There are some courses that are not available to study online or that may be impacted (only some units are available for online study). See the 'unavailable and impacted courses' list above.
The QUT College offers a variety of pathway programs into QUT degrees for students who do not meet the English language or academic entry requirements. When you apply for a QUT course we will assess your eligibility, and if you require a pathway program we will create a packaged offer which will include the best pathway for you to achieve academic success.
Lectures are typically instructive, oral presentations delivered by teaching staff. They are related to the themes or concepts of the unit and may include guided interaction. Lectures delivered on-campus are recorded and available afterwards for download or online viewing via QUT Blackboard.
Tutorials support you to consolidate concepts and information that been presented in the lectures and/or through core learning materials (such as textbook readings or online learning modules). Tutorials are facilitated by teaching staff who engage you in activities such as analysis, problem solving, group work, debate, and discussion.
Workshops are where you will engage in active learning approaches with guidance and support provided by teaching staff or other experts. These often involve working in groups.
Practicals are activities or assessments designed to replicate real-world situations. Practicals are often necessary for professional standard requirements and are undertaken in authentic and often specialist learning environments (such as laboratories or computer labs) with an experienced supervisor who will provide you with constructive feedback.
Studios provide you with the opportunity to practise and demonstrate your understanding through the development of creative skills, problem solving, processes or works/artifacts specific to the discipline.
Studios typically simulate authentic, real-world environments and/or outcomes.
Guided self-paced learning
In guided self-paced learning activities, teaching staff will guide and support your learning through:
- moderating discussion forums
- giving feedback on reflective activities
- guiding team activities.
- You'll receive feedback from the teaching staff and/or your classmates.
Guided self-paced learning provides you with the opportunity to discuss, debate, collaborate and reflect on your learning primarily online and in your own time.
Lectures through Echo360
Your lectures are where you will be taught the course content and will be live-streamed and recorded through Echo360. Choose to join live or watch the recording after. You can even re-watch your lectures at you own pace to pick up on anything you may have missed. Your readings will be accessible online and you may receive a work book to help you from your home.
Tutorials and workshops through Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Tune in to your tutorials live at Brisbane time to discuss content with your teachers and peers and to ask questions about the course content. You can also watch and re-watch the recording later on. Zoom sessions (replacing on-campus face-to-face workshops or student consultations) are often available or may be arranged.
Study through Blackboard and the QUT Library
Blackboard is your go-to for course materials, assessment information, discussion boards, required readings and contact information for your teachers. You can access journals and tips for researching and referencing through the QUT Library.
All classes are held during Brisbane time (AEST). It is important to check the times relevant to your country's time zone.
You should aim to join your classes live, but most classes are recorded and can be accessed at a time that suits you. You should maintain close contact with your lecturers and tutors to seek help when required.
It may be possible to start online from your home country even if you have been awarded advanced standing (credit for prior learning). You can contact your faculty student support team for advice on your individual study plan once you have accepted your offer and been admitted to QUT. For more information, please contact us.
Yes. To improve remote access to learning resources QUT has established a dedicated VPN connection.
If you start your study online, have a student visa to enter Australia and travel restrictions are lifted, you can travel to QUT and study on-campus.
Alternatively, you may choose to finish the semester online in your home country and then plan to start your study on-campus in the following semester.
Studying online will not impact your QUT qualification. QUT has enhanced its online delivery and our academic staff will provide you with dedicated support while you're studying in your home country.
Our dedicated staff closely monitor the impact of the amount of online study on professional recognition. For students studying courses within the Faculty of Health, online study for one semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic and border closures is not likely to affect the professional recognition for most disciplines. Professional bodies vary on their requirements so you may wish to consult your course coordinator.
No, studying online will not impact your eligibility for a scholarship.
You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when you apply. For more information, visit the scholarship page.