Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology

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QUT sets you up for a bright future with the skills, knowledge and connections to help you find your version of success.

Real-world courses

Study a course that gives you real experience alongside the theory so you can face the future with confidence. Use industry-standard equipment in labs and clinics. Work on real projects. Undertake work experience. Make connections with employers. Bring your ideas to life by developing your entrepreneurial mindset and practice.

We offer more than 220 degrees in architecture and built environment, business, creative industries, education, engineering, health, information technology, justice, law, mathematics and science. You can study on campus or choose an online course. Double degrees provide a real competitive advantage and give you greater variety in your study and career. If you’re looking for a pathway option, QUT College diplomas offer direct entry to several of our degrees.

Your QUT qualification will be well regarded in Australia and around the globe. We are ranked third in Australia and 21st in the world’s best young universities (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2022).

Two inner-city campuses

Our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses offer you high-quality facilities in a central Brisbane location with easy access to public transport.

Inspiring learning spaces include the dedicated Science and Engineering Centre, Creative Industries Precinct and Education Precinct. Experience state-of-the-art labs for everything from biomechanics and immunology to biofuels and supermolecular chemistry. Depending on your study area, you’ll have access to the QUT Law Moot Court, the Economics and Finance Bloomberg Lab, and the QUT Health Clinics where our students work with real patients under the supervision of health professionals.

Your student experience

Study in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment with opportunities to build lifelong connections. Choose from more than 150 clubs and societies or get involved in events such as TEDxQUT and the Dragon Boat Regatta. Participate in competitive or social sport, including QUT esports. Gain skills for the future through volunteering, leadership and project opportunities.

Scholarship opportunities

We offer many scholarships for students who are academic or creative high achievers, elite athletes, budding entrepreneurs, from a low-income background, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or are studying a particular course. Visit qut.edu. au/scholarships.

Student accommodation

Our central location means there are many accommodation options available near campus. QUT’s accommodation service can help with advice and an accommodation database. Visit qut.edu.au/study/brisbane.

QUT Offer Guarantee

Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee for your course, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold.

Indigenous Australian pathways

The Oodgeroo Unit offers the Centralised Assessment and Selection Program, a culturally supportive admissions pathway for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also provide tutoring and cultural support. Visit qut.edu.au/about/oodgeroo.

Match My Skills quiz

We’ve taken the stress out of finding a course that suits you. Take the Match My Skills quiz and we’ll deliver a personalised list of careers and courses that are perfect for you, plus some ideas on future proofing your career. Visit qut.edu.au/match-my-skills.

Join us for Open Day

We can’t wait to show you around—Sunday 31 July, Gardens Point campus. Visit qut.edu.au/open-day.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission to QUT you must have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) 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 ATAR or selection rank.

An ATAR is your state-wide rank order in relation to other students. It indicates how well you have done in comparison to all other ATAR-eligible students and is used for tertiary entrance purposes only. The maximum ATAR is 99.95.

A selection rank can include past school results, any adjustments 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. The highest selection rank is 99.95.

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

QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme

To help provide some certainty about your future study plans, we have the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme for Queensland Year 12 students.

This scheme includes more than 50 single and double degrees from a wide range of study areas including business, creative industries, engineering, health, and science.

Entry is based on your Year 12 grades to date, and if eligible, you will receive your QUT early offer from QTAC on Friday 18 November.

Check out all the details about the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme including the selected courses and detailed eligibility criteria at qut.edu.au/study/early-offer 

Guaranteed admission

We know that waiting to receive a course offer can be frustrating. With our offer guarantee, you can know for sure that you’ll be accepted into your course before you receive your offer.

The offer guarantee ATAR/selection rank is inclusive of adjustments (such as educational disadvantage, elite athlete or Year 12 subject adjustments) and applies to most courses.

To receive an offer as part of the offer guarantee you must meet all other course requirements and include the course in your QTAC preferences.

Even if you don’t think you’ll achieve the guaranteed ATAR or selection rank, you can still apply for the course. The final threshold for the course is determined in January and can be lower than the guarantee, so you may receive an offer.

Upgrading pathways are available if your ATAR or selection rank isn’t high enough to enter your chosen course.

The Offer Guarantee status for each course is listed on the QUT course website.

To receive an offer as part of the offer guarantee you must meet all other course requirements and include the course in your QTAC preferences.

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 Offer Guarantee as it forms part of your QTAC application.

You are selected on the basis of your ATAR 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 ATAR or selection 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.

 

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 IV, diploma or advanced diploma can be assigned a selection rank for entry to QUT undergraduate degree courses. A completed Certificate III can be assigned a selection rank for entry to QUT Diploma courses.

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 selection 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.

If you’re a current Year 12 student or completed Year 12 in the previous years and have not undertaken any further studies or work experience, you’re considered a recent school-leaver. For most of our courses, your entry will be based on you past academic achievement, represented by your ATAR or selection rank. Some courses have additional entry requirements.

Current International Baccalaureate (IB) students will be assigned a selection rank based on their IB Admission Score (IBAS) from their IB Diploma completed in Australia. IB students who completed their diploma overseas and prior to 2022 in Australia will be considered on their IB Score. 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. IB Diploma students will be considered for an offer based on this selection rank. IB Career Certificate and incomplete IBD may be assigned a selection rank for QUT diplomas courses. For more information, visit International Baccalaureate (IB) Studies.

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).

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

Students who have an ATAR or completed IB Diploma can also be assigned a selection rank for other recognised qualifications completed when at school such as completed competency-based and graded AQF Certificate IV, diplomas or higher education study for consideration for entry to QUT degree courses. A completed Certificate III can be assigned a selection rank for entry to QUT Diploma courses. Entry would be based on the best of these ATAR/selection ranks.

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.

QUT offers special entry schemes where ATAR/selection rank adjustments may apply. QUT caps the overall number of adjustments to ATARs/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 10.00 ATARs/selection ranks.

Adjustments may be applied for:

Adjustments apply to most but not 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 10.00 selection ranks.

Adjustments may be applied for:

Adjustments apply to most but not all programs.

Visit QUT’s website for more information.

For some courses in 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 ATAR/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.

Privacy

Read about Privacy at QUT for more 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.

Inherent Academic Requirements

 Inherent requirements are published in the requirements tab for each course on the QUT website.

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.

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. Summer offers to some diploma courses will take place between August and November.

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

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 accepted your offer 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.

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.

Financial assistance

Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans)

 Read about the government loan schemes.

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, 2022 including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

STUDENT PROFILE
Applicant background Semester 1 intake 2022
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
2887 30.00%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study 511 5.30%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
229 2.40%
(D) Recent secondary education:

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

 

3287

 

34.10%

Admitted where both ATAR/selection rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR/selection rank) 373 3.90%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/selection rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR/selection rank requirement, VET qualification completed during school) 1535 15.90%
(E) International students 807 8.40%
All students 9629 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 degree students applying for degree courses that:
    • are not covered by the QUT offer guarantee; and/or
    • have prerequisites; and/or
    • have additional entry requirements
  • domestic students applying for diplomas and undergraduate certificates
  • domestic students applying for the Master of Nursing – Entry to Practice, Master of Teaching and/or Master of Social Work degrees.

All other students apply direct to QUT.

Student and campus services

Student services and facilities

You’ll study in 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, and the Dragon boat Regatta, and premier or recreational sporting clubs.

Gain skills for the future through volunteering, networking and leadership opportunities. 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.

Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships allow you to focus more on your studies and embrace opportunities as they arise. Our Excellence 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 or a rural/regional area, identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or are studying a particular course, we may have a scholarship for you.

Student accommodation

Our central location means that there are many student accommodation options available near our Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses. QUT’s accommodation service can help you with advice and an accommodation database.

Student support services

You can access a range of services to help you succeed including careers 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 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, skills, commitment and potential.

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.

Course admissions information

For course admission information (including the ATAR/selection rank profile for semester 1, 2022 admissions) please refer to the individual course entry in Course Search.

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