Why choose QUT?

We are a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. While we're based in Brisbane, Queensland, we have a global outlook.

With some 45,000 students, including 7,000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than $800 million, we're positioned to grow and develop as one of Australia's leading universities.

A world-class university

QUT was ranked as Australia's top university under 50 years old in the 2013 Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50. We were also rated 5 stars for excellence by QS Stars University Ratings in their 2014 ratings.

Our business school was the first in Australia to achieve triple crown international accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA), held by less than 1% of business schools in the world - so your degree meets the highest international standards, and is recognised worldwide.

We were awarded 5 Stars in the 2012 Good Universities Guide for student success in getting a job after university.

In 2014, our finance masters degree was rated the best in Australia by the UK Financial Times, while our MBA and EMBA were ranked third and fourth in Australia by the Australian Financial Review in 2013.

Strength in research

We're always contributing to new knowledge in our areas of research strength. Our researchers work to find solutions to today's complex problems and issues. More than 85% of our research was ranked world-class or better in the Australian government's Excellence in Research rankings in 2010 and 2012.

Prepare for your career

QUT graduates get jobs. Each year more than 6,000 bachelor degree students graduate from our university. We continue to outperform Queensland and Australian average rates for graduate employment.

All of our courses are designed to enhance your job prospects, and we can also help you get industry-ready with:

  • interactive career development programs
  • career planning advice
  • feedback on your CV
  • workshops and online guides for job-seeking and preparing for an interview
  • a career mentor scheme that links students with industry professionals.

Expert teachers

Our teaching staff are experts in their field. They'll inspire your learning and help you make important connection with the real world. Our staff are regularly recognised with national awards for their excellent teaching. Many of our full-time academic staff have industry experience, and they're supported by more than 3,000 part-time lecturers and tutors from industry and the professional world. 

Strong industry connections

Our courses are designed and regularly reviewed in consultation with industry professionals, so we make sure we're always meeting changing industry needs.

Many of our courses offer opportunities to work within an organisation and get credit towards your degree, giving you first-hand experience working with industry professionals.

Real-world courses

Our courses provide real-world learning experiences. Real-world learning integrated theory, knowledge and skills with professional and contemporary practice.

Work-integrated learning is incorporated into all of our undergraduate courses. You can earn credit towards your course through co-curricular work experience, volunteering placements, projects with industry or community partners, site visits, study tours and other opportunities.

These real-world learning experiences offer you the opportunity to develop contacts in your chosen industry, put your education into practice, enhance your initiative, problem-solving and teamwork skills, and get a taste of the real world of work in your chosen field.

Cultural diversity

We have nearly 7,000 international students from more than 100 countries studying with us, and many of our lecturers and tutors have worked overseas or have international qualifications. We promote and celebrate our cultural diversity on campus through social activities, festivals and university-wide events.

The time of your life

Your time at university will be life-changing. We provide support, social activities and development opportunities to help you discover your place in the world and make the most of your time studying with us.

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of our international students would recommend QUT to their friends