Today, Australia is the third most popular international student destination in the world. The country attracts around 300,000 international students every year, and the number has taken a sharp jump in 2018 and 2019. Further, universities and colleges in Australia are very diverse and well-equipped with world-class facilities and quality education which have benefitted not just the country, but the world. Australia is home to 43 universities which comprises 40 Australian universities, two international universities, and one private specialty university.
The country has, somewhat, a special allure and has always been drawing talented students like a magnet. Studying in an Australian environment allows for invaluable academic, professional, and personal growth, and opens up an infinite number of career opportunities after graduation. Australian Universities also provide innumerable opportunities in many areas of technology and research, also benefitting from generous funding and offering support to international Ph.D. students. Even undergraduates and postgraduates have the opportunity to attend a Bachelor's and Master's program that involves research.
Apart from studies, University campuses in Australia have a life of their own, and they are like small student towns and encouraging students to socialize, interact, and make friends. Australia also has a multicultural environment, and Australian universities support cultural diversity and in this respect, organize various social and cultural activities.
The university or college that one chooses to go to can have a significant impact on the rest of one's life that's why it is better to have some research about the universities and their rankings.
Fortunately, 37 of the world's best universities in the 2019 edition of the QS World University Rankings are in Australia, including 15 in the global top 250. The institutions at the very top of the ranking are well known for their higher education opportunities. According to the QS World University Rankings 2019, following are the top 15 universities in Australia:
Universities located in Australia have a strong reputation worldwide. The Australian education system is known to be a strong proponent of internationalization and provides diverse programs which become a prime reason for its popularity among international students. The most popular majors in Australia are as follows:
The prime reason for Australia being popular among Indian (International) students is due to the exceptional quality of education and also because of stay-back and immigration features. It offers some of the best undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the world, but also potentially high living costs one needs to be aware of.
The Australian Government specifies AU$20,290 as the minimum amount required to cover living costs for one year. This figure excludes tuition fees or the cost of travel to and from the country. The average tuition fee for international undergraduate students is AU$30,840 per annum, whereas, for international postgraduate students, the average tuition fee is AU$31,596.
Generally, the cheaper the cost the further away from the city you will be, the more people you'll be living with, or the more rundown the accommodation will be. Expenses also vary depending on the city in which one chooses to study, with Sydney being more expensive, while Adelaide and Canberra are generally less costly.
International students in Australia are allowed to work up to 40 hours a fortnight during the university semester study periods and full-time during the vacation period. Following are the most popular part-time jobs that a student can take up at Australian universities:
For all international students with an inclination towards software testing, maintenance, and support, computer operations, database administration, sales/marketing, data-center management, networking, web designing, search engine optimization, computer programming, gaming, etc; courses abroad make an ideal study option. Countries abroad such as UK, USA, Japan, Germany, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, New Zealand offers a plethora of courses as a diploma, degrees, and certificates.
CS and IT streams offer study of subjects such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Structures, Mathematics, Logic, etc, and leads to professional careers such as computer hardware engineer, software engineer, programmer, computer and information scientist, network systems and data analyst, information systems manager, systems analyst, systems administrator, database administrator, support specialist, , teacher, and college or university professor.
Computer Science and Information and Technology is an umbrella term for a plethora of courses taught with the aim to inculcate skills and knowledge on manufacturing, development, programming, software testing, maintenance and support, computer operations, database administration, sales/marketing, data-centre management, networking, web designing, search engine optimisation, computer programming, gaming, system/database administration, software testing, security, desktop support, technical writing, e-commerce, and software training.
In order to study Computer Science and Information and Technology abroad, these are the requirements-
Good Aggregate in 10th and 12th grade, above 90% in both for the top universities and above 75% with Maths and English as mandatory subjects for the others.
SAT Range: 1200-1570/1600 (writing, critical reading, and mathematics)/ ACT Range: 27-35. Minimum score differs for countries, course levels, and individual universities.
Letters of Recommendation from your recent professor.
TOEFL or IELTS (Above 6.0 band)- This is an English language testing assessment and it is necessary to score above 6.5 for top universities and 6.0 for other universities.
In addition, interviews are also conducted by universities for eligible students and you might require to take the written or practical assessment at the interview.
Most of the Computer Science and Information and Technology graduates and postgraduates get employed in the following fields- IT consultancy, Cloud architecture, Computer, the forensic investigation team, Health IT specialist, Mobile application development, Web development, Software engineering, etc.
Bachelor of Technology
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Computer
Bachelor of Computer Applications
Master of Technology
Master of Science
Master of Computer Applications
Master of Computer
The Computer Science and Information and Technology courses abroad include a wide spectrum of subjects, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Algorithms
Data Structures, Mathematics, Logic, etc. Here are the sought-after subjects in Computer Science and Information and Technology courses abroad.
Business Information Technology
Oxford University, UK
Stanford University, USA
University of Melbourne
National University of Singapore
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), United States of America
Harvard University, United States of America
Manchester School of Architecture, United Kingdom of Britain
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom of Britain
Tsinghua University, China
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Toronto, Canada
Princeton University, USA
Imperial College London, United Kingdom
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Tsinghua University, China
Peking University, China
University of Washington, United States
The University of Tokyo, Japan
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
Cornell University, United States
The University of Edinburgh,United Kingdom
University of British Columbia, Canada
EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Computer Science (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)
Computer Graphics, Vision and Games BSc (Hons)
Data Science BSc (Hons)
Robotics and Embedded Systems Engineering (with integrated year in industry) BEng (Hons)
Space Science and Robotics BSc (Hons)
Digital Curation MSc
Digital Curation MSc (Distance Learning)
Information and Library Studies MA (Distance Learning)
Internet Computing and Systems Administration BSc (Hons)
Business Information Technology BSc (Hons)
Computer Science/Mathematics BSc (Hons)
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)
Archive Administration MA
Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems MSc
Management of Library and Information Services MSc
Computer Science (Software Engineering) MSc
Computer Science MComp
Computer Science PhD
Most of the students, who are graduates and postgraduates in computer science and information and technology, choose to work upon completion of their respective degrees. However, a majority of students abroad are also keen on pursuing higher studies such as research and PhD. PhD in computer science and information and technology field can be opted in the subjects such as Business Information Technology, Robotics, Management, Archive Administration, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Structures, Mathematics, Logic, Embedded Systems, Data Science, Digital Curation, Internet Computing, Systems Administration, Computer Science, Data Science, Information and Technology, etc.
The careers and professional positions and job roles for graduates and postgraduates in computer science and information and technology are as follows-
Software application developer
Business Systems Analysts
Computer forensic investigator
Health IT specialist
Mobile application developer
Network systems administrator
Information technology vendor manager
The leading computer science and information and technology employers abroad include the following names-
Hon Hai Precision Industry
J P Morgan