Why QUT

Open the door to possibility with a postgraduate qualification, obtained in your own time and on your own terms.

The way we see it, education is a lifelong endeavour. As a leading research university, we equip all our postgraduates with the future-ready skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in the real world.

Whether you are upskilling, considering a career shift or wish to extend your professional expertise, postgraduate study will open the door to new possibilities and opportunities.

Excellence in online education

Postgraduate study is an investment in your career as well as an opportunity to extend your industry-specific knowledge and expertise with further education.

When you study with QUT Online you are studying at a university ranked in the top 200 universities globally according to the 2020 Times Higher Education rankings – and 9th in Australia.

Our online learning model is as comprehensive and academically rigorous as its on-campus equivalent, making it ideal for those returning to study who already have full or part-time work and other commitments.

With QUT Online your education is yours to manage. Wherever you are, whenever you find the time, learning is as simple as logging in.

Find out how online study works.

Invest in your career and increase your salary potential

Postgraduate study may be the catalyst you need to re-energise your current career or take it in a new direction altogether. A postgraduate qualification not only increases your employability and enriches your professional engagement with your career, but also increases your salary earning potential.

The 2018 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey found that 86.9% of postgraduates had secured full-time employment within four months of graduation, compared to 72.9% of undergraduates.

Similarly, graduates with only an undergraduate qualification earn a median full-time wage of $61,000, whereas those with a postgraduate coursework qualification earn $83,300; and this increases to $90,000 for those who have completed a masters-by-research.

A university for the real world

Wherever you are, stay connected with QUT’s support network.

Education is a communal endeavour. Feeling supported is often what separates a mediocre course from a great one, and this holds true for online education. The QUT Online support network is in place to ensure that you are properly supported from day one.

General support comes in the form of dedicated student advisers, who can be contacted 7 days a week. Whether you need help enrolling in a course or assistance researching, writing and referencing an assignment, our student advisers will be on hand to provide guidance.

For each of your subjects you will also have an Online Learning Adviser (OLA) who takes the place of an on-campus tutor. OLAs are content experts with relevant industry experience, and your first port of call for any questions you may have about your coursework.

The possibility of online

Studying with QUT Online is all about possibility. Online education empowers you to take ownership of your time and study schedule, logging in when it is convenient for you, whatever your other commitments happen to be.

The delivery mode may differ, but the degree you obtain studying with QUT Online will be identical to its on-campus equivalent. QUT is a world-class university with a global outlook and a reputation for excellence in research, and a degree from QUT Online will open the door to new career opportunities.

By enabling you to study independently and on your own terms, further education becomes a practical possibility for those who wouldn’t be able to return to study otherwise.

Ready to take your career further? Apply now and graduate with a degree from QUT.

A reputation for excellence

QUT is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and in the top 100 universities under 50 years old.

We are young, innovative and student-centred, offering flexibility and support for your degree and career success.

World-renowned research

At QUT, we value academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. As a world class research institution, we strive to have real impact on the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of Australia and abroad.