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Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

2 George Street Brisbane,
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Postgraduate Overview

As one of Australia’s leading universities, you can be confident your Queensland University of Technology (QUT) qualification will be well regarded in Australia and overseas.

You’ll join a group of 11,000 postgraduate students in a QUT community of 50,000. Our staff and students come from many different cultural and religious backgrounds, including more than 9000 international students from 148 countries.

We emphasise real-world relevant courses and research and our graduates enjoy employment outcomes well above the national average for Australian universities. 

We create our course content in collaboration with top industry professionals that includes opportunities to gain professional experience through workplace projects in Australia and overseas to ensure you graduate with a qualification that meets the current and future needs of your profession.

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

You will have plenty of opportunities to connect with researchers from across QUT and the broader community in one of QUT’s two major thematically focused research institutes, The Institute for Future Environments and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

Engage in progressive research in one of the nine university research and training centres QUT leads, including the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.

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

We’re invested in your future

QUT is constantly investing in world-class technology and learning facilities designed to encourage collaborative learning and problem-solving, enable creativity and innovation, and foster interdisciplinary connections. 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. The new Education Precinct, opened in 2019, provides technology-equipped teaching spaces and features the only digital display of its type in the world, the Sphere.

An $80 million investment saw a major expansion of the Creative Industries Precinct, designed to shine a light on the creative process. The precinct houses purpose-built teaching and learning spaces with windows and viewing panels allowing anyone to watch the work as it happens.

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

Our research students can also enjoy flexible study options. You can study on or off campus, add coursework units to complement your research interests, and design a research program around your individual needs.

QUT's postgraduate study options include:

For all information related to postgraduate study visit the QUT website.

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. Watch their story.

Our achievement in numbers

QUT was recently ranked:

    • 1st in Australia and 17th in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2020)
    • 7th in Australia and 35th in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2020)
    • 9th in Australia and in the 101-110 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 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.

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    University Highlights

    Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of the top Public universities in Brisbane, Australia. It is ranked #=217 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

    Total students - 36,343


    International students - 6,404


    Total faculty staff - 1,981


    Total students - 36,343


    International students - 6,404


    Total faculty staff - 1,981



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