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New technology is opening up new opportunities, and changing the ways we live and work. As technology evolves, we'll help you evolve, too.

Our University

State-of-the-art campuses

Our campuses offer high-quality learning, teaching, and research spaces to better meet the needs of students, academics, and researchers.

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a real-world focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest-growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.

We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they'll need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged the world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. We established the world's first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.

Real World Learning 2020 Vision

Our Real World Learning 2020 Vision outlines our clear aspirations for our graduates and learner experiences, consistent with our distinctive identity as a university for the real world.

To enact this vision over the coming years we will continue to commit ourselves to a culture of collaboration, working closely with staff and students and with industry and community partners to support the evolving needs of our learners.

We will be charting our progress as we experiment, test, evaluate and implement new ideas while encouraging, enabling and sharing existing strengths and good practices.

Our vision

Graduates

QUT graduates will thrive in volatile environments over the long term, contribute productively as individuals and in teams and combine depth in professional knowledge with broad perspectives based on exposure to new ideas and different cultures.

Our graduates will:

  • Be curious, agile and resilient learners
  • Employ different ways of thinking, broad perspectives and evidence-based decision making to inform practice, and to imagine and realize change
  • Contribute to an impact on the world around them in ethical and sustainable ways
  • Be effective collaborators and communicators in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts
  • Employ digital literacies and use technology strategically to leverage information and to collaborate
  • Interact in local and global cultural contexts with knowledge of and respect for diverse cultural perspectives.

Learner experience

QUT's real-world learning experience will reflect the physical and digital nature of the world in which we live and work. The QUT learner experience, encompassing curricular and co-curricular activities, will:

  • Provide authentic learning and assessment in all units
  • Have work-integrated learning (WIL) in all courses
  • Value our learners and the knowledge and experience they bring
  • Enable learners to develop depth in professional knowledge with broad perspectives, including exposure to other disciplines and ways of thinking
  • Purposefully engage learners with diverse cultural perspectives, with specific inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge
  • Support learners to develop their professional profiles, networks, and employability to find and create meaningful work and self-manage their careers
  • Enable learner connectedness and support
  • Be personalized, flexible and adaptable to better meet learners' ongoing learning needs
  • Be enhanced through online and blended learning technologies and tools.

Strategies for achieving our vision

Curriculum and learning transformation

We will invest in curriculum and learning transformation through:

  • Using the five-year course transformation and reaccreditation cycle to strengthen and assure the QUT learner experience
  • Providing strategic support and resources to curriculum leaders and teams to enable high impact transformation in courses
  • Expanding on market-driven, high quality, continuing professional learning offerings
  • Using a broad evidence base and multiple perspectives to inform our decision making.

Staff development

We will invest in our staff through:

  • Team-based, situated approaches to capability building, to imagine, create and facilitate engaging, relevant, real-world experiences in online, blended and face-to-face contexts
  • Building and maintaining real-world currency and connectedness in the QUT workforce through recruitment strategies and professional development leave (PDL)
  • Aligning workforce planning, reward, and recognition of excellence with our real-world learning 2020 vision.

New ways of thinking and working

We will encourage and enable new ways of thinking and working through:

  • Supporting and rewarding 'cross-boundary' collaboration within and beyond QUT
  • Enabling collaborative partnerships with students, industry, and community throughout the process of change and transformation
  • Investing in and rewarding innovation, and building tolerance for failure as a necessary part of innovation
  • Creating lean, flexible and streamlined policies, processes and technology solutions to support real-world learning priorities.

At a glance

We're well known as 'a university for the real world' because of our close links with industry and our relevant teaching and applied research. Industry representatives and professionals contribute to our course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education.

Our academic staff consult in industry and work on industry projects which often involve students. Staff and students have access to the latest teaching technology.

2018 statistics

Student enrolments 50,800
Full-time students 38,649
International students 8,943
Total university revenue $1.06 billion
Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Queensland University of Technology

Tailor your business degree to your career aspirations with a choice of 10 major study areas plus second majors, minors, and electives. ... [+]

Overview

Tailor your business degree to your career aspirations with a choice of 10 major study areas plus second majors, minors, and electives.

Highlights Study accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, financial planning, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations. Graduate with deep knowledge and experience in your chosen major, equipping you as a professional in your chosen discipline. Develop business skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context. Combine your major with a set of complementary studies to meet your own interests. Majors ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
November 2019
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Gain the foundation for a successful career in communication and entertainment. We’re ranked number one in Queensland and 31st in the world in communication and media stu ... [+]

Overview

Create your own future by combining your chosen specialization with additional study areas.

Real-world learning

All courses provide real-world learning from your first semester, with a job-ready balance of communication skills and creative thinking. You'll get hands-on production experience in industry-standard newsrooms, studios, post-production and editing suites for radio, television, online and print production. You'll have access to the latest AV equipment and software, and 24-hour student computer labs.

Connection to industry

You will benefit from connection to industry experts through experienced teaching and tutoring staff and guest lecturers. You will collaborate with students from other disciplines, to provide a richer learning experience that reflects real-world working environments you will experience in your career. You can even submit your university projects for recognition through industry awards.... [-]

Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

QUT is a global leader in the creative industries. Choose a combination of study areas to suit your creative interests and aspirations, and help you develop your creative ... [+]

Overview Build a unique creative career that taps into your passions and aspirations. Prepare to turn creative employment and entrepreneurial opportunities into real career outcomes.​ Focus on your creative professional identity, career development, and entrepreneurship. Develop your creative thinking and innovation, and project management skills. Learn through industry partnerships and networking, and interdisciplinary work.

Why choose this course?

Our world is increasingly interconnected. To make the most of this complexity, successful careers require a breadth of skills and knowledge in more than one discipline area. In the creative industries sector, this is particularly the case, with the need for adaptable, cutting-edge, multidisciplinary capabilities along with 21st-century career and enterprise skills.... [-]

Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

From the first semester, be immersed in a hands-on creative environment. You’ll have opportunities for internships, field trips to design projects and international study ... [+]

Overview

Our design degree prepares students to have adaptable and resilient capabilities to design, think critically, and effectively communicate and collaborate to realize their ideas, in diverse situations.

Hands-on creativity

From the first semester, you will be immersed in a hands-on creative environment and supported to start developing your own style and build your portfolio throughout your degree. Collaboration with students from other design disciplines is encouraged and reflects real design practice. You'll work in fully-equipped workshops with 3D printing, laser-cutting, and the latest technologies.

End-of-year showcase events and exhibitions are an important feature of your course and are celebrated by friends, family, and industry guests from the design community.... [-]

Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Tailor your course to your interests with a choice of eight engineering areas. Gain quality experience with certified engineers through our work-integrated learning progr ... [+]

Overview Learn to develop practical solutions that impact the real world. Study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and gain access to multimillion-dollar research facilities, as well as learning practical solutions that impact the real world. Specialize and tailor your course to suit your own career aspirations. Study opportunities include student-led projects, international study tours, and access to multimillion-dollar research facilities.

Specializations

Your engineering degree features common units in the first year, giving you the opportunity to explore the full range of engineering majors before you choose your career specialization.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical Process) ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English
Full time
4 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Develop depth of knowledge in your chosen creative area, with hands-on, studio-based learning and direct connection to industry experts. ... [+]

Overview Study a specialized course of study in one of our 10 majors. Gain experience and contacts in your industry through professional industry placements and projects. Create a portfolio and exhibit works to industry professionals.

Majors Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)

QUT Acting is Australia’s leading degree in acting specializing in screen performance. It is highly regarded nationally for its graduates’ readiness to work in film and television. Applicants are selected on the basis of their audition.

You will undertake three years of intensive training and performing, graduating as an employable film and stage actor. Your film shoots have professional film crews, and your performance seasons provide opportunities to work with professional directors and designers of national standing. Our specialized screen training, small group size, and superb facilities give QUT acting graduates a distinctive edge.... [-]

Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Build an IT qualification to suit your aspirations. We have strong links with IT vendors giving opportunities for internships in Australia and overseas. ... [+]

Overview Build a qualification that supports your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the skills to transform and shape the future through information technology Learn from lecturers who are experts in their field and include award-winning teachers and world-renowned researchers Benefit from strong industry connections with valuable insights into information technology and opportunities for internships here and overseas Major in Computer Science or Information Systems Gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art facilities and the skills required to be in demand as a problem solver and innovator across a diverse range of industries including aviation, mining, engineering, finance, retail, logistics, government, health, entertainment, networking and communications ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Make a difference with careers including policing, customs, youth justice, intelligence and more. Undertake professional placement to graduate job ready. ... [+]

Overview Offers career paths in law enforcement, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and in criminal and social justice industries. The course is highly regarded by investigative and regulatory agencies such as the Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service. Undertake a work placement in a range of community and government organizations to gain real justice industry connections Learn from the best with lecturers from industry and regular guest lecturers Flexible study options. Choose from full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, or a combination of delivery options. Join our Career Mentor Scheme to be partnered with an industry contact for career advice and guidance. Undertake combined studies in criminology, policing, policy and governance along with additional studies in law, psychology, forensic sciences, management, and Indigenous knowledge. ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Build your maths skills to solve real-world problems with the latest specialist equipment and access to internationally recognized academics and researchers. ... [+]

Overview

As this course is being implemented progressively over time, prospective students who intend to apply for advanced standing should contact the faculty to seek advice on whether suitable units will be available for enrolment.

Equip yourself with the specialist analytical skills required to tackle today's complex scientific, computational and modeling problems Learn from people who deliver world-class teaching and research outcomes Play an integral role in the workplace with a modern, relevant and engaging mathematics degree designed for the real world and underpinned by our award-winning research Major in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Operations Research or Statistics Gain practical skills using the latest computer technology to enable you to solve real-world problems and prepare you for a career in a wide range of areas such as finance, investment, information technology, environmental management, health, marketing, logistics, defense, media, education, and research. ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Be at the cutting edge of science education with QUT’s multimillion-dollar research and teaching facilities, award-winning teachers and world-renowned researchers. ... [+]

Overview Challenge your thinking in Science with real-world learning and relevant, up-to-date courses. Major in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, or Physics Choose from a wide range of complementary or diverse study options to match your interests and aspirations. Learn to develop practical solutions that impact the real world. Be at the cutting edge of international science education with access to QUT’s new multimillion-dollar research and teaching facilities, including our $230M Science and Engineering Precinct. Gain real-world experience through work experience opportunities and our Vacation Research program. Study opportunities include student-led projects, international study tours, and access to experienced lecturers and industry representatives. ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English
Full time
3 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

This flexible course allows you to pursue your area of interest. You’ll gain real experience and make industry contacts before graduating with an advanced qualification. ... [+]

Overview Study a Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) and gain experience in a highly practical course that mirrors the emerging trends of the industry. Further your depth of knowledge and skills to apply throughout your career with an Honours degree. Gain practical experience with our Work Integrated Learning program. Study construction management, quantity surveying, and cost engineering, or urban and regional planning.

Majors

As part of this course, you must choose a major

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

Highlights

Learn to coordinate the construction and maintenance of large and complex projects such as low-rise and high-rise housing developments, hotels, factories, office blocks, schools, and hospitals. Study resource management, measurement and estimating, site management, scheduling and programming, and technical communications. Attend lectures and tutorials delivered by the industry's best frontline professionals. Further your depth of knowledge and skills to apply throughout your career with an Honours degree. Program accredited by the Australian Institute of Building. ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English
Full time
4 years
Campus
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