psychology industry : 

Psychology Job Opportunities

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counsellor  
  • Social Worker
  • Special Needs Children Therapist 

Other Industries Job Opportunities

  • Human Resource Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Career Counsellor
  • Business Developer Executive 

Basic Requirement to Study Psychology Courses in Malaysia

STPM 

Minimum of 5 credits (CGPA 2.00)

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2E’S 

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

Australian Matriculation 

Minimum ATAR of 80

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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3. Engineering

An engineering degree equips students with all areas of math, science, technology with a focus on research, design and use of machines, engines and structures. An engineering degree provides students with a wide area of specializations including civil engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or medical engineering. Different types of engineering fields that are available include Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering.

Basic Requirements for Engineering Courses in Malaysia

 

STPM 

CGPA 2.00 including Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA of 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range of BBB including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics & Physics

Diploma

Minimum CGPA 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 30 points ( including Mathematics and Physics)

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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4 Common Misconceptions about Becoming a Psychologist

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Being a psychology student myself, let me just assure you that there are A LOT of things that I have believed to be true about psychology that I had to find out was in fact a lie. 

A misconception can be defined as a wrong or inaccurate ideology about something. Due to the stigma around the idea of human behaviour and mental health, the psychology industry and becoming a psychologist has been majorly affected by misconceptions. In this article, we will debunk some of these misconceptions for the betterment of fellow psychologists and the society. 

Misconception 1 : Psychologist DO NOT study real science

The debate that has been on-going for decades argues the question of whether Psychology is a form of Science or not. Yes, Psychology is a form of real science. Psychology is a science as it is based on the use of many scientific methods. The study of human behaviour being done is obtained through verified theories and evidence of human behaviour and mental processes. 

Misconception 2 : Psychologist study “common sense” + psychology is easy

Many people consider psychology to be an “easy way out” as it is perceived to be one of the easiest courses offered. Well, every programme and field has its own set of challenges. Psychology may be somewhat easier for you if you have a strong interest in it but keep in mind it includes designing research studies, analyzing data using statistics, reading A LOT of academic journals and writing research papers.

Misconception 3 : Psychology graduates do not have a lot of job opportunities waiting for them

When you tell your peers that you’d like to study psychology, there is a 90% chance that the first thing they would tell you is “Psychology can’t get you a job”. INCORRECT. 

In fact, psychology is one of those fields that allows you a wealthy amount of job opportunities in various industries. Psychology is the study of human behaviour and the understanding of human behaviour is crucial is almost every aspect of the working life. With a psychology degree, you can find yourself from the clinical to the human resource to the communications line. What’s important is for you to constantly develop additional skills whilst earning your degree to further enhance your employability. 

Misconception 4 : Psychologist can read minds

If you think becoming a psychologist can give you the ability to read people’s minds just by looking at them, then unfortunately I have bad news for you. Pursuing a psychology degree will NOT allow you to read minds. Yes, psychology is the study of human behaviour. This basically means that with the knowledge and skills that you learn, you will be able to make a knowledgeable guess of what a person may be feeling or thinking based on their non-verbal communication such as their body language. 

What is Psychology?

Psychology, in Layman’s terms, is the study of the mind and behaviour. It studies how humans think, act and feel is dependent on biological influences, social pressures as well as environmental factors. The field of psychology is mainly based on the concepts of describing, explaining, predicting and changing behaviour. 

Key Skills Needed to Become a Psychologist

As you dive into the world of studying human behaviour, here are a few common skills/traits needed in individuals to become successful psychologists :

1. Communication Skills

As one of the main roles of being a psychologist requires you to work closely with others, having good communication skills is extremely important. Communication skills include verbal, non-verbal communication as well as the ability to receive and interpret messages accurately. Strong communication skills ensure a clear and effective way of doing your job and enabling others to do their job as well. 

2. Problem-solving skills

Psychology is the study of humans. Therefore, things are not always set in stone. Problem solving skills enables us to identify problems, analyse the cause factor for these problems and lastly determine a method of solving those problems. The ability to solve problems in a quick and effective manner will help in the varying contexts of human behaviour that you will face at work. Problem solving skills include the ability to use logic, creativity, imagination and determination. 

3. Research Skills

No matter the field of psychology that you will be diving into, research skills are a must have. This skills helps in a range of potential roles such as conduction of your own experiments, aiding patients with past experiences of other psychologists or even researching previously done experiments. You should be able to effectively find the information that you need through thousands of scientific journals with decades of data and be able to evaluate it accurately for your own benefit. 

Career Opportunities for Psychology Graduates

* To work as a licensed psychologist it is important to note that you would require a Masters Degree/phD 

Psychology Job Opportunities

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Counselor  
  • Social Worker
  • Special Needs Children Therapist 

Other Industries Job Opportunities

  • Human Resource Executive
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Career Counsellor
  • Business Developer Executive 



Entry Requirement for Psychology Degree in Malaysia

English Requirements 

IELTS

Min. 5.0

TOEFL

Min. 34 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Min. Band 3

Academic Requirements 

STPM

CGPA 2.00 for 2 subjects with min. C for each subject

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation/Diploma

Pass with min CGPA of 2.00

A-Levels

Min. 2E’s

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including English

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Min. 24 points

*Requirements may vary based on universities being applied to. 

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Top 5 Universities for Pscyhology Degree in Malaysia

1. University of Nottingham

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 39,500

Non-Malaysians – RM46,000

2. Monash University Malaysia

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychological Science 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

February, July and October 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 36,977

Non-Malaysians – RM42,315

3. Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

March, August and October 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 28,900

Non-Malaysians – RM35,800

4. HELP University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

January, May and August 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians & Non-Malaysians- RM 73,700 

5. UCSI University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full Time) 

Intake 

January, May and September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

Malaysians – RM 21,200

Non-Malaysians – RM23,000 

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Top Courses to Study in Australia Based on Job Demand in 2021

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Although the pandemic has created unexpected high unemployment rates globally, there was a strong surge in the employment rate right after multiple lockdowns were eased in Australia. Even though most companies have frozen their hiring process, there are still sectors that are actively hiring due to the need for more human resources.

Some of Australia’s highest employing industries are Health Care and Social Assistance, Construction, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, and Education and Training. 

In this article, we’ll be giving an insight into the job opportunities available in Australia according to the Australia National Skills Commission and the suitable degrees for it.  

Health Care & Social Assistance

With COVID 19 pandemic, the healthcare industry is deemed one of Australia’s booming industries. In 2020, over 1.7 million people were employed and it is projected to increase to more than 1.9 million by 2024, according to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.

If you’re interested in being in the medical field, we would suggest pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing and psychology. Both nursing and psychology are in the top employing area in the Health Care and Social Assistance sector. 

Nursing Degree in Australia

As a result of the growing population in Australia and the availability of more treatment options, a significant number of nurses are required to help fulfil the high demand. Nurses are known to be a doctor’s right hand in hospitals as nurses are the ones who help treat the patients accordingly after a doctor has diagnosed the patient. Doctors and nurses collaborate as a care team to provide the best and effective care they can for the patients.

Recommended Universities to Study Nursing Degree

QS World Ranking (2020) by Subjects

Program

University 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

7th 

Bachelor of Nursing 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

AUD $34,540 

13th 

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

University of Sydney 

AUD $40,500

14th

Bachelor of Nursing 

Monash University 

AUD$35,500

26th

Bachelor of Nursing 

University of Melbourne 

AUD$33,024

29th

Bachelor of Nursing 

Deakin University 

AUD $35,200

 

Psychology Degree in Australia

Psychologists seek to understand and explain thoughts, emotions and behaviour. They use techniques such as observation, assessment and experiment to develop theories about the beliefs and feelings that influence the individual. They use their findings to help improve the processes and behaviours.

Recommended Universities to Study Psychology Degree

QS World Ranking (2020) by Subjects

Program

University 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

17th

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

University of Melbourne

AUD $41,912 – AUD$45,944

22nd

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD$44,760

23rd

Bachelor of  Psychological Science 

University of Queensland

AUD $37,760

27th

Bachelor of Psychology 

University of Sydney

AUD $50,000

31st

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

National University of Australia

AUD $46,910

 

Construction

The construction industry focuses on construction, demolition, renovation, maintenance and repair works of a  building. The construction industry generates around 360 billion in revenue. According to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, it has an annual growth of 2.4%, about 1.2 million for the next five years.

If you’re fascinated in the engineering field and would like to be hands-on in the construction sector, we would suggest a degree in civil engineering and electrical and electronic engineering would be a good fit as the aside of architects, civil and electrical engineers are two of the top employing occupations in Australia under the construction sector.

Civil Engineering Degree in Australia

Civil engineers are the ones who oversee ongoing construction projects. They are responsible for the completion, functionality and safety of the project. They often work with architects and a team of construction managers and workers. 

Recommended Universities to Study Civil Engineering Degree

QS World Subjects Ranking (2020)

Programs

University 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

11th

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Architecture (Honours) 

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD $47,760

14th

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering)

The University of Sydney 

AUD $50,000

21st

Bachelors of Engineering (Honours) Civil Engineering 

Monash University

AUD $46,000

26th 

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil Engineering)

University of Queensland (UQ)

AUD $45,120

50-100

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

AUD $39,300

 

Electrical & Electronic Engineering Degree in Australia

Electrical & electronic engineering is responsible for designing and developing new electrical systems, solving problems, and testing equipment. They study and apply the physics and mathematics of electricity, electromagnetism and electronics to large and small scale systems to process information and transmit energy. They work with all kinds of electronic devices, from the smallest pocket devices to large supercomputers.

Recommended Universities to Study Civil Engineering Degree

QS World Subjects Ranking (2020) 

Programs

University 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

35th 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Electrical 

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD $47, 760

50-100

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering)

University of Sydney 

AUD $50,000

51-100

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

AUD $48,163

151-200

Bachelor of Engineering(Honours) (Electrical)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

AUD $39,300

151-200

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Energy Engineering

Griffith University 

AUD $37,000

 

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is a large and diverse industry that includes legal and accounting services, veterinary services and computer design systems.

The industry has managed to employ 1.1 million people, roughly around 9.3% of the total workforce. Over the past five years, the employment rate has increased to 16.8% and is the 6th fastest growing sector in Australia. According to the Australian Labour Market, the industry has projected to have employment growth of 15% in the upcoming years.

The top 5 employing occupations under Professional, Scientific and Technical Services are accountants, software and application programmers, solicitors, management and organisational analysts, architects and landscape architects. 

If you would like numbers and love technology, we would recommend a bachelor degree in accountancy and computer science/information technology. Both of these occupations play a crucial role in major organisations.

Accounting Degree in Australia

Accountants play a crucial role in companies, from simple bookkeeping to analysing complex economic data for making business strategies. It is the reason why accountants can be seen at the board meeting interpreting graphical representation. Based on the merit of the data, future financial strategy and plans are made by accountants. There is no doubt that accountants are of great importance for companies willing to succeed in the globalised world.

Recommended Universities to Study Accounts Degree

QS World Subjects Ranking (2020)

Program

University 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

15th 

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD$44,880

16th 

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

University of Melbourne

AUD $44,512

22nd

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

University of Sydney 

AUD $46,000

36th

Bachelor of Accounting 

Monash University 

AUD $45,000

49th 

Bachelor of Accounting 

The Australian National University 

AUD $39,090

 

Computer Science and Information Technology

Australia’s constant growth and the emerging of new technologies have created a broad employment market to keep up with technological advancement. Most industries are trying their best to corporate technology to make it easier to run their business. Aside from companies, there are plenty of other sectors incorporating technology advancements such as the medical field, engineering and many more. 

The largest sector within computer science and information technology is Computer System Design and its related services. This sector has seen substantial growth over the past couple of decades. 2020 has seen the highest employment level with 271,800 and is projected to grow to 287,400 by 2024, according to the Australian Industry and Skilled Community

Computer Science and Information Technology Degree in Australia

From calling someone to instant messaging, the evolution of technology has brought ease to everyone. Everything we know or use to do it manually is being digitised. Organisations worldwide are competing against each other to have the best cutting edge technology to satisfy their consumers. Due to constant innovation and upgrades, the demand for IT and computer science graduates has drastically increased.

Recommended Universities to Study Computer Science & Information Technology Degree

QS World Subjects Ranking (2020) 

Program

University 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

32nd 

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science/Information Technology)

University of Melbourne

AUD $41,912 – AUD $45,944

41st 

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science/Information Technology)

The National Australian University 

AUD $48,384

42nd

Bachelor of Computing Science (Computer Science)

University of Sydney 

AUD $45,600

50-100

Bachelor of Computer Science /Bachelor of Information Technology

Monash University 

AUD $42,800

50-100

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

AUD $47,760

 

Education & Training

According to the Australian Labour Market, the education and training industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors and is expected to grow 12% in the next five years. It is also one of the fastest-changing with new technologies and skills practised all over the country.  More than 1.200 institutions across Australia offer about 22,000 different types of courses ranging from engineering to baking.  65% of the education industry currently holds a bachelor degree or higher, and that number is expected to not drop over time. 

You don’t get tired of kids and love them to bits, then being a teacher could be your calling. Since Australia is one of the countries that offer high-quality education and requires teachers, a bachelor degree in education could set the right path for you. However, if you’re interested in being in the field and coaching students to be their best in the sport they like, a sports science degree might help. 

Education Degree in Australia

Australians take their education very seriously, which is why most of their universities are in the top 100 according to the  QS World Universities Ranking.

According to the Australian National Skills Commission, primary teachers are on top priority in the education sector as they are currently experiencing a shortage.

However, if you’re interested in being a part of Australia’s teaching community, you would need a bachelor’s degree and possess the necessary accreditations.

Recommended Universities to Study Education Degree

QS World Subjects Ranking (2020)

Program 

University 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

12th 

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary or Secondary Education

Monash University 

AUD $34,000

20th

Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)

The University of Sydney 

AUD $48,500

23rd

Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)

The University of Queensland

AUD $32,532

32nd

Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)

Deakin University 

AUD$30,400

50-100

Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

AUD$31,600

 

Sports Science Degree in Australia

Sports science applies the study of science to sporting activities. The focus of sports science is to help maximise performance and endurance in preparation for events and competitions while lessening the risk of injury. It’s used to help identify strengths and weaknesses so that a training program can be individualised for everyone from athletes to the elderly, and everyone in-between.

Recommended Universities to Study Sports Science Degree

QS World Subjects Ranking (2020) 

Program 

University 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

3rd 

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Honours)

University of Queensland 

AUD $38,496

4th

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

University of Sydney 

AUD $55,000

15th 

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 

Deakin University 

AUD $37,000

24th

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science 

University of Technology Sydney 

AUD $33,936

33rd

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Griffith University 

AUD $33,000

 

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Top 10 Films to Inspire Your Career Choice & Recommended Universities

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Feeling stuck, overwhelmed and tired of reading and researching on career choices?

Well, movies are known to be a great form of not only entertainment but also education. It’s time for you to take a break, grab some popcorn and watch these inspirational and raw movies that will not only uplift your mood, change your perspective but also ignite the spark in you that might help you get inspired in choosing a suitable career path. 

DISCLAIMER : There may be spoilers. Proceed with caution. 

For the engineer in you :

1. 3 Idiots

3 Idiots is a well-known coming-of-age comedy movie starring Amir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor. This 2009 hit film tells a story about the ups and downs of friendship, life and mental health of three students at an Indian engineering college. This movie discusses many issues that many youths face in their day to day lives all with a valuable lesson at the end. Watch it for impactful life lessons shared by the characters throughout the movie with the most important one – “Study to be accomplished and not affluent”. 

2. The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is a biographical romantic drama film that details the life influential physicist Stephen Hawking. Set in the 1960’s, this story follows Stephen Hawking as he falls in love with his colleague while being a Cambridge student. At 21, he then learns that he has a motor neuron disease that crushes his spirit. However, he then begins a study of time where we follow as both Stephen and his love interest defy odds against the world and make tremendous discovery in the fields of both medicine and science.

Basic Requirement for Engineering Course In Malaysia

STPM 

CGPA 2.00 including Mathematics and Physics/ Chemistry

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range of BBB including Mathematics and Physics / Chemistry

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects including Mathematics & Physics

Diploma

Minimum CGPA 2.00

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 30 points ( including Mathematics and Physics)

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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Recommended University for Engineering Degree

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Photo Credit : University of Nottingham

Engineering Programs Offered:

a) Bachelor of Chemical Engineering

Focuses on areas such as commodity and specialty chemicals, fertilisers, food processing, fuels and energy production, minerals processing, petrochemicals, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals or water treatment.

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer 
  2. Biochemical Engineering 
  3. Separation & Particle Technology 
  4. Process Design & Control 
  5. Chemical & Phase Equilibrium 

Intake 

February and September 

Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

RM 48,900 (Malaysian)

RM 57,000 (Non-Malaysian) 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Environmental and Healthcare Engineer 
  2. Biotechnologist 
  3. Food Scientist 
  4. Manufacturing Production Technician 
  5. Chemical Plant and System Operator 

b) Bachelor of Civil Engineering

Focuses on areas require numerate, problem-solving graduates, perfectly prepared to find employment across specialties including structural design, construction, geotechnical, water resources, transportation,and urban planning.

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Geotechnies 
  2. Structural Analysis 
  3. Steel Design Projects 
  4. Fundamentals of Materials 
  5. Applied Construction Project Management 

Intake 

September 

Duration 

3 years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

RM 48,950 (Malaysian)

RM 59,300  (Non-Malaysian) 

 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Engineering Project Manager 
  2. Civil Engineer 
  3. Architect 
  4. Infrastructure engineer
  5. Geotechnical engineer 

c) Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Focuses on areas such as communications, computer modelling, electrical machines, electronic design, instrumentation, microelectronics, power generation and distribution, signal processing, software engineering and renewable energy systems.

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Information and Systems 
  2. Digital Communications 
  3. Power Networks 
  4. Robotics, Dynamics & Control
  5. Systems Engineering 

Intake 

September 

Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

RM 48,950 (Malaysian)

RM 59,300  (Non-Malaysian) 


Examples of career prospect : 

  1. Design engineer 
  2. Broadcast engineer 
  3. Sound engineer 
  4. Special effects technician 
  5. CAD technician 

d) Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Focuses on areas of study real-world engineering, the importance of communication, team working skills, entrepreneurship initiatives, an emphasis for environmental sustainability, a mind-set for lifelong learning, appropriate management principles and business acumen. 

 

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Materials in Design 
  2. Materials and Manufacturing 
  3. Programming, Professional and Laboratory Skills 
  4. Introduction to Aerospace Technology 
  5. Introduction to Automotive Technology

Intake 

September 

Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

RM 48,900 (Malaysian)

RM 57,000 (Non-Malaysian) 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Biomedical engineer
  2. Entrepreneur
  3. Manufacturing engineer
  4. Aerospace engineer
  5. Automotive engineer 



For the journalist in you :

1. Spotlight

Photo Credit : The Atlantic

Spotlight is an American biographical drama film that follows the story of a operating newspaper in the United States and it’s investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse happening by numerous Roman Catholic priests. The assigned team of journalists investigates allegations of a priest molesting more than 80 boys. Watch as they in interview victims and try to unseal sensitive documents as they make it their mission to proof the act of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic church. If you’re passionate about writing especially on topics that can make a difference, this movie does a tremendous job at making investigative journalism thrilling. 

2. The Post

Photo Credit: Variety

Starring the iconic duo Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post is an 2017 American historical political thriller film that is set in the 1970’s. Based on a true story, the film plays the attempts of a group of journalists at the Washington Post to publish the infamous Pentagon Paper, classified documents of the 20-year involvement of the United States government in the Vietnam War. The lead character, who also happens to be the country’s first female newspaper publisher,  and her editor race to expose the massive cover up that has over 3 decades and 4 U.S presidents secrets. Watch as they face tremendous challenges and risk their careers all at the faith of an unprecedented battle between the press and government. 

Basic Requirement for Journalism Courses in Malaysia

STPM 

Minimum of 5 credits (CGPA 2.00)

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2E’S OR 3D’S

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

Candian Pre-U 

Minimum average of 60%

Australian Matriculation 

Minimum ATAR of 60 

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen. 

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Recommended University for Journalism Degree in Malaysia

University of Wollongong Malaysia

Photo Credit : UOW Malaysia

Bachelor of Communications (Hons), Major in Journalism & Broadcasting

Focuses on giving students the opportunity to develop and enhance presentation, critical thinking, planning and management skills, through a variety of projects, events and campaigns, both in and out of the classroom

 

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Writing and Referencing 
  2. Principles of Journalism 
  3. Communication Law 
  4. Print and Broadcast Journalism 
  5. Broadcast Media Production

Intake 

January, March, May, July, September & October

Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 71, 025 (Malaysian)

RM 83,400 (Non-Malaysian) 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Content marketer
  2. Copywriter
  3. Reporter
  4. Magazine journalist 
  5. Editorial assistant 

For the psychologist in you :

1. Girl Interrupted

Starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, Girl Interrupted is a 1999 American psychological drama film based on a memoir where the film follows a young woman who struggles with the uncertainty of her own mental illness. Set in the 1960’s where mental illness is a highly taboo topic – The protagonist of the film admits herself into a psychiatric institution after getting persuaded by her parents, tand is later diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. This film takes an interesting plot as it argues that perfectly sane people become institutionalized simply because once they’re inside the system, it is assumed that something HAS to be wrong. 

2. Split

One of my personal favourites – SPLIT follows a storyline of how a man with 24 different personalities otherwise known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls in an isolated underground facility. The protagonist of the film had identified 23 distinct personalities by his therapist that were formed due to childhood abuse and abandonment, each possessing their own set of peculiarities. This film is definitely one of those films that leave you at the edge of your seat with your mouth wide open as James McAvoy does a brilliant job in playing the different personalities that makes you believe you’re watching 24 different individuals. 

Basic Requirements for Psychology Courses in Malaysia

 

STPM 

Minimum of 5 credits (CGPA 2.00)

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2E’S 

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

Australian Matriculation 

Minimum ATAR of 80

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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Recommended University for Psychology Degree in Malaysia

HELP University

Photo Credit : HELP University

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

 

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Abnormal Psychology 
  2. Social Psychology 
  3. Understanding & Managing Emotion 
  4. Gender Studies
  5. Forensic Psychology 

Intake 

January, May & August 

Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 73,700 

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Career Counsellor 
  2. Counselling Psychologist 
  3. Educational Psychologist
  4. Educational Psychology 
  5. Social Work Assistant 

For the lawyer in you :

1. 13th

Photo Credit : Netflix

This powerful American documentary film directed by Ava DuVernay thoroughly explores the prison system and how it is used as a weapon against minorities. This film was titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which abolished slavery and ended involuntary servitude. This documentary shines light on the harsh reality as it explores the raw demonization of minorities for decades to serve political ends, fear of minorities by white and the act of police brutality against minorities. Just a disclaimer though, this film previcts provocative and heartbreakingly real stories so be sure you are mature enough to handle it. 

2. The Trial of the Chicago 7

If you’ve been keeping up with pop culture, you MUST have heard of this film and it’s impact as a conversation starter. The Trial of the Chicago 7 follows the Chicago Seven, a group of anti-Vietnam War protestors charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intention of inciting riots. The trial transfixed the nation and sparked a conversation about mayhem intended to undermine the U.S. government. Watch as this suspenseful and intense film as it shows alot of the political system of U.S 50 years ago and now. 

Basic Requirements for Law Courses in Malaysia

STPM 

Minimum of 2C’s

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2E’S 

UEC

Grade B in 5 subjects

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 2.00

Australian Matriculation 

Minimum ATAR of 50

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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Recommended University for Law Degree in Malaysia

Taylor's University Lakeside Campus

Photo Credit : Taylor's University

Bachelor of Law

This degree focuses on in-depth understanding and appreciation of legal doctrines and concepts in the various areas of law. It uses a combination of theoretical studies and practical exposure in the industry, students will be taught how to apply these into a variety of factual situations.

 

Examples of subjects offered 

  1. Contract Law 
  2. Constitutional & Administrative Law 
  3. Company Law 
  4. Equity and Trust 
  5. Law of Tort 

Intake 

January, March & August 

Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Fees (2021)

RM 104,522 (Malaysian)

RM 125,136 (Non-Malaysian)

Examples of career prospects : 

  1. Lawyer
  2. Litigation Lawyer
  3. Conveyancing Lawyer
  4. In-House Legal Counsel 
  5. Public Prosecutor 

For the business savvy in you :

1. Pursuit of Happyness

YES. A CLASSIC. This uplighting drama is definitely one of those movies that leaves you inspired with many life lessons to adapt into your daily life. Starred by Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith, Pursuit of Happyness is definitely a must watch movie of the early 2000’s based on a biography where it follows a story of a homeless salesman and his son as they endure life struggles and challenges in the journey to becoming a successful businessman. This film teaches us to never give up and to work hard when we want or need something as hard work always pays off. 

2. Moneyball

Moving on with our streak of classic films AND classic actors, Moneyball is a 2011 biographical sports drama film starred by none-other than Brad Pitt where the lead character and assistant general manager of a baseball team is faced with the franchise’s limited budget for players, build a team of undervalued players by taking a sophisticated sabermatic approach in scouting and analyzing players for the team. This film accurately describes the ‘status quo’ of professional baseball with a splash of a business aspect where an ambitious statistical analysis strategy is being used. 

Basic Requirements for Business Courses in Malaysia

STPM 

Minimum of 3B’s

Foundation/ Matriculation

Pass with a minimum CGPA 3.3

A-Levels

Minimum grade range 2B’S 

UEC

2A 3B

Diploma 

Pass with min. CGPA of 3.3 

*Requirements may vary depending on the university that you’ve chosen.

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Recommended University for Business Degree in Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia

Photo Credit : Monash University

Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Majors to choose from 

Majors to choose from : 

  • Accountancy
  • Applied economics
  • Banking and financial management
  • Business analytics
  • Business law and taxation
  • Econometrics and business statistics
  • International business management
  • Management
  • Strategic marketing

Intake 

February, July and October

Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

Malaysian -RM38,213 per year

Non-Malaysian – RM43,680 per year

Examples of career prospects, varying based on your major  : 

  1. Business advisor 
  2. Human resource manager
  3. Market research analyst 
  4. Accountant
  5. Operations associate 

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Amp up on Your Soft Skills, and It Doesn’t Have To!

It is impossible to predict what the job market will be like by the time you graduate, which makes choosing a university degree only that much harder. As you’re trying to figure out the best undergraduate degree that will “futureproof” you, it is also equally important to develop the right skill set to navigate the unprecedented economic climate.

 

Future university graduates are encouraged to be able to adapt to new changes quickly and acquire new skills as they go, in order to prosper. Of course, it is important to have job-specific technical skills, but securing a job goes beyond just that- your ability to demonstrate your soft skills or transferable skills can make you a feasible candidate across jobs and industries.

 

 

What are Transferable Skills?

Transferable skills are the skills you acquire and perfect throughout your life of education, training and employment. But it is not just limited to formal training, you will learn these skills when volunteering, or playing basketball, or through your interactions with friends, family, strangers, and colleagues. These skills are achieved through work and life experiences and are further horned thorough day-to-day activities. They can translate across jobs and industries, and help you get through a lifetime of jobs and enjoy a fruitful career.  

 

Understand your strengths, and take the time to actually work on them and perfect them. Having transferable skills actually helps increase your chances of employability. No matter how unmatched you think your skills are, and whether or not you have the right educational foundation and training for the job, the transferable skills you have can help you secure jobs regardless.

 

 

Important Transferable Skills You Should Develop

Communication Skills

Exceptional communication skills are one of the most basic employability skills. The ability to effectively articulate your thoughts and ideas to others, and the ability to understand the perspectives of your colleagues will save you the trouble of so many complex issues.

 

People Skills

You don’t only need people skills to work customer service or sales jobs. Whatever career path you are on, you will be required to collaborate with all kinds of people and work together at one point or the other. It is important that you know how to build and maintain healthy relationships. Building rapport with different people requires the establishment of effective communication channels. 

 

Problem Solving Skills

When you’re out and about in the real world, so many instances call for you to think outside the box and display your creativity. You will often be required to dig deep and come up with resourceful solutions to difficult problems. 

 

Time Management & Organisation Skills

The ability to take charge of your workload and, knowing which tasks to prioritize and getting them done in a timely manner would allow you to execute your full potential and excel in any role.

 

Flexibility & Adaptability

You should never stop wanting to learn and better yourself. This means you should be open to new ideas, new technology, new responsibilities and new expectations. Your ability to adapt and respond quickly to the ever-changing processes at work and the external environment is so important.

 

A University Degree Does Not Have to Dictate the Trajectory of Your Career

Our university degree and major are based on a choice that most of us make during our teenage years or just barely entering into adulthood. It does not necessarily have to dictate the rest of our lives. It could, if that’s what you want. But you’re also allowed to change your mind. 

 

It is one thing to acquire a set of skills that you can use to adapt in the real world. Now let’s talk about university majors that offer you the most career flexibility.

 

5 Popular University Degrees/Majors That Offer You Flexible Careers

1. Computer Science

Technological aspects are essentially woven into every aspect of our life today. The way we learn, the way we live and the way we work are influenced by machine learning and artificial intelligence. 

 

Computer science majors often learn facets of programming languages, coding, networking, algorithm design, software and so much more. What lies beneath these technical skills is analytical thinking, problem solving abilities, and conscientious attention to detail- all of which are highly transferable and valuable anywhere!

 

While many computer science graduates go on to work for technological companies, the knowledge and skills they learn can pretty much be applied to any industry. Thanks to the digital age we live in, every single business or organisation is required to have an online presence.

 

 

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2. Communications

Communications is a degree that specialises in cultivating soft skills in their students and offering an overall well-rounded education. 

 

These majors train their students in areas such as writing, public speaking, critical thinking, research skills, and specialised majors prepare students for roles such as advertising, marketing, social media management, public relations, journalism, event planning, content writing and so much more.

 

With communication majors such as marketing and public relations, you are actually able to take on roles from the other respective fields. For example; one of the most popular ways to get into public relations is with a marketing degree. 

 

 

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3. Maths

As data and analytics continue to lay its roots into all industries, the possibilities for math majors continue to grow exponentially. Math is no longer reserved for the geeks. With a math degree, you can now pretty much do anything.

 

Similar to a computer science degree, math majors are also constantly required to use their analytical things, to get to the core of the problems and ponder deeply. Math majors are required to look at the bigger picture and come up with creative solutions to problems. All of these skills are invaluable in any field or aspects of life.

 

A strong background in maths prepares one for other quantitative fields such as economics, science and even engineering.

 

 

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4. Business

Business degrees are often as generic as it sounds. A degree in business administration might mean that you are studying components such as accounting, management, human resources, marketing, or entrepreneurial endeavours. 

 

Having a varied set of business skills can position you in almost every profession, and opens your doors wide open into the corporate world.  Afterall, knowing how organisations work and how to turn ideas into profit are all fundamental to success.

 

 

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5. Psychology

Psychology is a liberal arts degree that teaches its students a wide variety of skills. 

A bachelor’s degree in psychology is not enough to get you anywhere in the actual field of psychology. But it acts as a stepping stone that allows students to take their knowledge of human behaviour, their writing skills, communication skills, critical analytical thinking and step into fields such as marketing, education, statistics, data and so much more.  The possibilities are endless. 

 

 

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No matter where your career takes you, or where you want to take your career, transferable skills are the most valuable notch in your belt. Even if you’re seeking dramatic career changes, perhaps to a different field that isn’t in line with your qualifications, your ability to take your existing skills and apply it to new challenges will demonstrate how versatile and adaptable you are in the  ever-changing world. 

 

The Covid-19 Pandemic has left millions of people unemployed, and so many of them have had to seek employment outside of their respective specialities. The need to hone on your transferable skills are more important now, than it ever has been.

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Top Universities to study Psychology in Malaysia 2021

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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of humans’ minds.

Often, people misunderstood psychology as a topic that revolves around personality tests — it’s more than that.

Rather than just relying on facts, psychology is closely related to theories that constantly change according to new findings and researches. 

In fact, it is all about figuring out

  • the underlying reason behind people’s behavior,
  • where mental illness comes from and
  • the best way to treat or solve them depending on the individual’s situation and capability.

In simple words, psychology is your guide when it comes to human’s mind.

Why study Psychology?

  • Make a difference in people’s lives – As mentioned before, you will be able to help people in either solving their problems, treating their mental illness, or simply just be there to listen to them with empathy.
  • Learn more about yourself and others – Not only that, studying psychology will make you become an individual that is more aware of what is happening to them, and their surroundings — you will also be able to detect the reason behind it.
  • Develop critical thinking – In addition, you will be trained to always think of things realistically when it comes to solving problems. It’s important to differentiate fiction and reality to not be manipulated by human’s feelings and emotions when coming up with solutions.

What are the Key Skills to study Psychology?

  • Communication

As much as communication is always deemed important, psychology requires you to have a consistent and efficient communication skill because you will later implement it when dealing with clients, especially the clients that have a difficult time to express themselves verbally.

  • Empathy

For psychology, empathy is much more than just listening — it’s listening with the intention to understand and analyze your client’s situation without making them feel invalidated.

Basically, you will need empathy to make your clients feel heard and to recognize your client’s emotions from the way they express themselves — their choice of words, their actions and their facial expression and relate them all to the main cause of the issue.

  • Patience

Last but not least, patience. When it comes to dealing with emotion, it’s difficult for you to actually see the result in a short period of time.

Most of the time, it requires years and a lot of patience. You need to consistently deal with your clients even without seeing apparent change in your client’s behavior.

What are the Career Opportunities if I study Psychology in Malaysia?

  • *Psychologists
  • *Psychotherapists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Career Advisors
  • *Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Case Manager

*You will need to be a qualified psychologist for these careers.

How to Become a Psychologist in Malaysia?

Following is your pathway if you decided to pursue Psychology in Malaysia—

If you are an SPM graduate, you can go for Foundation/Pre-University programs (STPM, A-Level, UEC) for 1-2 years OR enroll in a Diploma program for 2-2.5 years. 

After that, you can decide to get your Bachelor Degree for 3 years (if you are a Diploma graduate in a related field, you are eligible to enter the 2nd year).

Next, in order for you to be a qualified psychologist — you will need to at least have a Master’s degree in a specialized field of  psychology that usually takes around 1-2 years.

Overall, to become a qualified psychologist in Malaysia will take you around a total of 5-7 years.

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Psychology in Malaysia?

Academic Requirements

SPM (Pre-requisite requirements)

Minimum 3Cs including Mathematics and Science, and a pass in English

STPM

CGPA 2.00 for 2 subjects with minimum C for each subject

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation/Diploma

Pass with minimum CGPA of 2.00

A-Levels

Minimum EE

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including English

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 24 points

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 5.0

TOEFL

Minimum 34 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Minimum Band 3

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

What are the Top 6 Universities to study Psychology in Malaysia?

1. Monash University

“In the three years of the degree, students will cover the core areas of the scientific discipline of psychology, as well as being able to pursue their specific interests in a range of areas relating to the application of the scientific discipline of psychology.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM36,977


Non-Malaysian students: RM42,315

2. University of Nottingham

There are opportunities to spend one or two semesters in your second year at our campus in the UK. The final year allows you to choose from a variety of advanced topics.”

Program Name

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM39,500


Non-Malaysian students: RM46,000

3. Heriot-Watt University

“Our Psychology degrees equip you with an understanding of human behaviour and the skills to apply your knowledge to an inclusive and productive society.”

Program Name

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM39,500


Non-Malaysian students: RM46,000

4. Taylor's University

“At Taylor’s University, our Psychology degree programme prepares students with the essential knowledge and skills in psychology. “

Program Name

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

March, August, *October

*Special intake due to the COVID-19

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM28,900


Non-Malaysian students: RM35,800

5. HELP University

The primary pathway we offer is the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Programme, which can be completed fully at HELP University. Students, if they so choose, may also transfer credits to affiliated universities. The American Degree Program (ADP) is the other pathway that HELP offers for those seeking a degree in psychology.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, May, August

Indicative Annual Fee

RM73,700

6. UCSI University

“The Psychology degree programme is constructed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills, which will assist them to achieve healthy adjustments in their social existence and occupational well-being.”

Program Name

BA (Hons) Psychology

Program Duration

3 years

Intakes

January, May, September

Indicative Annual Fee

Malaysian students: RM21,200


Non-Malaysian students: RM23,000

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