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#1 Social Worker

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

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

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

Potential Career Opportunities : 

a) Child Welfare Social Worker 

b) Community Development Officer 

c) Youth Project Officer 

d) Social Work Teacher

e) Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Worker

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

General Entry Requirements for Social Work Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                              

Min. 3B’s

STPM

Min. 3B’s 

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 80

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

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.5-7.0 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 94

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 65

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

Top 3 Recommended Universities for Social Work Degree in Australia

1. University of Sydney

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,000

2. Deakin University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$32,600

3. Griffith University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Social Work 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$28,500  

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#2 Psychologist

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

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

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

Potential Fields You Can Explore with ONLY an Undergraduate degree: 

a) Government 

b) Marketing & Market Research 

c) Health Promotion

d) Social Research 

e) Human Resources 

f) Policy Development 

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

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

a) Clinical Psychology 

b) Clinical neuropsychology

c) Community psychology 

d) Counselling psychology

e) Educational psychology

f) Forensic psychology

g) Health psychology

h) Organisational/industrial psychology

i) Sports psychology

j) Academic psychology

General Entry Requirements for Psychology Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                                                                                                                                  

Min. 1B’s & 2C’s

STPM

Min. 3.3 (Best of 4 subjects)

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 83

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

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.5 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 58

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

Top 3 Recommended Universities for Psychology Degree in Australia

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

1. University of Melbourne

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Program Name                                                    

You can study Psychology as a major through: 

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Biomedicine 

Bachelor of Arts

Program Duration 

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

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,464 

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

2. University of Queensland

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Program Name                                        

You can study Psycholgy as a major through:

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science  

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,208 – A$43,504 

3. Griffith University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Psychological Science 

Bachelor of Psychology 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February, April & July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$28,500 

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#3 Early Childhood Teacher

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

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

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

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

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

Potential Career Opportunities: 

a) Early Childhood Teacher 

b) Youth and Children’s Support Officer 

c) Tutor 

d) Education Administrator

General Entry Requirements for Education Degree in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels                                                                                                                                                  

Min. 2C’s & 1D

STPM

Min. 2.67 GPA (B- average)

UEC

Min. 2.5 GPA (B3 average)

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

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification                                                    

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.0-7.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 58

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

Top 3 Recommended Universities to Study Early Childhood Education

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

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

1. Monash University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Specialization: Early childhood and primary education 

Program Duration 

4.25 years (Full time)

Intake 

February

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$34,000

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

2. Griffith University

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Program Name                                               

Bachelor of Education 

Primary Major : Major in Early Childhood Education 

Minors to Choose From: English, Mathematics or Science 

Program Duration 

3.5 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$30,500 

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

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

3. Flinders University

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Program Name 

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education 

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$31,000

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

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Study Financial Investment in Australia

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When you come across conversations or topics about money, the economy, stock markets or interest rates, do you get daunted and immediately want to turn the other way, or are you curious and intrigued to learn and understand how it works? If you choose the latter, keep reading- a degree in financial investment might interest you!

What is Financial Investment?

Finance is the procurement and management of financial resources (including cash, bonds, assets, property, stocks, etc) by individuals, companies and governments. 

A financial investment is the act of leveraging your financial resources into an asset with the hope that it will accumulate into a larger sum than what was put in, over a stipulated time frame. The time frame could range anywhere from a few months or for a span of decades.

People choose to invest in order to have more financial security in the future. How much time you’re willing to put into your investment is a key factor to consider. The more time you have, the more risk you can take, and the more risk you take, the more potential for making more money, and vice versa. 

A degree in finance prepares students to acquire, administer and allocate wealth, to make informed decisions within financial and trade markets and draw connections between risk and rewards. In order to excel at a career in financial investment, you need to have a keen eye for detail, enjoy taking up challenges and solving problems, excel at critical and analytical thinking, and possess a great deal of discipline and patience, as you will be subjected to an immense amount of pressure and stress.

Types of Financial Investment

Areas of Study

  • Corporate Finance

  • Economics

  • Statistics

  • Mathematics

  • Business

  • Risk Management

How to Determine Good or Bad Investments

Investments are made with the hope for potential gains in the future- there is always a certain level of risk attached to it. An investment may not generate any income, or even end up losing value over time. 

There are a plethora of available choices when it comes to investing. The distinction between a good or a bad investment is not always black or white- but there are certain red flags and positive signals that could help you identify what is worth putting your time, money and effort into.

1. Stock Prices

  1. Analyse a stock’s price change over a financial year, to get a sense of the overall performance
  2. Calculate the stock’s price-to-earnings ratio
  3. Compare the results with the average price-to-earnings ratio (approx. 15). If the results exceed or severely miss the price-to-earnings ratio, it could be an indicator that the stock is either priced too high or too low- which calls for further investigation

2. Balance Sheet/ Financial Statements

  1. Look at the company’s most recent financial statements and quarterly reports to determine if they are profitable
  2. Compare profitability, sales and market share with other companies in the same industry and see if they have a competitive edge- which often makes for good investments
  3. Identify economic risks common to the industry. Assess how these conditions could affect short-run and long-run returns on investment

3. Bonds

  1. Identify the return % on the bond (use an investment calculator) and compare yielding results with other bonds to see if you stand to receive a fair return
  2. Categorise potential bonds into investment grade and non-investment grade: investment grade bonds are more reliable (the lower it ranks, the better) while the latter pays higher yields but carries the threat of default
  3. Figure out the time frame in which you want to start earning your gains, and see if it matches up to your investment timeline. Some bonds mature in a matter of years, while others might take decades

Signs of a Bad Investment

1. Your Financial Advisor Stands to Gain a Big Commission

Financial Investors are not legally required to act in your best interest, and more often than not, when they are working on a commission basis, they will prioritise their interests over yours. They may recommend investments that do not match what you are looking for, if they stand to earn money from your buying it. If they charge you commissions up front, your advisor has no incentive to provide you with the best incentive regarding your investment, so avoid those as well. 

2. Everyone is Buying It

Following the herd and investing in what’s most “hot” at the moment might not be the best idea- these stocks are prone to rise quickly, but they often fall just as quickly too. While many want to get rich quick, jumping on the latest bandwagon might not work out for you, or it just might.

3. It Sounds Too Good to be True

If you are being pitched an investment idea that carries zero risks, with guaranteed returns and quick, you might be led into a scam. All investments carry risk.

4. It Doesn't Match Your Risk Tolerance

Of course, an investment opportunity that is a bad fit for someone else might be the perfect one for you; ultimately it comes down to how much risk you are willing to take. If you need returns quickly, it doesn’t make sense for you to take up high-risk stocks as you don’t have the time to wait for them to recover.

5. Investments that Carry Surrender Charges

Some investments carry surrender charges, meaning if you want to get out of an investment, for any reason, you are not allowed access to your money without paying a hefty fee.

6. Investments with Limited Marketability

Investing in illiquid assets (ones that do not have much trading volume) limits your access to your funds as well, limiting flexibility.

7. Confusing Investments

If you are unable to understand the investment, or if it sounds too complicated, you could either ask more questions, or hire a professional to evaluate the investment. If the salespeople cannot explain the details of the investment in plain English, walk away.

Common Questions by an Investor

Why Invest When I Can Just Save Money With Zero Risk?

With an investment, you are putting your money in the hands of a firm, expecting it to grow and provide you with positive returns in the form of capital gains, dividends, and interest.  Cash in its original form will not grow by itself, and may even lose its purchasing power over time due to economic fluctuations or inflation.

Should I Invest All My Money In a Single Stock?

You could be tempted to pour all your money in a single investment that looks promising, but it is more advisable to consider investing in small amounts at regular intervals instead, to reduce potential risk from market conditions.

Where Can I Invest My Money?

For many people, when it comes to investing, stocks are the first thing that comes to mind. But there are a diverse array of investment choices- bonds, real estate, commodities, and even money. You could also choose to invest in different industries in order to reduce risk.

Misconceptions About Investments

I Need a lot of Money to Start Investing

While it’s true that more money will allow you more options, more investing and get you more returns, it’s not necessarily a requirement. Many brokers now allow you to invest even with pocket change. Starting small means you get to start early on.

I Need to Wait Until I’m Older to Start Investing

You are more likely to have more financial commitments when you’re older, like starting a family or buying a house, which might make allocating investment funds challenging. Also, if you start investing later in life, you might be tempted to take on riskier investment, hoping for a quicker return, which could lead to loss with no time to recover from it. Starting small and keeping it going for a long period of time allows you to take advantage of reinvesting and the compound effect.

Investments Tie My Money Up for a Long Time

The length of the investment is entirely up to you and your investment needs. Short and medium term investments allow you to take advantage of market opportunities and cash out in a matter of months or years, while long-term investments are for those willing to withstand the short-term fluctuations in the market.

Investments are the Same as Speculations

Investments are long-term commitments, and the gaining the returns is expected to take several years. Hence, they are made after careful consideration and several risk benefit analyses, once proven to be worthy. Investors look to expand their investment portfolios over time.

Speculation, on the other hand, is short-term and attempts to capitalise on market inefficiencies for a quick profit. While speculators do make informed decisions as well, they are subject to higher risks than traditional investments as they are often pure, directional bets on prices.

Investments are the Same as Gambling

When investing, you are putting money into a cause, expecting it to provide you with returns in the future. They carry risk, but are expected to have positive outcomes. 

Gambles are based entirely on chance, and do not require money to be put in. They carry risk, and are expected to have negative returns in most cases.

How to Become a Financial Investor

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Finance

  • Financial Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Accounts Executive
  • Corporate Finance Manager
  • Investment Banker
  • Economic Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Stock Broker
  • Income Auditor
  • Treasury Executive

Entry Requirements to Study Finance in Australia

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

A minimum score of 12 points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

A minimum score of 30 points

Foundation/ Diploma

CGPA 2.0

ATAR

Achieve a Competitive Selection Rank (80-90)

UEC

30

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English Requirements to Study Finance in Australia

IELTS

A minimum overall of 6.5 and 6.0 in all sub-bands

TOEFL – IBT

A minimum overall score of 85; Minimum 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

TOEFL – PBT

A minimum overall score of 565 and minimum 5 in Writing

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

A minimum overall score of 58 and and 50 in all sub-bands

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

Recommended Universities to Study Finance in Australia

1. The University of Melbourne

Program

Bachelor of Finance 

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $44,756

2. University of Queensland

Program

Bachelor of Advanced Finance & Economics (Honours)

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,888

3. Monash University

Program

Bachelor Finance

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $45,000

4. University of Sydney

Program

Bachelor Commerce (Finance)

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $46,000



5. University of Adelaide

Program

Bachelor of Finance

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,000

6. University of Wollongong

Program

Bachelor of Mathematics & Finance (Honours) (Quantitative Corporate Finance & Investments)

Intake

July

Duration

4 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,840

7. Western Sydney University

Program

Bachelor of Business (Applied Finance)

Intake

July, November

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $28,922

8. La Trobe University

Program

Bachelor of Finance

Intake

July, November

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $37,400

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Study Zoology in Australia

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Have you been fascinated by animals and the tiniest insects or were you a fan of Steven Irwin, the man that literally lived for animals and died because of one. At first, nature might seem like a big ball of rope that is intertwined and knotted, but when you take a closer look and try to understand nature’s handiwork, you’ll understand why animals behave in a certain way or why and allows you to understand and admire nature for what it is.

In this article, we are taking the opportunity to dive deeper into nature and explain everything you need to know to become a Zoologist.

What is Zoology?

Zoologists are biologists that study various animal species. There is an excellent variety of animals and complex processes occurring within them. Zoology is known to be one of the broadest fields of science. Zoologists often study animals and their interaction with the ecosystem. They learn the animal’s physical characteristics, diets, behaviours and the impact humans have on them. There are over 2 million animal species; therefore, zoologists usually specialize in one or more of the zoology branches.

What do You Study in a Zoology Degree?

Core Subjects Taught in Zoology

  • Global Challenges in Biology: In this subject, students will be taught how human health, quality of life, and future are linked to the well being of organisms and the environment that we share. This lays the foundation for understanding and facing the environmental and biomedical challenges facing humans and the planet.

  • Zoology: Covers animals diversity and evolution. Describes the variety and life histories of animals. Students will become familiar with the body form, functions, life history, and characteristics of the animals’ major group. 

  • Animal Behaviour: Covers about animal behaviours, from developments to physiological and how patterns of behaviour evolve. Students are often asked to critically evaluate and test hypotheses about behaviour and carry out research projects on animal behaviours. 

  • Biostatistics & Experimental Design: This subject allows students to examine the process that drives plants and animals’ diversity and distribution. It covers how new species are discovered, recognized and described

Why Study Zoology in Australia?

  • Global Academic Recognition: Despite being one of the largest countries, Australia has a small nation, but that does not stop them from being the home for some of the best research institutions. Universities in Australia provide high-quality academic programs in the science field like nursing and healthcare, biology, chemistry and even zoology. 

  • Wide Choice of Subjects: Just because you have signed up for a degree in Zoology does not mean that you cannot study subjects out of the course. In Australia, students are allowed to broaden their spectrum of learning by choosing subjects not listed in the course. 

  • Language: Studying in countries where the first language is not English could be a hassle, especially when doing simple grocery shopping or even asking questions to your lecturer. However, this isn’t a problem for international students who opt to study in Australia as English is the primary language. However, students might struggle for a few months initially trying to understand the Australian slang but eventually get the hang of it.

  • Wide range of Animals & Insects: Australia is the best place to opt for if you want to pursue a Zoology course as it has a wide range of animals and insects, even some of the deadliest species can be found in Australia. Australia is the home for 21 out of 25 venomous snakes, crocodiles, poisonous spiders and also the Tasmanian devils.

What can You do with a Zoology Degree?

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Zoology

  • Zoologist: Conducts field and laboratory research, gathering pieces of information about animals in their natural habitat or in captivity 

  • Animal Nutritionist: Responsible for creating and balancing ratios to ensure all dietary needs are met for the animals under their supervision. 

  • Zookeeper: A zookeeper works with all kinds of animals, including preparing food and feeding them, checking for signs for distress, injuries or diseases in animals, helping to care for sick animals and keeping daily healthcare records. 

  • Ecologist: Studies how plants, animals and humans interact with each other. Ecologists will need good analytical skills as they will be conducting various experiments.

Do You have to Work in a “Zoo” if you Study Zoology?

Despite the name, a degree in Zoology will do more than to just qualify you to work in a Zoo. The science, research data, analysis and behavioural skills you’ll learn can make you attractive to a wide variety of organizations including charities, government agencies and research centres.

What Other Similar Degree Programs could You Take?

  • Animal Science: Is described as “studying the biology of animals under the control of humans”. Animal science is often linked between science and business producing domestic livestock, for example, sheep, cattle and swine. 

  • Animal Bioscience: The study of animals metabolism, genetic, physiology, behaviour, health and the social and environmental impact towards domestic animals.

  • Wildlife Science: Studies the native and exotic amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and biodiversity and human-wildlife interaction. Looks at how the entire ecosystem works from the tiniest bees to the antarctic blue whale.

  • Marine Biology or Science: Focuses on marine life and organisms their behaviour and interactions with the environment. A marine biologist studies biological oceanography and the associated chemical, physical and geographical oceanography to understand marine organisms. 



Academic Entry Requirement for Zoology Degree in Australia

ATAR 

A minimum of of 65

International Baccalaureate  

Minimum 24 points 

SPTM 

Minimum score of 7 

UEC

Minimum 12 points 

A-Level

Minimum 8 points BBC or

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English Requirement for Zoology Degree in Australia

IELTS

A minimum overall of 6.5 and 6.0 in all sub-bands. 

TOEFL 

A minimum overall score of 79, Reading: 13, Listening:12, Speaking:18 and Writing: 21. 

PTE 

An overall score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands 

English Requirements might vary according to universities, for more information please contact Excel Education 

Top Universities to Study Zoology Degree in Australia

The University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne is continuously ranked among the leading universities globally and the number 1 university in Australia. Degrees at the University of Melbourne stands out for offering students the opportunity to spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. Students also study subjects that are not included in their course, giving them a breadth of knowledge that sets that apart.

Programme 

Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

Intake 

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Fees 2021

AUD $179, 600

The University of Queensland Australia (UQ)

The University of Queensland holds the number 1 rank for Biological Science in Queensland and 44th place globally. The university has consistently maintained a global reputation for creating positive change by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. Students have access to world-class technologies and more advanced knowledge, making them stand out than the rest. 

Programme 

Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

Intake 

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

AUD $43, 504

Monash University

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According to the QS Global World Ranking, Monash University is the largest university in Australia and is currently ranked at number 55. Monash University offers one of the most extensive ranges of degrees in Australia and provides students with the flexibility to study at either one of their campuses in Malaysia, Italy, India, China, or their partnered institutions.

Programme 

Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

Intake 

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees 2021

AUD $43, 500 

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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According to the QS Global World Ranking, University of Western Australia currently holds the first rank in Western Australia and is now placed among the world’s top 100 universities.  UWA has a dynamic and progressive community of lecturers and researchers. Students are granted the university’s strong industry connection that allows students to gain practical first-hand work experiences.

Programme 

Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

Intake 

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Fees 2021

AUD $120, 300

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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According to QS World University Ranking, the University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia and currently ranks in the top 300 universities in the world. Biological science is one of the disciplines that are highly rated at UTAS according to the QS ranking.

Programme 

Bachelor of Science (Zoology)

Intake 

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Fees 2021

AUD $105, 456

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Study Agricultural Science Degree in Australia

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Agriculture has been associated with the beginning of civilisation and still remains as important in sustaining human life. The very beginning of agriculture started with sticks and stones as the tools used for farming activities. Today, the agriculture sector has advanced in technology, ranging from seed drilling to fertilising crops by drone, making it convenient for farmers to maximize the production of agriculture.

Agriculture is an important industry for its contribution to the sustainability and development of countries’ economies, by offering job opportunities such as the processing, distribution, and marketing of crops and livestock products. Thus, it is important for more students to be interested to engage and explore the agricultural industry as the generations to come are vital in the future development of this industry. 

This article will cover the importance and the studies of agriculture and the career opportunities available for students who graduate with a degree in agricultural science. 

What is Agriculture?

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Agriculture is the process of cultivating soil, growing crops and raising domesticated animals (livestock). It involves the processing of plant and animal products and the distribution of these end products for human use and consumption. 

Food production is the main goal of agricultural activities. It requires the rearing of livestock, plants and other living things for food, fibre, biofuels and dairy products to maintain the nutrition needs and the overall well being of human life.

Cotton, leather and wool are also part of agricultural products, as well as wood for building and paper goods.

Types of Agriculture

There are two main types of agriculture, which are industrialized agriculture and subsistence agriculture. Both may vary in terms of the size of the production and agricultural methods.

Industrialized Agriculture 

Industrialized Agriculture is a type of agriculture where crops and livestock are produced in large numbers to maximize profit. Industrialized agriculture replaces animals and manpower with large machines to produce large quantities of food in a short time. Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are utilized often to increase yield and plant size as well as avoid crops to be harmed or consumed.

Subsistence Agriculture 

Subsistence agriculture is small-scale farming, mainly producing crops for consumption by the farmer and their family. If there is a surplus of food, it might be sold locally or within families or relatives. Subsistence agriculture is very labour-intensive because they depend on animals and hand tools to work on the land. Instead of chemical fertilizers, farmers raise chicken, goat and cows to use their manure as fertilizers for plants. 

Importance of Agriculture

Agriculture is the main source of food supply for humans and other relevant industries. As the world population increases on a yearly basis, the demand for food is also on the rise, therefore the land needed to cultivate food products also increases. A stable agricultural industry ensures the food security of a country. Food security has always been at the top priority of any country. Countries which struggle to secure the supply chain of food distribution to meet the demand of its people will also struggle to make progress in developing its countries’ economies. These often result in starvation or famine as we could still see in under-developing countries. 

The agriculture sector has a great impact on a country’s economy, as it plays a major role in creating employment opportunities, especially in developing countries. For example, farm owners require lots of man-powers in cultivating plants and raising livestock. Moreover, other sectors would also be involved with the agriculture industry to process raw crops or animal products, packaging the products and to advertise and market them to the end-users for consumption. Thus, a progressive agriculture industry will have a great benefit to boost a country’s employment. It is not surprising that the agriculture sector has become an essential factor for developing and also sustaining a country’s economy.

What is an Agricultural Science Degree?

Agricultural science covers a broad interdisciplinary field of biological sciences focused on natural, economic and social science practised in agriculture. The degree course provides students with a wider picture of agriculture, including the study of agricultural technology, principles of management and research methodology. Other scientific subjects also include the biological study of agriculture and the conservation of ecosystems.

A BSc or undergraduate degree in agriculture would be a three or four-year course, including industrial placements for students to apply the knowledge gained in the degree in real-life practical settings. Universities offer the course with different specializations for students to tailor their studies in areas that interest them the most such as agronomy, animal science, horticulture, natural science, plant and soil science, etc.

Career Opportunities with an Agriculture Degree

Agricultural science graduates may secure jobs in different areas in this industry, including marketing, finance, and government service. Examples of career titles agricultural science graduate could  acquire include:

Farm Manager

A farm manager oversees farm activities such as animal production and crop production. Farm managers are responsible for monitoring yield quality, maintaining farm building and handling other administrative tasks.

Agricultural Consultant

Agricultural consultants give technical, financial and other commercial advice to agricultural and farming businesses such as conservation organizations, public bodies and other agricultural-based manufacturing companies.

Plant Breeder/Geneticist

Plant geneticists conduct research to study and improve or create new varieties of plants or crops. They usually work in improving characteristics such as size, shape and resistance to disease and drought period. 

Soil Scientist

The role of soil scientist is to gather and evaluate information about the characteristics of soil, different types of soil and the ability to sustain in various weather conditions. They also conduct research on how the soils sustain food production, support plant and animal life and impact on the environment.

General Entry Requirement for Agricultural Science Degree in Australia

STPM

Minimum GPA of 2.7 (including a pass in English & Mathematics)

A-Levels

A minimum score of CDD

UEC

An average grade of B4 (including a pass in English & Mathematics)

ATAR

A minimum score of 75 points

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 27 

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

English Requirement to Agricultural Degree Study in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 and 6.0 in all sub-bands

TOEFL

Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

PTE

Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands

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

Top Universities to study Agricultural Science degree in Australia

#1 University of Queensland (UQ)

Ranked 1st in Agricultural studies in Australia, UQ offers students to learn the scientific, technological and social principles of agriculture in improving livestock and large-scale cropping. Students will learn from world-class lecturers, specialised on research and with strong industry connections. 

Program

Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Major/Specialization

  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Horticulture

Intake (2021)

February

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $43,504 

#2 University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne allows students to study natural processes of producing safe and high-quality food, improving crops and animal health as well as the technological revolution of agriculture.

Program

Bachelor of Agriculture

Majors/ Specialization

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Production Animal Science

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $44,808

#3 University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is ranked 37th in the world and is the only Agricultural Science degree in South Australia. Students will learn to respond to global food shortages and a changing climate with sustainable practices, the latest technology and modern agribusiness.

Program

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $41,500

#4 University of Tasmania (UTAS)

UTAS provides the study of physical and biological science before students specialise in a wide range of agricultural studies. This will give students a comprehensive knowledge about agricultural science and they will be prepared for careers all over the world.

Program

Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours

Majors/Specialization

  • Crop Science and Plant Health
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 Year (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $35,950

#5 Western Sydney University

The collaboration of agriculture and food security enhance students’ critical thinking skills to draw solutions for international development and urban-rural interface. Students will also study the production of plant and animal from the consumer point of view to explore personal and community perceptions about food sustainability.

Program

Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

Major/Specialization

  • Natural Science
  • Social Science
  • Business

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $32,004

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Study Material Science & Engineering in Australia

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The development of many technologies that made our lives easier has been associated with the accessibility of advanced materials. Understanding material type and its properties are prerequisites for a technology to evolve gradually. This course is suitable for students who are curious about learning new things and enjoy conducting research. This article will help students to decide if the material science and engineering course is the right one for them.

What is Material Science & Engineering?

Material science and engineering (MSE) combine the principles of engineering, chemistry, physics and maths to study how the structure of matter in solid materials determines the structure and composition of the materials. Common materials used in this study include metals, polymers, ceramics, alloys and composites. 

A degree in material science and engineering allows students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge that will put them at the cutting-edge of innovation in developing strong, environmentally friendly and lighter materials. Students will study the scientific properties and engineering process of materials. They also will learn the interaction of these properties to improve the sustainability of existing materials or invent new ones.

Applications of Material Science & Engineering

Many engineers depend on material science engineers for advanced materials to design and manufacture their products. For example, aerospace engineering requires materials such as titanium alloys, high-strength steel and composites which will be able to withstand various temperatures and improve flight performance.

In electronic material, research in quantum computing requires material science and engineering. Material science engineers use the lithography process to design microprocessors or microchips that are inside our computer.

As for bio-materials, material scientists and engineers conduct research on improving the quality of hip replacements and other materials that are safe to be used as prosthetic limbs. 3D printed tissues such as organ replacements are also part of the application of material science and engineering.

Skills Required to Study Material Science & Engineering

Material science engineers work in teams to develop new material or improve existing ones. The following will be the skills required in this sector:

Effective communication skill – The work usually involves presenting outputs, designs, specifications and new procedures to different audiences.

Critical Thinking – Using logical reasoning to overcome potential challenges during large-scale materials manufacture. 

Advanced Computer Skills – Proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) will help material science engineers in creating and modifying manufacturing drawings.

Active Learning – For example, material science engineers will need to understand the commercial aspects for new materials to be profitable or successful. 

What does a Material Science Engineer do?

Material science engineers develop, process, and test materials that will make any product better, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and biomedical devices. They study the properties and structures of metals, ceramics, alloys, composites and nanomaterials to create new materials that meet the requirements of individual engineering branch. 

Where do Material Science Engineers Work?

Material science and engineering graduates have the opportunity to work in various industries that require advanced materials in developing their products including aerospace, automotive, nuclear industry, pharmaceuticals and oil and gas, etc.

Careers in Material Science & Engineering

Design Engineer – Design engineers research and develop new ideas for new products and the systems used to make them. They use computer-aided design and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software to build prototypes of new products or processes and also improve existing ones.

Metallurgist – Metallurgists deal with extracting and processing metals. They evaluate the movement of metals and categorise them according to their functionality. There are three types of areas they can work in such as chemical, physical and process metallurgists.

Process Engineer – Process engineers develop new or improve existing processes to enhance the manufacturing process. They will evaluate and compose new processes to manufacture high-quality products and ensure the products can be replicated accurately. 

Plastics Engineer – Plastics engineer designs and develops products with plastic material. They work with other teams to develop everything from the initial design to the processes and automation required to produce and finish the pro­duction parts.

General Entry Requirement to Study Material Science & Engineering in Australia

STPM

A minimum grade of C+ (including Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BBC

UEC

An Average score grade of B6

ATAR

A minimum score of 80 points

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 30

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

English Requirement to Study Material Science & Engineering in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 and 6.0 in each sub-bands

TOEFL

Overall 87, listening:19, reading:19, writing:21 and speaking:19.

PTE

Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands.

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

Top Universities to study Material Science & Engineering in Australia

#1 University of New-South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Material Science

Intake (2021)

February, May & September

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $47,760

#2 Monash University

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Program

Bachelor of Materials Engineering (Honours)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $46,000

#3 University of Queensland (UQ)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) majors in Material Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $45,120

#4 University of Wollongong

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Materials Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $ 37,536

#5 Curtin University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Metallurgical Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $35,700

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Top 10 Australian Universities to Study Politics & International Studies

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What are Politics and International Studies about?

Politics and International Studies focuses on the world in which we live collectively and the ways in which it became what it is today and continues to change. It considers the choices that political actors, from governments to citizens to international institutions, analyses the ways in which people have tried to make sense of the political and international worlds and the political context in which they have done so. By studying politics and international studies, you will get to explore world issues from human rights to economic development, war, security threats, peace and the bigger challenges and opportunities that globalization brings.

Political and International Studies Career Path

1. Diplomat

As a diplomat, your main responsibility is to maintain the good relations between countries, represent and protect a nation’s interest abroad in terms of politics, trade and consular services.

2. Intelligence Specialist

As an intelligent specialist, you will be in charge of collecting and analysing operational intelligence data, conducting mission reports, using data maps and charts and evaluating the results and preparing reports, statistics and graphics.

3. Political analyst

As a political analyst, you will be working for the government, inform about and interpret various political developments. Analyse laws, public policies, and government decisions and advise government officials and political parties.

4. Communication specialist in a non-profit

A degree in International Relations will provide you with the option to work in a non-profit organisation that operates on an international level. As a Communication Specialist, you’ll have the chance to develop your career in somewhere that has a global reach.

General Entry Requirement for Politics & International Studies

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BCC

ATAR

A minimum score of 85

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 30 points

English Requirement for Politics & International Studies

IELTS

A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band 

TOEFL

A minimum result of 85 overall, including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

PTE

A minimum result of 61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

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

Top Universities to Study Politics & International Studies in Australia

1. The Australian National University (ANU)

The courses equip you with a comprehensive understanding of Australian public policies and related international policies. You will develop exceptional problem-solving skills, theoretical understanding, critical and conceptual thinking, all while gaining a passport to some of the world’s most promising careers.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No1 in Australia


No.8 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Public Policy
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Political Science
  • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $44,470

2. The University of Sydney

This course gives students the knowledge, theoretical understanding, and practical skills that underpin a successful career that engages with politics at the domestic level. You will focus on how individuals engage with politics, and how governing bodies that shape peoples’ lives make decisions.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.2 in Australia


No.24 in the world

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Politics and International Relations)



Majors available:

  • American Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Digital Culture
  • Economic Policy

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,000

3. The University of Melbourne

The course enables students to develop an understanding of the main political issues, institutions, ideas, policies and actors that dominate local, national and international agendas. It includes the study of identity and community, power and how it is exercised and contested, democracy, public policy, political movements, and many more. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.3 in Australia

 

No.44 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Asian Studies
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Screen and Cultural Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,824 – $38,564

4. Monash University

You will be able to analyse, break down and gain a comprehensive understanding of the key global challenges, international conflicts and formulate innovative solutions. It is taught across multiple disciplines, allowing you to consider the most pressing issues facing the world from different perspectives.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.4 in Australia


No.51-100 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Global Asia
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Politics

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics   

Majors available:

  • Economic Analysis
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and Governance

Bachelor of Global Studies

Majors available

  • Cultural Competence
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • International Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000 – $38,000

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

You will be able to identify the effects of significant historical and contemporary political events and actors in national and international contexts. Interpret the key concepts, theoretical perspectives, and the evolution of the study of politics in connection with historical, economic, philosophical and social perspectives. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.5 in Australia

 

No.51-100 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Asian Studies
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Politics and International Relations

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Majors available:

  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000 – $38,000

6. The University of Queensland

The program focused on the developing knowledge of global issues from the perspective of relevant social science disciplines. It examines the contemporary ideas, ideologies and theories that shape political decision-making. You will learn about various approaches to cooperation and conflict resolution, and get a better understanding of political processes. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.6 in Australia


No.51-100 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Bachelor of International Studies

Majors available:

  • History
  • International Inequality and Development
  • International Relations
  • Peace and Conflict Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $32,352 – $34,208

7. Deakin University

The degree will enhance your understanding of the big issues in the world today, and assist you to develop the skills to make a difference in your lifetime. Dive into diverse cultures, languages and perspectives outside of your own and give you a deep understanding of the international forces shaping the world today.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.7 in Australia


No.151-200 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • International Relations
  • Language and Culture Studies
  • Politics and Policy Studies
  • Sustainability and Society

Bachelor of International Studies

Majors available:

  • International Relations
  • Language and Culture Studies
  • Politics and Policy Studies

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $30,200

8. Griffith University

This degree will provide you with a deep understanding of policy, politics and power in the modern world, and the forces that shape these dynamics at the global and domestic levels. You’ll learn about political institutions and processes, business-government relations, and foreign policy and globalisation.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.8 in Australia


No.151-200 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Politics, Security and International Studies
  • Social Justice

Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Majors available:

  • International Relations
  • Politics and Public Policy

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $28,500 – $29,500

9. The University of Adelaide

Develop your understanding of the world with politics and international relations. As a politics and international relation student at The University of Adelaide, you will explore Australian and global politics and the relationships with other nations. Study a diverse range of topics including political theory, domestic politics, international relations and the rising powers of China and India.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.9 in Australia

 

No.151-200 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of International Development
  • Bachelor of International Relations

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Cultural Studies
  • International Development
  • Politics and International Relations

Course Duration

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $35,000

10. The University of Western Australia

The course provides you with knowledge of all important social issues – climate change, healthcare, inequality, political participation, criminal justice, and much more. It is a rigorous course of study that equips you to engage with these issues from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Politics & International Studies

No.10 in Australia

 

No.151-200 in the world

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available:

  • Asian Studies
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Work and Employment Relations

Course Duration

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000

Contact us to find out more!

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Top Universities to Study Environmental Science in Australia (2021)

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There is no denying that our environment is changing constantly. Global warming has now become an undisputed fact. People around the world face new and complex environmental challenges every day to preserve species from facing extinction and to protect the sustainability of the global ecosystem. 

For those who are curious about the environment changes and keen in finding solutions to protect our planet earth from deteriorating further, a degree in Environmental Science will be ideal for your pursuit. In this article, we will guide you to understand the studies of Environmental Science and the options to study the degree at top universities in Australia.

What is Environmental Science?

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Environmental science is a field of study of the interactions between humans and the environment as well as the effects of humans on the environment. Environmental science integrates the knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, geography and social sciences to understand the world ecosystem more in-depth and find solutions for problems that arise from human interaction with the environment.

The various areas of study in environmental science frequently involve climate change, natural resources, energy, pollution and environmental issues.

Major/Specialization in Environmental Science

Geology

The study of rocks and minerals behaviour in the Earth processes.

Ecology

The study of how evolutionary ecology can be applied to solve challenges in evolution, ecology, conservation and biodiversity.

Plants and Soil Science

Study soil biology and plant health for growth and production with strategies and breeding for yield optimization and product quality

Climate and Weather

Learn the theoretical aspects of the atmosphere and ocean, the science behind climate change and the roles of wind and ocean current systems.

Ecosystem Science

Study about environmental change at global scales and identify ways people can adapt to changes to improve their lives.

Career Opportunities for Environmental Science Graduates

With a degree in Environmental Science, graduates are exposed to a wide range of career opportunities in areas such as geology, conservation and biology. The careers in Environmental Science are as follows;

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientist identifies different types of pollutants that affect the environment and comes up with ways to remove them to enhance and protect human and environmental health.

Environmental Consultant

Provides expert advice on the ways to handle environmental issues and reduce overall carbon emission for businesses.

Ecologist

Responsible for the study and evaluation of habitats and how humans influence their climate and ecosystems.

Marine Biologist

Marine Biologists are a specialist in aquatic life science. They conduct research and collect data to study marine life and animals.

Geographer

Geographers utilize Global Position System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) to collect data and study various parts of the world as well as the phenomena of the Earth.

Benefits of Studying in Australia

World Education Excellence

Australian universities have consistently marked their place in the world university rankings. The universities rank based on education quality, student satisfaction, international reputation and graduate employability.

Their strategy to work placement feeds confidence that they will sustain in the competitive world and practical education substantially improves students’ skills necessary for careers in the real world. 

Diversity Exposure

Australia is a warm and friendly country that values freedom and democracy and the people respect others from various cultures. Options for accommodation such as homestays, flats, shared houses, etc can be found conveniently. Therefore, this will be ideal for international students to study and gain experience by engaging with people from diverse cultures.

Working while studying

In Australia, international students have the opportunity to work as a part-timer while studying a full-time course. International students are entitled to work up to 20 hours per week during the semester and full time during semester break. The minimum wage is about AUD $18 per hour and it can complement some of their expenses such as groceries, rents and meals. A student visa is required for international students to be able to work as a part-timer.

Students may choose to work in several industries as follows;

  • Retail – Small store or large departmental store
  • Hospitality – Work in cinemas, restaurants, hotels and sporting venues
  • Services – Supermarkets, fuel stations and call centres
  • Industry – Students may find a job that is related to their course field; for example, law students can carry out administrative tasks in law firms.

General Entry Requirement to study Environmental Science in Australia

STPM

Minimum grade B in 3 subjects (including English, Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics) 

A-Levels

Grade range from BBC to AAA

UEC

Minimum of 5Bs or a score of 16 points

ATAR

A minimum score of 80.00 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 30 or above

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

English Requirement for Environmental Science in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 and 6.0 in every band

TOEFL

Overall 87, listening:19, reading:19, writing:21 and speaking:19.

PTE

An overall score of 64 and 60 in each band

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

Top 6 Universities to study Environmental Science in Australia (2021)

#1 University of Queensland (UQ)

UQ currently ranks 1st in environmental science courses in the QS Top Universities Rankings and 14th in the world. Students are able to study the effects of climate change and the implementation of environmental strategies to conserve habitats and protect global wildlife, clean water and food.

Program

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Intake (2021)

February & July 

Duration

3 years (full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,504

#2 University of Melbourne

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Ranked 3rd in environmental science courses in Australia, University of Melbourne offers core skills for students which are essential to environmental evaluations, consultancy and management positions for problem framing, environmental reporting and modelling.

Program

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science

Intake (2021)

March & July 

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD$41,912-$45,944

#3 University of New-South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW is ranked 23rd in the world top universities and offers combined knowledge of engineering and environmental processes in identifying and developing solutions to environmental challenges. Students are able to apply these skills through 60 days of approved industry training.

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Environmental)

Intake (2021)

February & May

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $47,760

#4 James Cook University (JCU)

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JCU’s world-class research in environmental science and management helps students to study the ways to handle interactions between humans and the environment to develop solutions to current and potential challenges to the environment.

Program

Bachelor of Environmental Practice

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $34,480

#5 Griffith University

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Griffith ranks in the top 100 universities in the world, and its Bachelor of Environment Science course is accredited by Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ). The program benefits students the knowledge and skills of exploring environmental issues from different perspectives such as social, physical and biological. 

Program

Bachelor of Environmental Science

Intake (2021)

March & June

Duration

3 years full time

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $34,000

#6 University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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UTAS is that it emphasises on aquatic science, chemistry and managing climate and variety of key themes within the university, particularly the environment and marine research. The degree also offers interaction with chemical, geography and agricultural studies as well as institutes within the university throughout the course.

Program

Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Science

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,950 

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Best Universities to Study Chemical Engineering in Australia 2021

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What is Chemical Engineering?

In short, chemical engineering is a broad field that combines natural, environmental and life science in the production of chemical materials and products through chemical processes. This entails with designing chemical equipment, systems and processes to convert raw materials  into energy-efficient and usable products such as;

– Fuels

– Fertilizers

– Processed Food

– Polymers and Pharmaceuticals

– Beer and wine

– Paper

Besides that, Chemical engineers design and create products to meet customer demand by enforcing safety in health and safety, protecting the environment and also enhance their processes to ensure quality to consumers. 

Roles of Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineers are responsible for developing industrial processes and designing or modifying the process in plants and equipment. The processes are used to create products from oil and gas to food and drink. The roles include:

  • Testing new processes
  • Collecting data for improvements
  • Purchasing and installing equipment
  • Supervising plant operations
  • Investigating and troubleshooting process problems
  • Ensuring work safety conditions and compliance with health and safety legislation

Skills Required for Chemical Engineers

Chemical engineering requires much more than what students learn from their university. When it comes to work-life, chemical engineers need certain skills to excel in this industry apart from good grades. The following are the three key skills required.

Problem-solving skills

Chemical engineers are basically problem solvers. Everyone will look after them for solutions for any inconvenience spotted such as equipment malfunction. They possess the right amount of technical blueprint knowledge to solve all the problems involved with any equipment, and possibly their entire area of specialization.

Communication Skills

Since engineers are often departmental heads in the organization, they are required to have strong communication skills as chemical engineers work in teams to achieve goals and design solutions to a problem on the spot

Analytical Skills

A chemical engineer needs to be as analytical as possible. A sign of mediocrity and smugness will not be tolerated as the employer’s core departments could be your complete responsibility. Analytical skills required to be able to design solutions from a major problem to minor details.

Careers with a Chemical Engineering Degree

A degree in chemical engineering can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities in many fields. Common jobs chemical engineering graduates engaged in are:

Chemical Plant and System Operator

Ensure that all equipment used in chemical plants are working as per standards. Chemical engineers have to inspect, make tests and instruct personnel on handling them safely. The main responsibility is to improve plant quality, efficiency and safety.

Manufacturing Production Technician

Responsible for setting up equipment and ensuring all regulations and safety are met. During the manufacturing process, chemical engineers will run tests, monitor equipment and adjust equipment operations. 

Food Scientist

The job involves evaluating nutritional value, colour, flavour and texture of food. Chemical engineers will test food samples, produce new food products and make sure the end result meets the government’s standard. 

Environmental and Healthcare Engineer

Graduates will find positions in NGOs, an environmental consulting firm and waste management companies.

As a chemical engineer, you can secure jobs in areas related to the environment, waste treatment and minimizing the pollution.

Biotechnologist

Involved in the production of energy through natural resources such as oil and gas extraction as well as extraction from renewable or sustainable sources of energy including biofuels, hydro, wind and solar power

General Entry Requirement for Chemical Engineering degree in Australia (2021)

STPM

A minimum grade of 3Bs (includes English, Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

A-Level

Grade range from BBC to AAA

UEC

A minimum of 5Bs or a score of 20 points

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 32 points

ATAR

A minimum score of 85.00 points

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

English Requirement for Chemical Engineering degree in Australia (2021)

IELTS

A minimum overall 6.5 and 6.0 in all sub-bands

TOEFL

Minimum overall 87, Listening: 19, Reading:19, Writing: 21 and speaking: 19

PTE

An overall score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands

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

Top 10 Universities to study chemical engineering in Australia (2021)

#1 Monash University

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Ranking 1st in chemical engineering courses in Australia by Qs World Ranking 2021, Monash University has pioneered this field. The university has constantly ranked in the top 100 and also a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. 

Program

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)

Intake (2021)

February & July 

Duration

4 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $46,000

#2 University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne ranks 32nd in the World’s Top Universities and 2nd in chemical engineering course. Its engineering graduate degrees are professionally accredited under EUR-ACE® and Washington Accord, which means its engineering degree is recognized in 20 other signatory countries. This allows students the flexibility to practice in countries other than Australia.

Program

BSc Chemical System

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 Years (Full Time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $41,912-$45,944

#3 University of Queensland (UQ)

UQ consistently ranks in the world’s top universities, currently at 3rd in the chemical engineering course as of 2021. Students will gain insights and expertise of world-leading researchers and highly qualified academic staff. With practical projects, students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be prepared for the workforce right away. 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July 

Duration

4 years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $44800 

#4 University of New-South Wales (UNSW)

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Ranked 44th in QS Global World Ranking, students will build on the study of chemical and physical science and processes to create the types of products that will be ready for commercialisation in fields such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, agricultural and food. Students will graduate with the skills needed to create products across many industries.

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical Product Engineering)

Intake (2021)

February & July 

Duration

4 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $47,760

#5 University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide allows students to come up with ways to control air pollution or turn saltwater into freshwater. Upon graduation, students might get the opportunity to work with beer brewers and produce a mass scale of the biodegradable version of plastic or move into tissue engineering.

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical)

Intake (2021)

March & July 

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $44,500

#6 University of Sydney

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Currently ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability, University of Sydney has also consistently ranked in top 50 universities in the world. Students will explore the challenges faced by process industries including chemicals, mineral, energy, agriculture and food. At the end of the course, students will become an agent in the drive to create a sustainable society. 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering  (Hons) Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Intake (2021)

March & August

Duration

4 years full time

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $50,000

#7 Curtin University

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Established in 1966, Curtin University has grown to become a vibrant and collaborative setting where ideas, skills and cultures come together. Students will explore the theory and application of fluid flow, energy transfer and chemical reaction for the synthesis, design and optimization of general chemical processes. 

Program

BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July 

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $35,700

#8 RMIT University

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RMIT University is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for chemical engineering and provides the opportunity for students to be a member of Engineers Australia and obtain a degree certificate recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance. In addition, the chemical engineering degree is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)

Intake (2021)

January & July 

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $39,360

#9 University of Western Australia (UWA)

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The Engineering program at UWA has been developed in consultation with industry to equip students with skills to excel in their career. The chemical engineering major is accredited by Engineers Australia. The course structure provides flexibility to sample diverse units to discover an area of focus for the Master Professional Engineering. 

Program

BSc (Hons) Engineering Science

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years  (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $40,100

#10 University of Newcastle (UoN)

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At UoN, it trains engineers capable of solving the greatest global challenges. As a chemical engineer, students’ knowledge and skills will lead them to be involved in a team developing insulation products that improve heating and cooling as well as work on biofuel production in remote communities.

Program

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $37,984

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Top Universities to Study Sports Science in Australia

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work with the world’s elite athletes? Have you been curious about their health and training routine that has given them incomparable strength and glory in their career? If you are, then a degree in Sports science will be the ideal course for you. This article will explain about sports science and why it is worth pursuing in Australia.

What is Sports Science?

In short, sports science is the study of science to sporting activities. The study focuses on the relationship between exercise and the human body from a cellular level to the effects on the whole body. Sports science combines several different types of science including physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition focusing on how these various elements work together and improve human physical performance. 

Reasons to Study Sports Science in Australia.

When students enroll for a sports science degree in Australia, they will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of physiology, sports psychology, biomechanics and notational analysis. Students will learn the ability to develop, maintain and promote a healthy lifestyle throughout their lifespan. 

They will acquire the skills in applying their knowledge in the assessment of physical, physiological and mechanical characteristics of sports performance and the prescription of appropriate involvement in maintaining athletes’ strength and improving weaknesses. 

Career Opportunities with Sports Science Degrees

A degree in Sports Science opens up opportunities in the sports industry. This will be a great start for graduates as they gain valuable business management skills, which is fruitful for many jobs. Below is the list of career opportunities for Sports Science graduates.

Exercise Physiologist 

Investigating how people respond and adapt to muscular activity and apply skills and knowledge to improve their performance and fitness level to prevent injuries or illness.

Sports Therapist

Providing treatment, rehabilitation and support to the injured athletes or patient, and give advice on prevention

Sports coach

Provide expert training for athletes and assisting their skills and development and ensuring top performance and fitness are achieved in crucial moments

Sports Administrator

Manage administrative task for sports clubs or school sports departments by managing budgets, promoting the sport and handle tasks related to sponsorships

Sports Scientist

Provide expert advice and support to athletes and coaches to help them understand and improve sports performance as well as developing effective strategies in training.

General Entry Requirement for Sports Science Degree in Australia

STPM

Minimum pass in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

A Level

Minimum of BBB, at least 2 from science and maths subject

UEC

A minimum of 5Bs or a minimum score of 22 points 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum 29 points

ATAR (SACEi/ SAM/ Ausmat)

A minimum score of 80.00 

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English Requirement for Sports Science degree in Australia

IELTS

Minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual band

TOEFL

Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

PTE

Overall 72, sub-bands minimum 72

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

Top 6 Universities to Study Sports Science in Australia

#1 University of Queensland (UQ)

Ranked #1 sports-related course in Australia and 3rd in the world for the sports-related program under QS subject ranking 2020.  UQ consistently ranks at the world’s top-ranking and has maintained a global reputation for embracing positive change and deliver knowledge as well as leadership for a better world. This university has 268,000 successful graduates as their greatest assets.

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours)

Intake

September 2021

Duration

Full time (4 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $38,496

#2 University of Sydney

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Currently ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability, the University of Sydney develops its students with skills which will allow them safe and effective implementation of exercise and develop the ability to interpret and problem solve in a wide range of health and performance context.

Program

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science) 

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $55,000

#3 Deakin University

At the 3rd rank in the sports-related course in QS World Ranking 2021, Deakin University builds students to become a professional in exercise and sports science with a focus on biological, sociological and behavioural bases of sports science. The course provides students with an accredited pathway for them to be a member of the national accredited body, Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Intake

2021

Duration

Full time (3 Years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $37,000

#4 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS provides students with the knowledge and understanding of processes and mechanism necessary for sports and exercises science, together with the skills to manage, plan and execute sport and exercise activities regarding health, exercise science, sports and exercise therapy contexts.

Program

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33, 936

#5 Griffith University

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Griffith University is one of the top universities in Brisbane, Australia, ranked #48 in QS World Ranking in the sports-related course. Students will gain knowledge and skills in physical, biomedical and psychological sciences to potentially become an exercise specialist. Undertaking professional practice placement will ensure an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in practical experience. 

Program

Bachelor of Exercise Science

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

$33,000 per year

#6 Western Sydney University

Accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), Western Sydney University allows students to learn how to treat people in every range of fitness level despite the ages. This includes high-performance through general health and fitness, rehabilitation and management of chronic disease during exercise. 

Program

Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Intake

March 2021

Duration

Full time (3 years)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $30,114

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Top 10 Universities to study Business in Australia based on QS Subject Ranking 2021

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The QS World University Ranking System is the most-widely used university rankings in the world. QS develops and successfully implements methods of comparative data collection and analysis used to highlight institutions’ strengths. The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings which comprises the global overall and subject rankings, alongside the independent regional tables. 

The QS World University Rankings evaluate the universities based on six simple metrics that they believe effectively capture university performance. Those six metrics include Academic Reputation (40%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), Employer Reputation (10%), International faculty ratio (5%), International student ratio (5%).

Business courses are among the most popular fields of study at universities all over the world. Business graduates are in high demand worldwide, if you’re considering studying a business degree in Australia, this article is about the top universities to study business in Australia based on the QS Subject Ranking System.

Top 10 Australian Universities to study Business

1. The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)

The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) was established in 1853, which makes it one of the oldest universities in Australia. It is located in the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world.

The student experience goes beyond the lecture theatre when you study in UniMelb, they provide the opportunity for you to participate, engage and develop through practical experience and workshops, overseas study and students clubs and societies. Melbourne commerce graduates are known for their strong understanding of business issues and processes, their resourcefulness, and their problem-solving and leadership skills.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 1 in Australia

No.26 in the world

Bachelor of Commerce, Majors available 

  • Accounting

  • Actuarial Studies

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Management

  • Marketing

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$41,840 – $44,756

2. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW Sydney is a world-leading university across research, teaching and innovation. The pioneering research, global industry connections and commitment to hands-on learning means you’ll graduate ready for successful, international careers with real impact in the world.

The Bachelor of Commerce degree offered by UNSW Sydney has an innovative first-year curriculum that will teach you how to recognise and analyse current global business challenges and opportunities. You’ll understand business essentials from day one and be able to confidently choose the business majors that are right for you.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 2 in Australia

No.34 in the world

Bachelor of Commerce, Majors available 

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Taxation

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$44,880

3. The University of Sydney (USYD)

The University of Sydney (USYD) was founded on the principle of giving everyone the opportunity to realise their potential through education and still holds that belief just as strongly today. They are also ranked 4th in the world, and 1st in Australia, in terms of graduate employability. 

The University of Sydney Business School is actively involved in quality assurance and accreditation activities aimed at further enhancing the quality of their teaching, research and community-related programs. They strive for excellence and this has earned them the top accreditations available to business schools and enabled them to forge strategic alliances.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 3 in Australia

No.41 in the world

Bachelor of Commerce, Majors available 

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$46,000

4. Monash University

Monash University is the largest university in Australia, it is named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for the students to leave the school with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, they are making a difference on global scale. Students will have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.

Monash University offers a wide range of bachelor degrees in the business and commerce field, with different majors available.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 4 in Australia

No.44 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Banking and Finance
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Marketing

Majors and minors available

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial studies
  • Behavioural commerce
  • Banking and finance
  • Business administration studies
  • Business analytics and statistics
  • Business law
  • Econometrics
  • Economics and business strategy
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Taxation

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$45,000

5. The Australian National University (ANU)

The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading centre for education and research, it is further distinguished by an outstanding record for student satisfaction and graduate employability. 

The business courses in ANU provides students a framework and a way of thinking to help answer real-life business and economic questions. It offers significant flexibility and diversity for students. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges of a changing business environment, develop the ability to critically analyse emerging business issues, and be exposed to scholarly research in the national and global business arena.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 5 in Australia 

No.51 – 100 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Economics

Majors and minors available

  • Economic studies
  • Business and Economic Essentials
  • Finance

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$39,090

6. The University of Queensland (UQ)

The University of Queensland (UQ) has a global reputation for creating positive change by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. They are committed to providing students with the best opportunities and practical experiences, empowering them with transferable knowledge and skills that will prepare them to exceed expectations throughout their careers.

The business courses offered in UQ are designed to equip business leaders and change makers with the skills and self-confidence to effectively manage and adapt to a wide range of constantly changing competitive business environments. The combination of core skills and specialist knowledge learned will ensure you can adapt effectively to the ever-changing business environment and be in high demand with employers.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 6 in Australia

No.51 – 100 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Economics

Majors and minors available

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Economics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Economics and Public Policy
  • Economics of Strategy and Behaviour
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International and Financial Economics
  • International Business
  • Leadership and Management Science
  • Marketing
  • Quantitative Analysis

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$42,272

7. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Studying in Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers students a world-class education in the heart of Brisbane, a welcoming, modern and multicultural city. QUT’s globally-recognised, triple-accredited business degrees will prepare students for diverse career opportunities both in Australia and overseas. They connect students with industry and challenge them with real-world projects to ensure students graduate with the knowledge and insight to be effective in employment from day one. 

Work-integrated learning is part of all courses in the QUT Business School. Students will learn by engaging with industry and community partners to undertake authentic activities that are assessed as part of their course.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 7 in Australia

No.101 – 150 in the world

Bachelor of Commerce, Majors available 

  • Accountancy
  • Advertising
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$31,100

8. The University of Western Australia (UWA)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) has a dynamic and progressive community of lecturers, researchers, students and staff, all bound together by their hunger for learning, innovation and research.

The business courses in UWA are designed to provide students with relevant, practical skills across a range of areas, including management, marketing, applied business economics, innovation and entrepreneurship. UWA’s internationally accredited Business School celebrates strong links with the business community, allowing students insight into leading industry practice.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 8 in Australia

No.101 – 150 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Business

  • Bachelor of Commerce

Majors and minors available

  • Accounting

  • Business Law

  • Business Management

  • Communication and Media Studies

  • Economics

  • Enterprise and Innovation

  • Global Business

  • Finance

  • Human Resource Management

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Psychology in Society

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$39,500

9. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) thinks differently, UTS takes a global approach to education that has innovation at its core. They’re a university for the real world, all the courses they offer are closely aligned with industry needs, so all the learning will prepare students for their future career.

The courses seek to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary to develop critical, analytical and evaluative skills essential for a fulfilling and effective career in business.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 9 in Australia

No.101 – 150 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Business

  • Bachelor of Economics

  • Bachelor of Management

Majors and minors available

  • Accounting

  • Business Law

  • Economics

  • Finance

  • Human Resource Management

  • Information Technology

  • International Business

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$38,330 – $39,960

10. Deakin University

Deakin University has a reputation for being innovative and visionary, forging new paths both locally and globally. Deakin offers top quality facilities, research and teaching as well innovation and inclusiveness. Deakin has invested in the latest technology, learning tools and facilities to ensure students are equipped with the skills and knowledge required for the jobs of tomorrow.

The courses in Deakin University help students to develop the passion for commerce and unlock creative solutions for tomorrow’s business challenge, by focusing on emerging and innovative contexts, embedded soft skills and personal development.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Business & Management Studies

No. 10 in Australia

No.151 – 200 in the world

Bachelor Degrees available

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Analytics
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Majors and minors available

  • Accounting
  • Business and Digital Communication
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Retail and Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability and Development

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) for international students

AUD$35,600 – $35,800

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