USC is independently ranked by students as one of Australia’s best universities for teaching quality and overall student experience.
Our students enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and flexible study options across more than 120 programs, at a network of teaching locations between Moreton Bay and the Fraser Coast. Since 1996, we have supported almost 30,000 graduates achieve their educational and career goals.
All our programs include practical training or internships, and focus on core skills students need to succeed in the future workplace, which is one of the reasons we are considered one of the best universities in Australia for employer satisfaction with graduates.
Our learning facilities are some of the most advanced in Australia. Students learn in simulated nursing and paramedic labs, a high-performance sport and training precinct, advanced engineering areas for building and making designs, and a state-of-the-art CAVE2™ 3D visualisation studio.
USC research brings some of the brightest minds from around the world to live and work in our communities. From finding solutions to environmental challenges, to regional health and mental health care, USC works to solve problems that directly impact our regions.
Our international reputation for research is growing every year, too, with 26 research fields rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental sciences, nursing, medical and mental health sciences, biological sciences, engineering, technology, psychology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, human studies and communication.
We are committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world. Each year, we contribute more than half a billion dollars to our local economies, and our network of study locations lets us tailor USC’s programs and research to deliver local campus experiences that build capacity and drive growth across South-East Queensland’s coastal corridor.