Study In Downunder


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Presentation given in the orientation seminar for undergrad-grad RTG scholars (Ministry of Science), 3-5 March 2006.

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Study In Downunder

  1. 1. Study in Mallika Boonmee U N D E R DOWN U N D E R
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>Mallika Boonmee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Biotechnology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Khon Kaen University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1993 RTG scholar (Bioprocess Engineering) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1993 EAP UNSW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1994 Foundation Studies UNSW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1998 BE (Bioprocess) UNSW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2003 PhD (Biotechnology) UNSW </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Australia
  4. 4. Universities in Australia NT (1 uni) Northern Territory University QLD (8 uni) University of Queensland Queensland University of Technology Bond University James Cook University Central Queensland University Australian Catholic University Griffith University University of Southern Queensland NSW (10 uni) University of Sydney University of New South Wales University of Technology Sydney Macquarie University University of Western Sydney University of Wollongong Charles Sturt University University of New England University of Newcastle Southern Cross University SA (3 uni) University of South Australia Adelaide University Flinders University ACT (3 uni) Australian National University University of Canberra Australian Defence Force Academy VIC (8 uni) Monash University University of Melbourne Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Deakin University La Trobe University Swinburne University of Technology Victoria University University of Ballarat WA (5 uni) University of Western Australia Curtin University of Technology Edith Cowan University Murdoch University University of Notre Dame Australia TAS (1 uni) University of Tasmania
  5. 5. Post grad Study Undergrad Study Getting into University
  6. 6. Foundation Studies … a path for overseas students … <ul><li>Marks required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science: 6.5 – 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering: 7 – 8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commerce: 8+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combined degree: 8+ </li></ul></ul>Foundation Studies English course English test score (IELTS, TOEFL)
  7. 7. Undergrad Studies Science 3 + 1 years Engineering 4 years Commerce 3 + 1 years Arts 4 or 5 years Combined degree 5 years
  8. 8. Grading System and Honours <ul><ul><ul><li>85+ HD = High Distinction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75 – 84 DN = Distinction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>65 – 74 CR = Credit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>50 – 64 PS = Pass </li></ul></ul></ul>3 years course 1 extra year for honours 4 years course <ul><li>75 – 80 up to get 1st class honours </li></ul><ul><li>85+ and 1st in class </li></ul>UNI Medal
  9. 9. Master Degree … is it necessary?... <ul><li>Enroll in master by research </li></ul><ul><li>Still have to be qualified before upgrade to PhD. </li></ul>NO Alternative? If you get 1 st class honours
  10. 10. Doctoral Degree … Research based ... Some faculties required coursework
  11. 11. Study in AUS …Education business?... Isn’t study in Australia more and more business oriented? If it is one of their business … what about quality?
  12. 12. How do I enjoy my time there? … Friends … Thai & Foreign
  13. 13. … Lab mates … Thanks mate
  14. 14. You will never never know, If you never never go.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Your life overseas will be free, joyful and convenient. </li></ul><ul><li>TRY NOT TOO ATTACHED TO IT !!! </li></ul>Caution !!! You will meet many opportunities & may be distracted by them … SO …
  16. 16. Who you are What your roles are Enjoy your study … Enjoy your life … Be focused on …