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Central Queensland University

Why the Central Queensland University?

At a glance

Central Queensland University, known as CQUniversity Australia, is the largest university based in regional Australia, with 20+ locations covering every mainland state. 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.

High employment rates

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.

Social Innovation

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 to solve real-life challenges. 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.

Let’s explore the campus!


Study Areas

Social sciences

  • Sociology
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)

Life sciences

  • Sport Science
  • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Biological Sciences

Computer science

Business & economics

  • Economics & Econometrics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management

Engineering & technology

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


Arts & humanities

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


Clinical, pre-clinical & health

  • Other Health

Physical sciences

  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences




  • Rockhampton campuses
  • Mackay campuses
  • Bundaberg campus
  • Gladstone campuses
  • Noosa campus
  • Emerald campus
  • Brisbane campus
  • Sydney campus
  • Melbourne campus
  • Adelaide Campus
  • Cairns Distance Education Study Centre


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