Queensland University of Technology - Overview & Background

Queensland University of Technology is a major Australian university with a global outlook. It is one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities, and its courses are in high demand. Their graduates include eight Rhodes Scholars, five of these awarded in the past six years. The university has one of the largest university faculties in Australia and is home to six schools and 23 disciplines.



University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

The university for the real world

University City

Brisbane, Queensland
Acceptance Rate


Employment Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



$58 million

Campus Size

274 Acres

Official Website Link

Queensland University of Technology 

Contact Details

+61 7 3138 2000


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The Gardens Point campus is located next to the Brisbane River, the Botanic Gardens and Parliament House. The Kelvin Grove campus is about 3km from the centre of the city. 
Awards and recognition

21 disciplines (4-digit FoR Codes) from the University have rated at well above world standard (5) Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, submitted 2018

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The institute has world-class facilities for research, including:

  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers
  • Australian Centre for Robotic Vision
  • Autism CRC
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacturing
  • CRC for Optimising Resource Extraction
  • CRC for Spatial Information 2
  • Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities
  • Defence Materials Technology Centre
  • Food Agility CRC
  • iMove CRC
  • Institute for Future Environments
  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
  • International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health
  • Plant Biosecurity CRC
  • Rail Manufacturing CRC
  • Wound Management Innovation CRC

The university has three branch libraries -

  • Gardens Point Library
  • Kelvin Grove Library
  • Law Library.

Each library provides resources and services to support the learning, teaching and research needs of the students.

Residence options

The QUT accommodation service provides students with information and advice on finding and securing accommodation. Students can rent a room in a student residential complex. Alternatively, students can rent an agent-operated student accommodation.

Queensland University of Technology Location

Brisbane is well connected to different parts of the world through direct flights. It takes around 20 minutes to reach the airport from the Gardens Point campus and 12 minutes from the Kelvin Grove campus The Queensland Rail City network provides urban, suburban and inter-urban electric passenger railway services. There are ample bus routes and cabs to reach the campus.

In their free time, students can Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and the cruise along the Brisbane river. If you want a long day out, you can visit the Stradbroke Island on a day trip. Other options are the Botanical Gardens, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art or the Queen Street Mall. Adventurers can go for the  Story Bridge Adventure Climb.

Queensland University of Technology Map Location

Address: 2 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Financial Aid

Scholarships at the university are offered to suit a broad range of skills and experience and not just for academics. There are scholarships for women, athletes, financial hardship, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and specific courses and study areas.

We will discuss about the scholarships for STEM courses:

Elefteria and John Polichronis Bursary

  • A grant for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Economics, Finance or Applied Finance.

Science and Engineering Financial Hardship Bursary

  • A grant for domestic and international students studying or applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework degree in science and engineering.

Equity scholarships scheme

  • A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Triple Crown Scholarship

  • A scholarship for future international students who want to study business.

Notable Alumni

Some famous alumni from Queensland University of Technology include:

  • Kierin Meehan, Choreographer, teacher, children's author
  • Tracey Curro, Journalist and Communications Manager
  • Diane Cilento, Author, actress, dramatist and playwright. Founder of the Creative Industries Artist in Residence Program.
  • Philip Freier, Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne
  •        Joe Ludwig, ALP member of the Australian Senate   
  • Steve Lawrence, Computer scientist

Jobs and Placements

There is a Careers and Employment Centre to help students prepare for their professional lives. Students can talk to in-house career counselors to get advice about their study program, how to apply for jobs or how to go about the process of looking for jobs. There is assistance available for writing resumes, cover letter and preparing for job interviews.

The Real World Placement programme along with the Work Integrated Learning programmes in classroom help students get non paid, voluntary or paid placement positions to get an idea of a professional workplace while studying at QUT. 

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