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University of the Sunshine Coast

Tagline "Your uni. Your life"
Established 1996
Type Public
Chancellor John Dobson OAM
Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Thomas AM
Faculty 700 staff
Students more than 5,000 students
Location Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Campus Urban
Website <www.usc.edu.au>

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At the University of the Sunshine Coast, we believe the most important asset we have is our people—our students, our staff and our community. We are committed to providing a positive environment that fosters the growth and learning of each and every person. By employing only the best staff, we guarantee our students a high quality tertiary education suited to today’s world. At USC you will find innovative courses, taught by highly qualified staff, on a beautiful campus.

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About USC

The University of the Sunshine Coast offers a quality educational experience. High-quality teaching staff, innovative programs and strong links with industry generate excellent employment outcomes, while student support services help students to achieve and enjoy their studies. USC received top marks in the 2008 Good Universities Guide, including five-star ratings for teaching quality, staff qualifications and electronic support, and four-stars for employment outcomes, academic services and graduate satisfaction.


USC students can choose from more than 100 programs and almost 400 courses in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences; Business; and Science, Health and Education. Designed to produce work-ready graduates, the programs teach the skills required for career success. Students also have opportunities to learn from industry practitioners, and can incorporate ‘real-world’ workplace experiences into their study by participating in internships, industry-based projects and work experience.


USC is committed to regional, national and international issues, with academic courses and research initiatives reflecting this local-global connection. USC has partnerships with more than 70 universities and institutions around the world, and students are encouraged to study overseas through the University’s Global Opportunities (GO) Program.


Located on the edge of the Mooloolah River National Park, the University’s 100-hectare campus at Sippy Downs is a flora and fauna sanctuary. Distinctive in design, the award-winning buildings and facilities on campus offer the latest in technology and learning resources. The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions, offering an affordable, quality lifestyle within an hour’s drive of Brisbane. Modern student accommodation complexes are located next to the campus, and shopping centres, cafes and other recreation and business facilities are nearby.

University of the Sunshine Coast.

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USC history

The establishment of the University of the Sunshine Coast in 1996 created the first public university on a greenfield site in Australia in 23 years. Representatives of the region had long lobbied for a university to be established in the local area.


The first discussions began in 1973, but it was not until 1989 that the Commonwealth Government approved the establishment of a university. In 1992 A$9.5 million was allocated to develop the Sunshine Coast campus.[1]


A 100-hectare site at Sippy Downs was selected for the new university. A former cane farm, the site was chosen because it lay at the geographical heart of the Sunshine Coast and its shires, and was accessible from the Bruce Highway and other major transport routes.


On 1 July 1994, Queensland Parliament passed The Sunshine Coast University College Act,[2] creating Queensland’s seventh public university.


The first sod was turned on site on 4 September 1994 with construction commencing soon after. Stage 1 was completed well before the University’s first day of business—26 February 1996, when 524 students were welcomed to the campus.


USC faculties

The University of the Sunshine Coast has three faculties offering a range of undergraduate, honours and inter-faculty degree programs, as well as postgraduate coursework programs and higher degrees by research.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences <www.usc.edu.au/artsandsocsci>

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences programs offer you opportunities to pursue studies across a diverse range of subject areas. Some programs have a very clear professional focus, providing skills and knowledge relevant to industries such as design, multimedia, public relations, heritage tourism, and journalism, while others allow more focus on traditional academic areas such as history, sociology, political science and languages.


Faculty of Business <www.usc.edu.au/business>

Faculty of Business programs give you the opportunity to develop the skills you need for a successful career in business. The Faculty offers programs in the areas of accounting, financial planning, human resource management, information and communications technology, information systems, international business, management, marketing, and tourism. It also offers a Master of Business Administration, Master of Management and a Master of Professional Accounting.


Faculty of Science, Health and Education <www.usc.edu.au/science>

Faculty of Science, Health and Education programs give you the skills necessary to work in a wide variety of scientific industries, education and business areas. Programs are designed to provide you with relevant skills for the job market; draw upon the expertise of outside experts, both national and international; and provide high-quality practical experience in the laboratory, on field trips or in the workplace.


USC International

USC International staff are the point of contact for international students before and after they arrive at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Staff are friendly, helpful and experienced, and are happy to provide answers to all your questions about studying at USC.


Tel: +61 7 5430 2843


Fax: +61 7 5430 2836


Email: <international@usc.edu.au>


Web: <www.usc.edu.au/international>


References

  1. ^ Establishment of the University of the Sunshine Coast
  2. ^ Sunshine Coast University College Act 1994

External links

  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • USC International>
  • USC Student Guild

Coordinates: 26°43′01″S 153°03′44″E / -26.71694, 153.06222 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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University of the Sunshine Coast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (169 words)
Established in 1996, the University of the Sunshine Coast is a very small public university (by Australian standards), having around 5,000 students and 700 staff.
It was created by the Australian federal government to serve the growing population of the Sunshine Coast region, north of Brisbane, in Queensland.
Postgraduate students are represented by the USC Postgraduate Student Representative Association, a member of the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations.
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