University of the Sunshine Coast
Established in 1996, The University of the Sunshine Coast is a unique and successful regional institution, established on a greenfield site at Sippy Downs 20 years ago to support the development aspirations of the Sunshine Coast community. From its beginning, the University has grown to more than 14,000 students and 120 degree programs, focussed on the catchment between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. At USC, students have access to both the academic services they require and the support services that build skills, confidence and commitment. Its students learn from the most highly awarded teaching and support staff in the nation, and benefit from flexible entry pathways, industry relevant degrees and excellent study facilities.
USC students benefit from a supportive approach and ready access to teaching staff that are highly qualified. Also each year almost 1,000 undergraduate students receive financial support from scholarships and bursaries. University of the Sunshine Coast 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 and Law. Degrees can include elective courses and specialisations across a range of disciplines. Its academic programs are designed with industry to meet regional needs and often include opportunities for work experience, internships and practical industry-based projects. The University has also earned multiple five-star ratings for its educational experience, including overall graduate satisfaction, graduate satisfaction with generic skills, gender balance, Indigenous participation and electronic support.
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