Queensland’s 20 most popular uni courses
THE top two courses for Queensland school leavers were offered by QUT this year with engineering and business emerging as the most in-demand degrees.
The most offers made to Queensland school leavers since finishing school last year was for Queensland University of Technology's Bachelor of Engineering followed by their Bachelor of Business.
Its rival, the prestigious University of Queensland, came in third with a Bachelor of Arts followed by their Bachelor of Engineering degree.
The most OP 1 students were offered places at UQ (331), followed by QUT (67), Griffith (62) and USC (12).
The top three courses for those students was Griffith University's Bachelor of Medical science, followed by UQ's provisional entry for school leavers and their Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics.
It took just 46 seconds for Toowoomba's Lachlan Jones to accept his offer for a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast yesterday, a pathway into studying his dream course - medicine.
"I like helping people and I think being a doctor is a good way to help people, if I'm able to become one I should help people who aren't as lucky as me," he said.
I was nervous but saw it was time and checked the website and it was there, so didn't hesitate.
While Dr Ros Macdonald is returning to university 33 years after first graduating from UQ with a law degree.
Studying a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities majoring in the controversial western civilisation major, she said studying later in life was "good for the brain".
"I've read widely in the area but never really done disciplined study in it - the actual subjects, the units being studied have fascinated me for a long time," she said.
"When people retire unless they've got interesting things to do, unless they connect, they lose track with themselves and what life really is."
QTAC CEO Dr John Griffiths urged Queenslanders who had not received an offer not to panic, with the next offer round on January 24.
"You also have the option of changing your preferences to a course that can provide you with a stepping stone into your dream course."
TOP 20 COURSES
1. Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) QUT
2. Bachelor of Business (QUT)
3. Bachelor of Arts UQ
4. Bachelor of Engineering UQ
5. Bachelor of Nursing ACU
6. Bachelor of Information Technology QUT
7. Bachelor of Science UQ
8. Bachelor of Biomedical Science UQ
9. Bachelor of Nursing QUT
10. Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) QUT
11. Bachelor of Nursing UQ
12. Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production Griffith University (South Bank)
13. Bachelor of Business Griffith University (Nathan)
14. Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science QUT
15. Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) UQ
16. Bachelor of Nursing Griffith University (Gold Coast)
17. Bachelor of Justice (QUT)
18. Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) UQ
19. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) UQ
20. Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine ACU
QLD YEAR 12 - OFFERS BY INSTITUTION
Queensland University of Technology 4485
The University of Queensland 3909
Griffith University 3640
James Cook University 963
Australian Catholic University 910
University of Southern Queensland 735
TAFE Queensland 658
Griffith College 332
Southern Cross University 133
SAE Creative Media Institute 68
University of New England 41
Christian Heritage College 14
QLD YEAR 12 - MOST OFFERED COURSE AT EACH INSTITUTION
Australian Catholic University: Bachelor of Nursing:
Christian Heritage College: Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts
CQUniversity: Bachelor of Nursing
Griffith College: Diploma of Health Care/Bachelor of Nursing
Griffith University: Bachelor of Business
James Cook University: Bachelor of Nursing Science
Queensland University of Technology: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
SAE Creative Media Institute: Bachelor of Film (Production) or (Post Production)
Southern Cross University: Bachelor of Nursing
TAFE Queensland: Diploma of Nursing - classroom based learning
The University of Queensland: Bachelor of Arts
University of New England: Bachelor of Zoology
University of Southern Queensland: Bachelor of Nursing
University of the Sunshine Coast: Bachelor of Nursing Science
WHERE OP 1 STUDENTS WENT
The University of Queensland 331
Queensland University of Technology 67
Griffith University 62
James Cook University 17
University of Sunshine Coast 12
University of Southern Queensland 3
Southern Cross University 1
QLD YEAR 12 - OP 1 STUDENTS' TOP THREE COURSES
Griffith University Bachelor of Medical Science: 49
The University of Queensland Doctor of Medicine (MD) (Provisional Entry for School Leavers): 42
The University of Queensland Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours): 32