Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Motto "A university for the real world"
Established 1908
Type Public
Chancellor Major General Peter Arnison (Retd) AC CVO
Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake
Faculty 2 200
Undergraduates 34 793
Postgraduates 5 126
Location Brisbane, Qld., Australia
Campus Urban
Organisations Member of Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN)
Affiliations ASAIHL
Website www.qut.edu.au
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QUT Gardens Point Campus
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is located in Brisbane, Queensland, and is one of Australia's largest universities.

QUT is marketed as "A university for real world". The university is a member of the Australian Technology Network, a network of Australian universities that are strongly focused on technological research.

QUT's Gardens Point campus is adjacent to the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and Queensland Parliament House. The university also has campuses at Kelvin Grove, Carseldine and Caboolture.

QUT is Queensland's largest university by enrollment, with 40,000 students, including 4500 international students from over 90 countries.

History

QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
Graduation at QUT Gardens Point


The Gardens Point Campus grounds were once solely occupied by the 19th Century building, known as Old Government House. In 1909 Old Government House and the surrounding five hectares were set-aside for both a University and a Technical College. Then known as the University of Queensland, the University was transferred to St Lucia in 1945, where it still remains today. In 1965 the Technical College became the Queensland Institute of Technology, which in turn became the Queensland University of Technology, holding this name since 1989. In 1990, the Brisbane College of Advanced Education campuses of Kelvin Grove, Kedron and Carseldine merged with QIT. Although the federal government's Dawkins reforms were converting many other tertiary institutions into universities at the time, this particular change was independent of the Dawkin's reforms.

Brisbane College of Advanced Education had a number of predecessor institutions that included Kelvin Grove College of Advanced Education, Mt.Gravatt College of Advanced Education, North Brisbane College of Advanced Education and Brisbane Kindergarten Teachers College which offered academic, technical and teacher education. The oldest of these institutions was the Brisbane School of Arts, which was established in 1849.

QIT began as Central Technical College. The CTC was established in 1908 at Gardens Point. Its name was changed to QIT in 1965.


Faculties

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Entrance to QUT Gardens Point campus. Parliament House can be seen on the right

Admission

see also University admission


As with all public universities in the state of Queensland, QUT uses the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre to process and rank Australian citizens and permanent residents, as well as New Zealand citizens, undergraduate applicants on the basis of merit. QTAC uses the overall position index (OP) to rank school leavers according to performance.

Scholars from QUT: QUT has produced 3 Rhodes scholars since 1998 , the first of which was a graduate of the Law School, Ben White, who is now a senior lecturer in the Law School.

Campuses

QUT has four main campuses:

Gardens Point The Gardens Point campus is located on the Brisbane River in the city centre, next to the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and Queensland Parliament House. The Brisbane Graduate School of Business and the Gardens Cultural Precinct are located within this campus. This campus is also home to the Built Environment and Engineering, Business, Information Technology, Law, and Science faculties, as well as QUT's languages programs.

Kelvin Grove The Kelvin Grove Campus is situated in the suburb of Kelvin Grove, about three kilometres north of Brisbane's central business district. The Creative Industries Precinct is part of this campus. The Education, Health and Creative Industries faculties are located at this campus, along with the QUT International College.

Carseldine In the outer suburb of Carseldine, 13 kilometres north of the city centre, this campus houses the Humanities and Human Services faculty, as well as the Psychology & Counselling programs. Some units in Business, Science and Information Technology are also taught at Carseldine, in addition to being taught at Gardens Point.

Caboolture The Caboolture campus, located 45km north of Brisbane, shares its campus with the BNIT (Brisbane North Institute of Tafe). The campus offers full courses in Business, Education and Nursing as well as entry to courses in Arts, Creative Industries, Education and Social Science which currently must later be completed at a different campus after the first year, although further years are being introduced as the campus population grows.

Gardens Cultural Precinct

QUT Gardens Theatre
QUT's centre for the arts, the Gardens Cultural Precinct, provides a creative focus for the people of Brisbane at one of the city's most historically important sites.

The Gardens Cultural Precinct includes the Gardens Theatre and the QUT Art Museum, and is adjacent to the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens and the Old Government House. The Gardens Theatre is a medium-sized venue, formerly known as the Basil Jones Theatre, and was renovated with assistance from the Queensland Government. It was reopened as the Gardens Theatre in 1999 by the then Premier of Queensland, Peter Beattie. It provides space for QUT productions and visiting performers, and is the only theatre complex in Brisbane's central business district.

The QUT Art Museum houses the university's art collection, focused on contemporary Australian art, particularly paintings, prints and ceramics, as well as other temporary exhibitions and exhibitions by QUT staff and students. QUT Art Museum is located on the ground level of the University's main administration building at the Gardens Point campus. The building is a 1930s neo-classical revivalist building, and the QUT Art Museum was designed by Peddle Thorpe Architects, Brisbane.

Creative Industries Precinct

Creative Industries Precinct
QUT's Creative Industries Precinct is an extension to the Kelvin Grove campus, housing the Creative Industries faculty and consisting of a large complex incorporating numerous performance and display spaces, offices, classrooms, workshops, a cafe and more. It also houses Australia's largest billboard (45m x 9m), which displays commissioned artworks.

The Precinct was built at a cost of around $60 million on the site of the Gona Barracks, which was de-commissioned in 1998. It is the first part of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village development, a 'residential and retail village'. The development will include over 800 residential units, from low-cost student accommodation to penthouses with city views; retail stores including a supermarket, restaurants and cafes; and QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)

QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation commenced operation in October 2006 at the Kelvin Grove campus. Its research program covers: Human Health and Wellbeing, Medical Devices, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Cells & Tissue, Tropical Crops and Biocommodities & Vision Improvement. IHBI promotes greater commercialization of QUT research.

Notable Alumni

Politics Business Performing Arts Journalism Education
  • Chris Sarra, Principal and one time Queenslander of the Year

Student Guild

Undergraduate and postgraduate students on all campuses are represented by the QUT Student Guild. It is affiliated with the National Union of Students and provides services to students including representation to University and faculty committees, a counselling service.

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Brisbane
Queensland

Location of Brisbane within Australia

Population:
• Density: 1,848,000(Dec 2006) (3rd)
353.8/km

Established: 1824

Area: 4673.
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Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State
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Australian Technology Network

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Established 1995
Members 5
Continent Australia
Country Australia
University Type Public
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Brisbane
Queensland

Location of Brisbane within Australia

Population:
• Density: 1,848,000(Dec 2006) (3rd)
353.8/km

Established: 1824

Area: 4673.
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Anthem
Advance Australia Fair [1]


Capital Canberra

Largest city Sydney
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Kelvin Grove
Brisbane, Queensland

Population: 4,113 (2001)

Postcode: 4059

Property Value: AUD $450,000

LGA: Brisbane City Council


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Carseldine
Brisbane, Queensland

Population: 6,673 (2006)

Postcode: 4034

Area: 4.
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Caboolture
Queensland

Caboolture central business district.

Population: 17,739 (2006 Census)

Postcode: 4510

Location: 50 km from Brisbane

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Queensland

Flag Coat of Arms
Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State
Motto(s): "Audax at Fidelis" (Bold but Faithful)

Other Australian states and territories
Capital Brisbane
Government Constitutional monarchy
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Kelvin Grove
Brisbane, Queensland

Population: 4,113 (2001)

Postcode: 4059

Property Value: AUD $450,000

LGA: Brisbane City Council


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Kedron
Brisbane, Queensland

Population: 11,003 (2001 census, includes Gordon Park)

Postcode: 4031

Area: 5.
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Carseldine
Brisbane, Queensland

Population: 6,673 (2006)

Postcode: 4034

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