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The second phase of QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct is due
for completion in 2014. The new development includes a six-
storey building and will be a dynamic setting for performance and
spatial research, events, exhibitions and short courses open to
the public. Dance, drama, visual arts and music students will
have access to teaching and studio spaces, performance venues
and creative research labs.
QUT’s new bachelor of science focuses on enquiry-based
collaborative learning. The common first semester allows
students to explore real-world problems and delay the decision
about which major to undertake until after they have sampled a
number of science disciplines. There is a large range of career
possibilities, with first majors available in biological sciences,
chemistry, earth science, environmental science and physics, and
second majors offered in the areas of business, creative
industries, law, education and science.
QUT bachelor of laws graduate Andrew Trotter has been
named the 2013 Queensland Rhodes Scholar, the sixth QUT
graduate to receive the honour. It is the third year running that a
QUT graduate has received a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Andrew plans to study criminal law at Oxford University, with a
focus on trials and prosecution for international crimes.
See ‘Getting in’ ratings above and in the Section 3 field of study
QUT offers a number of special entry programs to improve
the participation of under-represented groups. Students from low
socioeconomic backgrounds can apply through QTAC’s
Educational Access Scheme and, if eligible, receive an admission
bonus of three OP bands or six ranks for entry to most
undergraduate degree courses. In addition, QUT offers bonus
ranks for athletes, coaches and referees through the Elite Athlete
Entry Scheme, while the Entry Bonus Scheme offers bonus ranks
to students who complete specified subjects or university-level
subjects at school. The Oodgeroo Unit recruits and supports
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
The START QUT program gives high-achieving Year 12
students an opportunity to experience university by completing
two QUT units while still at school and receive bonus ranks upon
The university recognises a wide range of preparation
courses for entry, including the certificate IV in adult tertiary
preparation offered through TAFE institutes. Competencies
developed through work or other experience may also count for
alternative entry, and bridging courses are available in fields such
as maths, chemistry and physics. There are guaranteed entry
schemes for many undergraduate courses.
All institutions have their own admission rules, so refer to
QUT’s website and the local tertiary admission centre’s
Costs and scholarships
QUT offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to
domestic students. In addition to government scholarships (see
page 40 for more details), the following are just some of the
prizes, bursaries and scholarships that are awarded to
undergraduate students. To find out more about eligibility criteria,
contact QUT directly.
Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Scholarship: This scholarship
provides either $6250 per year for up to four years or $2166 per
semester for the first three semesters. It is awarded to high-
achieving school leavers who have achieved an OP of 1 or 2,
including those who have taken up to two gap years after Year
QUT Equity Scholarship: This scholarship provides $2500 for
one year. It is awarded to commencing and continuing students
who are experiencing financial hardship.
QUT Equity Bursary: This bursary provides $1000 for one
year. It is awarded to commencing and continuing students from
low socioeconomic backgrounds.
QUT students experience a technology-rich environment, with
new collaborative learning spaces in classrooms and general
study and laboratory facilities for all students. QUT’s library has
learning support specialists who provide integrated face-to-face
support services to assist with study and research, as well as
technology and print service points. Face-to-face services are
complemented by online resources. Within the library and other
informal spaces there are bookable rooms available for group
and individual study, and students are also able to access virtual
learning tools from their personal mobile device via wireless
access on all campuses. QUT’s online learning and information
Sport and leisure
How the fields of study rate and compare (continued)
FIELD OF STUDY
GETTING A FULL-TIME
WHAT GRADUATES SAY
For an explanation of this table, see page 233.
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