Top 5 PG Courses Australian Unis offer
Planning to pursue your Post-graduation? Thinking about study abroad options? If Australia is in your mind, here’s a look at the Top 5 PG courses in Australia that offer an excellent career prospect for students across streams.
Australia features amongst the top destinations for Study Abroad and with good reason. Australia offers everything a good study abroad destination has…top universities, excellent student life, post study work options and transparent immigration policies. Adding to the many reasons why Australia is an excellent study abroad destination are the many Scholarships available to International Students that make studying in Australia more economical than USA and UK. Be it undergraduate programs, Certificate Diplomas offered by TAFE or the postgraduate courses, Australia has something to offer for everybody. Here’s a look at some of the Top 5 PG Courses in Australia and what they entail, their eligibility requirements as well as some of the top universities of Australia offering the courses.
Computer Science & Information Technology
The people who proposed that Information Technology was a bubble perhaps did not foresee the impact it has on the life of a common man. Needless to say, the wide advancements in technologies continue to drive students towards the courses. The comparatively relaxed eligibility norms, the thriving industry as well as the research support makes Computer Sciences and Information Technology as well as Information Science one of the most sought after master’s programs in Australia. Master of Information Technology and Master of Information System attract massive volumes which also offer a chance of dual degrees to students and an opportunity to gain an MBA along with the courses. Some colleges expect aspirants to have a bachelor’s degree in the related field while others welcome students who do not have any previous IT qualifications. University of Melbourne and Australian National University rank amongst the top 20 universities of the world for this subject.
Engineering & Technology
Engineering and technology continues to attract students from across the world to Australian Universities. Both, engineering courses across various disciplines like Civil, Electronics, Automation, etc. as well and courses like Masters in Information Technology, Masters in Computer Applications, etc. enjoy a steady inflow of students from across continents. What adds to the appeal of the courses is the steady work requirement in the domains. Excellent research facilities, steady post steady work possibilities and wide acknowledgement continues to make Australian degrees acceptable to a wide variety of international students…especially Indians.
MBA, as a master’s degree has a worldwide acceptance with huge demand across countries. Though universities in USA continue to rule the management courses, Australian Universities have caught up as well. Top class universities offering a widely recognized management degree adds to the course’s popularity in the country. Melbourne Business School, Australian Graduate School of Management and Macquarie Graduate School of Management feature in the top 100 B-Schools of the World (as per Financial Times MBA Rankings 2015). There are many reasons why an MBA from Australia continues to be amongst the top PG courses and one of them is that while many top universities of Australia feature in the Global Rankings, there are many Universities in Australia that do not require a GMAT.
The high demand for skilled workforce in the country continues to drive volumes to courses and another course that is widely popular in Australia in Education. With 9 Australian Universities featuring in the Top 50 globally for the subject, there is little reason to doubt the effectiveness of these courses. In fact, 4 universities namely University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Sydney and University of Queensland feature in the top 10 of QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 – Education. Some of the wide range of courses available in Education include Master of Education, Master of Educational Management and Master of Education (International Baccalaureate), etc.
Accounting and Finance
Another course that drives international student volumes to the continent country is Accounting and Finance. In fact, a large number of students planning to study in Australia opt for accounting degrees over management degrees. The reasons are many but primarily the most definitive reason for this trend is that you need not have a degree in accounting to apply for a masters in accounting and finance. More importantly, a postgraduate degrees in accounting makes a student eligible for the Professional Year Program (PYP). Most of the universities offer masters degrees that are accredited to the professional accounting bodies like the CPA Australia (Chartered Practising Accountants), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as well as the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). For example The Skilled Migration Internship Program — Accounting (SMIPA) provides a minimum of 44 weeks of training that includes a 12-week internship with a host company. Successfully completing this increases the student’s chances of getting a permanent residency in Australia.