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Becoming A Psychiatrist in Australia

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What is a Psychiatrist?

Psychiatrists are physicians who evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who are affected by mental health issues, no matter temporary or chronic. 

A psychiatrist is a certified medical doctor who chooses to specialize in mental health disorders. They are fully equipped with a deep understanding of physical and mental health, and how they overlap.  They are dedicated to providing a course of treatment and care specifically catered to the patient’s needs. They are also qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. 

Upon diagnosis, a psychiatrist provides a range of treatments such as psychological treatment, medication, or brain stimulation therapy. They provide you with information about your condition and help you understand your symptoms and ways to treat them.

Roles and Responsibilities of Psychiatrists include:

  • Order or perform a medical laboratory and psychological tests 
  • Evaluate and understand the relationship between emotional, medical illnesses and its possible relation to genetics and family history 
  • Evaluate medical and psychological data
  • Provide urgent care for sudden mental illness 
  • Help patient manage and live with long-term mental illness 
  • Make a diagnosis and work with the patient to develop treatment plans
  • Prescribe medication to patients to treat mental health disorders 

Generally, Psychiatrists are able to work in public and private hospitals as community mental health centres. Many psychiatrists also do research work, provide legal advice, and teach in schools and universities.

Skills Needed to Become A Psychiatrist

  • Ability to understand and empathize

You have the ability to understand and solve problems faced by your patients. As such, you should have the ability to have compassion and empathy towards others. You need to be able to understand the problems and challenges faced. Then, you should not internalize the issue at hand but rather keep your emotions neutral and focus on helping your patient effectively. 

  • Good communication skills 

The ability to communicate efficiently with people is also a very crucial skill to have. You should be a capable listener. One of the most significant parts of your relationship with your patient is understanding their challenges and struggles faced. You should pay attention to the intonation, expression, and tone of voice used when listening. Besides that, you should also be a capable speaker. Many times, you would be required to not only speak to your patient but also their loved ones in communicating the issue at hand. You must be able to explain specific medical terminology to other medical professionals as well as average people with little to no medical knowledge. 

  • Emotional resilience 

Psychiatry is commonly known as a mentally draining field. Working in challenging situations, you should be able to monitor developing situations and anticipate issues. Your daily roles and responsibilities include listening to struggles and challenges faced by your patients. Most times, your patients come to you at their last straw. It is very important for you to be emotionally resilient. You need to be able to deal with many patients that have severe disorders and help them without letting your emotions cloud your judgment.

Difference Between A Psychiatrist & A Psychologists

Psychiatrist     

Psychologists

Psychiatrist are medical doctors that specialize in diagnosis and treatment of mental illness 

Psychologists are NOT doctors but they undergo special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness 

Psychiatrist provides a wide range of treatments such as: medication, general medical care, stimulation therapies and psychological treatments 

Psychologists CANNOT provide medication. Instead, they focus on assessing human behavior and providing psychological treatments 

Psychiatrist treat people with more complex mental health conditions such as: severe depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 

Psychologists treat people with less severe mental health issues that can be solved without medication such as anxiety, learning difficulties, depression, and behavioural problems 

General Pathway of Becoming A Psychiatrist in Australia

To become a Psychiatrist in Australia, it generally takes 11-12 years upon stepping into university. Firstly, you need to gain a Medical Degree from a university, which takes 5-7 years to complete. Upon completion, you are expected to spend at least 2 years receiving general medical training in a hospital. Then, to become a certified psychiatrist, you need to complete at least 5 years training under the supervision of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). This training can be completed in hospitals, clinics, or health clinics.  All psychiatrists must also be registered with the relevant medical board in Australia or New Zealand in order to see patients.

General Entry Requirements to Become A Psychiatrist in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

To enroll in a Masters of Psychiatry course, applicants must have one of the criterias below: 

  1. A postgraduate coursework for Doctor of Medicine OR an undergraduate degree in Medicine
  2. At Least one year of documented experience as a practicing doctor 
  3. Hold current medical registration in the country of work 

However, do keep in mind that upon completion of the course, graduates do not necessarily acquire the qualification to work as a Psychiatrist in Australia. 

*NOTE: Other levels of qualification can be accepted subject to the discretion of your university of choice. For more information, contact us!

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.0 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 96 

Pearson’s Test of English 

Min. 68

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

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General Pathway of Becoming A Psychiatrist in Australia

Upon completion of any Year 12 equivalent, applicants will go through multiple stages before become a Psychiatrist in Australia:

Top Universities to Study Psychiatry in Australia

#1 University of Sydney

Program Offered 

Masters of Medicine (Psychiatry)

Program Duration 

1 year (Full-time)

Intake 

February and August 

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#2 University of Melbourne

Program Offered 

Master of Psychiatry

Program Duration 

1 year (Full-time)

Intake 

February 

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#3 Monash University

Program Offered 

Masters of Mental Health Science (Psychiatry)

Program Duration 

3 years (Part-time)

Intake 

February 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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Important Questions Students Should Ask About Studying in Australia

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Many students dream about studying in a university in a beautiful location abroad, such as Australia. But oftentimes, many students do not know where to start and what to consider before studying abroad. 

If you are planning to pursue your studies in Australia, one of the most popular destinations for international students in the world, it might be helpful for you to explore the questions listed below before you start planning your studies. 

1. What to Consider when Choosing a University in Australia?

Undoubtedly, Australia has some of the best universities for international students globally, which is why it is a hotspot for international students from all over the world. 

If you are to explore the different university options in Australia, something you should know about is the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, which are the largest and oldest universities in Australia who are pioneers in research and education. In fact, all the Australian Nobel Prize Winners are from one of these 8 eight universities and 70% of Australia’s research is rooted from these universities.

Listed below are the Top Universities in Australia, Listed in the Group of Eight:

  1. University of Melbourne
  2. Australian National University 
  3. University of Sydney
  4. University of Queensland 
  5. Monash University 
  6. University of New South Wales Sydney
  7. University of Western Australia 
  8. University of Adelaide

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Apart from these universities, Australia also has some young universities ranking among the top universities in the world. Listed below are some of the top young universities in Australia.

Listed below are the Top Young Universities in Australia:

  1. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  2. University of Wollongong
  3. Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  4. Curtin University
  5. RMIT University
  6. University of South Australia 
  7. Deakin University
  8. Griffith University
  9. James Cook University
  10. Swinburne University of Technology

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While Australia’s several top universities provide top quality education for its students, it is also important to realize that it comes with high tuition fees. Hence, it is crucial to make sure the tuition fees for the university you are looking to study in fits within your budget. 

 

Tuition fees for international students generally fall within the range of;

  • A$20,000-50,000 per year for Bachelor’s Degree
  • A$22,000- 50,000 per year for Master’s and PhD Degrees


Another factor you need to be mindful of is whether your qualifications match the entry requirements of your preferred Australian University. Entry requirements in Australia typically include academic requirements and English language requirements. These requirements vary between different universities, different courses and different levels of qualifications.

For more information regarding entry requirements, scholarship options, and assistance with application, contact Excel Education.

2. Which Cities are the Best for International Students in Australia?

Whenever Australia is mentioned, we often tend to think of cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. These cities do have a lot to offer, but international students should think beyond the big cities and explore the benefits of studying in different parts and regions of the country. 

All the towns, cities and regions that lie beyond the major capital cities in Australia are called regional areas. Vice versa, the major capital cities, particularly, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are referred to as non-regional areas. During recent years, the popularity for studying in regional areas among international students has been increasing due to the several perks associated with it. Let’s take a look at a list of differences in terms of benefits that regional and non-regional areas in Australia have for you.

1. Lower Cost of Living in Regional Areas

If you are a student looking to minimize the cost of living in Australia, studying in a regional area would be an excellent option for you, as the cost of living in big cities, unlike regional areas, are very expensive, mainly due to the high accommodation expenses. 

To compare costs of living in different regions of Australia, you can visit numbeo.com.

2. More Migration Opportunities in Regional Areas

Students who graduate with a bachelor’s Degree or higher from universities in Regional Areas also have broader migration opportunities, and are offered an additional 2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa (post graduation visa given to students who studied a minimum of 2 years). In addition to the  extra 2 years, an additional 5 points on the Immigration Points Test is also also offered to students who pursue their studies in regional areas, which means you will be more likely to get Permanent Residency in Australia upon application.

3. Nature and Culture of Australia

In addition to the perks mentioned above, regional areas are also closer to nature, meaning you will get to experience the true beauty of Australia. Moreover, you also get to experience the true Australian culture when living in regional areas, and  live the true and typical Aussie lifestyle.

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3. How Much are the Living Expenses in Australia?

The Average cost of living in Australia for students ranges between A$1300 and A$2000 to cover all costs of living, including accommodation, food and transportation. This amount however varies between different cities and locations in Australia. 

Making sure you have the budget to live in Australia is particularly important because when applying for a student visa, you are required to prove that you have the financial capability to study and live in Australia

Ultimately, your cost of living in any country comes down to your own lifestyle and preferences. So you need to be mindful about how you spend and make sure you do not exceed your monthly budget.

 

 

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4. What are the Student Accommodation Options in Australia?

Here’s a list of the general types of accommodation in Australia for international students that you can choose from. 

Please note that some universities require students to stay on campus during the first year of study. So make sure you know the requirements of your university before signing any lease to live somewhere else.

1. On Campus

Some universities offer on-campus accommodation for students such as on-campus housing or halls of residence. This is a popular option for international students because of the convenience it provides, such as proximity to university. Depending on your university, you might have the option to rent a private room, shared room or shared suite with a kitchen and common area. The average rent for an on campus stay can range from A$110 to 280 per week, depending on the type of accommodation you choose.

2. Off Campus

Off campus accommodation options include, private rentals, or “share houses” (if you are sharing with other people). This type of accommodation is rented from a landlord , where you are the tenant. This option provides you with more independence as you can live anywhere and you have more flexibility in terms of accommodation type. The average rent for off campus accommodation can range from A$185 to 440 per week, depending on the type of accommodation you choose. 

However, it is important to choose a location that is close to your university, so that getting to the university everyday is not a hassle for you.

3. Homestay

Homestay is an excellent option for international students during their first few months of stay in Australia. It is a type of cultural exchange program where students live in the house of a local host. It gives you the opportunity to experience the local culture and get used to the new environment with the help of your host and also a way to make new local friends. The average rent for homestay can range from A$235 to 325 per week, depending on the types of meals provided, rooms and utilities. 

To explore your accommodation options in different locations of Australia within your budget, you can search the world’s largest student housing provider, unilodgers.com.

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5. Can I Work and Study as an International Student?

The answer is, yes! A great way to cope with the high cost of living in Australia for many international students is getting a part-time job. 

International students are allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight (14 day period which starts on Monday and ends on Sunday) while school is in session and are allowed to work for unlimited hours during the school vacations. However, students can only start working after their course has begun, even if they are allowed to enter Australia 90 days before the course start date

The minimum wage in Australia is currently at $19.84 per hour. 

Some of the popular part-time jobs for international students in Australia include jobs that offer flexible working hours such as jobs at supermarkets, cafes, bars, and tutoring among many others. You can use popular job-search websites in Australia such as, Seek, indeed, careerone and ApplyDirect to search for jobs.  Some universities also have their own websites for job postings for students.

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6. Can International Students Stay in Australia After Graduation?

One of the perks of choosing Australia as your study abroad destination is that it provides students with work opportunities in the country even after graduation with a post-study work visa. This is a great option for students looking to stay long term in Australia or gain permanent residency. 

For this visa you are required to apply for Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485). Under this visa, students who completed their bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Australia can stay for 2-3 years, whereas students who completed their PhD are eligible to stay for 4 years. All in all, in order to be eligible for post graduate visa you need to have studied in Australia for a minimum of 2 years pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher

Skilled migration is another option that international students in Australia have, to obtain permanent residency without being sponsored by an Employer in Australia. This visa is solely based on your skillset and uses a point system to see if you are qualified. Your points depend on whether your occupation is in the Skilled Occupation List, your length of study, length of work experience in Australia, age (19-44 years) and English ability. 

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7. What is the University Application Process in Australia?

After choosing which university to pursue your preferred course at, the application process starts.

Applying to an Australian university can be quite easy, as it can be done both online and offline. But it includes a lot of paperwork. After checking whether you have fulfilled all the academic and english language requirements, the next thing you need to do is to submit the required documents to your university. Listed below are the documents that you would generally need to submit;

  • Completely Filled Application Form

  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Exam Score Xerox

  • Academic Certificates (A-Levels, IBDP, Bachelor’s, etc.)

  • Photocopies of first page of your passport

  • Job Experience Certificates (for postgraduate applicant)

  • Medium of Instruction (MOI)

  • Any Other Documents ( as asked for)

The processing time for applications at Australian universities can take upto four to six weeks. So it is also very important to start planning ahead and be mindful of the key dates and deadlines. Australian universities typically offer 2 intakes, in February and July, in addition to a November intake that some universities offer. 

The table below shows a timeline of the key dates to keep in mind when planning your studies in Australia. For more detailed information specific to different universities, contact Excel Education.

Month

Timeline

November

Application deadline for February intake

February / March

Semester 1 commences 

March

Application deadline for July intake 

June/July

Semester 2 commences

July

Application deadline for November intake

November

Semester 3 commences ( some universities)

Please keep in mind that you have to submit your student visa application no later than six weeks before your classes start and  no earlier than 12 weeks. 

After applying to your university, the university will provide you with a Confirmation of Enrolment Letter (CoE). After you receive the CoE it is time for you to submit the required documents to apply for a student visa in Australia. 

Please keep in mind that you have to submit your student visa application no later than six weeks before your classes start and  no earlier than 12 weeks. 

Listed below are the Australian Student Visa Requirements;

  • Passport/ Birth Certificate
  • CoE (Confirmation of Enrolment)/ Offer Letter
  • OSHC (Overseas Health Cover)
  • Evidence of Financial Capacity for 12 months stay
  • English Language Test Scores

Overseas Health Cover (OSHC)

If you are wondering what an overseas health cover is, it is a mandatory health cover for all international students that covers any medical expenses within Australian premises borne by the student.

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Study Global Health Degree in Australia

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As the world becomes more globalized, it is necessary to think of issues such as health in a global context. The field of global health is all about looking into health issues in a global perspective to facilitate a broader understanding of it and provide solutions for health challenges that go beyond international borders. 

If you are someone interested in the health sector in a global context, and want to leave an impact on it, studying a Master’s in Global Health just might be the right choice for you! 

What is Global Health?

Global Health is the science of studying the health of populations around the globe, regardless of their national, political or geographical boundaries. Students focusing on global health are particularly interested in researching how health inequalities and specific risk factors influence local and global populations.

Global health involves many disciplines within and beyond health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaborations. Global health students learn how international agencies advocate for people, accessibility to healthcare around the world, and ensure that the world health standards are met everywhere.

Why Study Global Health?

Many of us know and talk about the importance of developing and enforcing a good healthcare system in less developed countries around the world and the need for providing health education to people with low income in these areas of the world or in places where there is ongoing conflict. Some of you might also want to learn how to better provide healthcare to people during disasters or when there are security issues. 

Often, the field of Global health is pursued by students who need the knowledge mentioned above to excel in their current careers or want to work for global humanitarian organizations after graduation. 

Global health can be an exciting and a rewarding field for anyone interested in the welfare of people around the world as you will be learning a range of tasks from how to prevent the spread of diseases during wars and the spread of communicable diseases such as the Ebola or even the handle the Covid-19 pandemic that can easily cross borders between countries. 

What do Global Health Professionals do?

Global health professionals are the individuals behind ensuring the safety and good health of vulnerable populations and improve the health of communities globally through providing education, development of policies, and research. Global health professionals strive to make a meaningful impact on the world by evaluating data, shaping public policy or working directly with populations to improve their wellbeing. 

Listed below are some of the specific areas that global health professionals can choose to address;

  • Cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tuberculosis 
  • Mental Health 
  • Epidemic Diseases
  • Policy and Advocacy 
  • Malaria 
  • Nutrition
  • Maternal and Child Health 
  • Hygiene 
  • Vaccines 

Some of the general tasks fulfilled by global health professionals include;

  • Diagnosis, evaluation and monitoring of healthcare systems around the world for identification of problems 
  • Educating at-risk communities about local health issues 
  • Planning and developing procedures and policies to ensure the wellbeing of communities 
  • Development of an efficient healthcare system in vulnerable communities in developing nations 
  • Doing research on potential solutions to global health issues

Subjects Covered in a Global Health Course

Listed below are the general subjects covered in a global health course;

  • Global health systems 
  • Environmental and Population health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global health, equity and human rights
  • Health Program planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Priorities and interventions of public health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Dissertation

Career Opportunities for Global Health Graduates

Global health graduates can work in a wide range of practice areas in the field  including; 

  • Government departments and ministries of health
  • Public health networks
  • Community health services
  • Universities and research institutes
  • International health policy and funding institutions
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Mental health services
  • Indigenous health organisations

General Entry Requirements for Masters in Global Health

Bachelor’s Degree 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a field relevant to public health or health management or equivalent

The selection process will depend on;

  • Prior academic performance
  • Public health and health related work experience 

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

English Language Requirements for Masters in Global Health

IELTS

Overall 6.5, with no individual bands less than 6.0

TOEFL (Internet Based Test) 

Overall 79

TOEFL (Paper Based Test)

575

Pearson Test of English:

Overall score of 58 with no score less than 50

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

Top Universities to Study Masters of Global Health in Australia

#1 University of Melbourne

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Course Details 

Program

Master of Public Health with specialization in Global Health 

Intake

March | July

Duration

2 years (Full Time)

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#2 University of Sydney

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Course Details 

Program

Master of Global Health

Intake

Feb | July

Duration

18 months  (Full Time)

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#3 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Course Details 

Program

Master of Global Health

Intake

Feb | May | Sep

Duration

1 year  (Full Time)

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#4 University of Queensland

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Course Details 

Program

Master of Public Health with a specialization in Global Health

Intake

Feb | July | Nov

Duration

1.5 years  (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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#5 Griffith University

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Course Details 

Program

Master of Global Health

Intake

March | July | Nov

Duration

2 years  (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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Top 10 Universities in Australia According to QS Rankings 2022

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Australia is a melting pot for international students worldwide. This is no surprise, because Australia has some of the world’s top universities providing students from all over the world with top quality education. 

Australian universities have once again made it to the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings 2022 giving a tough competition to universities all around the world. 

Below, we have provided for you the universities that made it to the top of the list of best universities in Australia. 

What is the QS Ranking System?

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

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

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

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Top 10 Universities in Australia According to QS Rankings 2022

1. The Australian National University (ANU)

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The Australia National University, also known as ANU, is ranked the top university in Australia and the 27th in the world, according to QS Rankings 2022. 

ANU is an Australian public university located in Canberra, the capital of Australia. It was in fact, the first research-based university in Australia. Today, ANU had a wide range of courses ranging from undergraduate courses to post-graduate courses. Through ANU, you are given the opportunity to apply to a multitude of scholarships offered especially for international students. ANU also provides its students with global opportunities, as you will be able to travel, and experience diverse cultures. 

This university might prove to be extra appealing to nature loving students, as they will be able to appreciate the vibrant and beautiful campus and campus life in addition to the university’s deep connection to sustainability. 

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The subjects offered at ANU have some of the highest subject rankings according to the QS Ranking by Subject 2021. 

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

  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Geography
  • Politics 

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2. The University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne, located in Melbourne, Australia, takes the second place in top universities in Australia and the 37th in the world, according to QS Rankings 2022. 

The University of Melbourne is an Australian public university with at least 160 years of experience in providing high quality education to students and is today known to be one of the leaders in research and innovation in Australia. The University of Melbourne offers a diverse and inclusive study environment for its students, with 44% international students from more than 130 countries worldwide. 

You might also like to know that University of Melbourne is ranked 7th in the world for graduate employability by QS Graduate Employability 202. 

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QS World Rankings has placed the University of Melbourne in the top 20 internationally in 14 subject areas. 

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

  • Economics  
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Arts and Humanities 
  • Business Management 

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3. The University of Sydney

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After taking the second place in the top universities of Australia list in 2021, the University of Sydney ranks at the 3rd place in top universities in Australia and 38th place in the top universities worldwide, according to the QS Rankings 2022. 

The University of Sydney is Australia’s very first and oldest university with a history stretching back to the 1850’s. It has been reputed as a university with one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, with a multitude of facilities catered especially for its students. 

The university of Sydney is also the 1st in Australia and 4th in the world for graduate employability. 

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The University of Sydney offers a wide range of programs ranking among the top internationally in several subject areas. 

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

  • Engineering –  Civil and Structural
  • Architecture and Built Environment
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Communication and Media Studies

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4. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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The University of New South Wales, also known as UNSW, takes the 4th place in the top universities in Australia and the 43rd place globally, according to QS Rankings 2022. 

UNSW is an Australian public research based university located in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the founding members of the Group of Eight, which is a coalition of Australian Research Institutions. It is reputed as one of the best universities for business and entrepreneurship and was awarded the top provider of MBA programs according to Financial Times 2014. 

Recommended Programs at UNSW

UNSW had six subjects ranked among the top 20 subjects internationally in the QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

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

  • Mineral and Mining Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering 
  • Law
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Accounting and Finance 
  • Environment Science

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5. The University of Queensland

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The University of Queensland takes the fifth place in the top universities in Australia list and ranks 47th globally in the QS Rankings 2022. 

The University of Queensland is an Australian public research based university located in Brisbane, Australia. Past students or alumni from University Queensland include a Nobel laureate, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts. 

The high ranking of the University of Queensland is thanks to its strong research efforts in fields such as science, technology and medicine. 

Recommended Programs at The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland was ranked as the top university in Australia for Agriculture and Forestry along with other important subject areas in the QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

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

  • Sports Related Subjects 
  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining
  • Environmental Science
  • Education

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6. Monash University

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Monash University ranks at the 6th place among the top universities in Australia and the 58th place in the world, according to QS Rankings 2022.

Monash University, located in Melbourne (main campus), is the largest university in Australia with a student body size of 60,000. In addition to campuses in different cities of Australia, it also has campuses in countries across different parts of the world such as Malaysia, China, South Africa, India and Italy. Students of Monash University have the opportunity to transfer between campuses for one or more semesters, providing them with an enriching global experience. 

Monash University has been awarded best in Australia for engineering and technology as well as chemistry by awarding bodies such as TIMES and Academic Ranking of World Universities. 

Recommended Programs at Monash University

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

  • Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining 
  • Nursing
  • Education

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7. The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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University Western Australia ranks at the 7th place among the top universities of Australia and 93rd place globally, on the QS Rankings 2022 list. 

University Western Australia is famous for excelling in fields such as life and agriculture sciences, education, psychology, and earth and marine sciences. Apart from its main campus in Perth, the university also has another campus in Albany. Students from both campuses are allowed to use the facilities provided in the two campuses, such as theatres, museums, laboratories, and medical centres. 

Recommended Programs at UWA

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

  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining 
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Sports Related Subjects 
  • Geology 
  • Earth and Marine Sciences

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8. The University of Adelaide

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The University of Adelaide takes the 8th place in the top universities in Australia list and 108th place globally, according to QS Rankings 2022. 

University of Adelaide, located in Adelaide, Australia, is one of Australia’s and the world’s most research intensive universities. It is the third oldest university in Australia with its strengths being study areas such as engineering, environment sciences, physical, chemical and earth sciences, as well as computer sciences and mathematics. 

In addition to the few campuses it has across Australia, University of Adelaide also has a campus in Singapore. 

Recommended Programs The University of Adelaide

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

  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining 
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Science

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9. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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University of Technology Sydney, also known as UTS, makes it to the 9th of this list and the 113rd place of the top universities in the world list by QS Rankings 2022. 

UTS is one of the youngest top universities in Australia. UTS highly focuses on research-based teaching and allows students to advance through their partnerships with various industries and professions all over the world.

UTS is 7th in Australia and 69th in the world for Graduate Employability according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. 

Recommended Programs at UTS

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

  • Nursing 
  • Art & Design
  • Sports Related Subjects
  • Law
  • Accounting and Finance 
  • Computer Science and Information Systems

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10. University of Wollongong (UOW)

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University of Wollongong (UOW), takes the 10th position in this year’s top universities in Australia and 193rd place in the top universities of the world according to QS Rankings 2022. 

An interesting fact about Wollongong is that it was built from the donations given by local people back in 1975. Ever since, the university has been actively making an impact on the region by addressing economic, social, environmental and medical challenges facing the region. 

In addition to campuses in several locations across Australia, it has campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, China and Hongkong. 

Recommended Programs at UOW

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

  • Engineering – Mineral & Mining
  • Nursing
  • Materials Science
  • Engineering – Electrical & Electronic 

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Top 5 Degrees for Creative People

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If you are a creative person, traditional careers might not be very appealing to you. You need a job that will help you let your inner creativity out in your everyday life. 

Today, in order to pursue a career in the ever-changing creative world, you need to have a set of creative skills that will help you succeed in such a competitive field. Just like any other career, the best way to start off your journey would be to pursue a degree in your interested field, to make yourself more attractive to employers. 

The type of degree that is best suited for you will however, depend on the type of creative skills you have or wish to have and which career you want to pursue in the future. 

Down below, we have provided a list of common degrees that will help you develop and unleash the creativity in you, to help you figure out which one is best suited for you. 

1. Graphic Design

What is Graphic Design?

Graphic Design involves the production of visuals for a range of mediums, including websites, social media, advertisements, logos, products, magazines, brochures and many more. They put together the visuals in an appealing layout to make it attractive to the audiences. This degree consists of learning the use of highly technical softwares and applications used in digital marketing. This degree will help develop both technical and storytelling techniques in visual content design. As a graphic designer you are typically required to be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite C++, Java, and etc.

Career Opportunities for Graphic Design Graduates

Having a degree in graphic design will open your door to multiple industries, as every industry or sector out there, needs graphic designers to create their visual content. 

Listed below are some of the common career opportunities you have with a Bachelors in Graphic Design.

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director 
  • Digital Media Designer
  • Freelancer
  • Interactive Designer 
  • Advertising
  • Publication Designer
  • Illustrator

Average Salary for Graphic Design Graduates

The average salary for a graphic designer in Australia is $83,796 per year. Salaries for entry level jobs start at $67, 500 per year. Graphic designers with extensive experience in the industry however earn an average salary of $107,201 per year. 

In short, the average salary range for graphic designers can go as low as $67,500 per year and as high as $107,201 per year. 

Top 3 Universities to Study Graphic Design in Australia

RMIT University

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RMIT’s Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) will equip you to work as a communication designer in a variety of domains and sectors, such as graphic design, advertising, branding, and illustration consultancies, as well as design and communication units within corporate, government, and non-government organisations.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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In UTS’s Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication, students will learn everything from the history and theory of visual culture and technology to producing cutting-edge creative work in digital media, photography, editorial design, information visualisation, web design, wayfinding, mobile apps, code, interaction design, machine learning, motion graphics, the internet of things, and 3D technologies like VR/AR and 3D printing.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

Intake

February | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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QUT’s Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) focuses on helping students develop both practical and theoretical knowledge of graphic design, typography, image creation, information design, experience design, motion design, branding, and interaction design. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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2. Architecture

What is Architecture?

A degree in Architecture can be a rewarding study option for those of you who love drawing and are especially passionate about designing functional and aesthetic structures and buildings. In addition to being highly creative, having a strong suite in attention to detail will also help you succeed in this career. Architects are often required to communicate with clients during the design and production of a structure, so that their designs meet the desire and vision of the client. Architecture students spend a lot of time in studios and design laboratories learning the design process. They are also taught how to interact, communicate and work with clients. 

Please keep in mind that in order to become a registered Architect in Australia you are required to also complete a Master’s Degree (2 years) in addition to a Bachelor’s Degree. You will also be required to obtain 12 months work experience and pass an architecture practice examination before registration. 

Career Opportunities for Architecture Graduates

As an Architecture graduate, you have opportunities that go way beyond just becoming a registered Architect. You will be qualified to assist architects and other built environment professionals in the design, documentation and procurement of buildings, which does not need registration as an architect. You can find employment in a variety of sectors including:

  • Government agencies 
  • Design practices and studios (urban design, interior design, etc)
  • Statutory bodies
  • Commercial Development Companies
  • Building Product Manufacturing and Distribution Companies

Average Salary for Architecture Graduates

The average salary for Architects in Australia is $82,953 per year. Salaries for entry level jobs start at $67, 500 per year. The highest paying cities for Architects in Australia include Canberra and Melbourne with average salaries of $162,103 and $106,663 respectively.

Top 3 Universities to Study Architecture in Australia

The University of Sydney

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The University of Sydney is the no.1 university in Australia for Architecture according to the QS Rankings by Subject 2021. University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) revolves around extensive time spent in studios learning aspects of the design process relating directly to the practice of the architectural profession, in addition to lectures, seminars and workshops. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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RMIT University

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In RMIT’s Bachelor of Architectural Design, you will study the essential skills required of an architect and architectural designer from globally recognised and award-winning architects as well as visiting national and international experts, consultants, and specialists.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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Griffith University

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Griffith University’s Bachelor of Architectural Design is accredited by  Australian Institute of Architects / Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) / Board of Architects of Queensland as an approved pathway program to the professionally accredited Master of Architecture. This course is highly focused on environmental sustainability and urban design with a combination of classroom studies, studio work, fieldwork and practical experience. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Intake

March | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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3. Communication

What is Communication?

Communication is one of the most versatile fields with broad career opportunities. Communication involves the creation of messages and communicational content that will produce positive outcomes for companies/brands, such as marketing, public relations, media communication, and more.

In order to become a successful communicator you need to be creative enough for your messages to catch the attention of the audiences and stay in their minds. Communication messages can be delivered through various mediums, such as digital media, broadcast media, and more. Each of these mediums require a different set of creative skills. 

Fluent oral and written communication skills is in fact, one of the top qualities employers look for in candidates when hiring. A degree in communication gives you the position to stand out from the rest of the candidates. Communication degrees are mainly focused on marketing, public relations, media and digital media as well. In all of these majors you will focus on public speaking, storytelling, critical and strategic thinking. 

Career Opportunities for Communication Graduates

With a communications degree, you can work in almost all sectors at a variety of positions, according to what you are passionate about the most. 

Here are some of the most common careers Communication graduates pursue;

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Media Planner
  • Event Planner
  • Journalist 
  • Brand Manager
  • Advertiser
  • Content Creator 

Average Salary for Communication Graduates

The average salary for Communication Graduates in Australia is $68,400 per year. The average salaries for different jobs in the communications field are however very diverse. For example, the average salary of a social media coordinator is $61,993 per year while the average salary for Marketing Communication Manager can go upto $99,949 per year. 

Top 3 Universities to Study Communication in Australia

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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QUT’s Bachelor of Communication programme offers 5 different majors that students can specialize in, including Public Relations and Advertising, Digital Media, Entertainment Industries, Journalism, and Professional Communication. Moreover, you can also choose to get a double degree by combining two majors. 

This course provides students with real-world learning experience from the first semester itself to fully equip students for the working world. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Wollongong (UOW)

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UOW’s Bachelor of Communication and Media program is specifically designed for students who want a career in digital and social media, journalism, screen media production, marketing, advertising, and public relations.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication and Media 

Intake

February | May | August 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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Western Sydney University

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Western Sydney University’s Bachelor of Communication offers its students the option to major in areas including Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations or Screen Media which will help students develop job-ready skills in communication, digital media, media production, research, and innovation. 

 

This program is accredited by The Media Federation of Australia (MFA), which represents over 90% of all media agency placed media billings in Australia, and the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA), which represents and provides professional support and recognition to practitioners and consultants nationwide.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Communication

Intake

March | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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4. Marketing

What is Marketing?

Marketing involves the role of developing different strategies and tactics to market a company/brand/organization or product. Hence marketing roles encompass a lot of brainstorming and exploring creative and innovative ideas, which makes it an excellent choice for creative people. Whether it’s an inspirational Nike advertisement or a viral post on social media, creative marketers are always behind these marketing masterpieces. 

Marketers who can come up with material that stand out from the thousands of messages from brands that we are bombarded with everyday, are definitely in high-demand in today’s market driven world.

Marketing degrees offer students with a wide range of subjects, ranging from the fundamentals of business, to consumer behaviour, advertising campaigns and social media marketing as well. Throughout the degree, students are often able to build their creative portfolio with different projects and assignments they take on. 

Career Opportunities for Marketing Graduates

Marketing provides graduates the opportunity to venture into almost every sector out there. Some of the common jobs that appeal to marketing graduates include;

  • Marketing Coordinator 
  • Media planner
  • Brand manager
  • Marketing research consultant
  • Social media specialist
  • Creative director 
  • Chief Marketing Officer

Average Salary for Marketing Graduates

Marketing professionals in Australia typically earn an average salary of approximately $102,000 per year. Salaries range from as low as $73,400 per year to as high as high $169,000 per year. 

Top 3 Universities to Study Marketing in Australia

University of Melbourne

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University of Melbourne is ranked as the no.3 university in Australia and no.41 in the world according to QS World University Ranking 2021. In University of Melbourne’s Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing, you will learn the fundamentals of advertising, product and brand management, strategic marketing, market research, relationship marketing, global marketing, electronic marketing and buyer behaviour.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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UNSW offers a marketing major in a range of bachelors programs including Bachelor of Commerce. 

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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Edith Cowan University

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Edith Cowan University also offers a marketing major in a selected range of programs including, Bachelor of Commerce, which is the most common program. This degree is accredited by Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). 

With this program, you will learn how to attract new consumers, keep existing ones, and improve your relationship with the product, brand, or organisation. You will also  get hands-on experience with both conventional and digital media, utilising industry-standard software, and build portfolios to show off your skills.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)

Intake

March | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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5. Fashion Design

What is Fashion Design?

Fashion designing is the art of applying the creativity of design, aesthetics and clothing construction for the creation of clothing and other forms of accessories. A degree in fashion designing can be very well suited for people who are interested in both art and the fashion industry. A degree in fashion design gives you the conceptual knowledge and understanding of garment making skills and transforming your creative vision into fashion statements, to kickstart your career as a fashion designer. 

In a fashion design degree, you will be spending a lot of time in studios learning concepts of fashion illustration and creating your own garments. 

Career Opportunities for Fashion Design Graduates

Fashion graduates take up careers in a range of sectors in the fashion industry. The most common and rewarding jobs fashion design students venture into are as follows;

  • Womenswear/Menswear designer
  • Fashion producer
  • Creative director
  • Textile Designer 
  • Print Designer 
  • Fashion Forecaster 

Some graduates who are brave and creative enough start their own local and international fashion brands. 

Top 3 Universities to Study Fashion Design in Australia

RMIT University

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RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textile is globally recognized and is ranked among the Business of Fashion’s The Best Fashion Schools in the World, Undergraduate Fashion Design Programs in 2019.

In RMIT’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion) program, students are exposed to various areas of design, where they can practice and learn to apply their skills to garments , artefacts and more. 

RMIT graduates receive national design awards, scholarships, and invitations to participate in national and international showcases, events and exhibitions. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Intake

February

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS’s Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textile is an internationally recognized program that gives students the skills to kick-start their career in the fashion industry. At UTS, fashion is not just about the garments, but also about people. Which is why, this degree highly focuses on using studios and interdisciplinary subjects, which allow students to gain the communication and teamwork skills to develop, articulate and sell their creations to peers and industry. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles

Intake

February | July | November

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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QUT’s Bachelor of Fashion design is the longest running fashion degree in Queensland. Through this course you will be learning to develop your style of design, by working on real world projects both individually and in teams. It also offers students the opportunity to gain international experience through exchange programs and internships. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Intake

February

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Whenever we are down with a cold or a viral fever, the quickest way to recover is to go to the pharmacy and get medication without going to the clinic or the doctor. But there are so many over-the-counter medicines to choose from and it could get quite confusing without the advice of a pharmacist to suggest the most appropriate and effective medication to take.

If you are someone who has always been curious about how different medications interact with your body, a degree in Pharmacy will be the perfect healthcare course for you!

Down below, we have put together a guide to help you decide whether this is the right course for you and the top universities offering pharmacy degrees in Australia. 

What is Pharmacy?

Pharmacy is a practice of preparing, preserving and dispensing medication. Pharmacists are drug therapy specialists and the primary health care providers who optimize medication use to help patients achieve positive health outcomes. Therefore, pharmacy is the art and science of combining biology and chemistry to ensure the safe and effective intake of medication. 

Hence, unlike popular belief, pharmacists do not just count the number of pills and give them out, a qualified pharmacist is also behind the manufacturing and composition of the pills. 

Why Should You Study Pharmacy?

Down below, we have listed down some reasons why pharmacy could be the course for you. 

  • You want the well-fare of people

For the longest time, pharmacists have played a crucial role in helping patients to choose the right medication for their illness  from the thousands of medications available. Especially with the pandemic and other diseases the world is facing today, people are in dire need of qualified pharmacists who will help them treat their illnesses, while avoiding side effects of medications and any allergies they might have. 

  • You want to be part of important changes in the vast medical industry

Whenever there is a new development in the medical industry, especially in terms of medications, pharmacists are the first ones to know about it. 

  • You are interested chemistry and the human anatomy 

Pharmacy can be a fascinating career for those of you interested and curious about  how the chemistry of medical drugs interacts with the body, since that is what a pharmacy degree is all about. 

  • Job stability

Since the skills in pharmacy are specialized and there is demand for expertise in pharmacy globally, you have one less thing to worry about, job security.

What Will You Study in a Pharmacy Degree?

A pharmacy degree will cover subjects related to the human body and the chemistry of different medications.

 Here is a list of the major subjects you will cover in a pharmacy degree. 

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Mechanism of Drug Action
  • Human Anatomy and Nervous System
  • Pharmacy Practice

What are the Career Opportunities For a Pharmacy Graduate?

Pharmacy graduates mainly go on to become registered pharmacists. What many people do not realize about pharmacy is that it can be practiced in a range of districts. The general districts in the field of Pharmacy are as follows;

  • Academic Pharmacy – Academic pharmacists are professionals who work in the field of academics, teaching and research. In order to pursue a career as a pharmacist in this field you need to have a PhD in Pharmacy. 
  • Hospital Pharmacy – Hospital Pharmacists are what we are all most familiar with. In addition to dispensing medication, they are also involved in preparing, quality testing and purchase of the medications used in hospitals.
  • Community Pharmacy – Community Pharmacists are involved in dispensing medicine to Customers at retail stores.
  • Industrial Pharmacy  – Industrial Pharmacists are part of the manufacturing and production of drugs for pharmaceutical countries, which also involves efficiency and quality testing of the drugs. 

Pathway to Registration as a Pharmacist in Australia

Following graduation from an accredited Pharmacy course of minimum 4 years, you will need to complete an internship of 1,824 hours (approximately one year full-time) before you can register as a pharmacist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra).

What are the General Entry Requirements for a Degree in Pharmacy in Australia?

GCE A Levels 

Aggregate scores of 9 in 3 best subjects, including Chemistry, Math, Physics, where A/A-=5; B+=4; B=3; B-/C+=2; C=1; less than C=0.

Malaysian Matriculation 

Point average 3.5 on a 4 point scale

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

30

ATAR

90

UEC

Grade average 3,  from 5 major subjects  (excluding Chinese, Malay, PE);  where A1=1; A2=2; B3=3; B4=4; B5=5; B6=6; C7=7; C8=8; F9=Fail

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What are the English Language Requirements for a Degree in Pharmacy in Australias?

IELTS

Overall 7, with no individual bands less than 6.5

TOEFL (Internet Based Test) 

Overall 94

TOEFL (Paper Based Test)

589

Pearson Test of English:

65

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Top Universities to Study a Pharmacy in Australia

All the courses in this list are accredited by both the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC) and the Pharmacy Board of Malaysia as well. 

University of Sydney

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University of Sydney is ranked 24th in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology in the QS Subject Ranking 2020. In University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Pharmacy you will be studying biology and chemistry, and will be introduced to the foundations of pharmacy in the first year of the degree. The next 3 years will focus on higher levels of biomedical science and pharmaceutical science along with clinical pharmacy. 

In addition to this, you are also required to fulfill a work component of the programme which comprises 210 hours of working which translates to 35 hours per week, for the completion of the degree. 

With this programme, if you are an international student, you have the flexibility to complete the first year of your degree remotely, if you are unable to travel to Australia. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy 

Intake

February | July 

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

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Monash University

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Monash University was ranked 2nd in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology by the QS Rankings by Subject 2020. In addition to providing you with the knowledge of pharmacy, biology, chemistry and so on, this course also offers its students the soft skills that sets apart a good pharmacist from a great one. 

This course highly focuses on stepping up your skills through work placements in community pharmacies, hospitals and other industries, while learning from Australia’s pharmacists about primary health care, medicines information, and patient-focused pharmacy services. You can also opt to complete work placements in the US, the UK and a range of other developing countries. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

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University of Queensland

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University of Queensland is ranked 31st in the world and 1st in Queensland for pharmacy and pharmacology according to the QS Rankings by Subject 2021. With this university’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) programme, you will be able to grasp a strong understanding of biology, chemistry, physiology, anatomy and pharmacy in the first year itself. 

You are also required to complete a 350 hours (8 week) work placement component with a range of clinical settings including hospitals and community pharmacies, which is designed to make you job-ready for the working world.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

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Curtin University

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Curtin University is ranked among the top 1% of the universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020. Curtin University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) is the only undergraduate degree in Western Australia that makes you eligible to apply for registration as a pharmacist. 

In the first year of your degree you will be covering interprofessional healthcare with students from other healthcare courses in addition to studying the foundations of biology, chemistry, physiology and pharmacology. 

You are required to complete a 1o week (375+ hours) of clinical placements either within Australia or even outside of Australia in hospitals, the community or in industry. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

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Griffith University

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With Griffith University’s Bachelor of Pharmacy programme, you will be learning the skills needed for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and nutraceutical industries. 

In the final year of the programme, you are required to complete work placements at pharmaceutical settings in and outside of the Gold Coast Area, on a few occasions. The university also gives you the flexibility to opt for rural and international work placements, 

After completion of the Bachelor of Pharmacy you may go on to complete a Research Honours Programme which will take an additional year. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Intake

March | July 

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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University of Tasmania takes pride in the fact that 100% of Bachelors of Pharmacy graduates secured full-time employment within four months of graduation. This program offers students the skills needed to work in community placements, hospitals, and other parts of the healthcare system. 

In the final year of the programme, specifically semester 2, you will be gaining practical experience through workshops and clinical placements within the health sector across Tasmania, Australia and internationally as well. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Applied Honours

Intake

February | July

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

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University of South Australia (UniSa)

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University of South Australia (UniSa) is one of the four universities that are members of the National Alliance of Pharmacy Education (NAPE). It is also one of the top 10 universities for graduate careers in Pharmacy in Australia. 

At UniSa, you also have the opportunity to gain two qualifications with just one extra year of study by completing Australia’s only double degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science. 

In addition to this, you will be gaining practical experience through work placements in community and hospital pharmacies. 

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Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

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Top Universities to Study Economics Degree in Australia

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

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

What is Economics?

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

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

Why Should You Study Economics?

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

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

  • You find researching and analyzing data interesting

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

  • You are detail-oriented

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

  • You are good with numbers 

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

  • You are curious about the economy and how it works

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

What Will You Study in a Degree in Economics?

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

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

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

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

What are the Career Opportunities for an Economics Graduate?

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

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

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

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

GCE A Levels 

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

31

ATAR

• 86.85

UEC

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

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What are the English Language Requirements for International Students?

IELTS

Overall 6.5, with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL IBT 

Overall 79-93, writing 21 

TOEFL (Paper Based Test) 

550

Pearson (PTE):

58-64

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Top 10 Universities to Study Economics Degree in Australia

The University of Melbourne

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)

Intake

March  | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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Monash University

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February  | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Sydney

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Queensland

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July | November  

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Becoming a Lawyer in Australia

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The study of law is the study of a system where a framework of rules is created and enforced through governmental or social institutions, varying from institutions or countries to regulate behaviour and ensure a fair, safe and equal world. 

Lawyers generally provide legal advice to clients (individuals or organizations) when legal advice or assistance is required. Tasks and duties done by lawyers include: conducting research on the case, arranging witnesses, preparing  and reviewing contracts, drawing up claims, acting as executor of will and representing clients in court (just to name a few)!

Different Types of Law

Types of Law   

Specialization 

Criminal Law 

Finding and punishing individuals who have broken the law – uncover the true perpetrator of a crime and bring justice to the victim of that crime 

Corporate Law 

Ensuring businesses adhere to the set local and federal regulations in their operations 

International Law 

Governs the interactions between different countries in ensuring safety of citizens 

Commercial Law 

Deals with commerce, trade and consumer transactions, including bankruptcy, contracts, mortgages, real estate 

Family Law 

Handles family relationships including divorce, child custody, adoption, child abuse or domestic violence 

Constitutional Law 

Legal proceedings related to upholding or interesting the constitution of the country including civil rights and freedom of speech 

Labour Law 

Focuses on relationships between employers and employees including ensuring employees are not being exploited, governing collective bargaining and benefits dispute 

Intellectual property law 

Protects creators from copyright infringement including intangible creative works that are protected by copyrights or trademarks 

Steps to Become a Practicing Lawyer in Australia

To become a Lawyer in Australia you will need to go through multiple steps: 

1.  Complete a Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD) 

To become a practicing lawyer, you would need to undertake either a Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD). LLB is suitable for students who do not already possess a degree whilst a JD is suitable for students who already have a degree in another discipline. Typically, both of these courses take 4-5 years to complete. 

2. Complete a Practical Legal Training  (PLT)

Law graduates who wish to become certified lawyers need to undergo Practical Legal Training  otherwise known as the ‘Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice’ assessed by the Legal Admissions Board varying by each state or territory in Australia. This qualification focuses on practical skills needed to become a lawyer and can be attained within a minimum of 6 months. Another alternative option would be through the Legal Practice Experience which is an 80 day supervised legal practice with an experienced lawyer. 

3. Admission to Legal Practice 

Application to the Law Admissions Authority at the state or territories of choice to practice is then applied by law graduates within 5 years of graduation. 

4. Apply for Practicing Certificate from the local Law Society 

Final step of transition to becoming a practicing lawyer is to complete an 18 to 24 months of supervised practice before the application to the Law Society of the state for Practising Certificate. 

NOTE: Australia operates a system of Solicitors and Barristers. Once you have become a practising lawyer, you are able to decide if you want to remain as a Solicitor or move onto becoming a Barrister.

What is the difference between a Solicitor and Barristers?

Solicitor 

A solicitor is a qualified legal practitioner that works out of court. Main responsibilities of solicitors include working directly with clients in providing legal advice, writing documents and contracts, negotiating with clients, conducting research and gathering evidence. Solicitors only represent their clients in court if necessary. 

Barrister

A barrister generally focuses on litigation, which is the process of taking legal action. Main responsibility of the barrister is conducting court appearances to represent their clients. This includes presenting the case and representing and translating their client’s view into legal arguments. 

 It is important to note that in Australia, each state and territory acquires its own legal Bar authority where in order to become a Barrister, you need to gain entrance to the Bar Readers’ Course by taking the Bar exam and pass the course. It is important for you to understand that the pathway of becoming a lawyer upon graduation varies based on state or territories chosen. The process of becoming a lawyer typically requires a combination of 6-8 years of education and training.  International students wishing to work as a Lawyer in Australia need to fulfil certain requirements to be eligible to apply for the ‘Temporary Graduate Visa’ upon completion of their education. Contact us for further assistance!

Average annual salary for law graduates varies significantly depending on your job position, country or state of practice along with other external factors. However, generally- An entry-level Lawyer can expect to earn an average annual salary of around A$58,158 while a lawyer of 2-4 years of experience can expect to earn an average annual salary of around A$65,309. Mid-level & experienced lawyers with 5-20 years of experience can expect to earn from a range of $98,741 to A$117,446. 

General Entry Requirements to Study Law in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 3A’s

STPM

Min. 3A’s 

Malaysian Matriculation

Min. GPA 3.7

Australian Matriculation

Min. 95.5 

UEC 

Min. 5 A1

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LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 105

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 76

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Top Universities to Study Law in Australia

#1 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offered at UNSW is a double degree program, which means you pair your legal studies with a bachelor’s degree in a non-law field of study.

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws 

Examples of double degrees options: 

  • Actuarial Science 
  • Arts
  • Computer Science 
  • Criminology 
  • Economics
  • Engineering 
  • Media 
  • Science 

Program Duration 

5- 7 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and September

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$37,920 – A$45,660

#2 University of Sydney

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The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) offered at University of Sydney is a double degree program, which means you pair your legal studies with a bachelor’s degree in a non-law field of study.

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Law 

Examples of double degree options: 

  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Science 
  • Economics
  • Engineering 

Program Duration 

5 years

Intake 

March and August 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,000

#3 Monash University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws 

Program Duration 

4.25 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$42,000

#4 University Technology of Sydney (UTS)

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$45,360

#5 University of Queensland

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Law (Honours)

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$43,888

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Top Universities to Study Computer Science in Australia

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Let’s start by asking yourself some questions: 

  1. Do I love maths?
  2. Would I enjoy learning programs to communicate with computers?
  3. Am I creative and love solving challenging problems?
  4. Can I think logically and persistently? 

If your answers are yes to all the questions above, taking up a Computer Science course would be ideal for you! 

What is Computer Science?

Computer Science can be defined as the study of computers and the theoretical and practical applications that build its system. The study of computer science applies a combination of mathematics, engineering, algorithm, software engineering, hardware engineering and artificial intelligence. Various programming softwares is used such as Java, Python, C++ where it’s used to create, develop and design more effective computer programs whilst solving different problems. Majoring in this field will guide you in developing incredible technical skills and give you a whole new perspective on problem-solving. 

Diving into the world of Computer Science is known to be a tough pathway for many students. However, if you’re willing to invest the time and effort, you’ll definitely be able to learn the disciplines in leading to many lucrative careers in a high-demand industry! 

Key Skills Needed to Study Computer Science

1. Analytical & Problem Solving skills 

Being a computer science student, your main responsibility includes identifying a problem and coming up with solutions to address and fix it using technology in a systematic and logical way. Most of your tasks that you’ll be working on will require you to have strong analytical skills for you to transform concepts you have into reality. 

2. Critical-thinking skills 

Critical thinking is yet another important asset to have in this field. Many problems that you’re expected to find solutions for are not direct. Variety of projects that you will work on will require a variety of methodologies- and knowing techniques to use and when to use them is important in your work output, quality and effectiveness assured. 

3. Resilience 

The process of the work that individuals do in the field of computer science requires a lot of resilience. The entire process of programming is a lengthy process as you’re most likely going to fail multiple times before finding the best solution. Being resilient and determined throughout is an extremely important skill to have to ensure a successful career. 

Career Pathways After Studying A Computer Science Degree

To work in the field of Computer Science in Australia, you are usually expected to have completed an undergraduate qualification related to the field along with hands-on experience building software applications outside of education settings (ex: internships, hobbies or freelancing).

Here are different career options for Computer Science graduates: 

  1. Computer Programmer
  2. Data Scientist 
  3. Software tester 
  4. Web developer
  5. System Analyst 
  6. Business Analyst 
  7. Database administrator 

An entry-level Computer Programmer can expect to earn an average total income of AU$55,877. An early career Computer Programmer with less than 4 years of experience can expect to earn an average total income of AU$65,634. A mid-career Computer Programmer can earn an average total income of AU$68,200 while experienced Computer Programmers can expect to earn AU$90,010 and above. 

*Average annual total income differs between states in Australia. 

Graduates will be eligible to apply to join the Australian Computer Society (ACS), and the program has been designed to specifically meet level 1 accreditation. Students and graduates can also join the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

General Entry Requirements to Study Computer Science in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification                                                          

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 1A 2B

STPM

Min. 3B

Malaysian Matriculation

Min. GPA 2.6

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 80 

UEC 

Min. A2, best out of 5 subjects  

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

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 6.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 85

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 61 

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

Top 5 Universities to Study Computer Science in Australia

#1 University of Melbourne

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Science 

Major in: 

  • Computing and Software Systems 
  • Data Science 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$41,492

#2 University of Sydney

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Science 

Major in: 

  • Computer Science 
  • Data Science 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

March and August 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$50,000

#3 Monash University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Computer Science 

Specialization: 

  • Data science 
  • Advanced computer science 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February, July and October 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$42,800

#4 University of Queensland

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Computer Science 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and July

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$45,120

#5 University of Technology Sydney

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Computing Science (Hons)

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

March and September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$44,832 

#6 Griffith University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Computer Science 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time) 

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$32,000

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Top Universities to Study Architecture Degrees in Australia

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Have you always had a fascination for the shape and designs of buildings you see? Do you like the idea of ​​working on new designs and creating beautiful spaces? Do you have a creative but also analytical mind?

If yes, architecture is definitely a career pathway for you to consider. 

Architecture is known to be the art of designing and constructing to fulfill both practical and expressive desires. An architect’s main role and responsibility include: planning and creating designs for new construction projects, alterations and redevelopments. They are well knowledgeable on both art and science of building design as they are not only incharge of the external aesthetic but also the internal functionality and safety of their buildings’ occupants.  

Different Specialization of Architecture

  • Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture focuses on outdoor spaces such as neighbourhood, parks, gardens and public spaces. Landscape architects engage in core ecological, cultural and social issues faced in the society when designing spaces to ensure efficiency and engagement with the environment. They are also in charge of deciding locations for buildings, walkways and parks in building a community. Examples of responsibilities of landscape architects: deciding types of trees in areas and types of material used for walls and walkways. 

  • Interior Architecture 

Interior Architecture is known as a combination between two fields of study: interior designing and architecture. It focuses on the interior of a space and its human functionality. Interior architects are usually involved in the building or rebuilding of interior environments, taking building structure and building codes into account to create a safe and habitable living space. Examples of responsibilities of interior architects: ensuring proper plumbing, electrical system as well as including sustainable designs.

  • Urban Planning 

Urban Planning focuses on the study of how cities grow, change and the policies that guide towards a better quality of life through a resilient and healthy future. Urban Planning learns about the historical evolution of cities and of the discipline in a global perspective; the responsibilities of the profession, and how cities are planned and governed. Examples of responsibilities of urban planners: plan making, policy analysis, and technical writing in both urban and regional contexts. 

Skills Needed to Study Architecture

  • Creative and Design Skills 

If you’re going to be spending the rest of your career designing cutting-edge buildings that push the boundaries of aesthetics, then you’re going to need a flair for the imaginative. It is important for you to have creativity to visualize design and concepts to bring new ideas to life as well as to keep up with the constantly evolving society. However, it is also important for you to create ideas that are practical and suitable for the needs of your clients. A good architect needs to be able to combine visuals with functionality to bring a design to life. 

  • Attention to Detail

Architectural drawings are known to be really detailed pieces of work that work as a guide for construction workers to rely on as a guide in constructing the building. You would need to acquire the skills in paying attention to detail as you cant afford to go wrong with any details as even a single misplaced window or faulty plumbing arrangements can affect the outcome of the entire building. 

  • Computer Software Skills 

To become an architect, it is important for you to be tech-savvy. Many drafting of construction plans and designs have moved into the world of digital technology. Be sure to familiarise yourself with computer software such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) 

  • Teamwork 

As an architect, you will have to work closely with numerous parties such as lawyers, construction managers, surveyors, local government officials and even structural engineers in the process of bringing your design to life. It is important to be able to communicate effectively with all these parties, work together with them to ensure the needs of your clients are met in completing a design successfully.

4 Famous Australian Architecture

#1 Sydney Opera House

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In 1959, the Sydney Opera House is known as one of the most iconic architectural pieces in the country built by Jørn Utzon where it has since been a home to many of the world’s greatest artists and performances, and a meeting place for matters of local and international significance. 

#2 Buildings Spanning The Olderfleet to Rialto

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Constructed back in 1888 by Architect William Pit- these are a collection of five buildings of different styles that are considered essential pieces of Australian architecture on Collins Street in Melbourne

#3 Boyd Baker House

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Arguably the most influential architect in Australia, Robin Boyd constructed about 100 houses that demonstrate his ideas about architecture. Boyd’s most significant designs brought to life include Blott House, Stone House, Lyons House, King House & Studios. Image above shows Blott House constructed back in 1956 by Robin Boyd.

#4 Lobster Bay House

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Designer Ian Mckay designed this house back in 1971 in New South Wales, incorporating a series of geometrically shed-like forms that turned into a beautiful piece of landscape by the sea.

Pathway of Becoming an Architect in Australia

To become an architect, you would need to complete a Year 12 equivalent qualification (eg: A Levels, STPM, Matriculation, IB Diploma) along with an English Language Requirement (eg: IELTS, TOEFL PCE). Then, you have to complete an accredited degree in architecture. At this stage, you would have the option of pursuing a Degree in Arts/Design with a major in Architecture OR a direct Degree in Architecture, depending on the availability of courses based on your university of choice. Upon graduation, you can option to pursue a Master’s Degree followed by a phD in Architecture. If you intend to practise, it is important to note that you must complete an accredited architecture degree, have 2 years monitored experience with an architectural firm followed by the completion of an examination in architectural practice set by Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) to be registered with the Architects Registration Board state specific.

General Entry Requirements to Study Architecture in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification                                                                                                                                                           

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 1A 2B

STPM

Min. 3B’s 

Malaysian Matriculation

Min. GPA 2.6

Australian Matriculation

Min. ATAR 80

UEC 

Min. A2 , average of 5 subjects

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

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.0 

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 96

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 68

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

Top 5 Universities to Study Architecture in Australia

#1 University of Sydney

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Program Offered 

I. Bachelor of Architecture and Environments

II. Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

March 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#2 University of Melbourne

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Design 

Major in: 

I. Architecture 

II. Landscape Architecture 

III. Urban Planning 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#3 RMIT University

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Program Offered 

I. Bachelor of Architectural Design 

II. Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design

III.  Bachelor of Interior Design (Hons)

IV. Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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#4 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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Program Offered 

I. Bachelor of Architectural Studies 

II. Bachelor of Industrial Design 

III. Bachelor of Interior Architecture (Hons)

IV. Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons)

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

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Program Offered 

I. Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)

II. Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)

IV. Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning 

Program Duration 

3 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

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