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The Most Popular Courses Among International Students In Australia

The Most Popular Courses Among International Students In Australia
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If you are planning on coming to Australia as an international student, there are many choices of courses on offer for you to pick from.

Whatever your reason for studying is, be it to gain an internationally recognised qualification from an Australian higher institution or you plan to settle in Australia to live and work, you can choose a course that will help you achieve your goal.

According to a 2018 report by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), it is interesting to note that international students are known to make different choices of courses when compared to domestic students.

The report found that almost half of international students are enrolled in courses in the area of Management and Business as compared to 15% for domestic students.

The numbers for international students in this course field increased by 4% from the previous year.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular courses chosen by international students in Australia.

According to a 2018 report by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), international students are known to make different choices of courses when compared to domestic students.

Arts and Humanities

The courses found in this area include humanities degrees, general arts, communications, media and film courses as well as other general humanities studies.

You will find that there is a high number of students undertaking postgraduate research studies in this field.

There are also a number of reputable creative and performing arts institutions in Australia with graduates going on to perform quite well on a worldwide level.

Business and Management

Business and Management is one of the widest fields of study in Australia with many course options available.

Courses in this area are also offered by many higher institutions across Australia with different levels of qualifications.

There are courses offered by vocational education institutions as well as courses in universities including Master of Business Administration (MBA) and research studies.

There are also great work opportunities available to graduates of courses in the field due to Australia’s geographical location in the Asia Pacific region.

Australia also has strong partnerships with local and international organisations in this area.

As a result, Business and Management graduates are able to get a solid practical job experience from working in these organisations.

Accounting graduates have an opportunity to improve their chances of obtaining permanent residency in Australia if they undertake a Professional Year Program.

The program lasts for a period of 12 months and it allows graduates to get valuable Australian work experience by undertaking an internship with the host company.

Information and communications technology (ICT)

ICT courses are very popular choices among international students in Australia. The governing body in this field is the Australian Computer Society (ACS). It is tasked with ensuring the quality of ICT courses are maintained.

The ACS is also responsible for approving curriculum in the industry and making sure that equipment and facilities are maintained to a high standard.

There are a number of specialisations in the ICT field. These include software engineering, database management, network engineering, web development, games design and computer systems.

Graduates in this field could also become eligible to undertake the Professional Year Program.

Technology and Engineering

There are many course options in the area of technology and engineering in Australia. These include – Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Food Technology, Mechanical engineering, Architectural engineering, Electro-mechanical engineering, Aeronautical engineering and Petroleum engineering.

Mining Engineering field is another unique field to study for international students. This is because studying a course in this area means that you are studying in one of the top mining countries in the world.

As a result, graduates in the mining industry are exposed to great opportunities for job experience and job placements with a wide range of mining companies in Australia.

The curriculum in this field is also well known as one of the best in the world due to its adherence to the best industry practices.

 

Accounting graduates have an opportunity to improve their chances of obtaining permanent residency in Australia if they undertake a Professional Year Program.

Environmental Studies

The geographical setting of Australia with its large areas of coastline, rainforests, mountains and deserts provides a great chance to undertake environmental studies.

As a result, there are many Australian higher institutions that have strengths in the field of environmental studies. These include the University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and Macquarie University.

When choosing courses in this field, it is important to consider the structure of the course and well as the range of subjects available to study in the course.

Students should also consider picking courses in the area of their interest as well as the quality and quantity of the research component of the course.

Health and Medicine

Australia has a wide range of internationally recognised and high-quality courses in the health and medicine field.

There is a diverse range of course options available for international students, with more than 1,100 institutions and 22,000 courses to choose from.

This is as a result of the high standard of practice and facilities available in the industry. The industry also offers top-level work experience for students in this field.

The areas of specialisations in this field include – Psychology. Nursing and midwifery. Sport Science, Medicine and Medical Studies, Public Health, Rehabilitation Therapy, Dental Studies and Nutrition.

Tourism

Australia is a major and popular tourist destination for visitors from all over the world.

The uniqueness of the Australian tourism industry is that you will find that there are many course options in any location you find yourself in Australia.

This is because of the widespread tourist destinations around the country.

Undertaking a course in tourism industry means you not only get to learn great skills related to the industry, but you also get to experience some of the most popular tourist spots across the country.

Tourism courses are offered by vocational institutions and universities. However, private institutions and TAFE institutes do well in this field.

This is probably because they excel in not only teaching students about tourism, they are also good at teaching students ‘how to’ work in tourism and hospitality.

Tourism courses are offered by vocational institutions and universities. However, private institutions and TAFE institutes do well in this field.

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