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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
28 >AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION 2012 AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES >POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM ‘Postgraduate certificates and diplomas focus on practical learning and applying theory to workplace situations.’ AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES OFFER THE FOLLOWING POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS. Postgraduate certificate – 6 months of study Postgraduate diploma – 1 year of study Masters degree (coursework) – 1 to 3 years Masters degree (research) – 1 to 3 years Master of Philosophy – 1.5 to 3 years Professional doctorate – 2 to 4 years PhD (research) – 2 to 4 years of study A new challenge: Changing careers or upgrading skills If you’re seeking a new challenge by changing your career or upgrading your existing skills, an Australian university will have a postgraduate program to suit your needs. Above: An Australian postgraduate program can help you either upskill or change your career direction. These days, many people will have two or three careers throughout their lives, moving on to new challenges in a different field. This often means completing a postgraduate program to learn new skills. Alternatively, you may want to progress in your existing career and require a postgraduate program to extend your current skill base. Postgraduate certificates and diplomas are designed to upgrade professional skills. They focus on practical learning and applying theory to workplace situations. To enter a postgraduate program, generally you must have completed a bachelor degree. Some courses may accept applicants without a bachelor degree, depending on your work experience and your potential to pursue postgraduate study. TYPES OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS Every university in Australia offers postgraduate qualifications. There are programs across a wide range of discipline areas, in both coursework and research. A coursework program means you will attend lectures, complete assignments, and possibly, exams, during the term. With a research degree, you tend to work in a more self-directed way, with the assistance of a supervisor and you attend only a few seminars. The aim of the masters degree (coursework) is to qualify individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice. The masters by research aims for graduates to apply their knowledge in research and scholarship and as a pathway for further learning. › Study at a university for the real world QUT has a reputation for real-world experience and internationally focused courses. • Ranked in the world’s top 100 universities for employer reputation (QS World Universities, 2011). • Awarded world standard or above in more than three quarters of its research assessed under the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia assessment framework (2010). • The first business school in Australia to secure the prestigious ‘triple crown’ of international accreditation – US-based AACSB International, European-based EQUIS and UK-based Association of MBA’s (AMBA). CRICOS No. 00213J Flexible study options Choose from more than 650 undergraduate and postgraduate options in: • Built Environment and Engineering • Business • Creative Industries • Education • Health • Law and Justice • Science and Technology • English language and academic pathway programs. QUT’s real-world approach means that teaching goes beyond the textbook – students work on real case studies for real companies.Work placement opportunities, group projects and learning from lecturers who are still active in their industry means you will be better prepared for the working world. For more information Email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.qut.edu.au/international Queensland University of Technology Brisbane Australia
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