Charles Sturt University

STEM

Graduate

Details

University Location Orange, New South Wales
City Population 38,000
Student Population 42,300 (across all campuses)
Main Campus Orange
Program Campus Wagga Wagga, Port Macquarie
Program Duration 2 years
Semester Intake February & July
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Studying STEM at Charles Sturt University

Offering students a smaller focused classroom experience while maintaining up-to-date facilities and room to grow, Charles Sturt University is a great combination of modern innovation and focused learning.

Spread between the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioral Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Health, there are multiple options to pursue your STEM education at Charles Sturt. Sustainable, advanced, and expansive are just a few of the words used to describe the facilities, laboratories, and regional green space that you will have access to as a student of STEM.

  • School of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
  • School of Computing, Mathematics and Engineering

Learning in a real workplace is an integral part of courses at Charles Sturt University. These placements allow students to undertake authentic and engaging learning experiences across a broad range of settings.

On this page you’ll find a list of available study areas for international students. Because we can’t list all available programs, we have chosen one or two popular programs for Canadians. If what you’re looking for isn’t shown, please reach out to study@oztrekk.com.

STEM Study Areas

School of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Explore diversity in the natural and physical sciences with a degree in the School of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences. With a multidisciplinary approach to each program, you are given foundational knowledge as well as the option to focus your learning through a specialized major or degree.

Tailor your studies to suit your needs and engage in a program that will give you not only a wealth of knowledge but also the opportunity to step into any number of careers across a wide range of disciplines and industry sectors.

Study areas include agricultural science, animal science, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, environmental science and sustainable development, geospatial science, horticulture, mathematics, outdoor recreation and ecotourism, physics, plant taxonomy, spatial science, wildlife and conservation, and wine science.

Master of Agricultural Science (with specializations)
Duration: 2 years
Campus: Wagga Wagga
Intakes: February & July
Specializations: Agricultural business management, digital agriculture, and sustainable agriculture

This course will prepare you for a range of leadership roles in agriculture, including agricultural consultant, agricultural extension officer, or land care officer. You could move into advisory, policy or advocacy roles. Work in catchment management, agricultural education and training, executive management, rural counselling, agricultural consultancy, agricultural finance and natural resource management.

 

School of Computing, Mathematics and Engineering
Degrees are built on a structure that progressively develops your skills and knowledge based on industry demands and employability requirements. Linking theory in the classroom to practice in the workplace is at the core of the education you will receive. Opportunities to further specialize in your desired area will allow for more extensive knowledge and give you the skills needed to be at the forefront of an industry that requires adaptability and progressiveness.

Study areas include applied research, business computing, cloud computing and virtualization, computer science, cyber security, games programming, information technology, information technology management, mathematics, networking and systems administration.

Master of Professional Information Technology (with Specializations)
Duration: 2 years
Campus: Port Macquarie
Intakes: February & July
Specializations: Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, networking, software development

The Master of Professional Information Technology from Charles Sturt University will put you at the cutting edge of the IT industry.

Designed specifically for international students, you’ll be able to choose a specialization in an in-demand area, such as data science, artificial intelligence,  cyber security, networking, or software development. Plus, you’ll gain essential job-ready skills through an extensive work-integrated learning program.

Connect with Us

If you’re interested in applying to a graduate STEM program at Charles Sturt University, please reach out to the OzTREKK student advisor listed below. Together, we’ll find a program that fits!

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 6 months prior to the program start date.

STEM FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked STEM questions we receive. Of course, if you don’t see your question listed here, please feel free to email us!

Can my partner or family come to Australia with me if I get an offer? 

Many Canadians wish to fulfill their career goals after getting married, having kids, or both! We’ve had plenty of students who have taken their partner and/or children with them.

If you want to take your partner or family with you, you’ll need to add them as a secondary applicant or dependents to your student visa application. Even if you don’t plan on taking them with you, we suggest you add them to your application anyway because it can be complex, expensive, and time-consuming to add them afterwards. You’ll then need to provide additional documentation to support your claims of a relationship or your children’s dependency status.

In addition to looking after the visa, you’ll also need to ensure they’re included on your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), you have appropriate accommodation, and if you’re bringing children, you’ll need to enroll them in school.

Visit our Health Insurance page for more information.

When should I apply?

We recommend you begin your OzTREKK application about a year before your program would start. Most programs in Australia start between January and March, so that means you would start your OzTREKK application between January and March the year prior.

Here’s how the typical “cycle” works if your program starts January – March:

March – May: You gather all required documents like passport photo page, transcripts, résumé, personal statement, and send them to our office. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you exactly what we need!

June – August: Interviews (if your program requires one)

September – December: Offer time! If you get an offer, we’ll walk you through the acceptance (or decline) process and give you all the help you need to get ready to go.

January – March: Time to head Down Under!

Can I apply if I’m only 17?

Yes, but you’ll require parental or guardian consent (signature). OzTREKK will provide the necessary documentation for this signature.

If you won’t be 18 when your program starts, you’ll be required to show that you’ll be living with an approved guardian until you turn 18. If you don’t have an approved guardian in Australia, you may need a family member to apply for a guardian visa to accompany you. This guardian visa should be obtained as part of the student visa application

 

Can my entire application be submitted through OzTREKK?

Absolutely. We manage and submit your application(s) on your behalf and communicate any updates from the universities.

Applying to an  Australian or New Zealand university starts by filling out our OzTREKK application: You’ll tell us a bit about yourself, like your name, address, date of birth, education history, and what schools you want to apply to!

When you click “Submit,” the application with all your information only comes to us, so there’s no need to worry about making a mistake at this stage. We then create a file for you (based on your name, not a number!) and email you a list of documents required to complete your application—things like passport photo page, transcripts, résumé, personal statement—but it depends on the program, as some programs require more paperwork than others.

If you get an offer, we’ll help you with that part, too! Whether you want to accept or decline, we’ll help you figure out your next steps. If you accept your offer, we’ll even help you get ready to go. We’re here to be an advocate for you, and to walk you through the entire process from start to finish.

Should you have any questions along the way, just send us an email or book a chat. That’s why we’re here!

Are there any scholarships for international students?

Scholarship options in Australia are usually limited for international students as they tend to be reserved for those undertaking postgraduate research degrees; however, we can advise you where to look and whether specific programs have a history of offering scholarships.

Occasionally, scholarships are granted to high achievers—those with very high marks. In previous years, we have seen $5000- to $10,000-scholarships given to OzTREKK students.

Check out OzTREKK’s Financing page to learn more about scholarships and paying for your degree.

What does “rolling admissions” mean?

Rolling admissions means the university assesses applications as they are received, or on a “first come, first served” basis. As soon as they’ve met the quota and the program is filled, they close the applications. So, for a program that has rolling admissions, the earlier you apply the better!

How does OzTREKK know if my application will be competitive?

The majority of Canadians applying to full-degree programs in Australia (i.e., not study abroad courses, which usually only last a semester or two) apply through OzTREKK. They’re studying medicine, dentistry, law, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.

Since they’re using OzTREKK’s services, this gives us a good idea of the starting point of a competitive application each year, allowing us to help you determine which universities/programs are most likely to present you with a letter of offer!

You can get started on determining your chances by reviewing the admissions requirements on each program page. Then, visit our GPA Conversions and Eligibility pages for details and suggestions to help you get into the program of your dreams. Of course, OzTREKK is always here to help if you have questions.

What is a 5.0 GPA in Australia?

Unlike in Canada, GPAs in Australia are simple. They are standardized, so they mean the same thing to everyone.

In Australia, a 5.0 / 7.0 would roughly translate to a 2.7 / 4.0 or approximately 70% – 72%, but keep in mind all universities assess slightly differently.

Learn more on our GPA Conversions page where we list the most common Canadian GPA scales to their corresponding Australian GPA grade.

Which prerequisites do I need?

Prerequisite courses vary by university and by program. We’ve listed university- and program-specific requirements on each program’s page under “Admissions Requirements.”

How do universities calculate GPA?

Calculations differ by university, but most use cumulative (all units within a program) or weighted GPA (typically last 2 or 3 years of study). See GPA Calculations for more information.

Can I do my courses online?

Some programs may offer online delivery, although it is important to note that international students in an online program are not eligible for an Australian student visa. If you choose to study online, you will have to study this program from your home country.

Can I transfer credits from my Canadian university?

Typically, international universities do not allow an automatic transfer of studies; however, you can apply for credit based on your previous studies, and if the university determines your previous courses are equivalent to those in their program, they will offer you credit for those subjects.

To apply for credit, you will need to provide a list of subjects from your undergraduate degree that you feel are relevant to this program or which might overlap with program content. You will then need to collect the detailed course outlines for each of these subjects, and we can submit these to the Australian university with your application.

What does an “Honours” program mean?

Honours studies in Australia differ from Honours studies at Canadian universities. In Australia, an Honours degree is typically awarded after an additional year of research has been completed following the standard 3-year undergraduate degree program. In Canada, an Honours degree is usually awarded after four years of undergraduate study and may or may not include an undergraduate thesis, depending on the school and program.

What are official transcripts, and how do I send them?

Currently, our Australian universities require original transcripts to assess your application—certified by OzTREKK, which means we have to put our stamp on paper. Literally.

Usually, students order transcripts from their high school, college and/or university and have them mailed to our office. Alternatively, you can pick up your transcripts and mail them to OzTREKK, as long as they remain in their original, sealed envelopes.

You will need to submit final transcripts (showing your degree/diploma is completed) from every institution you have attended. We only require one copy of each transcript, even if you apply to multiple universities or programs.

OzTREKK educational services
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Perth, ON K7H 1A1 CANADA

Alternatively, your high school, college and/or university can email them to transcripts@oztrekk.com.

P.S. Try sending your documents via FedEx and Purolator, especially when you need your documents to arrive at our office ASAP. If you use Canada Post’s courier Xpresspost, please don’t request a signature, as this can add unexpected delays!

As soon as your transcript arrives, we’ll let you know!

When should I apply?

Applications typically open a year in advance of the program start date. We recommend that you begin your application in January/February and aim to have your documents in by the spring/early summer.

What if my transcripts / documents are not in English?

If your documents are not in English, you must provide full translation of each document, either prepared by your university or by a registered translator. You must not translate the documents yourself.

Please note OzTREKK must receive the official translation directly from the university or translator in order to certify the document. Please read How Do I Send My Transcripts for more information.