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Queensland University of Technology

Australia
Overview

Overview

Located in the coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia's most progressive modern universities, with an industry-focused approach towards learning, and a global outlook that connects its students with the real-world.

QUT encourages a culture of collaboration and innovation, ensuring students gain internationally accredited qualifications, as well as hands-on experience and transferable skills, bringing the confidence and adaptability needed for success in their future careers.

The curriculum is designed with leading industry professionals to ensure continually relevant course content. QUT is Australia's top young university according to the 2020 THE Young University Rankings.

There are a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate course options available including business, creative industries, education, engineering, health, justice, law and science. English language pathway programs are also offered.

QUT is tackling some of the largest current global issues by conducting interdisciplinary research, combining expertise from different teaching departments, and translating their work into the international research community. Students can enhance their research skills within a globally connected learning environment and apply their work with real-world impact.

Brisbane is a welcoming, multicultural city, known for its dynamic urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle, and natural attractions. It is Australia's third largest city and has much to offer QUT's population of around 50,000 students, with a vibrant international community representing over 140 countries worldwide.

The university itself offers high-tech facilities and outstanding student support, with a lively social scene and over 150 student-run clubs and societies. QUT offers a world-class education in the heart of Brisbane, and a wealth of graduate opportunities.

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What's new

What's new

Choose real-world learning

QUT's practical real-world courses prepare students to become valuable, adaptable and unstoppable in an ever-changing future. With more than 100 courses on offer to turn passions into rewarding careers, students are guaranteed a university experience like no other.

With flexible, blended learning, online resources, student support services and dedicated academic staff, students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on, real-world learning in most QUT programs.

Hear from QUT's Student Success Group and world-class professors in a Virtual Masterclass Series as they explore career opportunities across a range of industries and how QUT can connect students to their future.

Course updates

QUT has launched a new course, Master of Nursing – Entry to Practice, designed for students who want to pursue their passion for health and patient care. Students will complete more than 800 hours of clinical placement, leading to registration as a practising nurse in Australia after graduation.

QUT's Bachelor of Data Science, launched in 2021, has been specifically designed and built from the ground up as a specialist data science program – the only one of its kind in Queensland. As an acknowledged leader in data science research and through the Centre of Data Science, QUT will provide students with the expertise and real-world experiences needed to solve complex challenges and problems in an exciting new discipline.

Award-winning research

QUT provides transformative research intensity and excellence relevant to communities and the real world. QUT's collaborative approach to research is transdisciplinary, transformative and works in consultation with a range of diverse real-world partnerships.

QUT recently received AUD 1.2 million in new ARC funding with a green light to build Australia's largest covered outdoor facility for testing equipment, robotics and materials, processing techniques in realistic Moon, Mars and asteroid conditions.

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Study experience

Study experience

Teaching quality

QUT is recognised as 'the university for the real world' due to its close links with industry, as well as its applied research and relevant teaching. Both professionals and industry representatives contribute to the university's course development, combining theoretical education with a practical perspective.

It's an institution featuring more than 119 winners of Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT).

While studying at the university, students' study with access to the latest technology and learning spaces, learn from the best lecturers, and get lots of hands-on experience with industry to prepare them for the real world. Students undertake work-integrated learning experiences, including internships, placements, case studies and projects which are embedded throughout their degrees.

Student safety

The university strives to keep its campuses as secure and safe as possible so that students can experience a comfortable study environment with round-the-clock security, emergency call points and a safety app connected to the security team.

SafeZone

SafeZone is an application available to all QUT students. At the tap of a button, students can alert QUT security of their location and send for help.

Brisbane

Brisbane is a safe, welcoming, and friendly city with great weather all year round and a relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. It's located within a short distance to both rainforests and world-class beaches where students can explore natural wonders and come up close and personal with iconic wildlife like the kangaroo and koala.

Australia is a safe travel destination with economic stability and security.

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Points of pride

Points of pride

QUT is proud of its awards and rankings in some of the most prestigious league tables. Some of QUT's recent accolades include:

  • QUT is the top young university in Australia and 14th in the world in the THE Young University Rankings (2020)
  • The university ranks 186th globally, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2021)
  • QUT is placed 39th globally (2nd nationally) for Employer-Student Connections in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020
  • QUT placed in the 101-110 band globally and 9th in Australia, as per the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2020)
  • It ranked 1st nationally and 16th internationally for communication and media studies, as per the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2021)
  • The university was 6th in the country and 31st in the world for nursing, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021)

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Department structure

Department structure

QUT offers numerous study options:

Business

As the first triple internationally accredited business school in Australia, QUT prepares students for employment nationally and internationally. A QUT business degree gives students a real-world experience and develops their key business skills to thrive in their future career.

Creative industries

QUT's creative industries are ranked first in Australia for communication and media studies (QS World University Rankings 2021). The university offers Australia's largest combination of creative disciplines and a wide array of industry partnerships.

Education

QUT's real-world education courses equip students with the skills they need to step into the classroom with confidence. QUT's education graduates have the third highest graduate employability rate in Australia.

Engineering

QUT's engineering courses develop skills through real industry settings that build strong connections to future careers.

Health

QUT'S health courses give students the best, most industry-relevant and most up-to-date practical training. QUT ranked 13th in nursing in the world according to the Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021.

Justice

QUT courses help students gain insight into issues around contemporary social justice. Students will benefit from award-winning faculty and networking opportunities through placements.

Law

The graduates of QUT law are sought after by employers and are taught by award-winning staff who are full-time academics and practising lawyers.

Science

Students gain hands-on learning in practical field experiences in QUT science courses and QUT's strong science industry connections ensure degrees are relevant to the challenges facing the modern world.

QUT College

QUT College offers students a range of premium English language and academic pathway programs that lead students to QUT undergraduate or postgraduate study. Students can also take a virtual tour of QUT College.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

QUT offers numerous study options:

Business

As the first triple internationally accredited business school in Australia, QUT prepares students for employment nationally and internationally. A QUT business degree gives students a real-world experience and develops their key business skills to thrive in their future career.

Creative industries

QUT's creative industries are ranked first in Australia for communication and media studies (QS World University Rankings 2021). The university offers Australia's largest combination of creative disciplines and a wide array of industry partnerships.

Education

QUT's real-world education courses equip students with the skills they need to step into the classroom with confidence. QUT's education graduates have the third highest graduate employability rate in Australia.

Engineering

QUT's engineering courses develop skills through real industry settings that build strong connections to future careers.

Health

QUT'S health courses give students the best, most industry-relevant and most up-to-date practical training. QUT ranked 13th in nursing in the world according to the Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021.

Justice

QUT courses help students gain insight into issues around contemporary social justice. Students will benefit from award-winning faculty and networking opportunities through placements.

Law

The graduates of QUT law are sought after by employers and are taught by award-winning staff who are full-time academics and practising lawyers.

Science

Students gain hands-on learning in practical field experiences in QUT science courses and QUT's strong science industry connections ensure degrees are relevant to the challenges facing the modern world.

QUT College

QUT College offers students a range of premium English language and academic pathway programs that lead students to QUT undergraduate or postgraduate study. Students can also take a virtual tour of QUT College.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

QUT offers the following academic scholarships to international students:

International merit scholarships

High-achieving international students may be eligible for a merit scholarship, provided they meet the required academic conditions.

Recipients may receive:

  • A scholarship covering 25 per cent of tuition fees for the first year (two semesters) of study at QUT
  • An ongoing scholarship covering 25 per cent of tuition fees per semester (ongoing academic requirements apply).

These scholarships cover a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, creative industries, education, health, science and engineering. There is no ongoing scholarship for health-related studies. Students do not need to apply separately and will be considered for the scholarship when applying to QUT.

Student Speak

"I received the merit scholarship which enabled me to start my journey studying at QUT. It also removed the financial burden on my parents which was a big help. QUT staff were very helpful and supportive, always there to help you. I really enjoy the practical aspects of my studies preparing me for the real world. QUT has a great diversity of people and skills from whom you can learn a lot. This is part of a great experience which I'm very thankful for."- Anuka Bulankulame (International Merit Scholarship recipient).

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Queensland University of Technology Queensland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on3 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Queensland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-29
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Queensland University of Technology Queensland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on3 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Queensland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
Queensland University of Technology Queensland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on3 student reviews
SUPPORTIVE UNI Customer reviews:
Queensland University of Technology - by, 2020-06-01
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Queensland University of Technology Queensland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on3 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Queensland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
Queensland University of Technology Queensland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on3 student reviews
Customer reviews:
Queensland University of Technology - by, 2020-01-29
5.0/ 5 stars
Queensland University of Technology Queensland University of Technology
Rated4/5based on3 student reviews
SUPPORTIVE UNI Customer reviews:
Queensland University of Technology - by, 2020-06-01
4.0/ 5 stars

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