​​​​​​​​The Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology (QASMT) is fortunate to share many industry partnerships who assist our students in learning and discovery. The student experience at QASMT is greatly enhanced through the following valued partnerships.

QASMT benefits from a unique partnership with The University of Queensland. Through this partnership, students are offered a number of exclusive opportunities commencing with our Engagement Program for our incoming cohort through to study courses which lead to additional bonus tertiary selection rank points when successfully completed.

Students can extend their Diploma Programme studies through the completion of an additional university subject via UQ's Enhanced Studies Program (ESP). Through our partnership, UQ has a developed a niche opportunity for our Year 11 students to complete the subject, Effective Thinking and Writing, though an intensive program.

QASMT also deliver the Students Performing Advanced Research Queensland (SPARQ-ed) program in conjunction with UQ. Based at the Translational Research Institute, the program provides opportunities for our senior students and all students throughout Queensland to promote excellence and innovation in biological and biomedical education.  Students who successfully complete ESP and SPARQ-ed programs are eligible to receive one bonus point towards their university entry rank through UQ's Bonus Rank Scheme.

The partnership with UQ has also resulted in the offering of academic credit toward a UQ program for IB students. Depending on the study plan of the chosen UQ program, how IB studies were structured and the results achieved during the IB course, students can gain up to one semester (8 units) of academic credit.

The focus of our partnership is to bridge the gap between secondary and tertiary education for our state's highest achieving students. Through an academically rigorous curriculum, a focus on the development of autonomous learners and our partnering The University of Queensland, our students graduate from our campus ready and prepared for tertiary study.

University Partnerships

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  • Credits and exemptions for International Baccalaureate Diploma students
  • Experience Science day for all Year 10 students
  • Queensland Junior Physics Olympiad camp
  • Science and Engineering challenge
  • Research Computing Centre (RCC) supporting student attendance at the Supercomputer Conference USA
  • Engineering Futures evening for girls
  • Student Economics day
  • Moreton Bay and Heron Island Research Stations
  • Enhance​d Studies Program (ESP) courses for Year 11 and 12 students
  • Extended essay support
  • Sporting coaches

Queensland University of Technology logoQueensland University of Technology

  • Credits and exemptions for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students
  • Research Internship Program
  • START QUT courses offered in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science for IBDP 2 students
  • Vice-Chancellors STEM camp
  • FIRST Robotics competition
  • Student Economics day
  • Designing material for 'The Cube'
  • Extended essay support
  • Confucius Classroom - promotion of Chinese language and culture and international exchanges

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  • Credits and exemptions for International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students
  • Extended essay support

Other partnerships

International Science Schools Network (ISSN)

International Science Schools Network (ISSN)

International Student Science Fair
QASMT is invited each year to the International Student Science Fair (ISSF) as a member of the International Science Schools Network (ISSN). The ISSF is hosted on a rotating basis by a network of specialist science high schools in different countries around the world. ISSF brings together students, teachers and school leaders to share and develop ideas about science in a modern world, with a focus on the combined sharing and development of teaching and learning in science education. All student participants are expected to present on their research project. There is also a problem-based learning activity where participants from different schools form teams to look into one aspect of an issue challenging our society. Other highlights include keynote lectures by prominent scientists, visits to research and educational institutions, excursions and cultural activities.

Learning Experiences and Outcomes
The ISSF aims to provide students with opportunities to:
  • ​Effectively communicate scientific knowledge and concepts to an international audience;
  • Think critically about how effective leadership in science can provide solutions to complex societal issues;
  • Make cross-cultural connections with gifted science students, teachers and principals.​

Positive Education Schools Association (PESA)

Positive Education Schools Association (PESA) logoQASMT is a member of PESA. Our staff and students incorporate positive education into all aspects of life and learning at our school.
Last reviewed 22 November 2022
Last updated 22 November 2022