We’re the University of the Sunshine Coast. UniSC for short.
A young, fresh university driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, given by world-class educators.
We’re not the biggest university. But we’re growing every day, and doing big things. Like ground-breaking research, championing sustainability, producing gold-winning athletes and award-winning alumni.
Being young has its benefits too. Our first campus, on the Sunshine Coast, opened its doors in 1996 (feels like yesterday). Today, our award-winning facilities span five campuses across Southeast Queensland.
It also means you’re never going to be bombarded by stale traditions or hear phrases like “That’s the way we’ve always done it”.
We prefer thinking that moves everyone forward. And our students, staff and researchers work hard every day to do just that.
Together with our people, community and partners, we’re building a safe, sustainable, supportive, and fun learning environment, where lifelong friends are made, and opportunities are earned.
Join us and build your future, the way you want it.
We can’t wait to meet you.
We provide the hands-on learning and practical skills needed by the people of our diverse regions from Moreton Bay to the Fraser Coast: the nurses, teachers, mental health and medical professionals, environmentalists, scientists, engineers, lawyers, problem solvers, creators and creative thinkers, high-performance athletes, entrepreneurs and the leaders of tomorrow who improve the lives of people at home and abroad.
Vice-Chancellor and President's welcome
The official welcome from the University of the Sunshine Coast's Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett.
To become Australia’s premier regional university.
Enriching our regions, connecting with our communities and creating opportunities for all.
At USC we will:
- Advocate for equitable access to education and knowledge.
- Recognise and embrace diversity and inclusion.
- Champion environmental sustainable principles and practices.
- Commit to fair and ethical behaviour.
- Respect our people, our communities, and their potential.
- Be accountable to ourselves and each other.
- Strive for excellence and innovation in all that we do.
USC offers flexible study options at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast.
UniSC is the second ranked public university in Australia and No. 1 in QLD* for overall educational experience. And we have a five-star rating for teaching!
A snapshot of USC's enrolments, students, graduates, staff and regional profile.
USC is committed to creating a work and study environment which values the rich diversity of its staff and students.
UniSC is committed to developing an environmentally sustainable campus for students, staff and the wider community.
Learning and teaching
Find out about USC's learning and teaching activities, and services for students and staff.
Strategy, quality improvement and planning are crucial to defining the University’s vision, direction and goals.
Information about the University's organisational structure, including Council, Executive, Schools and Academic Board.
The University of the Sunshine Coast's policies and procedures cover a range of categories, and may apply to students, staff and visitors to the campus.
The University produces a range of reports each year including the Annual Report, Indigenous Education Statement and Workplace Gender Equality Act public report.
Each year, USC recognises people who have made outstanding achievements by conferring a variety of honorary awards to nominated recipients. The University is very pleased to include such a distinguished group of people among its Honour Roll. Read their stories.