Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology


If you have previously completed some study at a University level you may be entitled to credit. Please refer to the rules and requirements of your program as well as my.UQ for further information and to access the application form. All credit assessments are made on the basis of academic content and credit is applied on the basis of the rules and requirements of individual programs within the EAIT Faculty. Before applying for credit or exemption please check the PPL and the program rules for your program.

If you have received credit towards your program you will not need to study these courses. As you enrol into courses you will need to ensure that you have still met the pre-requisites for the courses you wish to study. If you have any queries with how to plan your program because you have received credit, please seek academic advice from your school


Exemptions are different to credit. These are given towards a course when students have completed content in another course that is incompatible. An exemption means you cannot study the course for which an exemption has been given, but rather you study another course in lieu of this course. The other course studied must come from the Course List for the program.

Credit Precedence Database

Credit Precedents are previously decided credit applications that UQ may apply when deciding subsequent applications with similar facts. Please view the information in the CPD to assist in completing your application for credit or exemption.

How to apply

  • Review the policy and procedure relating to credit and exemption in the policy and procedures library (PPL)
  • Review the program rules for your enrolled program
  • Complete the Credit or Exemption Application Form and submit it to the EAIT Faculty at: enquiries@eait.uq.edu.au
  • If you are changing from one UQ program to another, and have lodged your request via Si-net, you will be asked if you wish to receive credit. In this case, you do not need to complete the credit application form. If you have lodged a request through QTAC to change from one UQ program to another, you will need to submit the credit application form to the faculty.
  • Your application must be accompanied by documentary evidence of your previous studies. Information on appropriate documentation is found in section 3 of the application form.
  • You will be advised of the outcome of your application via email from the faculty. Any credit awarded will be noted on your studies report, visible in SI-net.

Please note: All applications for credit take up to 4 weeks for processing. Ensure that any applications are submitted as early as possible to avoid affects to your enrolment. Incomplete applications for credit or exemption will not be assessed.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact the EAIT faculty