Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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Why choose study in Australia

Home for the best universities in the world
Australia has some of the best colleges in the world. Several Australian universities are listed in the top 100 best universities in the world. With approximately more than 22,000 courses in 1,100 institutions, a great number of fields or study areas are available, making it highly likely that you can take up your choice of degree, training or course.

The numbers above show that Australian education has the quantity and variety, but it is also worth noting that the country leads in quality. Seven out of the top 100 universities in the world can be found in Australia. Their university system also ranks 8th in the world, ahead of countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. With these, Australia is recognized as a country that offers world-class education.

Some of the most popular fields to study are the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, social sciences and medical fields. Australian study programmes cover almost every possible subject students might need.

Australian degree is a globally recognized degree
When you study in Australia, your degree is trusted and recognised internationally. The Australian education system maintains its international reputation through high educational standards, with its universities standing out in world league tables. Moreover, most courses and training undertaken by international students in Australia are covered by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). It is a system of learning which is authorised by the Australian government.

Be at the forefront of Technology and Innovations
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology. One of the most appealing aspect of the country for international students is the quality of scientific research. Australia is at the forefront of new technology and innovations. Students who study in Australia can take advantage the country’s impressive technology and research resources. Australia has quality of scientific research programs available for international students.

Pay reasonable tuition fees
Australian education programs represent great value for money. Fees for vocational courses in Australia start from $AUD7000 and can reach around $AUD30,000 per year. An undergraduate program can cost you from $AUD15,000 to $AUD33,000 per year and postgraduate tuition fees range from $AUD20,000 to $AUD37,000 annually. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) courses start at around $AUD4000 while fees for foundation studies start from $AUD15,000 per year. Planning to take up an English language course? These courses start from only $AUD300 per week depending on the course length.

Australian courses are often shorter than alternatives in other countries, particularly in the US. Most Australian bachelor degree courses can be completed in three years and even less if the education provider works on a trimester system. This means that you can save a whole year's tuition fees if you choose to study in Australian rather than in the US or the UK.

Start a successful career while studying
Australian cities have excellent job prospects and a multicultural community of students who are supported through student services programs. Australian graduates have excellent job prospects from their internationally-trusted universities. Working during your studies is also encouraged – international students on student visas are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week to boost their living expenses. Work experience and internships are all ways in which you can gain Australian work experience in your field of study and be competitive in the international job market after graduation

University Overview

Department structure

Study options at QUT are offered across the faculties listed below…
It is Australia's first business school with triple international accreditation, a distinction held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide.
Creative Industries
QUT Creative Industries Faculty is a world leader in arts, media and design for both teaching and research, with extensive industry partnerships and a proven track record in growing the creative economy.
Through forward-looking courses and cutting-edge research, it is leading the way nationally and internationally. The Faculty's academic programmes include some of the highest-demand undergraduate courses at QUT. 
This is one of the largest education faculties in Australia and provides the foundation for lifelong learning in young minds.
QUT offers courses taught by industry professionals, clinical practical placements, and some of the best facilities and equipment in Australia.
Students gain meaningful connections with industry employers through work placements and learn practical skills through its mooting programme.
Science and Engineering
Its international accreditation, unique courses, and strong industry and research partnerships prepare students to become part of a sought-after global workforce.
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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements
QUT course pages include details of the minimum academic and English language requirements for admission.
Some courses may have additional entry requirements such as auditions, interviews, portfolios or questionnaires. There may also be specific closing dates for different courses, which the University publishes on its course pages.
English language requirements
To assess students i English language proficiency, QUT accepts test results from:
IELTS (Academic)
TOEFL iBT (Internet-based)
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
Students must take their proficiency test no more than 2 years before the start of their course. They must email a copy of their latest IELTS or TOEFL score to International Admissions.
QUT International College
If students don't meet the English language or academic requirements for their course, they can study English language or academic bridging courses at QUT before they start their course. QUT International College (QUTIC) is part of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Queensland. It delivers English and Academic pathway programmes on-campus for a large percentage of its full degree students.
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Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is situated in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and is spread across two campuses - Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove. The University is held in high regard, and was named the top Queensland university under 50 years, and 18th in the world under 50 years by QS Top Universities Rankings in 2018. It also boasts award-winning teaching staff, which has seen them receive 100 Australian Awards for University Teaching.
QUT prides itself in being known as a 'university of the real world', due to its expansive links within the industry. Courses at the institution are designed and reviewed by those working in the fields, ensuring that students are learning up-to-date information that abides by industry standards. During their time learning, students also get the chance to undertake work experience and work on real projects.
The institution has six faculties - QUT Business School, Creative Industries, Education, Health, Law and Science and Engineering. Across the two campuses students benefit from state-of-the-art learning facilities, including a law moot court, health clinics, an AUD 230million Science and Engineering Centre, a new AUD 76.7million Education Precinct opening in 2018, and an AUD 80 million Creative Industries Precinct complete with galleries, recording studios and editing suites. Both sites also have plenty of shops and cafes, as well as a swimming pool and fitness centre. 
There are over 100 student clubs and societies at QUT, which range from special interest groups to sports clubs. Students can also attend free workshops to help them build their skills in things such as leadership, personal development and careers help.
The University offers a wide range of support services, including extra learning and study skills support, as well as help for disabled students, international students and information and support on finances.

Scholarships & funding

Merit scholarships
High-achieving international students may be eligible for merit scholarships. There is an unlimited number of these scholarships available and recipients will receive a scholarship covering 25% of their course fees, provided they maintain a minimum grade point average throughout the course of their study.
These scholarships cover a range of undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Industries, Business, Science and Engineering degrees and students don't need to apply separately.
Some of them include…
Creative Industries International Scholarship: For studies in Creative and Performing Arts, Media and Design.
Triple Crown Scholarship: For studies in Business.
International Merit Scholarship: For studies in Science, IT, Engineering Mathematics and Urban Development.
The Faculty of Education International Student Scholarship:  A AUD 5,000-payment for future international students starting a Master of Education.
Student Speak
'Receiving the Triple Crown scholarship was a nice surprise. It has assisted me financially, and motivates me to do my best. I chose QUT because of its triple international accreditation and it has that practical element I was looking for.' - Ying Ling Chin (Triple Crown Scholarship recipient)
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Teaching quality

QUT is well known as 'a university for the real world' because of its close links with industry and its relevant teaching and applied research. Industry representatives and professionals contribute to its course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education.
Its academic staff consult with industry and work on industry projects which often involve students. Staff and students have access to the latest teaching technology.
Award-winning teachers
The University is performance is exceptional in the Australian Awards for University Teaching and Fellowship programme, which recognises efforts to advance learning and teaching in higher education. QUT has received 100 Australian Awards for University Teaching to date, so students know they ill be taught by award-winning teaching staff that are experts in their field.
QUT celebrates 500 HEA fellows
QUT has started 2018 with an international teaching milestone, after its Associate Professor, Christy Collis became the University is 500th staff member to be recognised as a HEA fellow.
This milestone indicates the widespread focus on the value of teaching quality at QUT, the value we place on staff who support learning, and the deep commitment to the Academy shown by the many staff members who have helped build QALT by playing roles as mentors, reviewers and champions, Professor Abby Cathcart, the head of QUT is Academy of Learning and Teaching, said.
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What's new

Australia is leadership in 3D printing in medicine and health care has leapt ahead with an ARC training centre dedicated to cutting-edge research in close collaboration with hospitals and industry to rapidly translate lab findings into practical patient benefits.
Three research projects well underway at the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Additive Biomanufacturing based at QUT is Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation are:
A hand-held bio pen i, fed with bio ink that will allow surgeons to 3D-print patient-specific cartilage cells on to knee and hip joints to repair and replace cartilage.
Patients can look forward to less time under anaesthetic as surgeons can improve their suture skills dramatically with a new, largely 3D-printed device, that lets them practice suturing tiny 3D-printed blood vessels, nerves, ligaments and tendons i to increase their skill and speed and test the quality of suturing lines via measuring the burst strength and water leakage.
Cell biology and tissue engineering scientists are moving ever closer to personalised, patient-specific cancer therapy by using 3D-printed hydrogels to model individual patients i tumours to test for the most effective drug for that particular patient.
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Why QUT?

QUT is an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.
It is a global university with state-of-the-art facilities, world-class teaching staff and real-world focus for its students.
The University offers a world-class education, evidenced by its international recognition:
Of 8 graduates who have become Rhodes Scholars, 5 have been awarded in the past 7 years
QUT is ranked 18th globally in the QS Top 50 under 50 (2018)
2nd in Australia in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings (2017)
201-300 in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy
89% of international students are satisfied with their experience at QUT (International Student Barometer Queensland, 2016)
9 study areas in the top 100 - QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2018
2nd in Australia for Communication and Media Studies - QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2018
1st Business School in Australia to achieve triple international accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA)

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 - Rank: 201st

Diversity Index - Rank: 109

Feel At Home Index - Rank: 4.46%

QS World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 247th

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018 - Rank: 201st

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Overall Cost of Living Value

A$ 19.500

Average Private Rent Value

A$ 9.600

Undergraduate Value

A$ 32.070

Postgraduate Value

A$ 27.070

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