16 January 2014
More than 3,000 people have been offered places in degree programs at the University of the Sunshine Coast starting Semester 1, 2014.
3,028 places have been offered to date, and that number is expected to increase when Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) offer rounds are completed next month.
This is a record number of offers made by USC, up 2.6% on this time last year, and is expected to boost the University’s student population to almost 10,000 (9,850) when Semester 1 begins on Monday 3 March.
The Bachelor of Nursing Science remains USC’s most sought-after degree, with 235 offers made, followed by other health-related programs like Paramedic Science, Sport and Exercise Science, Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Biomedical Science.
The 3,028 offers for places at USC include 2,321 to applicants from the Sunshine Coast and neighbouring regions, 474 to residents from other areas of Queensland (including Brisbane) and more than 200 from interstate.
USC’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Birgit Lohmann congratulated those who received offers and encouraged all new students to participate in Orientation from 24-28 February.
“Orientation is such an important opportunity to get to know your University and the services it provides, find your way around campus, prepare for studies and to have some fun,” she said.
Professor Lohmann also encouraged new students to attend special Program Information and Enrolment Sessions (PIES) on campus next week to gain information about study planning. Details about the PIES sessions are on USC website.
2014 is set to be an exciting year for the University, with the introduction of new degrees in Law and Creative Industries, the opening of the large student-centred Sippy Downs Learning Hub and the start of construction of new state-of-the-art facilities for Engineering.
The major round of offers was released online through QTAC (www.qtac.edu.au) at 9am today.
Enrolment packs from USC will arrive in applicants’ mailboxes over the next few days. Students have until Thursday 23 January to respond to this offer round.
Anyone who has received an offer to study at USC but does not receive an offer pack from the University within the next few days should contact USC’s Student Administration Office on 5430 2890.
Those who did not receive an offer can also contact USC’s Student Administration Office for advice about the second round of QTAC offers on Thursday 6 February.
USC also has a number of alternative entry pathways to university, including its innovative free Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program.
— Terry Walsh