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POSTgraduate

Prospectus

2011

for international students


Above: UQ St Lucia – the historic Forgan Smith Building

Cover photo (from left to right): students Mingyan Li (People’s Republic of China), Preston Ng (Malaysia), Amanda Bourgeois (USA) and Ivar Kvalsvik (Norway)

UQ CELEBRATES

ITS CENTENARY

In the 100 years since The University

of Queensland was established, we are

proud to have delivered teaching and

research to not only the people of our

State, but also to Australia and the world.

From a cancer vaccine and new generation

jet technology, to winning an Academy

Award and penning several best-selling

works of literature – this is just a tiny fraction

of the achievement and success from the

many wonderful people who have worked

and studied at UQ.

Be part of our second century, and

join us as we continue to deliver learning

and discovery that is making a difference,

globally.

www.uq.edu.au/centenary

Academic calendar 2011

SEMESTER 1

Orientation

Semester 1 begins

Mid-semester break

Semester 1 resumes

Revision period

Examination period

Semester 1 ends

Mid-year break

Graduation week

SEMESTER 2

Mid-year Orientation

Semester 2 begins

Mid-semester break

Semester 2 resumes

Revision period

Examination period

Semester 2 ends

Graduation weeks

SUMMER SEMESTER

21-25 February

28 February

25-29 April

3 May

6-10 June

11-25 June

25 June

25 June-25 July

18-22 July

18-22 July

25 July

26-30 September

3 October

31 October-4 November

5-19 November

19 November

5-23 December

Summer Semester

28 November-

11 February 2012

QUEENSLAND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

New Year’s Day 3 January

Australia Day

26 January

Good Friday

22 April

Easter Monday

25 April

Anzac Day

25 April

Labour Day

2 May

Queen’s Birthday 13 June

Royal Queensland Show 17 August

Christmas Day

26 December

Boxing Day

27 December

University facts and figures

Students and staff

Academic staff 2408

Total students

40,512 from

more than 110 countries

International students 8813

Postgraduate students 10,643

Top three international

source countries

Top three programs

by enrolment

Graduate job rate

China, Singapore,

Malaysia

Bachelor of Arts,

Doctor of Philosophy,

Bachelor of Engineering

79.9% (average full-time

rate for Bachelor degree);

national average 77.1%

$42,000 (male/female

Graduate salary average) ($40,000 national

median)

Statistics are accurate as at April 2009.

Monetary amounts are in Australian dollars.

Rankings (2009)

UK’s Times Higher Education-QS World

University Rankings: 41st

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic

Rankings of World Universities: top 20 in

the Asia Pacific and top 150 worldwide

The Australian Good Universities Guide:

maximum five-star rating for research grants

and research intensity – the only Queensland

university to receive this highest rating – and

a further five stars for student demand,

staff-student ratio, and toughness to get

in (St Lucia campus). UQ also earned four

stars for getting a job, positive graduate

outcomes, graduate salaries, equity group

access, and international enrolments.

On a variety of measures UQ is one of the

top three or four research universities in the

country.


Welcome

The University of Queensland (UQ) gives you opportunities to study with

teachers and supervisors who drive and are informed by cutting-edge

research, in a vibrant environment that reflects the Australian culture.

The UQ advantage provides access to Australia’s most awarded teachers and a range

of outstanding facilities, as well as researchers who are at the forefront of their fields.

At UQ, we challenge and encourage your thinking. We provide our students with

dedicated support, accessible teachers and supervisors, industry and professional

engagement, international connections and a variety of extra-curricular opportunities.

Our range of postgraduate programs is one of Australia’s most comprehensive, and

offers specialised knowledge as well as opportunities for you to update and upgrade

your qualifications. With a UQ postgraduate degree, you can strive to achieve more in

your profession, or gain the skills and confidence you need to change careers.

Our world-class research institutes and research higher degree programs

provide outstanding opportunities to fulfil the potential of the next

generation of innovators.

When you choose to study at UQ – at St Lucia, Gatton, Herston

or Ipswich – you will join a safe and diverse environment with

the most active campus life of any Queensland university. UQ

is a multicultural community of more than 40,000 students,

with almost 9000 international students from more than 110

countries.

UQ attracts high achieving students from Australia

and around the world. Our graduates are in demand

throughout Australia and the world, and have strong

employment rates.

I invite you to explore this prospectus, and I look

forward to welcoming you to UQ in 2011.

Professor Paul Greenfield AO

VICE-CHANCELLOR and President

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Why choose uq?

The University of Queensland enjoys a long tradition of success.

Here are 10 reasons to make UQ your university in 2011.

GLOBAL REPUTATION

When you choose UQ you are choosing a

truly world-class university.

In 2009, UQ was ranked as one of the top

50 universities in the world by the United

Kingdom’s prestigious Times Higher Education

Supplement-QS. It was also ranked among

the top 20 universities in the Asia Pacific

and the top 150 worldwide by the 2009

Academic Rankings of World Universities study

conducted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

As a founding member of the Group of Eight

and one of only three Australian members of

Universitas 21, UQ prides itself on its longstanding

reputation for quality and excellence

and is at the forefront of tertiary education.

QUALITY PROGRAMS

UQ has the most comprehensive range of

high-quality programs in Queensland, with

over 350 programs and 4000 courses offered

at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

UQ offers both coursework and research

postgraduate degrees. Through practical

study options, UQ degrees equip graduates

with the skills and knowledge required to meet

emerging workplace and career challenges

across a range of disciplines.

UQ is a destination of choice for international

research higher degree students, having one

of the largest cohorts of international PhD

candidates in Australia.

“Choosing The University of

Queensland for my postgraduate

studies has by far been the easiest

decision of my life given that

it is an international leader in

education and research. It offers

excellent teaching, superior career

prospects, global reputation and

world-class facilities.

UQ provides a nurturing and

warm environment for students to

realise their potential.“

Kirti Mishra

India

Master of Business (Advanced)

EXCELLENT TEACHERS

In 2009, UQ’s National Teaching Awards and

Citations totaled 53, cementing UQ’s record

of winning more national awards for teaching

than any other Australian university since the

national awards system began in 1997.

UQ has:

– a 100 percent success rate in the Carrick

Citations for Outstanding 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

– more than 2600 highly qualified academic

staff dedicated to teaching and research,

many of whom are recognised internationally

as leaders in their fields.

VIBRANT CAMPUSES

As well as being a great place to 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 in which you can relax,

eat, drink and shop. Our campuses also offer:

– 150 social and academic clubs and societies

– 33 sports clubs

– world-class sporting facilities

– cultural activities and performances, including

theatre, dances, concerts, movies, debates,

barbecues, markets, and art exhibitions.

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Commerce student Tomas Pineda Vasquez (Colombia), Bioscience student Sandy Pineda Gonzalez (Guatemala), Arts student Axal Huskisson (Australia)

and Social Work student Sarah Dakhili (Sweden)

RELAXED

BRISBANE LIFESTYLE

UQ’s campuses are in or around Brisbane,

the capital of Queensland. Brisbane is

widely considered one of Australia’s most

liveable cities, offering a safe, friendly, and

multicultural environment.

The city is close to beaches, rainforests,

and other tourist attractions, such as theme

parks. While relaxed, Brisbane is a modern

city that boasts a mix of cafés, restaurants,

bars, galleries, museums, sporting events, and

shopping districts.

VALUABLE ONGOING

CONNECTION

We love to hear success stories from our

graduates, and maintaining excellent

relationships with past students is mutually

beneficial.

Whether you studied here for a semester on

exchange or completed a full degree, we are

proud to call you one of our alumni.

Graduates can stay in touch with their

discipline and colleagues through a variety of

events and activities organised by UQ Alumni

groups throughout the world.

As a member of the UQ Alumni community,

you will enjoy a lifetime of experiences, with

opportunities to maintain and renew friendships

and engage in social, educational and

intellectual activities within the UQ community.

LEADING RESEARCH

UQ is one of the top three research

universities in Australia.

Our researchers constantly push the boundaries to

achieve internationally acclaimed breakthroughs.

We are leaders in industry collaboration and

research funding for Australian universities.

At UQ, you will have the opportunity to study

with some of the world’s best researchers.

Research highlights include:

– the world’s first cervical cancer vaccine, cofounded

by Professor Ian Frazer and the late Dr

Jian Zhou, available in more than 110 countries

– UQ-developed Triple P (Positive Parenting

Program) exported throughout the world

– development of a clean energy source from

solar-powered bioreactors and micro-algae.

UQ has created more world-class research

institutes than any other Australian university,

which have attracted a community of more

than 1500 scientists, social scientists, and

engineers from Australia and around the world.

FIRST-CLASS

FACILITIES

We are dedicated to developing state-ofthe-art

teaching facilities in response to

student needs and industry expectations.

Our campus facilities are supported by one

of the fastest and most advanced information

networks in the world.

New specialist facilities, such as the Centre

for Advanced Animal Science (CASS) and

the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence

(PACE) precinct, enrich learning through

cutting-edge technology, and grant students

access to industry and research professionals.

Our advanced teaching spaces, with

individual touch screens and devices for iPods

and recording mechanisms, enhance student

interaction, while facilities such as the UQ

library provide valuable resources and ongoing

support for students.

DEDICATED SUPPORT

FOR INTERNATIONAL

STUDENTS

We aim to make every student’s arrival

in Australia as smooth as possible, by

providing services from arrival to departure.

Services include:

– airport pick-up

– comprehensive orientation programs

– academic and English language support

programs

– accommodation assistance

– health services

– pre-departure advice

– IT support

– career assistance.

OUTSTANDING

CAREER PROSPECTS

UQ qualifications are highly regarded by

Australian and international employers.

In the 2008 Employer Review of the Times

Higher Education-QS rankings of world

universities, UQ was ranked 38th for graduate

employability.

In Australia, our graduates enjoy an

employment rate higher than the national

average.

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ContentS

The UQ Experience 5

Brisbane and Queensland 6

Brisbane 6

Brisbane – facts and figures 6

Queensland 7

Campuses 8

– UQ St Lucia 8

– UQ Ipswich 9

– UQ Gatton 10

– UQ Herston 11

Other sites 12

– Teaching and research sites 12

– Research institutes 12

Key facilities 16

– Library 16

– Information technology 16

– Teaching spaces 17

– Student Centres 17

Student support 18

– Academic and English language support 18

– Getting Started and Orientation 18

– Diversity 19

– Personal safety 19

– UQ Union 19

– Student services 19

Recreation 20

– Sport and fitness 20

– Entertainment 20

– Cultural activities 21

– Student clubs and societies 21

Campus services 22

– Healthcare 22

– Childcare and childcare centres (table) 22

– Worship and religion 22

– Food, shopping and commercial services 23

Accommodation 24

– Airport reception and temporary accommodation 24

– Information sessions 24

– Accommodation options 24

– Residential colleges (table) 26

STUDY OPTIONS AT UQ 27

Postgraduate study options 28

– Pathways to and through UQ 28

– Coursework programs 29

– Research higher degrees 29

English language studies 30

Other study opportunities 32

Study Abroad 32

– Exchange to UQ 32

– Exchange from UQ – UQ Abroad 32

– Learn a language at UQ 33

Terminology 34

Research Higher

Degree Programs 35

Research higher degree programs 36

Student research 38

POSTGRADUATE

COURSEWORK PROGRAMS 39

Areas of Study (index table) 40

Agriculture, Animals, Food & Environment 42

Business, Economics, Law & Tourism 48

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology 56

Health 62

Humanities, Social Science, Education & Arts 72

Science, Geography & Planning 86

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 91

Scholarships and financial support 92

– UQ scholarships for international students 92

– Australian Government scholarships 92

– Other scholarship opportunities 93

– UQ research higher degree scholarships 93

Living costs 94

– Statutory expenses 94

– General expenses 94

– Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) 95

– Expenses guide (table) 96

– Students supporting dependants 97

– Employment options 97

Tuition fees 98

– Coursework tuition fee calculation 98

– Tuition fees – postgraduate coursework programs (table) 98

– Research higher degree tuition fees 102

– Fee refund information 102

ADMISSION INFORMATION 103

Academic entry requirements 104

– For postgraduate coursework programs 104

– For research higher degree programs 104

English language requirements 105

– Demonstrating English language proficiency 105

– English – alternative tests and scores (table) 105

Application process 106

– For research higher degree programs 106

– For postgraduate coursework programs 106

– Visas 107

FURTHER INFORMATION 108

UQ online 108

Helpful online resources 109

UQ partners 110

Application forms

insert

– English language studies (purple) insert

– Graduate coursework studies (green) insert

Maps

inside back cover

– Throughout this publication, information panels provide Web and

contact details for further information.

– All prices are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD$).

– Definitions of some common University terms are provided in

UQ Terminology on page 34.

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THE UQ

EXPERIENCE

At UQ, you can take part in a mix of sporting, cultural

and social activities, and will have access to academic

and personal support services.

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Brisbane

and Queensland

South-east Queensland is known for its relaxed lifestyle and access

to world-renowned natural attractions.

“Living in Australia is a unique

experience. This young and

multicultural country has a

friendly environment – essential

for students living far from family

and friends. Within three weeks

I was calling Brisbane home and

I found that there was plenty of

respect for each other’s cultural

background.”

Alessandro de Carvalho Souza, Brazil

Master of International Studies

BRISBANE

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, and

is widely known as one of the country’s

most liveable cities.

The city and surrounding areas has a

population of more than 1.8 million. Brisbane’s

reputation as a friendly, modern city makes it a

popular tourist destination.

Brisbane is considered one of the major

business hubs in Australia with easy access to

the Asia Pacific region. Most major Australian

and international companies have an office in

Brisbane.

The inner city is characterised by the

Brisbane River, parklands, museums, art

galleries, a casino, malls, shopping districts and

a host of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafés.

Visitors to Brisbane enjoy the city’s relaxed,

outdoor lifestyle that promotes a love of sports

as well as the arts. Brisbane is well known for

its thriving arts and cultural scene and a full

calendar of exciting events is on offer across

the city’s many cultural attractions such as the

world-class Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).

The golden beaches and theme parks of the

Gold Coast are under an hour’s drive south. The

beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches are a short

drive to the north, along with national parks,

rainforests, and attractions such as Australia Zoo.

UQ’s St Lucia campus is a significant

landmark in Brisbane, and UQ has played a

key role in the development of the city.

Brisbane City Council

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Our Brisbane

www.ourbrisbane.com

Things to do in Brisbane

www.thingstodo.com/au/queensland

Study Brisbane

www.studybrisbane.com.au

Brisbane – facts and figures

Brisbane

– Capital city of the State of Queensland,

Australia

Population

– 1,820,375 (Brisbane city and surrounds)

– 4,380,383 (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 it is

common to 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)

– People are advised to wear hats, cool

clothing that protects from the sun and

maximum UV-protection (30+) sunscreen

during summer

– A long-sleeved jacket and warm clothes will

be necessary during the early morning and

evening in winter

Source: Population statistics: Queensland Government,

Office of Economic and Statistical Research, 2009

Brisbane city

Comparative cost of living

Brisbane, Australia 86.8

Perth, Australia 88.5

Melbourne, Australia 94.2

Sydney, Australia 104.1

New York City, USA 100

Tokyo, Japan 127

Source: Mercer Cost of Living Survey,

Worldwide Rankings 2008

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THE UQ EXPERIENCE

QUEENSLAND

Queensland is the engine room for economic

growth in Australia. Strong business

investment generates tens of thousands of

new jobs every year.

Through its “Smart State” initiative, the

Queensland Government has invested more

than $3 billion in research and development

and innovation. Queensland’s economy is

characterised by a highly educated and skilled

population, advanced productivity, a culture

of creativity and innovation, and opportunities

across Queensland communities.

Queensland’s economy has enjoyed a boom

in the tourism and mining industries over the

past 20 years. A sizeable influx of interstate and

overseas migrants, large amounts of federal

government investment, increased mining of

vast mineral deposits and an ever-expanding

aerospace sector ensure that the State will

remain Australia’s fastest growing economy in

the foreseeable future.

Queensland attracts more than half of all

international tourists to Australia. Its tropical

coastal strip includes sandy beaches, coral

islands and plenty of sunshine.

In the far north, the Daintree Rainforest

sweeps down to the sea. As the oldest rainforest

on Earth, it nurtures spectacular wildlife.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the ‘Natural

Wonders of the World’. As the largest World

Heritage Area, it stretches more than 2000

kilometres alongside the coast, and is home

to around 1500 species of fish and 350 types

of coral.

West of Queensland’s Great Dividing

Range are mine sites and huge cattle and

sheep properties. The unique red and brown

landscapes of Queensland’s outback span

around 800,000 square kilometres.

Closer to Brisbane, some of the largest

sand dunes in the world attract travellers to

Stradbroke, Moreton and Fraser Islands.

South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

UQ’s Dr Steve Salisbury digging for fossils in outback Queensland

Study Queensland

www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au

Tourism Queensland

www.tq.com.au

Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef, where the UQ Heron Island Research Station is situated

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CAMPUSES

UQ’s four main campuses in southeast Queensland are renowned

as the most beautiful and well equipped in Australia.

UQ ST LUCIA

UQ’s St Lucia campus is renowned as one

of Australia’s most attractive campuses and

is just a 10-minute drive from Brisbane’s

vibrant city heart (see page 6).

Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides,

the 114-hectare site provides a perfect study,

research and living environment. UQ St Lucia

unites the vitality of a modern campus with the

tradition of an established university.

The gracious sandstone buildings, parklands

and lakes encompass world-class teaching and

research facilities. These include Queensland’s

biggest multimedia library plus state-of-the-art

laboratories and lecture theatres.

Students can find everything they need on

campus, including excellent sporting venues,

shops, banks, a post office, restaurants, and

refectories.

Transport

UQ St Lucia can be reached by bus, CityCat

ferry, bike, and car from the surrounding

suburbs and the city. The Eleanor Schonell

pedestrian and bus bridge links UQ to

Brisbane’s southern suburbs.

Casual parking is available in metered

spaces from $3 a day, however it is in high

demand and students are encouraged to

consider other transport options.

UQ St Lucia

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

UQ’s expansive St Lucia campus

SWANN RD

2km

Ashgrove

Taringa

JUBILEE TCE

Toowong

Red Hill

MILTON RD

HAWKEN DR

WATERWORKS RD

Paddington

CORONATION DR

St Lucia

KELVIN GROVE RD

BRISBANE RIVER

SIR FRED SCHONELL DR

Herston

HERSTON RD

INNER CITY BYPASS

Highgate Hill

Spring Hill

South Brisbane

ANN ST

Fairfield

UQ Herston

Brisbane

city

ANNERLEY RD

Dutton

Park

Fortitude

Valley

PEDESTRIAN

& BUS BRIDGE

IPSWICH RD

Kangaroo

Point

PACIFIC MWY

BRISBANE RIVER

Woolloongabba

Greenslopes

Distance and travelling time

Distance from

UQ St Lucia to

Kilometres

Minutes

drive

UQ Gatton 90 65

UQ Ipswich 44 36

UQ Herston 10 20

Gold Coast 87 60

Sunshine Coast 105 75

Brisbane CBD 7 10

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THE UQ EXPERIENCE

Students outside the award-winning UQ Ipswich Library

UQ IPSWICH

UQ Ipswich offers students a uniquely

personalised learning environment.

UQ Ipswich opened for teaching in February

1999. Students enjoy the personalised learning

environment, and the ease of access to

teaching staff and facilities in their learning.

With small class sizes and a community spirit, it

is up close and personal education.

Students benefit from purpose-designed

teaching spaces that use the latest technology

in teaching, course delivery, and research

infrastructure. The campus boasts a wealth of

dedicated, state-of-the-art learning facilities.

These include Building 8, which merges traditional

library and student services with innovative

technology to advance learning and research. UQ

Ipswich’s student/computer ratio places it at the

forefront of Australian tertiary education.

Students enjoy a range of support,

amenity, and recreational services, including

a bookshop, cafés, a multipurpose court for

playing tennis, basketball and netball, a sports

oval and a cardio-gymnasium.

A range of accommodation options is

available for students wanting to live in the

region (see page 25).

Ipswich city

Home to 160,000 residents, Ipswich is known

as Australia’s heritage city and is part of one of

the fastest-growing regions in Australia.

In 2007, Ipswich won the international award

for Liveable Communities for cities with a

population of 75,000 to 200,000.

City facilities include an inner city mall, art

galleries, parks and gardens, a cultural centre,

restaurants and coffee shops, supermarkets,

banks, doctors’ surgeries, hospitals, an IT-based

public library, golf courses and showgrounds.

Transport

A University-operated bus service runs four

times each weekday during semester from

the St Lucia campus to UQ Ipswich, then UQ

Gatton and return. Train and bus timetables

for travel to the campus are coordinated.

Passengers can buy combined rail/bus tickets

enabling travel on both Queensland Rail and

the local bus service, which has a stop at

the Ipswich campus. Parking on campus is

available for $1.30 per day.

UQ Ipswich

www.uq.edu.au/ipswich

Ipswich City Council

www.ipswich.qld.gov.au

Ipswich Tourism

www.ipswichtourism.com.au

The heritage-listed Building 4, UQ Ipswich

Distance and travelling time

Distance from

UQ Ipswich to

Kilometres

Minutes

drive

UQ St Lucia 44 36

UQ Gatton 55 40

UQ Herston 47 40

Gold Coast 95 60

Sunshine Coast 150 105

Brisbane CBD 44 35

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Campuses

The heritage-listed Foundation Building at UQ Gatton

UQ GATTON

UQ Gatton delivers excellence in

agricultural and natural resource sciences.

UQ Gatton offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere

and students enjoy the benefits of being close

to the major centres of Brisbane, Ipswich and

Toowoomba. Just under an hour’s drive west

of Brisbane, the campus offers a unique blend

of modern teaching facilities, state-of-the-art

laboratories and historic buildings.

UQ Gatton students gain a more

personalised education as part of a large

university with international standing.

The campus is home to a number of worldclass

facilities including:

– $33 million Centre for Advanced Animal

Science

– UQ Veterinary Teaching Hospital

– Veterinary Clinical Skills and Research Facility

– Modern Pre-Clinical Teaching Laboratories

– state-of-the-art Veterinary Science building

The campus also operates commercial

production units to support teaching, research

and hands-on training. The programs offered

in the areas of agribusiness and economics,

agriculture and horticulture, animals and

equine studies, environment, food, forestry,

natural resources and veterinary science are

internationally recognised as among the best of

their types in Australia.

UQ Gatton students can take advantage

of a range of medical, welfare, counselling

and learning support services, and numerous

sporting and recreational activities. Campus

amenities include a post office, childcare

centre, bookshops, cafés, banking facilities and

a licensed club.

On-campus accommodation is also available

for students (see page 25).

Lockyer Valley Shire

Gatton is a thriving town of 6000 people in the

Lockyer Valley. It is just five kilometres from UQ

Gatton and 90 kilometres west of Brisbane.

Toowoomba, a city of 155,000 people, which

is the regional capital of the Darling Downs, is a

30-minute drive away.

The picturesque landscape includes rich

farming land and tourist attractions. The

town offers many services and facilities.

These include supermarkets and shops,

accommodation, visitor’s information centre,

a hospital and other medical services, a civic

centre, restaurants, banks, public library,

recreational facilities, a showground, golf

course and football club.

Transport

During semester, the University-operated

express bus service runs four times each

weekday, from UQ St Lucia to UQ Ipswich,

then UQ Gatton and return.

The campus is also serviced by express

coaches running between Brisbane and

Toowoomba, and a bus/rail service linking

Gatton and Brisbane.

There is ample, free, on-campus parking for

students all year.

UQ Gatton

www.uq.edu.au/gatton

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au

Student Nikki Ingle at UQ Gatton

Distance and travelling time

Distance from

UQ Gatton to

Kilometres

Minutes

drive

UQ St Lucia 90 65

UQ Ipswich 55 40

UQ Herston 92 65

Gold Coast 170 90

Toowoomba 40 30

Brisbane CBD 90 60

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THE UQ EXPERIENCE

UQ HERSTON

Herston is UQ’s major clinical health

teaching and research location.

The campus is close to Brisbane’s CBD and is

located alongside the Royal Children’s Hospital

and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

UQ Herston is home to the School of

Medicine, the School of Population Health and

the Faculty of Health Sciences office. The colocation

of UQ Herston with a major tertiary

hospital demonstrates UQ’s commitment to

working closely with health professionals and

researchers in Queensland to deliver innovative

and contemporary education programs. (Health

Science schools and facilities are also located at

St Lucia, Ipswich and at other major hospitals.)

Students benefit from this close proximity

to the Herston hospital precinct, which also

includes major research centres, including

the UQ Centre for Clinical Research and the

Queensland Institute of Medical Research.

Student services are provided directly

through the campus’s schools.

The Herston Health Sciences Library is one

of 14 branches of the UQ Library. It provides

excellent resources and services to support

the teaching, learning and research needs of

students and both UQ and hospital staff.

UQ Herston is also the site for the following

centres:

– $66 million UQ Centre for Clinical Research

– Centre for Military and Veterans Health

– Centre for Online Health

– Australian Centre for International and

Tropical Health and Nutrition (ACITHN)

– Centre for Indigenous Health.

Transport

UQ Herston can be accessed by public

transport. A bus stops outside the nearby Royal

Children’s Hospital, and the campus can also be

reached via train to Brunswick Street station and

a short walk. Visit www.transinfo.qld.gov.au for

more information. Parking is available on-campus

for postgraduate students only from $3 per day.

UQ Herston

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

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

www.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh

SWANN RD

2km

Ashgrove

Taringa

JUBILEE TCE

Toowong

Red Hill

MILTON RD

HAWKEN DR

WATERWORKS RD

Paddington

CORONATION DR

St Lucia

KELVIN GROVE RD

BRISBANE RIVER

SIR FRED SCHONELL DR

Herston

HERSTON RD

INNER CITY BYPASS

Highgate Hill

Spring Hill

South Brisbane

ANN ST

Fairfield

UQ Herston

Brisbane

city

ANNERLEY RD

Dutton

Park

Fortitude

Valley

PEDESTRIAN

& BUS BRIDGE

Distance and travelling time

Distance from

UQ HERSTON to

IPSWICH RD

Kilometres

Kangaroo

Point

PACIFIC MWY

BRISBANE RIVER

Woolloongabba

Greenslopes

Minutes

drive

UQ St Lucia 10 20

UQ Gatton 92 65

UQ Ipswich 47 40

Gold Coast 80 55

Sunshine Coast 100 70

Brisbane CBD 3 5

Mayne Medical School, UQ Herston

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Other sites

UQ operates in approximately 50 sites throughout Queensland, in locations such as

hospitals and tropical islands, and even has its own experimental mine.

TEACHING AND

RESEARCH SITES

UQ’s facilities throughout Queensland include:

– marine research stations at North Stradbroke

Island, Heron Island, and Low Isles

– the University Mine and the Julius Kruttschnitt

Mineral Research Centre at Indooroopilly, in

Brisbane

– seismograph stations at Mount Nebo and

Charters Towers

– numerous veterinary science teaching and

research centres

– agricultural sciences farms at Mount Cotton

and Redland Bay

– the UQ Business School Downtown in

Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)

– the School of Dentistry, in Brisbane’s CBD

– teaching hospitals, health centres, and other

medical research facilities through Brisbane, the

Gold Coast, and other parts of Queensland.

RESEARCH

INSTITUTES

UQ supports a broad and comprehensive

research profile, while investing strategically

in selected areas where it has developed

critical mass and internationally recognised

strengths.

UQ’s existing research strengths have

evolved into seven internationally significant,

interdisciplinary research institutes, many of

which offer study opportunities for students.

By combining modern infrastructure with a

culture that champions research excellence,

UQ’s institutes have attracted a community of

more than 1500 scientists, social scientists and

engineers from Australia and around the world.

Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef, where the UQ Heron Island Research Station is situated

Australian Institute for Bioengineering

and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

The AIBN has moved beyond traditional

boundaries to focus its research in areas

that will alleviate current problems in

human health, manufacturing, information

technology and the environment.

The unique capabilities of the AIBN come from

merging the skills of more than 340 engineers,

chemists, biologists and computational scientists

to conduct world-class research programs in

nano-scale science, technology and engineering

coupled with a commitment to translating this

research into commercial outcomes.

AIBN research

The AIBN has a dynamic, multidisciplinary

research environment with teams working at

the interface of the biological, chemical and

physical sciences.

The Institute has research programs in the

areas of:

– delivery of therapeutic agents using polymer

chemistry, virus-like particles, and needleless

transdermal technologies

– metabolic engineering of cells to produce

new bioproducts

– regenerative medicine through stem cell

biology and novel scaffolds

– nanomaterials for orthopaedic applications,

enzyme encapsulation and biosensors

– energy and the environment through high

performance hydrogen storage materials,

photocatalysis for environment remediation

and novel membranes for water desalination

and recycling.

Research training at the AIBN

The AIBN is dedicated to providing unparalleled

training opportunities for research higher

degree students. AIBN researchers have

collaborative links with laboratories all over

the world, providing extensive opportunities to

enrich the training process.

The multidisciplinary research environment,

in conjunction with world-class facilities and a

commercial focus, creates a unique program

for UQ students. Financial support is available

and may include scholarship (living allowance),

conference attendance and research costs.

Australian Institute for Biotechnology and

Nanotechnology (AIBN)

www.aibn.uq.edu.au

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

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Diamantina Institute for Cancer,

Immunology and Metabolic Medicine

The Diamantina Institute brings together

clinicians, clinical researchers and scientists

working on some of today’s most important

health problems, including cancer, vaccines

against infectious disease, diabetes and

arthritis.

The Institute’s goal is to develop a better

understanding of the molecular and cellular

basis of disease, and to translate that

understanding into practical outcomes for

patients, through design and testing of new

prevention strategies and treatments.

The Institute is based at the Princess

Alexandra Hospital and has around 200

scientists, students and support staff working

together with clinicians to turn scientific

discoveries into better treatments.

The Diamantina Institute’s achievements

include contributing to the development of the

world’s first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer,

of which more than 40 million doses have been

administered to woman and girls in over 110

countries around the world. Research highlights

also include the identification of a novel

mechanism that has led to the development of

a rheumatoid arthritis immunotherapy, which is

currently undergoing clinical trials.

Research programs are conducted in areas

as diverse as immunotherapeutics, genetics,

cancer cell biology, virology and metabolic

homeostasis, while the Institute retains a

common focus on the translation of basic

science into novel prophylactics and therapies.

The Diamantina Institute has successfully

incubated three start-up companies with interests

in vaccine technology, the treatment of obesity

and the management of autoimmune disease.

Collaborations

Through extensive collaborations with

scientists within UQ’s schools, centres and

other institutes, its affiliated hospitals, and with

colleagues worldwide, the Diamantina Institute

maintains its scientific and clinical research

at the cutting-edge internationally, while also

delivering practical outcomes for patients.

Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and

Metabolic Medicine

www.di.uq.edu.au

Global Change Institute (GCI)

Our world is changing at an ever-quickening

pace. Never before has the global community

faced challenges of the scale and speed that

it does today. Escalating global population,

From front: Alise Poh, Dr Ian Vella and Lea Worton in the Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine

a changing climate and increasing demand

on resources place enormous challenges on

Australia and the world.

The University of Queensland has responded

to the global challenge by launching the Global

Change Institute that will focus on providing

expert-based innovations for the problems and

opportunities of today and tomorrow.

Harnessing the efforts and brilliance of UQ’s

thousands of researchers, the Global Change

Institute will focus on key challenges such as

sustainable cities, food security, water, climate

change, renewable energy, population health,

and the environment.

The Global Change Institute will engage in:

– provision of expert-based solutions to the

challenges of global change

– integration of solution-building across

university, business, industry, government

and the wider community

– transfer of research into knowledge products

that can inform technology and management

decisions within Australia and internationally

– innovative approaches to postgraduate

and undergraduate education as well

as providing education and training

opportunities to the wider community

– facilitating funding opportunities for

collaborative solution focused research.

Global Change Institute

www.gci.uq.edu.au

Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)

The IMB is internationally recognised as a

globally competitive centre for molecular

bioscience research.

The IMB’s highly collaborative environment

brings together biologists, geneticists, chemists,

mathematicians and bioinformaticians to

exchange ideas and work together to better

understand complex scientific processes.

Researchers at the IMB investigate genes,

proteins and small molecules in these

interdisciplinary teams in order to understand

disease and develop new pharmaceuticals,

therapies and diagnostics. In addition to

biomedical research, the IMB has scientists

studying green energy, environmentally friendly

pest control and information technology.

Its researchers are particularly interested in:

– genetic programming of mammalian

development and variation

– mapping the structure, growth and

dynamics of mammalian tissues and cells

– understanding cell architecture and trafficking

– developing new medicines and technologies.

IMB researcher groups contribute to national

research programs and have ongoing

collaborations with groups around the

world. The IMB not only contributes at the

international level, but also is a leader in the

advancement of this area of science. The

IMB’s students are an integral part of this

contribution and advancement. The hallmark of

the IMB Graduate Program is its commitment

to providing students with a well-rounded

experience reaching beyond the focus of the

individual’s research project, while still providing

expert training in a specialised field of study

within a state-of-the-art research facility.

For more information on student opportunities

at the IMB, including scholarships and relocation

allowances, please see the IMB website.

Commercialisation

The IMB’s research outcomes are protected

and commercialised by the University-owned

technology transfer corporation IMBcom Pty Ltd.

Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the Queensland Bioscience Precinct, UQ St Lucia

Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)

www.imb.uq.edu.au

IMBcom Pty Ltd

www.imbcom.com.au

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Other sites

Institute for Social Science Research

(ISSR)

UQ’s goal of addressing important societal

problems with world-class research was

significantly advanced through the opening

of the ISSR in 2007.

The ISSR exists to consolidate and concentrate

social science research expertise at the

university, to undertake multidisciplinary

problem-oriented research into topics and

Australasian Centre on Ageing Director Professor Helen Bartlett. The Centre is located in the ISSR.

issues of importance to Australia, and to provide

high quality training and research opportunities

for research higher degree students.

The ISSR is concerned with contributing,

and making a difference, to the big questions

that face Australia today. How can we secure

future prosperity and wellbeing? How can we

tackle environmental challenges such as climate

change or ensuring a sustainable future water

supply? How can the social sciences contribute

to safeguarding national and personal security?

These kinds of questions require strong

evidence-based social science research

to understand and explain the challenges

facing society, individuals and communities,

to develop appropriate responses to these

challenges, and to assess and evaluate the

adequacy of these responses.

The Institute encourages collaboration across

UQ and also plays a leading role in national

initiatives aimed at enhancing social science

research in Australia. It engages extensively

with end users of research in government and

the private and community sectors to develop

programs of work that are relevant to the needs

of its stakeholders and to provide them with

training and other services.

A defining characteristic of the ISSR is its

strong quantitative and analytical focus, which

is complemented by expertise at the cuttingedge

of qualitative methods.

Researchers in the ISSR have access to

methodological rigour of its research. ISSR

researchers have methodological expertise in

advanced quantitative and qualitative methods;

and the Institute has an active research program

developing and investigating new research

methods. The Institute also has some of the

most advanced and sophisticated research

infrastructure in the country for social science

research.

ISSR research centres

ISSR encompasses the Australasian Centre on

Ageing, the Australian Centre for Peace and

Conflict Studies, The University of Queensland

Social Research Centre and the UQ Boilerhouse

Community Engagement Centre. The Institute

also has research programs in policy analysis and

evaluation, social aspects of the environment,

and housing policy and housing research.

Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)

www.uq.edu.au/issr

Customs House, UQ’s cultural, educational and heritage facility in Brisbane’s city centre

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Dr Clare Underwood (left) and Dr Tim Silk in the Queensland Brain Institute

Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

Neuroscience is entering an era of

accelerated discovery, promising increased

understanding of the mechanisms that

regulate brain function and applying this

to developing new therapeutics for brain

diseases.

QBI foundation director, Professor Perry

Bartlett FAA, heads a dynamic faculty of senior

research neuroscientists.

The Institute focuses on understanding brain

function during both health and disease. QBI

investigates neural function at all levels using

molecular, electrophysiology, computational

and behavioural approaches. QBI’s modern

facilities include single and multi-photon

cellular imaging, a 16.4 Tesla animal MRI and

4T human MRI for advanced imaging, plus a

cell-sorting facility dedicated to neuroscience

as well as extensive capabilities in animal and

human behavioural testing. QBI’s new $63

million facility is designed to accommodate

some 250 scientists and support staff.

Research linkages

QBI scientists work collaboratively with

many research groups, including the Centre

for Magnetic Resonance, the Institute for

Molecular Bioscience, the Australian Institute for

Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and the

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research.

Internationally, QBI has research partnership

agreements with the RIKEN Brain Science

Institute (Japan), The University of Auckland

(NZ), the Chinese Academy of Science -

Institute of Neuroscience (Shanghai), the

Chinese Academy of Science - Institute of

Biophysics (Beijing), the Medical University

of South Carolina (USA), the Tata Institute of

Fundamental Research (Mumbai) and Zeiss

Australasia.

Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

www.qbi.uq.edu.au

Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

More and more, Australia’s mining industry

has to deal with the concept of responsible

growth – growth that makes economic

sense and is environmentally and socially

responsible.

As a result, the industry is increasingly turning

to UQ’s SMI for new and unique ways of

addressing these responsibilities.

SMI’s research is driven by an agenda to

identify the significant challenges facing the

minerals industry, and to capitalise on the breadth

of the research capacity within its centres by

fostering obvious, and not-so-obvious synergies.

The challenges include:

– the management of water

– mine closure

– social issues

– the meaning and application of sustainable

development principles.

Areas of research that would be of interest to

postgraduate students include:

– social and behavioural research associated

with communities and their interaction with

major industries

– use of mathematical modelling for technical,

environmental, spatial and mineral economics

problems

– examination of the principles of sustainable

development

– application of risk analysis methodology in

safety, health and environmental applications.

Research centres

The SMI encompasses the Julius Kruttschnitt

Mineral Research Centre, the Centre for

Mined Land Rehabilitation, the WH Bryan

Mining Geology Research Centre, the Minerals

Industry Research Centre, the Centre for Social

Responsibility in Mining and the Centre for

Water in the Minerals Industry. It also embraces

School divisions which are active in minerals

industry research.

Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

www.smi.uq.edu.au

Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ St Lucia

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KEY FACILITIES

UQ’s state-of-the-art facilities are key to unlocking your learning potential.

“I still remember my first days at

UQ. If I had questions about any

services or enrolment, I would go

to the Student Centre. They are

extremely helpful and always very

kind and patient.”

Mingyan Li

PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF China

Master of Philosophy candidate

Engineering Learning Centre, UQ St Lucia

LIBRARY

The award-winning UQ Library’s mission

is to enrich world-class scholarship. It is

the largest research library in Queensland,

providing excellent collections, facilities,

services and assistance, both online and

in-person.

Library features include:

– 15 branches at the four main UQ campuses

and other locations including the major

teaching hospitals and Dental School

– over 2.5 million books, tens of thousands of

print and electronic journals, large e-Book

collection, multimedia, manuscripts, pictorial

collections, microfilm, significant archival

collections, and an online reference collection

– learning spaces for students to work

individually or in groups

– more than 1200 computers for student use

and some laptops available for loan

– Internet access

– facilities for student laptops, including

access to the UQconnect wireless network

and laptop recharge stations

– information specialists who provide expert

assistance to students

– referencing software, training, and support

– Ask a Librarian email and online chat service

– generous borrowing privileges

– photocopying and printing facilities

– tours for new students

– free information skills training to help

students access and use library resources

for successful research.

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

INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY

UQ has always been a leader in technology

among Australian universities, providing

students state-of-the-art IT and online

services.

All UQ students are provided with a free

UQconnect Internet account that has a

generous download quota, and is accessible

on- and off-campus.

Current students also receive an UQconnect

Email+ for Life account, which includes an

email address that can be used even when the

students finish studying at UQ, and a suite of

services such as online storage.

UQ’s on-campus Internet access, available

at all UQ campuses, is one of the fastest

and most advanced information networks

in the world, connecting more than 18,000

computers. It is provided by UQ’s Information

Technology Services (ITS).

UQSchoolsNet, which connects Queensland

secondary schools to the University’s network

and to each other, is also a UQ initiative.

The UQconnect Wireless Network is also

available across the four main campuses,

allowing students to access the Internet from

laptops at their convenience.

Other online services for students include:

– discounted full service Internet account

rates through UQconnect, UQ’s own Internet

Service Provider (ISP)

– discounted hardware and software through

UQconnect Portable Computing

– my.UQ, a personalised portal to online

student services, which can be used to

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Student Centre, UQ St Lucia

check email and personal student records,

study resources, and calendars.

– online enrolment, lecture and tutorial notes,

discussion groups, and class timetables

– free computing help and training from Ask I.T.

– a HelpDesk providing telephone and online

IT support seven days a week

– access to lecture recordings 24 hours a day,

seven days a week.

Information Technology Services (ITS)

www.its.uq.edu.au

UQconnect

www.uqconnect.net

Phone +61 3365 6000

or 1300 738 082 Australia-wide

Email info@uqconnect.net

Ask I.T.

http://askit.uq.edu.au

Email help@askit.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 8811

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.

Large lecture theatres are fitted with a range

of modern teaching technology tools. Videoconferencing

is also available in selected rooms.

The University’s innovative Collaborative

Teaching and Learning Centres (CTLC) add

new dimensions to available teaching spaces

at the St Lucia and Gatton campuses. The

Centres are equipped with state-of-the-art

audiovisual teaching equipment and consist

of a series of spaces that allow for group

work, teaching, photocopying, printing and

recreation.

New facilities, such as the Advanced

Concepts Learning Space (ACTS), which has

individual touch screens and devices for iPods

and recording mechanisms, enhance studentteacher

interaction.

UQ’s facilities meet industry standards and

expectations, which ensures that UQ graduates

are job-ready and in demand.

Facilities

www.uq.edu.au/facilities

STUDENT CENTRES

UQ’s Student Centres are the first point of

contact for all student matters and enquiries.

If students need further specialist advice,

they will be directed to an appropriate area.

Student Centres provide information on

domestic and international student issues, plus

forms and service for:

– academic records

– admission procedures

– enrolment procedures

– examinations and assessment

– fees

– graduation

– grievance procedures

– ID cards

– mySI-net (online enrolment system)

– prizes and scholarships

– public transport

– traffic and parking.

Student Centres

www.uq.edu.au/student-centre

Communication student Brooke Cunningham (left) and Contemporary Studies student Vicky Souvanthong studying in

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Student SUPPORT

UQ understands the extra support needed by international students far from home,

family, and friends. Our support services help you settle in and enjoy your stay.

“UQ offers a great study

environment, with a number of

support services for international

students, such as the welcoming

events and the accommodation

services. This makes it a lot easier

for you to settle in and to get used

to your new environment and find

new friends.”

Martina Linnenluecke, Germany

(PhD Candidate)

Fiona Brandis from the Student Centre helps

Arts student Ravi Rao with his enquiry

ACADEMIC AND

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

SUPPORT

Each semester, all new international students

are encouraged to attend these programs,

which are offered at no additional charge.

Jump Start: Academic Preparation

Program (APP)

The Jump Start APP runs across four days in the

week prior to Orientation (in each semester) and

is designed to help new international students, at

both the undergraduate and postgraduate level,

to adjust to Australian academic expectations.

Core and optional sessions are offered, on

topics including writing, studying, library skills,

research matters, examinations, note taking,

time management, effective reading, referencing,

science writing, and problem-solving.

Student Services

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

Email ss@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 1704

English language support

English language support courses are available

through UQ’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL

Education (ICTE-UQ). Course content provides

the English language and related academic skills

required for successful study at undergraduate,

postgraduate, and research levels.

English for Specific Purposes: Academic

Communication Skills (ESP:ACS)

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

offered three weeks before Orientation each

semester. Course content includes English

language and study skills and an orientation to

Australia. This course is offered at no additional

charge to students with a full offer to UQ.

English for Academic Communication (EAC)

EAC is an eight-week, part-time course offered

throughout each semester for students who need

help with their English language and study skills.

Students choose from writing, speaking, listening,

and reading class options. This course is offered

at no additional charge to students enrolled at UQ.

More information on ICTE-UQ courses

is available on page 30. ESP:ACS and

EAC registration forms are available online

at www.icte.uq.edu.au/englishcourses/

englishsupportprograms.htm

ICTE-UQ

www.icte.uq.edu.au

Email enquiries@icte.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3346 6770

Fax +61 7 3346 6771

CRICOS Provider Number 00091C

GETTING STARTED

AND ORIENTATION

A compulsory Getting Started session and

an Orientation for international students

take place before classes begin.

Getting Started

International students will find attending a

Getting Started session within a few days of

arrival very useful. The session is designed for

someone new to Brisbane and covers:

– city, locality, and campus maps

– how to enrol

– getting student ID cards

– “O Week” (the University-wide orientation

week) activities

– banking in Australia

– making contact with other students

– public transport and student discounts.

These sessions are also run weekly throughout

the year.

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 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 who are 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 arrival

in Brisbane. There are special sessions for

international students on finding part-time work,

safety, support for families of international students

(see page 92), and the Australian health system.

Other highlights include campus tours, advice

and information about specific programs and

courses, and 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

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DIVERSITY

UQ respects cultural and religious diversity,

which creates a positive and respectful

environment.

UQ policy condemns racism, prejudice or

vilification on the bases of race, religion or

ethnicity.

UQ’s policies related to racism, discrimination,

harassment, and bullying, and the Student

Grievance Resolution Procedures are available

online via myAdvisor or on request from any

Student Centre.

myAdvisor

www.uq.edu.au/myadvisor

Student Centre

www.uq.edu.au/student-centre

PERSONAL SAFETY

UQ maintains high levels of personal safety

for all students on campus.

To keep students safe and comfortable, UQ’s

UniSafe program offers free services after dark,

including:

– the UniSafe Escort service, at St Lucia,

Ipswich, and Gatton campuses, where you

can ask to be accompanied 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.

UQ campuses are well lit, have security call

points in strategic locations, and are patrolled

24 hours a day. An emergency phone number

is effective all hours for an immediate security

response.

UniSafe

www.uq.edu.au/unisafe

UQ UNION

All international students have access to

the free support services and wide range

of on-campus entertainment, events, food

outlets, and clubs and societies offered by

the UQ Union.

UQ Union is the main student body, and

organises a variety of activities and events that

add to the vibrancy of campus life (see page

20).

The Student Help on Campus Centre

(St Lucia, building 21C) offers students free

advocacy services in the areas of:

– gender and sexuality

– education

– legal issues

– employment.

UQ Union aims to provide social welfare and

representation for students on University and

educational bodies, It also provides recreational

and commercial services.

UQ Union

www.uqunion.com.au

Phone +61 7 3377 2200

STUDENT SERVICES

UQ provides free, accessible, integrated

professional support services in several areas.

Student Services staff are committed to helping

UQ students through a range of free, confidential

services. Facilities at each campus include: group

seminars and workshops, small group sessions,

individual appointments, and online resources.

Mates@UQ

Student Services coordinates the Mates@UQ

program, which encourages social and academic

networks between Australian and international

students. It is a great way to meet new people

from many different countries and to take part in

a range of social and learning activities, and to

improve English conversation skills.

Whether students are 18 or 80, from

overseas or outside of Brisbane, homesickness,

loneliness and the stress of study can have

a negative impact on wellbeing and lifestyle.

Mates@UQ aims to help all students enjoy a

wide-ranging experience at UQ, academically

and personally, through a variety of programs

that encourage interaction and communication,

and enhance the quality of life of all concerned.

Mates@UQ

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

Email mates@uq.edu.au

Accommodation

Information on a range of accommodation

options and services can be found online or

at the Student Services offices. More detailed

information is provided in the accommodation

section of this prospectus (page 24).

International Student Advisors

International Student Advisors provide a range

of services and assistance 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 regarding health services,

family matters, schooling or childcare, social,

and cultural or religious organisations.

International Student Advisors run a range

of sessions such as Getting Started, which is

compulsory for all new international students.

These sessions assist in a smooth transition to

campus life and a successful experience both

at the university and in Australia.

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.

Careers and graduate employment

Assistance is available for students to explore

their career and employment goals. This includes:

– Career Plan Consultations, which assist in

developing individual action plans

– 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. Careerhub has information on

a wide variety of careers, as well as vacation

work, internships, and graduate employment

opportunities from more than 3000 employers.

Student counselling

Starting university can be an exciting and

rewarding time, but also a time of change and

stress, which may lead to a range of difficulties

that can affect a student’s life and studies.

Student counsellors are professionals available

to help with a range of issues, including dealing

with crises, relationship problems, cross-cultural

communication, and adjusting to university life.

Counselling provides somewhere to talk

about problems ranging from everyday hassles

to those that seriously affect the ability to

function at university, and an opportunity to

generate solutions to problems.

Disability support

UQ is committed to accessibility in teaching,

learning, and the physical environment.

Students with a disability should contact a

Disability Advisor the year before they intend to

commence studies at UQ. Disability advisors

will then work closely with the student to help

facilitate learning through the implementation of

adjustments and access plans.

Disability Advisor

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

Phone (07) 3365 1704

Learning assistance

Learning advisors are available to help students

develop core academic skills to achieve the

best possible outcomes at university. More

than 20 academic study skills workshops run

each week across the teaching semester. The

workshops are cycled to take into account

student learning differences. The sessions

address writing, reading, studying, exam

preparation, time management, and many

other areas. Many of these workshops are

also held within lectures and tutorials. In

addition to the learning workshop program,

learning advisors are available for individual

consultations.

Student Equity

The Student Equity staff can help prospective

and current students from equity groups

access and engage in university education.

Equity groups are groups who have faced

educational disadvantages and are traditionally

under-represented at university, including

students:

– with a disability

– from low socio-economic backgrounds

– interested in non-traditional areas of study

– from rural and remote districts

– from culturally and linguistically diverse

backgrounds.

The special entry program UQ Link and other

equity scholarships are also available to

students from equity target groups.

Student Services

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

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ecreation

At UQ, you can broaden your academic experience by taking part in a variety

of on-campus social, sporting, or cultural activities.

“By providing so many excellent

sporting facilities, UQ enables

you to have a balanced study

experience. You can go rowing or

wakeboarding on the Brisbane

River two minutes away from your

lecture theatres. You can also go

for a swim in the Olympic Pool

on campus or meet new friends at

the rock climbing just next to the

city centre. At UQ you will find the

right sport for everyone.”

Niels Adler

Germany

Incoming Exchange student

SPORT and fitness

UQ Sport offers a wide range of sporting

and recreational activities and first-class

sporting facilities.

UQ Sport manages the extensive sporting

facilities across UQ’s four campuses. At St Lucia,

the largest of our campuses, students can take

advantage of:

– an international-standard athletics centre

and running track

– 21 flood-lit tennis courts

– an Olympic-standard swimming pool

– a beach volleyball court

– three netball courts

– the three-level Sport and Fitness Centre,

which includes a gym, cardio studio, group

fitness classes, squash courts, martial arts

gymnasium, and indoor sports pavilion

– social sporting competitions and sporting

events, such as triathlons, fun runs, and the

prestigious Great Court Race

– adventure activities, such as horse-riding,

sea-kayaking, surfing, and island discoveries

run by professional instructors

– a range of short recreational courses in

dance, holistic health, martial arts, and

sports-coaching

– eight ovals for cricket, hockey, softball,

ultimate disc, and most football codes.

“O Week” activities

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 fully equipped weights gym, indoor basketball

court, squash courts, tennis courts, cricket

oval, and a rugby field. A range of cardio

equipment and free weights is available at UQ

Herston.

All facilities are open to students, staff and

the general community.

UQ Sport

www.uqsport.com.au

Phone +61 7 3365 6612

ENTERTAINMENT

UQ Union offers a wide range of events that

enrich the student experience and create a

vibrant campus culture.

Students can enjoy live music, barbeques,

movies, concerts, parties, markets, and cultural

events. Students can also join any of the

Union-affiliated clubs and societies, or even

start their own clubs (see page 21).

UQ Union

www.uqunion.com.au

Phone +61 7 3377 2200

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THE UQ EXPERIENCE

Students joining clubs and societies at “O Week”

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Students can stimulate their senses by

taking part in the varied cultural pursuits

available on-campus at UQ.

Music

The School of Music presents regular

performances by students, staff, and guest

artists. A free Lunchtime Concert is held every

Thursday at 12.30pm during semester in the

Nickson Room at the School of Music on the

St Lucia campus. Popular monthly Sunday

concerts are held at Customs House, UQ’s

city-based cultural and heritage centre, with

free admission. Special performances are also

held at the UQ Centre at the St Lucia campus

and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre

(QPAC) at South Bank, Brisbane.

Musically inclined students can join

ensembles such as the UQ Chorale, UQ

Symphony Orchestra, UQ Wind Symphony,

and the UQ Big Band. Auditions are held

during O Week. Visit the School of Music

website for more information.

UQ St Lucia athletics track

UQ School of Music Concert Diary

www.music.uq.edu.au (see Concert Diary)

Email concerts@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 3503

Music ensembles

www.music.uq.edu.au (see Ensembles)

Theatre

Performances by student and community

groups are held at the Schonell and Cement

Box theatres at the St Lucia campus. The

Schonell Theatre also screens films from

Thursday to Monday.

Visit www.schonell.com for session times.

UQ Events

www.uq.edu.au/events

The University of Queensland Art Museum

Museums

UQ is home to many significant museum

collections, including the Anatomy Museum,

Antiquities Museum, UQ Art Museum (The

James and Mary Emelia Mayne Centre),

Customs House Art Gallery, as well as the Fryer

Memorial Library special collections, and the

Insect Collection.

Things to do

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

STUDENT CLUBS

AND SOCIETIES

Students can try different activities and

participate in social events by joining clubs

and societies at UQ.

UQ is home to many clubs and societies

formed by people with a wide range of

interests, hobbies, and backgrounds, which

contribute to the diversity of campus life.

Clubs range from academic-based groups

such as the Law Society (UQLS), to groups for

international students such as the Singapore

Students Association, and social interest

groups, such as Dance (UQ).

Clubs and societies

www.uqunion.com.au

Email clubs.union@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3377 2211

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Campus services

You will find many of the services you need for day-to-day life right on campus.

HEALTHCARE

UQ provides a comprehensive health

service for students.

The University Health Service offers confidential

consultations by appointment to all students.

Many medical services for international

students provided by the University Health

Service are covered by Overseas Student

Health Cover (OSHC) (see page 95). More

information about healthcare in Australia and

OSHC is provided during Orientation.

A dental clinic is located at UQ St Lucia and

offers a student discount.

University Health Service

www.uq.edu.au/healthservice

CHILDCARE

Students should contact an International

Student Advisor for advice on childcare

options.

Childcare, kindergarten, and after-school facilities

(all independently operated) are available to UQ

students on or near all campuses. All centres

have long waiting lists. Please note that no free

childcare options are available. Centres can be

contacted directly (refer to the table, right).

A list of childcare centres across Queensland

is available at www.communities.qld.gov.au/

childcare/search

Information for parents of school-aged

children can be found on page 97.

Childcare centres

Centre Age Web/email Phone

UQ St Lucia

Campus Kindergarten 2.5-4 yrs Web www.campuskindergarten.org.au +61 7 3365 3894

Email campus.kindergarten@uq.edu.au

Margaret Cribb

2 mths-5 yrs Email margaret.cribb@uq.net.au +61 7 3365 1509

Childcare Centre

Munro Centre 6 wks-3 yrs Email munrocentre@uqconnect.net +61 7 3365 2840

Playhouse Childcare Centre 0-5 yrs Email playhouse@uq.edu.au +61 7 3377 2231

UQ Ipswich

Ipswich Day Care Centre 15 mths-5 yrs Email ipswichdaycare@optusnet.com.au +61 7 3812 3147

North Ipswich Child Care Centre 6 wks-5 yrs +61 7 3281 0351

Raceview Community Early

Childhood Centre

6 wks-6 yrs Email raceviewcecc@cofcqld.com.au +61 7 3288 8772

UQ Gatton

Gatton Child Care Centre 6 wks-12 yrs Email hardiman@gatton.qld.gov.au +61 7 5462 2946

Gatton Early Learning and 6 wks-5 yrs Email gattonlpc@peppermail.net.au +61 7 5462 4455

Pre-school Centre

UQ HERSton

Kelvin Grove Community 0-5 yrs +61 7 3252 5059

Childhood Centre

Herston First Steps

0-5 yrs +61 7 3216 0944

Child Care Centre

Creche and Kindergarten

(C&K) Fortitude Valley

0-5 yrs Web www.candk.asp.au

Email valley@candk.asp.au

+61 7 3852 1288

This table is not a comprehensive list of all childcare centres available.

Childcare general enquiries

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

Email ss@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 1704

WORSHIP AND

RELIGION

Many faiths are practised and respected in

Australia.

Brisbane has facilities and places of worship

for all major faith groups. The UQ Multi-Faith

Chaplaincy Service has chaplains who represent

Buddhist, Christian, Greek Orthodox, Jewish,

and Islamic communities. The chaplains are

available to help you with pastoral care matters

relating to their spiritual and academic life.

More information is provided 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

Munro Childcare Centre staff and children

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THE UQ EXPERIENCE

Students taking a break at the newly refurbished 2nd Degree Bar and Grill, St Lucia

FOOD, SHOPPING

AND COMMERCIAL

SERVICES

All UQ campuses offer a range of venues

in which to eat, drink, meet friends, and

shop. A full list of services is available at

www.uq.edu.au/services

Food

Queensland’s thriving multicultural community

is reflected in UQ’s wide variety of on-campus

food outlets.

International Student Advisors can help

students with special dietary requirements

to locate suitable food, including kosher and

organic produce. Muslim students are given

an information booklet listing the grocery

stores, butchers, and restaurants in south-east

Queensland that sell halal food in the Getting

Started session.

UQ St Lucia students can easily find light

snacks, hot meals, Asian noodles, vegetarian

dishes, pizza, kebabs, burgers, barbecues,

sushi, sandwiches, cakes, and hot lunches at

the many food outlets on campus. The campus

has three refectories (cafeterias), and some

food outlets use only halal meat.

The Ipswich campus has a student bar,

refectory, and café. Club Med Café operates

at UQ Herston, and a dining hall and café are

available at UQ Gatton.

Shopping and banking

UQ St Lucia has numerous shops, banks,

automatic teller or banking machines (ATM), as

well as a post office, pharmacy, optometrist,

print shop, hairdresser, theatre, and travel agent.

UQ Ipswich offers food outlets, an ATM, and

a document-binding service, and is only a short

distance from shops in the Ipswich city centre.

UQ Gatton has a bank, bookshop, post

office, and food outlets.

Banks

UQ St Lucia

ANZ

www.anz.com.au

Commonwealth Bank

www.commbank.com.au

mecu

www.mecu.com.au

UQ Ipswich

The Bendigo Bank (ATM on campus)

www.bendigobank.com.au/public

UQ Gatton

The Commonwealth Bank (ATM on campus)

www.commbank.com.au

Bookshops

Most students need to purchase textbooks and

other equipment for their studies. There are

options to minimise costs. For example, books

suggested for reference only can be found in

the UQ libraries.

Secondhand books and other equipment,

such as laboratory coats, can be bought 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 Herston

Medical Bookshop is a specialist bookshop

owned by the UQ Union, which caters for

health professionals and students in all medical

disciplines.

UQ bookshops

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

UQ Herston Medical Bookshop

Phone +61 7 3365 5275

Secondhand Bookshop

www.uqunion.com.au/secondhandbookshop

UQ St Lucia phone +61 7 3377 2243

“The university is equipped with

pretty much anything that you

need – banks, food, supplies,

security, beauty, fun, life,

tradition, classrooms, bars, live

music, transportations, professors,

support, and culture. Every

Wednesday there is also a market

in the centre of campus – how neat

is that?”

Tara Li

USA

Study Abroad student

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Accommodation

UQ can help you find a suitable place to live, and give you ongoing accommodation

assistance and advice to help make the move to Brisbane as smooth as possible.

AIRPORT RECEPTION

AND TEMPORARY

ACCOMMODATION

UQ representatives will meet all newly

arrived international students at the

domestic or international airports.

This service is provided at no additional cost

and is only available to international students

commencing their first semester. Bookings

must be made at least five days in advance via

the Accommodation Services website.

Temporary accommodation can be arranged

if required and Accommodation Services will help

students find more permanent accommodation

on arrival.

INFORMATION

SESSIONS

Accommodation Services provides daily

information sessions at the start of each

semester at no additional cost.

These sessions provide students with the

tools required to successfully seek and sustain

a tenancy. It is highly recommended that

students attend a session prior to entering a

tenancy agreement.

Accommodation Services

www.accommodation.uq.edu.au

Brisbane Airport

www.brisbaneairport.com.au

Airtrain

www.airtrain.com.au

Public transport

www.transinfo.qld.gov.au

A typical on-campus student room

ACCOMMODATION

OPTIONS

UQ St Lucia

Students attending UQ St Lucia 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.

Cromwell College (Campus Lodge) and

International House provide self-catered

accommodation for postgraduate and matureaged

students.

Colleges accept all applications, regardless

of students’ 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, students

should apply directly to the college they wish to

live in as soon as they have received their UQ

offer. Application forms are available directly

from colleges or via the Accommodation

Services website. Applicants are advised to

consider a second option in case college

accommodation is not available.

For details, refer to the table on page 26.

Off-campus student housing

There are a number of commercial student

accommodation providers servicing UQ

students. These independent providers offer a

variety of purpose-built and managed housing

for students, which combine the advantages

of residing in a student community with the

freedom of self-catered housing. They provide

appropriate, well-located accommodation

that complies with all relevant state legislation.

A variety of studio and single bedroom

apartments are available for individual students

as well as two to three bedroom units for

groups of friends. Some unit complexes include

swimming pools, gymnasiums and communal

recreational areas, while others provide more

basic facilities suitable for students with smaller

budgets.

Accommodation through these providers

can be booked prior to commencing your UQ

degree program. Applications for off-campus

student housing should be submitted directly

to the provider.

For a list of these providers please see

the Accommodation Services website

(www.accommodation.uq.edu.au).

Off-campus rental housing

Share houses and apartments are the most

common form of student housing, allowing

students to save on costs and develop

friendships. Houses are generally shared

by three or more students, with weekly rent

ranging from about AUD$110 to AUD$175 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 AUD$140 to

AUD$200 per person.

The UQ Rentals Online website lists vacant

rental accommodation for UQ students (see

page 25). However, it is strongly advised

that rental housing only be arranged once

students have arrived in Brisbane. Most

students interested in rental accommodation

will book airport reception and temporary

accommodation (see left), then look for longterm

rental housing during their first few days

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

– students must budget for food, household

items and ongoing utility costs such as gas,

electricity and telephone (see page 96).

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UQ Ipswich

Students studying at UQ Ipswich can live in

student accommodation close to campus or

rent houses or units in surrounding suburbs.

On-campus residential college accommodation

is not available.

Off-campus student housing

Two independent providers offer student

accommodation adjacent to the campus.

One features a complex of five-bedroom, fully

furnished, self-catering units where students

rent a single bedroom and share facilities with

four other flatmates. The other has single,

study bedrooms with shared dining and

recreational facilities. Students can choose

from fully catered, partially catered, or selfcatered

options. A third independent provider

offers students self-catering accommodation

in an apartment complex located in central

Ipswich, which is within easy walking distance

of campus.

Students should apply online in advance.

More information about off-campus student

housing is available at the Accommodation

Services website.

Residential college students

Off-campus rental housing

Please refer to the Accommodation Services

website for further information.

UQ Gatton

There are a variety of accommodation

options for students at UQ Gatton, including

on-campus colleges and houses, offcampus

student accommodation, or rental

accommodation in townships nearby.

On-campus residential colleges

Three Halls of Residence accommodate up to

350 students at UQ Gatton, which are nondenominational.

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.

Students have an excellent chance of

obtaining on-campus accommodation but

need to contact Hall staff to confirm places

before arrival. 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.

For details, refer to the table on page 26.

On-campus houses

Students may choose to stay in one of the

self-contained on-campus houses managed by

UQ Accommodation Services. Students may

choose to rent a room in a fully furnished share

house that accommodates up to four people.

The Gatton Halls of Residence

Each student is allocated their own room and

shares a bathroom, kitchen and lounge room

facilities. Alternatively, students can rent an

entire house for themselves and their families.

Houses can be rented furnished or unfurnished

subject to availability.

Students living on-campus at Gatton also

have the option of purchasing meal packages.

For further information, please contact

Accommodation Services.

Off-campus rental housing

Please refer to the Accommodation Services

website for further information.

Accommodation Services

www.accommodation.uq.edu.au

Email info@accommodation.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 3419

UQ Rentals Online

www.uq.edu.au/rentalsonline

A UQ Accommodation Guide is available

on the Accommodation Services website

St John’s College

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Accommodation

RESIDENTIAL

COLLEGES

More information on college fees is available

online from Accommodation Services or

directly from colleges.

Accommodation Services

www.accommodation.uq.edu.au

Email info@accommodation.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 3419

Residential colleges

UQ ST LUCIA

Cromwell College

Affiliation Uniting Church of Australia

Fee Standard room $12,617 (35 weeks, catered)

Self-catered $5850-$6240 per semester (28 weeks)

Web www.cromwell.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3377 1300

Duchesne College (women only)

Affiliation Roman Catholic Church

Fee $12,580 (34 weeks, catered)

Web www.uq.edu.au/duchesne

Phone +61 7 3377 2333

Emmanuel College

Affiliation Uniting and Presbyterian Churches

Fee $15,075-$16,000 (private phone and Internet

connection included) (34 weeks)

Web www.emmanuel.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3871 9100

Grace College (women only)

Affiliation Uniting and Presbyterian Churches

Fee $10,150 standard room, $11,900 ensuite room

(35 weeks including“O Week”)

Web www.uq.edu.au/grace

Phone +61 7 3842 4000

International House

Affiliation Non-denominational

Fee $12,000-$13,700 (40 weeks)

Web www.inthouse.uq.edu.au/ih

Phone +61 7 3721 2480

Kings College (men only)

Affiliation Uniting Church of Australia

Fee $13,925 standard room, $15,325 shared

ensuite room, $16,590 private ensuite room

(34 weeks)

Web www.kings.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3871 9600

St John’s College

Affiliation Anglican Church

Fee $12,009 (36 weeks)

Web www.uq.edu.au/stjohns

Phone +61 7 3842 6600

St Leo’s College (men only)

Affiliation Roman Catholic Church

Fee $14,800 standard room (34 weeks)

Web www.stleos.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3878 0661

Union College

Affiliation Non-denominational

Fee $13,000 (38 weeks)

Web www.uq.edu.au/union

Phone +61 7 3377 1500

Women’s College (women only)

Affiliation Non-denominational

Fee $11,922 (34 weeks)

Web www.uq.edu.au/womens

Phone +61 7 3377 4500

UQ GATTON

Gatton Halls of Residence

Affiliation Non-denominational

Fee Standard room: $7200 (32-week package)

$7700 (38-week package)

Self-catered: $4972 (32-week package)

$5472 (38-week package)

Web www.uq.edu.au/halls

Phone +61 7 5460 1215

Note:

The fees listed are 2010 prices and should only be used

as a guide. All fees are in Australian Dollars. Fees for

2011 are likely to increase, and will be available towards

the end of 2010. 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.

Some colleges have their own gym facilities

All colleges have their own dining facilities

“The accommodation service was

brilliant. Within three hours of

going to Accommodation Services

on the first day, we met an estate

agent and had signed a lease for

a house three minutes away from

campus!”

Simone Kelly, Ireland

Study Abroad student

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Study options

at UQ

UQ offers coursework and research postgraduate programs,

as well as overseas study opportunities

and language courses.

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postgraduate

study options

UQ offers you a number of pathways to postgraduate study, and you can

choose from coursework or research programs.

Postgraduate study at UQ falls under two

main categories: coursework programs and

research higher degrees (RHD).

Postgraduate coursework programs involve

mostly coursework, although there may be

research options available.

Research higher degrees require that at

least two-thirds of the program is supervised

independent research (a thesis). Some limited

coursework may be required.

A variety of other opportunities are available

for postgraduate students, either coursework

or RHD, such as exchanges to international

universities and language study options.

Pathways to and through UQ

Undergraduate honours

(coursework and research)

Undergraduate program

(diploma/bachelor/dual program)

English language studies

see page 30-31

Graduate certificate

see page 29

Graduate diploma

see page 29

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

see pages 36-37

Coursework masters

see page 29

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

see pages 36-37

Professional doctorate

see page 29

“Having done my masters degree

program at UQ, the level of

academic and personal support

available at UQ have led me to

further pursue research here.

Faculty members are experienced,

helpful and friendly and working

with colleagues who come from all

over the world gives me a great

opportunity to share our diverse

perspectives and to understand

our cultural backgrounds.”

Mayuko Inagawa, Japan

(PhD in Applied Linguistics)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Deborah Terry with students

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Study options at UQ

COURSEWORK

PROGRAMS

Postgraduate coursework programs include

graduate certificates, graduate diplomas,

coursework masters, and professional

doctorates.

See pages 39-90 for listings and information

about all of UQ’s postgraduate coursework

programs.

Graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, and

masters (by coursework) programs are frequently

available in progression or individual programs

under a wide range of disciplines. Depending

on a student’s background, they may enter a

masters program directly, or be asked to apply

for a graduate certificate, then progress to a

graduate diploma, then to a coursework masters.

Most coursework masters programs consist

of a series of specialist courses in a structured

class or seminar format. A research component

is usually required, but it is shorter than that

required in a research masters program.

See pages 39-90 for entry requirements for

specific coursework programs.

Teaching and learning styles

Courses taught at UQ use a range of teaching

methods, including lectures, tutorials, laboratory

practicals, fieldwork, group discussions, flexible

delivery, and online teaching.

Emphasis is placed on understanding and

applying concepts and theories, and being

able to critically examine different arguments

and viewpoints. Students are encouraged to

actively participate in class discussions and to

ask questions if they do not understand.

It is not considered bad manners for students

to express personal viewpoints. In fact, many

lecturers deliberately provoke discussion and

argument to encourage thought and debate.

In order to meet assignment and

examination requirements, students are

expected to spend as much time on library

research and independent study as they do

attending lectures and tutorials.

Student Services offers individual assistance

and group workshops throughout the semester

for students wishing to develop their learning,

assignment writing, researching, examination,

and time-management skills.

Student Services

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

Assessment

Assessment methods vary according to the

course.

These methods can include written

assignments, mid-semester and end-ofsemester

examinations, individual and group

projects, 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 typically described

to students in the first lecture. Continued

progression of study depends on students’

academic results and is considered by each

faculty at the end of each semester.

There is a strong emphasis on written

expression in most forms of assessment. Good

speaking and writing skills are prerequisites

of successful study, and are developed

throughout the duration of study at UQ.

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

Students can find out more about the

University’s assessment processes at

Orientation (see page 18).

Commencement

Semester 1 in Australia generally begins in

late February, and Semester 2 in late July.

Programs with earlier commencement dates

are noted in the Programs information on

pages 39-90. Please see the 2011 Academic

Calendar on the inside front cover for

commencement dates.

New international students are advised to

arrive one week before the English for Specific

Purposes: Academic Communication Skills

(ESP: ACS) program or Academic Preparation

Program (APP) if they plan to attend either of

these programs. They should arrive at least

two weeks before Orientation (see page 18),

in order to get over jet lag, attend the Getting

Started session (see page 18), and settle into

housing. After a student is settled, they will be

able to get maximum benefit from the varied

Orientation information and social activities.

Full-time study

A standard load is eight units (#8) per semester.

To ensure program completion within visa

duration, the University strongly recommends

that all students undertake a load of #8 units

(typically four courses) each semester.

Postgraduate study

www.uq.edu.au/study

RESEARCH HIGHER

DEGREES

In Australia, a research higher degree

(RHD) is the academic entry qualification to

academic and professional research careers.

UQ offers two RHD programs: Doctor of

Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy

(MPhil). Previous research experience is

fundamental to admission to RHD. Most

commonly, undergraduate and coursework

masters degrees with a significant research

component provide an academic basis for

eligibility to RHD programs. The PhD takes

three to four years and the MPhil one to two

years to complete.

The UQ Graduate School administers the

MPhil and PhD programs, awards scholarships

for RHD, oversees submission and examination

of theses and provides a range of services to

promote graduate study at UQ.

See pages 35-38 for more detailed

information about RHD programs at UQ,

including admission information, scholarships

and funding, and commencement times.

Graduate School

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school

Team leader and cognitive scientist Professor Wiles will

use a $3.3 million grant to build a new generation of

robots that can learn about their physical spaces based

on animal navigation skills.

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ENGLISH

LANGUAGE STUDIES

UQ offers a number of English language courses to help you succeed in university

study, or to advance your career prospects at home or abroad.

ENGLISH

LANGUAGE STUDIES

Students wishing to improve their English

language and related academic study skills

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 independent

studies or prior to a UQ degree program.

ICTE-UQ also offers English language

support to UQ international students with

confirmed degree enrolment before and during

their degree studies at no additional cost.

About ICTE-UQ

ICTE-UQ courses are delivered in new,

purpose-built premises with state-of-the-art

audio-visual and computing facilities, Learning

Centre and multimedia laboratories on the UQ

St Lucia campus.

ICTE-UQ has a large and diverse student

population with an average sessional enrolment

of more than 600 students from over 40 countries

and an average of 15-16 students per class.

ICTE-UQ language teachers are qualified,

experienced and have diverse educational and

teaching backgrounds.

Student services include airport reception,

homestay accommodation as well as a range

of cultural, tourist and sporting activities.

ICTE-UQ is government-registered and

accredited by the National ELT Accreditation

Scheme (NEAS) and is an approved International

English Language Testing System (IELTS) and

Cambridge ESOL Teaching Knowledge Test

(TKT) administration centre for Brisbane.

English teacher training, customised

professional development and short-course

academic group programs are also available

on request.

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 No 00091C

ICTE-UQ English language training courses

Course Levels Campus Entry requirements Duration

General English (GE)

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) – specialised

language and academic study skills needed for tertiary study.

English for Specific Purposes: Bridging English Program

(ESP:BEP) – an English language pathway to UQ degree

studies. Students who successfully meet all ESP:BEP exit

requirements do not need to sit an IELTS test to gain entry to

their UQ degree.

English for International Business Communication

(EIBC) – communication skills for careers or futher studies in

international business and related areas.

Advanced English Communication Skills (AECS)

– challenges advanced learners to further develop fluency

and communication skills, particularly speaking and listening.

7 levels

(elementary

to advanced)

St Lucia None 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30,

35, 40, 45 weeks

I St Lucia IELTS 5 (no score less than 5.0) 5 weeks (January only),

10 or 20 weeks

II St Lucia IELTS 5.5 (no score less than 5.5) 5 weeks (January only),

10 or 20 weeks

II Ipswich IELTS 5.5 (no score less than 5.5) 5 weeks (January only),

or 10 weeks (May)

Advanced St Lucia For UQ programs requiring IELTS 6.5

(W6) / IBTOEFL 90 (W21): IELTS 6.0

(no score less than 5.5) / IBTOEFL 83

(no score less than 19)

For UQ programs requiring IELTS 7.0

(sub-bandscores as specified):

ESP:BEP entry requirements

determined on a case-by-case basis

2010 tuition fee

(AUD$)*

$355 per week

$355 per week

$355 per week

$355 per week

10 weeks $3900 (ten week

course)

I St Lucia IELTS 5.0 (5 in speaking and writing) 5, 10, 15 or 20 weeks $355 per week

II St Lucia IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in speaking and writing) 5, 10, 15 or 20 weeks $355 per week

Advanced St Lucia IIELTS 5.5 (6 in speaking and listening,

5 in reading and writing)

5, 10 weeks $355 per week

English for Specific Purposes: Teaching of English to

Speakers of Other Languages (ESP:TESOL)

– develops English language skills of non-native English

speakers who are either interested in learning more about

TESOL or who are practising English teachers.

English for Specific Purposes: Tourism & Hospitality

(ESP:T&H) – develops English language skills for work in

tourism, travel and hospitality industries.

I St Lucia IELTS 5.0 (5 in speaking and writing) 5 weeks $355 per week

(plus TKT test fee

$72 per module)

II St Lucia IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in speaking and writing) 5 weeks $355 per week

(plus TKT test fee

$72 per module)

I St Lucia IELTS 5.0 (5 in speaking and writing) 5 weeks $355 per week

II St Lucia IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in speaking and writing) 5 weeks $355 per week

*a non-refundable enrolment fee of AUD$200 applies to all enrolments. 2010 fees provided as a guide only. 2011 fees will be available from ICTE-UQ from mid-2010.

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ICTE-UQ students

English language pathways to UQ

degree programs

To qualify for admission to UQ degree programs

students must meet minimum English language

proficiency requirements.These requirements are

detailed on page 105.

Students who do not meet the minimum

English proficiency requirements for their UQ

degree may be issued with a Package Offer

consisting of a period of English language

study at ICTE-UQ and their principal UQ

program (package offers will only be issued

where the only outstanding requirement for UQ

admission is English).

Eligible students may apply for a Package

Offer that includes the ESP:BEP. Students who

successfully meet all ESP:BEP exit requirements

do not need to sit an IELTS test to gain entry

to their UQ degree. ESP:BEP English entry and

course completion requirements are detailed in

the table below.

An alternative pathway to the ESP:BEP is a

Package Offer consisting of GE or EAP study.

Students who undertake this pathway are required

to take an IELTS (or TOEFL) test at the completion

of their ICTE-UQ program to demonstrate that

they meet the English language proficiency

requirements for UQ degree program entry.

OSHC Fees

ICTE-UQ students coming to Australia on

a student visa are required to purchase

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). More

information about OSHC and fees is available

on page 95 or from www.icte.uq.edu.au

Enrolment

An English language studies enrolment

form (purple) is included at the back of this

prospectus.

ESP:BEP English language entry and exit requirements for UQ degree program entry

UQ degree program English

language proficiency

requirement

IELTS 6.5

(minimum 6.0 in writing)

OR

IBTOEFL 90

(minimum 21 in writing)

ICTE-UQ course dates

2011 session dates

GE, EIBC, AECS,

ESP:TESOL, ESP:T&H

EAP

10 January-11 February 5 weeks 5 weeks

ESP:BEP

21 February-25 March 5 weeks

10 weeks

28 March-29 April 5 weeks 10 weeks

9 May-10 June 5 weeks

(28 March-3 June)

10 weeks

14 June-15 July 5 weeks

25 July-26 August 5 weeks

29 August-30 September 5 weeks

10 October-11 November 5 weeks

14 November-16 December 5 weeks

ESP:BEP English language

entry requirement

IELTS 6.0

(no sub-bandscore less than 5.5)

OR

IBTOEFL 83

(no skill score less than 19)

10 weeks

ESP:BEP exit requirements

for UQ degree program

entry

ESP:BEP completion with

minimum overall grade of 4

(minimum Satisfactory

Achievement in all 4 skills) and

minimum 80% attendance

For more information on ESP:BEP entry and exit requirements for UQ degree programs with an

English language proficiency requirement other than IELTS 6.5 (min 6.0 in writing) / IBTOEFL 90 (min 21 in writing),

visit: www.icte.uq.edu.au/englishcourses/bridgingenglishprogram.htm

10 weeks 10 weeks

Public holidays: 3 January, 26 January, 22 April, 25 April, 2 May, 13 June, 17 August, 26-27 December.

The deadline for confirmation and payment for all the above courses including the ESP:BEP is six weeks prior to

the program commencement date. ICTE-UQ can not guarantee that places will be available after this date.

Homestay and airport reception fees

Homestay

fee (AUD$)

Placement fee $225

Weekly fee $225

Instalment fee $50

Airport Reception (Brisbane

International/Domestic Airport)

Fees listed are for 2010. Homestay and airport

reception fees for 2011 will be available from

ICTE-UQ from mid-2010.

$99

How long do I need to study English?

Current

Score

Estimate of weeks to reach

IELTS score required

IELTS

TOEFL

Paper/ 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0

IBT

3.0 377/25 40+ 45+ 45+ 45+ 45+

3.5 425/38 30 40 45+ 45+ 45+

4.0 450/45 20 30 40 45+ 45+

4.5 477/53 10 20 30 40 45+

5.0 500/61 – 10 20 30 40

5.5 530/71 – – 10 20 30

6.0 557/83 – – – 10 20

6.5 577/90 – – – – 10

The information above is a guide only and is based on

average student progress.

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

Course

Campus

Entry

Requirements

Duration

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

St Lucia

Confirmed

unconditional

acceptance into a UQ

degree program

3 weeks

(full-time)

English for Academic Communication (EAC) –

support classes provided throughout the semester

for students who require assistance with their English

communication and academic study skills

St Lucia

(Ipswich &

Gatton subject to

demand)

Confirmed enrolment

in a UQ degree

program

8 weeks

(24 hours total

tuition on a

part-time basis)

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OTHER study

opPORTUNITIEs

Exchange studies at UQ, short-term study opportunities and a range of language

courses offer different perspectives on your field of study and create new career and

academic possibilities.

STUDY ABROAD

International students currently enrolled

at accredited overseas universities may

be eligible to study at The University of

Queensland for one or two semesters under

the Study Abroad program.

Credit gained at UQ is in most cases transferable

to a student’s degree at their home university.

Study Abroad tuition fees are AUD$9750 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).

Please visit www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad for

further information.

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility

To meet the academic eligibility requirements,

students must:

– have completed at least one full-time year of

study at an accredited university

– be enrolled at an accredited university

– have average to above-average results in

university studies to date

– meet specific course prerequisites for

admission into certain courses.

English language requirements

Students must meet the English language

proficiency requirements outlined on page 105.

EXCHANGE TO UQ

International students currently enrolled

at accredited overseas universities may

be eligible to study at The University of

Queensland for one or two semesters if

their university has an exchange agreement

with UQ.

See page 110 for a list of overseas universities

that hold exchange agreements with UQ.

Credit gained at UQ is usually transferred

towards a student’s degree at his or her home

university.

Students pay tuition fees to their home

university.

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility

To meet the academic eligibility requirements,

students must:

– have completed at least one full-time year of

study at an accredited university

– be enrolled at an accredited university

– be nominated by the their home university

– meet specific course prerequisites for

admission into certain courses

– have average to above-average results in

university studies to date.

English language requirements

Students must meet the English language

proficiency requirements outlined on page105.

For more information about exchange

programs with The University of Queensland,

students should contact the International

Exchange Office at their home university.

Study Abroad and Student Exchange Office

www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad

www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad/contact-us

EXCHANGE FROM UQ –

UQ ABROAD

The UQ Abroad program offers students

enrolled at UQ the exciting experience of

studying overseas for one semester on

exchange, while gaining credit toward their

UQ degree.

The program is an ideal way to combine

study and travel. In addition to the adventure

of discovering a new culture first-hand, or

improving foreign language skills, students

broaden their career and academic

opportunities and gain a different perspective

on their studies. Studying overseas is a

rewarding experience, and helps students build

self-confidence, increase self-awareness and

establish a worldwide network of friends.

The University of Queensland has exchange

agreements with more than 150 universities

in 31 countries (see page 110). Under the

exchange, tuition fees at the host university

are waived. Students continue to be enrolled

and pay fees at UQ and are responsible for

their own airfares, accommodation, personal

insurance and living costs.

UQ offers a number of scholarships to both

international and Australian students going on

exchange.

UQ Abroad

www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad

www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad/contact-us

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Study options at UQ

LEARN A LANGUAGE

AT UQ

The Institute of Modern Languages (IML)

is a centre in UQ’s Faculty of Arts at the

St Lucia campus. It offers courses in

more than 30 languages, from Arabic to

Vietnamese, at beginner to advanced levels.

International students who want to make

the most of this opportunity to learn another

language are welcome to enrol.

IML’s flexible time schedule and dedicated

tutors ensure that students not only gain

valuable language skills but also receive an

exciting cultural experience.

IML language courses use a communicative

approach to teaching and learning. All four skill

areas are covered: listening, speaking, reading,

and writing, for application in authentic situations.

There are no formal entry requirements for

IML courses. IML courses are not accredited to

UQ programs.

Translation, interpreting, and cross-cultural

briefings on Australian culture and language are

also available on a fee-for-service basis.

UQ Abroad student Jillian Mellor outside the Louvre Museum in Paris

Institute of Modern Languages

www.iml.uq.edu.au

Email iml@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3346 8200

English language students at UQ

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TERMINOLOGY

Definitions of some common University terms.

Academic advisor

Academic advisors advise students on course

selection, careers and opportunities for postgraduate

studies. Academic advisors are located in faculty or

school offices. Your faculty office can assist you in

finding the appropriate advisor.

Advisor

All research higher degree students have at least

two advisors (supervisors) who guide their research

project and mentor their development.

Alumni

Whether you studied here for a semester on

exchange or completed a full degree, when you

enrol at the University, you automatically become a

part of the UQ alumni community.

Australian student

A student who is an Australian citizen or permanent

resident, or a New Zealand citizen.

Campus

The location/s where the program is conducted.

UQ has four main campuses: St Lucia, Ipswich,

Gatton and Herston. Some programs are taught at

other locations, or across more than one campus.

Census date

The last date to cancel enrolment in a course

without incurring financial liability for the course.

The census dates are March 31 for Semester 1,

and August 31 for Semester 2. The census date

for Summer Semester is set annually based on the

start date. Intensive teaching periods have individual

census dates which are set each year based on the

start date of the teaching period.

Compulsory courses

Courses which must be studied to complete the

requirements of a program.

Course (formerly known as subject)

A component of study within a program, similar to a

subject at school.

Coursework program

The Commonwealth Department of Education,

Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

defines a coursework program, as distinct from a

research higher degree, as a program where the

assessable content by research represents less than

two-thirds of the total assessable content.

Credit

1. A student receives credit towards a degree when

a course which is part of the program requirements

is passed.

2. Students changing programs (within UQ or from

another university) may apply for credit, a value

assigned for study completed in one program,

towards the new program. See “Credit transfer”.

Credit transfer (or transfer credit)

Credit transfer may be granted when students

change from one program to another, if the rules of

the new program allow. For assistance, consult the

faculty administering the new program.

CRICOS code

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions

and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)

code indicates a registered program offered to

international students studying in Australia on a

student visa.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Research higher degree program usually undertaken

over a period of three to four years. The program

includes a research thesis involving at least twothirds

of the work for the degree. Entry requires

prior research training equivalent to a UQ bachelors

degree with a minimum of honours class IIA.

Domestic student

See Australian student.

Elective

A course that students may choose from a set of

options. Some UQ programs allow elective courses

to be taken from outside the main focus of the

program or from other UQ programs.

Exchange from UQ (UQ Abroad)

A program where students enrolled at UQ may be

eligible to study in another country under UQ’s student

exchange program, UQ Abroad. See page 32.

Exchange to UQ

A program where students at approved overseas

universities study at UQ for a semester or two as

part of their home university degree. See page 32.

External student

External students studying by distance education

are not required to attend any on-campus classes,

although attendance at residential schools may be

required in some cases. Material is dispatched to

students by mail or via the Web. International students

can only study external programs from offshore.

Faculty

The major organisational unit within UQ, with

responsibility for academic programs. Faculties may

have a number of sub-faculty academic units called

schools.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A statistic based on grades received and the

number of units completed. It is an indicator of the

success of students in their studies.

Graduate Certificate

A postgraduate tertiary qualification usually

requiring one semester of study. Completion of an

undergraduate program is normally required for

entry to a graduate certificate.

Graduate Diploma

A postgraduate tertiary qualification usually requiring

one year of study. Completion of an undergraduate

program is normally required for entry to a graduate

diploma.

Graduate entry

Indicates options available for some programs,

which are only open to students who have already

completed an undergraduate degree.

Honours

Some undergraduate programs require an additional

year of advanced or more specialised study for

students to be awarded an honours degree. Other

programs calculate honours based on overall

performance in specific years of the program.

Intensive

A flexible delivery study mode where students

attend for short periods (ie. one to two weeks oncampus).

Internal student

A student who attends classes on-campus during

semester.

International student

A student who is not an Australian citizen or

permanent resident, nor a New Zealand citizen,

and is enrolled or proposes to enrol at an institution

in Australia. Temporary residents of Australia are

classified as international students.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Research higher degree program undertaken over

a period of one to two years. The program includes

a research thesis involving at least two-thirds of the

work for the degree. Entry requires prior research

training equivalent to a UQ bachelors degree.

Masters by Coursework

Postgraduate program typically requiring one to

two years (or two to four semesters) full-time study.

Programs consist of a series of specialist courses

and sometimes a research component.

Plan/Field (also known as a major)

A plan is an area of study within a program, for

example, biology, physics, mathematics or history.

Postgraduate Administrator

Academic staff member in a school who is

delegated by the Head to manage all research

higher degree matters. Contact the Postgraduate

Administrator for advice about research projects

and supervision, and to apply for admission.

Postgraduate Administrators provide advice on

administrative procedures, progress, and problems.

Prerequisite

Some postgraduate coursework programs require

prerequisite undergraduate study to ensure students

can manage program content.

Professional Doctorate

Coursework program which allows experienced

professionals to return to study to improve their

professional practice through the application of

research to current problems and issues.

Professional memberships

Professional organisations, associations, institutes

and societies to which a student or a graduate of a

particular program may be qualified to join.

Program (formerly known as course)

A sequence of study leading to the award of a

qualification such as a bachelors degree, graduate

diploma or certificate.

Program code

A unique identifying number assigned by the

University to a program.

Program duration

Refer to Workloads.

Research higher degree

The Commonwealth Department of Education,

Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

defines a research higher degree, as distinct from

a coursework program, as a program where the

assessable content by research represents more

than two-thirds of the total assessable content.

Scholarship

A sum of money or other aid granted to a student,

based on merit or need, to help students pursue

their studies.

School

The core, sub-faculty academic unit, responsible for

teaching, research and interaction with professional

organisations. Course coordinators and lecturers

generally work in schools.

Semester

The University teaching year is divided into three

semesters: Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer

Semester. Most programs only require students to

be enrolled in Semesters 1 and 2 each year.

Study Abroad

A program where students enrolled at an overseas

university study at UQ for one or two semesters as

part of their home university degrees. See page 32.

Unit

Units (#) represent the value of individual courses

that contribute to the total unit requirement of an

academic program. A standard study load is 8 units

per semester.

Visa duration

Refer to Workloads.

Workloads

International students are required to complete

their studies within the minimum duration of the

program (student visa duration). To achieve this, the

University strongly recommends that all students

undertake a load of #8 units (typically four courses)

each semester.

UQ terminology

www.uq.edu.au/study/terminology.html

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Research

Higher Degree

Programs

UQ’s offers access to world-class researchers and excellent facilities,

as well as Australia’s most convenient research higher degree

application process.

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Research Higher

Degree Programs

UQ offers two research higher degrees (RHD): Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and

Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

The PhD takes approximately three to

four years and the MPhil approximately

one to two years to complete. The most

important part of the degree is the research

project and in most disciplines little, if any,

coursework is required.

Why do a PhD or MPhil?

In Australia the PhD is the academic entry

qualification to academic and professional

research careers. To teach and research at an

advanced level in an Australian university, or

to provide research leadership in the industry,

you need to successfully complete a PhD. A

RHD may also be pursued purely to satisfy

intellectual curiosity or a passion for greater

knowledge in a specific area of academic

enquiry. Successful completion of a RHD

requires sustained intellectual endeavour at the

highest level and a passionate commitment to

answering a specific research question.

Why choose UQ for RHD?

The University of Queensland is an ideal choice

for your research base in Australia because:

– UQ is one of the top three research

universities in Australia

– UQ has the second largest number of

international PhD candidates of any

university in Australia

– PhD and MPhil candidates have the

opportunity to work with renowned

researchers with international reputations as

leaders in their fields

– UQ’s seven world-class research institutes

have made the University an appealing

destination for the world’s leading researchers.

Find out more about UQ’s research strengths

at www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/uq-research

How are research higher degrees

different to postgraduate coursework

degrees?

Postgraduate coursework degrees offer

set courses and majors, and are structured

similarly to undergraduate degrees, whereas

the central aim of the RHD is to produce,

through research and scholarship, an original

contribution to a particular field of study.

A research project that successfully

describes and develops this aim is critical to

admission to a PhD or MPhil program at UQ.

While coursework students acquire knowledge

and the skills to apply it, RHD candidates must

also produce new knowledge.

To achieve this aim requires a greater

commitment of time than the semester-based

coursework degrees. Full-time RHD candidates

are expected to commit equivalent time and

energy to their degree as they would in fulltime

employment: approximately 36 hours per

week, 48 weeks of the year.

Who is admitted to RHD?

UQ seeks to attract the highest calibre RHD

candidates to contribute to our research effort.

For the mutual benefit of the University and

RHD candidates, it is important to ensure the

best possible match between candidates and

their proposed research, with UQ’s advisors,

infrastructure and resources.

Candidates are selected not just on previous

academic performance but also on demonstrated

performance and/or potential in five key areas:

– knowledge and skills in the field of study

– effective communication

– critical judgement and research skills

– independence and creativity

– ethics and social understanding.

Previous research experience is fundamental

to admission to RHD. Most commonly,

undergraduate and postgraduate coursework

degrees with a significant research component

provide an academic basis for eligibility to RHD

programs. See page 28 for pathways into

RHD.

When can I start my RHD?

Applications can be lodged any day of the year

and successful applicants may start their RHD

any day of the year.

What are the costs involved in doing

a RHD?

Applicants must consider three funding issues:

1) Tuition fees: international candidates

pay tuition fees on a semester-based

arrangement. Fees are scheduled in three

bands according to research discipline

areas (see page 102). We also provide a

suite of highly competitive, merit-based and

prestigious scholarships.

2) Living expenses: information on living

expenses is available at www.uq.edu.au/

study/future-students.html

3) Project costs: schools and institutes must

consider a third funding issue: the agreed

cost of the research project.

Scholarships

UQ provides over $24 million in scholarship

funding each year to support the tuition fee

and living and expenses of RHD candidates.

Applicants indicate on their application form

whether they wish to be considered for

financial support. Scholarships are awarded

through transparent and merit-based criteria

inherent to UQ’s RHD selection process. There

are four scholarship rounds each year.

What is distinct about UQ’s model for

RHD: the UQ advantage

The UQ advantage is a term that we use to

describe a vibrant research environment for

RHD students, providing tailored professional

development and training in research

commercialisation. At UQ, you can start

your research higher degree on any day of

the year. When you start, we want you to

start researching as soon as possible: the

UQ advantage gives you the opportunity to

maximise your research potential.

With few exceptions, at UQ your RHD

program allows you to start your research

immediately – no return to lecture theatres for

coursework unless you want or need to. Our

RHD programs and the financial support we

provide are flexible: a single application process

for both admission and scholarship. Four major

international scholarship rounds per year allow

you to apply when you are ready to do so.

Your research proposal is crucially important

and we want you to take due care in preparing

it. Our selection process closely examines

the strengths and needs of potential RHD

candidates. It enables UQ to reward excellence,

choose the highest calibre of RHD candidates,

and to tailor our professional and skills

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Research Higher degree programs

Physiotherapy PhD student Allison Mandrusiak and Master of Commerce student David Tam at UQ St Lucia

development program for maximum benefit to

individuals and the cohort as a whole.

Research commercialisation

opportunities for RHD candidates

Traditionally universities do two things: teaching

and research. At UQ, we do three: teaching,

research, and research commercialisation. UQ

has the highest concentration of Cooperative

Research Centres (CRC) and industry funding

of any Australian university. UQ’s industry links

provide significant opportunities for collaboration

and commercialisation to our RHD candidates.

Find out about research commercialisation

opportunities, including free workshops, at:

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/commercialisation

RHD program descriptions

Research higher degree programs provide

research training that develops independent

research skills and an ability to relate a

specific research topic to a broad framework

of knowledge in a relevant discipline area.

Candidates develop their capacity to formulate

a significant problem; for articulate and critical

analysis; to master appropriate conceptual

and methodological skills; and to carry out an

original program of research.

The PhD is greater in duration, breadth of

enquiry and its contribution to the discipline

area than the MPhil. The MPhil shares the

features of the PhD but allows scholars to

achieve mastery of their research focus

to a degree and within a timeframe that is

commensurate to their career or life goal.

PhD and MPhil at UQ

The PhD and MPhil are offered in all research

fields available at The University of Queensland

The academic basis for eligibility to apply

includes prior research training at least

equivalent to that provided by UQ bachelor

degree with honours class IIA for PhD and

honours class IIB for MPhil. Other qualifications

and research experience may be considered.

The expected duration of the PhD is three

to four years full-time or one to two years fulltime

for the MPhil. The actual duration of both

may vary.

Formal and additional requirements

UQ has 48 teaching and research sites across

Queensland including campuses at St Lucia,

Gatton, Herston and Ipswich. Enrolment is

generally internal (on campus), however, RHD

programs may also occur remotely, though

some time must be spent on campus as

agreed with your advisory team.

Refer to General Award Rules Part 4 –

Postgraduate Research Awards (Master of

How to apply for RHD

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/admission

1. Find your research advisor

You can find potential advisors through a

variety of sources, such as:

a) the school/institute you would like to do

your RHD with (www.uq.edu.au/gradschool/schoolcontact-details)

b) the UQ reSEARCHers online database

(www.uq.edu.au/uqresearchers)

c) the UQ Experts online database

(www.uq.edu.au/uqexperts)

You may be expected to complete an

Expression of Interest Form (www.uq.edu.

au/grad-school/candidature-forms) and

submit it to the school/institute that best

matches your research interests. This

form helps the school/institute to link

your research interests and experience to

advisors and resources.

*Applicants to the Schools of Dentistry,

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Human

Movement Studies, Medicine, Nursing

and Midwifery, Pharmacy, or Population

Health do NOT complete this form.

Instead, contact the school postgraduate

administrator in the first instance

(www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/

schoolcontact-details).

Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy) for

formal entry requirements (www.uq.edu.au/

student/GeneralRules2009/2009GARs.htm)

Some disciplines may have additional

requirements for admission: for more

information see www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/

school-admission-requirements.

Graduate School

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school

Email: enquiries@gradschool.uq.edu.au

2. Develop your research proposal

If your Expression of Interest is successful,

you will be invited by the school or institute

to further develop your research proposal.

Your research proposal describes the

components necessary for a successful

research candidature, including:

– the right academic experts, the right

facilities, enough funding to meet

research expenses

– a research project in which the:

– significance of the research question

is appropriate to the degree

– research methodology is

academically strong and the

expected outcomes are described

– research work can be completed

within two years for MPhil or four years

for PhD.

3. Complete the application

for enrolment

If your research proposal is approved,

you will be invited to formally apply for

admission to UQ.

For more information visit

www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/domestic-orinternational-applicant

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student researcH

UQ’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition encourages research students to think

about how to communicate their research to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Three Minute Thesis

The ability to clearly communicate

research is essential for a successful career

as a researcher.

PhD and MPhil candidates have three minutes to

give an engaging and dynamic response to the

question “So, how’s your thesis going?” or “What

are you researching?” A single PowerPoint slide

is permitted but no additional electronic media.

In 2008, UQ organised the inaugural

competition with 160 competitors.

In 2009, 230 PhD and MPhil candidates,

representing UQ’s seven faculties and the

combined research institutes competed in the

Three Minute Thesis competition.

Competitors ranged in age from 22 to

65, with an even gender balance and strong

participation from our international candidates

(a third of all competitors).

In 2010, as part of UQ’s centenary

celebrations, UQ will host the inaugural

National and Trans-Tasman Three Minute

Thesis competition.

2009 finalists

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and

Information Technology

School of Mining and Mechanical

Engineering

Michael Champion

“Jumbo drill rigs are used for development

drilling in underground mining applications.

These rigs typically have two or three booms

commanded by a human operator. The

operator’s role is to sequentially drill a predefined

blast pattern by positioning these drills

and complete the set of tasks in the minimum

time. My thesis investigates the potential step

improvement in time in using a three-boom

machine over a two-boom machine and how

the system responds to unexpected downtime

(for example, breakdown).”

Combined research institutes

Diamantina Institute for Cancer,

Immunology and Metabolic Medicine

Stuart Davidson

“I am working on the disease ankylosing

spondylitis, which is a debilitating form of

arthritis that causes fusion of the spine and

pelvis. I am looking at the genetic basis of the

disease, particularly the role of the gene IL23R,

and how these genetic changes are able to

cause disease.”

Faculty of Science

School of Mathematics and Physics

Chao Feng

“At a few billionth of a degree above absolute

zero the strange wave-like nature of all matter

dominates and perplexes. In particular, in the

strange fluid that forms at such temperatures

how is it that no friction exists below a certain

point? And when and why does it come into

existence? These are the questions I am

looking for answers to.”

Faculty of Natural Resources, Animals and

Environmental Science

School of Animal Studies

Emma Gagen, People’s Choice Award

“I am investigating a group of bacteria known as

acetogens, in the rumen of cows and sheep and

the gut of the Tammar wallaby. Acetogens grow

on hydrogen and carbon dioxide and produce

acetate. They may have a role in reducing

greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, by

competing with methane-producing organisms.”

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

School of Economics

Andrew Hodge

“Most people think economics is about money

and maths. My thesis explores a rapidly

growing literature that says that this is simply

not so. Economics is the science of choice.

Most of us choose to try to be happy but we

don’t always get there. So, my thesis looks at

the economics of happiness.”

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Rehabilitation

Sciences

David McDonald, Runner-up

“Why do some people keep hurting their back?

By recording back muscle activity, we found

that back muscle function does not return to

normal despite recovery from pain. We argue

that these changes in activity could leave the

spine with less back muscle support than is

needed to prevent re-injury.”

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

School of Psychology

Richard Ronay, Winner

“My research to date has been concerned

with dynamic biosocial models of decisionmaking

and behaviours. I have studied how

individual differences in testosterone and

short-term fluctuations in testosterone influence

decision-making. I have also explored how the

neurology that facilitates the expression of selfcontrol

influences decision-making under risk.”

Clockwise from left: Richard Ronay, Emma Gagen,

Michael Champion, Chao Feng, Andrew Hodge, Stuart

Davidson, David MacDonald (Avan Stallard not pictured)

Faculty of Arts

School of History, Philosophy, Religion and

Classics

Avan Stallard

“It’s the study of the idea that a southern

continent would be found to exist in the southern

hemisphere – in Antiquity referred to as Antipodes,

in the early modern period as Terra Australis. I

explore why so many people were besotted with

this idea, believing a Great South Land would be

found even after Australia had been discovered,

and pronounced a disappointment.”

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Postgraduate

Coursework

pRograms

UQ offers one of Australia’s most comprehensive ranges

of postgraduate coursework programs.

Agriculture, Animals, Food & Environment 42

Business, Economics, Law & Tourism 48

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology 56

Health 62

Humanities, Social Science, Education & Arts 72

Science, Geography & Planning 86

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Areas

of Study

This index table will guide you to information about

specialist study areas (programs and majors) in the

following postgraduate coursework programs pages.

PhD candidate Phillippa Diedrichs

Program / major

See page

Advanced practice nursing 68

Agribusiness 44

Agricultural studies 44

Agronomy 44

Animal science and management 44

Animal studies 44

Applied finance 51

Applied law 50

Applied linguistics 74

Applied psychology 74

Architecture 58

Art therapy 67

Arts 74

Arts in Chinese translation and interpreting 75

Arts in Japanese interpreting and

translation

Audiology studies 64

Aural pedagogy 82

Behaviour management 79

Biostatistics 64

Biotechnology 55, 88

Business 50, 55

Business administration 50

Business economics 51

Cardiothoracics 69

Career development 79

Child and family practice 84

Child protection 80

Children and young people’s health 68

Chronic disease and palliative care 68

Cleaner production 88

Clinical dentistry 64

Clinical neuropsychology and clinical

psychology

75

83

Clinical pharmacy 65

Program / major

See page

Clinical psychology 76, 83

Clinical psychology and clinical

geropsychology

Clinical psychology and health psychology 83

Commerce 51

Communication 76

Communication for social change 76

Community development 77

Community mental health 68

Community practice 84

Community relations 77

Computer science 90

Conservation biology 88, 90

Counselling 74, 77

Criminology 84

Defence 70

Dento-maxillofacial radiology 64

Development economics 52

Development planning 77

Development practice 77

Dietetics studies 65

Economic evaluation 53

Economics 52

Education 78

Educational studies 78

e-Healthcare 66

Electrical engineering 58, 59

Electricity market 58

Electronic commerce 51

Endodontics 64

Engineering 58

Engineering (management) 59

Engineering science 58, 59

Entrepreneurship 50

Environment 60

83

Program / major

See page

Environmental management 88

Environmental markets 46

Environmental tourism 88

Epidemiology 66

Ergonomics 66

Event management 53

Exercise science 66

Exploration 61

Financial mathematics 90

Food science and technology 45

Food security and agrifood systems 46

Food studies 45

Gastroenterological nursing 68

Geographic information science 88

Global livestock production 47

Governance and development 80

Governance and public policy 79

Guidance and counselling 79

Health 74

Health and development 53

Health economics 52

Health practice 84

Health studies 67

Heritage development 47

Horticulture 44

Hotel management 54

Human movement science 90

Human nutrition 45

Human resource management 50

Human services 80

Humanities 75

Inclusive and special needs 79

Indigenous health 70

Information systems 52

Information technology 59

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Postgraduate Coursework programs

Marine Studies student Tyffen Read (right) in waters off

the Heron Island Research Station

Music/Arts student Kieren Brown

Pharmacy PhD candidate Won Jae Lee

PhD student Wai Yie Leong with supervisor Dr John Homer

Animal Studies student Jennifer Hornery and Applied

Science student Brendan James Geraghty at UQ Gatton

Program / major

See page

Information technology (management) 59

Instrumental pedagogy 82

Integrated water management 60

Interaction design 60

International business 50

International economics and finance 53

International hotel and tourism

management

International political development 78

International public health 67

International relations 81

International studies 80

Interpersonal practice 84

Journalism 81

Laws 54

Leadership 79

Learning support 79

Linguistics 75

Literacy 79

Magnetic resonance technology 89

Marketing 50

Mathematics 79, 90

Mediation and conflict resolution 81

Medicine 67

Mental health 67, 84

Middle years of schooling 78, 79

Mineral resources 60

Minerals industry risk management 61

Molecular biology 81

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy 69

Museum studies 81

Music 82

Music therapy 82

Natural resource economics 45

Natural resource management 88

53

Program / major

See page

Natural resource studies 45

Neuroscience 82

Nursing 68

Nursing studies 68

Nutrition 70

Occupational therapy studies 69

Organisational communication 76

Organisational psychology 83

Orthodontics 64

Paediatric dentistry 65

Pasture and rangelands 44

Peace and conflict resolution 81

Performance 82

Periodontics 65

Physics 90

Physiotherapy 69

Physiotherapy studies 69

Planning for social development 78

Plant protection 46

Primary care skin cancer medicine 67

Primary healthcare nursing 68

Professional accounting 52, 54

Project management 54

Property studies 54

Prosthodontics 65

Psychology 83

Public education 79

Public health 70, 80

Public management 80

Public relations and professional

communication

76

Public sector management 50

Regional development 89

Research commercialisation 55

Research methods 55

Program / major

See page

Resilient communities 47

Resource management 80

Resources sector 77

Rural and remote nursing 68

Rural systems management 46

Science 79, 90

Science communication 76

Secondary (Education) 78

Social planning 84

Social science 55, 84

Social work 84

Social work studies 84

Software engineering 58, 59

Speech pathology studies 71

Sport and exercise 74

Sport and recreation management 54

Sports 69

Sports coaching 71

Sports medicine 71

Standard (Health) 68, 70

Statistics 90

Strength and conditioning 71

Sustainability 50

Sustainable development 88

Sustainable systems 46

Systems engineering 47, 58

Technology and innovation management 55

TESOL studies 74

Travel and tourism management 54

Tropical agriculture 44

Tropical health 70

Urban and regional planning 90

Veterinary studies 47

Water and land 44

Writing, editing, and publishing 75

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A study abroad experience led to a world first science innovation for

recent UQ graduate, Camryn Allen.

The world’s first koala born via artificial insemination was the result

of Camryn’s postgraduate research in wildlife reproduction, titled

‘Refinement of artificial insemination in the koala with an emphasis

on male factors fertility’.

“I studied abroad at UQ for two semesters in 2002. During the study

abroad I fell in love with Australia and koalas and decided upon my

return to the States after my year abroad that I had to go back and

do a PhD on koalas,” she said.

Her research was widely publicised throughout the media and

gained international recognition throughout the science community.

Camryn’s degree has opened many employment opportunities for her

back home in the United States.

“It seems that my tree climbing experience to catch the wild koalas

fascinated my new boss. I believe this may have had an influence,

funnily enough” she said.

Since graduating in 2008, she has returned to America to commence

work as a Research Associate (post-doc) in a collaborative study by

The Salk Institute and The Scripps Research Institute.

Her advice for students wanting to study in the

industry is to “volunteer to get your foot in the door.

Be passionate, be friendly and courteous.”

Dr Camryn Allen

USA

Research associate (post-doc)

Secure a

sustainable future

The world is changing, creating new jobs

and challenges that need to be solved.

One of the biggest global challenges is

the need to create a sustainable future –

economically, socially and environmentally.

By choosing to study agriculture, animals,

veterinary science, food or the environment,

you will become part of the solution to solving

issues such as climate change, feeding a

growing population, biosecurity, poverty and

diminishing natural resources. It’s an exciting

future that will be shaped by graduates with

qualifications in these areas.

Hands-on learning

The theoretical and technical knowledge you

will gain in these degrees is supported with

practical training that you gain through industry

placements, internships and work experience.

These practical placements can be overseas or

local, giving you the opportunity to travel and to

apply your knowledge in a new and challenging

environment.

First-class facilities

The facilities at UQ are world class, with

the $100 million relocation of the School of

Veterinary Science to the Gatton campus

and the opening of the $33 million Centre for

Advanced Animal Science at UQ Gatton in

partnership with Queensland Primary Industries

and Fisheries. UQ also runs commercial farm

facilities and world-class research centres,

which ensures that what you learn in the

classroom is based on leading research.

Study at home at your own pace

A number of programs are available to study

via distance education, allowing you to balance

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Postgraduate Coursework programs

Agriculture,

Animals, Food

& Environment

study, work and family commitments. You will

have full access to our library resources and

you have the opportunity to communicate with

lecturers, tutors and fellow students on our

online forums, podcasts, wikis, blogs and at

residential school.

World of opportunities

The agriculture, animals, veterinary science,

food and environmental sectors are among

Australia’s largest employers of scientists,

technologists, business managers and

professionals, with many and varied

employment opportunities available. Agriculture

is a core activity that is common to all cultures

in the world, so pursuing a career in this

area can open doors for you in almost every

country. Our graduates work both in Australia

and overseas in a wide range of well-paid and

rewarding jobs that they love, and make a

difference to the world.

UQ graduates with qualifications in

these fields are in high demand from

public and private sector employers

in areas such as:

– agribusiness

– agronomy and horticultural consulting

– animal breeding and production

– animal welfare

– banking and finance

– commodity trading

– crop and pasture production

– economics

– ecotourism

– environmental management and

rehabilitation

– environmental science

– farming

– food and fibre production

– food processing and service

– food science and technology

– genetics

– industry organisations and agripolitics

– land management

– livestock management

– marine management

– natural resource management

– parks and recreational facility management

– policy and administration

– research and development

– veterinary science

– veterinary technology

– wildlife and nature conservation.

Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture and

Veterinary Science

www.uq.edu.au/nravs

Programs in this discipline

– Agribusiness 44

– Agricultural Studies 44

– Animal Studies 44

– Food Studies 45

– Natural Resource Economics 45

– Natural Resource Studies 45

– Plant Protection 46

– Rural Systems Management 46

– Sustainable Systems 46

– Veterinary Studies 47

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Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Agribusiness

Location Gatton

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5007

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field or applications on the basis of post-secondary

study and 2 years work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5074

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field or Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness.

Coursework Master

Program code 5155 (#24); 5421 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must hold a

3-year degree (or equivalent) in any field.

Program outline

Agribusiness is the study of consumers, retailers,

marketers, and primary producers – and the business

of keeping the chain working profitably. This program

meets the needs of three groups of professionals:

those working in agribusiness who wish to upgrade

their management skills; those wishing to redirect

their careers into agribusiness; and new graduates in

either business or agricultural/rural science wishing

to add to their employment prospects. Students

have opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills

and practice; to develop their careers; and to deliver

better and more profitable outcomes for Australian

agribusiness. Students learn to locate, interpret,

synthesise and apply information from a variety of

sources. Graduates demonstrate a high level of

specialised knowledge of agribusiness management,

and business and communication skills associated

with selected areas of study.

Supplementary information

Some courses are also offered in external mode,

allowing students to complete the programs in

external mode. Courses offered in the external

mode may have residential school requirements.

Career opportunities

Agribusiness professionals find employment

with commodity traders, financial institutions,

agribusiness companies and company run farms,

government instrumentalities and regional and

community development agencies.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Agribusiness Association of Australia Limited

– Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and

Technology.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Agricultural

Studies

Location Gatton; St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5008

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

agriculture or related science field or applications on

the basis of post-secondary study and 2 years work

experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5075

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

agriculture or related science field or a Graduate

Certificate in Agricultural Studies.

Coursework Master

Program code 5144 (#24); 5422 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must hold a

3-year degree (or equivalent) agricultural science,

science or related field.

Program outline

The agricultural studies program provides knowledge

and professional expertise in agriculture and related

disciplines, including scientific and management

principles and their integration. This broadly based,

interdisciplinary program emphasises problem-solving

skills, and advances students’ professional training

and development. Students gain a conceptual

basis and understanding of research techniques

and data interpretation; and depth and breadth of

understanding in a chosen field of study.

Supplementary information

Some courses are also offered in external mode,

allowing students to complete the programs in

external mode. Courses offered in the external

mode may have residential school requirements.

Fields of study

Agronomy

Horticulture

Pasture and Rangelands

Tropical Agriculture

Water and Land

Career opportunities

Graduates find employment as: agricultural

advisors, environmental consultants, agricultural

researchers (early career), environmental

consultants, horticultural specialists, plant breeders,

tropical pasture and crop agronomists, and

rangeland managers.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with

the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and

Technology.

Additional cost

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Animal Studies

Location Gatton

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5009

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field or applications on the basis of post-secondary

study and 2 years work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5076

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in field

related to animal studies or Graduate Certificate in

Animal Studies from UQ.

Coursework Master

Program code 5156 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Animal Science and

Management – the relevant graduate certificate or

graduate diploma in Animal Studies from UQ; or a

bachelor degree in a related field.

Program outline

Animal studies is a diverse field involving caring for

and working with recreational animals and farm

animals, and the study of Australia’s wildlife. The

program allows students to specialise in one of these

areas. Students develop core disciplinary knowledge

and skills in the animal sciences, and the ability to

integrate and apply these in professional practice.

Supplementary information

Courses offered in the external mode may have

residential school requirements.

Fields of study

Animal Science and Management

(internal/external)

This program enables students to study courses

across the spectrum of animal science, which

are relevant to animal enterprise management,

consultancy, education or research.

Areas of specialist animal study include:

– animal nutrition

– genetics

– animal physiology and anatomy

– animal reproduction

– feedlotting

– pasture and rangeland management.

Career opportunities

Advisory, senior technical and management

positions in:

– animal husbandry for meat, milk and fibre

– animal husbandry for recreation

– early career researchers

– zoo and fauna park management

– stockfeed manufacturing

– veterinary chemicals industry

– equine stud and stable management

– government agencies

– wildlife care

– wildlife population control.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Society of Animal Production.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Agriculture, Animals, Food & Environment

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Food Studies

Location Gatton; St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5027

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements A bachelor degree in

food studies or a related field or post-secondary

study and 2 years work experience in a related field.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5122

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A bachelor degree in

food studies or a related field or relevant postsecondary

study and work experience or the

Graduate Certificate in Food Studies.

Coursework Master

Program code 5176 (#24); 5423 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements For the #24 program:

a bachelor degree in food studies or related field

or the Graduate Diploma in Food Studies. For the

#16 program: a 4-year food studies degree or

equivalent.

Program outline

The food studies program provides postgraduate

opportunities to build on specific knowledge of the

sciences and technologies related to commercial

food processing and/or human nutrition.

Students select from a range of courses to meet

individual needs and specialisation preferences, and

also undertake a research project within the broad

areas of food industry, food science, technology,

engineering and microbiology, or nutrition. Graduates

of the program demonstrate specialised knowledge

of selected fields including food processing,

chemistry, microbiology, sensory assessment, safety/

quality management, preservation and biotechnology.

They can integrate and apply knowledge from a

range of sources to technical issues; and effectively

locate, interpret, critically evaluate, synthesise and

communicate information in selected fields.

Fields of study

Food Science and Technology

(Master #24 only)

Food Science and Technology concerns the technical

issues associated with the handling, processing

and storage of foods. These include microbiological

issues related to both spoilage and safety of foods,

the chemistry of foods in terms of composition and

changes that occurs during processing and storage,

sensory and physical assessment of foods, methods

of preserving, processing and packaging foods,

development of new food products, as well as the

management of food quality and regulatory issues

related to food quality and safety.

Human Nutrition (Master #24 only)

The science of nutrition encompasses all the

physiological processes and biological interactions

which occur between living organisms and the

foods they consume, including the psychological,

sociological and cultural factors which influence food

choice, with a particular focus on the consequences

for health. In practice, nutrition is concerned with the

effects of dietary nutrients on growth, development,

reproductive capacity, health and well-being in the

population and prevention of diet-related illness in the

population. Nutrition science is also closely related

to development of new food products in the food

industry.

Supplementary information

Some courses are also offered in external mode,

allowing students to complete some programs

in external mode. Courses offered in the external

mode may have residential school requirements.

Career opportunities

Graduates find employment as: food technologists,

food scientists, food microbiologists, laboratory

managers, food product development scientists,

quality control managers, technical salespersons,

food production managers, nutrition advisors or

community health educators.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Additional cost

Courses that include a field trip component

may incur additional costs to cover transport,

accommodation and food.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Natural Resource

Economics

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5064

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field or relevant post-secondary study and work

experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5099

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field or relevant post-secondary study and work

experience or a relevant graduate certificate from UQ.

Coursework Master

Program code 5152 (#24); 5424 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must hold a

Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource Economics

from UQ; or an approved bachelor degree in any field.

Program outline

Natural resource economics is the study of using,

consuming and protecting resources in the specialist

fields of primary production and natural environment.

Students gain a thorough grounding in the theory

and application of agricultural and natural resource

economics, and advance their analytical skills in

a specialised field. Graduates have the ability to

locate, interpret, integrate and apply knowledge

from different disciplinary fields. The program trains

students to effectively define an issue; analyse that

issue; develop solutions or approaches to addressing

the issue; and present an appropriate report.

Career opportunities

Graduates find employment as: economic advisors

and consultants in private business and finance

organisations in Australia and internationally; public

sector managers and policy analysts of the use and

management of natural resources; and planners

and research officers formulating and evaluating

economic policy with government and commercial

agencies, both in Australia and overseas.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with

the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and

Technology.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Natural Resource

Studies

Location Gatton; St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5043

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements An approved bachelor

degree in any field or relevant post-secondary study

and work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5098

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements An approved bachelor

degree in any field or relevant post-secondary study

and work experience or Graduate Certificate in

Natural Resource Studies.

Coursework Master

Program code 5153 (#24); 5425 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must hold the

Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource Studies at

UQ; or an approved degree.

Program outline

Natural resource studies addresses issues in

sustainable management and use of natural

resources. The program is broadly focused, allowing

students to direct their study towards specific

environments, natural resources or industries.

Depending on the background and interests

of students, courses and projects can reflect a

science, social science or management perspective.

Graduates have the ability to locate, interpret,

integrate and apply knowledge from different

disciplinary fields. The program trains students to

define, analyse and address issues; develop solutions

or approaches; and present appropriate reports.

Supplementary information

Some courses are also offered in external mode,

allowing students to complete the programs in

external mode. Courses offered in the external

mode may have residential school requirements.

Career opportunities

Programs in natural resource studies are designed for

people wishing to update skills or change into careers

in areas such as natural resource management,

environmental planning and assessment, mining

rehabilitation, and wildlife management.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and

Technology

– Environment Institute of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Plant Protection

Location Gatton; St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5046

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

agriculture or related science field or relevant postsecondary

study and work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5100

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

hold a relevant graduate certificate from UQ; or hold

an approved degree in agriculture or related science

field.

Coursework Master

Program code 5200 (#24); 5426 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must:

for the #16 program, hold a degree equivalent to a

4-year degree in agriculture or related science field;

or for the #24 program, hold an approved degree.

Program outline

The plant protection program develops core

disciplinary knowledge and skills in plant protection,

emphasising tropical and subtropical aspects

of the field. Compulsory courses cover plant

pathology, entomology, weed science and the

integration of these disciplines. Students may

focus their studies in one of the following areas:

tropical pest management; agricultural entomology;

plant pathology; or weed sciences. Graduates

possess an understanding of key principles and

their application in professional practice; relevant

communication and problem-solving skills; and the

ability to undertake research in plant protection.

Career opportunities

Graduates find employment as: crop protection

consultants, crop improvement advisors, field

advisors, researchers, plant breeders, and plant

protection advisors.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with

the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and

Technology.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Rural Systems

Management

Location Gatton

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5053

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

hold an approved degree in a relevant area.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5106

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

hold a relevant graduate certificate from UQ or hold

an approved degree in a relevant area.

Coursework Master

Program code 5227 (#24); 5428 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must,

for the #16 program, hold an approved degree

equivalent to a 4-year degree in a relevant area; or

for the #24 program, hold an approved degree.

Program outline

The rural systems management program upgrades

the knowledge and skills of professionals working

in the rural and regional development area. Courses

focus on practical work or community based

training. Students develop a high level of knowledge

and skills needed to work with individuals, groups

and communities to analyse, plan, implement and

evaluate community development programs and

activities. They gain a thorough understanding of the

theories and models of change and innovation as

they apply in rural and regional settings.

Supplementary information

Each course is offered in a flexible delivery mode

that begins with a five-day residential session where

students are introduced to relevant concepts and

theories, develop an action plan, then undertake

work-based learning projects for the next ten

weeks. There is a follow-up two-day residential

session where work is presented. Students then

document their learning in a written assignment. For

students enrolled full-time internal, regular tutorial

contact will be maintained throughout the semester.

Career opportunities

This program provides people involved in rural

extension or rural research, or people wishing to be

involved in these areas, an opportunity to expand

their expertise or update their knowledge.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australasia-Pacific Extension Network.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Sustainable

Systems

Location Gatton; St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5494

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Hold an approved

bachelor degree or satisfy the Executive Dean

that, based on the student’s post secondary study

and relevant work experience, student is suitably

qualified for admission.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5495

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Hold the relevant

graduate certificate from UQ; or hold an approved

bachelor degree.

Coursework Master

Program code 5496

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Hold the relevant graduate

certificate or graduate diploma from UQ; or hold an

approved bachelor degree, and satisfy the Executive

Dean that the student is qualified for admission.

Program outline

This program has a generic systems core that allows

building various disciplinary fields as areas of focus

within a framework of systems thinking and practice

(including the use of tools to deal with complexity

and integration). Students from these different fields

will have the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary

and inter-faculty teams to practice the design of

sustainable systems from different disciplinary angles.

Students will be equipped with teamwork ethics and

systems based knowledge, attitudes and tools to

unravel and deal with complex issues in their day to

day work, becoming fully equipped to be effective in

our turbulent and changing 21st Century knowledge

society.

Fields of study

Environmental Markets

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

The Environmental Markets field deals with how

firms can best balance the financial, social and

natural environmental aspects of their business

to achieve sustainable outcomes. The field

includes themes of environmental markets

(including emissions trading and renewable energy

development), corporate social responsibility,

sustainable business practice, communicating

for sustainability, and strategies for business

management in a carbon constrained world.

Food Security and Agrifood Systems

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

This field will look at what food security and

sustainable agrifood systems are, why they are

important, and how to go about doing something

about them. When completed, students will have a

thorough understanding of the main issues involved

and some clear insights into how the issues can

be addressed and managed across both public

and private sectors. Courses in this field will cover

key issues with the underlying theme of a whole

of industry chain approach (i.e., from sustainable

production through to sustainable consumerism).

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Agriculture, Animals, Food & Environment

Global Livestock Production

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

The Global Livestock Production field is designed

to give students sound grounding in the biology

of livestock production linked to the efficiency

of livestock production within the context of

the major global challenge of rapid growth in

demand for animal protein and implications for

trade, communities, natural resources and the

environment. Courses include global perspectives

within a systems framework to deal with the

complexities of integrating the above aspects when

addressing the challenges involved in achieving

sustainable livestock production systems.

Heritage Development

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

The Heritage Development field is engaged in a

number of partnerships and research projects

with internationally renowned institutions and

organisations. All these partnerships require holistic

approaches and integrated local area planning

(key elements of an integrated systems framework)

dealing with heritage: natural and cultural; tangible

and intangible; and movable and immovable. The

program also works closely with UNESCO and,

through the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural

Diversity in Human Development (UNESCO), has

established major knowledge systems platforms:

www.onsustianability.com; www.onmuseums.

com; www.climatechange.com. The courses are

designed to give students a solid grounding on

complex issues such as the obligations concerning

heritage establishment by major international legal

instruments, how contemporary collection policies

relate to institutional goals and how to locate

heritage in sustainable development in a rapidly

globalising world.

Resilient Communities

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

Contemporary and future challenges in global

change and sustainable development require both

an understanding of communities, as well as an

appreciation of effective community interventions. This

field offers a suite of theories and skills for facilitating

interventions with individuals, groups and communities

to help them understand and enhance the resilience

of the complex systems they inhabit. Students will be

able to develop personal specialisations by selecting

electives in particular areas of interest, from other

fields of the program, as well as from the Integrated

Water Management, Community Relations in the

Resources Sector, Governance and Public Policy, and

Development Practice programs.

Systems Engineering

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

This field will address the new technologies and

engineering approaches that are required for global

sustainable development. The courses are designed

to attract professionals and graduates from diverse

backgrounds and disciplines who are concerned with

technological matters, but are not necessarily trained

engineers themselves, but rather technologists who

need to understand how systems are engineered.

It will train future sustainability professionals with a

technological bent, who will be equipped with systemsbased

knowledge, attitudes, tools and team work

ethics to unravel and deal with complex problems

in technological domains. In particular, students will

graduate with a good understanding of the processes

by which socio-technical systems are acquired,

developed and evolved, thoroughly informed by a

sustainability viewpoint. These skills will be particularly

valuable for organisations who need to use technology

to control or manage processes sustainably (such as

food production, pollution control, etc.), as well as for

systems-based industries such as electricity generation

and distribution, transport and manufacturing.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Veterinary Studies

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5069

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

hold an approved degree in the area of veterinary

science.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5117

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

hold a relevant Graduate Certificate in Veterinary

Science from UQ; or hold an approved degree in a

relevant area.

Coursework Master

Program code 5220 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must hold

the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in

Veterinary Science from UQ; or hold an approved

degree in a relevant area.

Program outline

The program in veterinary studies offers a higher

degree qualification including formal courses and a

significant project and report in a general disciplinary

area. This program provides academic enhancement

of existing qualifications in a general disciplinary area,

and qualifies graduates for enrolment in a higher

degree.

Career opportunities

The program provides opportunities for career

enhancement, specific discipline development,

and qualification for research higher degree study,

including PhD study.

Additional cost

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Following her graduation from the Master of Business program

in 2008, Elsbeth Kamphuis spent six months travelling around

South America developing her Spanish language skills and gaining

valuable international experience while undertaking voluntary work.

Returning home to the Netherlands in search of her first job during

the economic crisis was a daunting prospect for Elsbeth; however,

she says her UQ degree gave her an edge over her competitors in the

job market.

“I really do believe that my UQ degree gave me that extra edge to

position myself to prospective employers in such a difficult time.”

Elsbeth is now working as a junior consultant at VisionWaves, an

international solutions firm that delivers innovative management

solutions to businesses across the globe.

“I participate in project teams, where we provide workshops and

facilitate implementation of our solutions. We use our in-house

software to visualise their entire value chain, business processes,

organisational charts an many more elements of their business.

Furthermore, I am involved in pre-sales projects and giving training

to our customers. The product is rapidly evolving, therefore I am

also part of the innovation team.”

“I really love it. I get to work with large national and international

organisations, and I found that my UQ degree has helped because

I got the chance to meet people from all over the world and hear so

many different experiences and business points of view, which really

helped my international business major.”

“I was able to start networking internationally and the various

assignments we had to do as part of our assessment really helped to

develop my understanding and research skills.”

“I originally chose to study at UQ because it had a great reputation

and looked fantastic on the website and in brochures. When I visited

the university my feelings were confirmed. The atmosphere made me

feel at home.”

Elsbeth M. A. Kamphuis

Netherlands

Master of Business

Get the edge with a

world-class degree

World of opportunities

UQ qualifications in business, economics, law,

and tourism are recognised internationally and

open opportunities for you to work anywhere

in the world. UQ graduates can be found

throughout the world in the offices of major

investment banks, businesses, consultancy

firms, global organisations such as the World

Bank, leading law firms, and major hotel chains,

where their knowledge and problem solving

skills are highly valued.

Excellent facilities

UQ is home to the largest academic library in

Queensland, with dedicated branches for law

and postgraduate business and economics.

While studying business, economics, law, or

tourism at UQ you will also have access to 24-

hour, state-of-the-art computer laboratories.

Employment advice and support

Our Employment Services team can help

you plan the next step in your career. The

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Postgraduate Coursework programs

Business,

Economics,

Law & Tourism

team provides a link between students and

employers by organising career related events,

career planning workshops, employer visits

and workshops that are designed specifically

for postgraduate students and run by guest

industry professionals who know what it takes

to succeed in the employment market.

International student support

When you first arrive at UQ, our International

Relations Unit will be available to help you

settle in. The team can help you with planning

your program, organising your timetable and

getting credit for previous study.

UQ graduates with qualifications

in the following fields are in high

demand from public and private

sector employers in areas such as:

– accounting and auditing

– advertising and multimedia

– banking and finance

– business management

– commerce

– communication management

– consulting

– convention and conference management

– economics and economic theory, history

and policy

– electronic business and commerce

– employer and industry associations

– event management

– hospitality management

– human resource management

– industrial relations

– infrastructure development and planning

– international business

– investment and trade

– law

– leisure and recreation management

– market research

– marketing

– negotiation and advocacy

– occupational health and safety

– operations management

– organisational communication and

development

– public relations

– real estate and development

– recruitment consultancy

– stockbroking

– trade unions

– travel and tourism

– web design and development.

Programs in this discipline

– Applied Law 50

– Business 50

– Business Administration 50

– Business Economics 51

– Commerce 51

– Development Economics 52

– Economics 52

– Health Economics 52

– International Economics and

Finance 53

– International Hotel and

Tourism Management 53

– Laws 54

– Professional Accounting 54

– Project Management 54

– Property Studies 54

– Research Commercialisation 55

– Research Methods 55

– Technology and Innovation

Management 55

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

www.bel.uq.edu.au

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Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Applied Law

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5011

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

field other than law with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a

7-point scale or post-secondary study and at least 7

years of relevant work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5078

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

field other than law with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a

7-point scale or Graduate Certificate in Applied Law

with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master

Program code 5157 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

field other than law with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a

7-point scale OR Graduate Diploma in Applied Law

with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale.

Program outline

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Law

(GCAppLaw), Graduate Diploma in Applied

Law (GDipAppLaw) and Master of Applied Law

(MAppLaw) programs are designed for non-law

graduates who would find some legal background

useful in their careers, or who have a special interest

in law, but who do not seek admission to legal

practice. The GDipAppLaw and MAppLaw programs

offer a general introduction to basic legal concepts

and then enable students to undertake elective

courses of special relevance to their professions

or occupations. The GCAppLaw offers a general

introduction to basic legal concepts and additionally

allows students to choose two elective courses within

areas of interest from postgraduate law courses.

Supplementary information

Classes may be held at Brisbane city locations as

well as the St Lucia campus. Not all courses listed

are offered each year; applicants should contact the

School of Law for up-to-date information in relation

to course offerings.

Career opportunities

The Applied Law programs are designed to provide

graduates with legal knowledge relevant to their

current careers/professions.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Master (Advanced) of

Business

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5248

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale or

post-secondary study; OR at least 7 years of relevant

work experience as approved by the Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5249

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

or Graduate Certificate in Business with a GPA of at

least 4.00 on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master

Program code 5250 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

or Graduate Diploma in Business with a GPA of at

least 4.50 on a 7-point scale.

Field of study For students who have previously

undertaken studies in business or commerce,

entry will only be considered for a field not already

studied.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Program code 5323 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale

or Master of Business with a GPA of at least 4.75 on

a 7-point scale.

Field of study For students who have previously

undertaken studies in business or commerce,

entry will only be considered for a field not already

studied.

Program outline

The Master of Business program is designed for

current managers seeking formal qualifications and

for those aspiring to middle/senior management in

relevant industries. This program allows students

to gain specialist knowledge in a chosen field

and accelerate careers within particular business

disciplines. The Master of Business (Advanced)

program allows students to complete a research

component, which provides a pathway to higher

research or doctorate levels. Alternatively, students

may complete two fields of interest or additional

advanced electives in the Master of Business

(Advanced). Students broaden their general

management and leadership skills. The Graduate

Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Business

offer students alternative pathways to the Master

of Business and Master of Business (Advanced)

with specialisation in the fields of entrepreneurship,

human resource management, international

business, marketing, public sector management,

and sustainability. For students who have previously

undertaken studies in business, approval will

only be considered for a field of study not already

undertaken.

Fields of study

Entrepreneurship

(Master, Master (Advanced))

Courses are available in core competencies,

marketing, international business operations,

new venture management and business strategy.

Students also study established areas and emerging

issues in business, such as: corporate governance;

issues effecting small business; management of

virtual organisations; management of research

and development; innovation and competitiveness

strategies; commercialisation; and the management

of biotechnology ventures.

Human Resource Management (Master,

Master (Advanced))

The Human Resource Management (HR) field of

study is concerned with the behaviour of people

within organisations. The range of functions

includes recruitment and selection of employees,

management of performance, compensation,

training and development, career support,

development of teams, communication and conflict

and industrial negotiation and resolution. Courses

cover content knowledge in these areas and

also skills and personal capabilities necessary for

HR graduates to be effective practitioners within

organisations.

International Business

(Master, Master (Advanced))

Skills in international business are essential for

the new generation of global managers in today’s

international marketplace. This field provides the

skills to build and manage an international enterprise

and examines issues pertinent to global business.

Marketing (Master, Master (Advanced))

The marketing of any business, whether profit or

non-profit, is critical to its success. This field focuses

on the key strategies, skills and tools required for

effective marketing in today’s global world. Students

develop critical skills and knowledge in areas of: brand

management, awareness and loyalty; consumer

behaviour and purchasing decisions; the synthesis of

information; public relations writing; and teamwork.

Public Sector Management

(Master, Master (Advanced))

This field of study is concerned with the

management of human, financial and physical

resources, public policy design and implementation,

government accountability frameworks, relationships

with stakeholders including ministers, business

and the community, the client interface, and public

sector reform and renewal.

Sustainability (Master, Master (Advanced))

This field of study is concerned with climate change,

carbon emissions trading, and the management of

sustainability strategies. The UQ Business School

research in contemporary sustainability practice,

as well as its widespread industry involvement, has

influenced managers to develop leadership and

goals for future sustainability practice. This outreach

into industry provides the basis for courses in this

plan offering the theory and practice of sustainability

and the innovative strategies available to business

through which managers can succeed in existing

and untapped markets by generating entrepreneurial

solutions when faced with sustainability issues.

Career opportunities

Suitable for those seeking senior management

positions within the fields of entrepreneurship; human

resource management; international business;

marketing; industrial relations officer; business analyst;

employee relations officer; management consultant;

public sector management; or sustainability.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Australian Human Resources Institute

– Academy of International Business

– Australian Institute of Management

– Australian Marketing Institute

– Australian and New Zealand Academy of

Management

– Australian and New Zealand International

Business Academy

– Meetings Professionals International

– Market Research Society of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Business

Administration

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1 (please note that

this program commences in early January prior to

standard semester dates)

Application closing date To commence study in

Semester 1 – November 30 of the previous year.

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Graduate Certificate

Program code 5319

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree with a

GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale, and three

years work experience including at least one year at

management level OR seven years work experience

including three years at management level as

approved by the Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5079

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Either an approved

degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least

4.00 on a 7-point scale and three years relevant

work experience including at least one year at

supervisory/management level as approved by the

Executive Dean OR the GCBA from The University

of Queensland with a GPA of 4.00 on a 7-point

scale and three years relevant work experience

including at least one year at supervisory/

management level as approved by the Executive

Dean OR satisfactory progress in the GCBA from

The University of Queensland and three years

relevant work experience including at least one year

at supervisory/management level, as approved by

the Executive Dean.

Coursework Master

Program code 5430 (#24)

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Either an approved

degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 4.50

on a 7-point scale and three years relevant work

experience including at lest one year at supervisory/

management level as approved by the Executive

Dean OR the GDipBA from The University of

Queensland with a GPA of 4.50 on a 7-point scale

and three years relevant work experience including

at least one year at supervisory/management

level as approved by the Executive Dean OR

satisfactory progress in the GDipBA from The

University of Queensland and three years relevant

work experience including at least one year at

supervisory/management level, as approved by the

Executive Dean.

Program outline

The MBA is a world-class program covering the

key areas of contemporary management practice.

Graduates possess a comprehensive working

knowledge of management operations; have an

integrated view of contemporary Australian and

international business issues; and demonstrate

the communication and leadership skills essential

to the management role. The Graduate Diploma

and Graduate Certificate offer students alternative

pathways to the Master of Business Administration.

Supplementary information

International applicants must complete the Graduate

Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a

minimum score of 550. Details for the GMAT can be

found at Graduate Management Admission Council

website: www.mba.com/mba/thegmat. Permanent

residents may be required to sit an IELTS and/or

GMAT test if their prior studies were taught in an

institution where English was not the language of

instruction.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to find increased employment

opportunities in middle to high-level management or

consultancy in business including mid to large sized

corporations or government agencies.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Master (Advanced) of

Business Economics

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Coursework Master

Program code 5245 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma of Economics with a GPA of

at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Program code 5376 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma of Economics with a GPA

of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale OR Master of

Business Economics with a GPA of at least 4.75 on

a 7-point scale.

Program outline

The Master of Business Economics provides a

strong foundation in economic principles and meets

the needs of decision-makers and advisors in

business and related areas. This program does not

presume prior knowledge or training in economics.

It is designed for existing and aspiring middle and

upper managers and develops the economic skills

and problem-solving competencies necessary to

deal with the management challenges of rapid

change and increasing business complexity.

Students develop a critical ability in applying

economics to practical scenarios. Diverse courses

span both traditional and emerging economic

fields. The program produces professionals with the

multidisciplinary background required in economics

and business; lateral thinkers who are analytically

strong and adaptable.

The program covers topics such as advanced

managerial economics; regulation and competition

policy; benefit/cost analysis; international industry

economics; and financial markets economics.

Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate

their understanding and skills in the Advanced

program through the research option of an

economic project and thesis. Electives include

natural resource and environmental economics;

health economics; international trade and

investment; international monetary economics;

innovation and entrepreneurship; government

expenditure; and taxation policy.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to find employment as

economic policy advisors, business analysts and

consultants, resource economists, project analysts

or industry economists in government and private

sector organisations, teachers, and economic

researchers.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Economic Society of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Master (Advanced) of

Commerce

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5326

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

OR at least seven years of relevant work experience

as approved by the Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5325

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Certificate in Commerce with a GPA of

at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master

Program code 5165 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Commerce with a GPA of

at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale.

Field of study For students who have previously

undertaken studies in business or commerce, entry

will only be considered for a field not already studied.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Program code 5324 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale OR

Graduate Diploma in Commerce with a GPA of at least

4.75 on a 7-point scale OR Master of Commerce with

a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale.

Field of study For students who have previously

undertaken studies in business or commerce, entry

will only be considered for a field not already studied.

Program outline

The Master of Commerce covers core competencies

in accounting, finance, information systems and

e-commerce. This innovative program is designed

for people in middle to senior management who are

looking for further knowledge in their chosen careers.

Graduates in other fields have the opportunity to

change career directions through quality courses

leading to professional qualifications in the fields of

applied finance, electronic commerce, information

systems or professional accounting. Students may

major in one of these four fields of expertise or

study a general commerce program. Students may

also complete two fields of interest or additional

advanced electives in the Master of Commerce

(Advanced) program. This may include a research

component, which provides a pathway to higher

research or doctorate levels. The Graduate Diploma

and Graduate Certificate offer students alternative

pathways to the Master of Commerce and Master of

Commerce (Advanced).

Fields of study

Applied Finance (Master, Master (Advanced))

Students undertake courses in financial

management, portfolio management, and corporate

finance principles including risk assessment and

business statistics.

Electronic Commerce

(Master, Master (Advanced))

Students develop skills in the electronic commerce

environment. Courses cover: electronic commerce

systems and infrastructure; e-commerce security;

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virtual organisations. This field is particularly suited

to students with an interest in online commerce, the

Internet and new technologies.

Information Systems

(Master, Master (Advanced))

This field is designed for students who wish to

obtain education and in-depth training in the

analysis, design, implementation and maintenance

of computer systems. Courses facilitate the

development of information systems skills in a

business environment. Students undertake courses

in: managing information systems; decision support

systems and application databases; as well as

system analysis, design, control and audit. Students

also gain the skills to design, develop and manage

computer applications involving accounting data.

Professional Accounting

(Master, Master (Advanced))

Courses allow students to develop the skills

necessary to practise in the accounting profession.

Students complete the field of study and use their

electives to study the necessary prerequisites

for associate membership of the key Australian

accounting professional bodies: Certified Practicing

Accountants (CPA) (Australia) and the Institute of

Chartered Accounts in Australia (ICAA).

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Commerce

(Professional Accounting) program will be able to

find employment as qualified accountants. Other

graduates find employment opportunities in the

areas of banking and finance, funds management,

stockbroking, auditing, electronic retailing, and

management consulting.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Association of Certified Chartered Accountants

– Australian Computer Society

– Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance

– Chartered Secretaries Australia Limited

– Certified Practising Accountants Australia

– Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Master (Advanced) of

Development

Economics

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Coursework Master

Program code 5469 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of

at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Program code 5470 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of

at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale.

Program outline

This program is strongly differentiated from typical

development-related programs in that it has a

strong emphasis on quantitative techniques in

econometrics, benefit/cost analysis and operations

research. It is also unique in offering students training

in how to model the economy as a complex, evolving

system, which is highly appropriate in understanding

economic development. Graduates will have training

in economic modelling and statistical techniques,

in addition to the key analytical frameworks in the

field of economic development. Given the strong

quantitative emphasis of the program, care has

been taken to offer a range of electives of a less

quantitative nature, including courses offered by four

other Schools. The elective list is extensive enough

to allow study in fields such as: health; environment;

innovation and competition policy; international

economics and politics; quantitative techniques

for project appraisals. The Advanced program is

designed for students wishing to pursue further

research studies i.e. PhD. The program includes an

Economic Project and Thesis.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have comprehensive skills

directly related to employment in the private or

government sectors in companies, agencies and

departments involved in international development,

consulting, project management, aid agencies and

infrastructure planning. Graduates may be recruited

into a variety of roles such as consultant, policy

advisor, project officer or economic analyst.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics

Society

– Development Studies Network (ANU)

– Economic Society of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Economics

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5010

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

OR relevant work experience for those students

intending to progress to a Masters program.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5077

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

for those students intending to progress to a Masters

program OR Graduate Certificate in Economics with

a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master

Program code 5399 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Economics

with a GPA of at least 5.00 on a 7-point scale OR

Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at

least 5.00 on a 7-point scale. Students entering the

Master of Economics with a Graduate Diploma in

Economics must have gained entry to the Graduate

Diploma in Economics or Graduate Certificate in

Economics with a Bachelor of Economics.

Program outline

The Master of Economics program is specifically

designed to strengthen and extend the knowledge

of students with significant economic backgrounds

gained from undergraduate study. Students or

working professionals seeking to specialise in

economic analysis and decision-making develop a

high level of economic proficiency.

Obtaining a higher qualification in economics is a

career investment. Analytical ability, critical thinking

and logic are highly valued commodities, and

graduates of this program have the ability to succeed

in a dynamic and an increasingly competitive

environment. Courses develop knowledge in core

economic principles and applications, while electives

focus on specific areas, including international trade;

environmental and natural resource management;

health; public sector management; business

economics; and economic modeling.

The program offers advanced training

in econometrics, and microeconomic and

macroeconomic analysis. Students also undertake

research sufficient to provide entry to the PhD

program and will develop vital research reporting

skills necessary to be effective as economists,

analysts and advisors in the private and public

sectors. This program also allows the exploration

of other relevant fields of interest. Electives are

available in areas such as environmental economics,

natural resource economics, health economics and

economic development.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to find work in government

agencies, at the local, state and federal level. They

may also find employment in the private sector,

including banks, consultancy companies, utilities,

international agencies, insurance companies and

the finance industry.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics

Society

– Economic Society of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Master (Advanced) of

Health Economics

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5390

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

OR relevant work experience as approved by the

Executive Dean. Also see Supplementary information.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5391

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Certificate in Health Economics with

a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale. Also see

Supplementary information.

Coursework Master

Program code 5418 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Health Economics with a

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GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale. Also see

Supplementary information.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Program code 5419 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Health Economics with a

GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale OR Master of

Health Economics with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a

7-point scale. Also see Supplementary information.

Program outline

This program provides graduate training in all

aspects of health economics, meeting the clear

need for comprehensive programs in Australia and

internationally. A joint initiative of UQ’s School of

Economics and School of Population Health, this

program is designed for people intending to work

in the health sector. This program is accessible

to those with undergraduate qualifications in

economics or other disciplines. Clearly defined

academic streams ensure all students have the

necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in this

program, regardless of academic backgrounds. The

program offers students the opportunity to develop

strong analytical skills and is a qualification, which

may further career opportunities in national and

international health agencies.

This highly specialised program provides

critical insight into the complex economic

issues in health sector administration, and the

economic impacts of decisions. Students may

take courses in analytical techniques, including

advanced applied econometrics, public economics,

pharmacoeconomics, health finance, epidemiology,

business and economic decision techniques,

burden of disease analysis, mortality analysis and

health and economic development.

Supplementary information

Some courses are offered at UQ’s Herston campus.

Fields of Study

Economic Evaluation

(Master, Master (Advanced))

This field is relevant for those wishing to acquire

specialised techniques of economic evaluation of

health care interventions. In particular, students will

learn the advantages and disadvantages associated

with cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and cost-benefit

analysis.

Health and Development

(Master, Master (Advanced))

This field focuses on the interrelationships

between health interventions and economic and

social development. Themes covered include

demographic, epidemiological, and nutritional

transitions and the social, economic and cultural

components of development and poverty and

their specific interactions with disease and

fertility. Students also gain an understanding of

the determinants of health and disease, health

improvement in the international context, and the

organisations working in international health and

their strengths and weaknesses.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to find employment as health

economics managers in pharmaceutical companies,

health departments, private health facilities or

government and development agencies.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Australian Health Economics Society

– Economic Society of Australia

– International Health Economics Association.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Master (Advanced) of

International

Economics and

Finance

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Coursework Master

Program code 5185 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of

at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Program code 5372 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA

of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale OR Master of

International Economics and Finance with a GPA of

at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale.

Program outline

Globalisation is rapidly changing the scope and nature

of international business and trade, and business

success is highly dependent on the ability to understand

and respond to economic issues and forces. Designed

for students from any academic discipline, this program

advances understanding of economics across

business and the public sector. Students develop

specialised knowledge of the extensive implications and

opportunities arising from the process of international

economic and financial integration. The program

is founded upon a platform of microeconomics,

macroeconomics and statistics, and shows how

economic principles may be applied to issues in the

international economy. Electives and a research report

enable students to focus on their specific needs

and interests. Graduates of this program possess

a qualification with critical skills and competencies

required in commercial enterprises; financial and

investment operations; government departments; and

development-related organisations. This qualification

positions working professionals for advancement.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in the finance and

banking industry, government, consultancy firms,

and stockbroking and research organisations.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Economic Society of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Master (Advanced) of

International

Hotel and Tourism

Management

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5482

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

any field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point

scale OR post-secondary study and relevant work

experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5483

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Certificate in International Hotel and

Tourism Management with a GPA of at least 4.00 on

a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master

Program code 5484

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in International Hotel and

Tourism Management with a GPA of at least 4.50 on

a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Program code 5485

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.75 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in International Hotel and

Tourism Management with a GPA of at least 4.75 on

a 7-point scale.

Program outline

The Master of International Hotel and Tourism

Management is designed for students wishing to

study hospitality, tourism, sport and recreation and/

or event management at the postgraduate level.

Prior specific knowledge of the area is not essential.

This innovative program enables graduates to

accelerate their careers within the tourism, hotel

sport and recreation and event industries and for

current managers seeking formal qualifications to

enhance their future management progression.

Students undertake an independent study report

which focuses on applied research outcomes.

The program comprises a group of common core

courses and a suite of specialist courses from one

of four majors; Travel and Tourism Management,

Hotel Management, Sport and Recreation

Management, and Event Management. The Master

of International Hotel and Tourism Management

(Advanced) includes the common core and two

majors or one major and a research thesis. This

latter option is especially designed for students

wishing to progress to a research higher degree.

Fields of study

Event Management

(Master, Master (Advanced))

Event management is an exciting industry focusing

on the many aspects of planning business, cultural

or sporting events. Almost all countries are looking

to either expand their existing involvement in event

management or move into this area, providing

tremendous employment opportunities. This

field offers the necessary knowledge and skills to

succeed in this industry.

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Hotel Management

(Master, Master (Advanced))

This field develops a theoretical and professional

understanding of the international hotel industry.

Students critically evaluate the key areas of

hospitality management within the context of

the unique environment of the international hotel

industry. Students may also undertake advanced

study in hospitality management theory, and focus

on service strategies and their applications in

international hospitality organisations.

Sport and Recreation Management

(Master, Master (Advanced))

Historically, sport and recreation have been seen

as an integral part of the Australian culture and

in many ways have helped create our national

identity. In recent years, sport and recreation

services have become increasingly commercialised

and professionalised. Governments at all levels

require sporting organisations to be managed

more efficiently and to provide a greater degree of

accountability for public monies. This field provides

effective entrepreneurial and strategic management

skills, enabling graduates to succeed in this industry.

Travel and Tourism Management

(Master, Master (Advanced))

The tourism industry is the second largest industry

in the world. This field equips leaders and decisionmakers

in the international tourism and leisure

management industries, and appeals to industry

personnel seeking academic qualifications in their field.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Master of

Master (Advanced) of

Laws

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Coursework Master

Program code 5191 (#16)

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Laws with a

GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale OR barrister

or solicitor of three years standing OR approved

equivalent qualification.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Program code 5192 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Laws with a

GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale OR barrister

or solicitor of three years standing OR approved

equivalent qualification.

Program outline

The Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Laws

(Advanced) (LLM(Adv)) are designed to enhance

the theoretical and practical expertise of students

and provide them with a professional edge.

Students will improve their independent and

critical thinking and research skills. The courses

offered are predominantly driven by the needs of

contemporary legal practice. They include courses

in highly specialised areas as well as more general

areas where the principles underpinning that

area are highly complex and require a depth of

understanding.

Supplementary information

Classes may be held at Brisbane city venues as well

as the St Lucia campus. Not all courses listed are

offered each year; applicants should contact the

School of Law for up-to-date information in relation

to course offerings.

Career opportunities

Graduates of postgraduate law programs generally

work as specialists within the legal profession.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Diploma in

Professional

Accounting

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5488

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol a student must

hold an approved degree with a GPA of at least

4.00 on a 7-point scale. For students who have

previously undertaken a degree with a specialisation

in Accounting, entry will not be approved.

Program outline

The program allows students to develop the skills

necessary to practice in the accounting profession.

Students complete #12 of common courses and

then select a further #4 to complete the necessary

prerequisites for associate membership of one of:

Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) (Australia) or

the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

(ICAA).

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Certified Practising Accountants Australia

– Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Project

Management

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5287

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Degree in any field with

a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale, and at

least two years of relevant work experience OR at

least seven years of relevant work experience, as

approved by the Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5288

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

and at least two years of relevant work experience

OR Graduate Certificate in Project Management

with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master

Program code 5289 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

and at least two years of relevant work experience

OR Graduate Diploma in Project Management with

a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale.

Program outline

Project management is the discipline of organising

and managing resources in such a way that they

deliver all the work required to complete a project

within defined scope, time, cost and quality

constraints within acceptable levels of risk. Project

managers can be found in all industries.

The postgraduate programs in project management

at UQ are based on the nine, core knowledge

areas of the international institutes of project

management. Students are introduced to the

principles and applications of project management

in asset and operations mode. They also have the

option to undertake an industry mentored research

project. Graduates of the program demonstrate a

strong understanding of the background, principles

and applications of project management.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program will have obtained a

qualification that can enhance their employment

prospects in the field of project management.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Institute of Project Management.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Property Studies

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5047

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements An approved tertiary

degree in a relevant area with a GPA of at least 4.00

on a 7-point scale OR have completed at least 7

years of relevant work experience, approved by the

Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5103

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements An approved tertiary

degree in a relevant area with a GPA of at least

4.00 on a 7-point scale OR Graduate Certificate in

Property Studies with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a

7-point scale.

Coursework Master

Program code 5201 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements An approved tertiary

degree in a relevant area with a GPA of at least 4.50

on a 7-point scale OR Graduate Diploma in Property

Studies with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point

scale.

Program outline

Graduates of the postgraduate property studies

programs have a competent knowledge and

understanding of the business environment; its

relevance to real estate and development; the

valuation aspects of real estate and development;

and the key property sectors. They possess skills

in critical evaluation and innovation, problem

identification, analysis and decision-making; and

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Business, Economics, Law & Tourism

communicate effectively in terms of verbal, written

and graphic presentations.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program obtain a qualification

that enhances their employment prospects in

the areas of finance, forecasting, valuation, asset

management, marketing and sales in the property

industry.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Australian Property Institute

– Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Additional cost

Courses that include a field trip component

may incur additional costs to cover transport,

accommodation and food.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Research

Commercialisation

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5417

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

OR at least seven years of relevant work experience

as approved by the Executive Dean.

Program outline

This program is designed for students in all

Fields of study to develop knowledge and skills

in commercialisation of research. It examines

the fundamentals of the commercialisation

process including the innovation process and the

contribution of commercialisation to economic

and social development. These fundamentals,

and the context of commercialisation (including

the role of the University and the methods used to

commercialise research) are explored.

The broad aim of the program is to understand

and promote the commercialisation of research

in industry, both in public and private sector

organisations thereby improving business

productivity and global competitiveness. Skills are

developed to help students in all disciplines to

access the power of commercialisation, research,

technology and new product/service development.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Research Methods

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5467

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Field of Business:

Bachelor degree in an approved field with a GPA

of at least 5.50 on a 7-point scale OR approved

qualifications based on academic record and work

experience. Field of Social Science: bachelor degree

or approved qualifications based on academic

record and work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5468

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Field of Business:

bachelor degree in an approved field with a GPA

of at least 5.50 on a 7-point scale OR Graduate

Certificate in Research Methods with a GPA of at

least 5.50 on a 7-point scale.

Program outline

This program provides research training for students

intending to further their studies in an MPhil or PhD

program in the field of business.

Fields of study

Business

(Graduate Certificate; Graduate Diploma)

The program provides research training to students

who wish to go on and complete a PhD or MPhil

program within the UQ Business School. The

program has been designed to provide training

in qualitative and quantitative research and

scientific methods. It also includes a 4, 6 or 8 unit

thesis. Credit may be awarded to the coursework

component of the UQ Business School PhD or

MPhil program for courses completed within the

Business field of study in this program.

Social Science (Graduate Certificate)

This program quickly and effectively equips PhD

students in the social sciences with the research

skills required to produce internationally competitive

research. Students gain a strong foundation in

the range of research methods used in the social

sciences, and can select a structured set of courses

individually tailored to research needs. Students

may concentrate on either qualitative or quantitative

research methods to advanced levels, or may

choose to examine a combination of qualitative

and quantitative approaches. The program covers

a broad range of methods and pursues research

methods to advanced levels. This is of particular

benefit to PhD students wishing to take advantage

of concurrent enrolment and to individuals employed

in jobs requiring real skills in research methods and

formal qualifications.

International students can only undertake this

program as concurrent enrolment if enrolled in a

PhD program.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Technology

and Innovation

Management

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5353

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point scale

OR at least seven years of relevant work experience

as approved by the Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5354

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

any field with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7-point

scale OR Graduate Certificate in Technology and

Innovation Management with a GPA of at least 4.00

on a 7-point scale.

Coursework Master

Program code 5355 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7-point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Technology and Innovation

Management with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a

7-point scale.

Program outline

Innovation and technology are key drivers of

competitive advantage in today’s global knowledge

economy. Harnessing this advantage requires

highly developed specialist skills in technology and

innovation management.

This program builds on previous tertiary

qualifications or relevant work experience. Students

gain the knowledge and skills to effectively

manage innovation and technology in both public

and private sector organisations. The broad aim

of the program is to understand, integrate and

promote the management of technology in industry,

thereby improving business productivity and global

competitiveness. Develop the skills and knowledge

to access the power of innovation, technology,

research, new product/service development and

commercialisation in your organisation.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate

offer students alternative pathways to the Master of

Technology and Innovation Management.

Fields of study

Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a key emerging technological field.

Courses explore: the important characteristics of

these technologies; the management of innovation

and commercialisation; and the establishment of

new ventures in biotechnology industries.

Career opportunities

Our courses are tailored to give the edge to

senior managers and professionals who need to

keep ahead of technological change in a fiercely

competitive world. The broad aim of the program

is to understand, integrate and promote the

management of technology in industry, thereby

improving business productivity and global

competitiveness.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Shape the world

around you

UQ provides cutting-edge coursework

programs and exciting research

opportunities in the fields of engineering,

architecture and information technology (IT).

UQ offers practical and industry-focused

postgraduate programs, with a wide range of

quality resources and access to award-winning

teachers and researchers. You will learn from

and be supervised by academic staff who are

leading professionals in their fields and involved

in pioneering research.

Graduates from UQ’s Faculty of Engineering,

Architecture and IT (EAIT) are highly sought

after by employers and research institutions

within Australia and overseas.

Wilbert Villena Gonzales came to UQ from Peru to study a

Master of Engineering, specialising in microwave design and

applied electromagnetics in 2007.

“Specialising in RF (radio frequency) and microwaves at UQ has

been one of the most rewarding experiences. The program is well

structured and offers the possibility of using special facilities not

available in many parts of Australia, providing real hands-on

experience.”

Wilbert especially enjoyed the peacefulness of UQ St Lucia, “being

surrounded by so many green areas helps you release from all the

stress,” he said.

During his studies, Wilbert was awarded a scholarship from the

CEED program, which gave him the opportunity to develop a

project for a company that he could present as his final thesis.

He also received the prize for Best Industry Project at the

Innovation Expo, where all final year students present their projects

to examiners and people from industry and research institutions.

“Doing research, materialising your ideas and concepts on something

that works and explaining your results in the most efficient way, are

tools you learn to use in each course at UQ. When the time for the

thesis comes, everything just flows naturally,” he said.

Wilbert now aims to work for a couple of years to improve his

practical skills. His ultimate goal, however, is to do his PhD

and research in the fields of radioastronomy and astronomical

instrumentation.

“I am totally convinced that radioastronomy and microwaves are

fields that can help each other to understand the behaviour and

propagation of signals through different media. What would be

better than combining my career (electronic engineering) with my

hobby (astronomy)?”

WiLBERT VILLENA GONZALES

Peru

MASTER OF ENGINEERING

Pioneering research

Our diverse research areas and strong

industry links offer many opportunities for

postgraduates.

Boasting an annual research income in excess

of $30 million, EAIT is recognised as a provider of

high-quality fundamental and applied research,

and brings together some of the world’s leading

researchers. The highest priority is placed on

attracting and developing quality research staff

and students. As a research student, you will

have access to first-class facilities, strong support

from supervisors and opportunities to gain

international experience during your program.

Our strong reputation for research has

enabled us to achieve major grant success and

one of the best records for industry collaboration

in the country. You will be provided with high

quality learning and working environments and

supported with resources that facilitate the finest

educational experience, as well as provide a

strong foundation for research.

Strong industry links

Academic staff within EAIT have a long and

successful history working with external partners

and delivering benefits to industry and society

through teaching and research. Staff contribute

to UQ’s strong reputation for delivering quality

industry-funded research and development.

Faculty academic and research staff maintain

close connections with industry. These links

feed into curriculum design and teaching to

ensure that programs are informed by the latest

in research and industry practice, and evolve in

line with advances in technology and industry

requirements. Support from companies that

invest in our research and teaching facilities also

provides on-site learning opportunities.

World-class facilities

EAIT is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art

facilities to support innovative teaching and

diverse research activity.

The Faculty is undertaking an

unprecedented building and refurbishment

program, which, over the last two years, has

seen upgrades to much of UQ’s engineering

precinct and architecture and information

technology spaces, and will continue in the

years ahead. Modern lecture theatres and

seminar rooms, as well as dedicated learning

spaces for postgraduate students, feature the

latest IT and multimedia equipment running

regularly updated systems and software.

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Postgraduate Coursework programs

Engineering,

Architecture &

Information

Technology

Support for research higher degrees

EAIT is committed to research and to fostering

intellectual and professional academic growth

in its fields.

There is a strong research culture that

encourages the sharing of ideas between

staff and across disciplines. You will have

easy access to supervisors, mentoring

programs, excellent resources and professional

development sessions. Regular networking

events allow for staff and students to socialise

and interact with other researchers.

Tailored postgraduate coursework

curriculum

UQ encourages innovative teaching to meet

the academic and professional needs of

students.

Learning takes place both on campus and

at industry sites. As a postgraduate coursework

student, you will be taught by academic staff who

are at the forefront of research in their fields. As a

result, teaching material is current, supported by

world-class research and relevant to the changing

needs of industry.

Graduates in the disciplines of

engineering, architecture and

information technology contribute to

all areas of industry and society, and

employment prospects are excellent.

Careers are available in a range of private

companies and government organisations in

areas such as:

– architecture

– biomedical and pharmaceutical development

– commercial development

– computing and telecommunications

– construction and housing

– consulting

– manufacturing

– minerals processing

– mining

– power generation and transmission

– product design and development

– public utilities

– research

– satellite and spacecraft technology

– software development

– statutory bodies

– transport.

Programs in this discipline

– Architecture 58

– Engineering 58

– Engineering (Management) 59

– Information Technology 59

– Information Technology

(Management) 59

– Integrated Water Management 60

– Interaction Design 60

– Mineral Resources 60

Faculty of Engineering, Architectue and

Information Technology

www.eait.uq.edu.au

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Master of

Architecture

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Coursework Master

Program code 5429 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Architectural

Design from UQ or equivalent with portfolio

submission and interview and at least 10 months

relevant work experience.

Program outline

The Master of Architecture (MArch) is the second

stage of obtaining a professional qualification in

Architecture. It builds on the core skills developed in

the Bachelor of Architectural Design (BArchDes).

Architecture is a dynamic and demanding

profession, making a positive contribution to the

shaping of our built environment and our culture.

The essential skill of an architect is the ability to

design buildings and spaces with an inherent

concern for human living and working environments.

Placement courses

Students must have completed 10 months

profession experience before entering Master of

Architecture. Work experience may have been

undertaken overseas.

Career opportunities

Before they can legally practice as architects in

Queensland, graduates must have two years practical

experience, of which one year may be gained prior to

completion of the Master of Architecture. They must

also sit the Architectural Practice Examination of the

Board of Architects of Queensland.

Architects work in a range of areas, including:

– private offices

– government departments

– statutory bodies

– local authorities

– commercial development companies

– research organisations

– self-owned practices or partnerships.

Professional Memberships

Accreditation of the Bachelor of Architectural Design

and Master of Architecture programs is jointly

provided by the relevant State/Territory Architects

Registration Board and The Australian Institute of

Architects through the Architects Accreditation

Council of Australia (AACA).

Additional cost

– Books, technical notes etc (approximately $150)

– Consumables, paper, pens etc (approximately

$100-200)

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Engineering

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5023

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

engineering or related field. Applications on the

basis of post-secondary study and two years work

experience in a related field will be individually

assessed.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5083

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

engineering or related field OR Graduate Certificate

in Engineering. Applications on the basis of postsecondary

study and work experience in a related

field will be individually assessed.

Coursework Master

Program code 5172 (#24); 5359 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

engineering or related field OR Graduate Diploma in

Engineering.

Program outline

The 21st Century is an era of great global and local

challenges: climate change and the greenhouse

effect, clean energy, reliable water supplies,

infrastructure for booming populations, sustainable

resource development, efficient and effective

communications, to name but a few. These

challenges create tremendous opportunities for a

new generation of engineers. This is the dawn of a

new engineering age where engineers are part of

the solution at all scales from molecular to global.

Students learn from staff who are internationally

recognised as leading experts in their fields, using

state-of-the-art facilities.

The Master of Engineering (ME) degree is a threesemester

program. A one-year (two semesters)

program is offered to students who have a four-year

degree in the same field.

Supplementary information

– Some courses may incur additional costs (eg,

field trips).

– Studies are usually on a semester basis. In some

cases courses may be presented in a modular

short-course format, or through flexible delivery.

– Students who successfully complete the Masters

program may progress to research higher

degrees, eg, Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Fields of study

Electrical Engineering

Courses cover traditional electrical areas such as

power systems, electronics and signal processing,

as well as more specialised areas, including

biomedical, computer systems, radio frequency

and microwave, software, telecommunications).

Projects generally follow the research interests of

staff. Current interests include power electronics;

problems of power delivery in a deregulated

environment; modelling of semiconductor devices;

development of sensors for the mining industry;

and the automated analysis of pathology slides.

This broadly based program extends graduate

Career opportunities in telecommunications,

electronics, computer hardware, control systems

or power systems. Graduates are also employed

by companies varying from the large and long

established to small, new start-up companies.

Electricity Market

The power industry is being deregulated world-wide

and power engineers need a knowledge of both

power engineering and market issues to provide

a linkage between engineers and economists or

accountants. Graduates possess these skills,

and are equipped for careers in Australia and

around the world. Employment opportunities exist

with traditional power companies, in addition to

consulting firms and government agencies providing

services for the broader energy market. This is

currently the only such program offered in the Asia

Pacific region. Students explore the most up-to-date

knowledge through carefully designed and selected

courses, and gain theoretical knowledge and hands

on practical experience.

Engineering Science (#16 Master only)

Available Fields of study are represented by

completion of projects in one specialisation:

Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials

Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic

Engineering.

The Engineering Science specialisation provides

graduates with advanced skills in engineering

analysis and problem-solving. It is suitable for

those interested in solving advanced technical

challenges, managing projects and overseeing

teams. Students of this plan develop greater

understanding of complex engineering challenges

and gain practical experience and knowledge of

advanced engineering tools and processes by

working through case studies and on individual

projects relevant to their field. Students will acquire

mathematical and experimental skills and advanced

materials knowledge to address and solve complex

engineering problems. This specialisation builds on

knowledge taught in undergraduate engineering

programs and has been designed to produce

engineers that will lead their companies and

industries into the future.

Software Engineering

This program complements the field of computer

systems engineering and allows undergraduate

electrical engineering graduates to concentrate

on advanced software applications rather than

hardware. This program consists of an extensive

menu of intermediate and advanced level courses.

Job opportunities are widespread, as society comes

to rely more and more on computer technology.

Graduates find work in large multinational

companies; state and federal government

departments; and in many small, specialised and

emerging companies.

Systems Engineering

The systems on which the world depends are

becoming increasingly complex as the world

becomes more interconnected. Systems

engineering is the discipline of building highly

sophisticated systems that work successfully.

It is about the key creative processes that

transform concepts into system designs; and the

key technological and management processes,

enabling system development to proceed in

an orderly, interdisciplinary fashion, maximising

opportunities to meet customer needs while

minimising risk. The program is modelled on the

Boeing masters program conducted in the USA and

includes a wide choice of electives. Many courses

are offered in flexible Delivery modes aimed at

professionals interested in upgrading or updating

their qualifications. A range of specialist electives is

available.

Career opportunities

Master of Engineering graduates have acquired

experience that enables them to cross-disciplinary

boundaries, and are equipped to take on advanced

engineering work. They will have a combination of

business, problem-solving and interpersonal skills;

as well as technical engineering experience that will

enable them to understand markets and develop

relationships of trust with customers, suppliers,

business partners, and to work within teams.

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Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Computer Society.

Additional cost

Courses that include a field trip component

may incur additional costs to cover transport,

accommodation and food.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Engineering

(Management)

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Coursework Master

Program code 5471 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

have a Bachelor of Engineering in a field related to

one of the engineering fields of this program; and

based on the student’s academic record the student

is suitably qualified for admission.

Program outline

The Master of Engineering (Management)

combines postgraduate studies in selected fields

of engineering (electrical; engineering science, and

software) with studies in selected fields of business.

For existing engineering professionals, undertaking

this program will meet your professional and

personal development needs in the future.

This two-year (full-time) program provides for

development of business skills in engineering

graduates without prior formal background and

caters for students with relatively advanced

backgrounds by allowing them to substitute

engineering courses with business management

courses.

Fields of study

Electrical Engineering

The 21st Century is an area of great global and local

change, which has created numerous opportunities

for a new generation of engineers. This is the dawn

of a new age where engineers must have electrical

engineering skills and key business management

skills in order to provide solutions to these changes.

This program consists of an extensive menu of

intermediate and advanced level courses that will

prepare you for a dynamic engineering workforce.

Job opportunities are widespread, as employers

come to demand graduates with both engineering

and business skills.

Engineering Science

Available Fields of study are represented by

completion of projects in one specialisation:

Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials

Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic

Engineering.

Students pursuing Engineering Science will

obtain advanced skills in engineering analysis and

problem-solving and this field will be suitable for

those interested in solving advanced technical

challenges, managing projects and overseeing

teams. Students develop greater understanding

of complex engineering challenges and gain

practical experience and knowledge of advanced

engineering tools and processes by working

through case studies and on individual projects

relevant to their field. Students acquire mathematical

and experimental skills and advanced materials

knowledge to address and solve complex

engineering problems. This specialisation builds on

and extends knowledge taught in undergraduate

engineering programs and has been designed to

produce engineers that will lead their companies

and industries into the future.

Software Engineering

This program complements the field of Computer

Systems Engineering and allows undergraduate

electrical engineering graduates to concentrate

on advanced software applications rather

than hardware and incorporates key business

management skills. This program consists of an

extensive menu of intermediate and advanced

level courses designed to build upon your

existing engineering skills. Career opportunities

are widespread, as employers come to demand

graduates with both engineering and business

skills.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Computer Society.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Information

Technology

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5033

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

field other than information technology. Applications

on the basis of post-secondary study and work

experience in a related field will be individually

assessed.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5090

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a field

other than information technology OR Graduate

Certificate in Information Technology. Applications

on the basis of post-secondary study and work

experience will be individually assessed.

Coursework Master

Program code 5182 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a field

other than information technology OR Graduate

Diploma in Information Technology.

Program outline

The Master of Information Technology has a

strong focus on information systems and database

technology. These systems are used and help

run organisations of all kinds. About half of the

information technology industry in Australia is in

this area, and those people who intend to use the

Master of Information Technology to leverage their

previous skills will use information systems and

database technology within their own industries.

The Master of Information Technology is an ideal

choice for a student who does not have a previous

IT degree and wishes to enhance their current

discipline areas through specialist IT knowledge.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology

will have completed an industrial-scale system from

initial specification through design, implementation

and documentation and will have skills software

engineering, information systems, discrete

mathematics, basic operating systems, networking,

relational databases, advanced databases, ontology

and the semantic Web, Web information systems

and service-oriented architectures.

Depending on their area of expertise, many of

our graduates will have specialist knowledge in

human-computer interaction, algorithms and data

structures, networking, information security, artificial

intelligence, and artificial minds.

Master of Information Technology graduates

are employed in areas as diverse as electronic

commerce, information systems, technology

management, computer science, health

informatics, geographical information systems, and

biotechnology.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Computer Society.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Information

Technology

(Management)

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Coursework Master

Program code 5461 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a field

other than information technology OR Graduate

Diploma in Information Technology.

Program outline

The Master of Information Technology

(Management) will broaden your career

opportunities by developing your skills in IT

application development combined with business

management. This program has especially been

designed for students who want to develop new

or additional IT skills and become an inspirational

IT business leader of the future. This program

consists of an extensive menu of intermediate and

advanced level courses that will prepare you for a

dynamic information technology workforce. Job

opportunities are widespread, as employers come

to demand graduates with both IT and business

skills. Graduates find work in large multinational

companies; state and federal government

departments; and in many small, specialised and

emerging companies.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Information Technology

(Management) will have completed an industrialscale

system from initial specification through

design, implementation and documentation and will

have a good knowledge of management issues.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Computer Society.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Integrated Water

Management

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5408

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a field

relevant to water management. Applications on the

basis of post-secondary and two years practical

experience in a related field will be individually

assessed.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5409

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

field relevant to water management OR Graduate

Certificate in Integrated Water Management.

Applications on the basis of post-secondary and

two years practical experience in a related field will

be individually assessed.

Coursework Master

Program code 5410 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a field

relevant to water management OR the Graduate

Diploma in Integrated Water Management. A

minimum of two years practical experience in a

related field is preferred.

Program outline

The International Water Management suite

of programs is taught by lecturers from four

internationally recognised Australian universities: The

University of Queensland, Monash University, The

University of Western Australia and Griffith University.

The program draws on the expertise of international

leaders in teaching and research across a wide

breadth of disciplines, taking a “whole-of-watercycle”

approach that equips students with practical

tools and skills for adopting innovative solutions

to local, regional, national and international water

resource issues.

Graduates will be part of a global professional

network of alumni, lecturers and institutions with

access to a pool of expertise and opportunities for

continuing professional development.

Students will develop the strategic, managerial

and technical skills they need to advance in the water

sector. They will become familiar with all aspects of

integrated water resource management; be capable

of providing water management expertise to help

reduce poverty through equitable and sustainable

use of water; be skilled to provide technical and

managerial input into planning, design and operation

of water projects and facilities; understand the

principles of managing water supply, wastewater

treatment and urban infrastructure projects; recognise

the socio-economic factors impacting on effective

water solutions; and understand the governance

and institutional frameworks underpinning water

resource management. The program focuses on

building the skills base of students in such areas

as critical thinking, problem-solving, statistics and

data management, knowledge transfer and effective

leadership.

Supplementary information

For further information about the International Water

Centre (IWC) please contact:

Phone: +61 (0)7 3123 7766

Email: admin@watercentre.org

Web: www.watercentre.org/education

Career opportunities

IWC trained professionals will develop the

strategic, managerial and technical skills they

need to advance in the water sector, locally and

internationally. Graduates will be able to apply for

high-level management positions in the public,

private and non-governmental sectors. Students

may pursue careers with international development

agencies, private water management companies,

or policy and planning bodies at various levels

of government. Graduates from the program are

expected to be especially interesting to consultancy

companies carrying out work in developing

countries, as well as in local domestic work.

Additional cost

Students undertaking dissertation or projects may

incur additional costs.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Interaction Design

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5369

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

field other than interaction design. Applications on

the basis of post-secondary study and two years

work experience in a related field will be individually

assessed.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5370

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

field other than interaction design OR Graduate

Certificate in Interaction Design. Applications on the

basis of post-secondary study and work experience

in a related field will be individually assessed.

Coursework Master

Program code 5371 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

field other than interaction design or information

environments OR Graduate Certificate/Diploma in

Interaction Design.

Program outline

In the past, computer work was a profession for

specialists. Today, and even more so in the future,

interaction with electronic devices is a major part

of our daily lives. From early childhood onwards we

are connected to networks, telecommunications

and computer-based technology, therefore the

focus of systems design and design in technology

consequently is destined to change. These

programs train students to understand and solve

usability problems.

Career opportunities

Both in Australia and overseas, career opportunities

for graduates are excellent, as demand in the

interaction design area continues to grow. The Master

of Interaction Design provides the opportunity for

graduates to understand and solve usability problems

as well as acquire the diverse skills that will enable

them to work in cross-discipline areas and apply their

skills to any specialist discipline area. Graduates will

find employment in industry, business, government,

defence, health, education, media and other areas.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Computer Society.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Mineral Resources

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5041

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

engineering, science or related field. Applications on

the basis of post-secondary study and two years

work experience in a related field will be individually

assessed.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5097

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

engineering, science or related field OR Graduate

Certificate in Mineral Resources. Applications on the

basis of post-secondary study and work experience

in a related field will be individually assessed.

Coursework Master

Program code 5196 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree

in engineering, science or related field OR the

Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources.

Program outline

This program enables graduates to obtain an

advanced knowledge in specialist plans related

to the minerals industry. Students gain analytical

skills that enable critical assessment of alternative

solutions to complex industry problems. Graduates

are equipped with an understanding of particular

sections of the industry, and focus on investigating

and resolving design and operational problems in

a safe and efficient manner. The Master of Mineral

Resources provides professional postgraduate

education in areas that impact directly upon

the efficient technical, scientific and commercial

management of the minerals industry.

Supplementary information

Courses are offered by short intensive modules,

application exercises, and projects.

Some courses may incur additional costs (eg, field

trips).

In certain plans, courses are offered in a Webbased

Delivery mode, enabling international

students to take the courses in their home

countries.

Students may need hardware/software required

for access to the Internet.

Some courses are offered only once each

year, or in some years not at all. Students should

enquire about the availability of courses early in the

application process, and well before committing to

travel to Brisbane.

Fields of study

Environment (external only)

This field is coordinated through the Centre

for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR). CMLR

has forged strong industry links to create a

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Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology

solid multidisciplinary approach to integrated

environmental management for mining. All courses

provide relevant practical solutions for mining

environmental challenges. Courses are offered

externally and use Web-based learning techniques,

including online discussions for remote site-based

professionals. Projects are also encouraged and

can be undertaken in any areas associated with

courses.

Exploration (internal only)

This field is concerned with exploration geology and

geophysics. Admission normally requires a Bachelor

of Science in Earth Sciences, although graduates

with bachelor degrees in other physical sciences

(physics and mathematics) and work experience in

geology are welcome to apply. Many courses are

conducted through directed reading and personal

tuition rather than formal classes. This enhances the

flexibility of choice of component courses.

Minerals Industry Risk Management

(external only)

This program serves specific training needs in the

mining industry, and is conducted by the Minerals

Industry Safety and Health Centre, a member of the

Sustainable Minerals Institute. Personnel associated

with the global minerals industry gain advanced

knowledge in the area of safety, health, environment,

risk management, and risk analysis. The program

is technically comprehensive and equips students

with an understanding of the concepts and issues

connected to minerals industry risk management,

and the skills to implement good practice in

their operations. Courses use flexible learning

techniques, and are offered at least once each year,

both internally and externally in intensive delivery

mode, though these do not always correspond to

standard semesters.

Career opportunities

These programs encompass the range of mineral

and petroleum exploration activities. Industry

recognises the need for resource exploration

and development professionals to keep up with

modern developments in the science. Each area

is coordinated by a principal supervisor with an

applied research background, and also involves

industry associates. Candidates can follow either a

broad stream entirely within the scheduled subjects

or may follow specialist streams of geophysics

or geochemistry to enhance employment

opportunities.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Australian Institute of Geoscientists

– Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists

– Geological Society of Australia

– Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Benedicte Galichet has swapped the Queensland lifestyle for an

amazing Swiss experience, after landing a role at the Geneva-based

World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ specialised

agency for global health.

Benedicte, a Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate, is working as

a technical officer, assisting senior staff with public health research,

guidelines, publications and program management tasks that

ultimately guide and inform WHO’s work at the country level.

“We’re working directly with WHO member states, linking in with the

United Nations Development Assistance Framework, and promoting

collaboration between partners and stakeholders working in the field.”

Benedicte says that the professional connections of UQ staff helped

her win the highly sought after role, as well as the skills and

experience gained during her degree.

“I chose UQ to do my MPH because of the university’s international

reputation and the overseas experiences of many of the staff at the

School of Population Health,” she says.

“My time there taught me to think critically and equipped me with

research and analytical skills that really helped me secure my position.”

She says that the Master of Public Health degree is perfect for those

with a passion for health but with a preference for more macro level

and health policy work, or for those unsure of their ‘dream job’.

“The MPH exposes you to many different public health specialisations

and opportunities for health-related work experience,” she said.

“I got a real sense of the numerous ways I could directly or indirectly

contribute to better population health, and a feel for the areas I was

most interested in.”

Benedicte loves working in international public health and aspires

to a future position “closer to the field – maybe somewhere in Africa,

South East Asia or the Pacific Islands.”

Benedicte Galichet

Australia

Master of Public Health

A career dedicated

to improving lives

UQ has built an excellent reputation,

in Australia and around the world, for

graduating some of the best minds and

practitioners in the health professions.

UQ’s suite of health programs is designed to

develop high-level clinical, problem-solving,

decision-making, teamwork and project

management skills, making work-ready

graduates who are highly sought after by health

providers, in both the public and private sectors..

Exceptional careers

UQ offers one of the most comprehensive suites

of postgraduate health programs in Australia.

In addition to the traditional fields of study, UQ

offers access to new and emerging careers such

as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and

e-health. With the strong demand for high-quality

health professionals and health researchers, a

postgraduate qualification from UQ can:

– enhance career progression

– enhance and deepen expertise

– enable career change

– enable exploration or research in an area of

interest

– provide graduates with the research skills and

expertise to improve global health outcomes.

Inspiring educators

UQ teaching staff include internationally

recognised academics and researchers. Many

are leaders in their field. Health students benefit

from a continuing focus on development of

innovative, outcome-driven methods that

can help prepare them to become the next

generation of health leaders. At UQ:

– health educators have received prestigious

national teaching awards for four consecutive

years, contributing to UQ’s title as the most

awarded universities for teaching in Australia

– many health educators are leaders in their

field who choose to combine teaching

with professional practice or cutting-edge

research, such as cervical cancer vaccine

co-creator, Professor Ian Frazer.

High-impact research

UQ is among the top research-intensive

universities in Australia, with the Faculty of

Health Sciences attracting research funding

of almost $50 million a year. Health students

benefit directly from this high-impact research

environment. Coursework students learn

from staff who are at the cutting-edge of

their discipline. Research students work with

motivated teams, led by senior researchers,

many with international profiles. At UQ:

– health researchers are working across all

major fields of health

– health research continues to attract

significant support from government,

industry and Australian and international

philanthropic funding sources

– senior and early career researchers are

regularly recognised through awards,

fellowships, and scholarships, including two

prestigious National Health and Medical

Research Council Australian Fellowships in

two years – the highest award presented by

this peak research body.

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Postgraduate Coursework programs

Health

Global collaborations

UQ’s Faculty of Health Sciences has growing

international links with leading healthcare

providers, educators, and research institutions.

For example, medical students have the

chance to do some of their training overseas,

including opportunities at UQ clinical schools

in Brunei and New Orleans (USA). Other

partnerships and collaborations exist with some

of the world’s most prestigious organisations,

including Harvard University, the World Health

Organisation, and major US philanthropic

organisations, the Bill and Melinda Gates

Foundation, and Atlantic Philanthropies.

State-of-art facilities

UQ health students benefit from an era of major

development at UQ, which has seen many

hundreds of millions of dollars invested in modern

learning and research facilities, including:

– Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence

(PACE): a $120 million facility, where

pharmacy students learn and conduct

research in a purpose-built pharmaceutical

precinct, co-located with healthcare and

industry partners and adjacent to the

Princess Alexandra Hospital

– hospital-based clinical teaching hubs: the

Greenslopes ($14 million), Ipswich, and Royal

Brisbane and Women’s Hospitals include

teaching areas, such as mock wards and

simulation units, modern library facilities, and

specially designed student meeting areas

– GP Super Clinics: the GP Super Clinics at

UQ Ipswich, developed in partnership with

the Moreton Bay Region community at

Redcliffe, provide students with experience

working with patients

– UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR): the

UQCCR is located within the Royal Brisbane

and Women’s Hospital, enabling bench to

bedside research lead by top researchers

– Oral Health Centre: the new Oral Health Centre

at UQ Herston is due for completion in 2011,

and will feature a state-of-the-art clinic and

expanded learning and research opportunities

for dental and oral health students.

Career opportunities in health

continue to evolve, ensuring a

constant demand for graduates.

Excellent employment opportunities are

available in:

– audiology

– dental and oral health

– exercise science and physiology

– health sciences research (eg, biotechnology,

drug development, public health, new

patient treatments)

– health services management

– international aid

– medicine

– midwifery

– nursing

– nutrition

– not-for-profit (eg, National Heart Foundation

and Diabetes Australia)

– occupational therapy

– pharmacy

– physiotherapy

– physical education

– psychiatry

– public health (eg, planning, policy, promotion

and research)

– speech pathology

– sports coaching and development

Programs in this discipline

– Audiology Studies 64

– Biostatistics 64

– Clinical Dentistry 64

– Clinical Pharmacy 65

– Dietetics Studies 65

– e-Healthcare 66

– Epidemiology 66

– Ergonomics 66

– Exercise Science 66

– Health Studies 67

– International Public Health 67

– Medicine 67

– Mental Health 67

– Nursing 68

– Nursing Studies 68

– Occupational Therapy Studies 69

– Physiotherapy 69

– Physiotherapy Studies 69

– Public Health 70

– Speech Pathology Studies 71

– Sports Coaching 71

– Sports Medicine 71

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Master of

Audiology Studies

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date To commence study in

Semester 1 – September 30 of the previous year.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7; writing

6; speaking 8. See page 105 for further details.

Coursework Master

Program code 5145 (#32)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A bachelor degree in a

variety of fields such as health, education, social,

physical or biological sciences with a minimum GPA

from previous tertiary study of 4.0.

Program outline

Audiology is a rapidly growing health profession and

the Master of Audiology Studies is an internationally

recognised qualification allowing students with

relevant degrees direct entry into the profession of

audiology upon graduation. The School of Health

and Rehabilitation Sciences is a leading educator in

audiology and has state-of-the-art equipment and

facilities. It is the only provider of this qualification

in Queensland. Staff have expertise across a wide

range of clinical and academic disciplines. The

School has a strong international reputation for

the quality of its graduates, the commitment of the

teaching staff and its strong research focus.

This program produces graduates with the

conceptual base and skills necessary for entry-level

employment in the clinical practice of audiology.

Basic and clinical sciences are combined with

practical experience to equip graduates to play a

professional role in hearing health care. The program

integrates the theoretical foundations of audiology

with practical clinical skills in preparation for a career

as a clinical audiologist. Students also gain the

ability to contribute to the development of clinical

audiology through research and scholarship.

Placement courses

Clinical placements commence in Semester 1 of Year

1. Students are required to have a current Blue Card

(Working with Children Check) before commencing

clinical placements. For information on obtaining a Blue

Card, contact the School of Health and Rehabilitation

Sciences. A Senior First Aid Certificate (including

CPR) is also required before the commencement

of clinical practice. Students are required to provide

proof of immunisation against certain diseases,

including hepatitis B before the commencement of

study. Further details of immunisation requirements

are available at the School of Health and Rehabilitation

Sciences website. International clinical placements are

not available to students.

Supplementary information

Students are required to provide proof of

immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before the commencement of study. A

Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue

Card are also required before the commencement

of clinical practice. More information on these

requirements is available at School of Health and

Rehabilitation Sciences website.

Career opportunities

Audiologists work in government organisations (eg,

Australian Hearing), in public and private hospitals,

in private practice, in community organisations and

in research. For more information about employment

opportunities, please contact the School of Health

and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Audiological Society of Australia.

Additional cost

– Students are expected to fund travel and living

expenses associated with placements, some of

which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan

area.

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma of

Master of

Biostatistics

Location Herston

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Web-based

Application closing date To commence study

in Semester 1 – January 31 of the year of

commencement. To commence study in Semester 2 –

June 30 of the year of commencement.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5497

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Introductory level

statistics course and strong mathematical aptitude

(to be assessed by faculty).

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5498

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Introductory level

statistics course and strong mathematical aptitude

(to be assessed by faculty).

Coursework Master

Program code 5499 (#16); 5500 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A 4-year degree with a

major in statistics.

Program outline

Biostatistics is the specialised application of statistics

(involving study design, data collection, data analysis

and interpretation) to the field of health.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Doctor of

Clinical Dentistry

Location Herston

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date To commence study in

Semester 1 – April 30 of the previous year.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7; writing

6; speaking 7. See page 105 for further details.

Professional Doctorate

Program code 5404

Duration 6 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Dental

Science (Hons I or IIA) or equivalent and minimum

two years of graduate clinical experience. Overseas

trained applicants may be required to undertake a

theory and clinical skills assessment.

Program outline

The Doctor of Clinical Dentistry is a program of fulltime

study and research within a specialist discipline

leading to the degree of Doctor of Clinical Dentistry,

which is the required qualification for registration as

a specialist within the discipline.

The University of Queensland Dental School is

the oldest and most established dental school in

Queensland and has been located at Turbot Street,

Brisbane since 1941. In 2012, the School is scheduled

to move to the new Oral Health Centre at the UQ

Herston campus. The Centre will be Australia’s

largest and most advanced tertiary oral health facility,

combining research, education, training, and specialist

expertise in patient care. Teaching facilities will include

clinical simulation areas, pre-clinical laboratories,

lecture/seminar rooms, and research laboratories.

Students undertake a plan of study related to their

chosen specialty or field under the guidance of a

supervisor which includes a component in basic and

clinical sciences, a major clinical component in the

nominated specialty, and a research project and report.

Placement courses

Outplacement to hospitals such as the Royal

Brisbane and Royal Children’s Hospitals, Brisbane

Private Hospital, Queensland Health facilities and

external healthcare establishments in Brisbane will

occur in some disciplines.

Supplementary information

Due to limited places, offers will only be made after the

closing date of April 30. Up to two domestic students

and two international students may be accepted in each

discipline. This program has an extended academic

year consisting of 35 teaching weeks and commences

in mid-January each year. Dental Board of Queensland

policy prevents dentists carrying blood-borne viruses

from undertaking invasive procedures, the definition

of which includes most aspects of clinical dentistry.

Students must provide serological evidence of their

status in relation to blood-borne transmissible viruses

(Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV) and be registered with

the Dental Board of Queensland for the duration of the

program. TB screening is also required in accordance

with Queensland Health recommendations. Students

must complete a Senior First Aid Certificate prior to

their studies and a CPR competency recertification

course prior to the second and third years of the

program. Overseas trained applicants who are shortlisted

for selection may be required to undertake a

theory and clinical skills assessment (contact School

of Dentistry for further information).

Fields of study

Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology

The Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology field of study covers

all aspects of diagnostic and interventional radiology

and radiography as relevant to the maxillofacial

area. In a series of weekly seminars and reporting

sessions, which includes clinical/hospital radiology and

radiography sessions, candidates will advance from

basic radiographic techniques to the most advanced

techniques available and the interpretation of the

resultant imaging. Visiting sessions are held at the

radiology departments within institutions such as the

Brisbane Private Hospital and the Royal Brisbane and

Women’s Hospital to become familiar with advanced

imaging techniques. Candidates also attend the Dental

School for practical training and experience as well

as participating in the routine service and teaching

activities in radiography. The areas covered include oral

medicine and clinical oral pathology, histopathology,

radiology and radiographic techniques, systemic

pathology, and advanced dento-maxillofacial radiology

including interventional radiology and techniques.

Endodontics

The Endodontics field of study provides students

with the intellectual and clinical skills required for

subsequent registration as a specialist endodontist

in Australia. It covers the areas of basic and applied

sciences, operative dentistry, and endodontics.

In addition to a research project, studies normally

include biology of the pulp and periodontium,

microbiology, pathology and immunology of pulpal

and periodontal disease, radiography, basic oral

surgery, oral pathology, pharmacology and patient

management, and advanced science of dental

materials. The program requires attendance at

lectures, seminars, and tutorials, clinical instruction,

clinical endodontic case management, case history

reviews, literature reviews and written assignments.

Supervised clinical endodontics, of graduated

complexity, are undertaken at both the School of

Dentistry and the Brisbane Dental Hospital.

Orthodontics

The Orthodontics field of study involves attendance

at lectures, seminars and tutorials as well as clinical

training and case presentations. Courses cover

basic and applied topics relevant to orthodontics.

These include cephalometric theory and practice,

craniofacial anatomy, development and morphology,

biological force systems and their application,

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radiology and radiography techniques. Major clinical

pursuits include orthodontics, dental and craniofacial

anomalies, cleft lip and palate, and interdisciplinary

management of complex malocclusions. Clinical

work is undertaken at the Dental School, Children’s

Oral Health Service (Royal Children’s Hospital) and

Maxillofacial Unit (Royal Brisbane Hospital).

Paediatric Dentistry

The Paediatric Dentistry field of study is divided into a

clinical training component and a seminar program,

together with written assignments and attendance at

lectures, seminars, and tutorials. The clinical component

is performed at the University Dental School, School

Dental Clinics and the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Students perform specialist-level treatment for children

at these centres under the supervision of various dental

experts. Students gain experience in areas including

preventive, restorative, periodontics, surgical, and minor

orthodontic dental treatment of normal and medically

compromised children using, when necessary,

different sedation techniques and general anaesthesia.

Treatment of children with intellectual and physical

disabilities, including craniofacial anomalies, is included

in the specialty training. In addition to the seminar

program in paediatric dentistry, basic and clinical

sciences relevant to the discipline are covered. These

include biology of the teeth, oral diagnosis and dental

traumas in children, craniofacial anatomy, development

and morphology, oral pathology, pain control and

behaviour management.

Periodontics

The Periodontics field of study involves attendance

at lectures, seminars, tutorials as well as clinical

sessions. Courses cover basic and applied topics

relevant to the discipline of periodontics. These include

immunology, microbiology, oral medicine and clinical

oral pathology, biology of the periodontium and pulp,

periodontal restorative interrelationships, implantology,

and radiology. Students gain clinical experience treating

patients referred to the periodontal clinic, in addition to

regular case presentation sessions and clinical tutorials.

Exposure to a range of periodontal treatments,

including conservative and surgical periodontics as

well as implantology, is part of clinical training.

Prosthodontics

The Prosthodontics field of study provides specialist

knowledge and skills in crown and bridgework,

complete and partial denture prosthodontics,

implant prosthodontics, temporomandibular joint

disorders, and occlusion. Advanced concepts in

prosthodontics are taught through a seminar and

tutorial program where students are encouraged to

research, analyse and discuss relevant information.

Students gain exposure to interrelated disciplines

through participation in coursework, seminars and

tutorials with students in other disciplines.

Career opportunities

This coursework degree is a program for training

dental specialists. Based on specialisation,

graduates find work as: endodontists, orthodontists,

periodontists, maxillofacial radiologists, paediatric

dentists, oral pathologists, oral medicine specialists,

and prosthodontists.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Dental Association.

Additional cost

– Annual CPR recertification (approximately $55)

– Dental Board registration (approximately total $1174)

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

– Key deposit (approximately $75)

– Laptop computer ($1500-$2000)

– Transport and accommodation costs

– Examination fee of $3500 will be charged for the

clinical assessment. Successful applicants will

have the fee deducted from their tuition fees.

– Digital SLR clinical camera ($3000-$4000)

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

doctor of

Clinical Pharmacy

Location Teaching Hospitals

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date To commence study

in Summer Semester – October 31 of the year of

enrolment.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7; writing

6; speaking 7. See page 105 for further details.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5120

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Pharmacy

or equivalent plus registration as a pharmacist in

Australia or overseas.

Coursework Master

Program code 5146 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Pharmacy

or equivalent plus registration as a pharmacist in

Australia or overseas.

Professional Doctorate

Program code 5005

Duration 6 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Pharmacy

(Honours), or Master of Clinical Pharmacy (coursework/

research), or equivalent. Registration as a pharmacist

(must be a registered pharmacist in Australia) and 2

years professional pharmacy experience.

Program outline

This program provides students with knowledge,

skills and abilities to practice effectively as a clinical

pharmacy practitioner involved in medicine use

and pharmaceutical care; individualise, review and

monitor a patient’s medication regimen; demonstrate

clear communication skills in clinical and non-clinical

scenarios; critique and apply research methodologies

relevant to clinical pharmacy practice; understand

management issues in pharmacy and their relevance

to clinical pharmacy practice; and describe social

issues relating to medicine use. Program places

are limited due to the availability of suitable clinical

placements in Brisbane. Small group interactive

teaching and discussion settings are the usual

teaching method format. The courses involve some

didactic lecturing and participation is encouraged.

Some sessions of teaching occur on wards at

teaching hospitals across Brisbane. These aim to

illustrate practical use of drug therapy.

Various practitioners and academics teach the

courses. Expert hospital and community pharmacists

contribute significantly to the teaching together with

medical and other healthcare professionals.

Masters and profesional doctorate students

undertake a substantial research project and

specialty clinical electives. A major strength of this

program is the emphasis on clinical practice and

evidence based medicine.

The professional doctorate program may be

undertaken where the applicant resides if appropriate

facilities exist. An option exists to study externally.

Supplementary information

It is recommended that students have at least two

years work experience as a pharmacist. There is a

quota of five international students in the program;

therefore applicants with a GPA below 5.5 are not

able to be considered. Offers will be made to the

highest ranking applicants only after the closing date.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of

English proficiency, please note that this program

requires a higher level of English language than the

UQ minimum.

Additional cost

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Dietetics Studies

Location Teaching Hospitals

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date To commence study in

Semester 1 – October 31 of the previous year.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7;

writing 6.5; speaking 6.5 is required. See page 105

for further details.

Coursework Master

Program code 5473 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements The Master of Dietetics

Studies is focused on dietetics only. Candidates

must have an approved degree and have completed

minimum studies in biochemistry, physiology

and nutrition to meet the national standards

accreditation requirements for dietetics.

Program outline

UQ’s Master of Dietetics Studies prepares students

for eligibility as an accredited practicing dietician

(APD) with the Dieticians Association of Australia.

There is a growing demand for qualified Dieticians

in both Australia and overseas due to an increasing

awareness of the importance that food and nutrition

has in health and disease prevention. This program

provides students with the practical skills and

knowledge in how to apply the art and science of

human nutrition in the prevention and treatment of

medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity and

infectious diseases. Students also develop the skills

and knowledge to help people understand food and

health relationships enabling them to make better

food choices to get the most out of their lifestyles.

This program offers students an extensive

practical component where students commence

case-based learning in a healthcare facility early on

in their studies. Students also benefit from external

visits to hospitals and community nutrition units.

This program offers a diverse range of courses that

explore advanced topics and practices in dietetics

and nutrition. This program is designed for students

with a background in nutrition, public health

nutrition, biochemistry, physiology and statistics.

Students will be allocated to a healthcare facility

where they will be expected to attend several days

each week. These may be in Brisbane, Ipswich or

other locations. Students will be required to attend

some classes at the UQ Ipswich campus.

Supplementary information

Prior approved studies must include: #2 of public

health nutrition #2 of nutrition science at 2000 level

or higher #4 of systems physiology at 2000 level

or higher or equivalent #2 of research methods,

including statistics #2 of behavioural sciences #4 of

biochemistry at 2000 level or higher or equivalent and

#2 of food sciences of commodities. Students will

be allocated to a healthcare facility where thy will be

expected to attend several days each week. These

may be in Brisbane or Ipswich or other locations.

Career opportunities

On graduation from this program you will be well

positioned to take up employment in a variety of

roles, and may work as a:

– hospital dietician

– community nutritionist

– public health nutritionist

– sports dietician

– food industry dietician

– researcher

– private practitioner in dietetics

– food service administration.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Dietitians Association of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

e-Healthcare

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode External (online)

Application closing date To commence study in

Semester 1 – November 30 of the previous year.

To commence study in Semester 2 – May 30 of the

year of commencement.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5272

Duration 2 semesters part-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any field

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5273

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field or Graduate Certificate in e-Healthcare.

Coursework Master

Program code 5274 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

field OR Graduate Diploma in e-Healthcare.

Program outline

The use of information and communication technologies

is becoming increasingly common in all health

professions. Healthcare professionals are becoming

aware that an understanding of information systems

and their applications is essential in their professional

life. The program is designed to provide knowledge

and hands-on skills in e-healthcare and is suitable for

both the health professionals wishing to enhance their

understanding of and ability to work effectively with

information and communication technologies and for

graduates who wish to pursue careers in the healthcare

field. The program explores the influence of technology

in healthcare practice, advantages and potential

challenges posed by the changes in healthcare delivery,

clinical practice, education, administration and research.

Graduates are able to critically evaluate developments

in e-healthcare: analyse their effectiveness and possible

trends for the future.

The Centre for Online Health is a leading research

institution with experience in telepaediatrics,

teledermatology, telehomecare, home palliative care

and teleneurology. The Web-based flexible learning

program is designed to allow a wide audience,

particularly busy healthcare professionals, to

upgrade their knowledge and skills in e-healthcare.

Supplementary information

Studies include a compulsory five-day practical

component at the Centre for Online Health in Brisbane

where students will have an opportunity to familiarise

themselves with the types of technology and equipment

used in healthcare delivery and interact with experts in

research in the field. Students are responsible for the

cost of transportation and accommodation to attend

the five-day practical. The programs are designed

to involve graduates in planning and implementing

e-health research, encouraging them to identify a

research domain most suitable to their own profession.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Diploma of

Master of

Epidemiology

Location Herston

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5479

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

health, behavioural, social or biological science and

at least 1 year of relevant postgraduate experience

or other professional qualifications and experience

assessed as equivalent.

Coursework Master

Program code 5481 (#24); 5480 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Students must hold

an approved degree or equivalent in health,

behavioural, social, agricultural or biological

sciences and satisfy the executive dean that the

student is qualified for admission.

Program outline

This program aims to provide structured coursework

developing epidemiological and biostatistical skills

to an advanced level and leading to a Master level

qualification in epidemiology in order to credential

an individual as an epidemiologist with strong

methodological knowledge skills.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Website: www.sph.uq.edu.au

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Ergonomics

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode External (online)

Application closing date To commence study

in Semester 1 – January 31 of the year of

commencement. To commence study in Semester

2 – June 30 of the year of commencement.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5281

Duration 2 semesters part-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

related field OR approved post-secondary study and

work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5282

Duration 4 semesters part-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

related field OR Graduate Certificate in Ergonomics.

Coursework Master

Program code 5283 (#24)

Duration 6 semesters part-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

related field OR Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics.

Program outline

Ergonomics is an exciting scientific field to study at

it involves understanding ourselves (our abilities and

limitations), in order to improve our interaction with

products, systems and environments in which we

exist. It is a growing field and the importance of its

applications are becoming more and more apparent

in today’s busy and complex world. This suite of

programs will provides students with the skills to

identify ergonomics hazards in human-technologyenvironment

systems, to assess their associated

risks and to use a user-centred, systems approach

to prevent injury and enhance health and safety.

Programs offer flexible, work-based learning

and are delivered entirely online using proven online

learning pedagogies and discussion forums to

allow contact with expert staff and other students.

Postgraduate programs in ergonomics provide

students with the opportunity to enhance current

knowledge and bring new theories, creative

approaches and skills to their workplace or start a

new career in ergonomics. For more information

please visit the School of Human Movement Studies

website.

Supplementary information

All the Ergonomics courses are offered in external

mode and require Internet access.

Career opportunities

Qualified ergonomists are increasingly in demand,

especially for positions with government agencies

such as Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

Opportunities also exist for ergonomists to work

within large corporations in diverse industries, and

as self-employed consultants.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia Inc.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Exercise Science

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date To commence study in

Semester 1 – November 30 of the previous year.

Coursework Master

Program code 5435 (#40); 5477 (#24)

Duration 5 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree

including successful completion of the following

courses with a unit value of #2 in, Human Anatomy,

Human Physiology and Psychology.

Program outline

Exercise Science graduates are in high demand in

the exercise rehabilitation, health and fitness, and

sport science industries; many of the opportunities

however are restricted to Exercise Physiologists who

are accredited with the Australian Association for

Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).

This program is designed to permit suitably

qualified university graduates to meet the

requirements for AAESS accreditation in just two and

a half years of intensive study and clinical training.

Only AAESS accredited Exercise Physiologists

can provide exercise science services covered

by Medicare (the national healthcare scheme),

Workcover and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Students are provided with specialised skills and

knowledge in exercise prescription and programming

for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions,

injury prevention and exercise interventions. The

program aims to provide a comprehensive coverage

of key pathologies including metabolic, cardiovascular,

neurological, musculoskeletal, and acute conditions.

They will appreciate the role of exercise scientists

in health promotion, injury prevention and effective

treatment planning, implementation and evaluation.

This program includes over 500 hours of supervised

clinical practice.

Supplementary information

Students who work with children as part of a required

placement course, must have a current Blue Card

(Working with Children Check) before they begin their

placement. Contact the School of Human Movement

Studies for information on obtaining a Blue Card.

For more information about the School of Human

Movement Studies please visit www.hms.uq.edu.au

Career opportunities

Graduates may choose to work as an accredited

exercise physiologist in a hospital, health and fitness

centre, sporting academy, sports clinic, rehabilitation

clinic, or in their own private practice.

They may specialise in areas, including:

– musculoskeletal rehabilitation

– cardiac rehabilitation

– chronic disease management (eg, diabetes, obesity)

– health promotion and disease prevention

– return to work settings.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Association of Exercise & Sports Science.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Health

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Health Studies

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5029

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

a health, social work or other related field OR

Bachelor degree in other fields and relevant work

experience OR post-secondary study and relevant

work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5123

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

a health, social work or other related field OR

Bachelor degree in other fields and relevant work

experience OR Graduate Certificate in Health

Studies in a relevent field.

Coursework Master

Program code 5150 (#24); 5413 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

a health, social work or other related field OR

Bachelor degree in other fields and relevant work

experience OR Graduate Diploma in Health Studies

in a relevant field.

Program outline

The Health Studies programs aim to promote

a population approach to health and ensure

that health issues relevant to the diversity of the

Australian population are recognised; provide high

quality education relevant to the career needs and

aspirations of mid-career professionals in health

and related disciplines; apply knowledge from a

wide range of disciplines to improve the health of

patients and clients and their communities; promote

a cooperative and intersectoral approach to health

care delivery; create opportunities for students to

contribute to the challenges of a changing society

and changing government systems; and encourage

the generation of evidence-based knowledge and

its application to practice.

Full information is available from the School of

Population Health Website www.sph.uq.edu.au

Career opportunities

This program is designed for those working, or seeking

to work, in a wide range of health and human services

settings in government, non-government and private

sectors. Graduates have enhanced understanding

and skills relevant to a complex and changing

healthcare environment, with particular emphasis on

population health approaches. The program provides

opportunities for mid-career health professionals to

diversify and upgrade knowledge and expertise in

selected areas while offering a strong foundation for

those seeking to move into health and related areas.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

International

Public Health

Location Herston

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5393

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

health, behavioural, social or biological sciences

and at least one year of relevant postgraduate

experience or other qualifications and experience

assessed as equivalent.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5394

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

health, behavioural, social or biological sciences and

at least 1 year relevant postgraduate experience or

other qualifications and experience as assessed as

equivalent.

Coursework Master

Program code 5395 (#24); 5414 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Graduate Diploma in

International Public Health or hold an approved

degree or other professional qualifications in the field

of health, behavioural, social, agricultural or biological

sciences; and demonstrate suitability for admission.

Program outline

This program covers public health in the international

context and would emphasise a population and

public health approach to disease control and health

improvement across populations and countries, from

low to high income, in particular geographic and

cultural contexts, and especially those experiencing

demographic, health socio-cultural and economic

transitions. This program would ensure a balance

between disease control and health promotion for

infectious disease and under-nutrition, and conditions

associated with development such as cardiovascular

diseases, cancer and injury and will also focus on the

major causes of ill-health and premature mortality, as

well as determinants of health and quality of life.

Full information is available from the School of

Population Health website www.sph.uq.edu.au

Career opportunities

Graduates may choose roles as health professionals

in government positions relating to health policy

or as public health researchers. Qualifications in

international health also help graduates secure a

sought-after role with a non-government organisation

or with international and bi-lateral aid agencies

focussing on health and development such as the

World Health Organisation and the World Bank.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Website: www.sph.uq.edu.au

Phone: Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Master of

Medicine

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode External

Application closing date To commence study in

Semester 1 – November 30 of the previous year.

To commence study in Semester 2 – May 30 of the

year of commencement.

Coursework Master

Program code 5398

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Students must have

completed an MBBS or equivalent degree from a

recognised institution; and have completed a minimum

of 2 years clinical practice post graduation.

Program outline

This program offers continuing profession education

for doctors, particularly general practitioners.

Fields of study

Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine

(external only)

Skin cancers are the most common cancer managed

by general practitioners (GPs) with more than

800,000 patient encounters each year. This program

is designed to provide comprehensive training in the

diagnosis and management of skin cancer in the

primary care setting. On completion, doctors will be

able to effectively diagnose and manage the large

majority of patients with skin cancer and associated

conditions and also know when to refer a patient for

more advanced treatment or further opinion.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Mental Health

Location Herston

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Coursework Master

Program code 5151 (#24)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

health, social work or other related field and relevant

work experience OR Graduate Diploma in Mental

Health with a GPA of 5.0 in same field of study.

Program outline

The Master of Mental Health provides systematic

training designed to develop knowledge, skills and

attitudes relevant to contemporary mental health

practice. Candidates receive advanced training in

a variety of evidence-based interventions and the

theoretical principles that underpin them. Students

learn from highly experienced practitioners and/

or researchers, many of whom have national or

international reputations for scholarship and/or

professional practice. Students have the opportunity to

undertake both structured and independent learning

assignments and study in a flexible environment that

respects concurrent professional commitments.

The mode of study of courses and location

of offering varies depending on the field of study

chosen. Please check the entry for the particular

field of study that you wish to study for more

information. This is particularly important for

international students as some courses are only

offered externally and residential schools are

required for some of these courses.

Placement courses

UQ provides group supervision in relation to practicum

courses. Students are also required to have an ‘onsite’

supervisor and any costs associated with this

supervision are the responsibility of the student.

Supplementary information

Psychotherapy or Family Therapy – also requires one

year of work experience in the field of mental health,

and the capacity to meet practicum requirements.

Mental Health Nursing – requires applicants be

registered to practice as a nurse in Australia, and

be engaged in a field of nursing practice requiring

mental health skills. Art Therapy is the only area that

has a second semester intake. It requires a degree or

Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Mental

Health and for the applicant to meet the Art Practice

entrance standard and the Clinical Experience

entrance standard and undertake an interview.

Depending on the field of study chosen and the nature

of the placement, students may be required to have

a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check)

before commencing their placement. For information

on the Blue Card, contact the School of Medicine.

Fields of study

Art Therapy (internal only)

This two-year program prepares students for clinical

practice in art therapy to a high standard. Program

components include: art therapy theory; experiential

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art therapy workshops; supervised clinical placements

to a total of 800 hours; mental health theory and

practice courses and a research project, culminating

in a written report and portfolio presentation. Students

will develop the knowledge and skills to provide art

therapy interventions in a wide range of settings and

with diverse clinical groups. The program meets the

standards set by the Australia and New Zealand Art

Therapy Association for professional registration of

art therapists. A full-time option over three semesters

is offered for international students. Students can

commence this program only in Semester 1. This

program is available by internal study only.

For further information regarding prerequisites,

admission processes, program details and any other

queries, please contact: Claire Edwards, Program

Coordinator, on email: claire.edwards@uq.edu.au

Community Mental Health (internal/external)

Students gain an understanding of the broad

range of factors integral to the evolution of our

conceptualisation of mental health and illness.

Courses address methodologies of assessment and

diagnosis in mental health, as well as the skills and

approach required for effective case management

and psychosocial rehabilitation. Healthcare

professionals are equipped to play leading clinical

and policy roles within the mental healthcare

system, and gain specialist expertise in forensic

mental health; the mental health of children and

young people; or mental health of older people.

Standard (internal/external)

This option allows students to choose a range of

courses from different Fields of study to give a more

generalised qualification. No field of study will be

listed on the testamur. Students should consult

the Program Director regarding their choice of

courses to ensure that they have the appropriate

background for the course and that the courses

meet the career objectives of the student.

Career opportunities

This program is designed to enhance the skills of the

mental health professional workforce. It is anticipated

that successful graduates would have enhanced

employability and opportunities for advancement.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Nursing

Location Ipswich

Commencement semester 1

Delivery mode External/Internal

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7; writing

7; speaking 7. See page 105 for further details.

Graduate Certificate (external mode only)

Program code 5392

Duration 1 semester full-time (or part-time

equivalent)

Admission requirements Bachelor of Nursing

or equivalent and eligibility for registration with

Queensland Nursing Council.

Graduate Diploma (internal mode only)

Program code 5489

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Applicants will need to

have a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent

and be a registered nurse.

Coursework Master (internal mode only)

Program code 5490

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Applicants will need to

have a Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent

and be a registered nurse.

Program outline

This suite of programs is specifically designed

for graduates of any Bachelor of Nursing or

equivalent degree to enable them to extend their

nursing knowledge and skills in a specialist setting.

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing is ideal for

experienced registered nurses who do not currently

hold a Bachelor of Nursing, but who are considered

for this degree to have equivalent qualifications. The

programs offer a flexible, external method of study.

The programs provide the opportunity for students

to complete a Master of Nursing, after successful

completion of 24 units, a Graduate Diploma in

Nursing after 16 units of study or a Graduate

Certificate in Nursing after successful completion

of 8 units of study. Students are able to select from

five Fields of study for specialisation, including

Children and Young People’s Health, Primary Health

Care Nursing, Chronic Disease Management and

Palliative Care, Gastroenterological Nursing, Rural

and Remote Nursing, or use the generic Advanced

Practice Nursing field tailored to suit your own

specialist practice setting. Students who do not

currently hold Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent,

may only apply for the Graduate Certificate. When

this is successfully completed students may then

apply for entrance into the Graduate Diploma or

Master of Nursing or Master of Nurse Practitioner

Studies programs.

Fields of study

Advanced Practice Nursing

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Advanced

Practice Nursing) will assist the student to apply

an advanced level of knowledge and skills in

clinical health assessment; effectively identify

the needs of the individual/family and formulate

comprehensive health assessments relevant to

their area of specialty nursing practice. The student

will also acquire a comprehensive understanding

of the theoretical and philosophical models and

foundations of nursing practice. This will assist the

student to formulate plans of care for individuals/

families within their area of specialty practice that

are constructed using theoretical principles and

evidence based research findings. Concepts such

as critical thinking, reflective practice and other

related concepts and how they inform nursing

practice are also examined. Opportunity also exists

for students to undertake an elective subject in an

area that will enhance their knowledge and skills in

speciality practice of fulfil a professional interest.

Children and Young People’s Health

This area will provide Registered Nurses with

the skills and knowledge to practice in an acute

paediatric and child health settings including school

and youth based health. Knowledge and skills will

be in accordance with the Australian Confederation

of Paediatric and Child Health Nurses Competency

Standards for the Specialist Paediatric and Child

Health Nurse in conjunction with the Australian

Nursing and awareness and understanding of primary

health care needs, physical and developmental

stages of children, cultural values and diversity of

family needs within both the child health setting and

acute health paediatric setting for children and young

people. The legal and ethical issues associated with

providing care for children, young people and their

families with various health care issues from diverse

cultural backgrounds within Australia will be included.

Opportunity also exists for students to undertake

an elective subject in an area that will enhance their

knowledge and skills in children’s and young people’s

health or fulfil a professional interest.

Chronic Disease and Palliative Care

This plan has been formulated to meet the

increasing demand for nurses in chronic disease

management and palliative care environments. As

students progress through the program, advanced

practice skills will be developed along with an

increasing awareness of the social, economic,

cultural and political determinants of health.

The program has been developed in alignment

with current developments within the Australian

health care system and aims to increase nurses’

knowledge and skills in the areas of chronic disease

self management and life limiting illness.

Gastroenterological Nursing

This plan is designed to meet the increasing demand

for gastroenterological nurses. As students progress

through the program, advanced practice skills will

be developed along with an increasing awareness of

the physiological and Patho physiological aspects of

gastroenterological conditions. The program has been

developed in alignment with current developments

within the Australian health care system and aims to

increase nurses’ knowledge and skills in caring for

clients with gastroenterological conditions requiring

treatment by health professionals.

Primary Healthcare Nursing

This plan has been formulated to meet the

increasing demand for nurses in primary health care

environments. As students progress through the

program, advanced practice skills will be developed

along with an increasing awareness of the social,

economic, cultural and political determinants

of health. The program has been developed in

alignment with current developments within the

Australian health care system and aims to increase

nurses’ knowledge and skills in the areas of illness

prevention, health promotion and community

development.

Rural and Remote Nursing

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Rural and

Remote) will assist the student to apply an advanced

level of knowledge and skills in a rural and remote

healthcare setting. The student will develop an

understanding of the economic, political and socioeconomic

factors which influence the delivery of

health care within rural and remote contexts. They will

also examine the epidemiology and management of

specific health issues prevalent in rural and remote

communities and the nursing and collaborative

practice approaches required to provide evidence

based health care in these settings. Opportunity also

exists for students to undertake an elective subject in

an area that will enhance their knowledge and skills in

specialty practice or fulfil a professional interest.

Career opportunities

On completion of the program graduates will be able

to achieve the Competency Standards for Advanced

Registered Nurse, or equivalent specialist competency

standards and will be well qualified to take on

advanced roles within their speciality practice area.

Professional memberships

– Australian Practice Nurses Association

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Nursing Studies

Location Ipswich

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7;

reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7.

See page 105 for further details.

Coursework Master

Program code 5491

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Applicants will need to

have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special

entry requirements as set out in the program rules

covering requirements for clinical practice. Please

refer to www.uq.edu.au/study for program rules.

Program outline

This program has been specifically designed to

prepare students within two years to apply to work as

registered nurses in Queensland and will be offered to

graduates of any other discipline who have achieved

a GPA of 4 or above. Graduates will: apply clinical

reasoning skills in their nursing practice; be able to

work effectively in interprofessional teams to promote

quality health outcomes for clients in their care;

provide high quality client centred care through safe

and effective nursing practice according to the ANMC

(Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council) National

Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse; and

possess the qualities, skills, knowledge and abilities

expected of a University of Queensland graduate. The

program will be offered full-time for two years with

a fast-track option of 18 months. Master of Nursing

Studies (GE) follows a problem-based learning model.

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Lecturers and resource sessions will be available

online, however, all problem-based learning tutorials,

clinical laboratories and clinical practice will take place

in clinical partner sites, including the Wesley Hospital

and St. Andrews War Memorial. Students complete 32

courses, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical

practice per week for the first year, three days a week

in the third semester, and five days per week in the

final semester. There are 1010 hours of clinical practice

throughout the program. Second year courses may

be completed over the summer semester and first

semester of the following year. The third semester can

be undertaken part-time (the only part-time option

in the course). Students will need to complete the

interprofessional practice project in one semester

and the four credit point clinical practice subject in

the following semester, followed by the final extended

clinical experience eight credit point course in the last

semester.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Occupational

Therapy Studies

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester Summer

Application closing date May 31 of the year of

commencement.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7; writing

6; speaking 7. See page 105 for further details.

Coursework Master

Program code 5147 (#40)

Duration 5 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A bachelor degree in

a field (other than occupational therapy) such as

health, education, social, physical or biological

sciences with a minimum GPA of 4.0. Prerequisite

courses completed in Statistics, Human Anatomy,

Social Sciences and Human Physiology is required.

Program outline

This program equips graduate entry students

with the theoretical knowledge, clinical skills and

professional attributes necessary for a career in

occupational therapy. In addition to a focus on

clinical occupational therapy practice, emphasis is

placed on the use of prior skills and knowledge to

enhance the effectiveness of occupational therapy

practice; and the development of advanced adult

learning skills for ongoing professional development.

This program focuses on the practice of occupational

therapy, interdisciplinary clinical studies in child

health, psychiatry, and pathology, and directed study

courses in the first year. In second year, management,

research, and advanced clinical practice are covered.

Placement courses

Some clinic placements are outside the Brisbane

metropolitan area and students are expected to fund

their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

A range of locations for placements is utilised.

Students submit their interest and preferred areas for

placements. Full-time placements are of five or 10

weeks duration and occur in the summer and second

year of the program. Allocation will be as equitable

as possible and issues of hardship will be dealt with

at the discretion of the Head of Division. Students

cannot undertake placements outside Australia and

New Zealand except in particular circumstances.

International students may be permitted to undertake

a placement in their home country.

Supplementary information

This program starts in summer semester and is a full

two years in duration, including a second summer

semester. Students are required to provide proof

of immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before the commencement of study. A

Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue

Card are also required before the commencement of

clinical practice. Further details of these requirements

will be provided with offer material.

Career opportunities

Occupational therapists work in: public and private

hospitals; country or community health centres;

rehabilitation units (medical, vocational, psychiatric);

regular and special schools; consultation services;

special centres providing development and training

for persons with a social, intellectual or physical

disability; independent living centres; workplace

health and safety units; nursing homes; psychiatric

clinics and hostels; residential and rehabilitation

centres for people with an intellectual disability;

centres of tertiary education; research institutions;

private practice.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Occupational Therapists Board of Queensland.

Additional cost

– Travel and living expenses associated with

placements, some of which may be outside the

Brisbane metropolitan area.

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

– Clinical uniform – Shirts (approximately $25);

bottle green slacks (either be their own or can be

purchased for approximately $60)

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master of

Physiotherapy

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester 1

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7; writing

6; speaking 7. See page 105 for further details.

Coursework Master

Program code 5221 (#16)

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A degree in physiotherapy

plus 2 years full-time relevant professional experience

and evidence of continuing professional education

OR equivalent qualifications and experience.

Program outline

Physiotherapy graduates have the opportunity to

undertake the first stage in an ongoing program for

clinical physiotherapists working in various fields of

special interest. The program also assists graduates

to acquire a knowledge and understanding of

advanced clinical skills; to broaden their clinical

skills across the field of practice; and critically

evaluate and contribute to research in their clinical

area. Professional development in clinical specialty

areas and research are major career demands for

physiotherapists. Students develop up-to-date

knowledge and research skills in the fields* of

musculoskeletal physiotherapy; sports; paediatrics;

cardiothoracics; gerontology and neurology.

Students undertaking a Master of Physiotherapy

in either Musculoskeletal or Sports Physiotherapy

could obtain a second masters degree in the

alternate area through an additional semester of

full-time coursework. *Not all fields are offered every

year.

Teaching and learning activities include: lectures,

seminars, practical classes, supervised clinical

practice and instruction in research skills.

Supplementary information

When available, some courses in the fields of

paediatrics, gerontology and neurology are offered

by flexible delivery and/or remote study. All other

courses are studied internally.

Students are required to provide proof of

immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before the commencement of study.

A Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

and a Blue Card are also required before the

commencement of clinical practice. Further details

of these requirements will be provided with offer

material.

Fields of study

Cardiothoracics

This field is under review. Please consult the School

of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences regarding

availability.

This field provides advanced specialised training

in physiotherapy management of cardiac and

respiratory disorders. Courses emphasise both

clinical and theoretical knowledge and use an

active learning approach. Students develop clinical

research skills, and enhance their understanding

of patient management strategies including

behavioural aspects of critical illness.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

This field develops the specialised professional skills

used by physiotherapists in respective disciplines.

These skills include high level clinical reasoning

and problem-solving; assessment and diagnosis.

Students are trained in the application of advanced

preventive and management programs based on

basic, behavioural, medical and physiotherapeutic

sciences. Students also develop research skills

and actively participate in clinical effectiveness,

evaluation and research.

Sports

Students gain specialised professional skills used by

physiotherapists in respective disciplines. These skills

include high level clinical reasoning and problemsolving;

assessment and diagnosis. Graduates have

a developed ability to apply advanced preventive and

management programs based on basic, behavioural,

medical and physiotherapeutic sciences. Students

also develop research skills and actively participate in

clinical effectiveness, evaluation and research.

Career opportunities

This program offers physiotherapists the opportunity

to develop their clinical knowledge and skills in a

variety of specialist Fields of study. The masters

programs in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy

are accredited and graduates fulfil requirements for

titled membership of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Australia or Sports Physiotherapy Australia within

the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Graduates

are eligible to pursue the final stage training for

clinical specialisation within the Australian College of

Physiotherapists. Graduates are well placed for Career

opportunities and promotion in both the public and

private sectors.

Additional cost

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Master

Physiotherapy

Studies

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester Summer

Application closing date May 31 of the year of

commencement.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7; writing

6; speaking 7. See page 105 for further details.

Coursework Master

Program code 5267

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements An approved bachelor

degree or equivalent (other than physiotherapy) with

a GPA of 4.0. An applicant’s first degree should be

in fields such as physical or biological sciences,

human movement science, allied health, provided

that prerequisite courses in human anatomy,

human physiology, psychology and statistics are

completed. Also see Supplementary information.

Program outline

This program equips graduate entry students with the

theoretical knowledge, skills and professional attributes

necessary for careers in physiotherapy. Students

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are prepared for ongoing professional development

throughout their careers. Physiotherapists treat the

reactions and responses of the body to injury, disease

or abnormalities in development. They are also

key health professionals in the prevention of injury.

Physiotherapy often involves promotion of motor

development and coordination; physical methods to

control pain; therapeutic exercise for impaired muscle

systems; assisting in the physical management

of the cardio-respiratory system; or improving

balance and motor control for better performance

and function. Graduates possess an integrated

body of knowledge, the clinical abilities, problemsolving

skills and professional attributes to provide

competent physiotherapy service in a wide range of

contexts. They are also committed to self-learning

and professional growth, and adapt to change and

respond to challenge.

Students develop an understanding of the

principles of scientific method, critical analysis and

research design and apply them to professional

practice; and appreciate the physiotherapists role

in health promotion, injury prevention and effective

treatment planning, implementation and evaluation.

Placement courses

Clinic placements may be outside the Brisbane

metropolitan area and students are expected to

fund their travel, accommodation and daily living

expenses. A range of locations for placements is

utilised depending on availability. Students submit

their interest and preferred areas for placements.

Placements are of five weeks duration and are usually

conducted on a full-time basis in the summer and

second year of the program. Allocation will be as

equitable as possible and issues of hardship will be

dealt with at the discretion of the Head of Division

or their nominee. Students cannot undertake

placements outside Australia and New Zealand

except in particular circumstances. International

students may be permitted to undertake a placement

in their home country.

Supplementary information

Students are required to provide proof of

immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before the commencement of study. A

Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue

Card are also required before the commencement of

clinical practice. Further details of these requirements

will be provided with offer material. This program

starts in summer semester and is a full two years in

duration, including a second summer semester.

Career opportunities

Graduates work in hospitals, rehabilitation units,

community health centres or in preschool or school

programs. Alternatively, they may prefer to work in

private practice offering treatments to a full range

of patients or specialising in areas such as sports

physiotherapy, musculoskeletal physiotherapy,

paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics, or other fields of

particular interest. Additional employment opportunities

exist as researchers, advisers or consultants in

educational, industrial or government institutions.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Physiotherapists Board of Queensland.

Additional cost

– Travel and living expenses associated with

placements, some of which may be outside the

Brisbane metropolitan area

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

– A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be

purchased from the School

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 86767004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Public Health

Location Herston

Commencement semester 1, 2

Delivery mode Internal/External

Application closing date Refer to pages 106-107.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5181

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

(a) hold an approved degree; or (b) have completed

post-secondary study, or work experience (or both).

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5131

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

hold: (a) a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from

the university, in the relevant field; or (b) an approved

degree.

Coursework Master

Program code 5224 (#24); 5415 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements An approved degree

or other professional qualification in the field of

health, behavioural, social, agricultural or biological

sciences or training; and a demonstrated suitability

for admission.

Program outline

This program prepares health professionals from a

broad range of backgrounds, with knowledge and

skills from a variety of disciplines, to define, critically

assess and resolve public health and nutrition

problems. Various Fields of study allow students

to focus on Australian public health issues or on

international public health, including nutrition and

tropical health in the Asia Pacific region.

Students can undertake this program in the

following fields: Standard; Defence; Indigenous

Health; Nutrition; Tropical Health; and Alcohol,

Tobacco and other Drugs and complete the program

by coursework or incorporate a dissertation/project.

The dissertation/project provides an opportunity for

students to apply their newly acquired knowledge

and skills in a public health setting. Students can

carry out their dissertation/projects within Australia

or overseas. All expenses incurred with dissertation/

project are the responsibility of the student. Full

information is available from the School of Population

Health website: www.sph.uq.edu.au

Supplementary information

All fields of study are a mixture of internal and

external delivery. All core courses are offered internally

and externally. If a student wishes to complete the

program either entirely by internal or external delivery

the choice of courses is more limited.

Fields of study

Defence

Please note that other eligibility requirements apply

for this field of study. This plan introduces personnel

from the Department of Defence and Department

of Veteran’s Affairs to the fundamentals of public

health, with introductory courses in epidemiology,

biostatistics, health systems, and environmental and

occupational health.

Indigenous Health

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

This program produces graduates with a broad

understanding of health and illness of Indigenous

Australia, and capacity to manage effective public

health solutions in a culturally and socially appropriate

way. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are

particularly encouraged to apply. Graduates have

the knowledge and skills to investigate and analyse

Indigenous health needs; interpret policy; describe the

major health issues in Indigenous Australia; operate

effectively within an environment of changing social,

economic and political circumstances; manage

effective public health solutions through improved

service delivery; plan, implement and evaluate health

interventions; and conduct meaningful research,

sensitive to community needs and protocols.

Nutrition (Graduate Diploma, Master)

This field of study provides broadly based academic

training that develops an understanding of nutrition

and its role in the public health agenda globally and

at the local level. Topics of particular interest include

the nutrition transition, and meeting the challenges

of both over- and under-nutrition. The program

aims to produce nutritionists who can: assess the

nutrition situation in populations and communities;

formulate, implement and evaluate programs to

prevent and alleviate nutrition problems; evaluate

community nutrition programs; adapt nutrition

programs to changing social, economic and technical

circumstances; and effectively communicate scientific

findings. Masters students have the opportunity

to put this into practice in their final semester by

undertaking an individual research project, joining

a group fieldwork project in south-east Asia, or

undertaking additional specialist coursework.

Standard

This plan introduces health professionals from a

broad range of backgrounds, to the fundamentals

of public health to enable them to assess the broad

context of health related problems in the general

population or in specific population groups.

Tropical Health (Graduate Diploma, Master)

Students gain a broad understanding of health

and disease in the tropics; the problems faced by

health services in the tropics; and the management

of those services. Intensive academic training is

followed by a period of collaborative field research in

south-east Asia or the Pacific.

Graduates can describe the important health

problems of the Asia Pacific, or their own region;

discuss their determinants, effects upon communities

and strategies for management and control; and

describe and discuss management issues at the

primary health care level. The program gives students

the skills to investigate and analyse community

health needs; develop and implement public health

programs; work as a member of a health team; plan

and conduct training and educational programs;

monitor and evaluate public health programs

including primary health care; develop knowledge

and skills, keep abreast of scientific advances; and

consult and evaluate expert opinions.

Career opportunities

This program will benefit health professionals

interested in moving into the public health area, midcareer

health professionals seeking advancement

in their area of work and clinicians wishing to

broaden their range of expertise and/or move into

management.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

following professional bodies:

– Australian College of Health Service Executives

– Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

– Royal Australasian College of Medical

Administrators.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Website: www.sph.uq.edu.au

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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Master of

Speech Pathology

Studies

Location St Lucia

Commencement semester Summer

Application closing date May 31 of the year of

commencement.

English language proficiency IELTS overall 7; writing

6; speaking 8. See page 105 for further details.

Coursework Master

Program code 5228

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A degree (other than

speech pathology) in fields such as health,

education, social, biological or physical sciences or

humanities, with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

Program outline

This program equips graduate entry students with

the theoretical knowledge, professional attributes,

and clinical and research skills necessary for

professional careers in speech pathology. In addition

to focusing on clinical speech pathology practice,

students’ prior skills and knowledge are examined

to enhance effectiveness of their clinical practice

and to allow ongoing professional development.

This program introduces graduates to the

profession of Speech Pathology and its key

concepts in intensive mode during an initial summer

semester. It then focuses on the integration of

theoretical knowledge and clinical skills, and

includes clinical practicums that focus on paediatric

and adult assessment and rehabilitation.

Placement courses

A six-week full-time block of clinical practice occurs

at the beginning of the second year of this program.

Students are placed according to previous clinical

experiences. Some students may be required to

take up clinical placements outside the Brisbane

metropolitan area and are expected to fund these

placements independently. A range of locations for

placements is utilised depending on availability, and

allocation of students to these placements will be as

equitable as possible. Students will only be placed

within Queensland. It may be possible to arrange

accommodation at local nurses’ quarters for a

minimal cost. Overseas placements are not available.

Supplementary information

Students must have completed a course in statistics

and a course in one of: linguistics, psychology,

or physiology in their previous degree. This

program starts in summer semester and is a full

two years in duration, including a second summer

semester. Students are required to provide proof

of immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before the commencement of study. A

Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue

Card are also required before the commencement of

clinical practice. Further details of these requirements

will be provided with offer material. There is a quota

of 10 international places available. Offers will be

made to applicants with the highest academic rank.

Career opportunities

Speech pathologists work in many different settings,

including: services for people with specific disabilities

such as cerebral palsy; intellectual disability,

autism or hearing loss; general, paediatric and

geriatric hospitals; rehabilitation centres; preschool,

kindergarten and child care programs; schools;

community health centres; private practice; centres

for the hearing impaired and intellectually disabled.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland.

Additional cost

– Travel and living expenses associated with

placements, some of which may be outside the

Brisbane metropolitan area

– Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR)

(approximately $155)

– A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be

purchased from the School

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Graduate Diploma in

Master of

Sports Coaching

Commencement semester 1, 2, Summer

Delivery mode External (online)

Application closing date To commence study

in Semester 1 – January 31 of the year of

commencement. To commence study in Semester 2 –

June 30 of the year of commencement. To commence

study in Summer Semester – October 31 of the year

of enrolment.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5444

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a health

related field; or approved post-secondary study and

relevant work experience in coaching or health.

Graduate Diploma

Program code 5445

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

health related field OR an approved post-secondary

study plus relevant work experience in coaching

or health OR the Graduate Certificate in Applied

Science in the relevant field of study.

Coursework Master

Program code 5446 (#24); 5447 (#16)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

health related field; or the Graduate Diploma in

Sports Coaching.

Program outline

There is high demand for innovative and well-educated

sports coaches in all sectors of sport. Postgraduate

programs in Sports Coaching are a joint venture

between the Australian Sports Commission (ASC),

the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), and the UQ

School of Human Movement Studies. Elite coaches,

expert academics and researchers have combined

their knowledge and skills to create a unique suite

of programs that offer the latest and most innovative

theory and practice in sports coaching. These

programs provide practicing coaches with the

opportunity to enhance and develop quality in their

professional practice and prepare them for the world

of high performance coaching. Students will engage

in work-based learning experiences that promote

and encourage analysis and critical reflection on

current coaching practices and contexts. They will

develop expertise and knowledge in leadership,

management and relationship building, as well as gain

an understanding of the fundamental principles of

science and practice, which will serve as a theoretical

backdrop for professional practice. Programs offer

flexible, work-based learning and are delivered

online using proven online learning pedagogies and

discussion forums to allow collaboration between

lecturers, coaches and students.

Supplementary information

The Sports Coaching field is not available to

international students who wish to study onshore

in Australia. It can only be studied offshore through

distance mode and students therefore do not need

to apply for a visa.

All the Sports Coaching courses are offered in

external mode and require Internet access.

Fields of study

Strength and Conditioning

(Graduate Certificate)

This field of study is offered entirely online over the

Internet and is designed for students in the Strength

and Conditioning profession who wish to add to or

formalise their qualifications.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be well placed to move into more

advanced coaching roles and work with high

performance athletes and sporting teams. The design

of the courses within the program offers opportunities

for application of learning experiences specifically

to the coaches’ setting. They may pursue coaching

roles which may include: head and assistant coach,

director of coaching, high performance coach, sports

development manager, and coach educator.

For information about employment opportunities,

please contact the Academic Advisor at the School

of Human Movement Studies.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

Graduate Certificate in

Master of

Sports Medicine

Commencement semester 1, 2, Summer

Delivery mode External (online)

Application closing date To commence study

in Semester 1 – January 31 of the year of

commencement. To commence study in Semester

2 – June 30 of the year of commencement. To

commence study in Summer Semester – October 31

of the year of enrolment.

Graduate Certificate

Program code 5290

Duration 1 semester full-time (or part-time

equivalent)

Admission requirements Medical degree and 2

years relevant work experience in medicine.

Coursework Master

Program code 5420 (#16)

Duration 2 semesters full-time (or part-time

equivalent)

Admission requirements Medical degree and 2

years relevant work experience in medicine.

Program outline

The UQ programs in Sports Medicine have been

created specifically for practicing general practitioners

who wish to develop or advance their knowledge

and skills in sports medicine. The programs aim

to develop a comprehensive and interdisciplinary

approach to prevention, treatment and management

of sports injuries. Students will be provided with

the clinical knowledge, research and practical skills

for evidence-based practice in sports medicine.

They will be well placed to treat different types of

exercising individuals (eg, athletes, amateur sports

people), and different types of injuries sustained

during sporting activities and other physical activity

(eg, muscular injuries, lumbar region injuries). An

understanding of the fundamental principles of

sports medicine and its applications will serve as an

important backdrop within a general practice setting.

Programs offer flexible, work-based learning and are

delivered entirely online using proven online learning

pedagogies (ie, video tutorials) and discussion forums

to allow contact with expert staff, other general

practitioners. Assessment projects are highly practical

and industry relevant, they can also be customised to

the student’s own development needs.

Supplementary information

Courses are offered externally and require Internet

access.

Career opportunities

The UQ programs in Sports Medicine provide

practising general practitioners the opportunity to

develop or advance their knowledge and skills in

sports medicine.

For information about employment opportunities,

please contact the Academic Advisor at the School

of Human Movement Studies.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

Online: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Phone: within Australia (free call): 1800 671 980

Outside Australia: +61 3 8676 7004

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A career that

shapes the world

Shortly after graduating from the Master of Development Practice

program at UQ, Phuong Nguyen has found herself working for the

United Nations in Rome.

Phuong works for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as

a Research Assistant in the Evaluation Office.

“FAO is a UN leading agency working towards achieving food

security for all and making sure people have regular access to

enough high quality food to lead healthy and active lives.”

The organisation contributes towards the growth of the world

economy by making efforts to raise the level of nutrition, improve

agricultural productivity and better the lives of rural people.

Phuong’s role is to evaluate the success of these efforts.

She believes that the compulsory courses of her program, and the

availability of elective courses, made it easy to prepare herself for

her career.

“I now feel confident of beginning my career as an evaluator,” she said.

Phuong chose UQ because it is recognised throughout the world as a

leading university. She says the best thing UQ offers is the quality of

teaching.

“I studied with lecturers who were experienced, enthusiastic and

helpful,” she said.

Phuong says she enjoyed her time at UQ, and recommends students

take advantage of learning opportunities at UQ, but also make sure

they enjoy the experience of studying in Australia.

She hopes to come back to UQ to complete a PhD.

Phuong Nguyen

Vietnam

Master of Development Practice

Leading research and learning

Our students benefit directly from a high-impact

research environment, which includes a number

of prestigious teaching and research centres,

such as the Rotary Centre For International

Studies In Peace And Conflict Resolution, and

the Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies.

The work of many of our researchers is

internationally recognised, and students benefit

from learning in this cutting-edge environment.

Scholarly community

Students are encouraged to become part

of postgraduate communities within their

disciplines. These groups are supported by

research staff and provide opportunities for

networking and professional development.

One such group is EMAPS, a postgraduate