Undergraduate Courses

Most Universities in Australia offer a wide range of undergraduate courses for their students. All these undergraduate courses offer a good career prospect as they are equally credible as the regular degree courses. The various colleges under the University which offer these undergraduate courses, have experienced faculty, excellent cross culture learning environment and well stocked libraries.

A brief overview on the various courses offered by the online departments of various Universities –

The categories of the undergraduate courses are:

Arts and Social Sciences – This category offers bachelor degrees in Arts, Social Science, and Media. The Bachelor of Arts helps to build the students critical thinking and improve writing skills, giving the graduates a wide range of career options ahead. The bachelor degree in Social Sciences helps to develop skills of critical analysis. The bachelor degree in Media enables the students to develop communication literacy and skills in networking, troubleshooting, collaboration and project development.

Commerce and Management – The Commerce and Management streams offer undergraduate courses in Business, Business Administration, and Double degrees with Business. The Business degree helps the students with professional qualification required throughout the public and private sectors. The business Administration degree is designed for the managers who want to have some managerial skills for their career progression. The double degrees enable the student to take up either law or arts undergraduate course along with a business degree course.

Education – The degree course in education includes bachelor of Education in primary, early childhood and secondary education and also bachelor of Technology education. Bachelor of education is designed for students who wish to be a teacher, or co coordinator. The bachelor of technology education enables students to become secondary teachers of industrial technology studies, food technology and design, computing studies, and design and technology.

Environmental Science and Management – The environmental science degree offers undergraduate courses like bachelor of environmental science, bachelor of marine science and management and bachelor of applied science. The Bachelor of Environmental Science focuses on the ways of restoring land and water quality, coastal management and wildlife conservation. The Bachelor of Marine Science course is a popular choice. Another most opted for course is the marine science course along with contemporary management concepts which give students better career opportunity. The bachelor degree in applied science includes subjects like industrial plantations, small-scale forestry, environmental services, wood utilization, forest inventory and planning or forestry for development.

Health and Human Sciences – This stream offers various undergraduate courses to choose from. Some of the most relevant courses are bachelor of clinical science, naturopathy, natural therapies, nursing, sports and exercise science.

Indigenous Studies – This undergraduate course offers degree in indigenous studies like trauma and healing.

Information Technology – This undergraduate stream offers courses like bachelor of information technology and applied computing.

Law and Justice – The bachelor of laws and bachelor of legal and justice studies and also double degrees with law are being offered in this stream.

Tourism and Hospitality – There are several undergraduate courses offered in this stream. Some of them are bachelor of business in tourism management, hotel and resort management, convention and event management, and environmental tourism management.

Universities also offer Postgraduate courses and Masters Courses in all these streams. The postgraduate and master courses also have experienced and qualified faculty.

Golf Course Types by Ownership

One of the things that a newcomer to the World of golf would probably like to know is what the difference is between different types of golf course. This question is more complicated than you may first imagine as there are really three different ways to express what category a particular golf course fits into.

The first is by setting and categories a course by whether it is set in heathland, woodland or by the ocean etc. The second type is by length, where the course is categorized essentially by the length of time it takes to play a round, so these types will be pitch & putt, full length or executive, so called because executives may not have time to play a round on a full length course of 18 holes. Most executive courses are only 9 holes.

In this article though we are going to look at how golf courses can be categorized by ownership. The above two types of categorization allow you to know what to expect when you turn up to play. However, this third type of categorization determines whether or not you will be allowed access to the course at all.

The following is not an exhaustive list of course types but these are the most popular types of course that you might come across.

Private Golf Courses are courses which are owned by a golf club and they only allow play by members of the club. If you aren’t a member of the club then you can’t play, unless of course you are lucky enough to be invited to play by someone who is already a member.

Public Golf Courses can be courses owned by private organizations or individuals or by other organizations such as local businesses. The key here is that the owner charges a fee for playing. Essentially this means that the course is open to be played by anyone who can afford to pay the fee.

Courses also exist which are essentially a combination of the above two. Club members can play at any time. The public are allowed to play but usually only on specific days of the week, or times of day.

Municipal golf course are owned by the local government. They operate like public golf courses but the money paid for the green fees goes to the them as opposed to a private individual or company.

Some residential areas have their own golf course which is designed to be played by the local residents only. They tend to be run by the community itself and as such are not open to the public.

Finally there is the resort golf course. Resort golf courses are owned and operated by a holiday resort or a hotel chain for the pleasure of their guests. Play may not be restricted to resort guests however, and so you may find some resort courses are open to the public in return for a fee.