What is the UQ Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence?

28 August 2017

The Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility, and home to UQ Pharmacy in Brisbane, Queensland.

What is the UQ Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence?
Study at the UQ Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence

The PACE concept was jointly developed by the university and the whole profession in 2000, and creates a leading facility for pharmaceutical research, education and commercialisation. PACE aims to create a new and unique health and medical precinct, with particular focus on pharmacy and pharmaceutical science.

The project has the support of the Queensland State Government, which has donated land for the project on a site adjoining the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

What’s at PACE?

  • UQ School of Pharmacy
  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), Queensland Branch
  • UQ Library branch
  • 360-seat lecture theatre
  • UQ Healthcare Clinic
  • Pacemaker Cafe

Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence – benefits for students studying at UQ Pharmacy

Former OzTREKK student and UQ Pharmacy graduate Fatima Benhabib has nothing but praise for the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence: “PACE is an outstanding facility for students. The academic staff are all top in their areas of expertise and have a wealth of information for students who are curious to learn more.

“In addition, the library and interactive learning area are great spaces for study and became a second home for me during exam block. There are many opportunities outside of academics to gain experience and develop a network of contacts for those students who are keen.”

Let’s tour PACE

UQ Pharmacy – Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: November 29; however, late applications may be accepted

Entry Requirements
Applicants to UQ Pharmacy are required to have completed their high school diploma. Applicants should have completed Grade 12 English, chemistry and math to meet program prerequisites.
If you have commenced or completed a university degree or any post-secondary studies, your most recent studies will be assessed in terms of your grades. If you have not completed the necessary prerequisite subjects in your post-secondary studies, your high school transcripts will then be assessed for prerequisite subjects.

Credit Transfers

Many international students with prior study (especially those with a science background) are able to enter directly into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. If credit is awarded, students can undertake an additional course in their first and second semester of enrollment and complete the program in just 3 years.

Apply to UQ Pharmacy School!