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We've got a lot going on here at UniSC. From feeding seaweed to cows to cut methane emissions, to creating a life-saving vaccine for koalas, to immersing our students in their studies by taking them out of textbooks and into 3D and virtual reality learning experiences.

So it’s exciting (but not surprising) to know we’re the second ranked public university in Australia and No. 1 in QLD* for overall educational experience.

Explore all that's happening and apply now to start studying at UniSC in 2023. Make UniSC your first preference.

*2021 Student Experience Survey Data 

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So, what is happening at UniSC?

Business and Commerce

We know what employers want, and that's what makes our Business and Commerce students in demand across industries. In fact, two Moreton Bay campus Accounting students, Chantelle and Lorelle, scored graduate positions with one of the big four accounting firms before graduating.

Law and Criminology

Kick-start your career in Law and Criminology by learning from the best. Our teachers have won national and international awards for their teaching and research, with Dr Dale Mitchell beating out the Ivy Leagues recently.


We're helping students supercharge their career by building in-demand industry certifications and badges into technology degrees at no extra cost. Find out how you can get ahead of the pack and into the booming technology sector sooner.


Our students like to get their hands dirty. And that's what our first-year Engineering students did on a recent field trip to a solar farm. It's all part of a foundation course where we connect students with local employers in their first year of study, to discover future careers, immerse themselves in life as an engineer, and make valuable industry connections.

Environmental Studies

We're pretty passionate about helping the environment and we've formed partnerships with all sorts to do so... even spiders. Dr Volker Herzig has paired up with funnel-web spiders to find a way to stop a devastating honeybee mite. How are they doing it? By milking the spiders for their venom.

Learn more about milking spiders and the hands-on learning experiences in our Environmental Studies programs. We are rated five stars for teaching, after all.

Psychology and social sciences

If you like to know what makes people tick, so do we.

UniSC researchers undertook a world-first study using medical imaging to look at the brain signature (or 'fingerprints') of young people to see exactly that. The study tested the unique patterns of neural activity and examined if any changes were associated with mental health symptoms experienced at the time.

Read on to find out more about how brain fingerprinting could be the future of mental disorder prevention, and how you can help make a difference by studying Psychology and Social Sciences at UniSC.

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Dr Karen Sutherland

Teaching so good, it's rated five stars. And winning awards.

UniSC Social Media lecturer, Dr Karen Sutherland, has won multiple awards for her approach to teaching. Dr Sutherland's students gain real-world experience with local and global organisations, while learning from the best.


It's official - our Games Design program is EPIC. Well, backed by Epic Games. Our Queensland-first partnership with the game design giant behind Fortnite gives UniSC Games Design students access to Epic's industry-leading technology, preparing them to enter a multi-billion dollar global industry.

Creative Industries
See where the creative magic happens inside the newest building at UniSC Sunshine Coast. This $5.5 million state-of-the-art facility is the home of some amazing collaborations for music, theatre, art and screen media projects across the region.

Our Education students are the happiest in Queensland. So happy, they've rated us No. 1 for overall student experience. With teachers in high demand, there's no better time to study an Education degree at UniSC.

Arts and international studies

Accolades are nothing new for UniSC Arts graduate Candice Fox, who since her debut novel HADES in 2014 has published 14 bestselling novels. Candice was recently named UniSC’s Outstanding Alumni for 2022 in recognition of her achievements and contributions to the community.

Medical and Health Sciences

The Prosthetics and orthotics workshop is where students learn to take plaster casts, fit prostheses and modify orthotic devices. The test lab is a purpose-built facility that houses industry-relevant machinery and tools such as industrial routers, power tools, wet lamination stations and vacuum moulding stands.

Nursing and Midwifery

Wondering how far a nursing degree from UniSC can take you? The sky's the limit. Literally. Kelli recently completed her nursing degree at UniSC Fraser Coast, and her final placement was with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, giving her the hands-on experience needed to land a graduate position with Queensland Health.


Paramedicine students at UniSC head out on placement in their first year. But don't worry, we teach you the skills you need to know to thrive on placement in our paramedic lab. From loading patients in and out of an ambulance, to attending to patients in a range of settings. We've got your back the whole way.


UniSC Professor of Microbiology Peter Timms, a global expert in chlamydia infections in both humans and animals, was recently recognised as a Queensland Great. His work on creating a life-saving vaccine for koalas will help these iconic creatures rebuild their population.

Sports and Exercise Science

We're a pretty big deal in the sport and exercise science world. That's why our students get access to placements with national sporting teams like Sunshine Coast Lightning and the NRL Dolphins. And our students have even won medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Pathways and Bridging Programs

Whether you are recent school leaver, have no previous qualifications or you’ve already studied at a tertiary level through university, TAFE or another registered training organisation (RTO), UniSC has an admission pathway for you.

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