Queensland University of Technology

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Queensland University of Technology is Australia’s 2nd biggest study destination for Australian school leavers. QUT has 3 campuses, 2 in Brisbane and one 45 km north in the Caboolture urban centre. The university focuses on applied subjects relating to technology. Current and former QUT students are invited to post a student review.

Student Ratings

Student Ratings
7.06

Overall feeling

7/10

    Courses and teachers

    7/10

      Accommodation/transport

      8/10

        City life

        8/10

          Campus life

          6/10

            Pros

            • Central Brisbane locations
            • Practical courses

            Cons

            • Limited campus facilities

            12 Responses

            1. Tom
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              Overall feeling

              7

              Courses and teachers

              6

              Accommodation/transport

              9

              City life

              9

              Campus life

              7

              QUT Gardens Point is situated in a beautiful location with the Brisbane botanical gardens directly adjacent, and likewise the Brisbane river, and with views of the Kangaroo Point cliffs. The Kelvin Grove campus is likewise beautifully situated with amazing views of the city. The facilities are all modern and nice, with 21st century hand dryers etc, some of the lecture rooms are a bit old but nothing that would detract from the learning experience.
              I studied at both Gardens Point, and Kelvin Grove as a part of my Science degree with minors in Creative writing.
              I feel the professors are highly intelligent, but are not the best educators, although it’s a mixed bad there are some excellent ones and some who only teach because the university makes them.
              I think campus life is amazing actually, only if you take the initiative to sign up to clubs, and to participate. The best way to do so would be to come to orientation week where all the major clubs have a stall, and sign up to their facebook pages.
              QUT is in the city so the city life is amazing. I cannot speak for accomodation, but transport is the best available.

            2. Jinda
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              Overall feeling

              3.9

              Courses and teachers

              4

              Accommodation/transport

              6.5

              City life

              7.4

              Campus life

              1.9

              I suspect the highly-regarded, well-read lecturers must be sick of teaching very basic marketing theories (that are more suited to high school or undergraduate students). Not sure why the expectations/complexity level for students is unexpectedly low?

              Me: Small amount of work experience (none in marketing) enrolled in graduate certificate in business (marketing)

              Pros: friendly, warm lecturers and tutors; GREAT non-curricular support (e.g. career/internships/psychological services/networking/clubs).
              Emphasis on general (not in-depth) theory; easy classes
              Campus location and facilities usually pretty good

              Cons: old knowledge = old case studies, curriculum NOT up-to-date with current needs of students of marketing

              Question EVERYTHING that is told to you in class (if it’s info that can become out-of-date, e.g. any tech-related or consumer taste or industry practice-related, reconfirm everything because some things are outright wrong (after fact-checking with credible sources) and it would have been super embarrassing for me if I had not fact-checked it first…

              I learned more about marketing from a 1-hour guest lecture than in 10 weeks of instruction 🙁 and I’m not well-read at all… most of the time, as I drove home from class, I felt my time and money (spent on parking) would have been better spent purchasing and reading a recently-published marketing book/study.

              That said, it was not a complete waste of money because I made use of its other facilities (such as research database and subscriptions) and clubs, and some tutors are amazing – make connections, try not to let the things you cannot control bother you.

            3. Ewrigh
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              Overall feeling

              4

              Courses and teachers

              3

              Accommodation/transport

              4

              City life

              5

              Campus life

              5

              Unbelievably disappointed with QUT. It’s clearly become nothing more than a degree factory. The evaluation surveys that they send to students close after only a few weeks of lectures, so you’ve barely even started before they ask you to evaluate the course. My guess is that this leads to poor completion rates and skewed results in favour of the university. Every other university that I have attended has done this later in the semester. There is little information provided to students about the various options for placements and there are far too many sites for students to navigate through to get to information that they need. Professors and tutors in my program appear more concerned with tripping people up with vague assignments than turning out genuinely capable health professionals. Classes are overloaded and under-resourced, to the point where students are told to stay home rather than attend lectures because there isn’t sufficient space in the classrooms. Tutors who have gone above and beyond to improve student knowledge by providing them with additional exercises to complete during tutorials have been disciplined and threatened with dismissal rather than rewarded for trying to educate people further. I would not recommend this university and given the opportunity to do this degree (which is actually my third university degree) over again, I would do it elsewhere.

            4. International painful student
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              NO Support for international students,
              Teachers should have the sense to how to deal with international students , just racist and all they need is Uni fees and they fail students just so that they can pay uni fees again and again for each unit,

            5. Nell
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              Overall feeling

              3

              Courses and teachers

              3

              Accommodation/transport

              8

              City life

              8

              Campus life

              4

              I am particularly dissatisfied with QUT. I am studying social sciences, and find the set-up lazy. Lectures and lecturers are flippant and vague, the study material is inadequate, and you get the feeling that nobody is going to be prepared for the real world unless they’ve already lived in it!

              If I knew the teaching staff didn’t give a stuff and the material was textbook focused, I would never have applied. I understand that study material should be comprehensive and explicit. It appears lazy and vague by QUT’s standards.

              In saying all of this, I am sure they have some incredibly bright grads – just not as a result of their efforts.

            6. parvej
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              I’ll can apply without IELTS this university………please answer me

            7. Terrena Hooper
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              Overall feeling

              8

              Courses and teachers

              9

              Accommodation/transport

              8

              City life

              8

              Campus life

              8

              I studied a Bachelor of Business, including Honours, at the Garden’s Point campus. The degree reflected the real workplace and has been useful in my career (now 6 years on). The different units integrated well and the teaching staff were knowledgeable and helpful. The Gardens Point campus is very pleasant, right on the botanical gardens. All facilities are good and in close proximity.

            8. Jessica
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              Overall feeling

              6.8

              Courses and teachers

              8.7

              Accommodation/transport

              9.8

              City life

              9.8

              Campus life

              5.1

              Both campuses are conveniently located in regards to transport and shopping facilities. The campuses themselves are clean, navigable and equipped with appropriate technology for all students. In my experience the lectures and tutorials have been informative and very reflective of what occurs in reality and the QUT staff offer several opportunities for assistance in course work.
              Personally, however, I don’t find that QUT holds any recreational interest.

            9. Kate
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              Overall feeling

              8.9

              Courses and teachers

              9.5

              Accommodation/transport

              7

              City life

              10

              Campus life

              9

              I study a double degree with classes at both the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses and I find that they both have very good facilities, and a really nice campus life, but that’s only if you get involved with what’s offered (and plenty is). GP and KG have weekly markets and there are often events going on which is a great way to get involved and there are also heaps of restaurants and cafes on each campus, that are really close to the buildings (KG’s Urban Village is right next to all of the Media and Journalism classrooms, which is a huge bonus). Both campuses are really close to the city, and there is a free shuttle but between the two campuses for students, which is super convenient. I find the teaching staff to be really supportive, especially in my law degree where a lot of effort is put in by the lecturers and tutors to make sure that you can get your questions answered and know how and where to ask. My only issue would be that Brisbane transport itself is unreliable and costly, but that has nothing to do with the university. Overall it’s a really great place to study and I’m enjoying my time there.

            10. madeleine
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              Overall feeling

              7

              Courses and teachers

              8.5

              Accommodation/transport

              5.5

              City life

              6

              Campus life

              5

              So far I have spent most of my time at the Kelvin Grove campus. I’m studying a Bachelor of Nursing and so far I have really enjoyed the subjects. I found most of them to be relevant and cover all of the important aspects I needed to learn. The lectures are also recorded and placed online, which is convenient if you can’t make it to them. More importantly the lectures and tutors are amazing. They are very friendly and approachable and help you wherever they can. I have found the assessment to be challenging at times, but not impossible if you put in a reasonable amount of work. The assignments are interesting and really relate to what you have learnt. The exams aren’t weighted too much and they make it as easy as possible to pass. Overall I’m impressed with the educational aspect of QUT. However, my only complaints is that they add more food/drink facilities on the actual campus, because some days you just don’t want to walk up and down that hill to all the restaurant and facilities. Also due to their only being one library its almost impossible to get a computer or space during peak hour times. I do love the area down the hill as it has a medical centre, Woolworths, pharmacy and a wide range of restaurants to choose from. I would recommend QUT to anyone who learns through hands on practical methods and enjoys a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

            11. Nicholas Lancaster
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              Overall feeling

              7.5

              Courses and teachers

              9

              Accommodation/transport

              9

              City life

              9

              Campus life

              6

              Great locations and accessibility by public transport across all campuses. Teachers are generally enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable in their fields from my experience at the business school. However the campuses lacks all the recreational facilities offers by other universities.

            12. Laura
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              Overall feeling

              9

              Courses and teachers

              9

              Accommodation/transport

              9

              City life

              10

              Campus life

              8.5

              The Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point campuses both have great locations close to the city and really convenient public transport. It’s nice and modern and the way QUT approaches its courses is really reflective of whats happening in the industry now compared to other Queensland universities which teaching styles seem a bit out dated.

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