Queensland University of Technology

Brief description of QUT

Website  http://www.qut.edu.au/international

Enquiries http://www.qut.edu.au/international/enquire
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Ranked as the top university in Australia under 50 years, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university located in the city of Brisbane (Times Higher Education 2013).

This ranking signals that QUT has joined the ranks of the world’s finest thanks to rapid development over a relatively short time. Reflecting our global outlook, QUT has 44,000 students, including 6,800 international students from more than 100 countries – a testament to our ability to produce job-ready graduates.Our new $230 million Science and Engineering Centre and standing as Australia’s fastest-growing research university underline our emphasis on innovative courses and practical experience, and enhance our reputation for real world courses with practical experience that prepare you for your career.

Flexible study options

QUT offers more than 650 undergraduate and postgraduate study options in:

·Building and planning

·Business

·Creative, design and performance

·Education

·Engineering

·Health and community

·Information technology

·Languages, including English language pathway programs

·Law and justice

·Science and mathematics

English language Studies The award-winning QUT International College (QUTIC) in an integral part of QUT. QUTIC offers English Language, University Diploma, Foundation, Bridging and Postgraduate Business Pathway programs to prepare international students for entry into Australian university degree programs.

Located on the Kelvin Grove campus, QUTIC provides a supportive learning environment to assist students in making a smooth transition to university life in Australia. International College students have the opportunity to meet and work with students from many different countries and have full access to QUT facilities.

IELTS Test Centre

The QUT IELTS Test Centre, located at the College (QUTIC) at the Kelvin Grove campus, offers both General Training and Academic modules for those interested in study. It is open to internal QUT students, as well as candidates external to the University. Visit www.qutic.qut.edu.au

Research 

QUT is the fastest-growing research university in Australia, committing over half a billion dollars to research, teaching and learning infrastructure in the last six years.

A top ten Australian university in research, QUT performed strongly in the Australian Federal Government’s 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment round, with 85 per cent of the university’s research areas at the broad discipline level ranked world standard and above.

Our top-performing research areas included:

Science and Engineering Centre

The Science and Engineering Centre is our hub for exploration in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), bringing together more than 300 scholars across numerous disciplines in a dynamic environment on the Gardens Point campus.

Features of the Centre include:

·The Cube – one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces

·the Institute for Future Environments

·some of Australia’s most advanced electron microscopes in a $17 million analytical research facility.

·lecture and lab rooms

·food and retail spaces

·olympic size pool and 1000 square metre gymnasium

Visit  http://www.qut.edu.au/sci-eng-centre

Student support

From arrival through to graduation you can rely on the friendly, professional support offered by our International Student Services (ISS) team. Services include

·counseling

·accommodation assistance

·university orientation

·airport reception

·language and learning advice

·recreational activities.

Visit http://www.student.qut.edu.au/international

Careers and Employment Service

QUT provides free advice on career planning and employment assistance and is one of the only universities in Australia with an International Career Counsellor that works exclusively with international students and employers.

Living in Brisbane

QUT is located in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. With a population of 1.8 million people, Brisbane is a vibrant, multicultural city, making it the perfect place to live and learn.

Brisbane is renowned for its relaxed, outdoor lifestyle and offers a wide range of activities including sports, arts and entertainment, shopping, dining and great nightlife. From Brisbane you can explore stunning national parks and the world-famous beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are only an hour away.

Find out more about Brisbane at http://www.qut.edu.au/international-students/qut-and-brisbane/life-in-brisbane

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What QUT offers you

·Awarded five stars in the QS Star Rated for Excellence (2013)

·QUT Business School was the first Business School in Australia with triple international accreditation (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA), held by less than 1% of business schools worldwide – so your degree meets the highest standards, and is recognised worldwide

·Fastest growing research university in Australia – in the past six years the University and its supporters have invested more than half a billion dollars in infrastructure.

·95 per cent of our research areas at the broad discipline level are ranked world standard and above

·World-class lecturers who are leaders in their profession, including numerous nationally-awarded lecturers and a Nobel Prize winner

Institutes and Centres

QUT’s research institutes and centres seek solutions to research questions by bringing together experts from across the university, breaking the bounds of traditional discipline-based teams.

Other research centres include:

·Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies

·National Centre for Econometric Research

·ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation

·Microsoft eResearch Centre

·Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety—Queensland (CARRS-Q)

·Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research

·Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities

·Centre for Subtropical Design

·International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health

·Children and Youth Research Centre

Find out more about our research institutes, centres and groups at http://www.qut.edu.au/research/our-research/institutes-centres-and-research-groups

Research support and facilities

QUT provides a high level of support to its research students through project supervision, world-class facilities and technology, research training and career preparation. Our Research Students Centre assists researchers in all research matters, including:

·help with research degree enrolment, candidature and thesis examination

·scholarship and grant advice and support to assist with tuition fees, living costs, conference and travel expenses, and publication write-up

·skill development programs including online and face to face activities including ‘Teaching @ University’, ‘Maximising Your Career’ and ‘Project Management’ modules

·online award courses – the Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation and Master of Research Management and Commercialisation

·group studio spaces and open offices for individual learning

Full time research students also have access to an office space with their own desk, storage, telephone and computer and research and publishing tools.

Visit http://www.qut.edu.au/research/life-as-a-researcher/training-support-and-facilities

Campuses and facilities

QUT has Brisbane’s only two inner-city university campuses. Our campuses are defined by their own state of the art infrastructure, facilities and precincts, where lifestyle and creative hubs meet world class research and education facilities.

Gardens Point
QUT Gardens Point is located next to the Brisbane River and the Botanic Gardens, in Brisbane’s Central Business District. Public transport, accommodation, shopping and dining options are all within walking distance.

Gardens Point also features the new Science and Engineering Centre and Community Hub and the Institute for Future Environments.

Facilities and services at Gardens point include:

Old Government House, recognised as one of Queensland’s most important heritage sites, is located at Gardens Point campus, along with a theatre and art museum. Pedestrian and cycle bridges link which links the campus to South Bank Parklands, Queensland Museum, the Performing Arts Complex, State Library of Queensland and the Gallery of Modern Art.

Study areas offered at Gardens Point are:

Find out more about our campuses and locations at http://www.qut.edu.au/about/campuses-and-locations

Kelvin Grove
The Kelvin Grove campus is an award-winning urban development, located only two kilometres north of the Brisbane city centre. Students can easily walk to the city or University and benefit from purpose-built student accommodation and a range of facilities within a convenient village atmosphere.

Kelvin Grove also features the innovative Creative Industries Precinct, the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) and the QUT international College.

Facilities and services include:

Study areas offered at Kelvin Grove are:

A free campus shuttle bus for QUT students and staff connects both campuses.

Student support

From arrival through to graduation you can rely on the friendly, professional support offered by our International Student Services (ISS) team. Services include

·counseling

·accommodation assistance

·university orientation

·airport reception

·language and learning advice

·recreational activities.

Visit http://www.student.qut.edu.au/international

Careers and Employment Service

QUT provides free advice on career planning and employment assistance and is one of the only universities in Australia with an International Career Counselor that works exclusively with international students and employers. Services include:

·career counseling

·resume and job application checking services

·Career Mentor Scheme

·International Work Placement Scheme (vacation internships in home countries) through Career-Hub

·access to Going Global www.goingglobal.com– with more than 35 000 country specific career and employment resources

·careerHub containing job listings, presentations, workshops and job seeking help

Accommodation

QUT’s International Student Services staff provide comprehensive accommodation assistance including helping you to arrange temporary accommodation prior to your arrival, and assisting you to find permanent accommodation that suits your needs.

Brisbane offers a wide range of accommodation options, including

·homestay with an Australian family

·shared living

·independent living

·limited on-campus accommodation.

Our campuses are close to major transport networks as well as business and leisure activities, and opportunities for potential part-time work. Find out more about living in Brisbane at http://www.student.qut.edu.au/international/accommodation-and-homestay

Also visit our Accommodation Services website at www.qut.edu.au/accommodation

Scholarships

QUT offers a range of scholarships for international students to make study more affordable, across a range of study areas. Find out more about international scholarships at http://www.qut.edu.au/international/scholarships-and-prizes

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