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University of the Sunshine Coast - Australia

90 Sippy Downs Drive,SIPPY DOWNS,Queensland,Australia,4556


Year Of Estabishment

1994

Staff

722 (approx)

Acceptance Crireria

Profile Dependent

Accomodation

Yes

College Address

90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs QLD 4556, Australia

College website

http://www.usc.edu.au/

College Contact

+61 7 5430 1234
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Public

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N/A

No.of students
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12,000 (approx)

Intake
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Aug/Sep

Overview

Overview

University of the Sunshine Coast is a public university, established in the year 1994. It has an urban set up in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. This university was constructed by the Australian government for serving the nation?s growing population. It was the primary university with green fields in Australia. It is a non-profit organization. The university operates on the motto ?Five-Star Education, Five-Star Lifestyle?.

According to Australian Universities Rankings, this university was ranked nationally at #24 on ERA scale and at #3 on AEN scale. The Student Survey Satisfaction Rating conducted a survey at the campus and found that 93% for Business, 85% for Health, 91% for Arts and 84% for Science was the student satisfaction rating.

University of the Sunshine Coast is accredited by CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and National ELT Accreditation Scheme Limited (NEAS). The university is affiliated to Universities Australia and Regional Universities Network.

Campus

The main campus of this university has 100 hectares of flora and fauna reserve. The buildings of the campus have won 30 awards for construction, planning and architecture. To minimise the use of non-renewable energies, the buildings have been designed for natural ventilation and passive lighting.

Departments

Some of the university?s departments are:

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Bio Sciences & Biotechnology
  • Business Management
  • Computer Science & Information Technology
  • Economics & Commerce (B Com/H)
  • Education & Teaching
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • Humanities
  • Journalism, Media, PR & Communication
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Science  

Teaching Standards

University of the Sunshine Coast has received five stars for teaching quality in the year 2011 by Hobson?s Good Universities Guide. For graduation satisfaction with the generic skills, Sunshine received five stars in the year 2012 edition of The Guide.

Courses

The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Some of the major courses are:

  • Creative Industries     
  • Creative Writing
  • Arts
  • Regional and Urban Planning
  • Civil Engineering

Student Facilities

University of The Sunshine Coast Library is facilitated with a large volume of periodicals, documents, videos and books. This library is accessible to the students studying on campus and provides inspanidual and group study space.

Accommodation

Located adjacent to the campus in Chancellor Park, varsity apartments and The Village are owned by the university. Each hall of residence is provided with wireless internet access. The complexes have barbecues, outdoor sports courts and pools.

Notable Alumni

  • Jarrod Bleijie, politician in the Queensland parliament.
  • Brendan Burkett, Paralympic swimmer
  • Jonty Bush, 2009 Young Australian of the Year
  • Rebecca Creedy, ironwoman and Commonwealth games swimmer
  • Karen Foxlee, award-winning novelist
  • Marayke Jonkers, medal-winning Paralympic swimmer and Queensland Young Achiever 2005
  • Jenny Morawska, founder and CEO of Sydney-based global management consultancy The Morawska Group
  • Kristy Munroe, world Ironwoman title winner and surf lifesaver
  • Chris Raine, a 2011 Young Queenslander of the Year; founder of Hello Sunday Morning
  • Soo Wincci, Miss World Malaysia 2008, international recording artist, actress, composer, host and entrepreneur

Scholarship

Scholarships are provided to national and international students. Some of the major scholarship programmes are:

  • USC International Postgraduate Research Scholarships
  • Student Mobility scholarships
  • Australian Government scholarships
  • Scholarships for German students
  • Scholarships for Malaysian students
  • Scholarships for UAE Nationals

Courses Offered

Master of International Business

Masters | \nFull Time\n(1.5 years)\n

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semester1,2,3

Doctor of Creative Arts

Masters | Full Time (3 years)

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Scheduled dates throughout the year

Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Masters | Full Time (2 years)

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February,July

Bachelor of Arts majoring in English

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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February,July

Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)

Bachelors | Full Time (1 year)

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February

Bachelor of Journalism

Bachelors | Full Time (3 years)

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February,July
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