Central Queensland University

601–800th
World University Rankings 2023
=83rd
Impact Rankings 2022
201–250th
Young University Rankings 2022
Bruce Highway, North Rockhampton, Queensland, QLD 4702, Australia

Central Queensland University, known as CQUniversity Australia, is the largest university based in regional Australia, with 15+ locations around the country. We offer an excellent range of vocational, higher education and research pathways, offering students from Australia, and more than 140 countries, exceptional choice when it comes to quality education.

Our students consistently achieve some of the best full-time employment rates and starting salaries in Australia. With some of the nation’s highest ratios of students from low socio-economic, mature age, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and first-in-family backgrounds, we are proud to define ourselves by who we embrace rather than who we exclude.

We are recognised by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) as conducting world-class research in 22 different research categories. We are a benchmark leader for how universities should engage with industry to deliver practical, applied research with true impact to local and global communities. Our renowned research institutions cover key industries including:

  • Australian Indigenous health equity
  • domestic and family violence
  • future farming systems
  • intelligent systems
  • railway engineering
  • regional advancement of learning
  • sleep and physical activity research
  • tourism and regional opportunities.

Social innovation principles are embedded across our courses, empowering students with the skills tomorrow’s employers are seeking to solve the complex challenges of this century. Our commitment to making a difference sees us recognised as Australia’s first and only Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, joining an exclusive international network of universities committed to social innovation, entrepreneurship and impact.

Why study with CQUniversity?

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences such as field and laboratory work, project-based learning and work placements.

More than half of our domestic students choose to study online with us, benefiting from our decades of experience in distance education and the ability to balance study with work and other commitments. Whether students choose to study online or on campus, they benefit from the same quality of student support and learning resources.

We’re proud to be recognised nationally and globally for our excellent graduate outcomes and student experience, plus our commitments to sustainability, social innovation and social equity.

Study areas

CQUniversity offers vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a broad range of areas including:

  • allied health
  • business and accounting
  • creative, performing and visual arts
  • digital media, communication and arts
  • education, teaching and childcare
  • engineering, built environment and aviation
  • English and study pathways
  • information systems and technology
  • law, criminology and justice
  • nursing, paramedicine and health
  • psychology, social work and community services
  • safety sciences
  • science, environment and agriculture
  • service industries
  • research courses.

CQUniversity offers a range of research higher degrees for students from academic, government, or industry/practitioner backgrounds. With state-of-the-art facilities and the support of experienced supervisors, we help people turn passions and interests into research projects that make a difference.

Locations

In addition to the below campuses and study hubs, CQUniversity courses can also be studied through a network of Regional University Centres around the country, allowing more students to receive a quality education regardless of their postcode.

Queensland

  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton
  • Townsville

New South Wales

  • Sydney

South Australia

  • Adelaide

Victoria

  • Melbourne

Western Australia

  • Perth
  • Broome
  • Busselton

International Student Guides: https://www.cqu.edu.au/international-students/international-brochures

Course Directory and Student Brochures here:  www.cqu.edu.au/brochures

Why study with CQUniversity?

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences such as field and laboratory work, project-based learning and work placements.

More than half of our students choose to study online with us, benefiting from our decades of experience in distance education and the ability to balance study with work and other commitments. Whether students choose to study online or on campus, they benefit from the same quality of student support and learning resources.

We’re proud to be recognised nationally and globally for our excellent graduate outcomes and student experience, plus our commitments to sustainability, social innovation and social equity.

Study areas

CQUniversity offers vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a broad range of areas including:

  • allied health
  • business and accounting
  • creative, performing and visual arts
  • digital media, communication and arts
  • education, teaching and childcare
  • engineering, built environment and aviation
  • English and study pathways
  • information systems and technology
  • law, criminology and justice
  • nursing, paramedicine and health
  • psychology, social work and community services
  • safety sciences
  • science, environment and agriculture
  • service industries

Research Courses

CQUniversity offers a range of research higher degrees for students from academic, government, or industry/practitioner backgrounds. With state-of-the-art facilities and the support of experienced supervisors, we help people turn passions and interests into research projects that make a difference.

Locations

QLD

  • Brisbane
  • Bundaberg
  • Cairns
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton
  • Townsville
  • Charters Towers

NSW

  • Sydney
  • Cooma

SA

  • Adelaide

VIC

  • Melbourne

WA

  • Perth
  • Broome
  • Busselton
  • Geraldton
  • Karratha

 

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Key statistics

  • 15,453
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
  • 20.7
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 58 : 42
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 26%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings

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Subjects taught at Central Queensland University

  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Physical sciences

    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Education

    • Education
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Law

    • Law
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science

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