Why study STEM at QUT?

Discovering how to improve lives by solving a range of real-world problems will be crucial in the future. Many of the jobs of today were unheard of a decade ago: app developers, big data analysts and sustainability engineers.

STEM careers provide the greatest opportunities to succeed in the future.

No university is better placed to help you launch your STEM career than Queensland’s only university of technology.

Your STEM 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.  With a predicted 75 per cent of future occupations needing STEM literacy, it means that a skilled STEM workforce is central to addressing these complex issues now and into the future.

Science and Advanced Science

Understand and tackle the greatest challenges facing our world and its future.

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Health and medical science

Explore the exciting intersection of health and scientific innovation with our courses in biomedical sciences.

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Analyse, provide insight and solve complex problems for our economy, society and the environment.

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Information Technology

Use information and automation to make our lives more connected, secure and easier.

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Games & Interactive Environments

Develop interactive worlds that motivate consumers and grow business.

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Data Science

Analyse and interrogate data to provide meaningful insights.

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Urban development

Plan, build and construct sustainable communities for the future.

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Architecture and design

Be inspired to create environments to positively affect human health, environmental quality and social relationships.

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Create practical solutions to technical problems – and make life safer and easier.

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Lauren Blackwell, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Science 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 STEM degree with a complementary study area that interests you.

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What does a STEM career look like?

The Careers with STEM Job Kits are free 8-page e-mags you can download, offering a complete introduction to individual STEM careers.

Discover what a job in STEM 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.

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Ready STEM Go!

Tune in to hear from a great line-up of guest alumni from around the world, sharing their stories about the paths they’ve taken to get where they are in their STEM careers. Hosted by QUT STEM graduate, Mackenzi Oliver, these episodes will help you find your inspiration for a STEM career.

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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

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 Queensland’s only university of technology - future-focused and always exploring emerging disciplines and equipment. We'll help you push the boundaries of scientific development using cutting-edge facilities housed in our specialist precincts, labs and workspaces.

Science at QUT 360 tour Specialist facilities

Next-generation research

Our researchers work in key STEM areas, aiming to solve some of the major challenges facing society and the planet, including:

  • sustainable development and climate change
  • energy and food security
  • an ageing population and chronic disease
  • information dissemination and security.

Many of these leading researchers will be your lecturers. Their experience, passion and knowledge will be shared with you as part of your studies. They will inspire you to reach your potential and exceed your goals.

Naomi Paxton

"Combining polymer science and engineering innovations in biofabrication research has the potential to revolutionise how we treat tissue loss and improve the quality of care for patients."

Mardi McNeil

QUT PhD student Mardi McNeil was part of a team carrying out the first ever assessment of how a particular type of green macroalgae, Halimeda, affects the marine ecosystem in the Great Barrier Reef.

Evangeline Corcoran

"A highlight of my PhD studies so far is publishing my first lead author paper and receiving international honours as a ‘Woman to Watch’ in the drone industry for my role in researching the use of drones, thermal imaging and machine learning to monitor threatened wildlife."


We recognise the achievements and potential of our students, and encourage you to apply for our scholarships, bursaries and development programs. Scholarships offer both financial support and a wealth of invaluable experience. They can help shape and support your time at university. All you need to do is apply.

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Peer networks and support

A common misconception about university is that you have to do it ‘on your own’. You’ll be relieved to know that QUT offers many opportunities to get involved, make new friends, and receive proactive and timely support services to help you succeed.

Connect with your crew

Join a range of student-led projects and clubs: QUT Aerospace, QUT Construct, Girls in Engineering Making Statements, QUT Maths Society, QUT Motorsport, QUT Planning Student Association, Women in Science, and QUT Women in Technology are just some.

QUT Entrepreneurship

Why wait until you graduate to create your business, social enterprise or side hustle? QUT Entrepreneurship is the perfect place to collaborate, network and share ideas with fellow budding entrepreneurs and like-minded students from across the university.

Oodgeroo Unit

The Oodgeroo Unit is QUT's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success unit, providing admission pathways, dedicated study spaces, tutors, cultural support and scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students


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