At QUTIC, my voice is being heard and my opinions are being used for the better of the group, which I have witnessed and experienced at several occasions described below.
New postgraduate courses in Engineering
Interested in expanding your knowledge in Engineering?
QUT now offers two new postgraduate courses with February and July intakes:
- Graduate Certificate in Communication for Engineering (EN60) – a new pathway program for international students who do not meet the minimum language requirements to be admitted directly to QUT’s Master of Professional Engineering program (IELTS 6.5).
- Master of Professional Engineering (EN55)
New course: Master of Counselling (PY12)
Gain advanced knowledge and skills in counselling therapy with an applied and experimental focus to your studies. You will also gain practical experience in QUT’s own Psychology and Counselling clinic.
QUT at the Forefront of Startups in Australia
In the 2017 Startup Muster survey, QUT was found to be the second most attended educational institution in the country.
Jessie gets a Life Changing Experience in Silicon Valley
QUT Creative Industries graduate Jessie Hughes was chosen as one of 20 young (18-29 year old), high-achieving, tech-focused Australians to go on a study tour to Silicon Valley, USA.
Find out how Jessie’s curiosity of choosing tech-heavy electives at QUT and travel have opened up a world of endless opportunities.
Education Courses Available for Mid-year Entry
July entry is now available for the following courses:
Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) ED39
- Bachelor of Education (Primary) ED49
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)- Health Physical education ED59
Master of Teaching
- Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) EU30
- Master of Teaching (Primary) EU40
- Master of Teaching (Secondary) EU50
Admissions in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.
QUT Lecturer Australian University Teacher of the Year
QUT’s robotics vision Distinguished Professor Peter Corke have been honoured as Australian University Teacher of the Year 2017, the nation’s most prestigious higher education teaching award.
QUT to Lead National Robotic Defence Research
Federal Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced last month that QUT will lead research in the new Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems. QUT will headquarter the potentially $121 million research facility in Queensland.
New App to Help with Summer Safety
Summertime can lead to many burns giving you lifelong scars and year’s of treatment. To prevent this, QUT’s Dr Leila Cuttle has partnered with Australian technology company iPug to release “Cool runnings”, an app to educate people on burn prevention and burn first aid.
More stories from QUT and Brisbane
- Register for the Lord Mayor’s International Student Friendship Ceremony & City Welcome Festival 2018
- Apply Now to become a Brisbane International Student Ambassador for 2018
- Student Accommodation Guide
- 10 Most Instagrammed Places in Australia
- Experience Brisbane’s Diverse Asian Communities through BrisAsia Festival 10 February – 4 March 2018
Moving to Brisbane has been the best decision of my life, but also the toughest because moving to a new city, adjust to a new lifestyle isn’t always as fun as people think it is. I’ve been living in Brisbane for a year now and one thing that I’ve noticed that is common for international students is the feeling of homesickness. I personally believe that your surroundings can be a factor to this feeling – which is why choosing where you will be living is one of the most important decisions you have to decide early on (even before you move to Brisbane!).
Brisbane welcomed me with heavy rain in June 2017. Growing up in a hot and humid region, Brisbane winter season made me worried. I don’t know what other people’s experiences are, but when I first arrived at Brisbane airport, my lips cracked and bled because the weather was cold and the wind hit me with no mercy. Thanks to QUT airport pick-up service I arrived safely at Iglu Kelvin Grove – Student Accommodation. I chose Iglu as my first accommodation because it was on the QUT Home website.
I couldn’t bear the cold and at the same time being lonely, but I had no idea who I should ask for help. I was caught up in a mix feelings that lead me to a very bad mood, until I got a message from an acquaintance.
May knew that I had arrived and she was sure that I would need some help due to her past experience when she first studied abroad. May and her boyfriend took me to Westfield Chermside to buy a heater and other necessities. Without that heater I think I couldn’t make it through the night because of the cold weather. Once again, thank you May for being my heroine.
I spent nearly an entire day in both QUT campuses to memorise the map (Haha, How nerdy am I?), so I would not be running around asking for directions on orientation day.
Miranda and I had a great afternoon at South Bank. We were watching the sunset while drinking milk tea. I’ve heard, some people think Brisbane is boring even before getting here. Some of my friends tried to convince me to study at other majors cities, but the beauty of Brisbane touched me. Indeed, Brisbane is not very big compared to other cities, however it has everything I need.
On the next day, I got in contact with a friend. He is a friend from high school best friend’s friend in middle school (I know, the connection sounds so complicated) , and he has lived here for a very long time.
First, Lyo introduced me the shuttle bus from Kelvin Grove Campus to Garden Point Campus. From there we walked along Brisbane River from the Goodwill Bridge to the Story Bridge. Brisbane’s scenery along the river was calm and peaceful. It made me feel very welcomed.
At the end of the day, I knew a lot more about Brisbane and I feel so blessed to receive all the help from May, Miranda, and Lyo.