Why study science?

Welcome to the Faculty of Science

Hear Professor Troy Farrell, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, discuss how pursuing studies in science, maths or IT will prepare you to be a lifelong learner, able to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

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Your IT career starts here

Think about the future. What issues do we need to address, as a society, to ensure longevity? Climate change. Water scarcity. Food shortages. Species extinction. Affordable housing.

A predicted 75% of future occupations need STEM literacy, so a skilled STEM workforce is central to addressing these complex issues now and into the future.

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Information technology

Build an IT qualification to suit your aspirations, with the option to specialise in computer science or information systems.

Bachelor of Information Technology

Games and interactive environments

Learn both the creative and technical aspects of game development by exploring current and emerging animation techniques.

Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments

Data science

Analyse and interrogate data to provide meaningful insights with Queensland’s only specialist data science undergraduate degree.

Bachelor of Data Science

Scholarships

Scholarships are not just about financial support; they provide leadership and engagement opportunities, giving you the edge professionally as you kickstart your IT career.

Westpac Young Technologist 

We are one of only five universities nationally funded by the Westpac Foundation to offer seven, $15,000 Westpac Young Technologist Scholarships each year. In addition to a personalised enrichment program, you’ll join the Westpac 100 - a national network of people changing the world through technology.

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Women in Information Technology

The Women in Information Technology Scholarship encourages and supports high-achieving students who identify as female. Scholarship recipients receive $6,000 over two years, and access to opportunities and support to help foster leadership and networking among emerging female leaders in technology.

Explore the scholarship
Cain Varoy, Bachelor of IT/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) student

Double your career opportunities

A double degree can help you develop a portfolio of skills and capabilities so you will be flexible, prepared for change and able to maximise your career opportunities. Create your own specialist career niche by combining your IT degree with a complementary study area that interest you.

Love gaming? So do we

Take your love of gaming and turn into real-world opportunities with athletic scholarships, behind-the-scenes production and commentary, and social and community events.

We offer a holistic approach to one of the fastest growing emerging sports with inclusion programs and industry placements. Our purpose-built esports arena is Australia’s first university gaming space.

Whether you play for fun or would like to level up your gaming, you're in the right place.

Our purpose-built esports arena is Australia’s first university gaming space

What does an IT career look like?

Discover what a job in IT is all about, meet real people working in the field and find out what you can do right now to set your career on the right path.

Real IT and game stories

Find out what it’s like to study IT and games dev at QUT, learn about student life and explore exciting projects our researchers are involved in.

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Virtual tours

Explore our cutting-edge science facilities with 360⁰ videos and 3D tours of our campus spaces.

Our experts

Find a supervisor to undertake a research degree, an industry expert for project specific advice, or a potential partner or collaborator.

Our research

Discover our research strengths, take the next step with our research degrees, or connect with our expertise, equipment and facilities.

Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska

Our experts

Find a supervisor to undertake a research degree, an industry expert for project specific advice, or a potential partner or collaborator.

Our research

Discover our research strengths, take the next step with our research degrees, or connect with our expertise, equipment and facilities.

Ready STEM Go!

Tune in to hear from a great line-up of guest QUT alumni from around the world.

Hosted by current QUT STEM student, Mackenzi Oliver, the show welcomes our guests to share stories about the paths they’ve taken to get where they are in their STEM careers.

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QUT alumnus Dr Abigail Allwood is at the cutting-edge of space exploration

Women in STEM

With only one in four STEM workers being women, we recognise the importance of supporting and celebrating women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

We're tackling this gender divide through a number of programs and initiatives, including #STEMtheTide.

Let's STEM the tide

News and events

1 Dec 2022

QUT celebrates $7 million ARC Discovery grants success

QUT is celebrating the success of 17 research teams who have received more than $7 million in ARC Discovery Projects grants.

1 Dec 2022

Biodiversity unbalanced as ice-free Antarctic areas grow

A study into the impact of global warming on the biodiversity of the Antarctic has identified how predicted expansion of ice-free areas will impact native animals and plants, paving the way for the invasion of non-native species in Antarctica.

30 Nov 2022

QUT research capability enhanced with two ARC Linkage Infrastructure grants

Australia’s first advanced high resolution aerosol mass spectrometers and a new physical property measurement system for South-East Queensland will upgrade research capabilities in air quality and health and testing of new materials, thanks to two ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities grants of more than $1.4 million.

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