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Top 10 most popular courses for International students in Australia

In Australia, there are seven universities in the top 100 world-wide. The consistently produce high-quality graduates that are sought-after and employable in Australia.

If you want permanent residency after obtaining your degree, then your chances will be increased if you get a qualification that is in demand. The top ten degrees that international students study in Australia are a mix of skills that will help them gain employment and increase chances of successful immigration.

1. Accountancy

An accountancy degree opens up a huge range of options, both for specialisation with further study options and for employment. They are roles that are in demand at present, with tax and management accountancy roles are both listed on the trade shortage list.

2. Actuarial Science

This specialised science assesses risks in financial, insurance and other sectors. Using mathematical and statistical methods, predictions can be made to assess the likelihood that transactions or certain people will be fraudulent.

From there, mitigation and management of the situation can be taken to remove or minimize risks. With the rise in machine learning, this industry is becoming more popular as industries like banking, finance, insurance, and pension schemes take advantage of the benefits.

3. Agricultural sciences

Part of the STEM career pathway, agricultural sciences have many career options. Forestry, agricultural, farming and agronomist careers all take this degree and ensure the crops we plant are the best ones, and that humans have food sources going into the future.

4. Architecture

It’s an industry that is being challenged and changed by environmental needs. Accounting for sun, rain, wind and designing homes and businesses that are energy efficient and have minimal impact on the landscape is incredibly important. Architecture, both commercial and residential, is a career option that’s in demand in Australia.

5. Biomedical engineering

This is the intersection of engineering, healthcare, biology and medicine. It takes the principles of engineering and basics from science to create systems, devices and equipment that solve human problems.

It’s a highly challenging field that aims to help with both diagnostics and treatment of disease, but also rehabilitation and injury management. For a talented person with in depth knowledge of human biology and engineering, this field of work could be an excellent career move.

6. Core engineering

The human population is growing, and technology grows with it. Engineering means that structures are sustainable, infrastructure reliable, transportation designed for minimal environmental impact while being suitable for the purposes, and energy resources are used correctly. It’s a massive area of study which allows students to specialise in areas of interest and develop in areas of skill shortages. In Australia, there are a shortage of chemical engineers, electrical engineers, electronic and communication engineers, and mechanical and industrial engineers.

7. Earth sciences

Australia is rich in mineral resources and as result there is a need for mining, metallurgy, oil, geology and gas specialists. Coal, gas, uranium, natural gas, and a range of minerals are all present in Australia and how to extract these with minimal environmental impact is becoming a growing concern.

8. Computer science and information technology

Software and computer science engineers are in demand, both in Australia and world-wide. With the explosion of AI, the possibilities and growth potential for those in this field are rich. Specialising in areas such as machine learning, data management and banking give great career outcomes.

9. Psychology

Another broad field, the study of human behaviour and mind can be applied to a range of careers. In Australia, the skills shortage list includes clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, organisational psychologists and psychotherapists. The intersection of psychology and machine learning has interesting prospects as well.

10. Tourism and hospitality management

With breath-taking scenery and an array of things to do, there is a large tourism industry in Australia. People come from all over the world to laze on white sandy beaches, explore vast deserts, indulge in everything that metropolitan cities offer, and try to see some of Australia’s unique wildlife.

The Australian tourism industry, as a result, is struggling to fill roles, with many restaurants and cafes understaffed and trained, qualified skilled staff needed in accommodation and hospitality manager roles.

Top courses in Australia 

Amrita and our all-star panellists explored top courses in Australia (by state) that have good career prospects, learning opportunities, visa options that may lead to PR and scholarships.

Contact IDP today to see what your options are

If you want to study in Australia, and especially if you intend to find employment there after you complete your degree, contact IDP today. We can help you choose an area of study that helps to assure you employment, and then assist in the process to apply to your university of choice and the appropriate educational visa.

We are the experts in international education, and we understand what you need to have the best possible outcomes. So give us a call or arrange an appointment so we can help you get your education in Australia started.

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