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The University of Sunshine Coast (USC) is a public University located in the Sunshine Coast.

USC’s leading campus is located in Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast, with additional campuses in Hervey Bay, Gympie, Caboolture, and South bank, with a new campus set to open in Moreton Bay in 2020. USC Sunshine Coast also has two study hubs located in Noosa and North Lakes.

USC offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate (higher degree by research and coursework) program across the Arts, Business, Law, Science, Health, Education and Engineering faculties, divided into seven disciplines including Business, IT and Tourism, Creative Industries, Design and Communication, Education, Engineering and Science (Health, Nursing, and Sports Sciences), Humanities (Psychology and Social Sciences), and Law and Criminology.

USC Faculties

  1. Arts
  2. Business
  3. Law
  4. Science
  5. Health
  6. Education
  7. Engineering

Why choose USC Sunshine Coast?

  • All USC programs offer hands on training, practical experience and internships
  • USC uses a hands-on approach to learning, using advanced technology and engaging lecturers and tutors.
  • USC houses several state-of-the-art learning facilities in the country; including simulated nursing and paramedic labs, advanced engineering technologies, and a high-tech 3D visualization studio.
  • Since 2010, USC has been the only public institution in Queensland to receive a 5-star teaching ranking in Hobson’s Good Universities Guide, a five-star qualification for graduate satisfaction, and a 4-star rating for overall university experience; the highest ranking awarded to any public University in Queensland.
  • Since 2006, USC has been awarded 17 citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching council; in recognition of outstanding contributions to student learning.

Campus Locations

  • USC Sunshine Coast
  • The flagship campus of USC is located in Sippy downs, Sunshine coast, and houses several high tech facilities including an Engineering Learning HUB with a 3D visualisation studio, simulated nursing and paramedic labs, state of the art computer, science, design and manufacturing labs, accredited sports labs, interactive digital teaching and study spaces and the renowned USC Library and Art Gallery.

    USC Sunshine Coast also has a specialised sports precinct with an Olympic standard swimming pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, and a 2000 seat stadium.

  • USC Fraser Coast

    USC Fraser Coast is located in the Hervey Bay CBD, in proximity to the USC K’gari Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre. The campus is close to public transport, and is walking distance to shopping centres, local shops and cafes.

    The Fraser Coast campus houses simulated nursing wards, interactive learning technologies, high-tech science laboratories, a student library, computer labs, a makerspace and interactive study areas.

  • USC Gympie

    USC Gympie is located in a beautiful grassland region, and offer interactive learning facilities, study areas and computer lab. The campus provides additional student services like academic and study support, library and IT services, counselling, health and wellbeing support, indigenous services and much more.

  • USC Caboolture

    USC Caboolture offers full-undergraduate degree courses in Commerce, business, education, nursing, and creative industries, as well as Diploma programs in Business Innovation, Creative Industries, and Tertiary Preparation Pathways.

    The campus houses several interactive learning spaces, advanced computer labs, sporting facilities, a health and simulation learning centre for nursing students and several student common rooms.

  • USC Southbank

    The USC South bank campus is located only a few kms away from the Brisbane CBD, and offer undergraduate courses in Business; HR, International Business, Management, Marketing and Tourism, Leisure and Event Management, as well as Postgraduate programs in Business, Accounting, IT and Health. , including a 24-hour computer lab, library, study areas, kitchen, and student common rooms.

    The campus offers students a multicultural, personalized study experience in the heart of the CBD with several high-tech facilities

  • USC Moreton Bay

    USC’s newest campus is being built in Moreton bay and set to open in early 2020, offering world-class facilities and a range of almost 50 different undergraduate degrees from business, education, computer science, to mechatronics and more.

  • USC Melbourne and Sydney

    USC Melbourne and USC Sydney are specialist campuses operated on behalf of USC by the Australian Technical and Management College and offer a small range of Business and IT related undergraduate programs for International students.

Popular Courses

  • Business
  • IT
  • Tourism
  • Creative Industries, Design and Communication
  • Education
  • Engineering and Science
  • Health, Nursing and Sports Sciences
  • Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences
  • Law and criminology

Scholarships and Financial Aid

International students are privy to several scholarships at USC, including:

  • Australia Awards

    The Australia Awards are renowned international scholarships that are funded by the Australian Government. Australian Awards scholarships provide international students with the opportunity to pursue studies, research and engage in professional development.
    The Australian awards applications are handled through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Education, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
    Each program offered through the Australia Awards has its own eligibility and selection criteria, and all applicants must meet the given criteria, including minimum English language requirements to qualify.

  • Australia APEC Women in Research Fellowship

    The APEC women in research fellowship is offered in partnership with several Australian Education and Research Institutions, to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region. The fellowships provides opportunities for high achieving female researchers from APEC economies to pursue research opportunities and raise the status of female leaders in industry sectors like Mathematics, Engineering, Technology and Science.

Student Services

The USC Student Central offers a range of academic and administrative support for students, including enrolment and program guidance, financial advice, scholarship information, student leadership opportunities, academic skills support, exam prep and career guidance.

The student central uses a range of resources including one-on-one guidance, online support, and academic skills workshops.

At USC the Student Success team helps new students to settle into Uni, and help connect you with your studies, and other support services.

USC International gives assistance to international students in areas such as student visas and conditions, Overseas student health cover, and future studies and programs at USC.

The Career Development and Program Progression Drop-in service at USC provides students with advice on career planning, goal setting, career options, job search skills, interview coaching, overcoming career obstacles and more.

Program Progression advisors at USC help you manage your study schedules at University, to ensure that you study the right courses at the right time, select elective courses, and ensure that you graduate from your program in the correct time.

The online Student Hub portal provides a range of online resources for current students, including information about career events, workshops, new job positions for casual work locally, nationally or internationally and more.

Activities, Clubs and Events

USC has a diverse range of organisations and groups on campus that promote cultural, political, social, and special interest needs through regular events, activities and on-campus clubs.

The groups range of sports and fitness clubs, entertainment clubs, career-related clubs, political clubs, to cultural clubs and more.

Accomodation – On Campus

USC does not provide on campus accommodation for students but give students a range of options to select accommodation close to USC campuses; from student villages, to share houses, share apartments or private accommodation.

All accommodation complexes include furnished apartments, with single bedrooms, bathrooms, and shared spaces including living spaces, kitchen, laundry facilities, outdoor areas like places to have barbeques, outdoor sports courts, pools and more.