School of Civil Engineering

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of English Proficiency.

The minimum scores for IELTS and TOEFL are:

IELTS Academic TOEFL – Paper based TOEFL – Internet Based (iBT)
Overall Score All other sub-bands Total Score TWE (Test of written English) Listening & Reading Overall Score Writing Speaking, Listening & Reading
6.5 6 570 5 54 87 21 19

* Tests expire after two years and must be valid at the time of your commencement of candidature.

Alternatively, if you satisfy one of the following criteria, you may be deemed to have satisfied the English Language Proficiency requirement:

(i) successful completion of a bachelor or master's degree program, or evidence of at least two years full time (or part time equivalent) study, from an accredited university or institution which is recognised by The University of Queensland as one where:

  • English was the medium of instruction, and
  • English was the medium of assessment, and
  • the study has been undertaken during the five (5) years immediately prior to the commencement of study at the University; or

(ii) substantial work in an English-speaking professional environment has been undertaken for a period of at least five (5) years immediately prior to the commencement of study at the University; or

(iii) residence in Australia for a period of ten (10) years or more prior to the commencement of studies.

Further information about English deeming can be obtained from the UQ Policies and Procedures Library.

Further information about English Language Proficiency can be found on the UQ Graduate School website.