Three of the Queensland universities are located in Brisbane. The others target students along the coast of the state and inland. They teach both Australian and international students.
Two more unis cater to students in QLD: Southern Cross University (SCU) and Australian Catholic University (ACU).
Southern Cross is located on the north coast of New South Wales and serves Lismore and Coffs Harbour in NSW. It also has a campus in Tweed Heads right on the border with Queensland and its twin town of Coolangatta, which is a suburb of Gold Coast. Practically Tweed Heads and Coolangatta look like one city but some of the streets are in NSW and others in QLD. Which makes it fun to live there, with different time zones and different laws.
Founded in 1910, it is the oldest university in this state. The range of courses offered spans across art, business, law, sciences, health and medicine, engineering.
With mining an important industry of the state, the university has its own experimental mine and partnerships with the large players in the industry.
Peter Doherty, one of the Australian scientists who received a Nobel prize studied for his bachelor and master's degrees in veterinary science at University of Queensland.
UQ has four campuses:
St Lucia is the largest campus. Head to www.uq.edu.au to get more information about courses and student life.
QUT is a very large university in Brisbane. It prides itself on a graduate employment rate which is higher than the national average for universities in Australia.
Students can enrol in various courses across engineering, business, education, visual and performing arts, health, law, science. For more information visit www.qut.edu.au
Its campuses are in:
This is another big university with 5 campuses and more than 300 courses for careers in business, education, engineering, law, environment, health, performing arts, science.
The Griffith University has campuses in:
As its name indicates this educational institution provides academic knowledge to people in the central part of the state, mainly along the coast. It has campuses in Rockhampton, Mackay, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Emerald, Noosa. In addition there are international campuses in Brisbane and Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.
Students can choose among courses in business, IT, sciences and social sciences, performing arts, engineering, health, environment, education. Check its website at www.cqu.edu.au
James Cook University teaches students in north Queensland, with campuses in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, the mining town of Mt Isa and Thursday Island in the Torres Strait. There is also a centre for international students in Brisbane.
It offers a number of courses in the disciplines of arts and creative arts, business and law, science, health and medicine, education, engineering. You will find all the details at its website www.jcu.edu.au
Dedicating a number of years to full time studying does not suit everyone. People who are spending most of their time working and want to continue with tertiary education can enrol in the distance education courses offered by this university. And 75% of its students are doing just that.
But it is not all online studying. The university caters to students who want to study on campus with three locations in:
The university offers a range of courses in arts, business, law, engineering, sciences, education. Visit www.usq.edu.au
Bond University has a campus in Robina, a Gold Coast suburb. You can study for degrees in fields such as law, business and commerce, architecture, social sciences, health and medicine, information technology, tourism management. Its website is www.bond.edu.au
One of the younger Australian universities, USC teaches courses since 1999. It is located in Sippy Downs, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, and offers degrees in social sciences, arts, business, health and education. Visit www.usc.edu.au for more information.
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