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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
20 australia: the education destination Australian postgraduate programs are popular with international students. one in four of all international students in Australia is studying at the postgraduate level. In addition to the high standards of teaching and learning, postgraduate programs also provide dedicated support. Postgraduate programs are designed to upgrade your professional skills. They focus on practical learning and applying theory to workplace situations. Whether you want to advance in your current field or change careers, an Australian postgraduate program can help you achieve your goal. 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. As a postgraduate student, you can access academic and study skills support, and English language assistance. Some universities have specific areas for postgraduate students, including a private office or study area, computers and photocopying facilities. Universities also have postgraduate associations that provide academic and social networks and support. Wide rAnge oF disciplines 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. > ‘ ’ PostGraduatE ProGrams An Australian postgraduate program can help you upgrade your professional skills or make a career change to a new field. In addition to the high standards of teaching and learning, postgraduate programs also provide dedicated support. UB_EdDest_A4_colour_PRINT.pdf 1 18/09/12 7:49 AM Above: Universities have postgraduate associations that provide academic and social networks.
Australia The Education Destination 2012