Queensland University of Technology Courses

You’ll take a full credit load of 16 US semester hours of credit, which translates to 48 units at QUT.

  • Make sure your courses transfer back for credit with your home school and that you are registered for a full academic load according to your home school policies – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • 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.

Special Considerations

QUT may request that you submit syllabi or an updated official transcript.

Choosing Your Courses

When selecting your courses from the QUT unit search, include at least 8-10 courses on your Preliminary Course Form.

  • From the drop down menus choose the appropriate semester (Semester 1 or 2) and discipline
  • Select the unit code or unit title to see the unit synopsis
  • To see the unit outline (syllabus) choose it from the drop down menu
  • Here you can see a list of subjects available to study abroad students
  • Select the appropriate drop down to see either approved units or units that require approval
  • For more detailed information, including a course description and link to the syllabus, click on the unit code or title

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. QUT opens their online enrollment process approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure.

Special Nomenclature

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

Enrollment Process

You will be able to access the QUT 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.

The preliminary course form students submit to Arcadia prior to departure does not guarantee approval or enrollment in those courses. There is a drop/add period at the beginning of each semester that allows students to make changes to course enrollments. If you make any changes it is your responsibility to inform your home institution.

If your enrollment is conditional upon entry into a specific course or courses, it is very important that you indicate these requirements at the bottom of the preliminary course form on your Arcadia Passport.

Be sure to bring an updated copy of your official transcript, your passport and COE with you to orientation sessions.

Grade Scale

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Grade Description Ranking Suggested U.S. Equivalent
7 High Distinction 85 - 100% A
6 Distinction 75 - 84% A
5 Credit 65 - 74% B
4 Pass 50 - 64% C
3 Conceded* Pass (45 - 49%) D
1-2 Failure 0 - 44% F
Intellectual property copyright AACRAO EDGE.

 * Note: The Conceded grade is not offered by all institutions. Where a host institution uses the Conceded, Conceded Pass or Pass Conceded grade, a D will be issued. Where the host institution does not use Conceded, Conceded Pass or Pass Conceded grade, an F will be issued.


Possible additional fees for courses that include laboratory work, field excursions or theater trips. Many fine art or production courses will include a supplemental fee.

For 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. Submit a portfolio or audition tape on slides or a CD. Submit between 8-12 examples of your work. Portfolio is non-returnable.