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University of the Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast
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University of the Sunshine Coast is situated at University of the Sunshine Coast, Locked Bag 4, MAROOCHYDORE, DC QLD 4558, AUSTRALIA in Sunshine Coast.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Engineering
Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Information Technology - BCA / MCA / Computers
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Business Administration-B.B.A.
  • Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma
Bachelor of Computer-Based Design
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Design-B.Des
  • Design
Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts-B.A.
  • Languages / Arts / Literature
Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Law-LLB
  • Politics / Law / Humanities
Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Sciences
Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Law-LLB
  • Politics / Law / Humanities
  • AUD 10300 (Per Semester)
Bachelor of Laws
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Law-LLB
  • Politics / Law / Humanities
  • AUD 10800 (Per Semester)
Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)
  • 5 Years
  • Bachelor of Commerce-B.Com
  • Banking / Finance / Accounts / Commerce
  • AUD 10800 (Per Semester)
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)
  • 4 Years
  • Bachelor of Engineering-B.E.
  • Engineering
  • AUD 12800 (Per Semester)
Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • 3 Years
  • Bachelor of Science-B.Sc.
  • Sciences
  • AUD 12200 (Per Semester)

University of the Sunshine Coast - USC

Located in one of the country's fastest growing regions, the University of the Sunshine Coast campus at Sippy Downs has grown to accommodate more than 10,000 students. Planning began for the Sunshine Coast University College in 1994. The University opened in 1996, becoming the first greenfield university to open in Australia since 1971. Full university status was granted to the institution years ahead of schedule, and it officially became the University of the Sunshine Coast on January 1 1999. Since its establishment, the University has focused on community engagement, campus development, innovative programs and a personalised approach to learning.

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15 Type Courses Available

  • 12 UG Courses
  • 3 PG Courses


  • In the 2011 edition, the university also earned five stars for graduate satisfaction with the generic skills learned while studying, and four stars for access by equity groups, Indigenous enrolments, gender balance, and for graduates’ satisfaction with their overall university experience.
  • Since 2010, USC has been the only public institution in Queensland to receive five stars for teaching quality in the independently ranked Hobson's Good Universities Guide.
  • In March 2008 the university was one of 99 organisations nationally and one of 10 in Queensland to earn an Employer of Choice for Women citation.
  • Since 2006, the university has been awarded 17 citations from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, recognising outstanding contributions to student learning.
  •  Only public university in Queensland to be awarded five stars for teaching quality.

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  • The buildings on campus have received 30 awardsfor planning, architecture and construction. In 2000 the university received the Royal Australian Institute of Architects President's Award, and in 1997 the Library was awarded the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings.

  • All buildings on campus focus on environmentally sustainable design to suit the subtropical climate of the Sunshine Coast. Buildings have been designed for passive lighting and natural ventilation to minimise the use of non-renewable energy.

  • The main University of the Sunshine Coast campus is at Sippy Downs in Queensland, Australia. The university also has teaching facilities in Noosa, and operates an education and research facility at Dilli Village on Fraser Island. The Sippy Downs campus is about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Brisbane. It is a 100-hectare flora and fauna reserve, and borders the Mooloolah River National Park.


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