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Old 13-05-2020, 05:11 PM   #1
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UWA vs UQ vs UoM

Hey everyone! Iíll be taking a commerce degree in the above stated universities after completing NS. However, Iím in a dilemma as to which of the schools to choose.

UWA
Pros: -2.5 years with honours
-Quite a big amount of savings on school fees compared to the other 2 (Scholarship)

Cons: -Not really known for their business courses
-Might not be as reputable as compared to the other 2 universities

UQ
Pros: 2.5 years with honours

(its really just an in between of UoM and UWA)

UoM
Pros: -Best business school
-3 years with honours
-More reputable in a sense

Cons: -More expensive compared to the other 2 schools
-Might not take honours here due to the higher costs

Conclusion: Is a degree from a slightly more reputable school really worth paying so much extra for?

Does a UWA degree with honours outweigh a degree from UoM without honours?
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Old 13-05-2020, 05:13 PM   #2
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To add on: UWA- University of Western Australia
UQ- University of Queensland
UoM- University of Melbourne
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Old 13-05-2020, 08:44 PM   #3
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And what do u mean by scholarship?
Not your family $$ and bond?

Planning to stay in oz?

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Old 14-05-2020, 12:45 AM   #4
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Hey everyone! I’ll be taking a commerce degree in the above stated universities after completing NS. However, I’m in a dilemma as to which of the schools to choose.

UWA
Pros: -2.5 years with honours
-Quite a big amount of savings on school fees compared to the other 2 (Scholarship)

Cons: -Not really known for their business courses
-Might not be as reputable as compared to the other 2 universities

UQ
Pros: 2.5 years with honours

(its really just an in between of UoM and UWA)

UoM
Pros: -Best business school
-3 years with honours
-More reputable in a sense

Cons: -More expensive compared to the other 2 schools
-Might not take honours here due to the higher costs

Conclusion: Is a degree from a slightly more reputable school really worth paying so much extra for?

Does a UWA degree with honours outweigh a degree from UoM without honours?
What's the price difference?
When I was choosing university, I chose the shortest course cause faster graduate faster come out to work and earn more money - that was my mentality then. That's additional cost you need to factor in.

Whichever you choose, good luck! Exciting times ahead.
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Old 14-05-2020, 08:51 AM   #5
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What's the price difference?
When I was choosing university, I chose the shortest course cause faster graduate faster come out to work and earn more money - that was my mentality then. That's additional cost you need to factor in.

Whichever you choose, good luck! Exciting times ahead.
Half a year diff coming out to work.
Oz honors vs no honors donít matter in private sector
$$ diff not hard to find out online but since TS got to ask donít think itís a big deal
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Old 14-05-2020, 09:55 AM   #6
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And what do u mean by scholarship?
Not your family $$ and bond?

Planning to stay in oz?
Scholarship offered by the school itself! Which means cheaper school fees haha. School fees will be paid by my family. The plan is to work in oz for a few years before eventually coming back, thus the question on whether a degree with honours outweighs one without, here in Singapore.
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Half a year diff coming out to work.
Oz honors vs no honors donít matter in private sector
$$ diff not hard to find out online but since TS got to ask donít think itís a big deal
Iím planning to work in oz for awhile before coming back to Singapore. With that being said, will a degree from UWA with honours outweigh a UoM one without honours, to employers,here in SG?
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Old 14-05-2020, 09:59 AM   #8
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What's the price difference?
When I was choosing university, I chose the shortest course cause faster graduate faster come out to work and earn more money - that was my mentality then. That's additional cost you need to factor in.

Whichever you choose, good luck! Exciting times ahead.
Hey thanks for the reply! Which university were you from?
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Old 14-05-2020, 04:01 PM   #9
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Hey thanks for the reply! Which university were you from?
Local uni Hahaha I just chose the fastest shortest one.
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Old 14-05-2020, 08:23 PM   #10
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Iím planning to work in oz for awhile before coming back to Singapore. With that being said, will a degree from UWA with honours outweigh a UoM one without honours, to employers,here in SG?
When u have few years of experience the ans is NO
even no experience is NO for private sector
YES if u going public
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Old 14-05-2020, 08:30 PM   #11
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Scholarship offered by the school itself! Which means cheaper school fees haha. School fees will be paid by my family. The plan is to work in oz for a few years before eventually coming back, thus the question on whether a degree with honours outweighs one without, here in Singapore.
Congrats if u getting full ride.
Big qns is 3 yrs from now how easy to get job in Oz.
If u cannot get job in Oz returning which degree open u for better job opportunities.

Then again depends on job.. if u looking for anything then UWA or UMelb donít matter. If u going for big $$ jobs u may want to find out if those career has a lot of that uni Alumni.
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Old 15-05-2020, 02:17 PM   #12
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University of Melbourne has a better brand name, in my opionion.

UQ has better name recognition but that's because a lot of Singaporeans go there for almost every other course.
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Congrats if u getting full ride.
Big qns is 3 yrs from now how easy to get job in Oz.
If u cannot get job in Oz returning which degree open u for better job opportunities.

Then again depends on job.. if u looking for anything then UWA or UMelb donít matter. If u going for big $$ jobs u may want to find out if those career has a lot of that uni Alumni.

Alright, thanks for the advice! Will go check it out :-)
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Old 16-05-2020, 03:24 PM   #14
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University of Melbourne has a better brand name, in my opionion.

UQ has better name recognition but that's because a lot of Singaporeans go there for almost every other course.

Iíll not be taking honours if i choose to go Melbourne though, so I was thinking whether other schools as stated in the header would be a better choice due to honours, cost etc.
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Old 16-05-2020, 08:51 PM   #15
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University of Melbourne has a better brand name, in my opionion.

UQ has better name recognition but that's because a lot of Singaporeans go there for almost every other course.
Better name recognition than uofmelb is what u meant because more ppl head there?
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