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Top 10 most popular degree courses in Australia

popular degrees in Australia


Before 2012 draws to an end, we bring you some of the most popular Aussie degree courses:

(In no particular order)

Business and Management

There are many aspiring business leaders and managers of the future, making Business and Management the ultimate favourite for many students. Business schools in Australia are internationally renowned and have a pivotal focus on the Asia-Pacific region, providing and equipping students with a global perspective.


University of South Australia - Bachelor of Business (Management of Information Technology)

Monash UniversityBachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Business (Management)



Australian medical degrees often include clinical practise in the programme as well as problem-solving and self-directed learning. Getting a medical degree in Australia generally requires 5-6 years to complete. Australian medical qualifications are recognised worldwide and admission to medicine in Australia is highly competitive.


University of New South Wales (UNSW)Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science – Nuclear Medicine



Never seems to go out of style, accounting services are always in demand on both corporate and personal finance levels. In most cases, students gain professional status via an accredited university course, work experience and further study. Australian-qualified accountants often find employment overseas. 


University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)Bachelor of Business in Accounting

Macquarie UniversityBachelor of Applied Finance with the Degree of Bachelor of Commerce- Professional Accounting



When studying dentistry in Australia, students learn in an environment that incorporates the latest dental innovations. Typically, it takes five years to complete; the programme includes basic medical studies and sciences as well as problem-based learning. Student may also undertake additional study to specialise in a particular field (e.g.: orthodontics or periodontics) upon completion. 


CQUniversityBachelor of Oral Health

Charles Sturt UniversityBachelor of Dental Science



Nearly all higher education institutions in Australia offer law programmes; law students are taught logical reasoning, creative problem solving and effective communication. Internationally recognised, Australian law degrees are highly sought-after around the world.


Bond UniversityBachelor of business Laws

University of WollongongBachelor of Commerce (Business Law)


Creative Arts and Design

Home to more than one world class art institutions, Australia offers a wide variety of course options, including performing arts, visual arts and crafts, graphic and design studies, communications and media studies as well as other creative arts.


University of Wollongong Bachelor of Creative Arts (Graphic Design); Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts and Design)



As today’s teaching methods become more sophisticated, the demand for better skilled teachers has also increased tremendously. Australian programmes are taught through a combination of coursework, research, and practical elements, covering teaching areas such as: Early childhood education, Primary education, Secondary education and Special needs education.


Macquarie UniversityBachelor of Arts with the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary)

University of South AustraliaBachelor of Early Childhood Education



Students who are studying engineering in Australia have the peace of mind knowing that they are obtaining a quality degree. Thanks to Engineers Australia who ensures that degrees accredited in Australia universities are equivalent to degrees in countries such as the US, Japan, Ireland and the UK. 


University of Southern QueenslandAssociate degree in Engineering – Agricultural Engineering Major

University of MelbourneBachelor of Civil Engineering


Environmental Science

Getting a degree in environmental science in Australia typically requires 3-4 years to complete but as the degree is generally flexible, prospective students should consult with an advisor at an early stage. Studying environmental science in Australia includes the combining of natural and social science courses relevant to environmental conservation and sustainable resource management.


Charles Sturt UniversityBachelor of Applied Science (Honours) Research in Environmental Science

Monash UniversityBachelor of Environmental Science


Computer Science/IT

As IPad Mini continues to sell like hot cakes, and there’s no stopping the advancement of technology, it’s easy to understand why the growing interest in obtaining a degree in Computer Science/IT to secure a better future. In Australia, degree courses in computer science typically include software design, algorithms and programming languages.


University of New South WalesBachelor of Science (Computer Science)

Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Computer Science (Games Programming major)


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