QUT: A hotbed for world-class research and education
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QUT: A hotbed for world-class research and education

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s fastest-growing research universities, inspiring students around the world with its innovative, global focus and real-world teaching. As an ambitious and collaborative higher learning institution, the university’s world-class programs are respected around the globe, consistently producing confident, competent graduates who are ready to take on the world.

World-leading reputation

QUT’s cutting-edge course portfolio is designed to push students to success no matter what their chosen specialisation. Not only will you gain a wealth of opportunities for practical workplace experience, you’ll also get the chance to forge invaluable industry connections from which you will draw great benefit as you progress in your career.


QUT has an impressive list of accolades to boast of, namely:

  • QUT ranked 2nd in Australia and 24th in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings (2017)
  • QUT achieved a 201 – 300 world ranking in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Shanghai Ranking Consultancy
  • 9th in Australia and 42nd in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2017)
  • 6th in Australia and in the 61-70 band globally in the inaugural QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2017)
  • 1st in Australia and 24th in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2017)
  • QUT Business School was the first business school in Australia to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.
  • Chosen by MIT to host the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in 2017
  • 8 Rhodes Scholars (5 in the past 8 years)
  • One of the top 300 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2017)

Innovative courses

Through 10 diverse areas of study, QUT is inspiring powerful leaders in virtually every field. With a balanced combination of theory, practical learning, and the most contemporary technologies, as well as a unique range of programs that are regularly reviewed and updated, QUT prepares graduates to face and conquer any challenge that comes their way.

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QUT offers more than 650 undergraduate and postgraduate study options in:

  • Building and Planning
  • Creative, Design and Performance
  • Education
  • Health and Community
  • Languages – including English language pathway programs
  • Law and Justice
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology

Notable QUT graduates

Dr Abigail Allwood is an astrobiologist and co-leader for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission, making history as the first woman and the first Australian to lead a NASA team that will search for life on Mars. After graduating from QUT with a first-class honours degree in geoscience, Dr Allwood’s research evidenced life on earth 3.45 billion years ago. Now an astrobiologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, she has since turned her attention to the search for evidence of ancient life on Mars.

QUT graduates Shaniel Deo, Phil Larsen and Luke Muscat are the creators of Fruit Ninja, one of the most successful video games worldwide. They have now turned that success into a multi-million dollar company called Halfbrick, located in Brisbane.

QUT graduate Carolyn Dawkins is at the forefront of global digital strategies. The Bachelor of Business graduate is now head of Google’s BrandLab in New York City. Ms Dawkin’s branch supports Google’s Top 100 worldwide clients to grow their brand-building capabilities.

A gateway to Queensland and Australia

Located in the central business district of beautiful Brisbane, QUT is perfectly set in the capital of Queensland, boasting a multicultural population of around 2.12 million, with 25 percent of these residents originally hailing from overseas. Renowned for its laidback outdoor vibe and offering a range of enriching sporting, artistic, entertainment, cultural and nightlife activities, it’s hardly surprising that Brisbane is recognised, not only as one of the most popular and affordable study destinations in Australia, but also in the world.

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Queensland is a state of many exciting distinctions – from tropical coasts, to emerald rainforests, to barren desert and sand country. It is home to must-see tourist destinations like the Great Barrier Reef – a hotbed of research for any aspiring scientist, Cairns, the Gold Coast, the Whitsundays and the Sunshine Coast. All of these amazing locations are easily accessible from Brisbane, and are both exhilarating and enlivening for the lucky student of QUT.

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