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.


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

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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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Urban Development

Plan, build and construct sustainable communities for the future.

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Games & Interactive Environments

Develop interactive worlds that motivate consumers and grow business.

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

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Get all your questions answered in an easy 15 minute online chat with a QUT STEM study expert.

Discuss course options, scholarships, campus life and more. Bookings are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2pm-6pm.

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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.

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Next Gen Research

Our researchers work in key STEM areas, aiming to solve some of the major challenges facing society and the planet such as sustainable development and climate change, energy and food security, an ageing population and chronic disease, and 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.

Women in STEM

QUT’s women in STEM are a diverse and talented group, and we are proud knowing that we have provided a launchpad for their careers. To support the next generation of Women in STEM, 50% of QUT Excellence scholarships in STEM will be offered to women. QUT supports women in STEM in achieving their goals, from undergraduates, to postgraduates, researchers and a wide range of career professionals, of which some are pictured here. Join them and you too can open doors that shape the future.

About the Excellence Scholarships


In addition to the QUT Excellence Scholarships, we recognise the achievements and potential of our students, and encourage you to apply for our scholarships, bursaries and development programs. Remember – 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.

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.

QUT foundry

Why wait until you graduate to create your business, social enterprise or side hustle? QUT foundry is the perfect place to meet fellow budding entrepreneurs and like-minded students from across the university interested in learning about and practising entrepreneurship. With events like Ideas Launched, mentors and experts for you to meet, and other learning opportunities and programs, QUT foundry is the hub for all things entrepreneurial.


20th January 2021

Industry projects help boost job prospects and employability

Dr Aaron McFadyen is championing the next generation of aerospace and robotics change makers, using his industry experience and networks to bring the real world to final-year engineering capstone projects.

19th January 2021

Exciting opportunity for QUT students to join an international Design and Innovation Challenge

MIT's Make Impact Consortium is hosting the Omni Hotels & Resorts COVID-19 Design and Innovation Challenge to engage university students in making, innovation and entrepreneurship through community building and social awareness.

7th January 2021

Like investors, bacteria, viruses and cancer cells hedge their bets

Bacteria, viruses and cancer cells can act like savvy human investors by diversifying their population against futures shocks just as people hedge their investments with a diversified portfolio against uncertainty.

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