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SALAMAT BIENVENIDO VELKOMMEN ابحرم BIENVENUE WILKOMMEN BENVENUTI MALIGAYANG PAGDATING WELCOME By selecting The University of Queensland (UQ) for your UQ FACTS AND FIGURES Study Abroad or Incoming Exchange experience you can be conﬁdent you have chosen well. As one of only four STUDENTS AND STAFF Australian universities consistently ranked in the top 100 Academic staff 2836 universities worldwide, UQ has a strong global reputation for 46,863 from more than educating aspiring leaders who succeed on a world stage. Total students 142 countries The University is located in a region renowned for its International students 11,389 subtropical climate, relaxed lifestyle and easy access to famous Statistics are accurate as at December 2012. natural attractions. The UQ Advantage is the rich and cohesive set of opportunities offered to students, staff and alumni. It allows you to immerse UQ RANKINGS (2012-2013) yourself in our outstanding research culture, access award- winning teachers and facilities, as well as to explore sporting, Rated well above world standard in more cultural and recreational opportunities specialised ﬁelds of research than any other With more than 4000 courses to choose from, your Australian university (2012 Excellence in international learning experience at UQ will be an invaluable Research for Australia (ERA) survey) contribution to your university years. Rated Five Stars Plus (QS Stars™) Further, your presence at our University enriches our cohort through our students’ interactions with you. This transfer of 46th globally (2012 QS World University perspectives and experience dovetails with my vision to make UQ Rankings) the most globally connected university in Australia. 65th globally (2012-13 Times Higher Education International students from 134 nations contribute to UQ’s World University Rankings) friendly, safe, and multicultural community. You will be joining a truly international student body while receiving one of the best 90th worldwide and 6th in Asia Paciﬁc region educations Australia has to offer. (2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic At UQ, you can be assured of an education second to none, Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)) as well as one based on the skills and abilities required by a global workforce. Through extensive networks with industry, 72 world ranking (2012 Performance Ranking of government, non-government agencies and other employers, Scientiﬁc Papers for World Universities) UQ’s curriculum is regularly updated to ensure our students have Maximum ﬁve-star rating for positive graduate the best opportunities for personal and professional success. outcomes, student demand, research grants, Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students have access staff qualiﬁcations, research intensivity, to the University’s cutting-edge facilities including Great Barrier toughness to get in (St Lucia), and international Reef research stations, award-winning teaching and learning enrolments (2013 Australian Good Universities spaces, and state-of-the-art sporting complexes. Some of our Guide) most popular courses for Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students include ﬁeld trips to the reef research stations and South-East Queensland’s natural attractions including Fraser Island. Thank you for making the time to research your options at UQ. I have no doubt you would have the time of your life here, while ﬂourishing both professionally and personally. I look forward to welcoming you to the University in 2014. Professor Peter Høj VICE-CHANCELLOR AND PRESIDENT
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2014 1 CONTENTS Why choose UQ? 2 Areas of study 18 What else can I do at UQ? 30 For every possible advantage in – Agriculture, Animals and Food 19 Get ﬁt, stay healthy 32 learning and life... – Business, Economics, Tourism and Law 20 Be entertained, and make friends 34 – Engineering, Architecture and Be yourself 36 Where is UQ? 11 Information Technology 21 Look after the basics 37 – Environment and Planning 22 Get help when you need it 38 What is Brisbane like? 12 – Humanities 23 Access learning support 40 The campuses 14 – Indigenous Studies 24 Helpful online resources 15 – Science and Mathematics 25 What will it cost? – Social Science and Communication 26 Where will I live? 42 Study Abroad and – Sports Science and Health 27 Incoming Exchange 16 Living costs 45 – Field Trips 28 Tuition fees 46 How will I be taught and graded? 17 Other study options 29 Where to live 47 Travelling to and from UQ 49 Admission requirements 50 Application process 52 UQ Partners 54
2 UQ Guide 2014 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange WHY CHOOSE UQ? For every possible advantage in learning and life... VIBRANT STUDY ABROAD AND CAMPUSES INCOMING EXCHANGE Our lecture theatres aren’t the only Gain an exciting international places you can excel. perspective on your education. 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 RANKED RESEARCHERS Enjoy the advantages of going to a Our researchers are answering some of university in the world’s top 100. the toughest questions facing humanity. PRACTICAL DEDICATED EXPERIENCES SUPPORT Learn by doing with many “hands-on” We’ll help you settle in quickly to your experiences and ﬁeld trips. new life at University.
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; WIDE COURSE RANGE UQ offers courses to suit many interests. these courses focus on Australian topics or offer ﬁeld trips to unique locations in As a Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange south-east Queensland. student, you can choose from more than Credit for courses successfully completed 4000 courses across UQ’s six faculties, at UQ in most cases may be transferred to covering disciplines as diverse as Aboriginal your degree at your home institution (see and Torres Strait Islander studies, mining page 16). and minerals engineering, religious studies, and zoology (see pages 18-28). Many of Courses and Programs www.uq.edu.au/study
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2014 5 WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES UQ is constantly upgrading its teaching facilities to meet the needs of both students and industry. We have one of the fastest and most advanced information networks in the world, one of the best research libraries in the country, and modern teaching spaces that enable the use of the latest technology, such as individual touch screens and devices for tablets/smart phones and recording mechanisms. 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. 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 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange STUDY ABROAD AND INCOMING EXCHANGE The University of Queensland’s Study to UQ. Many courses focus on Australian Abroad and Incoming Exchange topics or offer ﬁeld trips to unique locations programs provide you with the exciting in South-East Queensland, while others opportunity to gain an international promote group project work or research perspective on your education at a opportunities. leading Australian university with a Studying at UQ as a Study Abroad or reputation for teaching and research. Incoming Exchange student is not only intellectually rewarding, it is also about As a student already enrolled at an personal development, meeting new people accredited university outside of Australia, and experiencing the Australian culture ﬁrst- the Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange hand. programs allow you to explore your interests The University provides you with many and talents through studying at UQ for one opportunities to participate in cultural, or two semesters. educational and recreational activities. You If admitted to these programs, you are can also mix study with travel and take not awarded a degree from UQ – instead, advantage of Brisbane’s location as the credit for studies that you successfully gateway to all of the tourist destinations that complete here may be transferred to your make Queensland famous. degree in your home institution. You can choose from more than 4000 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange Ofﬁce high-quality courses, with many offering email email@example.com theoretical or practical components unique Phone +61 7 3365 7941 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 6.7 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 2800 highly qualiﬁed academic staff dedicated to teaching and research, many of whom are recognised internationally as leaders in their ﬁelds.
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange 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); and 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
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 – Her Excellency Ms Penelope Wensley AC, – Geoffrey Rush, Academy Award winner leaders in ﬁelds such as business, Governor of Queensland and 2012 Australian of the Year government, the judiciary, the arts, – The Honourable Campbell Newman, – Dr Nat Yuen, Philanthropist, 2010 UQ and academia. Some notable Premier of Queensland International Alumnus of the Year graduates include: – Dr Johann Koss, Olympian and – Path Heang, Humanitarian, 2008 UQ – Professor Peter Doherty AC, 1996 humanitarian International Alumnus of the Year Nobel Laureate for Medicine and 1997 – Kate Morton, internationally acclaimed – Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, Australian of the Year author Chief Minister of the Malaysian state – Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce – Professor Kin-Man Ho, philanthropist and of Selangor AC CVO, Governor-General of the environmental engineer – Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman, Keppel Commonwealth of Australia – John Eales AM, former Australian Rugby Corporation Ltd and Singapore Press Union captain Holdings, former Singaporean Minister. Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Dr Yuichi Murakami, Kate Morton, Professor Peter Doherty AC, Governor-General of Australia 2011 UQ International alumnus of the year internationally acclaimed author 1996 Nobel Laureate for Medicine
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange 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 extra-curricular 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 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange 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 Gold Coast Brisbane Manila 7.00am 3.00pm 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
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2014 11 WHERE IS UQ? The University of Queensland has Queensland four four ccampuses ampuses in and around aroound Brisbane, Brisbane, South- ssouth-east outh-eeasst Queensland, East Q ueeQueensland, nsland and d, and Australia, 440+ 0 + sites sites elsewhere. eland sewhere. 40+ sites elsewhere. OLIVIA PEY YIK LEE (MALAYSIA) Economics Student “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.”
12 UQ Guide 2014 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange 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 and 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 that are 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?
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2014 13 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 Tamborine, 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
14 UQ Guide 2014 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange THE CAMPUSES UQ ST LUCIA UQ HERSTON UQ IPSWICH UQ St Lucia is renowned as one of Herston is UQ’s core campus for clinical UQ Ipswich provides a high-quality Australia’s most attractive university health teaching and research. teaching and learning environment in a campuses, and is just seven kilometres supportive, friendly campus community. from Brisbane’s city centre. Close to the Brisbane city centre, UQ Herston operates within the Royal Brisbane The campus offers programs in medicine, Bounded by the Brisbane River on three and Women’s Hospital, the Royal Children’s nursing and midwifery, health science, sides, the 114-hectare site provides Hospital, and the Queensland Radium paramedic science, and arts, and features a a perfect study, research and living Institute, and is home to the School of suite of health clinics plus a water garden within environment. You will enjoy the best of both Medicine, the School of Population Health, the library. UQ Ipswich is also home to UQ worlds: a vibrant modern campus with the the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s College, a new educational centre for school tradition of an established university. research activities, and the Faculty of Health leavers and adult learners wanting academic The gracious sandstone architecture, Sciences ofﬁce. preparation and career-boosting qualiﬁcations. with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing UQ Ipswich the National Trust registered Great Court UQ Herston www.uq.edu.au/ipswich www.uq.edu.au/about/herston-campus — along with parklands and lakes — encompass world-class teaching and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital research facilities, including Queensland’s www.health.qld.gov.au/rbwh UQ GATTON largest research library and fully equipped UQ Gatton combines the historic, rural laboratories and lecture theatres. traditions of its Queensland Agricultural UQ St Lucia College heritage with modern research and www.uq.edu.au/about/st-lucia teaching facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane, the 1068-hectare campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and access to several world-class facilities. UQ Gatton www.uq.edu.au/gatton
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2014 15 HELPFUL ONLINE RESOURCES You can ﬁnd out more about studying at UQ via these websites. The University of Queensland Education Transport in Brisbane www.uq.edu.au/international Australian Education International (AEI) Airtrain Alumni www.studyinaustralia.gov.au http://airtrain.com.au www.alumni.uq.edu.au Australian Qualiﬁcations Framework Brisbane Airport English Language Studies (ICTE-UQ) www.aqf.edu.au www.bne.com.au www.icte.uq.edu.au Education Network Australia Public transport Faculty of Arts www.edna.edu.au www.translink.com.au www.arts.uq.edu.au Education Queensland http://education.qld.gov.au Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Ipswich www.bel.uq.edu.au ELICOS www.elicos.com (see page 12) Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT Group of Eight (Go8) Ipswich City Council www.eait.uq.edu.au www.go8.edu.au www.ipswich.qld.gov.au Faculty of Health Sciences International English Language Testing Systems Discover Ipswich www.uq.edu.au/health (IELTS) (see page 50) www.discoveripswich.com.au Faculty of Science www.ielts.org www.science.uq.edu.au The Good Universities Guides (Australia) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences Gatton www.gooduniguide.com.au www.uq.edu.au/sbs (see page 14) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Graduate School (see page 50) Lockyer Valley Regional Council www.uq.edu.au/grad-school www.ets.org/toeﬂ www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au Library (see page 40) Universitas 21 (U21) www.library.uq.edu.au www.universitas21.com Accommodation Information Technology Services (see page 41) Universities Australia Accommodation (see pages 47-48) www.its.uq.edu.au www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au www.uq.edu.au/student-services/accommodation News www.uq.edu.au/news Australian government bodies Australian healthcare providers Courses and Programs (see pages 18-28) Australian Diplomatic Missions, Embassies and www.uq.edu.au/study (see page 44) Consulates Research www.dfat.gov.au/missions OSHC Worldcare (UQ preferred) www.uq.edu.au/research www.oshcallianzassistance.com.au Commonwealth Department of Education, Staff Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) Australian Health Management www.uq.edu.au/contacts www.deewr.gov.au www.ahm.com.au Statistics Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australian Unity www.mis.admin.uq.edu.au www.dfat.gov.au www.australianunity.com.au Student Centre (see page 40) Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) British United Provident Association Ltd (BUPA) www.uq.edu.au/student-centre www.immi.gov.au Australian Health Pty Ltd Foreign Diplomatic Missions (in Australia) www.bupa.com.au/health-insurance/cover/oshc Student Services (see page 39) www.dfat.gov.au/embassies.html Medibank Private www.uq.edu.au/student-services www.medibank.com.au Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange Brisbane and Queensland (see page 16) www.uq.edu.au/studyabroad (see pages 12-13) Other helpful sites Study Brisbane Australian White Pages (national phone directory) UQ Gatton (see page 14) www.studybrisbane.com.au www.whitepages.com.au www.uq.edu.au/gatton Brisbane City Council Australian Yellow Pages (national business phone UQ Herston (see page 14) www.brisbane.qld.gov.au directory) www.uq.edu.au/about/herston-campus Brisbane Marketing www.yellowpages.com.au www.brisbanemarketing.com.au UQ Ipswich (see page 14) Bureau of Meteorology www.uq.edu.au/ipswich Brisbane Visitor’s Bureau www.brisbane.visitorsbureau.com.au www.bom.gov.au UQ St Lucia (see page 14) Global currency converter www.uq.edu.au/about/st-lucia Queensland Government www.qld.gov.au www.oanda.com Visitor information Where Is (national street directory) Visit Brisbane www.uq.edu.au/about www.whereis.com www.visitbrisbane.com Tourism Queensland World times www.tq.com.au www.times.clari.net.au Study Queensland www.studyqueensland.qld.edu.au The Thousands http://thethousands.com.au/brisbane
16 UQ Guide 2014 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange STUDY ABROAD AND INCOMING EXCHANGE course selection or you wish to change your courses, you can wait until you arrive at UQ before you enrol in or change your courses. If you need assistance with your course selection you can attend an Academic Advising Session during Orientation where academics from all areas can help with course choices and provide permission for new courses if necessary. If you are currently enrolled in a postgraduate program at your home institution you can enrol in postgraduate courses at UQ under the Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange program. Study Abroad and Incoming See pages 50-51 of this guide for more Pages 18-28 provide an overview of information about admission requirements some of the popular undergraduate courses Exchange studies at UQ for the Incoming Exchange program. UQ offers. offer different perspectives A full list of courses available for Study on your ﬁeld of study and CREDIT TRANSFER Abroad and Incoming Exchange students can be found at UQ’s Courses and create new career and It is important that your home institution Programs website (www.uq.edu.au/study). approves your intended course of study You can browse your course options by academic possibilities. to ensure smooth credit transfer. entering a search term and clicking on Courses. Clicking on a course code or You must plan to enrol in a full-time load ELIGIBILITY during each semester you study at UQ. A title will let you view the level of the course (undergraduate or postgraduate), which standard full-time load is eight units, which Study Abroad eligibility semester(s) it is offered, and its campus usually equates to four courses per semester. location. On the course description page, The UQ Study Abroad program is available you will ﬁnd a short description of the course to students currently studying at an accredited institution outside of Australia. CHOOSING COURSES as well as a link to a detailed course proﬁle. If the course is pre-approved for Study As a Study Abroad student, you can While UQ’s courses are administered by Abroad and Incoming Exchange students, study at UQ for one or two semesters and its faculties, Study Abroad and Incoming there will be a note in the sidebar on the left are enrolled as a non-award student. Credit Exchange students are not restricted stating this, meaning that you do not require for courses that you successfully complete to taking courses in just one faculty. special permission from UQ to enrol. If this is normally transferable towards your home You may take courses across multiple note is not shown, you can still apply for institution degree. Admission requirements faculties as long as your course choices the course but you will need to meet the for the Study Abroad program are available are approved by your home university. relevant prerequisites.OURSE SELECTION on pages 50-51 of this guide. Most courses are open to Study Abroad and Courses and Programs Incoming Exchange eligibility Incoming Exchange students, however, some www.uq.edu.au/study require permission from the relevant faculty The UQ Incoming Exchange program is or school before you can enrol in them. available to students currently studying at You should list the courses in which you an overseas institution which has a student are interested on the relevant section of the exchange agreement with UQ. International Student Application for Study UQ currently has agreements with a Abroad or Incoming Exchange Program number of leading universities throughout application form. If any courses require the world (see page 54 for a full list of UQ’s faculties permission, the Study Abroad and Incoming UQ Partners). Exchange Advisors will request this for you. UQ’s courses are administered by Incoming Exchange students can study six faculties: You will receive a report with your letter of at UQ for one or two semesters and are – Faculty of Arts offer indicating which courses have been – Faculty of Science enrolled as non-award students. approved. – Faculty of Business, Economics Credit for courses successfully completed Once you have accepted a place as and Law is normally transferable towards your home a Study Abroad or Incoming Exchange – Faculty of Engineering, Architecture institution degree. You should contact and Information Technology student, you will receive a UQ username – Faculty of Health Sciences the International Exchange Ofﬁce at your and password, which can be used to enrol – Faculty of Social and home institution for more information about in courses online before you arrive. Behavioural Sciences. studying at UQ on exchange. If you need more time to decide on your
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2014 17 TEACHING AND 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. Please express your personal viewpoints! TEACHING SPACES Many lecturers will deliberately provoke discussion and argument to encourage UQ’s four major campuses have more than 180 teaching rooms, which thinking and debate. range from collaborative teaching and learning spaces, to seminar rooms Apart from face-to-face contact, you and traditional lecture theatres, to laboratories and practical training will need to complete assignments and areas that cater for specialised 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 Some lecture theatres have Lectopia installed, which allows lectures and independent study as you do attending to be recorded for online access; others enable video-conferencing. The lectures and tutorials. innovative Collaborative Teaching and Learning Centres (CTLC) have the latest To help you adapt to what is required audiovisual teaching equipment and comprise a series of ﬂexible spaces for at undergraduate-level study, our Student group work, teaching and printing. And the Advanced Concepts Teaching Services team offers training throughout Space (ACTS) has individual touch screens and devices for iPods and the semester for enhancing your learning, recording 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 39). facilities when you graduate. Student Services Teaching Space Management www.uq.edu.au/student-services www.uq.edu.au/teachingspace 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. UQ strongly emphasises written Academic performance is usually graded Individual course assessment expression in most forms of assessment, according to a seven-point scale: requirements are set out in course proﬁles but good speaking skills are also essential, 7 – High Distinction (outlines), available online for students at the and you will develop both these skills during 6 – Distinction start of semester, and are usually explained your program. 5 – Credit to you in the ﬁrst lecture. How you progress You can ﬁnd out more about the 4 – Pass in your study depends on your academic University’s assessment processes at 3 – Fail results, which will be considered by faculties Orientation (see page 38). 2 – Fail at the end of each semester. 1 – Fail
18 UQ Guide 2014 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange AREAS OF STUDY UQ offers a wide range of world-class study options for Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students – discover the courses that best suit you. UQ offers one of Australia’s most comprehensive ranges of study courses. Some of our more popular courses across a wide range of disciplines are outlined in the following pages. Courses may include lectures and tutorials, group work, practical lab or ﬁeld work, and industry placements. Many courses include ﬁeld trips, which are popular with Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students, because UQ’s location offers opportunities to study outback, tropical and marine environments, as well as Australia’s unique ﬂora and fauna. For a complete list of courses available to Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students, visit www.uq.edu.au/study
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2014 19 AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS AND FOOD FEATURED COURSES Lifestyle Horticulture (Gatton campus) Equine Stud Management HORT3008 (Gatton campus) The course discusses the establishment ANIM2039 and maintenance of tree, turf, interior plants, This course covers the theoretical and seasonal colour in the landscape and the practical principles involved with the emerging area of interest of green roofs. management of breeding horses – A ﬂexible program of study, tutorials and including mating, foaling and weaning; and ﬁeld trips will be used. Lifestyle Horticulture associated equine facilities, including stallion encompasses urban forestry (arboriculture), accommodation, breeding sheds and turf, seasonal colour in the landscape and yards, foaling paddocks and stables, and ﬂoriculture. These disciplines link to sciences weaning, handling and pre-training facilities. (plant physiology, ecology, soils and water) Previous students have enjoyed this course as well as to aspects of landscape design particularly because it integrates theory with and management. practice. Principles of Wildlife Management Zoology ENVM3001 BIOL2204 This course is an overview of the principles This course covers animal diversity and and concepts that wildlife managers need GURION ANG evolution, from primitive metazoans to to be familiar with to master their craft. You (SINGAPORE) vertebrates. It describes the fantastic will learn biology and population dynamics of Australian native and feral animal Zoology student diversity of animal and life histories in an evolutionary and phylogenetic context. You populations; the ecological factors which “Zoology might be an unconventional will become familiar with body form and affect the distribution and abundance of route to take for a Singaporean, function, and life history characteristics of wild vertebrates; management of pests; but the program at UQ successfully the major groups of animals. management of critically endangered amalgamates the fascinating world species; and the concept of adaptive of animals with their biomedical, Food Science management. agricultural and conservation FOOD2000 applications to produce graduates with a dimensionless range of career Food science is the study of the physical, chemical and biological properties of foods OTHER COURSES and further study options. The best The table below lists other popular courses thing about UQ has got to be the and their constituents and the changes fair advantage every student gets they undergo (including nutritional) when in this area available to Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students. A full list of to participate in the wide range of subjected to handling, preservation, activities on offer. I did a Summer processing, storage and distribution. This courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study Research Program where I got to course covers the fundamental principles work with moths and wasps (I love of food science: science of sugar, meat, UQ CODE COURSE NAME insects!).” milk, seafood, fruits and vegetables, eggs, Plant Utilisation in Natural and fats and oils, and grains and their derived AGRC1014 Agricultural Environments products. Ecology of Natural and Agricultural NOTES AGRC2019 – Course information is correct as at April 2013 and may Systems change in 2014. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study Food Product Development ANIM1008 Animal Health and Care for current information. FOOD3011 – While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad Animal Welfare, Behaviour and and Incoming Exchange students, some will require ANIM1014 Handling Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study Successful food product development ANIM3016 Captive Wildlife Husbandry may be required. requires a knowledge of a range of disciplines as well as a systematic approach to the ANIM3039 Equine Exercise and Rehabilitation development process. Integration of BIOL3207 Animal Behaviour marketing and consumer aspects with the CHEM2003 Food Chemistry technical aspects of food processing and FOOD3000 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals food products is very important. This course FOOD3007 Food Structure and Sensory Science covers the techniques involved in systematic Food Safety and Quality FOOD3017 food product development. Management Agriculture and Food Industry MKTG1502 Marketing
20 UQ Guide 2014 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, TOURISM & LAW FEATURED COURSES Behavioural and Evolutionary Economics Brand Management and Strategy ECON2060 GLENN PHAIR MKTG2508 The course gives a guided exploration (UNITED KINGDOM) Products are the lifeblood of an of the new developments and insights in the ﬁeld of behavioural economics, mainly Incoming Exchange Student organisation, and thus it is important for managers to understand the role of the motivated by the evolutionary changes in “The course that I am enjoying most product and brand management in gaining the major factors of production (labour, is ECON2500 China: Emergence, and maintaining customer loyalty. This capital, technology and institutions). The Implications and Challenges. As course is designed to develop knowledge, course will contain material from outside an economics student I am greatly skills and perspectives to support the traditional economics, including insights intrigued by what is going on in application of managing products and from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, China, as a major player in the global developing brand strategies in the marketing laboratory experiments and historical economy. It is really pleasing that UQ area. studies. The diverse material in the offers such a course, because I would course, including a considerable degree never have expected that coming to Destination and Experience of mathematical formalisation, will place Australia would have opened up that Marketing relatively high demands on students. possibility. It has been well worth it.” TOUR2009 This course applies marketing knowledge Health Economics ECON2460 to travel, leisure and tourism organisations. UQ CODE COURSE NAME Marketing theories, models, methods and This course explores the descriptive and ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making practices are critically evaluated. Destination theoretical aspects of health and medical services; demand and supply for health ECON1010 Introductory Microeconomics governance, positioning and branding are examined, as is destination recovery after a insurance, hospitals and related services; ECON1110 Australian Economic Institutions crisis. equity versus efﬁciency in services; ECON1120 The Economics of Social Issues health ﬁnancing and health systems; and ECON2300 Introductory Econometrics Introduction to Human Resource evaluation techniques. China: Emergence, Implications and ECON2500 Management Challenges MGTS2604 OTHER COURSES ECON3430 Managerial Economics Human Resource Management (HRM) ECON3510 International Trade Theory and Policy The table at right lists other popular courses is about the deployment of people in in this area available to Study Abroad and EVNT3004 Event Sponsorship and Fundraising organisations: it is about the policies, Incoming Exchange students. A full list of FINM1401 Personal Wealth Management functions and practices that are designed courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and FINM2401 Financial Management to attract, motivate and retain employees Programs website at Investments and Portfolio FINM3402 for organisational success. This course www.uq.edu.au/study Management will introduce you to the ﬁeld of HRM, to FINM3403 International Financial Management the theories and approaches, concepts IBUS2301 International Business Management and techniques that are employed in best IBUS3309 Managing Across Cultures practice organisations. Understanding the MGTS1301 Introduction to Management signiﬁcance, breadth and dynamic nature of MGTS1601 Organisational Behaviour the ﬁeld is necessary for sound professional HRM practice by Human Resource MGTS2603 Leading and Managing People professionals and by general managers. MKTG2501 Consumer Behaviour Principles of Tourism, Hospitality TOUR1000 and Events NOTES Law students – Course information is correct as at April 2013 and may change in 2014. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study If you are currently enrolled in a law program at your home institution you are eligible to for current information. take law courses at UQ. You should select your courses from the course lists available – While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students, some will require on the UQ School of Law website (current Students’ section) at www.law.uq.edu.au. Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study Course selections will be assessed by the School of Law on a case-by-case basis. may be required.
Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange UQ Guide 2014 21 ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FEATURED COURSES Introduction to Mining MINE2105 Artiﬁcial Intelligence This course is an introduction to Australian COMP3702 mining history, mining methods and mining This course investigates methods and equipment, mine ventilation, explosives techniques within the ﬁeld of artiﬁcial and blasting. You will explore the roles intelligence, including problem solving and and responsibilities of a mining engineer in optimisation by search, representing and Australian mineral deposits and mines, and reasoning with uncertain knowledge, and mining development. machine learning. Speciﬁc emphasis is placed on the practical utility of algorithms OTHER COURSES and their implementation in software. The table below lists other popular courses in this area available to Study Abroad and Digital Prototyping Incoming Exchange students. A full list of DECO2300 courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and This course introduces you to a range of Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study digital prototyping techniques for generating proof-of-concept solutions for design computing projects. Students will design UQ CODE COURSE NAME and rapidly prototype interactive solutions, ARCH1110 Principles of Architecture ADAM JOEL LUEPKE following up with critique and reﬂection on the success and/or failure of artefacts ARCH3110 Modern Architecture and the City (USA) ARCH3210 Culture, Environment and Design presented Incoming Exchange Student Environmental Issues, Monitoring CIVL2130 and Assessment “CIVL2130 Environmental Issues, Architecture of the Region CIVL2210 Fundamentals of Soil Mechanics Monitoring and Assessment is a ARCH2230 CIVL2330 Structural Mechanics fantastic course that I would highly recommend to anyone studying This course involves the study of CIVL2410 Trafﬁc Flow Theory and Analysis at UQ. The environmental issues architecture in its regional context, including Network and Operating Systems COMP2303 discussed are incredibly interesting culture and history. It investigates inﬂuences Principles and affect everyone living on Earth. on architectural form and the development COMS3000 Information Security It becomes unmistakably clear how of architectural ideas. Australian architecture Computer Systems Principles and CSSE2310 it is of the utmost importance to and the architecture of South-East Programming understand our interaction with the Queensland provide the basic regional study DECO2200 Graphic Design world around us and to approach contexts. DECO2500 Human-Computer Interaction living comfortably within the means DECO3500 Social and Mobile Computing of nature. Discussing the issues Biomaterials: Materials in Medicine ELEC2003 Electromechanics and Electronics presented, such as global warming, CHEE4305 ELEC2004 Circuits, Signals and Systems population and sustainability, This course is an introduction to biomaterials ENGG1500 Engineering Thermodynamics further ignited my curiosity and has science, artiﬁcial organs, prosthetic continued to compel me to use my INFS3200 Advanced Database Systems devices, regulatory testing and evaluation degree to contribute to the world MECH2300 Structures and Materials of new biomaterials. You will also gain at large.” an understanding of polymeric, ceramic, MECH3250 Engineering Acoustics metallic and composite biomaterials. Engineering Management and MECH3600 Communication NOTES – Course information is correct as at April 2013 and may change in 2014. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study for current information. – While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students, some will require Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study may be required.
22 UQ Guide 2014 Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING risk of sedimentation. In this course, you planning and policy-making. This leads to will take a journey from coral reef origins an examination of the politics of planning, deep in the Earth’s geological past to the tension between local and professional contemporary issues of reef conservation knowledge in policy-making, and the many and management. and varied understandings of “community”. The course then considers the co-evolution EMILY FAWTHROP Sustainable Development 1 of planning and public participation in (UNITED KINGDOM) ENVM2100 national and international contexts. Incoming Exchange Student This course is an introduction to the key “The course that stands out the principles of sustainable development OTHER COURSES and the application of those principles in most for me is ANTH2060 Political The table below lists other popular courses real world situations. Topics addressed Ecology. We are learning about in this area available to Study Abroad and include economic, ecological and social human–environment conﬂicts – it is Incoming Exchange students. A full list of considerations for sustainable development; very interesting and has made me courses can be found on UQ’s Courses and conﬂicts between individual and collective view things in a completely new way. Programs website at www.uq.edu.au/study interests; the constraints of resource My current assignment is to pick availability and use; management of scarce a media source and analyse how UQ CODE COURSE NAME food and water resources; and the options a particular human–environment before us for the future development of ANTH2060 Political Ecology: Knowledge, conﬂict is represented and what its Resources and Rights human society in a world of limited carrying impacts are – it is making me see BIOL1030 Global Challenges in Biology capacity. Pocahontas is a completely different Evolutionary Perspectives on light! This course is deﬁnitely worth BIOL1100 Modern Society Introduction to Environmental taking as it is relevant to the modern BIOL3000 Conservation Management day and really makes you reassess ENVM1501 BIOL3215 Marine Ecology your perceptions!” This course is an introduction to the Energy Systems in Sustainable CHEE4024 Development complex interaction among social, political, Environmental Issues, Monitoring cultural, economic and ecological factors CIVL2130 and Assessment FEATURED COURSES in the ﬁeld of environmental management. This course offers a philosophical framework ECON3700 Environmental Economics Resource Management and Ecology necessary for modern environmental ENVM2200 Environmental Planning BIOL2010 managers to deal with and approach the ENVM2522 Carbon and Energy Management complex reality of their ﬁeld. The course This course examines ecological theory and also places emphasis on thinking about International Regulatory methodologies using historical and modern ENVM3104 Frameworks for Climate Change and environmental issues and opportunities in a Environmental Management examples from studies of many organisms, holistic and interdisciplinary way. Catchment Processes and including plants, animals and microbes. ENVM3201 Management Topics covered include interspecies Environment and Society ENVM7205 Climate Change and Environmental interactions, ecological and evolutionary Management GEOS1100 aspects of species persistence in natural ENVM7524 Carbon and Energy Management environments, population dynamics, species This course focuses on natural and social ranges and the movement of organisms systems and their interactions, problems GEOG1000 Human Settlements that arise in environmental quality and GEOG2205 Global Population Issues through landscapes, species-area resources, and the response of societies in Climate Change and Environmental relationships, processes involved in deﬁning GEOS3105 planning and management. You will learn Management communities in space and time, and how to assess environmental economic MARS2014 Marine Science hypothesis testing in the study of ecology. problems that arise from the relationship PUBH7027 Introduction to Environmental Health between humans and their environment and Coral Reefs how societies have responded and should PUBH7113 Health and Development BIOL3219 respond. TOUR2007 Sustainable Tourism Coral reefs comprise the most biodiverse Community Planning and NOTES ecosystem on earth. The complex – Course information is correct as at April 2013 and may physical benthic structure of a reef Participation change in 2014. Please refer to www.uq.edu.au/study PLAN3005 for current information. facilitates enormous trophic and ecological – While all listed courses are available to Study Abroad partitioning, such that a huge number of This course examines public participation, and Incoming Exchange students, some will require species from almost all animal phyla are and community planning and policy- Faculty/School approval as relevant previous study may be required. found in coral reef habitats. Many of the making. It will be of interest if you are in the coral reefs of the world – including those planning, policy, design and environmental supporting the highest biodiversity of all – management ﬁelds. The course begins by are heavily over-exploited, polluted and at asking why the public should be involved in
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