Study materials - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Study materials

Knowing the study materials you may need and where to find them will help you to be well prepared for your courses.

Course Outlines

The course outline contains key information about your course, such as the course description, course schedule, learning/assessment tasks and due dates. It also has details about textbooks and recommended readings and your responsibilities as a student. You can find your course outline via Blackboard. It is usually available at least two weeks before the start of your study period.

Textbooks and Course workbooks

Prescribed textbooks and course workbooks are the required reading material that supplement your lectures and tutorials. Having regular and easy access to them is important. Check your course outline for a list of required textbooks and course workbooks and confirm exactly what you will need with your lecturer or tutor in Week 1.

How to buy textbooks and course workbooks

Course workbooks can be ordered online via MyPrint Shop

You can purchase your textbooks from Booktopia online via the Textbook Finder page: 

1. Select Institution and Campus
2. Select Semester
3. Select Course Code

or from;

Second-hand textbooks can also be purchased:

Student diary and academic calendar

Keep track of your studies and important dates with the assistance of a student diary and the academic calendar. Collect your free student diary at Orientation or from Student Central at your campus.

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Free Microsoft Office 365 for all students

Microsoft Office 365 is offered free to all actively enrolled USC students to help with your studies. Download and install Microsoft Office.