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
In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We’ve been ranked among the best in the world 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 600 universities according to the prestigious and trusted Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2017–2018). 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 26 000 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, ranking at 90th place out of 200 institutions under 50 years of age in 2017.
CQUniversity’s engineering and technology courses have also been recognised among the best in the world in the 2017 Times Higher Education Subject Rankings
Current Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) results show that CQUniversity has some of the best graduate outcomes in Australia when it comes to important measures such as full-time domestic undergraduate employment and median salaries. In fact, CQUniversity is ranked among the top four universities in Australia for domestic undergraduate full-time employment with 80.6 per cent of graduates finding full-time employment within three months of graduation. This figure is more than 10 per cent higher than the national average of 69.5 percent. On top of this CQUniversity is also ranked 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.
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)/Graduate Destinations Survey 2014–2015 and Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016.
According to the QS World University Rankings system CQUniversity is ranked among the world’s top 650 universities. QS has also recognised CQUniversity as one of the top 100 universities under 50. The QS Rankings System is based on six performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio and international student ratio, across four areas including research, teaching, employability and internationalisation. This outstanding result positions CQUniversity among leading universities around the world.
Source: QS World University Rankings 2016/2017.
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.