Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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This is a reciprocal exchange relationship between SJSU and Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The program is open to students for Creative Industries (Arts, Design, Music, Communications) Business , Education , Engineering, Health, Humanities Information Technology, Law, Sciences, Social Sciences.

  • Earn SJSU resident credits for all completed courses.
  • Pay your normal SJSU tuition and fees.
  • Use your financial aid and apply for scholarships.
  • Immerse yourself in Australian culture.
  • Study for one semester or an academic year.
  • Gain an advantage when applying for jobs and graduate school.

City Facts

Brisbane, Australia

QUT’s three campuses are located in Brisbane, the capital city of the state of Queensland, Australia. Brisbane is a large and diverse multicultural city with a population of 1.6 million people. This modern and vibrant city is small enough to be welcoming while still big enough to have all the attractions you would expect of a major city, including a highly centralized public transit system and a host of festivals, exhibitions and performance art. Brisbane is known as Australia’s most livable city because it is clean and safe, and has a subtropical climate of warm summers and cool, sunny winters. It is also one of the most affordable cities in Australia, which means that the city can be enjoyed even on a student budget. Popular student activities include surfing at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island, whale-watching at Hervey Bay, and adventure-packed weekends of abseiling, camping, horseback riding at Picnic Point, which is close to Toowoomba.

Campus Facts

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of Australia’s largest universities with over 40,000 students, of which over 5,000 are international students from more than 85 countries. At QUT, students can experience new cultures, gain valuable skills and build international industry contacts, all while they travel to some of the world’s most renowned locations, such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast, the outback and the Daintree Rainforest. QUT is well known for its balanced mix of theory and practical experience, earning an international reputation as a “university for the real world.” Many of the courses offered prepare students for a rewarding career in a range of global industries. With over 150 undergraduate and post graduate programs and more than 4000 subjects, students have a wide array of academic options.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • be enrolled as an SJSU student for one semester prior to departure, or be a California community college student eligible to enter SJSU by the semester of departure,
  • have completed lower division requirements for your intended field of study,
  • have Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing by the semester of departure,
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Academic Program

Coursework has a strong practical component and is based on the UK model of education. The standard workload for a study abroad student is 48 credit points. Most QUT subjects are offered in 12 credit point units, which means most students enroll in four subjects. Final exams figure heavily in grading. The Faculty of Creative Industries has pre-approved acceptance into their courses for Study Abroad students. Other subjects are available for individual consideration.

Courses Available

  • Business: Accounting; Banking & Finance; Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Mass Communication
  • Creative Industries: Animation; Design; Media & Communication; Dance; Drama; Communication Design; Journalism; Music & Sound Design; Film & Television; Art & Visual Culture; Literacy & Cultural Studies; Creative & Professional Writing
  • Education: Early Childhood; Primary Education; Secondary Education
  • Engineering: Construction Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering
  • Health Science: Nutrition & Dietetics; Human Movement Studies; Public Health
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Math & Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Pre-Approved Subjects

Course Search 

For more course details, visit the QUT website.


Students may participate in internships while studying in Brisbane. The exchange program does not have formalized internship programs, but the university can provide support with internship placements or students can arrange their own internship.


The International Student Services office provides personal accommodation assistance to all international students studying at QUT. Most students live off-campus sharing a rented unit. The office maintains a list of vacancies in rented accommodation such as flats and houses, homestays and campus housing. This enables the office to offer a wide range of possible accommodation types to suit various budgets.

Application Deadlines

Semester From–to Deadline
Fall Semester February–June October 1
Spring Semester Late July–November March 1

Financing Your Semester

Estimated Costs

SJSU Tuition & Fees 3,585.00

These costs are current as of 2012–13. These are estimated costs for the whole semester. Consult the Bursar’s Office for up-to-date information on tuition and fees. Personal expenses may vary among different students, and those who will be doing a lot of traveling during the school break and after the program should estimate higher.

Round Trip Transportation 1,500.00
Room & Meals 5,300.00
Books & Supplies 300.00
Insurance 350.00
Personal Expenses 1,500.00
Total $12,535.00

Apply for This Program

SJSU Bilateral Program Forms