昆 艺 外 事 学 院
KUN YI WAI SHI XUE YUAN
Kunming College of Foreign Affairs

Undergraduate

Issuing time:2019-02-28 03:21

What do undergraduate degrees offer?

While an undergraduate degree is a prerequisite for many career paths and professions, you'll see that it's more than just a ticket to a good job. Completing a degree gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in an area you are passionate about as well as a chance to broaden your social and intellectual horizons.

There is no doubt that degrees improve job and career prospects. Among recent bachelor degree graduates, the employment rate was around 71 per cent and the median starting salary was $52,500 (Graduate Careers Australia, 2013). Of course, the career options and prospects will vary depending on which field you choose, so it's worth doing your research.

What do undergraduate degrees involve?

You can study just about anything at undergraduate level, leading to a wide range of careers in diverse fields. There are some fields that are not that career focused but are fascinating areas to explore (humanities courses are a good example), right through to career-oriented fields, such as nursing and accounting.

Undergraduate degrees require students to learn independently, attending lectures and tutorials during "contact hours" and then completing further study to prepare for assessments that test the knowledge they have learnt.

Bachelor degrees

Bachelor degrees provide the skills and knowledge that form the initial preparation for professional careers and postgraduate study. They provide the first step on your journey to a professional career, opening doors to a range of specialist areas or, for those that way inclined, further study and research at honours or postgraduate level. It is possible to complete degrees in two different areas concurrently, which is known as a double, dual or combined degree.

Duration
Bachelor degrees usually involve four years of full-time study.

Entry requirements
Entry requires completion of a Secondary School Certificate of Education or a diploma or advanced diploma from the Vocational Education and Training sector.