2021 tuition fees - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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2021 tuition fees

The information on this page includes the tuition fees payable by international students studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2021. Programs are listed by study level. Please read the notes section for important tuition fee information.

CRICOS code Program Code Program or fee name Standard program length* 2021 Indicative Annual Tuition Fee 2021 Estimated Total Tuition Fee**
064624E AR201 Associate Degree in Arts 2 years $24,400 $48,800
064623F BU201 Associate Degree in Business 2 years $24,400 $48,800
064652A SC201 Associate Degree in Science 2 years $28,000 $56,000
084894F BU101 Diploma in Business 1 year $22,600 $22,600
084895E AR115 Diploma in Communication 1 year $22,600 $22,600
0100425 AR109 Diploma in Criminology and Justice 1 year $22,600 $22,600
084896D AB101 Diploma in General Studies 1 year $22,600 $22,600
088627D ED112 Diploma in Outdoor Environmental Studies 1 year $24,000 $24,000
084897C AR111 Diploma in Social Sciences 1 year $22,600 $22,600
088628C SC110 Diploma in Sport and Fitness 1 year $22,600 $22,600
085714G SC320 Bachelor of Animal Ecology 3 years $28,000 $84,000
096268M SB303 Bachelor of Animal Ecology/Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) 4 years $26,400 $105,600
022806B AR301 Bachelor of Arts 3 years $24,400 $73,200
026637D AR401 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1 year $26,400 $26,400
022805C AB301 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business 4 years $24,400 $97,600
022808M SA301 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science 4 years $26,400 $105,600
066285C SC355 Bachelor of Biomedical Science 3 years $28,400 $85,200
022807A BU301 Bachelor of Business 3 years $24,400 $73,200
0101099 BU302 Bachelor of Business (Digital Futures) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
028849J BU401 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 1 year $26,400 $26,400
076977C BU342 Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
0101884 AB315 Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) 4 years $26,400 $105,600
028845B BU331 Bachelor of Business (International Business) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
028847M BU341 Bachelor of Business (Management) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
028846A BU351 Bachelor of Business (Marketing) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
066415J BU362 Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
065673K BU355 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 4 years $24,400 $97,600
0101886 AB309 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Communication 4 years $24,400 $97,600
0101332 AB307 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries 4 years $24,400 $97,600
0101883 AB316 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice 4 years $24,400 $97,600
0101883 AB307 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Design 4 years $24,400 $97,600
022809K SB301 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Science 4 years $26,400 $105,600
0101333 AB314 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) 4 years $25,400 $101,600
098401F SC304 Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology 4 years $28,600 $114,400
066298J SC346 Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science [teach out] 4 years $28,400 $113,600
076978B BU356 Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
076979A BU357 Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) [teach out] 3 years $24,400 $73,200
075467M BU402 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) 1 year $26,400 $26,400
058396G AR342 Bachelor of Communication 3 years $24,400 $73,200
096506B AR408 Bachelor of Communication (Honours) 1 year  $26,400 $26,400
098463C AR308 Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
098458M AR309 Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
098457A AR310 Bachelor of Communication (Social Media) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
0100676 SC305 Bachelor of Computer Science 3 years $28,000 $84,000
074094K AR375 Bachelor of Counselling 3 years $24,400 $73,200
096001E AR303 Bachelor of Counselling/Bachelor of Human Services 4 years $24,400 $97,600
080099K AR338 Bachelor of Creative Industries 3 years $24,400 $73,200
098464B AR305 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing and Publishing) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
096507A AR407 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Honours) 1 year  $26,400 $26,400
098460F AR306 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Screen Media) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
098459K AR307 Bachelor of Creative Industries (Theatre and Performance) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
074093M AR348 Bachelor of Creative Writing [teach out] 3 years $24,400 $73,200
059490A AR325 Bachelor of Criminology and Justice 3 years $24,400 $73,200
0100647 AR409 Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (Honours) 1 year $26,400 $26,400
064651B AR317 Bachelor of Design 3 years $24,400 $73,200
098465A AR312 Bachelor of Design (Game Design) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
098462D AR313 Bachelor of Design (Interactive and UX Design) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
098461E AR314 Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
084973G AR339 Bachelor of Design and Marketing [teach out] 3 years $24,400 $73,200
077419C ED303 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 4 years $24,400 $97,600
082693J AE304 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts 4 years $24,400 $97,600
088624G ED315 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies 4 years $25,600 $105,600
082694G SE303 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science 4 years $26,400 $104,000
078425G SC410 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) 4 years $29,600 $118,400
085715F SC425 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)/Bachelor of Environmental Science 5 years $29,600 $148,000
0100794 SC404 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Honours) ## 4 years $29,600 $118,400
090700D SC411 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) 4 years $29,600 $118,400
0100795 SC405 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours) ## 4 years $29,600 $118,400
088625F SC319 Bachelor of Environmental Management  3 years $28,000 $84,000
066283E SC316 Bachelor of Environmental Science 3 years $28,000 $84,000
085020D SC335 Bachelor of Health and Community Care Management  3 years $25,000 $76,200
088888E SC367 Bachelor of Health Science 3 years $25,400 $76,200
057534K AR372 Bachelor of Human Services 3 years $24,400 $73,200
048930F BU381 Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology 3 years $24,400 $73,200
074096G AR323 Bachelor of International Studies 3 years $24,400 $73,200
057535J AR343 Bachelor of Journalism [teach out] 3 years $24,400 $73,200
080426M AR390 Bachelor of Laws 4 years $24,400 $97,600
080427K AR391 Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry) 3 years $24,400 $73,200
081022A AR392 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts 5 years $24,400 $122,000
081023M AB310 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business 5 years $24,400 $122,000
081024K AB311 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) 5 years $24,400 $122,000
098467K AR316 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) 5 years $24,400 $122,000
098466M AR315 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing and Publishing) 5 years $24,400 $122,000
088619D AR396 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice 5 years $24,400 $122,000
092874K AR397 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Environmental Management 5 years $26,400 $132,000
094767G SA308 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science 5 years $26,400 $132,000
078086M SC391 Bachelor of Nursing Science 3 years $29,000 $87,000
072637M SC392 Bachelor of Nursing Science (Graduate Entry) 2.3 years $29,000 $66,700
061658G SC354 Bachelor of Nutrition 3 years $25,000 $75,000
077418D SC440 Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) 4 years $27,400 $109,600
073277M ED304 Bachelor of Primary Education 4 years $24,400 $97,600
069716E BU344 Bachelor of Property Economics and Development [teach out] 3 years $24,400 $73,200
090558E AR405 Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) 4 years $26,400 $105,600
094768G ED312 Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies 3 years $25,600 $76,800
066284D AR404 Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning (Honours) [teach out] 4 years $24,400 $97,400
022804D SC301 Bachelor of Science 3 years $28,000 $84,000
028850E SC401 Bachelor of Science (Honours) 1 year $28,000 $28,000
037991F AR361 Bachelor of Social Science [teach out] 3 years $24,400 $73,200
063008D AR374 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) 3 years $26,400 $79,200
063009C AR403 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours) 1 year $26,400 $26,400
096000F AR302 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Counselling 4 years $26,400 $105,600
088621K AR364 Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice 4 years $25,400 $101,600
062654D AR362 Bachelor of Social Work 4 years $25,400 $101,600
088622J AR363 Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice 5 years $25,400 $127,000
066289K SC344 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science 3 years $28,000 $84,000
088626E SC347 Bachelor of Sports Studies 3 years $27,800 $83,400
095999F AR406 Bachelor of Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours) 4 years $24,400 $97,600
CRICOS code Program Code Program name Standard program length* 2020 Indicative Annual Tuition Fee 2020 Estimated Total Tuition Fee **
067674D BU510 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 1 semester $13,700 $13,700
099037B BU508 Graduate Certificate in Business Research 1 semester $13,700 $13,700
081795M ED508 Graduate Certificate in Education 1 semester $13,700 $13,700
099395B ED511 Graduate Certificate in Education Research 1 semester $13,700 $13,700
065611B BU533 Graduate Certificate in Management 1 semester $13,700 $13,700
067675C BU610 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration 1 year $27,400 $27,400
085355C AR645 Graduate Diploma in Psychology 1 year $27,000 $27,000
066777E BU710 Master of Business Administration 1.5 years $27,400 $41,100
088886G BU740 Master of Business Administration (Extended) 2 years $27,400 $54,800
088887F BU745 Master of Business Administration/Master of International Business 2 years $27,400 $54,800
079913F AR708 Master of Counselling 2 years $26,000 $52,000
041913G AR811 Master of Creative Arts 1 year $29,000 $29,000
081796K ED705 Master of Education [teach out] 1.5 years $27,400 $41,100
061061D SC713 Master of Health Promotion 2 years $26,000 $52,000
092873M BU708 Master of Information and Communications Technology 2 years $27,400 $54,800
077420K BU783 Master of International Business 1.5 years $27,400 $41,100
084892G AR700 Master of International Development 2 years $25,000 $50,000
082695G BU734 Master of Management 2 years $27,400 $54,800
080425A SC742 Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) 1.5 years $29,000 $43,500
059557J BU772 Master of Professional Accounting 2 years $27,400 $54,800
088623G AR710 Master of Professional Practice (Creative Writing) 1.5 years $29,000 $43,500
092668E AR701 Master of Professional Practice (Performing Arts) 1.5 years $29,000 $43,500
084975E AR702 Master of Professional Psychology 1 year $29,000 $29,000
070701B AR703 Master of Psychology (Clinical) 2 years $29,800 $59,600
073869J AR707 Master of Social Work (Qualifying) 2 years $26,400 $52,800
096250K ED707 Master of Teaching (Primary) 2 years $27,400 $54,800
094769F ED706 Master of Teaching (Secondary) 2 years $27,400 $54,800
CRICOS code Program Code Program or fee name Standard program length * 2020 Indicative Annual Tuition Fee 2020 Estimated Total Tuition Fee **
041914G AR911 Doctor of Creative Arts 3 years $29,000 $87,000
076976D UN901 Doctor of Philosophy 3 years $29,000 $87,000
026642G AR801 Master of Arts 2 years $29,000 $58,000
065370C BU801 Master of Business by Research 2 years $29,000 $58,000
063014F SC810 Master of Climate Change Adaptation by Research 2 years $29,000 $58,000
041913G AR811 Master of Creative Arts 2 years $29,000 $58,000
072639J ED802 Master of Education by Research 2 years $29,000 $58,000
070697D AR863 Master of Regional Planning by Research 2 years $29,000 $58,000
026640J SC801 Master of Science 2 years $29,000 $58,000
0100246 AR862 Master of Social Work by Research 2 years $29,000 $58,000
066893A SC844 Master of Sports Nutrition by Research 2 years $29,000 $58,000
097013D SC806 Master of Sport and Exercise Science by Research 2 years $29,000 $58,000
CRICOS code Program Code Program or fee name Standard program length * 2020 Semester/Trimester Tuition Fee 2020 Estimated Total Tuition Fee **
026639B UP601 Study Abroad Postgraduate 1 semester $13,300 $13,300
056828D UP601 Study Abroad Postgraduate (Full Year) 1 year $26,600 $26,600
026639B UU301 Study Abroad Undergraduate 1 semester $11,300 $11,300
056828D UU301 Study Abroad Undergraduate (Full Year) 1 year $22,600 $22,600
058561K TP000 Tertiary Preparation Pathway 1 semester $10,600 $10,600
096508M AR502 Postgraduate Qualifying Pathway 1 semester  $12,000 $12,000
Important information about tuition fees
  • * Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student visa
  • Annual tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. The fees indicated are based on a full time 48 unit enrolment in each compulsory teaching period^. Fees payable are based on enrolment load in a teaching period.
  • You should check the study plan of your chosen program for further information about the standard course enrolment in each teaching period.
  • ** Estimated total tuition fees are based on 2021 rates and the minimum number of courses required within the programs standard duration.
  • ## Available to international students from Semester 2, 2021
  • [teach out] Program no longer offered to new international students. Fee information for existing international students only.
  • Tuition fees are reviewed each calendar year. The fee you must pay for a given teaching period is that which has been approved by USC for the calendar year in which the teaching period commences.
  • Any increase in tuition fees from one calendar year to the next will be no more than 7%.
  • All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (A$).
  • Program details are subject to change.
  • For semester/trimester dates refer to the academic calendars.
  • Refer to the Student Fees and Charges - Governing Policy for information about administrative fees that may apply
  • Refer to your program page for course/program related costs that may apply
  • For information about USC's refund procedures refer to Student Fees, Charges and Refunds - Procedure

^ Teaching period could refer to Semester/Trimester of Session