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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Alisha Mashruwala is a Partner at OnCourse and a Harvard graduate, and is also a Psychology major with a minor in Economics

Want to study Marine Engineering

What courses and programs do I have to take to become an archaeologist?
A master's degree in archaeology is considered the minimum educational requirement for becoming an archaeologist. Master's degree programs might allow students to specialise in a specific region or time period. Since master's degree programs are often specialized, prospective students should apply to the ones that are in line with their interests and professional goals. Schools require applicants to hold a bachelor's degree, but they may not require that undergraduate degree to be in a specific area of study. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, letters of recommendation and a writing sample are also likely to be requested by an archaeology department. Bachelor's degree programs in archaeology are rare. However, in the programs that are offered, students will learn skills in processing, analysis, computing, methods and theory related to archaeology. History, culture and art will also be covered. Undergraduate degree programs allow students to choose an area of concentration after general education courses are completed in the first two years of enrollment. Prospective students must have completed high school to apply for an undergraduate program. Some schools will prefer applicants who performed well in high school geography and history courses.

I am currently looking to pursue my Undergraduate degree in Australia. Does Australia allow international students with a student visa to work during the course of their study? 
Yes, Australia does allow international students with a valid student visa to work while they are pursuing their higher studies. However the numbers of working hours per week have been restricted. Students are allowed to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during classes. However there is no restriction on the hours of work involved during scheduled course breaks. Also, you need to keep in mind that students are not allowed to work until they have begun with their course.

I hear that Marine Engineering is an emerging field, what are my job opportunities in this field?   
To get into this field, one can get a Bachelor of Engineering in Marine Engineering. This Degree is typically for four years, in which the eligibility is a high school graduate with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as principal subjects of study. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Maritime Commerce, Marine Engineering, Environmental Science, Control Systems etc.There are a lot of career opportunities in this field, with prospects ranging from marine engineers, ocean engineers and naval architects in the private, educational, corporate, and governmental sectors.  The job of marine engineers has broadened with modern development and electronic navigation opening up the market both in India and abroad. Some of the other fields to look at are offshore oil recovery, marine metals and corrosion, renewable energy, remote sensing, underwater vehicles, global climate monitoring and marine transportation to name a few.

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