While you're at QUT, you'll be able to study a whole range of subjects (which we call units).

How many units can I study?

You must be enrolled full-time, which means you will need to study at least 3 units per semester (36 credit points).

Most QUT students study 4 units a semester (48 credit points), which is considered a standard load. Under special circumstances, you may be able to study 5 units in a semester (60 credit points).

All available units

Explore all the units you can study if you're interested in cross-disciplinary study, or you're not sure which faculty has the units you're looking for.

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The QUT Business School is in a group of less than 1% of business schools globally to be accredited by all three of the world's leading accreditation bodies.

Business units

Creative Industries

Study practical and entertaining subjects in one of Australia's leading universities known for excellence in the creative industries. Focus on creative practice, communication or design.

Creative Industries units


Our Faculty of Education leads in teacher education and education research nationally and internationally, with an active research culture and focus on professional practice.

Education units


Our Faculty of Health has partnerships with governments, health organisations and communities to offer real-world clinical and practical training. Build your practical skills in our multi-million dollar facilities, which are at the forefront of laboratory teaching.

Health units


We're one of Australia's highly regarded law schools and a national leader in law and justice education. Study with us to develop your understanding of contemporary law and justice practice.

Law units

Science and engineering

Studying in our Science and Engineering Faculty offers unique learning experiences, outstanding research opportunities, and real-world experience that will give you invaluable skills for the global workforce.

Science and engineering units

QUT International College

QUT International College (QUTIC) offers a range of English language and academic units. If you don't meet the entry requirements for study abroad, you can study an English program or a combination of English and academic units.

Study abroad with English

Will I earn credit towards my degree?

You must make sure that your proposed units are approved by your own university. Approved study will let you transfer your academic credit to your degree at your home university.

Can I change units?

You can change units up to the end of the second week of semester.

If you want to change units:

  • you must meet all the requirements for your new unit
  • your home institution must approve the change.

Do I need to have completed prior study?

If a unit has prerequisites, you must demonstrate that you have the required knowledge to take the subject, based on your previous studies. You will need to supply detailed unit outlines (in English) of the subjects you have already completed at your home institution.

Some units have co-requisites, which means that there is another unit you need to study at the same time. If you want to study a unit with a co-requisite, you must also apply to study the related unit.

Contact us

Contact us if you've got questions about choosing your units.