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One of the new changes to the points qualification will be "10 points for having certain STEM qualifications". What exactly does it mean by STEM qualifications. Would an Electrical Engineering Masters by coursework count as STEM qualification? Where can I find more information about this?

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One of the new changes to the points qualification will be "10 points for having certain STEM qualifications". What exactly does it mean by STEM qualifications. Would an Electrical Engineering Masters by coursework count as STEM qualification? Where can I find more information about this?
Search " Points table for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)" on HA website, it's under " Specialist education qualification " category. To answer your question, no, only a Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution qualifies.

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Search " Points table for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)" on HA website, it's under " Specialist education qualification " category. To answer your question, no, only a Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution qualifies.
But this is a new addition to the points table. In the current one it says by research, but how do you know this is hat they will say in the new one they are working on right. And in that case, why didn't they call it "Specialist education qualification"?

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Search the new migration amendment, it's under Item 36 – Part 6D.7A of Schedule 6D

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One of the new changes to the points qualification will be "10 points for having certain STEM qualifications". What exactly does it mean by STEM qualifications. Would an Electrical Engineering Masters by coursework count as STEM qualification? Where can I find more information about this?
I being a Mechanical Engineering graduate is considering my education to fall in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) category and thinking of getting 10 extra points in November. But as per the latest comment on this thread, i think i am wrong on this aspect.

Are only the applicants with Phd or Masters by Research candidates to get these extra points? Can someone clarifies more briefly.

No mention of Phd or Masters by Research on ISCAH's or any other website which provide details on STEM qualifications.

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I being a Mechanical Engineering graduate is considering my education to fall in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) category and thinking of getting 10 extra points in November. But as per the latest comment on this thread, i think i am wrong on this aspect.

Are only the applicants with Phd or Masters by Research candidates to get these extra points? Can someone clarifies more briefly.

No mention of Phd or Masters by Research on ISCAH's or any other website which provide details on STEM qualifications.
ISCAH should have the link to the migration amendment effective in Nov, search for Item 36 Ė Part 6D.7A of Schedule 6D as i have mentioned and you will see.

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I being a Mechanical Engineering graduate is considering my education to fall in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) category and thinking of getting 10 extra points in November. But as per the latest comment on this thread, i think i am wrong on this aspect.

Are only the applicants with Phd or Masters by Research candidates to get these extra points? Can someone clarifies more briefly.

No mention of Phd or Masters by Research on ISCAH's or any other website which provide details on STEM qualifications.
Here you go

You cannot claim points without research or doctorate phd

https://www.seekvisa.com.au/points-f...ualifications/

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I being a Mechanical Engineering graduate is considering my education to fall in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) category and thinking of getting 10 extra points in November. But as per the latest comment on this thread, i think i am wrong on this aspect.

Are only the applicants with Phd or Masters by Research candidates to get these extra points? Can someone clarifies more briefly.

No mention of Phd or Masters by Research on ISCAH's or any other website which provide details on STEM qualifications.
STEM is a specific educational term in Australia. Please see below:

Specialist education qualification
A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least 2 academic years study in a relevant field. 5
The postgraduate degree by research (doctorate or masters) must be awarded from an Australian education institution after at least 2 academic years of study in the following science, technology, engineering, mathematics or specified information and communication technology (ICT) fields:

Natural and physical sciences
biological sciences
chemical sciences
earth sciences
mathematical sciences
natural and physical sciences
other natural and physical sciences
physics and astronomy
Information technology

computer science
information systems
information technology
other information technology
Engineering and related technologies

aerospace engineering and technology
civil engineering
electrical and electronic engineering and technology
engineering and related technologies
geomatics engineering
manufacturing engineering and technology
maritime engineering and technology
mechanical and industrial engineering and technology
other engineering and related technologies
process and resources engineering.
To determine whether your qualification is eligible, see the CRICOS website.
Details: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...9/points-table

I did my PhD in Aus in cellular/molecular biology but my degree is not even considered STEM because my curriculum falls in the category of medicine.

Therefore it is really strict. check your CRICOS.

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stem is a specific educational term in australia. Please see below:

Specialist education qualification
a masters degree by research or a doctorate degree from an australian educational institution that included at least 2 academic years study in a relevant field. 5
the postgraduate degree by research (doctorate or masters) must be awarded from an australian education institution after at least 2 academic years of study in the following science, technology, engineering, mathematics or specified information and communication technology (ict) fields:

Natural and physical sciences
biological sciences
chemical sciences
earth sciences
mathematical sciences
natural and physical sciences
other natural and physical sciences
physics and astronomy
information technology

computer science
information systems
information technology
other information technology
engineering and related technologies

aerospace engineering and technology
civil engineering
electrical and electronic engineering and technology
engineering and related technologies
geomatics engineering
manufacturing engineering and technology
maritime engineering and technology
mechanical and industrial engineering and technology
other engineering and related technologies
process and resources engineering.
To determine whether your qualification is eligible, see the cricos website.
Details: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...9/points-table

i did my phd in aus in cellular/molecular biology but my degree is not even considered stem because my curriculum falls in the category of medicine.

Therefore it is really strict. Check your cricos.

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