• #=222 QS Global World Ranking
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  • 35,202Total Students
  • 1,986Faculty
  • 6,403Int'l Students

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As one of Australia’s leading universities, you can be confident your Queensland University of Technology (QUT) qualification will be well regarded in Australia and overseas.

You’ll join a group of 11,000 postgraduate students in a QUT community of 50,000. Our staff and students come from many different cultural and religious backgrounds, including international students from 140 countries.

We emphasise real-world relevant courses and research and our graduates enjoy employment outcomes well above the national average for Australian universities. 

We create our course content in collaboration with top industry professionals that includes opportunities to gain professional experience through workplace projects in Australia and overseas to ensure you graduate with a qualification that meets the current and future needs of your profession.


Transdisciplinary and transformative research

We tackle some of the biggest questions facing the planet by combining different disciplines and capabilities. Our students advance their research skills, translate them into broader work environments and engage with industry and innovation to deliver real-world impact through QUT’s best practice and transformative learning environment.

At QUT, you’ll conduct research that matters and delivers outputs with real societal impact. Our research strengths and priorities include:

  • biomedical engineering, to deliver better health in our lifetime
  • data science, to use that data to benefit our world
  • digital media, for a flourishing digital society
  • education, for better outcomes
  • health outcomes, systems and services, practical insights to enable effective change
  • materials science - curiosity-driven research
  • plant and industrial biotechnology, to help feed the world sustainably
  • robotics and computer vision, to benefit and inspire society


You will have plenty of opportunities to connect with researchers from across QUT and the broader community.

Engage in progressive research in one of the nine university research and training centres QUT leads, including the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.

Join the next generation of innovators and become a leader in high-impact, real-world research fields. Find out more about QUT research.


We’re invested in your future

QUT is constantly investing in world-class technology and learning facilities designed to encourage collaborative learning and problem-solving, enable creativity and innovation, and foster interdisciplinary connections. QUT accommodates an internationally and nationally awarded Science and Engineering Centre which incorporates one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces, The Cube. The new Education Precinct, opened in 2019, provides technology-equipped teaching spaces and features the only digital display of its type in the world, the Sphere.

An $80 million investment saw a major expansion of the Creative Industries Precinct, designed to shine a light on the creative process. The precinct houses purpose-built teaching and learning spaces with windows and viewing panels allowing anyone to watch the work as it happens.

QUT researchers are given the professional support and world-class infrastructure they need to progress their work in world-class facilities.

Our research students can also enjoy flexible study options. You can study on or off campus, add coursework units to complement your research interests, and design a research program around your individual needs.


QUT's postgraduate study options include:


For all information related to postgraduate study visit the QUT website.


Our alumni achieve great things

QUT graduates are making a real difference right across the world. Alumni of QUT include world-leading NASA astrobiologist and Co-leader for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, Dr Abigail Allwood, and Tashi Chhozom, the first woman to be appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in Bhutan.

During their time at QUT, four QUT alumni, Josh Cameron, Alex Ghiculescu, Jake Phillpot and Tasmin Trezise, founded TANDA, the hugely successful global workforce management company. It's used today by more than 5000 companies across a range of industries. The four entrepreneurs were awarded the Young Alumni of the Year award in 2019. Watch their story.


Our achievement in numbers

QUT was recently ranked:

    • 1st in Australia and 17th in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2020)
    • 7th in Australia and 35th in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2020)
    • 9th in Australia and in the 101-110 band globally in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2020)
    • One of the top 250 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2020)
    • Top Young University in Australia in the THE Young University Rankings (2020)
    • QUT has Australia's first business school to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.


    CRICOS No. 00213J

    We’re invested in your future

    QUT is constantly investing in world-class technology and learning facilities designed to encourage collaborative learning and problem-solving, enable creativity and innovation, and foster interdisciplinary connections. QUT accommodates an internationally and nationally awarded Science and Engineering Centre which incorporates one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces, The Cube. The new Education Precinct, opened in 2019, provides technology-equipped teaching spaces and features the only digital display of its type in the world, the Sphere.

    An $80 million investment saw a major expansion of the Creative Industries Precinct, designed to shine a light on the creative process. The precinct houses purpose-built teaching and learning spaces with windows and viewing panels allowing anyone to watch the work as it happens.

    QUT researchers are given the professional support and world-class infrastructure they need to progress their work in world class facilities.

    Our research students can also enjoy flexible study options. You can study on or off campus, add coursework units to complement your research interests, and design a research program around your individual needs.

    At QUT, we offer you an enriching student experience both inside and outside of the classroom. While you're studying, you'll have opportunities for volunteering, getting involved in campus culture, and developing your personal and professional skills with activities and projects.

    Join in on regular social events like weekly coffee catch ups and cooking classes, and look out for annual flagship events like the QUT Classic fun run, Dragon Boat Regatta, and cultural festivals held on campus throughout the year.

    The QUT Guild runs events including campus parties, live music, market days, and more. They also run two bars on campus where you can catch up with friends and relax.

    Fitness and sporting facilities at both QUT Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses include fitness clubs, gymnasiums, and aquatic centres. We also organise social sports including basketball, netball, volleyball, dodgeball, touch football and soccer and have tennis courts and sports fields at our Kelvin Grove campus.


    Life in Brisbane

    You’ll love living in Brisbane (or ‘Brissy’, as the locals say). Studying at QUT offers you a world-class education in the heart of Brisbane, a welcoming, modern and multicultural city. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals and natural attractions.

    Brisbane averages 283 days of sunshine each year. The city enjoys a subtropical climate with warm summers averaging 30 degrees Celsius. Brisbane has very mild winters with temperatures only dropping to a low of around 10 degrees Celsius.

    Queensland has beautiful national parks, hundreds of kilometres of beaches, tropical rainforests, and the Great Barrier Reef. Just an hour south of Brisbane is the famous Gold Coast with amazing beaches, amusement parks, and shopping while 1.5 hours north of Brisbane are the beautiful, quiet beaches of the Sunshine Coast.

    Brisbane is within easy travel distance of Australia's other major cities and attractions and is just a short flight from great international travel destinations like New Zealand, Bali, and South-East Asia.

    Study with us

    QUT offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses across eight strong study areas.

    What will you choose to study?:

    QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate study options include: 


    QUT has a team devoted to providing support to international students. The QUT Student Services team, will support you by:

    • Hosting pre-arrival sessions to get you prepared before you leave home
    • Providing airport reception
    • Help you find accommodation in Brisbane
    • Give you advice about bringing your family to Australia
    • Offering counselling, language and learning support
    • Providing career guidance, and
    • Hosting leadership and development workshops

    QUT also has scholarships for international students to help with study and living costs.

    We understand that choosing where to study is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. The journey may feel overwhelming at times, but don’t worry – we’ll support you all the way.

    Our latest International Course Guide can help answer all your admission questions.

    QUT is an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

    Your practical learning starts from your very first semester at QUT, because we know employers today are looking for more than book knowledge and know-how. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience to learn crucial skills and QUT will support you with career and employability support to put you in charge of your own future.


    Amplifying entrepreneurship

    QUT Entrepreneurship inspires and amplifies opportunities for students, alumni and staff to realise their entrepreneurial capabilities. By running development programs and connecting people with the innovator community, we are empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
    QUT fosters entrepreneurship through the QUT Foundry, a place to network with people from all areas of the university interested in the world of entrepreneurship. You’ll have access to coaching and mentoring, be able to make appointments with our ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ and receive invitations to a range of events. QUT has more founders of start-ups than any other university in Queensland and we’re ranked first for entrepreneurship and innovation amongst all Australian universities. You can even add Entrepreneurship as a university-wide minor.

    Our alumni achieve great things

    QUT graduates are making a real difference right across the world. Alumni of QUT include world-leading NASA astrobiologist and Co-leader for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, Dr Abigail Allwood, and Tashi Chhozom, the first woman to be appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in Bhutan.

    During their time at QUT, four QUT alumni, Josh Cameron, Alex Ghiculescu, Jake Phillpot and Tasmin Trezise, founded TANDA, the hugely successful global workforce management company. It's used today by more than 5000 companies across a range of industries. The four entrepreneurs were awarded the Young Alumni of the Year award in 2019. Watch their story.

    QUT was recently ranked:

    • 1st in Australia and 16th in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2019)
    • 7th in Australia and 35th in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2019)
    • 9th in Australia and in the 101-110 band globally in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2019)
    • One of the top 250 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2019)
    • Coming 19th in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50 – 1st in Queensland (2019)
    • QUT has Australia's first business school to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide

    About

    As one of Australia’s leading universities, you can be confident your Queensland University of Technology (QUT) qualification will be well regarded in Australia and overseas.

    You’ll join a group of 11,000 postgraduate students in a QUT community of 50,000. Our staff and students come from many different cultural and religious backgrounds, including international students from 140 countries.

    We emphasise real-world relevant courses and research and our graduates enjoy employment outcomes well above the national average for Australian universities. 

    We create our course content in collaboration with top industry professionals that includes opportunities to gain professional experience through workplace projects in Australia and overseas to ensure you graduate with a qualification that meets the current and future needs of your profession.


    Transdisciplinary and transformative research

    We tackle some of the biggest questions facing the planet by combining different disciplines and capabilities. Our students advance their research skills, translate them into broader work environments and engage with industry and innovation to deliver real-world impact through QUT’s best practice and transformative learning environment.

    At QUT, you’ll conduct research that matters and delivers outputs with real societal impact. Our research strengths and priorities include:

    • biomedical engineering, to deliver better health in our lifetime
    • data science, to use that data to benefit our world
    • digital media, for a flourishing digital society
    • education, for better outcomes
    • health outcomes, systems and services, practical insights to enable effective change
    • materials science - curiosity-driven research
    • plant and industrial biotechnology, to help feed the world sustainably
    • robotics and computer vision, to benefit and inspire society


    You will have plenty of opportunities to connect with researchers from across QUT and the broader community.

    Engage in progressive research in one of the nine university research and training centres QUT leads, including the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision.

    Join the next generation of innovators and become a leader in high-impact, real-world research fields. Find out more about QUT research.


    We’re invested in your future

    QUT is constantly investing in world-class technology and learning facilities designed to encourage collaborative learning and problem-solving, enable creativity and innovation, and foster interdisciplinary connections. QUT accommodates an internationally and nationally awarded Science and Engineering Centre which incorporates one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces, The Cube. The new Education Precinct, opened in 2019, provides technology-equipped teaching spaces and features the only digital display of its type in the world, the Sphere.

    An $80 million investment saw a major expansion of the Creative Industries Precinct, designed to shine a light on the creative process. The precinct houses purpose-built teaching and learning spaces with windows and viewing panels allowing anyone to watch the work as it happens.

    QUT researchers are given the professional support and world-class infrastructure they need to progress their work in world-class facilities.

    Our research students can also enjoy flexible study options. You can study on or off campus, add coursework units to complement your research interests, and design a research program around your individual needs.


    QUT's postgraduate study options include:


    For all information related to postgraduate study visit the QUT website.


    Our alumni achieve great things

    QUT graduates are making a real difference right across the world. Alumni of QUT include world-leading NASA astrobiologist and Co-leader for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, Dr Abigail Allwood, and Tashi Chhozom, the first woman to be appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in Bhutan.

    During their time at QUT, four QUT alumni, Josh Cameron, Alex Ghiculescu, Jake Phillpot and Tasmin Trezise, founded TANDA, the hugely successful global workforce management company. It's used today by more than 5000 companies across a range of industries. The four entrepreneurs were awarded the Young Alumni of the Year award in 2019. Watch their story.


    Our achievement in numbers

    QUT was recently ranked:

      • 1st in Australia and 17th in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2020)
      • 7th in Australia and 35th in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2020)
      • 9th in Australia and in the 101-110 band globally in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2020)
      • One of the top 250 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2020)
      • Top Young University in Australia in the THE Young University Rankings (2020)
      • QUT has Australia's first business school to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.


      CRICOS No. 00213J

      We’re invested in your future

      QUT is constantly investing in world-class technology and learning facilities designed to encourage collaborative learning and problem-solving, enable creativity and innovation, and foster interdisciplinary connections. QUT accommodates an internationally and nationally awarded Science and Engineering Centre which incorporates one of the world’s largest and most advanced digital interactive learning and display spaces, The Cube. The new Education Precinct, opened in 2019, provides technology-equipped teaching spaces and features the only digital display of its type in the world, the Sphere.

      An $80 million investment saw a major expansion of the Creative Industries Precinct, designed to shine a light on the creative process. The precinct houses purpose-built teaching and learning spaces with windows and viewing panels allowing anyone to watch the work as it happens.

      QUT researchers are given the professional support and world-class infrastructure they need to progress their work in world class facilities.

      Our research students can also enjoy flexible study options. You can study on or off campus, add coursework units to complement your research interests, and design a research program around your individual needs.

      At QUT, we offer you an enriching student experience both inside and outside of the classroom. While you're studying, you'll have opportunities for volunteering, getting involved in campus culture, and developing your personal and professional skills with activities and projects.

      Join in on regular social events like weekly coffee catch ups and cooking classes, and look out for annual flagship events like the QUT Classic fun run, Dragon Boat Regatta, and cultural festivals held on campus throughout the year.

      The QUT Guild runs events including campus parties, live music, market days, and more. They also run two bars on campus where you can catch up with friends and relax.

      Fitness and sporting facilities at both QUT Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses include fitness clubs, gymnasiums, and aquatic centres. We also organise social sports including basketball, netball, volleyball, dodgeball, touch football and soccer and have tennis courts and sports fields at our Kelvin Grove campus.


      Life in Brisbane

      You’ll love living in Brisbane (or ‘Brissy’, as the locals say). Studying at QUT offers you a world-class education in the heart of Brisbane, a welcoming, modern and multicultural city. Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city and known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle, friendly locals and natural attractions.

      Brisbane averages 283 days of sunshine each year. The city enjoys a subtropical climate with warm summers averaging 30 degrees Celsius. Brisbane has very mild winters with temperatures only dropping to a low of around 10 degrees Celsius.

      Queensland has beautiful national parks, hundreds of kilometres of beaches, tropical rainforests, and the Great Barrier Reef. Just an hour south of Brisbane is the famous Gold Coast with amazing beaches, amusement parks, and shopping while 1.5 hours north of Brisbane are the beautiful, quiet beaches of the Sunshine Coast.

      Brisbane is within easy travel distance of Australia's other major cities and attractions and is just a short flight from great international travel destinations like New Zealand, Bali, and South-East Asia.

      Study with us

      QUT offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses across eight strong study areas.

      What will you choose to study?:

      QUT’s undergraduate and postgraduate study options include: 


      QUT has a team devoted to providing support to international students. The QUT Student Services team, will support you by:

      • Hosting pre-arrival sessions to get you prepared before you leave home
      • Providing airport reception
      • Help you find accommodation in Brisbane
      • Give you advice about bringing your family to Australia
      • Offering counselling, language and learning support
      • Providing career guidance, and
      • Hosting leadership and development workshops

      QUT also has scholarships for international students to help with study and living costs.

      We understand that choosing where to study is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. The journey may feel overwhelming at times, but don’t worry – we’ll support you all the way.

      Our latest International Course Guide can help answer all your admission questions.

      QUT is an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

      Your practical learning starts from your very first semester at QUT, because we know employers today are looking for more than book knowledge and know-how. You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience to learn crucial skills and QUT will support you with career and employability support to put you in charge of your own future.


      Amplifying entrepreneurship

      QUT Entrepreneurship inspires and amplifies opportunities for students, alumni and staff to realise their entrepreneurial capabilities. By running development programs and connecting people with the innovator community, we are empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
      QUT fosters entrepreneurship through the QUT Foundry, a place to network with people from all areas of the university interested in the world of entrepreneurship. You’ll have access to coaching and mentoring, be able to make appointments with our ‘entrepreneurs in residence’ and receive invitations to a range of events. QUT has more founders of start-ups than any other university in Queensland and we’re ranked first for entrepreneurship and innovation amongst all Australian universities. You can even add Entrepreneurship as a university-wide minor.

      Our alumni achieve great things

      QUT graduates are making a real difference right across the world. Alumni of QUT include world-leading NASA astrobiologist and Co-leader for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission, Dr Abigail Allwood, and Tashi Chhozom, the first woman to be appointed Justice of the Supreme Court in Bhutan.

      During their time at QUT, four QUT alumni, Josh Cameron, Alex Ghiculescu, Jake Phillpot and Tasmin Trezise, founded TANDA, the hugely successful global workforce management company. It's used today by more than 5000 companies across a range of industries. The four entrepreneurs were awarded the Young Alumni of the Year award in 2019. Watch their story.

      QUT was recently ranked:

      • 1st in Australia and 16th in the world for Communication and Media Studies in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2019)
      • 7th in Australia and 35th in the world for Nursing in the QS World University Ranking by Subject (2019)
      • 9th in Australia and in the 101-110 band globally in the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2019)
      • One of the top 250 universities globally in the QS Top Universities Ranking (2019)
      • Coming 19th in the world in the QS Top 50 Under 50 – 1st in Queensland (2019)
      • QUT has Australia's first business school to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide

      Available programs

      University highlights

      QS World University Ranking

      • 2012
        #281
      • 2014
        #=279
      • 2015
        #=285
      • 2016
        #=263
      • 2017
        #276
      • 2018
        #=247
      • 2019
        #=244
      • 2020
        #224
      • 2021
        #=217
      • 2022
        #213
      • 2023
        #=222

      Student & Staff

      Total students
      35,202

      15%
      85%

      International students
      6,403

      42%
      58%

      Total faculty staff
      1,986

      846
      1140

      Total students
      35,202

      15%
      85%

      International students
      6,403

      42%
      58%

      Total faculty staff
      1,986

      1140
      846
      QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

      Scholarships

      Yes
      The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

      Campus locations

      Gardens Point,

      2 George Street , Brisbane , Queensland , Australia , 4001

      Kelvin Grove,

      Kelvin Grove Campus , Kelvin Grove , QUEENSLAND , Australia , 4059

      English language requirements