QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you’ll get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.
A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY
While we are relatively young, the last 25 years has seen CQUniversity achieve some amazing feats and begin to emerge as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We’ve been ranked among the world’s best for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on social innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.
CQUniversity ranks among the world’s top 500 universities according to the prestigious and trusted Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2016–2017). Founded in 2004, these rankings provide a definitive list of the world's best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more. With more than 22 000 universities across the globe, this result places CQUniversity among the top two per cent of universities worldwide. Along with this, Times Higher Education also recognised CQUniversity as one of the world’s best young universities, having ranked at 90th place out of 200 institutions under 50 years of age in 2017.
Current Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) results show CQUniversity to be ahead of most other Australian universities on important measures such as full-time domestic undergraduate employment and median salaries. CQUniversity is ranked among the top four universities in Australia for domestic undergraduate full-time employment (80.6 per cent), and second for median salaries ($60 000). The QILT website helps prospective students compare official study experience and employment outcomes data from Australian higher education systems.
In 2016, our commitment to engagement and social outreach led to CQUniversity being recognised as Australia's first and only Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an exclusive global social innovation group, made up of only 37 other respected education institutions across the world. All member institutions collaborate with each other to break down barriers to institutional change.
The 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results (2015–2016 State of Australian University Research Volume 1 ERA National Report) demonstrated CQUniversity is conducting research rated as at, above, or well above world standard in 14 research categories.
CQUniversity is conducting research rated 'well above world standard' in:
- Applied Mathematics
- Mathematical Sciences
- Other Medical and Health Services
- Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
- Psychology and Cognitive Sciences.
CQUniversity is conducting research rated 'above world standard' in:
- Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Environmental Science and Management
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical and Health Sciences.
CQUniversity is conducting research rated 'at world standard' in:
- Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
- Public Health and Health Services.
The ERA initiative is developed and managed by the Australian Research Council (ARC) as a major funder of public sector research. It assesses research quality within Australia's higher education institutions using a combination of indicators and expert review by committees comprising experienced, internationally recognised experts.
A UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION
A pioneer in distance education, CQUniversity has more than two decades experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in distance education, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread distance education cohort.
A UNI THAT KNOWS CONVENIENCE COUNTS
CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It’s why we’re now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported distance modes to more than 30 000 students. In fact, we recently responded to industry and student demand from Western Australia and opened a Perth CBD campus – adding to our existing study hubs in regional WA.