University of the Sunshine Coast

Campuses: 
Sunshine Coast, SouthBank, Cabooluture, Fraser Coast, Gympie and Moreton Bay
Location: 
Established: 
1996
Student Population: 
17,800
CRICOS: 
01595D
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Why choose USC?

We value and support outstanding teaching and work hard to create a learning environment in which students have every opportunity to flourish. We provide our students with inclusive, personalised support alongside programmes that allow them ample opportunities to engage with their discipline, profession and community, including work integrated learning and overseas study opportunities.

USC has also been included on prestigious lists of the top young universities in the world, including a place in the Young University Ranking 2017: Top 50 Generation Y Universities report, published by the Times Higher Education.

Five-star education

USC has also been awarded five stars for teaching quality, overall experience, student support, learning resources, skills development and social equity by the Good Universities Guides 2019.

Five-star student satisfaction rating

USC has been ranked one of the best public universities in Australia for the quality of its educational experience for undergraduates by Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2017.

Research profile

USC’s international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Students will be learning from academics who are at the cutting edge of discovery in their fields.

Experiential learning

Most USC bachelor degrees provide opportunities for students to complete work integrated learning through an internship, practicum, placement, clinical placement, project, wider field experience, supervised professional experience, professional practice or work experience. USC students can put theory into practice, develop personal and professional skills, establish job networks, and find out what it’s really like to work in their area of study, usually in an Australian workplace environment.

Cutting-edge technology

USC uses the latest technology, including simulated training environments and practical training in contemporary external settings. Our 3D simulation and other state-of-the-art facilities are used by students in nursing, engineering, the creative industries and executive management programmes.

Global recognition

USC has over 70 exchange partners across 20 different countries, giving our students fabulous opportunities to spend a semester abroad. Many USC courses are nationally and internationally accredited by the appropriate professional body. Currently 17% of our student population are international, representing 73 different countries.

A truly Australian lifestyle

USC is a great place to meet Australian students and experience the truly Australian way of life!

Undergraduate study options

As an international student at USC you can choose from a wide variety of undergraduate degrees in arts, social sciences, business, science, engineering, health, education and law.

Postgraduate study options

USC’s postgraduate programmes can enhance your previous degree, offer a change in direction, or create a new beginning. Whether you are refreshing your knowledge, advancing in your chosen field or discovering the joy of further learning, a USC postgraduate programme opens up a world of opportunities.

USC Sunshine Coast

USC’s main campus is based on the Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations with famously beautiful beaches, subtropical forests of the hinterland and warm sunshine all year round. It is the third most populous area in Queensland, with around 312,000 residents, and is located north of the state capital, Brisbane.

The Sunshine Coast is an ideal base for exploring Australia’s big cities, Fraser Island, the Outback or the Tropics. There are good public transport connections from the Sunshine Coast campus. Sunshine Coast Airport has daily flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Auckland on budget airlines.

The state of Queensland is renowned for its warm climate, pristine beaches, tropical rainforests and vibrant cities, allowing you to experience all the best Australia has to offer.

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