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University of Queensland Quick Snap
Location: Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Main Campus: St. Lucia, Brisbane
City Population: 2.1 million
Student Population: 50,836
International Students: 12,664
Semester 1 Starts: Mandatory Orientation: mid-February
Classes commence: late February/early March
Semester 2 Starts: Mandatory Orientation: second week of July
Classes commence: third week of July
Faculties: Business, Economics and Law (BEL)
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)
Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (MABS)
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University of Queensland

Queensland

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research institutions, internationally renowned for its highly awarded teaching staff, world-acclaimed researchers and superior campus facilities and services.

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UQ strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, UQ has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

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UQ is a founding member of the national Group of Eight (Go8), a leading group of Australian universities that conducts a significant portion of all university research in Australia, as well as one of only three Australian universities to be a member of the global Universitas 21, an alliance allowing UQ to offer students unique opportunities to participate in student exchanges and events throughout the world. Through this alliance, UQ students have participated in events such as the Summer School program in Mexico, Undergraduate Research Conference in Japan and the Social Entrepreneurship program in Guatemala.

The university has nine world-class research institutes, and researchers whose innovations are having a global impact, including the creation of a cervical cancer vaccine, protection of the world's food supply, and the installation of the largest photovoltaic solar panel in the southern hemisphere. As a UQ student you have the opportunity to be taught by and work alongside these researchers.

The university's outstanding 215,000-plus alumni include a Nobel laureate, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, an Academy Award winner, and leaders in government, law, science, public service and the arts.

In 2015, the University had 50,836 students including 12,664 international students from 141 nations. It has one of Australia's largest PhD enrolments, with more than 13,000 postgraduate students, and celebrated its 10,000th PhD graduation in 2012.

UQ consistently performs well in respected rankings of university academic and research performance. In 2015, the University ranked 46th in the world in a ranking compiled by the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2015/2016 .

Why Canadians Enjoy Studying at UQ

Students from Canada choose UQ primarily for its international reputation as an outstanding academic institution, having won more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university, as well as its location in the vibrant city of Brisbane. UQ offers Canadians an exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree levels.

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In addition to flexibility in program choice, UQ students also benefit from the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies. There are exchange opportunities to more than 185 partner institutions in 41 countries and access to more than 190 clubs and societies, as well as sports and cultural facilities.

The UQ Advantage Award program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to realise their aspirations and enhance their research, leadership and cultural communication skills to ensure they are competitive in the employment market. It combines participation in a range of co-curricular activities across three core categories - Global and Cultural Engagement, Research and Entrepreneurship and Social Responsibility and Leadership - and will give you access to a unique symposium series.

UQ offers opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable connections with prospective employers through internships and work placements. The University enjoys a graduate employment rate 3.2 percentage points higher than the national average.

In late 2013, UQ joined edX – the world’s leading consortium of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), jointly founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

UQ is one of only two Australian 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.

UQx has delivered courses encompassing a diverse range of study areas. The UQ’s first free MOOC entitled ‘Think101x: The Science of Everyday Thinking’ received more than 92,000 enrolments from more than 60 countries. The enrolment for this single course was larger than the university’s entire student base for 2014, and hundreds of enrolments were made each day over the duration of the course.

Students choose from a comprehensive range of high-quality programs, with more than 375 programs and 4,000 courses available.

UQ Rankings

QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 ranked UQ as #46 in the world.

The QS World University Rankings 2016 by Subject:

  • 26th in Accounting & Finance
  • 17th in Agriculture & Forestry
  • 43rd in Architecture / Built Environment
  • 41st in Biological Sciences
  • 25th in Communication & Media Studies
  • 23rd in Development Studies
  • 18th in Education
  • 25th in Engineering - Chemical
  • 10th in Engineering - Mineral & Mining (#1 in Australia)
  • 39th in English Language & Literature
  • 12th in Environmental Sciences (#1 in Australia)
  • 32nd in Geography & Area Studies
  • 45th in Law
  • 43rd in Medicine (#4 in Australia)
  • 30th in Nursing
  • 39th in Pharmacy (#3 in Australia)
  • 21st in Psychology
  • 32nd in Sociology
  • 29th in Veterinary Sciences (#3 in Australia)

Location: Brisbane

Queensland

UQ has three campuses in and around Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland. Brisbane is the third-largest city in Australia, after Sydney and Melbourne, and it has a multicultural population of approximately 2 million. Brisbane’s lower cost of living (compared to cities such as Sydney and Melbourne) attracts new residents, as does the weather. The clear skies, warm, sunny days and mild nights promote an outdoor lifestyle, as does the 300-plus days of sunshine a year! Summer maximum average temperatures hover around 29 degrees Celsius and these months (December to February) do feature some hot and humid days. Winter months are mild and pleasant with average maximum temperatures of around 22 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in winter averages around 9 degrees Celcius.

Brisbane has all the advantages of a large modern city, yet it retains the friendliness and charm of a small regional town. In the 2013 edition of the Lonely Planet Australia travel guidebook, Brisbane was named "Australia's coolest city."

An hour's drive south of the city, you will find the golden beaches and theme parks of the Gold Coast. North of Brisbane you will find the Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, rainforests and attractions like Australia Zoo. Just off the coast you will find the pristine Stradbroke and Moreton islands, both popular day-trip and holiday destinations for locals and visitors alike.

Brisbane has hosted many large-scale cultural and sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games, Rugby World Cup and the 2014 G20 leaders' summit.

Key Advantages of Studying in Brisbane:

  • Safe, friendly, multi-cultural city
  • Lower cost of living than Sydney or Melbourne
  • Sub-topical climate provides an enviable lifestyle
  • Access to world-renowned locations: only an hour's drive from the rainforest hinterlands and beaches of the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and within close proximity to Stradbroke Island, Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands.

UQ Campuses

The University has teaching and research sites throughout Queensland. Its major campuses are at St Lucia, Gatton and Herston. Other UQ locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine.

UQ St Lucia
The university’s main campus at St Lucia is set on a magnificent 114-hectare site bounded on all sides by the Brisbane River, seven kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. The campus has expansive landscaped grounds, three lakes, an aquatic centre, tennis courts, eight athletics ovals with a 600-seat grandstand, and facilities for elite rowing. The campus fans out from a 1930s, heritage-listed sandstone Cloister enclosing the Great Court. Almost all OzTREKK students note that the St Lucia main campus at UQ is stunning. Students also enjoy easy access to the city from the campus via foot, bus, and City Cat river ferry.

UQ Herston
Herston is UQ's core campus for clinical health teaching and research. UQ Herston is home to the School of Medicine, the School of Population Health, the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences office, the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) and the research activities of the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

The campus is located alongside the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and is approximately three kilometres from the CBD. Its proximity to a major hospital benefits students and staff and demonstrates UQ’s commitment to working within a clinical academic environment to deliver innovative and contemporary research and education programs. Many UQ researchers work in specialised nodes located within the hospital complex, including at the state-of-the-art Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF) and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR).

UQ Herston is also home to the Oral Health Centre (OHC), Australia’s largest and most advanced specialist oral health service. The OHC is a $104-million federally funded project that will bring together UQ’s School of Dentistry and parts of Queensland Health’s Oral Health Services.

UQ Gatton
UQ Gatton is a smaller campus located 90 km from central Brisbane. The Gatton campus is internationally recognised as Australia's leading education and research provider in the field of animals, agriculture, veterinary science, food and the environment.

Some Popular UQ Programs for Students from Canada

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The University of Queensland has an extensive list of programs to choose from. Listed below are some of the most popular.

University of Queensland Architecture School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Architectural Design

University of Queensland Architecture School (Graduate)

  • Master of Architecture

University of Queensland Arts and Humanities (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Public Relations

University of Queensland Arts and Humanities (Graduate)

Some of the UQ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences graduate coursework degrees include
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation
  • Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting (English and Chinese)
  • Master of Communication
  • Master of Development Practice
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Governance and Public Policy
  • Master of International Studies
  • Master of Journalism
  • Master of Museum Studies
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Music Therapy
  • Master of Social Science

University of Queensland Audiology School

University of Queensland Business School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management

University of Queensland Business School (Graduate)

  • Master of Agribusiness
  • Master of Business
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Business Economics
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Economics and Public Policy
  • Master of Global Management
  • Master of Health Economics
  • Master of International Economics and Finance
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Property Studies
  • Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management
  • Master of Tourism Leadership

University of Queensland Counselling

  • Master of Counselling

University of Queensland Dental School

  • Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)

University of Queensland Engineering and IT

  • Master of Computer Science
  • Doctor of Engineering
  • Master of Energy Studies
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Science
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Interaction Design
  • Master of Integrated Water Management
  • Master of Mineral Resources
  • Master of Science (Petroleum Engineering)

University of Queensland Environmental Sciences

  • Master of Agribusiness
  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Environmental Management and Sustainability
  • Master of Integrated Water Management
  • Master of Rural Development

University of Queensland Health Sciences

  • Master of Dietetics Studies
  • Master of e-Healthcare
  • Master of Mental Health
  • Master of Mental Health Nursing
  • Master of Social Work Studies
  • Master of Sports Coaching
  • Master of Sports Medicine

University of Queensland Law School

University of Queensland Linguistics

  • Master of Audiology Studies (vocational, professional program)
  • Master of Arts (Linguistics)
  • Master of Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing)
  • Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation
  • Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting
  • Master of Speech Pathology Studies (vocational, professional program)

University of Queensland Medical School

University of Queensland Nursing School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)

University of Queensland Nursing School (Graduate)

  • Master of Nursing Studies

University of Queensland Occupational Therapy School (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

University of Queensland Occupational Therapy School (Graduate)

University of Queensland Pharmacy School

University of Queensland Physiotherapy School

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

University of Queensland Physiotherapy School

University of Queensland Public Health School

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of International Public Health

University of Queensland Science (Undergraduate)

  • Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Agribusiness
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Food Technology
  • Bachelor of Marine Studies
  • Bachelor of Occupational Health & Safety Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning
  • Bachelor of Science

University of Queensland Science (Graduate)

  • Master of Agribusiness
  • Master of Agricultural Science
  • Master of Animal Science
  • Master of Bioinformatics
  • Doctor of Biotechnology
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Bioinformatics
  • Master of Conservation Biology
  • Master of Financial Mathematics
  • Master of Food Science and Technology
  • Master of Geographic Information Science
  • Master of Magnetic Resonance Technology
  • Master of Molecular Biology
  • Master of Molecular Imaging
  • Master of Occupational Health and Safety Science
  • Master of Philosophy (Neuroscience)
  • Master of Rural Development
  • Doctor of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Science
  • Master of Veterinary Science
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

University of Queensland Speech Pathology School

University of Queensland Teacher Education

  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

University of Queensland Veterinary School

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University of Queensland Architecture School

Undergraduate Architecture Degrees
Graduate Architecture Degrees

University of Queensland Arts and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Arts Degrees
Graduate Arts Degrees

University of Queensland Audiology School

Master of Audiology Studies

University of Queensland Business School

Undergraduate Business Degrees
Graduate Business Degrees

University of Queensland Counselling Degrees

Master of Counselling

University of Queensland Dental School

Bachelor of Dental Science

University of Queensland Engineering and Information Technology School

Graduate Engineering and IT Degrees

University of Queensland Environmental Sciences

Graduate Environmental Sciences Degrees

University of Queensland Health Sciences

Graduate Health Sciences Degrees

University of Queensland Law School

UQ Law School - Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
UQ Law School - Graduate-entry Bachelor of Laws (LLB

University of Queensland Linguistics Degrees

Graduate Linguistics Degrees

University of Queensland Medical School

UQ Medical School - Doctor of Medicine (MD)

University of Queensland Nursing School

Bachelor of Nursing
Master of Nursing Studies

University of Queensland Occupational Therapy School

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Master of Occupational Therapy Studies

University of Queensland Pharmacy School

UQ Pharmacy School - Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

University of Queensland Physiotherapy School

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
UQ Physiotherapy School - Master of Physiotherapy Studies

University of Queensland Public Health School

Master of Public Health

University of Queensland Science

Undergraduate Science Degrees
Graduate Science Degrees

University of Queensland Speech Pathology School

Master of Speech Pathology Studies

University of Queensland Teachers College

Master of Teaching

University of Queensland Veterinary School

UQ Veterinary School - Bachelor of Veterinary Science
 
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