Diploma in Business - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Diploma in Business

Students gain knowledge and concepts in their chosen area of study.

The Diploma in Business is designed to allow students to undertake any eight courses (96 units) from those available within the Bachelor of Business and its affiliated majors and minors. The Diploma in Business intends to provide students with the opportunity to study from a range of business disciplines, thus providing a wide range of choices for students who wish to study at USC.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Fraser Coast
  • Moreton Bay^
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
1 year
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast From 2022^
  • Moreton Bay From 2022^
  • Fraser Coast From 2022^
  • Online From 2022^
USC program code
Semester 1, Semester 2
1 year full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
Proficiency in the English language is required for entry to all programs and courses and any international or domestic applicant from a non-English speaking background must satisfy the University's standard and program specific English language requirements.
Total courses
Total units

^Available to Domestic students from Semester 1, 2022, subject to approval. Moreton offering available to International students from Semester 1, 2022, subject to final approval.

Program structure

Complete 8 courses (96 units) from the Bachelor of Business and/or courses from the Bachelor of Business related majors/minors.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 96
Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • You may wish to use your courses to complete a major or minors
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) 
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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