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  • Advantages of QUT
  • Faculty of Built Environment & Engineering
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Creative Industries 
  • School of Humanities and Human Services 
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science 

 

1. Focus on industry relevant teaching – a university for the real world

QUT’s balance of theory and practical experience in its leading-edge courses ensures that our graduates are in demand. The university seeks the advice of industry, government and the professions in the design of its courses. Links with world leaders such as Boeing, Microsoft and Oracle keep QUT in touch with global advances and business practices. The university’s highly qualified teaching staff include practicing professionals who lecture and tutor part-time, bringing the board room into the classroom. QUT builds opportunities to apply real-world learning, projects and placements into courses.

 

2. High graduate employment

QUT graduates work all over the world in a range of exciting professions. According to the Graduate Careers Council of Australia’s 2004 survey QUT has the highest graduate employment rate of Queensland universities. QUT also continues to be the largest provider of Australian bachelor degree graduates into the full-time workforce. Outstanding graduates include Rhodes scholars, Fulbright scholars, holders of important offices such as the Premier of Queensland, Attorney General of Australia, Judges of the Family Court of Australia, Executive Vice Presidents and Chief Executive Officers. When students return to their home country with a QUT degree they can be confident that they will have the required practical and theoretical grounding to suit the demands of their chosen profession.

 

3. Internationally recognised courses

QUT strives to deliver professional courses whose quality is recognised internationally.  In a 2005 report released by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA), QUT was commended for the rigour of the quality assurance of its courses and emphasis on real world training and research.

To further demonstrate its commitment to quality QUT has sought accreditation from internationally respected bodies. The Faculty of Business is the first Australian university faculty to attain AMBA (Association of MBAs), AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (The European Foundation for Management Development) accreditation. The Faculty is one of only twenty in the world to receive all three accreditations.

 

4. Strength in applied research

QUT’s world class record of success in applied research creates economic opportunities and improved practices for companies and organisations locally, nationally and globally.  QUT’s multidisciplinary approach positions its research around a group of renowned Institutes, Cooperative Research Centres and Centres of Excellence that integrate cutting edge technology and expertise to bring together Australia’s most creative minds to solve the issues affecting Australia and neighbouring communities.  QUT ranks in the top six universities in Australia for funding through the Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage program and is the recipient of research funding from international organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and World Health Organisation.

Extensive research interests and capabilities cover diverse disciplines including information technology, economics, and finance, management, marketing and international business, education, physical, chemical and life sciences, design, urban development and engineering, health studies, law, creative industries and social sciences.

 

5. Guaranteed pathways to university

QUT offers academically focused English language and pathway programs through QUT International College located at the Kelvin Grove campus. The college’s small class sizes, highly qualified and dedicated staff along with its cutting edge multimedia and language resources contribute to the high rates of progression of its graduates into their preferred university course.

QUT International College provides a range of support services to its students including a Welfare Adviser for personal counselling. Students in our university entry programs have access to Language and Learning Advisers to help improve language and academic skills.

Programs include University Diploma, Foundation, English Language, Bridging, and Postgraduate Business Pathways. The college also welcomes group study tours and offers tailored short courses.

 

6. Queensland, an exciting place to be

Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, the fastest growing economy in Australia and an exciting hub of research, technology and innovation. Queensland has that rare combination of a stable political environment and an excellent physical and economic climate.  In 1998, the Queensland Government released its Smart State Strategy, encouraging new ideas within a culture of discovery, creativity and diversity. The strategy supports the creation of new industries and looks to making traditional industries smarter.

In the last decade Queensland’s export performance has expanded. The state is also seeing strong population growth with over 1,000 people moving to Queensland each week. Queensland’s fresh, enterprising spirit is present in its dynamic educational environment with many QUT students granted to opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research and innovation. It’s an exciting place to be.

 

7. Located in a safe, vibrant city

Enjoy a high quality, affordable lifestyle in the bustling city of Brisbane. As Australia’s third largest and fastest growing city, Brisbane is renowned for fabulous year round weather and healthy outdoors living. Brisbane is also home to people from many cultures as evidenced by a diverse range of dining alternatives and a thriving arts and cultural scene. Brisbane is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious city where international students are readily accepted by other students, and teachers are experienced in teaching classes to students from many countries.

Brisbane is also a perfect stepping stone to the wonders of Queensland and is only an hour away from south east Queensland’s beaches, bays and beautiful hinterland.

 

8. Lively community

Our QUT community is busy all year round, with international students playing a major role in many festivals and events. Meet people from all over the world at QUT’s Orientation Week celebrations, international festivals, national band competition, Oktoberfest and other regular events at our three campus clubs. The QUT Guild and International Student Services also hold a number of recreation and skill development courses during the year, such as learn to surf, golf and in-line skating lessons, hip hop dance and capoeira classes, social and adventure outings.

Students have the opportunity to join QUT’s numerous clubs and societies and international student associations. Student associations organise activities and provide a supportive network for all recently arrived students, making a significant contribution to QUT.


9. Only full service campus in Brisbane CBD

QUT’s Gardens Point campus is the only city university campus with comprehensive facilities in the Brisbane central business district, situated right next to the beautiful city Botanic Gardens and the Brisbane River. The inner city location reinforces QUT’s links with business and industry while creating a dynamic environment for students.  The Goodwill Bridge (for pedestrians and cyclists) links the Gardens Point Campus with the popular South Bank Parklands and cultural precinct.

QUT’s Kelvin Grove Campus, housing the Kelvin Grove Urban Village, is just two kilometres from the city centre. All three QUT campuses are linked by a regular free student bus service.


10. Commitment to Innovation

QUT is an industry driven, modern university with a commitment to developing projects that break new ground. A new development site at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus is the first of its kind in Australia and features the following innovations:

Creative Industries Precinct: The Creative Industries Precinct is Australia's first site dedicated to creative experimentation and commercial development in the creative industries.
Kelvin Grove Urban Village: The Kelvin Grove Urban Village is the first inner-city development of its kind in Australia, combining educational, professional, residential and recreational facilities.
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI): Based at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus, the Institute invites top researchers to collaborate across disciplines to conduct pioneering studies in health, biomedical science and biomedical engineering.

 

11. Flexibility and Choice

With over 650 undergraduate and postgraduate options, flexible entry dates and pathways to degrees QUT courses can be tailored to your specific educational needs. Choose from a tremendous range of courses in Built Environment and Engineering, Business, Creative Industries, Education, Health, Humanities, Human Services, Information Technology, Law, Justice and Science.

 

12. Culturally diverse university

QUT is one of Australia’s leading universities with nearly 40,000 students including 5000 international students from over 100 countries.  As testament to its commitment to creating a culturally diverse educational environment, the university has been awarded five stars for international enrolments and four stars for diversity (Good Universities Guide 2006).

QUT also actively supports the activities of international student associations and holds many events throughout the year to celebrate cultural diversity including an international festival. International Student associations organise activities and provide a supportive network for all recently arrived students, making a significant contribution to QUT.


13. Excellent Support


Worried about studying in a different country? At QUT students can be sure they will receive personal attention and support from QUT’s International Student Services. Services include academic and personal counselling, accommodation and employment assistance, homestay, orientation, airport reception, language and learning advice, workshops and seminars. Help is ongoing and accessible and is sensitive to the needs of international students.

QUT’s International Careers Counsellor, one of only two in Australian Universities, provides opportunities for international students to experience the work environment in their home country while they study. Positions are organised though Careers and Employment’s International Work Placement Scheme. Participants in the scheme have the advantage of re-establishing familiarity with work and recruitment practices in their home country.

 

14.   World Class Virtual Services

Enrolled students can also access, QUT Virtual, a state of the art student intranet  providing online student support. The software includes the ability to change subjects, check results and download lecture materials.

QUT campuses are now wireless, providing access to the internet without the restraints of a network cable and port.

QUT’s Student e-Portfolio, one of the first in Australian Universities, allows users to track their achievements, both academic and personal, in a format that can incorporate electronic artefacts, links to the web and databases. The ePortfolio gives QUT students a distinct advantage in the workplace as it allows them to present an up-to-date record of qualifications and experience to prospective employers through an easy electronic process of collection, reflection, selection and presentation.

 

Faculties

Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering

Campus: Gardens Point campus

Number of Students: 4800

Areas of Study:

• Architecture
• Interior Design
• Industrial Design
• Landscape Architecture
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Engineering
• Infomechatronics
• Electrical
• Telecommunications
• Computer Systems
• Aerospace Avionics
• Project Management • Construction Management
• Property Economics
• Quantity Surveying
• Urban & Regional Planning
• Spatial Science (Surveying)
• Civil Engineering
• Civil & Construction
• Civil & Environmental Management
• Building Fire Safety
• Urban Design
• Engineering Management
• Geographic Information Systems
• Geomatics


Points of Distinction:

• QUT offers Australia’s only degree in Aerospace Avionics. Graduates are involved in design, development, manufacture and maintenance work on aeroplanes, helicopters, spacecraft and satellites.

• Graduates of Industrial Design courses have been recognised for excellence in the field winning five out of twenty awards at the prestigious 2005 Australian Design Awards. The Industrial Design programs are setting world benchmarks in design innovation and entrepreneurial design, resulting in more than 30 professional practices established in the last ten years.  The program emphasis is on innovation, creative thinking, human-centred design research and usability, strategic design and design leadership. QUT Industrial Design is an Educational member of ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design).

• The Faculty research program combining Building and Infrastructure Systems helps communities to live and work in buildings which are safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective

• Medical Engineering research leaders develop and promote the innovative use of new and emerging technologies in order to improve the quality of life of future users. 

• The Energy and Resource Management program improves the quality of water in our households through research that focuses on urban hydrology and water-quality modelling.

• Speech, Audio, Image and Video Technology (SAIVT) contributes to the security of people’s lives through research in speech enhancement for forensic applications and palm recognition.

• The Colab program provides focus for research relating to creating better environments through our multidisciplinary design disciplines. The Faculty’s human-centred research helps to improve landscapes, buildings, colour and lighting. 

• QUT researchers, through the CRC for Satellite Systems, have helped launch Australia’s first satellite in more than 30 years.

• A new generation of artificial hearts that could give cardiac patients ten or more extra years of life are being designed by medical engineering researchers at QUT.
 
Faculty of Health

Campuses: Kelvin Grove and Carseldine

Number of students: 4000

Areas of study:

• Human Movement Studies
• Exercise and Sports Nutrition
• Optometry
• Health Information Management
• Health Services Management
• Nutrition and Dietetics
• Public Health
• Nursing
• Nursing and Health Services Management
• Psychology
• Risk Management
• Health Science (general) • Health, Safety and Environment
• Public Health
• Road Safety (Psychology)
• Aged Care
• Cancer Nursing
• Community Practice
• Emergency Nursing
• Intensive Care Nursing
• Medical/Surgical Nursing
• Paediatric, Child and Youth Health Nursing
• Mental Health Nursing
• Women’s Health
• Midwifery

 

Points of Distinction:

Faculty of Health - General

• Students work in state-of-the-art, modern clinical, laboratory and teaching facilities with the latest equipment.

• On-campus clinics equipped to cutting-edge standards enable students in Optometry, Podiatry, Human Movement Studies and Psychology and Counselling to work directly with real patients, applying acquired skills and knowledge in a supervised setting.

• The only university in Queensland to offer bachelor degrees in Health Information Management, Paramedic Studies, Optometry and Dietetics.

• Offers hands-on clinical placements through its courses providing students with real-world skills and experience and vital contact with industry and prospective employers.

• Home to the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, where world class researchers work together in the fields of health, biomedical engineering and science to develop new knowledge and products to improve the health and wellbeing of the local, national and international communities.

• Courses appeal to those with an interest in working with people, helping to improve the health of individuals and communities, helping to prevent and treat disease, and making a difference in the lives of others.

• Many Health graduates are eligible for professional membership and registrations.
• Globally connected with links to international aid agencies, tertiary institutions and government agencies.  In particular, QUT’s School of Nursing has strong links with the National Taipei College of Nursing, and the School of Public Health is working with the Hanoi School of Public Health to improve the Vietnam health system; developing university award courses and training programs with the Emergency Medical Centre Brach of the Chinese Hospital Association; and developing programs with the Chinese Ministry of Health and Municipal and Provincial Health Bureaux.
Nursing

• The longest-running tertiary-based School of Nursing in Queensland, with many years of industry consultation and experience.  This long-term and extensive collaboration and partnership with industry provides students with unparalleled practical experience throughout their course.

• Nursing students have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements overseas, in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Norway and the United States.

• The School of Nursing has an established relationship with the National Taipei College of Nursing. 

 

Human Movement Studies

• Students work in clinical, laboratory and teaching facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and ample teaching space.

• Students can undertake practical placements overseas, using QUT’s strong links with sports and science institutes around the globe. Opportunities also exist for fourth year students to undertake a large practical project abroad.

• Institutes with which past students have undertaken practicums have included the Hong Kong Sports Institute, Adidas Sports Medicine in Auckland, and the New Zealand Institute of Sport.

• Students gain real world experience by undertaking practicums in a wide range of industry settings, including hospitals, clinics, government agencies and sporting institutes such as the Australian Institute of Sport.

 

Public Health

• The Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) is Queensland's first degree in paramedics. It provides graduates with the skills, knowledge and qualifications that give them a competitive edge in pursuing a career as an ambulance paramedic with agencies such as the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS).

• The only university in Queensland, and one of only four in Australia, that offers a bachelor qualification in Health Information Management.

• The only undergraduate course in nutrition and dietetics in Queensland accredited for membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia.
 
• The School of Public Health has strong links with the Hanoi School of Public Health, the Emergency Medical Centre Branch of the Chinese Hospital Association, the Jiangsu Province Centre for Disease Control (China), and the Anhul Medical University (China). 

 

Optometry

• QUT has the only optometry school in Queensland. It is one of only three in Australia.

• By participating in the practices of working optometrists, ophthalmologists, and in other clinical settings, students gain hands-on, real-world experience throughout their course.

 

Psychology & Counselling
 
• Teaching is skills-based, with a strong focus on group procedures (including group problem-solving exercises), and the practical application of psychology.

• Students benefit from an on-site psychology and counselling clinic which brings ongoing practical experience directly to the classroom. Staff are research active, and use the most current areas of psychological research in their teaching

• Strong industry links provide students with opportunities for hands-on experience in the field. The Internship Initiative, organised by the Department of State Development, is one such opportunity, enabling QUT students to participate in the Australian Technology Showcase program.

• Students can choose from many electives, including ‘Forensic Psychology and the Law’, taught in collaboration with the School of Justice Studies.

• School of Psychology and Counselling has strong research links with prominent international agencies, with ongoing collaboration with institutions in the United States, Singapore and Canada. Examples include collaborative work in substance abuse with the University of California, Los Angeles and collaborative research in psycholinguistics with the University of Arizona.

• QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) conducts groundbreaking research in road safety, working in collaboration with such agencies as the Queensland Police Service and the New South Wales State Transit Authority.
 

Faculty of Creative Industries

Campus: Kelvin Grove Campus

Number of Students: 3000

Areas of Study:

• Acting & Technical Production
• Communication Design
• Creative Writing & Cultural Studies
• Dance
• Fashion
• Film & Television • Journalism
• Media & Communication
• Music & Sound
• Performance Studies
• Visual Arts

 

Points of Distinction:

• Creative Industries spans the entertainment, leisure, cultural and creative sectors of the international economy that have boomed over recent years. Creative Industries courses, span eleven performing, media and visual arts disciplines, preparing students for an exciting career in the new economy

• QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct is Australia's first site dedicated to innovative experimentation and commercial development in the creative industries. The AUD60 million dollar development features state-of-the-art newsrooms, interactive exhibition spaces, production workshops, design studios, computing studios and a resident theatre company.

• QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct is the official base for ACID (Australasian CRC for Interaction Design Pty Ltd) ensuring that for the first time in Australia, QUT communication design students are able to participate in developing creative applications for new technologies. This includes games, interactive software engines, unexpected devices, innovative designs, 3D worlds, audio gizmos, interfaces, films, museum installations, digital interpretations, business products, videos, music, dances and architectural displays.

• The largest AVID laboratory in Australia specialising in digital media production.

• The Creative Industries Precinct is situated next to Kelvin Grove Urban Village, a $600million QUT and Queensland Government joint development providing state of the art technology, business and over 800 residential accommodation units.

• Proud host to international students, scholars and researchers from more than 40 countries around the world, making invaluable contributions to the diversity, innovation, global networks and opportunities available.

• Research is at the core of the Faculty's focus on creative community and industry-focused solutions and applications. Examples of current research projects include: 
o Kids Help Line: the development of an on-line counselling tool for this national information, support and counselling service for all children in Australia
o Youth Internet Radio: breaking down barriers by applying the latest interactive technologies to provide a platform for creative expression, networking and exchange of ideas between young people across distance, socioeconomic and racial boundaries.

• The Faculty was host to over 200 Australian and international research students in 2005, and received over AUD13million in research funding.

• The Centre of Excellence in Cultural and Media Studies has successfully been awarded funding by the Australian Research Council of AUD7 million dollars over five years, in addition to industry and university support expected to be worth more than AUD3 million. The centre will play a pivotal role in strengthening research and innovation in digital content and creative industries in Australia.

• The Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation (iCi) which is a new multi faculty research institute at QUT. iCi combines researchers and PhD students from Creative Industries, Business, Information Technology, Education and Humanities and Human Services in groundbreaking research and commercialisation ventures.

 

School of Humanities and Human Services

Faculty: School of Humanities and Human Services

Campus: Carseldine (with the exception of Languages, which is offered at the Gardens Point campus)

Number of Students: 1700

Areas of Study:

• Australian Studies
• Community Studies
• Ethics and Human Rights
• Geography and Environment
• History
• Human Services
• Indigenous Studies • International and Global Studies
• Languages
• Political Studies
• Social Policy
• Society and Change
• Sociology


Points of Distinction:

• Strong industry and community links of teaching staff provide students with access to industry contacts and knowledge to enhance their overall learning experiences in the School of Humanities and Human Services disciplines.

• The School of Humanities and Human Services, in partnership with the Anthropology Department at the UNSW, offers the only program in Australia that integrates an annual Pacific Island fieldwork tour in its Asia-Pacific studies to provide students with home-stay experiences in a Pacific Island community.

• Offers Australia's only full suite of units in Pacific Island Studies, including, The Pacific since 1945, Pacific Culture Contact, Colonialism and Independence in Asia Pacific, and The USA and the Asia Pacific Region.

• The Faculty coordinated an innovative, Japanese funded, regional professional development, institutional strengthening and publication program for Pacific Island history and social studies teachers from 1995 to 2001.

• The Geography and Environmental Studies major in the School of Humanities and Human Services offers distinctive options in Regional Geography (World Regions, Southeast Asia and Japan) and Environmental Hazards and Disaster Management; which makes it the only undergraduate program of its kind in Southeast Queensland.

• The Centre for Social Change Research in the School of Humanities and Human Services offers the innovative Doctor of Social Science, one of the very few social sciences professional doctorates in Australia.

• Languages section uses cutting edge, interactive learning technologies such as the Access Grid Videoconferencing system and QUT’s Online Teaching technology to enhance students' learning experiences in a foreign language. 

• The Languages section is the first in Australia to use Access Grid Videoconferencing to enable real-time, real-life, cross-cultural communication between QUT students and students at international partner universities.

• The Corrective Services major in the School of Humanities and Human Services provides students with the opportunity to visit and gain insights into the operations of the largest and most technically advanced high-security correctional centre in Australia.

• Queensland Premier, Peter Beattie, was a graduate of the School’s Master of Arts (Humanities) course.

 

Faculty of Education

Campus: Kelvin Grove

Number of Students: 5500

Areas of Study:

• Early Childhood
• Primary Education
• Secondary Education
• Early Childhood
• Adult and Community Learning
• Career Guidance
• Language and Literacy • Leadership and Management
• Learning support and Inclusive Education
• Information and Communication Technology
• TESOL
• Maths/Science Education
• School Guidance and Counselling

 

Points of Distinction:

• Largest and most comprehensive Faculty of Education in Australia

• Faculty provides the largest range of programs to over 5000 educators including full undergraduate programs, a number of Masters course and two doctorates (EdD and PhD)

• Cutting edge teaching programs directed at global teacher practitioner attributes

• Faculty is one of the “top 10” in Australia for research and its programs are described as “high quality” as indexed by Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). (Phelan et al, 2000, p.582)

• One of five Faculties of Education in the world selected to prepare teachers for the Malaysian Government.

• Australia’s largest concentration of educators in mathematics education, science education and vocational education provide innovative teaching and cutting edge research in science related education.

• Globally connected Faculty of Education working with Aid agencies (AusAID, ADB and WB) and a range of government agencies (eg in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea) for social improvements through learning programs and globally relevant research


Faculty of Information Technology

Campus: Gardens Point

Number of Students: 3000

Areas of Study:

• Games Technology
• Software Architecture
• Business Systems Engineering
• Databases
• Electronic business (with Faculty of Business)
• Embedded Systems (with Faculty of Built Environment & Engineering)
• Information & Knowledge Management
 • Information Systems
• IT Management
• Intelligent Systems
• Interactive Media (with Faculty of Creative Industries)
• Network Systems
• Security
• Web Services and Applications


Points of Distinction:

• QUT established Australia's first dedicated Faculty of Information Technology

• Strong research links with top IT global companies such as SAP and Oracle including the closest and strongest relationship with Microsoft of any university in the Asia Pacific region. Since 1999, QUT has won around 20 Microsoft research grants worth close to AUD1 million.

• The internationally-renowned Information Security Institute is the largest research centre of its kind in Australia and is the Information Infrastructure Security Hub of the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA). One of the principal aims of the centre is to develop technology to combat cyber terrorism.

• Smart Devices research group has had back to back wins at the (Federation of International Robot Soccer Association) FIRA World Championships in 2003 and 2004.

• Researchers from QUT are making it easier to combine the power of idle computers to create cheap but powerful virtual supercomputers.

• Voted most popular IT degree in a university - survey amongst domestic undergraduate students in 2000

 
Faculty of Business

Campus: Gardens Point

Number of Students: 7,000

Areas of Study:
• Accounting
• Advertising
• Banking & Finance
• Economics
• Electronic Business
• Human Resource Management
• International Business
• Management • Marketing
• Public Relations
• Business Administration (MBA)
• Forensic Accounting
• Professional Accounting
• Applied Finance
• Integrated Marketing Communication
• Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies


Points of Distinction:

• The first Australian university’s Faculty of Business to attain AMBA (Association of MBAs), AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (accrediting body for the European Foundation for Management Development) accreditation. These accreditation bodies are hallmarks of excellence and recognition of the quality of our programs by our international peers

• Our innovative Business Advantage program allows Faculty of Business students to develop personal, professional and citizenship skills for the workplace, in areas such as entrepreneurship, career planning, leadership, community engagement and public speaking and professional writing.  Students have also been encouraged and funded to attend conferences, student competitions and other development activities.  It’s been nominated for a 2005 Australian Universities Teaching Institutional Award.

• Pioneered the use of live financial data amongst Queensland tertiary institutions.  The Faculty’s Securities Dealing Room allows finance students to experience the dynamic nature of financial markets, and the fast pace of real time asset price movement.

• QUT Business student Mark Mitchell won the 2005 BRW National Student Sharemarket Competition, by making a $186,000 profit over a twelve month long virtual investment.

• A survey of employers comparing South East Queensland universities found business graduates are productive from day one, entrepreneurial, have strong technical and practical skills and a broader understanding of commercial realities. (Source: Colmar Brunton 2002)

• The Faculty’s Australian Centre for Business Research conducts leading business research through its four major research programs.  The Faculty has attracted over AUD8million in National Competitive (ARC) grants over the past five years, and regularly conducts research for industry and other external partners.

• QUT’s Bachelor of Business gives students the flexibility to design their business degree for the career they want.  Students gain a solid base of broad business knowledge, then build knowledge in selected areas of interest.

• QUT’s business programs have a strong global focus, with internationally experienced lecturers, exchange programs and international study tour options.

• The Faculty’s 2005 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient is Paul Taaffe, an international public relations expert, and chairman and chief executive of Hill & Knowlton inc in New York.  Hill and Knowlton have 72 offices in 38 countries around the globe, and specialise in crisis management, corporate reputation management and political lobbying. Paul worked with WorldCom in their emergence from bankruptcy, and on the successful Athens Olympic bid. The firm has forged a strong reputation for corporate social responsibility under Taaffe’s leadership.

Brisbane Graduate School of Business (BGSB)
 
Brisbane Graduate School of Business is ranked as the following:

o Tier 1 Australian MBA program Australian Financial Review BOSS magazine, 2005
o No 82 in World. Financial Times Top 100 Global MBA programs 2004. First Queensland Business School to make this prestigious list.
o No 3 in Australia. Financial Times Top 100 Global MBA programs, 2004 rankings
o No. 4 in Australia. Asia-Inc magazine Top MBA programs in Asia, 2004 rankings
o 5-star MBA programs, Graduate Management Association of Australia Inc (GMAA) Star Ratings of Australian MBA Courses 2002, 2003, 2004

• QUT is home to 'Australia's Innovative MBA'. The innovative structure and curriculum of BGSB’s programs is unique in Australia and allows students greater choice and flexibility when designing their course.  The MBA offers seven-week teaching periods, with six entry points each year. The course has 17 core units for a wider coverage and 17 specialisation areas, giving more depth than a standard MBA.

• BGSB has special expertise and experience in Entrepreneurship education and offers a variety of choices for the entrepreneur, intrapreneur or venture capitalist. The school is the host of the Australian MOOT CORP® Business Plan competition and has regular visits from some of the world’s leading Entrepreneurship academics.

 
Faculty of Law

Campuses: Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove

Number of Students: 3000

Areas of Study:

• Commercial Law
• Corporate Law
• Criminal Justice
• Environmental Law
• International Law
• Legal Studies
• Media and Communications Law
• Property Law • Public Law
• Technology Law
• Justice Studies
• Critical Criminology
• Organised Crime and Corruption Investigation
• Justice Policy
• Strategic Intelligence
• Accountancy Law

 

Points of Distinction:
 
• One of the largest UG law schools in Australia

• QUT’s Faculty of Law is proud of its <e.law> QUT Moot Court one of Australia's most advanced electronic courtrooms containing state-of-the-art information technology and audio-visual integration.  It is one of the leading three electronic moot court rooms in the world.

• Student use award winning custom-designed software and on-line study facilities. Online Teaching provides access to recordings of all lectures, links to reading, legislation and a study guide. Recordings of tutorials are also available online for all core units, and some units offer cyber-tutorials and online forums.

• Learn from practising professionals and visiting professors – leading experts from around the world

• The faculty’s Dean is the Hon. Michael Lavarch, former Attorney General of Australia.

• As an international student who considers an undergraduate QUT Law degree students must confirm recognition of an Australian law degree for admission purposes in their own country. An undergraduate law degree is currently recognised for solicitors’ admission in East Malaysia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. The degree is recognised in West Malaysia; however graduates must complete the Malaysian Bar Council’s Certificate in Legal Practice to gain solicitors’ admission.

• State-of-the art on-campus Law Library

• The faculty has strong links with the law profession in Australia - each year on average around 90 per cent of Law graduates (undergraduate) gain full-time work or go on to further study within four months of graduating.

 
Faculty of Science

Campus: Gardens Point, Carseldine

Number of Students: 2100

Areas of Study:

• Biochemistry
• Biotechnology
• Chemistry
• Ecology
• Environmental Science
• Forensic Science
• Geoscience
• Mathematics
• Microbiology
• Physics
• Applied Geology
• Applied Physics
• Astrophysics
• Biodiversity
• Biomolecular Sciences
• Industrial Chemistry • Scientific Computation and Visualisation
• Statistics
• Air Quality and Health
• Applicable Mathematics and Advanced Computation
• Applied Optics
• Biological Systems Research
• Hormone Dependent Cancer
• Infectious Diseases
• Inorganic Materials
• Medical Physics
• Plant Biotechnology
• Quaternary Earth and Water Systems
• Statistics and Operations Research
• Synthesis and Molecular Recognition
• Tissue Bioregeneration and Integration

Points of Distinction:

 

Employment

• Medical Science, Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy graduates consistently secure jobs - in recent years over 95% of graduates have been employed full-time within four months of graduation.
• The unique entrepreneurial skills Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovation graduates have been in demand with students gaining employment as business development officers, commercialisation officers and even policy advisors to government ministers.
• A shortage of qualified chemistry graduates has resulted in the majority of QUT chemistry students being offered jobs before they graduate.
• The global increase in demand for energy resources has resulted in QUT Geoscience graduates finding their skills in demand (100% of Geology Honours graduates employed over the past few years).

 

Unique courses

• QUT is the only university in Queensland to offer Medical Imaging (Radiography) and Radiotherapy.
• The Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovation is training Australia’s first generation of bioentrepreneurs with the skills to translate research outcomes into business opportunities. 
• While there are many appropriate pre-medicine courses, QUT’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science has been specially tailored to prepare students for the GAMSAT (entrance exam for medicine).
• QUT is the only university in Queensland to offer Forensic Science as a double major with another science area.  Due to the popularity of Forensic science and the limited number of jobs, it is essential for graduates to have this dual qualification for a guaranteed career path.

 

Research

• The Faculty of Science’s Plant Biotechnology and Research Program is the world leader in plant biotechnology research into banana crops and one of only a few plant biotechnology research teams in Australia working with tropical crops.
• The groundbreaking Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) is one of Australia’s foremost sites for collaborative research centres, pioneering advances in health, biomedical science and biomedical engineering.
• Professor Zee Upton has been working with molecular biotechnology research on a special combination of proteins that have the potential to repair tissues twice as fast as the body’s natural system. This world first groundbreaking research will ensure wounds from accidents or burns will heal faster with less scarring.
• Professor Judith Clements and the research team at the Prostate Cancer Research Program are aiding the fight against cancer by conducting the only research in Australia into certain factors concerning prostate cancer and other hormone dependent cancers.
• QUT’s International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH) is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre on the global burden of disease due to air pollution. The ILAQH is the only research facility in Australia specialising in environmental aerosol science with an emphasis on fine and ultra-fine particles
• Working with governments in South East Asia and the World Health Organisation (WHO), QUT’s Infectious Diseases Research Program has identified the sources of the present dengue outbreak in the Pacific and eliminated the disease in selected communities in Vietnam.

 

Industry links/accreditations

• All courses offered by the Faculty are developed and continually updated in consultation with the relevant industry body to provide graduates with professional accreditation.

• The Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Science) is the only course in southern Queensland to be accredited with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists.
• Other examples of industry links/accreditions:
o Bachelor of Applied Science (Biotechnology): AusBiotech Ltd
o Bachelor of Applied Science (Biochemistry): Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Australian Association of Clinical Biochemists
o Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry): Royal Australian Chemical Institute
o Bachelor of Applied Science (Forensic Science): Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
o Bachelor of Applied Science (Geoscience): Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australian Institute of Geoscientists/Geological Society of Australia
o Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics): Australian Institute of Physics
o Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology)/ (Radiotherapy Technology): Australian Institute of Radiography

 

Practical Experience

• QUT offers a hands-on learning environment with all courses having a significant practical component.  Students undertake laboratory sessions from the first week of their course. 
• Pharmacy students undertake practical classes in QUT’s imitation pharmacy and on-site dispensary, before embarking on a series of professional placements in pharmacies and hospitals.
• Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy students undertake practical classes at QUT and clinical placements in hospitals and private practice.
• Medical Science students undertake practical classes at QUT and clinical placements in a pathology laboratory or hospital.
• Bachelor of Applied Science students undertake practical classes in QUT’s specialist laboratories for chemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, forensic science or physics.   Ecology, Environmental Science and Geoscience students participate in prac classes and field trips, while maths students solve real-world problems during their studies.
• Bachelor of Applied Science students may opt to undertake one year of employment in industry through the Industrial Internship Program between the second and third years of the course.
• Biotechnology Innovation students form virtual biotech start-up companies under the guidance of an industry mentor.

 

Famous graduates

• Maths graduate Robyn Araujo has landed her dream job at the National Cancer Institute, Washington DC
• Dean’s Scholars Program graduate Tim Hopper was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and conducted research on improved MRI techniques at the University of Pennsylvania
• Dean’s Scholars Program graduate Mitchell Lawrence has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to continue his research on prostate cancer at Harvard University
• Ecology graduate, Gilbert Price has received worldwide recognition for his research discovery that climate change, not human intervention was responsible for the extinction of Australia’s giant marsupials.

 

Course structure

• The Bachelor of Applied Science allows students to tailor the course to suit their particular interests and desired career outcomes.  The core first year program allows students who are unsure about future career direction to experience a range of science areas before making a choice.

 

Facilities and technology

• QUT state-of-the-art laboratories give students the opportunity to practice on real equipment and learn the latest techniques used in the workplace.
• Students undertake first year classes in specially designed laboratories and may also learn in QUT’s specialised facilities such as forensic science, pharmacy, medical imaging, radiotherapy, biotechnology or chemistry laboratories.
• Mathematics staff and students use QUT’s supercomputer with the latest numerical software packages and visualisation tools. 
• QUT houses analytical electron microscope and x-ray facilities along with many specialised research laboratories. 
• QUT’s newest research facility, the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation is due for completion in 2006. 

 

Scholarships

• Dean’s Scholars Program - $9,000 scholarships paid over three years
• Maths - student enrolled in a mathematics degree or a double degree with mathematics can apply for industry-sponsored scholarships
• Chemistry - $3000 industry-sponsored bursaries paid over three years for Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry) students specialising in Industrial Chemistry

 

Performances/Exhibitions

• Bachelor of Biotechnology Innovation students present outcomes of their start-up companies to industry leaders and the wider QUT community.
• Dean’s Scholars present outcomes of their research projects.