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QUT International Student Guide - Study Brisbane

Start your career with

real world experience

• Only Queensland university with two inner-city campuses.

• First business school in Australia to secure the prestigious

‘triple crown’ of international accreditation.

• Largest career mentoring scheme in Australia, including

partnerships with hundreds of companies worldwide.

• A dedicated accommodation support team on both campuses.

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Study areas

English Language and Pathway Programs

QUT International College (QUTIC) offers English language, university diploma, foundation and

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QUT Business School is Australia’s first

business school to earn all three symbols

of excellence from the world’s leading

accrediting bodies – US-based AACSB

International, European-based EQUIS and

UK-based Association of MBAs (AMBA).

This international recognition, along

with established links with the business

community and a reputation for producing

highly employable graduates, has made

QUT Business School one of the most

respected business schools in Australia.

Areas of study:

• Accountancy

• Advertising

• Economics

• Finance

• Human Resource Management

• International Business

• Management

• Marketing

• Public Relations

Business students studying finance use

live, real-world financial data to value

companies and commodities in our

on-campus Securities Dealing Room.

Creative Industries

The faculty is located within the Creative

Industries Precinct – home to facilities

where staff and students collaborate with

industry in state-of-the-art performance

spaces, production studios, editing suites

and design studios.

Areas of study:

• Animation

• Architecture

• Creative Writing

• Dance

• Drama

• Entertainment Industries

• Fashion

• Film, TV and New Media Production

• Industrial Design

• Interactive Visual Design

• Interior Design

• Journalism

• Landscape Architecture

• Media Communication

• Music

• Technical Production

• Visual Arts

Creative industries students in film, TV

and new media work on broadcastquality

equipment, and may have their

work showcased to the industry at public

screenings. Music students undertake

final-year performances in real venues in

Brisbane’s live music scene.


QUT is one of Australia’s largest and

most highly respected education study

providers. Field experiences are an

essential part of education units at QUT,

and working in classrooms alongside

practising educators allows students to

implement their learning techniques and

gain real experience.

Areas of study:

• Early Childhood

• Field Studies

• Primary

• Secondary

Our education students experience

five months of practical teaching in a

school or early childhood centre by

the time they graduate. Students also

work closely with schools, designing

websites, or helping at school camps

and sports days.


QUT’s Faculty of Health offers a stimulating

learning environment and courses

that focus on improving the health of

communities both locally and globally.

QUT’s Health Clinics, located on campus,

offer training with accredited clinicians

using industry-quality equipment in areas

such as optometry, podiatry, psychology,

counselling and wound healing. Nursing

students also have access to world-class

laboratories and clinical practice facilities in

the Clinical Simulation Learning Centre.

Areas of study:

• Human Movement Studies

• Medical Sciences

• Nursing and Midwifery

• Optometry

• Psychology and Counselling

• Public Health

• Social Work and Human Services

As part of QUT’s back-to-school

checks at QUT Health Clinics, podiatry

students conduct free foot screenings

for children and identify potential

problems under the direction of

practising podiatrists.


QUT’s Faculty of Law is one of Australia’s

largest law faculties, recognised for its

focus on advancing the law and justice

professions, as well as its specialised

academic expertise and research.

Students benefit from award-winning,

custom-designed software and online

study facilities including podcasts, cybertutorials,

online quizzes and chat rooms.

Areas of study:

• Law

• Justice

Law and justice students compete

in mooting programs, in which they

prepare arguments and present in our

state-of-the-art Electronic Moot Court,

one of Australia’s most advanced

electronic courtrooms.

Science and Engineering

QUT’s Science and Engineering Faculty

delivers a range of programs across

information technology, built environment

and science. It has strong links with global

companies including BMW, Microsoft, SAP

and Oracle.

The faculty is based in the new $230

million Science and Engineering Centre,

featuring state-of-the-art laboratories,

modern teaching facilities and social

learning spaces.

Areas of study:

• Aerospace Avionics

• Cell and Molecular Biosciences

• Chemistry

• Civil Engineering and Construction


• Computer Science

• Electrical Engineering

• Information Systems

• Information Technology

• Mathematical Sciences

• Mechanical Engineering

• Pharmacy

• Physics

• Property Economics

• Urban and Regional Planning

Science and engineering students can

undertake work experience, shortterm

internships, year-long industry

placements and virtual hands-on

material testing in the Student

Experiential Learning Centre.


QUT is the fastest growing research university

in Australia.

The university has a ranking of “world standard

or above” in more than 75% of its research, as

assessed under the Australian Government’s

Excellence in Research for Australia

assessment framework (2010).

Top-performing research areas include:

• Communication and media

• Physical chemistry

• Nursing

• Information systems

• Education

• Mathematics

• Public and allied health

• Applied economics

QUT’s new $230 million Science and

Engineering Centre and Community Hub on

the Gardens Point campus is home to the

university’s newest research institute focusing

on research themes around the science,

technology, engineering and mathematics

(STEM) disciplines.


Brisbane – the perfect place

to live and learn

QUT is located in Brisbane, the capital city of

Queensland. Brisbane is renowned for fabulous

year-round weather and a great outdoor

lifestyle. The city is home to people from many

cultures and boasts a thriving art, cultural and

dining scene.

Brisbane is also a perfect stepping stone to the

wonders of Queensland and is only an hour

away from South-East Queensland’s beaches,

bays and beautiful hinterland.


Career and employment


QUT’s career and employment service provides

students with free career planning, resumé

writing advice, and employment assistance. The

service also includes a dedicated international

careers counsellor, employer presentations, and

international work placement and career mentor



Student support

From your first day at QUT through to

graduation, you will be supported by a range

of services offered by our International

Student Services (ISS) team, including

pre-departure, university orientation, airport

reception, language and learning advice, and

recreational activities.



Brisbane offers a wide range of accommodation

options including homestay, student hostels,

student apartment complexes, boarding

houses, private apartments and houses.

The Accommodation Services team can

help you arrange temporary accommodation

before you arrive, as well as help you liaise

with landlords and real estate agents in finding

permanent accommodation once you are here.


Living costs

Brisbane is an affordable city but you still need

to plan and budget carefully. Excluding tuition

fees, you will typically need AUD$18,000 a

year to live comfortably. Below is an example

of a person’s establishment costs and ongoing

weekly expenses based on a two-bedroom unit,

which is the most popular accommodation for

international students at QUT.

Establishment costs for your first week

Temporary accommodation

Bond and rent for permanent


Connection to telephone,

electricity and gas, internet plan

Basic furniture and homewares

Food and transport




Ongoing weekly expenses




Electricity, internet and telephone


Photocopying and stationery





All prices are to be used as a guide only and are

accurate as at September 2012.



Santiago Saavedra

Bachelor of Business (Public Relations)


‘Studying Public Relations at QUT has helped me gain a deeper insight into the current

industry and its many demands. Many of the teaching staff are working with the most

reputable firms, and it’s great that our projects and assignments are for real clients and

address real issues and opportunities. Brisbane is a very vibrant city and the atmosphere on

campus is really friendly. From the first day I arrived I felt safe and met many people willing

to help me settle in and adapt to the new study environment.’

Gardens Point campus

Gardens Point campus is the only inner-city

campus in the Brisbane central business

district, situated next to the beautiful Botanic

Gardens and the Brisbane River. The location

reinforces QUT’s close links with business and

industry. Public transport, accommodation,

shopping and dining options are all within

walking distance.

Study areas at Gardens Point:

• Building and planning

• Business

• Information technology

• Law and justice

• Science and engineering

Kelvin Grove campus

Kelvin Grove campus is an award-winning

urban development, located only two

kilometres north of the Brisbane city centre.

Students can easily walk to the city or

university, and benefit from purpose-built

student accommodation and a range of

facilities including a supermarket, shops and

restaurants all within a convenient and safe

village atmosphere.

Study areas at Kelvin Grove:

• Creative industries

• Education

• Health

• QUT International College (English

language and pathway programs)


Facilities vary on each campus and include:

• Art studios and theatres

• Bookshops

• Cafés

• Child care

• Free campus shuttle bus between


• Student centres, counselling and health


• Wireless internet zones

• 24-hour computing labs

• Libraries

• Automatic teller machines (ATMs)

• Licensed Student Guild bars

• Fitness centres and sporting facilities

• Prayer rooms/chapel

Contact us

QUT International

Queensland University of Technology

2 George Street

GPO Box 2434

Brisbane Queensland 4001


Phone +61 3 9627 4853

Fax +61 3 9627 4863

Australia (freecall) 1800 181 848



© QUT 2012 18970

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