Queensland University of Technology (QUT) : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
Gardens Point, Brisbane Australia +1
  • Kelvin Grove, Kelvin Grove, Australia
  • QS World University Rankings
    213
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio17
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students6,403
  • SizeXL
  • Total Faculty2,028

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Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s leading universities with a truly global outlook and focus on providing students with practical, relevant skills they can apply in the real world.

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

Studying at QUT offers you a world-class education in the heart of Brisbane, a welcoming, modern and multicultural city. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals and natural attractions.

We offer a diverse and multicultural environment in which to study, with more than 50,000 students, including international students from more than 140 countries.

Real-world learning

The real world isn't just about qualifications. It's about collaborating, innovating, and thinking outside the box. Our courses teach students to be adaptable, provide hands-on industry experience and connect students to future opportunities.

Our degrees and connections with industry are internationally recognised, which means our students and our research programs have a global impact. QUT actively engages with business representatives and industry professionals who contribute to course development and lend practical perspectives to students’ theoretical education. 


QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate study options include: 


Transdisciplinary and transformative research

We tackle some of the biggest questions facing the planet by combining different disciplines and capabilities. Our students advance their research skills, translate them into broader work environments and engage with industry and innovation to deliver real-world impact through QUT’s best practice and transformative learning environment.

At QUT, you’ll conduct research that matters and delivers outputs with real societal impact. Our research strengths and priorities include:

  • biomedical engineering, to deliver better health in our lifetime
  • data science, to use that data to benefit our world
  • digital media, for a flourishing digital society
  • education, for better outcomes
  • health outcomes, systems and services, practical insights to enable effective change
  • materials science - curiosity-driven research
  • plant and industrial biotechnology, to help feed the world sustainably
  • robotics and computer vision, to benefit and inspire society


Join the next generation of innovators and become a leader in high-impact, real-world research fields. Find out more about QUT research.

CRICOS No. 00213J

QUT has two vibrant inner-city campuses with everything you could need. The Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses are home to high-tech libraries and study spaces, fitness facilities, arts and performance venues, shops and cafes. QUT is also home to Australia’s first purpose-built university eSports arena.

To make your study life easy, we’ve centralised our student support services and have medical services, like doctors and clinics, on-campus. At the QUT Health Clinics, you can access quality, low-cost healthcare services provided by students while they learn under the supervision of accredited clinicians.

Both campuses are also easily accessible by public transport. Our Gardens Point campus is in the city centre and has a ferry stop while our Kelvin Grove campus has its own bus station. QUT also has a free campus shuttle that runs between campuses every ten minutes.

We know that it can be easier to learn by doing which is why QUT has real-world learning spaces. Conduct molecular genetics research in our laboratories, build your confidence in mock courtroom trials in a QUT Law Moot court, or hone your practical skills in our simulation centres for nursing students.

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, and 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.

 

Life in Brisbane

You’ll love living in Brisbane (or ‘Brissy’, as the locals say). Studying at QUT offers you a world-class education in the heart of Brisbane, a welcoming, modern and multicultural city. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals and natural attractions.

Brisbane averages 283 days of sunshine each year. The city enjoys a subtropical climate with warm summers averaging 30 degrees Celsius. Brisbane has very mild winters with temperatures only dropping to a low of around 10 degrees Celsius.

Queensland has 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 and is just a short flight from great international travel destinations like New Zealand, Bali, and South-East Asia.

Study with us

QUT offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses across several strong study areas.

What will you choose to study?: 


QUT has a team devoted to providing support to international students. The QUT Student Services team, will support you by: 

  • Hosting pre-arrival sessions to get you prepared before you leave home
  • Providing airport reception
  • Help you find accommodation in Brisbane
  • Give you advice about bringing your family to Australia
  • Offering counselling, language and learning support
  • Providing career guidance, and
  • Hosting leadership and development workshops


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

We understand that choosing where to study is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. The journey may feel overwhelming at times, but don’t worry – we’ll support you all the way.

Our latest International Course Guide can help 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. 


Your practical learning starts from your very first semester at QUT, because we know employers today are looking for more than book knowledge and know-how. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience to learn crucial skills and QUT will support you with career and employability support to put you in charge of your own future.

 

Amplifying entrepreneurship

QUT Entrepreneurship inspires and amplifies opportunities for students, alumni and staff to realise their entrepreneurial capabilities. By running development programs and connecting people with the innovator community, we are empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

QUT fosters entrepreneurship through the QUT Foundry, a place to network with people from all areas of the university interested in the world of entrepreneurship. You’ll have access to coaching and mentoring, be able to make appointments with our ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ and receive invitations to a range of events. QUT has more founders of start-ups than any other university in Queensland and we’re ranked first for entrepreneurship and innovation amongst all Australian universities. You can even add Entrepreneurship as a university-wide minor.

 

Our alumni achieve great things

QUT graduates are making a real difference right across the world. 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.

During their time at QUT, four QUT alumni, Josh Cameron, Alex Ghiculescu, Jake Phillpot and Tasmin Trezise, founded TANDA, the hugely successful global workforce management company. It's used today by more than 5000 companies across a range of industries. The four entrepreneurs were awarded the Young Alumni of the Year award in 2019. Read about our other outstanding alumni.

 

Our achievement in numbers

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 (2021)
  • 3rd in Australia and top 50 in the world for Art and Design in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2021)
  • 6th in Australia and 31st in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2021)
  • 9th in Australia and in the101-110 band globally in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2020)
  • One of the top 250 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2020)
  • Top Young University in Australia in the THE Young University Rankings (2020)
  • QUT hosts Australia's first business school to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.

About

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s leading universities with a truly global outlook and focus on providing students with practical, relevant skills they can apply in the real world.

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

Studying at QUT offers you a world-class education in the heart of Brisbane, a welcoming, modern and multicultural city. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals and natural attractions.

We offer a diverse and multicultural environment in which to study, with more than 50,000 students, including international students from more than 140 countries.

Real-world learning

The real world isn't just about qualifications. It's about collaborating, innovating, and thinking outside the box. Our courses teach students to be adaptable, provide hands-on industry experience and connect students to future opportunities.

Our degrees and connections with industry are internationally recognised, which means our students and our research programs have a global impact. QUT actively engages with business representatives and industry professionals who contribute to course development and lend practical perspectives to students’ theoretical education. 


QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate study options include: 


Transdisciplinary and transformative research

We tackle some of the biggest questions facing the planet by combining different disciplines and capabilities. Our students advance their research skills, translate them into broader work environments and engage with industry and innovation to deliver real-world impact through QUT’s best practice and transformative learning environment.

At QUT, you’ll conduct research that matters and delivers outputs with real societal impact. Our research strengths and priorities include:

  • biomedical engineering, to deliver better health in our lifetime
  • data science, to use that data to benefit our world
  • digital media, for a flourishing digital society
  • education, for better outcomes
  • health outcomes, systems and services, practical insights to enable effective change
  • materials science - curiosity-driven research
  • plant and industrial biotechnology, to help feed the world sustainably
  • robotics and computer vision, to benefit and inspire society


Join the next generation of innovators and become a leader in high-impact, real-world research fields. Find out more about QUT research.

CRICOS No. 00213J

QUT has two vibrant inner-city campuses with everything you could need. The Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses are home to high-tech libraries and study spaces, fitness facilities, arts and performance venues, shops and cafes. QUT is also home to Australia’s first purpose-built university eSports arena.

To make your study life easy, we’ve centralised our student support services and have medical services, like doctors and clinics, on-campus. At the QUT Health Clinics, you can access quality, low-cost healthcare services provided by students while they learn under the supervision of accredited clinicians.

Both campuses are also easily accessible by public transport. Our Gardens Point campus is in the city centre and has a ferry stop while our Kelvin Grove campus has its own bus station. QUT also has a free campus shuttle that runs between campuses every ten minutes.

We know that it can be easier to learn by doing which is why QUT has real-world learning spaces. Conduct molecular genetics research in our laboratories, build your confidence in mock courtroom trials in a QUT Law Moot court, or hone your practical skills in our simulation centres for nursing students.

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, and 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.

 

Life in Brisbane

You’ll love living in Brisbane (or ‘Brissy’, as the locals say). Studying at QUT offers you a world-class education in the heart of Brisbane, a welcoming, modern and multicultural city. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals and natural attractions.

Brisbane averages 283 days of sunshine each year. The city enjoys a subtropical climate with warm summers averaging 30 degrees Celsius. Brisbane has very mild winters with temperatures only dropping to a low of around 10 degrees Celsius.

Queensland has 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 and is just a short flight from great international travel destinations like New Zealand, Bali, and South-East Asia.

Study with us

QUT offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses across several strong study areas.

What will you choose to study?: 


QUT has a team devoted to providing support to international students. The QUT Student Services team, will support you by: 

  • Hosting pre-arrival sessions to get you prepared before you leave home
  • Providing airport reception
  • Help you find accommodation in Brisbane
  • Give you advice about bringing your family to Australia
  • Offering counselling, language and learning support
  • Providing career guidance, and
  • Hosting leadership and development workshops


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

We understand that choosing where to study is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. The journey may feel overwhelming at times, but don’t worry – we’ll support you all the way.

Our latest International Course Guide can help 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. 


Your practical learning starts from your very first semester at QUT, because we know employers today are looking for more than book knowledge and know-how. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience to learn crucial skills and QUT will support you with career and employability support to put you in charge of your own future.

 

Amplifying entrepreneurship

QUT Entrepreneurship inspires and amplifies opportunities for students, alumni and staff to realise their entrepreneurial capabilities. By running development programs and connecting people with the innovator community, we are empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.

QUT fosters entrepreneurship through the QUT Foundry, a place to network with people from all areas of the university interested in the world of entrepreneurship. You’ll have access to coaching and mentoring, be able to make appointments with our ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ and receive invitations to a range of events. QUT has more founders of start-ups than any other university in Queensland and we’re ranked first for entrepreneurship and innovation amongst all Australian universities. You can even add Entrepreneurship as a university-wide minor.

 

Our alumni achieve great things

QUT graduates are making a real difference right across the world. 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.

During their time at QUT, four QUT alumni, Josh Cameron, Alex Ghiculescu, Jake Phillpot and Tasmin Trezise, founded TANDA, the hugely successful global workforce management company. It's used today by more than 5000 companies across a range of industries. The four entrepreneurs were awarded the Young Alumni of the Year award in 2019. Read about our other outstanding alumni.

 

Our achievement in numbers

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 (2021)
  • 3rd in Australia and top 50 in the world for Art and Design in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2021)
  • 6th in Australia and 31st in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2021)
  • 9th in Australia and in the101-110 band globally in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2020)
  • One of the top 250 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2020)
  • Top Young University in Australia in the THE Young University Rankings (2020)
  • QUT hosts Australia's first business school to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.

Available programs

University highlights

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of the top Public universities in Brisbane, Australia. It is ranked #213 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #281
  • 2014
    #=279
  • 2015
    #=285
  • 2016
    #=263
  • 2017
    #276
  • 2018
    #=247
  • 2019
    #=244
  • 2020
    #224
  • 2021
    #217
  • 2022
    #213

Ranking criteria

42.1
Overall
42
Academic Reputation
59
Citations per Faculty
44.8
Employer Reputation
8.7
Faculty Student Ratio
98.3
International Faculty Ratio
43.3
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
35,254

15%
85%

International students
6,403

42%
58%

Total faculty staff
2,028

861
1167

Total students
35,254

15%
85%

International students
6,403

42%
58%

Total faculty staff
2,028

1167
861

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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