THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

 
THE UNIVERSITY OF
  QUEENSLAND
WHERE IS UQ?
OUR STUDENTS

Our diverse and vibrant community is made up of over 43,700
students, with more than 10, 400 international students enrolled
from 133 countries.

  WHO ARE THEY?
  Undergraduate                      72.82%
  Postgraduate coursework            18.45%
  Postgraduate research               8.72%
  Non-award                           1.52%

  WHERE DO THEY COME FROM?
  Domestic                          76.06%
  International                     23.93%
TOP 10 COUNTRIES & REGIONS
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  1. People’s Republic of China
  2. Singapore
  3. Malaysia
  4. United States of America
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Canada
  7. Indonesia
  8. Vietnam
  9. People’s Republic of Korea
  10. Taiwan, Republic of China
WHY STUDY
 AT UQ?
SUPERB LOCATION

With a population of over 1.8 million people, Brisbane has been
named the second fastest growing city in the world and described
as one of Australia’s most liveable cities.

     •    Safe

     •    Tropical climate

     •    Vibrant

     •    Friendly

     •    Multicultural

     •    Cosmopolitan
BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND
The University of Queensland
FOUR VIBRANT
     CAMPUSES
UQ’s campuses are renowned as among the most beautiful and well-equipped
in Australia.

UQ ST LUCIA
With its distinctive sandstone buildings, jacaranda trees and extensive riverside
grounds, UQ St Lucia has a reputation as one of Australia’s most attractive university
campuses.

UQ IPSWICH
Magnificently restored heritage-listed buildings have been blended with the latest
technology to create this campus of the future.

UQ GATTON
Set on 1068 hectares and just under an hour’s drive west of Brisbane, UQ Gatton links the future leaders of
Australia’s rural industries with the latest technology and learning.

UQ HERSTON
Herston is UQ’s major clinical health teaching and research location. The campus
is close to Brisbane’s CBD and is located alongside the Royal Children’s Hospital
and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
GLOBAL REPUTATION
UQ’s international standing is reinforced by its global reputation and
diverse student population.

• Top 50 world wide – QS World University Rankings 2010

• Top 1% worldwide – Times Higher Education University Rankings 2010

• Founding member of the national Group of Eight

• Member of the global Universitas 21, an alliance that enhances the quality
  of university outcomes through international benchmarking

• 11th in the Asia Pacific and 108th worldwide – Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010

• Maximum five-star rating for research grants and research intensity – The
  Australian Good Universities Guide 2010

• Top international academic institution outside the United States – Science
  Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Academia 2010 survey
LEADING RESEARCH
UNIVERSITY
UQ recognises the pursuit of excellence in both research and research
training as being central to its mission.

•   UQ is one of the top three research universities in the country.

•   Undertaking a research higher degree (PhD or Master of Philosophy) at UQ
    allows you to pursue cutting-edge research at our state-of-the-art facilities.

•   UQ leads industry collaboration and research funding in Australia.

•   Students have the opportunity to study with researchers of international renown.

•   UQ has created more world-class research institutes than any other Australian
    university.
RESEARCH AT UQ

 UQ researchers constantly push the boundaries to achieve
 world-acclaimed research break-throughs, including recent triumphs in
 cervical cancer, dengue fever, and space Scramjet research.

 UQ hosts over 130 research centres, including:

 • Queensland Brain Institute

 • The Global Change Institute

 • Sustainable Minerals Institute

 • Institute for Molecular Bioscience

 • Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology

 • Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine

 • Institute for Social Science Research
RESEARCH AT UQ

 “I’m proud to be both a UQ graduate
 and a UQ research leader. This University has
 the world-class infrastructure and vibrant
 research environment that leads to
 major international research
 breakthroughs.”

 Director of the Australian Research Council
 Centre for Functional Nanomaterials
 Professor Max Lu
WORLD-CLASS
FACILITIES
UQ’s state-of-the-art Library, unsurpassed information
technology support and superior teaching facilities are key to
unlocking learning potential.

Library
The largest research collection in Queensland with millions of books; tens of
thousands of journals, eBooks and multimedia; networked databases; and
primary material.

Information technology services
A range of IT and online services including a free UQconnect Internet account
for students.
Student centres
The central locations for assistance with administrative matters and general
inquiries.

Sport and fitness
UQ SPORT offers outstanding sporting facilities and recreational programs.

Entertainment
The UQ Union organises events to help students enjoy campus life.

Clubs and societies
Students can participate in social events by joining clubs and societies at UQ.

Food, shopping and commercial services
Students will find a range of venues in which to eat, drink, meet friends
and shop.
STUDENT SUPPORT

•   Getting Started & Orientation sessions
    designed to assist students to settle into University life by creating
    awareness of the various services and activities available

•   Student support
    UQ provides a professional service in the areas of student advice, careers
    and employment, personal counselling, financial assistance & disability
    support

•   Accommodation services
    provides information and services to assist you to find a home that's right
    for you, and make your stay as smooth as possible

•   Learning support
    English language support and Academic Preparation programs at no
    additional charge

•   Equity & Diversity
    The Equity Office provides an internal consultancy to the
    University community on a range of related matters.
TEACHING AND
LEARNING
UQ is committed to providing first-class learning experiences and outcomes
for its students.

•   UQ has won more national teaching awards than any other university.

•   UQ has more than 2600 highly-qualified academic staff dedicated to
    teaching and research – many recognised internationally as leaders in their field.

•   Flexible learning is part of the University’s overall strategy to deliver
    an enhanced, student-centred approach to learning.

•   UQ teachers have a 100 percent success rate in the Australian Teaching and
    Learning Council’s Citations for Outstanding Contributions, which recognise
    teaching excellence in higher education.
CAREER PROSPECTS

• UQ graduates have a strong competitive advantage in the job market and are in
  strong demand by both Australian and international employers.

• UQ graduates have excellent employment rates and starting salaries. In a recent
  survey*, UQ’s full-time employment rate for Bachelor degree graduates was
  78.9% with a national average of 76.2%.

For further information on career and employment resources and services available at
UQ visit www.uq.edu.au/careers

* Graduate Careers Australia’s Graduate Destination Survey
UQ Alumni & Community

Every past student of UQ is a valued member of the alumni community

UQ graduates enjoy a number of benefits including:
•   UQ International Alumni Networks
•   Access to Career Hub
•   Library and Employment services
•   Regular newsletters and invitations to exclusive events and seminars
•   Eligibility for awards and alumni-only postgraduate scholarships
HOW WILL I TRAVEL
TO UQ?

 Easily accessible by:

 •   Bus (regular services to and from UQ)
 •   Daily shuttle buses between UQ St Lucia, UQ Ipswich & UQ Gatton
 •   Train (to Toowong and then bus)
 •   CityCat
 •   Eleanor Schonell Bridge (Bus, cycle or walk)
 •   Car
 •   Bicycle
WHERE AM I GOING
TO LIVE?
 UQ St Lucia:
 • 10 on-campus residential colleges
 • Off-campus student accommodation, rental houses and units

 UQ Ipswich:
 • Student accommodation close to campus
 • Off-campus rental houses and units

 UQ Gatton:
 • On-campus Halls of Residence
 • Off-campus rental houses and units

 UQ Herston:
 • Off-campus rental houses and units

 UQ Accommodation Services: www.accommodation.uq.edu.au
ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF LIVING
ON-CAMPUS

 UQ St Lucia Residential Colleges

 •   More than 2350 students living on-campus

 •   Individual bedrooms, shared bathrooms, meals, laundry facilities
     and recreational spaces

 •   Free academic tutorials and pastoral care

 •   Cultural, social and sporting activities

 •   Full or self-catered options

 •   Female, male and co-ed colleges available
Costs to Consider
•   Tuition
    (approx A$30,00 per year)
    Overseas Student Health Cover
    (approx A$600)
    Accommodation
    - Rent or College fees
    (approx 9,400)
    Study expenses
    - Textbooks
    - Stationery
    - Photocopying
    - Other course materials
    (approx $850 per year)
    Transport
    public transport fares
    (approx A$1040)
•   General living expenses
    (approx A$20, 000 per year)
ENGLISH
REQUIREMENTS
IELTS:
Overall score of 6.5 with minimum score of 6 in writing.

TOEFL (paper based):
Overall score of 570 with a minimum score of 5 in writing

TOEFL (computer based):
Overall score of 237 with a minimum score of 4.5 in essay rating

TOEFL (internet based)
Overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 21 in writing
WHY STUDY ECONOMICS AT
              THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

   Internationally renowned and ranked in the top five percent of world
    economic research organisations; (http://ideas.repec.org/)

   Is one of Australia’s largest Schools of Economics

   Has the largest choice of economics courses in Australia;

   Excellence in teaching by some of Australia’s outstanding economists;

   Nobel Prize Winner in Economics (1994), John Harsanyi (Game theory)
    launched his academic career as a lecturer in economics at UQ; and

   1st university in Australia to win a prestigious Australian Research Council
    Federation Fellowship for an economist, Professor John Quiggin, who won
    the 2004 Australian Citation Laureate for Economics Australian Federation
    Fellow
One-plus one Dual Master Program
                                 for entry into the

   UQ Master of International Economics &
                  Finance
The one-plus-one dual master program is available to TKU students from the
Department of Economics at TKU. All TKU students entering the dual masters
program will be required to satisfy UQ’s entry requirements prior to enrolment.

TKU students must have successfully completed their bachelor degrees with an
average of 70% and pass the four TKU postgraduate courses assessed and
recognised by UQ to meet the academic entry for the UQ Master of International
Economics and Finance program.

TKU Course                            University of Queensland – courses credit received for.
Microeconomic Theory                  ECON7030 Microeconomic Analysis
Econometrics                          ECON7310 Elements of Econometrics
Macroeconomic Theory                  ECON7040 Macroeconomic Analysis
Securities Analysis                   FIN7401 Finance
Three-plus-two TKU Bachelor & UQ Master
                Program
     TKU students at the Department of Economics will have the opportunity to
     undertake the three-plus-two TKU bachelor and UQ master program . All
     TKU students entering the program will be required to satisfy UQ’s entry
     requirements prior to enrolment at UQ.

Year 1                               Study Bachelor at TKU
Year 2                               Study Bachelor at TKU
Year 3                               Study Bachelor at TKU
Year 4 Semester 1                    Study Abroad at UQ (undertake undergraduate courses)
                                     on successful completion TKU students will meet their
                                     TKU bachelor degree requirements.
Year 4 Semester 2                    Study Abroad at UQ (undertake postgraduate course)
                                     TKU students will receive their TKU bachelor degree
                                     award at the end of this semester.
Year 5 Semester 1                    Study Master at UQ
Year 5 Semester 2                    Study Master at UQ. Upon successful completion, TKU
                                     students will receive their UQ master degree
MORE INFORMATION

    • School of Economics The University of
           Queensland Brisbane 4072

•   Telephone +61 7 336 56570
•   Email: enquiries@economics.uq.edu.au
•   Internet: www.uq.edu.au/economics/
•   Louise West louise.west@uq.edu.au
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