Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane, Australia
Site: www.qut.edu.au Founded: 1849 year Type of University:Public StudyQA ranking: 1259 pts. No. Students: 47229 Frgn. Students: 7982 No. Staff: 12983 Languages: English Phone: +61396274853 Fax: +61396274863

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About the University

Queensland University of Technology, abbreviated as QUT, is a public research university located in the urban coastal city ofBrisbane, Queensland, Australia. QUT is located on three campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove, and Caboolture.

The University’s ‘real world’ positioning is underpinned by close relationships with employers and professional bodies which give our students a unique balance of theory and practical professional skills. We have a reputation for producing graduates who work well in teams, and who combine professional knowledge with broad perspectives and an understanding and appreciation of the world. As a result, our graduates enjoy excellent employment prospects.

QUT’s two main campuses are located in the heart of Brisbane. You will benefit from imaginatively designed learning and research spaces including the worldclass Science and Engineering Centre and the exciting Creative Industries Precinct. There are also excellent facilities for social interaction, sport and recreation.

  • Business School

    We are in a group of less than 1% of business schools globally to be accredited by all three of the world's leading accreditation bodies. Our mission is to provide quality real-world focused teaching, research, corporate education and service which are internationally relevant and respected. Our vision is to sustain excellence and impact in serving our communities nationally and internationally. Our values of quality, diversity, professionalism and innovation and creativity inform our mission statement and guide our activities. Our strong connections with the local, national and international business community lead to mutually beneficial arrangements for student placements, research partnerships and lifelong learning.

  • Faculty of Creative Industries

    QUT is an integral part of Brisbane’s creative culture.Our Creative Industries Faculty generates ideas and talent for the creative arts, entertainment, media and design.

    Our graduates are world-class creatives, leading and innovating in their creative fields.So whether you’re interested in film, live performance, industrial design, fashion, or architecture, the creative industries has something for everybody.And in 2015, QUT will be launching the next stage of its Creative Industries Precinct, an $80 million dollar student facility with studio space for drama, dance, music and visual art.Create your future with us. Learn more about QUT Creative Industries.

  • Faculty of Education

    The QUT Faculty of Education is unique in its blend of large-scale teacher education and research excellence.

    With over 5,000 students and almost 200 full-time staff, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of education specialist programs including early childhood, primary, middle years and secondary programs. We offer postgraduate studies in a range of areas, such as teacher-librarianship, school guidance and counselling, and literacy. QUT staff and students are active researchers and in addition to winning competitive research grants, undertake a wide range of collaborative and contract research with (and for) partners in the education sector at state, national and international levels.

  • Faculty of Health

    Located across our three campuses, the Faculty of Health offers a range of coursework and research programs that contribute to the improvement of health care and services in the community.We are focused on developing and promoting best practice in teaching and learning. In partnership with the Australian Learning and Teaching Council we are working on a number of initiatives to enhance the quality of clinical education. We have an exciting research portfolio and foster collaborative and groundbreaking research across specialist areas. With research that is multidisciplinary and purpose driven, we are able to solve real-world health problems. We contribute to a number of collaborative research centres, including the renowned Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

  • Faculty of Law

    The QUT Law Faculty is a place for people who want to make a difference. Our winning balance of theory and practical skills ensures that graduates are work-ready and have a distinct career advantage. Our graduates become accomplished leaders in the global community and skilled professionals in law, justice and corporate organisations.

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

    Our mission is to be the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) partner of choice for education and research. Quite simply, we want to change the world.Our tools to deliver change are education and research. We want to build a reputation as the best in the STEM disciplines, which are the engines of growth for modern society.We seek to deliver our vision in four ways:

    • creating highly valued STEM learning experiences
    • building authentic assessment based on real world STEM practice
    • creating new research at the frontiers of STEM knowledge
    • delivering innovative STEM solutions that have real world impact.

History

  • 1849 - Brisbane School of the Arts.The Brisbane School of the Arts began as a place of recreation, with a library, public debates and lectures.Eventually, the school developed a stronger educational focus, offering two drawing classes in 1881.In 1882, the Brisbane School of the Arts became the Brisbane Technical College.
  • 1882 - Brisbane Technical College. Initially, only 80 students attended the Brisbane Technical College. After the economic depression of the early 1890s, enrolments rose to more than 1,000 students in 1897. Brisbane Technical College was the largest institution in Queensland in the 19th century. In 1908, the Queensland Parliament passed the Technical Instruction Act, and Brisbane Technical College became the Central Technical College.
  • 1908 - Central Technical College.Central Technical College became a key institution for apprenticeship training, and vocational training for both men and women. Courses offered included mathematics, literature, healthcare, and industrial electronics. After World War II, the college expanded to a site in South Brisbane. By the early 1960s, Central Technical College had more than 13,000 students and had further expanded its courses. Eventually, the professional and technical courses offered at Central Technical College moved to the Queensland Institute of Technology.
  • 1911 - Brisbane Kindergarten Training College.The Brisbane Kindergarten Training College was established in 1911, with an initial enrolment of five students.By 1929, Brisbane Kindergarten Training College offered two separate courses, and by the end of the 1930s, student numbers had increased to around 25.The college introduced a three-year course in 1946, and the number of students steadily increased. Brisbane Kindergarten Training College was renamed as the Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College in 1965.
  • 1914 - Queensland Teachers Training College.In 1914, the Queensland Teachers Training College had 25 students.When the college moved to Kelvin Grove in February 1942, there were 676 students, mostly enrolled in the primary teaching course. The student population included 72 mature students recruited to meet the shortages of teachers during the war.In 1944, Queensland Teachers Training College became the Senior Teachers Training College. It was again renamed in 1950 as the Queensland Teachers College. In 1961, it became the Kelvin Grove Teachers College.
  • 1961 - Kelvin Grove Teachers College. Kelvin Grove Teachers College offered courses in both primary and secondary teaching.New government policy in tertiary education led to the establishment of a College Council in 1972, and Kelvin Grove Teachers College became the Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education from 1976.
  • 1961 - Kedron Park Teachers College.Kedron Park Teachers College opened with 192 students. It began with a two-year primary teaching program, but soon offered three-year teacher training. In 1974, Kedron Park Teachers College became known as North Brisbane College of Advanced Education.
  • 1965 - Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College. Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College played a large role in research in early years education. In 1972, a demonstration kindergarten - equipped with the latest observation technology - was built at the college. By 1973, the college population reached the record figure of 392 students, with 200 students entering the first year of the diploma course. Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College was the first preschool college in Australia to accept male students. In 1982, Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College merged with three other teaching colleges to form the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.
  • 1965 - Queensland Institute of Technology. The Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) was established at Gardens Point, next to Brisbane's CBD. From 1966, QIT consisted of six departments:
  1. chemistry

  2. engineering

  3. general studies

  4. business studies

  5. architecture

  6. building.

  • In 1965, QIT had only 4,634 students, which grew to 7,665 by 1981. The percentage of those studying full time had risen and the number of female students had more than trebled.Demand for courses at QIT continued to grow during the 1980s, and QIT became the Queensland University of Technology.
  • 1974 - North Brisbane College of Advanced Education. North Brisbane College of Advanced Education extended their courses on offer to include business studies, community studies and liberal studies.In 1982, North Brisbane College of Advanced Education merged with three other teaching colleges to form the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.
  • 1976 - Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education. By 1980, Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education  had diversified into dance, theatre, residential care and visual arts, applied science (home economics) and counselling.In 1978, Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education held seminars in ceramics and painting in remote areas throughout Queensland, using light aircraft and buses to transport artists, tutors and materials between towns.Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education merged with three other teaching colleges in 1982 to form the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.
  • 1982 - Brisbane College of Advanced Education. In 1981, the Commonwealth Government decided to combine four Brisbane teaching colleges (including Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, North Brisbane College of Advanced Education and Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College) to form the new Brisbane College of Advanced Education.By 1986, courses included teacher education, business, creative and performing arts, and early childhood studies. Schools of health and welfare studies, and physical education and leisure studies were also established.A masters degree in education was first offered in 1990.Student enrolments grew to 10,155 in 1989, and Brisbane College of Advanced Education joined with QUT in 1990.
  • 1989 - Queensland University of Technology.The Queensland University of Technology Act was passed in 1988, following approval of university status for the Queensland Institute of Technology. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) began operating in January 1989. Since then we have grown to accommodate more than 40,000 students and offer over 400 courses and extensive research programs. We've become the university for the real world.

Accreditation

  • Institutional Accreditation or Recognition - Department of Education and Training, Australia
  • Year of first Accreditation - 1989

Rankings

  • QUT ranks within the top 10 Australian universities and the upper 3 per cent world-wide. 
  • QUT has been ranked as Australia's best university under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education Top 100, and ranks 26th globally in that category. 
  • The university in its current form was founded 1989, when the then Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) merged with the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.
  • QUT was ranked in the 71-80 band globally in the inaugural QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016
  • In the latest QS World University, Rankings by Subject, QUT ranked second in Australia and 25th in the world for Communication and Media Studies, reinforcing our reputation as leaders in the Creative Industries.

Facilities vary on each campus and include:

  • Art studios and theatres 
  • Bookshops 
  • Cafés 
  • Child care
  • Free campus shuttle bus between campuses
  • Student centres, counselling and health services
  • Wireless internet zones
  • 24-hour computing labs
  • Libraries
  • Automatic teller machines (ATMs)
  • Licensed Student Guild bars
  • Fitness centres and sporting facilities
  • Prayer rooms/chapel

Why QUT?

  • Real-World Courses
  • Be Job Ready
  • Learn From Award-Winning Lecturers
  • Two Inner-City Campuses, Just Minutes From The CBD
  • Over 200 University Partners
  • One Of The Best Records In Australia For Graduate Employment
  • Connected With Global Companies, Including Boeing, Bmw, Shell, Microsoft And Fujitsu
  • 100% Of Submitted Qut Research Ranked World-Standard Or Above (Era 2015)
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