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Top 10 Undergraduate Degrees to Study In Australia 2018

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1. Healthcare

According to research released by Graduate Careers Australia (GCA), more than 97% of graduates in medicine and pharmacy (as well as engineering) found full-time employment within 4 months of graduation. In particular, Dentistry graduates topped the median starting salary list at AU$80,000. Across Australia and online, there are more than 330 health programs available across various disciplines.

2. Engineering

Fortunately, due to growing mining sector in Australia calls for engineering graduates across several engineering sectors. Mining, mechanical, electrical, petroleum and metallurgical engineering courses are all showing growth as job opportunities continue to become available in this vast sector.

3. Business

An undergraduate business degree doesn’t hold the same value as an MBA, but having a business background in commerce, international-focused, green-centred or entrepreneurial – is a valuable asset on your CV.

4. Computer Science/Information Technology (IT)

Keen in pursuing this degree program has increased significantly in Australia, but expertise in information systems and computer technology is valuable on a global scale. The GCA’s December 2011 ‘Grad Stats’ survey found that a computer science graduate’s starting salary was roughly AU$51,000.

5. Education

Mathematics teachers are in demand: a 2006 Australian Council of Deans of Science survey found that 75% of secondary schools were stressed to find superiority in maths and science teachers and the drop continued into 2011. 

6. Accounting/Finance

Accounting services are popular among both corporate and personal finance levels, particularly in big cities. Popular job seeker website Jobaroo.com pinpoints Sydney as Australia’s financial centre with a 65 per cent industry presence that includes the ASX, Sydney Futures Exchange, Reserve Bank and several Asia-Pacific companies. 

7. Environmental Science

This degree offers graduates a transition into expanding sectors such as mining and petroleum exploration. According to the GCA’s December 2011 ‘Grad Stats’ survey, this field experienced the largest increase in a graduate’s starting salary, from AU$54,000 to AU$65,000.

8. Sustainable Development

The Perth’s Curtain University of Technology capitalised on this growing sector by establishing the Australian Sustainable Development Institute (ASDI) in 2009. The course teaches students on water conservation, climate change adaption, sustainable urban development, Asian nation partnerships, and green energy proposals – all topics that may be integrated into other branches of business and science-related fields.

9. Human Resources Management

As the resources, engineering and health industries grow, so does the need for top-down organisation. Making decisions and maintaining order within the company, as well as handling relations with others in the industry, are vital to the company’s success.

10. Agronomy

The agriculture industry in Australia represents 12% of the country’s total GDP. According to INVEST in Australia, this sector has shown continuous growth over the past few years thanks to free trade agreements and ever-expanding foreign export markets.

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Michelle Phan
A freelance writer, graduated from Curtin University, specialises in commercial writing, love travel and enjoy walking on the beach, Michelle also feeds on Psychology and will give away just about anything to cuddle with furry felines.
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