There are a range of support services and programs available within the Faculty, and across UQ, to help support your mental and physical wellbeing, help with your studies, and connect you with other students.

We also encourage you to explore myUQ, and the UQ Ask App. The answer to almost every question you will have during your time at UQ can be found here.

Help and support within your courses

There are a range of people and resources available to support your studies.

Course Coordinator

Each course has a designated Course Coordinator. This is the academic responsible for running a particular course (subject). Where you can’t find the information/support that you require via the other materials below, this is the person you should get in touch with. Their contact details will be in the electronic course profile.

Electronic Course Profile

At the start of the semester, the course coordinator will provide details about how the course will run in the electronic course profile. This will include details about how the assessment (including due dates) is structured; and how to get in contact with the course coordinator and other teaching staff. If you have a question about how the course will run, check here first.

Course Blackboard page

This is the course website. This is where teaching staff in the course will post resources such as lecture notes, lab materials, and tutorial activities. Details about what is happening in the course will frequently be posted to the announcements page (and often sent to your student email as well), and you should check here daily during semester.

Scheduled class times

It is strongly encouraged to ask questions to lecturers and tutors (particularly those related to academic material) during your scheduled classes.

Online forums and discussion boards

Most courses will have an online forum or discussion board where you can post and respond to questions. Depending on the course, these may be in Blackboard, Piazza, Slack, Discord. Check the course profile, blackboard and listen during the first week of class: your course coordinator will explain where this will be setup.

What to do if you are sick?

If you are sick (or there are other circumstances outside your control that mean you will miss class or assessment), there are things you can do to keep up to date (or catch up) your studies:

Sections 5 and 6 of the course profile will provide details of what you need to do if you need to apply for an extension to an assessment due date, or for a deferred exam. If you are having trouble with this process, you can get in touch with the School that manages the course.

If you miss classes, you will need to catch up on those course materials. Many class activities like lectures are routinely recorded, and many tutorial-style activities have detailed notes/slides/solutions. As such, you will be able to simply access these on the course blackboard page. If materials aren't routinely posted, or the activity can only be done in a particular setting (i.e. a laboratory experiment), you can get in touch with the course coordinator to find out what options you have for catching up the work.

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Academic advice

Academic advisors can help you choose your courses and plan the enrolment for your degree with consideration to:

  • Your career goals and interests
  • Your academic interests
  • High school subjects or previous university courses that you have completed

They may also be able to answer academic questions about:

  • Whether or not to withdraw from a course during a semester, and the consequences it may have for your future study
  • Choosing an appropriate study load if you have significant responsibilities outside of your university commitments
  • Changing your program (degree) including adding or removing a dual degree

Full details of academic advisors can be located on the Faculty academic advice page.

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Engineering Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) Faculty Office

The Faculty office is responsible for administering your program (degree).

They can assist you with queries about:

  • Changing the degree you are enrolled in (i.e. adding or removing a dual degree)
  • Changing your study load (for example, reducing from the typical four course (#8) per semester study load)
  • Deferring or interrupting your studies
  • Applying for credit from tertiary studies you have completed at another institution
  • Questions about the rules for the program you are enrolled in
  • Other general enquiries when you are not sure who to ask
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Plan your time

The expectation at UQ is that you need to spend at least 10–12 hours per week for each course you are enrolled in (this includes class time, additional study, and working on assessment tasks). For a normal full-time study load (#8 units), this is 40–48 hours per week (or more, if you want to achieve higher grades). UQ offers some great resources to help you set goals and to for planning your study time on a daily, weekly, and semester basis.

Find out more > 

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School offices

School offices are responsible for administering courses. They can assist you:

  • If you are having difficulties enrolling in a course
  • With requests for deferred assessment (i.e. if you are sick and can’t sit/complete an assessment item)
  • If you are having trouble contacting the course coordinator for a particular course; or you want to discuss an aspect of the course with someone other than the course coordinator
  • You may be referred here by your course coordinator for particular administrative enquiries.

The Schools within the Faculty of Engineering Architecture and Information Technology:

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UQ Student Services

Student Services provides a range of free services to support you during your time at UQ. If you need help with a problem that is not related to your degree, or academic studies, this is often the first place to go.

They provide:

  • Counselling and mental health support
  • Accommodation
  • Diversity, Disability and Inclusion
  • Support for international, interstate and other students moving to Brisbane
  • Faith
  • Financial support

For further details, visit the UQ Student Services page.

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Student Union student advocacy and support

The UQ Student Union provide free, independent, short-term support services for all UQ students.

They can provide you with assistance on matters relating to the following services:

  • Academic Advocacy and Support
  • Job Preparation
  • Legal
  • Proof Readers List
  • Visa
  • Welfare and Wellbeing

For more details visit UQ Supporting U.

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Still not sure where to go?

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Test and tag for current students

Electrical items used within the faculty must undergo electrical safety testing (Test & Tag) prior to use. This not only includes electrical laboratory apparatus and workshop machinery but also electrical I.T. items such as PC's and screens, as well as AC power adapters and chargers for personal mobile devices that are plugged in to an electrical outlet on campus.

Note: Any battery-powered devices, such as mobile phones, tablets or laptops, do not require testing. Only the associated charger/adapter and/or any mains power lead that plugs into an electrical outlet requires testing.

The test performed on these items is non-destructive, non-invasive and only takes a few minutes. Once tested, an adhesive tag is attached to each item. This tag shows the test date and the date when the item is due to be retested. It is the operator’s responsibility to visibly check that any item of electrical equipment shows no signs of damage and has an in-date test tag prior to using it. If an item has no test tag or is damaged, Do NOT use the equipment. Ensure it is switched off and secured so others cannot use it.

‘Walk up’ test and tagging is available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the EAIT Delivery point in the Don Nicklin Building 74 room 113B. (No booking required)

Enquiries regarding Testing and Tagging can be sent to facilities@eait.uq.edu.au  

**Please note that international power adapter plugs, piggyback plugs and un-switched power boards are not permitted for use within UQ**

Additional guidance on Electrasafe test and tag at UQ can be found here - https://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/2.20.07-electrasafe-test-and-tag

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Swipecard access

Depending on your program and course requirements, you should have automatic swipecard access to the appropriate facilities on your student card.

If you require additional access, email your request to the EAIT Facilities Group at facilities@eait.uq.edu.au.

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EAIT student IT support

If you are unable to find a solution to your problem here, send an email to helpdesk@eait.uq.edu.au including as much relevant information as possible (a student number and building/lab/room are particularly useful, as well as a clear problem description and information on how to replicate if applicable). This will register a Request Tracker (RT) job, and a member of the IT Infrastructure Group will contact you as soon as possible.

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