Top-Ranking Universities in Australia with Less than AUD 30,000 Tuition Fee a Year

By Hamizah Adzmi - July 28, 2020
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Top-Ranking Universities in Australia with Less than AUD 30,000 Tuition Fee a Year

Three of the most frequently asked about Undergraduate university courses in Australia among Malaysian students are Engineering, Business and Mass Communication. If you’re one of the students interested about them, you’re also probably wondering whether they’re affordable.

In an analysis by StudyMove, it has been found that the average tuition fee for international Undergraduate students was AUD 29,235 annually in 2017. We’ve compiled a list of recommended universities with an affordable price range for their tuition fees (below AUD 30,000 a year).

This article serves as a guide, and the universities below were chosen because of their 2018 tuition fees, and scholarship availability.

On top of tuition fees, you should keep in mind about the cost of living in Australia which is approximately AUD 1,690 per month. Note that this also depends on your lifestyle.

Engineering

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Study Engineering at Australia

The Engineering field is a popular choice among students, especially as there are eligible jobs for them to apply for if they choose to work in Australia post-graduation. The estimated average of tuition fees per year for Bachelor of Engineering is AUD 32,600 and here are options for you below the average.

1. University of Canberra
QS World Universities Ranking: 751-800
Majors: Bachelor of Software Engineering, Bachelor of Civil Engineering Technology
Fee range: AUD 22,890-26,400 per year
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

2. Edith Cowan University

QS World Universities Ranking: 751-800
Majors: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
Fee range: AUD 26,500 per year
Scholarships: 20% off tuition fee for the first year
Location: Perth, Western Australia

3. Southern Cross University
QS World Universities Ranking: 801-1000
Majors: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering)
Fee range: AUD 29,200
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

 

Business

Study Business at Australia

Business students would want to look for practical experience when it comes to their Degree. Australian offers a range of industry experiences to get their students ready for employment. Because of the international feature of the field, you’ll get to think globally and merge Eastern and Western perspectives of business and management. The estimated average of tuition fees per year for Bachelor of Business is AUD 28,400 and here are options for you below the average.

1. Charles Sturt University
QS World Universities Ranking: 801-1000
Majors: Bachelor of Business (Management), Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Fee range: AUD 23,600 per year
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Scholarships: AUD 10,000 and tuition waiver of AUD 5,000

2. Southern Cross University
QS World Universities Ranking: 801-1000
Majors: Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business
Fee range: AUD 24,000 per year
Location: New South Wales and Queensland
Scholarships: AUD 5,000 in total

3. University of the Sunshine Coast
QS World Universities Ranking: 801-1000
Majors: Bachelor of Business (Management, Marketing, Accounting, International Business)
Fee range: AUD 22,000-24,000 per year
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland

 

Mass Communications

Study Mass Communications at Australia

There are various branches of Mass Communications you can explore, and job opportunities are abundant -- especially when it comes to journalism in the digital space. According to the Department of Employment, 30,300 writers and journalists are predicted to be employed by 2020. The estimated average of tuition fees per year for Bachelor of Mass Communications (and related) is AUD 25,900 and here are options for you below the average.

1. Charles Darwin University
QS World Universities Ranking: 651-700
Majors: Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Communication)
Fee range: AUD 19,000 per year
Location: Darwin Northern Territory

2. Charles Sturt University
QS World Universities Ranking: 801-1000
Majors: Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations), Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)
Fee range: AUD  21,600-23,200 per year
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Scholarships: AUD 10,000 and tuition waiver of  AUD 5,000

3. Victoria University
QS World Universities Ranking: 701-750
Majors: Bachelor of Arts Communication Studies
Fee range: AUD 22,600 per year
Location: Melbourne, Victoria


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