History, Affiliations and Rankings
The Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) was established at Gardens Point, next to Brisbane's CBD. From 1966, QIT consisted of the six departments of chemistry, engineering, general studies, business studies, architecture and building. In 1965, QIT had only 4,634 students, but the number grew to 7,665 by 1981. The percentage of those studying full time had risen and the number of female students had more than trebled. Demand for courses at QIT continued to grow during the 1980s, and QIT became the Queensland University of Technology. Its accreditation has been awarded by the world's leading Business School accreditation authorities: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AACSB) European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS) Association of MBAs (AMBA). The university ranks at #213 and #=193 as per the QS World University Rankings 2022 and THE World University Rankings 2022. Furthermore, the university is also ranked at #176 per the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university has Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses and facilities, including public venues, research locations and function spaces. Gardens Point campus is home to public arts venues, museums, top fitness facilities, and our state-of-the-art Science and Engineering Centre. There are two libraries, collaborative learning spaces, and specialised facilities like laboratories and courtrooms on campus. The vibrant Kelvin Grove campus includes a fitness centre, many dining and shopping options, and Creative Industries Precinct. The university offers over 100 programs in the form of Diplomas, Certificates, and Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees. The university’s top offerings are in the field of Arts and Humanities, Biology and Biochemistry, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Computer Science, Economics and Business, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Energy and Fuels.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The university is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering equality for all employees and eliminating all forms of discrimination, including gender discrimination. From 2002 to 2013, they were recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women, and from 2014 to 2018, they were recognised as an Employer of Choice by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. For contributions to research and success in encouraging robotics education around the world, Peter Corke was named Distinguished Professor. The alumni count has been increasing day by day, with 10,549 in the past year. Zoe Naylor, an Australian actress, Gigi Edgley, Australian actress and Deborah Mailman, an Australian television actress are among the notable names associated with the University.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
There are 5,459 undergraduates and 3,433 graduate students at the university. Over 100 nationalities are represented among the students, who hail from all 50 states. There are 4,301 international alumni at the Queensland Institute of Technology. There are 4,854 professors or staff, with 2,180 academic and 2,674 professional personnel. The Career Centre at QUT offers skills training, internship and job search resources, job fairs, networking events, and mentoring. Among the top employers of university graduates are Deloitte, EY, Rio Tinto, KPMG Australia, PwC Australia, and Microsoft.