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UQ Guide 2013

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By selecting The University of Queensland (UQ) for your

Study Abroad or Incoming Exchange experience you can

be confident you have chosen well. Ranked in the top one

percent of all universities worldwide UQ has a track record

for graduating leaders and is located in a region famous for

its subtropical climate, relaxed lifestyle, and easy access to

famous natural attractions.

The UQ Advantage will give you access to highly awarded

teachers whose classes are informed by the latest research. You

will have opportunities to work in outstanding facilities alongside

globally recognised researchers, and will enjoy a varied palette of

cultural, sporting and social activities.

With more than 4000 courses to choose from at UQ, your

international learning experience will be an invaluable contribution

to your education. Our students enjoy many opportunities for

real-life learning, such as placements with employers, and

teaching by industry experts.

Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students have access

to UQ’s unique, cutting-edge facilities include Great Barrier

Reef research stations, award winning teaching and learning

spaces, and state-of-the-art sporting complexes. Some of our

most popular courses for Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

students include field trips to UQ’s reef research stations and

South-East Queensland’s natural attractions including Fraser

Island.

International students from more than 135 countries

contribute to UQ’s friendly, safe, and multicultural community. We

encourage Australian students to study abroad, so Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students are welcomed as a model of

the adventurous Exchange student spirit.

We have mentioned just a small sample of the many UQ

advantages that will be yours to maximise. Among the most

valuable will be the lifelong friends and professional contacts you

will meet along the way.

We thank and commend you for making time to research your

options at UQ, and we look forward to welcoming you in 2013.

Professor Deborah Terry

VICE-CHANCELLOR and President

University facts and figures

Students and staff

Academic staff 2743

45,548 from more than

Total students

135 countries

International

11,398

students

Statistics are accurate as at March 2012.

Rankings (2011-2012)

QS World University Rankings 2011-2012:

48th

Times Higher Education World University

Rankings 2011: 74th

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic

Rankings of World Universities 2011:

5th in the Asia Pacific region and 86th

worldwide

The 2012 Australian Good Universities

Guide: maximum five-star rating for

student demand, research grants, and

research intensivity.

UQ also earned four stars for getting

a job, positive graduate outcomes,

graduate starting salaries, student-staff

ratios, staff qualifications, access by

equity groups, gender balance, proportion

of school leavers, and non-government

earnings.

UQ is above world standard in more broad

fields of research (21) than any other

Australian university, according to the

Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

survey 2010, with particular strengths in

biomedical and clinical health sciences,

biotechnology, engineering, biological

sciences, environmental sciences,

chemical sciences, and physical sciences.

Dr Anna Ciccarelli

deputy VICE-CHANCELLOR and vice-president

(international)


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 1

CONTENTS

Why Should I Choose UQ? 3

Because we offer excellent teaching in a world-class environment, with

exceptional opportunities, for an experience you will always remember…the

“UQ Advantage”

The UQ Advantage 7

Where is UQ? 9

What is Brisbane Like? 10

The Campuses 12

Helpful Online Resources 13

study abroad and

incoming Exchange 14

How Will I Be Taught and Graded? 15

Areas of Study 16

– Agriculture, Animals and Food 17

– Business, Economics and Law 18

– Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology 19

– Environment 20

– Humanities 21

– Indigenous Studies 22

– Science, Geography and Planning 23

– Social Science and Communication 24

– Sports Science and Health 25

– Field Trips 26

Other Study Options 27

What Else Can I Do At UQ? 28

Get Fit 30

Be Entertained…And Make Friends 31

Be Yourself 32

Look After the Basics 33

Get Help When You Need It 34

Access Learning Support 36

What Will It Cost?

Where Will I live? 38

Tuition Fees 39

Living Costs 41

Fee Refund Information 42

Where to Live 43

Travelling to and from UQ 45

Admission Requirements 46

The Application Process 48

UQ Partners 50


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leading researchers

UQ is one of the top three research

universities in Australia and a member

of the country’s prestigious “Group of

Eight” research-intensive universities.

With eight internationally recognised

Institutes on-site, along with leading

academics on staff, you will have an

opportunity to study with some of the

world’s best researchers.

Some recent research highlights include

the installation of Australia’s biggest

solar-power facility at UQ St Lucia; the

opening of the Global Change Institute;

the launch of the Queensland Alliance for

Agriculture and Food Innovation; and the

construction commencement of several

major research buildings.

WIDE COURSE RANGE

UQ offers courses to suit many interests.

As a Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

student, you can choose from more than

4000 courses across UQ’s six faculties,

covering disciplines as diverse as Aboriginal

and Torres Strait Islander studies, mining

and minerals engineering, religious studies,

and zoology (see pages 16 to 26). Many of

these courses focus on Australian topics or

offer field-trips to unique locations in

south-east Queensland.

Credit for courses successfully completed

at UQ in most cases may be transferred to

your degree at your home institution (see

page 14).

Courses and Programs

www.uq.edu.au/study

highly awarded

teachers

UQ has won more Australian Learning

and Teaching Council awards than any

other university — winning 85 awards

and citations since the national awards

system began in 1997.

With a 100 percent success rate in

the Carrick Citations for Outstanding


WHY

SHOULD I

CHOOSE UQ?

Because we offer excellent teaching,

Contributions to Student Learning, which

recognise teaching excellence in higher

education; a student-centred approach

to learning, enhanced by flexible options,

a strong online program, and innovative

teaching modes; UQ’s 2700+ highly

qualified academic staff are dedicated

to teaching and research. Many are also

recognised internationally as leaders in

their fields.


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in a world-class environment, with exceptional opportunities

vibrant campuses

As well as being a well-regarded place to

research and study, UQ is a great place

to meet new people, enjoy a range of

sporting and cultural activities, and relax

in a diverse and welcoming environment.

Our four main campuses, at St Lucia

and Herston (in Brisbane), Ipswich, and

Gatton, boast beautiful grounds where

you can relax, eat, drink, play, and shop.

Our campuses offer world-class sporting

facilities; around 150 social, sport and

academic clubs and societies; and a

broad range of cultural activities and

performances, including theatre, dances,

concerts, movies, debates, barbecues,

markets, and art exhibitions.

relaxed lifestyle

UQ’s campuses are in or around

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland.

Close to beaches, rainforests, and other

tourist attractions, Brisbane is widely

considered to be one of Australia’s most

liveable cities.

With a multicultural population of around

two million, Brisbane has all the advantages

of a large modern city — cafés, restaurants,

bars, galleries, museums, sporting events,

and shopping districts — yet retains

the friendliness and charm of a small

regional town. The subtropical climate,

lush landscape, and unique Queensland

architecture all contribute to this safe and

welcoming environment you will be pleased

to call home.

practical

experiences

The practical study options you choose

— field trips and industry placements

included — will help you emerge from

UQ with the skills and knowledge you

need to boost your career and meet the

demands of today’s workplace.

“Hands-on” experiences range from onehour

experiments to work placements of

hundreds of hours. Venues may be in the

campus laboratory, or on an island, down

a mine, or up a tree. They may include

extended periods of time in another country,

or you may just visit a public arts institution.

Whatever the experience, all are designed to

give you a taste of your future career, and to

help you make valuable industry contacts.


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Study Abroad and

incoming Exchange

At UQ

The University of Queensland’s Study

Abroad and Incoming Exchange

programs provide you with the exciting

opportunity to gain an international

perspective on your education at a

leading Australian university with a

reputation for teaching and research.

As a student already enrolled at an

accredited university outside of Australia,

the Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

programs allow you to explore your interests

and talents through studying at UQ for one

or two semesters.

If admitted to these programs, you are not

awarded a degree from UQ – instead, credit

for studies that you successfully complete

here may be transferred to your degree in

your home institution.

You can choose from more than 4000

high-quality courses with many offering

theoretical or practical components unique

to UQ. Many courses focus on Australian

topics or offer field trips to unique locations

in south-east Queensland, while others

promote group project work or research

opportunities.

Studying at UQ as a Study Abroad or

Incoming Exchange student is not only

intellectually rewarding, it is also about

personal development, meeting new

people and experiencing the Australian

culture first-hand.

The University provides you with many

opportunities to participate in cultural,

educational and recreational activities. You

can also mix study with travel and take

advantage of Brisbane’s location as the

gateway to all of the tourist destinations that

make Queensland famous.

Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange Office

Email studyabroad@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 7941

dedicated support

We aim to help all students from

overseas settle in to Australia as easily

as possible and so provide services from

arrival to departure.

We can meet you at the airport and organise

somewhere for you to live; we will arrange

for you to attend comprehensive orientation

programs where you can find out about

Australia and our education system; we

can help you with study techniques and the

English language; and we offer a range of

other support such as computer assistance,

career advice, and even health services.

Our aim is to make UQ your “home away

from home” so that you can enjoy the best

possible study experience.

top facilities

UQ is constantly upgrading its teaching

facilities to meet the needs of both

students and industry.

We have one of the fastest and most

advanced information networks in the world,

one of the best research libraries in the

country, and modern teaching spaces that

enable the use of the latest technology, such

as individual touch screens and devices

for iPods and recording mechanisms.

Our active building program reflects UQ’s

commitment to providing high-quality,

sustainable facilities, with work progressing

on structures such as the Advanced

Engineering Building and the Translational

Research Institute; as well as the recent

installation of Australia’s largest flat-panel

photovoltaic solar power system at UQ St

Lucia.


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great careers

UQ qualifications are highly regarded by

Australian and international employers.

In the 2011 Employer Review of the QS

rankings of world universities, UQ was

ranked 51st for graduate employability.

In Australia, our graduates enjoy an

employment rate of 6.7 percent higher than

the national average and above average

starting salaries. UQ trains future leaders who

are job-ready and have the requisite skills to

thrive in our globalised world.

Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley, AC

Governor of Queensland

Dr Yuichi Murakami,

2011 UQ International alumnus of the year

for an experience you will always remember.

ongoing

connection

Your relationship with the University

does not end when you graduate: you

will be warmly welcomed into our global

community of close to 200,000 people

across more than 150 countries.

UQ is committed to identifying, developing

and reinforcing collegial and supportive

relationships through its many global

programs, awards and events. We have

alumni groups across the globe, including

China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore,

Thailand and Vietnam, to help you stay in

touch with your discipline and colleagues.

And in return, UQ appreciates the

generous philanthropy of our alumni

and community in providing support for

outstanding programs which have real

impact in the world.

outstanding

alumni network

Our prestigious alumni network

includes leaders in fields such as

business, government, the judiciary,

the arts, and academia. Some notable

graduates include:

– Professor Peter Doherty, 1996 Nobel

Laureate for Medicine and 1997

Australian of the Year; Her Excellency

Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor

General of Australia; Campbell Newman,

Premier of Queensland; Dr Johann

Koss, Olympian and humanitarian;

Associate Professor Yuichi Murakami,

Japanese tsunami fundraiser; John

Eales, former Australian Rugby Union

captain; and

Dr Geoffrey Rush, Academy Award

winner and 2012 Australian of the Year

(pictured right).


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Her Excellency Quentin Bryce AC CVO,

Governor General of Australia

professor

peter doherty ac

“Training in veterinary science at The University of

Queensland opened out the world of biology for me

and my subsequent path to the Nobel Prize. I fully

endorse UQ as a world-class institution for anyone

wanting to make a difference.”

We call this …

THE UQ

ADVANTAGE

When you choose UQ you are choosing a truly world-class university,

one that is ranked in the top one percent worldwide (Times Higher,

Shanghai Jiao Tong, QS World University) and with benefits extending

beyond the lecture theatres, to a whole range of opportunities.

We want you to explore the world and enjoy an exceptional student

experience, and so we offer internships, undergraduate research,

leadership opportunities, and an international study program. We

support your volunteering projects, and organise student summits and

other forums for you to develop leadership skills.

The end result of your UQ advantage will be to confidently take your

place in life, be part of the global UQ community, and help contribute to

a better society.

Everyone benefits.


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Cairns

Queensland

Sunshine

Coast

UQ Gatton

UQ Ipswich

Gold Coast

Brisbane

UQ St Lucia

UQ Herston


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WHERE IS UQ?

The University of

Queensland has

four campuses

in and around

Brisbane, south-east

east Queensland,

40+ Australia, sites elsewhere. and

Queensland,

50+ sites elsewhere.

mairead mackinnon (canada)

Study Abroad student

“There are so many good things about Brisbane! It has a warmer climate than Sydney

or Melbourne, and is so close to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. Outdoor sport,

relaxed lifestyle: Brisbane definitely feels like home!”


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BRISBANE

Built on and around the hills overlooking

the Brisbane River, Australia’s third

largest city is characterised by a

subtropical climate, safe relaxed

outdoor lifestyle, unique “Queenslander”

architecture, bustling restaurants and

cafés, and thriving arts, sports and

entertainment scenes.

With a multicultural population of almost two

million, Brisbane is large enough to offer all

the advantages of a modern city – including

Australia’s most popular art museum,

state-of-the-art sporting grounds, worldclass

higher education institutes, a major

inner-city business hub, and diverse eating

districts – but small enough to retain the

country charm for which it is renowned.

An hour’s drive south of the city are the

golden beaches and theme parks of the

Gold Coast. North from Brisbane are the

Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks,

rainforests and attractions like Australia Zoo.

Just off the coast are the pristine Stradbroke

and Moreton Islands, both popular day-trip

or holiday destinations for locals and

visitors alike.

Entertainment

Entertainment in Brisbane encompasses art

galleries – including the Gallery of Modern

Art (GOMA), an inner city beach, museums,

unconventional and sophisticated live art

venues, a thriving live music scene, a newly

refurbished state library, cinemas, and

kilometres of beautiful riverside parklands

including South Bank perfect for whiling

away hot summer afternoons. Our lively

festival scene, which includes the Brisbane

International Film Festival, Brisbane Writers’

Festival and the Brisbane Festival, attracts

celebrated national and international

participants.

Sport

Whether you’re watching or participating,

Brisbane’s amazing weather, gorgeous

parks, and huge range of sporting facilities

make physical activity almost impossible

to avoid. Kayak along the Brisbane river,

rock climb your way to the top of the

Kangaroo Point cliffs, ride along more than

20 kilometres of riverside pathways, join one

of our many sporting clubs, or barrack like a

local when you attend a rugby union, rugby

league, cricket, “Aussie Rules” or soccer

match at one of our famous stadia.

Food

With just under a third of Brisbane’s

population born overseas, it makes sense

that you will find cuisine from almost every

culture in our thriving restaurant industry, so

if you’re missing food from home, it’s likely

that you’ll find what you’re hankering after.

Attend one of our popular farmer’s markets

every weekend for fresh produce, music and

delicious meals outdoors. During the week,

drink coffee at one of the many cafés that

dot the city and suburbs.

Getting around

One of the most picturesque and practical

ways to see Brisbane is on the CityCat,

a ferry that runs along the length of the

river, from UQ’s St Lucia campus to the

riverside suburb of Hamilton. Brisbane also

has an extensive bus and train network, so

everything you want to see or do is easily

accessible. We recommend you buy a go

card, an electronic ticket that allows you

to travel on all Brisbane public transport

services for a fraction of the price of a paper

ticket.

WHAT IS

BRISBANE LIKE?


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Brisbane –

facts and figures

Brisbane

– Capital city of the State of Queensland,

Australia

Population

– 1,907,700 (Brisbane city and surrounds)

– 4,513,850 (Queensland)

– Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city after

Sydney and Melbourne

Time Zone

– GMT/UTC + 10 hours

Language

– English

– Australia is a multicultural country so you will

hear people speaking a variety of languages

Currency

– Australian Dollar (AUD$)

Climate

– Subtropical

– Summer: December to February; Autumn:

March to May; Winter: June to August;

Spring: September to November

– Summer maximum average temperatures are

around 29° Celsius (84° Fahrenheit)

– The average maximum daytime temperature

in winter is around 21° Celsius (70°

Fahrenheit)

– You should wear a hat, cool clothing that

protects from the sun, and maximum UVprotection

(30+) sunscreen during summer

– You will need a long-sleeved jacket and warm

clothes during the early morning and evening

in winter

Brisbane City Council

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Things to do in Brisbane

www.thingstodo.com/au/queensland

Study Brisbane

www.studybrisbane.com.au

AND QUEENSLAND?

QUEENSLAND

The fast-growing population of

Australia’s second largest state attests

to the attractiveness of its subtropical

climate, diverse topography and easy

lifestyle.

Queensland’s landscape comprises lush

northern rainforests (including the world’s

oldest, the Daintree), red deserts in the

west, and golden surf beaches in the southeast.

Home to the Great Barrier Reef, the

largest coral reef on the planet and one of

the seven wonders of the natural world,

Queensland’s marine territory is hugely

important. The reef is home to around 1500

species of fish and 350 types of coral, and

is significant for its cultural, natural, tourism

and scientific value (The University of

Queensland has a research station on Heron

Island – one of 900 islands that dot the reef).

In the south-east, Brisbane is a gateway

to some of the world’s largest sand islands

– Moreton, Fraser and Stradbroke, but if

you prefer being up high, why not drive to

a mountain retreat? Choose from Mount

Tambourine, Mount Barney, Mount Glorious,

Lamington National Park, or the Bunya

Mountains for camping, cool clear streams,

rainforests, native birds and fauna.

West of the Great Dividing Range

(Australia’s longest mountain range) are mine

sites, cattle stations and sheep stations, all

examples of the primary industries which –

alongside bananas, pineapples, peanuts, a

wide variety of other tropical and temperate

fruit and vegetables, grain crops, wineries,

cotton, sugar cane and wool – are chief

contributors to the Queensland economy.

Over recent years, the Queensland

Government has invested more than $3.6

billion in science, research and innovation to

contribute to economic growth. It’s paying

off: Queensland is now home to a diverse

range of market-leading industries including

advanced manufacturing, alternative and

renewable fuels, aviation and aerospace,

biotechnology, creative industries,

environmental and mining technologies,

information and communication technology,

nanotechnology, and therapeutic medicines

and devices.

Queensland exports half the world’s

coking coal which is used to make steel.

Study Queensland

www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au

Tourism Queensland

www.tq.com.au


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the

campuses

UQ St Lucia

UQ St Lucia is renowned as one of

Australia’s most attractive university

campuses, and is just seven kilometres

from Brisbane’s city centre.

Bounded by the Brisbane River on three

sides, the 114-hectare site provides

a perfect study, research, and living

environment. You will enjoy the best of both

worlds: a vibrant modern campus with the

tradition of an established university.

The gracious sandstone architecture,

with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing

the National Trust registered Great Court

— along with parklands and lakes —

encompass world-class teaching and

research facilities, including Queensland’s

largest research library and fully equipped

laboratories and lecture theatres.

UQ St Lucia

www.uq.edu.au/about/st-lucia

UQ HERSTON

Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical

health teaching and research.

Close to the Brisbane city centre, UQ

Herston operates within the Royal Brisbane

and Women’s Hospital, the Royal Children’s

Hospital, and the Queensland Radium

Institute and is home to the School of

Medicine, the School of Population Health,

the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s

research activities, and the Faculty of Health

Sciences office.

UQ Herston

www.uq.edu.au/about/herston-campus

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

www.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh

UQ Ipswich

UQ Ipswich provides a high-quality

teaching and learning environment in a

supportive, friendly campus community.

The campus offers programs in medicine,

nursing and midwifery, health science,

paramedic science, and arts, and features a

suite of health clinics plus a water garden within

the library. UQ Ipswich is also home to UQ

College, a new educational centre for school

leavers and adult learners wanting academic

preparation and career-boosting qualifications.

UQ Ipswich

www.uq.edu.au/ipswich

UQ Gatton

UQ Gatton combines the historic, rural

traditions of its Queensland Agricultural

College heritage with modern research and

teaching facilities in agriculture, animals,

veterinary science and the environment.

Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane,

the 1068-hectare campus offers a relaxed,

friendly atmosphere and access to several

world-class facilities.

UQ Gatton

www.uq.edu.au/gatton


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helpful online

resources

You can find out more about studying at UQ via these websites.

The University of Queensland

www.uq.edu.au/international

Alumni

www.alumni.uq.edu.au

English Language Studies (ICTE-UQ)

www.icte.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Arts

www.arts.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

www.bel.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT

www.eait.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences

www.uq.edu.au/health

Faculty of Science

www.science.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

www.uq.edu.au/sbs

Graduate School

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school

Library (see page 36)

www.library.uq.edu.au

Information Technology Services (see page 37)

www.its.uq.edu.au

News

www.uq.edu.au/news

Courses and Programs (see pages 16-26)

www.uq.edu.au/study

Research

www.uq.edu.au/research

Staff

www.uq.edu.au/contacts

Statistics

www.mis.admin.uq.edu.au

Student Centre (see page 36)

www.uq.edu.au/student-centre

Student Services (see page 35)

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

(see pages 5 and 14)

www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad

UQ Gatton (see page 12)

www.uq.edu.au/gatton

UQ Herston (see page 12)

www.uq.edu.au/about/herston-campus

UQ Ipswich (see page 12)

www.uq.edu.au/ipswich

UQ St Lucia (see page 12)

www.uq.edu.au/about/st-lucia

Visitor information

www.uq.edu.au/about

Education

Australian Education International (AEI)

www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

Australian Qualifications Framework

www.aqf.edu.au

Education Network Australia

www.edna.edu.au

Education Queensland

http://education.qld.gov.au

ELICOS

www.elicos.edu.au

Group of Eight (Go8)

www.go8.edu.au

International English Language Testing Systems

(IELTS) (see pages 46-47)

www.ielts.org

The Good Universities Guides (Australia)

www.gooduniguide.com.au

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

(see pages 46-47)

www.ets.org/toefl

Universitas 21 (U21)

www.universitas21.com

Universities Australia

www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au

Australian government bodies

Australian Diplomatic Missions, Embassies and

Consulates

www.dfat.gov.au/missions

Commonwealth Department of Education,

Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

www.deewr.gov.au

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

www.dfat.gov.au

Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

www.immi.gov.au

Foreign Diplomatic Missions (in Australia)

www.dfat.gov.au/embassies.html

Brisbane and Queensland

(see pages 10-11)

Study Brisbane

www.studybrisbane.com.au

Brisbane City Council

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Brisbane Marketing

www.brisbanemarketing.com.au

Brisbane Visitor’s Bureau

http://brisbane.visitorsbureau.com.au

Queensland Government

www.qld.gov.au

Visit Brisbane

www.visitbrisbane.com

Tourism Queensland

www.tq.com.au

Study Queensland

www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au

The Thousands

http://thethousands.com.au/brisbane

Transport in Brisbane

Airtrain

http://airtrain.com.au

Brisbane Airport

www.bne.com.au

Public transport

www.translink.com.au

Ipswich

(see page 12)

Ipswich City Council

www.ipswich.qld.gov.au

Discover Ipswich

www.discoveripswich.com.au

Gatton

(see page 12)

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au

Accommodation

Accommodation (see pages 43-44)

www.uq.edu.au/student-services/Accommodation

Australian healthcare providers

(see page 40)

OSHC Worldcare (UQ preferred)

www.oshcworldcare.com.au

Australian Health Management

www.ahm.com.au

Australian Unity

www.australianunity.com.au

British United Provident Association Ltd (BUPA)

Australian Health Pty Ltd

www.overseasstudenthealth.com

Medibank Private

www.medibank.com.au

Other helpful sites

Australian White Pages (national phone directory)

www.whitepages.com.au

Australian Yellow Pages (national business phone

directory)

www.yellowpages.com.au

Bureau of Meteorology

www.bom.gov.au

Global currency converter

www.oanda.com

Where Is (national street directory)

www.whereis.com

World times

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14 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

Study Abroad And

incoming Exchange

Study Abroad and Incoming

Exchange studies at UQ

offer different perspectives

on your field of study and

create new career and

academic possibilities.

Eligibility

Study Abroad eligibility

The UQ Study Abroad program is available

to students currently studying at an

accredited institution outside of Australia.

As a Study Abroad student, you can

study at UQ for one or two semesters and

are enrolled as a non-award student. Credit

for courses that you successfully complete

is normally transferable towards your home

institution degree. Admission requirements

for the Study Abroad program are available

on pages 46-47 of this prospectus.

Incoming Exchange eligibility

The UQ Incoming Exchange program is

available to students currently studying at

an overseas institution which has a student

exchange agreement with UQ.

UQ currently has agreements with a

number of leading universities throughout

the world (see page 50 of this study guide

for a full list of UQ Partners).

Incoming Exchange students can study

at UQ for one or two semesters and are

enrolled as non-award students.

Credit for courses successfully completed

is normally transferable towards your home

institution degree. You should contact

the International Exchange Office at your

home institution for more information about

studying at UQ on exchange.

See pages 46-47 of this prospectus

for more information about admission

requirements for the Incoming Exchange

program.

Credit transfer

It is important that your home institution

approves your intended course of study

to ensure smooth credit transfer.

You must plan to enrol in a full-time load

during each semester you study at UQ. A

standard full-time load is eight units, which

usually equates to four courses per semester.

Choosing courses

While UQ’s courses are administered by

its faculties, Study Abroad and Incoming

Exchange students are not restricted

to taking courses in just one faculty.

You may take courses across multiple

faculties as long as your course choices

are approved by your home university.

Most courses are open to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, however,

some require permission from the relevant

faculty or school before you can enrol in

them. You should list the courses in which

you are interested on the relevant section

of the International Student Application

for Study Abroad or Incoming Exchange

Program application form. If any courses

require permission, the Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange Advisors will request

this for you.

You will receive a report with your letter of

offer indicating which courses have been

approved.

Once you have accepted a place as

a Study Abroad or Incoming Exchange

student, you will receive a UQ username

and password which can be used to enrol in

courses online before you arrive.

If you need more time to decide on your

course selection or you wish to change your

courses you can wait until you arrive at UQ

before you enrol in or change your courses.

If you need assistance with your course

selection you can attend an Academic

Advising Session during Orientation where

academics from all areas can help with

course choices and provide permission for

new courses if necessary.

If you are currently enrolled in a

postgraduate program at your home

institution you can enrol in postgraduate

courses at UQ under the Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange program.

Pages 16-26 provide an overview of

some of the popular undergraduate courses

UQ offers.

A full list of courses available for Study

Abroad and Incoming Exchange students

can be found at UQ’s Courses and

Programs website

(www.uq.edu.au/study). You can browse

your course options by entering a search

term and clicking on Courses. Clicking

on a course code or title will let you view

the level of the course (undergraduate

or postgraduate), which semester(s) it is

offered, and its campus location. On the

course description page, you will find a short

description of the course as well as a link to

a detailed course profile. If the course is preapproved

for Study Abroad and Incoming

Exchange students, there will be a note in

the sidebar on the left stating this, meaning

that you do not require special permission

from UQ to enrol. If this note is not shown,

you can still apply for the course but you will

need to meet the relevant prerequisites.

Course selection

www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ’s faculties

UQ’s courses are administered by

six faculties:

– Faculty of Arts

– Faculty of Science

– Faculty of Business, Economics

and Law

– Faculty of Engineering, Architecture

and Information Technology

– Faculty of Health Sciences

– Faculty of Social and

Behavioural Sciences.


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 15

TEACHING AND

LEARNING STYLES

At UQ we use a range of teaching

methods, including lectures, tutorials,

laboratory practicals, fieldwork, group

discussions, and online modules and

workshops.

We want you to understand and apply

concepts and theories, and be able to

critically examine different arguments and

viewpoints. This means we encourage you

to actively participate in class discussions

and to ask questions.

Please express your personal viewpoints!

Many lecturers will deliberately provoke

discussion and argument to encourage

thinking and debate.

Apart from face-to-face contact, you

will need to complete assignments and

examinations: you are expected to spend as

much time – if not more – on library research

and independent study as you do attending

lectures and tutorials.

To help you adapt to what is required

at undergraduate-level study, our Student

Services team offers training throughout

the semester for enhancing your learning,

assignment writing, research, examination,

and time-management skills (see page 34).

Student Services

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

TEACHING SPACES

UQ’s four major campuses have more than 180 teaching rooms, which

range from collaborative teaching and learning spaces, to seminar rooms

and traditional lecture theatres, to laboratories and practical training

areas that cater for specialised needs.

All are designed to give you the best possible learning experience.

Some lecture theatres have Lectopia installed, which allows lectures

to be recorded for online access; others enable video-conferencing. The

innovative Collaborative Teaching and Learning Centres (CTLC) have the latest

audiovisual teaching equipment and comprise a series of flexible spaces for

group work, teaching, and printing. And the Advanced Concepts Teaching

Space (ACTS) has individual touch screens and devices for iPods and

recording mechanisms to allow students to interact directly with teachers.

All ensure that you will already be familiar with business and commercial

facilities when you graduate.

Teaching Space Management

www.uq.edu.au/teachingspace

How will i be taught

and graded?

ASSESSMENT

Assessment methods vary according to

the course.

You may have to write assignments,

undertake mid-semester and end-ofsemester

examinations, participate in

individual and group projects, or prepare

research reports and laboratory practical

reports.

Individual course assessment

requirements are set out in course profiles

(outlines), available online for students at the

start of semester, and are usually explained

to you in the first lecture. How you progress

in your study depends on your academic

results, which will be considered by faculties

at the end of each semester.

UQ strongly emphasises written

expression in most forms of assessment,

but good speaking skills are also essential:

you will develop both these skills during your

program.

You can find out more about the

University’s assessment processes at

Orientation (see page 34).

Academic performance is usually graded

according to a seven-point scale:

7 – High Distinction

6 – Distinction

5 – Credit

4 – Pass

3 – Fail

2 – Fail

1 – Fail


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areas of study

UQ offers a wide range of world-class study

options for Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

students – discover the courses that best suit you.

UQ offers one of Australia’s most

comprehensive ranges of study

courses.

Some of our more popular courses

across a wide range of disciplines are

outlined in the following pages.

Courses may include lectures and tutorials,

group work, practical lab or field work and

industry placements. Many courses include

field trips, which are popular with Study

Abroad and Incoming Exchange students,

as UQ’s location offers opportunities

to study outback, tropical and marine

environments and Australia’s unique flora

and fauna. For a complete list of courses

available to Study Abroad and Incoming

Exchange students, visit

www.uq.edu.au/study


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 17

AGRICULTURE,

ANIMALS AND FOOD

Featured Courses

Lifestyle Horticulture

HORT3008

The course discusses the establishment

and maintenance of tree, turf, interior plants,

seasonal colour in the landscape and the

emerging area of interest of green roofs. The

area has been called Amenity Horticulture,

Urban Horticulture, Community Horticulture.

More recently the term Lifestyle Horticulture

has been used.

A flexible program of study, tutorials and

field trips will be used. Lifestyle Horticulture

encompasses urban forestry (arboriculture),

turf, seasonal colour in the landscape and

floriculture. These disciplines link to sciences

(plant physiology, ecology, soils, and water)

as well as to aspects of landscape design

and management. The discipline area is

broader than just producing plants as the

sector provides services to the community

dealing with issues of policy, regulation,

risk management, litigation, and resource

limitations.

Equine Stud Management

ANIM2039

This course covers the theoretical

and practical principles involved with

the management of: breeding horses

including mating, foaling and weaning;

associated equine facilities including

stallion accommodation, breeding sheds

and yards, foaling paddocks and stables,

weaning, handling and pre-training facilities.

Previous students have enjoyed this course

particularly because of the integration of

theory with the practical component.

Principles of Wildlife Management

LPWM2003

This course is an overview of the principles

and concepts that wildlife managers need

to be familiar with to master their craft. You

will learn biology and population dynamics

of Australian native and feral animal

populations; the ecological factors which

affect the distribution and abundance of

wild vertebrates; management of pests;

management of critically endangered

species; and the concept of adaptive

management.

Food Science

FOOD2000

Food science is the study of the physical,

chemical and biological properties of foods

and their constituents and the changes

they undergo (including nutritional) when

subjected to handling, preservation,

processing, storage and distribution. This

course covers the fundamental principles of

food science: science of sugar, meat, milk,

seafood, fruits and vegetables, eggs, fats and

oils, and grains and their derived products.

Food Product Development

FOOD3011

Successful food product development

requires a knowledge of a range of

disciplines as well as a systematic approach

to the development process. Integration of

marketing and consumer aspects with the

technical aspects of food processing and

food products is very important. This course

covers the techniques involved in systematic

food product development.

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code Course Name

BIOL3207 Animal Behaviour

ANIM3039 Equine Exercise and Rehabilitation

FOOD3017

Food Safety and

Quality Management

AGRC1014

Plant Utilisation in Natural and

Agricultural Environments

AGRC2019

Ecology of Natural and

Agricultural Systems

MKTG1502

Agriculture and

Food Industry Marketing

ANIM1008 Animal Health and Care

ANIM1014

Animal Welfare, Behaviour

and Handling

ANIM2005 Australian Terrestrial Vertebrates

ANIM3016 Captive Wildlife Husbandry

CHEM2003 Food Chemistry

FOOD2006 Principles of Food Preservation

NOTES

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may

change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study

for current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, some will require

Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study

may be required.

Gurion Ang

(SINGAPORE)

Zoology Student

“Zoology might be an unconventional

route to take for a Singaporean,

but the program at UQ successfully

amalgamates the fascinating world

of animals with their biomedical,

agricultural and conservation

applications to produce graduates

with a dimensionless range of career

and further study options. The best

thing about UQ has got to be the

fair advantage every student gets

to participate in the wide range of

activities on offer. I did a Summer

Research Program where I got to

work with moths and wasps (I love

insects)!”


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BUSINESS,

ECONOMICS

AND LAW

Featured courses

Brand Management and Strategy

MKTG2508

Products are the lifeblood of an organisation

and thus it is important for managers

to understand the role of the product

and brand management in gaining and

maintaining customer loyalty. This course is

designed to develop knowledge, skills and

perspectives to support the application of

managing products and developing brand

strategies in the marketing area.

Destination and Experience

Marketing

TOUR2009

This course applies marketing knowledge

to travel, leisure and tourism organisations.

Marketing theories, models, methods and

practices are critically evaluated. Destination

governance, positioning and branding are

examined, as is destination recovery after a

crisis.

Introduction to Human Resource

Management

MGTS2604

Human Resource Management (HRM)

is about the deployment of people in

organisations; it is about the policies,

functions and practices that are designed

to attract, motivate and retain employees

for organisational success. This course

will introduce you to the field of HRM, to

the theories and approaches, concepts

and techniques that are employed in best

practice organisations. Understanding the

significance, breadth and dynamic nature of

the field is necessary for sound professional

HRM practice by Human Resource

professionals and by general managers.

Philosophy of Economic Thought

ECON2100

ECON2100 helps you develop an overview

of economics and an appreciation of a

range of contemporary issues on which

economists have something important to

say. Three broad schools of thought may

be identified in the economics literature:

the neoclassical orthodoxy, institutionalist

economists both “old” and “new”, and

the radical economists and political

economists who advocate fundamental

changes. ECON2100 sets out to consider

the underpinnings and limits of each of

these three perspectives. Some of the

connections between philosophy of science,

political philosophy and economic policy are

explored.

Economics of Innovation and

Entrepreneurship

ECON2540

This course introduces the economics of

entrepreneurship and innovation through

the lens of evolutionary economics and

information economics. You will become

familiar, through a mix of theory and case

studies, with both the major characteristics

of innovation and key aspects of the nature

of entrepreneurship. These concepts, as

well as public policy issues, will be explored

within the context of the on-line, globalised,

digital, knowledge-based economy. While

the focus is on Australia, US and other

OECD countries, developing country

contexts are also considered.

Other courses

The table to the right lists other popular

courses in this area available to Study

Abroad and Incoming Exchange students.

A full list of courses can be found on UQ’s

Courses and Programs website at

www.uq.edu.au/study

Glenn Phair

(United Kingdom)

Incoming Exchange Student

“The course that I am enjoying most

is ECON2500: China: Emergence,

Implications & Challenges. As an

economics student I am greatly

intrigued by what is going on in

China, as a major player in the global

economy. It is really pleasing that UQ

offers such a course, because I would

never have expected that coming to

Australia would have opened up that

possibility. It has been well worth it.”

UQ Code

FINM3403

FINM3402

MGTS2603

MKTG2501

MGTS1601

ECON2060

ECON3430

TOUR1000

EVNT3004

FINM2401

ECON3510

MGTS1301

ACCT1101

ECON1110

IBUS2301

ECON2300

ECON1010

IBUS3309

FINM1401

ECON1120

ECON2500

Course Name

International Financial Management

Investments and Portfolio

Management

Leading and Managing People

Consumer Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

Behavioural and Evolutionary

Economics

Managerial Economics

Principles of Tourism, Hospitality

and Events

Event Sponsorship and Fundraising

Financial Management

International Trade Theory and Policy

Introduction to Management

Accounting for Decision Making

Australian Economic Institutions

International Business Management

Introductory Econometrics

Introductory Microeconomics

Managing Across Cultures

Personal Wealth Management

The Economics of Social Issues

China: Emergence, Implications and

Challenges

Law students

If you are currently enrolled in a law program at your home institution you are eligible to

take law courses at UQ. You should select your courses from the course lists available

on the UQ School of Law website (current student’s section) at www.law.uq.edu.au.

Course selections will be assessed by the School of Law on a case-by-case basis.

NOTES

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may

change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study

for current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, some will require

Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study

may be required.


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 19

Engineering,

Architecture

and Information

Technology

Featured courses

Artificial Intelligence

COMP3702

This course investigates methods and

techniques within the field of artificial

intelligence, including problem solving and

optimisation by search, representing and

reasoning with uncertain knowledge, and

machine learning. Specific emphasis is

placed on the practical utility of algorithms

and their implementation in software.

Digital Prototyping

DECO2300

This course introduces students to a

range of digital prototyping techniques for

generating proof-of-concept solutions for

design computing projects. Students will

design and rapidly prototype interactive

solutions, following up with critique and

reflection on th esuccess and/or failure of

artefacts presented

Architecture of the Region

ARCH2230

This course involves the study of

architecture in its regional context, including

culture and history. It investigates influences

on architectural form and the development

of architectural ideas. Australian architecture

and the architecture of south-east

Queensland provide the basic regional study

contexts.

Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine

CHEE4305

This course is an introduction to biomaterials

science, artificial organs, prosthetic

devices, regulatory testing and evaluation

of new biomaterials. You will also gain

an understanding of polymeric, ceramic,

metallic and composite biomaterials.

Introduction to Mining

MINE2105

This course is an introduction to Australian

mining history, mining methods and mining

equipment, mine ventilation, explosives

and blasting. You will explore the roles

and responsibilities of a mining engineer in

Australian mineral deposits and mines, and

mining development.

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code Course Name

INFS3200 Advanced Database Systems

DECO2200 Graphic Design

DECO3500 Social and Mobile Computing

COMP2303

Network and Operating Systems

Principles

ARCH3210 Culture, Environment and Design

ARCH3110 Modern Architecture and the City

ARCH1110 Principles of Architecture

MECH2300 Structures and Materials

CIVL2330 Structural Mechanics

ELEC2003 Electromechanics and Electronics

ENGG1500 Engineering Thermodynamics

ELEC2004 Circuits, Signals and Systems

CIVL2130

Environmental Issues, Monitoring

and Assessment

MECH3250 Engineering Acoustics

DECO2500 Human-Computer Interaction

CIVL2410 Traffic Flow Theory and Analysis

CIVL2210 Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics

COMS3000 Information Security

MECH3600

Engineering Management and

Communication

CSSE2310

Computer Systems Principles and

Programming

NOTES

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may

change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study

for current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, some will require

Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study

may be required.

Adam Joel Luepke

(USA)

Incoming Exchange Student

“Civil2130 Environmental Issues,

Monitoring, & Assessment is a

fantastic course that I would highly

recommend to anyone studying

at UQ. The environmental issues

discussed during the course are

incredibly interesting and affect

everyone that lives on Earth. It

becomes unmistakably clear how

it is of the utmost importance to

understand our interaction with the

world around us and to approach

living comfortably within the means

of nature. Discussing the issues

presented such as global warming,

population, and sustainability,

further ignited my curiosity and has

continued to compel me to use my

degree to contribute to the world

at large.”


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ENviRONMENT

Emily Fawthrop

(united kingdom)

Incoming Exchange Student

“The course that stands out the most

for me is Political Ecology. We are

learning about human–environment

conflicts, it is very interesting and it

has made me see and view things

in a completely new way. My current

assignment is to pick a media source

and analyse how a particular human–

environment conflict is represented

and the impacts – it is making me see

Pocahontas is a completely different

light! It is a course really worth taking

– it is relevant to the modern day

and really makes you reassess your

perceptions!”

Featured courses

Environmental Markets and

Emissions Trading

ENVM2522

Starting with an understanding of

traditional financial markets, economics

and externalities, this course proceeds

to explore the role of ecosystem services

and emerging markets, environmental

banking, factors driving the growth of

the environment industry, financial and

environmental risk and emerging markets

for environmental finance, insurance and

lending trends, future scenarios constraining

access to finance and insurance, and

investment in clean technology stocks.

The course is illustrated by extensive use

of examples and case studies.

National Park Management

ENVM2519

This course is intended to provide a

theoretical basis for the management of

National Parks and other protected areas.

It begins with setting the context in terms

of Australia’s natural heritage and the

social structure and culminates in a better

understanding of the environment in which

a protected area manager must operate. It

then defines the value and role of protected

areas to understand what their purpose is

in the wider context of conservation. The

next portion of the course deals with the

principles and practices associated with the

management of protected areas. Finally, it

concludes by linking protected areas to the

entire landscape and looking into the future.

Firms, Communities and Social

Responsibilities

ENVM2524

This course focuses on environmental and

business ethics, environmental history,

environmental management, corporate

social responsibility, environmentalism

and pro-environmental behavior and

total responsibility management (with

emphasis on environmental compliance and

environmental management systems). The

course also examines the responsibilities

of the firm in the context of the needs

of its stakeholders, particularly from the

viewpoint of the expectations of those

stakeholders who relate to the firm’s

obligations to the natural environment.

Systems of environmental compliance

and environmental management are also

reviewed. The course includes field trips

to businesses and has a focus on how

environment is integrated with business

and social factors to achieve sustainable

outcomes.

Marine Ecology

BIOL3215

There is a serious concern in modern

societies for the understanding and

management of environments in general,

but particularly coastal and estuarine

ecosystems. This is particularly the

case in Australia where so much of our

contemporary way of life has evolved

around these limited and fragile systems.

This subject will provide you with a

comprehensive grounding in the principles

and practice of marine and estuarine

ecology.

Coral Reefs

BIOL3219

Coral reefs comprise the most biodiverse

ecosystem on earth. The complex physical

benthic structure of a reef facilitates

enormous trophic and ecological partitioning

such that a huge number of species from

almost all animal phyla are found in coral

reef habitats. Not least because they occur

primarily in shallow water marginal zones

of tropical landmasses, they are also one

of the most at acute risk from decay due

directly to human activities. Many of the

coral reefs of the world – including those

supporting the highest biodiversity of all

– are heavily over-exploited, polluted and

at risk of sedimentation. All reefs of the

world are now under additional pressure

from effects of global warming. Ironically,

the same human population pressures and

associated climate change that threaten the

continued existence of today’s coral reef

ecosystems derive largely from exploitation

of crude oil resources whose very origin lies

in the ancient coral reefs themselves. In this

course, you will take a journey from coral

reef origins deep in the earth’s geological

past to contemporary issues of reef

conservation and management.

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code Course Name

BIOL2010 Ecology

BIOL3000 Conservation

BIOL1030 Biodiversity and Our Environment

ENVM2100 Sustainable Development 1

ENVM2200

Resource Management and

Environmental Planning

GEOG2205 Global Population Issues

MARS2014 Marine Science

CIVL2130

Environmental Issues, Monitoring

and Assessment

ECON3700 Environmental Economics

ENVM1501

Introduction to Environmental

Management

ENVM2503 Environment and Community

CHEE4024

Energy Systems in Sustainable

Development

BIOL1030 Biodiversity and Our Environment

BIOL3215 Marine Ecology

TOUR2007 Sustainable Tourism

SOCY2020 Sociology of the Environment

GEOS3105

Climate Change and Environmental

Management

ANTH2060

Political Ecology: Knowledge,

Resources and Rights

PUBH7027 Introduction to Environmental Health

PUBH7113 Health and Development

NOTES

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may

change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study

for current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, some will require

Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study

may be required.


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 21

Humanities

Featured courses

Australian Popular Culture

AUST2000

This course examines the social function of

popular culture in Australia with particular

emphasis on the period from the 1960s to

the present. It explores how popular culture

is produced and consumed and asks how

specific forms (such as cinema, magazines,

music, television, sport and leisure) contribute

to concepts of individual and national identity.

The course does not attempt to define a

uniquely Australian form of popular culture.

Rather, it examines the distinctive ways in

which cultural activity and practice, whether

originating in Australia or overseas, have been

produced and consumed in Australia.

Contemporary Australia

AUST1000

This course provides a general introduction

to key issues and debates concerning

Australia as a nation, a culture and a

society. It explores the forces shaping

contemporary Australia and analyses their

historical context. AUST1000 is particularly

concerned with examining the social and

cultural issues that have been associated

with the ways that images or interpretations

of Australia are defined and debated.

You will be introduced to research and

debates in the fields of history, media/cultural

studies, literature, politics, Indigenous studies

and gender studies. A range of cultural texts

including film, television, print media and

advertisements is used to develop the key

concepts of the course.

Australian History: Current Issues

in Historical Perspective

HIST1201

Using contemporary issues in Australia –

race, immigration, culture, environment,

politics and foreign policy – this course

explains the historical origins of issues and

provides critical analysis. With inspiring

guest lecturers, this course begins in 2010

AD and looks back into Australia’s past,

asking and answering a series of questions

to explain contemporary attitudes and

events, as part of an ongoing dialogue

between the present and the past.

What is the history of class, race and

ethnicity in Australian society? What type of

immigrants should we encourage? Why have

refugees become such an important issue?

How do governments decide on foreign policy,

overseas trade policy and foreign aid? We

ask these and other contemporary questions,

and provide historical answers based on an

Aboriginal history that dates back 60,000

years and a recent history beginning in 1788.

Popular Music 1950s Onward:

From Elvis to Madonna

MUSC1700

The history of rock ‘n’ roll reflects the

history of Western culture since the Second

World War. It is fascinating, diverse and

often bizarre, yet reveals consistencies that

become apparent only after a significant part

of the history has been studied.

This course provides an understanding of

our popular music heritage since the advent

of rock’n’roll in the 1950s to the profound

cultural and technological changes of the

early 80s that signalled the birth of MTV,

compact discs, sound sampling and video

stars.

It will not teach you to become a rock star,

nor how to write rock songs, nor manage

rock bands, but it will help to enrich your

appreciation of rock music, its performers and

the cultural circumstances which gave birth to

rock music.

Academic English Writing for

Asian Language Speakers

WRIT1001

This course examines the issues causing

problems for speakers of Asian languages

in academic writing, such as the nature of

a logical argument, how to develop facility

in critical thinking, and specific differences

between Asian languages and English

language writing practices. This course

aims to develop in native speakers of

Asian languages (like Chinese, Indonesian,

Japanese and Korean) writing competence

in academic English. The requirements of

academic writing are explained in lectures

and tutorials and will enable you to master

the basics of essay writing such as choosing

a topic, writing a paragraph, planning an

essay, and developing a logical argument.

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at

www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code Course Name

HIST2247

The Making of Modern Australia:

Society and Culture since 1901

COMU1010 Art of Communication

ENGL1500

Contemporary Literature: Reading

and Writing

GEND1000 Gender, Culture, Race

PHIL2000 Epistemology and Metaphysics

PHIL2200 Time Travel

(Any level

of entry)

ENGL2100

RELN1001

WRIT1110

HIST1601

PHIL1010

ENGL7100

ARTT1106

RELN1000

MUSC1010

RELN1510

ARTT3127

ENGL2800

Foreign languages (German, French,

Spanish, Russian, Italian, Indonesian,

Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese)

Australian Literature Traditions and

Revisions

Belief and Unbelief

Creative Writing: Narrative

Global History

Introductory Philosophy

Introduction to Australian Literature

Looking at Art

World Religions

Introduction to Music Technology

The History of the Supernatural:

Angels, Ghosts and Demons

Australian Art

The Tragic Vision

NOTES

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may

change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study

for current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, some will require

Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study

may be required.

Gaétan Hy (FRANCE)

Incoming Exchange Student

“My favourite course at UQ is POLS2310:

Politics in Literature & Film. The main

reason for that is its reading program

is really amazing. It includes only

masterpieces that you must read, from

Voltaire’s Candide to Ellis’ American

Psycho. But more than that, it also gives

you opportunity to watch and study

among the greatest movies: A Clockwork

Orange, Apocalypse Now… That is why

this course is awesome.”


22 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

Indigenous

studies

Featured courses

Indigenous Australian Issues:

Past, Present, Future

ABTS1000

This course explores Indigenous Australian

(Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

history and culture to gain insight into

contemporary Australian issues of the

past, present and future. Drawing on the

knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander people from diverse backgrounds

through guest lecturers and through

accessing other Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander viewpoints, the course provides

you with a unique experience of engaging

in dialogues with Indigenous Australian

people to learn about Aboriginal and Torres

Strait Islander people’s experiences. You will

learn skills to establish an understanding

of the cross-cultural dimensions of issues

and perspectives relevant to Indigenous

Australians.

Torres Strait Islander Studies

ABTS1010

In this course, you will have the opportunity

to participate in Torres Strait Islander dance

and song, prepare Islander food, and meet

Torres Strait Islander elders. The course

also provides exploration of a wide range of

topics from the unique geography of Torres

Strait to the influences of post-colonial

history, the intricate relationship of the

“sea”, and the social organisation and social

structure within Torres Strait Islander society

and culture, then and now. Interwoven

throughout the course are themes of

colonisation, marginalisation, governance,

identity and cultural perspectives. You will

consider both traditional and contemporary

Torres Strait Islander society and culture,

and learn from guest lecturers and

community elders from the Torres Strait

Islander community in Brisbane.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander Approaches to Knowledge

ABTS2020

The philosophy and ethics of teaching

and learning applied in this program

aim to model Indigenous approaches to

knowledge. This is achieved through a

flexible, open and friendly environment

with respect for individual diversity in

approaching an understanding of issues.

Staff and students engage in open and

frank discussions in which the widest

possible range of views are presented and

challenged with the aim of establishing a

balanced understanding of any given aspect

of Indigenous worldviews. Indigenous

knowledge is ‘making sense of the world’: it

is a living knowledge.

Aboriginal Music: Performing,

Place, Power and Identity

ABTS2102

The course aims to deconstruct categories

of Indigenous Australian performance

such as traditional and contemporary;

situate Indigenous Australian performers

in terms of their fluid and dynamic

identities; relate performance practice to

status, authority, ownership, power and

knowledge; understand the complex

relationship between performance and

country; and discuss representations

of Indigenous Australian performance.

Through a combination of independent

research, readings and meetings with the

course coordinator, you will increase your

understanding of the impact of colonialism

on Indigenous Australian peoples and their

contemporary music making; raise your

awareness of the diversity of Indigenous

performance; and examine and reflect

on how Indigenous Australian performers

simultaneously resist and use colonialist

constructions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander performance to create new and

exciting forms.

Anthropology of Aboriginal Australia

ANTH2010

This course explores relations among and

between Indigenous and non-Indigenous

Australians in contemporary Australian

society, with a focus on Aboriginal Australian

society. You will examine the topic through

an anthropological lens, with some special

attention to the ways in which anthropologists

have worked with Australian Aboriginal people

in applied and academic research. The course

looks at the diversity of Indigenous societies

in Australia, and case examples in lectures

are used from many different areas of the

Australian continent and islands, taking in

remote “outback” social realities and histories

as well as urban life and politics. Considered

are Aboriginal people’s relationships to land,

the process of colonisation in Australian

society, the role of anthropologists in

Aboriginal communities, as well as the work of

anthropologists in understanding Indigenous

relationships with non-Indigenous Australians.

Themes such as kinship, cosmology, material

culture, health and gender are discussed, as

well as concerns such as land rights, effects of

government policy, and identity politics.

Linda Karlsson

(SWEDEN)

Incoming Exchange Student

“ABTS1000 Indigenous Australian

Issues: Past, Present, Future is the

course I am enjoying most. One of

the main reasons I chose to study

in Australia, and particularly at UQ,

was because the University seemed

to have well developed courses

in indigenous studies. Since I am

studying a Bachelor in Equality and

Diversity Management, I wanted to

gain further knowledge about how

Australian society is working with

their different problems between

indigenous and non-indigenous

Australians. What is especially good

with ABTS1000 is that it does not

need any prerequisites. It introduces

the students to the complex history

of Australia as well as the equally

complex present Australia. It does

this through both highly educated

teachers as well as guest lecturers,

who are either aboriginal or closely

linked with the Aboriginal society.”

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code Course Name

ABTS3020 Working with Indigenous People

ABTS2080 Independent Project

ABTS2090 Independent Project

ABTS3000 Aboriginal Politics and Political Issues

ARTT2103 Australian Indigenous Art

ANTH2098

Aboriginal Heritage: Anthropological

and Archaeological Perspectives

ABTS2060 Family, Country, Community

ABTS2010 Aboriginal Women: Gendered Business

ABTS3010

Work Placement in Indigenous

Australian Studies

INDH1005

INDH2109

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

Health

Alcohol, Substance Use and

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

People

NOTES: – Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study for current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students, some will require Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study may be required.


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 23

Science, geography

and planning

Featured courses

Systematic Anatomy

ANAT1020

This is an integrated course in systematic and

regional gross anatomy with clinical applications

specific to further study in physiotherapy.

Structure of the musculoskeletal, nervous,

cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urogenital,

and sensory systems will be examined.

Planet Earth: The Big Picture

ERTH1000

In this course you will be given an

introduction to earth systems; earth

in space; geochemical structure; rock

cycle; plate tectonics; geological time;

landscape evolution; ocean environments;

surface and ground waters; palaeobiology;

earth resources; geological hazards;

environmental geology; palaeoclimatology;

sociological implications of earth sciences.

The course includes a one-day field trip, for

which an additional fee may be payable.

Coral Reef Geology

ERTH3212

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s

most important natural heritage icons. This

field-based course provides students with

a week-long field experience at UQ’s Heron

Island Research Station in the southern

Great Barrier Reef. Students will investigate

processes of reef formation, sedimentation,

zonation, morphology and structure to

better understand both modern and ancient

reefs while providing insight into issues

facing modern and future reef systems.

Additional fees are payable. Numbers are

limited, so students must seek approval

from a UQ Science academic advisor prior

to enrolling in this course.

Physical-biological Oceanography

MARS3012

Our changing climate is affecting the

circulation and properties of our oceans,

and the biology is responding. In order to

understand the effects of climate change,

we first need to understand how the ocean

works. This course will challenge students

with understanding the functioning of

our oceans, and how the patterns and

distribution of life in the ocean are controlled

by the physical oceanography. This course

offers a field trip to Moreton Island.

Space Science & Stellar

Astrophysics

PHYS2082

This course develops a broad understanding

of the physical processes taking place in

stars and solar systems. Topics include

the orbits of planets and binary stars, the

classification of stars, stellar atmospheres,

star formation, supernovae, white dwarf

stars and neutron stars. There is particular

emphasis on the application of these

techniques as you apply them in a project to

explore a mystery solar system.

Introduction to Research in Biology

SCIE3240

By undertaking this course you will have

a unique opportunity to develop core

research skills relevant to a wide spectrum

of biological research, including written

and oral communication, skills in making

scientific observations, and recording and

analysing data collected from participating

in an individual or group project associated

with a discipline of interest to you.

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code

BIOL2006

CHEM3010

Course Name

Biostatistics and Experimental Design

Inorganic Chemistry

PHYS1002

Electromagnetism and Modern

Physics

STAT2003 Probability and Statistics

PLAN2003 Urban Design

GEOG2205 Global Population Issues

BIOL2204 Zoology

BIOL3207 Animal Behaviour

BIOL3216 Marine Aquaculture

BIOL3211 Marine Invertebrate Biodiversity

MARS3200 Advances in Marine Science

CHEM2052 Chemical Biology

CHEM2054 Experimental Chemistry

BIOM2012 Systems Physiology

BIOM2011 Integrative Cell and Tissue Biology

PHYS2041 Quantum Physics

GEOG1000 Human Settlements

Regulatory Frameworks for

ENVM3103 Environmental Management and

Planning

MATH3090 Financial Mathematics

MATH2400 Mathematical Analysis

MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis

MATH3202

Operations Research &

Mathematical Planning

NOTES

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may

change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.eduau/study

for current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, some will require

Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study

may be required.

Stephanie Scodras

(CANADA)

Incoming Exchange Student

“Of all the great courses I’m taking at UQ,

ENVM3103 is my favourite. Instead of

simply learning about the laws regulating

environmental management issues in

Brisbane and Queensland, this class offers

first hand experience in dealing with a

local case study. I highly recommend this

class for any student who is interested in

Environmental Law and who would like to

interact with Australian students.”


24 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

Social science and

communication

Featured courses

Psychological Problems of

Adolescence

PSYC2341

This course focuses on both typical adolescent

development and some of the most common

psychological disorders experienced by

adolescents, including eating disorders, mood

disorders and self-harm behaviours.

The first part of the course focuses on

adolescent development, and includes

topics such as the history of the study of

adolescence; the adolescent in the family;

peer relations; dating and sexuality; and the

adolescent at school and at work.

Introduction to International Relations

POLS1201

This course equips you with the conceptual

tools for better understanding the

changing nature of modern international

relations. Topics covered include the

“traditional agenda’ of war and peace, state

sovereignty, nationalism, insecurity and war,

nuclear weapons, international law, and the

just war tradition; and the “new agenda” of

global governance and globalisation, nonstate

actors, terrorism, human rights and

humanitarian intervention.

In this course, you will be encouraged

to think about how the “traditional” and

“new” agendas are related and the extent to

which they overlap. The broader scope of

the “new agenda” extends to issues related

to globalisation and international political

economy, human rights, the United Nations

as an international organisation facing an

alleged crisis of legitimacy, the role of nonstate

actors including terrorist groups, and

the controversial claims surrounding an

emerging norm of humanitarian intervention.

Identity, Culture and Communication

COMU1311

The course critically examines the

relationships between culture, identity

and communication and introduces

you to the fundamental topics, theories,

concepts, and themes at the centre of

communication, culture, and identities. The

general goal of this course is to help you

develop an understanding of culture, to

appreciate the opportunities and challenges

different cultures present to people during

communication, and to learn how to deal

with those opportunities and challenges.

This course is designed for students who

are interested in the relationships among

culture, communication and identities.

Introduction to Criminology

CRIM1000

This course provides an overview of the

nature of crime in Australia and the different

approaches to understanding criminal

behaviour. The course seeks to ground

students with an understanding of the

causes of crime, the major methods for

measuring crime, as well as the dominant

theoretical perspectives in the field of

Criminology.

CRIM1000 provides an overview of the

major approaches to understanding criminal

behaviour, and how these approaches help

us understand and respond to particular

crime problems.

Introduction to Peace and Conflict

Analysis

POLS1501

This course introduces you to peace and

conflict studies. In particular, it focuses

on the causes of war and violence,

the relationship between security and

development, human security, the ethical

and legal restraints on war, the politics

and practice of humanitarian aid, and the

role of international institutions such as

the United Nations and Red Cross. The

course looks at contemporary cases,

focusing on, among other things, the

genocide in Rwanda, emergency response

to the tsunami, the debt crisis and global

poverty, the challenges of rebuilding Iraq,

the humanitarian disaster in Darfur, and the

question of UN reform.

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code Course Name

POLS2111 Politics and the Media

POLS2201 Australian Foreign Policy

COMU1002

Crossing Bridges: Communicating

Between Cultures

COMU1010 Art of Communication

ANTH1030

Anthropology of Current World

Issues: An Introduction

POLS1101

Introduction to Australian Political

Institutions

ANTH1008

Introduction to Anthropology:

People, Cultures and Societies

PSYC2030 Developmental Psychology

COMU1030

Communication Skills: Spoken

Language and Interpersonal

COMU1052 Introduction to Public Relations

EDUC1029 Introduction to Education

JOUR1111

Introduction to Journalism and

Communication

JOUR2221

International Journalism and

Mass Communication

SOCY1050 Introduction to Sociology

POLS2207

Terrorism and Insurgency in

World Politics

PSYC3082 Psychotherapies and Counselling

PSYC3102 Psychopathology

SOCY2169 Media, Culture and Society

ARCA1000 Discovering Archaeology

SWSP2221 International Social Work

SWSP4213 Community Development

MSTU1010

Introduction to Creative Thought

and Practice

NOTES:

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study for

current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students, some will require Faculty/

School approval as relevant previous study may be required.

Qibai Wang

(CHINA)

Study Abroad Student

“I am taking the course Creative Thought

and Practice this semester. It is fantastic!

I am the only foreign student in this class

and I have made a lot of local friends

through this course. This course

emphasises practice and activities that

can let me know more about Brisbane and

Australia. Also the class atmosphere is

lively, and we always sing songs and play

dramas during the first part of tutorial. It’s

improving my English and making me

much braver, and anyway, I love it!”


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sports science and

health

Featured courses

The Olympic Movement and

Society

HIST3003

This course examines the historical,

political, economic, cultural and educational

aspects of both the ancient and modern

Olympic Games, especially the emergence

and significance of the modern Olympic

Movement.

Exercise Physiology

PPHYL2730

You will be given the opportunity to study

physiological responses, mechanisms and

adaptations in response to exercise and

training. Physiological principles are applied

to evaluation and improvement of physical

performance. You will also complete

laboratory and field tests for the assessment

of physical fitness and performance

throughout this course.

Psychology of Sport and Exercise

PSYC2000

This course is an introduction to the

impact of social psychological variables on

participation and performance in sport and

exercise and the influence of participation

in sport and exercise on the psychological

characteristics of the individual.

Pre-Med and Pre-Health students

Courses such as Biomedical Science,

Anatomy, Mathematics, Physics and

Chemistry are available to students

preparing for careers in the medical and

health professions.

You will gain international and crosscultural

perspectives on the critical medical

and health policy questions confronting

the world today, and will also be exposed

to research, field trips and clinical

opportunities in fields such as Science,

Molecular Biology and Neuroscience.

For relevant courses, see also the section

on Science, Geography and Planning.

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code Course Name

BIOL1900

Biophysical Foundations of

Human Movement

BIOL2630 Biomechanics

Sport and Physical Activity in

HMST2190 Society: Historical to Contemporary

Perspectives

NUTR 1023

NEUR2530

HIST3002

PUBH1102

PUBH2004

PUBH2007

SOCY3020

PUBH2008

INDH2102

NUTR3011

PUBH3001

HPRM1100

SPCH1100

EDU2001

HPRM7004

HPRM3001

SPCG3343

NUTR3011

NUTR2003

EDUC3009

NUTR7008

PUBH2010

PUBH7099

Health and Fitness Through

Diet and Exercise

Motor Control and Learning

History of Sport and Physical Activity

in Australian Society

Introduction to Population Health

Understanding Health Behaviours

Health Research Methods

Medicine, Markets and Health:

Sociological Perspectives on Health

and Illness

Major Diseases and Their Control

Health Promotion for Indigenous

Communities

Understanding Population Nutrition

Health Services Planning and

Evaluation

Introduction to Health Promotion

Principles and Strategies

Speech, Language and Hearing

Disorders

Youth, Sport and Physical Culture

Substance Use and Misuse

Promoting Physical Activity and

Health

Developing the Elite Athlete

Understanding Population Nutrition

Nutrition in Lifespan

Educating for Better Health

Nutrition in International Health

Global Health and Infectious Disease

Managing Global Disease Priorities

Odette Overton

(USA)

Study Abroad Student

“I’m really enjoying my Psychology of

Sport and Exercise class because it

combines both my Psychology and

Human Performance majors perfectly

in one course. The lecturers are very

enthusiastic about the subject and

have no problem engaging students

in discussions even though it’s a

large class of around 300 people.

I had never given much thought to

becoming a sports psychologist but

after only the first class, I started

thinking about a career in sports

psychology.”

NOTES

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may

change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study

for current information.

– While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, some will require

Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study

may be required.


26 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

field trips

Featured courses

Australia’s Terrestrial Environment

BIOL2001

This course introduces you to the flora and

fauna of the Australian continent. Through

lectures and field trips (Brisbane Forest

Park, Fraser Island World Heritage Area

and Australia Zoo), you will examine a

range of Australian animals and vegetation

types, and learn about Australian climate,

soil, and geomorphology, along with

those historical factors that have helped

shape this continent’s distinctive terrestrial

environment.

The course also provides a broad

understanding of ecological principles and

processes that are specific to Australia, and

allows you to critically assess the impacts

of human activities on our fragile terrestrial

ecosystems. There are additional costs for

the field trip.

Australia’s Marine Environment

MARS2005

This course aims to develop an

understanding of the significance of

Australia’s marine systems and their

importance in the global scene. The

course examines the diversity of marine

environments, both pristine and altered,

sites of conservation significance,

endangered plants and animals, as well

as jurisdictional responsibilities. Field

trips are not compulsory, but are highly

recommended.

Outback Ecology Field Studies

BIOL3016

This course offers the unique opportunity of

learning core principles of ecology during

a week-long field trip to remote outback

Queensland. In the spectacular surrounds

of Idalia National Park in far western

Queensland, you will learn about the flora

and fauna of this fragile ecosystem and the

management strategies imperative for its

conservation.

The course consists of a rotation of

students through three small-group projects

that include (i) investigating the water and

energy requirements of kangaroos, (ii)

identifiying plants and monitoring rangeland

conditions, and (iii) studying habitat use by

kangaroos and wallabies.

Do not miss out on this rare opportunity to

visit Australia’s delicate outback ecosystem

and learn more about the factors critical to

its conservation. This course is held between

Semesters 1 and 2, but you may enrol in

either semester. There are additional costs for

field trips.

International Field Studies:

Natural and Built Environments

of a Selected Region

ENVM3205

The course provides you with an opportunity

to develop an appreciation of the natural

and built environments of a selected

region of south or south-east Asia,

including physical and human geography,

contemporary society, demography,

environmental management, planning and

architecture.

The course includes lectures, workshops,

and a 10-day field trip to a selected

international region. You will benefit from

cross-disciplinary and reflective approaches

to learning. An additional fee is payable for

the field trip.

Field Geology

ERTH2050

This course aims to train you in geological

mapping and field techniques in structurally

simple geological terrains; in the field

recognition and analysis of structural,

stratigraphic and sedimentological features;

in the planning and execution of geological

field surveys; and in the regional synthesis of

geological field data.

The course is conducted as tutorials and

a two-week field trip during the July intersemester

break. An additional fee is payable

for the field trip.

Other courses

The table below lists other popular courses

in this area available to Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange students. A full list of

courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and

Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study

UQ Code Course Name

ANTH3090 Ethnographic Fieldwork

ARCS3010 Field Archaeology

BIOL2015 Ecology Field Studies

Field Geology: Mapping in the

ERTH3050

Outback

NOTES

– Course information is correct as at April 2012 and may

change in 2013. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study

for current information.

– Whilst all listed courses are available to Study Abroad

and Incoming Exchange students, some will require

Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study

may be required.

Sophie Le Butt

(United Kingdom)

Incoming Exchange Student

“One UQ course that I most

enjoyed was Australia’s Terrestrial

Environment. It covered the unique

flora and fauna found in Australia,

with the added excitement of

frequent animal visitors appearing

in class...yes, even a crocodile! The

outstanding feature of this course has

to be the field trip to Fraser Island, a

highlight of my year in Australia, and

led by lecturers clearly passionate in

their field of study. This is one course

not to be missed!”


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 27

Other Study Options

Short-term study

UQ offers short-term study options

for those not currently enrolled in a

university program. Students can fill

the “gap year” between high school

and university, and professionals can

enhance their educational qualifications.

Under this scheme, students do not receive

a degree from UQ but may gain credit

towards future university studies in a full

degree program.

Broad study areas available include arts

(humanities), sciences, social sciences and

business. You can study a maximum of

four courses per semester and receive an

academic transcript after completing your

semester or year of study.

You must meet program entry

requirements and will be made an offer

based on one semester or one year of study

in that program. The final choice of courses

is subject to approval by relevant faculties.

Go to www.uq.edu.au/study for detailed

course information, entry requirements and

application forms.

International Admissions Section

www.uq.edu.au/study

www.uq.edu.au/international

Email study@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 7941

Graduate

opportunities

After completing an undergraduate

degree, you can pursue study

opportunities across a range of

disciplines.

Graduate programs on offer at UQ include

graduate certificates, graduate diplomas,

coursework masters, research masters

(MPhil), PhDs and professional doctorates.

UQ postgraduate qualifications can

provide you with specialised knowledge;

give you a significant advantage in the

employment market; enable you to upgrade

your qualifications; enhance your promotion

potential; or pave the way for a career

change.

Postgraduate study

www.uq.edu.au/study

English language

studies

If you wish to improve your English

language and related academic study

skills you can undertake intensive English

language and academic communication

courses at the University’s Institute

of Continuing & TESOL Education

(ICTE-UQ). Courses can be taken as

either a stand-alone option or before

commencing at UQ.

To qualify for admission to degree programs

at UQ, you must meet minimum English

language entry requirements (see details on

pages 46-47).

Package offers comprising English

Language Studies plus the principal UQ

program may be available to you where the

only outstanding requirement for admission

is English.

ICTE-UQ is government-registered and

accredited by the National English Language

Training Accreditation Scheme (NEAS)

and is an approved International English

Language Testing System (IELTS) and

Cambridge ESOL Teaching Knowledge Test

(TKT) administration centre for Brisbane.

ICTE-UQ services include airport

reception, assistance with homestay

accommodation and organisation of

social and recreational activities. English

teacher training, customised professional

development and short-course academic

group programs are also available on

request.

For further information on ICTE-UQ

English courses and to download enrolment

forms, visit www.icte.uq.edu.au

Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education

(ICTE-UQ)

www.icte.uq.edu.au

Email tesol.enrol@icte.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3346 6770

Fax +61 7 3346 6771

ICTE-UQ CRICOS Provider Number 00091C


28 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

What

else can I

do at UQ?


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 29

While study is a high priority

at UQ, we also have lots of

sporting, cultural, recreational

and learning support activities.

You can also:

– get fit (and stay healthy)

– be entertained...and make friends

– become “international”

– be yourself

– look after the basics

– access research and

administrative support

– get help when you need it.


30 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

Get fit

SPORT and fitness

Combine your studies with fitness and take

advantage of the magnificent sporting facilities

available on campus. UQ Sport offers many

sporting and recreational activities – from

hitting a ball to hitting the dance-floor.

At UQ St Lucia, you can enjoy:

– an international-standard athletics centre and

running track

– 21 flood-lit tennis courts

– an Olympic-sized swimming pool

– a beach volleyball court

– a basketball/volleyball court

– three netball courts

– eight ovals for cricket, hockey, athletics, ultimate disc, and most football codes

– a three-level sport and fitness centre, which includes a weights gym, cardio

studio, group fitness classes, cycling studio, squash courts, martial arts

gymnasium, personal training, and indoor sports pavilion

– a fitness studio with cardio and weights area, pilates studio, and personal

training area

– social sporting competitions, and sporting events such as the University

Games and the prestigious Great Court Race

– a range of short lifestyle courses in dance, holistic health, martial arts, personal

development, and sports-coaching and fitness

– education programs including First Aid and CPR

– high performance sport services such as fitness testing and strength

conditioning, sports psychology servicing, and nutrition services.

UQ Ipswich offers a workout room with cardio equipment and free weights,

a multi-purpose court, and a large playing field.

UQ Gatton has a comprehensive fitness and aquatic centre with a swimming

pool, fully equipped weights gym, cardio room, and indoor sports hall. Squash

and tennis courts, a cricket oval, and rugby field are also on-site. You can also

enrol in short lifestyle courses and social sport at the Gatton campus.

All UQ Sport facilities are open to students, staff, alumni and the general

community.

UQ Sport

www.uqsport.com.au

Phone +61 7 3365 6612

(and stay healthy)

HEALTHCARE

If you happen to feel unwell (or get

injured), you can go to the UQ Health

Service (UQHS), a fully accredited health

facility that provides comprehensive

and confidential health services for UQ

students.

It also “bulk-bills” to OSHC Worldcare,

meaning that if you have this cover you

only pay for immunisation and medications

prescribed (if you are not with OSHC you must

reclaim payments from your own provider).

The dental clinic and optometrist at UQ St

Lucia both offer student discounts.

University Health Service

www.uq.edu.au/healthservice


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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

UQ offers a diverse range of cultural pursuits,

many of which are completely free.

Music

The School of Music presents regular performances

by students, staff, and guest artists. You can attend

a free Lunchtime Concert every Thursday at 1pm

during semester on the St Lucia campus. Or, enjoy

one of the popular free monthly Sunday concerts

held at Customs House in Brisbane. Special

performances are also held at the UQ Centre, St

Lucia, and at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre

(QPAC) at South Bank, Brisbane.

If you would like to play music yourself, you

can join ensembles such as the UQ Chorale, UQ

Symphony Orchestra, or the UQ Wind Symphony:

auditions are held during Orientation Week.

UQ School of Music Concert Diary

www.uq.edu.au/music/events-and-concerts

Phone +61 7 3365 3952

Music ensembles

www.uq.edu.au/music/ensembles

ENTERTAINMENT

UQU is the hub of entertainment on campus:

your UQU is here to engage, excite and entertain U!

Enjoy amazing events such as Market Day and the Toga Party;

hear live music; attend barbecues, club balls, dinners, movie nights,

pizza nights, industry nights, and Red Room sessions. Join a club

(see below), or share a meal at one of UQU’s 18 outlets across three

campuses.

UQU

www.uqu.uq.edu.au

www.facebook.com/UQUnion

Phone +61 7 3377 2200

STUDENT CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Have you ever wanted to explore an interest such as anime, or

develop your own political or spiritual ideology? Or do you just want

to meet people from another culture?

At UQ you can expand your social life by joining one of around 170

clubs and societies. Meet people just like yourself (or completely

different!) and discover a new passion in life.

Clubs and societies

www.uqu.com.au/#clubs-and-societies

Phone +61 7 3377 2211

Theatre and cinema

Lights, camera, action! See performances by student

and community groups at the Schonell and Cement

Box theatres at the St Lucia campus. Or watch a

movie at the Schonell from Thursday to Monday.

UQ Events

www.uq.edu.au/events

Schonell Cinema

www.schonell.com

Museums

Home to many intriguing museums, UQ holds

collections in Anatomy, Anthropology, Antiquities,

Art (The UQ Art Museum and Customs House Art

Gallery), Geology, Insects, Medical History, Pathology,

and Physics, to name just a few.

The Fryer Library also features an extensive

collection of Australiana and other “treasures”.

Things to do

www.uq.edu.au/about/things-to-do

Mates@UQ

Student Services coordinates the Mates@UQ

program, which encourages social and academic

networks between Australian and international

students. A great way to meet new people from

many different countries, you can take part in a range

of social and learning activities, and maybe develop

your foreign language skills as well.

Mates@UQ

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

Email mates@uq.edu.au

be entertained

…and make friends


32 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

be yourself

DIVERSITY

Diversity is a core part of UQ’s identity.

UQ’s staff team is made up of people from

every conceivable background and culture.

Our 45,000 students come from more than

135 countries, and our 195,000 alumni are

spread across every corner of the planet.

UQ respects cultural and religious diversity

and condemns racism, prejudice or vilification

on the basis of race, religion, or ethnicity.

If you would like to know more about

UQ’s policies related to these matters,

or about discrimination, harassment,

and bullying, please check the Student

Grievance Resolution Procedures online via

myAdvisor or ask at any Student Centre.

myAdvisor

www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor

Student Centre

www.uq.edu.au/student-centre

PRACTISE YOUR FAITH

Many faiths are practised and respected

in Queensland and Brisbane has facilities

and places of worship for all major faith

groups.

At UQ, you can get help with pastoral

care matters relating to your personal,

family, religious or spiritual life through our

multi-faith chaplaincy service. Chaplains

representing the Christian, Muslim, Jewish,

Hindu and Buddhist faiths are available to

all, and there is a well-appointed prayer,

meditation and worship space.

Learn more at the Getting Started session

which is held following arrival.

UQ Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service

www.uq.edu.au/chaplaincy

UQ St Lucia phone +61 7 3365 6439

UQ Ipswich phone +61 7 3381 1463

UQ Gatton phone +61 7 5460 1146

The Muslim Students’ Guide to Brisbane

www.studybrisbane.com.au/The-Muslim-

Student-Guide-To-Brisbane.aspx


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 33

BUY FOOD

Queensland’s thriving multicultural

community is reflected in UQ’s wide

variety of on-campus food outlets. If

you have special dietary requirements,

International Student Advisors can

help you locate suitable food, including

kosher, halal, vegetarian, and organic

produce.

At UQ St Lucia you can buy light snacks,

hot meals, Asian noodles, vegetarian

dishes, pizza, kebabs, burgers, barbecues,

sushi, sandwiches, cakes, and hot lunches

from the many food outlets on campus.

The campus has several UQU refectories

(cafeterias) which carry a range of certified

and labelled organic, gluten-free, vegetarian,

and halal food products.

UQ Ipswich has a student bar, refectory,

and café. Club Med Café operates at UQ

Herston; and UQ Gatton has the Dining Hall,

a bar, and the Walkway Café.

All UQ campuses offer

a range of venues in

which to eat, drink, meet

friends, and shop. See

www.uq.edu.au/services

DO SOME SHOPPING

UQ St Lucia has many shops, three

banks, several automatic teller or

banking machines (ATM), as well as a

post office, pub, music store, pharmacy,

optometrist, print shop, hairdresser,

theatre, and travel agent. Cafés and

grocery stores are a short walk or bus

ride away.

UQ Ipswich offers food outlets, an ATM, and

a pharmacy, and is only a short distance

from shops in the Ipswich city centre.

UQ Gatton has an ATM, credit union, post

office, bookshop, and food outlets, and also

hosts several Walkway markets each year

where local growers and suppliers sell their

products on campus.

DO YOUR BANKING

ANZ (St Lucia)

www.anz.com/personal

Bankmecu (St Lucia and Gatton)

www.mecu.com.au

Bendigo Bank (Ipswich ATM)

www.bendigobank.com.au/public

Commonwealth Bank (St Lucia and Gatton ATM)

www.commbank.com.au

National Australia Bank (ATM at St Lucia)

www.nab.com.au

Suncorp-Metway Bank (ATM at St Lucia)

www.suncorp.com.au

Westpac Bank (ATM at St Lucia)

www.westpac.com.au

LOOK AFTER

THE BASICS

BUY BOOKS

You will probably need to buy textbooks

and other equipment for your studies,

but you can also borrow books from the

UQ Library.

You can buy secondhand books and other

equipment, such as laboratory coats, at the

Secondhand Bookshop at UQ St Lucia or

the UQ Gatton bookshop.

The bookshops at the St Lucia, Ipswich,

and Gatton campuses stock new textbooks,

stationery and other materials.

The Co-op Bookshop

www.coop-bookshop.com.au

UQ St Lucia phone +61 7 3365 8585

UQ Ipswich phone +61 7 3381 1240

UQ Gatton phone +61 7 5460 1451

Secondhand Bookshop

www.uqusecondhandtexts.com.au

UQ St Lucia phone +61 7 3377 2243

FEEL SAFE

You can feel safe on UQ campuses with

our 24-hour security patrols and UniSafe

program.

UQ campuses are well lit and have security call

points in strategic locations: you can call an

emergency phone number any hour of the day

and a Security Officer will respond immediately.

Our UniSafe program offers:

– the UniSafe Escort service, at UQ St Lucia,

Ipswich and Gatton, where you can ask for

someone to accompany you while walking

to on-campus locations

– a Safety Bus service at UQ St Lucia (the

largest of the four campuses), which links

main buildings, colleges, carparks, and

public transport stops.

UniSafe

www.uq.edu.au/unisafe


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GET HELP WHEN

YOU NEED IT

ACADEMIC AND

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

SUPPORT

Attend these programs at no additional

charge.

Academic workshops

Throughout the semester and during

Orientation Week (“O Week”), Student

Services offers free academic workshops

on a range of topics like time management,

preparing for exams, and avoiding

plagiarism: see www.uq.edu.au/studentservices/Learning+workshops

JSAPP

The Jump Start Academic Preparation

Program (JSAPP) is conducted in the week

before Orientation Week. JSAPP creates

a friendly and supportive environment

to help you make the transition to a new

educational institution and a new cultural

setting, and is a great opportunity to meet

other students as well as establish

contact with staff who can help you

during your degree.

JSAPP covers topics that will help you

with your academic and study skills, ensure

that you know how to use the IT and online

tools used at UQ, and will introduce you to a

peer mentor who will provide guidance and

support in the first semester.

If you have a good understanding of

English we strongly recommend that

you attend JSAPP, particularly if you have

not undertaken tertiary study in Australia

previously. If you have concerns about your

English language skills you should register

instead for the ESP:ACS, and attend free

Student Services workshops conducted

throughout the semester. See www.uq.edu.

au/student-services/jsapp for more details

(please note that you will have to choose

between the ESP:ACS program and JSAPP

as they are held at the same time).

Course

English for Specific Purposes: Academic

Communication Skills (ESP:ACS) – delivered prior

to Orientation each semester to provide students with

specialist academic study and communication skills

English for Academic Communication (EAC) –

support classes provided throughout the semester

for students who need help with their English

communication and academic study skills

English language support

If you need extra English language support

before you start or while you are studying at

UQ, you can access free English language

support courses through UQ’s Institute of

Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ).

These courses are available exclusively to UQ

international students and UQ students who

are not from an English speaking background.

English for Specific Purposes: Academic

Communication Skills (ESP:ACS)

ESP:ACS is a three-week, full-time course

held immediately before Orientation each

semester. Designed to give you the English

language and study skills to help you succeed

at UQ, it also includes an introduction to

Australian academic standards as well as

useful information about life at UQ St Lucia,

in Brisbane, and in Australia (please note that

you will have to choose between JSAPP and

the ESP:ACS program as they are held at the

same time).

English for Academic Communication

(EAC)

EAC is an eight-week, part-time, concurrent

course offered throughout each semester.

You can choose from whichever skills

streams will help you most: writing, speaking,

listening, and reading class options.

Get your ESP:ACS and EAC registration

forms online at:

www.icte.uq.edu.au/english-support

ICTE-UQ

www.icte.uq.edu.au

Email tesol.enrol@icte.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3346 6770

Fax +61 7 3346 6771

CRICOS Provider Number 00091C

Student Services

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

Campus

St Lucia

ICTE-UQ ESP:ACS and EAC course information is

correct as at March 2012

English support courses for UQ International students (no additional cost to student)

St Lucia

(Ipswich and

Gatton subject to

demand)

Entry

Requirements

Confirmed

unconditional

acceptance into a UQ

degree program

Confirmed enrolment

in a UQ degree

program

Duration

Three weeks

(full-time)

Eight weeks

(24 hours total

tuition on a

part-time basis)

GETTING STARTED

AND ORIENTATION

These compulsory sessions for international

students take place before classes begin.

Getting Started

You will find attending a Getting Started

session within a few days of arrival very useful.

The one- to two-hour session is designed for

people new to Brisbane and covers:

– living in Brisbane (maps, transport,

banking, shopping, health insurance)

– getting established in a new city

– campus map and information

– how to enrol (register) in courses

– how to get your UQ student ID card

– Orientation (“O Week”) information

– banking in Australia.

These sessions are also run weekly throughout

the year and more often during intake periods.

Compulsory Orientation

The International Student Welcome is

a compulsory session that provides an

overview of:

– services and support available at UQ

– UQ’s special resources and facilities

– legal obligations for student visas.

Following the official welcome, separate

Orientation sessions are held for full degree,

and Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

students. These sessions offer more specific

information and advice on issues such as

enrolment, the library, learning assistance,

and living and travelling in Australia.

“O Week”

“O Week” is a University-wide celebration for

all students starting their studies at UQ. Held

in the week before the start of Semesters 1

and 2, it is an excellent opportunity to meet

people and make friends soon after arriving in

Brisbane. Learn about finding part-time work,

safety and the Australian health system. Or

take a campus tour, get advice and

information about specific programs and

courses, and enjoy entertainment and cultural

activities.

Mini Orientations are also held throughout

the year for international students who arrive

after the start of lecture periods.

Getting Started

www.uq.edu.au/student-services/getting+started

Orientation

www.uq.edu.au/orientation

Mini Orientation

www.uq.edu/student-services/Mini+orientation


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 35

STUDENT SERVICES

UQ provides free, accessible, integrated

and professional support services in

several areas.

Student Services staff are committed

to helping you and offer a range of free,

confidential services. Facilities at each

campus include group seminars and

workshops, small group sessions, individual

appointments, and online resources.

Disability support

UQ is committed to making teaching,

learning, and the physical environment

accessible for students. If you have a

disability that impacts your studies, you

should contact a Disability Advisor before

starting at UQ who will work closely with you

to make any necessary adjustments.

Disability Advisor

www.uq.edu.au/student-services/Disability

Phone +61 7 3365 1704

International Student Advisors

International Student Advisors provide a

range of services and help for international

students from before arrival through to

departure. They provide information on

arriving and studying at UQ, and living in

Brisbane. International Student Advisors

can also help answer questions about

health services, family matters, schooling

or childcare, working on a student visa,

contacting government departments, and

understanding university processes.

The online International Student Guide

(www.uq.edu.au/international-guide) is an

excellent resource that provides essential

and up-to-date information for international

students.

Student counselling

Starting university can be an exciting and

rewarding time, but it can also be a time

of change and stress. If you find you need

to talk to someone, student counsellors

are professionals who can help you with

many issues, including dealing with crises,

relationship problems, cross-cultural

communication, and adjusting to university

life. Counselling provides somewhere to

talk about problems — from everyday

hassles to those that seriously affect your

ability to function at university — and is an

opportunity to work out solutions to your

problems.

Learning advice

We have learning advisors to help you

develop the core academic skills you need

to achieve the best possible outcomes at

university. More than 20 academic study

skills workshops run each week across the

teaching semester, with sessions on writing,

reading, studying, exam preparation, time

management, and many other areas.

Many workshops are held within lectures

and tutorials and you can also consult

learning advisors individually.

Careers and graduate employment

You can get help with your career and

employment goals through:

– Career Plan Consultations, which help

you develop an individual action plan

– information sessions and online

resources on vacation, graduate, and

volunteer work; careers, industries and

industry linkages; career questions; and

internships

– Career Development Learning (CDL)

strategies, such as résumé writing,

interview skills, networking, leadership

skills, and presentation points

– employer and industry visits, seminars,

and events.

The Careers Unit also provides UQ

Careerhub, an exclusive online jobs board

for UQ students and graduates that has

information on a wide variety of careers,

as well as vacation work, internships, and

graduate employment opportunities from

more than 3000 employers.

New to UQ

Transition Advisors can help you as a new

student unfamiliar with the Australian tertiary

environment, especially if you are:

– first in your family to attend a university

– from a culturally and linguistically diverse

background.

Transition Advisors conduct workshops,

events and programs to enhance your

learning, provide social/networking

opportunities, and help prepare you for a

career. If you attend either the JSAPP or

the O Week “Connect-U” session, you will

be introduced to a peer mentor who will

provide guidance and support during your

first semester. See www.uq.edu.au/studentservices

or www.facebook.com/New2UQ

STUDENT help on

campus (SHoc)

UQU, the student union, can support you

with free legal, education, welfare, tax,

counselling and employment services.

An Education Advocate can help with

appeals and grievances concerning academic

administration; a lawyer provides advice on

issues such as intellectual property, tenancy

agreements, and civll and criminal disputes;

and a Welfare and Gender and Sexuality

Advocate can support you with financial,

employment and personal matters.

Please feel free to drop in at any of the

offices at St Lucia, Gatton or Ipswich: no

question is too trivial.

SHOC

www.uqu.com.au/#support-and-representation

Email shoc@uqu.com.au


36 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

ACCESS learning

SUPPORT

STUDENT CENTRE

Got a question? Try UQ Answers:

www.uq.edu.au/uqanswers

Otherwise, the Student Centres at Ipswich,

Gatton and St Lucia can help you with:

– academic records

– admission and enrolment procedures

– examinations and assessment

– academic progression and results

– fees

– graduation

– grievance procedures

– ID cards

– mySI-net (online enrolment system)

– prizes and scholarships

– public transport

– Study Abroad

– traffic and parking

– visa extensions and queries.

You can also check information online via

mySI-net (enrolments, changing plans and

courses), myAdvisor (study advice), and

my.UQ (email and access to other studentrelated

websites).

Student Centres

www.uq.edu.au/student-centre

UQ Library

www.library.uq.edu.au

Email universitylibrarian@library.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3346 4312

Ask a Librarian

www.library.uq.edu.au/asklib

LIBRARY

With the largest research library in

Queensland, UQ provides excellent

collections, facilities, services and

assistance, both online and in-person,

for all your research and study needs.

To enrich world-class scholarship, the

Library features:

– 15 branches across four UQ campuses

as well as other locations, including major

teaching hospitals and the Dental School

– more than two million books, 85,000 print

and electronic journals, 500,000 e-Books,

multimedia, manuscripts, pictorial

collections, microfilm, significant archival

collections, and an online reference

collection

– learning spaces for group and individual

work

– 24 x 7 study spaces for students

– more than 1200 computers

– internet access

– facilities for student laptops, including

access to the UQconnect wireless

network and laptop recharge stations

– information specialists who provide expert

assistance and advice

– referencing software, training, and support

– Ask a Librarian email and online chat

service

– Ask I.T. computing help and training for

students

– generous borrowing privileges

– photocopying and printing facilities

– friendly and helpful staff

– free information skills training and tours to

help you access and use library resources

for successful research.

Tillasyini

Tharmalingam

(malaysia)

Communication student

“The Library is definitely the facility at UQ that

I find most useful. It is fully equipped with

the latest software and tools essential to my

courses. Its ample resources have proven

to be extremely helpful for me in completing

assignments and research projects.”


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 37

INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY

UQ has always been a technology leader,

providing students with the latest IT and

online services.

As a UQ student, you will be provided with

a free UQconnect internet account that has

a generous download quota, and can be

accessed both on- and off-campus.

Connecting more than 18,000

computers, UQ’s on-campus internet

service is one of the fastest and most

advanced information networks in the world.

It includes a substantial indoor and outdoor

wireless network at all major campuses.

Along with your internet account, you

will receive a UQconnect Email+ for Life

account, which includes an email address

that can be used even when you finish

ORIENTATION

studying, plus a suite of services such as

online collaboration tools and online storage.

Other online student services include:

– discounted full service internet account

rates through UQconnect, UQ’s own

Internet Service Provider (ISP)

– access to free and discounted software

– my.UQ, a personalised portal to online

student services, which can be used

to check email and personal student

records, study resources, and calendars

– online enrolment, lecture and tutorial

notes, discussion groups, and class

timetables

– access to online learning material for all

Year 1 to 3 undergraduate courses

– access to information related to UQ and

your courses through iTunes U

– access to course material from mobile

devices

– access to lecture recordings from many of

our courses 24 hours a day, seven days a

week

– free computing help and training from

Ask I.T.

– an IT service desk which provides

telephone and online IT support seven

days a week.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

www.its.uq.edu.au

UQconnect

www.uqconnect.net

Phone +61 73365 6000 or 1300 738 082

Australia-wide

Email help@uqconnect.net

Ask I.T.

www.library.uq.edu.au/ask-it

Email help@askit.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 8811

iTunesU

www.uq.edu.au/itunes

Thomas Hering

(germany)

Study Abroad student

“The combination of tradition, reputation, variety of services

and location made me choose UQ.

“UQ is a good place to meet new friends, learn about culture,

improve your language skills and live in a country where others

spend their vacations. I love walking over the campus with its

old and impressive buildings, especially in the evenings when

hundreds of lights create a mystical atmosphere.”


38 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

What

Will it

cost?

where

will I

live?


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 39

When you study at

university, you will have

to pay fees for each course

you enrol in, plus cover

general living costs.

UQ can provide help with finding somewhere to live

and there are plenty of public transport options for

travelling to and from campus.

STATUTORY

EXPENSES

When you apply for a student visa,

the Department of Immigration and

Citizenship (DIAC) may ask you to

prove that you have enough money

to complete your studies.

Department of Immigration and

Citizenship (DIAC)

www.immi.gov.au

You will need to consider expenses

such as visa and medical

(pre-departure) fees, tuition fees,

general living expenses, return

airfares, and Overseas Student Health

Cover (OSHC). See the summary of

estimated expenses (excluding UQ

tuition fees) in the Expenses guide

table on page 41.

Global Currency Converter

www.oanda.com

Tuition Fees

Study Abroad

Study Abroad tuition fees for 2013 are

AUD$9950 per semester regardless

of the number of courses taken. A

standard full-time study load for one

semester at UQ is eight units (which

usually equates to four courses).

Incoming Exchange

If you come to UQ on an Incoming

Exchange program you pay tuition

fees to your home institution, based

on the fee requirements of your home

institution. A standard full-time study

load for one semester at UQ is eight

units (which usually equates to four

courses). You should contact the

Exchange Office at your home institution

for details.

Global Currency Converter

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GENERAL EXPENSES

How much it will cost you to live in Brisbane

will depend upon your own particular

lifestyle. As a guide, if you are living in

shared accommodation off-campus you will

pay approximately AUD$17,940 a year for

rent, food, and utilities. You will also need to

consider establishment costs (approximately

AUD$3130 if you live off-campus) when

setting up your accommodation, and other

living expenses such as public transport,

entertainment, telephone costs, textbooks,

photocopying, and clothing. Please

check the Expenses guide on page 41 to

determine which costs you should consider.

You will need personal access to a

computer and the Internet at UQ. Although

computers are available on campus, you

should bring a computer with you, or

purchase or hire one in Australia. Wireless

laptop connections are available on all

campuses. UQ provides basic access to

the Internet for study purposes, and if your

Internet use is high you can purchase “top

up” access for a reasonable cost.

You should also make allowances

for recreation, emergencies, and health

expenses not covered by OSHC Worldcare.

Exchange rate variations may also affect

your budget.

OVERSEAS STUDENT

HEALTH COVER (OSHC)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

is insurance that covers basic medical

and hospital care costs that you may

need when you are in Australia.

You must have OSHC if you have a student

visa and can get it from any governmentapproved

OSHC provider.

OSHC only covers you from the time

you arrive in Australia and so you may

also need travel insurance while in transit.

You will learn more about the Australian

health system and health insurance during

Orientation (see page 34) or can check

www.health.gov.au for more information.

OSHC Worldcare

UQ’s preferred OSHC provider is OSHC

Worldcare and the University can accept

payment on their behalf.

Your Letter of Offer will show the OSHC

Worldcare fee for visa-length cover of

OSHC, along with the program deposit

amount which is part of the your tuition

fees. When you have paid the deposit, and

signed and returned the Agreement and

Response to Offer (ARO), your Confirmation

of Enrolment (CoE) will show that the OSHC

has been paid and this will satisfy the

student visa application requirements (see

page 48).

OSHC Worldcare coverage

– 24-hour emergency assistance and

medical advice

– partial coverage of medical services

provided by doctors (general

practitioner services)

– partial coverage of medical services

such as pathology and radiology

– some prescription medicines

– emergency ambulance services.

Note that there is a waiting period for claims relating to

pre-existing conditions.

OSHC Worldcare is also UQ’s Institute of

Continuing & TESOL Education’s (ICTE-UQ)

preferred provider and ICTE-UQ students

can buy OSHC Worldcare insurance when

paying their tuition fees. See information

about OSHC cover for periods of less than a

year at www.icte.uq.edu.au/course-fees

OSHC Worldcare

www.oshcworldcare.com.au

Other government-approved OSHC

providers

UQ has no relationship with any other

government-approved OSHC providers and

so cannot accept payment from students for

any provider other than OSHC Worldcare.

However, you can contact another OSHC

provider and insure with them directly, e.g.,

British United Provident Association (BUPA)

Ltd (www.overseasstudenthealth.com),

Australian Health Management (AHM)

(www.ahm.com.au) or Medibank Private

(www.medibank.com.au).

OSHC Worldcare prices

MONTHS

SINGLE PREMIUM (AUD$)*

6 $197

12 $395

*Singles – Covers only the valid student visa holder.

EMPLOYMENT

OPTIONS

If you are residing in Australia on a

student dependant visa and want to

work, you must have a student visa that

includes permission to work.

Initial student visas and dependant student

visas all include “work rights”. If for any

reason, your student visa is issued without

the right to work, you will need to apply

for a permission to work student visa after

commencing classes. You will also need a

Tax File Number before undertaking work.

You will hear more about these issues

during Orientation week. Information about

dependants working will be covered in the

Families of International Students session.

In general, you should not expect to

cover tuition fees or living expenses from

casual work.

If you are studying at UQ on a

scholarship, you should contact your

scholarship provider about how many

hours you are permitted to work each

week.

Part-time work can be difficult to find

and there is strong competition, but

an Employment Officer at UQ St Lucia

can help. Most available jobs are nonprofessional,

such as waiting on tables,

cleaning, or sales.


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 41

LIVING

COSTS

EXPENSES GUIDE

Expenses quoted in the table at right are

a guide only. They will vary depending on

location, lifestyle and personal choices.

Please also refer to the important notes

at right. All amounts are in Australian

dollars (AUD$).

ESTABLISHMENT

EXPENSE TYPE

Temporary accommodation

(8 nights)

EXAMPLE OF A

STUDENT LIVING IN

ACCOMMODATION

ON-CAMPUS


EXAMPLE OF A

STUDENT LIVING

IN SHARED

ACCOMMODATION

OFF-CAMPUS

$525

($55 - $90 per night)

– UQ tuition fees (see page 39) and OSHC (see page

40) are not included in this table.

– Not all items stated in the expenses guide can be

used by USA Financial Aid Students in their cost of

attendance (COA) calculation.

– In Australia, all consumers pay a Goods and

Services Tax (GST) of 10 percent on most

purchases. GST is included in Expenses quoted

above. There is no refund of GST on departure from

Australia.

– Students should allow for a four to five percent

increase in living expenses each year.

– Australian Government and UQ scholarships/

stipends are paid in Australian dollars and are not

affected by changes in exchange rates. However,

home government and private sponsor scholarships/

stipends will be affected.

– College fees listed are drawn from average 2012

prices and may vary in 2013

– *Please see http://uqrentals.com.au for examples of

rental costs near UQ campuses.

– **This cost may vary from college to college.

– ***Students may opt to reside in the colleges during

the summer vacation period – a fee per night will be

charged. Ongoing additional costs during this period

have not been included in this guide. Please note

that Residential colleges close for approximately five

weeks each year. During this time students may opt

to stay in temporary off-campus accommodation

or otherwise return home. Costs associated with

temporary accommodation and other ongoing

additional expenses during this period are not

included in this guide.

– ****Prices for textbooks and materials may vary and

will be higher for professional courses.

Furniture and household items

(if renting unfurnished or partly furnished home)

– $1200

Electricity/gas/phone

– connection

– $85

Rental bond (refundable) – $880

Two weeks’ rent in advance – $440

Total (establishment) – $3130

ACCOMMODATION,

FOOD AND UTILITIES

PER ACADEMIC YEAR

(36 weeks)

PER YEAR

Off-campus rent – ongoing* –

$10,400

($175-$220 per week)

Electricity/gas – ongoing – $1300 ($25 per week)

Food, groceries, incidentals $1800

($50 per week)

Residential college fee, meals and utilities**

Residential college

– Internet, student club fees, etc.

Orientation Week accommodation and activities*

(first year students only)

Residential college – summer vacation and Orientation

accommodation* (Dec–Feb approx. 10 weeks fully

catered)***

$17,000

($472 per week)

$540

($15 per week)

$680

$3900

($390 per week)

$6240

($120 per week)




Total (accommodation,

food and utilities)

$19,340 (excluding

O-Week and Summer

Vacation)

$17,940

ONGOING ADDITIONAL COSTS

PER ACADEMIC YEAR

(36 weeks)

PER YEAR

Phone (mobile) $360 ($10 per week) $520 ($10 per week)

Internet - $520 ($10 per week)

Public transport $360 ($10 per week) $1040 ($20 per week)

Health (dental/medicine not covered by OSHC) $500 $500

Recreation/entertainment $720 ($20 per week) $1560 ($30 per week)

Photocopying/printing/stationery

$360 ($10 per week)

$360 ($10 per week

during semester)

Textbooks and course materials**** $850 $850

Clothing/personal $600 $600

Total (ongoing additional) $3750 $5950

TOTAL (accommodation and living and ongoing

expenses)

$23,090 $23,890


42 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

FEE REFUND

INFORMATION

Tuition fees

1 Commencing students

A student who, in the first semester or research

quarter of enrolment at The University of

Queensland, cancels enrolment or withdraws

from a program:

1.1 on or before the Census Date*

An international student who cancels enrolment

during the period beginning immediately after

the University receives the student’s written

acceptance of the offer of a place, until the date

which is three weeks before classes/the research

quarter commence/s must pay an administrative

charge of AUD$1000.

Cancellation of enrolment by an international

student after the date, which is three

weeks before classes/the research quarter

commence/s, until the census date, will incur an

administrative charge of AUD$3000.

The remainder of tuition fees paid, less any other

incurred charges, will be refunded. The final date

for cancellation is the census date.

1.2 after the Census Date*

After the Census Date, the University will not

refund tuition fees.

1.3 determination of special cases

Students can apply to the Academic Registrar,

and in accordance with the University’s Fee

Rules, have a variation in the administrative

charge in the following circumstances:

– they are unable to obtain a student visa

– they failed to meet the University’s English

language entry requirements

– where the issue is not clearly dealt with in the

rules.

1.4 in the event of a program not being

delivered

In the unlikely event that the University is unable

to deliver a program in full, the student will be

offered a refund of all course money paid to

date. The refund will be paid within two weeks

of the day on which the program ceased being

provided. Alternatively, the student may be

offered enrolment in another program by the

University at no extra cost to the student.

A student has the right to choose a full refund

of tuition fees, or to accept a place in another

program. If a student chooses placement in

another program, the University will ask the

student to sign a document to indicate that the

student accepts the placement.

2 Continuing students

A student who has attended for one or more

semesters of enrolment at the University and

who cancels enrolment or withdraws from a

program:

2.1 on or before the Census Date*

The University will refund tuition fees fully to

students for the current semester/research quarter

enrolment if notified in writing of the withdrawal or

cancellation by the Census Date.

2.2 after the Census Date*

After the Census Date, the University will not

refund tuition fees.

3 Students granted permanent

residency status

Any student granted permanent residency status

before the Census Date* in a semester/research

quarter and who, by that date, provides the

University with the appropriate documentary

evidence of changed visa status, and continues

her or his current enrolment as a domestic

student, must pay full domestic student tuition

fees for the semester/research quarter in which

the status changed and any semester/research

quarter thereafter unless a Commonwealth

supported place is obtained by the semester/

research quarter Census Date. Any payment in

excess of the charges for the semester/research

quarter may be refunded to the payer, otherwise

the provisions of rule 1.2 (at left) will apply.

Application for

and payment

of refunds

Requests for tuition fee refunds must be made in

writing to the Academic Registrar and submitted

to the Student Centre. Refunds are generally

made to the person who originally paid the tuition

fees and are generally processed within 28 days.

For payments received online, a refund will be

processed to the payer’s credit card provided

the payment was made within the past nine

months and the card is still valid. For other types

of payments received, refunds can be paid into a

nominated Australian bank account or transferred

to a bank account in the student’s home country.

To apply for a refund, students use the Student

Fees Refund Request form, which is available in

Word, or PDF.

International students wishing to withdraw

completely from a program before the Census Date

must complete an Application to Withdraw form.

Refunds of

Overseas Student

Health Cover (OSHC)

OSHC Worldcare

If a student cancels OSHC cover prior to arrival

in Australia, OSHC Worldcare will refund the

OSHC amount paid. For students who cancel

OSHC cover after arrival in Australia, OSHC

Worldcare will refund the OSHC amount paid,

less a minimum cover of three months.

Other healthcare providers

Students who use other healthcare providers

should consult their provider about refund

provisions in the event of cancellation.

Refunds in special

circumstances after

the Census Date*

If a student withdraws from a program/course after

the Census Date due to special circumstances, the

student may be eligible to apply for Removal of

Financial Liability Due To Special Circumstances.

See www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/removalfinancial-liability

for full details. Students may

apply to the Academic Registrar in writing to have

their financial liability removed if they can show

that all of the following requirements are met, and

supply independent supporting documentation:

a application is made within 12 months of when

the student withdrew from the course(s) or,

if the student has not withdrawn, within 12

months of the end of the study period during

which the course was undertaken; and

b due to special circumstances, the student

was unable to complete the course

requirements; and

c the full impact of the special circumstances

was not known until on or after the Census

Date for the relevant semester; and

d those special circumstances were beyond the

student’s control; and

e made it impracticable for the student to

complete the requirements of the course.

In the event that a student’s application for

removal of financial liability due to special

circumstances is successful, the student must

follow the procedures set out in Application for

and payment of refunds.

Any agreement does not remove the right to

take further action under Australia’s consumer

protection laws or prohibit the student’s right

to pursue other legal remedies: see information

at Australian Competition and Consumer

Commission (ACCC) at www.accc.gov.au

* Census Dates 31 March for Semester 1, 31 August for Semester 2, as well as the dates set

annually for Summer Semester, trimesters and for intensive teaching periods

Fee Refund Information

www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor/refunds

Fee Refund Enquiries

www.uq.edu.au/uqanswers


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 43

Where

to live

UQ St Lucia

You can choose from on-campus

residential colleges, off-campus student

housing, or rental houses and units.

On-campus residential colleges

More than 2350 students live on-campus

in the 10 residential colleges at UQ St

Lucia. Colleges generally provide individual

bedrooms (usually with shared bathrooms),

meals, laundry facilities, and common social

and recreation spaces. They may also

offer academic tutorials, pastoral care and

religious observance.

Colleges accept all applications,

regardless of your religious affiliations

or views; however, some give priority to

students committed to the college ethos.

On-campus accommodation is in high

demand. To avoid disappointment, you should

apply directly to the college you wish to live

in even before you receive your UQ offer. Get

an application form directly from the colleges

or via www.uq.edu.au/student-services/

Accommodation (Forms and checklists).

You should consider a second option in case

college accommodation is not available.

Off-campus student housing

Many independent, commercial companies

provide student accommodation for UQ

with a variety of purpose-built and managed

housing for students. Enjoy the freedom of

self-catered housing in a student community

knowing that it complies with all relevant

state legislation.

You can apply for and book directly with

the provider before you start studying at

UQ; see www.uq.edu.au/student-services/

Accommodation.

friendships. Houses are generally shared

by three or more students, with weekly

rent ranging from about $175 to $250 per

person. Apartments are usually smaller

and are shared by two or more people,

depending on apartment size and personal

preferences. Weekly rent ranges from about

$190 to $275 per person.

The UQ Rentals Online website

(http://uqrentals.com.au) lists vacant rental

accommodation for UQ students. However,

we strongly advise that you arrange rental

housing only once you have arrived in

Brisbane. Please note:

– houses and units (also called flats or

apartments) are usually rented (leased) for

six or 12-month periods

– initial costs can be high – payment of

two weeks rent in advance, plus a bond

equivalent to four weeks rent

– security deposits for gas, electricity and

phone connections may be required

– houses are generally rented unfurnished

– furnished or part-furnished houses and

apartments are available, but rent is higher

– you must budget for food, household

items, and ongoing utility costs

such as gas, electricity and

telephone.

UQ Gatton

UQ Gatton offers a variety of

accommodation options, including oncampus

colleges and houses, off-campus

student accommodation, or rental

accommodation in townships nearby.

On-campus residential colleges

Three non-denominational Halls of

Residence accommodate up to 430

students at UQ Gatton. The Halls provide a

caring environment with academic support

plus cultural, social and sporting activities.

Senior students and staff help with study,

and social and personal welfare matters.

You have an excellent chance of securing

on-campus accommodation but need to

contact Hall staff to confirm places before

you arrive. Accommodation is offered on

an academic year basis (excluding vacation

periods) with fees due in advance. All meals

are included. Senior students can elect

to stay in one of the self-catered blocks.

Please contact the Halls of Residence to

apply (see table overleaf).

On-campus houses

UQ’s Student Services manages several

houses at UQ Gatton. If you meet the

eligibility requirements (see www.uq.edu.

au/student-services/Accommodation),

you can apply for either a room in a fully

furnished share house (sharing facilities

with up to three other students), a furnished

house, or an unfurnished house, subject

to availability. You can also purchase meal

packages if you live on-campus. Please

contact the Accommodation Unit to apply.

Off-campus rental housing

See www.uq.edu.au/student-services/

Accommodation

AIRPORT RECEPTION

AND TEMPORARY

ACCOMMODATION

UQ representatives will meet all newly

arrived international students at the

domestic or international airports.

This free service is only available to

international students commencing their first

semester. You must book at least five days

in advance via the Student Services website

(under Living and Accommodation tabs).

Our Accommodation Unit can also

arrange temporary accommodation, if

required, and can help you find more

permanent accommodation once you arrive.

Off-campus rental housing

Share houses and apartments are the

most common form of student housing,

allowing you to save on costs and develop


44 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

RESIDENTIAL

COLLEGES

Find more information on college fees

from Accommodation Services online, or

contact the colleges directly.

Accommodation Services

www.accommodation.uq.edu.au

Email info@accommodation.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 3419

UQ Colleges Associate

Membership

Want to be part of residential college life

without actually living on-campus?

Enjoy the academic and social benefits of a

residential college even if you choose not to

live on-campus by becoming an Associate

Member. Depending on which college you

apply to, you may be able to access a range

of college support networks, events and

facilities such as:

– college mentoring and tutoring

– meals on tutorial night

– use of sporting facilities

– library access

– participation in college cultural and social

events.

You can also apply for a grant from the Office

of Undergraduate Education to subsidise the

costs. See www.uq.edu.au/undergraduate/

college-programs-for-non-residents or

contact the residential colleges directly.

UQ Colleges Associate Membership and Grants

www.uq.edu.au/undergraduate/collegeprograms-for-non-residents

INFORMATION

SESSIONS

UQ’s Accommodation Unit provides free

information sessions at the start of each

semester.

These sessions provide you with the tools

you need to successfully find and keep a

tenancy. We highly recommend that you

attend a session before entering a tenancy

agreement, and view Renting made easy on

the Student Services website.

Accommodation information

www.uq.edu.au/student-services/Accommodation

Brisbane Airport

http://bne.com.au/

Airtrain

www.airtrain.com.au

Public transport

www.transinfo.qld.gov.au

Residential colleges

UQ ST LUCIA

Cromwell College

Affiliation Uniting Church of Australia

Fee Standard room: $15,312.50, Deluxe: $19,453

plus new student foundation fee: $300

Web www.cromwell.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3377 1300

Duchesne College (women only)

Affiliation Roman Catholic Church

Fee Standard room: $15,300 (34 weeks, catered),

Ensuite room: $15,810-$16320 (34 weeks, catered)

Web www.uq.edu.au/duchesne

Phone +61 7 3377 2333

Emmanuel College

Affiliation Uniting and Presbyterian Churches

Fee Standard room: $17,150 (34 weeks, catered)

Web www.emmanuel.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3871 9360

Grace College (women only)

Affiliation Uniting and Presbyterian Churches

Fee Standard room $12,425, Ensuite room: $14,175

(35 weeks including O-Week)

Web www.grace.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3842 4000

International House

Affiliation Non-denominational

Fee Standard room: $16,900 or $17,450

(39 weeks, catered)

Web www.inthouse.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 73721 2480

Kings College (men only)

Affiliation Uniting Church of Australia

Fee Standard room: $16,090 (35 weeks), Standard

room Centenary Building: $17,710 (35 weeks),

Shared ensuite room: $17,710 (35 weeks), Private

ensuite room: $19,160 (35 weeks) plus new

member fee: $2533

Web www.kings.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3871 9600

St John’s College

Affiliation Anglican Church

Fee $15,440 (36 weeks), supplementary fees

may apply

Web www.uq.edu.au/stjohns

Phone +61 7 3842 6600

St Leo’s College (men only)

Affiliation Roman Catholic Church

Fee Standard room: $18,100 (34 weeks)

Web www.stleos.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3878 0600

Union College

Affiliation Non-denominational

Fee $14,884 (38 weeks)

Web www.uq.edu.au/union

Phone +61 7 3377 1500

Women’s College (women only)

Affiliation Non-denominational

Fee Standard: $15,630 (34 weeks, catered),

Shared ensuite $16,960 (34 weeks, catered)

Web www.uq.edu.au/womens

Phone +61 7 3377 4500

UQ GATTON

Gatton Halls of Residence

Affiliation Non-denominational

Fee Standard room: $7680 (32 weeks, catered),

Standard with air-conditioning: $8320 (32 weeks,

catered), Double with air-conditioning: $9280

(32 weeks), Standard, self-catered: $5452 (32 weeks)

Web www.uq.edu.au/halls

Phone +61 7 5460 1215

Note: The fees listed are 2012 prices and should only

be used as a guide. All fees are in Australian Dollars.

Fees for 2013 are likely to increase, and will be available

towards the end of 2012. Additional mandatory expenses

such as security deposits and student club fees have not

been included. Please check with individual colleges and

housing providers for a comprehensive list of fees and

payment schedule.

isaac freeman (usa)

Study Abroad student

“I live at Emmanuel College and a lot

of my social life revolves around the

college, where I am currently involved

in rugby and debating. The location is

fantastic. UQ has a wonderful ‘campus

feel’, with beautiful green lawns and

great facilities.”


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 45

travelling

to and from uq

UQ ST LUCIA

You can get to UQ St Lucia by bus, CityCat

ferry, bike, and car from surrounding

suburbs and the city.

And if you live on the southside of

Brisbane, you can walk, bus or ride across

the Eleanor Schonell bridge.

You can park in metered spaces on

campus but, as parking is in high demand,

we encourage you to consider other

transport options. You can use “Go Card”

vending machines on campus to easily buy

tickets for public transport.

During semester, a UQoperated

bus service runs

four times each weekday

from UQ St Lucia to UQ

Ipswich, then UQ Gatton

and return. See timetable

at www.pf.uq.edu.au/

buses.html

UQ HERSTON

Travel to UQ Herston by public transport

is easy. Bus stops are located on Herston

Road, near the Royal Children’s Hospital,

and on Bowen Bridge Road near the Royal

Brisbane Women’s Hospital.

Or you can catch a train to Brunswick

Street or Bowen Hills stations, a short

walk away from the campus. Visit http://

translink.com.au for more information.

Extremely limited car parking is available

on-campus.

Campus travel times

UQ ST LUCIA

Gold Coast

87 kms (at least 60 mins)

Sunshine Coast

105 kms (at least 75 mins)

Brisbane CBD

7 kms (at least 10 mins)

Gold Coast

95 kms (at least 60 mins)

Sunshine Coast

150 kms (at least 105 mins)

44 kms (at least 36 mins)

Brisbane CBD

44 kms (at least 35 mins)

UQ IPSWICH

10 kms (at least 20 mins)

90 kms (at least 65 mins)

47 kms (at least 40 mins)

55 kms (at least 40 mins)

UQ HERSTON

Gold Coast

80 kms (at least 55 mins)

Sunshine Coast

100 kms (at least 70 mins)

92 kms (at least 65 mins)

3 kms (at least 5 mins)

90 kms (at least 60 min)

UQ GATTON

Brisbane CBD

Gold Coast

170 kms (at least 90 mins)

Toowoomba

40 kms (at least 30 mins)

Brisbane CBD

kms = kilometres

mins = minutes

UQ IPSWICH

Just 1.5 km from the Ipswich Central

Business District, the Ipswich campus is

a comfortable walk or bike-ride from the

train station. However, you can also buy a

combined rail/bus ticket from most Brisbane

suburbs and travel by Queensland Rail and

the Ipswich TransLink bus service: train and

bus timetables are coordinated.

If you drive to the campus, you can park

in metered spaces.

You can park your bike in

secure facilities, access

limited car-parking, and

buy tickets for public

transport from special

machines at most UQ

campuses.

UQ GATTON

The Gatton campus is five kilometres from

the local township and offers a choice

of bus travel from Gatton, Brisbane and

Toowoomba. You can also purchase a

combined rail/bus service from Brisbane

and travel by Queensland Rail and

Greyhound express coach.

If you choose to drive there is plenty of

free parking on campus.

UQ parking enquiries

www.uq.edu.au/parking

Phone +61 7 3365 1016

Public transport

http://translink.com.au

Phone 13 12 30


46 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

Admission

requirements

You must meet academic entry requirements, individual program requirements

and English language proficiency requirements to be eligible for entry into UQ’s

Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange programs.

ACADEMIC Entry

requirements

Study Abroad

To meet the University’s entry requirements

for the Study Abroad program you must:

– have completed at least one full-time year

of study at an accredited university

– be currently enrolled at an accredited

university

– hold average to above-average results in

university studies to date

– meet specific course prerequisites for

admission into certain courses, and

– meet UQ’s English language proficiency

requirements (see right).

Credit gained at UQ is in most cases

transferable to your degree at your home

university.

Incoming Exchange

To meet the University’s entry requirements

for Incoming Exchange you must:

– be nominated by your home university

– have completed at least one full-time year

of study at an accredited university

– be currently enrolled at an accredited

university

– meet specific course prerequisites for

admission into certain courses, and

– meet UQ’s English language proficiency

requirements (see right).

Credit gained at UQ is in most cases

transferable to your degree at your home

university.

DEMONSTRATING

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

PROFICIENCY

To meet UQ’s English language

proficiency requirements and gain entry

to most undergraduate programs, you

must demonstrate one of the following:

– a score equivalent to four semesters with

a minimum grade of Sound Achievement

in Queensland Authority English or

English for ESL Learners (see the English

Queensland Year 12 equivalents table

on page 47)

or

– at least 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each subtest

of IELTS (or equivalent test) (see the

English – alternative tests and scores

table on page 47)

For more information, go to www.uq.edu.

au/international/language-requirements

Documentation required

Academic equivalency

To demonstrate your equivalent score of

four semesters with a minimum grade of

Sound Achievement in Queensland Senior

English, you must attach certified copies

of all academic transcripts and award

certificates to your application.

International English Language Testing

System (IELTS) test

If you are demonstrating your English

proficiency with an IELTS test score you must

attach a copy of the IELTS test result to your

application. You can find more information

about the IELTS test from IDP Education

Australia offices, Australian Diplomatic Missions,

and the University’s official representatives at

www.uq.edu.au/international/edureps

IELTS

www.ielts.org

IDP Education Australia

www.idp.edu.au

British Council

www.britishcouncil.org

Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

www.immi.gov.au

Test of English as a Foreign Language

(TOEFL)

If you are demonstrating your English

proficiency with a TOEFL test score you

must arrange for UQ to receive an original

copy of an official TOEFL score report

for tests other than Internet-based. For

Internet-based TOEFL tests, please provide

a copy of the TOEFL results for verification

purposes. Please note that The University

of Queensland does not accept institutional

TOEFL tests.

TOEFL

www.toefl.org

English language studies and

IELTS at UQ

If you wish to increase your English language

proficiency you can undertake intensive

English language studies at UQ’s Institute of

Continuing & TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ).

If you wish to receive a package offer of

English language studies at ICTE-UQ and a

conditional offer of admission to UQ’s Study

Abroad and Incoming Exchange programs,

you must first meet all other program entry

requirements and provide UQ with evidence

of your current level of English language

proficiency.

ICTE-UQ has been an IELTS test

administration centre since 1989.

Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education

(ICTE-UQ)

www.icte.uq.edu.au

Email tesol.enrol@icte.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3346 6770

ICTE-UQ CRICOS Provider Number 00091C

English language proficiency for

visa purposes

If you satisfy the University’s English

language proficiency requirements you

may still need to meet additional student

visa requirements for English proficiency, as

required by the Department of Immigration

and Citizenship (DIAC).

DIAC only accepts certain English tests

for visa purposes where evidence of English

language proficiency is required: please visit

the website for details.

Australian Diplomatic Mission

www.immi.gov.au/contacts

DIAC

www.immi.gov.au


Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2013 47

English – Queensland Year 12 equivalents

Any of the following tests and scores fulfil the English proficiency requirements for entry to most UQ programs.

COUNTRY/TEST

Austria, Czech Republic, and

Germany (exchange and Study

Abroad university partners)

Denmark

Finland

Germany

Hong Kong

International Baccalaureate

Diploma

Malaysia and Brunei

Netherlands

Norway

Singapore

GCE/GCSE

SCORE

Letter of confirmation of English Proficiency from the current home university, valid for three years from the date of the letter to the

program commencement date

A grade of 9 or better at level B Senior High School English, valid for five years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at UQ

A grade of 8 or better in English or English A – language within the Upper Secondary School Certificate, valid for five years from the

date of the test to the date of commencement at UQ

A grade of 3 or ‘Satisfactory’ in English in the Abitur, valid for five years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at UQ

A score of C or better in the English Language (Syllabus B) in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or a

grade of C or better in the Use of English Paper in the Hong Kong Certificate of Advanced Level Examinations (HKCALE), both valid

for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at UQ

A grade of 4 or better in English (English A1, English A2, English B), valid for five years from the date of the test to the date of

commencement at UQ

A score of C or better in the general paper in the GCE ‘O’ level examination, or a Cambridge University ‘O’ level moderated score

of 3B in English in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM examination), valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of

commencement at UQ

A grade of 8 or above on completion of six years of English at High School, valid for five years from the date of the test to the date of

commencement at UQ

A grade of 4 or better in English in the upper secondary school, level 2, valid for five years from the date of the test to the date of

commencement at UQ

A score of C or better in the General Paper in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level); or a grade

of C or better in English Language in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level): both are valid for

three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at UQ

A grade of 4 (or SA) or better in English Language or English Literature (A/AS Level) or any ‘English’ subject (GCSE/O Level)

NOTE: The above information is for guidance only and is subject to confirmation.

ENGLISH – ALTERNATIVE TESTS AND SCORES

The minimum IELTS and TOEFL scores required for admission to the Study

Abroard and Incoming Exchange programs at the university are indicated below.

TEST/SYSTEM OVERALL SCORE* PLUS ADDITIONAL SCORE

International English Language

Testing System (IELTS) test

6.5 6 (in each sub-test)**

Test of English as a Foreign

Language (TOEFL):

– paper-based TOEFL 570

– Internet based TOEFL 90

University of Cambridge English

Language Proficiency Exams

A grade of C or better in the Certificate

of Proficiency in English (CPE); or

a grade of A in the Certificate of

Advanced English (CAE).

5 (TWE – Test of Written English),

54 (Listening and Reading)

21 (Writing), 20 (Speaking, Listening

and Reading)

NOTES:

* Test scores are valid for two years from the date

of the test to the date of commencing the UQ

program.

** This requirement applies to all applications

received on or after 1 January 2012 for

commencement in 2013.

– Information correct as at 1 March 2012 and is

subject to change. Please refer to www.uq.edu.

au/international/language-requirements for

current English Language requirements.


48 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

the Application

process

How to apply

Study Abroad

1. Complete the International Student

Application for Study Abroad or

Incoming Exchange Program available

at the back of this study guide or

download from www.uq.edu.au/

international/forms

2. Attach all required documentation,

including:

– an up-to-date official academic

transcript in English

– proof of English language

proficiency, if applicable.

3. Submit your application to one of the

following places:

– UQ’s Study Abroad Office (refer to

address below)

– your home institution’s Study

Abroad Office (if your home

institution has a Study Abroad

agreement with UQ), or

– one of UQ’s authorised

representatives (location/contact

details online at www.uq.edu.au/

international/edureps).

Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange Office

The University of Queensland

Level 2, JD Story Building

Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia

www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad

Email studyabroad@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 7941

Fax +61 7 3365 1794

Incoming Exchange

1. Complete the International Student

Application for Study Abroad or

Incoming Exchange Program available

at the back of this study guide or

download from

www.uq.edu.au/international/forms

2. Attach all required documentation,

including:

– an up-to-date official academic

transcript in English

– proof of English language

proficiency, if applicable

– a letter from your home university

nominating you for an exchange.

3. Submit your application to the

Exchange Office at your home

institution.

Application

closing dates

Study Abroad

You should apply at least three months

before the start of semester to allow time for

administration and student visa processing.

UQ recommends that you submit your

application by no later than March 31 if

applying for Semester 2 admission; and

October 31 of the previous year if applying for

Semester 1 admission.

Incoming Exchange

If you are applying for an Incoming

Exchange, you should check with your

home institution for application closing

dates. Applications must be received by

UQ no later than February 28 if applying for

Semester 2 admission; and September 30

of the previous year if applying for Semester

1 admission.

Documentation required

Please do not send original documents.

Please submit copies certified by a Justice

of the Peace, a Notary Public (i.e. a

practising solicitor) or similar government

official in your country, or by one of The

University of Queensland’s authorised

representatives

(www.uq.edu.au/international/edureps).

If awaiting transcripts or current results,

you may submit your completed application

with whatever academic transcripts you

have available. You should then forward any

outstanding transcripts to UQ’s International

Admissions Section as soon as you receive

them. Please ensure that all documents are

clearly marked with your UQ Student ID (if

available), family name, first name, date of

birth, anticipated program, and a notation

that an application has already been

submitted.

Visas

If you are applying to study in Australia,

you will require a student visa.

Application for and processing of student

visas can take several months and there is

an application fee.

For all visa inquiries and applications,

please contact your local Australian

Embassy, High Commission or Diplomatic

Mission. It is your responsibility to ensure

that you have received your visa in sufficient

time to start your studies at UQ by the

commencement date of offer.

Australian Diplomatic Missions

www.immi.gov.au/contacts

Australian Embassies

www.immi.gov.au/contacts

Australian High Commissions

www.immi.gov.au/contacts

Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

www.immi.gov.au


Assessment of

applications

UQ’s Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange

Office assesses whether applications

meet admission criteria for entry to the

Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

program.

You must submit complete documentary

evidence with the application form, which

is available at the back of this prospectus.

Please refer to the Application Process

table.

Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange Office

Email studyabroad@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 7941

Notification of decision

The Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange

Office will normally notify you within two to

three weeks of receiving your application

about whether or not you have been

accepted into a Study Abroad or Incoming

Exchange program.

If successful, you will receive by email

a letter of offer of admission to the University

as a Study Abroad or Incoming Exchange

student on a non-degree “visiting student”

basis.

Application status

To enquire about your application status,

you should email the address below

with your full name, date of birth and

UQ Student ID.

Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange Office

Email studyabroad@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 7941

UQ Authorised

Educational

Representatives

UQ’s representatives can help you with

information about studying at UQ, entry

requirements and applications for the

Study Abroard program.

UQ Authorised Education Representatives

www.uq.edu.au/international/edureps

APPLICATION PROCESS

Action by student

1

3

4

5

7

8

9

Submit an application (following the

instructions on page 48) to UQ’s Study

Abroad & Incoming Exchange Office or one

of the University’s authorised representatives

(www.uq.edu.au/international/edureps).

Receive Offer package by email* containing:

– Your offer letter

– Course report

– What to do next information, including

how to find accommodation online, grievance

resolution processes, OSHC information, and

fee refund information.

Ensure all conditions (if any) have been

satisfied.

Return the Agreement and Response to Offer

form and payment to UQ’s Study Abroad

& Incoming Exchange Office or one of the

University’s local representatives.

Receive Acceptance package by email*

containing:

– Your acceptance letter

– Copy of COE form

– What to do next information, including

how to organise airport reception

temporary accommodation, customs and

quarantine information, and important dates.

– UQ username and password.

Obtain a visa via an Embassy,

High Commission or DIAC, and make

travel arrangements.

Book airport reception and accommodation

online via www.accommodation.uq.edu.au

10 Enrol online via www.sinet.uq.edu.au

11

– Arrive – attend Getting Started,

Orientation, Welcome and Academic

Advising sessions, and enrol.

– Commence study.

Action by UQ’s Study Abroad &

Incoming Exchange Office

2 Assess application

6

– Ensure all conditions (if any) have been

satisfied.

– Issue Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) form.

*Applicants who do not nominate an email address on

their application form, and who are not applying through

an education representative, will be sent these packages

by mail.


50 UQ Guide 2013 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange

UQ Partners

SA – Study Abroad partners

Students from these partner institutions

can study at UQ for one or two semesters

under the Study Abroad program.

SE – Student exchange partners UQ

students can study at these institutions

for one or two semesters. Students from

these institutions can study at UQ.

Universitas 21

Universitas 21 is an international

network of leading research-intensive

universities that work cooperatively

to create large-scale global

opportunities.

UQ has agreements, links and relationships with universities,

research institutions and corporations worldwide. UQ is a

proud member of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) and

Universitas 21 networks.

Australia

– The University of Queensland

– The University of Melbourne

– The University of New South Wales

Canada

– McGill University

– The University of British Columbia

Hong Kong

– The University of Hong Kong

India

– The University of Delhi

Ireland

University College Dublin

Japan

– Waseda University

Mexico

– Tecnologico de Monterrey

The Netherlands

University of Amsterdam

New Zealand

– The University of Auckland

People’s Republic of China

– Fudan University

– Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Republic of Korea

– Korea University

Singapore

– National University of Singapore

Sweden

– Lund University

United Kingdom

– The University of Birmingham

– The University of Edinburgh

– The University of Glasgow

– The University of Nottingham

United States of America

University of Connecticut

University of Virginia

Group of Eight

The Group of Eight (Go8) is a

coalition of leading Australian

research-intensive universities that

work together to improve outcomes

for all.

Queensland

– The University of Queensland

ACT

– The Australian National University

New South Wales

– The University of New South Wales

– The University of Sydney

South Australia

– The University of Adelaide

Victoria

– Monash University

– The University of Melbourne

Western Australia

– The University of Western Australia

UQ partners for

Study Abroad and

Student Exchange

Austria

– Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz SE

University of Vienna SE

Brazil

– Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio

De Janeiro SE

Canada

– HEC Montreal SE

– McGill University SE

– Queen’s University SE

– The University of British Columbia SE

– The University of British Columbia,

Sauder School of Business SE

University of Alberta SE

University of Calgary SE

University of Saskatchewan SE

University of Toronto SE

University of Waterloo SE

University of Western Ontario SE

Chile

– Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile SE

Colombia

– COLFUTURO

– Pontificia Universidad Javeriana SE

– The Universidad de La Sabana SE

Czech Republic

– The University of Economics – Prague SE

– Universitas Carolina Pragensis (Charles

University) SE

Denmark

– Copenhagen Business School SE

– Technical University of Denmark (DTU) SE

Finland

– Aalto University School of Economics SE

France

– Ecole des Mines d’Albi-Carmaux SE

– École Nationale Supérieure

d’Architecture de Strasbourg (ENSAS) SE

Commerciales D’Angers (ESSCA) SE

– ESSEC Business School SE

– Group of Ecoles Centrales SE

– Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Rennes SE

– Institut National Polytechnique de

Grenoble SE

– Paris Tech SE

– Sciences Po – Fondation Nationale

des Sciences Politiques and the Institut

d’Etudes Politiques de Paris SE

– Universite Catholique De Lille SE

– Universite de Paris 3 – Sorbonne

Nouvelle SE

University Lumiere of Lyon 2 SE

Germany

– Bucerius Law School SE

– HESSEN – Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Universität SE

– HESSEN – Justus Liebig Universität

Giessen SE

– Leibniz Universität Hannover SA

– Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

München (LMU) SE

– Technical University Munich SE, SA

– Technische Universität Berlin SE

University of Mannheim SE

– WHU – Otto Beisheim School of

Management SE

Hong Kong

– Hong Kong Baptist University SE

– Hong Kong Polytechnic University SE

– The Chinese University of Hong Kong SE

– The University of Hong Kong SE

India

– Manipal University SE

Ireland

University College Dublin SE

Italy

– Bocconi University SE

University of Trento SE

Japan

– Fukushima University SE

– Hitotsubashi University SE

– International Christian University SE

– Keio University SE

– Kobe University SE

– Kochi University SE

– Komazawa University SE

– Kwansei Gakuin University SE

– Kyoto University SE

– Kyoto University of Foreign Studies SE

– Kyushu University SE

– Obihiro University of Agriculture and

Veterinary Medicine SE

– Osaka University SE

– Ritsumeikan University SE

– Shimonoseki City University SE

– Sophia University SE

– Tokai University SE

– The University of Electro-

Communications (UEC) SE

University of Kitakyushu SE

University of Tokyo SE

University of Tsukuba SE

– Waseda University SE, SA

Malaysia

– Universiti Sains Malaysia SE

Mexico

– Instituto Technologico Y De Estudios

Superiores De Monterrey (Tec de

Monterrey) SE

– Universidad Anahuac SE

– Universidad de las Americas SE, SA

Netherlands

– Technical University of Delft SE

– Universiteit Maastricht SE

University of Amsterdam SE

– Vrije University SE

New Zealand

– The University of Auckland SE

Norway

– Norwegian School of Economics and

Business Administration (NHH) SE, SA

University of Oslo SE, SA

People’s Republic of China

– Beijing Foreign Studies University SA

– Beijing International Studies University SA

– Central South University SA

– East China University of Politics and

Law (ECUPL) SA

– Fudan University SE

– Peking University SE

– Shandong University SE

– Shanghai Jiao Tong University SE

– Shanghai University of Finance and

Economics SA

– South China University of Technology SA

– Sun Yat Sen University SE

– The University of Nottingham – Ningbo

Campus SE

– The University of Science and

Technology SA

– Tsinghua University SE

University of Science and Technology

Beijing (USTB) SA

Peru

– Universidad de Lima SE

Poland

– Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) SE

Portugal

– Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) SE

Republic of Korea

– Chungnam National University SE, SA

– Korea Advanced Institute of Science

and Technology (KAIST) SE

– Korea University SE

– Kyungpook National University RES, SE

– Pusan National University SA

– Pusan University of Foreign Studies SA

– Seoul National University SE

– Yonsei University SE

Singapore

– Nanyang Technological University SE

– National University of Singapore SE

South Africa

– Stellenbosch University SE

University of Cape Town SE

Spain

– Universidad Pablo de Olavide SE

– Universitat Pompeu Fabra SE

University of Salamanca SE

Sweden

– Lund University SE, SA

– Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) SE

– Stockholm University SE

University of Goteburg SE

University of Uppsala RES, SE

Switzerland

University of Lausanne SE

University of St Gallen SE

Taiwan

– National Chengchi University (NCCU)

ART, SE, SA

– National Taiwan University – College of

Management SE

– National Taiwan University of Science

and Technology (Taiwan Tech) SE

– Tamkang University SE, SA

Thailand

– Chulalongkorn University SE

– Thammasat University SE

Turkey

– Bogazici University SE

– Koc University SE

United Kingdom

– City University London SE

– Herriot-Watt University SE

– Imperial College London SE

– Queen’s University Belfast RES, SE

– Royal Holloway, University of London SE

– The University of Edinburgh SE

– The University of Glasgow SE, SA

– The University of Nottingham SE

– The University of Sheffield SE

University of Birmingham SE

University of Exeter SE

University of Leeds RES, SE

University of Manchester SE

University of Surrey SE

University of Sussex SE

United States of America

– American University SE

– DePauw University SA

– Dickinson College ART, SA

– Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) SE

– Northeastern University SE, SA

– Princeton University SA

– Purdue University SE, RES

– Rutgers, the State University of

New Jersey SE, SA

– State University of New York at

Stony Brook SE

– State University of New York

Plattsburgh SE, SA

– Texas A&M University SE

– The California State University SE

– The University of Florida SE

– The University of Tennessee SA

University of Arizona SE

University of California SE

– The University of Connecticut SE, SA

University of Denver SA

University of Massachusetts SE, SA

University of Michigan – Division of

Kinesiology SE

University of South Carolina SE

University of Texas at Austin SE

University of Virginia SE

University of Washington, Seattle SE

University of Wisconsin – Madison SE

University of Wisconsin – Madison,

College of Engineering SE

– The University of Wyoming SE

– Washington University, St Louis SA

– Washington University, St Louis – John

M Olin School of Business SE

– Washington University, St Louis –

School of Law SE

Vietnam

– Hanoi University SE


International Student Application for

Study Abroad or

Incoming Exchange Program

CRICOS Provider Number 00025B

Instructions

• Answer all questions in sections 1-11.

• Do not complete this form if you are an

Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian

Permanent Resident.

• Print clearly using BLOCK LETTERS and tick

boxes where appropriate. Do not write in pencil.

We cannot consider your application if it is

incomplete or unreadable.

1

Personal details

• Please return your completed application and documentation to:

The Manager, Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange Office

The University of Queensland

Level 2, JD Story Building

Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia

Web www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad

Email studyabroad@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 7941 Fax +61 7 3365 1794

Home institution:..........................................................................

............................................................................................................

Institution email contact:............................................................

............................................................................................................

Office

use

only

Empl ID:......................................................................

Appl ID:.......................................................................

Family name:..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Given names:.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

AGENT STAMP

Date of birth:....................................................................................................Gender:.......................................................................................................

D D / M M / Y Y Y Y

Country of birth:.............................................................................................Citizenship:...............................................................................................

Country of current residence (country where

you have been living for the past three months):.........................................................................................................................................................

2

Applicant contact details

Phone:..................................................................................................................Mobile:................................................................................................. Email:.............................................................................................................................

Applicant’s permanent address outside Australia:

Number and street:..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Suburb/town:...................................................................................................State:...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Post/zip code:.................................................................................................Country:.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Applicant’s mailing address (if different from above):

Number and street:..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Suburb/town:...................................................................................................State:...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Post/zip code:.................................................................................................Country:.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

3

Proposed study and commencement date

I wish to apply for: Study Abroad Incoming Exchange (Please attach exchange letter from home institution.)

Program commencement: Semester 1 (February) Semester 2 (July) Year:.....................................

How long will you study at UQ? 6 months 12 months

List the courses in which you wish to enrol:

See the UQ course catalogue online at www.uq.edu.au/study for course codes and titles.

Code Title Office use only

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4

English proficiency

a) Is English your first language? No Yes (If yes, move to section 6)

b) If your current level of English language proficiency does not meet UQ’s English language entry

requirements and all other entry requirements are met, would you like to receive a Package Offer, which

includes English Language tuition at UQ’s Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE-UQ)?

c) Please tick the appropriate box to indicate any English test you have completed within the last two years: TOEFL IELTS

Note:

• Test results are only valid for two years from the date of the test. Test results must still be valid the month your UQ degree program starts or they cannot be accepted.

• UQ will not accept institutional TOEFL tests, photocopies or certified copies of examinees’ TOEFL results. If you have not done so already, you must ask your TOEFL

testing centre to send your official results to UQ. UQ’s TOEFL code is 0987.

• If you sat an IELTS test and you can provide an IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) number you do not need to provide an official copy of your IELTS results to UQ.

My TRF number is:..............................................................

• If you sat an internet-based TOEFL test, please indicate your registration number and test date:

No Yes

If yes, please complete the ICTE-UQ application available

at www.icte.uq.edu.au and return with this application.

Registration number:..........................................................Test date:...............................................................


5

Student disability arrangements

For information, please visit www.uq.edu.au/student-services/Disabiltiy and contact UQ’s Disabilities Advisor: email disability@uq.edu.au or phone +61 3365 1704

6

Academic qualifications

Please provide details of your current studies. You should either (i) request the Registrar of your home institution to send one official transcript to the address listed under the

instructions on the front of this form, or (ii) attach to this form original or officially certified copies of your transcript. A certified copy of an original document is one which has been

certified as a true copy of the original document by an authorised representative of this University, a staff member of an Australian Education Centre, a university or college registrar,

a headmaster, a Justice of the Peace or notary public, or an examining authority. A key/guide to the grading system must also be included. Documents not in English must be

accompanied by official English language translations.

Program/award Institution name Country Attendance dates Completion/

(from-to) expected

completion date

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7

Financial support

Do/will you receive a student loan? (eg., US Stafford Loan): No Yes

If yes, please provide details:.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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8

Overseas Student Health Cover

It is a condition of a student visa that you maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your studies in Australia.

On your behalf, The University of Queensland can organise program-length cover with OSHC Worldcare, its preferred provider of OSHC.

Yes, I would like UQ to arrange single rate OSHC for myself

No, I will make my own arrangements for the duration of my studies at UQ

I am a Swedish or Norwegian student covered by a government insurance scheme recognised by the Australian Government

9

Academic transcripts

Please advise where you wish your UQ transcripts to be sent (in most cases this should be your home institution):

Contact name:..................................................................................................................................................................... Contact phone number (required for delivery purposes):..............................................................

Contact address:.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

10

Declaration and signature

I agree:

• to The University of Queensland (the University)

communicating with me via electronic means;

• to permit the University to obtain my academic results

from other institutions directly or through Qualsearch;

• if any information provided by me is discovered to

be untrue or misleading in any respect, I consent to

the University collecting, storing and disclosing this

information to Universities Australia (UA) and UA

member institutions, the Australasian Conference of

Tertiary Admission Centres (ACTAC) and any other

relevant authority.

I understand that:

• submitted documents supporting this application become the property of the University and will not be returned to me;

• the University may vary or cancel any decision it makes if the information I have given is incorrect or incomplete;

• information is collected on this form and during my enrolment in order to meet UQ’s obligations under the ESOS Act

and the National Code 2007; to ensure student compliance with the conditions of their visas and their obligations under

Australian immigration laws generally. The authority to collect this information is contained in the Education Services for

Overseas Students Act 2000, the Education Services for Overseas Students Regulations 2001 and the National Code

of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007. Information

collected about me on this form and during my enrolment can be provided, in certain circumstances, to the Australian

Government and designated authorities and, if relevant, the Tuition Assurance Scheme and the ESOS Assurance Fund

Manager. In other instances information collected on this form or during my enrolment can be disclosed without my

consent where authorised or required by law.

I declare that the information I have given in this application is

correct and complete.

Applicant’s signature:......................................................................................................................................

Date:.....................................................

D D / M M / Y Y Y Y

Signature of parent/legal custodian if student is under 18 years of age.

Parent’s/legal custodian’s signature:.....................................................................................................

Date:.....................................................

D D / M M / Y Y Y Y

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UQ’s Privacy Policy is available at www.uq.edu.au/privacy

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Permission to release information (optional)

I authorise the following person to access details regarding my application (compulsory for students under 18 years of age):

Family name:............................................................................................................Given name:....................................................................................... Relationship to applicant:......................................................................

Delegate’s signature:.......................................................................................................................................Date:...........................................................

D D / M M / Y Y Y Y

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UQ business hours (world times)

Brisbane 9.00am 5.00pm

Auckland 12.00pm 8.00pm

Bangkok 6.00am 2.00pm

Beijing 7.00am 3.00pm

Berlin 12.00am 8.00am

Bandar Seri Begawan 7.00am 3.00pm

Dubai 3.00am 11.00am

Ho Chi Minh City 6.00am 2.00pm

Hong Kong 7.00am 3.00pm

Jakarta 6.00am 2.00pm

Johannesburg 1.00am 9.00am

Kuala Lumpur 7.00am 3.00pm

London 11.00pm 7.00am

Los Angeles 3.00pm 11.00pm

Manila 7.00am 3.00pm

Mexico City 5.00pm 1.00am

Moscow 2.00am 11.00am

New Delhi 4.30am 12.30pm

New York 6.00pm 2.00am

Sao Paulo 8.00pm 4.00am

Seoul 8.00am 4.00pm

Singapore 7.00am 3.00pm

Stockholm 12.00am 8.00am

Suva 11.00am 7.00pm

Taipei 7.00am 3.00pm

Tokyo 8.00am 4.00pm

Vancouver 3.00pm 11.00pm

Business hours at UQ are between 9.00am and 5.00pm

weekdays (GMT/UTC plus 10 hours).

Disclaimer

The inclusion in this publication of details of a

program or a course creates no obligation on

the part of the University to teach it as or when

described. The University may discontinue or vary

programs and courses at any time without notice.

Information in this prospectus is accurate as at

March, 2012.

While care has been taken to provide accurate

information in this prospectus, it is the responsibility

of students to check and confirm the specific details

of programs, courses and enrolment.

All costs and fees quoted in this publication are in

Australian dollars (AUD$).

Any agreement with this University does not remove

the right to take action under Australia’s consumer

protection laws.

Australian Consumer Protection

www.fed.gov.au

ESOS compliance

The provision of education services to international

students by Australian education institutions is

governed by the Education Services for Overseas

Educational Representative’s stamp/sticker

Students (ESOS) Act 2007 and the National Code of

Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of

Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007.

The University of Queensland, in providing education

services to overseas students, complies with the

National Code of Practice of the Department of

Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

(DEEWR) and the Universities Australia code of ethical

practice.

CRICOS Provider Number 00025B

ESOS Act

www.dest.gov.au/esos

Privacy

The University complies with Australian and

Queensland privacy laws and guidelines.

Privacy

www.uq.edu.au/privacy

This publication was produced by

The University of Queensland Office of Marketing

and Communications, UQ International and

Student and Administrative Services Division.

World times

www.worldtimeserver.com


THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

(UQ) IS AN INTERNATIONAL LEADER

IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

UQ is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive and comprehensive

universities, with an enviable reputation for excellence in both teaching and

research.

Become a student and enjoy the UQ Advantage:

– World-class research

– High-quality staff and students

– International linkages and opportunities

– Industry and professional engagement

– Comprehensive range of teaching programs

– Outstanding campus facilities, Library and residential colleges

– Professional and excellent teachers

– Agreeable lifestyle in an idyllic location

Study Abroad and

Incoming Exchange

Office

UQ International

Level 2, JD Story Building

The University of Queensland

Brisbane, Queensland 4072

Australia

Phone +61 7 3365 7941

Fax +61 7 3365 1794

Email studyabroad@uq.edu.au

Internet www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad

www.uq.edu.au

CRICOS Provider Number 00025B

UQ St Lucia campus

62832 APR2012

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