Australia's newest university campus
USC’s brand-new campus at Petrie will open in 2020.
The new campus will offer a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and will grow to 10,000 students in its first decade.
USC Moreton Bay will provide a state-of-the-art campus experience, with relevant, high-quality programs, interactive learning spaces, and a research and innovation hub for key industries.
All students will have access to practical training, work-integrated learning opportunities and the unique USC experience – rated by our students as one of Australia’s best.
The Bridge fly-through
A cutting-edge university precinct
USC Moreton Bay will be at the heart of The Mill at Petrie, a vibrant area that will include cafes, shops, professional office space, cultural events and sporting facilities.
The university precinct will also reflect USC’s ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, with innovations in construction, green power generation and water recycling.
The campus will be a short walk from the Petrie train station (at the junction of the existing Caboolture Rail Line and the soon-to-be-opened Moreton Bay Rail Link), with easy access from Gympie Road and the Bruce Highway.
Transforming a community
USC’s vision is for the neighbouring communities of Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast to work together to expand educational opportunities throughout the region.
Following an agreement between QUT and USC, the current QUT campus (on the TAFE site at Caboolture) will transition to a USC campus from 1 January 2018. USC Caboolture will commence teaching from Semester 1, 2018.
As the Caboolture and Moreton Bay campuses grow, USC will work with local schools, industries and community groups to ensure we deliver educational opportunities that meet the region’s needs, and prepare graduates for the opportunities of a changing economy.
USC’s growing presence in Moreton Bay will also provide increased employment opportunities for skilled professionals, and a community hub to support the region’s cultural and economic development.
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Architect appointed to design USC campus at Petrie
USC has appointed architecture firm Hassell Studio to design the master plan and the first building of the University’s Moreton Bay campus at Petrie.
USC partnership helps aspiring young scientists
USC’s partnership with the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is giving Moreton Bay Region high school biology students the chance to experience 'A Day in the Life of a Scientist’ at the institute in Brisbane.
QUT and USC agree on Caboolture campus transition
The governing councils of QUT and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have agreed to move towards a transfer of QUT’s Caboolture campus to USC from 1 January 2018.
USC gains loan for Moreton Bay campus
The University of the Sunshine Coast’s plans to build a campus in the Moreton Bay region have received a major boost with the Federal Government offering USC a concessional loan for the project.
2 September 2016
Government gives Moreton campus priority status
Construction of a USC campus in the Moreton Bay Region is set to be fast-tracked, with the Queensland Government declaring the planned university precinct at Petrie a Priority Development Area.
20 January 2014
Moreton Bay looks north for university study
The Moreton Bay region is beginning to embrace the University of the Sunshine Coast as its university of choice, with an increasing number of people looking north to pursue tertiary study.