UQ staff and students can access past exam papers which have been released by UQ Examinations in the last 5 years through the Library, supporting current students in their study and exam preparations. 

The past exam papers are for centrally-run end-of-semester exams. These may be referred to as 'central exams' or 'final exams'.

Answers to the questions on past exam papers are not available.

For exams conducted prior to the last 5 years, contact UQ Examinations. For school-based exams and mid-semester exams, contact the School directly.

Search for past exam papers by course code

Search from the Library home page.

Select past exams search filter

  1. Select Past exam papers from the Library Search options
  2. Enter a full or partial course code
  3. Click Search

Example searches:

  • ENGG1500 will list past exam papers for that course
  • ENGG will list past exam papers for all engineering courses
  • EN will list papers for all courses beginning with "EN"

Access an exam

Select the link for an available exam. Log in with your UQ username and password to access the past exam paper.

Papers will be available as a PDF or as a link to the Inspera exam paper.

If you see only a blank page or Secure Collection notice, clear your browser history and try logging out and logging back in.

Past exam papers listed from Semester 2, 2021 back to Semester 2, 2019. Mouse pointer over ENGG1500 exam for Semester 2, 2021.
Available exam papers for course ENGG1500 are listed from most recent to oldest, over maximum 5 years.

Where there is no entry for a Year & Semester, it means there is no exam paper available because:

  • the course was not offered during that semester
  • no exam paper has been provided to the LIbrary by UQ Examinations
  • the exam was conducted by the School, not by UQ Examinations
  • the assessment was by some other mechanism or
  • it is a recent paper that has not yet been released.

Sample indicates that an actual paper has not been released but a sample paper is available.

Other ways to search for past exam papers

  • Log in to see and search the Learning resources box on the Library homepage, with results including links to Course Reading Lists, relevant Library Guides, and Past Exam Papers for specific courses. This option is also available via the the Learning Resources option in the Library account menu
  • Exam Paper records can be found within Library Search by searching the full course code or by partial course codes with wldcard characters. For example, by ENGG1500 or ENGG* (asterisk for one or more characters) or ENGG150? (question mark for single character)