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Why choose QUT?

We are a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus.

With over 50,000 students, including almost 8,000 international students, and an annual budget of more than $900 million, we are one of the nation's fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand.

A world-class university

We are 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. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.

Our strength as a global university is supported by our state-of-art facilities, world-class teaching staff and real-world focus for our students.

Study with us and you will receive a world-class education evidenced by our international recognition:

  • We are ranked 247th in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, rising 29 places from the previous results.
  • QUT is ranked 18th in the QS Top 50 under 50 (2018).
  • QUT is ranked 2nd in Australia and 24th in the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings (2017)
  • Our graduates achieve their career goals. We're ranked 9th in Australia and in the 111-120 band globally for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking, 2018)
  • We're one of the top 300 universities globally (QS Top Universities Ranking, 2017)
  • We're ranked in the 201-250 band globally in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (2017)
  • We have also achieved a 201-300 world ranking in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy
  • We're welcoming to international students. 89% of our international students are satisfied with their experience at QUT (International Student Barometer Queensland, 2016)

Study areas with global impact

  • List of study areas ranked in the top 100 in the world (QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2017)
    • Communication and Media Studies
    • Nursing
    • Law and Legal Studies
    • Architecture, Art and Design, Performing Arts
    • Engineering - Civil, Structural, Mineral and Mining
    • Education and Training
    • Sports-Related Subjects
    • Social Policy and Administration, Social Sciences
    • Management.
  • 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 Australia's first business school to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide
  • We're ranked 65th globally for Computer Science in THE World University Rankings 2016-2017 by subject.

Strength in research

We're always contributing to new knowledge in our areas of research strength. Our researchers are working to find solutions to today's complex problems.

In the Excellence in Research for Australia Ranking (ERA, 2015), 100% of submitted QUT research was assessed at being world standard or above.

Prepare for your career

At QUT we don't just teach theory, we put theory into practice. We try to balance the mix of theory and practical experience to suit the industry. During your study at QUT, you will have ample opportunities within your course and outside the classroom to maximise your career outcome.

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.

Real world opportunities within courses

All of our courses are designed to enhance your job prospects, Work-integrated learning is incorporated into all of our undergraduate courses through:

Real world opportunities outside the classroom

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

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.

Expert teachers

Our teaching staff are experts in their field. They'll inspire your learning and help you make important industry connections. Our staff are regularly recognised with national awards for their excellence in 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.

Cultural diversity

We have almost 8,000 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 learning support, social activities, and development opportunities to ensure your university experience is the best it can be.

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