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As new students enrol, employers snapping up CQUni graduates


As CQUniversity offers first round places and invites second round applications, national figures show the University’s graduates are being snapped up by employers.

A recent comparison of Graduate Careers Australia (GCA) figures* shows that CQUniversity had an overall full-time employment rate of 81.1% compared with the national average of 71.3% for Australian resident bachelor degree graduates.

Some of CQUniversity’s most in-demand graduates, compared with their counterparts nationally, were from the subject areas of electrical engineering (100%), building (100%), civil engineering (94.7%), mechanical engineering (88.9%), business studies (88.5%), education initial (87.9%), social work (85.7%), accounting (82.9%), psychology (82.4%), health other (82.8%) and computer science (81%).

The latest QTAC milestone occurred this week (Jan 16) with the release of major round offers, but students can apply for later offer rounds via QTAC (or the equivalent interstate admission centres) over the next few weeks.

CQUniversity has made around 3000 Main Round Offers for domestic undergraduate students, up around 2% on the same period in 2013. The most popular programs so far include Nursing, Sonography, Business, Education and Engineering.

CQUniversity is experiencing a lot of interest in its growing range of allied health programs, including physiotherapy, chiropractic science, oral health, podiatry, occupational therapy and medical imaging.

In light of the success of Engineering graduates, the University is also expecting fresh interest in the traditional civil, electrical and mechanical programs as well as the new mechatronics options.

New and refreshed programs such as law, property, early childhood education and accident forensics are also on the prospective student radar.

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