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The 10 Best High-Paying Jobs in The Future

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The future potential job demand and salary is one of the criteria that students look for when choosing the course to study. With the rapidly changing technology landscape, the job market is so different from how it was many years ago. When it comes to choosing a career, you should consider the occupations that will be the most essential and relevant in 10 or 20 years, and try to avoid the ones that are likely to be replaced by automation or artificial intelligence. While we can’t predict the future, here are ten occupations and their related course of study where highly specialised and experienced individuals will be in great demand.

1. Software Developers

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As mentioned earlier, technology is constantly developing and improving. As new technologies are developed, they will require programs, lines of code, and instructions to work effectively. Therefore, getting a software engineering degree and being a software developer will be a great choice in the future. 

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 316,000

Median annual earnings in 2020: $110,140

Institution

Programme

Intake

INTI International University

Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) Software Engineering

Jan, May & Aug

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

Sep

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Mar & Aug

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation

BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering

Sep & Nov

UOW Malaysia KDU

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons)

Jan, Jun & Sep


For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

2. Registered Nurse

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Nursing is a job that will not be replaced by AI anytime soon, being a nurse requires you to have empathy and be understanding enough towards the patients’ mental and emotional health. It is more than just medical knowledge needed to be a nurse, it’s not an easy career because of the huge obligations, but it’s one for the future.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 221,900

Median annual earnings in 2020: $75,330

Institution

Programme

Intake

Sunway University

Diploma in Nursing

April & July

UCSI University

Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)

Jan & Jul

Nilai University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing

Jan & Jul

Mahsa University

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Nursing

Jan, Apr, Jul & Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

3. Financial Managers

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Financial managers are in charge of the financial health of an organisation. Financial managers monitor a company’s finances, perform data analysis and advise senior management on profit-maximizing strategies. It is a great choice for you if you like to work with numbers and are interested in the study and management of money.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 108,100

Median annual earnings in 2020: $134,180

Institution

Programme

Intake

SEGi University

Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours)

Jan, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

Taylor’s University

  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) Banking & Finance
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons) Finance & Economics

Jan, Mar & Aug

UCSI University

  • Bachelor of Financial Economics (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Finance and Investment

Jan, May & Sep

University of Nottingham

Finance, Accounting and Management BSc (Hons)

Feb & Sep

INTI International University

Bachelor of Business (Honours) Finance

Jan, Jun & Aug

Bachelor of Banking and Finance (Honours)

Jan, May & Aug

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

4. Marketing Specialist

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Marketing is more than just dealing with sales and promotion, it is more about understanding customer behaviour and managing the image and reputation, it has also evolved to reach the digital world in recent years. The main role of a marketing specialist is being in charge of designing, creating, and overseeing a marketing campaign.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 130,300

Median annual earnings in 2020: $65,810

Institution

Programme

Intake

INTI International University

Bachelor of Business (Hons) Marketing

Jan, Jun & Aug

UCSI University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Marketing

Jan, May & Sep

SEGi University 

BA (Hons) Business and Marketing Management 

Jan, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

Help University

Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

5. Accountants & Auditors

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Almost every industry and business needs accountants and specialists in areas such as taxation, payroll, auditing, and investments. An accountant’s job is to combine and finalise financial data into a complete financial statement that will be utilised by other stakeholders for business purposes.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 61,700

Median annual earnings in 2020: $73,560

Institution

Programme

Intake

University of Nottingham

Finance, Accounting and Management BSc (Hons)

Feb & Sep

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting & Finance

Mar & Aug

INTI International University

Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours)

Jan, May & Aug

SEGi University

Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours)

Jan, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct

UCSI University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting

Jan, May & Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

6. Physiotherapist/ Physical Therapists

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Physical therapy is also known as physiotherapy, a physical therapist works with patients to help them regain and maintain their health, fitness, and general well-being. This profession stresses the ‘whole person’ approach by emphasising both physical health prevention and rehabilitation.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 47,000

Median annual earnings in 2020: $91,010

Institution

Programme

Intake

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Apr & Oct

INTI International University

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Jan & Jul

University of Cyberjaya

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

Feb & Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

 

7. Lawyers

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Lawyers typically represent clients in civil or criminal cases and present evidence on their behalf. From a broader perspective, they do legal research and prepare legal documents, also advise their clients on their legal rights and duties, as well as the best method to proceed based on their legal circumstances.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 32,300

Median annual earnings in 2020: $126,930

Institution

Programme

Intake

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Mar & Aug

Multimedia University

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Mar, Jun & Oct

Help University

Bachelor of Law

Jan, May & Aug

University of Readings Malaysia

Bachelor of Laws, LL.B

July & Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

 

8. Ophthalmologists

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Ophthalmology is a medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of illness, diseases, injuries, and conditions that affect eyes. They can also conduct surgery, such as lasik surgery. Because ophthalmologists are medical doctors, they must first study medicine before specialising in ophthalmology.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 18,500

Median annual earnings in 2020: $208,000 and above

Institution

Programme

Intake

International Medical University (IMU)

Bachelor of Medicine, 

Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Feb & Sep

Taylor’s University

Bachelor of Medicine, 

Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Jan, Mar & Aug

Monash University Malaysia

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor and Medicine (MD)

Feb

MAHSA University

Bachelor of Medicine, 

Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Apr & Oct

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

9. Mental Health Counselors

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Counselors are often patient and attentive listeners. They aid their customers in better knowing themselves and finding a means to cope with the challenges they are currently encountering and try to help them overcome their problems. While to become a counselor, one had a degree in a related field followed by postgraduate studies in counseling

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 79,000

Median annual earnings in 2020: $47,660

Institution

Programme

Intake

Help University

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

Master of Counselling

Jan

Monash University

Bachelor of Psychology Science

Feb, Jul & Oct

Master of Professional Counselling

Feb & Jul

UCSI University 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

International Medical University (IMU)

Master of Counselling

Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

10. Human Resources Specialist

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The human resource specialist is in charge of managing everything that relates to employees, such as recruitment, training, performance management, organisation development, workplace safety, and employee benefits. They enable workers to contribute effectively and productively to the firm.

Projected new positions between 2019 and 2029: 46,900

Median annual earnings in 2020: $63,490

Institution

Programme

Intake

Help University

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

Master of Counselling

Jan

Monash University

Bachelor of Psychology Science

Feb, Jul & Oct

Master of Professional Counselling

Feb & Jul

UCSI University 

Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Jan, May & Aug

International Medical University (IMU)

Master of Counselling

Sep

For more information on course specific entry requirements, intake and application process, contact Excel Education.

 

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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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Top Universities to Study Mining Engineering in Australia

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The first question that might pop in your mind when you saw the title of this article, might be, what do mining engineers do? Well, mining engineers work to create systems for finding, extracting and transporting natural resources. In recent years, mining engineering’s focus has shifted towards the development of mining equipment and techniques that put personal and environment safety first. 

As one of the leading countries for mining activity, it is no surprise that Australian universities are ranked among the best universities in the world for mineral and mining engineering according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

This article covers what mining engineering is and everything you need to know about studying a course in mining engineering in Australia, along with the top 10 universities for mining engineering in the country.

What is Mining Engineering

Mining engineering is the science, technology and application of extracting and processing minerals from nature. Mining engineers are involved in the optimization of mines for the more efficient extraction of resources. 

While some mining engineers even collaborate with geologists to discover and evaluate new minerals and resources, other mineral engineers are also involved in the improvement of mining equipment and handle processing operations that separate and refine minerals. In addition to this, mining engineers specializing in safety carry out mine and equipment practice, monitor air quality and ensure the safety of all workers by making sure they are complying with the safety regulations. 

Unlike what you might have expected, mining engineers don’t always work underground. Depending on the type of mine, they might even have to work above ground in an open cast mine. It  is also important to keep in mind that if you are a mining engineer you should be open to travelling and staying away from home for extended periods of time.

Why Study is Mining Engineering

This answer to why you should study mining engineering depends on your interest in the field. But the answer to why you should study mining engineering in Australia is pretty direct. It is because Australia is one of the leading nations in mining with significant career opportunities in almost every sector of mining from a range of companies whether it be small companies, or even the world’s largest companies.

Mining Engineering is an industry that is no doubt on the rise and there is no shortage for career opportunities in this field. In addition to this, it can be an exciting and adventurous career for those interested in building, thinking and the hidden treasures of the earth. As a mining engineer, you will also get to work with multiple geologists and scientists as a team, which can be quite thrilling.

5 Skills That Mining Engineers Require

Apart from the hard-skills you learn through coursework and fieldwork during a degree, mining engineers also need a set of soft skills which helps them succeed in their careers. 

If you think you have the 5 skills listed below, you could become a successful mining engineer in the future; 

  • Analytical skills – Mining engineers are required to solve problems by considering multiple potentially complicated and connected issues at the same time everyday. 
  • Decision making skills – Mining engineers make decisions through identifying problems, and dealing with them immediately in an effective way. The decisions they make can consequently affect the miner’s lives, the company and even the surrounding environment. 
  • Logical thinking skills – Every task assigned to a mining engineer requires thorough planning. So it is a must for mining engineers to be able to come up with plans in a coherent and logical sequence.
  • Math skills – The knowledge of advanced mathematics such as trigonometry and calculus are used by mining engineers in their work everyday.
  • Writing skills – Mining engineers are also required to write reports and instructions for their team in order to convey their plans to the team. Hence, clear and concise writing skills are crucial in this field. 

Which Body Accredits Mining Engineering in Australia?

Mining Engineering programs, much like other engineering programs, are accredited by the Institute of Engineers Australia, and evaluated by the Australian Engineering Accreditation Centre (AEAC). Accreditation ensures that the degree will be recognized locally and internationally as well, in countries such as Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the UK and also the US. This is particularly important for graduates because it allows them to gain employment throughout the world. You can view the list of accredited engineering programs here.

Career Opportunities for Mining Engineering Graduates

Mining Engineering Graduates typically go forward with careers such as;

  • Mining Engineer 
  • Management Consultant 
  • Mine Manager
  • Drill and Blast Engineer 
  • Mine Planner and Designer
  • Mine Company Director 
  • Operations Manager 

Listed below are some of the industry Mining Engineers can seek for employment in;

  • Government 
  • Mining and Resources
  • Research and Development
  • Risk Analysis and Investment

Subjects Covered in Mining Engineering

Listed below are the general subjects covered under a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining program; 

  • Mining Systems
  • Integrated Orebody Knowledge 
  • Mine Planning
  • Applied Mining Geomechanics
  • Blasting
  • Mine Economics
  • Mine Water
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Mine Design, Feasibility and Sustainability
  • Mine Process Optimization

General Requirements for Studying Mining Engineering in Australia

GCE A Levels 

Aggregate scores of 10 in best 3 subjects, where A*=5, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

Malaysian Matriculation 

Point average 10.33 in best 3 subjects where A = 4.00, A- = 3.67, B+ = 3.33, B = 3.00, B- = 2.67, C+ = 2.33, C = 2.00

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

32

ATAR

• lowest ATAR 86.85

UEC

•Aggregate score of 16 in best 5 academic subjects, where A1 = 1, A2 = 2, B3 = 3, B4 = 4, B5 = 5, B6 = 6.

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

English Language Requirements for Studying Mining Engineering in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5, with no individual bands less than 6.0

TOEFL (Internet Based Test) 

Overall 87

TOEFL (Paper Based Test)

570

Pearson Test of English:

Overall score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands

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

 

 

Top 10 Universities to Study Mining Engineering in Australia

1. Curtin University

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Curtin university is the first in Australia and the second in the world for mining engineering according to QS Rankings by Subject 2021.  

Curtin University’s Mining Engineering is an undergraduate major under the Bachelor of Engineering Program. During the first year of the degree, you will be studying Engineering Foundation Year, where you will learn the fundamentals of engineering. As you proceed to the second year you can choose to continue your studies in Curtin Kalgoorlie for meaningful exposure to the mining industry or you could choose to stay back in Perth and transfer to Kalgoorlie in the third year.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering)

Intake

Feb | July

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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2. The University of Queensland

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University of Queensland is the no.1 in Queensland and 3rd in the world for mineral and mining engineering according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

University of Queensland’s Mining Engineering program is an undergraduate major offered under some of the specializations in the Bachelor of Engineering Program. The engineering specializations that offer the mining engineering major include, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering with a major in Mining Engineering)

Intake

Feb | July

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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3. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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University of New South Wales (UNSW), is ranked 3rd in Australia and 5th in the world for mineral and mining engineering according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

This program is taught by a leading provider of world-class education and research in Mining, the UNSW School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering. An exciting fact about this program is that you will have access to leading technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) Stimulator with floor to ceiling screens, casting 360 degree, 3D images with cinematic clarity designed for the experience of realistic underground mines.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mining)

Intake

Feb | May | Sep

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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4. University of New Castle

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University of Newcastle is 7th in Australia and 23rd in the world for mineral and mining in Australia according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

University of Newcastle’s Mining Engineering program is a transfer program under the Bachelor of Engineering, where you only spend the first two years of the degree studying in University of Newcastle. For the second half of the degree, you are to transfer to either University of Wollongong (UOW) or University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Transfer Program)

Intake

Feb | July

Duration

4 years (Full Time)

Indicative Fees 

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5. University of Adelaide

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University of Adelaide is ranked 8th in Australia and 24th in the world for mineral and mining according to QS Rankings by Subject 2021. 

University of Adelaide’s Mining Engineering program is the only university in Australia that provides a major in mine automation, which focuses around the connection between mining and artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data. You can also choose to minor in Entrepreneurship or Humanitarian under this program.

6. University of Wollongong (UOW)

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University of Wollongong is ranked 9th in Australia and 28th in the world for mineral and mining according to QS Rankings by subject 2021. 

UOW’s Mining Engineering is a major offered under the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program. The first year of the program you will focus on learning about engineering and the different fields of engineering, before you choose to major in a specific discipline of engineering, such as mining engineering. You can also choose to complete a double major in either of the following combinations;

  • Civil Engineering and Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Mining Engineering 
  • Environmental Engineering and Mining Engineering 
  • Materials Engineering and Mining Engineering

Course Details 

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Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mining Engineering 

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7. Federation University

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Federation University Australia is another top university in Australia that offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering.

An added benefit of this program is the Industrial Placement Program that comes with it, which is a two-year professional development program providing you with  upto 26 weeks of placement and industry scholarships of up to $15,000.

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)

Intake

Feb | July 

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4 years (Full Time)

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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. 

Recommended Programs 

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. 

Recommended Programs at The University of Melbourne

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 

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

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. 

Recommended Programs The University of Sydney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia According to QS Rankings 2022

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

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

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

What is the QS Ranking System?

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

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

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

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Top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia According to QS Rankings 2022

1. Monash University, Malaysia

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

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

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

Recommended Programs

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

  • Pharmacy 
  • Engineering 
  • Medicine 

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

2. University of Southampton, Malaysia

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

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

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

Recommended Programs 

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

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting and Finance 

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

3. Nottingham University, Malaysia

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

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

Recommended Programs

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

  • Pharmacy
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering  

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

4. University of Reading, Malaysia

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

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

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

Recommended Programs 

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

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

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

5. University of Wollongong , KDU

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

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

Recommended Programs

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

  • Media & Communication 
  • Business  
  • Hospitality Management 

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

6. Curtin University, Malaysia

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

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

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

Recommended Programs

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

  • Petroleum Engineering 
  • Civil and Structural Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering

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

7. Heriot-Watt University, Malaysia

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

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

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

Recommended Programs 

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

  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Actuarial Science

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

8. Swinburne University, Malaysia

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

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

Recommended Programs

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

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

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

9. Taylor’s University

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

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

Recommended Programs

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

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

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10. UCSI University

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

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

Recommended Programs

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

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

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

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Top 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)

Indicative Fees 

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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)

Indicative Fees 

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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)

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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)

Indicative Fees 

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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)

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

What is Financial Investment?

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

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

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

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

Types of Financial Investment

Areas of Study

  • Corporate Finance

  • Economics

  • Statistics

  • Mathematics

  • Business

  • Risk Management

How to Determine Good or Bad Investments

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

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

1. Stock Prices

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

2. Balance Sheet/ Financial Statements

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

3. Bonds

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

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Signs of a Bad Investment

1. Your Financial Advisor Stands to Gain a Big Commission

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

2. Everyone is Buying It

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

3. It Sounds Too Good to be True

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

4. It Doesn't Match Your Risk Tolerance

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

5. Investments that Carry Surrender Charges

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

6. Investments with Limited Marketability

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

7. Confusing Investments

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

Common Questions by an Investor

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

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

Should I Invest All My Money In a Single Stock?

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

Where Can I Invest My Money?

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

Misconceptions About Investments

I Need a lot of Money to Start Investing

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

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

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

Investments Tie My Money Up for a Long Time

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

Investments are the Same as Speculations

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

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

Investments are the Same as Gambling

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

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

How to Become a Financial Investor

Career Opportunities with a Degree in Finance

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

Entry Requirements to Study Finance in Australia

STPM/ GCE A Levels or Equivalent

A minimum score of 12 points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

A minimum score of 30 points

Foundation/ Diploma

CGPA 2.0

ATAR

Achieve a Competitive Selection Rank (80-90)

UEC

30

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English Requirements to Study Finance in Australia

IELTS

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

TOEFL – IBT

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

TOEFL – PBT

A minimum overall score of 565 and minimum 5 in Writing

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

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

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Recommended Universities to Study Finance in Australia

1. The University of Melbourne

Program

Bachelor of Finance 

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $44,756

2. University of Queensland

Program

Bachelor of Advanced Finance & Economics (Honours)

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,888

3. Monash University

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Program

Bachelor Finance

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $45,000

4. University of Sydney

Program

Bachelor Commerce (Finance)

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $46,000



5. University of Adelaide

Program

Bachelor of Finance

Intake

July

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,000

6. University of Wollongong

Program

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

Intake

July

Duration

4 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,840

7. Western Sydney University

Program

Bachelor of Business (Applied Finance)

Intake

July, November

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $28,922

8. La Trobe University

Program

Bachelor of Finance

Intake

July, November

Duration

3 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $37,400

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Cyber Security Degree & Courses in Australia

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What is Cyber Security?

Cyber Security is the practice of protecting computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attack. The key features of a strong security system consist of multiple layers of protection in a company’s computers, programs and networks. Firewalls, antivirus software, anti-spyware software and password management tools should all work together to outsmart innovative cyber criminals.

The principles of Cyber Security are confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA). Every element of a Cyber Security program should be designed to meet one or more of these principles.

Confidentiality – Ensure that private information is remained disclosed and can be accessible to individuals who require the information to fulfil their task

Integrity – This principle is designed to ensure that data can be trusted, accurate and that it has no unauthorized modifications of data. 

Availability – This principle ensures that the information is available to authorized users when it is needed and such access is not affected by system failure or cyber-attacks.

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Importance of Cyber Security

In the era of digital globalization, the rise of internet use and technological advancement has also increased the vulnerability of cyber attacks if proper security systems are not installed.  Over the years, Cyber Security practice is becoming an important focus for governments and also organizations across the globe. Government, military, corporate, financial, and medical organizations possess sensitive data stored in computers and other devices, which are highly confidential and not intended for the public view. A small portion of the data breach could result in a disastrous effect on the company and also the country. 

Besides that, individuals also face many cyber threats as well. Identity theft is a global issue, where hackers steal an individual’s personal information and sell it for cash rewards. Hackers use various approaches to steal individual identity and demand ransom. Camera devices are vulnerable for hackers to invade individuals’ household privacy, which is also a major concern for our society. 

Types of Cyber Security

Application security

Application security uses software and hardware methods to prevent malicious threats that can enter during the development stage of an application. Antivirus programs, firewalls and encryption programs are examples of application security

Network Security

Network security is used to prevent unauthorized or malicious users from accessing data inside the network. Common examples of network security include extra logins and new passwords. 

Cloud Security

Cloud security is used by the majority of businesses moving in cloud computing as part of the IT solutions. Cloud security secures the usage of software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and the users access privileges by preventing cloud accounts from unauthorized access. 

Internet Security

Internet security protects information that is found in browsers and also network security involving web-based applications. The protection is designed to alert malware as well as unwanted traffic. Examples of protections are firewalls, antimalware, and antispyware software.

Types of Cyber Security Threat

Phishing

Phishing attacks use fake communication such as text message or email to trick a victim in opening it and steal the victim data such as credit card numbers and login information. This results in identity theft, funds robbery, or unauthorized purchases for the victim.

Malware

Malware is a type of code that is made to affect a computer system without the users’ consent to gain access to personal information or to damage the device. Examples of malware include spyware, viruses and worms.

SQL Injection

Structured Query Language (SQL) injection employs malicious code to exploit backend databases to access undisclosed information. This may include numerous items including private customer details, user lists, or sensitive company data.

Denial of Service (DoS)

Denial of service (DoS) floods a targeted computer or network with information that triggers a crash, causing it to be inaccessible for users. DoS attacks often target web servers of organizations such as trade organizations, media companies, commerce, and banking.

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)

Advanced persistent threat (APT) uses sophisticated hacking techniques in which an intruder accesses a network and remains anonymous for a prolonged period of time. APT attacks are initiated to steal data from organizations such as national defence, manufacturing and the financial industry.

What do you study in a Cyber Security Degree & Courses?

A Cyber Security degree helps students to gain practical and theoretical knowledge in this critical aspect of IT. Students will learn with the latest technologies to develop skills in programming and hacking and strengthen their understanding of security and privacy. A typical degree in Cyber Security takes 3-4 years to complete, including work placement to gain experience and prepare for the job market.

Common subjects offered for a Cyber Security degree are as follows.

  • Programming
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • System Security
  • Cyber Security Analytics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Secure Networking

Career Opportunities with a Cyber Security Degree

Cyber Safety specialist

Cyber Safety specialists provide security during the development stages of software systems, networks and data centres. They look for any opening of cyber attacks in both hardware and software, as well as responsible for building firewalls in network infrastructures. 

Data security analyst

Responsible for implementing and testing various security programs such as firewalls and data encryption technology to protect the company’s sensitive data. They also are updated to remove bugs and add new features.

Security analyst

Security analysts analyze security policies and procedures to identify flaws in the company’s security system. They also make the necessary precautions for potential flaws by assessing new firewall technology to protect your systems. 

Cyber intelligence

Cyber intelligence analysts work in network administration or network engineering to assist in countering the activities of hackers and developers of malicious software. They gather information on malware-related criminal activities and predict their future activities based on what they gathered.

General Entry Requirement for Cyber Security Degree in Australia

STPM

A minimum grade of B best 5 subjects 

A-Level

A minimum grade of BCC 

UEC

Average of B4 from the best 5 academic subjects.

ATAR

An average score of 75 or above

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Minimum of 28 points

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English Requirement for Cyber Security Degree in Australia

IELTS

6.0 overall with 6.0 in each sub-bands

TOEFL

70 overall, Reading:18, Writing:18, Listening:17, Speaking:17

PTE

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

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Top Universities to study Cyber Security degree in Australia

#1 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) (Cyber Security and Privacy)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $44,832

#2 Edith Cowan University

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Program

Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $34,050

#3 Deakin University

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Program

Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $34,400

#4 University of Wollongong (UOW)

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Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $16,920

#5 Western Sydney University

Program

Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $26,240

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很多时候我们所就读的大学排名多少会对我们未来的求职之路有所影响,特别是对于竞争比较激烈的专业科系来说,所以选择一所榜上有名的大学将会对你的未来带来好处。QS世界大学排名(QS World University Rankings)是全球最受欢迎以及最被广泛使用的大学排行榜之一。根据2021年最新的QS世界大学排名,其中有36所著名的澳洲大学都榜上有名。在这篇文章中,我们统整了前十所澳洲著名大学几一些其热门课程供学生参考。

关于QS世界大学排名

QS世界大学排名源自于英国,是由一家国际教育市场咨询公司Quacquarelli Symonds(QS)所发表的一年一度世界大学排名。自2004年起QS公司与Time Higher Education(THE)合作携手推出了THE-QS世界大学排名,而直至2010年合作终止,两间公司并开始发表各自的世界大学排名。而如今QS公司并是与学术出版社集团爱思唯尔(Elsevier)搭档,共同发表了现今的QS世界大学排名。至今除了最基本的QS世界大学排名(QS World University Rankings),也涵盖了如QS世界年轻大学排名(QS Top 50 Under 50)、QS亚洲大学排名(QS Asia University Rankings)、QS毕业生就业能力排名(QS Graduate Employability Rankings)、QS世界大学学科排名(QS World University Ranking by Subjects)等多种排名类型。

QS世界大学排名使用一系列学术指标来衡量该大学在每一方面的影响力,具体指标以及其权重分别为:

指标

权重

学术领域的同行评价(Academic Reputation)

40%

单位教职师生比例(Faculty/Student Ratio)

20%

单位教职的论文引用数(Citations per Faculty)

20%

雇主声誉(Employer Reputayion)

10%

国际教职工比例(International Faculty Ration)

5%

国际学生比例(International Student Ratio)

5%

 

了解了QS如何评量各所大学的标准后,让我们来看看澳洲的前十大大学排名又是如何,以及其大学在全世界的排名

2021年澳洲大学前十排行榜

1. 澳大利亚国立大学(The Australian National University)

位列2021QS世界大学排名全澳第1、世界第31位的澳大利亚国立大学(The Australian National University),简称ANU,位于澳洲首府堪培拉(Canberra),是一所享誉世界大顶尖高等学府。ANU在各学术领域皆位属世界前列,稳居全球前五十名;其中政治学、国际关系研究、人文与社会科学、计算机科学和自然科学领域更是堪称世界顶尖。以下是一些著名科系供你参考:

科系名称

课程长度

每年学费

数据分析学(Data Analytics)

3年

$46,910澳元

政治学(Political Science)

3年

$43,000澳元

精算学(Actuarial Studies)

3年

$39,090澳元

环境科学(Environmental Science)

3年

$48,384澳元

2. 悉尼大学(The University of Sydney)

位列2021QS世界大学排名全澳第2、世界第40位的悉尼大学(The University of Sydney),简称USYD,位于澳大利亚新南威尔士州首府悉尼(Sydney),是一所世界顶尖研究型大学。悉尼大学注重理论与实践相结合,建筑、医学、会计与金融、政治与国际研究、音乐及文学等专业等专业均在世界大学学科排名里拥有亮眼的排名。以下是一些著名科系供你参考:

科系名称

课程长度

每年学费

建筑学(Architecture)

3年

$43,000澳元

音乐(Music)

4年

$43,000澳元

经济学(Economics)

3年

$46,000澳元

文学(Culture Studies)

3年

$43,000澳元

3. 墨尔本大学(The University of Melbourne)

位列2021QS世界大学排名全澳第3、世界第41位的墨尔本大学(The University of Melbourne),简称Unimelb,位于澳洲以文化气息浓厚而闻名的第二大城市——墨尔本市中心(Melbourne),享誉世界的公立型大学。墨尔本大学强调学生在学术造诣与人格修养等方面的综合能力,其毕业生竞争力居高,并拥有超过二十个学科位居世界前20。以下是一些著名科系供你参考:

科系名称

课程长度

每年学费

计算机科学(Computer Sciecne)

3年

$41,912 – $45,944澳元

工程学(Engineering)

3年

$41,912 – $45,944澳元

建筑学(Architecture)

3年

$34,112 – $44,632澳元

金融学(Finance)

3年

$41,840 – $44,756澳元

4. 新南威尔士大学(The University of New South Wales, UNSW Sydney)

位列2021QS世界大学排名全澳第4、世界第44位的新南威尔士大学(The University of New South Wales),简称UNSW,主校区坐落于澳大利亚新南威尔士州首府悉尼(Sydney),也是一所享誉世界的顶尖公立研究型大学。新南威尔士大学现有9个学院,1个大学院,共75个系。其工程学院和商学院享有盛誉,在计算机领域也具有极强实力。以下是一些著名科系供你参考:

科系名称

课程长度

每年学费

计算机科学(Computer Science)

3年

$47,760澳元

国际关系学(International Studies)

4年

$38,640澳元

商学(Business)

3年

$44,880澳元

设计艺术学(Art & Design)

3年

$37,440澳元

5. 昆士兰大学(The University of Queensland)

位列2021QS世界大学排名全澳第5、世界第46位的昆士兰大学(The University of Queensland),简称UQ,主校区位于昆士兰州布里斯本市(Brisbane),是一座常被人们认为是“澳大利亚最适合居住的城市”,是澳洲最大最有声望的大学之一。昆士兰大学的商学院曾被评选为全球排名前十。昆士兰大学的七个学院开设6000多门课程,以下是一些著名科系供你参考:

科系名称

课程长度

每年学费

企业管理学(Business Management)

3年

$42,272澳元

信息技术学(Information Technology)

3年

$45,120澳元

健康科学(Health Science)

3年

$37,344澳元

护理学(Nursing)

3年

$34,736澳元

6. 蒙纳士大学(Monash University)