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

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

What is Economics?

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

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

Why Should You Study Economics?

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

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

  • You find researching and analyzing data interesting

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

  • You are detail-oriented

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

  • You are good with numbers 

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

  • You are curious about the economy and how it works

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

What Will You Study in a Degree in Economics?

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

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

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

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

What are the Career Opportunities for an Economics Graduate?

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

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

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

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

GCE A Levels 

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

31

ATAR

• 86.85

UEC

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

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What are the English Language Requirements for International Students?

IELTS

Overall 6.5, with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL IBT 

Overall 79-93, writing 21 

TOEFL (Paper Based Test) 

550

Pearson (PTE):

58-64

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Top 10 Universities to Study Economics Degree in Australia

The University of Melbourne

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)

Intake

March  | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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Monash University

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February  | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Sydney

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | May | September 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Queensland

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July 

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July | November  

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

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

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Economics

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Becoming a Lawyer in Australia

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

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

Different Types of Law

Types of Law   

Specialization 

Criminal Law 

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

Corporate Law 

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

International Law 

Governs the interactions between different countries in ensuring safety of citizens 

Commercial Law 

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

Family Law 

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

Constitutional Law 

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

Labour Law 

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

Intellectual property law 

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

Steps to Become a Practicing Lawyer in Australia

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

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

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

2. Complete a Practical Legal Training  (PLT)

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

3. Admission to Legal Practice 

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

4. Apply for Practicing Certificate from the local Law Society 

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

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

What is the difference between a Solicitor and Barristers?

Solicitor 

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

Barrister

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

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

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

General Entry Requirements to Study Law in Australia

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

A-Levels 

Min. 3A’s

STPM

Min. 3A’s 

Malaysian Matriculation

Min. GPA 3.7

Australian Matriculation

Min. 95.5 

UEC 

Min. 5 A1

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LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS 

Qualification

Scores

IELTS

Min. 7.5

TOEFL (IBT)

Min. 105

Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Min. 76

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Top Universities to Study Law in Australia

#1 University of New South Wales (UNSW)

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

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws 

Examples of double degrees options: 

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

Program Duration 

5- 7 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and September

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$37,920 – A$45,660

#2 University of Sydney

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

Program Offered 

Bachelor of Law 

Examples of double degree options: 

  • Arts
  • Commerce
  • Science 
  • Economics
  • Engineering 

Program Duration 

5 years

Intake 

March and August 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$46,000

#3 Monash University

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws 

Program Duration 

4.25 years (Full time)

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$42,000

#4 University Technology of Sydney (UTS)

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Laws

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time)

Intake 

March and September 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$45,360

#5 University of Queensland

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Program Offered 

Bachelor of Law (Honours)

Program Duration 

4 years (Full time) 

Intake 

February and July 

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

A$43,888

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3 Most Versatile Degree Choices in Australia for International Students

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From a young age, every student is expected to know which career they want to pursue in life when they grow up. However, many of the students struggle with deciding one specific career and the pressure keeps building up as they finish highschool and college and still cannot decide. 

For those of you who can relate to this, perhaps you might want to choose a course that is flexible enough for you to opt for different alternative careers after graduation, so that you can explore and see which career fits you best. A major that will not tie you to one specific kind of job, and will open doors to a variety of employment options is what you’re looking for. 

Down below, we have a list of the 3 most versatile degree choices you can opt for that can help you develop the skills for a diverse range of jobs.

1. Computer Science

What Will You Study in a Computer Science Degree?

Computer Science majors generally learn components of programming languages, algorithm design, software data, networking and systems, and etc. In the first year of the degree you will typically take modules such as computation theory, pattern recognition, machine learning and the basic principles of computer science. You will also be learning about how computer science fits into today’s world and businesses in the context of computer science. 

As you progress into the following years of your degree, you will be acquiring various specialist and transferable skills to make you attractive for future employers. This will be achieved through more advanced modules such as pattern and signals, data structures and software product engineering.

In the final year of your degree, most universities require their students to submit a final project applying everything they have learned throughout the course. During this time, you will also have the option to choose modules based on specialized areas of interest for you. This degree, much like others, also includes professional internship with industry mentors during the final year.

Career Opportunities for Computer Science Graduates?

App Development 

Web Design

Tech Support 

Computer Programming 

Software Testing

Technology consulting 

Network Security

IT specialist

How Much do Computer Science Graduates Earn in Australia?

A computer science graduate in Australia would typically earn around 156,000 AUD per year on average. The salary can however range from as low as 73,200 AUD per year to as high as 246,000 AUD per year. 

If we look at the percentiles of salary distribution for computer science graduates in Australia, 25% of the computer scientists are earning less than 107,000 AUD per year while 75% of them earn more than 107,000 AUD per year. 

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Top Universities to Study Computer Science in Australia According to World QS Ranking by Subject 2021

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This is the No.1 course for computer science in all of Australia. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Science (Extended) with a major in Data Science/Computer and Software Systems

Intake

March 

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Sydney is ranked the 1st for employability in Australia and 4th globally by the 2020 QS Employability Rankings. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Advanced Computing with major in Computer Science

Intake

February

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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UTS Students are ranked 64th in the world for graduate employability because of the university’s utmost focus on real world like industry experience. 

Course Details 

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours)

Intake

January | July

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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2. Accounting/Finance

What Will You Study in a Finance/Accounting Degree?

Financial skills are in utmost demand in various occupations. Today, degree holders in this field are not just limited to crunching numbers, handling finance and accounting but also involved in aspects like budgeting, maximizing ROI, improving efficiency and productivity. 

Accounting and Finance is the course for you if you enjoy mathematics and want to apply it to business, ranging from management to economics. 

Interesting modules you will be learning under finance and accounting degrees include, business law, marketing, economic principles, quantitative methods, investment analysis, taxation and auditing, management strategies and accounting information systems. 

The course structure and modules might differ from university to university, however most universities typically have a range of cores and electives that you can choose from and also offer industrial training during the final year of study.

Career Opportunities for Accounting and Finance Graduates?

Financial Manager

Management Consultant

Certified Financial Planner

Bookkeeping

Auditing

Tax preparation 

Insurance 

How Much do Accounting and Finance Graduates Earn in Australia?

Accounting and Finance graduates typically earn around 93,500 AUD per year on average. The average salary can range from as low as 37,800 AUD per year to as high as 118,000 AUD per year. 

The salary however varies between different sectors in this field. For more specific salary ranges for your interested sector, click here

When we take a look at the percentiles of salary range in this field, 25% of the people working in Accounting and Finance earn less than 60,800 AUD per year and 75% earn more than 60,800 AUD per year. 

Top Universities to Study Accounting and Finance in Australia According to World QS Ranking by Subject 2021

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University of Melbourne is the no.1 in Australia for business and management. It is also ranked no.1 for ‘quality of teaching’ by Times Higher World University Rankings 2020. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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UNSW was ranked 1st in Australia for Accounting and Finance in QS World University Rankings 2020. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Commerce with a specialization in Accounting

Intake

February | May | September

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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University of Sydney is ranked the 1st for employability in Australia and 4th globally by the 2020 QS Employability Rankings. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting

Intake

February | July

Duration

3 Years (Full time)

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3. Engineering

What Will You Study in an Engineering Degree?

If your dream is to build a career around building and engineering things, whether it is mechanical, software, environment or even biomedical, an engineering degree can make it happen. The engineering field is vast, with various different types of engineering specializations and jobs you can choose from. 

What you study in your degree depends on the type of engineering that you choose. 

Some of the common majors in engineering degrees include:

Aeronautical Engineering

This branch of engineering focuses on research, design, development, science and technology of aircrafts. 

Chemical Engineering 

Civil Engineering is a branch that focuses on the use of chemical and biological processes to produce useful resources. This branch entails a mix of natural and experimental science along with life sciences, math and economics as well. 

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering. It deals with the design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. In this course you will be studying statics and dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, stress analysis, mechanical design and technical drawing. 

Electrical Engineering 

Electrical Engineering focuses on the application of electric power. Electric engineers deal with large-scale production and supply of electrical power. Electronic engineers on the other hand focus on smaller electric circuits, such as those used in computers. Hence, these are aspects you would be learning during your studies. 

Career Opportunities for Engineering Graduates?

Architecture

Urban planning

Construction management 

Patent law

Supply chain management 

Technical consulting

Operations management 

How Much do Engineers Earn in Australia?

Engineers earn an average of $104,000 per year in Australia. The average salary for engineers vary in different cities of Australia, with the highest paying city being Melbourne ($119,536 per year), followed by Sydney ($116,329 per year) and Canberra($104,197 per year). 

To find out more specific salary ranges for different engineering professions, click here.

Top Universities to Study Engineering in Australia According to World QS Ranking by Subject 2021

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The University of New South Wales is ranked no.1 in Australia for engineering and technology according to QS Top University Rankings by Subject 2021. It is also ranked 1st in Australia for civil and structural engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering,  and manufacturing engineering.

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Intake

February | May | September

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Monash University Engineering School is ranked 3rd in Australia for engineering courses according to QS Top University Rankings 2021. It is also ranked 1st in Australia for chemical engineering and 3rd for civil and structural engineering. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (with specialization of your choice)

Intake

February | July | October

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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UTS Students are ranked 64th in the world for graduate employability because of the university’s utmost focus on real world like industry experience. 

Course Details 

Program 

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Intake

January | July

Duration

4 Years (Full time)

Indicative Fees 

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Mechanical or Mechatronic? Which Degree to Study?

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Are you the kind of person who’s constantly curious about how things work, from smart machines to air crafts that float 30,000ft above the ground? Have you ever wanted to invent devices or equipment that could serve great benefits to society? Yes? Then a degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics engineering is perfect as your starting point. 

This article will help students to distinguish between Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering to decide on which course suits their preference for their future careers. 

What is Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse engineering disciplines that study the principles of motion, energy and force to design and develop mechanical systems which fulfil the demands of society, such as vehicle engines, refrigerators, air conditioning systems and elevators.

They introduce innovative technologies in food production, develop 3D printers and even wireless chargers. They also create solutions in technological aspects of health care, transportation, energy and space crafts. 

Career Opportunity in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineer

Design, develop, construct, and testing mechanical and thermal sensors and appliances.

Automotive Engineer

Responsible for vehicle design, development, manufacture and testing.

CAD Technician

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technicians create electronic design plans for buildings and machinery using computer software.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineer (HVAC)

HVAC engineers improve the available technologies in heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration systems. 

What is Mechatronics Engineering?

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Mechatronics Engineering covers both electrical and mechanical devices and can include the use of computer, Artificial Intelligence (AI), power, electronics and telecommunications systems. 

Examples of devices developed for mechatronics technologies include robotic systems, anti-lock braking systems for vehicles and prosthetic limbs. While these products are mechanical, computers and electrical control systems are required to operate.

Career Opportunities in Mechatronics Engineering

Robotic Engineer

Responsible in design and test machine prototype and conduct research in creating safe and cost-efficient manufacture of the robotic system

Automation Engineer 

Work with other teams in the automation industry to identify problems and implement automated solutions for software processes to be implemented in vehicles.

Instrumentation Engineer

Responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining control systems and machines in the manufacturing industry. 

Control System Engineer

Design, develop and implement solutions that stabilize dynamic systems such as anti-lock braking systems in cars. 

Differences between Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

In simpler terms, mechanical engineering combines the fundamentals of other engineering disciplines such as chemical, civil and electrical engineering in designing and developing safe, efficient and reliable devices or systems. A mechanical engineer knows better than a mechatronics engineer in the mechanical aspect of machines or devices. 

Mechatronics engineering focuses on computing and electronics in developing innovative technologies or modifying existing ones. Students who enrol in this course will learn about robots, smart systems and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Entry Requirement for Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering in Australia

STPM

Minimum CGPA of 3.30 or grade of 3Bs and above

A-Levels

A minimum grade of BCC

UEC

A minimum grade of 5Bs 

ATAR

A minimum score of 80 points or above

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 30 or above

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English Requirement for Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering in Australia

IELTS

6.5 Overall and 6.0 in every sub-bands

TOEFL

79 overall with Listening: 16, Reading:16, Writing:21, Speaking:18

PTE

58 overall with 50 in every sub-bands

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Top Universities to Study Mechanical and Mechatronics in Australia

#1 University of New-South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronic)

Intake (2021)

February, May & September

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUS $47,760

#2 University of Melbourne

Program

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Systems

Bachelor of Science in Mechatronic Systems

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

3 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $41,912-$45,944

#3 University of Sydney

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechanical Engineering)

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Mechatronic Engineering)

Intake (2021)

March & August

Duration

4 years full time

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $50,000

#4 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechatronic Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $48,164

#5 University of Western Sydney

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Mechanical

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Robotics and Mechatronics

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $33,000

#6 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechatronics)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $39,300

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Study Animation Degree in Australia

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Did you know Richard Parker, the tiger from Life of Pi, was a digitally animated tiger? The apes in the movie Planet of the Apes were digitally animated too. 

If you were always fascinated by cartoons, videos, video games, and have a knack for creativity, a digital animation course might be the right one for you. 

In this article, you’ll be able to explore everything you need to know about studying animation in Australia, from the subjects you’ll be learning to the career paths that you could explore. 

What is Animation?

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Animation is designing, drawing, making layouts, and preparing photographic sequences that are integrated with multimedia.  Animation involves the exploitation and management of still images to generate the illusion of movement. A person who creates animations is called an animator. Animators use various computer technologies to capture the still images and animate them in the desired sequence.

Types of Animations

Traditional Animation: Traditional animation can also be referred to as cell animation. It requires the animator to draw every single frame by hand to create an animated scene.

2D Animation: 2D animation refers to vector-based animations similar to the ones used in Flash. Vector-based animation gives the artist the option to create rigs for the characters and move single body parts at a time rather than continually redrawing the characters.

3D Animation: 3D animation is also known as computer animation, and it is currently the most commonly used form of animation. 3D animation has less to do with drawing and more to do with moving a character in a program. 

Motion Graphics: This art form focuses on moving graphic elements, shapes, and text. This process is commonly used for things like television promotions, explainer videos, and animated logos. 

Stop Motion: Stop motion animation is very similar to traditional animation because it combines a series of still images that are slightly different to show movement. The largest difference is that stop motion uses photography and captures real objects. The artist repeats this process until the scene is completed and uses each photo as a frame in the animation. It’s similar to a flipbook with photos.

Greatest Animators of All Time

Walter Elias Disney (Walt Disney):  One of the most famous animators globally and is the creator of Mickey Mouse. He was also known for the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as it was the first full length animated film in the world. 

Hayao Miyazaki: Japan’s most outstanding animator director. He is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and has produced some of the highest-grossing animated films in Japan. Some of his famous movies are Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service. 

Stephen Hillenburg: Stephen is the creator of the talking sponge, SpongeBob Squarepants. SpongeBob Squarepants, which initially was thought of as a silly idea, has built an empire and is arguably one of the most well known animated cartoons among Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny.

Friz Freleng: Friz worked with Warner Bros and is the co-creator of some iconic cartoons such as Bugs Bunny, Sylvester the Cat and Speedy Gonzales. He also produced the infamous cartoon Pink Panther when the Warner Bros animation centre was shut down. 

Glen Keane:  Glen is a Disney animator that worked on various 2D movies such as The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Pocahontas and Aladdin. He is skilled in character design and was recognised as a Disney’s Legend in 2013.

Key Skills Needed to Become an Animator

  • Creativity: Being an animator requires constant creativity as they are always needed to think outside of the box and produce new ideas. Having the technical skills will not bring an animator far in the industry as creativity plays an important role.

  • Emotive Communication: Like with any art form, part of an animator’s job is to connect with the viewer through their designs and effects. The goal is to evoke a particular emotion, whether it’s heart-pounding suspense in a blockbuster film or excitement at seeing a brand’s commercial for a new product.

  • Attention to Details:  Animators are required to pay close attention to detail to ensure every piece of a project is working toward achieving its goal, and animation is no exception. Small details like highlights or light movement can be the difference between an average animation and one that captures an audience.

  • Organisational Skills: Animators often work on a team with others, juggling multiple projects and deadlines as they go about their daily work. Animators will often have many files in progress.

Career Options with a Degree in Animation

    • Animator: An animator produces multiple images called frames; when sequenced together, it creates an illusion of movement.

    • VFX (Visual Effects) Artist: VFX artists create photoreal, digitally-generated imagery. The role requires the seamless integration of these effects into live-action in feature films, television and, increasingly, online and console gaming.

    • Multimedia Specialist: As a multimedia specialist, you’ll bring together text, graphics, digital animation, video, photography, audio and virtual reality to create a range of multimedia products that can be delivered on a range of platforms

    • Rigging Artist: Responsible for the construction of rigs for 3D characters, vehicles, props, and develops animation rigging tools. A rigging artist is responsible for creating animation interfaces that meet technical requirements and the project’s artistic vision.

    • Storyboard Artist: Storyboard artists help the head of the story create a visual representation of the animation’s narrative. Storyboard artists translate the script and the director’s vision into pictures. They produce a series of panels of images to plan the shots and ensure continuity between them.

Core Subjects Taught in Animation Degree

  • 2D Animation 
  • 3D Animation 
  • Visual Effects
  • Sound Design for Animation

Academics Entry Requirement for Animation Degree in Australia

ATAR 

A minimum score of 70.00

A-Level

A minimum score of 7 or CDD

STPM

A minimum GPA of 2.33

IB

A minimum score of 25 

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English Requirement for Animation Degree in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 and 6 in all sub-bands 

TOEFL

Overall 79 Listening:16;Reading:16;Writing:21;Speaking:18

PTE

Overall 58 and 50 in all sub-bands

English Requirements varies according to universities; for more information, please contact Excel Education

Top Universities to Study Animation in Australia

1) University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is ranked 3rd place among the top 10 universities in Australia. Students of the University of Melbourne are given access to professional facilities and resources, including animation and stop motion studios, post-production studios and an impressive 220 seat cinema. According to the Animation Career Review, the University of Melbourne is also listed as one of the top 25 International Animation Colleges worldwide.

Program

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

Intake (2021)

February

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $54,948

2) University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

UTS is ranked 9th place among the top 10 universities in Australia. UTS has established the  UTS Animal Logic Academy which is pioneered by a team of world-class industry professionals. The academy has a custom-built VFX studio and animation education centre, to provide the best learning experience for its students. 

Program

Bachelor of Design in Animation 

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $39,984

3) Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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QUT is currently ranked 13th among the top universities in Australia. Graduates from QUT have worked in award-winning movies such as SpiderMan-Away From Home, Avengers: Endgame and Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Program

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)

Intake (2021)

February 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $31,200

4) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

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RMIT is currently ranked 15th among the top universities in Australia. Graduates from RMIT have found placement with animation and media agencies such as LucasArts, Viskatoons and Illoura. RMIT is also listed as one of the top 25 International Animation Colleges around the world according to Animation Career Review

Program

Bachelor of Design (Animation & Interactive Media)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $37,470

5) Griffith University

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Griffith University currently ranked 18th among the top universities in Australia and is listed as one of the top 25 International Animation Colleges around the world according to Animation Career Review.

Program

Bachelor of Animation 

Intake (2021)

March 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $43,500

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Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) Degree in Australia

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What is Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)?

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering mainly focus on engineering related to electricity and it is the integrated study of electrical and electronics engineering. 

  • Electrical engineering is an engineering branch focused on the study related to electrical devices, systems and the usage of electricity. Power generation from renewable energy, such as wind and sun, and electrical vehicles are some of the applications of electrical engineering.
  • Electronic engineering is a branch of electrical engineering that covers the study of components and circuits used to construct devices such as computer circuits, audio amplifiers and radio transmitters. 

The combination of the two most common branches of engineering enables students to get a clear understanding of designing a device with both electrical and electronics components combined. For example, a hairdryer requires electrical components to turn on and off the device and motors to emit heat; on the other hand, electronic components and circuits allow the users to control the heat level they desire. 

What do Electrical and Electronics Engineers do?

Electrical and Electronics Engineers design and develop electrical equipment, electronic devices and control systems. They design circuits for electrically powered vehicles, computers, electronic memory storage devices and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. In the telecommunication sector, electrical and electronics engineers set up and operate wireless and Internet networks as well.

Electrical and Electronics Engineers’  Roles & Responsibilities

  • Design methods or processes to use electrical power in developing or improving devices.
  • Understanding and implementing designs from technical drawings
  • Work with project managers on production efforts to ensure that projects are completed within the due date and budget.
  • Design electronic components or systems for commercial, industrial, medical, military, or scientific applications.
  • Ensure all electrical equipment, instruments, and systems meet safety standards and applicable regulations.
  • Analyze systems and recommend design modifications or equipment repair.
  • Testing electronic components to identify problem.

What is the study of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)?

A degree in this field will give students a deep understanding of how electrical devices and technology works. Students will also gain technical knowledge in a variety of areas, including electronics, signal processing, power engineering and engineering management. A degree in EEE typically takes 4 years of study to complete. This includes hands-on practical learning to ensure that you’re prepared for engineering work when you graduate.

Subjects Taught in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Degree

The typical subjects offered by universities for this course are as follows:

  • Engineering Programming
  • Microprocessor techniques
  • Electronic design
  • Electromagnetics and machines
  • Electromechanics
  • Signal and systems
  • Communication systems

Careers Opportunities with an Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Degree

Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates may have a wide range of industries to work. Graduates could consider working in aerospace, telecommunications, robotics, broadcasting, computer engineering, nuclear engineering or system analytics.

Instrumentation engineer – Responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes.

Control engineer – Designing and developing solutions that bring stability to dynamic systems. Dynamic systems are systems that constantly change.

Sensor design engineer – Designing and building prototypes for research projects and new product concepts. Assist engineering in performing validation activities on new body-worn sensors currently under development.

Power Engineer – Power engineer is in charge of the entire maintenance and operation of all the mechanical systems in a building, industrial power plant, or engine room.

General Entry Requirement to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Degree in Australia

STPM

A minimum grade of B (including Mathematics, Science & Physics)

A- Level

A minimum grade of BBC

UEC

A minimum grade of B4

ATAR

Average score point of 80 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Average score point of 32

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

English Requirement to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) Degree in Australia

IELTS

An overall of 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band

TOEFL

85 overall including Reading: 17, Listening: 17 and Speaking:17 and Writing:19

PTE

61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

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

Top Universities to Study Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Australia

#1 University of New-South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

Intake (2021)

February, May & September

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $47,760

#2 University of Sydney

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Electrical Engineering)

Intake (2021)

March & August

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $50,000

#3 University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

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

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years full time

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $48,163

#4 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical)

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $39,300

#5 Griffith University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic and Energy Engineering

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $37,000

#6 Western Sydney University (WSU)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical engineering

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

4 years (Full time)

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $33,000

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Study Software Engineering in Australia

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The advancement of technology has become immense as we move forward every year. Smartphones, shopping apps and smart devices are evolving and are transforming the way we live. Almost every industry is relying heavily on well-built software to perform businesses more efficiently and highly-skilled software engineers play huge roles in making these transformations happen. 

With the rise of technology has spread across every industry, the software engineering degree has become one of the most in-demand fields of study for younger generations. If you are technology-oriented and willing to learn how the software is being developed and works, then this course will be the right thing for you.

What is Software Engineering?

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First, let us break down the term software and engineering for a better understanding.

Software – Software is a set of instructions or programs which enable users to perform a particular task in their computer or smart devices. Software is a common term referred to computer programmes running on devices such as PCs, smartphones, laptops, and other smart machines.

Engineering – Engineering applies scientific methods in designing and developing a product. 

Therefore, Software engineering is a branch of computer science which entails the development of computer systems software and applications software

Computer systems software – Made up of programs that include computing utilities including Antivirus, Windows Explorer, disk defragmenter, etc and operations systems such as MS Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.

Applications software – Contains user-organized applications, including web browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari as well as database programmes such as Microsoft Access, Oracle and FileMaker.

Applying these engineering principles will enable software engineers to build personalized systems for specific industries or clients, from defining the expectations to develop new software or modify the existing one (requirement analysis) to the software process.

What does a Software Engineer do?

Software engineers apply mathematical analysis and computer science principles in developing and enhancing software to ensure that it runs effectively and efficiently. Software engineers develop various types of software such as operating systems, computer games, business apps and editing software. The responsibilities of software engineers  may include:

  • Analyzing user requirements
  • Research and design new software programs and operating systems
  • Evaluate software and systems run smoothly in computers and hardware
  • Identifying necessary modifications in existing programs
  • Monitoring software defects for system maintenance 

There are two primary types of Software Engineers, which are application Software Developers and System Software Developer.

Application Software Developers –Applications software developers create custom software for an individual client or sell commercial software for the public. They design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. 

System Software Developers –System software developers create and improve software that runs computers and technological devices such as smartphones, network routers and operating systems.

Where do Software Engineers work?

Due to such unparalleled growth in various sectors of industry. Software engineers often work in a variety of sectors which require software solutions. For example;

– Telecommunication 

– Health care

– Automobile development 

– Renewable energy

– Public sector 

– Finance 

Software engineers may pursue their career as an employee or an independent contractor. They usually work in a comfortable environment but often it is a demanding task with long hours and narrow time limits.

Skills Required to be a Software Engineer

Multitasking – Software engineers are required to perform multiple tasks at a time under a short timeline while remaining organized and managing tasks effectively. Time management is crucial for them to prioritize and manage their tasks to stay productive and efficient.

Teamwork – Software engineers usually work with other teams and departments in maintaining systems. They should be able to articulate project needs and discuss any challenges or problems among coworkers.

Computer programming and coding – Computer programming and coding is the basics of software engineering and it is crucial to learn at least one or two programming languages in order to land a job in this field. Examples of programming languages are JavaScript, Python, HTML, CSS, etc. 

Problem-solving & Critical Thinking – It is important for software engineers to have the ability in identifying the root of a problem and designing effective software as solutions. Software problems or errors could give software engineers a hard time to debug even if the error is minor. Therefore, the ability to locate software issues with logical reasoning to solve problems is crucial in this field.

Core Subjects in Software Engineering Degree

A software engineering degree usually takes 4 years to complete. Throughout the course, students will gain knowledge and practical skills in software processes, methodologies and frameworks. A work placement will enable students to expand their practical skills and gain insights into the evolving software industry. The core topics will be taught in this degree includes the following;

  • Mathematics for computing
  • Computer programming
  • Algorithms and analysis
  • System and Software design
  • Software Frameworks
  • Operating system techniques
  • Networking

General Entry Requirement for Software Engineering Degree in Australia

A-Levels

Min. CDD

UEC

An average grade of B4

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 25 

ATAR

A minimum score of 80.00 points

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

English Requirement for Software Engineering Degree in Australia

IELTS

A minimum of 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each band

TOEFL

85 overall:17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

PTE

61 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

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

Top Universities to Study Software Engineering in Australia

1. University of Sydney

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Software Engineering)

Intake (2021)

March & August

Duration

4 years full time

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $50,000

2. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years full time

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $48,163

3. Monash University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Software Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (full time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $46,000

4. RMIT University

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Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering

Intake (2021)

February & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $36,480

5. Griffith University

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Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Software Engineering

Intake (2021)

March & July

Duration

4 years (Full-time)

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $37,000

Contact us to find out more!

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

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The QS World University Ranking System is one of the most widely used university ranking systems in the world. They evaluate the universities from using six simple metrics which they believe effectively capture university performance. Thos six metrics include Academic Reputation (40%), Faculty/Student Ratio (20%), Citations per faculty (20%), Employer Reputation (10%), International faculty ratio (5%), International student ratio (5%). 

Engineering is one of the most popular fields for students to study, it is a broad field that offers exciting career opportunities where you’ll get to be creative, solve problems and explore how things work everyday. There are numerous universities in Australia which are offering engineering courses, this article includes the top universities to study engineering in Australia according to the QS Subject Ranking System.

Top 10 Australian Universities to study Engineering

1. The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

In the University of New South Wales, whichever engineering discipline you choose, you will gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a successful career, by applying yourself to engineering design and enquiry projects, professional engineering practice, engineering and technical management, and to conduct research towards your project. A flexible first-year is offered for students who wish to study engineering but have not decided which specialisation to pursue.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.1 in Australia


No.37 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Majors available

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioinformatics Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Product Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Photovoltaics and Solar Energy
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Telecommunications

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $47,760

2. The University of Melbourne

The engineering graduates from the The University of Melbourne will come out with the ideal combination of advanced technical and professional skills valued by employers, and a higher level qualification that is recognised around the world. Students will be taught, mentored and inspired by international experts in the engineering field, with a huge range of specialties, and a strong passion for sharing their knowledge with students.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.2 in Australia


No. 41 in the world

Bachelor of Science, 

Majors available

  • Bioengineering Systems
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Systems
  • Civil Systems
  • Computing and Software Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Environmental Engineering Systems
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Mechatronics Systems

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $41,912 – AUD $45,944

3. Monash University

The Monash Engineering degree is accredited by Engineers Australia, which means the qualification will be automatically recognised in 21 countries around the globe. Monash hosts some of the world’s most advanced engineering facilities, which helps to better enhance students’ learning experience. Students will get to use those facilities while completing their studies, working with the academics to contribute to the latest breakthroughs in engineering research.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.3 in Australia


No.54 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Majors available

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $46,000

4. The University of Sydney

A degree in engineering from The University of Sydney allows you to combine your drive with the technical skills and professional experiences required to solve tomorrow’s challenges. It helps students to develop innovative, creative and sustainable solutions which helps to promote positive developments worldwide. The university has a wide network with 1200+ industry partners providing the students with work placements and employment opportunities. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.4 in Australia


No.61 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Specialisations available

  • Civil Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Space Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $50,000

5. The Australian National University (ANU)

The Bachelor of Engineering in The Australian National University (ANU) is built on a ‘multidisciplinary systems’ approach, the education experience in ANU ensures that students will be able to design, analyse and manage complex systems of the future. It will not only allow you to excel in your career, but to also make a real difference and help to solve some of the world’s largest problems. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.5 in Australia


No.71 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Majors available

  • Electronic and Communication Systems
  • Environmental Systems
  • Mechatronic Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $46,910

6. The University of Queensland

In the University of Queensland, students who are taking Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) will benefit from a new flexible first year with hands-on experience across all aspects of engineering, more study options for greater career opportunities, and direct contact with industry. Students will then develop technical skills through a core specialisation, which will form the basis of the career, graduating with advanced knowledge which will stand out in a competitive job market.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.6 in Australia


No.76 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Specialisations available

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021)

AUD $45,120

7. University of Technology Sydney

The Bachelor of Engineering program in University of Technology Sydney provides a comprehensive preparation for careers in the professional practice of engineering. Students learn to deal with complex systems and manage large-scale projects using the most appropriate emerging technologies. A number of the areas of study are available with explicit specialisations. For example, Civil Engineering is available with specialisations in Structures and Constructions.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.7 in Australia

No.106 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Majors available

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Data Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $46,704

8. The University of Adelaide

Studying engineering at The University of Adelaide will help you to gain specialist knowledge and practical skills with the exciting new suite of engineering degrees, offering industry-relevant majors aligned with current and future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. Students would also get the chance to connect with industry employers at the largest university engineering, computer and mathematical sciences showcase in South Australia.

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.8 in Australia


No.126 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, 

Specialisations available

  • Architectural and Structural
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Petroleum
  • Software

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $44,500

9. RMIT University

Studying the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in RMIT gives you a number of unique benefits. You’ll gain the fundamental skills you need to set you up for a professional career in engineering. RMIT also provides awesome facilities such as the best 3D printing facilities in the southern hemisphere to improve students’ study experience. In a supportive environment, you’ll bridge the gap between theory and practice, with project-based learning, problem solving and teamwork skills. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.9 in Australia


No.141 in the world

Bachelor of Engineering, Specialisations available

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Infrastructure
  • Computer and Network Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $39,360

10. The University of Western Australia

The Engineering Science major provides fundamental engineering knowledge and develops your scientific, communication and problem solving skills by combining practical, hands-on courses, industry projects and theoretical foundations. In this major, you will choose one of eight specializations and obtain the required grades to lead to the Master of Professional Engineering (MPE) and a global career as a professional engineer. 

QS World University Subject Rankings for Engineering & Technology

No.10 in Australia


No.143 in the world

Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science major, Specialisations available

  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical
  • Mining
  • Software

Indicative Annual Fee (2021) 

AUD $40,100

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Computer Science vs Software Engineering: What are the differences?

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The rise in technology makes a smartphone no longer a luxury thing to own but it is a necessity to make life and work easier. Not only that, many people including big corporations around the globe are depending on computers and technology for meetings, work and projects.  

According to the United States of Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in software development are expected to grow 24% while computer and information research scientists can see a 19% growth by 2024. 

Therefore, students must make a thorough research before deciding which course to pursue because this will make such a huge impact in your future. As we are in Industrial Revolution 4.0, a lot of companies are targeting to hire graduates with excellent GPA in a technology- related degree. With so many good education fields out there, there are 2 fields which students often confuse and they are Computer Science and Software Engineering. 

There are overlapping areas in their functioning and training, however, they are not the same. In this article, I will break down to you the differences between these two fields so you can choose which degree to study.

What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is a study of principles and the process of computers work. It includes the study of how data is processed, the security of networks, organizing databases, artificial intelligence and the development of websites and applications. This field explores how computers work in terms of algorithms and the computations that drive processes that manipulate data with theories.

What is Software Engineering?

Software Engineering is a product of programming and engineering. It involves the application of engineering principles to software design. This field considers the hardware and software aspects of computers when creating software systems that are efficient with minimum bugs and problems.

What will you study in Computer Science?

Students will study more on abstract principles and the coursework is more rigorous using principles such as Mathematics, Physics and computational programming. Apart from the mentioned areas in the above illustration, students will also learn data analysis, applied machine learning and even artificial intelligence. 

What will you study in Software Engineering?

Students will be exposed more to practical skills using Mathematics, Mechanical Physics and basic Engineering principles. The coursework will focus more on design, analysis and quality assurance of software to solve problems. Students will need to familiarize with programming languages such as Java, Javascript, C++ and Python.

What are the necessary skills that Computer Scientists have?

Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze a huge amount of data and to draw conclusions out of it.

Problem Solving Skills: Identify and understand the problems in order to come up with the best solutions to address it. 

Creativity: Ability to think out-of-the-box because problems that arise will require many modern and innovative solutions.

Critical Thinking Skills: Need to understand and know all the methodologies as graduates will be involved in many projects. Therefore, the skills to use the right methodologies at the right time at the right projects.

Resilience: Ability to be resilient and determined in order to find the correct solutions. You are likely to face many challenges and failures before coming up with the right answers.

What are the necessary skills that Software Engineers have?

Multitask: A software engineer will be given multiple projects with a deadline-driven circumstances. Therefore, the skills to prioritize and manage all the projects without passing the dateline. 

Teamwork: Ability to communicate with other people in the team to ensure the projects given are heading to the right direction. They also need to discuss the problems and challenges that arise and how to solve it. 

Attention to Details: There are certain practices and standards in the industry that a software engineer must master such as testing protocol, analyzing codes while maintaining older codes. They must be able to troubleshoot while ensuring old program systems are not affected.

Computer Coding Languages: Many software engineers are only familiar with only 1 or 2 coding languages. However, to be a successful software engineer that has the competitive advantage to attract more employers to hire you, it is better to master multiple coding languages such as HTML, C++, SQL, Java, JavaScript, PHP, and CSS.

What are the career prospects for graduates in Computer Science and Software Engineering?

What are your interests?

Choose Computer Science:

If you would like to get into a specialised field such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Security or graphics.

Choose Software Engineering:

If you want to learn the overall life cycle of how software is built, updated and maintained.

You know the importance of good quality education will bring a great difference in your resume and eventually your opportunity to be employed and earn a handsome income. That is why you must choose only the best university to study to ensure you stay competitive upon graduation.

Where to study Computer Science in Australia?

Top 5 Universities to Study Computer Science in Australia

The University of Melbourne

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Program

Bachelor of Science

Intake

March & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: BCC

STPM: 3.30

UEC: A2

Annual Indicative Fees (2020) 

AUD$ 41,912 – 45,944

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours)

Intake

March & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: Minimum 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 40,680

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Edith Cowan University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level / STPM: 5

UEC: B4

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 32,650

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Griffith University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science

Intake

February & June

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: 6

UEC: 14

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 31,000

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

Western Sydney University

Program

Bachelor of Computer Science

Intake

March, July & November

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

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Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 30,840

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Where to study Software Engineering in Australia?

Top 5 Universities to Study Software Engineering in Australia

Monash University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Intake

February & July

Duration

4  years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: Best 3 subjects

UEC: Best 5 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 46,000

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Major in Software Engineering)

Intake

March & July

Duration

4  years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020) 

AUD$ 42,360

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering

Intake

February & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 7

STPM: 2.33

UEC: 2.20

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 34,560

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Deakin University

Program

Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Intake

July

Duration

4  years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 6

STPM: 2.7

UEC: 21

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 33,000

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Griffith University

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) ( Major in Software Engineering)

Intake

February & June

Duration

4  years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: 7

UEC: 17

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 35,500

For other entry requirements other than stated above, or on how to apply, contact us 😃

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University of Technology Sydney (2020)

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About University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a public research university established in 1988. Over the years UTS has continuously improved its level of academic excellence which has resulted in it being a highly reputed institution in Australia and globally. They enroll approximately 46,200 students annually including 15,450 international students, therefore, making it a vibrant and diverse campus.. In addition, UTS is a member of the Australian Technology Network and the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning

University of Technology Sydney Rankings

Despite being a young university, UTS has managed to improve its rankings and reputation over the years.
2020 QS World University ranking system placed UTS 140th in the world and 9th in Australia. QS Top 50 under 50 ranked UTS 11th globally and the highest performing university in Australia under 50 years. Therefore, indicating that UTS is a prestigious 32 year university recognized globally. 2020 QS Graduate Employability ranking places UTS 69th in the world and 7th in Australia, thereby, guaranteeing a wide range of employment opportunities for students upon graduation.

Furthermore, UTS teaches some of the worlds highly ranked subjects. The following recommendations are Undergraduate programs offered by UTS ranked in the top 100 globally.

Program

Global Subject Ranking

Australian Subject Ranking

Annual Indicative Fee (2020)

Bachelor of Nursing

10

1

AUD$ 38,060

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies

23

2

AUD$ 33,380

Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Management

24

5

AUD$ 32,600

Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) – Civil and Electrical

51 – 100

7

AUD$44,470

Bachelor of Business – Accounting and Finance

51 – 100

10

AUD$ 38,060

Bachelor of Design in Architecture

51 – 100

10

AUD$38,720

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University of Technology Sydney Student Life

UTS is a vibrant and diverse campus offering a wide range of extra curricular activities. Students can join various Clubs and Societies to take their mind off assignments and tests and relieve some stress. Further, joining a club or society will allow students to connect with other students, develop industry networks and work on exciting projects. To learn more about UTS Clubs and Societies take a look at the Student Life page.

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Student Support Services at UTS

As international students relocate to another country, it is quite common for them to experience culture shock. Therefore, UTS offers “Health and Wellbeing” and “Mentoring and Networking” services to smoothen out the process of settling in. Academic support is also provided for students if they feel unsure about their courses or subjects. They can speak to Academic Advisers and Academic liaison officers to receive assistance in anything related to their study program. If students feel overwhelmed or lonely, they can make private appointments with the university counselors to help with personal or study-related difficulties. There are many other student support services provided by UTS to ensure students have a successful academic journey.

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I am a student from Monash University, Malaysia. Currently studying Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in International Business and Marketing. I like to spend my time painting and swimming.

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