An engineering degree from a very good Australian university will definitely help any student to embark on a rewarding career in Australia or internationally. Engineers in all specialization are in such high demand throughout the developed & developing countries. Any student seriously contemplating to be an engineer would dream of being able to follow such a degree course in one of the leading Australian universities. However studying in Australia for 4 full years is not cheap. Apart from tuition fee you need to meet living expenses too. Here is an opportunity for students from Sri Lankan families to get an internationally recognized engineering degree from a top Australian university for the fraction of a cost.
What Courses of studies are available? There are 5 Honours degree courses of the University of South Australia offered in Sri Lanka under this programme with the first two years conducted at the CINEC campus in Malabe.
These are 4 years - Bachelor of Engineering (Hon) degree courses in.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hon) - Electrical & Mechatronics Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Hon) - Electronics & Communications
Bachelor of Engineering (Hon) - Networking & Communications
Bachelor of Engineering (Hon) - Computer Systems Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering (Hon) - Mechanical Engineering
University of South Australia (UniSA) is a large university and is a member of the Australian Technological Network (ATN) group. It stands as a leading university amongst the 37 universities in Australia.
The academic requirement to join the course is at GCE A/L with Mathematics and Physics, minimum grading of 2xCs & 1xS. A Bridging programme in Mathematics is offered for Bio stream students. With such results, a student can join the course. Students with no Maths at A/L (Bio Science students) but 3 A/L passes can qualify to enter the degree course by following the approved Bridging Programme in Mathematics offered at CINEC.
The course is conducted by UniSA at at CINEC in Malabe under their supervision, guidance and quality control. CINEC is a purpose built educational institution with a commitment to provide professional education.
What are the advantages of undertaking the first two years of the course in Sri Lanka at CINEC in Malabe? The foremost advantage is that you save over 40% of the cost of tuition & living expenses. As against approximately A$124,000 you need to spend for 4 years you spend only about A$ 73,000 to get the same degree with the same certificate and with the same end result by doing half of the course in Sri Lanka. This is a substantial saving.
Some of the other advantages are;
nSince the first two years of the course is conducted over only 18 months at CINEC, the actual time to graduate with an honors degree is shortened by 6 months compared to those who join UniSA from the inception. This is thus an accelerated pathway.
nStudying the first 2 years in their own home atmosphere in Sri Lanka helps them to make the adjustments gradually to life in Australia and proceed to Australia for the third year with more maturity & confidence.
Edlocate a reputed "stream line" student agency appointed by the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka is also an agent for UniSA. Edlocate through its offices in Colombo & Kandy & the representative offices in Negombo, Kurunegala, Galle & Matara & the Maldives offer counseling & guidance for prospective students and their parents about this programme, the courses and formalities to study in Australia.
It will also eventually handle all matters regarding issuance of student visa without any hassle to the parents or the students.
Students qualified to follow the course should enroll immediately for the Feb 2009 intake of the undergraduate course and the preceding Maths Bridging programme or IELTS classes (students need to achieve 6.0 level at IELTS - academic stream to enroll for the course) at an Edlocate offices or at the CINEC campus.