Study Abroad at Queensland University of Technology with Arcadia University

Queensland University of Technology
Preliminary Course Instructions


Course Load and Credits
Choosing Your Courses
Course Approval
Enrollment Process
Other Important Points
Unit Codes


Course Load and Credits

You are required to maintain a full-time course load throughout your semester at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). A full-time course load is defined by Arcadia University as 14-16 U.S. semester hours of credit; this is the equivalent of 48 units at QUT. Refer to the credit translation scale below when selecting your courses:

Australian University Credit Point Units U.S. University Semester Hours of Credit
12 4

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Choosing Your Courses

You should include at least 8-10 courses on your Preliminary Course Form to allow for scheduling changes, time conflicts, prerequisites or cancellations. Your flexibility is very important to the process.

When selecting your courses from the university's website, you should be aware of some differences in terminology:

Australian Term U.S. Equivalent
Faculty School or College
Course Degree
Subject Course
Course Outline Syllabus
Semester 1 Spring Semester
Semester 2 Fall Semester

To view a quick and easily accessible list of courses available to study abroad students, visit
http://www.qut.edu.au/international/study-abroad-and-exchange/subjects-you-can-study/pre-approved-subjects.

To browse a full list of courses, visit QUT's website,
http://www.qut.edu.au/international/study-abroad-and-exchange/subjects-you-can-study/subject-search.

Alternatively, you can use the QUT Study Finder at,
http://www.studyfinder.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/StudyFinder .

  • Choose the appropriate Discipline from the drop down menu.
  • A complete list of available courses will populate.
  • For more detailed information, click on the unit code or title, including:
  • Campus (only Garden’s Point or Kevlin Grove)
  • Teaching period (Semester 1=Spring; Semester 2=Fall)
  • Please note the third letter of a QUT unit code denotes what level the unit is offered at. For example: ENB identifies a unit at Bachelor level.
  • Synopsis
  • Can view Unit Outline (Syllabus) from drop down menu.

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Course Approval

QUT will review your Preliminary Course form for approval and your Program Manager will email your course approvals, included in your official QUT Offer Letter.

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Enrollment Process

QUT opens their online enrollment process approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure. You will be able to access their online enrollment portal using your Username and Password located in your previously emailed QUT Offer Letter. You are only able to enroll in courses listed as APPROVED in your QUT Offer Letter. Through this online portal you will be able to finalize your enrollments and timetable.

QUT's detailed enrollment instructions will be emailed to you by your Program Manager approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure.

The Arcadia University Australia Centre requires that you enroll in only one 100-level type course for the semester. To enroll in additional 100-level courses, you must appeal your timetable with the Associate Director of Queensland during orientation.

It is your responsibility to make sure that you are registered for a full academic load according to your home school. Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.

Every effort will be made to place you in the courses you originally request. However, neither QUT nor The College of Global Studies can guarantee approval or placement in any course. Your first choices may not be available due to schedule changes, time conflicts or cancellations. Alternate course approval and flexibility is extremely important.

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Other Important Points

Additional course fees may be associated with some of your overseas course work (i.e. courses that include laboratory work, field excursions or theater trips). Please see our fee information online here.

In some cases, QUT will request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript. Please have this information available should we need to contact you for this material.

If you are interested in enrolling in studio art, graphic art, art media production, drama, dancing or music courses, you will need to submit a portfolio or audition tape to support your application. Because your work will be sent to QUT, we are unable to return the portfolio.

Arcadia University does not issue pass/fail grades for work completed overseas. If you intend to enroll in a unit that is assessed pass/fail, please contact Arcadia University to discuss the procedures associated with the grade translation.

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Unit Codes for Queensland University of Technology

  • AD Design and Built Environment
  • AM Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations
  • AR Design and Built Environment
  • AY Accountancy
  • BN Built Environment and Engineering
  • BS Business
  • CE Civil Engineering
  • CL Cultural and Language Studies in Education
  • CN Construction Management
  • CT Caboolture
  • DB Design and Built Environment
  • DE Design
  • EA Early Childhood
  • ED Education
  • EE Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering
  • EF Economics and Finance
  • EN Engineering Systems
  • GS Brisbane Graduate School of Business
  • HH Humanities and Human Services
  • HL Health
  • HM Human Movement Studies
  • IB International Business
  • IF Interfaculty Courses
  • IT Information Technology
  • JS Justice Studies
  • KC Media Communication
  • KD Dance
  • KF Fashion
  • KI Communication Design
  • KJ Journalism
  • KK Creative Industries Faculty
  • KM Music
  • KP Film and Television
  • KS Acting and Technical Production
  • KT Theatre Studies
  • KV Visual Arts
  • KW Creative Writing and Cultural Studies
  • LP Legal Practice
  • LS Life Science
  • LW Law
  • MA Mathematical Sciences
  • MD Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  • ME Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
  • MG Management and Human Resource Management
  • MM Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
  • NR Natural Resource Sciences
  • NS Nursing
  • OP Optometry
  • PC Physical Sciences
  • PS Design and Built Environment
  • PU Public Health
  • PY Psychology and Counselling
  • QC QUT International College
  • SC Science
  • SP Learning and Professional Studies
  • UD Urban Development

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