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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

2 George Street Brisbane View map
Australia
#224
Public
Very High
35,548
Yes
1,889
7,045

Overview

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real-world' focus.  With around 50,000 students, including approximately 9000 international students from more than 120 countries, QUT maintains close links with business representatives and industry professionals who contribute to course development and lend practical perspectives to students’ theoretical education.  QUT is located in subtropical Brisbane, which is Australia’s third largest city and known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals, superb climate and safety, by world standards.

QUT offers hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate study options that include extensive research programs and delivers real world outcomes for students through its provision of leading academics, state-of the-art-teaching facilities and a focussed approach to learning.

The university also offers a range of fully-online postgraduate qualifications through QUT Online and through QUTeX offers education programs, from one-day skills development courses to Executive MBAs, designed to accelerate careers and organisational performance.

Real World Opportunities

A QUT degree provides opportunities to gain practical workplace experience and valuable industry connections.   QUT produces world-class research across a range of disciplines and has been awarded six Australian Laureate Fellowships since 2000, the latest to Professor Christopher Barner-KowollikProfessor Dmitri Golberg and Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen - who is also the first female to be awarded the Pitman Medal for her work with Bayesian statistics.

 Alumni of QUT include world-leading NASA astrobiologist and Co-leader for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, Dr Abigail Allwood, and Tashi Chhozom, the first woman to be appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in Bhutan.  The QUT Business School was the first business school in Australia to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.

 As a multi-campus institution, QUT accommodates an internationally and nationally awarded Science and Engineering Centre which incorporates one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces (The Cube).  2016 saw a major expansion of the Creative Industries Precinct while the new Education Precinct opened in 2019.

 The university has two major thematically focused research institutes:  The Institute for Future Environments  and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.  Additionally, QUT leads seven nationally endorsed research and training centres including the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Robotic Vision.

QUT’s Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses are home to high-tech libraries and study spaces, fitness facilities, arts and performance venues, shops and cafes. Centralised student services support and access to medical services and counselling are also provided.

Learning spaces are designed to encourage students to collaborate and are equipped with built-in technology that can be customised to suit different classes.

As a multi-campus institution, QUT accommodates an internationally and nationally awarded Science and Engineering Centre which incorporates one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces (The Cube).  Real-world spaces provide optimal learning experiences. For example, students have access to laboratories for geoscience analysis, preparative chemistry, molecular genetics research and mechatronics, as well as flexible laboratory spaces. As well, law students can build skills and confidence in mock trials in the QUT Law Moot court and the Industrial Court, while finance students have access to real-time global financial instruments and data to get hands-on experience with financial markets, products and trading activities.

The Creative Industries Precinct  provides open areas where students can learn and practise together and has become a destination for local, national and international productions, exhibitions and events that showcase emerging digital and new media work.  The new Education Precinct includes a futuristic design providing excellent facilities for social interaction and recreation.

The university has two major thematically focused research institutes:  The Institute for Future Environments  and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.  Additionally, QUT leads seven nationally endorsed research and training centres including the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Robotic Vision.

QUT researchers are given the professional support and world-class infrastructure they need to progress their work in world class facilities.

At QUT, we offer you an enriching student experience both inside and outside of the classroom. While you're studying, you'll have opportunities for volunteering, getting involved in campus culture, and developing your personal and professional skills with activities and projects.

Join in on regular social events like weekly coffee catch ups and cooking classes, look out for annual flagship events like the QUT Classic fun run, Dragon Boat Regatta, and cultural festivals held on campus throughout the year.

The QUT Guild runs events including campus parties, live music, market days, and more. They also run two bars on campus where you can catch up with friends and relax.

Fitness and sporting facilities at both QUT Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses include fitness clubs, gymnasiums, and aquatic centres. We also organise social sports including basketball, netball, volleyball, dodgeball, touch football and soccer and have tennis courts and sports fields at our Kelvin Grove campus.

QUT Medical Centres on both campuses provide quality health and medical services, information and advice to all students. At QUT Health Clinics you can access quality low-cost healthcare services provided by health students while they learn under the supervision of accredited clinicians.

Studying in Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s sunshine state, and averages 261 days of sunshine each year. The city enjoys a subtropical climate with warm summers averaging 30 degrees Celsius and mild winters with temperatures dropping to a low of 10 degrees Celsius.

We have beautiful national parks, hundreds of kilometres of beaches, tropical rainforests, and the Great Barrier Reef. Just an hour south of Brisbane is the famous Gold Coast with amazing beaches, amusement parks, and shopping while 1.5 hours north of Brisbane are the beautiful, quiet beaches of the Sunshine Coast.

Brisbane is within easy travel distance of Australia's other major cities and attractions, as well as only being a short flight from great international travel destinations like New Zealand, Bali, and South-East Asia.

Life in Brisbane

Study with us

QUT offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses across eight strong areas of study.  Many support services are available for international students, including accommodation, homestay, career advice and mentoring.

QUT also has numerous scholarships for international students to help with study and living costs.

Our latest International Course Guide can answer all your admission questions.

QUT is an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

Real World Success

Real World Courses

QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate study options include:


  • QUT was recently ranked:
  • 1st in Australia and 16th in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2019)
  • 7th in Australia and 35th in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2019)
  • 9th in Australia and in the 101-110 band globally in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2019)
  • One of the top 250 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2019)
  • Coming 19th in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50  1st in Queensland (2019)
  • QUT Business School was Australia's first business school to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide

    Programs available

    Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

    Creative Industries

    Health

    QUT Business School

    Science and Engineering

    Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

    QUT Business School

    University Highlights

    Total students - 35,548

    14%
    86%

    International students - 7,045

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    Total faculty staff - 1,889

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    Total students - 35,548

    14%
    86%

    International students - 7,045

    Total faculty staff - 1,889

    1039
    850

    Scholarships

    Yes
    The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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