University of Queensland (UQ)

About University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, it has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Teaching and learning excellence
Skilled and motivated teachers are integral to providing positive teaching and learning outcomes for students.

UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

The educators of UQ are committed to excellence in learning experiences and outcomes for their students.
 

Key stats

Total students: 56,000 (25%...

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About University of Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, it has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Teaching and learning excellence
Skilled and motivated teachers are integral to providing positive teaching and learning outcomes for students.

UQ has a strong focus on teaching excellence, having won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other in the country and attracting the majority of Queensland's highest academic achievers, as well as top interstate and overseas students.

The educators of UQ are committed to excellence in learning experiences and outcomes for their students.
 

Key stats

Total students: 56,000 (25% postgraduate)6
Founded: 1909
 

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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

Applications for all other postgraduate coursework programs are administered by the University. Applying to the University is easy. You can even track the progress of your application online.
 

More about University of Queensland

edX
UQ is one of only two Australian charter member universities included in the not-for-profit edX enterprise, and UQx represents this organisation on behalf of the University. UQx works with the University’s academic teaching staff to create and present a range of MOOCs through the edX platform and to further the goals of the UQ Student Strategy with respect to on-campus teaching.

UQx has sixteen MOOCs running on edX with more under development. UQx MOOCs cover subjects drawn from many disciplines along with meta-skills courses in employability and teamwork. Since releasing its first course on edX in March 2014, UQx has registered more than 1.32 million participants representing every country.

Student experience
The Student Employability Centre provides students with opportunities, choices and support that will enable them to achieve their individual aspirations, to become leaders in their chosen fields and to positively impact on the society in which they live. In addition to flexibility in program choice, student benefits include the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. Students can study abroad, participate in conferences and research opportunities, access more than 190 clubs and societies, and utilise sporting and cultural facilities.
 

Footnotes

  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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