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A career in STEM is a way to truly change the world you live in. Our specialised courses in science, technology, engineering and maths give you hands-on learning in a practical field, with amazing real-world applications and outcomes.

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OP and selection rank thresholds are only a guide, based on the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018. Courses may be harder or easier to get into each year, depending on their popularity and how many places we have available - it's about supply and demand.

Overview

Study at the heart of technology

You've got ideas that can help shape the world? Our courses will give you the tools, equipment and technology to bring your concepts to life.

We're a university of technology, future-focused and always exploring emerging disciplines and equipment. We'll teach you to push the boundaries of scientific development using cutting-edge facilities housed in our specialist precincts, labs and workspaces.

We will prepare you for the real world

Throughout your course you’ll get out in the field and learn how things work, right from your first semester. Join exciting projects and competitions with your fellow students to test your skills, and complete design projects and lab work with a real-world focus.

Many of our courses include work placement opportunities, which will give you invaluable first-hand industry experience. You'll see what it's like to work in STEM out in the real world, including worksite visits, internships and placements.

We also offer specialisations in project management, which will give you alternative pathways to use your STEM skills out in the real world.

Learn from the best

Our lecturers, teachers and researchers are at the forefront of their fields, and have had their expertise recognised with numerous awards and achievements. They've got years of experience both in the lab and in industry, so you’ll benefit from their first-hand know-how. You'll also learn from prestigious guest lecturers who will share their experience and specialised knowledge.

Graduate work-ready

You'll graduate from most of our courses fully accredited and ready to work anywhere in the world. You'll have the theoretical foundations, practical skills and industry networks you need to take your first steps into you career in STEM.

Women in STEM

We're committed to gender equity and equal representation in our students, graduates and staff. We run programs for females in STEM to build important networks, collaborate and build relationships with other women, and collaborate on world-leading programs.

Pathways to research

If you’re planning a career in research and innovation, we have pathways from honours degrees through to PhDs where you can explore your interests, work on a dedicated project, and make a real difference at the leading edge in your field.

Ben's engineering double degree took him to Berlin

"My double degree allowed me to study in areas I love while still having a life outside of uni. It even took me to Berlin for 6 months to study alongside some of the best machine learning and cognitive algorithm experts in the world."
Ben McGhee - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Information Technology

Study at the heart of technology

Staying ahead of the curve depends on knowledge, experience and being future-focused. Our postgraduate courses are intertwined with current industry practices and the latest research outcomes.

We're committed to delivering coursework programs and research outcomes that contribute to the National Government's push for greater depth STEM.

Expert staff

QUT students learn from the best. Our teaching staff and research supervisors offer an intellectual community that supports the generation of new knowledge and ideas.

Working closely with research facilities enables us to deliver programs that incorporate current research outcomes.

Supportive learning environment

We provide extensive support services to help you succeed in your studies. Our staff can help you devise a course of study that meets your professional development goals and fits alongside your work and family commitments.

World-class research

Our key research capabilities in big data, biomedical engineering, materials science and plant biotechnology are developing high-impact solutions to transform society, as well as how industry and government practise.

QUT's Science and Engineering Faculty hosts, or is a partner in, a number of leading research institutes, centres, and facilities that bring together experts from diverse fields of STEM.

Women in STEM

We're committed to gender equity and equal representation in our students, graduates and staff. We run programs for females in STEM to build important networks, collaborate and build relationships with other women, and collaborate on world-leading programs.

Realise your potential

"I chose QUT because working in the city it suited me to go to classes after work. The guest lecturers from industry offered real-world insights that I found valuable. Studying at QUT has helped me to move on to managing more complex and more interesting projects. One of my career highlights has been working on a hybrid operating theatre at St Andrews Hospital in Brisbane."
Lavinia Buckley - Master of Project Management

Coding, computers and information technology

If you're passionate about computers and technology, you can harness that passion and turn it into a stellar future in information technology. Focus on what makes technology work, and explore how to design and develop new systems and software. You'll work with and learn from information technology professionals who will help you develop creative software solutions for complex problems.

Undergraduate courses

Not sure what to study in information technology?

The Bachelor of Information Technology is designed so you can explore each of the core majors in your first year. This will help you make an informed decision about which major to study from your second year. If you already know what you want to study, you can explore our majors.

Build an IT qualification to suit your aspirations. We have strong links with IT vendors giving opportunities for internships in Australia and overseas.

OP 11

Selection rank 76
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 012656E

Diplomas

Diploma in IT helps you meet the academic and English language requirements to enter the second year of QUT Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

OP 14

Selection rank 68
Duration
8 months full-time

Campus
Kelvin Grove

CRICOS 081616G

Single degrees

Gain a background in electrical engineering with an embedded systems specialisation, and software design and implementation skills.

OP 10

Selection rank 78
Duration
4 years full-time
4 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 084921G

Learn both the creative and technical aspects of game development. You’ll study current and emerging animation techniques and develop your skills with practice-based projects.

OP 11

Selection rank 76
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 092648J

Learn both the creative and technical aspects of game development. You’ll gain hands-on game design skills to create interesting and unique game worlds.

OP 11

Selection rank 76
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 092648J

Learn both the creative and technical aspects of game development with a focus on the technology such as graphics programming, games engine technology and AI.

OP 11

Selection rank 76
Duration
3 years full-time
3 years full-time

Campus
Gardens Point

Campus
Gardens Point

CRICOS 092648J

Collect, maintain and manage data to improve health services. Queensland’s only health information management course offers industry placements during your study.

OP 12

Selection rank 73
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
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