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Top 10 Universities to Study Biomedical Science in Australia

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Biomedical Science is an academic field that has dedicated itself to the advancement of human health. The field aims to continuously research a cure for diseases such as dengue, HIV and many more. For instance, the coronavirus pandemic swept everyone at their feet when they were least expecting it and made the whole world stop. A year ago, we did not know what the virus was, basically sighing in frustration as it had impacted the global economy and the unemployment rates were rising globally.

Fast forward a year, we have several vaccines that have gone on to clinical trials and been approved for mass vaccinations in several countries. This is where the biomedical science field came in, and everyone involved in the area worked relentlessly to provide a vaccine that would stop the spread of the virus. What could have taken years to discover was done within almost a year since the pandemic started.  

If you feel that you’re up for the challenge of researching, experimenting and would like to make a difference in improving population health or preventing a disease, this course might be just the right one for you.

What is Biomedical Science?

Biomedical science is often at the heart of groundbreaking research in the healthcare industry. It focuses on areas of biology and chemistry that are relevant to healthcare. Biomedical science is often used to develop new treatments and therapies for human illness, diseases and disabilities. 

It is estimated that $240 billion is spent on biomedical research and development every year to explore a scientific solution to health problems worldwide. 

Some of the medical condition that biomedical scientist is currently researching to provide a solution is:

  • Diabetics 
  • Cancer
  • Anaemia
  • Dengue 
  • AIDS

 

What does a Biomedical Scientist do?

A biomedical scientist conducts scientific and laboratory research to support diagnosis and treatment of human disease. They test, analyse and review fluids and body tissue to advise medical practitioners. However, a biomedical scientist does not require medical training and does not come in contact with patients.

The Differences between Biomedical Science and Biotechnology

Although Biomedical and Biotechnology might sound similar and overlap in several areas they differ in their ultimate goals. 

The Biotechnology sector includes food, medical, agriculture and plants, whilst Biomedical science is applied solely for the medical and healthcare fields.

Although Biotechnology does cover the study of microorganisms such as bacteria but not from the medical field aspect. Biomedical science, however, covers studies of the science behind cancer and improves the research and treatment for the disease. 

Who Should Study Biomedical Science

  • You want to help save lives: Creating new technologies, improving old ones, researching solutions to global problems, or building and repairing biomedical equipment, your studies in the biomedical sciences will benefit the good of humanity. 

  • You love working in a lab: Working in biomedical fields means you have to dedicate yourself hours of working in the lab and conducting research. While some might find the lab tedious and repetitive and boring, it should not bother you if you are passionate about working on groundbreaking research even if it means you might fail multiple times before you achieve the experience outcome you want. 

  • High accuracy and attention to details: As a Biomedical scientist, you would need to have a high level of accuracy especially when dealing with experiments and attention to details as a small error could impact the research and experiment outcomes you have been working on for months.

Skills Required for Biomedical Scientists

  • Research: Conducting research is vital in making scientific breakthroughs and understanding human diseases.

  • Analytical: Reviewing test results requires attention to details and the ability to analyse results, patterns and unexpected outcomes.

  • Numeracy: Most of the research work involves analysing statistics and data, so mathematics plays a crucial role in the field.

  • Communication: Biomedical science involves working with patient samples, thus you would need to communicate with other professionals in a similar field such as doctors.

 

Duties and Roles of a Biomedical Scientist

  • Test biological samples

     

  • Research screening, causes and effects of diseases

     

  • Write medical research reports

     

  • Analyse data and statistics from medical research and experiments 

Core Subjects Taught in Biomedical Science Degree

  • Anatomy: Introduction to human anatomy. Students will learn the macroscopic structure of human organ systems including the musculoskeletal, nervous and visceral systems.

  • Genetics: Core concepts of the many underlying diverse fields of biology- ranging from medicine, biochemistry and microbiology to ecology, evolution and environmental sciences.

  • Cells to Organism: Fundamental concepts that allow organisms to function, with some focus on the human body & other higher organisms.

  • Biochemistry & Microbiology: Provides an understanding of key concepts on biochemistry and molecular biology. 

Career Options with a Biomedical Science Degree

A degree in Biomedical Science can lead to a range of careers in the science and medical field. Biomedical Science career paths are usually focused on research, analysis and developments and do not restrict one from only working in the health industry but also other fields such as education, research, sales and hospital and institutional work. 

  • Medical Sales Representative: Required to sell the company’s product to a variety of customers including doctors and pharmacists. 

  • Microbiologist: Study microorganism and processes.

  • Biotechnologist: Researches on plants, animals and genetics.

  • Forensic Scientist: Provides scientific evidence for legal cases.

  • Biomedical Scientist: Analyse fluid samples to support clinician diagnose and treat patients.

Academic Entry Requirement for Biomedical Science Degree in Australia

ATAR

A minimum score of 75

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A minimum score of 32

A-LEVEL

A minimum score of 12 or AAB

STPM

A minimum GPA of 2.78 (including English, Mathematics and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

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

English Requirement for Biomedical Science Degree in Australia

IELTS

Overall 6.5 and 6.0 in all sub-bands

TOEFL

Score at least 79 and scores of 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading and 13 for listening.

PTE 

An overall score of 58 and 50 in all sub-bands

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

Top 10 Universities to Study Biomedical Science in Australia

University of Melbourne

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The University of Melbourne is the 1st in Australia and 14th in the world for Clinical, Pre Clinical and Health courses. According to the QS World University Ranking for the subjects, the University of Melbourne has currently ranked the 36th place for Biomedical Science. 

Program

Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Intake

March & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $45, 496

The University of Queensland (UQ)

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UQ is currently ranked 1st in Queensland for life sciences and medicine while firmly holding its 44th place in the world for Biological Sciences according to the QS World University Ranking according to subjects 2021. 

Program

Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Intake

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD $43, 504

Monash University

Monash is one of the top universities in Australia as it is in 6th place among the top 10 universities in Australia and 55th in the world according to QS World University Ranking. Monash University is also a member of the Group of Eight, recognised for its excellence in teaching and research.

Program

Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD $41, 900

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

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UWA is one of the top 100 universities in Australia and is currently the 7th among the top universities in Australia. UWA is at the 22nd place for anatomy and physiology according to the QS World University ranking by subjects. Biomedical students in UWA are taught by world-class researchers in cutting edge laboratories.

Program

Bachelor in Biomedical Science

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 40, 100

University of Adelaide

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As the third oldest university in Australia, the University Adelaide is ranked at the top among 150 universities in the world for Biological Sciences and the best in the south according to the QS World Ranking by subjects 2020.

Program

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 41, 500

James Cook University (JCU)

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JCU is currently in the top 150 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking to study Biomedical Science. It is the second oldest university in Queensland offering excellence in teaching and research and has an international campus in Singapore. 

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 34, 480

University of Newcastle (UON)

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UON is in the top 250 universities to study Biomedical Sciences according to the QS World University Ranking by subjects and is listed as one of the top 200 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking 2020.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 39, 320

Deakin University

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Deakin University provides high-quality education and has excellent employment rates for their graduates. Ranks among the top 50 young universities around the world and is known for being innovative and visionary, Deakin University provides more than 500 courses among its 5 campuses around Australia.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February 

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 37, 400

Griffith University

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Having more than 50, 000 students among its 5 campuses in Australia, Griffith University is currently in top 300 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking. Griffith University provides high-quality degrees specifically designed to prepare students for the future. 

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 33, 500

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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UTS has gotten a 5 Star University Rating by QS and is one of the top young universities in Australia, ranking 133rd place according to the QS World University Ranking. UTS is committed to both academic and hands-on learning that helps graduates to secure a job upon graduating.

Program

Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences

Intake

February & July

Duration 

3 Years

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD$ 41, 300

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Study Foundation Courses in Australia

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Have you always dreamt about studying in Australia and you can’t wait to get on that plane to start your new adventure?

It’s no surprise as Australia has always been the preferred study destination by Malaysian students right after the UK and Ireland. 

Home to Vegemite, koala bears and kangaroos, Australia holds the second place of the top 10 countries for international students to choose to pursue their higher education.

What is Foundation Studies?

Foundation study is a pathway for both the locals and international students. There are two groups of students who usually pick the foundation studies over the other available programs. Firstly, students who have completed their secondary education and are planning to pursue higher education. However, it is limited to students who have completed their secondary education and those who have not met the entry requirement for their desired undergraduate program. 

Why Study Foundation?

  • One of the flexible options for students who have just completed their SPM.

  • Provides the opportunity for students to gain direct entry into a university.

  • Most foundation programs provide relevant subjects according to their chosen stream, preparing them for their degree program. 

  • Uses the same teaching style through lectures and tutorials, hence providing students with an opportunity to be familiar with learning and be prepared for their degree program.

Why Study Foundation in Australia?

According to the QS World Rankings, aside from being one of the countries filled with cute koala bears and kangaroos, Australia has numerous universities ranked in the Top 100 in the world. 

The education system in Australia provides students with a wide range of undergraduate courses to pursue and is globally one reason why Australia has been the top three countries that international students often choose to study. Rest assured, Australian higher education owns some of the most sought after courses globally, including Psychology, Engineering, Business, Economics and Social Sciences. Mostly it’s the flexibility and the quality of the education system that makes international students opt for Australia as a study destination. 

Doing a foundation in Australia allows international students to experience first hand the various teaching methods applied in Australian universities. This would help international students to prepare and ease themselves better when they transition into an undergraduate program. Australian universities encourage students to be independent in making decisions. Upon completing the Foundation program, international students will be able to gain direct entry into an undergraduate program into any Australian university. In addition to studying, Australian universities also emphasize soft skills such as project management, laboratory works, communication skills, and many more. 

If international students are interested in scientific research, Australia is one of the countries that are at the forefront of new technology and innovation. It is an added advantage for international students to study in Australia to pursue a science field degree as the country has impressive technologies and resources. 

International students are also given a chance to work part-time in Australia while studying. This can be an option to earn extra income for those who would like to taste the local cultures and travel within Australia. 

Study Areas Covered in Foundation Studies

There are various types of undergraduate degree programs that Australian universities offer for both local and international students. Studying a subject covered in the degree pathway could increase your chances of being accepted into your chosen program.

These are several streams of foundation studies offered in Australia: 

  • Science: Covers studies physics, scientific communications, mathematics, engineering principles and computing. 

  • Computer Science & IT: Covers subjects in database, algebra, web development, business information systems and web development. 

  • Health Science: Studies in health challenges, anatomy, chemistry and physiology. 

  • Engineering: Covers physics, material technology, computer science, and chemistry.

  • Business: Studies in accounting, marketing, statistics, microeconomics and mathematics.

Academic Entry Requirement for Foundation Studies

The entry requirement for the foundation program is relatively lower than the university undergraduate (Bachelor) programs. 

Most of the institutions require students to have completed Year 11 or Year 12 as secondary/ high school qualification, which is equivalent to SPM in Malaysia or IGCSE, UEC, etc. 

SPM

Minimum 4 passes

STPM 

Minimum 2 passes

UEC

Minimum 2 passes 

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English Entry Requirement for Foundation Studies

IELTS

Overall 5.5 with no individual band lower than 5.0

PTE

Overall 42 with no score lower than 36

SPM/STPM

Minimum C in English

For more information on the English entry requirement, please contact Excel Education 

Top Colleges to Study Foundation in Australia

University of Technology Sydney College (UTS)

Programme 

Foundation Studies 

Intake

March, June, & September 

Duration

Standard: 8 months 

Extended: 12 months 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Standard: AUD $28, 000 

Extended: AUD $ 40, 000

Griffith College

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Programme 

Foundation Program

Intake

January, June, & October 

Duration

2 Semesters (8 months) 

Indicative Fees (2021)

AUD $22, 700

University of Tasmania (Provider: UP Education)

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Programme 

Foundation Studies 

Intake

February, July & November

Duration

Fast Track: 1 semester (approx. 5 months) 

Standard: 2 semesters (approx. 8 months) 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Fast Track: AUD $18, 000

Standard: AUD $20, 800

Deakin College (Provider: UP Education)

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Programme 

Foundation Studies

Intake

March, June, & October 

Duration

Standard: 8 months 

Extended: 12 months 

Indicative Fees (2021)

Standard: AUD $24, 260

Extended: AUD $ 30, 960

La Trobe College

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Programme 

Foundation Studies:

  • IT, Business & Humanities
  • Engineering & Computer Science 
  •  Health & Life Sciences

Intake

February, June & October 

Duration

2 Semesters (8 months 

Indicative Fees (2021)

AUD $29, 900

Charles Darwin University (Provider: UP Education)

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Programme 

Foundation Studies 

Intake

February & November

Duration

2 Semesters (8 months)

Indicative Fees (2021)

AUD $ 20, 800

Swinburne University of Technology (Provider: UP Education)

Programme

Foundation in:

  • Design
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Science & Engineering 

Intake 

February, June & October 

Duration

8 months 

12 months (for Science & Engineering)

Indicative Fees (2021)

AUD $ 25, 380

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Study Journalism Degree in Australia

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Do you have the passion for venturing into the mysterious world and rising to the occasion when the truth is discovered? Do you dream of always being the person who updated the entire nation on breaking news and not getting tired of pursuing true stories? If yes, we believe that you have the passion to become a journalist. 

Every country in the world depends on journalists as they work as watchdogs (someone who delivers unbiased news about the wrongdoing). The news that we watch and read today is anchored by hard working journalists who ensures that the truth reaches the public. Can you imagine the amount of public trust journalists have gathered by providing such news? 

Read on as we explain in detail how to become a journalist, the silent heroes of the world. 

What is Journalism?

Journalism is writing about news related to subjects for all mediums, print and non-print. It’s a complicated process of gathering information through different channels, sifting through it, editing and giving it context. Journalism incorporates everything from anything that is considered “hard” news from politics and public affairs to the softer side, including human interests and lifestyles. A journalist is known to be the public’s eyes and ears as the entire global population relies on journalism to remain informed.

What is the Study of Journalism?

Journalism can be seen as transforming events through systematic criteria into news that is publishable in the media. The tasks that news workers do are mainly to ‘report, research, write and edit reports as well as produce and assemble visual images for news and information. The selection of news goes through another screening process which involves editors, producers and news directors. 

There are several types of journalism that one can practice such as:

  • Investigative Journalism: Involves thoroughly researching a topic to expose evidence and deliver findings or figures or organizations to a broader audience. Investigative journalists conduct in-depth research and use various tactics to collect information. This type of journalism often requires more time to plan, prepare and research and is typically a more extended form to fully report details of research, findings and conclusions. 

  • Opinion Journalism: Opinion journalism reports on a topic using subjective ideas rather than objective facts. Opinion journalists write from their own perspective including their own thoughts and biases. It is much more unique from other types of journalism because the writer can include their own viewpoint. 

  • Political Journalism: Focuses on government, politics and political candidates. It covers different segments of political activities such as local, national and international news. The political journalist often reports on an elected official’s movements, political processes, and political work results.

  • Sports Journalism: Focus on the subject of athletic news. Sports journalists report scores, standings and rankings for different teams or athletes in various sporting events.

Key Skills Needed to Become a Journalist

  • Multitasking: Being a journalist is not easy as there are plenty of things happening around the world. A journalist has to manage their time wisely and multitask among all the other articles and make sure they don’t miss a deadline. 

  • Professionalism & Confidence: Professionalism in journalism means meeting deadlines, ready to take up work at odd hours of the day and the courage to take criticism from the editor. 

  • Excellent Writing Skills: Effective writing skills make a lot of difference while writing an average article and enthralling news piece. A journalist should know how to play around with their words and should be able to produce error-free articles.
     
  • Good Work Ethics – Journalism is a competitive field, journalists are frequently chasing newsworthy articles that they forget to be ethical. A good journalist will never abandon ethics as it is the rule of the thumb.

  • Persistence & Discipline: Journalism requires perseverance and patience as it might take a month before you get a lead on the story you have been working on. A journalist should never give up and be disciplined as a journalist should be about finding out the truth.

Career Options with a Journalism Degree

  • Reporter: The very basics of practicing journalism. Reporters inform the public about the happenings around the world. Spends most of the time conducting interviews and investigations. Works on a tight deadline in a fast phase environment wanting to be the first to publish the story. 

  • Editor: Oversees every step of the publishing process, working with writers to plan and edit content for publications. Editors work in many environments such as magazines, newspapers, and online media. In short, wherever there is a story/article, there will be an editor watching over it.

  • Copywriter: Develops messages that you usually see on advertisements. They’re naturally persuasive, creative and able to cram a lot of convincing information under a few words.
  • Public Relation Specialist: Public Relation specialist creates and maintains a favorable image for the organizations they represent and puts together media releases to help shape the public perception and increase brand awareness.

What are the Core Subjects in Journalism Degree

  • News Reporting: Introduction to the practice and theory of multimedia journalism. It sets the social, professional and legal context for journalism practice, and introduces students to the convention of news writing and reporting stories. Students will also focus on combining text with photos and audio clips to produce news stories; critically examining their own production processes, and learn to report multimedia news stories to a deadline.

  • Media Law and Ethics: Provides students with groundwork practical knowledge to deal with legal and ethical issues that may arise from their work as communication professionals or media communication users. The subject takes a problem-based learning (case study) approach to work with students to understand laws and regulations that influence journalism; highlight potential problem areas for journalists, focusing mainly on privacy, defamation, contempt of court; and copyright. 

  • Feature Writing: Students are expected to combine journalism skills with academic techniques of research. The aim is to develop research and writing skills to a level where the student can produce feature articles suitable for publication. There is a strong emphasis on finding original information from sources ranging from interviews to the Internet.

  • News Production: Engages students in the day-to-day operations of a multi-location, multimedia news publication. Students will produce stories, learning how to deal with the practical, intellectual, professional, creative, social, ethical and legal issues of online news and current affairs publishing.

General Entry Requirement for Journalism Degree in Australia

A-Levels 

A minimum of 6 points  or CCD

ATAR

A minimum of 79.40

STPM 

A minimum of 10 points 

UEC

A minimum of 14 points 

IB 

A minimum of 25 points 

Entry requirements might vary according to universities, for more information please contact Excel Education 

English Language Requirement for Journalism Degree in Australia

IELTS

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

TOEFL 

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

PTE 

An overall score of 58 and 50 in all sub-bands 

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

Top Universities to Study Journalism Degree in Australia

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

The Queensland University of Technology is one of the leading universities with a global outlook and focus on providing students with practical, relevant skills they can apply in the world. QUT ranks 1 in Australia and 17 in the world for Communication and Media Studies.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $31, 400 

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University

RMIT is an innovative university located in Melbourne, Australia. Currently, RMIT ranks at 4th and is on the top 50 globally for Communication and Media Studies. In the QS World University Ranking 2021, RMIT ranks at 18th place in the world among universities less than 50 years old.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $32, 640 

The University of Queensland (UQ)

The Queensland University of Technology currently holds the 5th rank for the Top 10 Universities in Australia 2021 for Communications and Media Studies and also ranks at 46th for the QS World University Ranking 2021. The University of Queensland has won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other university and is committed to providing students with the best opportunities and practical experiences, empowering them with transferable knowledge and skills that will prepare them to exceed expectations throughout their careers.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

February & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual  Fees (2021)

AUD $34, 208 

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The University of Technology Sydney is ranked at 9th among the Top Universities in Australia and at 133 place in the QS World University Ranking. Being in the education industry for the past 33 years, the University of Technology Sydney is still considered to be pretty young among the other established universities in Australia. However, the University of Technology Sydney takes pride in courses that they offer as it is aligned with the industry’s needs so that students will be prepared for the working world.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

March & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $41, 300 

Western Sydney University (WSU)

Ranked at the Top 2 percent universities worldwide, the Western Sydney University offers unlimited potential for students with the drive and determination to succeed. With one of the most comprehensive ranges of courses in Australia, Western Sydney University’s curriculum and approach to flexible learning are designed to be a springboard for a successful career.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications (Journalism)

Intake

March & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $28, 080 

Griffith University

Griffith University was established to stand out among all the other universities in Australia as they provide challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Students are prepared for the future by being taught by some of Australia’s most awarded teachers. Griffith University currently ranks at 303 for the QS World University Ranking.

Program 

Bachelor of Communications and Journalism 

Intake

March & July 

Duration 

3 Years 

Indicative Annual Fees (2021)

AUD $30,000 

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Top 10 Australian Universities for Graduate Employability

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Employability is one of the most important factors in a prospective student’s decision-making process, prospective students are thinking proactively about the graduate outcomes they want to see at the end of their degrees. Not all universities with a good reputation have strong links with employers, the level of support and services offered by the career advice service centre, the volunteering and internship experience, all these are the key factors to boost a student’s employability. 

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings helps students to compare university performance in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects. The overall score is evaluated by five different indicators with each indicator carries different weighting.

The five indicators are as follow:

Indicator

Weightage

Employer reputation

30%

Alumni outcomes

25%

Partnerships with Employer per Faculty

25%

Employer/Student Connections

10%

Graduate employment rate

10%

After knowing how QS evaluates the institution’s graduate employability, let’s take a look at the universities in Australia which have made it to the top 10 list!

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney provides tonnes of programs and opportunities for their students which help to enhance their employability skills. All these programs and opportunities give students direct access to the industry. The career centre in the University of Sydney provides career counselling services and some other resources which will help students to be in the best career position after they graduate. Students can also access different programs such as the industrial project and student entrepreneurship programs, where they will get a chance to collaborate with leading organisations to work on real-world projects. All these projects help to equip students with the skills needed to express their ideas and accelerate their career or research.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No.1 in Australia

No. 4 in the world

Area of interest

  • Arts and social sciences
  • Architecture, design and planning
  • Business
  • Education and social work
  • Engineering and computer science
  • Law
  • Medicine and health
  • Music
  • Veterianry Science

The University of Melbourne

Students from the University of Melbourne get hands-on industry and work experiences through internships, volunteering and industry community projects. A lot of the world’s leading organisations personally visit the campus events every year to recruit students from different courses and degrees. Besides, students also have the access to the university’s official job database for them to look for part-time, casual or volunteer positions while they are still studying or look for a full-time position as they come to the end of their studies. Services and support on job applications, resume, interview skills and cover letters are provided by the university.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 2 in Australia

No. 7 in the world

Area of interest

  • Architecture, building, planning and design
  • Arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Business and economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment &  agricultural 
  • Health Science 
  • Information technology and computer science
  • Law
  • Music, visual and performing arts
  • Veterinary Science 

The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

The University of New South Wales has strong regional and global engagement. UNSW partnered with both local and global communities to allow them to share knowledge, debate and research outcomes. At UNSW, a broad range and high quality of teaching programs are conducted, gaining strength from research activities, and industry links. Besides, the University of New South Wales has educated 4 of the top 5 young rich listers in Australia (AFR Young Rich List 2019).

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 3 in Australia

No. 27 in the world

Area of interest

  • Arts, design and architecture
  • Business & accounting 
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland has a global reputation for creating positive change by delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. The University of Queensland is committed to provide students with the opportunities and experiences, equip them with knowledge and skills that will prepare the students to exceed expectations throughout their careers. Students will have access to the latest and most advance disciplinary knowledge, as well as international learning opportunities, partnerships that provide support and industry insight.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No.4 in Australia

No. 57 in the world

Area of interest

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Architecture, planning and design
  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering and Computing
  • Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Science and Mathematics

The Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) provides students with the opportunities to develop leadership skills and experience alongside their academic studies. The Australian National Internship Program (ANIP), is the only university program that offers Commonwealth Parliamentary Internships to students from across Australia, students get to experience and are engaged with a range of activities that shape national policy-making through a research project. ANU attracts students around the world, creating a diverse community where everyone feels like home.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 5 in Australia

No. 66 in the world

Area of interest

  • Engineering & computer science
  • Business & commerce
  • Arts, Society & Culture
  • Law & Legal Studies
  • Natural, Physical & Environmental Science
  • Health & Medical Studies

Monash University

Monash education provides students with a better understanding of what is happening within the classroom and beyond that to prepare students for the world of work. The learning spaces get students engaging with their peers, solving different kinds of problems in workplaces or working within the latest research infrastructure. The degree and co-curricular programs offer a wide variety of other opportunities such as industry projects, international travel, hackathons and research opportunities. All these experiences will help to equip students with knowledge and skill in the real world and ready to apply the learning to the actual workplace.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 6 in Australia

No. 66 in the world

Area of interest

  • Art, design & architecture
  • Arts, humanities & social sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Medicine, nursing & health sciences
  • Pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences
  • Science

University of Technology Sydney

The campus life in the University of Technology Sydney is very culturally diverse and its vibrant international exchange study and research programs help to prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future. University of Technology Sydney’s purpose is to advance knowledge and learning through research-inspired teaching, research with impact and partnerships with industry, the professions and community. They are committed to working with industry and government to deliver practical and professional courses. UTS CareerHub helps students discover the latest jobs, internships and graduate roles, both locally and overseas.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 7 in Australia

No. 69 in the world

Area of interest

  • Analytics and data science
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design, architecture and building
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Information technology
  • International studies
  • Law
  • Forensic Science 
  • Nursing 
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Transdisciplinary Innovation

RMIT University

RMIT provides students with an education that prepares them for success, exposes to new ideas and equips them with skills and knowledge to excel in their career. The internships, placements and work experience opportunities let students put theory into practice alongside some of the world’s leading organisations. RMIT has partnerships with world-leading organisations such as BMW, the United Nations, Deloitte, Adidas and L’Oréal to make sure the education they provide is relevant and connected to the needs of the industry. Students will have the chance to work with RMIT’s partners by getting involved in large, complex and multidisciplinary research projects.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 8 in Australia

No. 77 in the world

Area of interest

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Building
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Game design
  • Health science
  • Information technology
  • Law
  • Media
  • Property
  • Science
  • Social science

Macquarie University

Macquarie’s multi-award-winning program, PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) provides opportunities for students to apply learning in practice. Students contribute to the partner organisations and the community with their classroom learning while gaining important industry experience and skills in the real world. Macquarie has a wide network of over 3,000 partner organisations from all over the world, across corporate, public, community-based and nonprofit sectors. This program by Macquarie University helps to connect highly motivated, capable and work-ready students with inspiring partners, organisations and academics.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No. 9 in Australia

No. 101-110 in the world

Area of interest

  • Business 
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Arts and social sciences
  • Languages and linguistics
  • Psychology and cognitive science
  • Education
  • Law
  • Medicine and health
  • Information technologies
  • Media, communications and performing arts
  • Security, intelligence and criminology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT provides real-world learning experiences and research solutions across a wide range of areas and the courses are in high demand. QUT’s engaged and grounded approach to education and research is highly appreciated and trusted by employers and government sectors. The teaching, research and executive staff are leaders in their field, they deliver the best for the students and make a positive impact on the community. QUT seeks to equip students and graduates with the skills they will need in an accelerating disrupted and challenged world, and is committed to high student satisfaction and excellent graduate employment outcomes.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

No.10 in Australia

No. 101-110 in the world

Area of interest

  • Building and planning
  • Business
  • Creative practice, communication and design
  • Education
  • English and pathway programs
  • Health and community
  • Law and justice
  • Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
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Top 10 Australian Universities 2021 according to QS Ranking System

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One of the top university ranking systems in the world, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has just published Top Universities in Australia 2021, ranking 36 Australian universities. In this article, we will be focusing on the top 10 universities. 

A brief history on QS rankings systems

QS World University Rankings originated in the United Kingdom, ranking universities around the world since 2004. QS used to collaborate with The Times Higher Education (THE) for five years before partnering with Elsevier. There are six metrics that are used by QS to measure university performance and each metric carries different weighting when calculating overall scores. 

The six metrics are as follows:

Metric

Weight

Academic Reputation

40%

Faculty/Student Ratio

20%

Citations per Faculty

20%

Employer Reputation

10%

International Faculty Ratio

5%

International Student Ratio

5%

So, you already know how QS measures the performance of the universities, now, let’s take a look at these Australian universities that make into the top 10 list.

The Top 10 Australian Universities 2021

#1. Australian National University (ANU)

Australian National University is the number one university in Australia and ranked 31st worldwide by QS. Founded in 1946, ANU has 3 campuses across the country and is regarded as one of the world’s leading research universities. Not only that, graduates of ANU are highly sought upon by many employers.  ANU received the 4th spot in the subject of Anthropology according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. If you are interested in this university, the recommended programs are below: 

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology)

February & July 

3 years

AUD$ 43,344

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 45,864

Bachelor of Biotechnology

February

3 years

AUD$ 46,080

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#2. University of Sydney

Founded in 1850 by William Charles Wentworth, this university is Australia’s very first university. He wanted every child to have the opportunity to access education and thus, this became the core values of University of Sydney. It is one of the earliest universities to admit students solely based on merit and in 1881, they opened their doors to female students. QS Graduate Employability Rankings ranked this university the 1st in Australia and 4th in the world, therefore if you graduate with their certification, chances are you will be employed right away. Below are their high ranking programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science)

February & July

3 years

AUD$53,000

Bachelor of Nursing

February & July

3 years

AUD$39,000

Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine

February & July

7 years

AUD$48,500

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#3. University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne (UniMelb) is the oldest university in Victoria, Australia. This university has a 165 years-long tradition of higher education in the arts, sciences, and numerous professional disciplines. Four Australian prime ministers called this university as their alma mater. In 2008, Unimelb introduced the Melbourne Model to Australia with the objective to support and inspire graduates to make an impact on a global scale. The Melbourne Model allows the students to pursue their passions and explore studies outside their major through breadth subjects. If you are interested in Unimelb, check out their top programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Biomedicine

March & August

3 years

AUD$42,856 – 45,496

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Engineering Systems)

March & August

3 years

AUD$41,912 – 45,944

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

March & August

3 years

AUD$33,834-38,564

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#4. University of New South Wales (UNSW)

UNSW was incorporated by Act of the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney in 1949. Ever since, it has always produced high-quality graduates and their graduates are ranked 3rd by QS in terms of employability in Australia. Not only that, UNSW is very strong in research as it has more than 8000 research communities. Attended by 4 out of 10 Australian young rich listers in 2019, these young listers are self-made and did not inherit their wealth, proving that UNSW really helps them in building their business. Take a look at UNSW top programs:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Commerce

February, June & September

3 years

AUD$44,880

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/ Bachelor of Commerce

February & September

5.5 years

AUD$41,280

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/ Bachelor of Information Systems

February & September

4 years

AUD$45,600

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#5. University of Queensland (UQ)

Located primarily in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, this prestigious university was founded in 1909.  Former president of the United States, Barack Obama stated that UQ was one of the world’s great institutions of science and teaching during his visit to the campus. This is undoubtedly true because 10 years ago, they made a huge impact in the community as they discovered the vaccine for cervical cancer and now they are trying their hardest to search for the Covid-19 vaccine. Take a look at the recommended programs below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours)

February & August

4 years

AUD$ 43,504

Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management

February & August

3 years

AUD$ 42,272

Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours) 

February

4 years

AUD$ 38,112

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃 

#6. Monash University

Named after World War I general Sir John Monash, Monash University was founded in 1958, making it the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. There are 4 local campuses throughout Victoria, an international campus in Malaysia and centers in India, Italy, and in the People’s Republic of China. With their motto, “Ancora Imparo” which means “I am still learning”, the Monash people are constantly in pursuit of knowledge and research. Besides, they took part in a World Mosquito Program and the anti-flu drug Relenza to make a positive influence in the world while building a community relationship. If you are interested in this university, check out their top programs.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

February

4 years

AUD$ 44,500

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

February, July & November

4 years

AUD$ 46,000

Bachelor of Business

February, July & November

3 years

AUD$ 45,000

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#7. University of Western Australia (UWA)

This is the oldest and the only university in Western Australia until Murdoch University was built in 1973.  Bob Hawke, a former Australian Prime Minister graduated from this reputable university. UWA has 3 campuses in Western Australia, a state that is culturally diverse with more than 170 languages and so, international students like you will always feel welcome.

Besides, UWA has more than 180 partners globally where you can participate through exchange programs and this can help to expand your knowledge and gain a fresh perspective before going into the working world. Their top programs are below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Science (Major in Engineering Science)

February & July

3 years

AUD$37,800

Bachelor of Science (Major in Physiology)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,600

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,600

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#8. The University of Adelaide

Recognized as one of Australia’s most respected research-intensive universities, The University of Adelaide has graduated the extraordinary Dame Roma Mitchell who became the first female: Queen’s Counsel, Supreme Court Judge, and Governor of South Australia. Not only that, this university gives birth to Australia’s first female surgeon, Laura Margaret Fowler. Ranked number 1 in South Australia for the employability rate by QS, this university is also home to more than 20,000 students with 7,800 being international students. This University of Adelaide is located in one of the Regional Areas in Australia and thus, students have the opportunity to get a 2-year working visa after graduation.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Architectural Design

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 35,000

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology)

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 38,500

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

March & July

5 years

AUD$ 35,000

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

Founded in 1988, UTS is a contemporary and innovative university. QS Top 50 Under 50 2021 ranked them 1st in Australia for 4 consecutive years, proving themselves as an advanced young university. UTS emphasizes sustainability on its campus buildings and received a certified Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. With more than 20 campus buildings, entering into this university is highly competitive. UTS graduates are highly sought after by many employers as the employability rate is the 7th highest in Australia according to QS. On top of that, UTS students can join multiple extracurricular programs that will enhance your knowledge, widen your horizon and stretch your abilities.

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Nursing

March

3 years

AUD$ 36,260

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design

March

3 years

AUD$ 36,260

Bachelor of Engineering

March & July

3 years

AUD$ 42,360

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

#10. University of Wollongong (UOW)

Gracing the QS Top 50 Under 50 2021 as the second Australian university, UOW is a modern university that was built in 1975. UOW was formed through the donations of local people and since then, the university has acted in partnership with its communities to address challenges that society faces in terms of economic, social, medical, and environmental. UOW has 9 campuses in Australia and 3 international campuses in Dubai, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Students also have the chance to study abroad with UOW partners universities in 45 countries. The recommended programs are below:

Top Program

Intake

Duration

Indicative Fee 2020

Bachelor of Engineering (Architectural Engineering)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 150,144

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication and Advertising)

February & July

3 years

AUD$ 84,528

Bachelor of Public Health

February 

3 years

AUD$ 93,744

For enquire on the entry requirements or other courses and how to apply, please contact us 😃

Applying to these universities can be tedious, a lot of documents are required. But you do not have to be intimidated because Excel Education is here for you. We can guide you step-by-step to ensure you enter into a top-ranked university that you always want. Contact us now!

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Top 7 High-Paying Industries in Australia for Those Who Hate Working in Office 2020

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You are excited to enter a university because you cannot wait to learn and have the best time of your life. However, at the same time, you do not want to graduate and end up with an office job. You hate the idea of working from 9 am to 5 pm, sitting in a cubicle and staring at the computer for 8 hours a day for 40 hours a week. You also dislike paperwork and spreadsheets. You want to work in a different environment and with a high income but uncertain which career is suitable for you. 

Fret not, we have prepared a list of careers for you and the recommended universities in Australia for that particular profession.

1. Medicine

One of the top-paying jobs in the field of medicine is a doctor and according to Salary Explorer, doctor is the number one high paying job in Australia 2020. Being a doctor is a noble profession that saves lives. They dedicate their lives to save lives. They make sure the patients receive proper diagnosis and treatments to help them on their road of recovery. They are always on standby and going from ward to ward to check on patients. So, do not be worried, you will not be sitting in the office and staring at the computer screen the whole day. 

Based on Job Outlook:

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 4,976
  • Future growth: Moderate

The recommended universities to study Medicine in Australia are: 

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Indicative Fees 2020

University of Melbourne

Global: 38th

Australia: 2nd

Bachelor of Medical Science

+

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor: February & July


Doctor of Medicine: January

Bachelor: 3 years

+

Doctor: 4 years

AUD$ 445,543

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th

Bachelor of Medical Science

+

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor: February


Doctor of Medicine: February

Bachelor: 3 years

+

Doctor: 4 years

AUD$ 342,000

James Cook University

Global: 377th

Australia: 20th

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

February

6 years

AUD$ 347,280

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

2. Education

As a teacher, the fate of future generations is in your hands because you will not only be teaching but making an impact in the life of the children that you will teach. Not only that, you will play a very important role as they will be listening and learning from you. You must always be compassionate and joyful in teaching the students. Most of the time, you are required in the classroom. If you hate office jobs but love to teach, then this profession is suitable for you.

Based on Job Outlook:

Early Childhood Teachers:

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,488
  • Future growth: Very strong

Primary Teachers

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,801
  • Future growth: Strong

Middle School Teachers

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,954
  • Future growth: Stable

Top Universities to study Education in Australia are

Universities

QS World University  Rankings by Subject 2020: Education 

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Monash University

Global: 12th

Australia: 1st

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

February

4 years

AUD$ 34,000

University of Technology (UTS)

Global: Top 100

Australia: 11th

Bachelor of Art Bachelor of Education

February

4 years

AUD$ 31,800 

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Global: Top 200

Australia: 20th

Bachelor of Education

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4 years

AUD$ 30,750

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

3. Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineer is a profession where you will be using the principles of engineering, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. You will work on how to improve recycling, waste disposal, pollution and other environmental issues. You will be working in the office for a meeting with engineers or urban planners, in the auditorium to present ideas and even at outdoor worksites to collaborate with environmental scientists. 

Based on Job Outlook,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 2,155
  • Future growth: Very strong

Top recommended universities to study Environmental Engineering in Australia are as below.

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Deakin University

Global: 271th

Australia: 16th

Bachelor of Environmental Engineer

March & July

4 years

AUD$ 35,200

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th

Bachelor of Engineering (Major in Environmental)

February & June

4 years

AUD$ 35,500

Edith Cowan University

Global: Top 700 

Australia: 31st

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and ENvironmental) Honours

February & July

4 years

AUD$ 30,200

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

4. Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are the people that help to treat, diagnose and restore the physical health of a patient. They will engage in a variety of treatments such as range of motion exercises, soft tissue mobilization and therapeutic ultrasound to treat patients that suffer from loss of physical abilities or injuries. This is a very interesting and rewarding profession as you will have a different case every day. Furthermore, more people are moving towards a healthy lifestyle and willing to pay a high price to receive treatment. As a result, the growth and demand for physiotherapists will increase significantly in the near future.

Based on Job Outlook,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,444
  • Future growth: Very strong

The universities to study Physiotherapy in Australia are

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Monash University

Global: 58th

Australia: 6th

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

February

4 years

AUD$ 46,900

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th 

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

February

4 years

AUD$ 43,000

Western Sydney University

Global: 468th

Australia: 25th

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

March

4 years

AUD$ 30,480

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

5. Construction

The top-paying jobs in the construction industry is the construction manager. You will be planning, budgeting, scheduling and overseeing construction activities. You will also ensure that every stage of the construction is following the time schedule to avoid delay of projects. Besides, you will always be out at the construction site and closely working with architects most of the time. Certainly, you will not be bored in the office because this job requires someone who loves the outdoors and due to the nature of the job, being too risky, the pay is high.

Based on Job Look,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 3,450
  • Future growth: Strong

The recommended universities to study Construction in Australia are:

Universities

QS World University  Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Global: 224th 

Australia: 12th

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

February & July

4 years

AUD$ 32,300

Griffith University

Global: 320th

Australia: 19th

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

February & June

4 years

AUD$ 34,500

Western Sydney University

Global: 468th

Australia: 25th

Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours)

March

4 years

AUD$ 33,000

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

6. Filmmaking

If you have the talent and desire to create films and movies as a career, then the recommended field is definitely film making. There are so many jobs in this industry that pay a high income such as film director, film producer and editors. Most people are willing to pay money to watch films and movies. For instance, the Avenger’s End Game movie was reported to earn USD $ 2.503 billion. This is the proof that this industry is one of the highest paying industries in the world. 

Based on Job Look,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,539
  • Future growth: Strong

The recommended universities to study Film Making in Australia are as below.

Universities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

University of Melbourne

Global: 38th

Australia: 2nd

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)

February 

3 years

AUD$ 54,948

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Global: 140th

Australia: 9th

Bachelor of Communication (Media Arts and Production)

March

3 years

AUD$ 38,380

Deakin University

Global: 271st

Australia: 16th

Bachelor of Film, Television and Animation

March, July & September

3 years

AUD$ 32,200

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

7. Psychology

This industry is growing rapidly as more people seek psychologists to help them with their trauma issues and mental health.  As a psychologist, you will be listening and working with people from all walks of life to provide psychological solutions to their problems. You do not have to worry about sitting in front of the computer as you will liaise more with people. There are many disciplines in psychology where psychologists are needed. For example, in Sport discipline, a sport psychologists are needed to boost the confidence of the sportsperson in order to win the competition.

Based on Job Look,

  • The weekly pay: AUD$ 1,857
  • Future growth: Very strong


The recommended universities to study Psychology in Australia are as below.

Universities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Program

Intake

Duration

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

The University of Melbourne

Global: 17th

Australia: 1st

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

March & July

4 years

AUD$ 41,922-45,944

Western Sydney University 

Global: Top 150

Australia: 10th

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

March & July

4 years

AUD$ 29,880

Griffith University

Global: Top 200

Australia: 13th

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

January,June & September

4 years

AUD$ 27,500

For inquiries on the entry requirements or how to apply, please contact us 😃

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Top Universities to Study Political Science in Australia 2020

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Are you interested in politics and always keep up with the news on what is going on around the world? From the tragic death of George Floyd and controversial gun laws in the United States to the longest monarchy in the United Kingdom. Do you also have strong political views in your country and other countries? You wish you have the power to make a difference and hope that you can do something to change the world. 

Well, we have good news for you. Education is the first thing to change the world as it will equip you with good knowledge that prevents ignorance. Therefore, a suitable course for you is probably Political Science. 

What is Political Science?

Political Science also known as Politology, is a study of governance and analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behaviour. It focuses on human nature and moral purposes of political association. 

There are a few major subfields of Political Science:

Political Theory

This subfield studies the foundations of political communities and institutions to focus and understand human nature and moral purposes behind it.

Comparative Politics

This is to provide an understanding of the reason behind why different societies develop different types of political institutions. Also, this subfield will judge which political systems provide the best values in terms of freedom, equality, or economic security.

International Relations

This field studies how nations interact with each other. Not only that, this subfield focuses on finding out why war starts, who wins, who suffers from losses, and how to prevent war from happening again. 

Political Methodology

This subfield uses quantitative and qualitative methods to study politics. Quantitative methods such as statistics, mathematics, and computers to analyze political data. As for qualitative methods, students will be conducting research through seminars, finding explanations, and truth of the political stands. 

Why Study Political Science?

Sharpen your soft skills

You will hone your writing, communication, analytical and data skills. You will also be able to critically and independently think from a different perspective and give you knowledge of current affairs.

Wide career options

You can work in a private sector, non-profit organizations, or even in the government. You can also work either in business, law, consulting, teaching, or even international companies.

Impact in the community

You will be making an impact in the community either through participating in electoral politics, advocating to the public on specific policies, or involving in community talks.

Career Opportunities

  • Political Scientist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Political Consultant
  • Political Campaign Staff

General Entry Requirements

English Requirements

IELTS 6.5

Academic Requirements

A-Level/ STPM/ IB/Diploma/ or equivalent

Requirements may vary according to universities.

Recommended universities to study Political Science in Australia

University of Melbourne

Program

Bachelor of Arts in Politics & International Studies

Intake

March & August

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 33,824- 38,564

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Program

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy & Economics

Intake

February, June & September

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 39,150

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Communication (Social and Political Science)

Intake

March & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 33,600

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

University of Western Australia

Program

Bachelor of Philosophy (Major in Political Science and International Relations)

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 31,700

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

Griffith University

Program

Bachelor of Arts Major in Politics and International Studies

Intake

February, June & October

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 28,500

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

Edith Cowan University

Program

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Historical & Political Studies)

Intake

February &  July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 29,950

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

Murdoch University

Program

Bachelor of Arts in Global Politics and Policy

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 26,140

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

University of Tasmania

Program

Bachelor of Arts Major in Politics and Policy

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 31,950

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

Macquarie University

Program

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Politics

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 33, 000

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

Deakin University

Program

Bachelor of Arts Major in Politics and Policy

Intake

March & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 29,400

For more information on this course and university or on how to apply, contact us now 😃

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Top Universities to Study Forensic Science in Australia 2020

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When you watch CSI (Crime Scene and Investigations) or Law & Order, you feel thrilled every time the police officer enters the new crime scenes or when they finally know the victim’s cause of death. When they catch the suspect and eventually the real bad guy, somehow you feel accomplished too.

But, have you ever wondered how they manage to find the clues to solve the crime mysteries? Well, it is through Forensic Science. Let us dive deeper into this course.

What is Forensic Science?

Forensic Science is the use of science such as Physics, Chemistry, and even Biology in the forensic field. The focus is to gather, identify, and evaluate physical evidence that will be used in the courtroom. 

The evidence gathered will then be used to prove the existence of crime, the perpetrator of the crime, and the possible connection to that crime. However, Forensic Science is not only be used to investigate crime such as murder or drug trafficking but it is also used in civil law such as the willful pollution of air or water. 

How Forensic Science Works?

Forensic scientists usually focus on crime scene investigation, where the crime was committed. In the crime scene, they will be using Forensic Science methods such as:

Fingerprints Analysis

Fingerprints left could be used to identify the potential suspect.

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

When the murder happened, Forensic Scientists will examine the patterns of bloodstain in the crime scene to figure out how the perpetrator attacked or even the weapon used.

Accident Reconstruction

The Forensic Scientist will reconstruct the conditions of the accident by using clues that they found. They will find out what was happening before, during, and after the accident.

Why Study Forensic Science?

Protect the Community

You are protecting the public as you will be capturing the perpetrator of the crime and put the bad guy behind bars. You are like the Marvel’s Avengers superheroes to people in your society!

Sharpening Your Problem Solving Skills

Students will be exposed and trained in the area of problem-solving skills. You will be taught how to look, think, and take action in a certain way to solve crimes. You will gather scientific evidence to find a solution to the mysterious crimes.

Love for Science

You have a strong desire for Science! This field is combining all types of Science to find the missing puzzles. You will have access to scientific equipment and technique to uncover the truth. You will be collecting fingerprints, hair to find DNA or you will be attending a post-mortem check-up to find out the victim’s cause of death.

Career Opportunities

  • Toxicology
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Forensic DNA Analyst
  • Detective
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biomedical Scientist

General Entry Requirements

English Requirements

IELTS 6.5

Academic Requirements

A-Level/ STPM/ UEC/ Foundation Studies/ IB/ Diploma or equivalent

Prerequisite Requirements

Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, English

Requirements may vary according to universities. To enquire more on the requirements, contact us now 😃

Top Universities to Study Forensic Science in Australia 2020

1. University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Program

Bachelor of Forensic Science

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 42,360

For further enquiries on this course or on how to apply, contact us 😃

2. Deakin University

Program

Bachelor of Forensic Science

Intake

March & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 36,000

For further enquiries on this course or on how to apply, contact us 😃

3. Griffith University

Program

Bachelor of Forensic Science

Intake

February

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 33,000

For further enquiries on this course or on how to apply, contact us 😃

4. Western Sydney University

Program

Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science) 

Intake

July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 30,480

For further enquiries on this course or on how to apply, contact us 😃

5. Edith Cowan University

Program

Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science) (Major in Forensic Science)

Intake

February

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 33,200

For further enquiries on this course or on how to apply, contact us 😃

6. Murdoch University

Program

Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology and Toxicology

Intake

February

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 30,030

For further enquiries on this course or on how to apply, contact us 😃

7. Flinders University

Program

Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Analytical Science)

Intake

March & July

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 34,500

For further enquiries on this course or on how to apply, contact us 😃

8. University of Canberra

Program

Bachelor of Applied Science in Forensic Studies

Intake

February

Duration

3 years

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD$ 32,900

For further enquiries on this course or on how to apply, contact us 😃

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Australian Universities Virtual Tour 2020

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The ongoing Covid-19 self-quarantine required all shops, working places, and universities around the globe to shut down. Although many governments are slowly opening up some shops and working places, many universities still remain close. This makes it difficult for future students like you to visit the universities that you like before making a decision to enroll. 

But do not worry, we are here to help. We have provided a list of universities that you can virtually tour in the comfort of your own room. At the end of the virtual tour, we can help you to arrange an one-to-one session with the university representatives to learn more about the university that you are interested in. 

Do not let the virus hinder you from your exploring the exciting university’s journey 💪🏻

Virtual Tours at these Australian Universities:

Aspire Institute

Aspire Institute is owned and operated by the prestigious International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) and currently operating 3 branches across Australia. There are several programs that are offered by Aspire Institute and they are English programs, Foundation and 9 Diploma programs that you can choose. You can find the diploma programs below:

Diploma Programs

  1. Diploma of Business
  2. Diploma of Entrepreneurship
  3. Diploma of Events
  4. Diploma of Hospitality
  5. Diploma of Management
  6. Diploma of Marketing
  7. Diploma of Property
  8. Diploma of Sports
  9. Diploma of Tourism

Duration

1 year

Intakes

February, May & September

Total Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 29,200

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Aspire Institute 

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Starting in 1991, Edith Cowan University was ranked 30th in Australia according to QS World University Rankings 2020. One of the top schools that ECU offers is Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Famous WAAPA alumni include Hugh Jackman, Frances O’ Connor and Emma Matthews. If you are interested in pursuing Performing Arts, this university is recommended for you.

Program

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Intakes

February

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 31,450

Students need to go for an interview, audition or submit a portfolio or CDs to ensure enrollment. But do not worry, we are here to help to pursue your dream. 

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Edith Cowan University 

Federation University Australia

This university is rated the best university in Australia for graduate employability by Employer Satisfaction 2017 and Victoria’s number one university for student support by QILT 2018. Not only that, the campuses are located in Ballarat and Churchill, both are more affordable places as compared to other big cities. One of the top programs that this university offers is nursing, therefore, if you have a plan to pursue nursing as a career, take a look at the program below.

Program

Bachelor of Nursing

Intakes

February

Entry Requirements

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Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 30,400

To know about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us!

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Federation University Australia

Griffith University

This university has started teaching over 40 years ago and they have been deeply connected to the Asian region. They are socially conscious, environmentally aware and became an integral part of the community. Griffith are in the top 2% of universities worldwide and take a look at their famous hospitality program below. 

Program

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Intakes

February, June & October

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: 6

UEC: 14

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 28,500

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Griffith University 

James Cook University

This university is home to more than 22,000 universities and JCU is continually making ground-breaking advances in research through their award-winning research centres and institutes. One of the top JCU programs is ranked number 1 in the world by the Centre for World University Rankings

Program

Bachelor of Marine Science 

Intakes

February & July

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 2

STPM: 4

UEC: 1

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 37,860

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: James Cook University

La Trobe University

This university was ranked number 1 in Victoria and 5th in Australia in terms of employability upon postgraduate graduation by the 2019 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey. Not only that, LA Trobe’s research in nutrition and dietetics is top rated nationally and rated ‘well above world standard’. Therefore, the program as below:

Program

Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Intakes

March

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level/ STPM: 7

UEC: 19

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 35,000

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: La Trobe University

University of Canberra College

This university ranked 26th in Australia and 484th in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2020. They have a leading sports institution and have strong ties with elite sporting teams in Australia. Take a look at their famous sporting program:

Program

Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation

Intakes

February

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 7.0

A-Level: 11

STPM: 3

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 33,800

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: University of Canberra College

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Located in the city of Hobart, Tasmania. Students are able to enjoy the beautiful environment and the cleanest air in Australia. Tasmania island is a living laboratory giving the university strengths in the natural and social sciences and thus students have the advantages to learn and make a research under the programs of environmental science.  

Program

Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours

Intakes

February & July

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 11

STPM: 7

UEC: 5 best subjects

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 33,950

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Number 1 young university 9 in Australia based on QS Top 50 Under 50. This prestigious university offers top programs such as Nursing, Engineering and  Art & Design. Not only that, they are also ranked 7 in terms of graduate employability according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. Take a look at their top program.

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Intakes

March & July

Entry Requirements

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: Minimum 3 subjects

STPM: 7

Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 42,360

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us 😃

😃 Take a virtual tour now: University of Technology Sydney (UTS) 

Western Sydney University

This university has been ranked 1st in the world for its work to address gender equality and 2nd for reducing inequalities by promoting equitable quality education, according to Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings. One of the top program offers is Sociology and it is ranked 7th in Australia based on QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

Program

Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology)

Intakes

March, July & September

Entry Requirements

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Annual Indicative Fees 2020

AUD $ 26, 240

To know more about the entry requirements and how to enrol, contact us!

😃 Take a virtual tour now: Western Sydney University

Do not hesitate to keep in touch with us so we can arrange your one-to-one session with the universities that you are interested in. We are more than happy to help you so you do not miss out on any information and the best part is our consultation and services are all FREE! Contact us now!

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Civil Engineering vs Architecture: Differences, Employability, & Top Universities

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You often hear about civil engineering but unsure what the differences are with other types of Engineering, and most students would also compare the course with architecture. You are unsure which path, either civil engineering or architecture, to choose for your undergraduate degree, which one would have good employability after you graduate, these are all the questions you are probably asking yourself right now. But do not worry, we are here to help you. By the end of this article, you will know better which course to choose.

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that applies physical and scientific principles to solve problems in society. Civil engineers usually design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems. These include roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams and bridges. One famous example of civil engineers’ contribution is the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao mega bridge. This 55km bridge is the longest bridge-cum-tunnel sea crossing in the world that connects Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau.

What are Civil Engineers duties?

The usual duties of civil engineers are:

  • Analyze long-range plans, survey report, maps, and other data to plan and design projects
  • Analyze construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors during the planning and risk-analysis stages of a project
  • Compile and submit permit applications to regulatory authorities to verify that the project complies with all the required regulations
  • Oversee and evaluate the results of soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations
  • Examine the results of test on building materials such as concrete, wood, asphalt or steel, for use in projects
  • Prepare the budget for materials, equipment or labor cost to determine a project’s economic viability
  • Manage repair, maintenance, and replacement of public and private infrastructure

What are the skills required to be Civil Engineers?

Mathematical Skills

Students must have a thorough understanding of algebra, calculus, trigonometry and geometry, and even statistics. This is because the principles of Mathematics are applicable to the day-to-day duties of a civil engineer.

Organizational Skills

Civil Engineers will monitor and evaluate the progress of work completed at a job site and ensure all staff adhered to the project plans, rules and regulations, and the design documents. They often work on multiple projects at once and therefore, they must be able to organize project information, manage team members and allocate resources efficiently.

Problem Solving Skills

It is crucial to have problem-solving skills because you will be facing many challenges that require you to think out-of-the-box. You are required to use your educational background and experience to find safe and cost-effective solutions.

Leadership Skills

You will be managing your staff, planners, technicians, surveyors, and contractors, therefore, you must have strong leadership skills. You must be able to plan and prioritize, manage time effectively, and delegate duties to ensure projects run smoothly.

Oral Communication Skills

You must be able to listen to clients, officials, team members and other skilled workers to ensure their concern and request are being met. Next, you are able to explain complex technical information to people that you are working with to make sure they understand and carry the work correctly. 

What are the Career Prospects for students with a Civil Engineering degree?

  • Building control surveyor
  • CAD technician
  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Water engineer

Recommended Universities to Study Civil Engineering in Australia

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Engineering- Civil & Structural

-1st in Australia 

– 11th  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Intake

February, June & September

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 12

STPM: 15

UEC: 2

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 47,760

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

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Engineering- Civil & Structural

-9th in Australia 

– Top 100  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Infrastructure)(Honours)

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$ 37,440

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

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Engineering- Civil & Structural

-12th in Australia 

– Top 100  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Intake

March & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 9

STPM: Minimum 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 42,360

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

Western Sydney University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Engineering- Civil & Structural

– 15th in Australia 

– Top200  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – Civil

Intake

March & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

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Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 33,000

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

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

QS World University Rankings 2020: 

-31st in Australia 

– Top 700  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) Honours

Intake

February & July

Duration

4 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 8

STPM: 3

UEC: B3

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 30,200

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

What is Architecture?

According to Britannica.com, architecture is the art and technique of designing and building. Architects will be involved in new building designs, extensions, alterations, restorations, and conservations from the earliest stages right through to completion. They focus mainly on the designing of a building’s look and style by using their specialist construction knowledge and high-level drawing skills.

They make sure their designs are functional, safe, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing. One example of a famous building that was beautifully built in the style of French Gothic Architecture was the Notre Dame de Paris. That is why many people around the world were so saddened by the fire that struck the 857 years old cathedral. 

What are Architect duties?

The usual duties of architects are:

  • Create building designs and highly detailed drawings by hands and computer-aided design (CAD) applications
  • Write and present reports, proposals, applications and contracts
  • Adapt plans according to circumstances and resolve any problems that may arise during construction
  • Travel regularly to visit building sites, proposed locations and client meetings
  • Closely work with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
  • Liaise with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects
  • Apply permission and advice about new buildings  from government and legal departments

What are the skills required to be Architect?

Design Skills

Aesthetics are the major key in architecture. Students must be familiar with architecture history, art, and style to bring it into a new building with the touch of your own creativity and style. You must be able to imagine, draft, draw, and make your arts into aesthetically beautiful buildings.

Computer Literacy Skills

Students must be able to master in many architectural drafting software such as:

  • AutoCAD
  • Computer-Aided Design
  •  Revit

Legal Knowledge

Architects need to master and grasp all legal requirements to build a building. Apart from the clients’ specifications, there are many legal regulations, codes, and policies that need to be adhered such as the Fire Safety Codes, Building Codes, and Zoning Codes.

Attention to Details

Architects’ drawings are heavily relied on as a guide by the construction workers. Therefore, all the drawings must be detailed to avoid problems and delays in the projects.

Teamwork Skills

You must be a team player because you will liaise with many people to ensure the project builds according to your design. You will be working with your internal team, construction team, clients, and surveyors. 

What are the Career Prospects for students with an Architecture degree?

  • Technical Architect
  • Design Architect
  • BIM Manager
  • Workplace Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Interior and Spatial Designer
  • Urban Planner
  • Building Surveyor
  • Historic Buildings Inspector

Recommended Universities to Study Architecture in Australia

University of Melbourne

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Architecture / Built Environment:

-1st in Australia 

– 17th  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Design ( Architecture)

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: BCC

STPM: 3.30

UEC: A2

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 34,112 – 44,632

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

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Architecture / Built Environment:

-9th in Australia 

– Top 100 in the world

Program

Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Intake

March

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level: 10

STPM: Minimum 3 subjects

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 36,890

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

Deakin University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Architecture / Built Environment:

-14th in Australia 

– Top 200 in the world

Program

Bachelor of Design (Architecture)

Intake

March & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level: 6

STPM: 2.7

UEC: Not more than 21

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 32,000

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

Griffith University

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Architecture / Built Environment:

-15th in Australia 

– Top 200 in the world

Program

Bachelor of Architectural Design 

Intake

February & June

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.5

A-Level/ STPM: 6

UEC: 14

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 32,500

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

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

QS World University Rankings 2020: 

-18th in Australia 

– 291st  in the world

Program

Bachelor of Architecture and Built Environments 

Intake

February & July

Duration

3 years

Entry Requirement

English: IELTS 6.0

A-Level/ STPM: 7

UEC: 25

Annual Indicative Fees (2020)

AUD$ 29,950

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

Civil Engineering VS Architecture: Which occupation is more in demand in the marketplace?

The Civil Engineers job market in Australia is expected to grow strongly in the future according to Job Outlook. Not only that, CareerExplorer also predicted that the civil engineer job market will grow by 10.6% between 2016 and 2026.

According to Job Outlook, the architects’ job market in Australia is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years. The number of Architects is expected to increase from 22,300 in 2018 to 23,900 in 2023. Apart from that, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, projected that employment of architects to grow 8% in 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

This shows that both occupations are in demand by employers. 

If you think Civil Engineering is more of your calling, check the top universities to study Civil Engineering below. But if you think Architecture is the profession that you want to be, below are the top universities that you can study in Australia. 

It is vital to go to good universities because it will increase your employability and make your resume look good!

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