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SALAMAT 欢迎 BIENVENIDO VELKOMMEN ابحرم BIENVENUE WILKOMMEN BENVENUTI WELCOME FIND OUT WHY YOU WILL LIKE UQ By selecting the right university, you assert a new degree UQ FACTS AND FIGURES of control over your career and your life. Once you have researched your options and chosen The University of STUDENTS AND STAFF Queensland (UQ), you can be assured that you have Academic staff 2836 chosen very well. 46,863 from more than Total students 142 countries Ranked in the top 100 of universities worldwide, UQ has a strong global reputation for educating aspiring leaders who International students 11,389 succeed on the world stage. Postgraduate 12,629 students As a graduate, you will join a network of more than Top three international China, Singapore, 200,000 alumni in 160+ nations who have succeeded in source countries Malaysia virtually every field of endeavour – including senior judges, government leaders, executives of global companies, Doctor of Philosophy, Top three programs by Bachelor of Arts, inventors of lifesaving drugs and technologies, a Nobel enrolment Bachelor of Engineering Laureate, an Academy Award winner, transformational philanthropists, Olympic champions, and many more. 81.6% (average full-time Graduate job rate rate for Bachelor degree); Such leaders exemplify the UQ Advantage, which is national average 74.9% underpinned by UQ’s linked excellence in learning, research, Statistics are accurate as at December 2012. and the translation of research into benefits for global society. UQ’s student experience is distinguished by opportunities and choice: opportunity for engagement with researchers, employers and global partners; and a choice of highly KEY DATES 2014 respected academic qualifications. UQ SEMESTER 1 We are continually innovating to expand these Orientation 24-28 February opportunities and choice. For example, we have established Semester 1 begins 3 March Australia’s first Office of Undergraduate Education, we Mid-semester break 21-25 April support new scholarships and offer student grants for Semester 1 resumes 28 April overseas study exchanges, we provide volunteering and Revision period 9-13 June internship opportunities, we coordinate Summer and Examination period 14-28 June Winter Research programs, and we have developed a UQ Semester 1 ends 28 June Advantage Award to recognise undergraduate students Mid-year break 30 June-25 July whose achievements extend above and beyond the strictly academic. Graduation week 21-25 July Through extensive networks with industry, government, UQ SEMESTER 2 non-government agencies and other employers, UQ’s Mid-year Orientation 21-25 July curriculum is regularly updated to give our graduates the best Semester 2 begins 28 July opportunity for personal and professional success. Mid-semester break 29 September-6 October UQ welcomes high-achieving Australian and international Semester 2 resumes 7 October scholars. Please remember that you are taking the first steps Revision period 3-7 November on a path to lifelong learning and this skill above all others will Examination period 8-22 November help you re-invent your approach when the world around you Semester 2 ends 22 November changes. In this spirit, you may later want to consider staying Graduation weeks 8-24 December on at UQ after your first award, or returning later, to pursue UQ SUMMER SEMESTERS postgraduate qualifications. 2013-2014 25 November-8 February Everything we do at UQ is about enhancing the student 2014-2015 1 December-7 February experience. May I wish you every success with your studies QUEENSLAND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS and urge you to take advantage of all that this University has New Year’s Day 1 January to offer, including our vast range of social, cultural, sporting, Australia Day 27 January recreational and student support services. Good Friday 18 April Easter Monday 21 April Anzac Day 25 April Queen’s Birthday 9 June Brisbane Show Day 13 August Labour Day 6 October Professor Peter Høj Christmas Day 25 December PRESIDENT AND VICE-CHANCELLOR Boxing Day 26 December
2 CONTENTS Why choose UQ? 2 Science programs 32 What will it cost? For every possible advantage in Social and Behavioural Sciences programs 35 Where will I live? 56 learning and life... Learning English 38 Living costs 58 Foundation Year 40 Where is UQ? 12 Scholarships and financial support 60 Further study at UQ 41 Tuition fees 61 Brisbane, Queensland 14 Where to live 64 The campuses 16 What else can I do at UQ? 42 Other UQ sites 17 Travelling to and from UQ 67 Get fit 44 What can I study? 18 Stay healthy 45 Be entertained 46 How do I apply? 68 Undergraduate programs 20 How will I be taught and graded? 21 Make friends 47 Application process 70 Arts programs 22 Expand your horizons 48 Admission requirements 72 Business, Economics and Law programs 24 Be yourself 49 English language requirements 73 Engineering, Architecture and Information Look after the basics 50 Exchange to UQ 75 Technology programs 26 Get help when you need it 51 Index 76 Health Sciences programs 28 Access learning support 53 What do we mean? Inside back cover Cover photo: Corrado Zochi (Italy), Bachelor of Health and Sports Studies student, sitting in the Great Court at UQ St Lucia
2 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate WHY CHOOSE UQ? For every possible advantage in learning and life... VIBRANT GLOBAL CAMPUSES PERSPECTIVES Our lecture theatres aren’t the only Discover new cultures with our places you can excel. short-term overseas study programs. WORLD-CLASS GREAT FACILITIES CAREERS Take advantage of our modern UQ qualifications are highly regarded by infrastructure on picturesque grounds. Australian and international employers. QUALITY HIGHLY AWARDED PROGRAMS TEACHERS Choose from almost 400 high-quality Our teachers have won more awards programs and 4000+ courses. than any other university in Australia. HIGHLY LEADING ONGOING RANKED RESEARCHERS CONNECTION Enjoy the advantages of going to a Our researchers are answering some of Keep in touch long after you leave: we university in the world’s top 100. the toughest questions facing humanity. have alumni groups across the globe. PRACTICAL DEDICATED OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCES SUPPORT ALUMNI NETWORK Learn by doing with many “hands-on” We’ll help you settle in quickly to your Join our illustrious network of achievers experiences and field trips. new life at University. throughout the world.
VIBRANT CAMPUSES Life beyond the classroom is a big part more than 190 social, sports and academic of university life, and UQ is a great place clubs and societies; and many cultural to meet new people and access a wide activities such as theatre, dances, concerts, range of sporting and cultural activities. movies, debates, barbecues, markets, and art exhibitions. Our four main campuses at St Lucia, Close to beaches, rainforests and other Herston, Ipswich and Gatton boast tourist attractions, UQ offers a safe and beautiful grounds where you can relax welcoming environment that you will enjoy between classes or catch up with friends. as your “home away from home”. We offer world-class sporting facilities; WORLD-CLASS QUALITY FACILITIES PROGRAMS UQ is constantly upgrading its teaching UQ has the most comprehensive range facilities to meet the needs of both of high-quality programs in Queensland, students and industry. with just under 400 programs and more than 4000 courses offered at We have one of the fastest and most undergraduate and postgraduate levels. advanced information networks in the world, one of the best research libraries in the You can also undertake a concurrent country, and modern teaching spaces that undergraduate diploma in languages, global enable the use of the latest technology, such issues or music performance – whether for as individual touch screens and devices personal interest or to enhance your job for tablets/smart phones and recording prospects – at the same time as you are mechanisms. completing your bachelor degree. Our active building program reflects our commitment to providing high-quality, sustainable facilities, with the opening of the Learning Innovation building and work progressing on structures such as the Oral Health Centre at Herston.
International Undergraduate UQ Guide 2014 5 HIGHLY RANKED Enjoy the advantages of going to a university in the world’s top 100. UQ RANKINGS Rated well above world standard in more specialised fields of research than any other Australian university (2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) survey) Rated Five Stars Plus (QS Stars™) 46th globally (2012 QS World University Rankings) 65th globally (2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings) 90th worldwide and 6th in Asia Pacific region (2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)) 72 world ranking (2012 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities) Maximum five-star rating for positive graduate outcomes, student demand, research grants, staff qualifications, research intensivity, toughness to get in (St Lucia), and international enrolments (2013 Australian Good Universities Guide) PRACTICAL EXPERIENCES Choosing practical study options placements of more than a thousand – field trips and industry placements hours. You might work in a campus included – will help you emerge laboratory, on an island, or down a from UQ with the skills and mine. You may go to another country. knowledge you need to boost your Or you might just visit a public art gallery. career and meet the demands of Whatever the experience, all are today’s workplace. designed to give you a taste of your future career, and help you make valuable “Hands-on” experiences range from industry contacts. one-hour experiments to work
6 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Why not study overseas for up to a year while gaining credit towards your UQ degree? An exchange can be the adventure of a lifetime: you can improve your foreign language skills, broaden your career and academic opportunities, and gain a different perspective on your studies. And with UQ having exchange agreements with more than 175 institutions in 38 countries, you will have a broad choice. Some UQ programs also include overseas placements or field trips as a core study component, enabling you to discover new cultures in a short space of time. GREAT CAREERS UQ qualifications are highly regarded by Australian and international employers. In the 2012 Employer Review of the QS rankings of world universities, UQ was ranked 51st for graduate employability. In Australia, our graduates enjoy an employment rate 4.2 per cent higher than the national average and with higher starting salaries. UQ develops future leaders who can take their place in an increasingly globalised workforce: graduates who are job-ready with the fundamental skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. HIGHLY AWARDED TEACHERS Since 1997, UQ has won 88 Australian Learning and Teaching Council awards and citations for its quality teaching practice and outstanding contributions to student learning: more than any other university in the country. UQ also has a 100 per cent success rate in the Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, which recognise teaching excellence in higher education; a student-centred approach to learning that is enhanced by flexible options, a strong online program, and innovative teaching modes; and more than 2700 highly qualified academic staff dedicated to teaching and research, many of whom are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields.
International Undergraduate UQ Guide 2014 7 LEADING RESEARCHERS Our researchers are answering some of the toughest questions facing humanity. With eight internationally recognised Institutes on-site, along with leading academics on staff, you will have the opportunity to study with some of the world’s best researchers. Recent research highlights include the installation of Australia’s biggest solar-power facility at UQ St Lucia; the continuing development of the nanopatch vaccine technology, as well as biofuels and biologics; the mathematical modelling of crop-planting for maximum yield; and the mapping of the Great Barrier Reef to measure climate change. SUMMER AND WINTER RESEARCH PROGRAMS UQ’s Summer and Winter Research Participation is open to undergraduate Programs provide you with an opportunity to students, including honours, who have gain research experience working alongside completed at least one year of study and some of the University’s leading academics Masters by coursework students. The and researchers. program is open to both undergraduate By participating, you’ll be able to extend students from The University of Queensland your knowledge of an area of interest and as well as students from other international develop your analytical, critical thinking, and or Australian universities. communication skills. All selected research scholars will Summer research projects are available automatically be considered for an Office of in many disciplines for between six and ten Undergraduate Education Grant. weeks over the summer vacation period For more information about the Summer (mid-November to mid-February); winter and Winter Research programs including research projects between four and six how to apply, go to: www.uq.edu.au/ weeks over the winter vacation period (mid- undergraduate/undergraduate-research- June to mid-July). programs
8 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate DEDICATED SUPPORT We provide a range of support services to all students, from the time you start your degree until after you graduate. These include comprehensive orientation programs, academic support programs, accommodation assistance, careers and employment advice, health services, and IT support. ONGOING CONNECTION We encourage UQ graduates to keep in touch through our many alumni networks scattered across the globe. Whether you studied here for a semester on exchange or completed a full degree, we are proud to call you a UQ alumni. As a member of the UQ Alumni community, you will enjoy a lifetime of experiences, with opportunities to maintain and renew friendships and engage in social, educational and intellectual activities within the UQ community. And in return, UQ appreciates the generous philanthropy of our alumni and community in providing support for outstanding programs which have real impact in the world. OUTSTANDING ALUMNI NETWORK Our prestigious alumni network includes – The Honourable Campbell Newman, – Dr Nat Yuen, Philanthropist, 2010 UQ leaders in fields such as business, Premier of Queensland International Alumnus of the Year government, the judiciary, the arts, – Dr Johann Koss, Olympian and – Path Heang, Humanitarian, 2008 UQ and academia. Some notable humanitarian International Alumnus of the Year graduates include: – Kate Morton, internationally acclaimed – Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, – Professor Peter Doherty, 1996 Nobel author Chief Minister of the Malaysian state Laureate for Medicine and 1997 – Professor Kin-Man Ho, philanthropist and of Selangor Australian of the Year environmental engineer – Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman, Keppel – Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, – John Eales, former Australian Rugby Corporation Ltd and Singapore Press Governor General of Australia Union captain Holdings, former Singaporean Minister. – Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, – Geoffrey Rush, Academy Award winner Governor of Queensland and 2012 Australian of the Year Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Dr Yuichi Murakami, Kate Morton, Professor Peter Doherty, CVO, Governor-General of Australia 2011 UQ International alumnus of the year internationally acclaimed author 1996 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
International Undergraduate UQ Guide 2014 9 THE UQ ADVANTAGE There are so many advantages available to you as a student at The University of Queensland. You will have access to world-class facilities, learn from Australia’s most awarded lecturers, and enjoy an enriched campus life full of exceptional opportunities that stretch well beyond the classroom. With a wide range of study options, sporting and extracurricular activities, concurrent diplomas, a global network of more than 200,000 students, staff and alumni – and a ranking in the world’s top 100 universities – it’s easy to see how UQ can give you every advantage in learning, and in life. Now imagine the difference all of this could make to you... YOUR UQ. YOUR ADVANTAGE. UQ At UQ, we know that study is only your professional development, and you one element in producing well- will also participate in activities across rounded, work-ready graduates. three core categories: Global and cultural engagement Participation in co-curricular activities, such as volunteering, internships, (e.g., international exchange, language undergraduate research programs and study, international short-term international study programs, will also programs) help you make the most of your learning Research and entrepreneurship experience at UQ – and give you a (e.g., internships, conference competitive edge after graduation. presentations, summer research project) That’s why we’ve introduced the Social responsibility and leadership UQ Advantage Award, a program (e.g., volunteering, student associations, that acknowledges your non-academic participating in a student mentorship activities and demonstrates your program). leadership potential, awareness of If you complete all program global issues and enhanced transferable requirements, you will receive a formal skill set, experiences and attributes that certificate when you graduate that are highly desirable to future employers. attests to your enhanced student By registering in the program you experience and skill set. will have the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars designed to The program is open to students from improve your life skills and fast-track all disciplines and is free of charge.
10 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate JOHANN KOSS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Founder, President and CEO of Right to Play, an organisation developed to improve the lives of disadvantaged children by using the power of sport and play for development, health and peace “Moving from Norway to Brisbane for personal reasons, I enrolled in medicine at UQ, which was of great advantage to me: it is the best course for general surgery and medicine. I particularly enjoyed the direct patient intervention and hands-on student approach to solving medical problems. UQ’s high educational standards and collective teamwork create an ideal learning environment. “If you decide to come to UQ, I suggest building strong relationships with colleagues, and work in many different locations throughout Queensland to get the broadest exposure to all kinds of medical problems.” TILLASYINI SHAN SHAN CHYE THARMALINGAM (SINGAPORE) (MALAYSIA) Bachelor of Applied Science Bachelor of Communication (Food Science and Nutrition) Senior Account Executive, G2 Public Relations, Postgraduate student at UQ Malaysia “I chose UQ because I wanted to experience “In terms of cost and geography, Australia studying overseas, step out of my comfort was a winner. UQ stood out because it’s zone and learn to be independent – and a sandstone university and a member of UQ is a highly respected and reputable the Group of Eight. Being placed in the top university. 100 in the world sealed the deal: there is “Studying in Australia has far exceeded definitely a reason that UQ has achieved my initial expectations and the many life such a status. experiences I have had while studying at UQ “Although teaching methods were drastically have made me grow as a person too. different from what I was used to and required “I have enjoyed the learning experience, some adjusting, there is nothing I would change particularly the field trips that provided first- about my experience at UQ. Simply being hand experience of the different practices here allowed me to grow as an individual. used in the food industry. The professors “The best features were learning and lecturers were really helpful and patient, independence, critical thinking and – most and always available to offer help. importantly – time management, all skills that will be invaluable in the future.” “I have also been able to interact with outstanding people from different countries and races: it has been very fulfilling.”
International Undergraduate UQ Guide 2014 11 HANLU JIANG (CHINA) RANU OBAHA Bachelor of Arts (English Literature (PAPUA NEW GUINEA) and Media Studies) Bachelor of International Hotel and Editor, Xinhua News Agency, China Tourism Management Manager, Novotel Brisbane Airport “I chose UQ because of its international reputation and high academic quality. “I enjoyed my time at UQ and learnt a great Throughout my studies, staff continually deal in the service and hospitality disciplines lived up to these high standards. which I now practise in my current role. My degree prepared me by having courses “The best thing for me at UQ was learning that are very relevant to my industry, like that I had huge potential to develop on my Service management, Food and beverage own. Before I started studying, I didn’t know management, and Leisure, meetings and that I could rival my native English-speaking convention management. An added benefit peers and achieve a great deal. The courses was the industry knowledge of the lecturers I took also fully prepared me to handle my and tutors and their real world examples. current job as a news editor. The skills I learnt I now use in drafting “My time at UQ is a treasured memory. UQ new standards and procedures for the academics are all very responsible and kind, company.” and will help you achieve the best you can. Don’t underestimate yourself.” Whatever you want from learning, whatever you want from life, choose UQ: YOUR UQ. YOUR ADVANTAGE. JONATHAN WEI (SOUTH AFRICA) Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Aerospace) Winner of 2012 UQ bike-rack design competition, PhD student in hybrid composites “Since high school I knew I wanted to be an engineer and that I should go abroad to experience something different. I had always wanted to visit the ‘land down under’ and, with its good climate, commencement date similar to South Africa, plus the option of studying a dual major, UQ was the perfect choice for me. “Initially, I found the pace of learning quite fast, but with the help and support I received I soon did well. I enjoyed the many opportunities and well-designed courses the program offered, befriended people from all around the world, and took up interests I never would have started back home, such as cycling and playing guitar. Go UQ!”
12 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate UQ business hours (world times) Cairns BRISBANE 9.00AM 5.00PM Auckland 12.00pm 8.00pm Bangkok 6.00am 2.00pm Beijing 7.00am 3.00pm Berlin 12.00am 8.00am Bandar Seri Begawan 7.00am 3.00pm Dubai 3.00am 11.00am Queensland Ho Chi Minh City 6.00am 2.00pm Sunshine Coast Hong Kong 7.00am 3.00pm Jakarta 6.00am 2.00pm Johannesburg 1.00am 9.00am UQ Gatton Kuala Lumpur 7.00am 3.00pm London 11.00pm 7.00am UQ Ipswich Los Angeles 3.00pm 11.00pm Manila 7.00am 3.00pm Gold Coast Brisbane Mexico City 5.00pm 1.00am UQ St Lucia UQ Herston Moscow 2.00am 11.00am New Delhi 4.30am 12.30pm New York 6.00pm 2.00am Sao Paulo 8.00pm 4.00am Seoul 8.00am 4.00pm Singapore 7.00am 3.00pm Stockholm 12.00am 8.00am Suva 11.00am 7.00pm Taipei 7.00am 3.00pm Tokyo 8.00am 4.00pm Vancouver 3.00pm 11.00pm UQ Herston UQ Gatton UQ Ipswich UQ St Lucia Brisbane CBD
International Undergraduate UQ Guide 2014 13 WHERE IS UQ? The University of Queensland has four campuses in and around Brisbane, South-East Queensland, Australia, and 40+ sites elsewhere. OLIVIA PEY YIK LEE (MALAYSIA) Bachelor of Economics “Studying in Australia is nothing like I expected. It is so much more. Brisbane is gorgeous, and the food here is simply delicious. The people are warm and the resources provided by the University really help facilitate my growth, both professionally and personally.”
14 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate BRISBANE Entertainment Food Entertainment in Brisbane encompasses art With just under a third of Brisbane’s Built on and around the hills overlooking galleries – including the Gallery of Modern population born overseas, it makes sense the Brisbane River, Australia’s third Art (GOMA), an inner city beach, museums, that you will find cuisine from almost every largest city is characterised by a unconventional and sophisticated live culture in our thriving restaurant industry, so subtropical climate, safe relaxed art venues, a thriving live music scene, if you’re missing food from home, it’s likely outdoor lifestyle, unique “Queenslander” an extensive state library, cinemas, and that you’ll find what you’re hankering after. architecture, bustling restaurants and kilometres of beautiful riverside parklands Attend one of our popular farmer’s markets cafés, and thriving arts, sports and perfect for whiling away hot summer every weekend for fresh produce, music and entertainment scenes. afternoons. Our lively festival scene, which delicious meals outdoors. During the week, With a multicultural population of around includes the Brisbane International Film drink coffee at one of the many cafés that two million, Brisbane has all the advantages Festival, Brisbane Writers’ Festival and dot the city and suburbs. of a large modern city — cafés, restaurants, the Brisbane Festival, attracts celebrated bars, galleries, museums, sporting events, national and international participants. Getting around and shopping districts — yet retains the One of the most picturesque and practical friendliness and charm of a small regional Sport ways to see Brisbane is on the CityCat, town. Queensland’s subtropical climate, Whether you’re watching or participating, a ferry that runs along the length of the lush landscape, and unique architecture Brisbane’s amazing weather, gorgeous river, from UQ’s St Lucia campus to the all contribute to this safe and welcoming parks, and huge range of sporting facilities riverside suburb of Hamilton. Brisbane also environment you will be pleased to call home. make physical activity almost impossible has an extensive bus and train network, so An hour’s drive south of the city are the to avoid. Kayak along the Brisbane river, everything you want to see or do is easily golden beaches and theme parks of the rock climb your way to the top of the accessible. We recommend buying a Go Gold Coast. North from Brisbane are the Kangaroo Point cliffs, ride along more than Card, an electronic ticket that allows you Sunshine Coast beaches, national parks, 20 kilometres of riverside pathways, join one to travel on all Brisbane public transport rainforests and attractions like Australia Zoo. of our many sporting clubs, or barrack like a services at a discounted price. Just off the coast are the pristine Stradbroke local when you attend a rugby union, rugby and Moreton Islands, both popular day-trip league, cricket, “Aussie rules” or football or holiday destinations for locals and match at one of our famous stadiums. visitors alike. WHAT IS BRISBANE LIKE?
International International Undergraduate Undergraduate 2013 15 students UQ Guide 2014 BRISBANE – FACTS AND FIGURES Brisbane – Capital city of the State of Queensland, Australia Population – 2,043,185 (Brisbane city and surrounds) – 4,513,850 (Queensland) – Brisbane is Australia’s third largest city after Sydney and Melbourne Time Zone – GMT/UTC + 10 hours Heron Island Language – English – Australia is a multicultural country so you will hear people speaking a variety of languages Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$) Climate – Subtropical – Summer: December to February; Autumn: March to May; Winter: June to August; Spring: September to November – Summer maximum average temperatures are around 29° Celsius (84° Fahrenheit) – Average maximum daytime temperature in winter is around 21° Celsius (70° Fahrenheit) – You should wear a hat, cool clothing that protects you from the sun, and maximum UV-protection (30+) sunscreen during summer – You will need a long-sleeved jacket and warm clothes during the early morning and evening in winter Brisbane City Council www.brisbane.qld.gov.au Things to do in Brisbane www.thingstodo.com/au/queensland QUEENSLAND West of the Great Dividing Range (Australia’s longest mountain range) are mine Study Brisbane The fast-growing population of sites, cattle stations and sheep stations, all www.studybrisbane.com.au Australia’s second largest state attests examples of the primary industries which – to the attractiveness of its subtropical alongside bananas, pineapples, peanuts, a climate, diverse topography and easy wide variety of other tropical and temperate lifestyle. fruit and vegetables, grain crops, wineries, Queensland’s landscape comprises lush cotton, sugar cane and wool – are chief northern rainforests (including the world’s contributors to the Queensland economy. oldest, the Daintree), red deserts in the However, Queensland is also home west, and golden surf beaches in the to a diverse range of other market- south-east. leading industries including advanced Home to the Great Barrier Reef, the manufacturing, alternative and largest coral reef on the planet and one of renewable fuels, aviation and aerospace, the seven wonders of the natural world, biotechnology, creative industries, Queensland’s marine territory is hugely environmental and mining technologies, important. The reef is home to around 1500 information and communication technology, species of fish and 350 types of coral, and nanotechnology, and therapeutic medicines is significant for its cultural, natural, tourism and devices. and scientific value (UQ has a research Study Queensland station on Heron Island, pictured above top, www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au one of 900 islands that dot the reef). Queensland Government In the south-east, Brisbane is a gateway www.qld.gov.au/about/moving-to-queensland/ to some of the world’s largest sand islands – Moreton, Fraser and Stradbroke, but if you prefer high country, why not drive to a mountain retreat? Choose from Mount Tambourine, Mount Barney, Mount Glorious, Lamington National Park, or the Bunya Mountains for camping, cool clear streams, rainforests, native birds and fauna. DISCOVER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO STUDY IN BRISBANE
16 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate THE CAMPUSES UQ ST LUCIA Brisbane city As Australia’s third largest city, Queensland’s public library, many sporting facilities, and gracious “Queenslander” houses. UQ St Lucia is renowned as one of capital has all the advantages of a modern Ipswich City Council Australia’s most attractive university city but retains the “country charm” and www.ipswich.qld.gov.au campuses, and is just seven kilometres friendliness of a small town. from Brisbane’s city centre. Brisbane’s almost two million residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in a subtropical UQ GATTON Bounded by the Brisbane River on three climate, while living in one of Australia’s UQ Gatton combines the historic rural sides, the 114-hectare site provides major business hubs with easy access traditions of its Queensland Agricultural a perfect study, research, and living to the Asia Pacific region. Most major College heritage with modern research environment. You will enjoy the best of both and teaching facilities in agriculture, agri- worlds: a vibrant modern campus with the Australian and international companies have an office here. business, animals and veterinary science. tradition of an established university. Brisbane City Council Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane, The gracious sandstone architecture, the 1068-hectare campus offers a relaxed, www.brisbane.qld.gov.au with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing friendly atmosphere and access to several the National Trust registered Great Court world-class facilities including: — along with parklands and lakes — UQ IPSWICH – Centre for Advanced Animal Science encompass world-class teaching and – UQ Veterinary Medical Centre UQ Ipswich provides a high-quality research facilities, including Queensland’s – veterinary teaching laboratories and a teaching and learning environment in a largest research library and fully equipped Clinical Studies Centre supportive, friendly campus community. laboratories and lecture theatres. – native wildlife teaching and research facility Moving from school to university is a big – Gatton Research Dairy UQ St Lucia www.uq.edu.au/about/st-lucia step but at UQ Ipswich, the transition will be – nursery and glasshouse facilities much easier with small classes, easy access – Gatton e-Learning Laboratory to teaching staff, and facilities purpose-built – cropping facilities UQ HERSTON to enable the latest technology. – pesticide wind tunnel research facility. The campus offers programs in medicine, Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical The campus also operates several nursing and midwifery, health science, health teaching and research. commercial production units in rural paramedic science, and arts, and features a technologies to support teaching, research Located alongside the Royal Brisbane suite of health clinics plus a water garden within and hands-on training. Children’s Hospital and the Royal Brisbane the library. UQ Ipswich is also home to UQ UQ Gatton and Women’s Hospital, the campus is College, a new educational centre for school www.uq.edu.au/gatton approximately two kilometres from the leavers and adult learners wanting academic Brisbane city centre. preparation and career-boosting qualifications. Lockyer Valley Shire Its proximity to a major hospital UQ Ipswich Enclosed on either side of the Great Dividing benefits students and demonstrates UQ’s www.uq.edu.au/ipswich Range, Gatton is a thriving town of over commitment to working closely with health 6,000 people in the Lockyer Valley, just five professionals and staff alike, to deliver Ipswich city kilometres from UQ Gatton and 90 kilometres innovative and contemporary research and Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich west of Brisbane. Thirty minutes drive away education programs. is 40 kilometres from central Brisbane and is Toowoomba, the regional capital of the Many UQ researchers also work in home to more than 160,000 residents in Darling Downs and home to 155,000 people. specialised nodes within the hospital one of Australia’s fastest growing regions. Gatton offers the perfect mix of town complex, including the Queensland Institute An alluring blend of heritage charm, and country living with everything from of Medical Research. metropolitan sophistication and expansive restaurants, art galleries, shopping, hot-air green spaces, the city has a wealth of ballooning and sky diving to birdwatching, UQ Herston www.uq.edu.au/about/herston-campus facilities — art galleries, parks and gardens, beautiful parks and country markets. Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital a cultural centre, restaurants and coffee Lockyer Valley Shire www.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh shops, shopping malls, hospitals, a large www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au
International Undergraduate UQ Guide 2014 17 TEACHING AND – numerous veterinary science teaching and research centres RESEARCH SITES – agricultural sciences farms at Mount UQ’s diverse facilities off-campus include: Cotton and Redland Bay – marine research stations at North – the UQ Business School Downtown in the Stradbroke and Heron Islands Brisbane city centre – the University Mine and the Julius – teaching hospitals, health centres, Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre at and other medical research facilities Indooroopilly throughout Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and – seismograph stations at Mount Nebo and other parts of Queensland. Charters Towers OTHER UQ SITES RESEARCH INSTITUTES cancer, infection pain, childhood diseases, obesity, superbugs, diagnostics, agriculture Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) QBI researchers aim to discover the UQ is an international leader in research and energy. As well as biomedical research, fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain and teaching in a comprehensive range IMB scientists study green energy, function in order to better understand brain of disciplines, including the biosciences, environmentally friendly pest control, and development, diseases and neurological nanotechnology, sustainable information technology. disorders and, with it, the promise of development and social science. Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) improved therapeutic treatments for patients. In partnership with government, industry www.imb.uq.edu.au Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) and donors, UQ has developed eight UniQuest Pty Ltd www.qbi.uq.edu.au globally recognised Research Institutes, www.uniquest.com.au many of which offer study opportunities Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) Institute for Social Science for students. By combining modern More and more, Australia’s mining industry Research (ISSR) infrastructure with a culture that champions has to deal with the concept of responsible research excellence, UQ’s institutes have Using evidence-based social science growth – growth that makes economic attracted a community of more than 1500 research, ISSR addresses society’s “big” sense and is environmentally and socially scientists, social scientists, and engineers questions, including employment and responsible. Increasingly, the industry is from Australia and around the world. education; sustainability and environment; turning to SMI for new and unique ways of policing and security; policy analysis; addressing these responsibilities. Australian Institute for Bioengineering research methodology and social statistics; Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) and Nanotechnology (AIBN) and social wellbeing, health and housing. www.smi.uq.edu.au AIBN focuses its research on nano-scale Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) science in areas that will alleviate problems www.issr.uq.edu.au The University of Queensland in human health, manufacturing, energy Diamantina Institute (UQDI) storage, information technology and the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture UQDI brings together clinicians, clinical environment. Some current projects include and Food Innovation (QAAFI) researchers and scientists working on needle-free vaccines, early cancer screening The newest of UQ’s Institutes, QAAFI draws today’s most important health problems, methods, and improved Cochlear implants. together some 100 research teams from including cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and 12 UQ and Queensland Government sites infections (viral and bacterial), bone and Nanotechnology (AIBN) throughout the state. Researchers at its joint diseases, and brain disorders. Its goal www.aibn.uq.edu.au three centres — Plant Science, Animal is to develop a better understanding of the Science, and Nutrition and Food Sciences molecular and cellular basis of disease and Global Change Institute (GCI) — aim to improve the competitiveness and to translate that understanding into practical Researchers from all spheres work together sustainability of tropical and subtropical outcomes for patients. at the Global Change Institute to focus on the food, fibre and agribusiness industries The University of Queensland Diamantina complex challenges we face as a nation and through high-impact science. Institute an international community. Programs include Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food www.di.uq.edu.au living with healthy oceans, land use 2050, Innovation (QAAFI) food security for the future, clean energy, and www.qaafi.uq.edu.au resilient people in a healthy environment. Global Change Institute www.gci.uq.edu.au Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) Researchers at IMB investigate genes, proteins and small molecules in order to understand disease and develop new pharmaceuticals, therapies and diagnostics. The Institute has a particular focus on research into
18 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate SARAH GREENHALGH’S JOURNALISM STUDIES
International Undergraduate UQ Guide 2014 19 WHAT CAN I STUDY? At UQ you can choose from 60+ Health Sciences programs, many of which can – Bachelor of Dental Science – Bachelor of Exercise and 28 be “customised” by major Nutrition Sciences – Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences 29 28 – and minor – fields of study. – Bachelor of Health Sciences – Bachelor of Health, Sport and 29 Physical Education 29 – Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery Programs are organised through – Science (Graduate Entry) 29 six faculties: – Social and Behavioural Sciences – Bachelor of Midwifery 30 – Arts – Bachelor of Nursing 30 but sometimes you can “mix and – Business, Economics and Law – Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 30 match” with electives and dual degrees. – Engineering, Architecture and – Bachelor of Oral Health 30 Information Technology Choose the area and type of study that – Bachelor of Pharmacy 31 – Health Sciences suits you best. – Bachelor of Physiotherapy 31 – Bachelor of Speech Pathology 31 Science – Bachelor of Agribusiness 32 Arts – Bachelor of Agricultural Science 32 – Bachelor of Applied Science 32 – Bachelor of Arts 22 – Bachelor of Biomedical Science 33 – Bachelor of Creative Arts 22 – Bachelor of Biotechnology 33 – Bachelor of International Studies 23 – Bachelor of Environmental – Bachelor of Music 23 Management 33 – Diploma in Languages 23 – Bachelor of Environmental Science 33 – Diploma of Music Performance 23 – Bachelor of Food Technology 33 Business, Economics and Law – Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science 34 – Associate Degree in Business 24 – Bachelor of Regional and Town – Bachelor of Business Management 24 Planning 34 – Bachelor of Commerce 25 – Bachelor of Science 34 – Bachelor of Economics 25 – Bachelor of Veterinary Science 34 – Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management 25 Social and Behavioural Sciences – Bachelor of Laws 25 – Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) 25 – Bachelor of Communication 35 – Bachelor of Education Engineering, Architecture and (Middle Years of Schooling) 35 information Technology – Bachelor of Education (Primary) 35 – Bachelor of Education (Secondary) 36 – Bachelor of Architectural Design 26 – Bachelor of Human Services 36 – Bachelor of Engineering 26 – Bachelor of Journalism 36 – Bachelor of Engineering and – Bachelor of Psychological Science 36 Master of Engineering 27 – Bachelor of Social Science 37 – Bachelor of Information Technology 27 – Bachelor of Social Work 37 – Bachelor of Multimedia Design 27 – Diploma in Global Issues 37
20 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS You can choose from a diverse range of Bachelor programs at undergraduate level. UQ also offers an Associate Degree and a number of Concurrent Diplomas. UNDERGRADUATE A dual program lets you study several areas of interest at once. The additional knowledge COURSES PROGRAM STRUCTURE and skills you gain will give you a competitive Course selection varies depending on edge in the workforce, and will significantly your faculty and program. Associate Degree broaden your job prospects. You must meet This 32-unit (#32) program offered at UQ entry requirements for both programs to gain Courses (subjects) College is studied over 16 months (four admission. A course is a distinct unit of study within a trimesters) and can either be a qualification Please note: a dual major is distinct from program, identified by its own alphanumeric in its own right or can be a pathway to UQ’s a dual program. A dual major allows you to code, title, and fixed unit value. Courses are Bachelor of Business Management (BBM). undertake two different majors within the usually completed in one or two semesters defined study period of your undergraduate and most are worth two units (#2); however, Bachelor degree degree. some have higher workloads and may be worth four (#4) or eight (#8) units. Bachelor degrees usually require between three and five years of full-time study, and Concurrent Diplomas Course choice provide a systematic introduction to specific At UQ, you can undertake an undergraduate fields of study. You will develop an in-depth Some programs have compulsory (core) diploma concurrently with your bachelor knowledge of the content, understanding courses only, whereas others may allow a degree. You may complete it over an of underlying principles and concepts, and restricted choice within particular categories. accelerated period, or spread the load problem-solving and analytical skills. Still others may offer an extended range of across the duration of your degree. Bachelor degrees can contain compulsory courses (electives) to expand your learning If you are interested in the Diploma courses and elective courses, often experience. You may also have to undertake in Music Performance or the Diploma depending on the major. See pages 22-37. research projects. Please check the in Languages, you can apply for these You can also combine your bachelor requirements of your program very carefully. programs directly to UQ once QTAC degree with a Diploma in Music offers you a UQ place. If you wish to do Performance, Languages or Global Issues the Diploma in Global Issues, you will Majors and either spread the workload across the A major, extended major, or dual major is an need to complete a year (#16 units) of duration of your degree or complete it in a undergraduate studies before applying. area of specialised study within a program. shorter period. It may be compulsory to undertake a major while completing a program. Honours STUDY LOAD If you are undertaking a three-year bachelor A standard load is eight units (#8) per Credit/exemptions degree, additional study is required to be semester, usually four courses. If you have completed previous tertiary considered for honours. study you may be eligible to receive credit For four- and five-year bachelor degrees, Full-time study for certain courses in your undergraduate honours is awarded based on your program. Check your program details for academic performance during the program. International students must complete their more information. Honours is awarded at different levels studies in the minimum program duration (normally eight units per semester). Undergraduate study (Honours I, Honours IIA, Honours IIB or www.uq.edu.au/study Honours III). Generally, you must achieve Honours IIA or better for entry into a Doctor Commencement BACHELOR PROGRAM SAMPLE WITH MAJOR of Philosophy (PhD) program, and Honours See inside front cover for the complete 2014 Year One II or better for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) academic calendar. In 2014, Semester One #2 course #2 course #2 course #2 course program. will commence on 3 March, and Semester #2 course #2 course #2 course #2 course Two will commence on 28 July. Some Year Two Dual programs programs commence earlier than these #2 major #2 major #2 course #2 minor dates, but they are noted in the Academic #2 major #2 course #2 course #2 minor Dual programs enable you to study for Programs information on pages 22-37. Year Three two bachelor degrees at the same time #2 major #2 major #2 course #2 minor but in a shorter period than if you were #2 major #2 course #2 course #2 minor completing the two separately. Note that this is a SAMPLE structure for single major only, dual majors require at least #24, and extended majors can be more; some programs have compulsory courses: check the individual program for details.
TEACHING AND Health Sciences LEARNING STYLES At UQ we use a range of teaching methods, including lectures, tutorials, laboratory practicals, fieldwork, group discussions, and online modules and workshops. We want you to understand and apply concepts and theories, and be able to critically examine different arguments and viewpoints. This means we encourage you to actively participate in class discussions and to ask questions. TEACHING SPACES Please express your personal viewpoints! UQ’s four major campuses have more than 180 central teaching rooms, Many lecturers will deliberately provoke ranging from collaborative teaching and learning spaces to flat floor discussion and argument to encourage tutorial rooms, traditional tiered lecture theatres and traditional computer thinking and debate. laboratories. Apart from face-to-face contact, you Schools and faculties also have conveniently located general teaching spaces and will need to complete assignments and specialised laboratory spaces specific for their own teaching and learning needs. examinations: you are expected to spend as All are designed to give you the best possible learning experience. much time – if not more – on library research Most lecture theatres have Echo 360 installed, which allows lectures to be and independent study as you do attending recorded for online access; others enable video-conferencing. The innovative lectures and tutorials. Collaborative Teaching and Learning Centres (CTLC) have the latest audio- To help you adapt to what is required visual teaching equipment and comprise a series of flexible spaces for group at undergraduate-level study, our Student work, teaching, and printing. And the Advanced Concepts Teaching Space Services team offers training throughout (ACTS) has individual touch screens and devices for iPods and recording the semester for enhancing your learning, mechanisms to allow students to interact directly with teachers. assignment writing, research, examination, All ensure that you will already be familiar with business and commercial and time-management skills (see page 52). facilities when you graduate. Student Services Facilities www.uq.edu.au/student-services www.uq.edu.au/facilities HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT AND GRADED? ASSESSMENT Assessment methods vary according to the course. You may have to write assignments, undertake mid-semester and end-of- semester examinations, participate in individual and group projects, or prepare research reports and laboratory practical reports. Individual course assessment UQ strongly emphasises written STANDARD ACADEMIC GRADING SYSTEM requirements are set out in course profiles expression in most forms of assessment, 7 High distinction (outlines), available online for students at the but good speaking skills are also essential: start of semester, and are usually explained you will develop both these skills during your 6 Distinction to you in the first lecture. How you progress program. 5 Credit in your study depends on your academic You can find out more about the results, which will be considered by faculties University’s assessment processes at 4 Pass at the end of each semester. Orientation (see page 51). 3 Fail 2 Fail 1 Fail
22 UQ Guide 2014 International Undergraduate UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS ARTS ARTS Explore everything the world has to offer through the diverse and exciting programs available through the Faculty of Arts. Please check the following list for basic information about UQ’s arts undergraduate programs, including academic and English language entry requirements, indicative program fees, program duration, start semesters, and majors. To access more detailed information about the Faculty of Arts, use your smart phone or tablet to scan the QR Code at left. Or visit www.arts.uq.edu.au. The oldest degree in Queensland, the BA continues to be UQ’s most popular. With more than 40 majors to choose from, a UQ Bachelor of Arts degree is the perfect choice if you have broad interests in the humanities, creative arts, social science, music or languages. While other degree programs are structured to train you for one job, an Arts degree will give you the necessary flexibility to Arts adapt your knowledge and keep ahead of changes both in the workplace and across industries. It also gives you skills for life – critical analysis, research, written and oral communication – so that as an employee, you can help shape change, think laterally, and present new perspectives and solutions. PROGRAM CRICOS 2014 ENTRY PROGRAM START PROGRAM INDICATIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE HONOURS CODE CODE SCORE DURATION SEMESTER LOCATION SEMESTER FEE^ PROFICIENCY 2000 001942A See page Three Additional 1 (3 March 2014) St Lucia $11,880 IELTS overall 6.5 Majors 72 years year of study 2 (28 July 2014) / 6 in each sub- Aboriginal and Torres Strait band: see page 74 Islander studies • Ancient history (EM) • Ancient history/History • Admission requirements Dual degree programs Further study options Closing Date Anthropology (EM) • Archaeology Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent), Business Management, Commerce, Graduate Certificate in / See page 70 (EM) • Art history (EM) • Asian including Year 12 English (or Communication, Economics, Graduate Diploma in / studies • Chinese (EM) • Classical acceptable alternative) Education (Secondary), Engineering, Master of Arts (Writing, languages (EM) • Criminology Human Services, Information Editing and Publishing) (EM) • Drama (EM) • Economics Technology, International Hotel and or Museum Studies or (EM) • English (EM) • English Tourism Management, Journalism, International Studies or language and communication • Laws, Music, Science, Social Science Psychology English literature (EM) • Film and television studies • French (EM) • Gender studies • Geography (EM) • German (EM) • History (EM) • Indonesian (EM) • Information technology • International relations (EM) • Italian (EM) • Japanese (EM) • Journalism and mass communication (EM) • Korean (EM) • Linguistics (EM) • Mathematics (EM) • Media, communication and cultural studies (EM) • Music (EM) • Peace and conflict studies (EM) • Philosophy (EM) • Political science (EM) • Popular music • Psychology (EM) • Public policy • Russian (EM) • Sociology (EM) • Spanish (EM) • Sports studies (EM) • Studies in religion (EM) • World literatures and cultures (EM) • Writing Understand how human beings use art to make meaning; and attain professional skills, expertise and knowledge specific to the Bachelor of disciplines studied. Learn how to communicate effectively, think critically, and how to apply these and other more general skills to a diverse selection of jobs and careers. Creative Arts PROGRAM CRICOS 2014 ENTRY PROGRAM HONOURS START PROGRAM INDICATIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CODE CODE SCORE DURATION SEMESTER LOCATION SEMESTER FEE^ PROFICIENCY 2308 065375J See page Three Additional 1 (3 March 2014) St Lucia $11,710 IELTS overall 6.5 Majors 72 years year of study 2 (28 July 2014) / 6 in each sub- Art history • Drama (EM) • English band: see page 74 (EM) • English literature • Film and Admission requirements Dual degree programs Further study options Closing Date television studies • Media studies Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent), Education (Secondary) Graduate Certificate in See page 70 • Music (EM) • Popular music • including Year 12 English (or / Graduate Diploma in / Writing (EM) acceptable alternative) Master of Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing) Contact details: International Student Advisor 1800 671 980 (free call within Australia) or +61 3 8676 7004 www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry
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