Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

About

QUT is one of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions with a global outlook and a real-world focus. We recognise that the world is changing and we need to change with it. We will prepare you 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 2019).

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. Many of our courses offer flexibility to help you to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future.  Consider a double degree for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career opportunities, plus friends and networks across two fields.

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.

We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) 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.

Gardens Point

Gardens Point campus is the only university campus in Brisbane’s CBD, located beside the City Botanic Gardens and across the river from Southbank. 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 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. The campus includes the Gardens Cultural Precinct, QUT Art Museum, the William Robinson Gallery in historic Old Government House, as well as food and retail outlets, a fitness centre, and 50-metre swimming pool.

Kelvin Grove

Kelvin Grove campus is three kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre. With the recent expansion to our Creative Industries Precinct, and a new Education Precinct, QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus is a sophisticated learning and community environment.  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, social work, and nutrition and dietetics. 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.

Student and campus services

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 with a range of development opportunities. Attend workshops, and be recognised by QUT for the leadership you 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 you develop your transferable skills, increase your global outlook and connect with like-minded peers.

Visit the QUT website for more information.

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 and Central America, and South America. You can also explore opportunities for shorter study tours or experience programs.

Scholarships

QUT scholarships allow you to focus more on your studies and embrace opportunities as they arise. 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 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.

Open days

QUT Virtual Open Day

Saturday, 29 August
Sunday, 30 August

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

To be eligible for admission to QUT you must have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent), or be aged 18 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 top score.

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 course threshold.

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.

Entry to QUT in 2021 or beyond

There are changes to the subjects and qualifications we’ll consider for entry. Check the QUT website for details.

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.

Completed Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) awards of certificate III, certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma and associate degree can be assigned a selection rank for entry to QUT.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Entry to QUT in 2021 or beyond
There are changes to the subjects and qualifications we’ll consider for entry. Check the QUT website for details.

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.

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.

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.

The Oodgeroo Unit’s Centralised Assessment Selection Program assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants with QUT entry by recognising life experiences, any study undertaken, skills, commitment and potential. If you identify via QTAC as an Indigenous Australian and list QUT in your top three preferences, the Oodgeroo Unit will contact you.

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

Timing of offers

QUT makes year round offers for most courses. Semester 1 QTAC offers will take place between October and February, 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.

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 Semester 1, 2019 including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

STUDENT PROFILE
Applicant backgroundSemester 1 intake 2019
Number of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
316528.78%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study9278.43%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
2432.21%
(D) Recent secondary education:

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

 

4079

 

37.09%

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)2792.54%
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)8177.43%
(E) International students148913.54%
All students10999100%
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.

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