Why choose CQUni

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 per cent. 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.

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
  • Nursing
  • 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
  • Engineering
  • 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.

You can study online and on campus as well as between different campuses. I really liked the flexibility I had with that. Alongside the world-class lecturers we have on offer, it really influenced my decision.

George Hannaford

Master of Clinical Chiropractic


My Dad was everyone's favourite teacher and I feel like I want to be that person. It’s really inspiring getting to see how you impact just one child. I can’t wait to teach here and overseas.

Sarah Reiman

Bachelor of Education (Primary)


It was my chance to do something that I really wanted to do, not something my teachers told me to do or what society was telling me to do – but to follow my passion.

Leigh Stitz

Bachelor of Science (Honours), PhD