International Postgraduate UQ Guide 2021 - THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

 
International Postgraduate UQ Guide 2021 - THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
International Postgraduate UQ Guide 2021

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                                                                                                           INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE UQ GUIDE 2021
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Important dates 2021
 JANUARY         1 January                      New Year’s Day
                 1 January                      Research Quarter 1 starts
                 26 January                     Australia Day holiday

                                                                                               Contents
                 30 January                     Summer Semester ends**
 FEBRUARY        15–19 February                 Orientation Week
                 22 February                    Semester 1 starts
 MARCH           31 March                       Census date (Semester 1)
                 31 March                       Research Quarter 1 ends                        Welcome to UQ                                      1
 APRIL           1 April                        Research Quarter 2 starts
                 2 April                        Good Friday                                    Our global reputation                             2
                 5 April                        Easter Monday
                 5–11 April                     Mid-semester break                             Pioneering change                                 4
                 12 April                       Semester 1 resumes
                                                                                               Transforming your learning                        6

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Find
                 25 April                       ANZAC Day holiday
 MAY             3 May                          Labour Day holiday                             Industry relevant                                 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                             out more
                 31 May                         Semester 2 application closing date*
                 31 May–4 June                  Revision period                                A truly global network                           10
 JUNE            5–19 June                      Examination period
                 19 June                        Semester 1 ends
                                                                                               Game-changing graduates                          12
                 19 June–25 July                Mid-year break                                 The perfect place to study                       14
                 30 June                        Research Quarter 2 ends
 JULY            1 July                         Research Quarter 3 starts                      UQ St Lucia                                      16                                                           Meet us in your location
                 12–16 July                     July graduations**
                 19–23 July                     Mid-year Orientation Week                      UQ Gatton                                        18                                                           UQ academic and administrative staff
                 26 July                        Semester 2 starts                                                                                                                                            often travel internationally, giving you
                                                                                               UQ Herston                                       19                                                           the opportunity to meet one of our team
 AUGUST          9 August                       Royal Queensland Show holiday (Gatton)
                 11 August                      Royal Queensland Show holiday                  Research institutes                              20                                                           members at an event local to you.
                                                (St Lucia and Herston)                                                                                                                                       Check out our events calendar.
                 31 August                      Census date (Semester 2)
 SEPTEMBER
                                                                                                                                                                                                             future-students.uq.edu.au/events
                 27 September–4 October Mid-semester break
                 30 September           Research Quarter 3 ends                                PROGRAMS                                         22
 OCTOBER         1 October                      Research Quarter 4 starts                      Using the Programs section                       24                                                           UQ educational representatives
                 4 October                      Queen’s Birthday holiday
                 5 October                      Semester 2 resumes                             UQ postgraduate programs quick reference         26                                                           UQ’s representatives can help you find
 NOVEMBER        1–5 November                   Revision period
                                                                                               Pathways to your program                         28                                                           information about studying at UQ, what
                 6–20 November                  Examination period
                 20 November                    Semester 2 ends                                • English language pathways                      30                                                           the entry requirements are, how to
                 29 November                    Summer Semester starts **                                                                                                                                    complete your application, and how to
                 30 November                    Semester 1 application closing date*           Agriculture and Environment                      32                                                           lodge your student visa.
 DECEMBER        6–23 December                  December graduations**                         Architecture and Planning                        36                                                           future-students.uq.edu.au/contact-us/
                 27 December                    Christmas Day holiday
                 28 December                    Boxing Day holiday                                                                                                                                           find-approved-uq-agent-near-you
                                                                                               Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences             40
                 31 December                    Research Quarter 4 ends
*Some programs have earlier closing dates                                                      Business, Economics and Law                      48
**These dates are provisional – please check the Academic Calendar at                                                                                                                                       UQ campus tours
   uq.edu.au/events for final dates
                                                                                               Education                                        58
                                                                                                                                                                                                             UQ is a great place to study, make new
                                                                                               Engineering and Computing                        62                                                           friends, and take part in sporting and cultural
                                                                                               Health, Behavioural Sciences and Medicine        68                                                           activities. Register for a campus tour and
Disclaimer                                      The University of Queensland, in providing
                                                education services to overseas students,                                                                                                                     experience first-hand what UQ has to offer.
The information in this Guide is accurate
                                                complies with the National Code of Practice
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at July 2020. However, the University has                                                                                                                                                                    future-students.uq.edu.au/university-
many programs and courses, and refreshes        of the Department of Education and
and updates its programs and course             Training and the Universities Australia code   English proficiency requirements                 92                                                           life/campus-tours
offerings from time to time and without         of ethical practice.
notice. It is your responsibility to visit      CRICOS Provider 00025B
                                                                                               How to apply                                     94
future-students.uq.edu.au for up-to-date
information.
                                                ESOS Act
                                                internationaleducation.gov.au/
                                                                                               Higher degrees by research                       96
All costs and fees quoted in this publication   Regulatory-Information/Pages/
are in Australian dollars (A$) except where     Regulatoryinformation.aspx
otherwise indicated.
                                                Privacy
ESOS compliance                                 The University complies with Australian and    LIFE AT UQ                                      100
The provision of education services to          Queensland privacy laws and guidelines.
international students by Australian            Privacy                                        Accommodation                                   102
education institutions is governed by the       uq.edu.au/terms-of-use
Education Services for Overseas Students
                                                This publication was produced in July 2020
                                                                                               International student support                   104
(ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code
of Practice for Providers of Education and      by The University of Queensland.
Training to Overseas Students 2018.
                                                                                               Cost of living                                  106
The ESOS Act and related legislation is
designed to protect the interests of students
                                                                                               Fees and expenses                               107
coming to Australia on Student visas. The
legislation aims to protect and enhance                                                        Scholarships                                    108
Australia’s reputation for quality education,
to provide tuition protection and support                                                      UQ partners                                      110
the integrity of the Student visa program.
                                                                                               UQ terminology                                   112
                                                                                               Index                                            113
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Melinda Cheng and Rimjhim Argarwal                                                                                                                    UQ St Lucia campus, looking towards the Brisbane CBD
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Welcome
to UQ
Starting postgraduate study is an
exciting time. You’ll meet people who
will become lifelong friends, exchange
ideas with other bright minds, and
develop knowledge that will help you
excel, no matter where life takes you.

At UQ, we are here to support, guide and inspire you as
you join us on this next step towards your future success.
When you join us, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded
students, who come from Australia and around the world
to study here. The curiosity, creativity and resilience of
our students are part of what makes employers seek out
UQ graduates – a global network you will one day join,
who reinforce the value of a UQ degree through their
achievements and successes.
As a global top 50 university, UQ has championed
creative thinking for more than 100 years to solve
problems facing humanity. We don’t just teach the latest
research – our research pioneers are industry leaders who
discover the latest breakthroughs, and make a positive
difference in people’s lives around the world.
You’ll study at one of our beautiful campuses in South
East Queensland - whether in seminars, small tutorials,
laboratories, or by partnering with our passionate
educators to change how courses are taught.
University isn’t just about study though – you’ll also have
fun here. UQ is renowned for our vibrant campus culture,
our clubs and societies, and our sporting communities,
where you’ll truly enjoy your recreation time while making
friends for life.
No matter what your reason for being here, you are sure
to enjoy UQ’s long-standing traditions, while creating
some new ones of your own.

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46th
    Our global                                                 in the world
                                                               QS World University
                                                               Rankings, 2021

    reputation                                                 No. 1
                                                               university in Australia
                                                               for research
                                                               Nature Index Tables, 2019

                                                               More national teaching
                                                               awards than any other
                                                               Australian university
    Ranked Top 5 in the world in 2 subjects*
    Top 30 in 9 subjects*

     2nd                  Sport Sciences

      5th                 Mineral and Mining Engineering

     11th                 Environmental Sciences

     17th                 Agriculture and Forestry

     19th                 Education

     21st                 Nursing

    23rd                  Psychology

    27th                  Hospitality and Leisure Management

    29th                  Sociology

    *QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019

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66th                                       54th                                         Top 2 MBA
                                                                                        in Asia–Pacific for eight
in the world                               in the world
Times Higher Education World University    Academic Ranking of World Universities,      consecutive years
Ranking, 2020                              2019                                         The Economist, 2012–19

11th
most beautiful campus
                                           91%
                                           overall international
                                                                                        57th
                                                                                         in the world
in the world                               student satisfaction                          QS Graduate Employability
BuzzFeed, 2015                             International Student Barometer, 2018         Rankings, 2020

                       rating
for student demand, staff
                                           100%
                                           of research fields above
qualifications, teaching quality,          world standard
learning resources and overall             Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018
experience Good Universities Guide, 2019

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Pioneering change

    In 2018, UQ received $396.4 million in
    research income, including over
                                                              100%                                           Heron Island Research

    $70 million
                                                                                                             Station, located on the
                                  in              of our research fields                          Great Barrier Reef, is internationally
    competitive grants from the Australian        are above world standard.                       renowned for coral reef research and
    Research Council.                             (Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018)   student training in marine sciences.

    UQ researchers are named among the
                                                              Our Institute for Social
                                                              Science Research analyses                      94%
                                                  society’s ‘big’ issues including social         of international students at UQ are
    world’s most influential. 28 UQ researchers                                                   satisfied with UQ's expert lecturers,
                                                  disadvantage, employment, education,
    have been named in the prestigious 2019                                                       learning environments and technology.
                                                  sustainability, social wellbeing, health
    Highly Cited Researchers List.
                                                  and housing.                                    (International Student Barometer, 2018)

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At UQ, we create knowledge.
We are one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities.
The calibre of our research and the impact of our innovations is
addressing many of the cultural, economic and social challenges
facing the world today.
Discover our latest innovations and the technology behind
them. Be inspired by our world-leading researchers, and
understand what it takes to pioneer change.

Innovations for the world                      Pioneering your future
We are a global research leader in             We bring the latest ideas and research into
biosciences, nanotechnology, engineering,      the classroom to place you at the frontier
sustainable development and social science.    of knowledge. You will learn from world-
Our innovations are impacting millions of      renowned researchers. Our international
people around the world.                       reputation means we attract some of the
• Gardasil® cervical cancer vaccine:           best minds in the world to the University
  205 million doses administered in 130        – including presidents, prime ministers,
  countries, saving an estimated 120,000       international authors and ground-breaking
  lives annually.                              researchers – who will inspire you to break
                                               through barriers.
• Conservation: software developed by
  UQ has enhanced conservation planning        World-class facilities
  globally in areas like the Great Barrier
                                               Our eight globally recognised research
  Reef and the Galapagos Islands.
                                               institutes are home to more than 1500
• Triple P Positive Parenting Program:         specialists continuing UQ’s tradition of
  helps millions of children and families in   research leadership with the latest in
  28 countries and 22 languages.               equipment and instrumentation, laboratories,
• MRI machines: UQ technology is used in       scientific services and training, and support.
  the majority of the world’s MRI machines,    Additionally, we have research centres located
  facilitating production of faster and more   throughout Queensland.
  accurate images, and therefore improving     research.uq.edu.au/research-infrastructure
  diagnostic quality.
• GroundProbe: mine-safety technology          3MT® (Three Minute Thesis)
  that is used by some of the world’s          Founded by UQ, 3MT has been adopted by
  largest mining companies.                    more than 600 universities in 66 countries
• Food security: UQ works with the             around the world. The 3MT competition sees
  Queensland Government to enhance             our research students pitching their exciting
  the drought tolerance of sorghum, an         ideas to industry leaders, alumni and global
  important cereal in sub-Saharan Africa.      leaders in three-minute presentations. Each
• Nanopatch: a revolutionary needle-free       year, winners are awarded a range of prizes
  method of delivering vaccines being          including research travel grants.
  developed in the UQ spin-out company,        threeminutethesis.uq.edu.au
  Vaxxas.
• Latch-On: gives the gift of literacy to
                                               Summer and Winter
  people with intellectual disability in       Research Programs
  Australia and across the globe.              Improve your employability, extend your
• Water use: our technology has changed        knowledge of an area of interest, and
  practices in global water and sewerage       develop your analytical, critical thinking and
  utilities, saving hundreds of millions of    communication skills by participating in
  dollars.                                     the Summer or Winter Research Program.
                                               Successful applicants are eligible for
uq.edu.au/research/impact
                                               funding to support their participation in the
                                               program.
                                               employability.uq.edu.au/research

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Transforming
    your learning
    Our teachers are the most highly awarded in the country.
    Recognised for transforming the way students learn at
    university, they will inspire and guide you with the latest
    knowledge and ideas.
    You will put theory into practice in workplace settings,
    expanding your understanding and contextualising your studies.

    Best place to learn in Australia                Teaching for the future
    We are committed to your learning and           Our courses are designed in consultation
    enabling you to become a creative, adaptive     with learning design teams to maximise
    and innovative problem-solver in today’s        your employability when you graduate.
    workplace. In the most recent Australia-        Our lecturers incorporate student feedback
    wide survey designed to assess how              into their decision-making and planning
    satisfied international students were with      processes to ensure course material is
    their university, we received above 88 per      exciting, fresh and transformative. We offer
    cent satisfaction in the following areas:       Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs),
    • Overall student satisfaction                  MicroMasters®, and UQ’s first fully online
                                                    master’s program on edX, one of the most
    • Good teachers
                                                    reputable online course platforms in the
    • Quality lectures                              world, so you can expand your horizon, gain
    • Performance feedback                          new skills and follow your curiosity.
    • Managing research                             edx.org/school/uqx
    • Topic selection
    • Program content
                                                    Practical learning
                                                    You will apply knowledge in practical
    • Learning support
                                                    settings. From our marine research station
    • Virtual learning                              at Heron Island and our veterinary science
    • Laboratories                                  centre at Gatton to the Business School in
    • Learning spaces.                              Brisbane’s CBD and our medical centres
                                                    located in hospitals throughout Queensland,
    Source: International Student Barometer, 2018
                                                    we immerse you in environments where
                                                    learning and making a difference meet.
    Transforming your knowledge
    Our teachers write the books that are           Independent research
    used for teaching. They produce research
                                                    As a master’s by coursework student, you
    papers every year, they contribute to
                                                    will undertake compulsory independent
    international conversations in their fields
                                                    research and project work or practice-related
    and their work appears in the media
                                                    learning as part of your program. Depending
    and influences government policy. This
                                                    on what you study, this may take the form of
    knowledge is brought into the classroom so
                                                    practice-based research, literature reviews,
    you can address the latest issues, ideas and
                                                    presentations, essays, case studies, and clinical
    challenges with their support.
                                                    and work-based research. Independent
                                                                                                        UQ’s Master of Data Science program
                                                    research develops your ability to work              aims to address the current global
                                                    autonomously and gives you solid grounding          shortfall in data science experts
                                                    for pursuing a higher degree by research.

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More national teaching               Four UQ academics received
awards than any other Australian          an Australian Award for University
university.                               Teacher of the Year and an award for
                                          Teaching Excellence in 2020.

          Other national awards were
attributed to UQ programs in 2019, such           The ‘Leading High
as the UQ Physiotherapy Standardised      Performing Teams / Business
Patients Program (Australian Financial    Leadership MicroMasters program'
Review Higher Education Award) and the    led by the UQ Business School was
UQ Faculty of Business, Economics and     a finalist for the 2019 edX Prize for
Law Student Employability Team program    Exceptional Contributions in Online
(Reimagine Education Award).              Teaching and Learning.

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Industry relevant
    As a locally and globally                  Partner to companies                              • Fangyuan Company (China) and
                                                                                                   CODELCO (Chile): the two huge copper
    connected university, UQ                   We build partnerships with leading
                                               international companies. Our teachers work          producers are funding a five-year research
    provides many opportunities                                                                    professorship at UQ around copper
                                               on commercial challenges and bring their
    for students to apply                      experiences into the classroom. As UQ’s             smelting.
    knowledge gained in the                    partnerships with companies develop, so do        • EY: UQ researchers are collaborating with
    classroom to the real world.               internship and research opportunities for           EY on the importance of innovation as a
                                               students and researchers.                           driver of organisational productivity in
    You will have access to                    • Neusoft: UQ has an agreement with the             the oil and gas sector in Australia.
    work-integrated learning,                    largest IT solutions and services provider      • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority:
                                                 in China to promote research collaboration        UQ provides ongoing pioneering research
    entrepreneurial courses, local               and provide internships for students.             to protect the Great Barrier Reef’s
    and global internships and                 • Siemens: provided more than $500 million          precious marine species such as coral reef
    volunteer positions to boost your            of software to UQ to enable students to           communities and turtles.
    confidence, capabilities                     access advanced technology, building their
    and résumé.                                  skills in digital and data-driven industries.   Workplace learning
                                               • Leo Pharma Denmark: UQ has an                   Internships, placements and networking
    A wide range of free                         ongoing scientific collaboration with           will be part of your study experience at UQ
                                                 the pharmaceutical company to better            through work-integrated learning. Grow your
    entrepreneurship programs
                                                 understand and treat skin cancer.               entrepreneurial mindset and employment
    are available to complement                                                                  network before you even graduate.
                                               • Australian Government: UQ helped
    your studies, and to help you                the government to create a national               Business, Economics and Law: our
                                                                                                 •	
    build a network, take on new                 compliance framework for export controls.         staff work with a diverse portfolio of
    challenges and bring your                  • Johnson & Johnson (J&J): UQ researchers           international organisations such as Accor,
    ideas to life.                               are collaborating with J&J immunology             Bank of America, Colliers International,
                                                 scientists to discover and develop a new          Deloitte, EY, Flight Centre, Goldman Sachs,
                                                 treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.               Google, HSBC and Virgin.

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Venture ahead with UQ’s
                                                                                                           entrepreneurial community
                                                                                                           ventures.uq.edu.au

                                                                                                   Develop the knowledge, networks and
                                                                                                   skills to chart your own path.
                                                                                                   Through UQ Ventures, students are
                                                                                                   offered a range of entrepreneurship
                                                                                                   programs, events and competitions
                                                                                                   throughout the year, including
                                                                                                   hackathons, industry events, alumni get-
                                                                                                   togethers, workshops and pitch nights.
                                                                                                   Free for UQ students across all faculties
                                                                                                   and study levels.

                                                                                                   Design your own path
                                                                                                   You can mix and match programs
                                                                                                   depending on your experience. There’s
                                                                                                   support at every stage of your Ventures
                                                                                                   journey – from flexing your creative
                                                                                                   muscles to launching a startup.

                                                                                                   Introductory
                                                                                                   Gain the skills and knowledge needed
                                                                                                   to think and act like an entrepreneur.
                                                                                                   Our introductory programs such as
                                                                                                   Idea Hub Unlimited and LeadHers, will
                                                                                                   help you to get inspired, learn core
                                                                                                   entrepreneurial skills, immerse yourself
                                                                                                   in UQ’s community of entrepreneurs
                                                                                                   and give you the confidence to take
                                                                                                   your first steps in your Ventures journey.

                                                                                                   Skills applied
• Engineering, Architecture and IT:                Ventures offers fully supported, hands-on
  the Meet a Mentor program sees                   internships with startups in San Francisco,     Put your knowledge into practice by
  third- and fourth-year engineering and IT        Singapore, Tel Aviv, Shanghai and other         solving real industry problems.
  undergraduates working one-on-one with           entrepreneurial hotspots.                       Challenge your ideas and make them
  managers from 80 companies.                      The ilab Accelerator also supports              reality by applying your new-found
                                                   students, researchers and alumni through        entrepreneurship skills with Startup
• Health and Behavioural Sciences: ten
                                                   the early stage of business development         Academy or Social Enterprise programs.
  clinics providing healthcare, rehabilitation
                                                   by providing seed funding and mentoring         Test and validate the fit between your
  and nutrition services to the general
                                                   so they can scale their business or social      ideas and market needs while developing
  public expose our students to the latest in
                                                   enterprise.                                     a sustainable business model for your
  equipment, tools and care.
                                                                                                   product or service.
• Humanities and Social Sciences:
  internships, field trips and placements in                                                       Advanced
  Brisbane, interstate and overseas are part                UniQuest, UQ’s commercialisation       Our programs can take you overseas, or
  of course credit for humanities and social                company, has helped start up           help you launch your own startup.
  science students.                              more than 100 companies and raise                 Take you entrepreneurship journey
• Medicine: students undertake placements        US$22 billion in gross product sales.             overseas with our Startup Adventures.
  in hospitals and clinics around the world                                                        Our four-week intensive global
  where they are trained and mentored by                                                           internships at some of the world’s most
  doctors and healthcare specialists.                        Since 2003 we have been
                                                                                                   vibrant startup hot spots including San
                                                             in partnership with Boeing,
• Science: our researchers work with industry                                                      Francisco, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tel Aviv
                                                 the world’s largest aerospace company.
  partners including the peak industry                                                             and Singapore.
                                                 Boeing Research & Technology–Australia
  councils for cotton, fisheries, horticulture   (BR&T–A) is located at our St Lucia campus.       Accelerate your startup and get up to
  and forestry, as well as Rio Tinto and BHP.    Boeing collaborates with UQ researchers           $20,000 to take your business or social
• Extra-curricular opportunities:                and students on the latest ideas in               enterprise to the next level with the ilab
  with UQ's range of entrepreneurship            aerospace, so you can learn from their            Accelerator program.
  programs students can access local and         discoveries and setbacks in the classroom
  global internships and work experience.        or directly from Boeing staff.

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A truly global
     network
     As an international student, you know the importance
     of thinking and acting globally. At UQ, so do we.
     Our worldwide partner and alumni networks give you the
     international opportunities and connections to enhance your
     learning, life skills and employment prospects from the start
     of your degree to long after you graduate.

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While you are at UQ                              Short-term global experiences                    Global business connections
                                                 While studying at UQ, head overseas for a        At UQ you will join a global network of
Our partnerships = your opportunity              short-term global experience at one of our       more than 268,000 graduates, many of
                                                 partner institutions during semester break.      whom are leaders in their fields, including
As a UQ student, Brisbane or Gatton is just
                                                 The short-term global opportunities include      more than 14,500 PhDs in 170 countries.
the first stop on your overseas adventure.
                                                 study, internships and community-based           You will benefit from an extensive graduate
Grow your global network through UQ’s
                                                 learning.                                        network, strong industry partnerships and
student exchange program by studying up
                                                 employability.uq.edu.au/                         many notable alumni.
to two semesters of your degree at one of
our 180 partner institutions in 38 countries.    global-experiences                               alumni.uq.edu.au
You will gain program credit while
expanding your world perspective,                Incoming exchange and study abroad               Relationships changing the world
enhancing your employability, developing         Even if you are partway through a degree at a    Global connectivity is at the heart of UQ’s
your network, and maybe even learning a          non-Australian university, with our incoming     vision to create knowledge leadership for
new language. While on exchange, tuition         exchange and study abroad programs you           a better world. From renewable energy
fees at the host university are waived as you    can still study at UQ for one or two semesters   technologies and sustainable mining
remain enrolled at and pay fees to UQ.           and gain credit for your degree back home. If    practices, to disease control and child
employability.uq.edu.au/                         your university has an exchange agreement        psychology, our international collaborations
global-experiences                               with UQ, you are eligible for the Incoming       are working towards a cleaner, healthier
                                                 Exchange program. If your university is not      and happier future. Explore our impact
Unlock new languages                             partnered with UQ, you can apply to UQ as a      around the world.
In a global economy, the ability to              Study Abroad student.                            global-engagement.uq.edu.au
communicate with a wide range of people is       uq.edu.au/studyabroad
invaluable. Perfect your English at our award-
winning English language institute, ICTE, or
learn several languages at our Institute of
Modern Languages. A range of Humanities
and Social Sciences courses also allow you to
learn a language for credit.
ICTE
icte.uq.edu.au
Institute of Modern Languages                                                                     We are members of the prestigious
iml.uq.edu.au                                                                                     Group of Eight coalition in Australia and
School of Languages and Cultures                                                                  the leading global network of research
languages-cultures.uq.edu.au                                                                      universities, Universitas 21.

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Mr Cameron Bellamy                           Ms Shandana Aurangzeb Durrani
      Master of International Economics and        (pictured)
      Finance                                      Master of Development Practice
      After growing up in Cape Town, South         Shortly after completing her degree,
      Africa, Cameron Bellamy vowed to             Shandana joined UNICEF and returned
      make a difference after witnessing the       to her home country of Pakistan. She
      inequalities around him. Upon graduating     provided support during a series of
      from Rhodes University, Bellamy              large-scale emergencies, including
      completed a Master of International          the displacement crisis in 2009,
      Economics and Finance at UQ.                 and the 2010 floods, which affected
      An accomplished athlete, Bellamy             more than 20 million people. Since
      founded the Ubunye Challenge in 2011,        then, Shandana’s work with UNICEF
      and it is through endurance challenges       has included emergency response
      that Bellamy and his team of athletes        assignments in Africa and as the
      raise money to support communities in        Officer in Charge of Specialist Planning,
      some of the poorest areas of South Africa    Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting.
      and Zimbabwe.                                She is passionate about supporting
                                                   marginalised and vulnerable children
      Cameron Bellamy is the recipient of the
                                                   facing life-threatening and challenging
      2018 Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
                                                   circumstances all over of the world.
                                                   Shandana is the recipient of both the
      Professor Opha Pauline Dube
                                                   Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Equity and
      Doctor of Philosophy (Geographical           Diversity Award 2010 and International
      Sciences and Planning)                       Alumnus of the Year 2017 award from
      A recognised leader in global                The University of Queensland.
      environmental change, Professor
      Opha Pauline Dube has been active in
      international climate change research
      for more than 25 years, with a focus on
      Africa. She is an environmental change
      scientist and an Associate Professor
      in the Department of Environmental
      Science at the University of Botswana.
      Dube has received many accolades
      for her research, including a Nobel
      Peace Prize Certificate awarded in
      2007 as part of the IPCC authorship for
      significant contribution to the scientific
      understanding of climate change and its
      implications for society.
      Professor Opha Pauline Dube was the
      2018 International Alumnus of the Year.

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Game-changing
                                       graduates
                                       Our research, teaching and connections prepare you to forge
                                       an exciting career. Outside the classroom you can access our
                                       career resources and networking events, and participate in our
                                       Employability Award to expand your capabilities and mindset.
                                       When you graduate, you will be ready for any challenge.

                                       Careers Service                                   Employer events and Volunteer
                                       Our award-winning Careers Service can             Expo
                                       help you plan your career, develop your           With multiple Employers on Campus events
         Our free online course        capabilities and gain that competitive            throughout the year, you can speak with
         EMPLOY101x will help you      edge. We offer workshops in how to find           future employers from a diverse range of
unlock your career
 Testimonials      potential
               updated       and
                        10/01/19       work, network, write a résumé, excel in           industries and backgrounds to find the
market yourself to employers.          interviews, apply for a job, and leadership       right job for you. Most employers offer
edx.org/course/unlocking-your-         and presentation techniques.                      roles in graduate recruitment programs
employability                          employability.uq.edu.au/find-a-job                and some offer vacation work, internships,
                                                                                         work experience, scholarships and co-op
                                       Career portals                                    programs. Our yearly Volunteer Expo is an
                                                                                         opportunity to find out how you can help
       UQ is ranked 57th in            UQ offers an exclusive online job board
                                                                                         the community and your career prospects.
       the world for graduate          for its students and graduates featuring
employability (QS Graduate             vacation work, volunteer work, internships,
Employability Rankings, 2020).         and graduate employment opportunities
                                                                                         Employability Award
                                       from over 3000 employers. Our Global Grad         The Employability Award gives
                                       careers search portal is just for international   postgraduate coursework students the
                                       students with Australian and international        chance to build capabilities that future
          Over the last three years,
                                       companies posting work opportunities              employers value, such as leadership,
          UQ’s student employability
                                       regularly.                                        teamwork, communication, problem solving
and careers services have been
                                                                                         and cultural awareness. To qualify for the
recognised with multiple national      studenthub.uq.edu.au (login required)
                                                                                         Award, you need to complete a minimum
and international awards.              globalgrad.uq.edu.au
                                                                                         of 100 hours of work experience, 100 hours
                                                                                         of volunteering, and participate in five
                                       Student-Staff Partnerships                        supplementary activities. It’s free to join and
          The UQ International         Enhance your employability and networks           is awarded upon graduation.
          Student Ambassador           by working collaboratively with staff on
                                                                                         employability.uq.edu.au/award
program gives high-achieving           projects, committees or via focus groups
international students the             and feedback sessions. During Partnership
opportunity to represent the           projects, staff and students collaborate to
University in a range of paid roles.   design courses, facilitate events, or develop
                                       engagement initiatives.
                                       employability.uq.edu.au/student-staff-
                                       partnerships

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The perfect
     place to study
     We offer one of the best campus experiences in the world in a location renowned
     for its relaxed and safe lifestyle, subtropical climate and vibrant and diverse culture.

     BRISBANE                                          Sport                                                Getting around
     Brisbane, the home of UQ’s St Lucia and           Brisbane’s amazing weather and sporting              One of the best views of Brisbane is from a
     Herston campuses, is the capital city of          facilities make physical activity a must. Kayak      CityCat – a ferry service that runs along the
     Queensland and its economic engine                along the Brisbane River, rock climb your way        river from UQ’s St Lucia campus to the city
     room. Young and progressive, the city is          to the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, ride        and the riverside suburb of Hamilton. Brisbane
     fast becoming a hub in the Asia–Pacific           along more than 20 kilometres of riverside           also has an extensive bus and train network
     for business, investment, major events            cycle paths, join a sporting club, or barrack like   that makes it easy to get around. A ‘go card’
                                                       a local when you attend a rugby union, rugby         will allow you to travel on all Brisbane public
     and education. It is also home to over 200
                                                       league, cricket, ‘Aussie Rules’ or football match    transport at discounted student prices.
     nationalities and 220 languages.
                                                       at one of our famous sporting stadiums.
                                                                                                            Around Brisbane
     Entertainment
                                                                                                            When you want to head out of the city,
     Brisbane city has a great live music scene        Food                                                 there is plenty to discover. Head south for
     that can be discovered in Fortitude Valley and    With just under a third of Brisbane’s                the famous golden sands of the Gold Coast
     West End. For comedy, live theatre and dance,     population born overseas, you can find cuisine       and Byron Bay, north for the quiet beaches
     head to the Brisbane Powerhouse and the           from almost every culture. From affordable           of the Sunshine Coast or the majestic Great
     Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC).         lunchtime and ‘Cheap Tuesday’ offers, to             Barrier Reef, west for ancient rainforests
     The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is one of        reasonably priced cafes, pubs, restaurants and       and charming outback towns or east for
     the best modern art galleries in the country,     farmers’ markets, there is plenty to choose          the spectacular Moreton Island, Stradbroke
     and keep an eye out for the Brisbane Writers      from and plenty of new culinary experiences to       Island and Fraser Island. Sydney, Cairns and
     Festival and the Brisbane Festival that attract   be had. And you can always picnic or barbecue        Melbourne are all short flights away. You will
     international artists from across the globe.      in one of our lovely parks by the river.             wish you had more holidays.

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+21° to +28°c
          Brisbane named                                                        Brisbane's population is

                                                                                2.4 million
          Australia’s coolest city
          (Forbes, 2019)
                                                  average maximum temperature
                                                  most days of the year         people

GATTON
Gatton, the largest town in South-East
Queensland’s Lockyer Valley, is the home
of the UQ Gatton campus. Bordered by
unspoilt mountain ranges and located only
one hour's drive from Brisbane, Gatton
has a culturally diverse population of
approximately 7000 people. UQ Gatton
students enjoy a laidback, country lifestyle in
a close-knit community.

Find out more about living in Queensland
future-students.uq.edu.au/university-life/living-in-brisbane

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UQ St Lucia
     Considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the
     world, our main campus is a vibrant mix of old sandstone
     buildings, modern architecture, parklands and lakes.
     It is a city within a city with everything you
     need to study, live and relax.

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Food                                                                               Fitness
UQ St Lucia is full of cafe and food options.                                      You’ll be spoilt for choice with a massive
From great coffee and bakery food, to                                              range of sporting, fitness and recreational
make-your-own sandwich stations, pizza,                                            opportunities on offer at our St Lucia
vegan and vegetarian options, noodles,                                             campus. Explore Queensland’s largest multi-
bubble tea and juice bars, you won’t go                                            sport complex, featuring dedicated fitness,
hungry or thirsty. Options include organic                                         aquatic, tennis, and athletics centres, as well
and halal food.                                                                    as an array of sporting fields and courts.
uqu.com.au/feeding-u                                                               Play your way with more than 75 sports and
                                                                                   activities to choose from, including up to 90
instagram.com/uqfood
                                                                                   weekly group fitness classes, across nearly
instagram.com/uqueats                                                              40 sporting clubs and social sports.
                                                                                   uqsport.com.au
Retail
You don’t need to leave the campus for your
                                                                                   Library
shopping. There is a bookshop, as well as a
shop where you can sell your secondhand                                            We have six libraries on campus. They feature
books, a convenience store, hairdresser,                                           computers for students, group study and
travel agent, post office, newsagency and                                          meeting rooms, postgraduate study areas,
Wednesday markets offering handicrafts,                                            height-adjustable desks, 24-hour study
gifts, flowers and fashion.                                                        spaces, quiet areas, and friendly staff ready to
                                                                                   help you with finding information, accessing
uqu.com.au/feeding-u
                                                                                   resources, research support, student IT and
                                                                                   training, and details about the latest author
Entertainment                                                                      talk, lecture or panel discussion in the library.
Check out UQ Life to see all that awaits you                                       library.uq.edu.au
on campus! There is something on every
week, and if you can’t see anything that                                           Healthcare
grabs your attention then get in touch and
                                                                                   If you need to see a doctor, visit our friendly
we can make it happen together.
                                                                                   team at the UQ Health Care clinic. There is also
life.uq.edu.au                                                                     a pharmacy and a dental clinic on campus.
uqu.com.au/entertaining-u                                                          uqhealthcare.org.au

future-students.uq.edu.au/university-life/campuses-research-sites

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UQ
                                                           Gatton
                                                           Our rural campus is located near the
                                                           town of Gatton, 87 kilometres west of
                                                           the Brisbane CBD. It offers a laid-back
                                                           and friendly lifestyle with on-campus
                                                           accommodation, a publicly accessible
                                                           motel and a variety of sporting facilities.

                                                           Food and retail
                                                           You can buy food and drinks from the Coffee Pod, Dining
                                                           Hall and Walkway Cafe, and you can purchase and sell
                                                           books at our retail bookshop. There is an on-campus ATM
                                                           and a post office, and keep an eye out for the regular
                                                           events for students in the Central Walkway.

                                                           Teaching and research facilities
                                                           The campus houses production animals, horticultural fields,
                                                           a plant nursery, post-harvest facilities, research laboratories
                                                           and greenhouses, a wildlife facility, specialist veterinary
                                                           and equine hospitals, and some of the best animal
                                                           teaching facilities in the southern hemisphere.

                                                           Fitness
                                                           Whether you’re looking to boost your fitness, meet new
                                                           people, or relax and unwind, UQ Sport Gatton offers an
                                                           ideal opportunity to do it all in one location. There’s both
                                                           gym and pool facilities – as well as tennis, basketball,
                                                           netball and squash courts. There are weekly group fitness
                                                           classes, sporting clubs and social sports to enjoy.
                                                           uqsport.com.au

                                                           Library
                                                           UQ Gatton’s recently refurbished library provides
                                                           computers, comfortable furniture and break-out spaces,
                                                           individual study spaces with acoustic lining, power and
                                                           USB connectors, height-adjustable desks, meeting rooms,
                                                           a postgraduate study area, and a 24-hour study space.

                                                           Free inter-campus bus service
                                                           UQ provides a free inter-campus bus service between
         Travel time by free inter-campus bus between      UQ Gatton and UQ St Lucia for students and staff.
         UQ St Lucia and UQ Gatton: 90 minutes (one way)   future-students.uq.edu.au/university-life/campuses-
                                                           research-sites

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UQ Herston
Just three kilometres from the Brisbane city centre,
UQ Herston is the specialist campus for health and
medical teaching and research.

UQ shares premises with the Royal Brisbane    hemisphere, accommodating about
and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR             100 nursing and allied health students.
Berghofer Medical Research Institute, which
creates a connected and engaged community.    Library
The campus is home to:                        UQ Herston’s Health Sciences library
• Faculty of Medicine                         provides computers, study rooms and
• School of Public Health                     meeting rooms, a 24-hour study space,
• School of Dentistry                         height-adjustable desks, and access to the
• Herston Imaging Research Facility           Queensland Health network.
• Oral Health Centre
• RECOVER Injury Research Centre              Food and retail
• UQ Centre for Clinical Research.            You can grab a bite to eat or drink from
                                              Cafe Dose, the hospital cafes or Subway.
Surgical, Treatment and                       There is a bank and ATMs on campus, as
                                              well as a gift shop, pharmacy, post office
Rehabilitation Service (STARS)
                                              and newsagency, and bookshop.
Currently under construction, STARS will
be one of the largest tertiary specialist     future-students.uq.edu.au/university-life/
rehabilitation centres in the southern        campuses-research-sites

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Research
     institutes

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UQ has a proud reputation for creating change in the world
                               through research. In partnership with government, industry
                               and donors, UQ has established eight globally recognised
                               research institutes, as well as research centres at our three main
                               campuses and other locations across Queensland.

                               Australian Institute for                             issues, including social disadvantage, individual
                               Bioengineering and                                   and community development, employment,
                               Nanotechnology (AIBN)                                education, sustainability, social wellbeing,
                                                                                    health and housing.
                               AIBN seeks to deliver innovative solutions
                               to society’s problems through sustainable            issr.uq.edu.au
                               materials, healthy living and translational
                               success. AIBN’s research is underpinned by           Mater Research Institute – UQ
                               Five Pillars of Research that includes stem          (MRI–UQ)
                               cell ageing and regenerative engineering,            MRI–UQ aims to turn scientific discovery
                               precision nanomedicine, advanced                     into the best possible treatment, care and
                               materials, agriculture nanotechnology and            outcomes for patients and the broader
                               advanced biomanufacturing.                           community. Key focus areas include cancer
                               aibn.uq.edu.au                                       biology and care; mothers’, babies and
                                                                                    women’s health; chronic disease biology
                               Global Change Institute (GCI)                        and care; neurosciences and cognitive
                               GCI’s mission is to promote transdisciplinary        health; optimising acute care; and
                               collaboration from across UQ, industry,              implementing evidence to improve health.
                               government and the community to address              materresearch.org.au
                               grand challenges and build a strong Australia
                               within a competitive global economy. Through         Queensland Alliance for Agriculture
                               innovation brokering, design-led facilitation,       and Food Innovation (QAAFI)
                               impact research networks and institute
                               operations, the GCI seeks to stimulate research      QAAFI is a world-leading research institute,
                               collaboration for complex transdisciplinary          and among only a handful of similar scientific
                               challenges across five key areas: ‘Leading           organisations anywhere in the world. QAAFI
                               Healthy Lives’, ‘Building Better Bioeconomies’,      delivers high-impact science to significantly
                               ‘Achieving Resilient Environments and                improve the productivity, competitiveness
                               Livelihoods’, ‘Designing Technology for              and sustainability of tropical and subtropical
                               Tomorrow’ and ‘Transforming Societies’.              food, fibre and agribusiness industries.
                               gci.uq.edu.au                                        qaafi.uq.edu.au

                               Institute for Molecular Bioscience                   Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)
                               (IMB)                                                QBI is dedicated to understanding how
                               IMB is a multidisciplinary life sciences             the brain works, how it can be repaired
                               research institute where 500 scientists              and how we can harness its full potential.
                               use world-leading infrastructure to drive            QBI scientists are working to develop new
                               discoveries from genome to drug design,              treatments for disorders including dementia,
                               disease discovery application and sustainable        stroke, concussion, intellectual and learning
                               futures. IMB’s research is framed through            disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, motor neuron
                               centres focused on superbugs, pain, heart            disease, depression, anxiety and schizophrenia.
                               disease, inflammation, solar biotechnology           qbi.uq.edu.au
                               and the genomics-disease interplay.
                               imb.uq.edu.au                                        Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)
                                                                                    SMI is a world leading research institute
                               Institute for Social Science Research                committed to developing knowledge-based
                               (ISSR)                                               solutions to the sustainability challenges of
                               As UQ’s flagship institute for quantitative social   the global resource industry and ensuring
                               sciences, ISSR is committed to improving             the supply of natural resources required
                               economic and social wellbeing for individuals,       for a low carbon future. SMI comprises six
                               families, communities and regions in Australia       research centres and a Centre of Excellence
                               and internationally. With expertise in research      in Chile, and its work integrates the expertise
                               methods and statistics, ISSR conducts policy         of production, environmental, social science
UQ’s Global Change Institute   and program evaluations for governmental             and health and safety specialists.
                               and other agencies, and analyses society’s ‘big’     smi.uq.edu.au

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Programs
     At UQ, a qualification or degree is called a program.
     We have more than 150 subject areas on offer as well as Higher Degrees by
     Research (HDR). You can choose a program that enhances your existing
     knowledge, or a program that sets you on a new career path.
     We give credit for prior studies, and if you do not meet the entry
     requirements for the program of your choice, you may be able to gain
     entry by undertaking a graduate certificate to enrol in your dream pogram.

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Using the Programs section

                       1
                                                   Use the ‘UQ Programs Quick Reference’                 Key to symbols used
                                                   table on pages 26-27 to find your program.            in the Programs section
                                                   Alternatively, you can refer to the index on
                                                   page 113.
                                                                                                               Additional costs
           Choose your program                                                                                 Additional costs can
                                                                                                               include items such as
                                                                                                               equipment, clothing, field
                                                                                                               trips, placements, special
                                                                                                               registrations or other
                                                   Entry requirements for postgraduate                         necessities and may be
                                                   coursework programs can be found within                     purchased from providers
                                                   each program’s description (pages 32–91).                   other than UQ.
                                                   TIP A
                                                        ll programs require that you have                     Quota program
                                                       either ‘Minimum’ or ‘Higher-than-

                      2
                                                                                                               A quota program is one that
                                                       minimum’ English language skills.
                                                                                                               has limited places available for
                                                       You can find definitions of ‘Minimum’
                                                                                                               students, and entry may be
                                                       and ‘Higher-than-minimum’ English on
                                                                                                               competitive.
                                                       pages 92-93.
                                                   TIP F
                                                        or most programs you will need                        External
          Check your program’s                         a ‘grade point average’ (GPA) (or                       If a program is external,
         admission requirements                        equivalent). At UQ, we use a 7-point                    it means it is conducted
                                                       grading scale, where 4 is a pass and 7                  off-campus (usually online).
                                                       is the highest grade.                                   International students
                                                       future-students.uq.edu.au/                              who enrol in an external
                                                       admissions/postgraduate-coursework                      program are not eligible for
                                                                                                               an Australian student visa.
                                                                                                               External programs can be
                                                                                                               studied part-time.

                      3
                                                                                                               Placement
                                                                                                               A placement is work
                                                                                                               experience for course credit.
                                                   Use the step-by-step application process on                 Placements can be compulsory
                                                   page 94 as a guide for how to apply to UQ.                  or optional.
                   Apply
            for your UQ program                                                                          You can find a description of each
                                                                                                         key term used in the programs
                                                                                                         section on the ‘UQ terminology’
                                                                                                         page at the back of this guide

                      4
                                                                                                         (page 112).

                                                   There are scholarships available to
                                                   postgraduate coursework students. See
                                                   pages 108-109 for more detail and to check
                                                   your eligibility.
          Check if you are eligible
             for a scholarship

     Higher Degrees by Research                    of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVetClinSci)   Detailed information on HDRs including
     UQ also offers the following Higher Degrees   to equip you with specialist knowledge,        admissions qualifications, fees and
     by Research (HDRs): Master of Philosophy      enhance your employability, upgrade your       application instructions can be found on
     (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor   qualifications, help you get promoted, or      pages 96–99.
     of Biotechnology (DBiotech) and Doctor        pave the way for your career in research.      graduate-school.uq.edu.au

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DURATION
Program table                        The time it takes to
explained                            complete a program when
                                     it is studied full-time.
                                     Full-time: The standard
                                     study load is eight units
                                     per semester.
                                     Part-time: Part-time             START SEMESTER
                                     study load is less than 75
                                     per cent of the standard         The academic year at UQ
                                     study load (i.e. less than       is divided into two main
                                     six units per semester           semesters. Semester 1
                                                                      usually starts at the end of     INDICATIVE FEE
                                     for most programs).                                               Tuition fees vary according
                                     International students           February and Semester 2
                                                                      starts at the end of July.       to program. We have
                                     can only study part-time                                          provided an indicative
                                     if they do not require a         The majority of programs         semester fee for each
                                     student visa or where the        begin at the start of the        program in this guide.
                                     program is external. All         semester, and some only                                              RELEVANT/SAME/
                                                                                                       This indicative amount              APPROVED DISCIPLINES
                                     international students on        have one start semester          is based on a standard
                                     an international student         per year; however, some                                              For some programs
                                                                                                       full-time study load for
                                     visa must complete the           programs may have an                                                 you must have studied
                                                                                                       one semester unless the
                                     program within the stated        earlier or later start date or                                       particular disciplines
                                                                                                       program is part-time only.
                                     program duration.                begin in Summer semester.                                            to obtain entry.

DURATION      START            FEE           CAMPUS       ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
              SEMESTER        (1ST SEM )
                                                          ENGLISH      YOUR CURRENT         GPA         ADDITIONAL            RELEVANT/SAME/         APPLICATION
                                                                       QUALIFICATION                    REQUIREMENTS          APPROVED DISCIPLINES   CLOSING DATES

 CAMPUS                              ENGLISH                          YOUR CURRENT                     GPA                                 APPLICATION CLOSING DATES
                                                                      QUALIFICATION
 One of three UQ teaching            All programs require either                                       GPA stands for Grade Point          Some programs have early
 sites located at St Lucia,          ‘Minimum’ or ‘Higher-            Almost all programs require      Average; it is a measure            application closing dates.
 Herston and Gatton where            than-minimum’ English            you to have completed a          of academic performance             For all other program
 the majority of lectures            language proficiency.            specific degree.                 based on grades received            application closing dates,
 are held.                           ‘Minimum’ English                Some also have additional        and the number of                   see page 95.
 Some programs may be                language proficiency is          requirements.                    units completed. At UQ,
 delivered at UQ’s other             IELTS 6.5 with a 6 in each                                        academic performance is
 teaching sites.                     sub-band (or equivalent).                                         graded on a seven-point
                                                                                                       scale:                                        QR CODES
 External programs are               ‘Higher-than-minimum’
                                                                                                       7 – High Distinction                         For a direct link
 taught online.                      English language
                                                                                                       6 – Distinction                              to more details
                                     proficiency varies and is
                                                                                                       5 – Credit                          about a specific program,
                                     higher than ‘Minimum’
                                                                                                       4 – Pass.                           scan the QR code.
                                     English.
                                                                                                       Anything below a 4 is a fail.       New generation smart
                                     See pages 92–93 for a list
                                                                                                                                           phones do not require a
                                     of programs with ‘Higher-
                                                                                                                                           QR reader – just hover
                                     -than-minimum’ English
                                                                                                                                           your phone’s camera over
                                     language proficiency
                                                                                                                                           the code. On other phones,
                                     requirements and to view
                                                                                                                                           you will need to download
                                     alternate ways to meet
                                                                                                                                           a QR reader app.
                                     ‘Minimum’ and ‘Higher-
                                     than-minimum’ English
                                     language proficiency
                                     requirements.

                                                                                                                    INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE UQ GUIDE 2021            25
UQ postgraduate programs
     quick reference
     PROGRAM TITLE                       PROGRAM TYPE                   DURATION      START          CRICOS    2021 INDICATIVE     INDICATIVE TOTAL     SEE
                                                                        (SEMESTERS)   SEMESTER       CODE      SEMESTER FEE (A$)   TUITION FEE (A$)**   PAGE
     Advanced Economics                  Master of (#16)                2             1              092449E   $20,320             $40,640
                                                                                                                                                        50
                                         Master of (#24)                3             1              092450A   $20,320             $62,179
     Advanced Nursing                    Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           N/A       $16,688             $51,065              75
     Agribusiness                        Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           030142D   $21,264             $65,068
                                                                                                                                                        34
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           079391E   $21,264             $87,608
     Agricultural Science                Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           079380G   $21,264             $65,068
                                                                                                                                                        34
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           079381G   $21,264             $87,608
     Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug     Graduate Certificate in (#8)   2 P/T         1, 2, Summer   N/A       $8,356              $16,712
                                                                                                                                                        70
     Studies
     Animal Science                      Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           079382F   $21,264             $65,068
                                                                                                                                                        34
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           079383E   $21,264             $87,608
     Applied Econometrics                Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           084721E   $20,320             $62,179
                                                                                                                                                        50
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           089169F   $20,320             $83,718
     Applied Linguistics                 Master of (#16)                2             1, 2           090305D   $16,056             $32,112
                                         Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           064993B   $16,056             $49,131              42
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082604D   $16,056             $66,151
     Architecture                        Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           060311K   $20,320             $83,718              38
     Arts in Chinese Translation and     Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082605C   $17,400             $71,688
                                                                                                                                                        42
     Interpreting
     Arts in Japanese Interpreting and   Master of (#32)                4             1              013035D   $17,400             $71,688
                                                                                                                                                        42
     Translation
     Audiology Studies                   Master of (#32)                4             1              070265F   $23,568             $97,100              70
     Bioinformatics                      Master of (#16)                2             2              076218J   $20,520             $42,271
                                                                                                                                                        84
                                         Master of (#24)                3             1              076217K   $20,520             $62,791
     Bioinformatics Research Extensive   Master of (#24)                3             2              085554G   $20,520             $64,022
                                                                                                                                                        84
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1              082610F   $20,520             $84,542
     Biostatistics                       Master of (#16)                4 P/T         1, 2           N/A       $10,160             $41,859
                                                                                                                                                        70
                                         Master of (#24)                6 P/T         1, 2           N/A       $10,160             $64,691
     Biotechnology                       Master of (#16)                2             1, 2           057055C   $20,520             $41,040
                                         Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           034034J   $20,520             $62,791              85
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082611E   $20,520             $84,542
     Biotechnology Research Extensive    Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           085549D   $20,520             $62,791
                                                                                                                                                        86
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           085552J   $20,520             $84,542
     Business                            Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           037519G   $21,136             $64,676
                                                                                                                                                        50
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082595M   $21,136             $87,080
     Business Administration             Master of (#24)                1 year*       1, 2           060533G   $40,404             $80,808              51
     Business Psychology                 Master of (#24)                3             1              092457E   $23,360             $71,482              71
     Business Research Methods           Graduate Diploma in (#16)      2             1              065372A   $21,136             $42,272              51
     Clinical Dentistry                  Doctor of (#48)                6             1              058537K   $36,536             $232,632             71
     Clinical Pharmacy                   Master of (#16)                2             1, 2           N/A       $23,560             $47,120              71
     Clinical Psychology                 Master of (#32)                4             1              026000G   $21,328             $87,871              72
     Commerce                            Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           002020B   $22,136             $67,736
                                                                                                                                                        51
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082596K   $22,136             $91,200
     Communication                       Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           049208B   $17,888             $54,737
                                                                                                                                                        43
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           089661E   $17,888             $73,699
     Computer Science                    Master of (#16)                2             1, 2           073270G   $22,560             $45,120
                                                                                                                                                        64
                                         Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           073272E   $22,560             $69,034
     Computer Science (Management)       Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           073269M   $22,560             $92,947              64
     Conservation Biology                Master of (#24)                1 year*       2              077443C   $30,012             $61,825              35
     Conservation Science                Master of (#32)                1.5 years*    2              082609K   $30,012             $82,733              35
     Counselling                         Master of (#32)                4             1              048816G   $13,768             $56,724              72
     Cyber Security                      Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           0100692   $22,560             $69,034
                                                                                                                                                        64
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           0100693   $22,560             $92,947
     Data Science                        Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           092453J   $22,560             $69,034
                                                                                                                                                        65
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           092454G   $22,560             $92,947
     Development Economics               Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           065383J   $20,320             $62,179
                                                                                                                                                        52
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082598G   $20,320             $83,718
     Development Economics / Economics   Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           096019F   $20,320             $83,718
                                                                                                                                                        52
     and Public Policy
     Development Practice                Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           053341G   $15,872             $48,568
                                                                                                                                                        43
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082606B   $15,872             $65,393
     Dietetics Studies                   Master of (#24)                3             1              065374K   $23,568             $72,118              72
     Economic Studies                    Graduate Certificate in (#8)   1             1, 2           084718M   $20,320             $20,320              52
     Economics                           Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           083671G   $20,320             $62,179
                                                                                                                                                        53
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           058270K   $20,320             $83,718
     Economics and Public Policy         Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           077436B   $20,320             $62,179
                                                                                                                                                        53
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082599G   $20,320             $83,718
     Educational Studies                 Master of (#16)                2             1, 2           090307B   $15,152             $30,304
                                         Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           002028E   $15,152             $46,365              60
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           082608M   $15,152             $62,426
     Engineering                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           093154A   $22,560             $92,947
                                                                                                                                                        65
                                         Master of (#48)                6             1, 2           099431C   $22,560             $143,644
     Engineering Science                 Master of (#16)                2             1, 2           076003B   $22,560             $45,120
                                                                                                                                                        65
                                         Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           075742G   $22,560             $69,034
     Engineering Science (Management)    Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           075740K   $22,560             $92,947              66
     Entrepreneurship and Innovation     Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           096017G   $21,136             $64,676              53
     Environmental Health Sciences       Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           098321F   $17,384             $71,622              73
     Environmental Management            Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           006689B   $20,520             $62,791
                                                                                                                                                        35
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           084722D   $20,520             $84,542
     Epidemiology                        Master of (#24)                3             1              066287A   $16,712             $51,139              73
     Financial Mathematics               Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           079388M   $20,520             $62,791
                                                                                                                                                        86
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           079389K   $20,520             $84,542
     Food Science and Technology         Master of (#24)                3             1, 2           079384D   $21,016             $64,309
                                                                                                                                                        87
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           079385C   $21,016             $86,586
     Geographic Information Science      Master of (#24)                3             1              003927F   $20,520             $62,791
                                                                                                                                                        87
                                         Master of (#32)                4             1, 2           084723C   $20,520             $84,542

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