School of
Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

  • Expertise in ICT: UQ’s ICT program is not only based on the international standard for Computer Science curricula, UQ academics helped to write the standard. UQ ICT programs and courses are continually revised to respond to ongoing industry change as academics regularly meet with industry representatives.
     
  • Practical experience: UQ supports advanced theory with industry practice. As a UQ ICT student, you gain practical experience through hands-on projects, site visits, vacation work and industry placements. In your final year, you have the opportunity to complete an industry project which allows you to work for several months in a real workplace.
     
  • Award-winning lecturers: UQ’s award-winning ICT teaching staff have helped make UQ one of the top teaching and learning institutes in Australia. You learn from and work with leading ICT academics and researchers who are pushing the boundaries of ICT research and practice.
     
  • Flexible pathways: UQ offers a wide range of ICT study areas. The programs involve different majors, a host of dual degrees (to combine IT with other study areas) and the flexibility to transfer between Information Technology and ICT-related Engineering majors in second year.
     
  • Credit for industry certification: You can count professional industry certification courses licensed by major software developers, like Microsoft and Cisco, towards your degree.
     
  • Professional accreditation: UQ’s ICT undergraduate and postgraduate conversion masters programs are accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Engineering majors are accredited by Engineers Australia (EA). Software engineering majors are accredited by both the ACS and EA. Link to further information.
     
  • Plenty of scholarships: Hundreds of scholarships with a combined value of millions of dollars are awarded each year to students across UQ. The ICT Enabling Scholarships are designed to encourage and enable school-leavers to join a UQ ICT program.
     
  • Advanced programs: UQ’s dual degrees and Fast-Track IT Scheme allow you to gain a broad range of skills and abilities faster, so you can start your career sooner. The RWH Hawken Scholars Program gives selected students access to exclusive industry and research events and opportunities.
     
  • State-of-the-art facilities: UQ offers superb computer facilities set within one of Australia’s most beautiful campuses. As a UQ ICT student, you can access computer labs and studio facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
     
  • First-class University: UQ's Computer Science and Information Technology programs were rated 25th in the QS World University Rankings 2013 and UQ is the only Queensland university appearing in the top 50 of this international ranking of technology programs. UQ is rated in the top band of Australian universities for teaching quality and is number one in Queensland. A member of the Group of Eight, UQ overall is rated 43rd among the top 200 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2010), placing UQ among the top one percent of more than 9000 international universities.