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Queensland University of Technology
Victoria Park Road
KELVIN GROVE QLD 4059 Australia

About QUT

Queensland University of Technology is one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions with a global outlook and a real-world focus.  Around 50 000 students benefit from QUT’s close links with business and industry, courses with a mix of theory and practical experience, and the many practising professionals engaged as lecturers and tutors, giving students the best possible start to their career. 

QUT has a solid international reputation ensuring your qualifications will be well regarded wherever you choose to pursue your career. In 2017, QUT was ranked 24th in the Times Higher Education top universities under 50 years globally, making it the highest ranked Queensland university. This ranking showcases young universities that have achieved great successes in research and teaching.

In-demand courses

A QUT degree is designed to set you up for success. You’ll have opportunities to gain practical workplace experience and valuable industry connections. You can prepare for employment in a changing world with flexible options that allow you to expand skills and knowledge beyond your main study area.

QUT offers more than 100 undergraduate courses and a large number of double degrees in business, creative industries, education, health, law, and science and engineering.  

Convenient campuses

QUT campuses are conveniently located in central Brisbane and well serviced by public transport. With high-quality academic, recreational and support facilities, QUT is the perfect place to study.

Gardens Point

Gardens Point campus is the only university campus in Brisbane’s CBD, located beside the Brisbane River and City Botanic Gardens and across the river from South Bank. The campus includes the Gardens Cultural Precinct, QUT Art Museum, the William Robinson Gallery in historic Old Government House, and the Science and Engineering Centre, which brings together teaching and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. The centre features stimulating learning and research spaces, food and retail outlets, a fitness centre, and 50-metre swimming pool, and is home to the Cube, one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces.

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove campus is three kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre. QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct is the most sophisticated and technically advanced creative space in Australia, with newsrooms, media labs, performance spaces and studios for animation, design, film and television, dance, drama, visual arts and music. At QUT Health Clinics, students have the opportunity to work with real patients under the supervision of professionals in optometry, podiatry, clinical exercise physiology, psychology and counselling, and nutrition and dietetics. A new Education Precinct, due to be completed in 2018, will offer face-to-face and interactive online teaching spaces, and will reinforce QUT as a leader in teacher education. The campus also offers a fitness club and aquatic centre with gymnasium, 25-metre pool and indoor sports stadium, as well as tennis courts and sports field.

Open days

Gardens Point: Sunday, 29 July 2018
9am–3pm

Visit the QUT website for more information.

Important dates

Visit the QUT website for information on enrolment, teaching, semester start and end, and other important academic dates.

Visit key dates and fees for information on important QTAC dates.

Admission criteria

General admission information

To be eligible for admission to QUT you must have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent), or be aged 17 or older and be applying on the basis of previous study or work/life experience.

When applying for QUT courses, you should consider:

For most of QUT’s courses, you are selected on the basis of an Overall Position (OP) or selection rank.

An OP is your position in a state-wide rank order based on your overall achievement in Authority subjects. It indicates how well you have done in comparison to all other OP-eligible students in Queensland and is used for tertiary entrance purposes only. OPs range from 1 to 25, with 1 being the best.

A selection rank is the actual ranking that tertiary admission centres and most universities use to assess admission to a course. A person’s selection rank can include their OP, any OP-related adjustments such as equity or subject ‘bonus points’ that they are eligible for, contributions calculated on the basis of work experience or previous non-secondary study, portfolio assessments, results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test, other supplementary tests, etc. Selection ranks range from a highest rank of 99 to the lowest rank of 1.

Selection ranks can be assigned to each of your individual qualifications and experience. QUT will generally use the best of the OP/selection ranks to assess your eligibility.

QUT’s OP and IB Guarantee ensures that eligible applicants with an OP in the range 15, or an equivalent selection rank, or a completed International Baccalaureate Diploma with a score of 33 or better, will be offered a place at QUT in a participating course. A small number of courses do not participate. The OP Guarantee status for each course is listed on the QUT course website.

Current Year 12 applicants

Current Queensland Year 12 OP-eligible students are considered for an offer based on their OP, or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school.

Current Queensland Year 12 students’ ineligible to receive an OP will be assigned a QTAC selection rank based on this study and be considered for an offer based on this selection rank, or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school.

Current interstate Year 12 students will be assigned a selection rank based on their ATAR and considered for an offer based on this selection rank (or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school).

Current International Baccalaureate (IB) students will be assigned a selection rank based on their score from their completed IB Diploma. As agreed by admissions centres around Australia, the IB score is converted to a 'combined rank'. The combined rank is on the same scale as the ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank). This is then converted to QTAC selection rank. Visit IB studies for more information. IB Diploma students will be considered for an offer based on this selection rank (or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school).

Some exceptions may apply to courses with additional entry requirements as well as for Dean’s Scholars programs.

Find out more information about current Year 12 entry at QUT.

Completed Year 12 (within the past two years)

Year 12 results (OP/selection rank) do not expire once you have left school. Whether this result is considered for an offer to a course will depend on whether you have additional qualifications, including other recognised qualifications completed while at school or post school.

This includes formal qualifications such as Senior External Examination results, higher education study, VET study such as completed competency-based and graded AQF certificates III and IV (completed), and diplomas, bridging and preparation courses.  Other post-secondary professional and paraprofessional qualifications (including creative arts, language and civil aviation qualifications, and professional registrations) and defence force service will be also considered.

You may also use alternative entry pathways such as employment experience and the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); age restrictions apply.

Exceptions may apply to some courses and courses with additional entry requirements.

Find out more information at QUT.

Completed Year 12 (more than two years ago)

Year 12 results (OP/selection rank) do not expire once you have left school. Whether this result is considered for an offer to a course will depend on whether you have additional qualifications, including other recognised qualifications completed while at school or after school.

This includes formal qualifications such as Senior External Examination results, higher education study, VET study such as completed competency-based and graded AQF certificates III and IV (completed), and diplomas, bridging and preparation courses. Other post-secondary professional and paraprofessional qualifications (including creative arts, language and civil aviation qualifications, and professional registrations) and defence force service will be also considered.

You may also use alternative entry pathways such as employment experience and the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); age restrictions apply.

Applicants with work and life experience

QUT will consider you for entry on the basis of professional qualifications and/or paid employment experience.

Your selection rank may be improved by good results in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

Exceptions may apply to some courses and courses with additional entry requirements.

Find out more information on the QUT website.

Applicants with higher education study

You are selected on the basis of your OP or selection rank for most courses. Selection ranks can be assigned to each of your different qualifications. QUT will generally use the best of the OP/ranks to assess your eligibility for an offer.

QUT recognises that success at tertiary level in one course can be the most reliable predictor of future success in other courses. Successfully completing one year full time in a degree course is the most effective and reliable way to gain a more competitive selection rank. A full-time year is defined as the standard credit point load that applies to a year of study in a course at their institution. Units with incomplete results and any units for which exemption or credit for prior learning was applied do not count toward the full-time year. For current QUT students a full-time year is 96 credit points.

All degree (or higher education) applicants will be considered if they have completed a minimum of at least one-quarter of a year of full-time study or equivalent.

Exceptions may apply to some courses and courses with additional entry requirements.

Find more information about entry based on higher education study on the QUT website.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

In collaboration with TAFE Queensland Brisbane, QUT offers combined qualification programs called dual awards that lead to the award of a diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree from TAFE followed by a QUT bachelor degree.

Other accredited completed competency-based and graded AQF certificates III and IV (completed) and diplomas will also be assigned a selection rank.

Where you have several selection ranks calculated (e.g. ranks based on Year 12 results, VET study, higher education studies , employment), you will generally be considered on your highest rank.

Exceptions may apply to some courses and courses with additional entry requirements.

Find more information about entry based on VET study on the QUT website.

Completed bridging or enabling course

A number of preparatory and bridging courses will enable you to gain or improve your selection rank and equip you with the academic skills required for tertiary study success.

QUT recognises a number of other tertiary preparation and foundation programs offered by education providers across Australia and the Pacific. You must have successfully completed one or more semesters of full-time study in one of these programs for it to count towards the selection rank for a QUT application.

Exceptions may apply to some courses and courses with additional entry requirements.

Find more information about entry based on bridging studies on the QUT website.

OP/selection rank-related adjustments – current Year 12 applicants

QUT offers special entry schemes where OP/selection rank adjustments may apply. QUT caps the overall number of adjustments to OPs/selection ranks for all applicants regardless of the combination of educational access, high school subject bonuses or special entry admission schemes to which they are entitled.  The maximum possible total adjustment is five (5) OPs or ten (10) ranks.

Adjustments may be applied for:

Adjustments do not apply for all programs.

Visit QUT’s website for more information.

Selection rank-related adjustments – non-Year 12 applicants

QUT offers special entry schemes where selection rank adjustments may apply. QUT caps the overall number of adjustments to selection ranks for all applicants regardless of the combination of educational access or special entry admission schemes to which they are entitled. The maximum possible total adjustment is five (5) OPs or ten (10) ranks.

Adjustments may be applied for:

Adjustments do not apply for all programs.

Visit QUT’s website for more information.

Other admission options

QUT offers applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent an alternative selection process through the Centralised Assessment Selection Program via QUT's Oodgeroo Unit.

Criteria that may apply in addition to OP/selection rank

For some courses in design and fine arts, additional requirements, such as portfolio or auditions, may apply. Education courses will be assessed on personal statements addressing competencies and suitability for teaching, in addition to meeting the OP/selection rank and prerequisite requirements.

Refer to the individual course admission information on QUT’s website for detailed entry requirements.

Additional information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

QUT's Oodgeroo Unit is an essential resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, providing services, facilities and a community network on all campuses, including:

  • academic resources and support services
  • Indigenous community events
  • scholarships, prizes and financial support.
Domestic students with overseas qualifications

QUT will consider equivalent overseas qualifications for admissions purposes. Contact QTAC for more information about how overseas qualifications will be assessed for entry. If you have secondary or tertiary qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

English language proficiency

QUT requires students to demonstrate that they can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard. If you have an Australian Year 12 qualification, you meet the English proficiency standards.

Visit English language proficiency for information on QUT’s English proficiency requirements, including ways to demonstrate English language proficiency.

Enrolment

Timing of offers

QUT makes year round offers for most courses. Semester 1 QTAC offers will take place between October and January, while Semester 2 QTAC offers will occur between April and June.

Offers

You are notified of your QUT offer by email and must respond to your offer online by the due date. QTAC applicants accepting their offer enrol at QUT via a link in their QTAC application.

Deferment

You can usually defer the commencement of your course for one year. Find more information about deferment on QUT’s website.

Credit transfer (Advanced standing)

You may apply for credit transfer for prior learning by submitting the relevant form directly to QUT after receiving your offer. Find more about credit transfer on the QUT website.

Fees and charges

 If you are offered a place as a domestic undergraduate student, you will be allocated a Commonwealth Supported place (CSP). You will also be liable for the student services and amenities fee and any additional course costs.

Find more information on fees and charges on the QUT website.

Student profile

Student profile
Applicant background Semester 1, 2017
Number of students % of all students
(a) Past higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
4038 34.1%
(b) Past vocational education and training (VET) study 993 8.4%

(c) Recent secondary education:

Admitted solely on the basis of OP/ATAR/selection rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points

 

4638

 

39.2%

Admitted where both OP/ ATAR/selection rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra text, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 5 0.0%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/ATAR/selection rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/ ATAR requirement)
627

5.3%
(d) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
339 2.9%
International students 1203 10.2%
All students 11843 100%
Notes:        L/N – Low numbers: the numbers of students is less than five.
                    N/A – Data not available for this item.
                    N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than five students. (The values of suppressed cells can be approximated by using the totals and subtracting the values of some other cells, but only to within five students of the actual number, thereby     retaining the confidentiality of the cells marked "L/N.)

How to apply

The following students apply through QTAC:

  • all students studying Year 12 in Australia
  • non-QUT domestic students applying for undergraduate study
  • QUT domestic students seeking to change courses into another QUT faculty
  • domestic students applying for the Master of Teaching and Master of Social Work degrees.


All other students apply direct to QUT.

Student and campus services

Life on campus

At QUT, you’ll study in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. Make the most of your time at university with cultural festivals and annual events such as the QUT Ball, Dragon Boat Regatta and TEDxQUT; join one of QUT’s premier sporting or recreation clubs or represent QUT at the university games; or make friends through more than 150 clubs and societies.

Leadership and development

QUT offers a range of development opportunities to enhance our students' university experience. The Leadership, Development and Innovation Program is available to all QUT students. They can learn about over 100 different topics in leadership and be recognised by QUT for the leadership they enact on campus through peer tutoring, running student clubs, volunteering, and more.

High-achieving students can apply to join QUT's College of Excellence, which provides opportunities to help students become well-rounded individuals, develop their transferable skills, increase their global outlook and connect with like-minded peers.

Overseas experience

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience and develop international connections with overseas travel while you are at university. QUT has exchange agreements with more than 200 partner institutions in 43 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Central America, and South America. You can also explore opportunities for shorter study tours or experience programs.

Scholarships

QUT scholarships are available to support and reward students and we encourage you to apply. Whether you are a high achiever, elite athlete, international student, from a low-income background, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or are studying a particular course, or a combination of any of these, we may have a scholarship for you.

Student accommodation

QUT’s accommodation service provides advice and an accommodation database. Student apartments are located near Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses. Other options include homestay or share-house accommodation.

Student support services

At QUT we want you to achieve your academic, personal and career goals. There are a number of support services available to help you develop the skills you need and manage your life without leaving campus, including careers and employment advice, a career mentor scheme, medical centres, counselling, disability support, financial assistance and scholarships, chaplaincy, international student support, and academic support including free workshops, academic skills advisers and online tutorials.

Course admissions information semester 1, 2017

For course offer information (including the OP/selection rank profile for a course) for the semester 1, 2017 admissions period, select an area of study and course.

Business and tourism

413222 Bachelor of Business (Dean's Honours Program) - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 104.5KB)

BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours) - Gardens Point (PDF 114.2KB)

413402 Bachelor of Business - International - full-time or part-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.7KB)

413021 Bachelor of Business - full-time or part-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

409182 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102.1KB)

419532 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.8KB)

409432 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing) - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102.1KB)

409952 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102KB)

409682 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 113.6KB)

419692 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

419202 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 104.6KB)

409172 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Journalism - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

419222 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.8KB)

419212 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Mathematics - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.7KB)

409132 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Media and Communication - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102KB)

412322 Bachelor of Property Economics - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 104.6KB)

UD10 Bachelor of Property Economics (Honours) - Gardens Point (PDF 113.9KB)

Creative and performing arts

421192 Bachelor of Creative Industries - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

429062 Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Human Services - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

409872 Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Information Technology - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102.1KB)

409772 Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102.1KB)

421672 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Fashion) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 102.6KB)

421052 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Interactive and Visual Design) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

421152 Bachelor of Entertainment Industries - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

421912 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 113.4KB)

421012 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.5KB)

421432 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

409472 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102.1KB)

421822 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 113.4KB)

429162 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 113.4KB)

421952 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

421342 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film, TV and New Media Production) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

421932 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

421782 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 113KB)

421222 Bachelor of Journalism - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.5KB)

409912 Bachelor of Journalism/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

409012 Bachelor of Mass Communication - full-time, Kelvin Grove & Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102KB)

421132 Bachelor of Media and Communication - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

429512 Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Nutrition Science - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

429522 Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Public Health - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

421512 Bachelor of Music - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 113.4KB)

Health and recreation

425422 Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

425391 Bachelor of Health Information Management - full-time or part-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.8KB)

425772 Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Public Health - full-time, Kelvin Grove (PDF 114.2KB)

418182 Bachelor of Medical Imaging - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 104.5KB)

418201 Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science - full-time or part-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 102.1KB)

425231 Bachelor of Nursing - full-time or part-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

425252 Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Entry - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 113.5KB)

425112 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.9KB)

425992 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedic Science - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.8KB)

425282 Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Public Health - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

425332 Bachelor of Nutrition Science - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.5KB)

425442 Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 102.4KB)

425592 Bachelor of Paramedic Science - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.8KB)

425582 Bachelor of Paramedic Science - Graduate Entry - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 113.6KB)

418512 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 104.5KB)

425222 Bachelor of Podiatry - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.5KB)

425102 Bachelor of Podiatry Graduate Entry - full-time, Kelvin Grove (PDF 115KB)

425372 Bachelor of Public Health - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.5KB)

418192 Bachelor of Radiation Therapy - full-time, Gardens Point Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

425302 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.5KB)

425312 Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry - full-time, Kelvin Grove Campus (PDF 101.6KB)

Where to get more information

 

Page last updated: 05 Sep 2017