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Opportunity. Everywhere.

Whether it’s practical work experience or the chance to pursue a lifelong passion, to connect with your community or to travel, we’re here to help you realise every opportunity.

A five-star student experience.

A five-star student experience.

Every student matters to us, which is why we’re rated one of Australia’s best universities for overall student experience.

USC students come from diverse backgrounds but share the same goals: to discover their future path, to become the best they can be, and to make their mark on the world.

Career-focused learning.

Career-focused learning.

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC. Our programs offer the choice and flexibility you need to get started on any career goal.

Our approach to learning is hands on, with lots of opportunities to engage with your lecturers and fellow students on campus.

Hands-on training.

Hands-on training.

USC programs include a strong focus on the core skills you’ll need in the future workplace. No matter what you study, you’ll learn to communicate well, solve problems and think creatively. All programs include hands-on training, practical experience and internships.

World-ready graduates.

World-ready graduates.

As one of the world’s top 150 young universities, we’re not limited by tradition or old ways of thinking. We encourage our students to challenge convention and to always ask the next question.

Nine out of 10 USC graduates are employed within four months of finishing their degree, and our graduates are currently using their skills and expertise to drive change in more than 5000 communities worldwide.

Flexible study locations

Flexible study locations.

No matter where you are, there’s a USC experience close to you. We offer flexible study options at a network of locations across coastal South East Queensland.

We're proud to have some of the most environmentally sustainable campuses in Australia, and work hard to take care of our beautiful natural spaces.

Explore our study locations.

A high-performance culture.

A high-performance culture.

We are committed to unlocking innovation and helping people reach their full potential.

Our High Performance Sport Program supports elite athletes to achieve sporting and academic excellence, with access to AIS-accredited sport science labs and leading sport researchers.

The USC High Performance Sport Precinct is home to the Sunshine Coast Lightning, and Olympic and Paralympic swimming squads.

Groundbreaking facilities.

Groundbreaking facilities.

USC is home to some of the most advanced learning facilities in Australia, including simulated nursing and paramedic labs, advanced engineering technologies, and a state-of-the-art CAVE2TM 3D visualisation studio.

A vision for the future.

A vision for the future.

At USC, we are working to create a better future for our communities. We are committed to promoting the values of scholarship, discovery, sustainability, engagement, social justice and integrity.

From climate change adaptation to regional healthcare, renewable energy to young driver safety, our students and researchers tackle problems that directly impact our regions.

As a USC student, you’ll be part of a community that drives innovation and helps to build better lives.

Find out about research and innovation at USC.

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