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Top 5 most popular courses to study in Australia

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[:en]If you are someone who wants to study in Australia, you will be surprised by the number of courses that the country has to offer for an international student.

The ‘Land Down Under’ offers a diverse range of study options for an international student with more than 1,100 institutions and over 22,000 courses. Australian institutions are ranked among the world’s best by academic disciplines, particularly in engineering and technology, medicine, and environmental science. The universities in Australia provide an international student with choices and opportunities across all study disciplines.

But if you want to get a permanent residency after obtaining your degree, then your chances will be increased if you get a qualification that is in demand. The top degrees that an international student study in Australia is a mix of curriculums that will help them gain experience and increase the chances of successful immigration.

To help you further with it, we have listed below the top 5 popular specialisations worth pursuing in Australia.

Course 1: Engineering
The Engineering field is rapidly expanding in Australia. The country has 51 accredited engineering programs across the country. In the year 2010, 43 per cent of international students accounted for all engineering graduates in Australia.

The course also helps the student obtain qualification and skills in any engineering fields such as mechatronics, chemical, civil, electrical and electronic.

Flinders University offers a world-class $120m teaching and research facility. It has a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and possesses state-of-the-art equipment, laboratories and study spaces. Moreover, the university provides students with a 20-week industry placement program in your undergraduate degree. Flinders University offers the best practical placements in Australia which is a 12-week placement in your postgraduate degree.

Graduating in Engineering, you will be able to turn your discoveries into practical solutions for real-world problems. From developing medical equipment in health care systems as a biomedical engineer, to designing computer terminals, there are endless opportunities in engineering that you can explore and learn from every day.

Course 2: Agriculture and Environmental Science
There are 7 Australian academic institutions ranked in the top 100 universities for agriculture and 9 in the top 100 for environmental science.

Overall, the Australian Agricultural sector was worth $62 billion in 2018-2019. It employs around 300,000 people or 2.5% of the national workforce. The demand for Agricultural Scientists is expected to increase by 14.6% on current numbers between 2019 and 2024.

This field will help you gain knowledge about global, regional and local issues from food production and farming, to food security and maintaining a safe and balanced natural environment.

Did you know that according to August 2019, in Australia, only 318,600 people were employed in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries? This accounted for approximately 2.5 per cent of the national workforce.
Agriculture and Environmental Science is definitely a booming industry and requires skilled professionals who will be able to cater to growing workforce demand.

The University of Queensland offers Agricultural and Environmental science courses with hands-on experience from industry experts for the students. The university also has an agricultural farm that helps the students to practically learn about agriculture. Whether you like to reduce the impacts of climate change or protect endangered wildlife, the university programs provide you with the skills to shape a more sustainable future.

Course 3: Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health
Let’s learn an interesting fact. 5 of Australian universities are ranked in the world’s top 50 schools for medicine which includes the University of Melbourne (16th), the University of Sydney (18th), Monash University (31st), the University of New South Wales ( 46th) and the University of Queensland (48th). One of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Australia is Health care and social assistance.

In this field, your studies will provide you with a thorough understanding and knowledge of human health and the working principles of the Australian healthcare system.

Moreover, having a graduate degree from any Australian institution with a qualification in the field of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health indicates that you will have the skills and knowledge to address the world’s most challenging health care issues.

The faculty of Health and Medicine from the University of Newcastle prepares the student for the health and medical workforce of today and tomorrow. The quality of education and research is undertaken in a harmonised agenda with clinical, education, community and research partners.
The university works with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) which has pioneered the integration of multi-campus university and hospital-based research that are both highly beneficial for the students.

Course 4: Information Technology
Information technology is a diverse field where you can find yourself achieving great heights every day.

In Australia, employable jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are growing twice as fast when compared to other jobs.

One of the highest-paid industries in Australia is IT which is notably higher when compared to any other field of work. A degree in information technology from an Australian institution is highly recognised and accepted by international employers such as Microsoft, Google, and Samsung.

This course will help you understand information systems, programming languages, information management and artificial intelligence.

Deakin University offers information technology courses where you can gain experience while investigating cyberattacks or identifying hidden patterns in big data. The university provides industry experience in every IT course with the latest technology and facilities to earn professional recognition.

Course 5: Education and Training

The Australian Government has invested billions in schools to help build Innovative Learning Environments (ILEs) since 2010.

Pursuing a course in education and training prepares you for the real world teaching experience. You will develop strong skills in communication and organisation and also have expertise in a range of topics to teach learners at various stages of their life. With a qualification in Education and training, you can even teach in the Australian schools, which includes preschool, primary and secondary classrooms.

The University of South Australia is ranked as South Australia’s No.1 university for graduate careers in Education. The university offers a range of education degrees that will set you up for a meaningful and satisfying career as a early childhood, primary or secondary teacher.

Moreover, this provides an opportunity for you to complete up to 20 days of professional experience as part of an overseas placement.

Also, did you know that a digital teaching hub ‘Samsung Smart School’ is also available for the students. This provides students with an opportunity to have a digitally connected learning atmosphere which also allows teachers to explore the transformative potential of digital technologies, to support innovative and creative approaches to teaching and learning.

Now that you have ample knowledge about the top 5 popular courses in Australia, take the next step to choose the course that interests you. You can connect with our AECC Global experts for better guidance and support.[:]


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