USC students receive a high quality educational experience, while enjoying the relaxed lifestyle that the Sunshine Coast offers and students benefit from a friendly and supportive campus environment, access to highly qualified teaching staff, personal attention, and modern technology and facilities. Study choices are wide and degrees are complemented by opportunities to gain practical experience and travel overseas.

The University is registered in the Australian University category in the National Register of Higher Education Providers, meaning USC complies with the Higher Education Standards for Australian universities, made under Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011.

USC is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, serving the Sunshine Coast and extended region from north Brisbane to the Fraser Coast. The University opened in 1996 with 500 students. It was the first greenfield public university to be established nationally since the early 1970s. Today, with around 12,000 enrolled students, USC is on track to reach projected student enrolments of 20,000 by 2020.

USC offers more than 100 undergraduate and postgraduate study programs in: Business, IT and tourism, Creative industries, design and communication, Education, Engineering and science, Health, nursing and sport sciences, Humanities, psychology and social sciences, Law,Uni pathways and preparation. Academic programs are designed with industry to meet regional needs and often include opportunities for work experience, internships and practical industry-based projects.

USC undertakes research of international, national and local significance. Areas of strength include aquaculture, regional sustainability and forestry. Recent notable successes have included tuna breeding in captivity (collaborative research), fast-growing tropical hardwoods (collaborative research) and climate change adaptation projects.

More information is available here https://www.usc.edu.au/

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