Queensland University of Technology

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

About QUT

At QUT, we recognise that the world is changing and we need to change with it. We are preparing our students for the real world of today, and more importantly, tomorrow.

Your university teachers are industry leaders who will inspire you and link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded in Australia and around the world. We are ranked in the top 250 world universities (QS World University Rankings 2018).

Create your future

Our courses are designed to give you the skills, knowledge and connections you need to thrive in your career, along with the agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds.

We offer courses in business, creative industries, education, health, law, and science and engineering. Gain a competitive edge by selecting from our range of exciting double degree combinations.

You will gain experience in our on-campus labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners.

Inspiring innovators

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Our students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch startups and social enterprises that change the world, build and leverage new technologies, and create new markets and jobs for the future. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second in the nation for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

Career ready

We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are conveniently located in central Brisbane at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove, and offer you high-quality academic, recreational, and support facilities, with easy access to public transport.

At Gardens Point, you’ll experience state-of-the-art learning spaces such as high-performance laboratories and clinical simulation facilities featuring the latest technologies and equipment, as well as the $230 million Science and Engineering Centre with cutting-edge learning, research and social areas. The centre is also home to the Cube, one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces.

With the recent expansion to our Creative Industries Precinct, and a new Education Precinct opening later this year, QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus is a sophisticated learning and community environment. At QUT Health Clinics, you’ll have the opportunity to work with real patients under the supervision of professionals in optometry, podiatry, clinical exercise physiology, psychology and counselling, social work, and nutrition and dietetics.

Your student experience

You’ll study in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment with opportunities to make friends and discover your place in the world.  Choose from more than 150 clubs and societies, or get involved in campus parties, live bands and events such as TEDxQUT, the Dragon Boat Regatta, and premier or recreational sporting clubs. Expand your influence through the Leadership, Development and Innovation program, offering workshops, and the opportunity to participate in and lead campus and community projects.

Assumed knowledge

For most courses, we have an assumed knowledge scheme, which means you don’t need to have studied specific school subjects to gain entry to our courses, but we assume you have the knowledge through school or bridging courses. Our education degrees have subject prerequisites that must be completed to gain entry to the course.

OP Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1–5, an equivalent selection rank, or an International Baccalaureate Diploma with a score of 33 or better, you are guaranteed a place at QUT in a participating course.

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.

Guaranteed admission

QUT’s OP and IB Guarantee ensures that eligible applicants with an OP in the range 1-5, 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.

QUT’s OP and IB Guarantee takes the guesswork out of entry into the majority of QUT’s courses. Applicants who receive OP of 1-5, a selection rank of 93 or better or a completed International Baccalaureate Diploma with a score of 33 are guaranteed a place, regardless of the OP threshold listed on the course entry requirements.

The Guarantee is available to all applicants, including those with higher education, VET, bridging or enabling studies and/or work experience.

Applicants do not need to apply separately for the OP Guarantee as it forms part of your QTAC application.

The OP Guarantee status for each course is listed on the QUT course 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 you 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.

Credit for prior learning

QUT provides advanced standing (credit) if you can demonstrate you have already achieved the learning required for your units (subjects). QUT commonly grants advanced standing for formal study, however non-formal learning (such as, structured training in your workplace) and informal learning (such as work experience) are also considered.

You can apply for advanced standing once you have been admitted and this may also reduce the time required to complete the QUT course.

Find more information about credit for prior learning on the QUT website.

Applicants with completed bridging or enabling course

QUT recognises a number of other bridging and enabling, 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 and enabling studies 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.

Credit for prior learning 

QUT provides advanced standing (credit) if you can demonstrate you have already achieved the learning required for your units (subjects). QUT commonly grants advanced standing for formal study, however non-formal learning (such as, structured training in your workplace) and informal learning (such as work experience) are also considered.

You can apply for advanced standing once you have been admitted and this may also reduce the time required to complete the QUT course.

Find more information about credit for prior learning on the QUT website.

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 recent secondary education (within the past two years)

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

Current Queensland Year 12 students who are ineligible to receive an OP will be assigned a QTAC selection rank based on this study and will 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 will be 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 the score from the 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. For more information, visit International Baccalaureate (IB) studies. IB Diploma students will be considered for an offer based on this selection rank (or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school).

Results from Home Schooling, Accelerated Christian Education and other non-standard Year 12 programs (with SAT tests) may also be assigned a selection rank and 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 (see below). Contact QUT for more information.

Applicants with Overseas Year 12 Study

QUT will consider equivalent overseas Year 12 qualifications for admissions purposes. Contact QUT for more information. 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.

Other Qualifications Completed in Year 12

Other recognised qualifications completed when at school such as completed competency-based and graded AQF Certificates III and IV (completed), diplomas, higher education study, and some creative arts qualifications (in the areas of music, dance, and speech) will also be assigned a selection rank.

You are also required to meet any relevant subject prerequisites for the course you are applying for.  This will be satisfied by successful completion of Senior secondary subjects (or equivalent). Any additional entry requirements must also be satisfied.

Find out more information at QUT.

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.

OP/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 the Oodgeroo Unit at QUT.

Find more information about the CASP selection process on the QUT website.

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.

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

Additional information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Our 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. Please 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.

Fees and charges

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

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

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at QUT. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date for Term 1, 2018 including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.
Student profile
Applicant background Semester 1, 2018
Number of students % of all students
(a) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
4074 35.2%
(b) Vocational education and training (VET) study 987 8.53%

(c) Recent secondary education:

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

 

3976

 

34.35%

Admitted where both OP/selection rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum OP/selection rank) 218 1.88%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/selection rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/selection rank requirement, VET qualification completed during school) 597 5.16%
(d) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
342 2.95%
International students 1380 11.92%
All students 11574 100%
Notes:        <5 – The numbers of students is less than five.
                    N/A – Students not accepted in this category.
                    N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than five students.

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

Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships allow you to focus more on your studies and embrace opportunities as they arise. Our Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships offer up to $30,000 in financial support as well as membership of the College of Excellence, where you’ll network with like-minded individuals and engage in a program of personal development. Whether you are a high-achiever, from a low-income background, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or are studying a particular course, we may have a scholarship for you.

Student accommodation

If you need to relocate for study, our accommodation service can help you with 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

You can access a range of services to help you succeed including careers and employment advice, 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.

Oodgeroo Unit

If you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander you may be able to gain entry through the Oodgeroo Unit’s Centralised Assessment Selection Program, which recognises life experiences, any study undertaken, and skills, commitment and potential.

Course admissions information

For course admission information (including the OP/selection rank profile for semester 1, 2018 admissions) please refer to the individual course entry in Course Search.

Where to get more information

 

Page last updated: 07 Jan 2019