Business, Exercise Science, Engineering & Creative Industries
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) enjoys a central location, bordering both downtown Brisbane as well as the City Botanic Gardens. The university prides itself as being an institution where students gain practical skills with internationally recognized, award-winning teachers in courses that promote professional and contemporary practice through real-world integrated theory, knowledge, and skills. At QUT, you will benefit from imaginatively designed learning and research spaces, including the world-class Science and Engineering Centre on the Garden Point campus, and the exciting Kelvin Grove Creative Industries Precinct. Times Higher Education Rankings has recognized QUT as one of the top 250 universities worldwide (2018), and the QUT Business school is within the top 1% worldwide and holds AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA (triple crown) accreditation.
QUT supports ISA students with two $1,500 AUD awards each year.
Cricos Code: 00213J
Spring 1 2019
Feb 10, 2019 - Jun 22, 2019
Nov 25, 2018
48 Credit Points
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Housing is not included in the price above. For more information on housing options and prices, please refer to the housing section.
As a student at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) you will enjoy a real world, hands on approach to learning on an innovative campus located in the heart of Brisbane. Enjoy lunch in the neighboring City Botanic Gardens, head across the river for a refreshing swim at Streets Beach, the city's man-made beach, or take in an exciting Australian Football League (AFL), cricket or rugby match at The Gabba. If the ocean is calling your name, use your student discount to hop on the train and be on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Gold Coast within 90 minutes.
At QUT you can take courses across numerous disciplines including Business, Exercise Science, Engineering, Creative Industries (Fashion, Dance, Film and Screen, Interior Design), and so many more. Courses are instructed in English by QUT's internationally recognized and award-winning faculty. You will enroll alongside local, Australian students as well as fellow international students from around the globe. Your ISA program will begin with a 4 day/3 night Bridging Cultures Orientation Program in stunning Byron Bay - click on excursions to learn more.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Brisbane Site Specialist.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
- You must have Sophomore standing (second year) and be enrolled in a four-year university at the time of participation.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
ISA Discovery Model
Subscription to The New York Times
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
16 - 24
- Course Selection
The courses listed below are only a sampling of what the university offers. Please see the full QUT Course Catalog, linked below, for additional courses.
- Course Structure
Classes are lecture style with seminar (small group) sessions following the lecture. Focus is on individual study.
- Course Credit
Per QUT's recommendation, 12 credit points = 3-4 U.S. semester credits (4-6 U.S. quarter credits). The final decision regarding credit transfer is determined by your home university.
- Transcript Information
The transcript from QUT will reflect credit points for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.
- COURSE LEVEL RECOMMENDATIONS
ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on Queensland University of Technology (QUT) unit (course) codes. All QUT unit codes consist of a three-letter abbreviation, followed by three numerals. The first two letters indicate the faculty or school administering the unit. The third letter indicates the level of the course in which the unit is normally taught, (students should look for letter B, indicating that the unit is part of an undergraduate degree). The first digit of the unit code numeral indicates the year of the level that the course is taught. A code numeral that starts with the number1 is appropriate for students in their first year of studies, 2 second year, and 3 third year. Units designed for the second and third year of undergraduate degree studies are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
ISA provides a sample list of courses available on this program; however, for the most up-to-date course listings, please visit the QUT Study Abroad and Exchange Unit Search, linked below.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE UNIT SEARCH
You may search by individual faculty or by all faculties
After your faculty has been selected, you may apply additional filters:
- Study Level = undergraduate
- Approved Units = subjects pre-approved for study abroad students
- Units Requiring Approval = subjects that must be sent to QUT faculty for approval consideration
- Semester 1 = U.S. Spring
- Semester 2 = U.S. Fall
To obtain a course syllabus click on the + in the box to the left of the course title. At the bottom of the short description, click "View the full subject outline for [subject code]" link.
ISA participants may only take courses that are offered on the Gardens Point or Kelvin Grove campuses. An inner-campus bus connects the two.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
- Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
- Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
- Some courses may require additional fees.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Funding Your Program page.View all Funding Options
As a resident in ISA housing you will have the opportunity to experience aspects of the Australian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Brisbane. Step out your door to explore not only your campus, but also the unique neighborhoods, local markets, and city happenings that will have you feeling right at home in no time. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
Housing is provided on all ISA programs in Australia at an additional cost.
Apartment Without Meals
Apartment living in Brisbane places you at the doorstep of city happenings within the lively neighborhood of South Bank while still being conveniently located a 15-20 minute walk from the QUT campus. Rooms are twin share (same gender) with ensuite bathroom in a 16 person, co-ed flat OR single with ensuite bathroom in a 5 person, co-ed flat. Kitchen and living room spaces are shared between flat-mates. Flats are comprised of international students as well as local students attending various universities in Brisbane. Linens, kitchenware, and an Internet package are included; however, meals are not included. Apartment accommodation ranges between $4,350-$5,750, without meals (subject to change). You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option will be responsible for your own housing during the program and will forgo any ISA assistance for housing matters.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
ISA excursions present you with the opportunity to experience the diverse, Indigenous culture and inspiring landscapes of southeast Queensland. As a student studying in Brisbane, you will begin your semester with an exciting 4-day Bridging Cultures Program in Byron Bay and will have the change to attend one weekend and two day trips to the following destinations throughout the semester.
Byron Bay + Bridging Cultures Program
Kick-off your semester abroad with ISA during our 4-day Bridging Cultures Program (BCP) in beautiful Byron Bay. The BCP integrates our ISA on-site orientation with exciting activities aimed at introducing Australian culture, helping you define your study abroad goals, and encouraging you to meet other students. Activities include: Surf Lessons, Aboriginal Culture in Australia Ceremony, a Community Farming Lesson, a Bush Tucker Walk and Food Experience, a Visit to the famous Byron Bay Lighthouse, a Kangaroo and Koala encounter at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and most importantly, an informative, interactive, and memorable start to your study abroad experience.
North Stradbroke Island
Enjoy a weekend getaway to "Straddie," the world's second largest sand island, and a favorite destination among locals. Soak up the sub-tropical climate and experience one of many unique recreational, historical, and cultural activities that the island provides, including sand-boarding, kayaking, and learning about the distinctive culture of the Quandamooka people. Most importantly, savor the beauty and slow-paced lifestyle of this local gem.
Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge
Situated within the Gold Coast Hinderland and World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforest is Springbrook National Park and Natural Bridge. This stunning, often overlooked, environment is the remnant of a volcanic eruption on Mt. Warning in the neighboring state of New South Wales. It boasts impressive waterfalls, an abundance of native vegetation and wildlife, and some of the oldest forests in Australia.
Explore Queensland's first National Park and the lush green plateau of Tamborine Mountain. Your day will begin with a welcome ceremony from the Wangerriburra Aboriginies, the Mountain's native people, and continues with a hike to Curtis Falls. You will explore the famous Gallery Walk and sample local culinary delights before closing the day learning about Arachnocampa flavoa, a local species found only in rainforest areas of southeast Queensland, during your visit to the Glow Worm Caves.