A good place to start to understand QUT terminology is the QUT Glossary.
Each unit (or subject) that you're enrolled in usually has one lecture per week (1-3 hours) and one tutorial per week (1-3 hours).
The lecture is the formal instruction; a university academic talks to a large class and there's little or no group discussion.
Tutorials are the smaller classes where you can ask questions, clarify what you've learnt, participate in activities, and present set 'homework'. Attendance at tutorials often counts towards your final semester mark.
If you miss a lecture or tutorial, check with your lecturer or tutor on what you should do. Note though that if you're studying at the QUT International College, class attendance is required.
Most lectures and tutorials are not compulsory; however, it's highly recommended you attend. Your unit coordinator will be able to tell you if you have any compulsory lectures or tutorials to attend. Some lectures are recorded and may be made available to you to view on your computer. Please check with your unit coordinator to see if this option is available to you.
Further questions about lecture and tutorial content should be referred to your unit coordinator.
Updated 10/10/2017 10.57 AM