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Top 5 Private Universities to study Data Science in Malaysia

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Oh to live in a generation where technology and humans meet; is indeed the revolution humans need.

“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” – Bill Gates

What is Data Science?

Data science is the combination of tools, algorithms and machine learning components. It plays the role of extracting clean information from raw data for the planning of actionable insights.

Data Science continues to bring an immense number of benefits in business, research, even our daily lives. The things you search for in Google search bar, the posts you like on your Instagram, including your health data from a fitness tracker app you downloaded in your phone, all of them are important to data scientists depending on their project. The data scientists will look through millions of data and find the hidden pattern or connection in order to come up with breakthrough insights that will contribute to our convenience, especially in business. From there, analysts and business people will be generating the insights to create a tangible business value.

Data science mainly has a five-stage life cycle that consists of:

  1. Capture: Data acquisition, data entry, signal reception, data extraction
  2. Maintain: Data warehousing, data cleansing, data staging, data processing, data architecture
  3. Process: Data mining, clustering/classification, data modeling, data summarization
  4. Communicate: Data reporting, data visualization, business intelligence, decision making
  5. Analyze: Exploratory/confirmatory, predictive analysis, regression, text mining, qualitative analysis

Source: UC Berkeley

Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.” – Tim Berners-Lee

Why study Data Science?

  • High market demand with a shortage of supply

    Being an underrated and infamous degree program, there are less number of data science graduates considering we are living in the 21st century. Adding up the computer, mathematics, and programming skills, a lot of students tend to see data science as one of the difficult programs to enroll in. Hence, despite the increase in the number of demand for data scientists, the number of data science graduates remains limited.

     

  • Undying Program

    Living in the era of technology where everything revolves around data makes data science to be more and more relevant every day. Every business lives on insight, and every insight comes from a data scientist. For every business that opens up today or opens soon, it will result in increasing demand for data scientists. It’s a never-ending cycle.

     

  • High-paying jobs

    Considering the strong impact data science has on the working industry, and the limited number of capable graduates, the data science jobs are listed as one of the high-paying jobs that will continuously be relevant in the majority of the industry.

What are the Career Opportunities?

Surely most of the students worry about the job opportunity because that is the next destination after graduating. Fret not, although Data Science is considered as an underrated program in university, in the working industry; employers hunt for their graduates. Here are some of the careers students can pursue:

  1. Data Scientist – gather, process, and derive valuable insights from the data
  2. Machine learning engineer – leverage big data tools and programming frameworks
  3. Data Architect – visualize, design, and prepare data 
  4. Data engineer – assist the data architects to build the working framework for data search and retrieval
  5. Business intelligence developer – create tables, write reports on their findings and simplify them in an understandable way to human brains

What are the Key Skills to study Data Science?

Data Science graduates are known mostly for their strong Mathematics and computer skills. A set of skills that is needed almost everywhere in this era. In order to be able to pull off a Data Science program, these skills are important to help you through the journey:

  • Business/Domain
  • Mathematics (includes statistics and probability)
  • Computer science (software/data architecture and engineering)
  • Communication (both written and verbal)

What are the General Entry Requirements to study Data Science in Malaysia?

Since the Data Science program revolves around Mathematics, the entry requirements for the majority of the universities in Malaysia include the subject Mathematics as a compulsory credit

Academic Requirements

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 2.00 including a credit in Mathematics and Science

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation

Minimum CGPA of 2.00 including a credit in Mathematics/Additional Mathematics

A-Levels

Minimum 2 passes including a credit in Mathematics and Science

UEC

Pass with 5Bs including Advanced Mathematics

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 24 points

Diploma

Related diplomas with a minimum CGPA of 2.50

 

English requirements

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0)

TOEFL

Minimum 35 (Internet Based Test)

MUET

Minimum Band 4

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

What are the Top 5 Private Universities to study Data Science in Malaysia?

Here we have listed down the Top 5 private universities in Malaysia for you to choose from;

1. Taylor's University

“Upon completion of this specialisation, students should be able to upload and clean real-world data, make reliable statistical inferences from the cleaned data, use Machine Learning and statistical tools to learn models for data and visualise complex data.“

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM97,500

International students: RM121,300

2. Asia Pacific University

“The programme is not merely analytics-oriented, but develops the ability to use analytics to drive key success metrics related to yield management and revenue generation in practically any business domain.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Analytics) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

September, November

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM87,000

International students: RM88,200

3. Monash University

“We have the greatest collection of expertise in the theory and practice of data analytics of any university in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science in Data Science

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

February, July, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM40,820

International students: RM46,640

4. Swinburne University

“We believe a modern approach to the analysis, design and implementation of large-scale systems is essential for a career in software development.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM24,000

International students: RM30,680

5. UOW Malaysia KDU

“They will emerge as highly sought-after experts with interdisciplinary computer science knowledge and skills; often commanding high salaries in this field.”

Program Name

Bachelor of Computer Science (Data Science) (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

January, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

Local students: RM72,285

International students: RM85,985

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How to Become an English Teacher in Malaysia? (Study TESL/TESOL in Malaysia)

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If you end up here, I’m assuming that there is a high probability of you planning to be an English teacher in the future. And I’m guessing the major reasons for that would be:

  1. You’re good at English language
  2. You really love teaching other people
  3. Or both (which screams big energy of an English teacher)

Or let’s say you come across this article randomly.

Although it doesn’t really matter which categories you fall into, you pretty much found the right place to learn about everything that you need to know if you want to be an English teacher in Malaysia.

Here we go!

What is TESL/TESOL?

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a common term used for teaching English courses including Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). And in some countries, it is known as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). It is a common course for those who want to be an English teacher. 

In the globalisation era, English is one of the compulsory languages to master especially when it comes to professional communication among countries. It’s a language that is understood internationally and has been the second language in Malaysia for decades. Due to that, competitive students will find themselves trying to learn English as much as they can as it’s now one of the important requirements in most careers. And that is why English teachers are important and they need to play their role to ensure the students are proficient in English language at an earlier age.

What are the Education Pathways to become an English teacher in Malaysia?

Thousands of students come with various education backgrounds. Needless to say, although the direction they’re headed is the same, their journeys are not all the same. But this doesn’t mean one is better than the other, or one is more compatible to be an English teacher than the other. There are simply more than one pathway when we’re talking about education. Thus, here are two common education pathways to become an English teacher in Malaysia;

*For other education backgrounds that are not stated, feel free to contact us for further information and we’ll guide you through your own pathway.

What are the Skills Needed to Become an English Teacher in Malaysia?

It’s true, interest and knowledge are vital when it comes to education and career. However, it’s also important to know beforehand whether you’ve chosen the right track. You need a particular set of skills in order to succeed, because we know being passionate and intelligent help you to get into the right university, but a suitable set of skills is the one that will determine your consistency throughout the journey of being an English teacher. So, what are the set of skills that will be helpful for you in order to be a successful English teacher in Malaysia?

  1. Linguistic skill
  2. English proficiency
  3. Confident and friendly
  4. Patient and passionate
  5. Listening skill

Get in touch with us now to know if you have what it takes to be an English teacher!

What are the General Entry Requirements to study TESL/TESOL in Malaysia?

In order for you to become a teacher, I must say, you have to first be qualified enough to be called a teacher. Hence, your education excellence will play a crucial role in determining whether it is possible for you to be accepted as an English teacher at schools in the future. Passion and skills are great, but you should not forget the importance of grades on your paper.

STPM

Minimum of 2Cs

Foundation/Pre-University/Matriculation

Minimum CGPA of 2.00

UEC

Minimum of 5Bs

Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.00

MUET

Band 4

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

Which are the Best Universities to study TESL/TESOL in Malaysia?

At the end of the day, each student dreams to enroll into the right university in order for you to reach your goal. It’s important to know that despite the other requirements stated, university will be your indicator of the quality of education you will receive, and in return, the quality of education that you will give back to your future students. The environment and the people that surround you will determine the kind of teacher that you will become. You just need to choose your university wisely, and everything else will fall into place.

1. University of Nottingham

Your first year modules will introduce you to the foundation of education within different contexts. This knowledge and understanding will be developed further in your second year. In your third year you will take specialised modules relating to your pathway. You will also pursue your own independent research throughout the third year. If you are studying for the Bachelor of Education, you will start your teaching practical during your fourth year.

Program Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons) (TESOL)

Program Duration 

4 years

Intakes

March, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM27,600

2. SEGI University

This programme is aimed at preparing students for the demands of being a teacher in the 21st century, in both public and private institutions. You will be thoroughly trained in the basics of being an educator and build from there to become a well-rounded graduate. Upon graduation you will have an understanding of the entire education system — from its philosophies to its systems and practises.

Program Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years 

Intakes

January, April, June, August, September, October

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM19,966

3. Taylor's University

The degree programme instills sound practical and professional knowledge, skills and predispositions of primary school teaching based on a philosophical, theoretical and conceptual understanding of primary education.

Program Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM28,833

4. Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)

The programme provides a solid basis for teachers and for developing expertise in a diverse range of English teaching situations. All kinds of teaching and learning activities and also hands-on experience through workshops are incorporated into the programme. It will equip ESL or EFL teachers with not only theoretical knowledge, but also practical knowledge which will help them become competent ESL or EFL teachers/lecturers at any educational institutions.

Program Name

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (TESOL)

Program Duration 

3 years

Intakes

March, June, September

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM15,166

5. HELP University

This programme will arm graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to effectively teach English as a Second Language. HELP University has a great programme and a great team of lecturers to lead students to greater heights in acquiring teaching skills in the English language. 

Program Name

Bachelor of Education (Hons) (TESL)

Program Duration 

3 years 

Intakes

January, May, August

Indicative Annual Fee 2020

RM21,766

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6 Things You Can Do While Waiting for Your SPM Result

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You have finished your SPM! Congratulations! In just less than a month, you will receive the aftermath of your hard work. Now, rather than anxiously waiting for how you did and what’s your final result, take a look at 6 things you can do in your spare time

1. Watch movies/TV Show related to your future course

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Put on your PJs, grab some popcorn, tuck yourself in a comfortable blanket, and turn on your laptop because you need to relax by watching some fun movies or tv shows. Whichever your preference is, watching in your spare time can really be a fun activity to do it alone or together. 

Here, we recommend  movies that relate to your future course so you can get entertained, educated, and get inspired by these movies at the same time.

Business 

  • Wall Street
  • Jobs
  • The founder

Law

  • Legally Blonde
  • Suits (TV Show)
  • Law & Order (TV Show)

Psychology

  • I am Sam
  • Still Alice
  • Good Will Hunting

Medical

  • Grey’s Anatomy (TV Show)
  • The Good Doctor (TV Show)
  • Scrubs (TV Show)

Technology

  • Mr.Robot (TV Show)
  • The IT Crowd (TV Show)
  • Black Mirror (TV Show)

Culinary Arts

  • Chef
  • Master Chef (TV Show)
  • The Mind of a Chef (TV Show)

2. Travel

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What’s the best activity to do in your leisure time? Travel! Spare some of your time to travel and wandering around the city, enjoying the calmness of the beach, or even get a thrilling experience by going to an amusement park. It is known that travel could reduce stress levels and thus, increase happiness and productivity. 

3. Volunteer

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If you want to gain some meaningful experience and meeting new people, you can volunteer There are numerous non-profit organizations (NGOs) out there that need the hand of the youth to help them. You can choose on which NGO field you want work in. It can be women empowerment, refugees, nature, education, and many more. Here, we provide some websites that you can look up to find some volunteer job that suits you best

4. Join short online course

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With the help of technology, you can easily find short courses and classes that match your interests online. For example, you’re interested to join a 3-month course of coding in Python, or a 10 weeks of graphic design class. Not only this will fill in your leisure time, but also gain more knowledge. Below are websites for you to easily find online classes or courses.

5. Go to education fair/expo

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While waiting for your results to come out, you can explore tons of courses/university programs that are available. Visiting an education fair can be a perfect occasion for you to discover and learn more about education inside or outside the country. You can also visit our Study in Australia Education Fair on March 11 at Palm Seremban Hotel.  

6. Consult with our best consultant

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Lastly, if you still don’t know what to take after your results are out, you can consult with us to know which programs, course, and university suits you the best. It can help you prepare better for the future and, fill in your gap time. Whether it’s Australia, Malaysia, UK, we can surely get you there. We’ll help you 100% and we provide best consultancy services for FREE.

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After SPM: What’s Next?

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One of your biggest exams, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, also known as SPM is done! There are so many things to plan now and might become overwhelming & confusing. 2 essential things that need to be considered thoroughly are the course and the college/university. Here, we provide a handy list of things that hopefully can simplify your options and can find the one that suits you the best!

Finding the right course

There are several aspects that might influence your course choice. Different people may be influenced by different things. So let’s get deeper into it one by one.

1. Know your hobby(ies)

Spent some time to observe what you enjoy to do the most in your spare time. You might find what area you’re interested in better. For instance, if you like to read books related to entrepreneurship and some man’s successful stories, you might be inspired to follow their steps by pursuing a degree in business first. 

Another example, if you like to watch law-related tv-shows/movies like Suits, Law and Order, or binge-watching Legally Blonde, you might be interested in pursuing a law degree On the other if you’re more excited with tv-shows related to medicine such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, or Chicago Med, you might probably have an interest into the medical world.

2. Career opportunities

If you are the type of person that likes to plan everything ahead and clearly, you might want to dig in more research on what courses lead to a more rewarding career in the future. In 2020, the Australian Government released the official data for top employing industries which include Healthcare and social assistance, Professional and Scientific Services, and Education and Training.

3. Find something you’re good at

Different than hobbies, which is something that you like to do, other things that can be your consideration is by looking at something that you’re actually good at. Other than being realistic, it can be easier for you to follow the things that you already know the basics beforehand. For example, you’re good at math and dealing with money, maybe accounting can be your course options. Another example, you’re good at listening to other’s problems and can give a really helpful solution, a degree in psychology might be perfect for you.

Finding the right program & university

After you are down with several options of study areas, you are now entitled to choose the perfect programs out of plenty of programs available out there. Knowing the one that suits you the best might be a challenge. That’s why we’re here to give you a rough idea of some of the most popular pre-university programs in Malaysia.

A-LEVEL

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Local: RM 35,690

International: RM 48,533

Sunway University

Local: RM 34,900

International: RM 37,170

HELP University 

3 Subjects: RM 28,000

4 Subjects: RM 35,000

Read also: Which Pre-Uni Should You Choose: Foundation, A-Level, SAM, or AUSMAT?

AUSMAT

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Sunway University

RM 28,880

MCKL

RM 14,000

SAM (1)

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

INTI College & University (SAM)

RM 24,000

Taylor’s University (SACE)

RM 36,806

FOUNDATION

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Monash University

RM 31,580

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Engineering:

  • Local: RM 27,000
  • International: RM 31,800

Non-Engineering:

  • Local: RM 15,600
  • International: RM 19,000

Curtin University

Local: RM 17,100

International: RM 25,768

Diploma

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Asia Pacific University

Business

  • Local: RM 41,500
  • International: RM 46,000

Design: 

  • Local: RM 36,500
  • International: RM 45,000

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Local: RM 36,500
  • International: RM 46,000

Information Technology

  • Local: RM 44,900
  • International: RM 46,000

SEGi University & College

Mass Communication: RM 38,300

Business/Computing: RM 36,000

Early Childhood: RM 14,600

Culinary Art: RM 41,900

Tourism Management: RM 35,650

Taylor’s University

Communication / Interior Design / IT:

  • Local: RM 48,400
  • International: RM 66,098

Business:

  • Local: RM 48,000
  • International: RM 66098

Culinary Art:

  • Local: RM 55,000
  • International: RM 68,869

Tourism Management

  • Local: RM 48,000
  • International: RM 75,061

We hope by now you might have an idea for your plan after receiving your SPM results! If you need more information regarding the programs and universities mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Becoming a Veterinarian in Australia

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What is a Veterinarian?

veterinarian is a doctor who studies animal health and helps to protect the welfare of both animals and people.

Many veterinarians detect animal health conditions, vaccinate against viruses, treat animals with parasites or illnesses, wash and dress wounds, repair bones, perform surgery, and counsel owners on animal food, actions, and training. 

Veterinatians can also apply to both human and animal welfare. A variety of veterinarians collborate alongside clinicians and experts to identify ways to prevent and handle different problems that can impact human health.

To work this occupation, you must have a strong interest in Science, since your training will consist mostly of science-based coursework in this subject. 

Why should you study VETS?

  • The satisfaction to help animals

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that our own hands can be useful for not only other humans, but also other species. Thus, it is one of the advantages of becoming a veterinary, the fact that this field of study is a hugely impactful career choice for both humans and animals.

  • Well-paid salary

The demand of veterinarian always increasing every year. The average salary for a Veterinarian in Australia is ranging from AUD$60,000 per year.

  • Career options

Jobs for veterinary in Australia are projected to grow strongly over the next years, according to Job Outlook. Additional career opportunities are available for a Veterinarian such as feed companies wildlife agencies, academic institutions, and veterinary pharmaceutical sales companies.

  • Interacting with animals

For animal lovers, they would have a strong interest in pursuing this career path at a young age. Helping and caring for those innocent and helpless animals by providing shelter and food for them.

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Alternative career options with a Veterinary Science Degree

There are certainly plenty of job opportunities for those of you who took a degree but don’t want to be a veterinarian. Here are some of other options that you can definitely choose :

  • Veterinary Technician

The Veterinary Technician is an assistant of Veterinary Surgeon, helping during the surgery by passing tools and other tasks. Examine, test, and provide service to animals including performing various physical tests such as gather blood samples, examine pet’s ears and eyes and measure the temperature.

  • Veterinary Consultant

Take care of a pet is not easy, the owner would need to have the essential knowledge about the “do” & “don’t” on their own pet. A Veterinary Consultant provides helpful advice and knowledge to the pet’s owners, helping them to understand more about their pets.

  • Veterinary Nurse

A Veterinary Nurse is much similar to Veterinary Technician but Vet Nurse involve in surgery and emergency procedures. A Vet Nurse is qualified to undertake the diagnostic test, medical treatment, and minor surgical procedures.

Pathway to study veterinary science

Top universities to study veterinary science in Australia

1. University of Sydney

University of Sydney was founded in 1850 as a public research university. It consists of 9 faculties and provide a wide range of programmes such as bachelor, master, and PhD.

Qualification

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology 
+
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Intake

February

Duration

6 years

Academic Requirement

Year 12 High School certificate (UEC/STPM/Matriculation)

Pre Requisite subject: Maths, Physics, Chemistry.

English Requirement

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result
of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a
minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing 

Indicative Fee (2020)

AUD 52,000 (Bachelor + Doctor)

Scholarship Opportunities

Up to AUD 10,000 per annum

2. University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne was established in 1853, main campus is located in Parkville. It covers 10 academic units and it was considered as one of the oldest universities that provide excellent service and quality.

Qualification

Bachelor of Science (Hons)
+
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Intake

March

Duration

7 years

Academic Requirement

UEC: A2


STPM: 3.30


Matriculation: 3.50


Pre Requisite subjects: English, Mathematics and one of Biology,
Chemistry or Physics.

English Requirement

IELTS: 6.5 or more with no band less than 6.0


TOEFL: 577 or more including a score of 4.5 in the Test of Written
English for a PBT, or a score of 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18
for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for IBT

Indicative Fee (2020)

AUD 45,944 (Bachelor) + AUD 71,488 (Doctor)

Scholarship Opportunities

Up to AUD 22,000 per annum

3. University of Queensland

University of Queensland was established in 1909, located in Brisbane, Australia.  It was known as one of the Australia’s leading universities for its professionalism and expertise.

Qualification

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons)

Intake

February

Duration

5 years

Academic Requirement

Malaysian STPM


Pre Requisite subjects: Mathematics (SPM level),
Mathematics T, Chemistry, Physics, Biology.

English Requirement

IELTS: Overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.


TOEFL IBT: Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27,
speaking 23. 


TOEFL PBT: Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Indicative Fee (2020)

AUD 66,592‬ (Bachelor)

Scholarship Opportunities

Up to AUD 10,000 per annum

For more information about tuition fees, entry requirement or scholarships, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll help you 100% and we provide best consultancy services for FREE!

Read also: International Scholarships for A-Level and UEC Students in Australia 2020

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Top 15 Most In-demand Job Skills in Australia 2020, According to LinkedIn

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LinkedIn Learning, an online educational platform created by LinkedIn revealed the list for the most demanded hard skills and soft skills by companies in Australia 2020. 

First, let’s understand what are hard skills and soft skills.

What are hard skills?

Hard skills are traits that are teachable and easy to be measured. It’s not something we born with, it’s something that a person learned throughout their life experience, either someone’s career or education.  

Here are some of the example:

  1. A person who took a major in design may have known how to use design tools such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw.
  2. A person who took cooking class may have been able to cook dishes without looking recipe.

What are soft skills?

Soft skills are more related to habits and behaviors. It’s the skills that affect and shape how a person works with themselves or with others. Therefore, it’s typically harder to be measured then hard skills. Professionals need soft skills to succeed as organizations are looking for the well-rounded skill sets.

Here’s an example:

You might be looking for a job in a data marketing area but lack prior knowledge of marketing strategy. If you can prove the effectiveness of your soft skills such as eager learner, open-mindedness, and good communication, an employer may look more into you than someone who’s good at marketing, but lack of such soft skills.

Top 15 Most In-demand Job Skills in Australia 2020

LinkedIn recently posted its annual list of the most demanded job skills of the year. From 660+ million professionals and 20+ million jobs, LinkedIn concludes to 15 most demanded job skills in Australia in 2020:

Hard Skills

Soft Skills

  • Blockchain
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Cloud Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Translation
  • Scientific Computing
  • Investor Relations
  • Customer Service Systems
  • UX Design
  • Competitive Strategies
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Persuasion
  • Adaptability
  • Team management

For hard skills, the top 10 are dominated with technology-related skills. Surprisingly, blockchain, who’s not even on last year’s list rises to become the top hard skills in 2020. It shows how significant the usage development of blockchain in today’s business. 

The soft skills, on the other hand, are still lead by creativity. Creativity can be defined as the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality and solve problems. It is a skill that will always rise and is looked strongly by employers in the past year.

If you’re a student and wondering… how can I suit myself to obtain skills on the list mentioned above? Well, you can start by choosing the right education-both the course and subject. Here, we provide suggestions on what courses and universities in Australia you should choose to prepare you with skills that you need for your future:

  1. Computer Science / IT
  2. Business Marketing/Information System
  3. Communication
  4. Graphic Design
  5. Language

Read also: How to Choose the Right Course for You

1. Computer Science

On the list mentioned above, some of the skills involve a lot of computer-related knowledge, such as Cloud Computing and Scientific Computing. There are also some skills that mixed computer with other areas such as UX Design, a combination of computer and design, and Artificial Intelligence, a combination of computer and engineering.

Here’s our recommendation for the best universities that offer computer science/IT:

 

University

Program

2020 Fee (annual)

1

The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

AUD 41,912-45,944

2

Monash University

Bachelor of Information Technology

AUD 42,800

3

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)

AUD 47,760

4

University of Technology Sydney

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)

AUD 42,700

5

Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Computer Science

AUD 32,650

2. Business

With a lot of majors/minors that you can choose in the business area, you can explore which one suits you the most. Two of business branches that manage to produce top skills for this year comes from marketing and information system areas.

Here we provide the list of the best universities in Australia to study business marketing/ business information system:

 

University

Program

2020 Fee (annual)

1

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems

AUD 44,880

2

University of Technology Sydney

Bachelor of Business

AUD 38,060

3

Griffith University

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

AUD 28,500

4

Kaplan Business School

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

AUD 18,000

5

Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relation

AUD 30,750

Read also: Study Business in Australia 2020

3. Communication

Taking a degree in communication will not only improve your knowledge about communication itself but also improving your soft skills in terms of working with others. A degree in communication is perfect to balance both of your skills. For hard skills, majoring in communication can really improve your investor relations and customer service syste

These are the recommended and well-reputed Universities in Australia to study communication:

 

University

Program

2020 Fee (annual)

1

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Communication

AUD 38,060

2

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

AUD 31,400

3

Deakin University

Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)

AUD 30,600

4

Griffith University

Bachelor of Communication and Journalism

AUD 28,500

Read also: Study Communications in Australia 2020

4. Graphic Design

Graphic design is a major that will require a lot of your intuition and creative ideas. If you want to pursue a more in-depth area of design, such as UX Designer, taking a degree in graphic design can really kick start your career.

Here’s our universities recommendation to study graphic design:

 

University

Program

2020 Fee (annual)

1

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Design

AUD 34,112 – 44,632 

2

University of Technology Sydney

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

AUD 38,060

3

Griffith University

Bachelor of Design

AUD 29,500

4

Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Graphic Design

AUD 28,080

Read also: Study Design and Visual Arts in Australia (2020)

5. Language

Taking a degree in any language focuses on not only the language itself, but also its history, structure, literature, and also the culture of the people. This major provides sufficient academic and creative opportunities that allow students to study key figures, whilst also improving as playwrights, poets, novelists, or even one of the top skills in the list above which is translation.

Below are the recommended universities for you to take a major in language:

 

University

Program

2020 Fee (annual)

1

Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Art (English)

AUD 29,950

2

Macquarie University

Bachelor of Linguistics and Language Sciences

AUD 31,500 

3

Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

AUD 28,080

4

Griffith University

Bachelor of Languages and Linguistics

AUD 29,000

That’s it for our universities recommendation in Australia that suits the subjects for the skills on the list! If you need more information regarding universities mentioned above or other university, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Read also: International Scholarships for A-Level and UEC students in Australia 2020

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1. Healthcare

According to research released by Graduate Careers Australia (GCA), more than 97% of graduates in medicine and pharmacy (as well as engineering) found full-time employment within 4 months of graduation. In particular, Dentistry graduates topped the median starting salary list at AU$80,000. Across Australia and online, there are more than 330 health programs available across various disciplines.

2. Engineering

Fortunately, due to growing mining sector in Australia calls for engineering graduates across several engineering sectors. Mining, mechanical, electrical, petroleum and metallurgical engineering courses are all showing growth as job opportunities continue to become available in this vast sector.

3. Business

An undergraduate business degree doesn’t hold the same value as an MBA, but having a business background in commerce, international-focused, green-centred or entrepreneurial – is a valuable asset on your CV.

4. Computer Science/Information Technology (IT)

Keen in pursuing this degree program has increased significantly in Australia, but expertise in information systems and computer technology is valuable on a global scale. The GCA’s December 2011 ‘Grad Stats’ survey found that a computer science graduate’s starting salary was roughly AU$51,000.

5. Education

Mathematics teachers are in demand: a 2006 Australian Council of Deans of Science survey found that 75% of secondary schools were stressed to find superiority in maths and science teachers and the drop continued into 2011. 

6. Accounting/Finance

Accounting services are popular among both corporate and personal finance levels, particularly in big cities. Popular job seeker website Jobaroo.com pinpoints Sydney as Australia’s financial centre with a 65 per cent industry presence that includes the ASX, Sydney Futures Exchange, Reserve Bank and several Asia-Pacific companies. 

7. Environmental Science

This degree offers graduates a transition into expanding sectors such as mining and petroleum exploration. According to the GCA’s December 2011 ‘Grad Stats’ survey, this field experienced the largest increase in a graduate’s starting salary, from AU$54,000 to AU$65,000.

8. Sustainable Development

The Perth’s Curtain University of Technology capitalised on this growing sector by establishing the Australian Sustainable Development Institute (ASDI) in 2009. The course teaches students on water conservation, climate change adaption, sustainable urban development, Asian nation partnerships, and green energy proposals – all topics that may be integrated into other branches of business and science-related fields.

9. Human Resources Management

As the resources, engineering and health industries grow, so does the need for top-down organisation. Making decisions and maintaining order within the company, as well as handling relations with others in the industry, are vital to the company’s success.

10. Agronomy

The agriculture industry in Australia represents 12% of the country’s total GDP. According to INVEST in Australia, this sector has shown continuous growth over the past few years thanks to free trade agreements and ever-expanding foreign export markets.

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