12th November 2020

QUT has expanded its QUT College as a premium pathway to university for domestic students.

QUT College, which was initially set up as a learning facility for international students when they first arrived in Australia, has expanded to help domestic students who are seeking support transitioning into a university environment.

Offering sub-bachelor programs, diploma programs and university certificates, including a Diploma in Business and a Diploma in Engineering, QUT College will eventually offer diplomas across most of the university’s disciplines.


QUT College has expanded to help domestic students who are seeking support transitioning into a university environment.  


QUT Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) Professor Robina Xavier said QUT College was looking to enrol 100 students across the two diploma programs in the first year.  

“Traditionally our QUT college only serviced international students who used it as a pathway into university. We wanted to be able to provide that pathway to all students whether they are domestic or international and we see that through the COVID-19 experience that people are looking for different pathways whether they are school leavers or non-school leavers," Professor Xavier said

“We’ll be able to provide sub-bachelor programs, diploma programs and university certificates through the college in different disciplines either as standalone programs or as programs for students to take with added support before they join bachelor programs with advanced standing.”

She said the university knew that many people who wanted a QUT experience studied elsewhere to prepare for university and then transitioned.

“We want to be able to provide that full experience for students from day one – they are full university students, they have all of the support services available to them, and can participate in all of the activities that we have in the university.”

QUT College Executive Director Ken Beutel (pictured above) said he was looking forward to welcoming domestic students.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to start their journey at QUT.  Students who enrol in either diploma will have access to all of QUT’s world class facilities and study in a highly supportive environment,” Mr Beutel said.

Students studying a diploma will receive extra support in the subjects they are taking and then join into the bachelor’s degree in their second year.

Visit https://www.qut.edu.au/study/qut-college


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Madeline Healy, QUT Media, 0407 625 870 or m5.healy@qut.edu.au
After hours, Rose Trapnell, QUT Media team leader, 0407 585 901, media@qut.edu.au



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