The University of Queensland (UQ)

About The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. For more than a century, UQ has maintained a global reputation for delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. 

The most prestigious and widely recognised rankings of world universities consistently place UQ among the world's top universities.

UQ has also won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. This commitment to quality teaching empowers our 52,000 current students, who study across UQ’s three campuses, to create positive change for society.

Our research has global impact, delivered by an interdisciplinary research community of more than 1500 researchers at our six faculties, eight research institutes and more than 100 research centres. 

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Founded: 1909

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About The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. For more than a century, UQ has maintained a global reputation for delivering knowledge leadership for a better world. 

The most prestigious and widely recognised rankings of world universities consistently place UQ among the world's top universities.

UQ has also won more national teaching awards than any other Australian university. This commitment to quality teaching empowers our 52,000 current students, who study across UQ’s three campuses, to create positive change for society.

Our research has global impact, delivered by an interdisciplinary research community of more than 1500 researchers at our six faculties, eight research institutes and more than 100 research centres. 

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Founded: 1909

Campuses

Graduate Satisfaction & Employment

University of Queensland performs above average on most postgraduate outcomes but underperforms in terms of full-time employment and salary.

Overall satisfaction1: 85.0% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 76.9% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 84.0% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 80.4% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $78,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 87.6% (national average 84.0%)

Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

Applying for postgraduate study

To apply for postgraduate coursework at The University of Queensland, please visit the Future Students website.

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  1. The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
  2. The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
  3. The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
  4. The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
  5. The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
  6. Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
  7. The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.
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Tamara studied a Master of Aeronautical Engineering and completed a PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the The University of Queensland in 2018.

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