Queensland University of Technology

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Queensland University of Technology, abbreviated as QUT, is a public research university located in the urban coastal city ofBrisbane, Queensland, Australia. QUT is located on three campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove, and Caboolture. The university has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 post graduate students, of which 6,000 are international students. It has over 4 000 staff members, and an annual budget of more than AU$750 million.

QUT ranks within the top 10 Australian universities and the upper 3 per cent world-wide. QUT has been ranked as Australia’s best university under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education Top 100, and ranks 26th globally in that category. The university in its current form was founded 1989, when the then Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) merged with the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.p

We are a major Australian university with a global outlook and a ‘real world’ focus.

With over 50,000 students, including almost 8,000 international students, and an annual budget of more than $800 million, we’re positioned to grow and develop as one of the nation’s leading universities.

A world-class university

Queensland University of Technology are 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. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.

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. QUT established the world’s first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.

At QUT we don’t just teach theory, we put theory into practice. We’re internationally recognised for giving you the best possible opportunity at success:

  • We’re one of the top 300 universities globally (QS Top Universities Ranking, 2015).
  • QUT Business school is ranked in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. It was one of the first business schools in Australia to achieve triple international accredition (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA).
  • Our media and communication studies are ranked 1st in Australia and 21st in the world (QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2016).
  • We’re welcoming to international students. 85% would recommend QUT to their friends (International Student Barometer Queensland, 2014).
  • Our graduates achieve their career goals. We’re ranked 7th in Australia and in the 71-80 band globally for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking, 2015).

Strength in research

We’re always contributing to new knowledge in our areas of research strength. Our researchers are working to find solutions to today’s complex problems. In the Excellence in Research for Australia Ranking (ERA, 2015), 100% of submitted QUT research was assessed at being world standard or above.

Prepare for your career

Queensland University of Technology courses are regularly reviewed and updated to maximise your career opportunities and ensure your degree reflects the latest industry practice.

Each year more than 6,000 bachelor degree students graduate from our university. We continue to outperform Queensland and Australian average rates for graduate employment.

All of our courses are designed to enhance your job prospects, and we can also help you get industry-ready with:

  • interactive career development programs
  • career planning advice
  • feedback on your CV
  • workshops and online guides for job-seeking and preparing for an interview
  • a career mentor scheme that links students with industry professionals.

Expert teachers

Our teaching staff are experts in their field. They’ll inspire your learning and help you make important industry connections. Our staff are regularly recognised with national awards for their excellence in teaching. Many of our full-time academic staff have industry experience, and they’re supported by more than 3,000 part-time lecturers and tutors from industry and the professional world.

Strong industry connections

Queensland University of Technology courses are designed and regularly reviewed in consultation with industry professionals, so we make sure we’re always meeting changing industry needs.

Many of our courses offer opportunities to work within an organisation and get credit towards your degree, giving you first-hand experience working with industry professionals.

Real-world courses

Our courses provide real-world learning experiences. Real-world learning integrated theory, knowledge and skills with professional and contemporary practice.

Work-integrated learning is incorporated into all of our undergraduate courses. You can earn credit towards your course through co-curricular work experience, volunteering placements, projects with industry or community partners, site visits, study tours and other opportunities.

These real-world learning experiences offer you the opportunity to develop contacts in your chosen industry, put your education into practice, enhance your initiative, problem-solving and teamwork skills, and get a taste of the real world of work in your chosen field.

Cultural diversity

Queensland University of Technology has almost 8,000 international students from more than 100 countries studying with us, and many of our lecturers and tutors have worked overseas or have international qualifications. We promote and celebrate our cultural diversity on campus through social activities, festivals, and university-wide events.

The time of your life

Your time at university will be life-changing. We provide learning support, social activities, and development opportunities to ensure your university experience is the best it can be.

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

  • QUT Business School
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering


QUT has a history that dates back to 1849. The current Queensland University of Technology was established in 1989 from the merger of Queensland University of Technology with predecessor institutions:

  • Brisbane School of Arts (1849)
  • Brisbane Technical College (1882)
  • Central Technical College (1908)
  • Queensland Institute of Technology (1965)

with the Brisbane College of Advanced Education (1982), itself a combination of multiple predecessor institutions:

  • Brisbane Kindergarten Training College (1911)
  • Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College (1965)
  • Queensland Teachers Training College (1914)
  • Kelvin Grove Teachers College (1961)
  • Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education (1976)
  • Kedron Park Teachers College (1961)
  • North Brisbane College of Advanced Education (1974)

The Gardens Point campus was once solely occupied by the 19th Century building, the former Government House of Queensland. In 1909, during the relocation of the Governor’s residence, Old Government House and the surrounding five hectares were set aside for both a University and a Technical College. The first university on the site was the University of Queensland which was moved to St Lucia in 1945, where it remains today.

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