Situated in Queensland capital, Brisbane is the public research oriented institution, Queensland University of Technology. Founded in 1909, this college is amongst the oldest and best in Australia. With six faculties, the university is known in Australia and worldwide as a great research institutions pioneering a vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer, a highly advanced portable MRI Scanners. The prominent university is also known for producing Nobel laureates and Grammy winner amongst others. This institution is renowned for her foremost contributions to nanotechnology, brain and molecular bioscience researches.
By standards of the “Academic Ranking of World Universities” for 2016, Queensland University is ranked as the 55th worldwide while “Times Higher Education” places her at 60th position in the World University Rankings for 2017. Queensland is also ranked at 35th position in the world centered on the “CWTS Leiden Ranking” for 2017. Recently she was dropped from the top 100 list of prestigious universities in the world by “Times Higher Education”.
A sequence of specific entry requirements are considered by various departments. To be considered for entry into a particular course, you need to properly review the department you’re applying to.
Generally, you must have completed Australian Year 12 or its equivalent in your country, must also be 17 or older and apply based on your previous education and work experiences.
Also, entry is grounded on your OP score/ rank, which is summed up depending on your qualification/ experience. The admission board considers firstly applicants with high OP 1/ rank 99, followed by OP 2/ rank 98 before others.
Some courses also have specific entry requirements including auditions, interviews, collections and questionnaires.
For international students, confirmation that your application is genuine is needed, the admission board needs to know you are eligible to complete the course. All factors such as your immigration history and present circumstances, relevance of your proposed study will be put into consideration. When you apply, you will need to explain why you decided to apply for the particular course, and how it will profit a future career for you.
Every applicant has to meet up with specific and general course requirement in order to qualify for acceptance. Most of the requirement consist of previous degrees, research capabilities and professional programs.
- A one-year honors degrees or four-year honors degrees
- Graduate certificates from approved universities
- Graduate diplomas from approved institutions
- Masters degrees by coursework
- Referee reports
- Professional programs or accreditation
- Work experience
For most postgraduate departments, you must have reached a certain GPA in your previous course or university to be qualified for application.
If previous course were measured in units, your GPA is a total of your score for each unit by the sum of units attempted.
If your institution has used a different scale from the 7.0 total, it will then be calculated accordingly but know that any grade below a 4.00 is automatically regarded as a fail in the 7.00 total grading system.
NOTE; apply early as some courses fill up very quickly
Candidates who wish to have a Master’s degree can apply in any of the following faculties;
Building and planning
Creative, design and performance
Health and community
Law and justice
Science and mathematics
Candidates who want to apply for admission to a PhD should possess;
- A magnificently completed mastersby research
- Started a masters by research, and advanced to the PhD program within a period of 12 months
- Progressed from an honors degree with a minimum First Class or second class upper honors.
A PhD usually runs for 3 years in full-time study or 6 years in part-time study at least.
If you have studied in a country without English as the first language, you need a proof of English proficiency to qualify for admission. This can be done through exams approved by Queensland for a test of English Language. A list of acceptable tests are;
- IELTS (academic)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Pearson test of English (PTE)
- Cambridge English; advanced (CAE)
- Cambridge English; proficiency (CPE)
Tuition fees vary across departments but the average fee for undergraduate courses but in the list below are details based on where you’re applying from;
|FIELD OF STUDY||COST|
|Visual and performing arts
|AUD$ 8, 100.00|
|AUD$ 9, 050. 00|
Medicine Veterinary science
|AUD$ 10, 600. 00|
|Business Courses||AUD$ 27, 700. 00|
|Creative Industry Courses||AUD$ 27, 200. 00|
|Education Courses||AUD$ 28, 300. 00|
|Health Courses||AUD$ 30, 100. 00|
|Law Courses||AUD$ 26, 800. 00|
|Science/ Engineering Courses||AUD$ 32, 300. 00|
COST OF LIVING IN BRISBANE
|Lunchtime Menu||AU$ 15. 00|
|Fast Food Menu||AU$ 11. 00|
|1ltr Milk||AU$ 1. 43|
|500g Chicken||AU$ 5. 76|
|Eggs (12)||AU$ 5.60|
|1kg Apples||AU$ 5. 00|
|1kg Tomatoes||AU$ 5.17|
|1kg Potatoes||AU$ 3.50|
|85m2 Apartment (expensive area)||AU$ 3, 050. 00|
|85m2 Apartment (normal area)||AU$ 1, 770. 00|
|Utilities (85m2 monthly)||AU$ 300. 00|
|45m2 Apartment (expensive area)||AU$ 2, 315. 00|
|45m2 Apartment (expensive area)||AU$ 1, 550 .00|
|Utilities (45m2 monthly)||AU$ 270. 00|
|Internet (monthly)||AU$ 60. 00|
|Volkswagen/ Golf||AU$ 27, 500. 00|
|Public Transport Ticket (monthly)||AUD$ 128. 00|
|1ltr Gas||AU$ 1.32|
|Taxi Trip||AUD$ 21. 00|
This university has been rated high in broad scientific and research fields than any other Australian Universities. With a vast amount of research based institutes, Queensland University still focuses on interdisciplinary aspects making her a very suitable place for standard education in the 21st Century.