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Ways to study

The way students choose to study has changed, and USC has changed too.

We offer a range of study options to suit your location and learning style, as well as your life outside uni. You can choose to study on campus, online or a combination of both, and we provide the flexibility for students to switch between full-time and part-time study to suit their needs.

On-campus study

On-campus degrees are offered in ‘Blended Learning mode’, which means our students learn through a combination of in-person seminars and face-to-face tutorials, workshops or lab classes, supported with online learning materials.

Online learning materials can include things like podcasts, online collaboration tools, interviews, simulations, screencasts, recorded discussions and quizzes. You can complete these at your own pace, at a time that suits you best.

If you enrol in an on-campus degree you’ll need to be able to be on campus regularly for weekly face-to-face tutorials and lab classes and in-person seminars where students can engage in lively discussions, networking and guest presentations from industry experts.

Online study

When you study an online degree, you’ll complete self-directed online learning materials (such as podcasts, interviews, simulations, screencasts, recorded discussions and quizzes) at your own pace, at whatever time suits you best.

Most online courses also include regular scheduled video tutorials and check-ins with your teachers and fellow students.

If you choose to study online and live near one of our campuses, you will still have full access to the facilities and services that are offered across our campus footprint.

Online and on campus study

Depending on the program you choose, you may also have the flexibility to choose a mix of online and on campus courses if that suits you best.

Full- or part-time study

Each study period, you have the choice to switch between full- and part-time study. Full-time study is enrolling in three or more courses per study period, while part-time study is one or two courses per study period.

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Contact Student Central for advice.