Griffith University

STEM

Graduate

Details

University Location Gold Coast, Queensland
City Population 630,000
Student Population 55,000
Int'l Student Population 8,500
Main Campus Gold Coast
Program Campus Brisbane, Gold Coast, Online
Program Duration 1 – 2 years
Trimester Intakes February, July, November
Application Deadline No set deadline*
CRICOS 00233E
TEQSA PRV12076

Studying STEM at Griffith University

Griffith University is a large multi-campus institution, home to more than 50,000 students from 130 countries. With more than 200 degrees across five campuses, you’re bound to find the degree to suit you.

Programs include Australia’s first-ever environmental engineering degree, combined engineering/aviation double degree, plus one of Australia’s top-ranked Architecture programs!

Griffith offers STEM programs through the following schools:

  • School of Engineering and Built Environment
  • School of Information and Communication Technology
  • School of Science and Environment

Why Study STEM at Griffith University?
Griffith believes that every student has the potential to make it matter. STEM programs are structured to guide students in reaching their full potential.

  • Learn from industry professionals and award-winning teachers
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in the field and within state-of-the-art facilities
  • Receive an education relevant for our times, with a focus on sustainability

Griffith’s Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program connects undergraduate and postgraduate students to the workplace through industry-based projects!

On this page you’ll find a list of available study areas for international students. Because we can’t list all available programs, we have chosen one or two popular programs for Canadians. If what you’re looking for isn’t shown, please reach out to study@oztrekk.com.

STEM Study Areas

School of Engineering and Built Environment
Griffith’s School of Engineering and Built Environment provides a strong introduction to all fields of engineering, aviation, and architecture. You’ll experience a focus on experiential learning, participate in hands-on projects beginning in first year and continue with industry sector internships and unique professional networking opportunities.

Directed by a teaching staff of industry heavyweights, you’ll graduate ready to tackle the growing challenges within some of the most important applied scientific fields.

Study areas include architecture, aviation, construction management, engineering (civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, mechatronic and software), industrial design and urban and environmental planning.

Master of Environmental Engineering
Duration: 1 – 1.5 years
Campus: Nathan (Brisbane), Online
Intakes: February & July

In this degree, you’ll develop an understanding of complex environmental problems and issues, and of the challenges facing environmental sustainability. You’ll learn to design creative engineering solutions and manage key projects associated with environmental protection in the area of solid and hazardous waste management, air quality monitoring and control, water and wastewater treatment, and renewable energy. You will develop the skills to incorporate sustainability concepts into engineering work practices from various discipline backgrounds.

You will be prepared for leading environmental engineering practices in the public sector, resource related sectors, infrastructure sectors, and the consulting engineering sector. You will have the skills to work in organizations that deal with solid and hazardous waste, wastewater, and air pollution control.

 

School of Information and Communication Technology
The School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a technological innovator, providing authentic learning experiences for IT students.

Career possibilities include building immersive environments and robots, to developing applications and designing online marketing tools. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared for careers in commerce, industry, corporate IT, government, or private consulting.

Study areas include computer science, cyber security, information systems and IT management, information technology and intelligent digital technologies.

Master of Information Technology
Duration: 2 years
Campus:  Nathan (Brisbane), Gold Cost, Online
Intakes: February, July, November
Majors: Data analytics, information systems and enterprise architecture, networking and security, software development and support

In this degree, you will gain a comprehensive education in the principles and practice of information technology. Through your chosen major, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the underlying technology, administration and application of specific applications of information technology and systems. As a graduate, you will have advanced skills in communication, problem solving, systems analysis, and project management as well as sound knowledge of community expectations for information technology practitioners.

 

School of Science and Environment
From studying rainforest conservation in Borneo, marine biology throughout the Great Barrier Reef, connecting with endangered species at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy or analyzing land degradation and erosion in affected areas, every School of Science and Environment graduate exits with work-ready skills.

A wide range of innovative degree programs are available for undergraduate and postgraduate studies across various environmental sectors, biomolecular and biomedical science, and forensic science.

Study areas include biological sciences, biomedical science, medical diagnostics, biotechnology, chemical sciences, data science, ecology and biodiversity, environmental science, forensic science, marine biology, physics and mathematics, society, environment, and soil, water and energy sciences.

Master of Environment
Duration: 1 – 2 years
Campus: Nathan (Brisbane), Online
Intakes: February & July
Majors: Climate change adaptation, economics and policy, environmental planning (Nathan on-campus only), environmental protection, sustainable business

This degree provides training for people who wish to help to make society more sustainable. It also provides opportunities for those who want to move into more senior management positions. You will develop the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, to contribute to policy-making processes and to run environmental management systems.

Connect with Us

If you’re interested in applying to an graduate STEM program at Griffith University, please reach out to the OzTREKK student advisor listed below. Together, we’ll find a program that fits!

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 6 months prior to the program start date.

STEM FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked STEM questions we receive. Of course, if you don’t see your question listed here, please feel free to email us!

Can my partner or family come to Australia with me if I get an offer? 

Many Canadians wish to fulfill their career goals after getting married, having kids, or both! We’ve had plenty of students who have taken their partner and/or children with them.

If you want to take your partner or family with you, you’ll need to add them as a secondary applicant or dependents to your student visa application. Even if you don’t plan on taking them with you, we suggest you add them to your application anyway because it can be complex, expensive, and time-consuming to add them afterwards. You’ll then need to provide additional documentation to support your claims of a relationship or your children’s dependency status.

In addition to looking after the visa, you’ll also need to ensure they’re included on your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), you have appropriate accommodation, and if you’re bringing children, you’ll need to enroll them in school.

Visit our Health Insurance page for more information.

When should I apply?

We recommend you begin your OzTREKK application about a year before your program would start. Most programs in Australia start between January and March, so that means you would start your OzTREKK application between January and March the year prior.

Here’s how the typical “cycle” works if your program starts January – March:

March – May: You gather all required documents like passport photo page, transcripts, résumé, personal statement, and send them to our office. Don’t worry, we’ll tell you exactly what we need!

June – August: Interviews (if your program requires one)

September – December: Offer time! If you get an offer, we’ll walk you through the acceptance (or decline) process and give you all the help you need to get ready to go.

January – March: Time to head Down Under!

Can I apply if I’m only 17?

Yes, but you’ll require parental or guardian consent (signature). OzTREKK will provide the necessary documentation for this signature.

If you won’t be 18 when your program starts, you’ll be required to show that you’ll be living with an approved guardian until you turn 18. If you don’t have an approved guardian in Australia, you may need a family member to apply for a guardian visa to accompany you. This guardian visa should be obtained as part of the student visa application

 

Can my entire application be submitted through OzTREKK?

Absolutely. We manage and submit your application(s) on your behalf and communicate any updates from the universities.

Applying to an  Australian or New Zealand university starts by filling out our OzTREKK application: You’ll tell us a bit about yourself, like your name, address, date of birth, education history, and what schools you want to apply to!

When you click “Submit,” the application with all your information only comes to us, so there’s no need to worry about making a mistake at this stage. We then create a file for you (based on your name, not a number!) and email you a list of documents required to complete your application—things like passport photo page, transcripts, résumé, personal statement—but it depends on the program, as some programs require more paperwork than others.

If you get an offer, we’ll help you with that part, too! Whether you want to accept or decline, we’ll help you figure out your next steps. If you accept your offer, we’ll even help you get ready to go. We’re here to be an advocate for you, and to walk you through the entire process from start to finish.

Should you have any questions along the way, just send us an email or book a chat. That’s why we’re here!

Are there any scholarships for international students?

Scholarship options in Australia are usually limited for international students as they tend to be reserved for those undertaking postgraduate research degrees; however, we can advise you where to look and whether specific programs have a history of offering scholarships.

Occasionally, scholarships are granted to high achievers—those with very high marks. In previous years, we have seen $5000- to $10,000-scholarships given to OzTREKK students.

Check out OzTREKK’s Financing page to learn more about scholarships and paying for your degree.

What does “rolling admissions” mean?

Rolling admissions means the university assesses applications as they are received, or on a “first come, first served” basis. As soon as they’ve met the quota and the program is filled, they close the applications. So, for a program that has rolling admissions, the earlier you apply the better!

How does OzTREKK know if my application will be competitive?

The majority of Canadians applying to full-degree programs in Australia (i.e., not study abroad courses, which usually only last a semester or two) apply through OzTREKK. They’re studying medicine, dentistry, law, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.

Since they’re using OzTREKK’s services, this gives us a good idea of the starting point of a competitive application each year, allowing us to help you determine which universities/programs are most likely to present you with a letter of offer!

You can get started on determining your chances by reviewing the admissions requirements on each program page. Then, visit our GPA Conversions and Eligibility pages for details and suggestions to help you get into the program of your dreams. Of course, OzTREKK is always here to help if you have questions.

What is a 5.0 GPA in Australia?

Unlike in Canada, GPAs in Australia are simple. They are standardized, so they mean the same thing to everyone.

In Australia, a 5.0 / 7.0 would roughly translate to a 2.7 / 4.0 or approximately 70% – 72%, but keep in mind all universities assess slightly differently.

Learn more on our GPA Conversions page where we list the most common Canadian GPA scales to their corresponding Australian GPA grade.

Which prerequisites do I need?

Prerequisite courses vary by university and by program. We’ve listed university- and program-specific requirements on each program’s page under “Admissions Requirements.”

How do universities calculate GPA?

Calculations differ by university, but most use cumulative (all units within a program) or weighted GPA (typically last 2 or 3 years of study). See GPA Calculations for more information.

Can I do my courses online?

Some programs may offer online delivery, although it is important to note that international students in an online program are not eligible for an Australian student visa. If you choose to study online, you will have to study this program from your home country.

Can I transfer credits from my Canadian university?

Typically, international universities do not allow an automatic transfer of studies; however, you can apply for credit based on your previous studies, and if the university determines your previous courses are equivalent to those in their program, they will offer you credit for those subjects.

To apply for credit, you will need to provide a list of subjects from your undergraduate degree that you feel are relevant to this program or which might overlap with program content. You will then need to collect the detailed course outlines for each of these subjects, and we can submit these to the Australian university with your application.

What does an “Honours” program mean?

Honours studies in Australia differ from Honours studies at Canadian universities. In Australia, an Honours degree is typically awarded after an additional year of research has been completed following the standard 3-year undergraduate degree program. In Canada, an Honours degree is usually awarded after four years of undergraduate study and may or may not include an undergraduate thesis, depending on the school and program.

What are official transcripts, and how do I send them?

Currently, our Australian universities require original transcripts to assess your application—certified by OzTREKK, which means we have to put our stamp on paper. Literally.

Usually, students order transcripts from their high school, college and/or university and have them mailed to our office. Alternatively, you can pick up your transcripts and mail them to OzTREKK, as long as they remain in their original, sealed envelopes.

You will need to submit final transcripts (showing your degree/diploma is completed) from every institution you have attended. We only require one copy of each transcript, even if you apply to multiple universities or programs.

OzTREKK educational services
301-1 Sherbrooke St. E.
Perth, ON K7H 1A1 CANADA

Alternatively, your high school, college and/or university can email them to transcripts@oztrekk.com.

P.S. Try sending your documents via FedEx and Purolator, especially when you need your documents to arrive at our office ASAP. If you use Canada Post’s courier Xpresspost, please don’t request a signature, as this can add unexpected delays!

As soon as your transcript arrives, we’ll let you know!

When should I apply?

Applications typically open a year in advance of the program start date. We recommend that you begin your application in January/February and aim to have your documents in by the spring/early summer.