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POSTGRADUATE

PROSPECTUS

2010

for International students


CHOOSE UQ AND BE PART OF OUR

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS IN 2010

In 2010 UQ will celebrate its centenary. Study with us and

join in making history. Throughout the year we will host

numerous events, welcoming new students and reuniting

alumni members, celebrating our past achievements and

looking to the future. It is the people, from all walks of

life and all parts of the globe, that have shaped UQ in its

first 100 years. Join us and be one of the people who will

shape UQ into our second century and beyond.

International staff and students have played an enormous role in

shaping our global focus.

UQ’s reach is international, and we are privileged to have many

distinguished friends and collaborators throughout Australia and

the globe. It is through these networks that we have developed

and maintained our reputation as a truly world-class, internationally

recognised university.

Our vibrant campus life, exceptional study opportunities,

inspirational students and staff, commitment to community

engagement, groundbreaking discoveries and culture of

excellence have produced graduates who are leaders in their fi eld.

Building on the best of UQ’s tradition, the University will continue

to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate education that is both

relevant to the times and anticipates changes in Australian and

global requirements for knowledge and

professional skills.

As the fi rst university in Queensland we have a

heritage to be proud of. If the fi rst 100 years are

anything to go by, the future is bright.

Academic Calendar 2010

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

Summer Semester

22-26 February

1 March

5-9 April

12 April

6-11 June

12-26 June

26 June

26 June-26 July

19-23 July

19-23 July

26 July

27 September

-1 October

4 October

31 October

-5 November

6-20 November

20 November

6-24 December

29 November

-12 February 2011

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

New Year’s Day 1 January

Australia Day

26 January

Good Friday

2 April

Easter Monday 5 April

Anzac Day

26 April

Labour Day

3 May

Queen’s Birthday 14 June

Exhibition Day 11 August

Christmas Day 25 December

Boxing Day

26 December

University facts and figures

STUDENTS AND STAFF

Domestic students 30,459

International students 7496

Teaching and research staff 2407

CAMPUS DISTANCE FROM BRISBANE CBD

UQ St Lucia

7 km

UQ Ipswich

50 km

UQ Gatton

85 km

UQ Herston

3 km

Cover photo: Engineering student Faisal Mir


WELCOME

The University of Queensland (UQ) offers exceptional opportunities

and an experience that will last a lifetime.

As part of your UQ experience you will have access to Australia’s most awarded

teachers and world-class facilities. You will also be able to choose from one of the

most comprehensive ranges of study programs available in Australia.

University study should be one of the most rewarding and exciting times in your

life, so select a program that will stimulate your curiosity and place you on the path

to a successful career. At UQ we challenge and encourage your thinking, providing

dedicated support, accessible teachers and a range of extra-curricular activities and

the opportunity to study overseas at one of our many partner universities.

UQ’s postgraduate coursework programs provide you with specialised knowledge,

give you a signifi cant advantage in the employment market, enable you to upgrade your

qualifi cations, enhance your promotion potential and open the way for a career change.

UQ’s world-class research centres and research higher degree programs provide

outstanding opportunities for postgraduate students to fulfi l their potential as the next

generation of innovators.

By choosing to study at UQ – at St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton, Herston or one of our

other locations – you will be able to engage in a safe and vibrant environment with

the most active campus life of any Queensland university. UQ is a multicultural

community of 38,000 students, with almost 7500 international students enrolled

from over 120 countries.

Students graduating from UQ are in demand throughout Australia and the world,

and have some of the best employment rates and starting salaries in the country.

I invite you to explore this prospectus, and I hope to welcome you to UQ in 2010,

our centenary.

Professor Paul Greenfi eld AO

VICE-CHANCELLOR

POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS FOR AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS 2010 1


CONTENTS

WHY CHOOSE UQ? 3

THE UQ EXPERIENCE 7

Brisbane and Queensland 8

Brisbane 8

Brisbane – facts and fi gures 8

Queensland 9

Campuses 10

– UQ St Lucia 10

– UQ Ipswich 11

– UQ Gatton 12

– UQ Herston 13

– Other teaching and research sites 14

Key facilities 18

– Library 18

– Information technology 18

– Teaching facilities 19

– Student Centres 19

Support 20

– Orientation 20

– Diversity 20

– Personal safety 20

– UQ Union 21

– Student services 21

Recreation 22

– Sport and fi tness 22

– Entertainment 22

– Cultural activities 23

– Student clubs and societies 23

Vital services 24

– Healthcare 24

– Childcare and childcare centres (table) 24

– Worship and religion 24

– Food, shopping and commercial services 25

Accommodation 26

– Accommodation options 26

– Off-campus student housing and residential colleges (table) 28

STUDY OPTIONS AT UQ 29

Postgraduate study options 30

– Pathways to and through UQ 30

– Coursework programs 31

– Research higher degrees 32

Other study opportunities 33

– International study opportunities 33

– Learn a language at UQ 33

Terminology 34

RESEARCH HIGHER 35

DEGREE PROGRAMS

POSTGRADUATE

COURSEWORK PROGRAMS 39

Areas of Study (Index Table) 40

Agriculture, Animals, Food & Environment 42

Business, Economics, Tourism & Law 48

Engineering, Architecture & Planning 56

Health 62

Humanities, Social Science, Education & Arts 74

Science & Information Technology 88

FINANCIAL INFORMATION 93

Scholarships 94

– Postgraduate coursework scholarships 94

– Area of study scholarships 94

– Research higher degree scholarships 94

Financial Assistance 95

– FEE-HELP 95

– HECS-HELP 95

– Centrelink student services 95

Tuition fees 96

– Research higher degree tuition fees 96

– Coursework tuition fee calculation 96

– Tuition fees – postgraduate coursework programs (table) 96

ADMISSION INFORMATION 99

Academic entry requirements 100

– Postgraduate coursework programs 100

English language requirements 101

– Demonstrating English language profi ciency 101

– English language studies and IELTS at UQ 101

– English – alternative tests and scores (table) 102

How to apply 103

– Research higher degree programs 103

– Postgraduate coursework programs 103

FURTHER INFORMATION 104

Helpful online links 104

UQ online

inside back cover

Disclaimer

The inclusion in this publication of details

of a program or a course creates no

obligation on the part of the University

to teach it as or when described. The

University may discontinue or vary

programs and courses at any time without

notice. Information in this prospectus is

accurate as of January, 2009.

While care has been taken to provide

accurate information in this prospectus,

it is the responsibility of students to

check and confirm the specific details of

programs, courses and enrolment.

All costs and fees quoted in this publication

are in Australian dollars (AUD$).

Any agreement with this University does

not remove the right to take action under

Australia’s consumer protection laws.

Australian Consumer Protection

www.fed.gov.au

ESOS compliance

The provision of education services

to international students by Australian

education institutions is governed by the

Education Services for Overseas Students

(ESOS) Act 2007 and the National Code

of Practice for Registration Authorities and

Providers of Education and Training to

Overseas Students 2007.

The University of Queensland, in providing

education services to overseas students,

complies with the National Code of Practice

of the Department of Education, Employment

and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the

Universities Australia code of ethical practice.

CRICOS Provider Number 00025B

ESOS Act

www.dest.gov.au/esos

Privacy

The University complies with Australian and

Queensland privacy laws and guidelines.

www.uq.edu.au/privacy

This publication was produced by

The University of Queensland Office

of Marketing and Communications,

UQ International and Student and

Administrative Services Division.

Editor Jennifer Lofgren

Design Jennifer McLeod

Photography Stewart Gould,

Jeremy Patten, Chris Stacey

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS FOR AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS 2010


WHY

CHOOSE

UQ?

POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2010 3


WHY CHOOSE UQ?

The University of Queensland enjoys a long tradition of success

– here are some excellent reasons to make UQ your university in 2010.

GLOBAL REPUTATION

When you choose UQ you are choosing

a truly world-class university.

UQ is:

– consistently ranked alongside the best

universities in the world, and in 2008

was ranked one of the top 50 universities

in the world according to the World

University Rankings, (compiled by the

United Kingdom’s Times Higher Education

Supplement-QS)

– developing world’s-best practice and quality

through strong research and development

initiatives, excellent academic programs

and affi liations with other internationally

renowned universities

– a founding member of the leading Australian

universities’ Group of Eight (Go8), which

collectively enrols a third of all university

students in Australia, conducts 70 percent

of all university research in Australia, and

boasts a full-time employment rate almost

fi ve percent higher than other Australian

universities

– one of the only Australian members of the

select international network of researchintensive

universities, Universitas 21

– ranked among the top 20 universities in

the Asia Pacifi c and the top 150 worldwide

by the 2008 Academic Rankings of World

Universities study conducted by Shanghai

Jiao Tong University

– one of Australia’s best universities, according

to the independent analysis by The Good

Universities Guide, and the only Queensland

university to be awarded the maximum fi ve-star

rating for research grants and research intensity.

Group of Eight

www.go8.edu.au

Universitas 21

www.universitas21.com

Students at UQ St Lucia

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2010


WHY CHOOSE UQ?

The magnificent Great Court at the St Lucia campus

EXCELLENT TEACHERS

UQ’s award-winning teachers employ

innovative methods to meet the academic

and professional needs of students.

We have won more national teaching awards

than any other university in the country.

In 2008, UQ was presented with two more

Australian Teaching and Learning Council

Awards for Teaching Excellence, and Awards

for Programs that Enhance Learning.

UQ has:

– more than 2400 highly qualifi ed academic

staff, many of whom are recognised

internationally as leaders in their fi eld

– a student-centred approach to learning,

enhanced by fl exible options, a strong online

program and innovative teaching modes

– teachers with a 100 percent success rate

in the Australian Teaching and Learning

Council’s Citations for Outstanding

Contributions, which recognise teaching

excellence in higher education.

UQ Teaching and Learning

www.uq.edu.au/teaching-learning

QUALITY PROGRAMS

UQ offers one of the most comprehensive

ranges of world-class programs in Australia.

The University boasts:

– seven faculties

– 33 schools

– postgraduate coursework study options,

including graduate certifi cates, graduate

diplomas and masters, supported by

innovative and engaging courses (subjects)

– two research higher degree (RHD) options;

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of

Philosophy (PhD)

– career-focused programs that are relevant to

industry and give graduates the competitive

advantage in the job market

– practical study options, such as industry

placements, fi eld trips and exchange

opportunities.

Programs and courses

www.uq.edu.au/study

English language studies

www.icte.uq.edu.au

EXCITING CAMPUS

LIFESTYLE

There is more to life than study at UQ.

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.

We offer:

– 150 social clubs, including 33 sports clubs

– world-class sporting facilities (see page 22)

– cultural activities, including concerts,

museums and art collections (see page 23)

– beautiful grounds in which students can

relax, eat, drink and shop at each of our four

main campuses – UQ St Lucia, UQ Ipswich,

UQ Gatton and UQ Herston (see page 25).

UQ SPORT

www.uqsport.uq.edu.au

UQ Experience

www.uq.edu.au/experience

FIRST-CLASS SERVICES

UQ provides excellent academic and

personal support services.

The University’s most recent Student

Experience Survey confi rmed high levels of

student satisfaction with the University and

the academic facilities available to students,

thanks to:

– the UQ Library, Queensland’s largest

academic library, with extended opening

hours and more than 1400 computers (see

page 18)

– Student Centres on each campus providing

assistance with a range of administrative

matters (see page 19)

– a range of free and confi dential personal

support services (see page 21)

– free IT support services, which are available

to assist students throughout their studies

(see page 18).

– the University’s Health Services (UHS), an

accredited general practice, which delivers

high quality healthcare to The University of

Queensland community.

UQ Library

www.library.uq.edu.au

Student Services

ww.uq.edu.au/student-services

VALUABLE ONGOING

CONNECTION

UQ encourages graduates to keep in touch

through the alumni networks.

We love to hear success stories from

our graduates, and maintaining excellent

relationships with past students is mutually

benefi cial.

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.

UQ Alumni

www.alumni.uq.edu.au

DEDICATED STUDENT

SUPPORT

UQ provides excellent support for

international students.

We aim to make every student’s arrival in

Australia as smooth as possible, by providing:

– fi rst-class services prior to arriving, during

and after graduating from UQ

– free airport pick-up for new students

– International Student Advisors and support

services for all UQ students (see page 21)

– academic and English language support

programs offered at no additional cost (see

page 20)

– information through UQ’s Accommodation

Services to assist students in fi nding a home

that fi ts their individual needs.

Accommodation Services

www.accommodation.uq.edu.au

POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2010

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WHY CHOOSE UQ?

2006 Australian of the Year, and Director of Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine

Professor Ian Frazer

“I believe my UQ degree will definitely

assist me in securing a job as it is indeed

a unique university which prepares

you aptly with a strong foundation in

your studies. I have access to lecturers

who are active researchers as well,

and there has been plenty of support

from lecturers and peer-assisted study

sessions to complement my learning.”

LEADING RESEARCH

UQ is one of the top three research

universities in Australia.

UQ researchers constantly push the

boundaries to achieve world-acclaimed

breakthroughs. We are leaders in industry

collaboration and research funding for

Australian universities.

As a UQ student, you will have the

opportunity to study with some of the world’s

best researchers.

Recently celebrated research achievements

at UQ include:

– the world’s fi rst cervical cancer vaccine,

co-founded by Professor Ian Frazer, which

will save the lives of millions of women

around the world

– nanotechnologist Professor Max Lu’s listing

by Phoenix Weekly in 2006 as one of the top

50 most infl uential Chinese in the world.

UQ has created more world-class research

institutes than any other Australian university

(see pages 14-17) and has one of the highest

participation levels of any academic institution

in Australia in the Cooperative Research

Centres (CRC) Program.

OUTSTANDING

CAREER PROSPECTS

UQ graduates enjoy one of the highest rates

of employment in Australia.

UQ qualifi cations are highly regarded by

Australian and international employers, and our

graduates are in demand throughout the world.

UQ was recently ranked 38th out of all the

world’s universities for graduate employability

by the 2008 Employer Review, a survey

of 2000 international employers, which

contributes to the Times Higher Education-QS

survey analysis.

In the 2008 Australian Graduate Survey,

conducted by Graduate Careers Australia,

UQ’s full-time employment rate averaged 86.6

percent over a four-year period, compared to

the national average of 85.2 percent (based on

25-year-olds fi nding work within four months of

graduating).

Our prestigious alumni network includes

leaders in fi elds such as business, government,

the judiciary, the arts and academia. Notable

graduates include:

– Professor Peter Doherty, 1996 Nobel

Laureate for Medicine and 1997 Australian of

the Year

– Her Excellency Quentin Bryce, AC,

Governor General of Australia

– The Honourable Anna Bligh, Premier of

Queensland

– Dr Nick Earls, acclaimed Australian author

– Bill Hayden, AC, KSJ, a Governor-General

of Australia (1989-96)

– Geoffrey Rush, Academy Award winner

– Dr Lee Boon Yang, Singapore’s Minister for

Information, Communications and the Arts

– Loh Hoon Sun, the fi rst president of

Australia’s Certifi ed Practising Accountants

Singapore base

– Dr Andrew Liveris, President and Chief

Executive Offi cer of the $40 billion US-based

The Dow Chemical Company.

ERNEST HOCK LYNN TEE, MALAYSIA

(BACHELOR OF BIOTECHNOLOGY STUDENT)

UQ Research

www.uq.edu.au/research

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CRICOS PROVIDER NUMBER 00025B


THE UQ

EXPERIENCE

POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2010 7


BRISBANE

AND QUEENSLAND

Brisbane is one of the fastest-growing cities in the Western world.

The surrounding area 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,

Australia’s “Smart State”, and is widely

known as one of the country’s most

liveable cities.

Brisbane is Australia’s fastest-growing capital

city, and with a population of more than 1.8

million, it offers a safe, friendly, multicultural

environment.

Brisbane is considered one of the major

business hubs in Australia with easy access to

the Asia Pacifi c region. Most major Australian

and international companies have an offi ce 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.

The golden beaches and amusement parks

of the Gold Coast are under an hour’s drive

south. The beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches

lie a short drive to the north, along with

National Parks, rainforests and attractions such

as Australia Zoo.

Brisbane’s reputation as a friendly, modern

city makes it a popular tourist destination.

Brisbane City Council

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au

Our Brisbane

www.ourbrisbane.com

Things to do in Brisbane

www.thingstodo.com/au/queensland

Brisbane – facts and figures

Brisbane

– Capital city of the State of Queensland,

Australia.

Population

– 1,820,375 (Brisbane city and surrounding

areas).

– 4,308,864 (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

normal 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, 2008.

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.

In 2008 Queensland’s employment growth was

higher than any other state in Australia.

Through its “Smart State” initiative, the

Queensland Government has invested more

than $3 billion in research and development

and innovation. The characteristics of

Queensland’s “Smart State” economy include

a highly educated and skilled population;

advancing productivity; a culture of creativity

and innovation; and opportunities spread

throughout Queensland communities.

Queensland’s economy has enjoyed a boom

in the tourism and mining industries over the

past 20 years. A sizeable infl ux 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 fi sh 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

POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2010

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CAMPUSES

UQ’s four main campuses are renowned as among the most beautiful and

well equipped in Australia. UQ has about 50 sites throughout Queensland,

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

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 8).

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 fi nd everything they need on campus,

including excellent sporting venues, shops,

banks, a post offi ce, restaurants and refectories.

A range of on campus accommodation is

also available for students (see page 26).

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 the southern suburbs.

Parking is in high demand and students

are encouraged to consider other transport

alternatives. Parking on campus costs from

$3 per day (correct as of 2009, fees may

increase in 2010).

UQ

www.uq.edu.au

UQ Traffic and parking

www.uq.edu.au/parking

Phone +61 7 3365 1016

Public transport

www.transinfo.qld.gov.au

Phone +61 13 12 30

Ashgrove

Herston

KELVIN GROVE RD

Toowong

JUBILEE TCE

Red Hill

MILTON RD

WATERWORKS RD

Paddington

CORONATION DR

HERSTON RD

INNER CITY BYPASS

Spring Hill

South Brisbane

ANN ST

UQ Herston

Fortitude

Valley

BRISBANE

CITY

Kangaroo

Point

BRISBANE RIVER

SWANN RD

2km

Taringa

SIR FRED SCHONEL DR

St Lucia

HAWKEN DR

Highgate Hill

Fairfield

ANNERLEY RD

Dutton

Park

PEDESTRIAN

& BUS BRIDGE

IPSWICH RD

PACIFIC MWY

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

UQ’s expansive St Lucia campus

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THE UQ EXPERIENCE

UQ IPSWICH

UQ Ipswich offers students a uniquely

personalised learning environment that

is based on UQ’s tradition of teaching

excellence and graduate outcomes.

UQ Ipswich is the University’s newest campus,

having 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 benefi t from a purpose-designed

teaching space utilising 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

sporting oval and a cardio-gymnasium.

A range of accommodation options is

available for students wanting to live in the

region (see page 27).

Ipswich city

Home to 155,000 residents, Ipswich is known

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

the fastest-growing regions in Australia.

Students outside the award-winning UQ Ipswich Library

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 (correct as of 2009,

fees may increase in 2010).

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 benefi ts 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 the $33 million

Centre for Advanced Animal Science and

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 offi ce, childcare

centre, bookshops, cafés, banking facilities and

a licensed club.

On campus accommodation is also available

for students (see page 27).

Lockyer Valley Shire

Gatton is a thriving town of 6000 people in

the Lockyer Valley. It is just fi ve kilometres

from UQ Gatton and 90 kilometres west of

Brisbane. Toowoomba, a city of 90,000 people

and 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

Gatton Shire

www.gatton.qld.gov.au

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

Student Nikki Ingle at UQ Gatton

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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 offi ce. The

co-location 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 benefi t 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:

– 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 from $3 per day (correct as of

2009, fees may increase in 2010).

UQ Herston

www.uq.edu.au/services/herston

School of Medicine

www.som.uq.edu.au

School of Population Health

www.sph.uq.edu.au

Faculty of Health Sciences

www.uq.edu.au/health

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

www.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh

2km

Ashgrove

Toowong

Taringa

SWANN RD

JUBILEE TCE

Red Hill

MILTON RD

CORONATION DR

HAWKEN DR

WATERWORKS RD

Paddington

St Lucia

KELVIN GROVE RD

SIR FRED SCHONEL DR

Herston

HERSTON RD

INNER CITY BYPASS

Spring Hill

South Brisbane

Highgate Hill

ANN ST

BRISBANE

CITY

Dutton

Park

Fairfield

UQ Herston

Fortitude

Valley

ANNERLEY RD

PEDESTRIAN

& BUS BRIDGE

IPSWICH RD

Kangaroo

Point

PACIFIC MWY

BRISBANE RIVER

Woolloongabba

Greenslopes

Distance and travelling time

DISTANCE FROM

UQ HERSTON TO

KILOMETRES

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 TEACHING

AND RESEARCH SITES

UQ has a strong culture of innovation and excellence in research.

UQ’s facilities throughout Queensland include:

– marine research stations at North Stradbroke

Island, Heron Island and Low Isles

– seismograph stations at Mount Nebo and

Charters Towers

– numerous veterinary science teaching and

research centres including the Centre for

Advanced Animal Science at the Gatton

campus

– the $66 million UQ Centre for Clinical

Research at the Herston campus

– the UQ Business School Downtown in

Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD).

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

MAJOR 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 six internationally signifi cant,

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.

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

AIBN has a dynamic, multidisciplinary research

environment with teams working at the interface

of the biological, chemical and physical sciences.

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

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

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 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

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 over 200 scientists, students

and support staff working together with

clinicians to turn scientifi c discoveries into

better treatments.

The Diamantina Institute’s achievements

include contributing to the development of the

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

world’s fi rst vaccine to prevent cervical cancer,

of which more than 22 million doses have been

administered to woman and girls in over 90

countries around the world. Research highlights

also include the identifi cation 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 affi liated hospitals, and with

colleagues worldwide, the Diamantina Institute

maintains its scientifi c 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

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 scientifi c 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

traffi cking

– 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 fi eld of study

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

more information on student opportunities at

the IMB, including scholarships and relocation

allowances, 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 (IMB)

www.imb.uq.edu.au

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OTHER TEACHING AND RESEARCH 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.

ISSR exists to consolidate and concentrate

social science research expertise at the

university, to undertake multidisciplinary

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

problem-oriented research into topics and

issues of importance to Australia, and to

provide high quality training and research

opportunities for research higher degree

students. 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, develop appropriate responses

to these challenges, and 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 defi ning 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.

Researchers in ISSR 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.

Research centres

ISSR encompasses the Australasian Centre on

Ageing, the Australian Centre for Peace and

Confl ict 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

Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ St Lucia

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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, the

Medical University of South Carolina (USA) 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 signifi cant challenges facing the

minerals industry, and to capitalise on the

breadth of the research capacity within its

centres by fostering obvious, and not-soobvious

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

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KEY FACILITIES

UQ’s state-of-the-art library, unsurpassed information

technology support, superior teaching facilities and Student

Centres are key to unlocking your learning potential.

“There are library staff always available

to help if you do not know something

or if you have some questions. Also,

the fact that you can borrow a laptop

for presentations or for working on

assignments is very useful.”

LYDIA SCHNEIDER, GERMANY

(STUDY ABROAD STUDENT)

LIBRARY

The award-winning UQ Library’s mission

is to enrich world-class scholarship. It is

the largest research library in Queensland,

providing excellent facilities, services and

assistance, both online and in-person.

Library features include:

– 14 branches covering the four main

campuses, the major teaching hospitals and

the Dental School

– millions of books, tens of thousands of print

and electronic journals, eBooks and multimedia,

and hundreds of networked databases

– an extensive online Quick Reference

Collection, microfi lm, manuscripts and

pictorial materials

– 24-hour-a-day online access to the Library’s

catalogue and online collections

– long opening hours

– around 1500 computers for student use

– Internet access

– facilities for laptops, including access to the

UQconnect Wireless Network

– laptops available for loan

– photocopying and printing facilities

– generous borrowing privileges

– Ask a Librarian chat service for online

assistance

– Ask I.T. service providing free computing

support, advice and training for students

– tours and free information skills training

classes to help students access and use

Library resources

– access to signifi cant archive collections.

University 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. In 2008 UQ was one of the first

Australian universities to introduce ‘email

for life’ services for students and alumni.

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 a UQconnect

Email+ for Life account, which includes an

email address that can be used even when the

students fi nish 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

check email and personal student records,

study resources and calendars

Engineering Learning Centre

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Student Centre, UQ St Lucia

– online enrolment, lecture and tutorial notes,

discussion groups and class timetables

through mySI-net

– 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

www.emailforlife.uqconnect.net

National Dial-up number 0198 307 170

Ask I.T.

http://askit.uq.edu.au

Email help@askit.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 8811

TEACHING FACILITIES

The University provides teaching space,

teaching aids and facilities to suit a wide

range of teaching styles.

The four major campuses include more

than 180 teaching rooms. These range from

collaborative teaching and learning spaces

to seminar rooms and traditional lecture

theatres. Computer laboratories, rooms and

practical training areas cater for specialised

needs. Large lecture theatres are fi tted with a

range of modern teaching technology tools.

Video-conferencing 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.

UQ anticipates and responds to student

learning and research needs, producing

positive graduate outcomes and providing the

information infrastructure necessary for leadingedge

research activities.

Facilities

www.uq.edu.au/facilities

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

the UQ Ipswich Library

STUDENT CENTRES

Student Centres on each UQ campus are

the central locations for assistance with a

range of administrative matters.

UQ’s Student Centres are the fi rst point of

contact for all student matters and inquiries.

If further specialist advice is needed, students

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

– short-term loans

– traffi c and parking

– UQ Abroad.

Student Centres

www.uq.edu.au/student-centre

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SUPPORT

UQ understands the extra support needed by

international students far from home, family and friends.

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 the

following 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 assist new international

students, at both the undergraduate and

postgraduate level, to adjust to Australian

academic expectations. Students are offered

core and optional sessions 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 relax@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 is

designed to provide students with 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 prior to 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 The

University of Queensland.

English for Academic Communication (EAC)

EAC is an eight-week part-time course offered

throughout each semester for students who

require assistance 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 The University of

Queensland.

More information on ICTE-UQ courses

is available on page 34. 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 tesol.enrol@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

Students will fi nd 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 concessions.

Compulsory Orientation

The International Student Welcome is a

compulsory session that gives students an

overview of:

– services and support systems available

at UQ

– UQ’s special resources and facilities

– legislative obligations for student visas.

Following the offi cial welcome, separate

Orientation sessions are held for full degree,

and study abroad and exchange students.

These sessions offer more specifi c information

and advice on issues such as enrolment, the

library, learning assistance, living and travelling

in Australia.

“O Week”

“O Week” is a University-wide celebration

for all students who are beginning 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 fi nding

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part-time work, safety, support for families of

international students (see page 95) and the

Australian health system.

Other highlights include campus tours,

advice and information about specifi c programs

and courses and entertainment activities.

Getting Started sessions and mini

orientations are held throughout the year for

international students who arrive after the start

of lecture periods.

Getting Started

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

See the Workshop & Seminar program for your

intended campus

Orientation

www.uq.edu.au/orientation

DIVERSITY

The respect for cultural and religious

diversity at UQ creates a positive and

respectful environment.

University policy condemns racism, prejudice

or vilifi cation on the bases of race, religion or

ethnicity.

UQ’s policies related to racism,

discrimination, harassment and bullying, and

the Student Grievance 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

The University maintains high levels of

personal safety for all students on campus.

Brisbane has long been considered a safe city

that provides its residents with a laid-back and

relaxed lifestyle. To keep our students safe and

comfortable, UQ has developed the UniSafe

program, which offers free services after dark,

including:

– the UniSafe Escort service, offered at

St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton, where

students and staff can ask to be

accompanied while walking to on-campus

locations

– a Safety Bus service at UQ St Lucia (the

largest of the three campuses),which links

main buildings, colleges, carparks and public

transport stops.

UQ campuses are well-lit, have security callpoints

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 all

services provided by the UQ Union (UQU).

The UQ Union organises a variety of activities

and events that add to the vitality of campus

life (see page 22).

It aims to provide representation for students

on University and educational bodies, and with

social welfare, recreational and commercial

services.

Students have an opportunity to join any of

the Union-affi liated clubs and societies, or can

even start their own clubs (see page 23).

The Postgraduate Area of the UQ Union

is directly concerned with the representation

and support of postgraduate students. It

covers coursework and research higher degree

students. The Postgraduate Organiser provides

advocacy and advice for postgraduate

students, organises activities and helps

students with problems they may face at

university.

UQ Union

www.uqu.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3377 2200

STUDENT SERVICES

UQ provides free, accessible and integrated

professional support services in several key

areas.

The staff at Student Services are committed

to helping students while they study at UQ.

The range of free and confi dential services

and facilities available at each campus

includes group seminars and workshops,

individual sessions and online resources,

accommodation guides and budgeting and

fi nance tips.

Student Services coordinate the Mates@UQ

program, which encourages social and

academic networks between Australian and

international students, and is a great way to

improve your English conversation skills.

Whether you are 18 or 80, from overseas

or outside of Brisbane, homesickness,

loneliness and the stress of study can have a

negative impact on your 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.

Student Services

www.uq.edu.au/student-services

International Student Advisors

International Student Advisors provide a range

of services and assistance for international

students from before arrival through to

departure, including spouse and family

information, such as childcare and schooling of

dependants.

Student Services run the Getting Started

sessions, and the Graduation and Beyond

sessions in students’ fi nal semester of

study and can help with issues such as

homesickness and culture shock. Information

about the cost of living in Australia and how to

manage on a limited income is also available.

Careers advising

UQ provides a wide range of career assistance

for students. Career Plan Consultations give

students information on vacation, graduate

and volunteer work, careers, internships and

Career Development Learning (CDL) strategies

such as job search skills. CDL seminars and

workshops are also available.

The Careers unit also provides UQ

Careerhub, an exclusive online jobs board

for UQ students and graduates. The system

gives information on a wide variety of careers,

industry links, internships, vacation, graduate,

and volunteer work, employer seminars,

events, and CDL workshops. It displays

graduate employment from more than 3000

employers.

Student counselling

Student counsellors are available to assist

students with a wide range of issues, including

dealing with crises, relationship problems,

cross-cultural communication and adjusting to

university life.

Disability support

The University 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. This allows

the nature of the disability and the proposed

program to be considered, and gives time

for materials and other requirements to be

prepared.

Disability Advisor

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

Program)

Phone +61 7 3365 1704

Learning assistance

Learning advisors help students understand

academic expectations and develop skills to

achieve to the best of their abilities at university.

Learning assistance and academic study skills

workshops run across the 13-week 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.

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RECREATION

Your UQ experience can be both socially and academically

rewarding, with access to the latest sport and fi tness facilities

as well as opportunities to enjoy stimulating cultural activities.

“Whether you are a professional athlete

or just want to keep fit and have a

good time, the facilities here at UQ are

amazing and cater for all levels. And

it’s not just about sport, there’s also live

music and cultural activities. With so

much to do, you can’t not have fun.”

ANTHONY MARTIN

(BACHELOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT STUDENT)

SPORT AND FITNESS

UQ SPORT offers a wide range of sporting

and recreational activities and first-class

sporting facilities.

All international students are automatically

members of UQ SPORT.

UQ SPORT manages the extensive

sporting facilities across UQ’s four campuses.

UQ St Lucia offers:

– an international-standard athletics centre and

running track, 21 fl ood-lit tennis courts, an

Olympic-standard swimming pool, a beach

volleyball court and three netball courts

– the three-level Sport and Fitness Centre

which includes a gymnasium, cardio studio,

group fi tness classes, squash courts, martial

arts gymnasium and indoor sports pavilion

– social sporting competitions and sporting

events on campus such as triathlons, fun

runs and the prestigious Great Court Race

– opportunities to take part in adventure

activities such as horse-riding,

sea-kayaking, surfi ng 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.

UQ Ipswich offers a workout room with cardio

equipment and free weights, a multi-purpose

court and a large playing fi eld. UQ Gatton has

a fully equipped weights gymnasium, indoor

basketball court, squash courts, tennis courts,

cricket oval, and a rugby fi eld. 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.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 6612

ENTERTAINMENT

The UQ Union’s Activities Area organises

events that add to the vibrant campus life.

Activities include theatre, dances, concerts,

movies, debates, barbecues and Market Days.

Students can join any of the Union-affi liated

clubs and societies, or can even start their own

clubs (see page 23).

UQ Union

www.uqunion.uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3377 2200

“O Week” activities

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THE UQ EXPERIENCE

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,

the University’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.

UQ SPORT athletics track

UQ School of Music Concert Diary

www.music.uq.edu.au

Concert Officer

Email concerts@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 3503

Museums

The University is home to many signifi cant

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.

Many clubs and societies have been formed by

people with a wide range of interests, hobbies

and backgrounds and contribute to the

diversity of UQ campus life. Clubs range from

academic-based groups such as Justice and

the Law, to groups for international students

such as the Russian Student Association and

social interest groups such as Dance (UQ).

The University of Queensland Art Museum

Clubs and societies

www.uqunion.uq.edu.au

Email clubs.union@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3377 2211

Students joining clubs and societies at “O Week”

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VITAL SERVICES

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

HEALTHCARE

UQ provides a comprehensive health

service to help students with medical or

personal problems.

The University Health Service offers confi dential

consultations by appointment to all students.

Most medical costs 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 may be

contacted directly (refer to the table, right).

You can fi nd a list of childcare centres

across Queensland at www.communities.qld.

gov.au/childcare/search

For students with school-aged children, see

page 97 for more information.

Childcare centres

CENTRE AGE WEB/EMAIL PHONE

UQ ST LUCIA

Campus Kindergarten 2.5 - 4 yrs Web www.campuskindergarten.org.au

Email campus.kindergarten@uq.edu.au

+61 7 3365 3894

Margaret Cribb

Childcare Centre

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

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

Playhouse Childcare Centre 0 - 5 yrs Web www.uqu.uq.edu.au/

businessservices/childcare

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 6 wks - 5 yrs +61 7 3281 0351

Centre

Raceview Community Early

Childhood Centre

UQ GATTON

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

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

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

Childcare general inquiries

www.uq.edu.au/study/childcare

Email relax@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

Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish and

other major faith groups. Chaplains from different

faith communities within the UQ Multi-Faith

Chaplaincy Service are available to assist students

with pastoral care matters relating to their spiritual

and academic life. More information is provided

at the Getting Started session following arrival.

Munro Childcare Centre staff and children

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

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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

On all UQ campuses, students will find a

range of venues in which to eat, drink, meet

friends and shop.

Food

Queensland is a thriving multicultural

community, and this is refl ected 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 outlining the grocery

stores, butchers and restaurants in Southeast

Queensland selling halal food in the Getting

Started session.

UQ St Lucia students can easily fi nd light

snacks, hot meals, Asian noodles, vegetarian

dishes, pizza, kebabs, burgers, barbeques,

sushi, sandwiches, cakes and hot lunches at

the many food outlets on campus. The campus

has three refectories (cafeterias), and the main

refectory uses only halal meat.

A student bar, refectory and café operate

at UQ Ipswich, 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 offi ce, optometrist, print shop,

hairdresser, theatre and travel agent.

UQ Ipswich offers an ATM and a documentbinding

service.

At UQ Gatton, students have access to an

ATM, bookshop and post offi ce.

Banks

UQ St Lucia

ANZ

www.anz.com.au

Commonwealth Bank

www.commbank.com.au

Uni Credit Union Ltd

www.unicu.com.au

UQ Ipswich

The Bendigo Bank has an ATM on campus.

www.bendigobank.com.au/public

UQ Gatton

The Commonwealth Bank has an ATM on campus.

www.commbank.com.au

Bookshops

Most students will be required to purchase

textbooks and other equipment for their studies.

There are options for students to minimise costs.

For example, books suggested for reference

only can be found in the University libraries.

Second-hand 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 catering for health

professionals and students in all medical

disciplines.

UQ bookshops

www.bookshop.uq.edu.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

Phone +61 7 3377 2243

“The St Lucia campus is almost like a

small town with everything you need

such as shops, banks and cafés. All

campuses provide vital everyday

services such as health services and

childcare, which make student life so

much easier.”

NAUREEN ALAM, AUSTRALIA

(BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING STUDENT)

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ACCOMMODATION

UQ can help you fi nd a suitable place to live, and give

you ongoing accommodation assistance and advice.

AIRPORT RECEPTION

AND TEMPORARY

ACCOMMODATION

University representatives will meet all

newly arrived international students at the

domestic or international airports.

This service is only available to students

commencing their fi rst semester, and bookings

must be made at least fi ve days in advance

via the Accommodation Services website.

Temporary accommodation can be arranged if

required and Accommodation Services will help

students fi nd more permanent accommodation

on arrival.

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

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 mature-aged students.

All colleges accept applications regardless of

students’ religious affi liations or views, although

some give priority to students committed to the

college ethos.

On-campus accommodation is in high

demand. Students should apply directly

to the appropriate college as soon as

they have received their UQ offer to avoid

disappointment. 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 28.

Off-campus student housing

Independent providers offer a variety of housing

custom-built for students. Some follow a

residential, college-style arrangement, while

self-catering houses and unit complexes are

also available. Applications for this style of

housing should be submitted online directly to

the provider. Contact Accommodation Services

for advice.

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$90 to AUD$160 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$135 to

AUD$200 per person.

A UQ Rentals Online website lists vacant

rental accommodation for UQ students (see

page 27). 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 fi rst few days

in Brisbane.

Please note:

– houses and units (also called fl ats 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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THE UQ EXPERIENCE

Residential college students

“Within a month of living here I

was already comfortable with my

surroundings and UQ was most helpful

in finding accommodation”

DAYANGKU SITI NORHAZWANA PG HJ ZAINAL ABIDIN,

BRUNEI (BACHELOR OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

STUDENT)

The Gatton Halls of Residence

St John’s College

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 campus. One

features a complex of fi ve-bedroom, fully

furnished, self-catering units where students

rent a single bedroom and share facilities with

four other fl atmates. The other has single, study

bedrooms with shared dining and recreational

facilities. Students can choose from fully catered,

partially catered or self catered options. A third

independent provider offers students self-catering

accommodation in an apartment complex

located in central Ipswich, still 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.

Off-campus rental housing

Please refer to the off-campus rental housing

section for UQ St Lucia on opposite page 26 or

the table on page 28.

UQ Gatton

There are a variety of accommodation

options for students at UQ Gatton,

including on-campus colleges and houses,

off-campus student accommodation or

rental accommodation in townships nearby.

On-campus residential colleges

Three Halls of Residence accommodate

up to 350 students at UQ Gatton and are

non-denominational. The Halls provide a

caring environment with academic support

plus cultural, social and sporting activities.

Senior students and staff help with study,

social and personal welfare matters. Students

have an excellent chance of obtaining oncampus

accommodation but need to contact

Hall staff to confi rm places before arrival.

Accommodation is offered on an academic

year basis (excluding vacation periods) with

fees due in advance. All meals are included; or

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 28.

On-campus houses

Accommodation Services manages a number

of houses located at UQ Gatton. Students

may apply either for a room in a fully furnished

share house (facilities to be shared with up to

three other students), a furnished house or

an unfurnished house, subject to availability.

Students should apply in advance by

contacting Accommodation Services.

Off-campus rental housing

Please refer to the off-campus rental housing

section for UQ St Lucia on page 26.

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

from the Student Recruitment Team

Email student.recruitment@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3346 9649

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ACCOMMODATION

OFF-CAMPUS

STUDENT HOUSING

Applications for off-campus student

housing should be submitted directly to

the provider. Refer to the table below for

some popular student housing providers,

or alternatively contact Accommodation

Services for further advice.

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

UQ ST LUCIA

Altitude Apartments

Rent $210-$520 per unit per week

Location Taringa (approx. 4km to UQ St Lucia)

Website www.altitudeapartments.com.au

Phone +61 7 3721 8300

Raymont Lodge Residential College

Rent $11,696.50 per academic year

Location Auchenflower (approx. 5km to UQ St Lucia)

Website www.raymont.com.au

Phone +61 7 3377 9903

Southbank Campus Apartments

Rent $140-$265 per person per week

Location South Brisbane (approx. 7km to UQ St Lucia)

Website www.southbankcampus.com.au

Phone +61 7 3013 6999

Toowong Student Residence

Rent $195-$220 per person per week

Location Toowong (approx. 3km to UQ St Lucia)

Website www.toowongstudentresidence.info

Phone +61 7 3371 1966

UniLodge

Rent $229-$341 per unit per week

Location Brisbane (approx. 8km to UQ St Lucia)

Website www.unilodge.com.au

Phone +61 7 3295 3500

Campus Living Villages, Kelvin Grove

Rent $204-$303 per person per week

Location Cnr Victoria Park Road and Blamey

Street, Kelvin Grove (approx. 7km to UQ St Lucia)

Website www.clv-kelvingrove.com.au

Phone +61 7 9270 1600

UQ IPSWICH

Brisbane Prestige Property Developments

Affiliation Non-denominational

Rent $150-$165 per room per week

Location Ipswich (approx. 1km to UQ Ipswich)

Website www.bppd.com.au/accommodation.html

Phone +61 411 66 88 77

Cumquat Student Accommodation

Affiliation Non-denominational

Rent From $148 per room per week

Location Ipswich (less than 1km to UQ Ipswich)

Website www.cumquatstudentaccom.com.au

Phone +61 7 3812 7284

Unilink Village Apartments

Affiliation Non-denominational

Rent approx. $105-$140 per week

Location Ipswich (less than 1km to UQ Ipswich)

Website www.unilinkvillage.com

Phone +61 7 3281 9080

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

Some colleges have their own gym facilities

All colleges have their own dining facilities

NOTE:

– The fees listed are 2009 prices and should only be

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

Fees for 2010 are likely to increase, and will be

available towards the end of 2009. 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.

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STUDY

OPTIONS

AT UQ

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POSTGRADUATE

STUDY OPTIONS

The following is a brief snapshot of the two types of postgraduate programs at UQ,

pathways to and from them, support available, and international study opportunities.

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 program

(diploma/bachelor/dual program)

English language studies

see page 34-35

Undergraduate honours

(coursework and research)

Graduate certificate

see page 31

Graduate diploma

see page 31

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

see page 39

Coursework masters

see page 31

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

see page 39

Professional doctorate

see page 31

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

COURSEWORK

PROGRAMS

Postgraduate coursework programs include

graduate certificates; graduate diplomas,

coursework masters and professional

doctorates.

See pages 41-90 for listings and information

about all of UQ’s postgraduate coursework

programs.

Graduate certifi cates, 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, he or

she may enter a masters program directly, or

be asked to apply for a graduate certifi cate

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 41-90 for entry requirements for

specifi c 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.

Terminology

Field of study

A field of study is an area of specialised study

within a program, for example, history. It may

be a formal requirement in the program – the

sequence of study leading to the award of a

postgraduate coursework degree.

Course (subject)

A course is a distinct unit of study within

a program. Each course is identified by its

alphanumeric code, a title and a fixed unit value.

Courses are normally completed in one or two

semesters. Each program usually consists of

two types of courses – compulsory and elective,

descriptions of which can be found in the

terminology section on page 36.

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.

Individual assistance and group workshops

are offered throughout the semester by Student

Services 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-of-semester

examinations, individual and group projects,

research reports, and laboratory practical reports.

Individual course assessment requirements are

set out in course profi les (outlines) available online

Graduate Certificate

Graduate certificates take one semester of

full-time study or equivalent.

Graduate Diploma

Graduate diplomas take two semesters of

full-time study or equivalent.

Masters by Coursework

Masters by coursework usually take two to four

semesters of full-time study or equivalent.

Professional Doctorate

Professional doctorate usually take six

semesters of full-time study or equivalent.

for students at the start of semester and are

typically described to students in the fi rst 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 verbal 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 fi nd out more about the

University’s assessment processes at

Orientation (see page 20).

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 41-90. Please see the 2010 Academic

Calendar on the inside front cover for

commencement dates.

New international students are advised to

arrive one week before the English for Specifi c

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 20),

in order to get over jet lag, attend the Getting

Started session (see page 20), and settle into

housing. After a student is settled, he or she will

be able to get maximum benefi t 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

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“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)

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.

RESEARCH HIGHER

DEGREES

In Australia a research higher degree (RHD) is

the academic entry qualifi cation 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 signifi cant research component

provide an academic basis for eligibility to RHD

programs. The PhD takes approximately four

years and the MPhil 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 page 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

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STUDY OPTIONS AT UQ

OTHER STUDY

OPPORTUNITIES

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

of language courses offer different perspectives on your fi eld 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 for 2010 are

AUD$9500 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

– completion of at least one full-time year of

study at an accredited university

– current enrolment at an accredited university

– average to above-average results in

university studies to date

– meet specifi c course prerequisites for

admission into certain courses

English language requirements

– meet the English language profi ciency

requirements (see page 107)

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 113 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.

Eligibility criteria

Academic eligibility

– completion of at least one full-time year of

study at an accredited university

– current enrolment at an accredited university

– nomination by the student’s home university

– meet specifi c course prerequisites for

admission into certain courses

– average to above-average results in

university studies to date

English language requirements

– meet the English language profi ciency

requirements (see page 107)

Students pay tuition fees to their home university.

For more information about exchange

programs with The University of Queensland,

students should contact the International

Exchange Offi ce 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 fi rst-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-confi dence, increase self-awareness and

establish a worldwide network of friends.

The University of Queensland has exchange

agreements with more than 130 universities

in 30 countries (see page 113). 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. Scholarships are worth between

AUD$1000 and AUD$5000 each.

UQ Abroad

www.uq.edu.au/uqabroad

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

English language students 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 fl exible 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 and courses are not accredited to

UQ programs.

Translation, interpreting and cross-cultural

briefi ngs on Australian culture and language are

also available on a fee-for-service basis.

Institute of Modern Languages

www.iml.uq.edu.au

Email iml@uq.edu.au

Phone +61 7 3365 6490

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ENGLISH

LANGUAGE STUDIES

UQ offers a number of English language courses to help you on your way to

successful university study, during your university program 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 a stand-alone option or

prior to a UQ degree program.

ICTE-UQ also offers English language support

to UQ international students before and during

their degree studies at no additional cost.

About ICTE-UQ

ICTE-UQ courses are delivered in a multi-million

dollar, purpose-built premises on the UQ St

Lucia campus with state-of-the-art audio-visual

and computing facilities, Learning Centre and

multi-media laboratories.

ICTE-UQ has a large and diverse student

population with an average sessional enrolment

of more than 550 students from over 40

countries and an average of 14-15 students

per class.

ICTE-UQ language teachers are qualifi ed,

supportive and 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.

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

(W6): IELTS 6.5 (no score less than 6.0)

2009 TUITION FEE

(AUD$)*

$345 per week

$345 per week

$345 per week

$345 per week

10 weeks $3800 (ten week

course)

I St Lucia IELTS 5 (5 in speaking and writing) 5, 10, 15 or 20 weeks $345 per week

II St Lucia IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in speaking and writing) 5, 10, 15 or 20 weeks $345 per week

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

5 in reading and writing)

5, 10 weeks $345 per week

English for Specific Purposes: Teaching of English to

Speakers of Other Languages (ESP:TESOL)

– for 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 (5 in speaking and writing) 5 weeks $360 per week

(plus TKT test fee

AUD$ 72 per module)

II St Lucia IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in speaking and writing 5 weeks $360 per week

(plus TKT test fee

AUD$ 72 per module)

I St Lucia IELTS 5 (5 in speaking and writing 5 weeks $360 per week

II St Lucia IELTS 5.5 (5.5 in speaking and writing) 5 weeks $360 per week

* a non-refundable enrolment fee of AUD$190 applies to all enrolments. 2009 fees provided as a guide only. 2010 fees will be available from ICTE-UQ from mid-2009

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English language pathways

to UQ degree programs

To qualify for admission to UQ degree programs

students must meet minimum English language

profi ciency requirements.These requirements are

detailed on pages 107.

Students who do not meet the minimum

English profi ciency 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 to the right.

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 profi ciency requirements for UQ

degree program entry.

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 students

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)

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 profi ciency 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

ICTE-UQ course dates

Homestay and airport reception fees*

2010 SESSION DATES

GE, EIBC, AECS,

ESP:TESOL, ESP:T&H

EAP

ESP:BEP

11 January – 12 February 5 weeks 5 weeks

22 February – 26 March 5 weeks 10 weeks

29 March – 30 April 5 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks

10 May – 11 June 5 weeks 10 weeks

(6 April - 11 June)

15 June – 16 July 5 weeks 10 weeks

26 July – 27 August 5 weeks 10 weeks

30 August – 1 October 5 weeks 10 weeks

11 October – 12 November 5 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks

15 November – 17 December 5 weeks 10 weeks `

Public holidays: 26 January, 2 April, 5 April, 26 April, 3 May, 14 June, 11 August, 25-26 December, 1 January

The deadline for confirmation and payment for all the above courses including the ESP:BEP is 6 weeks prior to the

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

English support courses for UQ International students

(no additional cost to student)

COURSE

English for Specific Purposes: Academic

Communication Skills (ESP:ACS) – delivered prior

to Orientation each semester to provide students with

specialist academic study and communication skills

English for Academic Communication (EAC) –

support classes provided throughout the semester

for students who require assistance with their English

communication and academic study skills

CAMPUS

St Lucia

St Lucia

(Ipswich &

Gatton subject to

demand)

ENTRY

REQUIREMENTS

Confirmed

unconditional

acceptance into a UQ

degree program

Confirmed enrolment

in a UQ degree

program

DURATION

3 weeks

(full-time)

8 weeks

(24 hours total

tuition on a

part-time basis)

HOMESTAY

Placement fee

AUD$210

Weekly fee

AUD$210

Instalment fee

AUD$50

Airport Reception (Brisbane

AUD$99

International/Domestic Airport)

* fees listed are for 2009. Homestay and airport

reception fees for 2010 will be available from ICTE-

UQ from mid-2009

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

An English language studies enrolment

form (purple) is included at the back of this

prospectus.

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

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TERMINOLOGY

Defi nitions 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 date set by the University by which all enrolment

fees must be finalised. 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.

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 33.

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 33.

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 33.

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

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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 four years and the MPhil two years

to complete. The most important part of the degree is the research project and in most

disciplines no or very little coursework is required.

Why do a PhD or MPhil?

In Australia the PhD is the academic entry

qualifi cation to academic and professional

research careers. To teach and research at

an advanced level in a university, 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 specifi c area of academic enquiry. Successful

completion of a RHD requires sustained

intellectual endeavour at the highest level and

a passionate commitment to answering their

research question.

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 fi eld 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

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 full-time

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 benefi t of the institution 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 potential in fi ve

key areas:

– knowledge and skills in the fi eld 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 signifi cant research component

provide an academic basis for eligibility to

RHD programs. See page 30 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. The most important

aspect of both application and commencement

is for the candidate and UQ to ensure the

requirements to succeed have been thoroughly

considered and agreed on.

How are RHD funded?

Applicants must consider two funding issues:

tuition fees and living expenses.

International candidates pay tuition fees

on a semester-based arrangement. Fees

are scheduled in three bands according to

research discipline areas (see page 102).

Information on living expenses is available at

www.uq.edu.au/study/future-students.html

Schools and Institutes must consider a

third funding issue: the agreed cost of the

research project.

Scholarships

UQ provides over $20 million in scholarship

funding each year to support living and tuition

fee expenses for RHD candidates. Applicants

indicate on their application form whether they

wish to be considered for fi nancial support.

Scholarships are awarded through transparent

and merit-based criteria inherent to UQ’s RHD

selection process. Our unique continuous

process for consideration of scholarships

eliminates the need to apply separately for

admission and scholarship.

What is significant, different and

better about UQ’s model for RHD?

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: UQ 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 fi nancial support we

provide are very fl exible: a single application

process for both admission and scholarship.

You apply when you are ready to do so

without needing to worry about scholarship

deadlines. 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 development program for maximum

benefi t 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

signifi cant 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

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

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

– 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 researchers who

are recognised internationally as leaders in

their fi eld

– the UQ Graduate School model for

Harnessing Support for Research Students’

Learning received an Australian teaching

award for Best Practice

– UQ’s six world-class research institutes have

made the University an increasingly 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

RHD program descriptions

Research higher degree programs provide

research training that develops independent

research skills and an ability to relate a

specifi c research topic to a broad framework

of knowledge in a relevant discipline area.

Candidates develop their capacity to formulate

a signifi cant 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The PhD and MPhil are offered in all research

fi elds 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 qualifi cations

and research experience may be considered.

The expected duration of the PhD is three to

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

the MPhil. The actual duration of both may vary.

How to apply for RHD

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

1. Finding your research advisor

Use the UQ reSEARCHers online database

at www.uq.edu.au/uqresearchers/ to fi nd a

potential advisor.

Complete an *Expression of Interest

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

candidature-forms) and submit it to the

school or institute which best matches

your research interests. This form helps the

school or institute to match your research

interests and experience to advisors and

resources. A list of contacts for schools

and institutes is available from the

Graduate School website at www.uq.edu.

au/grad-school/school-contact-details.

*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 fi rst instance.

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 with a

minimum of nine weeks full-time study on campus.

Refer to General Award Rules Part 4 –

Postgraduate Research Awards (Master of

Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy) for

2. Developing 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:

– a research project in which:

• the signifi cance of the research

question is appropriate to the degree,

• the research methodology is

academically strong,

• the expected outcomes are

described, and

• the research work can be completed

within the program/scholarship

duration

– the academic experts who will

contribute to the research

– the facilities and resources required to

complete the research

– evidence of suffi cient funds from school

or institute to meet research expenses.

3. Completing 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

-or-international-applicant

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

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STUDENT RESEARCH

A brief sampling of some recent research by UQ students.

Agriculture, Animals,

Food & Environment

UQ PhD candidate

Michael Imelfort is

working to solve

complex puzzles

to sequence plant

DNA.

Michael is a student

at the School of

Land, Crop and Food Sciences. He works with

very large text fi les of data produced by new

generation sequencing machines.

“People like me take data and put it into a

readable form so scientists can use it,” Michael

says.

Only a handful of scientists are in the race

to write the algorithm to most quickly and

accurately reassemble the sequence, he says.

“The idea is to reduce the cost of

sequencing and increase the volume of

organisms that can be sequenced but, until we

can process this data effi ciently, the machines

are not being used to their full potential.”

The practical value of all this is that once

genomes are mapped and compared,

advantages from one plant can be bred into

others and thus progress is achieved.

Health

UQ research has

found that the

decision to place

elderly parents in

a nursing home

is becoming

increasingly

acceptable.

Dr Szu-Yao (Zoe) Wang, who recently

completed her PhD with UQ’s School of

Nursing & Midwifery, found that in Taiwan,

where the culture dictates that children should

care for their parents, aged-care facilities are

becoming more popular.

“Family caregivers in Taiwan may experience

criticism from a society which has a traditional

cultural reticence about placing parents into

a nursing home, as such action is considered

contrary to fi lial piety,” Dr Wang said.

“However, this study demonstrates that in

an emerging culture, even where the younger

generation is still infl uenced by traditional

views, nursing home placement can be an

acceptable option.”

She said that while some family caregivers

felt guilty, the negative perception of aged care

was slowly transforming.

She said she hoped her research would

assist in identifying potential problems

experienced by both the nursing home resident

and the family caregiver.

Business Economics Tourism & Law

UQ Business School

student Martina

Linnenluecke was

awarded a grant

of $12,000 under

the Growing the

Smart State PhD

Funding Program

to investigate the

impact of climate change on business.

Martina’s research compares organisational

responses to global climate change in two

different cultures.

She said, “By researching both Australia

and Germany, I hope to be able to identify how

the institutional environment affects the way

organisations respond to climate change.”

“The potential impacts of climate change

include rising temperatures, sea level changes,

and changes in rainfall patterns.”

“These changes will inevitably affect

businesses and industries, opening up

signifi cant risk factors and probably increasing

the cost of doing business.”

Humanities, Social Science,

Education & Arts

A Fulbright

Postgraduate

Award worth around

$40,000 has allowed

Eliza Matthews to

conduct original

historical research

for her PhD thesis

on US nuclear

relations with India, Pakistan and Israel.

Her thesis, through UQ’s School of History,

Philosophy, Religion and Classics, is on

American nuclear relations with India, Pakistan

and Israel between 1968 and 1974.

Eliza travelled to the US, where she

interviewed important policy makers from that

era, and obtained valuable recently declassifi ed

documents on Israel’s nuclear program.

Eliza was based at George Washington

University’s Institute for European, Russian

and Eurasian Studies which overlooks the US

Department of State, and is just a few blocks

from the White House.

“Many diplomats and media commentators

have criticised the US, saying it acted

inconsistently in its overthrow of the Saddam

Hussein dictatorship in Iraq on the one hand,

but acquiesed on the issue of Israel and its

opaque nuclear status on the other,” Eliza said.

Engineering, Architecture & Planning

Mary D’Souza,

a PhD student

with UQ’s School

of Engineering,

has taken out

the top prize in

an international

competition that

looks at finding new

and innovative ways to stop asteroids from

hitting the Earth.

Mary was recently awarded fi rst prize in the

Space Generation Advisory Council’s “Move An

Asteroid 2008” competition, beating entries from

around the world with her idea using enhanced

solar radiation pressure to move an asteroid.

She said the competition was almost like a

mental holiday from her PhD, which looks at

the effect of ablative heat shields ablation on

spacecraft surface heating.

In her lab at UQ Mary can, for a fraction of

a second, closely simulate the fl ow conditions

during a spacecraft’s entry into planetary

atmospheres such as those of Titan, Mars,

Jupiter or Earth. Using this technology she

hopes to answer questions about the effect of

ablated material on radiation to super-orbital

spacecraft (spacecraft travelling at speeds

above eight kilometres per second), such

as those planned for future Moon and Mars

sample return missions.

Science & Information Technology

UQ postgraduate

student Simon

Pierce is leading

the fight to protect

whale sharks – the

world’s largest

fish – from being

fished out of its own

African sanctuary.

The marine biologist is working for Eyes on the

Horizon (EOTH), a non-profi t organisation in

Mozambique that helps manage the country’s

fi sheries and prosecutes illegal fi shing.

Simon has been studying whale shark

behaviour, populations and their migrations

off Tofo Beach, Mozambique’s hotspot for

endangered whale sharks and manta rays,

since 2005, when he jointly created the Manta

and Whale Shark Research Centre with fellow

UQ student Andrea Marshall.

Simon, originally from New Zealand,

had always been fascinated by sharks and

stingrays before he decided to “get serious”

and move to Australia to study a BSc (Hons)

with Associate Professor Mike Bennett.

“I had a great time that year and decided to

stay at UQ for my PhD. My research focuses

on stingrays: I’m researching their biology,

ecology and conservation requirements within

south-east Queensland,” he said.

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POSTGRADUATE

COURSEWORK

PROGRAMS

UQ offers a wide range of world-class programs

– discover the program that suits you best.

Agriculture, Animals, Food & Environment 44

Business, Economics, Tourism & Law 50

Engineering, Architecture & Planning 58

Health 64

Humanities, Social Science, Education & Arts 74

Science & Information Technology 86

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AREAS

OF STUDY

The index table below will guide you to information

about specialist study areas (programs and majors)

in the academic programs pages.

PhD candidate Phillippa Diedrichs

PROGRAM / MAJOR

SEE PAGE

Addiction Studies 69

Agribusiness 52

Agricultural economics 48

Agricultural studies 46

Agronomy 46

Animal science and management 46

Animal studies 46

Applied finance 54

Applied law 52

Applied linguistics 76

Applied psychology 76

Architecture 60

Art therapy 70

Arts 76

Arts in Chinese translation and

77

interpreting

Arts in Japanese interpreting and 77

translation

Audiology studies 66

Aural pedagogy 83

Behaviour management 80

Biotechnology 57, 88

Business 52

Business administration 53

Business economics 54

Child and family practice 85

Child protection 82

Chinese/Australian comparative law 52, 56

Cleaner production 46

Clinical dentistry 66

Clinical psychology and clinical

84

geropsychology

Clinical psychology and health

84

psychology

Clinical neuropsychology and clinical 84

psychology

Clinical pharmacy 67

Clinical psychology 78

Commerce 54

Communication 78

Communication for social change 78

Community development 79, 82

PROGRAM / MAJOR

SEE PAGE

Community mental health 70

Community practice 85

Community relations 78

Computer science 90

Conservation biology 47, 90

Counselling 76, 79

Criminology 85

Defence 72

Development planning 79

Development economics 54

Development practice 80

Dietetics studies 67

Ecological and environmental

48

economics

Economic evaluation 55

Economics 55

Education 80

Educational studies 80

e-Healthcare 68

Electrical engineering 60

Electricty market 60

Electronic commerce 54

Endodontics 66

Engineering 60

Engineering (management) 61

Engineering science 60

Entrepreneurship 53

Environment 62

Environmental management 46

Environmental tourism 47

Epidemiology 68

Ergonomics 68

Exercise science 68

Exploration 62

Family therapy 70

Family therapy studies 82

Financial mathematics 90

Food science and technology 47

Food studies 47

Geographic information science 88

Governance and development 81

Governance and public policy 81

PROGRAM / MAJOR

SEE PAGE

Guidance and counselling 80

Health 76

Health and development 55

Health economics 55

Health practice 85

Health studies 69

Higher education 81

Horticulture 46

Human movement science 90

Human nutrition 47

Human resource management 53

Human services 82

Humanities 77

Inclusive and special needs 80

Indigenous health 72

Information systems 54

Information technology 88

Information technology

89

(management)

Instrumental pedagogy 83

Integrated water management 47

Intellectual property law 52, 56

Interaction design 89

International business 53

International economics and finance 56

International event management 53

International hotel management 53

International political development 79

International public health 69

International relations 82

International sport and recreation 53

management

International studies 82

International trade 52, 56

International travel and tourism

53

management

Interpersonal practice 85

Journalism 82

Laws 56

Leadership 80

Learning support 80

Linguistics 77

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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Marine Studies student Tyffen Read (right) in waters off

the Heron Island Research Station

Music/Arts student Kieren Brown

(From left) Zoe Chalk, Kate Eagar, and Bachelor of

Midwifery students Leisha Reu and Cassia Drever-Smith

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

Literacy 81

Litigation and dispute resolution 52, 56

Magnetic resonance technology 61

Marketing 53

Mathematics 81, 90

Mediation and conflict resolution 83

Medicine 69

Mental health 70

Mental health nursing 70

Middle years of schooling 80, 81

Mineral resources 62

Minerals industry risk management 62

Molecular biology 89

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy 71

Museum studies 83

Music 83

Music therapy 83

Natural resource economics 48

Natural resource management 47

Natural resource studies 48

Nutrition 72

Occupational therapy studies 70

Organisational communication 78

Organisational psychology 84

Orthodontics 67

Paediatric dentistry 67

Pasture and rangelands 46

Peace and conflict resolution 82

Performance 83

Physics 90

Physiotherapy 71

Physiotherapy studies 71

Planning for social development 79

Plant protection 49

Primary care skin cancer medicine 70

Professional accounting 54

Project management 56

Property studies 57

Psychotherapy 70

Psychology 84

Public education 81

PROGRAM / MAJOR

SEE PAGE

Public health 72, 81

Public management 81

Public relations and professional

78

communication

Public sector management 53

Regional development 62

Rehabilitation sciences 72

Research commercialisation 57

Research methods 57

Resource management 81

Resources sector 79

Rural systems management 49

Science 81, 90

Science Communication 78

Secondary 80

Social planning 85

Social science 85

Social work 85

Social work studies 85

Software engineering 60

Speech pathology studies 73

Sport and exercise 76

Sports 71

Sports coaching 73

Sports medicine 73

Standard 72

Statistics 90

Strength and conditioning 73

Sustainable development 47

Systems engineering 61

Technology and innovation

57

management

TESOL studies 76

Tropical Agriculture 46

Tropical animal health and production 49

Tropical health 72

Urban and regional planning 63

Veterinary diagnostic pathology 49

Veterinary studies 49

Water and Land 46

Writing, editing and publishing 77

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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

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (POST-DOC)

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 fi nance

– commodity trading

– crop and pasture production

– economics

– ecotourism

– environmental management

and rehabilitation

– environmental science

– farming

– food and fi bre 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.

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AGRICULTURE,

ANIMALS, FOOD

& ENVIRONMENT

Why choose UQ for studies in

agriculture, animals, food and environment?

With strengths in disciplines associated

with agriculture, animals, veterinary science,

food and environment, UQ is internationally

recognised as Australia’s premier education

and research centre in these fields.

From campuses at Gatton and St Lucia in

sub-tropical, southeast Queensland, UQ

offers a wide range of study programs that

can be tailored to your career aspirations.

Complementing these studies, students

undertake related work with government

and private sector employers, providing

industry experience and valuable networking

opportunities. Further opportunities exist

for students to undertake overseas work

experience, study tours and exchange

programs at international universities.

UQ has a distinguished reputation for the

excellence of its graduates. They are people

with the right mix of technical knowledge,

practical experience and ability to succeed in

their chosen fi elds. Many students secure jobs

prior to graduation and many of our graduates

have progressed to positions of leadership in

Australia and around the world.

UQ is renowned as one of the country’s

leading teaching institutions, and our teachers

have won more national awards for higher

education teaching than any other institution.

UQ is committed to providing the best

education and research resources in the

agriculture, animals, food and environment

sectors. As evidence of this dedication, UQ

has invested $30 million enhancing those

resources, including:

– a 1000-hectare commercial farm (dry-land

and irrigated) including broad-acre crops,

fruit, vegetables, fl owers, a feedlot, piggery,

poultry, high-tech dairy, deer, sheep and

goat herds

– a seven-hectare wildlife study centre

– Small Animal Clinic and Veterinary Teaching

Hospital with high-tech X-ray, ultrasound,

CT-scanning, scintigraphy, intensive care,

cardiology, ophthalmic surgery and intensive

care facilities

– pastoral veterinary centre and affi liated

veterinary practices

– modern food-processing plant and new

food-technology laboratories

– Australian stockhorse stud with

comprehensive stables, yards, equitation

areas and equine-breeding complex

complete with embryo-transfer laboratory

– state-of-the-art laboratories for chemistry,

microbiology, genetic engineering, nutrition,

physiology and performance evaluation

research

– nursery, greenhouses and tissue-culture

facilities

– a wind tunnel for conducting spray

application and irrigation system research

– post-harvest facilities including a packing

shed and cold rooms, and

– modern plant and machinery.

These facilities are being further bolstered

with the multi-million dollar relocation of UQ’s

School of Veterinary Science to the Gatton

campus and the recent opening of the $33

million Centre for Advanced Animal Science at

UQ Gatton in partnership with Queensland’s

Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.

If you want to change the world and become

a leader in world-class science and technology

pursue a career in agriculture, animals, food

or the environment at the Faculty of Natural

Resources, Agriculture and Veterinary Science.

Faculty of Natural Resources, Agriculture and

Veterinary Science

www.uq.edu.au/nravs

Programs in this discipline

– Agricultural Studies 46

– Animal Studies 46

– Environmental Management 46

– Food Studies 47

– Integrated Water Management 47

– Natural Resource Economics 48

– Natural Resource Studies 48

– Plant Protection 49

– Rural Systems Management 49

– Veterinary Studies 49

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Eligibility for visa

International students must undertake

programs on campus at UQ on a full-time basis

to be eligible to apply for an Australian student

visa. See page 107 for more information.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

AGRICULTURAL

STUDIES

Location St Lucia, Gatton

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

agriculture or related science fi eld OR applications

on the basis of post-secondary study and two years

work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

agriculture or related science fi eld OR a Graduate

Certifi cate in Agricultural Studies.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must:

(i) for the #16 program, applicant must hold a fouryear

degree (or equivalent) in agricultural science,

science or related fi eld; or

(ii) for the #24 program, applicant must hold a threeyear

degree (or equivalent) in agricultural science,

science or related fi eld.

Program outline

The agricultural studies program provides

knowledge and professional expertise in agriculture

and related disciplines, including scientifi c 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

fi eld of study.

Fields of study

– Agronomy

– Horticulture

– Pasture and Rangelands

– Tropical Agriculture

– Water and Land

Career opportunities

Graduates fi nd employment as:

– agricultural advisors

– agricultural researchers (early career)

– environmental consultants

– horticultural specialists

– plant breeders

– rangeland managers

– tropical pasture and crop agronomists.

Professional memberships

Graduates of agricultural studies may be eligible

for membership with the Australian Institute of

Agricultural Science and Technology.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(Within Australia – Free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

ANIMAL STUDIES

Location St Lucia, Gatton

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a fi eld

related to animal studies OR applications on the

basis of post-secondary study and two years work

experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in fi eld

related to animal studies OR Graduate Certifi cate in

Animal Studies from this university.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Animal Science and

Management:

(a) the relevant Graduate Certifi cate or Graduate

Diploma in Animals Studies from this university;

or

(b) a bachelor degree in a related fi eld.

Program outline

Animal studies is a diverse fi eld involving caring for

and working with recreational animals and farm

animals, and the study of Australias wildlife. The

program allows students to sp ecialise 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.

Fields of study

Animal Science and Management

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 fi bre

– animal husbandry for recreation

– early career researchers

– equine stud and stable management

– government agencies

– stockfeed manufacturing

– veterinary chemicals industry

– wildlife care

– wildlife population control

– zoo and fauna park management.

Professional memberships

Graduates of animal studies may be eligible for

membership with the Australian Society of Animal

Production.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(Within Australia – Free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

ENVIRONMENTAL

MANAGEMENT

Location St Lucia, Gatton

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in any

fi eld. Applications on the basis of post-secondary

study and two years work experience in fi elds

related to environmental management will be

individually assessed.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips)

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

any fi eld OR Graduate Certifi cate in Environmental

Management. Applications on the basis of postsecondary

study and two years work experience in

fi elds related to environmental management will be

individually assessed.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

cost (eg. fi eld trips)

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree

in any fi eld OR Graduate Diploma/Certifi cate in

Environmental Management.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips)

Program outline

Environmental Management is the planning and

implementation of actions geared to improve the

quality of the human environment. The postgraduate

programs in environmental management at The

University of Queensland are multidisciplinary

programs designed to enhance the skills and

technical expertise of graduates working in all facets

of the environmental arena. The programs aim

to produce managers able to address the many

issues in the highly complex and changing area of

environmental management. At masters level the

degree may be taken in a range of fi elds.

Fields of study

Cleaner Production (Master)

This fi eld covers the range of techniques for dealing with

all types of pollution, waste minimisation and least-cost

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AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS, FOOD & ENVIRONMENT

production. The subject matter is put into the context

of lifecycle analysis, environmental management

systems, environmental auditing, technological

change, and sustainable development. This plan is

ideally suited for engineers and technologists who

wish to enter the fi eld of cleaner production.

Conservation Biology (Master)

One of the biggest problems confronting biologists

worldwide is the increased extinction rate of animal

and plant species. This is due in large part to the

impact humans have had on land use, climate and

resource consumption – an impact that is decreasing

the Earth’s biodiversity and increasing the number of

endangered or threatened species at an alarming rate.

Conservation biology is an integrative discipline that

focuses on the problems of restoring and maintaining

viable populations of animal and plant species, and

natural and managed ecosystems. The program

aims to provide core theoretical and practical training

in conservation biology. Graduates with little tertiary

training in conservation biology can access, within the

program, courses that provide prerequisite knowledge.

Environmental Tourism (Master)

Environmental Tourism focuses on natural and

cultural based tourism, covering important issues

such as impact assessment, environmental auditing

and environmental management planning. The

courses blend science, management and business

to provide an understanding of tourism as a system

and a business.

Natural Resource Management (Master)

Natural Resource Management is a fi eld of study

addressing a worldwide demand for people with

the understanding and skills to manage natural

resources (land, water, forests, minerals, marine

resources, biodiversity), often in conjunction with the

use of land for production enterprises.

Sustainable Development (Master)

This plan is designed for students who wish to

solve environmental problems. It emphasises the

importance of a healthy environment as the basis of

sustainable jobs and industries. Students gain the

skills and knowledge to work towards sustainable

development. Courses explore strategies ranging

from cleaner production for individual industries, and

better environment design, to regional and national

environmental policies and plans.

Students acquire integrated knowledge across

a broad spectrum of disciplines, including ecology,

geography, economics, planning, law, environmental

design and relevant social sciences. The fi nal year

focuses on environmental problem-solving and

allows students to specialise in specifi c areas of

sustainable environment management. Students

also gain professional experience in applying social,

economic, business and scientifi c principles to the

management of natural, rural, and urban resources.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities exist in managerial and policy

positions in government, consulting fi rms and research,

and in the private sector as environmental management

system managers, auditors and policy analysts.

Professional memberships

Graduates of Enviromental Management may be

eligible for membership with the Environmental

Institute of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

FOOD STUDIES

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements A bachelor degree in food

studies or a related fi eld OR post-secondary study

and two years work experience in a related fi eld.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A bachelor degree in

food studies or a related fi eld OR relevant postsecondary

study and work experience OR the

Graduate Certifi cate in Food Studies.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

A one year program is available to qualifi ed applicants.

Admission requirements For the #24 program:

a bachelor degree in food studies or related fi eld

OR the Graduate Diploma in Food Studies. For the

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

equivalent.

Program outline

The food studies program provides postgraduate

opportunities to build on specifi c 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 fi elds of food-processing.

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 fi elds.

Fields of study

Food Science and Technology (Master)

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)

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 infl uence

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.

Career opportunities

Graduates fi nd 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 of Food Studies may be eligible for

membership with the Australian Institute of Food

Science and Technology.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

INTEGRATED WATER

MANAGEMENT

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a fi eld

relevant to water management. Applications on the

basis of post-secondary and two years practical

experience in a related fi eld will be individually

assessed.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a fi eld

relevant to water management OR the Graduate

Certifi cate in Integrated Water Management.

Applications on the basis of post-secondary and

two years practical experience in a related fi eld will

be individually assessed.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Students can complete an accelerated program in

12-18 months if they undertake a summer semester.

The fi nal semester consists of a project that may

be undertaken in Australia, at home or in another

approved location.

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a fi eld

relevant to water management OR the Graduate

Diploma in Integrated Water Management. A

minimum of two years practical experience in a

related fi eld 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 Griffi th

University. The program aims to build future leaders

in water resource management with an emphasis

on working in developing countries. The program

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draws on the expertise of international leaders in

teaching and research across a wide breadth of

disciplines, taking a multi-disciplinary ‘whole-ofwater-cycle’

approach that equips students with

practical tools and skills for adopting innovative

solutions to local, regional, national and international

water resource issues.

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. 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.

For more information, visit the International

WaterCentre (IWC) website (www.watercentre.org/

education/masters)

Supplementary information

For more information about the IWC visit the

website (www.watercentre.org/education/masters).

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.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

NATURAL RESOURCE

ECONOMICS

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld OR relevant post-secondary study and work

experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

agriculture, economics or other natural resource

fi eld OR relevant post-secondary study and work

experience OR a relevant graduate certifi cate from

this university.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must:

(i) for the #16 program, hold an approved degree

equivalent to a four-year degree in a relevant area;

or

(ii) for the #24 program hold:

(a) a Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource

Economics from The University of

Queensland; or

(b) an approved degree.

Program outline

Natural resource economics is the study of using,

consuming and protecting resources in the specialist

fi elds 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 fi eld. Graduates have the ability to

locate, interpret, integrate and apply knowledge

from different disciplinary fi elds. The program trains

students to effectively defi ne an issue; analyse that

issue; develop solutions or approaches to addressing

the issue; and present an appropriate report.

Fields of study

Agricultural Economics (Master)

Agricultural economics assists students in

expanding their understanding of economic

principles and analytical techniques, and how

they can be applied when analysing problems.

These practical problems are set in the areas

of agricultural, resource and environmental

management. The economic, social and institutional

environments governing the management of

natural resources and agriculture are studies at an

individual, regional, national and global level.

Ecological and Environmental Economics

(Master)

The major is designed to provide and expanded

understanding of economic principles and analytical

techniques, and how they can be applied when

analysing problems. These practical problems are set

in the areas of agricultural, resource and environmental

management. The economic, social and institutional

environments governing the management of natural

resources and agriculture are studies at an individual,

regional, national and global level.

Career opportunities

Graduates fi nd employment as:

– economic advisors and consultants in private

business and fi nance organisations in Australia

and internationally

– planners and research offi cers formulating and

evaluating economic policy with government

and commercial agencies, both in Australia and

overseas

– public sector managers and policy analysts of the

use and management of natural resources.

Professional memberships

Graduates of natural resource economics may be

eligible for membership with the Australian Institute

of Agricultural Science and Technology.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

NATURAL RESOURCE

STUDIES

Location St Lucia, Gatton

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld OR relevant post-secondary study and work

experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

natural resources or related fi eld OR relevant postsecondary

study and work experience OR Graduate

Certifi cate in Natural Resource Studies.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must:

(i) for the #16 program, hold an approved degree

equivalent to a four-year degree in a relevant area;

or

(ii) for the #24 program hold-

(a) the Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource

Studies at this university; or

(b) 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 specifi c

environments, natural resources or industries.

Depending on the background and interests

of students, courses and projects can refl ect a

science, social science or management perspective.

Graduates have the ability to locate, interpret,

integrate and apply knowledge from different

disciplinary fi elds. The program trains students to

defi ne, analyse and address issues; develop solutions

or approaches; and present appropriate reports.

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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 of natural resource studies may be

eligible for membership with the Australian Institute

of Agricultural Science and Technology and the

Environmental Institute of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

PLANT PROTECTION

Location St Lucia, Gatton

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

agriculture or related science fi eld OR relevant postsecondary

study and work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must:

(a) hold a relevant graduate certifi cate from this

university; or

(b) hold an approved degree in agriculture or related

science fi eld.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must:

(i) for the #16 program, hold a degree equivalent to

a four-year degree in agriculture or related science

fi eld; or

(ii) 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 fi eld. 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 fi nd employment as crop protection

consultants, crop improvement advisors, fi eld

advisors, researchers, plant breeders, and plant

protection advisors.

Professional memberships

Graduates of plant protection may be eligible

for membership with the Australian Institute of

Agricultural Science and Technology.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

RURAL SYSTEMS

MANAGEMENT

Location Gatton

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must

hold an approved degree in a relevant area.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must:

(a) hold a relevant graduate certifi cate from this

university; or

(b) hold an approved degree in a relevant area.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must:

(i) for the #16 program, hold an approved degree

equivalent to a four-year degree in a relevant area;

or

(ii) 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.

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 of Rural Systems Management may be

eligible for membership with the Australian Pacifi c

Extension Network.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

VETERINARY STUDIES

Location Gatton

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline

Graduate Certificate

(This program is under review)

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must hold

an approved degree in the area of veterinary science.

Graduate Diploma

(This program is under review)

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements To enrol, a student must:

(a) hold a Graduate Certifi cate in Veterinary Science

from this university; or

(b) hold an approved degree in a relevant area.

Coursework Master

(This program is under review)

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must:

(i) hold the graduate certifi cate or graduate diploma

in veterinary science from this university; or

(ii) hold an approved degree in a relevant area.

Program outline

Please consult the Faculty of Natural Resources,

Agriculture and Veterinary Science before applying

for admission to this program.

The program in veterinary studies offers a higher

degree qualifi cation including formal courses and a

signifi cant project and report in a general disciplinary

area. This program provides academic enhancement of

existing qualifi cations in a general disciplinary area, and

qualifi es graduates for enrolment in a higher degree.

Fields of study

Tropical Animal Health and Production

This fi eld is designed to further develop students

knowledge and understanding of the principles of

applied and molecular generics and animal breeding

and health relevant to the livestock industries and

scientifi c, technological, managerial, economic and

sociological principles associated with the production

of tropical animals which may include buffaloes, draft

animals, crocodiles, farmed fi sh and crustacean

species.

Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology

Based upon the pathology and modern fi elds of

immunopathology, molecular pathology as well as

molecular biology, students can further understand

the pathogenesis of diseases and improve their

diagnosis techniques for the purposes of disease

control, prevention and public health. The program

trains veterinary students to become veterinary

pathologists and improving their research activity.

Career opportunities

The program provides opportunities for career

enhancement, specifi c discipline development,

and qualifi cation for research higher degree study,

including PhD study.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

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Recent UQ Business School MBA graduate Abhishek

Sodhani has some advice for students looking to

establish their career: Get involved and get busy.

Mr Sodhani, 25, of East Brisbane, left his job in India as

finance manager at a renowned crane-manufacturing

company and came to study in Australia in 2006.

Now a financial analyst for Gold Coast-based globally

successful IT company CVSDude, Mr Sodhani said

professional experience was the key to breaking into the

workforce.

“Once you get that first job, it just flows, but for overseas

students it is really hard to know where to start,”

Mr Sodhani said.

Mr Sodhani was able to get access to this experience

through UQ Business School-affiliated business

consulting firm Tuscon and the School’s $100,000

Enterprize Business Plan Competition.

“I have been telling each and every person I know that

there are so many opportunities at UQ Business School.

Instead of wasting time looking outside they should take

advantage of what is on offer and if they don’t know

what is available, they should ask,” Mr Sodhani said.

Mr Sodhani worked 20 hours a week as a financial

analyst for Brisbane Housing Company through

Tuscon’s “iexchange” - a postgraduate placement

program offering project-based work in Australian

businesses - and was part of the winning team,

CVS Dude, in 2007’s Enterprize Competition.

Mr Sodhani went on to secure a full-time position with

CVSDude but says the experience alone would have been

worth the effort.

“Taking part in and winning the Enterprize competition

has helped me develop. It widened my network of contacts

and because people know about Enterprize it brings you to

the notice of employers – it gives you an edge.”

ABHISHEK SODHANI

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

FINANCIAL ANALYST, CVSDude

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BUSINESS,

ECONOMICS,

LAW & TOURISM

Why choose UQ for studies in

business, economics, law & tourism?

UQ is a provider of world-class teaching,

learning and research opportunities in

business, economics, law and tourism

and offers postgraduate programs at the

University’s St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton

campuses.

Our postgraduate coursework programs are

recognised as some of the best programs in

the Asia Pacifi c region. They are informed by

the latest research, taught by expert staff and

equip students for a global career.

At UQ you will be able to access an

Employment Services Unit that provides

recruitment and employment advice. The Unit

acts as a link between students and employers

and facilitates career related events, career

planning workshops and employer visits.

You will also have access to an extra level

of support through the Faculty of Business,

Economics and Law’s International Relations

Unit. This team is responsible for oversight of

services relating to international students and

staff are available to help you settle in to UQ.

Through a fl exible program structure UQ

will give you the knowledge and experience

to further your career or change direction

altogether. By completing your studies in

business, economics, law or tourism at UQ you

will receive an education that will allow you to

take the next step in your career.

UQ’s facilities and special features include:

– cutting-edge computing facilities with

24-hour access

– purpose-built buildings and high-tech lecture

theatres

– a Faculty Resource Centre providing

a one-stop-shop for students

– access to one of the largest library

collections in Australia, and

– a professionally designed Moot Court which

allows students to hone their law skills under

simulated court conditions.

Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

www.bel.uq.edu.au

Programs in this discipline

– Agribusiness 52

– Applied Law 52

– Business 52

– Business Administration 53

– Business Economics 54

– Commerce 54

– Development Economics 54

– Economics 55

– Health Economics 55

– International Economics

and Finance 56

– Laws 56

– Project Management 56

– Property Studies 57

– Research Commercialisation 57

– Research Methods 57

– Technology and

Innovation Management 57

Career opportunities in the disciplines of business,

economics, law and tourism are extensive and qualifications

in these areas will open many doors both in Australia and

internationally. Graduates secure employment in both private

enterprise and government organisations in areas such as:

– accounting and auditing

– advertising and multimedia

– banking and fi nance

– 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

– staff recruitment

– stockbroking

– trade unions

– travel and tourism

– Web design and

development.

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Eligibility for visa

International students must undertake

programs on campus at UQ on a full-time basis

to be eligible to apply for an Australian student

visa. See page 107 for more information.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

AGRIBUSINESS

Location Gatton

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld OR applications on the basis of post-secondary

study and two years work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

business, agricultural science, science or related

fi eld OR Graduate Certifi cate in Agribusiness.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A student must:

(i) for the #16 program, applicant must hold a

four-year degree (or equivalent) in business,

agricultural science, science or related fi eld; or

(ii) for the #24 program, applicant must hold a

three-year degree (or equivalent) in business,

agricultural science, science or related fi eld.

Program outline

Agribusiness is the study of consumers, retailers,

marketers, and primary producers – and the

business of keeping the chain working profi tably

and sustainably. 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 enhance their employment prospects. Students

have opportunities to enhance their knowledge,

skills and practice; to develop their careers; and to

deliver more profi table and sustainable 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.

It is an expectation that students will have private

access to a computer and the Internet.

An internal student attends lectures, tutorials and

practicals on campus. An external student receives

instruction by mail, or via the Internet.

Career opportunities

The 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

– new graduates in either business or agricultural/

rural science wishing to enhance their

employment prospects.

Agribusiness professionals fi nd employment with

fi rms involved in marketing and commodity trading,

fi nancial institutions, agribusiness companies and

company run farms, government instrumentalities

and regional and community development agencies.

Professional memberships

Graduates of agribusiness may be eligible for

membership with:

– Agribusiness Association of Australia and

New Zealand

– Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and

Technology.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

APPLIED LAW

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a fi eld

other than law with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7

point scale OR post-secondary study and at least

seven years of relevant work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a fi eld

other than law with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7

point scale OR Graduate Certifi cate in Applied Law

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

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a fi eld

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 Certifi cate 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 fi nd 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 take courses from a range of

elective courses generally available to postgraduate

law students. Elective courses offered refl ect the

research strengths of the School, namely Chinese/

Australian comparative law; intellectual property law;

international trade law; and litigation and dispute

resolution. Students may opt to specialise in one or

more of these areas. 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.

Fields of study

Chinese/Australian Comparative Law

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

This fi eld is designed to engage students interested

in a detailed comparative study of the Chinese and

Australian legal systems. It is a unique offering that

allows students to study a range of legal issues

including investment law, property law (intellectual

property, and real and personal property), and tort

and contracts, as they exist in both China and

Australia. In addition, students will gain expertise

in the key international issues that affect these

disciplines, and will have the opportunity to undertake

additional electives in areas such as maritime law,

international trade law, comparative constitutional law

and international commercial arbitration.

Intellectual Property Law

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

Many knowledge-based industries rely on

intellectual property rights for their success.

Intellectual property rights can be extremely

valuable, but only if they are properly secured,

maintained and commercialised. A good

understanding of intellectual property law is

becoming increasingly important for practitioners.

Courses within this fi eld offer a foundation in

intellectual property rights and associated issues,

such as commercialisation, competition law or

indigenous issues.

International Trade

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

This fi eld of study covers a range of issues

concerning the movement of goods, services

and money across national boundaries, including

international transportation. Attention is given

to both private law and public law pertaining to

international trade.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

Description: Students gain theoretical tools as well

as practical techniques in litigation and dispute

resolution procedures. The fi eld promotes research

in dispute management skills; including alternative

dispute resolution, negotiation, mediation, case

appraisal, and arbitration.

Career opportunities

Any profession or career that requires an element of

legal expertise.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

MASTER (ADVANCED) OF

BUSINESS

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR post-secondary study and at least seven years

of relevant work experience as approved by the

Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR Graduate Certifi cate in Business with a GPA of

at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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.

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Program outline

The Master of Business program is designed for

current managers seeking formal qualifi cations and

for those aspiring to middle/senior management in

relevant industries. This program allows students

to gain specialist knowledge in a chosen fi eld and

accelerate careers within particular businesses, or

tourism and leisure management disciplines.

The Master of Business (Advanced) program

allows students to complete a research component

that provides a pathway to higher research or

doctorate levels. Alternatively, students may

complete two fi elds of interest or additional

advanced electives in the MBus(Adv). Students

broaden their general management and leadership

skills.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certifi cate

of Business offer students alternative pathways to

the Master of Business and Master of Business

(Advanced) with specialisation in the fi elds of

International Event Management; International Hotel

Management; International Sport and Recreation

Management; International Travel and Tourism

Management (Stream A); or Entrepreneurship;

Human Resource Management; International

Business; Marketing; Public Sector Management

(Stream B).

Fields of study — Stream A

International Event Management

Event management is a new and 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 fi eld offers the necessary knowledge and skills

to succeed in this industry.

International Hotel Management

This fi eld 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.

International Sport and Recreation

Management

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 effi ciently and to provide a greater degree of

accountability for public monies. This fi eld provides

effective entrepreneurial and strategic management

skills, enabling graduates to succeed in this industry.

International Travel and Tourism

Management

The tourism industry is the second largest industry

in the world. This fi eld equips leaders and decisionmakers

in the international tourism and leisure

management industries, and appeals to industry

personnel seeking academic qualifi cations in their

fi eld.

Fields of study — Stream B

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))

A fi eld of study in human resource management

(HR) 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 confl ict 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 fi eld 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 profi t or

non-profi t, is critical to its success. This fi eld 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 fi eld is concerned with the management of

human, fi nancial 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.

Career opportunities

Suitable for those seeking senior management

positions within the fi elds of entrepreneurship;

human resource management; international

business; international event management;

international hotel management; international sport

and recreation management; international travel

and tourism management; marketing; industrial

relations offi cer; business analysis; employee

relations; management consultancy; or public sector

management.

Professional memberships

Depending on the fi eld of study, graduates may be

eligible for membership with:

– Academy of International Business

– Australian Human Resources Institute

– Australian and New Zealand Academy of

Management

– Australian and New Zealand Association of

Leisure Studies

– Australian and New Zealand International

Business Academy

– Australian Council for Health, Physical Education

and Recreation

– Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

– Australian Marketing Institute

– Festivals and Events Association (FEA)

– Council for Australian University Tourism and

Hospitality Educators (CAUTHE)

– HCIMA Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Management Professionals

– Institute of Hospitality

– Market Research Society of Australia

– Meetings and Events Australia (MEA)

– Meetings Professionals International (MPI)

– Pacifi c Asia Travel Association

– Sport Management Association for Australia and

New Zealand

– World Leisure.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

BUSINESS

ADMINISTRATION

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date November 30 of year

prior to enrolment.

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale,

and at least three years of relevant work experience

including at least one year at supervisory/

management level as approved by the Executive

Dean, and International applicants must complete

the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

with a minimum score of 550 OR at least seven

years of relevant work experience including at least

three years at supervisory/management level as

approved by the Executive Dean.

A student may be required to pass a qualifying

examination in basic computing, written

communication and basic mathematics and

statistics before enrolment is approved.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale,

and at least three years of relevant work experience

including at least one year at supervisory/

management level as approved by the Executive

Dean, and International applicants must complete

the Graduate Management Admissions Test

(GMAT) with a minimum score of 550 OR Graduate

Certifi cate in Business Administration with a GPA

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

three years of relevant work experience including at

least one year at supervisory/management level as

approved by the Executive Dean.

A student may be required to pass a qualifying

examination in basic computing, written

communication and basic mathematics and

statistics before enrolment is approved.

Coursework Master

Duration 1 year full-time

Full time study commences in mid January and

comprises three semesters of study in one year.

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any fi eld

with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale, and at

least three years of relevant work experience including

at least one year at supervisory/management level as

approved by the Executive Dean, and International

applicants must complete the Graduate Management

Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550

OR Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with

a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale, and at least

three years of relevant work experience including at

least one year at supervisory/management level as

approved by the Executive Dean.

A student may be required to pass a qualifying

examination in basic computing, written

communication and basic mathematics and

statistics before enrolment is approved.

Program outline

The MBA is a world-class program covering the

key areas of contemporary management practice.

The UQ Business School MBA delivers tangible

evidence of leadership skills development through

the unique Leadership Capability Framework – a

tool developed in-house to assess leadership skills

at the beginning and end of the program. 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.

Graduates have ongoing access to the Leadership

Capability Framework, so they can review their

progress at any time throughout their career.

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The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certifi cate

offer students alternative pathways to the Master of

Business Administration.

Supplementary information

Details for the Graduate Management Admissions

Test (GMAT) can be found at the following web

address www.mba.com/mba/thegmat

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to fi nd increased employment

opportunities in middle to high level management or

consultancy in business including mid to large sized

corporations or government agencies.

Professional memberships

Depending on fi elds completed, students may be

eligible for membership with a number of professional

associations. Some associations require the completion

of specifi c courses for certain classes of membership.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

MASTER (ADVANCED) OF

BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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 an

in-depth knowledge of economic principles and

meets the needs of decision-makers and policy

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 and important scenarios.

Diverse courses span both traditional and emerging

economic fi elds. The program covers topics such

as advanced managerial economics; regulation

and competition policy; benefi t/cost analysis;

international industry economics; and fi nancial

markets economics. Students demonstrate their

advanced understanding and skills through research

reports or economic projects. Electives include

natural resource and environmental economics;

health economics; international trade and investment;

international monetary economics; innovation and

entrepreneurship; government expenditure; and

taxation policy. The program produces business

professionals with the multidisciplinary background

required in business; lateral thinkers who are

analytically strong and adaptable.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to fi nd 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

Provided particular requirements are met, graduates

of the business economics suite can seek

membership of professional economics associations,

including The Economic Society of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

MASTER (ADVANCED) OF

COMMERCE

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR post-secondary study and at least seven years

of relevant work experience as approved by the

Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR Graduate Certifi cate in Commerce with a GPA of

at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale OR post-secondary

study and at least seven years of relevant work

experience.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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.

Program outline

The Master of Commerce covers core competencies

in accounting, fi nance, 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 fi elds have the opportunity to

change career directions through quality courses

leading to professional qualifi cations in the fi elds of

applied fi nance, electronic commerce, information

systems or professional accounting. Students may

major in one of these four fi elds of expertise or study

a general commerce program.

Students may also complete two fi elds of interest

or additional advanced electives in the Master of

Commerce (Advanced) program. This may include

a research component that provides a pathway to

higher research or doctorate levels.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certifi cate

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 fi nancial

management, portfolio management, and corporate

fi nance 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,

cross-jurisdiction issues, and the management of

virtual organisations. This fi eld is particularly suited

to students with an interest in online commerce, the

Internet and new technologies.

Information Systems

(Master, Master (Advanced))

This fi eld 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 practice in the accounting profession.

Students complete the fi eld of study and use their

electives to study the necessary prerequisites

for associate membership of the key Australian

accounting professional bodies: Certifi ed 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

fi nd employment as qualifi ed accountants. Other

graduates fi nd employment opportunities in the

areas of banking and fi nance, fi nancial planning,

funds management, stockbroking, auditing,

electronic retailing, and management consulting.

Professional memberships

Graduates of the Master of Commerce and Master

of Commerce (Advanced) programs are expected,

subject to completion of required courses, to be

eligible for membership to:

– Association of Certifi ed Chartered Accountants

(ACCA)

– Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance

– Australian Computer Society (up for renewal)

– Chartered Secretaries Australia

– CPA Australia

– Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

(ICAA).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

MASTER (ADVANCED) OF

DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMICS

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admissions requirement Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admissions requirement Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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.

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Program outline

This program is strongly differentiated from typical

development-related programs in that it has a

strong emphasis on quantitative techniques in

econometrics, benefi t/cost analysis and operations

research, all set in the ‘developing economy’

context. 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 extensive training in economic modelling

and statistical techniques, in addition to the key

analytical frameworks in the fi eld 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 fi elds such as: health; environment;

innovation and competition policy; international

economics and politics and quantitative techniques

for project appraisals. The Advanced program has

been specifi cally designed for students wishing to

pursue further research studies such as PhD. The

program includes a research report, economic

project and thesis.

Supplementary information

Graduates may progress to the Masters (Advanced)

and then to Doctorate level if they meet entry

requirements.

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 offi cer or economic analyst.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with:

– Development Studies Network (ANU)

– Economic Society of Australia

– International Association of Economists

– The Australasian Association of Agricultural &

Resource Economics

– The Economic Society of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(Within Australia – Free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

ECONOMICS

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR relevant work experience for those students

intending to progress to the Master of International

Economics and Finance or Master of Business

Economics.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

for those students intending to progress to the

Master of International Economics and Finance

or Master of Business Economics OR Graduate

Certifi cate in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.00

on a 7 point scale.

Coursework Master

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Economics

with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale OR

Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at

least 5.0 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 Certifi cate in

Economics with a Bachelor of Economics.

Program outline

The Master of Economics program is specifi cally

designed to strengthen and extend the knowledge

of students with signifi cant 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 profi ciency. The program

offers advanced training in econometrics, and

microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis.

Students also undertake research suffi cient 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 fi elds

of interest. Electives are available in areas such

as environmental economics, natural resource

economics, health economics and economic

development.

Obtaining a higher qualifi cation 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 specifi c

areas, including international trade, environmental

and natural resource management, health, public

sector management, business economics, and

economic modelling.

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect to fi nd work in government

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

may also fi nd employment in the private sector,

including banks, consultancy companies, utilities,

international agencies, insurance companies and

the fi nance industry.

Professional memberships

Provided particular requirements are met,

graduates can seek membership of professional

economics associations, including:

– International Association of Economists

– The Australasian Association of Agricultural &

Resource Economics

– The Economic Society of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

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 page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR relevant work experience as approved by the

Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR Graduate Certifi cate in Health Economics with a

GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale.

Students wishing to commence in fi rst semester

of any year are required to have completed a course

equivalent to Intermediate Microeconomics in their

Bachelor degree program.

Also see supplementary information.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale

OR Graduate Diploma in Health Economics with a

GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

Also see supplementary information.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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 qualifi cations in

economics or other disciplines. Clearly defi ned

academic streams ensure all students have the

necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in this

program, regardless of academic background. The

program offers students the opportunity to develop

strong analytical skills and is a qualifi cation that

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,

pharmoeconomics, health fi nance, epidemiology,

business and economic decision techniques,

burden of disease analysis, mortality analysis and

health and economic development.

Supplementary information

Some elective courses are offered at UQ’s Herston

campus.

Fields of study

Economic Evaluation

(Master, Master (Advanced))

This fi eld 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-benefi t

analysis.

Health and Development

(Master, Master (Advanced))

This fi eld 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 specifi c

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 fi nd employment as health

economics managers in pharmaceutical companies,

health departments, private health facilities or

government and development agencies.

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Professional memberships

Graduates may seek membership of the following

professional associations:

– American Society of Health Economists (ASHE)

– Australian Health Economics Society (AHES)

– Economic Society of Australia

– Health Economics Study Group (HESG), UK

– International Health Economics Association

(IHEA).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

MASTER (ADVANCED) OF

INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMICS AND

FINANCE

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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)

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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 dependant 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 fi nancial

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 specifi c needs and interests. Graduates of

this program possess a qualifi cation with critical

skills and competencies required in commercial

enterprises, fi nancial and investment operations,

government departments, and development-related

organisations. This qualifi cation positions working

professionals for advancement.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in the fi nance and

banking industry, government, consultancy fi rms,

and stockbroking and research organisations.

Professional memberships

Provided particular requirements are met, graduates

of the international economics and fi nance suite

can seek membership of professional economics

associations, including The Economic Society of

Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

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 page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Coursework Master

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 combination.

Coursework Master (Advanced)

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 combination.

Program outline

The Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Laws

(Advanced) (LLM(Adv)) provide law graduates with

the opportunity to further enhance their theoretical

and practical expertise through advanced legal and

interdisciplinary courses. Courses offered refl ect

the research strengths of the Law School, namely

Chinese/Australian comparative law; intellectual

property law; international trade law; and litigation

and dispute resolution. Students may opt to

specialise in one or more of these areas.

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.

Fields of study

Chinese/Australian Comparative Law

This fi eld is designed to engage students interested

in a detailed comparative study of the Chinese and

Australian legal systems. It is a unique offering that

allows students to study a range of legal issues

including investment law, property law (intellectual

property, and real and personal property), and

tort and contract, as they exist in both China and

Australia. In addition, students will gain expertise

in the key international issues that affect these

disciplines, and will have the opportunity to undertake

additional electives in areas such as maritime law,

international trade law, comparative constitutional law

and international commercial arbitration.

Intellectual Property Law

Many knowledge-based industries rely on intellectual

property rights for their success. Indeed, intellectual

property rights can be extremely valuable, but

only if they are properly secured, maintained

and commercialised. A good understanding of

intellectual property law is increasingly important

for practitioners. Courses within this fi eld offer

a foundation in intellectual property rights and

associated issues, such as commercialisation,

competition law or indigenous issues.

International Trade

This fi eld of study covers a range of issues concerning

the movement of goods, services and money

across national boundaries, including international

transportation. Attention is given to both private law

and public law pertaining to international trade.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Students gain theoretical tools as well as practical

techniques in dispute resolution procedures. This fi eld

promotes research in dispute management skills,

including alternative dispute resolution, negotiation,

mediation, case appraisal, and arbitration.

Career opportunities

Graduates of postgraduate law programs generally

work as specialists within the legal profession.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

PROJECT

MANAGEMENT

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale,

and at least two years of relevant work experience as

approved by the Executive Dean OR post-secondary

study and at least seven years of relevant work

experience as approved by the Executive Dean

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips)

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

and two years of relevant work experience as

approved by the Executive Dean, usually comprising

sustained equivalent full-time employment in a setting

involving producer or customer contact, quality

elements and individual or group decision-making OR

Graduate Certifi cate in Project Management with a

GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips)

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale

and two years relevant work experience, usually

comprising sustained equivalent full-time employment

in a setting involving producer or customer contact,

quality elements and individual or group decisionmaking,

OR Graduate Diploma in Project Management.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips)

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 defi ned 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

The University of Queensland 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.

The Master of Project Management allows students

to specialise in the fi elds of Property Studies or

Engineering Practice; or complete a generalist degree.

Supplementary information

– The majority of courses are offered late

afternoon/early evening, with some courses

offered in intensive mode.

Career opportunities

Project managers can be found in all industries.

Graduates obtain a qualifi cation which enhances

employment prospects within their area of expertise,

and is applicable to a wide range of industries from

property development and construction to health

care, engineering and government.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

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POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 2010


BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, TOURISM & LAW

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

PROPERTY STUDIES

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

business related or other fi eld (eg. architecture,

urban and regional planning) with a GPA of at least

4.00 on a 7 point scale OR post-secondary study

and at least seven years of relevant work experience

as approved by the Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

business related or other fi eld (eg. architecture,

urban and regional planning) with a GPA of at least

4.00 on a 7 point scale OR Graduate Certifi cate in

Property Studies with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7

point scale.

The Graduate Certifi cate in Property Studies

(Rural) is not an acceptable entry qualifi cation.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

business related or other fi eld (eg. architecture, urban

and regional planning) 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. The Graduate Certifi cate in Property Studies

(Rural) is not an acceptable entry qualifi cation.

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

identifi cation, analysis and decision-making; and

communicate effectively in terms of verbal, written

and graphic presentations.

Supplementary information

The Graduate Certifi cate is a bridging program

for students who do not meet the requirements

for direct entry to the Graduate Diploma and

therefore credit cannot be granted for the Graduate

Certifi cate. Credit is offered in this program for the

Graduate Diploma in Property Studies.

– Students entering the Masters must fi rst consult

the Program Coordinator to discuss individual

program progression.

– The majority of courses are offered late

afternoon/early evening.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Property Studies obtain a qualifi cation

which enhances their employment prospects in

the areas of fi nance, forecasting, valuation, asset

management, marketing and sales in the property

industry.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with

the Australian Property Institute (API) and the Royal

Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

RESEARCH

COMMERCIALISATION

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR post-secondary study and at least seven years

of relevant work experience as approved by the

Executive Dean.

Program outline

This program is designed for students in all

fi elds 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.

Supplementary information

The minimum enrolment in a course is 10 students.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

RESEARCH METHODS

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in an

approved fi eld with a GPA of at least 5.50 on a 7

point scale OR approved qualifi cations based on

academic record and work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in an

approved fi eld with a GPA of at least 5.50 on a 7

point scale OR approved qualifi cations based on

academic record and work experience.

Program outline

The program provides research training to students

who wish to go on and complete a PhD or MPhil

program within the School of Business. The

program has been designed to provide training

in qualitative and quantitative research and

scientifi c methods, it also includes a 4, 6 or 8 unit

thesis. Credit may be awarded to the coursework

component of the School of Business’s PhD or

MPhil program for courses completed within the

Business fi eld of study in this program.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

TECHNOLOGY

AND INNOVATION

MANAGEMENT

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale

OR post-secondary study and at least seven years

of relevant work experience as approved by the

Executive Dean.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

any fi eld with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point

scale OR Graduate Certifi cate in Technology and

Innovation Management with a GPA of at least 4.00

on a 7 point scale.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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

qualifi cations 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 Certifi cate

offer students alternative pathways to the Master of

Technology and Innovation Management.

Fields of study

Biotechnology (Master)

Biotechnology is a key emerging technological fi eld.

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 fi ercely

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

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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 the 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)?”

VILLENA GONZALES

MASTER OF ENGINEERING

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ENGINEERING,

ARCHITECTURE

& PLANNING

Why choose UQ for studies in

engineering, architecture and planning?

UQ offers internationally acclaimed teaching

and learning, and cutting-edge research

opportunities in the fields of engineering,

architecture and planning. Academic staff

are leading professionals in their fields,

the teaching programs are innovative,

supported by world-class research and

interactive learning spaces, and highly

relevant to the needs of industry.

– UQ Engineering offers its postgraduate

students both practical and industry-focused,

and fundamental and applied research

programs, a wide range of quality resources

and access to more award-winning teachers

and researchers than any other university in

Australia.

– Pioneering engineering research has helped

develop strong links between UQ and industry

providing students with vital industry experience

and leading skills for private enterprise.

– UQ Engineering is committed to research.

A strong research culture encourages the

sharing of ideas between staff and across

disciplines. Postgraduate students have

easy access to supervisors, mentoring

programs, excellent resources and

professional development sessions.

– With an annual research income of more than

$31 million and approximately 600 research

staff, UQ Engineering is recognised the world

over as a provider of high quality fundamental

and applied engineering research.

– The internationally recognised reputation of

UQ Engineering ensures its graduates are

highly sought after by employers and other

research institutions.

– Learning through a curriculum tailored

specifi cally for postgraduate students

can include both on campus and industry

experiences.

– The studio based UQ Architecture program

enables students to work closely with leading

academics and professionals in high quality

specialised teaching and learning facilities.

– UQ is unique in Australia in combining the

disciplines of geography and geographic

information science with urban and regional

planning.

UQ’s facilities and special features include:

– the Centre for Hypersonics, the world’s

largest university-based hypersonics group

– student access to 13 branches of the UQ

Library, including the dedicated Dorothy Hill

Physical Sciences and Engineering Library

– an experimental mine located close to

UQ St Lucia

– architecture facilities including fl exible

exhibition space, computer teaching

laboratories and design studio facilities

– fi eld and survey equipment including Global

Positioning Systems (GPS) and extensive

GIS software, and,

– formal industry programs involving work

experience and employment opportunities

to complement university studies.

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and

Information Technology

www.eait.uq.edu.au

Programs in this discipline

– Architecture 60

– Engineering 60

– Engineering (Management) 61

– Magnetic Resonance

Technology 61

– Mineral Resources 62

– Regional Development 62

– Urban and Regional Planning 63

Graduates in the disciplines of Engineering, Architecture and

Planning 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

– environment reserves and

tourist centres development

and management

– manufacturing

– minerals processing

– mining

– power generation and

transmission

– product design and

development

– public utilities

– research

– satellite and spacecraft

technology

– software development

– statutory bodies

– town planning and regional

development

– transport.

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Eligibility for visa

International students must undertake

programs on campus at UQ on a full-time basis

to be eligible to apply for an Australian student

visa. See page 107 for more information.

MASTER OF

ARCHITECTURE

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements BArchDes from UQ or

equivalent with portfolio submission and interview

and at least 10 months relevant work experience.

Placement courses Students must have

completed 10 months professional experience

before entering MArch. Work experience may have

been undertaken overseas.

Additional cost Drawing board and equipment

approximately $600-700; consumables, paper, pens

etc approximately $100-200; books, technical notes

etc approximately $150+.

Program outline

The Master of Architecture (MArch) is the second

stage of obtaining a professional qualifi cation in

Architecture. It builds on the core skills developed

in the 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.

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:

– commercial development companies

– government departments

– local authorities

– private offi ces

– research organisations

– self-owned practices or partnerships

– statutory bodies.

Professional memberships

Graduates of this degree may be eligible for

membership with the Australian Institute of

Architects (AIA).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

ENGINEERING

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

engineering or related fi eld. Applications on the

basis of post-secondary study and two years work

experience in a related fi eld will be individually

assessed.

Additional cost Students who undertake fi eldwork

will be required to fund their own travel and living

expenses.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

engineering or related fi eld OR Graduate Certifi cate

in Engineering. Applications on the basis of postsecondary

study and two years work experience in

a related fi eld will be individually assessed.

Additional cost Students who undertake fi eldwork

will be required to fund their own travel and living

expenses.

Coursework Master

Duration 2-3 semesters full-time

A one year (#16) program is available to students

who have a four year degree in the same fi eld. The

Engineering Science major is only available in the

one year (#16) program option.

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

engineering or related fi eld OR Graduate Diploma in

Engineering.

Additional cost Students who undertake fi eldwork

will be required to fund their own travel and living

expenses.

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, effi cient 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 in this program are taught in stateof-the-art

facilities by staff who are internationally

recognised as leading experts in their fi elds.

Supplementary information

– Some courses may incur additional costs (eg.

fi eld trips).

– Studies are usually on a semester basis. In some

cases courses may be presented in a modular

short-course format, or through fl exible delivery.

– Students who successfully complete the Masters

program may progress to research higher

degrees, such as 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 longestablished

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 fi rms and government agencies providing

services for the broader energy market. This is

currently the only such program offered in the Asia

Pacifi c region. Students explore the most up-todate

knowledge through carefully designed and

selected courses, and gain theoretical knowledge

and hands-on practical experience.

Engineering Science (#16 Master only)

The Engineering Science fi eld 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

fi eld 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 fi eld. Students

will acquire mathematical and experimental skills

and advanced materials knowledge to address

and solve complex engineering problems. This

fi eld 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. Specialisations available

in this fi eld include: Chemical Engineering; Civil

Engineering; Materials Engineering; Mechanical

Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering. (This fi eld is

only available in the one-year (two semesters) option).

Software Engineering

This program complements the fi eld of computer

systems engineering and allows undergraduate

electrical engineering graduates to concentrate

on advanced software applications rather than

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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 fi nd 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 fl exible delivery modes aimed

at professionals interested in upgrading or updating

their qualifi cations. 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.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with

Australian Computer Society (ME (Computer

Systems) and ME (Software).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

ENGINEERING

(MANAGEMENT)

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

engineering or related fi eld OR Graduate Diploma in

Engineering.

Additional cost Students who undertake fi eldwork

will be required to fund their own travel and living

expenses.

Program outline

The Master of Engineering (Management)

combines postgraduate studies in selected

fi elds of engineering (electrical or software) with

studies in selected fi elds 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. Studies may be

undertaken in the following specialisations. Electrical

Engineering or Software Engineering.

Supplementary information

The ME (Mgmt) program offers students a variety

of courses which allow for specialisations in

the engineering areas of Electrical Engineering

(incorporating also power systems, microwave

telecommunications and biomedical engineering)

and Software Engineering. Students are also

required to study core business courses and

can choose to further specialise in business

management areas including Entrepreneurship,

Human Resource Management, International

Business, Marketing and Public Sector

management.

Career opportunities

Master of Engineering (Management) 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. Employment and leadership

roles are available in many varied fi elds. Based on

specialisation: network designer, analyst (information

technology), database design specialist, information

technology security manager, project manager (IT),

computer systems analyst, applications system

designer, systems architect, analyst programmer,

database administrator, database programmer

(systems), information technology manager,

computer programmer, marketing representative

(information technology), network analyst, network

administrator, systems administrator, systems

analyst, systems designer (information technology),

systems manager, network programmer,

applications programmer, computer systems

auditor, applications systems analyst, information

systems manager.

Professional memberships

Graduates of this degree may be eligible for

membership with the Australian Computer Society

(ME(Man)Software).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

MAGNETIC RESONANCE

TECHNOLOGY

Location St Lucia. An option exists to study this

program in external modes.

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

radiology or related fi eld. Applications on the basis of

post-secondary study and two years work experience

in a related fi eld will be individually assessed.

Additional cost Students must have hardware/

software required for access to the Internet.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

radiology or related fi eld OR Graduate Certifi cate in

Magnetic Resonance Technology. Applications on

the basis of post-secondary study and two years

work experience in a related fi eld will be individually

assessed.

Additional cost Students must have hardware/

software required for access to the Internet.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

radiology or related fi eld OR Graduate Diploma/

Certifi cate in Magnetic Resonance Technology.

Additional cost Students must have hardware/

software required for access to the Internet.

Program outline

This program allows radiographers with some

experience in magnetic resonance to acquire

advanced knowledge. Students are trained in new

techniques which are not yet part of standard

clinical practice. Students will be in a position to

embark on projects that make innovative use of

magnetic resonance; to assess the impact of such

innovation on the clinical utility of the modality; and

to assess the needs of a radiography practice, and

the ability of equipment from various manufacturers

to meet these needs. The program consists of core

courses, electives and a clinical component.

Supplementary information

– Courses are offered in fl exible delivery mode and

distance learning modes via the Internet.

– Students need access to magnetic resonance

imaging (MRI) data to complete this program.

Career opportunities

There is currently a demand for MRI physicists,

image processors, engineers, and biomedical

engineers within Australia and internationally.

Graduates have found employment in leadership

positions in hospitals, private practice and research

facilities.

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For a sample of the job opportunities in magnetic

resonance, visit www.ismrm.org.

Professional memberships

Students pursuing MRI accreditation from the

Australian Institute of Radiographers (AIR) are

offered assistance with practical scanning access,

allowing accumulation of patient numbers.

The programs attract Continuing Professional

Development (CPD) points from the AIR and also

count towards Level 2 Accreditation in MRI.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

MINERAL RESOURCES

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

engineering, science or related fi eld. Applications on

the basis of post-secondary study and two years

work experience in a related fi eld will be individually

assessed.

Additional cost Student who undertake fi eldwork

will be required to fund their own travel and living

expenses.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

engineering, science or related fi eld OR Graduate

Certifi cate in Mineral Resources. Applications on

the basis of post-secondary study and two years

work experience in a related fi eld will be individually

assessed.

Additional cost Students who undertake fi eldwork

will be required to fund their own travel and living

expenses.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree

in engineering, science or related fi eld OR the

Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources.

Additional cost Students who undertake fi eldwork

will be required to fund their own travel and living

expenses.

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 effi cient manner. The Master of Mineral

Resources provides professional postgraduate

education in areas that impact directly upon

the effi cient technical, scientifi c 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.

fi eld 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

Never has there been more pressure for an

environmentally responsible and sustainable mining

industry. Today’s best practice requires skilled

mining professionals who can implement totally

integrated environmental management plans.

This program is coordinated through the Centre

for Mined Land Rehabilitation (CMLR). CMLR has

forged strong industry links to create a solid multidisciplinary

approach to integrated environmental

management for mining. All courses provide

relevant practical solutions for mining environmental

challenges. Courses are offered externally and utilise

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.

This fi eld is only available to international students

via online delivery and students will not travel to

Australia to enrol in this fi eld. Please visit the CMLR

website for more information (www.cmlr.uq.edu.au).

Exploration

This fi eld is concerned with exploration geology and

geophysics. Admission normally requires a Bachelor

of Science in Earth Sciences, although graduates

with bachelors 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

fl exibility of choice of component courses.

Minerals Industry Risk Management

This program serves specifi c 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

fl exible 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. This fi eld is only

available to international students via online delivery

and students will not travel to Australia for this fi eld.

Please visit the MISHC website for more information

(www.mishc.uq.edu.au)

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:

– Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists

– Geological Society of Australia, the Australian

Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)

– Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

REGIONAL

DEVELOPMENT

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in any

fi eld. Applications on the basis of post-secondary

study and two years work experience in a related

fi eld will be individually assessed.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips)

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

any fi eld OR Graduate Certifi cate in Regional

Development. Applications on the basis of postsecondary

study and two years work experience in

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a related fi eld will be individually assessed.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

fees (eg. fi eld trips).

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in any

fi eld OR Graduate Diploma/Certifi cate in Regional

Development.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips)

Program outline

Regional development is the study of regions and

processes of regional change. The postgraduate

programs in regional development encourage

the creation of tools, methods and theories of

regional analysis, from concepts and techniques

of component disciplines such as economics;

geography; government; sociology; engineering;

agriculture; regional and town planning; and

environmental science. Graduates possess a

theoretical and applied knowledge of regional,

political and planning issues, allowing work in

central government, regional organisations, private

consultancies, or as a prelude to higher degree

studies.

Career opportunities

Graduates may fi nd employment in local

government and regional development organisations

in both the public and private sectors.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

URBAN AND

REGIONAL PLANNING

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

geography, sociology, architecture, engineering, law

or related fi eld. Applications on the basis of postsecondary

study and two years work experience in

a related fi eld will be individually assessed.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

fees (eg. fi eld trips).

the basis of post-secondary study and two years

work experience in a related fi eld will be individually

assessed.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips).

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

geography, sociology, architecture, engineering, law

or related fi eld OR Graduate Diploma/Certifi cate in

Urban and Regional Planning.

Additional cost Some courses may incur additional

costs (eg. fi eld trips).

Program outline

Urban and regional planning is about improving the

quality of cities and regions. Professional planners

assist communities, companies and governments

to integrate the environmental, economic and

social aspects of development from small sites

up to whole regions. Planning deals with strategic

work (long-range planning) as well as structural

and statutory components in relation to built and

natural environments and the legislative framework

controlling land use. Accordingly, planning is closely

allied with the work of many related disciplines.

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning was

the fi rst masters level program in Queensland to

be recognised by the Planning Institute of Australia

(PIA). It produces professionally competent

graduates, familiar with the concepts, ideas and

techniques of planning. Courses typically emphasise

the acquisition of skills through small scale exercises

or practical project work but fi ts these within a

wider intellectual framework of design and public

policy. Opportunities are available for a research

investigation through an advanced research project;

and there is an elective which enables some

specialisation.

Career opportunities

Graduates may fi nd employment in local, state

and federal governments or private consulting

companies.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership of the

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia — free call): 1800 671 980

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelors degree in

geography, sociology, architecture, engineering,

law or related fi eld OR Graduate Certifi cate in

Urban and Regional Planning. Applications on

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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.”

“I think that field experience will help me to better

understand the many constraints to and opportunities

for health development and improved health outcomes.”

BENEDICTE GALICHET

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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HEALTH

Why choose UQ for studies in health?

UQ has a well-recognised reputation,

in Australia and around the world, for

producing top quality health graduates.

Here are some of the reasons to choose

Health at UQ in 2010.

Outstanding career prospects

A national and international shortage of

health professionals means job prospects

in healthcare have never been better. With a

UQ health degree you will be highly regarded

by employers. UQ health graduates enjoy an

employment rate of close to 100 percent, and

many become leaders in their fi eld. At UQ you

will study alongside Queensland’s top students

and other high achieving students from around

Australia and the world.

Excellent teachers

Award-winning teachers continue to develop

innovative, outcome-driven methods to prepare

the next generation of health professionals.

UQ health educators have received prestigious

national teaching awards for the last three

years, contributing to UQ’s title as the most

awarded university in Australia for teaching.

Many of our health educators are leading

practitioners who choose to combine teaching

with professional practice and important

research.

Experienced, job-ready graduates

All undergraduate health students undertake

clinical (working with patients) or industry

placements in a wide variety of healthcare

organisations. At UQ, health students:

– learn evidence-based health practice

– experience a problem-based learning

approach, applying their knowledge to

real-life health scenarios

– benefi t from a close, long-term relationship

with major private and public healthcare

facilities, where they gain extensive

experience

– can gain clinical experience in the

University’s own professionally-supervised

and equipped therapy clinics.

Leading research and learning

Health students benefi t directly from a

high-impact research environment. At UQ:

– many researchers have made internationally

recognised discoveries in their fi eld

– many leading researchers, such as cervical

cancer vaccine co-creator, Professor Ian

Frazer, also teach students

– students benefi t from learning in this

cutting-edge environment

– health researchers are working across all

major fi elds of health.

Teamwork preparation

Health at UQ is a leader in interprofessional

education, which prepares graduates to work

effectively with other health professionals.

An Australian-fi rst initiative at UQ involves

students from different health disciplines in

teamwork projects. First year health students

are introduced to teamwork by competing in

a fun Healthcare Team Challenge event, which

UQ held for the fi rst time in 2008.

Health@UQ

www.uq.edu.au/study/health

Programs in this discipline

– Audiology Studies 66

– Clinical Dentistry 66

– Clinical Pharmacy 67

– Dietetics Studies 67

– e-healthcare 68

– Epidemiology 68

– Ergonomics 68

– Exercise Science 68

– Health Studies 69

– International Public Health 69

– Medicine 69

– Mental Health 70

– Occupational Therapy Studies 70

– Physiotherapy 71

– Physiotherapy Studies 71

– Public Health 72

– Rehabilitation Sciences 72

– Speech Pathology Studies 73

– Sports Coaching 73

– Sports Medicine 73

Career opportunities in health continue to evolve, ensuring

a constant demand for graduates. Excellent employment

opportunities are available in the public and private sectors

and include:

– audiology facilities

– biotechnology industry

– consultation services

– dental and oral health

sectors

– drug development and

research

– exercise/sports science

facilities

– health research sector

– hospitals

– international aid agencies

– medicine

– nursing homes

– nutrition and dietetics sector

– non-government health and

welfare organisations (for

example, National Heart

Foundation)

– government and community

health services and clinics

– pharmacies

– public health planning,

research and promotion units

– psychiatric clinics and hostels

– rehabilitation units (medical,

vocations, psychiatric)

– schools

– sports development or

coaching facilities.

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Eligibility for visa

International students must undertake

programs on campus at UQ on a full-time basis

to be eligible to apply for an Australian student

visa. See page 107 for more information.

MASTER OF

AUDIOLOGY STUDIES

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date September 30 of year

prior to enrolment.

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 4 semesters full-time

Admission requirements A bachelors degree in a

variety of fi elds such as health, education, social,

physical or biological sciences with a minimum

Grade Point Average (GPA) from previous tertiary

study of 4.0 on a 7 point scale. Entry to the program

is competitive based on that GPA.

For applicants who need to provide evidence

of English profi ciency, please note that this

program requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

writing 6; speaking 8 is required. TOEFL test results

are not accepted.

CPR, and Senior First Aid and immunisation

requirements must also be met. More information on

these requirements is available at www.shrs.uq.edu.

au/shrs/current_students/clinical_placement.html

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 Certifi cate (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 www.shrs.uq.edu.au/shrs/current_

students/clinical_placement.html

International clinical placements are not available

to students.

Additional cost

– Senior First Aid Certifi cate (including CPR)

approximately $140.

– 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 www.shrs.uq.edu.au/shrs/current_

students/clinical_placement.html

Program outline

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

is a leading educator in audiology and has stateof-the-art

equipment and facilities. It is the only

provider of this qualifi cation 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 healthcare. 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.

Supplementary information

For applicants who need to provide evidence of

English profi ciency, please note: this program

requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

writing 6; speaking 8 is required. TOEFL test results

are not accepted.

Students are required to provide proof of

immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before the commencement of study.

A Senior First Aid Certifi cate (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

Audiologists work in government organisations

(for example 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.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

DOCTOR OF

CLINICAL DENTISTRY

Location School of Dentistry

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date April 30 in the year prior

to enrolment. Late applications may be considered.

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline.

Professional Doctorate

Duration 6 semesters full-time

The DClinDent is an intensive specialist training

program which requires considerable commitment

and dedication.

Admission requirements Bachelor of Dental Science

(Honours I or IIA) (UQ) or approved equivalent.

Minimum of two years of graduate clinical experience

is required before the commencement of the program.

Applicants with overseas qualifi cations may be

required to undertake a theoretical and clinical skills

assessment prior to acceptance into the program

(contact School of Dentistry for further information).

For applicants who need to provide evidence

of English profi ciency, please note that this

program requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

speaking 7; and writing 6 is required. TOEFL test

results are not accepted.

Placement courses

Additional cost Overseas trained applicants who

are short-listed for selection into the program may

be required to undertake a clinical skills assessment

at the Dental School. Such applicants will be

responsible for all travel and accommodation

costs incurred in undertaking the assessment. An

examination fee of AUD$3500 (subject to approval)

will be charged for the clinical assessment.

Successful applicants will have the fee deducted

from their tuition fees. Contact the School of

Dentistry for further information.

Dental Board registration (approximate total

$1350); senior fi rst aid certifi cate (approximately

$155) (Year 1); cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

recertifi cation courses (approximately $50 each

year) (Years 2 and 3). key deposit (approximately

$75). Students are also required to have a laptop

computer (approximately $2500) and digital SLR

clinical camera ($3000-$4000). Other disciplinespecifi

c items may be required. Contact the School

of Dentistry for further information.

Program outline

A program of full-time study and research within

a specialist discipline leading to the degree of

Doctor of Clinical Dentistry which is the required

qualifi cation for registration as a specialist within the

discipline.

Students undertake a plan of study related to

their chosen specialty or fi eld 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.

Supplementary information

Due to limited places in the program, offers will only

be made to the best applicants. To achieve this,

offers will only be made after the closing date of

April 30 when all applications have been considered

and ranked.

This program has an extended academic year

consisting of 35 teaching weeks and commences in

January each year.

The Dental Board of Queensland policy prevents

dentists carrying blood-borne viruses from

undertaking invasive procedures, the defi nition of

which includes most aspects of clinical dentistry.

Before enrolment, new students are required to

provide serological evidence with respect to their

status in relation to blood-borne transmissible

viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Students

will also be required to undertake Tuberculosis (TB)

screening.

Students are required to be registered with the

Dental Board of Queensland for the duration of the

program.

Students are required to complete a nationally

accredited Senior First Aid Certifi cate prior to

commencement of their studies. Students are

also required to complete a Cardiopulmonary

Resuscitation (CPR) competency recertifi cation

course prior to the commencement of years two

and three of the program.

Fields of study

Dento-Maxillofacial Radiology

The program 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 program 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

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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 program 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, 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 program 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. Experience gained by the student

include 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.

Career opportunities

This coursework degree is a program for training

dental specialists.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with

dental boards throughout Australia and specialist

academies/societies/associations.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): +61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia — free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

DOCTOR OF

CLINICAL PHARMACY

Location Teaching hospitals in Brisbane.

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date October 31 in the year prior

to enrolment. Late applications may be considered.

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Pharmacy

or equivalent plus registration as a pharmacist in

Australia or overseas.

Also recommended at least two years work

experience as a pharmacist.

There is a quota of 5 international students in the

program, therefore applicants with a GPA below 5.5

out of 7.0 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 profi ciency, please note that this program

requires a higher level of English language than the

UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7; writing 6; speaking 7

is required.

TOEFL test results are not accepted.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Pharmacy

or equivalent plus registration as a pharmacist in

Australia or overseas.

Also recommended at least two years work

experience as a pharmacist.

There is a quota of 5 international students in the

program, therefore applicants with a GPA below 5.5

out of 7.0 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 profi ciency, please note that this program

requires a higher level of English language than the

UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7; writing 6; speaking 7

is required.

TOEFL test results are not accepted.

Professional Doctorate

Duration 6 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor of Pharmacy

or equivalent plus registration as a pharmacist in

Australia or overseas.

Also recommended at least two years work

experience as a pharmacist.

There is a quota of 5 international students in the

program, therefore applicants with a GPA below 5.5

out of 7.0 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 profi ciency, please note that this program

requires a higher level of English language than the

UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7; writing 6; speaking 7

is required.

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. In the masters program, students

may undertake a clinical pharmacy research project

and specialty clinical electives and in the doctoral

program, students undertake a substantial research

project. A major program strength is the emphasis

on clinical practice and evidence based medicine.

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. We use a variety of practitioners

and academics to teach the courses. Expert

hospital and community pharmacists contribute

signifi cantly to the teaching together with medical

and other healthcare professionals.

Supplementary information

The School of Pharmacy will relocate to a purpose

built facility adjacent to the Princess Alexandra

Hospital site in readiness for the 2010 academic

year.

This exciting development will ensure that the

School maintains its position at the forefront of

teaching and learning development and research

endeavours well into the future.

Career opportunities

Refer to School of Pharmacy website

(www.uq.edu.au/pharmacy).

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

DIETETICS STUDIES

Location Ipswich. Students will be allocated to a

healthcare facility where they will be expected to

attend several days each week. These may be in

Brisbane or Ipswich or other locations.

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date October 31 of the

previous year.

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree with

a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on

a 7 point scale from previous tertiary study AND

courses in public health nutrition, nutrition science,

systems physiology, research methods (including

statistics), biochemistry and food sciences or

commodities.

For applicants who need to provide evidence

of English profi ciency, please note that this

program requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

writing 6.5, speaking 6.5 is required. TOEFL test

results are not accepted.

Students are required to provide proof of

immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before the commencement of study.

A Blue Card (Working with children check) is also

required. Further details of these requirements will

be provided with offer material.

Program outline

Dietitians apply the art and science of human

nutrition to help people understand food and health

relationships and make dietary choices to get the

most out of their lifestyle, and to maintain and

promote health, and prevent and treat illness and

disease. Dietitians use their skills and knowledge

to modify diets to treat medical conditions and to

advise the general public about eating for health.

They work in patient care, community nutrition

and public health, food science and management,

consultancy, private practice, food industry, research

and training and other broader fi elds.

This program is designed for students with a

background in nutrition, public health nutrition,

biochemistry, physiology and statistics.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Dietitians Association of Australia.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

GRADUATE DIPLOMA

MASTER OF

E-HEALTHCARE

Location External

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108.

Late applications may be considered.

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 year part-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any fi eld.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld or Graduate Certifi cate in e-Healthcare.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in any

fi eld 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 e-Healthcare

suite of programs is designed to provide knowledge

and hands-on skills in e-healthcare. These programs

are 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 fi eld. The programs

explore the increasing infl uence of technology in

healthcare practice, advantages and potential

challenges posed by the changes in healthcare

delivery, clinical practice, education, administration

and research. Graduates to able to critically

evaluate developments in e-healthcare: analyse their

effectiveness and possible trends for the future.

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.

Studies include a compulsory fi ve-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 fi eld.

The Centre for Online Health is a leading research

institution with experience in telepaediatrics,

teledermatology, telehomecare, home palliative care

and teleneurology. The web-based fl exible learning

program is designed to allow a wide audience,

particularly busy healthcare professionals, to

upgrade their knowledge and skills in e-healthcare.

Supplementary information

International students may not undertake the

program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis; they

may only study from their home countries and will

not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Students must own or have ready access to a

computer with Internet connection.

Students are responsible for the cost of

transportation and accommodation to attend the

fi ve-day practical. Students are required to obtain

a short-term visitors visa to complete the practical

program in Australia.

Career opportunities

Graduates should be able to use sophisticated

information technology and information

management techniques to improve quality of

healthcare. Employment opportunities in exist in

private health care organisations, hospitals, clinics,

managed care organisations, state and federal

government departments in the management,

coordination and delivery of e-health services.

Positions include: telehealth coordinator, systems

and infrastructure manager (telehealth), manager,

state-wide telehealth services, information systems

manager and systems administrator.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia — free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

EPIDEMIOLOGY

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in health,

behavioural, social or biological sciences and at least

one year of relevant postgraduate experience or

other professional qualifi cations and experience as

assessed by the Head of School as equivalent.

Coursework Master

Duration 2 or 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements For the #16 program:

Students must (a) hold a four-year degree in

health, behavioural, social, agricultural or biological

sciences; and (b) satisfy the executive dean that the

student is qualifi ed for admission.

For the #24 program: Students must (a) hold an

approved degree or other professional qualifi cation

in the fi eld of health, behavioural, social, agricultural

or biological sciences or training to the satisfaction

of the head of school; and (b) satisfy the Executive

Dean that the student is qualifi ed for admission.

Program outline

This program aims to provide structured coursework

developing epidemiological and biostatistical skills

to an advanced level and leading to a higher-level

qualifi cation in epidemiology in order to credential

an individual as an epidemiologist with strong

methodological knowledge skills.

Career opportunities

Graduates may fi nd employment in the following roles:

– biostatistician

– health communications offi cer

– health educator

– health information manager

– health management and planning

– health policy analyst

– health project offi cer

– health promotion offi cer

– health researcher

– health service manager.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

ERGONOMICS

Delivery mode External (online)

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date For commencement in

Semester 1 – January 31, for commencement in

Semester 2 – June 30 in the year of enrolment.

Late applications may be considered.

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

related fi eld OR approved post-secondary study and

work experience.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

related fi eld OR Graduate Certifi cate in Ergonomics.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

related fi eld OR Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics.

Program outline

Ergonomics is the interdisciplinary scientifi c fi eld

concerned with understanding interactions between

humans and the systems within which they exist.

Ergonomists seek to apply this knowledge to

enhance health and safety, comfort, and productivity.

Supplementary information

Courses are offered externally and require Internet

access. International students must undertake this

program on campus full-time basis to be eligible to

apply for an Australian student visa. Contact UQ

International for more information.

For more information about the School of Human

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

Career opportunities

Qualifi ed ergonomists are increasingly in demand,

especially for positions with government agencies

such as Workplace Health and Safety. Opportunities

exist for ergonomists to work within large

corporations in diverse industries, and as selfemployed

consultants.

Professional memberships

The Graduate Diploma and Masters degree satisfy

the educational requirements for professional

membership of the Human Factors and Ergonomics

Society of Australia Inc.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

EXERCISE SCIENCE

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1 (#40 program only),

2 (#24 program only)

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 5 semesters full-time (40# program),

3 semesters full-time (24# program)

Admission requirements An approved Bachelors

degree in Exercise Science/Sports Science or

a related fi eld of study, including successful

completion of the following courses with a unit value

of #2 in, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology and

Psychology. Applicants with an approved degree

equivalent to a 3 year degree in excercise science or

sports science and #16 of suitable pre-requisites for

the #24 3 semester program.

Program outline

The demand for exercise science practitioners is

currently expanding at an unprecedented rate,

however many of the opportunities are restricted

to Exercise Physiologists who are accredited with

the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports

Science (AAESS). The MES has been specifi cally

designed to permit suitably qualifi ed university

graduates to meet the requirements for AAESS

accreditation in two and a half years of intensive

study and clinical training, instead of four years

of study which undergraduates are required to

complete. Among the organisations that will only

permit AAESS accredited Exercise Physiologists

to provide exercise science services are Medicare

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(the National Healthcare scheme), Workcover

and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students

who successfully complete the degree will acquire

specialist skills and knowledge in the prescription

and programming of exercise, with extensive

practical and professional experience within the

health and fi tness industry. Students develop an

understanding of the principles of scientifi c method,

critical analysis and research design and apply

them to professional practice. They will appreciate

the role of exercise scientists in health promotion,

injury prevention and effective treatment planning,

implementation and evaluation.

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. Students must also have completed a

First Aid certifi cate. Contact the School of Human

Movement Studies for information on obtaining a

Blue Card. For more information about the School of

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

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the

Australian Association of Exercise & Sports Science.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

HEALTH STUDIES

Location Herston

Commencement Semester 1, 2, Summer

Application closing date Refer to page108

Students may also undertake a research higher

degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

This program is under review.

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

a health, social work or other related fi eld OR

Bachelor degree in other fi elds and relevant work

experience OR post-secondary study and relevant

work experience.

Graduate Diploma

This program is under review.

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a health,

social work or other related fi eld OR Bachelor degree in

other fi elds and relevant work experience OR Graduate

Certifi cate in Health Studies in a relevant fi eld.

Coursework Master

This program is under review.

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

a health, social work or other related fi eld OR

Bachelor degree in other fi elds and relevant work

experience OR Graduate Diploma in Health Studies

in a relevant fi eld.

Additional cost Additional costs may be incurred

by students undertaking dissertation or projects.

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)

Supplementary information

International students may not undertake the

program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis; they

may only study from their home countries and will

not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

Fields of study

Addiction Studies

Students develop a comprehensive understanding

of the political, social, economic and scientifi c

factors which impinge on development of alcohol

and drug-related policies, services, treatment and

prevention modalities. This plan updates knowledge,

enhances skills for lifelong learning; and develops

the ability to critically analyse, interpret and apply

relevant research fi ndings. All fi elds 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. Summer Semester entry

not available for international students.

Clinical Epidemiology

This fi eld of study is designed to provide a systematic

introduction both to the foundation sciences of clinical

epidemiology (epidemiology and biostatistics) and to

the structure and operation of the health system, all

of which are topics that are much neglected in the

basic training of clinical health professionals. Having

mastered this material, there is a choice of courses

addressing knowledge and skills specifi cally in clinical

epidemiology, together with a range of electives

concerned with major health conditions and aspects

of the management of individual patients as well as

larger components of the health system. All fi elds 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. Summer Semester entry not

available for international students.

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, nongovernment

and private sectors. Graduates have

enhanced understanding and skills relevant to a

complex and changing health care 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 enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Email study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia — free call): 1800 671 980

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

INTERNATIONAL

PUBLIC HEALTH

Location Herston

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

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 qualifi cations and experience as

assessed by the Executive Dean as equivalent.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

health, behavioural, social or biological sciences and

at least one year relevant postgraduate experience

or other qualifi cations and experience as assessed

by the Executive Dean as equivalent.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements

For the #16 Masters:

Students must (a) hold a 4-year degree in health,

behavioural, social, agricultural or biological

sciences, and (b) satisfy the executive dean that the

student is qualifi ed for admission.

For the #24 Masters:

Students must (i) hold the Graduate Diploma in

International Public Health from this University; or

(ii) hold an approved degree or other professional

qualifi cations in the fi eld of health, behavioural,

social, agricultural or biological sciences or training

to the satisfaction of the head of school; and

(b) satisfy the executive dean that the student is

qualifi ed for admission.

Additional cost Additional costs may be incurred

by students undertaking dissertation or projects.

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 sociocultural

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. Qualifi cations 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 enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

MEDICINE

Delivery mode External

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Admission requirements Students must hold

a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (or

equivalent) and have completed a minimum of two

years of clinical practice post graduation.

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Program outline

This program offers continuing profession education

for doctors, particularly general practitioners.

Fields of study are offered in: Primary Care Skin

Cancer Medicine, and General Practice.

Only the Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine fi eld

of study is available to international students.

Fields of study

Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine

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. Topics

covered include how to undertake a consultation

(history and examination) for a skin check, and make

a confi dent diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions

using a dermoscope. Doctors will develop and

demonstrate an ability to differentiate between major

skin lesions; perform punch / excision biopsies,

eliptical excisions and direct repair, cryotherapy,

curettage, shave excisions and interpret pathology

results. Practitioners will develop an enhanced

understanding of the structure and function of the

skin as well as the epidemiology of skin cancer. This

includes the anatomy of the head, neck and lower

limb as relevant to skin cancer surgery including the

principles that underly fl ap and graft surgery. This will

enable physicians to perform a range of simple fl aps

to safely manage most skin cancers in most sites.

Doctors will develop a sound understanding of how

to demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism,

minimise indemnity risk in their practice, and

understand how to make the appropriate treatment

choice in partnership with the patient.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

MENTAL HEALTH

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

health, social work or other related fi eld and relevant

work experience OR Graduate Diploma in Mental

Health in same fi eld of study.

Psychotherapy – also requires two years work

experience in the fi eld of mental health, and current

employment in a work environment which enables

psychotherapy practice.

Art Therapy – requires degree or Graduate

Certifi cate or Graduate Diploma in Mental Health

and meet the Art Practice entrance standard and

the Clinical Experience entrance standard and

undertake an interview.

Placement courses Four courses requiring a total

of 800 hours practise (200 per course).

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. Teaching

is provided by 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 fl exible environment that

respects concurrent professional commitments.

Curricula and teaching methods for all fi elds

of study have been designed to meet the training

standards of the Psychotherapy and Counselling

Federation of Australia.

Supplementary information

Depending on the fi eld 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

This 18 month program prepares suitably

experienced students for clinical practice in art

therapy to a high professional standard. Program

components include: art therapy theory; experiential

art therapy workshops; supervised clinical

placements to a total of 800 hours; theory and

skills in mental health practice, and an art therapy

research project, culminating in written and visual

assessments. 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 ANZATA (the Australia and New Zealand Art

Therapy Association) for professional registration of

art therapists.

Community Mental Health

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.

Family Therapy

This fi eld of study is designed to:

– provide specialist training in the use of systemic

family therapy in the treatment of families,

couples and individuals

– provide an ethical and clinical framework for the

practice of systemic family therapy

– locate systemic family therapy within the broader

scientifi c and clinical traditions of psychotherapy

– be inclusive of a broad range of family therapy

schools including traditional and post-modern

approaches

– be applicable in a wide range of service settings.

The program incorporates theory and skills

courses as well as systemic therapy practicums,

live supervision involving team based practice and

group and individual case supervision.

Learning objectives are based on relevant

associations’ training standards and competencies

and will meet clinical membership requirements of

the relevant Australian Family Therapy Associations.

Courses are available mostly internally at Herston

only, but some introductory courses are also

available externally. However, all students must

attend seminars and residential schools in Brisbane.

Mental Health Nursing

This fi eld of study aims to equip students with

knowledge and skills for practice as mental health

nurses, consistent with the standards developed by

the Queensland Nursing Council and the profession.

Psychotherapy

This plan offers advanced training in the use of

psychotherapy techniques, with particular emphasis

on psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour

techniques. Courses focus on the application of

specifi c psychotherapy techniques; to particular

populations or in the treatment of specifi c forms of

psychopathology. Students also acquire research

skills relevant to the investigation of some aspect of

psychotherapy.

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.

Professional memberships

Some fi elds meet part of the requirements for

some psychotherapy associations, but additional

supervision is required.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

OCCUPATIONAL

THERAPY STUDIES

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester Summer

Application closing date May 31 in the year of

enrolment

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 6 semesters full-time

Six consecutive semesters, inclusive of two summer

semesters full-time.

Admission requirements A bachelors degree in

a fi eld (other than occupational therapy) such as

health, education, social, physical or biological

sciences with a minimum Grade Point Average

(GPA) of 4.0 on a 7 point scale from previous tertiary

study AND courses in anatomy; statistics; and one

of human physiology, psychology or sociology/

anthropology.

Immunisation, CPR, and Senior First Aid

requirements also apply.

For applicants who need to provide evidence

of English profi ciency, please note that this

program requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

writing 6; speaking 7 is required. TOEFL test results

are not accepted.

There is a quota of 10 international places

available. Offers will be made to applicants with the

highest academic rank.

Placement courses

Some clinic placements are outside the Brisbane

metropolitan area and students are expected

to fund these placements. This involves 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 fi ve or

10 weeks duration and occur in the summer and

second year of the Masters program.

Students cannot undertake block fi eldwork

placements outside Australia and New Zealand

except in particular circumstances.

Additional cost Senior First Aid Certifi cate

(including CPR approximately $140)

Students are required to provide proof of

immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before commencement of clinic placements.

A clinical uniform is required. Shirts are approximately

$25 each. Students also wear plain bottle green slacks

which can either be their own or can be purchased

from the School for approximately $60 each.

Some clinic placements may be outside the

Brisbane metropolitan area and students are

expected to fund these placements independently.

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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.

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 Certifi cate (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 of this degree may be eligible for

membership with the Australian Association of

Occupational Therapists. Graduates are eligible for

registration with the Occupational Therapists Board

of Queensland.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 1 year full-time

Admission requirements A 4 year pass or honours

or graduate entry master or professional doctorate

degree in physiotherapy plus 2 years full-time

relevant professional experience and evidence of

continuing professional education OR qualifi cations

and experience deemed equivalent to the above by

the head of school.

For applicants who need to provide evidence

of English profi ciency, please note that this

program requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

writing 6; speaking 7 is required. TOEFL test results

are not accepted.

Placement Courses

Students are required to have a current Blue Card

(working with children check) before commencing

clinical work. For information on obtaining a Blue

Card, contact the School of Health & Rehabilitation

Sciences enquiries.shrs@uq.edu.au.

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 www.shrs.uq.edu.au/shrs/current_

students/clinical_placement.html.

A Senior First Aid Certifi cate (including CPR) is also

required before the commencement of clinical practice.

Program outline

Physiotherapy graduates have the opportunity to

undertake the fi rst stage in an ongoing program for

clinical physiotherapists working in various fi elds 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 fi eld 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 fi elds of

musculoskeletal physiotherapy; sports; paediatrics;

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.

Supplementary information

Some courses in the fi elds of paediatrics, gerontology

and neurology are offered by fl exible 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 Certifi cate (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

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

This fi eld 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 problem solving; 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 fi elds of study.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

PHYSIOTHERAPY

STUDIES

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester Summer

Application closing date May 31 of the year of

enrolment.

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 6 semesters full-time

Six consecutive semesters, inclusive of two summer

sessions full-time.

Admission requirements A bachelors degree or

equivalent (in an a fi eld other than physiotherapy)

in fi elds 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.

A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on

a 7 point scale from previous tertiary study. Entry is

then competitive based on that GPA.

Immunisation, CPR and Senior First Aid

requirements must also be met.

For applicants who need to provide evidence

of English profi ciency, please note that this

program requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

writing 6; speaking 7 is required. TOEFL test results

are not accepted.

There is a quota of 10 international places

available. Offers will be made to applicants with the

highest academic rank.

Placement courses

Some clinic placements may be outside the Brisbane

metropolitan area and students are expected to fund

these placements independently. This usually involves

travel, accommodation and daily living expenses. A

range of locations for placements is utilised depending

on availability. Placements are of four weeks duration

and are usually conducted on a full-time basis in the

summer and second year of the program.

Students wishing to undertake a clinical

placement in an international location may be

permitted to do so under certain conditions.

Additional cost Senior First Aid Certifi cate

(including CPR): approximately $140.

A clinical uniform is required. Shirts are

approximately $25 each. Students also wear plain

navy blue slacks which either be their own or can

be purchased from the School for approximately

$60 each.

Students are required to provide proof of

immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before commencement of clinic placements.

Some clinic placements may be outside the

Brisbane metropolitan area and students are

expected to fund these placements independently.

Program outline

This program equips graduate entry students with

the theoretical knowledge, skills and professional

attributes necessary for careers in physiotherapy.

Students 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 cardiorespiratory

system; or improving balance and motor

control for better performance and function.

Students develop an understanding of the

principles of scientifi c method, critical analysis and

research design and apply them to professional

practice; and appreciate the physiotherapist’s role

in health promotion, injury prevention and effective

treatment planning, implementation and evaluation.

Graduates possess an integrated body of

knowledge, the clinical abilities, problem-solving 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.

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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 Certifi cate (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

Following a recommended year in a general hospital,

physiotherapists may continue their 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, manipulative physiotherapy,

paediatrics, obstetrics, orthopaedics, or other fi elds of

particular interest. Additional employment opportunities

exist as researchers, advisers or consultants in

educational, industrial or government institutions.

Professional memberships

Graduates of this degree may be eligible for

membership with the Australian Physiotherapy

Association. Graduates are eligible for registration

with the Physiotherapists Board of Queensland.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

PUBLIC HEALTH

Delivery mode Internal/External

Location Herston

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

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 qualifi cations and experience as

assessed by the Head of School as equivalent.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in

health, behavioural, social or biological sciences and

at least one year relevant postgraduate experience

or other qualifi cations and experience as assessed

by the Head of School as equivalent.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements

For the #16 program: Students must (a) hold

a four-year degree in health, behavioural, social,

agricultural or biological sciences; or an approved

three-year degree and successful completion of

at least two years of an approved graduate-entry

medicine program, and (b) satisfy the executive

dean that the student is qualifi ed for admission.

For the #24 program: Students must (a) hold an

approved degree or other professional qualifi cation

in the fi eld of health, behavioural, social, agricultural

or biological sciences or training to the satisfaction

of the head of school; and (b) satisfy the executive

dean that the student is qualifi ed for admission.

Additional cost Additional costs may be incurred

by students undertaking dissertation or projects.

Program outline

This program prepares health professionals from a

broad range of backgrounds, with knowledge and

skills from a variety of disciplines, to defi ne, critically

assess and resolve public health and nutrition

problems. Various fi elds of study allow students

to focus on Australian public health issues or on

international public health, including nutrition and

tropical health in the Asia Pacifi c region.

Depending on the specifi c fi eld of study, the

masters program culminates with either a standard

coursework component or dissertation/fi eldwork

project. The dissertation/fi eldwork project provides

an opportunity for students to apply their newly

acquired knowledge and skills in a public health/

nutrition setting. Students can carry out their

dissertation projects within Australia or overseas.

Full information is available from the School of

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

Supplementary information

All fi elds 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

This plan is designed to equip students with the

academic, professional and management attributes

that will enable them to approach Defence health

issues from a population health perspective. It

is designed to provide students with a broad

understanding of public health issues and to

specifi cally address health issues relevant to the

Australian Defence Forces and Veteran’s Affairs.

Courses in this fi eld can be completed externally and

are designed specifi cally for personnel from both

the Department of Defence and the Department of

Veteran’s Affairs including those on active service,

reservists, those who have completed their service or

are involved in the provision of health related services

to the Military and Veterans. For further information,

please contact the Professional Development Offi cer

Centre for Military and Veteran’s Health, telephone

+61 7 3346 4860

Indigenous Health

(Graduate Diploma, Master)

This fi eld of study 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 fi eld 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 scientifi c fi ndings. Masters students

have the opportunity to put this into practice in

their fi nal semester by undertaking an individual

research project, joining a group fi eldwork project in

South East Asia, or undertaking additional specialist

coursework. All fi elds of study are a mixture of

internal and external delivery.

Standard

This plan prepares health professionals from a

broad range of backgrounds with the knowledge

and skills, derived from a variety of disciplines,

which will allow them to defi ne, critically assess and

resolve public health problems. This plan comprises

core courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, social

science and management. In the Graduate Diploma

and Masters programs, electives are available in

areas of specifi c interest, including biostatistics,

epidemiology, social science, health services, health

economics, burden of disease, tropical health,

nutrition, international health and indigenous health.

This allows student to focus on Australian public

health issues or on international public health,

including nutrition and tropical health in the Asia

Pacifi c region.

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 fi eld research in South

East Asia or the Pacifi c. Graduates can describe

the important health problems of the Asia Pacifi c,

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

scientifi c advances; and consult and evaluate expert

opinions.

Career opportunities

This program will benefi t 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:

– Fellowship of the Australian Faculty of Public

Health Medicine

– Australian College of Health Service Executives

– Royal Australian College of Medical

Administrators.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

REHABILITATION

SCIENCES

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester 1, 2

Application closing date Refer to page 108

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in health

or health science-related fi eld or post-secondary

study and relevant work experience.

For applicants who need to provide evidence

of English profi ciency, please note: this program

requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

writing 6; speaking 7 is required. TOEFL test results

are not accepted.

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HEALTH

Program outline

This program in rehabilitation aims to provide

opportunities to develop communication skills and

medico-research skills including ethics, professional

record-keeping, analysis and interpretation of clinical

research data, in order to gain an understanding of

other health-related issues and discipline-specifi c topics.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

MASTER OF

SPEECH PATHOLOGY

STUDIES

Location St Lucia

Commencement Semester Summer

Application closing date May 31 in year of

enrolment.

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Duration 6 semesters full-time

Six consecutive semesters, inclusive of 2 summer

sessions full-time.

Admission requirements A bachelors degree (in

a fi eld other than speech pathology) in fi elds such

as health, education, social, biological or physical

sciences or humanities, with a minimum Grade Point

Average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7 point scale from previous

tertiary study AND a course in statistics and a course

in one of: linguistics, psychology, or physiology.

Immunisation, CPR and Senior First Aid

requirements must also be met.

For applicants who need to provide evidence

of English profi ciency, please note that this

program requires a higher level of English language

profi ciency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7;

writing 6; speaking 8 is required. TOEFL test results

are not accepted.

There is a quota of 10 international places

available. Offers will be made to applicants with the

highest academic rank.

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. Students will only be

placed within Queensland. Overseas placements

are not available.

Students are required to have a current

Blue Card (working with children check) before

commencing clinical placements in fi rst year. For

information on obtaining a Blue Card, contact the

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Students are required to complete a prescribed

schedule of immunisations and to hold a current fi rst

aid and CPR certifi cate.

Additional cost Senior First Aid Certifi cate

(including CPR): approximately $140.

Students are required to provide proof of

immunisation against certain diseases, including

Hepatitis B before commencement of clinical

placements.

A clinical uniform may be required. If so a white

shirt and plain brown slacks are the standard.

Some clinic placements may be outside the

Brisbane metropolitan area and students are

expected to fund these placements independently.

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.

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 Certifi cate (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

Speech pathologists work in many different settings,

including:

– services for people with specifi c disabilities such

as cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, autism or

hearing loss

– general, paediatric and geriatric hospitals

– rehabilitation centres

– preschool, kindergarten and childcare programs

– schools

– community health centres

– private practice

– centres for the hearing impaired and intellectually

disabled.

Professional memberships

Graduates of this degree may be eligible for

membership with Speech Pathology Australia.

Graduates are eligible for registration with the

Speech Pathologists Board of Queensland.

International contact details

International Student Advisor

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

Email: study@uq.edu.au

Phone (outside Australia): + 61 3 8676 7004

(within Australia – free call): 1800 671 980

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN

GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN

MASTER OF

SPORTS COACHING

Delivery mode External only (via the Internet)

Commencement Semester 1, 2, Summer

Application closing date For commencement in

Semester 1 – January 31. For commencement in

Semester 2 – June 23. For commencement in Summer

Semester – October 31 in the year of enrolment.

Upon completion students may also undertake a

research higher degree in this discipline.

Graduate Certificate

Duration 1 semester full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a health

related fi eld; or approved post-secondary study and

relevant work experience in coaching or health.

Graduate Diploma

Duration 2 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

health related fi eld OR an approved post-secondary

study plus relevant work experience in coaching

or health OR the Graduate Certifi cate in Applied

Science in the relevant fi eld of study.

Coursework Master

Duration 3 semesters full-time

Admission requirements Bachelor degree in a

health related fi eld; OR the Graduate Diploma in

Applied Science in the relevant fi eld of study.

Program outline

The postgraduate programs in Sports Coaching

are a joint venture between the Australian Sports

Commission (ASC), the Australian Institute of Sport

(AIS), and the School of Human Movement Studies

at The University of Queensland. Expert academics,

researchers and elite coaches have combined to

develop relevant courses that integrate theory,

research and coaching practice.

The authentic experiential learning approach

connects learning to current coaching practice and

contexts with a focus on developing the coachathlete

performance relationship.

Supplementary information

The Sports Coaching fi eld 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