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Education Providers CRICOS CODE: 01595D
Campus Location: Sunshine Coast, South Bank, Caboolture, Fraser Coast, Gympie, Moreton Bay
Main Website: www.usc.edu.au/
International Student Website: www.usc.edu.au/international

USC is a modern and fast-growing public university that was established in 1994. USC managed campuses are all located in the state of Queensland and serve the Sunshine Coast and extended region from north Brisbane to the Fraser Coast. USC’s convenient study locations offers many lifestyle benefits including a relaxed Queensland lifestyle, beautiful beaches and warm weather conditions.

USC is known for its excellent student experience, first-class support services, professional teaching staff and high-quality programs. USC offers more than 120 degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level across seven broad discipline areas, including business, IT and tourism; creative industries, design and communication; education; engineering, planning and science; health, nursing and sport sciences; humanities, psychology and social sciences; and law and criminology.

USC’s Sunshine Coast campus features modern learning and teaching spaces, advanced 3D visualisation technology, High Performance Sport Precinct, an art gallery, a large on-campus library and bookshop, multiple 24-hour computer labs, and various cafés providing a wide range of healthy eating options.

USC is committed to environmental sustainability for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community and has been recognised for its environmental initiatives and award- winning building design. It has been recognised with more than 30 awards in planning, architecture and construction, and was the first university in Australia to gain full Enviro Development accreditation from the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

USC undertakes research of international, national and local significance. Areas of strength include aquaculture, regional sustainability and forestry. In 2015 the Australian Research Council ranked USC well above or above world standard in nine key research areas and equal to world standard in five others.

5 reasons to choose USC
  - Five-star education and high student satisfaction
  - Wide range of study options
  - Excellent academic and student support services
  - Modern campus with world-class facilities
  - Resort-style student accommodation located near to campus

Five-star education and student satisfaction
USC has been ranked as one of the best public universities in Australia for the overall quality of its educational experience for undergraduate students2. USC’s international reputation for research is growing every year with 14 broad research fields rated at, or above, world standards. You will be learning from academics who are leaders in their fields.

★★★★★ USC’s enrolments in total as at Census Semester 1, 2017
★★★★★ Good Universities Guide 2018
★★★★★ Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2016

A wide range of study options
You can choose from courses across seven different study areas:
  - Business, IT and Tourism
  - Creative Industries, Design and Communication
  - Education
  - Engineering and Science
  - Health, Nursing and Sports Science
  - Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences
  - Law and Criminology

Excellent academic and student support services
USC is proud of a dedicated and friendly staff who offer ongoing assistance designed to make your transition to study at USC as easy and enjoyable as possible. USC received five stars for overall experience, student support, learning resources and skills development3. USC offers:
  - A comprehensive orientation program
  - Approachable and supportive teachers
  - Academic skills support
  - Student counselling
  - Disability support
  - Health and wellbeing advice
  - Accommodation assistance
  - Free English language support

World-class facilities
USC has an environmentally sustainable campus, which has been recognised for its environmental initiatives and award- winning building design. Facilities include:
  - Modern learning and teaching spaces
  - Various cafes providing a wide range of healthy eating options
  - Extensive library and art gallery
  - 24-hour computer labs
  - Simulation training environments
  - One of only three CAVEII 3D simulation labs in the world
  - Olympic sized swimming pool
  - Outdoor sports fields and athletic track
  - Fitness gym

Student accommodation
There is a wide variety of resort-style student accommodation options. There is something to suit your budget and length of stay.