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New technology is opening up new opportunities, and changing the ways we live and work. As technology evolves, we'll help you evolve, too.

Our University

State-of-the-art campuses

Our campuses offer high-quality learning, teaching, and research spaces to better meet the needs of students, academics, and researchers.

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a real-world focus. We are one of the nation’s fastest-growing research universities and our courses are in high demand. Our graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years.

We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they'll need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged the world. We are transforming the student experience we offer our 50,000 students and we place a premium on the international and national accreditation of our various professional degrees.

Our internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. We established the world's first Creative Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments.

Real World Learning 2020 Vision

Our Real World Learning 2020 Vision outlines our clear aspirations for our graduates and learner experiences, consistent with our distinctive identity as a university for the real world.

To enact this vision over the coming years we will continue to commit ourselves to a culture of collaboration, working closely with staff and students and with industry and community partners to support the evolving needs of our learners.

We will be charting our progress as we experiment, test, evaluate and implement new ideas while encouraging, enabling and sharing existing strengths and good practices.

Our vision

Graduates

QUT graduates will thrive in volatile environments over the long term, contribute productively as individuals and in teams and combine depth in professional knowledge with broad perspectives based on exposure to new ideas and different cultures.

Our graduates will:

  • Be curious, agile and resilient learners
  • Employ different ways of thinking, broad perspectives and evidence-based decision making to inform practice, and to imagine and realize change
  • Contribute to an impact on the world around them in ethical and sustainable ways
  • Be effective collaborators and communicators in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts
  • Employ digital literacies and use technology strategically to leverage information and to collaborate
  • Interact in local and global cultural contexts with knowledge of and respect for diverse cultural perspectives.

Learner experience

QUT's real-world learning experience will reflect the physical and digital nature of the world in which we live and work. The QUT learner experience, encompassing curricular and co-curricular activities, will:

  • Provide authentic learning and assessment in all units
  • Have work-integrated learning (WIL) in all courses
  • Value our learners and the knowledge and experience they bring
  • Enable learners to develop depth in professional knowledge with broad perspectives, including exposure to other disciplines and ways of thinking
  • Purposefully engage learners with diverse cultural perspectives, with specific inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge
  • Support learners to develop their professional profiles, networks, and employability to find and create meaningful work and self-manage their careers
  • Enable learner connectedness and support
  • Be personalized, flexible and adaptable to better meet learners' ongoing learning needs
  • Be enhanced through online and blended learning technologies and tools.

Strategies for achieving our vision

Curriculum and learning transformation

We will invest in curriculum and learning transformation through:

  • Using the five-year course transformation and reaccreditation cycle to strengthen and assure the QUT learner experience
  • Providing strategic support and resources to curriculum leaders and teams to enable high impact transformation in courses
  • Expanding on market-driven, high quality, continuing professional learning offerings
  • Using a broad evidence base and multiple perspectives to inform our decision making.

Staff development

We will invest in our staff through:

  • Team-based, situated approaches to capability building, to imagine, create and facilitate engaging, relevant, real-world experiences in online, blended and face-to-face contexts
  • Building and maintaining real-world currency and connectedness in the QUT workforce through recruitment strategies and professional development leave (PDL)
  • Aligning workforce planning, reward, and recognition of excellence with our real-world learning 2020 vision.

New ways of thinking and working

We will encourage and enable new ways of thinking and working through:

  • Supporting and rewarding 'cross-boundary' collaboration within and beyond QUT
  • Enabling collaborative partnerships with students, industry, and community throughout the process of change and transformation
  • Investing in and rewarding innovation, and building tolerance for failure as a necessary part of innovation
  • Creating lean, flexible and streamlined policies, processes and technology solutions to support real-world learning priorities.

At a glance

We're well known as 'a university for the real world' because of our close links with industry and our relevant teaching and applied research. Industry representatives and professionals contribute to our course development, adding a practical perspective to theoretical education.

Our academic staff consult in industry and work on industry projects which often involve students. Staff and students have access to the latest teaching technology.

2018 statistics

Student enrolments 50,800
Full-time students 38,649
International students 8,943
Total university revenue $1.06 billion
Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

Master

Queensland University of Technology

A QUT postgraduate business degree is among the very best ways to rapidly take your career to the top. ... [+]

Overview Don't spend years working your way to the middle. A QUT postgraduate business degree is among the very best ways to rapidly take your career to the top. There are 11 disciplinary fields available to choose from with QUT's Master of Business, ranging from marketing to applied finance. Hone your analytical, decision-making, communication and problem-solving skills to advance your career. Your knowledge and research skills will be developed throughout the Master's program and taken to an advanced level in the capstone unit. Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Events.

Majors Master of Business (Accounting)

The discipline studies are designed to extend your real-world accountancy knowledge and skills. You will be introduced to contemporary issues facing modern businesses such as the impact of international differences in accounting policies and practices, forensics and accounting factors that contribute to an effective governance and accountability framework.... [-]

Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1.5 - 2 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Business Process Management (BPM) is a set of structured methods and technologies for increasing the operational performance of organizations. Recent studies report that ... [+]

Overview This course will suit you if you hold an undergraduate degree in either information technology or business. Develop the skills and knowledge to translate business strategies into information technology solutions. Study corporate systems and business process management, project management, IT consulting, enterprise architecture, enterprise systems, and information management with business processes. Prepares you for a career as a chief information officer, enterprise architect, business development manager, senior business analyst, software development manager, programme manager or corporate strategist. Complete in 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.

Why choose this course? ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1.5 years
Campus
Read more in English
Queensland University of Technology

This course offers professionals the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in counselling. Course learning can be applied to a number of professional setti ... [+]

Overview Ideal for professionals who can see the value of developing advanced knowledge and skills in counseling therapy and in the effective supervision of professionals and counselors. Allows professionals from a variety of professional settings to develop skills in counseling. Take an applied, experiential focus on your studies, with an emphasis on brief solution-focused and narrative therapies, family therapy, group work, and supervision. Gain practical experience in QUT's Psychology and Counselling Clinic.

Real-world learning

Operating out of QUT Health Clinics at the Kelvin Grove campus, the Psychology and Counselling Clinic provides professional psychology, family therapy, and counseling services for the community.... [-]

Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

Develop data analytics skills that will future focus your career with a degree that turns data into insight and intelligence. ... [+]

Overview Be at the cutting edge of a booming new field of expertise that can be applied across industries. Translate data into insight and intelligence to be able to drive change and make key decisions. Solve domain-relevant problems by synthesizing knowledge from mathematics, statistics, computer science, information systems, and business process management. Learn from expert academics and leading researchers who apply data science and data analytics to a range of real-world challenges, and who have world-wide industry connections.

Why choose this course?

Be future-focused and stay ahead of the curve. Drive real change and impact key decisions by learning how to make sense of the volume, variety, and velocity of data we collect as a society.... [-]

Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

If having the flexibility to work across many industries appeal to you, a career in digital communication may be an excellent fit. You will learn new skills that are appl ... [+]

Overview Analyze and create data-driven compelling stories via diverse social media platforms ( Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WeChat). Develop a deep understanding of the digital creative economy and how platforms and artificial intelligence are transforming the media and communication environment. Learn how to use and build tools to deliver advanced data visualization and analysis of audience behaviour. Design, implement and evaluate a research project that integrates and applies the advanced knowledge and skills developed across the course with a scholarly academic or industry focus. Use cross-cultural communication skills to solve problems as a team in disruptive and volatile media environments. ... [-]
Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1.5 - 2 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

A Master ideal for educators who want to specialize, seek a career change, or advance their career. ... [+]

Overview Ideal for educators who want to specialize, seek a career change, or advance their career. Extend your knowledge and meet your professional development needs. Flexible study options include online, on campus, and block mode. An early graduation option is available for some study areas. Complete four units for a Graduate Certificate in Education qualification.

Majors Master of Education (Early Years) Ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, their families, and communities. Study contemporary early childhood issues. Prepares you to extend your career in early childhood. If you are seeking a teaching qualification the Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching may be suitable for you. ... [-]
Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
1.5 years
Campus
Read more in English
Queensland University of Technology

This course is designed for those who want to influence the development of occupational, health and safety, and environmental management standards and expand their career ... [+]

Overview Postgraduate health, safety, and environmental management qualification to expand your career opportunities in a wide range of locations, industries, and government. Gain advanced knowledge and specialized skills to successfully undertake health, safety, and environment advisory or management roles that encompass OHS and environmental management. Complete the course in two years full-time or four years part-time. Domestic students can choose to study on campus or online. Graduates of the QUT Graduate Diploma in OHS or QUT Graduate Diploma in Environmental Health are eligible to complete the Master's program in one year full-time. Graduates from other universities with similar graduate diplomas may be eligible to receive advanced standing based on their completed units. ... [-]
Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Queensland University of Technology

If you hold an undergraduate degree in a field other than IT, and you are interested in developing the specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related pos ... [+]

Overview This course is suitable if you hold an undergraduate degree in any field of study. You will gain advanced knowledge, based on research practices, in at least one Information Technology discipline, and develop the ability to formulate best practice IT strategies and solutions. As a graduate, you will have the specialist knowledge and skills required for senior IT-related professional positions, or you can continue into higher degree research. Prepares you for careers including security and networking, data science and enterprise systems. Complete in 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. This course has Provisional Professional accreditation by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Choose from one of eight majors: Data Science Enterprise Systems Security Computer Science Business Process Management Networks User Experience Information Management. ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Queensland University of Technology

Our Master of Professional Engineering enhances the knowledge, practice, and professional employability skills of engineers in specific discipline areas at an advanced le ... [+]

Overview Ideal for practicing engineers who want advanced, cutting-edge knowledge and skills in a chosen engineering field or to move into an engineering management role. Lead and contribute to complex projects. Respond rapidly and effectively to current and emerging local and global challenges. Use evidence-based practice to imagine and realize change using management strategies, advanced design, collaborative decision-making, and innovation. This course is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia.

Why choose this course?

Our Master of Professional Engineering enhances the knowledge, practice, and professional employability skills of engineers in specific discipline areas at an advanced level. This course provides an integrated mix of specialist discipline complexity and evidence-based practice with future-focused professional skills development in a connected learning environment.... [-]

Australia Brisbane
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Read more in English
Queensland University of Technology

The Master of Social Work provides graduates with an internationally recognized qualification in social work and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Wor ... [+]

Overview Develop expertise in casework, assessment and intervention, practice frameworks, policy, and ethical and legal contexts of practice. Complete in 2 years full-time with a flexible mix of online learning, block attendance, and external delivery. Graduate eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers. Gain experience in extensive field placements supervised by a professional social worker.

What to expect

The Master of Social Work provides graduates with an internationally recognized qualification in social work and is accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

During the course students will develop knowledge and expertise in:... [-]

Australia Kelvin Grove
February 2020
English (US)
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Queensland University of Technology

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