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About UniSC Moreton Bay campus

Discover Queensland's newest uni campus

UniSC Moreton Bay at Petrie currently has more than 4,700 students studying close to 90 programs on campus and is projected to grow to 10,000 by 2035.  

As our student population and academic activities continue to grow, stage two will deliver new buildings, spaces and places for teaching, research, sport and recreation.

Find out what you can study at UniSC Moreton Bay

Designed by Brisbane-based architectural practice KIRK, the stage two developments will continue to bring the UniSC Moreton Bay masterplan and vision to life.

Stage one - opened 2020

The first cohort of students started at UniSC Moreton Bay in March 2020 once the foundation building was completed. The site, which will continue to be developed over time, is right next to the Petrie train station and part of the former Petrie Paper Mill.

UniSC Moreton Bay is the first full-service university campus ever built in the region, delivering more education opportunities for local students. UniSC Moreton Bay’s 16,000 sqm foundation facility has everything you’d expect from a world-class university – all conveniently located within three levels under one roof.

The first stage was designed by award-winning architects Hassell Studios and built by national construction company Hansen Yuncken. The foundation building includes: 

  • A flexible 460-seat capacity auditorium for teaching and community events
  • $15 million worth of state-of-the-art technology
  • Nursing simulation and science labs, including a large "Super lab" facility where experiments using chemicals can be safely carried out
  • Engineering labs, with specialist areas for robotics, advanced manufacturing, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, geomechanics and civil construction
  • Library, Student Services and Support facilities, and café/retail shops

A university in the heart of Petrie

Adjacent to the Petrie train station, a major public bus interchange and the Petrie to Kippa-Ring shared cycle/walking path, UniSC Moreton Bay also includes the largest end-of-trip facilities of any UniSC campus, so more people can walk, run, or ride to the university precinct.

By 2035, we expect UniSC Moreton Bay to be equal in size to our flagship UniSC Sunshine Coast campus, with 10,000 students enrolled and more than 100 degrees on offer.

Campus construction

UniSC Moreton Bay stage two construction is now underway through Badge Constructions. The new buildings, facilities and outdoor spaces are planned to open for Semester one 2024.

Construction milestones
USC students at USC Moreton Bay during Orientation week
A place of history

Explore the history of the UniSC Moreton Bay site

Artwork: Changes by Melinda Serico (2019), Photo: Carl Warner
UniSC Moreton Bay foundation building glazing

Melinda Serico’s etching Changes was selected to be reinterpreted as a glazing treatment across the building.