2010 USQ UNDERGRADUATE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

2010 USQ UNDERGRADUATE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

2010 USQ UNDERGRADUATE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

2010 USQ UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE fulfilling lives

2010 USQ UNDERGRADUATE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

Whether you have already made the decision to study in Australia, or whether you are still thinking about what you would like to do, we can help. We realise that studying overseas is a big commitment, but we don’t shy away from commitment. We care about the relationships we have with our students and will support you before and after the decision to commence study – we don’t just lecture, we listen. Our students come from over 100 countries, and are at different stages of life – which means that they need different things from their university. This is why we remain flexible to their needs, whatever they may be. If you decide to join us, you can study at one of our three campuses, by distance education or through a USQ Education Partner. Choose the study mode that suits you. We realise that situations change, so even if you move to the other side of the world, you can still be a USQ student and complete your qualifications. Similarly, if your family or work situation changes, you might decide to lighten your study load or increase to full-time study. It is entirely up to you. Many of our programs are offered by distance education over three semesters, which means there is the opportunity to fast-track your degree by taking on additional subjects over the Australian summer. Even if you are studying on-campus in Australia and decide to go home during summer semester, you can still study some courses by distance education if you choose to. You are in charge of your learning.

This brochure is designed to answer some of your immediate questions; however, if you have further questions let us know. Email us at international@usq.edu.au or call us on +61 7 4631 5543 and we’ll provide the answers to all your questions. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international USQ…FULFILLING LIVES USQ Campus – Toowoomba 2•3 USQ Campus – Springfield 4•5 USQ Campus – Fraser Coast 6•7 Comparisons– • Cost of living • Accommodation 8•9 Accommodation– • on–campus • private 10•11 Your USQ support network 12•13 USQ Sydney Education Centre 14 Distance education 15 Quick reference for programs 16–21 English language & pathways programs 22•23 Business, Commerce & Law programs 24–29 Creative Arts programs 30•31 Education programs 32–37 Engineering & Spatial Science programs 38–45 Health programs 46–49 Humanities & Communication programs 50–58 Information Technology programs 59–63 Sciences programs 64–69 Entry requirements by country 70–72 Before applying to study– • IELTS • Past study credit • Scholarships 73 Information for on-campus students– • Student visa •  Studying 74 How to apply 75 Refunds 76 Important dates 77 Application form 79•80

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USQ … FULFILLING LIVES INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 1 Why study with USQ? You can study wherever you like Studying with USQ means flexibility. You can choose to study on-campus, by distance education, off-shore through a USQ Education Partner, or a custom-built combination of all these options. If your circumstances change, we will support you. If you’re studying on-campus and need to return home, you can complete your studies by distance education or through one of our Education Partners. If you want to take up a career opportunity that comes your way, you can complete your degree by distance education part-time.

You will be much more than a number to us At USQ, we get to know our students. We not only challenge you to achieve your goals, we work with you to get you there. We will individually assess your academic documents to see if you are able to receive credit for any of your previous studies. As an on-campus student, you will be part of a University with an enviable international reputation, enjoying the benefits of small class sizes and gaining easy access your lecturers. As a distance education student, you will enjoy the benefits of studying with a University that has many years experience providing education to students from all over the world. You will learn from experienced and highly qualified academics USQ lecturers are recognised throughout the world for their excellence in teaching. Many members of the teaching staff have received multiple awards in their field, and have written textbooks that have been adopted by USQ and other universities as set course texts. Your employment prospects will be enhanced USQ graduates are highly sought after in the national and international workforces. USQ is consistently voted in the top 10 for graduate outcomes amongst Australian universities. USQ degree programs are career oriented and practical, with hands-on learning and are internationally recognised, meeting the accreditation requirements for a number of professional associations.

Your network will be multinational and vast As a USQ student, you become part of a very extended family. Currently there are approximately 25,000 USQ students completing their studies throughout Australia and the world. Over 80 nationalities are represented across our three Australian campuses. You’ll be studying in a safe, friendly, low cost environment USQ on-campus students experience a safe and friendly multicultural environment. With modern facilities and a relatively low cost of living compared to major cities, USQ is an affordable option without compromising on a quality education. An economical range of quality accommodation providers are within walking distance of campus.

You will be studying with an award-winning University Recognition from independent bodies includes: 2007  Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning 2007  Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2006  Carrick Awards for Excellence in Australian University Teaching 2005  Distance Education Training Council Accreditation 2004  Commonwealth of Learning Award of Excellence for Institutional Achievement 2000– 2001 Joint winner of the Good Universities Guide ‘Australian University of the Year’ for developing Australia’s e-University 1999  Voted the ‘World’s Best Dual Mode University’ by the International Council of Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Where is USQ?

The University has three main campuses in Queensland. The campuses are located in the attractive, regional city of Toowoomba, 1½ hours drive from Brisbane’s CBD; Springfield, an expanding and master-planned community in Brisbane’s south-western corridor within easy access of the Gold Coast and only a ½ hour drive from Brisbane’s CBD; and the beachside location of Fraser Coast, 3½ hours drive from Brisbane’s CBD.

2010 USQ UNDERGRADUATE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

USQ Toowoomba UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 2 With a population of over 100,000, Toowoomba is one of Australia’s largest inland cities. The city of Toowoomba sits on the crest of the Great Dividing Range, around 700 metres above sea level. Toowoomba has twice been voted Australia’s best city to live in and is renowned for its beauty and breathtaking views. The city has a low cost of living, pleasant surroundings, clean air and a safe, welcoming atmosphere. Sporting facilities, shopping centres, art galleries, museums, cinemas, and a fine range of restaurants, cafés and clubs ensure that Toowoomba has something to offer everyone. USQ enjoys close links with the local community, and special friendship programs have been organised to assist students to participate in the many social activities Toowoomba has to offer. Toowoomba and USQ offer students all the benefits of a city environment, while providing an opportunity to experience inland Australia.

For further information about living in Toowoomba, please visit the following web site: www.usq.edu.au/toowoomba USQ ON – C A M P U S USQ Toowoomba makes a great study destination, based on its weather, friendly community and teaching style. If you are looking for a quality university at a reasonable price, apply to USQ, you won’t regret it. The academic staff treat each student as an individual with individual needs. I also got a lot of help when I first arrived, including airport collection and finding great accommodation within walking distance of campus. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Saudi Arabia Jassim Alharoon

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USQ TOOWOOMBA INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 3 Toowoomba campus facilities • Technologically advanced lecture theatres • 24 hour computer laboratories You can also connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN) if you have a portable computer or PDA fitted with a wireless network interface card. • Library • Multimedia studios Our up-to-date, high technology television studio gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand experience both in front of and behind a camera. • General services Your day-to-day needs are provided for with on-campus banking facilities, bookshop, post office, refectory, café and club, hairdresser, counselling services and access to a medical centre within walking distance to the campus. • Sporting facilities If you are sports-minded, numerous sporting fields and the Clive Berghoffer Recreation Centre provides for your various fitness pursuits and caters for sporting teams.

• World class, ‘top 25’ Japanese garden on–campus. Facts CLimate Summer 27˚C/80˚F Winter 13˚C/ 56˚F Travel Distances by car Toowoomba to:  Brisbane CBD 1½ hours Gold Coast 2 hours Sunshine Coast 2 hours USQ ON – C A M P U S

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USQ SPRINGFIELD UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 4 The Springfield campus provides a unique educational experience, combining the latest in study options with impressive facilities supported by a student-focused approach to learning. Students enjoy direct interaction with lecturers and tutors, easy access to staff and facilities within a strong community atmosphere. USQ understands the challenges of university life and the campus has a wealth of services and facilities available to provide you with support during your studies. The precinct houses other education providers, such as a primary to secondary college, an English language provider and a vocational training facility. Modern accommodation and amenities are located on site, with the Orion Springfield Town Centre, shopping and entertainment precinct only a few minutes walk away. Springfield is the ideal living location for students seeking the friendliness of a smaller community and the lifestyle available in a metropolitan city. The Campus theme is ‘Community Centred – Career Focused’. USQ Springfield provides a supportive environment dedicated to learning. For further information about living in Springfield, please visit the following web site: www.usq.edu.au/springfield/life USQ ON – C A M P U S The greatest benefit of studying at USQ is an internationally accepted degree, which will make my life easier when finding jobs in different parts of the world. USQ has several offices around the world and also offer fast tracking throughout the summer. My personal opinion about USQ is that it is a good university, with good lecturers who keep your studies exciting and interesting. They do really seem to care about the individual and not just the whole group. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany Andreas Eder

2010 USQ UNDERGRADUATE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

USQ SPRINGFIELD INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 5 Springfield campus facilities • State-of-the-art auditorium • 24 hour computer laboratories At USQ Springfield, you will have access to the very latest in program-specific specialist facilities. • Wireless connectivity Allows you to access the Internet on-campus anywhere, anytime. • Library • General services Students’ day-to-day needs are provided for with café and convenience store facilities located within Education City. Both personal and career counselling services are provided by the University, as well as academic learning support. • Sporting facilities are located within and near to Education City, including a gymnasium that provides various fitness pursuits, outdoor volleyball courts, and mini-oval. Sporting equipment is also available for loan on-campus. • Campus grounds You have direct access to 24 hectare parklands and the Orion Springfield Town Centre shopping precinct which is a short walk away. • Transport A bus stop is located immediately adjacent to the USQ building. The bus service integrates with trains arriving at the Goodna and Redbank train stations every day of the week.

• Phoenix Radio A local online radio station serving the Greater Ipswich region 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located on-campus, the facilities are being used to provide training for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Media and for people from the local community. For further information visit the following web site: www.usq.edu.au/phoenixradio • Security Security is managed by Education City and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Facts CLimate Summer 27˚C/80˚F Winter 13˚C/ 56˚F Travel Distances by car Springfield to:  Brisbane CBD ½ hour Gold Coast 1 hour Sunshine Coast 2 hours U S Q ON–CAM P U S

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USQ FRASER COAST UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 6 The USQ Fraser Coast campus is located at Hervey Bay, a half- hour flight or three and a half hours drive north of Brisbane. ‘The Bay’ is a great location for international students, with a superb climate, calm waters, pristine beaches and relaxed lifestyle. The magnificent marine environment is perfect for diving, snorkelling and swimming. Bordered by 40 kilometres of beautiful, calm beaches, the Fraser Coast region has a population of approximately 95,000. Hervey Bay’s population of 52,000 is increasing rapidly as people continually move to the region.

Just off-shore lies the World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, which is the largest sand island in the world. A unique natural environment, Fraser Island has unspoiled beaches, rainforests and fresh water lakes – all attractions for eco-tourists from around the globe. Hervey Bay has become known as the whale-watching capital of the world. Humpback whales and their calves rest and play in the Bays sheltered waters between August and November. Hervey Bay’s esplanade is lined with a range of street cafés, fine dining restaurants and clubs. You can enjoy barbecues on the impressive foreshore or hire bicycles, jet skis and canoes, while swimming in the safe protected waters of the Bay.

For further information about living in Hervey Bay please visit the following web site: www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au USQ ON – C A M P U S I decided to choose the USQ Fraser Coast campus as my study abroad destination because I thought it would be nice to be situated on the eastern coast of Australia. The Fraser Coast campus is pretty small, which makes it easy to meet people. I was seen as a person – not just another student number. USQ is a great university with great staff and good learning support. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany Svenja Völkert

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USQ FRASER COAST Facts CLimate Summer 29˚C/84˚F Winter 22˚C/ 72˚F Travel Distances by Air Fraser Coast Airport has direct daily flights to Brisbane and takes approx. 45 mins by air. Travel Distances by car Hervey Bay to:  Brisbane CBD 3½ hours Gold Coast 4 hours Sunshine Coast 2 hours Cairns 18 hours INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 7 Fraser Coast campus facilities • Technologically advanced lecture theatres •  24 hour computer laboratories You can also connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN) if you have a portable computer or PDA fitted with a wireless network interface card.

• Library Fraser Coast has a joint-use library with the Fraser Coast Regional Council. • General services Your day-to-day needs are provided for with bookshop, award winning café and counselling services provided by the University. • Campus Grounds With the addition of C Block, the Fraser Coast campus facilities also include additional classrooms, conference rooms and student hub centre. • Sporting facilities The Fraser Coast Campus is affiliated with the Police Citizens and Youth Club (PCYC), located on the adjoining site to the campus. Other clubs in the region also offer discounts and benefits to USQ students.

• The campus is in the central business district, and is about a five-minute walk from some of the local shopping centres and restaurants. USQ ON– C A M P U S

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On-campus cost of living UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 8 On–campus accommodation (weekly) Toowoomba Springfield Fraser Coast Provider Steele Rudd College AUD213 – AUD219 per week Meals included Student Village AUD126 – AUD189 per week Meals not included Not applicable Concannon College AUD232 per week Meals included McGregor College AUD232 – AUD240 per week Meals included Off–campus accommodation (weekly)^# Toowoomba Springfield Fraser Coast Rent AUD75 – AUD140 AUD75 – AUD160 AUD55 – AUD150 Food^ AUD60 – AUD90 AUD60 – AUD90 AUD60 – AUD90 Electricity/Gas^ AUD7 – AUD9 AUD7 – AUD9 AUD7 – AUD9 Transport AUD25 AUD25 AUD25 Clothing and Toiletries AUD25 AUD25 AUD25 Entertainment AUD25 – AUD40 AUD25 – AUD45 AUD25 – AUD40 Phone Calls/Postage AUD25 AUD25 AUD25 Other Expenses AUD15 AUD10 AUD10 TOTAL AUD257 – AUD369 AUD252 – AUD389 AUD232 – AUD374 Off–campus establishment expenses^# Toowoomba Springfield Fraser Coast Bond/Security deposit (4 weeks rent) AUD300 – AUD560 AUD300 – AUD640 AUD220 – AUD600 Two weeks rent in advance AUD150 – AUD280 AUD150 – AUD320 AUD110 – AUD300 Electricity connection AUD80 AUD80 AUD40 – 80 Telephone connection AUD60 – AUD210 AUD60 – AUD210 AUD60 – AUD210 Gas connection AUD100 AUD100 AUD100 TOTAL AUD690 – AUD1,230 AUD690 – AUD1,350 AUD530 – AUD1,290 Guide to total ANNUAL expenditure on-campus *# Toowoomba Springfield Fraser Coast Tuition Fees AUD15,600 – AUD21,760 AUD15,600 – AUD21,760 AUD15,600 – AUD21,760 Living Expenses AUD10,280 – AUD14,760 AUD10,800 – AUD15,760 AUD9,480 – AUD15,160 Medical Insurance OSHC (12 months) AUD390 AUD390 AUD390 Textbooks AUD800 – AUD1,600 AUD800 – AUD1,600 AUD800 – AUD1,600 TOTAL AUD27,070 – AUD38,510 AUD27,590 – AUD39,510 AUD26,270 – AUD38,910 Note:  these tables are based on 2009 costs (with the exception of 2010 tuition fees) and serve as a guide only. They are subject to change.

^ Not applicable to Homestay. # Based on shared accommodation. * Cost is based on 2 semesters of study + 2 weeks orientation = 40 weeks. USQ ON – C A M P U S I choose to live at McGregor Residential College, because of the close proximity to campus, the community life, and the social events. I also enjoyed the convenience of having cleaning and cooking services provided and the easily accessible laundry facilities. I would advise new students if you are looking for community life and convenient living, then Residential Colleges is the perfect place for you. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Vietnam Quynh Duong

Accommodation Comparison INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 9 Onsite manager Own room Security patrols Parking available Room cleaning Telephone access Fully furnished Meals provided Walk to uni Cycle to uni Walk to bus stop Swimming pool Internet access Wheel–chair access Bond required (refundable) Note: prices are current at the date of printing and are subject to change Facilities offered Cost USQ Toowoomba On-Campus Residential Colleges 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD213 – AUD240 per week Private Shared Accommodation Student Village 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD70 – AUD120 per week Toowoomba Uni Accommodation 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD120 per week Crest Realty Real Estate 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD90 – AUD120 per week Donna Court Apartments 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD95 – AUD125 per week Boarding Darling Heights Lodge 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD75 – AUD130 per week Homestay Living with a family 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD180 per week USQ Springfield On-Campus Student Village 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD120 – AUD150 per week Private Shared Accommodation Private Rental 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD50 – AUD150 per week Homestay Living with a family 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD180 per week USQ Fraser Coast Private Shared Accommodation Rental properties 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD55* – AUD150 per week Homestay Living with a family 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD180 per week * Based on twin share accommodation.

ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 10 USQ ON – C A M P U S TOOWOOMBA USQ has three Residential Colleges offering you an opportunity to meet other students, make lifelong friendships, succeed academically, have an enjoyable and varied social life and participate fully in university and college life. Pastoral care and assistance is provided by the residential collegiate team, which comprises of both postgraduate and undergraduate students. There is a free academic mentoring and tutorial program in place to assist you if you choose to stay at the Residential Colleges. Rooms have telephones and are fully furnished with a choice of private and shared bathroom facilities. Rooms are cleaned and fresh linen is supplied weekly. As a resident of the Colleges, you will have access to broadband Internet connection; however, if you don’t have your own computer, you can access the University’s 24 hour computer laboratories. Recreational facilities in common rooms include pool tables, table tennis tables, televisions and DVD players. The University indoor recreation centre, gymnasium, tennis courts, rugby league, Australian rules football and soccer fields are all adjacent to the Colleges.

Accommodation fees include meals, utilities, bedroom cleaning, linen, Internet allowance, formal dinners, tuition, mentoring and academic support. Residential Colleges now offers online applications. Please visit their web site and click on the links to apply online. This process will issue an application number and password, which allows you to see how your application is progressing at any given time. Toowoomba Contact USQ Residential Colleges Phone +61 7 4631 2650 Email  accommodation.officer@ usq.edu.au Web  www.usq.edu.au/ accommodation USQ ON – C A M P U S springfield Student Accommodation within Education City is the most modern on-campus accommodation in Australia. The accommodation is surrounded by beautiful natural bush land, providing a number of recreation and eating facilities, shops and BBQ areas. Apartments range from two to seven bedrooms, with advanced security and surveillance systems, air conditioning, cooking and laundry facilities, parking facilities, and broadband wireless Internet connection.

There are also Residential Advisors on-campus to maintain an environment that provides care, support and enrichment for residents in academic, cultural, personal, social and recreational matters. Throughout each semester, there is a range of social activities offered to residents, such as movie/ten pin bowling nights. Springfield Contact STUDENT VILLAGE Phone +61 7 3470 3000 Email  educationcity@colliers.com Web  www.educationcity.com.au/ residential or www.colliersstudent services.com.au

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 11 Contacts USQ O N – C A M P U S The quality of accommodation available to you as a USQ student is among the best in Australia. Private accommodation is available in Toowoomba, Springfield and Hervey Bay. A percentage of this accommodation has been developed to cater specifically for the needs of our students, and is located within walking distance of the University campuses. Homestay Homestay is available for students undertaking English language studies (Study Tours, ELICOS, and UNIPREP). Homestay is where you can live with a family as a paying guest. Homestay accommodation can be a rewarding experience and is ideal if you prefer to live in a home environment. You will have the opportunity to be part of the daily life of a family living in Australia and learn about Australian traditions.

Rent is paid two weeks in advance and costs approximately AUD180 per week. Homestay arrangements may include a number of meals, special meal requirements, Internet access, laundry and transport. The Accommodation Officer can help you to arrange a suitable homestay. For more information, refer to the Homestay International section of our web site: www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices Units and Houses Types of accommodation include: fully furnished town houses, and fully furnished share houses. Sharing units or houses with other students can be a great way to meet new people, have an independent lifestyle and experience other cultures. Private Housing Advisory Service This is a service that helps you to find suitable accommodation. All available accommodation is listed on a database kept at Student Services.

The Housing Advisory Service provides advice: • regarding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant/ leaser • on budgeting and other accommodation issues. For more information, please refer to the accommodation section of our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices USQ Toowoomba Phone +61 7 4631 2210 Email stsv@usq.edu.au Web www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices/accommodation USQ Springfield Phone + 61 7 3470 4400 Email  studentservicesspringfield @usq.edu.au Web www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices/accommodation USQ Fraser Coast Phone +61 7 4120 6129 Email  fcaccommodation@usq. edu.au Web www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices/accommodation Private shared accommodation Student Village Phone + 61 7 4690 0000 Email: office@studentvillage.com.au Web www.studentvillage.com.au Toowoomba Uni Accommodation Phone +61 7 4614 0000 Email  contact@toowoomba-uni- accom.com.au Web www.toowoomba-uni- accom.com.au Crest Realty Real Estate Phone +61 7 4694 1222 Email info@crestrealty.com.au Web www.crestrealty.com.au DonNa Court Apartments Phone +61 7 4630 9331 Mobile +61 412 013 586 Email flavio@foddersolutions.org

YOUR USQ SUPPORT NETWORK UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 12 You have many staff and resources available if you ever need help. If you find you are facing problems of any kind, do not keep it to yourself. Our highly trained staff are always happy to help you. Most people need help at some stage in their life, and it’s a big step moving to a new country and a new culture, so don’t feel bad about asking for some assistance or advice. Take advantage of the support facilities available so that your study experience at USQ is the best you can have.

FREE Airport Reception and Transfer USQ wishes to make your arrival in Australia and transfer to your choice of campus as smooth as possible. To help us ensure someone is waiting for you at the airport, we encourage you to complete the online Airport Reception and Transfer Request at least three days prior to your arrival time. This is located at: www.usq.edu.au/international/ support/airport For further information, please refer to the study options and support section of the our web site: www.usq.edu.au/ international or contact us via email: arrivals@usq.edu.au Passport and visa extension If you are coming to USQ Australia to study, you must apply for a Student Visa. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) assess all visa applications. International support staff are available to assist you to renew your visa.

Further information is available in the International students section of the USQ web site at: www.usq. edu.au/studentservices Academic Learning Support Academic Learning Support staff can assist you with communication skills, pre-requisite mathematics and study strategies. You can access one-to-one assistance from The Learning Centre, access online materials via ALSOnline or participate in workshops or in specially designed course-based support programs in a range of different courses. Learning Enhancement The Learning Enhancement program assists you with study strategies and skills. Group or individual assistance is provided in: • individual learning issues • workshops in essential study skills and lifestyle • peer counselling. Further information is available at: www.usq.edu.au/learningcentre International events Participating in international events can help you to settle into the campus, and life in Australia.

YOUR USQ SUPPORT NETWORK INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 13 National day celebrations National days of various countries are celebrated on the Toowoomba campus annually with a formal flag-raising ceremony. Such occasions are supported by other members of the campus community, and provide a symbolic reminder of the multicultural diversity and richness of the University’s student body. Further information is available at: www.usq.edu.au/ multicultural Spiritual support USQ strives to provide you with spiritual support appropriate to your needs. The following religions are represented on the Toowoomba campus: Anglican, Catholic, Church of Latter Day Saints, Islam, Presbyterian, Students for Christ, and the Uniting Church. The Chaplains of the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service on Springfield campus can assist you to contact the local spiritual community of your choice. USQ’s spiritual services include: • on-campus Chaplaincy in Springfield and Toowoomba • other religious support, such as Chaplains or representatives from a range of religious organisations and groups • on-campus Islamic Centre, in Toowoomba, which includes a prayer area and separate ablution areas.

Further information is available in the Religion section of our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/ multicultural Multicultural network This network is made up of people from a range of cultural backgrounds that can help with issues you may face while studying on-campus. Further information is available at: www.usq.edu.au/multicultural Academic and personal counselling Counselling staff are committed to offering confidential services for a variety of personal and academic concerns. The counselling services are available without charge to currently enrolled students and their family members. All counselling staff are registered Psychologists with the Queensland Board of Psychology, or Social Workers accredited with the Australian Association of Social Workers. For further information please refer to the Counselling section of our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices Health service USQ Toowoomba Health Service is a confidential, accessible and affordable health service. It is available to all USQ students, and in some cases dependent children. Services are available to all students, regardless of financial constraints, gender, race or language. We are sensitive to the needs and expectations of students from other countries and non-English speaking backgrounds.

Further information is available in the Health and Medical section of our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices Welfare advice If you experience a need for financial support, staff at USQ will provide you with assistance for financial emergencies, including survival loans, budgeting and shopping tips and consumer information. Further information is available in the Loans section of our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices Disability If you have a disability, specialist staff are available to provide support and services that ensures you have an equal opportunity to access and participate in university life, and to succeed to your full potential in your studies. It is recommended that prospective students with verifiable disabilities contact the Disability Resources section prior to arrival to ensure available services are appropriate to your needs.

For further information, refer to the Disability resources section of our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices 24 hour security All USQ campuses have a 24 hour security service. The USQ Toowoomba campus has a free security bus available (Monday to Thursday, 7pm until 9pm) if you live close to the University and you are studying late during semester in the library or elsewhere on- campus. Springfield campus also has a security service provided by Education City. Security officers are also available to provide a walking escort around the campus, or to provide assistance in case of emergency.

Support for your whole family Dependents If you have dependents travelling with you to Australia, you need to ensure that they are covered by your visa application. School aged dependents must be enrolled with an educational institution during their stay in Australia. You are encouraged to contact Education Queensland to ascertain education costs and enrolment requirements. Further information is available on the Education Queensland International web site at: www.eqi.com.au/programs/ dependant-student.html A range of public and private schools are located close to the University.

Further details are available at the International office. USQ ON – C A M P U S The International Student Services staff go out of their way to make international students feel at home. The mentoring programs, social trips and gatherings have provided a chance to network with on-campus students from across the world. The trip to Tangalooma Dolphin Resort was out of this world. USQ provides an opportunity to grow as a person, as well as playing an important role towards building a career. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Pakistan Tariq Khatri

USQ sydney Education centre UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 14 The University of Southern Queensland, in partnership with Canterbury Institute of Technology, offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs which are in high demand in the local and international job markets. USQ Sydney Education Centre (SEC) has many years of experience servicing international students just like you. Located near the heart of Sydney’s CBD, you will be within walking distance to the city’s main transport, education, sports, government and tourist facilities. Studying in Sydney Studying in Sydney is an exciting experience because of its wide array of popular tourist attractions. USQ SEC is centrally located, so you will be close to many popular tourist destinations, like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. If you enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and love outdoor living, Sydney is just the place for you. Featuring one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, namely Bondi Beach, Sydney also has great street cafés, exotic restaurants, museums, art galleries, theatres, clubs and pubs, not to mention the many shopping malls all over the city. Sydney Australia is a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of activities, entertainment and food to interest students from all walks of life. USQ Sydney Education Centre facilities USQ SEC has teaching and administration facilities in two buildings: one in Bellevue Street and the other in Mary Street, Surry Hills.

For details about USQ SEC: www.usqsydney.nsw.edu.au • General Services USQ SEC provides you with a wide range of academic and welfare support services. If you are a new student, you are encouraged to attend the orientation program. USQ SEC also has a full- time psychologist offering confidential counselling services. • Library USQ SEC has an in-house Resources Centre where you have access to a range of textbooks to help you with your studies. You can also access the USQ Online library to view electronic books and online journal databases.

As a USQ SEC student, you can also access the University of New South Wales library in Sydney. • Computer Laboratories USQ SEC has a number of modern computing labs. Labs are open for students: 8.30am–6.00pm Mon–Thurs 8.30am–5.30pm Fri 9.30am–4.30pm Sat. USQ values individual ideas as well as promotes teamwork and innovative thinking. I have learnt about many areas of Business and Accounting and I have also learnt a lot about other people and cultures. USQ Sydney has excellent teaching staff that is keen to help out with any problem. After spending a year at USQ, it will be hard to leave this lovely place. If you are planning to come here you won’t regret it! Chan Su » program: Master of Professional Accounting USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN China

DISTANCE EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 15 How does it work? At USQ, you can study directly with USQ or use a USQ Education Partner, if one operates in your country. When you study by distance education, you will receive study materials that may include: • Student Toolkit • study materials for each course of your degree • Introductory Book – outlines course, assessment, lecturer contact and other details • Study Book – detailing what to study • selected readings – all compulsory readings for the course • access to USQConnect • email and Internet account • access to USQ library and its online collections • access to learning circles and other support services.

Assessment is normally in the form of assignments and exams. You can mail your assessments to USQ and sit for your exams in an exam centre close to your home. The majority of the courses have access to online or Internet materials and activities. USQ has been at the forefront of distance education in Australia for over 25 years. With around 20,000 students choosing to study by distance education at USQ each year, we are experienced in providing excellent support to our off-campus students, regardless of where they are studying.

We work with students from around Australia and all over the world: from the highlands in Papua New Guinea, the isolation of Antarctica and across Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Benefits of studying by distance education Some of the great things about distance education study include: • the ability to gain the same degree, with the same lecturers, as on-campus students • the opportunity to study regardless of location • the opportunity to continue meeting other life commitments, such as work, family or travel • the ability to vary the number of courses you take each semester to further suit your lifestyle and circumstances • the ability to choose to study part of your degree by distance and part on-campus if your situation changes • the ability to communicate with staff that can help you design a study program that suits you • the satisfaction of knowing that our courses are internationally accredited, signifying that you are studying with one of the best in the world • the knowledge that you are learning from a university that has received multiple awards for its online and distance education services and programs.

What is distance education like? As a distance education student, the curriculum, textbooks, and methods of assessment are the same as those received by on- campus students in Australia. The main difference between studying by distance or on- campus is that most contact with teaching staff will be written or electronic, rather than face-to- face. As a distance student, you are not required to attend lectures at set times and you do not miss lectures because of unexpected commitments to your job or family. Within reason, you can study at your own pace.

Studying through a USQ Education Partner or USQ Education Support Office USQ has an established global network of education partners and support offices in selected countries to provide services and tutorials to support your studies. In some cases, these offices are linked to a local university or college which makes its facilities available to USQ students. Services from a USQ Education Partner may include: • enquiry and course advice • assistance with enrolment and variation to your enrolment • financial – receipt of fees • tutorial and study groups • distribution, exchange and replacement of study materials • ordering and distribution of textbooks • access to library facilities • assignment despatch • coordination of exam centres • live video conferences (broad screen and desktop) enabling you and your lecturers to see each other and hold discussions. Video conferencing is only available in certain countries.

A list of USQ’s Education Partners and Support Offices can be found at: www.usq.edu.au/international/ representatives Studying with USQ direct If you live in a country that does not have an education partner, the University provides a high level of individual support and assistance. Our Student Management Division provides personalised support, and contacting lecturers is as easy as picking up the telephone, sending an email or participating in online discussions. Learning circles can be arranged where there is a group of distance education students in the same area studying the same courses as you are. These are informal sessions where students can get together and discuss ideas and assignments, share study tips and help each other prepare for exams. Courses that offer Residential Schools give you the opportunity to gather with other students on-campus in Toowoomba. They provide an opportunity to talk with lecturers and other students and access all campus facilities. Attendance is often non-compulsory, depending on your area of study, and there is no fee to attend. You will need to pay for your personal travel, meals and accommodation costs.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 16 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS QUICK REFERENCE ^ based on 8 units per year ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND PATHWAYS ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM CODE STUDY MODE START DATE ESTIMATED FEE PER UNIT APPROXIMATE ANNUAL FEES TIME PAGE ELICOS IEPR oc T Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct $1650 $3300 10 weeks 22 PATHWAY PROGRAMS PROGRAM CODE STUDY MODE START DATE ESTIMATED FEE PER UNIT APPROXIMATE ANNUAL FEES UNITS PAGE UNIPREP UNIP oc T Mar, Jul, Nov $1520 $6080 4 23 BUSINESS, COMMERCE and LAW faculty of business BUSINESS Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Diploma of Business Administration DPBA oc T S Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 8 25 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 8 25 Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business BASB oc S Mar $2050 $16400 32 26 d Mar $1700 $13600 32 26 Bachelor of Business Administration BBAD oc T S Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 24 26 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 24 26 Bachelor of Business Administrative Management • Human Resource Management • Management and Leadership • Marketing • Supply Chain Management • BBUS oc T Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 24 27 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 24 27 Human Resource Management • Management and Leadership • Marketing • Tourism Management • BBUS oc S Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 24 27 Marketing • BBUS oc FC Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 24 27 Tourism Management • BBUS d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 24 27 Commerce PROGRAM CODE STUDY MODE START DATE ESTIMATED FEE PER UNIT APPROXIMATE ANNUAL FEES^ UNITS PAGE Bachelor of Commerce Accounting • Business Law • Finance • General Commerce • Sustainable Business • Sustainable Economics and Policy • BCOM oc T Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 24 28 Accounting • General Commerce • BCOM oc S Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 24 28 Accounting • Business Law • General Commerce • BCOM oc FC Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 24 28 Accounting • Business Law • Finance • General Commerce • Sustainable Business • Sustainable Economics and Policy • BCOM d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 24 28 law PROGRAM CODE STUDY MODE START DATE ESTIMATED FEE PER UNIT APPROXIMATE ANNUAL FEES^ UNITS PAGE Bachelor of Laws BLAW oc T S Mar, Jul $2050 $16400 32 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 32 29

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 17 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast QUICK REFERENCE ^ based on 8 units per year CREATIVE ARTS faculty of arts Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Bachelor of Creative Arts Creative Media • Creative Media (Multimedia) • Music • Theatre • Visual Arts • BCRA oc T Mar $1950 $15600 24 30 Music • Theatre • Visual Arts • BCRA d Mar $1650 $13200 24 30 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) Music • Theatre • Visual Arts • BCAH ol Mar $1650 $13200 8 30 EDUCATION faculty of EDUCATION Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Bachelor of Early Childhood BECH oc T S Mar, Jul $1980 $15840 24 33 ol Mar, Jul, Nov $1680 $13440 24 33 Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Education • Primary Education • Special Education • BEDU oc T S FC Mar, Jul, Nov $1980 $15840 32 34 Secondary Education • BEDU oc T FC Mar, Jul, Nov $1980 $15840 32 34 Early Childhood Education • Primary Education • Secondary Education • Special Education • Technical and Vocational Education • BEDU ol Mar, Jul, Nov $1680 $13440 32 34 Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training BVET ol Mar, Jul, Nov $1680 $13440 24 36 ENGINEERING AND SPATIAL SCIENCE faculty of engineering & surveying ENGINEERING Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Associate Degree in Engineering Civil Engineering • Computer Systems Engineering • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Power Engineering • ADNG oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 16 40 d Mar, Jul $2300 $18400 16 40 Civil Engineering • ADNG oc S Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 16 40 Bachelor of Engineering Technology Civil Engineering • Computer Systems Engineering • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Infrastructure Management • Mechanical Engineering • Power Engineering • BETC oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 24 40 Civil Engineering • Infrastructure Management • BETC oc S Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 24 40 Civil Engineering • Computer Systems Engineering • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Infrastructure Management • Mechanical Engineering • Power Engineering • BETC d Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400 24 40 Bachelor of Engineering Agricultural Engineering • Civil Engineering • Computer Systems Engineering • Electrical and Electronic Engineering • Environmental Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Mechatronic Engineering • Power Engineering • BENG oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 32 42 d Mar, Jul $2300 $18400 32 42 Instrumentation and Control Engineering • BENG d Mar, Jul $2300 $18400 32 42

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 18 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS QUICK REFERENCE ^ based on 8 units per year ENGINEERING AND SPATIAL SCIENCE faculty of engineering & surveying SPATIAL SCIENCE/SURVEYING (continued) Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Associate Degree in Spatial Science Geographic Information Systems • Surveying • ADSS oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 16 44 d Mar, Jul $2300 $18400 16 44 Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology Geographic Information Systems • Surveying • BSST oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 24 44 d Mar, Jul $2300 $18400 24 44 Bachelor of Spatial Science Geographic Information Systems • Surveying • BSPS oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 32 44 d Mar, Jul $2300 $18400 32 44 HEALTH faculty of SCIENCES NURSING Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Bachelor of Nursing BNUR oc T FC Mar, Jul $2270 $18160 24 47 PSYCHOLOGY Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Bachelor of Science (Psychology) BSCI oc T Mar, Jul $2140 $17120 24 48 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $14800 24 48 Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology) BSCH oc T Mar $2140 $17120 8 48 Bachelor Psychology in Business BPSB oc S Mar, Jul, Nov $2140 $17120 24 49 Bachelor Psychology (Honours) BPSH oc S Mar, Jul, Nov $2140 $17120 32 49 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $14800 32 49 HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION faculty of arts Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Diploma of Arts DART oc T Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 8 52 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 8 52 Bachelor of Arts Anthropology • Communication and Media Studies • Creative Media • English Literature • History • Indonesian Language • International Relations • Journalism • Language and Culture • Public Relations • BART oc T Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 24 52 Anthropology • Communication and Media Studies • English Literature • History • Indonesian Language • International Relations • Journalism • Public Relations • BART d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 24 52 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Anthropology • English Literature • History • International Relations • Mass Communication • Theatre • BAHN oc T Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 8 54 ol Mar, Jul $1650 $13200 8 54 English Literature • BAHN d Mar, Jul $1650 $13200 8 54 Bachelor of General Studies BGEN oc T FC Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 24 54 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 24 54

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 19 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast QUICK REFERENCE ^ based on 8 units per year HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION faculty of arts (continued) Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Bachelor of Applied Media Education • Marketing • Tourism Management • BAPM oc S Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 24 55 Bachelor of International Studies Administrative Management • Communication and Media Studies • History • Human Resources Management • Indonesian • Journalism • Management and Leadership • Marketing • Public Relations • Supply Chain Management • BIST oc T Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 24 56 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 24 56 Language and Culture • BIST oc T Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 24 56 Tourism Management • BIST d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 24 56 Bachelor of Mass Communication Communication and Media Studies • Creative Media • Journalism • Public Relations • BMCM oc T Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 24 56 Communication and Media Studies • Journalism • Public Relations • BMCM d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 24 56 Bachelor of Social Science Behavioural Science • Community Engagement and Transformation • Law and Politics • Peace Studies • Sustainable Environments • BSSC oc T Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 24 57 Behavioural Science • Community Engagement and Transformation • Law and Politics • Peace Studies • BSSC d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 24 57 Diploma in Community Welfare and Development DCWD oc FC Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 8 58 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 8 58 Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) BHUS oc S FC Mar, Jul $1950 $15600 24 58 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 $13200 24 58 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING IT Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Associate Degree in Engineering Computer Systems Engineering • ADNG oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 16 60 d Mar, Jul $2300 $18400 16 60 Bachelor of Engineering Technology Computer Systems Engineering • BETC oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 24 60 d Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400 24 60 Bachelor of Engineering Computer Systems Engineering • BENG oc T Mar, Jul $2550 $20400 32 61 d Mar, Jul $2300 $18400 32 61 SCIENCES IT Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Bachelor of Information Technology Applied Computer Science • Information Systems Development • Information Technology Management • Networking and Security • BITC oc T Mar, Jul $2050 $16400 24 62 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1750 $14000 24 62 Bachelor of Science Information Technology • BSCI oc T Mar, Jul $2050 $16400 24 63 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1750 $14000 24 63

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 20 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS QUICK REFERENCE ^ based on 8 units per year SCIENCES faculty of sciences PROGRAM CODE STUDY MODE START DATE ESTIMATED FEE PER UNIT APPROXIMATE ANNUAL FEES^ UNITS PAGE Bachelor of Science Biology • Computing • Human Biology • Human Physiology • Information Technology • Mathematics • Mathematics and Statistics • Psychology • BSCI oc T Mar, Jul $2140 $17120 24 66 Computing • Human Biology • Information Technology • Mathematics • Mathematics and Statistics • Psychology • BSCI d Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $14800 24 66 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Mathematics/Statistics • Biology/Chemistry/Climatology/Physics • Psychology • BSCH oc T Mar, Jul $2140 $17120 8 68 Bachelor of Biomedical Science BBMS oc T FC Mar, Jul $2140 $17120 24 68 Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) BBMH oc T Mar, Jul $2140 $17120 8 69 Bachelor of Technology (Wine) BTWN oc T Mar $2140 $17120 24 69 d Mar $1850 $14800 24 69 COMBINED DEGREES Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business BABU oc T Mar, Jul, Nov $1950 - $2050 $15600 -$16400 32 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 - $1700 $13200 -$13600 32 29 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws BABL oc T Mar, Jul $1950 - $2050 $15600 -$16400 40 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 - $1700 $13200 -$13600 40 29 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science BABS oc T Mar, Jul, Nov $1950 - $2140 $15600 -$17120 32 58 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1650 - $1850 $13200 -$14800 32 58 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology BBBI oc T Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 32 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 - $1750 $13600 - $14000 32 29 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws BBBL oc T S Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 40 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 40 29 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business BCBB oc T S Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 32 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 32 29 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology BCBT oc T Mar, Jul $2050 $16400 32 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 - $1750 $13600 - $14000 32 29 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws BCBL oc T S Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 $16400 40 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 $13600 40 29 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science BCBS oc T Mar, Jul, Nov $2050 – $2140 $16400 - $17120 32 29 d Mar, Jul, Nov $1700 - $1850 $13600 - $14800 32 29

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 21 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast QUICK REFERENCE GLOSSARY Mode of study The manner in which course materials are presented. There are three modes: oc d ol (Web) oc on-campus study Refers to a study mode that requires students to attend regular classes within Australia at a USQ campus including: oc T Toowoomba | oc S Springfield | oc FC Fraser Coast d Distance Education Refers to any study undertaken by students externally outside of Australia or off-campus within Australia. The curriculum text book and methods of assessment are the same as for on-campus students. However, contact with teaching staff is written or electronic rather than face-to-face.

Study materials usually include a mailed package containing an introductory book, study book, selected readings, assignment labels and cover sheets. Students also have access to USQConnect, an email account, online library resources, online learning circles and support services. ol Online study Refers to study via the Internet. Courses in which the instruction, communication among academic staff and students, submission of assignments and feedback is offered mainly through the Internet. Program A combination of units, the successful completion of which, in accordance with the relevant requirements, will fulfil the prescribed elements for a particular award.

For example, to complete the Master of Business Administration, there are 12 units that need to be completed. These 12 units make up the degree’s program of study. Program load per semester oc On-campus A normal full-time program load is 4 units per semester during Semesters 1 and 2. d Distance Most distance students study 2 units per semester. Program load per year oc On-campus  A normal on-campus study program load per year is equal to 8 units per year during Semesters 1 and 2. Students wishing to study additional courses in Semester 3* may apply to do so.

Note: * Not all programs offer courses in Semester 3. Students may wish to fast-track their program by studying extra units during this semester. Unit A measure of the workload for a student. Students must gain a set number of units to complete a program. Most courses are equal to 1 unit. Estimated fee per unit USQ’s fees for international students are reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis. The revised fees apply from February of each year. The unit tuition fee for programs with a duration longer than one year may therefore be subject to an increase dependent on the new revised annual fees following 2010.

The estimated fee per course may also vary, dependent on the student’s pattern of enrolment. For instance, a student may choose to enrol in electives or core courses offered by a different faculty with a different unit price the courses offered by their own faculty. Estimated total program tuition fee To establish the approximate cost of an entire program, you can multiply the fees per course by the total number of units required to complete the program. For details on unit fee per course, please refer to the following web address: www.usq.edu.au/international/fees oc On-campus For example:  Bachelor of Business = Unit cost per course [AUD2050] x Number of units [24] = Total program cost [AUD49200] d Distance For example:  Bachelor of Business = Unit cost per course [AUD1700] x Number of units [24] = Estimated total program tuition cost [AUD40800] Disclaimer All programs and fees listed were correct at time of printing. In the case of any discrepancy please refer to the USQ website: www.usq.edu.au/international/fees which is to be considered the most current version. ^ based on 8 units per year COMBINED DEGREES COMBINED DEGREES (continued) Program Code Study Mode Start Date Estimated Fee Per Unit Approximate Annual Fees^ Units Page Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business BEBB oc T Mar, Jul $2050 - $2550 $16400 - $20400 40 29 d Mar, Jul $1700 - $2300 $13600 - $18400 40 29 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology BEBT oc T Mar, Jul $2050 - $2550 $16400 - $20400 40 63 d Mar, Jul $1750 - $2300 $14000 - $18400 40 63 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science BEBS oc T Mar, Jul $2140 - $2550 $17120 - $20400 40 39 d Mar, Jul $1850 - $2300 $14800 - $18400 40 39

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 22 ENGLISH LANGUAGE and PATHWAYS PROGRAM PATHWAYS ELICOS (Intensive English Program) oc T Code: IEPR CRICOS code 003603D Units to complete 2 per level Duration oc : 10 weeks Start date oc : S1 – January, April oc : S2 – July, October oc : S3 – January Entry requirements • Level 1 – IELTS less than 3.0 • Level 2 –  IELTS 3.0 • Level 3 – IELTS 3.5 • Level 4 – IELTS 4.0 • Level 5 –  IELTS 4.5 Program focus English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) is a program designed for students who wish to improve their English language skills. It is suitable for students who hope to: • continue on at university but need to develop their English language skills first • use English for travel purposes • take a break from their studies at home.

Please note: the USQ Toowoomba program is NEAS accredited. Program structure** • Level 1 –  Beginner • Level 2 –  Pre-Elementary • Level 3 – Elementary • Level 4 –  Pre-Intermediate • Level 5 –  Intermediate **  Program structure is currently under review and redevelopment. Further information This program is being redeveloped for 2010 to better suit the needs of our students, so please visit our web site for the latest information: www.usq.edu.au/international USQ Toowoomba is a safe, quiet environment with kind, friendly people. The USQ teachers are really good. I felt my English skills are improving step by step. Now that I am level 3, I enjoy studying English very much. My program also encourages living with a homestay, which has helped me improve my English speaking and also my understanding of Australian culture.

Satomi Kawai » program: Elicos USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Japan I looked for information about overseas language schools before I came to Australia and friends advised me USQ was good. USQ is a good place to learn English, because there are few Koreans compared to other cites in Australia. The relationship between staff and students is also very friendly, you are always free to ask questions if you do not understand. Ho-Seob Kim » program: ELICOS USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN South Korea 6 6 ELICOS – 5 Levels UNIVERSITY PREPARATION PROGRAM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE Year 1: Entry (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 23 ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND PATHWAYS d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast UNIPREP Program oc T Code: UNIP CRICOS code 051004G Units to complete 4 Duration oc : 14 weeks Start date oc : S1 – March oc : S2 – July oc : S3 – November Entry requirements •  English language skills of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent Program focus UNIPREP is a one-semester program that offers a transition to higher education for students with English as a Second Language, and for students not fully prepared in Academic English, for tertiary study in Australia. The program focuses on developing academic English language skills, academic research and referencing techniques, study skills and independent learning strategies. Program structure* 3 core courses: UNP7310 Studying at University UNP7320  Communication Processes** UNP7340  English for Academic Purposes PLUS 1 course from: UNP7381  UNIPREP Applied Communication – Level A UNP7382  UNIPREP Applied Communication – Level B UNP7383  Mathematics Communication – Level C *  Program structure is currently under review and redevelopment. New courses will be available in 2010.

**  High levels of achievement are required for entry into undergraduate programs. Further information We are currently redeveloping this program to better suit the needs of our students. A University Preparation Program will be available for 2010; however, future students are encouraged to contact us on +61 7 4631 5543 or via the web www.usq.edu.au/handbook/ current for the latest information on program structure. Studying UNIPREP at USQ, has helped me to improve my academic skills for writing, reading and speaking. The computer labs are modern and the library has a fantastic collection of books. The staff are very friendly and helped me to settle quickly when I first arrived. I have also enjoyed making a lot of international friends and living in the Garden City, Toowoomba.

Yamin Marin Lira » program: UNIPREP USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Mexico I am studying ELICOS to develop my current level of English to provide an opportunity for future career prospects. ELICOS and homestay have helped me to improve my speaking, listening and writing of English. I am now able to communicate in English a lot more easily. I have also really enjoyed the opportunity to meet friends from so many different countries and cultures. Chananan Chomngamdee » program: Elicos USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Thailand

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 24 BUSINESS, Commerce and law BUSINESS, commerce and law careers table Area of interest Name of program available Some employment opportunities Accounting Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), financial and corporate accounting, business planning, personal financial planning, forensic accounting, sustainability accounting, government, auditing, insolvency, management accounting and taxation.

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Banking Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) Banking, financial analyst, investment banker, risk management, foreign and interest rate exchange management, lending officer, bank, financial institution management and financial services. Business Bachelor of Business Business manager, administration manager, economist, marketing specialist, computer programmer/analyst, IT manager, human resource manager, personnel officer, supply officer, tourism specialist, call centre manager. Commerce Bachelor of Commerce Financial analyst, financial planning, investment banker, financial accountant, forensic accountant, stockbroker, small business management (See accounting and finance employment opportunities).

Economics Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Business analyst, treasury, market researcher and economic forecaster. Finance Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) Financial analyst, stockbroker, risk management, investment banker and security analyst. Human Resource Management Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) Personnel officer, employment officer, training officer, industrial relations officer, safety and welfare officer, human resource manager, hospitality industry. International Business* Bachelor of Business (International Business) Generalist or specialist career in most organisations and in particular those operating in the international arena. Career opportunities exist in multi-national companies, government departments, investment and financial institutions, import and export companies, and international organisations.

Investment Manager/ Financial Planner Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) Investment banks, investment companies, mutual funds, and superannuation fund managers. Law Bachelor of Laws Solicitor, barrister, tax adviser in accounting firms, in-house counsel in commercial, banking, finance and media organisations, government lawyer (criminal law and civil law), lawyer in community legal services, industrial advocates, political career, legal adviser in international agencies. Management Bachelor of Business (Administrative Management) Studies in management can offer career opportunities in areas, such as training and development, recruitment and selection, organisational development, management consulting, team leader, middle management, general manager and director/ managing director.

Bachelor of Business (Management and Leadership) Marketing Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Advertising, market research, product development, and product and brand management. Students graduating with a marketing major may also choose to work for non-profit organisations to market political, educational, cultural, religious and charitable organisations. Personal Financial Planning Bachelor of Commerce (as a minor) Personal financial planner, para-planner, owner of licensed financial planning practice; banking – personal financial planner; life insurance company – personal financial planner; accounting or law firm – personal financial planner, stock broker, funds manager, credit counselling.

Supply Chain Management Bachelor of Business (Supply Chain Management) Production manager, purchasing manager, planning and scheduling officer, supply chain manager, inventory manager, distribution manager, warehouse manager. Tourism Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) Tourism research officer, events manager, tourism marketing manager, tourism consultant, events coordinator, hospitality manager. Combined Arts and Business Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business International business and foreign trade, marketing and public relations, public relations and government, journalism and economics.

* Subject to approval.

25 BUSINESS, COMMERCE AND LAW INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast I have found the Business faculty staff to be very supportive and professional. Being a multicultural University with a lot of international students, I have found attending tutorials and lectures has been an enriching experience. It has given me a different perspective. I also liked the fact that you only have to walk five minutes from the campus to see wallabies and kangaroos.

Thibaut Gatet » program: Bachelor of Business USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN France The USQ Toowoomba campus is an ideal, quiet environment for students who are serious about their study. I found that the tutorials that I attended encouraged interactive teamwork and an opportunity to learn and network with both local and international students. The material I have studied has been very relevant to industry trends and prepared me well for the workforce. Basil Ganeesh Dass » program: Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Malaysia Area of interest Name of program available Some employment opportunities Combined Arts and Laws Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws Private practice solicitor or barrister, government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations, journalist, public relations practitioner, media company, communications consultant, artist.

Combined Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology Combination of business and information technology. Combined Business and Law Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws Private practice solicitor or barrister, government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations, and, depending on business specialisations, business development manager, media, liaison, training and development, workplace relations, occupational health and safety, production manager. Combined Commerce and Business Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Legal studies teacher (with further study), public service, company secretary, any combination of business and commerce careers.

Combined Commerce and Law Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Private practice solicitor or barrister, government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations, journalist, public relations practitioner, media company, communications consultant, and commerce major careers. Combined Commerce (Finance) and Sciences (Maths and Statistics) Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) Actuary, financial mathematician, statistician for commercial and banking industries, stockbroker, financial planner, financial analyst, business forecasting. Combined Commerce and Information Technology Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology Combination of information systems and commerce. Combined Engineering and Business Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Management positions within the public sectors, specialising in an engineering discipline.

Diploma of Business Administration oc T S d Code: DPBA CRICOS code 066075B Units to complete 8 Duration oc : 1 year full-time d : 3 years part-time Start date oc d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution Program focus The Diploma of Business Administration equips students with foundation knowledge of business and a basic understanding of the competitive environment in which private and public sector organisations operate.

Program structure 6 CORE COURSES: ACC1101  Accounting for Decision- Making CIS1000  Information System Concepts ECO1000 Economics LAW1101 Introduction to Law MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour STA2300 Data Analysis PLUS 2 of the following courses: FIN1101  Introduction to Financial Management MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing POL1000  Government, Business and Society Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 26 BUSINESS, COMMERCE AND LAW Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business oc S d Code: BASB CRICOS code 063822G Units to complete 32 Duration oc : 4 years full-time d : 8 years part-time Start date oc d : March Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution Professional accreditation Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business students will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the National Institute of Accountants (NIA).

Program focus The accounting courses provide students with a knowledge-base in financial accounting, management accounting, business law and finance. The sustainable business courses equip students with the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of organisations to strategically manage and report their environmental and social impacts on the community. In addition, the program provides students with the necessary broad-based administrative and management skills required by organisations to compete in the global economic environment. Students who have achieved satisfactory results in completing USQ’s Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business Degree, have the option of applying to gain an integrated credit guarantee towards the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from City University of Seattle (CityU) in the USA, thereby receiving two degrees from their studies at USQ. Electing to participate in the credit guarantee option requires no additional academic work and only requires that students apply to CityU at the beginning of their first semester of studies at USQ, and meet certain academic and administrative requirements. Program structure 8 Core Business courses: ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making CIS1000 Information System Concepts ECO1000 Economics FIN1101 Introduction to Financial Management LAW1101 Introduction to Law MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour* MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing STA2300 Data Analysis PLUS 8 Accounting courses: ACC1102 Financial Accounting ACC2113 Management Accounting I ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems ACC2115 Company Accounting ACC3116 Accounting and Society ACC3118 Auditing LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice PLUS 7 Sustainable Business courses: ACC3040 Sustainable Business ACC3041 Sustainable Accounting and Finance ECO3030 Sustainable Economies LAW2107 Environmental Law REN1201 Environmental Studies REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use PLUS 9 Business Administration courses: CMS1009 Communication in Academic and Professional Contexts CTU3010 Critical Thinking CTU3020 Writing for the Professions CTU3040 Effective Organizational Communications CTU3060 Ethics: Theory and Practice CTU3410 Fundamentals of Project Management CTU3450 Operations Management CTU3495 Business Strategy MAT1001 Business Mathematics Fundament *  Students may, with approval, substitute MGT1000 with BUS3000 Work Integrated Learning. Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Bachelor of Business Administration oc T S d Code: BBAD CRICOS code 042317J Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution Note: students can only commence on-campus study in semester 3 at the Springfield campus.

Program focus The Bachelor of Business Administration equips students with an understanding of the competitive environment in which private and public sector organisations operate, and provides students with the analytical and operational skills to resolve business problems in both sectors. The program provides flexibility to study areas of particular interest. The option of studying three minors prepares students for a range of careers in both the public and private sectors. Students receive a foundation in all aspects of business, with the flexibility to develop more than one area of experience.

Minor or option studies* One or more courses in a minor may be substituted with another course in the same discipline with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students may take any other four related courses as a minor with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Minors are available in: Finance, Human Resource Management, Management and Leadership, and Marketing. *  Not all minors are available on-campus at all campuses. Program structure 8 Core courses: ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making CIS1000 Information System Concepts LAW1101 Introduction to Law MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour MGT1200 Business Communication MGT2002 Managing Organisations MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing POL1000 Government, Business and Society^ OR FIN1101 Introduction to Financial Management^ PLUS 3 x 4 unit Minors Minors Finance Human Resource Management Management & Leadership Marketing PLUS 4 Electives ^  FIN1101 should be undertaken if student wishes to complete the Finance minor.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

27 BUSINESS, COMMERCE AND LAW INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Business oc T S FC * d Code: BBUS CRICOS code 003591C Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution *  Not all majors and minors are fully available on-campus at all campuses.

MAJOR focus Administrative Management This major aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to perform a role in the administrative management function of an organisation. It also provides students with management techniques that will assist them to lead and direct people to attain the information- related goals of the organisation. Human Resource Management Human Resource Management is about managing people at work. This major covers a broad range of areas including: organisational behaviour and management, staffing and remuneration, workplace health and safety, employment relations, people development, workplace negotiations, strategic human resource management and leading organisational change. Management and Leadership Major in Management and Leadership if you wish to become an excellent manager. In this major, you learn about topic areas, such as managing organisations, organisational behaviour and management, leadership, people development, knowledge management, international management, leading organisational change and business strategy.

Marketing This major provides an understanding of marketing theories and principles and strategies. Students will learn how to apply these to real world situations through case studies and applied projects. Students will be equipped with the many diverse skills required for success in the global modern marketing environment. Supply Chain Management This major equips students with the skills to apply scientifically based techniques to work-related problems. Students learn to apply skills in business forecasting, quantitative and heuristic problem-solving, logistics, quality management, and to develop decision support, scheduling and control systems.

Tourism Management Tourism Management is designed to provide a relevant professional education for students seeking management careers in a particularly diverse and dynamic tourism industry. The program is structured around a core of foundation business courses, field-specific courses and elective courses, and includes a blend of theoretical and applied courses. An increasing number of employers in the industry now prefer tertiary-trained graduates to fill supervisory and executive positions. Program structure 8 Core courses: ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making CIS1000 Information System Concepts ECO1000 Economics LAW1101 Introduction to Law MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing STA2300 Data Analysis POL1000 Government, Business and Society OR FIN1101 Introduction to Financial Management PLUS 8 First Major courses from: Administrative Management T d CIS2200 Advanced Office Applications: Access and Word CIS2202 Advanced Office Applications: Excel and PowerPoint CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management MGT1200 Business Communication MGT2201 Administrative Management MGT3200 Information Management MGT3201 Applied Administration MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment OR MKT3006 Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SMED) Human Resource Management T S d MGT1001 Human Resource Management MGT2000 Staffing and Remuneration MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety MGT2002 Managing Organisations MGT2004 People Development MGT2006 Employment Relations MGT3001 International Management MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change Management and Leadership T S d MGT2002 Managing Organisations MGT2004 People Development MGT2007 Leadership MGT2008 Managing Knowledge MGT3001 International Management MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment Marketing T S FC d MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour MKT2001 Promotion Management MKT2002 International Marketing MKT2004 Marketing Channels MKT2012 Services Marketing Marketing Elective^ MKT3001 Applied Business Research MKT3007 Marketing Strategy ^  Choose between MKT3006 Small and Medium Enterprise Development (SMED) OR MKT2020 Sports Marketing.

Supply Chain Management T d FIN2103 Business Data Forensics MGT2104 Supply Chain Design MGT3100 Quality and Performance Management MGT3102 Supply Chain Operations MKT2004 Marketing Channels MKT3001 Applied Business Research MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment MKT2002 International Marketing OR MGT3001 International Management Tourism Management S d MKT2012 Services Marketing MKT3001 Applied Business Research MKT3007 Marketing Strategy TOU1003 Tourism Management TOU2007 Tourism Planning TOU2008 Ecotourism TOU2010 Event Management TOU2009 Cultural Tourism OR EDU1141 Australian Indigenous Studies PLUS 8 Second Major courses OR 2 x 4 unit Minor OR 4 unit Minor PLUS 4 Electives Minor studies: Accounting T S FC d Administrative Management T d Business Administration T d Business Law T FC d Computing T d Communication and Media Studies T S d e-Commerce T d Economics T d Economics and Politics T d Finance T d Global Political Economy T d Human Resource Management T S d Information Management T d Management Law T d Management and Leadership T S d Marketing T S FC d Personal Financial Planning d Politics and International Relations T d Public Relations T d Psychology T S d Small Business d Sports Marketing d Supply Chain Management T d Tourism S d Wine Business Management d Exemptions Candidates may be eligible for up to 16 units of exemption on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study. Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 8 units Diploma of Business Administration (subject to courses completed) 12 units Advanced Diploma in Business 24 units Bachelor of Business Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 28 BUSINESS, COMMERCE AND LAW Bachelor of Commerce oc T S FC d Code: BCOM CRICOS code 017300D Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution •  A level mathematics is recommended Note: not all majors are fully available on-campus at Fraser Coast or Springfield.

Professional accreditation Accounting major students* will meet the educational entrance requirements of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the National Institute of Accountants (NIA). Accounting major students who complete a Finance minor will meet the educational entrance requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Finance major graduates will meet the educational entrance requirements to become an Associate member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

*  Students must also complete FIN1101 Introduction to Financial Management to meet the requirements of these bodies. Program focus The Bachelor of Commerce is a career-oriented degree which provides a sound foundation in all aspects of commerce. MAJORS Accounting This major provides students with a broad knowledge-base in financial accounting, management accounting, business law and finance. Business Law The Bachelor of Commerce is a career-oriented degree which provides a sound foundation in all aspects of commerce.

The Business Law major is designed to provide students with an appreciation of the legal framework within which commerce and business operate. Students will develop skills in detailed examination of facts, analysis of statutory provision, marshalling of arguments based on legal principles, and communication. Finance This major provides students with knowledge of financial environments and modern analytical techniques. Students learn to understand a broad range of finance areas including: business finance, stockbroking, investment management, international financial management and financial economics. Graduates will be equipped for a career in stockbroking, financial services and business.

General Commerce The General Commerce major provides students with a broader commerce degree. It is ideal if students want a solid foundation in commerce but are not seeking membership of a professional body. The flexibility of the program means students can tailor their study to specific areas of interest. Sustainable Business This major provides students with a broad base of knowledge relevant to sustainable business, including environmental studies, biodiversity, conservation, environmental law, sustainable economies, sustainable business and sustainable accounting and finance.

Sustainable Economics and Policy Economists seek to understand how economies work and to apply their knowledge and skills to a wide range of complex problems encountered by governments, businesses and households. This major provides students with skills and knowledge in economics and public policy to address current economic and sustainability issues. Program structure 8 Core courses: ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making CIS1000 Information System Concepts ECO1000 Economics FIN1101 Introduction to Financial Management LAW1101 Introduction to Law MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour STA2300 Data Analysis MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing OR POL1000 Government, Business and Society PLUS 8 First Major courses from: Accounting T S FC d ACC1102 Financial Accounting ACC2113 Management Accounting I ACC2115 Company Accounting ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems ACC3116 Accounting and Society ACC3118 Auditing LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice Business Law T FC d LAW2104 Business and Consumer Law LAW2106 Law of Business Organisations LAW2107 Environmental Law LAW2301 e-Law LAW3104 Management Law LAW3110 Insolvency and Restructuring Law LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice LAW3131 Revenue Law and Practice II Finance T d ECO2000 Macroeconomics for Business and Government FIN1103 Financial Markets FIN2101 Finance Theory and Applications FIN2105 Portfolio Management FIN2109 Managing Financial Institutions FIN2301 e-Finance FIN3106 International Finance FIN1106 Personal Financial Planning OR FIN2108 Credit Analysis and Lending Management General Commerce T S FC d Students may select 8 courses from all courses listed in Bachelor of Commerce majors.

Sustainable Business T d ECO3030 Sustainable Economies LAW2107 Environmental Law REN1201 Environmental Studies REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use PLUS 3 courses from a limited list^ ^  Refer to the link below for further information. Sustainable Economics and Policy T d ECO2000 Macroeconomics for Business and Government ECO2001 Microeconomics for Business and Government# ECO3002 Economic Policy Analysis# ECO3030 Sustainable Economies POL2000 Political and Economic Ideas POL2001 Politics and International Business POL3013 Sustainability and Politics# REN1201 Environmental Studies # External only.

Please note: this major may only be taken as a first major by Bachelor of Commerce students. PLUS 8 Second Major courses OR 1 x 4 unit Minor PLUS 4 Electives Minors Minors are available in: Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Banking and Financial Services, Business Law, e-Commerce, Economics, Economics and Politics, Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Personal Financial Planning, and Small Business. Exemptions Candidates may be eligible for up to 16 units of exemption on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study. Students studying accounting should note that professional bodies, such as the CPA and ICAA advanced standing policies, are more restrictive, so students are advised to seek current information from these bodies before applying for exemptions.

Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 12 units Advanced Diploma in Business 16 units Associate Degree in Commerce 24 units Bachelor of Commerce Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

29 BUSINESS, COMMERCE AND LAW INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Laws oc T S d Code: BLAW CRICOS code 060144J Units to complete 32 Duration oc : 4 years full-time d : 8 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution Professional accreditation The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland. It is an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland. A practical legal training course, either with another university or private provider, or as a supervised program whilst employed in a law firm is an additional requirement following obtainment of a law degree is an additional requirement following obtainment of a law degree.

Program focus The Bachelor of Laws provides students with the opportunity for a comprehensive study of law, not only to prepare for practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, but also to examine the legal process and its social, political and economic context. The program aims to equip students with an academic qualification for professional practice, with particular specialisations offered in commercial law, environmental and natural resources law, international law and general practice. While students undertake the traditional studies in the litigation process, they also learn about the increasingly important alternative methods of resolving disputes. They learn about conflict and communication, negotiating, mediating – from a theoretical as well as practical perspective.

Program structure 22 Core courses: LAW1201 Legal Process and Research LAW1202 Law in Context LAW2201 Contract A LAW2202 Contract B LAW2203 Torts A LAW2204 Torts B LAW2205 Criminal Law A LAW3423 Criminal Law B LAW2206 Legal Conflict Resolution LAW2207 Company Law LAW3201 Constitutional Law A LAW3202 Administrative Law LAW3461 Constitutional Law B LAW3203 Property Law A LAW3204 Property Law B LAW3205 Equity LAW3206 Trusts LAW3208 Evidence LAW3209 Procedure LAW3210 Theories of Law LAW3211 Legal Professional Practice and Ethics LAW4401 Capstone Research Project PLUS 6 Electives* from: Commercial Law T S d General Practice T S d International Law T S d Natural Resource Law T S d PLUS 4 Non-Law Electives *  Not all courses are available at Springfield.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current COMBINED BUSINESS, COMMERCE AND LAW Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Code: BEBB CRICOS code 030308J Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Code: BABU CRICOS code 030292A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws Code: BABL CRICOS code 060143K Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology Code: BBBI CRICOS code 046660F Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws Code: BBBL CRICOS code 060141A Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Code: BCBB CRICOS code 038149K Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology Code: BCBT CRICOS code 038152D Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Code: BCBL CRICOS code 060142M Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science Code: BCBS CRICOS code 030306M

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 30 creative ARTS Bachelor of CREATIVE Arts oc T d * Code: BCRA CRICOS code 065047C Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc d : March Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution •  Interview or audition, depending on major^ Bachelor of CREATIVE Arts (honours) ol * Code: BCAH Units to complete 8 Duration ol : 2 years part-time Start date ol : March Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution Note: students wishing to enrol in the BCAH will be required to contact the Program Coordinator before application.

*  Not all courses are available online. ^  Full details and the application form are available at: www.usq.edu.au/ arts/students/apply/auditions Program focus Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCRA) The Bachelor of Creative Arts provides a unique interdisciplinary environment allowing students to have a fusion of artistic experience and academic study. Music, Creative Media (incorporating Multimedia), Theatre and Visual Arts disciplines are linked into one degree program. Students are able to create a flexible palette of choices where they can determine, through consultation with Program staff, a combination of specific discipline suites of theory and practice, as well as adding another major from Creative Arts, Humanities or another USQ Faculty to complement their career pathway. For those seeking careers in education, there is also the option to choose a second teaching area. BCRA major focus Creative Media T Creative Media combines new media technologies with creative arts to produce a graduate ready to step into the new media industry of the 21st century. Creative Media provides a unique opportunity for new media artists and producers interested in exploring the potential of stories within a new technology and media world.

The program focuses on providing a creative environment for students interested in the artistic use of computer driven digital technologies, with a focus on conceptualising, designing and applying self-generated projects sustained upon a firm technological base and professional application. Students will work in the field, in the television studio, sound studios, and design and computer labs to release their projects. Students wishing to undertake an eight course major in Multimedia will also be able to do so in this degree, coupled with courses from Creative Media, to create a fully rounded media-savvy graduate. Students will study a unique combination of courses in digital sound, image and visual technologies, design, creative writing and multimedia. First and second year are dedicated to the development of the students’ own creativity and the acquisition of applied expertise in vision, sound, and multimedia technologies. Third year will focus on original projects, enabling students to apply industry standards to ensure their professional success. Creative Media (Multimedia) T The Creative Media (Multimedia) specialisation is designed to reflect the diversity of inter-disciplinary knowledge and practices to produce graduates with the skills necessary to facilitate and lead the development of a wide range of multimedia products within the media, film, arts, information technology, educational and games sectors. The specialisation also aims to enhance this practical skill and knowledge with a strong contextual foundation, supported by studies in new media and arts theory. Music^^^ T d Music at USQ offers a contemporary, cutting-edge approach to music creation, performance and scholarship. Our innovative degree explores music as a living, vital, creative practice that embraces contemporary artistic and technological developments. The Music program at USQ provides solid training in music performance, theory and contextual studies. Students may choose from these distinct specialised areas: classical and improvisational performance, and musicology.

The program includes opportunities for tuition in the following performance areas: piano, singing, pipe organ, upper strings, flute, clarinet, saxophone, brass and percussion. Music graduates from USQ will be well equipped to pursue a range of career pathways within the industry. ^^^  Not all modules within courses are available via distance education. Theatre T d The Theatre program offers an exciting range of learning options and career pathways. In the first two years of their degree, students are supervised through a range of practical projects incorporating children’s and young people’s theatre, community theatre, video production and an introduction to the basic working language of the modern actor.

The program provides a solid foundation in arts business practice that is linked to industry and professional expectation. In the final year of their degree, under staff supervision, students are mentored through a process of developing a project aligned to their career aspirations. Students undertaking Acting or Stage Management will audition/ interview for these specialities at the completion of their first

31 INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 CREATIVE ARTS d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Area of interest Name of program available Some employment opportunities Applied Media Bachelor of Applied Media Television and film production, advertising, multimedia and video production, broadcast presentation and production, educational and instructional technology, script and copywriting, audio and production management. Music Bachelor of Arts (Music) Solo performer, ensemble performer, jazz performer, répétiteur, accompanist, orchestral musician, music scholar, ethnomusicologist, musicologist, classroom music teacher, studio teacher, hybrid performing artist or sound sculptor. Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music) Bachelor of Applied Media (Music) Theatre Bachelor of Applied Media (Theatre) Collaborative artist, events manager, actor, play and screenwriter, arts administrator, secondary teacher (with further study), community arts officer, youth arts officer.

Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre) Visual Arts Bachelor of Applied Media (Visual Arts) Collaborative artist, practising artist, arts administrator, secondary teacher (with further study), community arts officer. Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts) creative arts careers table year of the Theatre discipline, and continue their major in either area throughout second and third years of the degree. The Theatre program offers minor suites in all the Creative Arts and Faculty of Arts disciplines, and across all other USQ faculties. This degree allows students to develop skills in their main area of practice or discipline, and augments that with a secondary specialisation that maximises career opportunity.

Visual Arts T d The Visual Arts program at USQ is dedicated to developing each student’s professional experience, enabling them to develop a professional resume. The program provides an exciting and innovative environment for students, encouraging interdisciplinary practice within all the studios, including: ceramics, painting, printmaking, drawing, spatial construction and arts management. The courses offered are unique within Queensland and Australia because they enhance professional opportunities for each BCA student at USQ through activities, including exchange exhibition programs with Massey University (New Zealand); the Australian National University (Canberra); Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne); Sydney College of the Arts; Universitas Sebelas Maret (Indonesia) and Nangyang Technological University (Singapore).

USQ also concentrates on an artist-in-residency program, inviting artists from countries, such as Denmark, New Zealand, Belgium, Germany and Thailand. Our key aim in Visual Arts is producing and developing each student’s unique abilities to ensure their professional success. Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) (BCAH) The Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours provides an advanced- level program of study. Students can elect to specialise in the disciplines of Music, Theatre or Visual Arts, or to pursue an interdisciplinary hybrid creative arts project in consultation with the Honours Program Coordinator. The honours program involves students in an intellectual engagement with both theoretical and practical aspects of their chosen disciplines.

Program structure Bachelor OF CREATIVE ARTS (BCRA) 1 Core course: CMS1000  Communication and Scholarship PLUS these 3 courses throughout the 3rd year: BCA3000 BCA Project A BCA3001 BCA Project B BCA3002 Arts Business Practice PLUS 8 First Major courses#: Creative Media## (Theory and Practice majors do not apply to students enrolled in the Creative Media major) Creative Media (Multimedia) T Music Practice** T d Music Theory T Music Ensemble^^ T d Theatre Practice T Theatre (Theory) T d PLUS 8 Second Major courses PLUS 7 Third Major courses OR 4 Minor courses PLUS 3 Electives MINOR COURSES The following suites of minors are offered to students in second and third year after they have completed one full year of study with a full major in Theatre (16 courses). Entry into either the Acting or Stage Management minors is via an audition/interview that takes place at the end of the first year of study.

Acting T Stage Management T #  Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Arts are able to take one major or minor/elective study from programs in the Faculty of Arts or other Faculties after consultation with the Program Coordinator. ##  Students enrolling in an 8 unit major must choose courses in consultation with Creative Media Staff. **  Not all modules within courses are available via distance education. ^^  This suite of minors is offered to Creative Arts students in second and third years after they have completed one full year of the BCA, or to USQ students not enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Arts. Bachelor OF CREATIVE ARTS (HONOURS) (BCAH) 4 Core courses (6 units value): ENL4001  Cultural Theory and Popular Culture HMT4001  Honours Dissertation A+ HMT4002  Honours Dissertation B+ HMT4005 Research Design PLUS 2 Specialisation courses from: Music ol Theatre ol Visual Arts ol + 2 units. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current I chose to study at USQ because it offered me more opportunities to participate in the theatre industry. My lecturers know me by name and I get the kind of personal contact hours larger Universities cannot provide. I have also enjoyed the amount of practical work that applied directly to the theatre discipline. The International office has also been exceptionally understanding and helpful. USQ is a great place to begin your career. Kristin Weir » program: Bachelor of Creative Arts USQ O N – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN USA

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 32 EDUCATION program pathways Bachelor of Early Childhood [BECH] 6 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) [BEDU] Bachelor of Vocational Education & Training [BVET] 6 Bachelor of Education (Technical & Vocational Education) [BEDU] EDUCATION Area of interest Name of program available Some employment opportunities Early Childhood (prior to school) Bachelor of Early Childhood The Bachelor of Early Childhood provides career opportunities as director of a child care centre, group leader, family day care supervisor, overseas nanny and manager of children’s activities on a cruise ship or resort. Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) provides career opportunities in childcare centres, kindergartens, pre-schools and early primary school (Years Prep – 3). You will have the skills to design and deliver effective teaching programs for children up to eight years of age. Other career opportunities include: teaching the English language overseas, working in community-based government children’s organisations, director of children’s activities on a cruise ship, director of after school care, children’s director in holiday resorts, qualified nanny overseas, director of a child care centre and mobile kindergarten or pre- school coordinator.

Primary Education Bachelor of Education (Primary) Graduates of the program will be prepared to teach across a wide range of year levels and to cater for a broad diversity of students. Primary school teachers can also work in community-based government children’s organisations. Secondary Education Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Teaching positions in secondary schools and alternative educational settings throughout Australia and internationally. Special Education Bachelor of Education (Special Education) This specialisation equips teachers to operate successfully in Primary (P – 7), lower secondary (8 – 10) and Special Education settings. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training Graduates of the three-year Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training will be able to operate as effective educators and trainers within a range of post- compulsory education and training settings outside the school sector, such as TAFE, technical colleges, industry and community education settings. This program is not accredited with the Queensland College of Teachers; therefore, graduates will not be eligible for teacher registration.

Technical and Vocational Education Bachelor of Education (Technical and Vocational Education) The four-year Bachelor of Education (Technical and Vocational Education) offers the opportunity for educators in the areas of senior schooling, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and industry training. Students completing the Industrial Design and Technology specialisation will be able to apply for positions as Manual Arts and Technology Teachers in secondary schools. EDUCATION careers table My program has a large amount of practical work that has helped me to apply the course knowledge I have learned and develop clearer career plans for my future. I have found the USQ study facilities very good, the student computer laboratories are open 24 hours a day which means I have plenty of time to focus on assignment work. Akiko Nomura » program: Bachelor of Early Childhood USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Japan

33 INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 EDUCATION d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Early Childhood oc T S ol Code: BECH CRICOS code 056707B Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full–time ol : up to 7 years part–time Start date oc : March, July ol : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution •  Working with Children Suitability Check (Blue Card)# Bachelor of Education (Early childhood) oc T S FC ol Code: BEDU CRICOS code 065048B Units to complete 32 Duration oc : 4 years full-time ol : up to 9 years part-time Start date oc ol : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  Working with Children Suitability Check (Blue Card)# #  State law in Queensland requires that all adults working with children under the age of 18, in the State of Queensland, obtain approval before commencing such work.

The Queensland College of Teachers is required to conduct national criminal history checks on all new applicants for teacher registration in Queensland. Students must possess a current Blue Card before commencing any of the practical components of an education program. Students who do not possess a current Blue Card will be unable to commence or progress through the professional experience component of their program, and will be unable to meet graduation requirements. For more information, visit the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian web site at: www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/employment Note: not all specialisations within the Bachelor of Education are made available every year in on-campus mode at all three campuses. Program focus Bachelor of Early Childhood (BECH) This program is designed to prepare students to work in early childhood care and educational settings, as well as to become a director of a child care centre. It gives students the skills to create effective teaching programs and learning environments for young children. Students will graduate with skills to administer a child care centre, plan and work within a budget and effectively manage staff.

There is a compulsory professional experience component within this program. Bachelor of Education (BEDU) In this innovative and flexible program, graduates will develop the ability to design and deliver effective teaching programs for a diverse range of learners. A suite of core courses, that are common to all specialisations, covers the contemporary educator’s development and knowledge, and prepares the student for their area of specialisation. Electives may be chosen from suitable courses offered by faculties across USQ, as well as those offered by the Faculty of Education.

There is a compulsory professional experience component within this program. All students must complete the majority of their supervised Professional Experience in Australian schools in order to complete the program requirements. Program structure Bachelor (BECH) 9 Core courses: EDC1100  Lifespan Development and Learning EDC1200 Self, Education and Society EDC1300 Perspectives in Education EDC1400  Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy EDC2100  Managing Supportive Learning Environments EDC2200  Indigenous Perspectives for Educators EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy PLUS 15 Specialisation courses: EDE2010 Play and Pedagogy I EDE2101  Early Childhood Education Contexts EDE2201  Development and Learning: Birth – 8 EDE3009  Professional Practices in Early Childhood EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II EDE4010  Leadership and Management in Early Childhood EDE4012  Cross-cultural Communication in Early Childhood EDX1170  Foundations of Language and Literacies EDX1250  The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy EDX1450  HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2170  English Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2190  SOSE Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2260  Teaching Science for Understanding EDX3160  Science Curriculum and Pedagogy Bachelor (BEDU) 9 Core courses from BECH PLUS 2 courses: EDC4100 The Emergent Professional EDC4200 Internship for Educators PLUS 18 Specialisation courses: Early Childhood Education T S FC 15 courses from BECH EDE4103  Multilevel Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum EDX3270 Literacies Education EDX3280  Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy PLUS 3 Electives* *  BEDU students may choose electives from a wide range of areas, including courses offered by the Faculty of Education, and other Faculties within the University. Professional experience To meet graduation requirements, all students must complete USQ approved professional experience placements.

BECH students The timetable is available from the Faculty of Education web site: www.usq.edu.au/education/ profexp The professional experience components of the program are all tied to identified courses within the program, so that students undertake a professional experience placement in four of their six semesters of full-time enrolment. There are 55 days of professional experience required. oc T students: Travel to locations away from the areas local to the student’s home campus may be necessary in order to complete the professional experience requirements. BEDU students The majority of the professional experience will occur in the relevant specialisation sector settings.

The Bachelor of Education program complies with all requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers in terms of the minimum number of supervised days mandated (80), and exceeds the College’s minimum requirements for the total number of days of professional experience overall (105, rather than 100). Travel to settings outside the Toowoomba/Fraser Coast/ Springfield area may be necessary to complete the professional experience component. Exemptions BEDU Students with appropriate prior professional qualifications and/or documented extensive relevant and current competence may be granted exemptions from some program requirements, subject to the approved program structure, policies and regulations of USQ and the Faculty of Education.

Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 8 units Diploma in Education Studies 16 units Associate Degree in Education Studies 24 units Bachelor of General Education Studies 24 units Bachelor of Early Childhood 32 units Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 34 EDUCATION Bachelor of Education oc T S FC * ol ^ Code: BEDU CRICOS code 065048B Units to complete 32 Duration oc : 4 years full-time ol : 9 years part-time Start date oc ol : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  Working with children Suitability Check (Blue Card)# *  Not all specialisations within the Bachelor of Education are made available every year in on-campus mode at all three campuses. ^  Not all specialisations or courses within the Bachelor of Education are made available every year in online mode. Students are required to complete a practical placement component in Australia.

#  State law in Queensland requires that all adults working with children under the age of 18, in the State of Queensland, obtain approval before commencing such work. The Queensland College of Teachers is required to conduct national criminal history checks on all new applicants for teacher registration in Queensland. Students must possess a current Blue Card before commencing any of the practical components of an education program. Students who do not possess a current Blue Card will be unable to commence or progress through the professional experience component of their program, and will be unable to meet graduation requirements. For more information, visit the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian web site at: www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/employment Program focus In this innovative and flexible program, graduates will develop the ability to design and deliver effective teaching programs for a diverse range of learners. A suite of core courses, that are common to all specialisations, covers the contemporary educator’s development and knowledge, and prepares the student for their area of specialisation. Electives may be chosen from suitable courses offered by faculties across USQ, as well as those offered by the Faculty of Education.

There is a compulsory professional experience component within this program. All students must complete the majority of their supervised Professional Experience in Australian schools in order to complete the program requirements. The program allows students to focus upon a special study: Early Childhood specialisation • Child care centres, kindergartens, pre-schools and years Prep – 3 in primary schools Primary specialisation • Years Prep – 7 in schools Special Education specialisation • Years Prep – 7 in primary schools, special education units and special schools Secondary specialisation • Years 8 – 12 in schools and the growing range of non- school settings catering for alternative pathways in the senior years Technical and Vocational Education specialisation • broad range of post- compulsory education and training settings, in addition to both school and non- school settings catering for alternative pathways in the senior years Specialisations Early childhood Please also refer to page 33. Primary The BEDU (Primary) prepares students for a career as a primary school teacher.

Students may choose a suite of electives in order to focus on a particular area of interest such as Health & Physical Education, Science, Mathematics, Music, Literacy and more. There is an opportunity to choose a middle schooling pathway (school years 5-9). This is a stage where students respond very favourably to engaging student- centred learning. Secondary The BEDU (Secondary) prepares students to teach in secondary school contexts in Queensland, and is normally accepted Australia-wide and in many overseas countries. Two teaching areas must be selected from: Accounting, Agricultural Science, Ancient History, Australian Indigenous Studies, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Computing/IPT, Drama and Theatre Studies, Economics, English and Communications, French Language, Geography, German Language, Indonesian Language, Industrial Technology and Design, Japanese Language, Junior Science, Legal Studies, Mandarin Chinese, Mathematics, Modern History, Music Craft and Music History, Physical Education, Physics, Post-compulsory Teaching and Learning, Senior Sciences, Special Education, Studies of Society and Environment, Visual Arts, and Vocational Education. Note: some teaching areas are not available at every campus. Teaching areas may be subject to quota. Application, audition or interview may be required for some teaching areas. Special Education The BEDU (Special Education) provides specialist understanding of issues associated with special needs in classrooms, including the creation of inclusive classroom settings, behaviour management and teaching, autism spectrum disorder, and communicating with children with high support needs and disabilities.

Technical and Vocational Education Please also refer to page 36. Program structure 11 Core courses: EDC1100  Lifespan Development and Learning EDC1200 Self, Education and Society EDC1300 Perspectives in Education EDC1400  Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy EDC2100  Managing Supportive Learning Environments EDC2200  Indigenous Perspectives for Educators EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy EDC4100 The Emergent Professional EDC4200 Internship for Educators PLUS 21 Specialisation courses from: Early Childhood Education T S FC ol 18 COURSES Please refer to page 33. PLUS 3 Electives Primary Education T S FC ol 15 COURSES: EDP2222  Pedagogy and Curriculum 2 EDP3111 The Middle Years EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 3 EDP4130  Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy EDP4140  Second Language Learning and Pedagogy EDX1170  Foundations of Language and Literacies EDX1250  The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy EDX1450  HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2170  English Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2190  SOSE Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX3270 Literacies Education EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy PLUS 6 Electives I have made great friends with both staff and students. You are made to feel very welcome and you feel like you belong to the university community. The course I am doing is very important for my country. When I go back I will take with me the latest strategies and pedagogies in teaching which I have discovered and developed in the course.

Agnes Kami » program: Bachelor of Education (Primary) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Papua New Guinea

35 INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 EDUCATION d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Secondary Education T FC ol 7 COURSES: EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy EDS2402 Planning for Learning and Teaching EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education PLUS 14 Discipline Studies courses Special Education T S FC ol 18 courses: EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2190 SOSE Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy SPE3001 Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours SPE3006 Speech, Language and Communication Disorders SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration SPE3009 Learning Disabilities, Literacies and Numeracies PLUS 3 Electives TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ol Please refer to page 36. ^^  Students should identify their Disciplinary Studies in consultation with the Program Coordinator. ##  An Industrial technology and design and Vocational education pathway is available.

Discipline Studies/Teaching Areas Secondary Education/Technical and Vocational Education Please select two of the Discipline Studies/Teaching areas listed under the Secondary specialisation listed on page 34. Specialisation courses Early years/Primary/Secondary/ Technical and Vocational Education Compulsory courses provide students with the knowledge and understanding in curriculum and pedagogy and Key Learning areas (KLAs) Special Education The compulsory courses provide students with a deeper understanding of issues associated with special needs in the classroom.

Discipline Studies/Teaching Areas Secondary Units of content studies enable beginning educators to develop appropriate tertiary level understanding of the specialised content areas they intend to teach. This will include the central concepts, relevant knowledge, the structure of the discipline, and characteristic modes of inquiry. Content studies will provide an avenue for developing high levels of content knowledge, with an emphasis on academic competence, normally in two specialist areas. Professional experience For those studying on-campus, travel to settings outside the Toowoomba/Fraser Coast/ Springfield area may be necessary to complete the professional experience component. All students must undertake the majority of their supervised Professional Experience in Australian schools in order to complete the program requirements.

Early Years/primary/Special Education/Secondary/Technical and Vocational Education To meet graduation requirements, all students must complete USQ- approved professional experience placements. The majority of the professional experience will occur in the relevant specialisation sector settings. Primary BEDU students must complete a total of 105 days of professional experience, which comprises 80 days of supervised experience, and 25 days of non-supervised professional experience including an internship. Exemptions Students with appropriate prior professional qualifications and/ or documented extensive relevant and current competence may be granted exemptions from some program requirements, subject to the approved program structure, policies and regulations of the University and the Faculty of Education.

Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 8 units Diploma of Education Studies 16 units Associate Degree in Education Studies 24 units Bachelor of General Education Studies 32 units Bachelor of Education Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current The best thing about USQ is its staff, who are extremely professional and supportive. I have found the USQ study environment intellectually stimulating, with a very pragmatic approach to teaching. The program that I am studying will provide me with both an opportunity to progress through to a Masters program and teach professionally, both in Australia and internationally. Gordon Furtado » program: Studying Senior & Middle Education USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN India

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 36 EDUCATION Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training ol ^ Code: BVET Units to complete 24 Duration ol :  3 years equivalent full-time, up to 7 years part-time Start date ol : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  Working with children suitability check (Blue Card)# •  recognised formal trade/ professional qualification in content area, or equivalent •  substantial workplace experience in proposed teaching content area •  Applicants who do not hold formal, recognised qualifications, but have extensive relevant training and work experience may be considered for special entry •  Access to an approved instructional setting in Years 11, 12 or beyond •  Written verification of employment Bachelor of Education (Technical and Vocational Education) ol ^ Code: BEDU CRICOS code 065048B Units to complete 32 Duration ol :  4 years full-time, up to 9 years part-time Start date ol : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  Working with children Suitability Check (Blue Card)# ^  Not all specialisations or courses within the Bachelor of Education are made available every year in online mode.

#  State law in Queensland requires that all adults working with children under the age of 18, in the State of Queensland, obtain approval before commencing such work.  The Queensland College of Teachers is required to conduct national criminal history checks on all new applicants for teacher registration in Queensland. Students must possess a current Blue Card before commencing any of the practical components of an education program. Students who do not possess a current Blue Card will be unable to commence or progress through the professional experience component of their program, and will be unable to meet graduation requirements.  For more information, visit the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian web site at: www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/employment Professional accreditation Bachelor of Education (BEDU) Graduates from the program will have met the qualifications requirement for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Graduates from the BEd (Technical and Vocational Education) who choose to extend EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment to meet the requirements for the VET qualification TAA40104 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will have met the industry standard for training delivery in Australia’s VET system. For further information about professional accreditation, please contact the University. Students undertaking this program off-shore will be required to complete a significant portion of their Professional Experience in Australia in order to complete the program successfully.

Program focus Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training (BVET) This degree aims to produce teachers/trainers who can work effectively in a range of vocational education and training environments. It combines practical skills and techniques in the effective design, delivery, management and evaluation of instructional programs, within a broad base of underlying professional knowledge. The BEDU (Technical and Vocational Education) extends the underlying professional and academic knowledge and skills developed in the BVET, to enable teachers/trainers to develop specialised professional expertise. Bachelor of Education (BEDU) In this innovative and flexible program, graduates will develop the ability to design and deliver effective teaching programs for a diverse range of learners. A suite of core courses, common to all specialisations, covers the contemporary educator’s development and knowledge, and prepares the student for their area of specialisation.

Electives may be chosen from suitable courses offered by faculties across USQ, as well as those offered by the Faculty of Education. There is a compulsory professional experience component within this program. All students must complete the majority of their supervised Professional Experience in Australian schools in order to complete the program requirements. Program structure Bachelor (BVET) 13 Core courses: EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning EDC1200 Self, Education and Society EDC1300 Perspectives in Education EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy** EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives for Educators EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy** EDV3551 Vocational and Workplace Literacies^^ EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment^ EDV3401 Program Design and Evaluation^ FET5602 Theories for Learning Futures^ PLUS 11 Discipline Studies~ ** Professional experience attached. ^^BVET only.

~  Students will identify their discipline studies in consultation with the Program Coordinator. Bachelor (BEDU) First 9 core courses from BVET## PLUS 2 CORE COURSES: EDC4100 The Emergent Professional EDC4200 Internship for Educators PLUS 7 Specialisation courses : Technical and Vocational Education ol EDV3401 Program Design and Evaluation EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment EDV3551 Vocational and Workplace Literacies EDV4440 Advanced Professional Experience EDV4500 Professional Studies Project EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education PLUS 1 Elective PLUS 13 Discipline Studies courses+~ I chose to study at USQ because they had a good reputation in their Education programs. Meeting new people from around the world has been what I have most enjoyed. I really enjoy attending lectures and tutorial classes and the lecturers are very knowledgeable and willing to help. I have had a lot of hands on experiences and working together in groups was really enjoyable. My goal is to start up a play-based childcare centre in Malaysia. Chien Vee Lee » program: Bachelor of Early Childhood USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Malaysia

37 INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 EDUCATION d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast ##  Some of these courses have professional experience embedded. +  An Industrial Technology and Design and Vocational Education pathway is available. ~  Students should identify their Disciplinary Studies in consultation with the Program Coordinator. Discipline Studies/Teaching Areas Please refer to the Discipline Studies/Teaching Areas within the Bachelor of Education (BEDU) Secondary specialisation on page 34.

Content and advanced content studies These are courses relevant to student’s professional content areas, offered by the University of Southern Queensland or other appropriate tertiary institutions or industry training centres, at an appropriate level, as approved by the Program Coordinator. A block of up to 7 units of Content Studies usually will be granted as exemptions studies for relevant, previously acquired trade/ professional qualifications and experience in the student’s teaching/ training content area. The remaining units of content studies must show progression in learning beyond the level used for the initial 7-unit block. Professional experience To meet graduation requirements, all students must complete USQ- approved professional experience placements.

BVET Throughout the program, BVET students are expected to maintain access to training design and delivery activities in the post- compulsory education and training sector to achieve all program and course-specific objectives. BVET students are required to complete 100 hours of clinical supervision with a nominated mentor. BEDU The majority of the professional experience will occur in the relevant specialisation sector settings. BEDU students must complete a total of 105 days of professional experience: 80 days of supervised experience (SE), and 25 days of non-supervised professional experience (NSE).

Exemptions BVET BVET students with appropriate prior trade or professional qualifications and/or documented extensive relevant industry training, experience and demonstrated current competence may be granted exemptions from some program requirements, subject to the approved program structure, policies and regulations of the University and the Faculty of Education. BEDU BEDU students with appropriate prior professional qualifications and/or documented extensive relevant and current competence may be granted exemptions from some program requirements, subject to the approved program structure, policies and regulations of the University and the Faculty of Education.

Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: BVET 8 units Diploma of Education Studies 16 units Associate Degree in Education Studies 24 units Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training BEDU 8 units Diploma of Education Studies 16 units Associate Degree in Education Studies 24 units Bachelor of General Education Studies 24 units Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training 32 units Bachelor of Education (Technical and Vocational Education) For those that already have a 3 year recognised university degree (in a field other than education) and wish to become eligible for teacher registration, USQ’s 1 year Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching is specifically designed for this purpose. For further information please see refer to the online USQ Handbook.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current I have lived in Toowoomba for 4 years and would eventually like to teach and live in Toowoomba. I am looking forward to teaching primary students for the next 5-10 years and completing my Masters. I have been very impressed with USQ lecturers. They always take the time to explain things clearly to me when there is something I don’t understand. Suniti Saju » program: Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Laos When I decided to start studying, USQ was doing distance learning which was ideal for me as I was not yet ready to leave my family. Then when I was ready, I decided to continue on- campus. I really appreciate the service that I have had - the staff and support systems are of great help. I really like the course that I am doing and I am happy that I will be able to have practical experience. It has been a completely new experience – and worth it! Kathryn Moutou » program: Bachelor of Early Childhood USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Mauritius

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 38 ENGINEERING ENGINEERING and SPATIAL SCIENCE Area of interest NAME OF PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Agricultural Engineering Associate Degree in Engineering* Bachelor of Engineering Technology* Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural Engineering) Research, design, development, management in agriculture, forestry, water supply, soil conservation, soil science, environmental protection and water conservation. Civil Engineering Associate Degree in Engineering (Civil Engineering) Building, development and project management of the above-listed infrastructure.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) Computer Systems Engineering Associate Degree in Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) Expert systems, hardware interfacing, computer sales, engineering technologist, manufacturing, computer systems officer. Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Computer Systems Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Associate Degree in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Analogue and digital electronics, computer engineering, microprocessor applications, measurement, instrumentation and control, robotics, telecommunications, microwaves, fibre optics, biomedical engineering, distribution and machines, defence, electricity boards, government departments. Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Environmental Engineering Associate Degree in Engineering (Environmental Engineering) Water and wastewater treatment, river hydrology, soil conservation, irrigation, salinisation, drainage, mine site rehabilitation, environmental studies, water resources engineering, soil science.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Environmental Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) Infrastructure Management Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Infrastructure Management) Principles and practice of building and construction management, integrating project management, construction technology, problem-solving, health and safety and engineering sciences. Instrumentation and Control Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation and Control Engineering) Mining, telecommunications, electricity boards, hospitals, research organisations, power stations, computer companies, satellite tracking stations, public utilities and manufacturing.

Mechanical Engineering Associate Degree in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) Manufacturing, refineries, mining, transportation, computing, energy and education industries, computer-aided design and manufacture of consumer products, machines and equipment, specialist technical sales. Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) Mechatronic Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic Engineering) Robotics, computer controlled machines, automatic processing systems, e.g. automated telephone response systems and cash machines. Power Engineering Associate Degree in Engineering (Power Engineering) Power stations, electricity and power companies, component manufacturers, electronics industry.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Power Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Power Engineering) ENGINEERING careers table * Subject to approval.

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 39 ENGINEERING d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Area of interest NAME OF PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Combined Engineering and Business Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Professional engineer and manager within the public or private sectors. Combined Engineering and IT Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology Computer programmer, software/hardware engineer, computer scientist, systems designer, computer systems officer.

Combined Engineering and Science Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science Professional engineer with expertise in a science discipline. engineering program pathway Associate Degree in Engineering [adng] Bachelor of Engineering Technology [bETC] Bachelor of Engineering [beng] 4 4 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Code: BEBB CRICOS code 030308J Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology Code: BEBT CRICOS code 030304B Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science Code: BEBS CRICOS code 034159G FURTHER INFORMATION Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Combined engineering Degrees spatial science SPATIAL SCIENCE program pathway Associate Degree in Spatial Science [ADSS] Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology [BSST] Bachelor of Spatial Science [BSPS] 4 4 SPATIAL SCIENCE careers table Area of interest Careers Program available Geographic Information Systems Associate Degree in Spatial Science (Geographic Information Systems) Geographic information systems, professional, technologist or assistant in the following areas: local government, engineering, state and Australian government agencies, environmental assessment, planning and land development, cartography and mapping, data visualisation and GPS applications. Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Geographic Information Systems) Bachelor of Spatial Science (Geographic Information Systems) Surveying Associate Degree in Spatial Science (Surveying) Professional surveyor or surveying technologist/assistant in the following areas: mine surveying, property companies, land development, local or state government, mapping, engineering companies, instrument operator and field technician.

Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying) Bachelor of Spatial Science (Surveying) I really like studying at USQ as the staff are always ready to help you. USQ also has a good graduate employment rate. When I graduate from USQ, I know that I will have a world-recognised qualification. The social atmosphere of the university is also great. I really enjoy being able to go to the Uni Club and meet up with friends. Yuvraj Singla » program: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) USQ O N – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN India

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 40 ENGINEERING Associate Degree in Engineering oc T S * d Code: ADNG CRICOS code 054271G Units to complete 16 Duration oc : 2 years full-time d : 4 years part-time Start date oc d : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  O-level mathematics or equivalent Bachelor of Engineering Technology oc T S ^ d # Code: BETC CRICOS code 013504B Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time # Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent • A-level mathematics or equivalent •A-level physics or other science subject *  Civil Engineering is the only major available on-campus at Springfield. ^  The Civil Engineering and the Infrastructure Management majors are the only two majors that are available on-campus at Springfield. #  Compulsory residential schools apply.

Professional recognition A graduate of the BETC is eligible to apply for graduate membership of Engineers Australia as an engineering technologist and, after further professional development, may apply for chartered status as an Engineering Technologist. major focus Civil Engineering This program prepares students for a career as an engineering officer. Students learn to apply practical analysis and technical principles to the areas of design, testing, inspection, plant operation and manufacturing processes. Computer Systems Engineering This program prepares students for a career as an engineering officer. Students learn to apply practical analysis and technical principles to the areas of design and development of computer systems, including both hardware and software.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering This program prepares students for a career as an engineering officer. Students learn to apply practical analysis and technical principles to the areas of design, testing, inspection, plant operation and manufacturing processes. Environmental Engineering This program provides students with skills in environmental impact assessment and management, soil and water resource management, rehabilitation of degraded lands, and water supply and wastewater treatment. Basic studies in the engineering sciences provide the foundation for the specialist environmental engineering courses which comprise the core of the program.

Infrastructure Management This program provides a sound knowledge of the principles and practice of building and construction, as well as the management skills required to supervise projects of this type. Many supervisors in the building and construction industry have a trade background, and may be seeking an appropriate qualification that will enable them to work as engineering technologists, as defined by Engineers Australia. Mechanical Engineering This program prepares students for a career as an engineering officer. Students learn to apply practical analysis and technical principles to the areas of design, testing, inspection, plant operation and manufacturing processes. Power Engineering Students will study electrical power generation, distribution and transmission, electrical power equipment and systems, and conduct a final year project in power engineering. Specification, design and analysis of electrical power equipment and systems are also covered.

Program structure Associate Degree (ADNG) 1 Major PLUS 3 – 5 Practice courses (0 units value) Bachelor (BETC) 1 x Major PLUS 4 – 6 Practice courses (0 units value) Majors: Civil Engineering T S d Associate Degree (ADNG) CIV1501 Engineering Statics CIV2401 Geomechanics CIV2502 Steel and Building Technology CIV2601 Job Organisation CIV2605 Construction Engineering CIV2701 Road Design and Location ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying CIV2702 Municipal Services ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals** ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 ENV1101 Hydraulics for Technologists MEC1201 Engineering Materials SVY1110 Introduction to Global Positioning System 1 Elective^^ Practice courses: CIV3906 Civil Materials Practice ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 ENV2901 Soil and Water Engineering Practice 1 SVY2905 Geology and Surveying Practice Bachelor (BETC) Courses from ADNG PLUS the following courses: CIV2503 Structural Design I ENG2002 Technology and Society ENG3003 Engineering Management ENV2102 Applied Hydrology MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 MEC2402 Stress Analysis 4 Electives Practice course: CIV3907 Civil Systems Practice Computer System Engineering T d Associate Degree (ADNG) CSC1401 Foundation Programming CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures ELE1301 Computer Engineering ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2101 Control and Instrumentation ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE2501 Electronic Workshop and Production ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals** ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing 2 Electives^^ Practice courses: ELE1911 Electrical and Electronic Practice A ELE2912 Electrical and Electronic Practice B ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 Bachelor (BETC) Courses from ADNG PLUS the following courses: CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ CSC2404 Operating Systems ELE2503 Electronic Systems ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles ELE3305 Computer Systems and Communications Protocols ELE3307 Real Time Systems ENG2002 Technology and Society ENG3003 Engineering Management MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 1 Elective Practice courses: ELE3913 Computer Systems Engineering Practice ELE3916 Software Engineering Team Practice Electrical and Electronic Engineering T d Associate Degree (ADNG) ELE1301 Computer Engineering ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2101 Control and Instrumentation ELE2501 Electronic Workshop and Production ELE2503 Electronic Systems ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles ELE2702 Electrical Measurement and Analysis ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals** ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 41 ENGINEERING d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast MEC1201 Engineering Materials 2 Electives^^ Practice courses: ELE1911 Electrical and Electronic Practice A ELE2912 Electrical and Electronic Practice B ELE2913 Electrical and Electronic Practice C ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 Bachelor (BETC) Courses from ADNG PLUS the following courses: ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE3506 Electronic Measurement ELE3803 Electrical Plant ELE3805 Power Electronics Principles and Applications ENG2002 Technology and Society ENG3003 Engineering Management MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 3 Electives Practice course ELE3914 Electrical and Electronic Practice D Environmental Engineering T d Associate Degree (ADNG) AGR2301 Agricultural Science CIV1501 Engineering Statics CIV2401 Geomechanics ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals** ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 ENV1101 Hydraulics for Technologists ENV2102 Applied Hydrology ENV2201 Land Studies MEC1201 Engineering Materials REN1201 Environmental Studies SVY1110 Introduction to Global Positioning System 2 Electives^^ Practice courses: AGR2902 Field Practice ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 ENV2901 Soil and Water Engineering Practice 1 SVY2905 Geology and Surveying Practice Bachelor (BETC) Courses from ADNG PLUS the following courses: AGR3304 Soil Science ENG2002 Technology and Society ENG3003 Engineering Management ENV4106 Irrigation Science ENV4203 Public Health Engineering ENV4204 Environmental Technology GIS1402 Geographic Information Systems MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 2 Electives Practice courses: AGR3903 Soil and Water Engineering Practice 2 ENV3904 Environmental Engineering Practice Infrastructure Management T S d Bachelor (BETC) ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making CIV1501 Engineering Statics CIV2401 Geomechanics CIV2502 Steel and Building Technology CIV2503 Structural Design I CIV2601 Job Organisation CIV2605 Construction Engineering CIV3603 Construction Methods ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG2002 Technology and Society ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 ENG3003 Engineering Management ENG4004 Engineering Management Science LAW1101 Introduction to Law MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 MEC1201 Engineering Materials MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour MGT1001 Human Resource Management MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety MGT3100 Quality Management SVY1110 Introduction to Global Positioning System 1 Elective Practice courses: CIV3906 Civil Materials Practice ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 ENV2901 Soil and Water Engineering Practice 1 SVY2905 Geology and Surveying Practice Mechanical Engineering T d Associate Degree (ADNG) CIV1501 Engineering Statics ELE1801 Electrical Technology ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals+ ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 MEC1201 Engineering Materials MEC2106 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics MEC2202 Manufacturing Processes MEC2301 Design of Machine Elements MEC2304 Solid Modelling MEC2402 Stress Analysis MEC2405 Machine Dynamics MEC3204 Production Engineering Practice courses ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 MEC2901 Mechanical Practice 1 MEC2902 Mechanical Practice 2 MEC2903 Mechanical Practice 3 Bachelor (BETC) Courses from ADNG PLUS the following courses: ENG2002 Technology and Society ENG3003 Engineering Management ENG4004 Engineering Management Science MEC2101 Thermodynamics MEC3203 Materials Technology MEC3303 System Design MEC4104 Energy Technology 2 Electives Practice course: MEC3904 Mechanical Practice 4 Power Engineering T d Associate Degree (ADNG) ELE1301 Computer Engineering ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2101 Control and Instrumentation ELE2501 Electronic Workshop and Production ELE2503 Electronic Systems ELE2702 Electrical Measurement and Analysis ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals** ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 MEC1201 Engineering Materials 3 Electives~ Practice courses: ELE1911 Electrical and Electronic Practice A ELE2912 Electrical and Electronic Practice B ELE2913 Electrical and Electronic Practice C ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 Bachelor (BETC) courses FROM ADNG PLUS the following courses: ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE2704 Electricity Supply Systems ELE3803 Electrical Plant ELE3805 Power Electronics Principles and Applications ENG2002 Technology and Society ENG3003 Engineering Management MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 4 Electives Practice course: ELE3914 Electrical and Electronic Practice D *  Students articulating from ADSS to BSST should substitute 1 elective for MAT1500.

+  Students articulating from ADNG to BETC should substitute this course with MEC2101. ^^  Students articulating from ADNG to BETC should substitute this elective with ENG2002. ~  Students articulating from ADNG to BETC should substitute 2 electives for ELE2303 and ELE2704. **  Students articulating from ADNG to BETC should substitute this course with MAT1500. Residential schools d : Attendance at a number of residential schools is required. These are associated with the Practice courses and are normally conducted at the end of semester 3 (February), or during the mid- semester recess in semester 2 (September/October).

In some cases, students may enrol in two Practice courses per term, allowing them to complete the two residential schools in a fortnight. Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 16 units Associate Degree in Engineering 24 units Bachelor of Engineering Technology Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 42 ENGINEERING Bachelor of Engineering oc T d # Code: BENG CRICOS code 003581E Units to complete 32 Duration oc : 4 years full-time d : 8 years part-time# Start date oc d : March, July Entry requirements • English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent • Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent • A-level mathematics or equivalent • A-level physics or equivalent #  Compulsory residential schools apply. Professional recognition A graduate of the BENG is eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer and, after further professional development, may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer. The BENG is accredited by Engineers Australia and, through an agreement reached between the professional engineering bodies of other countries (the Washington Accord), is also recognised in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong and South Africa. PROGRAM focus The BENG may be awarded with Honours to high achievers. Majors: Agricultural Engineering This major provides students with the knowledge to address problems relating to sustainable agricultural production, the environmental impacts of agriculture and the post-harvest handling of agricultural and other primary products. Students also acquire an understanding of the biological implications, which allows them to work with specialists in agricultural science and biology. USQ is the only institution in Australia that offers degrees specialising in Agricultural Engineering. Civil Engineering This major provides students with the skills to plan, design, construct and maintain infrastructure, such as roads, railways, airfields, irrigation works, buildings, harbour facilities, dams, pipelines, sewers, tunnels, canals and disposal works. Students have the opportunity to specialise in the areas of project design and construction, or research and development.

Computer Systems Engineering This major is concerned with the analysis, design and development of computer systems, including both hardware and software. The program is based upon electrical engineering and computer science and, as such, has a considerable overlap with the Electrical and Electronic major. Essentially the same treatment of electronics, control and communication systems is common to both, but the Computer Systems major treats computer and micro- processor hardware and software in much greater detail. Electrical and Electronic Engineering There are four inter-related areas within this major: Energy Systems and Power Electronics, in which students acquire a knowledge of generators, transformers, switch gear motors and power electronics; Computers and Microprocessors, in which students are introduced to computer architecture, hardware, software, programming and interfacing; Communications, in which students investigate developments in the transmission of information; and Control, in which students learn about signal processing in control and fault diagnosis.

Environmental Engineering This major is unique because it focuses on the sustainable management of Australia’s vital soil and water resources. Students develop the skills to apply engineering solutions to environmental problems. Both rural and resource engineering are a major focus of the program. It is a broad- ranging major, drawing on the University’s expertise in agricultural engineering and land management. Instrumentation and Control Engineering This major covers subjects including: dynamics of mechanical systems, heat and mass transfer, sensor design and evaluation, computer systems architecture, programming and energy systems, as well as linear, computer and adaptive systems control. Significant components of both analogue and digital electronic design are also studied. It develops a practical awareness of the implementation of control strategies on existing plant, and gives students the skills to use control as a design tool for the construction of new plant. The integration of sensors and instrumentation into both of these approaches is covered at various levels within the program. Mechanical Engineering This major focuses on energy generation, dynamic mechanisms, simulation, manufacturing and fluid flow control. Students will develop skills that are crucial to the development and manufacture of efficient, economical and reliable products. These skills will enable students to design new machinesdevices, and develop better manufacturing methods and systems.

Mechatronic Engineering Mechatronic Engineering combines the areas of mechanical and electronic engineering to provide students with specialist knowledge in robotics and automation. This major provides students with the skills to be an effective project leader, taking a design from its barest outline to a fully engineered system. It focuses on how to combine moving parts, electronic interfaces, digital controllers and software into effective systems. Designing an aircraft’s autopilot and its multitude of control systems is one example of a major mechatronic project.

Power Engineering Power Engineering students study power systems, including aspects of electrical power generation, distribution and transmission, electrical power equipment and systems, and conduct a final year project in power engineering. Specifications, design and analysis of electrical power equipment and systems and engineering project management are also covered. Program structure 13 CORE COURSES: ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG2002 Technology and Society ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 ENG3003 Engineering Management ENG3103 Engineering Problem Solving 3 ENG4104 Engineering Problem Solving 4 ENG4111 Research Project Part 1 ENG4112 Research Project Part 2 MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 MAT1502 Engineering Mathematics 2 MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3 PLUS 1 Major (19 courses) PLUS 3 – 8 Practice courses (0 units value) majors: Agricultural Engineering T d AGR2301 Agricultural Science AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery* OR AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Crop Storage* AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Crop Storage* OR AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery* AGR3304 Soil Science AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics CIV1501 Engineering Statics CIV2401 Geomechanics ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control ENV2103 Hydraulics I ENV3104 Hydraulics II ENV3105 Hydrology ENV4106 Irrigation Science MEC1201 Engineering Materials MEC2401 Dynamics I MEC2402 Stress Analysis SVY1110 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems 3 Electives PLUS 8 Practice courses *  AGR3303 and AGR2302 are offered in alternate years. In year 3, students should select either AGR3303 or AGR2302, and in year 4 select the remaining course. Civil Engineering T d CIV4508 Structural Design II OR ENV4107 Water Resources Engineering CIV1501 Engineering Statics CIV2401 Geomechanics CIV2503 Structural Design I CIV2605 Construction Engineering

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 43 ENGINEERING d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast CIV3403 Geotechnical Engineering CIV3505 Structural Analysis CIV3506 Concrete Structures CIV3703 Transport Engineering ENV2103 Hydraulics l ENV3104 Hydraulics II ENV3105 Hydrology ENV4203 Public Health Engineering MEC1201 Engineering Materials MEC2402 Stress Analysis SVY1110 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems 3 Electives PLUS 8 Practice courses Computer Systems Engineering T d CSC1401 Foundation Programming CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ CSC2404 Operating Systems CSC2408 Software Development Tools ELE1301 Computer Engineering ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles ELE3105 Computer Controlled Systems ELE3107 Signal Processing ELE3305 Computer Systems and Communications Protocols ELE3307 Real Time Systems ENG4004 Engineering Management Science MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing 1 Elective PLUS 7 Practice courses Electrical and Electronic Engineering T d ELE1301 Computer Engineering ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE2504 Electronic Design & Analysis ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles ELE3105 Computer Controlled Systems ELE3107 Signal Processing ELE3305 Computer Systems and Communications Protocols ELE3506 Electronic Measurement ELE3803 Electrical Plant ELE3805 Power Electronics Principles and Applications ELE4605 Fields and Waves ELE4606 Communication Systems ENG4004 Engineering Management Science MEC1201 Engineering Materials 2 Electives PLUS 8 Practice courses EnvironmentaL Engineering T d AGR2301 Agricultural Science AGR3304 Soil Science CIV1501 Engineering Statics CIV2401 Geomechanics ECO8012 Tools and Techniques for Sustainable Development ENV2103 Hydraulics l ENV3104 Hydraulics II ENV3105 Hydrology ENV4106 Irrigation Science ENV4107 Water Resources Engineering ENV4203 Public Health Engineering ENV4204 Environmental Technology MEC1201 Engineering Materials MEC2402 Stress Analysis REN1201 Environmental Studies SVY1110 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems 3 Electives plus 8 Practice courses Instrumentation and Control Engineering^ d ELE1301 Computer Engineering ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles ELE3105 Computer Controlled Systems ELE3307 Real Time Systems ELE3506 Electronic Measurement ELE3803 Electrical Plant ELE4109 Measurement Science and Instrument Engineering ENG4004 Engineering Management Science ENG4406 Robotics and Machine Vision MEC1201 Engineering Materials MEC2101 Thermodynamics MEC2202 Manufacturing Processes MEC3102 Fluid Mechanics 1 Elective plus 8 Practice courses ^  Available by distance education only.

Mechanical Engineering T d CIV1501 Engineering Statics ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control ENG4004 Engineering Management Science MEC1201 Engineering Materials MEC2101 Thermodynamics MEC2202 Manufacturing Processes MEC2301 Design of Machine Elements MEC2304 Solid Modelling MEC2401 Dynamics I MEC2402 Stress Analysis MEC3102 Fluid Mechanics MEC3203 Materials Technology MEC3204 Production Engineering MEC3302 Computational Mechanics in Design MEC3303 System Design MEC3403 Dynamics II MEC4103 Heat Transfer 1 Elective PLUS 7 Practice courses Mechatronic Engineering T d CIV1501 Engineering Statics ELE1301 Computer Engineering ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis ELE3105 Computer Controlled Systems ENG4004 Engineering Management Science ENG4406 Robotics and Machine Vision MEC1201 Engineering Materials MEC2202 Manufacturing Processes MEC2301 Design of Machine Elements MEC2304 Solid Modelling MEC2401 Dynamics I MEC2402 Stress Analysis MEC3302 Computational Mechanics in Design MEC3303 System Design 1 Elective plus 7 Practice courses Power Engineering T d ELE1301 Computer Engineering ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis ELE2704 Electricity Supply Systems ELE3105 Computer Controlled Systems ELE3305 Computer Systems and Communications Protocols ELE3803 Electrical Plant ELE3805 Power Electronics Principles and Applications ELE3807 Power Systems Analysis ENG4004 Engineering Management Science MEC1201 Engineering Materials 5 Electives PLUS 8 Practice courses Note: not all courses are available on-campus or in semester 3, 2010. Practical experience BENG students must obtain an aggregate of at least 12 weeks of suitable practical experience during their program. This experience may be in an engineering office or laboratory where the student would be working principally with professional engineers and engineering associates. Residential schools d : Attendance at a number of residential schools is required. These are associated with the Practice courses and are normally conducted at the end of semester 3 (February), or during the mid- semester recess in semester 2 (September/October).

In some cases, students may enrol in two Practice courses per term, allowing them to complete the two residential schools in a fortnight. Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 16 units Associate Degree in Engineering 24 units Bachelor of Engineering Technology 32 units Bachelor of Engineering Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 44 SPATIAL SCIENCE Associate Degree in Spatial Science oc T d ^ Code: ADSS CRICOS code 053510F Units to complete 16 Duration oc : 2 years full-time d : 4 years part-time^ Start date oc d : March, July Entry requirements • English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  O-level Mathematics or equivalent Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology oc T d ^ Code: BSST CRICOS code 053512D Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time^ Start date oc d : March, July Entry requirements • English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  O-level Mathematics or equivalent bachelor of Spatial Science oc T d ^ Code: BSPS CRICOS code 053511E Units to complete 32 Duration oc : 4 years full-time d : 8 years part-time^ Start date oc d : March, July Entry requirements • English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  A-level Mathematics or equivalent •  A-level physics or equivalent (recommended) ^  Compulsory residential schools apply.

Professional accreditation Graduates of the Bachelor of Spatial Science (Surveying) are eligible for registration as a Professional Land Surveyor with the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors, after completing a period of practical training in South Africa as well as successful completion of the PLATO examination in laws concerning surveying and related matters. Program focus Associate Degree (ADSS) Majors: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) This program provides students with the technical skills required to work in the expanding area of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students undertake studies in surveying, land studies, spatial analysis, modelling, problem-solving, data visualisation and presentation, information management, photogrammetry, remote sensing and GIS. Students may undertake elective studies in approved areas which interest them. Coursework can be credited in its entirety towards a Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (GIS) or Bachelor of Spatial Science (GIS). Surveying Surveying associates often work as support staff to professional surveyors. The program is designed to ensure that graduates possess a broad knowledge of surveying and a large variety of practical surveying skills. Coursework can be credited in its entirety towards a Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology (Surveying), or Bachelor of Spatial Science (Surveying).

Bachelor (BSST) Majors: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful new technology having a major impact on many professions. It is an information system that uses computer- based maps generated from data collected in the field in person, by photographs or by satellite. GIS can help people manage resources more effectively, manage local government assets more economically and analyse data precisely. The greatest impact of GIS has been on the mapping industry. This major provides students with the skills to analyse geographic data and help people with decision-making in a range of areas, such as engineering, planning, environmental science, commerce and surveying. Surveying This program provides students with the opportunity to apply new and increasingly sophisticated computing technology to surveying and mapping projects. In addition to the core analytical and scientific skills, students undertake studies in global positioning systems, digital mapping, mine surveying, land planning and geographic information systems. The program provides students with a good mixture of practical and theoretical training in surveying and mapping. Bachelor (BSPS) Majors: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) The program provides students with the educational requirements to become a professional spatial scientist, and equips them with a core of basic theoretical, scientific, analytical, managerial, professional, research and communication skills that will permit them to undertake an in-depth study of the fundamental science and practice of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Additionally, students obtain knowledge of the natural, legal, commercial, industrial and social environments in which they will function as professionals. Surveying This program provides students with the knowledge to apply new technologies, such as the satellite-based Global Positioning System, Geographic Information Systems and Land Information Systems, to a broad range of surveying projects including land development, mapping, engineering and mining. Students will gain the skills required to find unique solutions to problems – solutions that are expected to be both socially and environmentally responsible.

Students will use advanced skills and knowledge acquired in analysis, measurement science and computing to complete surveying and spatial information projects. The Bachelor of Spatial Science may be awarded with Honours to high achieving students. Program structure Associate Degree (ADSS) 1 Major from: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Surveying PLUS 3 Practice courses (0 units value) Bachelor (BSST) 1 Major from: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Surveying PLUS 3 – 4 Practice courses (0 units value) Bachelor (BSPS) 1 Major from: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Surveying PLUS 5 – 6 Practice courses (0 units value)

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 45 SPATIAL SCIENCE d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Majors: Geographic Information Systems Associate Degree (ADSS) CSC1401 Foundation Programming ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals* ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 ENV2201 Land Studies GIS1401 Geographic Data Presentation GIS1402 Geographic Information Systems GIS2403 Land Management Systems GIS3404 Geographic Data Visualisation GIS3405 Spatial Analysis and Modelling SVY1102 Surveying A SVY1110 Introduction to GPS SVY3202 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2 Electives^^ Practice courses SVY1901 Surveying Practice 1 GIS2901 GIS Practice 1 GIS3901 GIS Practice 2 Bachelor (BSST) Courses from ADSS PLUS the following courses: CIS2002 Database Design ENG2002 Technology and Society MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 SVY2106 Geodetic Surveying A SVY4203 Urban and Regional Planning SVY4306 Land Law and Valuation 2 Electives# GIS3406 Remote Sensing and Image Processing GIS4407 Web Based GIS Bachelor (BSPS) Courses from BSST PLUS the following courses: ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ CSC2406 Web Publishing ENG4111 Research Project Part 1 ENG4112 Research Project Part 2 MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 SVY4309 Practice Management for Spatial Scientists 2 Electives Practice courses: ENG3902 Professional Practice 1 ENG4903 Professional Practice 2 Surveying Associate Degree (ADSS) CIV2701 Road Design and Location ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals* ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 GIS1401 Geographic Data Presentation GIS1402 Geographic Information Systems SVY1102 Surveying A SVY1104 Survey Computations A SVY1110 Introduction to GPS SVY2106 Geodetic Surveying A SVY2301 Automated Surveying Systems SVY2302 Mine Surveying SVY2303 Construction Surveying SVY3304 Cadastral Surveying 1 Elective Practice courses: SVY1901 Surveying Practice 1 SVY2902 Surveying Practice 2 SVY2903 Surveying Practice 3 Bachelor (BSST) Courses from ADSS PLUS the following courses: CSC1401 Foundation Programming ENG2002 Technology and Society ENV2201 Land Studies MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 SVY2105 Survey Computations B SVY3107 Geodetic Surveying B SVY3201 Urban Design and Development SVY3202 Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 1 Elective~ Practice course: SVY3904 Surveying Practice 4 Bachelor (BSPS) Courses from BSST PLUS the following courses: ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making ENG4111 Research Project Part 1 ENG4112 Research Project Part 2 MAT1502 Engineering Mathematics 2 SVY4203 Urban and Regional Planning SVY4306 Land Law and Valuation SVY4309 Practice Management for Spatial Scientists 2 Electives Practice courses: ENG3902 Professional Practice 1 ENG4903 Professional Practice 2 *  Students articulating from ADSS to BSST should substitute this course for MAT1500.

^^  Students articulating from ADSS to BSST should substitute 1 elective for SVY2106. #  Students articulating from BSST to BSPS should substitute 1 elective for CSC2402. ~  Students articulating from BSST to BSPS should substitute 1 elective for MAT1502. Residential schools d : Attendance at a number of residential schools is required throughout the program/s. These are associated with the Practice courses and are normally conducted at the end of semester 3 (February), or during the mid- semester recess in semester 2 (September/October).

Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 16 units Associate Degree in Spatial Science 24 units Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology 32 units Bachelor of Spatial Science Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current I was advised by the Australia Agency for Education and Training in Dubai, that USQ has a good reputation for great student support, and study programs that are internationally recognised. The relationship between students and staff is very positive and friendly. The lecturers are always available to provide support on assignments and coursework. I really like USQ and I am considering doing further postgraduate studies here. Saleh Al Ghafli » program: Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology USQ O N – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN United Arab Emirates

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 46 health HEALTH careers table Area of interest NAME OF PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Biomedical Science Bachelor of Biomedical Science Employment as medical scientists in hospitals and private pathology laboratories, clinical physiologists in hospitals, and in marketing/scientific reporting for biomedical/pharmaceutical companies, biomedical research laboratories and science teachers (with further study). The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is also an excellent pathway to seek entry into graduate medical programs via GAMSAT. Human Biology Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) Medical, clinical or research technicians in hospital laboratories, university and health or biotechnology industry; pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and medical technologies marketing; clinical physiology and diagnostic industries; pathology laboratory scientist; medical scientist; research scientist. Nursing Bachelor of Nursing The Bachelor of Nursing Degree leads to qualification as a registered nurse with the skills to work in general and mental health hospitals, community health settings, aged care, paediatric and adolescent health, home health care, indigenous health, occupational health, rural practice and international settings. This program is a pathway to graduate entry Midwifery and Mental Health programs and other specialties within nursing and health care. Psychology Bachelor of Psychology in Business Psychology graduates are in demand in various industries, including various government departments (e.g. Department of Child Safety, Treasury), welfare agencies, schools, universities, human resource management and the armed forces. The minimal requirement to become a registered psychologist is a three- year APAC-accredited undergraduate degree, followed by a one-year APAC- accredited honours degree. If you want to become a psychologist, you will need to complete at least four years of university study. In conjunction with human physiology, this combination would be a major advantage in any career involving the promotion of people’s health and well being.

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Human Physiology) Research – Medical/Science Bachelor of Science (Biology) Genetics, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries, biotechnology industries, biochemistry, medical research, medicinal chemistry, pathology, molecular biology, research and technical assistants, research scientist/officer, universities, government departments, private research laboratories, hospitals and schools. Bachelor of Biomedical Science Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) I chose to study at USQ because I was very happy with the exemptions I was awarded, based on previous work experience/study. USQ has an adequate infrastructure and I liked the general attitude to strive for constant improvement. The USQ staff are always helpful and accessible, no matter what their position. Course materials are well structured and understandable with clear learning objectives. Nils Uhlenbruch » program: Bachelor of Science (Psychology) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany

HEALTH INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 47 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Nursing oc T FC Code: BNUR CRICOS code 059707M Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time Start date oc : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Desirable •  Year 12 study in one of Biological Science, Chemistry, Physics or Multi-strand Science or equivalent and Mathematics Additional requirements • All students are required to undertake certain nursing- related physical activities • Current CPR/First Aid Certificate from accredited provider • Students are required to comply with Queensland Health Policy immunisation requirements: www.health. qld.gov.au. This includes evidence of Hepatitis B immunisation with positive sero-conversion titre levels • Signed Queensland Health Checklist and deed polls • Blue Card from the Queensland Government Commission for Children and Young People and Young Guardian Professional accreditation The Bachelor of Nursing at USQ is accredited by the Queensland Nursing Council.

Program focus This degree prepares students for the nursing profession as a registered nurse. Clinical experience is undertaken by students throughout the program, and includes a wide variety of health care settings. Students will develop competency in nursing by actively participating in nursing laboratories at the University and through relevant clinical experience. Almost 50 percent of the program is devoted to clinical practice within simulated labs and in settings, such as large general hospitals, mental health hospitals, smaller country hospitals, aged care settings, community health services, special clinics and rehabilitation centres. This program offers practical skills in addition to a comprehensive theoretical body of knowledge and the development of a full range of clinical and interpersonal skills needed to function as an effective practitioner. The Department of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to encouraging and enhancing the capacity for independent and critical thought, reflective practice and preventative health care. Program structure Year 1 courses BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology CMS1008 Building Professional Nursing Attributes A* MAT1008 Building Professional Nursing Attributes B* NSC1500 Biophysical Sciences in Nursing NUR1120 Social Determinants of Health NUR1140 Responsible Nursing Practice NUR1200 Concepts in Patient Care NUR2000 Medications: Theory and Practice NUR2099 Clinical A Assessment and Care * 0.5 unit. Year 2 courses NSC2500 Pharmacology and Pathophysiology for Nurses NUR2100 Episodes of Nursing Practice NUR2199 Clinical AA Situated Practice NUR2200 Mental Health Nursing Care NUR2300 Research Methods for Nursing NUR2400 Nursing Models of Care NUR2499 Clinical B: Nursing Care in Context OR NUR2599 Clinical C: Nursing Care for Mental Health NUR2500 Nursing Older People Year 3 courses NUR2499 Clinical B: Nursing Care in Context OR NUR2599 Clinical C: Nursing Care for Mental Health NUR3010 Rehabilitation in Community Settings NUR3020 Transition to Professional Practice NUR3030 Indigenous Health and Cross Cultural Care NUR3099 Clinical D: Nursing for Communities NUR3120 Nurses as Leaders in Health Care Settings NUR3200 Managing Complex Care NUR3499 Clinical E: The Beginning Practitioner Clinical experience Well-equipped simulated hospital wards at both campuses provide realistic practical experience in a safe, supervised environment. There is a total of 840 hours of clinical experience outside of the University, which may require attendance in areas outside of Toowoomba or Fraser Coast. Students are required to wear the approved USQ uniform when in a clinical setting. The uniform is available for purchase from USQ. Exemptions Exemptions may be credited for studies already completed in previous nursing programs or at other universities. Applicants who have a prior nursing qualification (i.e. enrolled nurse or foreign registered nurse) may be eligible for significant exemptions from this program.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current I chose to study at USQ because I heard that Australia was a beautiful place and they offered the course that I wanted to study. I enjoy the atmosphere, the people, the educators and the staff at USQ and enjoyed meeting different people and experiencing different things. By studying at USQ, you will be challenged and you will be rewarded - open yourself to the experience. Khalid Al Mutairi » program: Bachelor of Nursing USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Saudi Arabia I enjoy the different programs that are offered at USQ and the facilities they provide for international students. The support systems at USQ have been really beneficial to me because I was able to make my resume, I was helped with assignments and I was encouraged to do well. The study environment here at USQ is very good, peaceful and my accommodation is very close to the university. USQ has been very beneficial to me. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Nepal Jeny Peadhan » program: Bachelor of Nursing USQ ON – C A M P U S

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 48 HEALTH Bachelor of Science (Psychology) oc T d Code: BSCI CRICOS code 042230E Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 8 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  A-level mathematics or equivalent (recommended) Professional accreditation The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) major is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a three-year sequence of study. Program focus major: Psychology Psychologists study people and their behaviour. Their professional training helps them to understand how people develop throughout their lives; behave in groups, organisations and communities; see, think, hear, feel, learn and remember; relate and interact with others; and cope with anxiety, ageing, death, divorce, disability, disaster, accidents and other life events. The Psychology major in USQ’s Bachelor of Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as providing the first three years of the necessary requirements for full membership, for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the first three years of the necessary requirements for full registration as a psychologist in Queensland.

Full membership of the Australian Psychological Society requires six years of appropriate university study, an honours year plus a masters degree, or substantial progress towards a doctorate. Full registration as a psychologist requires an honours year plus two years of supervised practice, or an honours year plus a masters or doctorate degree. Program structure Psychology T d 4 foundation COURSES: CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CSC1402 Foundation Computing PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology STA2300 Data Analysis PLUs 12 psychology COURSES: PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion PSY2030 Developmental Psychology PSY2040 Human Information Processing PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A PSY2110 Research Methods in Psychology B PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour PSY3030 Abnormal Behaviour PSY3050 Counselling Psychology PSY3110 Clinical Health Psychology PLUS 8 course Second Major* OR PLUS 4 unit Minor PLUS 4 Electives OR PLUS 8 Electives *  This major can be chosen from any approved 8 unit major in the University.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology) oc T Code: BSCH CRICOS code 043510M Units to complete 8 Duration oc : 1 year full-time Start date oc : March Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  3 year Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (Credit) completed a maximum of 3 years prior to application Professional accreditation The Bachelor of Science (Honours) program Psychology major is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth-year program in psychology.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program, students will be eligible to apply for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Queensland Psychologists Registration Board. However, there is a requirement to complete a further two years of supervised practice or an approved masters program after initial registration. Graduates are also eligible to apply to the Australian Psychological Society for Associate Membership. If graduates achieve a high level of Honours (either First Class or Second Class, Division A), they would be eligible to apply for a masters program or PhD at USQ and other universities. Program focus The Bachelor of Science (Honours) gives students the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in a specific discipline area that interests them. Students conduct and report on a research project under the supervision of a staff member with the appropriate expertise. The program gives students an appreciation of the professional standards required of the practising scientist, and the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology. Students participate in research teams, are introduced to advanced experimental and literature research methods, and have opportunities to make contact with the wider scientific community in the local region, elsewhere in Australia and overseas.

Other majors^ Applied Mathematics/Statistics* Biology Chemistry* Climatology* Physics* Psychology ^  For detailed information on course content of majors outside of the Psychology discipline, please refer to: www.usq.edu.au/handbook/ current *  The availability of these majors is subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor for an appropriate project. Program structure Psychology courses T PSY4001 Psychology Honours Project 1+ PSY4002 Psychology Honours Project 2+ PSY4010 Multivariate Statistics A^^ PSY4011 Multivariate Statistics B^^ PSY4020 Ethical and Professional Practice PSY4030 Skills and Issues in Counselling PSY4040 Advanced Psychological Theory PSY4070 Advanced Assessment + 1.5 units.

^^0.5 unit. Residential schools For the Psychology major, there are two compulsory workshop blocks each semester, each usually of one week’s duration. Students who apply from overseas will only be accepted if they are able and willing to reside in Australia for the duration of the program. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

HEALTH INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 49 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Psychology in Business oc S Code: BPSB CRICOS code 059204A Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time Start date oc : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Program focus The program aims to produce graduates who have developed strong interdisciplinary knowledge-bases in both psychology and business. This program offers students the opportunity to complete introductory and advanced level courses in both psychology and human resource management, with the principal focus upon the role of psychology in business. The main benefit of this combination is that it strengthens students’ appreciation of the connections between psychological principles and the management of human resources. Program structure 1 Core course: STA2300 Data Analysis PLUS 13 Psychology courses: PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology PSY1101 Critical Thinking PSY1102 Interpersonal Skills PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion PSY2050 Facilitation and Negotiation PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A PSY3050 Counselling Psychology PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology PSY4090 Complementary Study PLUS 8 Business courses: MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour MGT1001 Human Resource Management MGT2000 Staffing and Remuneration MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety MGT2002 Managing Organisations MGT2004 People Development MGT2006 Employment Relations MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change PLUS 2 Electives from Business or Psychology courses Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) oc S * d Code: BPSH CRICOS code 062647C Units to complete 32 Duration oc : 4 years full-time d : 8 years part-time Start date oc d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  Minimum sound achievement in mathematics Program focus The program focuses on producing graduates who are eligible to work as psychologists. This is achieved through the scientific study of the processes by which human behaviour is developed, manifested and modified. Throughout their degree, students will engage with local services, institutions and societies to acquire knowledge from the community as their laboratory, and to develop problem-solving competencies related to their areas of study.

This program is similar to the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Psychology) in many respects, essentially combining the two degrees with an exclusive focus on the study of psychology. This program has more of a community and professional focus, and students who are accepted into the program do not have to compete for entry into an honours program, provided that appropriate levels of academic performance are maintained through the first three years of study. Program structure 30 Core courses: PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology PSY1101 Critical Thinking PSY1102 Interpersonal Skills PSY1104 Psychological Skills A PSY1105 Psychological Skills B PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion PSY2030 Developmental Psychology PSY2040 Human Information Processing PSY2050 Facilitation and Negotiation PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A PSY2104 Psychological Skills C PSY2105 Psychological Skills D PSY2110 Research Methods in Psychology B PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour PSY3030 Abnormal Behaviour PSY3050 Counselling Psychology PSY3104 Psychological Skills E PSY3105 Psychological Skills F PSY4001 Psychology Honours Project 1 PSY4002 Psychology Honours Project 2 PSY4010 Multivariate Statistics A PSY4011 Multivariate Statistics B PSY4020 Ethical and Professional Practice PSY4030 Skills and Issues in Counselling PSY4070 Advanced Assessment PSY4040 Advanced Psychological Theory STA2300 Data Analysis PLUS 2 Electives from: PSY3040 Individual Differences* PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development* PSY3110 Clinical Health Psychology PSY3120 History and Systems of Psychology* PSY3140 Developing Sustainable Communities PSY3250 Sport Psychology* PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology * Available by distance education only. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Biomedical Science program pathway Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBMS) (see Sciences page 68) Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) (BBMH) (see Sciences page 69) Combined Health degrees Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Code: BABS CRICOS Code 030290C FURTHER INFORMATION Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 50 HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION Humanities AND COMMUNICATION Careers Table Area of interest NAME OF PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Anthropology Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) Social planning, community development and social policy, public servant and welfare occupations. To become a professional anthropologist or sociologist, graduates must undertake postgraduate study and research. Counselling Diploma of Community Welfare and Development This is a foundation program for people who wish to work in community organisations, community development and in the counselling field as youth counsellors, welfare workers and support workers.

Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) Communication Bachelor of Mass Communication Opportunities exist in public relations, journalism, multimedia, communication policy, management, administration and the arts, culture and media industries, teaching (with further study) and community development. Communication and Media Studies Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) Public relations, communication policy, management, administration and the arts, culture and media industries, teaching (with further study) and community development.

Bachelor of International Studies (Communication and Media Studies) Bachelor of Mass Communication (Communication and Media Studies) Creative Media Bachelor of Arts (Creative Media) Television production, animator, video and sound production, secondary teacher (with further study). Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Media) Bachelor of Mass Communication (Creative Media) Creative Media (Multimedia) Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Media (Multimedia)) Opportunities for graduates exist in media/entertainment industries and communication professions, including: film, television, computer games, web development, information technology, education, defence force and the arts. Bachelor of Applied Media (Creative Media (Multimedia)) English Literature Bachelor of Arts Teaching/librarianship (with further study), publishing, media and the public service.

Film and Television Bachelor of Applied Media Television and radio production, advertising, video production, copywriting. Foreign Affairs Bachelor of Arts (Languages or International Studies) International business, interpreter, international trade, foreign policy. Bachelor of International Studies History Bachelor of Arts (History) Teaching/librarianship (with further study), museum consultancy and archival work to journalism, media and the public service. Bachelor of International Studies (History) Indonesian Language Bachelor of Arts (Indonesian Language) Career opportunities exist in Australia and overseas in international business, tourism and federal or state government departments (e.g. trade, tourism, immigration, defence and foreign affairs). Combined with a graduate entry degree in Education, it is possible to pursue a career in primary or secondary teaching. Bachelor of International Studies (Indonesian Language) International Relations and International Studies Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) Public servant, ethnic affairs, foreign and defence affairs, business, international trade and tourism.

Bachelor of International Studies

INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 51 HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Area of interest NAME OF PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Journalism Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) Working in radio, television, online and print media, news and specialist reporters, columnists, commentators, copywriters, producers, subeditors, editors, newsreaders, public relations, publishing, law, media officers, publishers, editors, speechwriters for government officials and corporate communicators.

Bachelor of International Studies (Journalism) Bachelor of Mass Communication (Journalism) Language and Culture Bachelor of Arts (Language and Culture) The study of language and culture equips students for a variety of careers, including international business, trade and diplomatic services, journalism and foreign correspondent work, arts and the creative professions and teaching abroad. Language and culture is also the ideal preparation for overseas professional placements, or exchanges in fields, such as business, engineering, sciences and information technology.

Bachelor of International Studies (Language and Culture) Bachelor of International Studies (LOTE) Media Production Bachelor of Applied Media Public and commercial radio (and the ABC), TV operations (field, studio and support); assistant-production/research roles in TV or radio production, video production houses and copywriting; publicity management for commercial firms; educational and specialist video-making for government departments; some junior management/trainee roles in advertising; or train as specialist secondary teachers.

Public Relations Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) Corporate public relations, consulting, government organisations, lobby groups, environmental and social issues, fund-raising, publicity and promotion, and community development. Bachelor of International Studies (Public Relations) Bachelor of Mass Communication (Public Relations) Research Bachelor of Arts (English Literature, History, International Relations) Researches for law, journalism, media, public service. Social Services Bachelor of Social Science Defence force, relief organisations, peace keeping. Humanities program pathways Diploma of Arts [DART] 6 Bachelor of Arts [BART] Diploma of Community Welfare and Development [DCWD] 6 Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) [BHUS] Once you come to USQ there are “no worries”. You will be warmly welcomed and supported by a professional staff you can really count on. The academic staff are so friendly and much more accessible to students than in bigger universities. Since a large number of international students study here, USQ is like a world village. I love the multicultural environment.

Aya Hamashima » program: Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Japan USQ is located in an environment that is very conducive to study, with a campus size that is not too daunting. I found the course material challenging, yet easy to understand. The class sizes also ensure that each student is not just another face in a lecture hall. My course allows me more options in the communications industry, as I can build a better–credentialed resume. Tawanda Mundangepfupfu » program: Bachelor of Mass Communication USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Zimbabwe

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION 52 Diploma of Arts oc T d Code: DART CRICOS code 045302C Units to complete 8 Duration oc : 1 year full-time d : 2 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Bachelor of Arts oc T d Code: BART CRICOS code 009258A Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Alternative DART entry UNIPREP PROGRAM (UNIP) PLUS • Successful completion of TAFE Diploma or equivalent Program focus Majors: Anthropology This major provides students with understanding and insight about the nature of human behaviour and how people live and work together. Anthropology studies help students learn to understand the physical and cultural similarities and differences between people.

Communication and Media Studies This major combines the study of human communication theory with the development of human communication skills. You analyse the areas of language, film, television and culture. You learn about interpersonal, group and mass communication, and communication in multi-cultural societies. You will develop an understanding of communication problems of society by examining communication processes at all levels in society. Creative Media This major focuses on providing a creative environment for students interested in the artistic use of computer driven digital technologies, with a focus on conceptualising, designing and applying self-generated projects sustained upon a firm technological base and professional application. Students will work in the field, in the television studio, sound studios and design and computer labs to release their projects. English Literature English literature cultivates students’ skills in developing critical arguments, conducting research and documenting evidence. Study in this area encourages students to be analytical and to develop a clear and expressive writing style in a range of modes. Students explore innovative and contemporary works of poetry.

History This major provides a challenge for those with an enquiring mind. The historian, like a detective, examines clues, assesses the reliability of witnesses and seeks out the reasons and truth behind an event. Historians have insight into what events have happened and why. Students will examine world civilisations, historic and contemporary Australia, race relations in Australian history, European history, modern Southeast Asia, and the 20th century. Indonesian Language Students will develop formal and informal communication skills in the Indonesian language, learn grammar and language structures, and acquire a vocabulary of some 4,500 commonly used words. Skills will be developed for conversation, reading and writing. Learn about the language and culture through contemporary Indonesian literature, popular newspapers and magazines. No prior knowledge of the language is needed.

International Relations This major is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of Australian domestic and external affairs. A range of theoretical perspectives is examined, including institutional structures, policy frameworks, political systems and ideologies, economies and security regimes in various regions. Students will also study the complexities of cross-cultural interaction and issues which will be developed analytically through issue-based, problem-solving approaches. Journalism Students prepare for a career in journalism or a related field by reporting, writing, editing, designing and producing for the Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines. A wide range of knowledge and skills across multiple media, and a focus on hands-on experience, enables students to work in the 21st century’s digital newsrooms. Students are also encouraged to link with industry by undertaking internships as journalists. Language and Culture The new Language and Culture major offers student the choice of study in either German or Mandarin Chinese. The Language and Culture major will equip students for the challenges and opportunities of global citizenship in the 21st century, teaching competencies in both language and cultural knowledge. It uses the experience of language learning as a gateway into the broader study of German and Chinese history, politics, culture, traditions, customs and national identities. Language and Culture teaches foreign language skills as a means for students to acquire an enhanced cross-cultural awareness, and to prepare them effectively for the real-life possibility of studying and living abroad. This major will be fully available both on-campus and online.

Public Relations With this major, you will gain the skills and knowledge to review communication policies within an organisation, and develop and implement communication programs and strategies. This major will also equip you with skills required in the industry, such as creating public awareness campaigns and improving organisation, public and media relations. This major will help you identify communication problems of organisations through appropriate research and strategic planning. Program structure Diploma (DART) 1 Core course: CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship or equivalent. PLUS any 7 other USQ courses Bachelor (BART) 3 Core courses PLUS 2 Majors PLUS 1 Third Major OR PLUS 1 Minor PLUS 3 Electives Core courses** CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CSC1402 Foundation Computing PLUS 1 of the following: ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology CMS1010 Introduction to Communication and Media Studies CMS1011 Understanding Television EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives for Educators ENL1000 Introduction to Literature ENL1001 Australian Stories HIS1000 World Civilizations to 1500 AD HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History HIS1003 World History Since 1500 AD IND1000 Indonesian 1A INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security JRN1000 Introduction to Journalism LAC1001 Language Survival Skills MUS1031 Music History 1^ MUS2087 Introduction to Popular Music^ PRL1002 Principles and Practice of Public Relations PRL1003 Reputation Management SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences THE1001 Introduction to History and Theory of Drama 1 VSA1000 Introduction to Art Theory **  The third core course should be chosen from outside the student’s majors or minor study.

^ External only.

INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION 53 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Major courses Anthropology T d 7 COURSES from: ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology ANT2002 Anthropology of Illness and Health# ANT2004 Anthropology of Power and Conflict* ANT2005 Anthropology of Religion and Belief: Practices, Contexts and Diversity* ANT2006 Applied Anthropology# ANT2007 Ethnographic Methods: Making Anthropology* ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia# ANT3001 Anthropology of Order: Making Sense# ANT3005 Thinking Anthropologically: Theoretical Positions in Anthropology* ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation State* ANT3007 Creative People: The Anthropology of Ritual, Art and Performance# Communication and Media Studies T d 7 courses from: CMS1010 Introduction to Communication and Media Studies CMS1011 Understanding Television CMS2012 Introduction to Communication Research CMS2013 Cinema Text and Theory CMS2014 New Hollywood Cinema CMS2016 Communication, Technology and Policy CMS3010 Environmental Discourses: Democracy, Science and Economics CMS3012 Theories and Discourses of Power Creative Media T 7 COURSES from: MEA1000 Elements of Multimedia MEA1001 Guerrilla Video MEA1002 Creative Editing MEA1003 Audio Production 1 MEA1004 Cinematic Language MEA2000 Scriptwriting for Creative Media MEA2001 Location Sound and Image MEA3000 Television Studio Practice English Literature T d 7 courses from: ENL1000 Introduction to Literature ENL1001 Australian Stories ENL2002 Romanticism ENL2003 The Art of Storytelling ENL3000 Modern Literature ENL3002 Popular Literature ENL3003 Special Study in Literature ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great Books History T d First-year students should take 2 of the following 3 courses: HIS1000 World Civilizations to 1500AD HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History HIS1003 World History Since 1500AD PLUS any 5 of the following with at least 2 Level 3 courses: HIS2000 Contemporary Australia HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History HIS2004 Approaches to History HIS2005 The Emergence of Modern Europe HIS3000 Special Study in History~ HIS3001 Nationalism and Revolution in Southeast Asia~ HIS3002 The Twentieth Century Indonesian Language T d IND1000 Indonesian 1A IND2000 Indonesian 1B IND2021 Intermediate Indonesian A IND2022 Intermediate Indonesian B IND3001 Advanced Indonesian A IND3002 Advanced Indonesian B^^ International Relations T d INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security INR2000 Issues in a Globalizing World PLUS any 4 of the following 6 courses, with at least 2 being Level 3 courses: AST2002 Contemporary Issues in Asia AST3001 Change in Contemporary China~ HIS2000 Contemporary Australia INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations~ INR3001 Special Study in International Relations~ INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies~ Journalism T d JRN1000 Introduction to Journalism JRN2006 Media Law and Ethics JRN2000 News Reporting JRN2001 Publication Layout and Design OR JRN2002 Radio Journalism JRN2003 Feature Writing OR JRN2005 Broadcast Reporting JRN2004 Public Affairs Reporting PLUS 1 of the following 3 courses: JRN3000 Independent Study JRN3001 Journalism Publication JRN3002 Broadcast Newsroom Language and Culture T LAC1001 Language Survival Skills LAC1002 Language, Peoples and Places LAC2001 Language, Culture and Custom LAC2002 Language, History and Identity LAC3001 Language and the Contemporary World LAC3002 Language and Culture Special Project LIN5000 The Nature of Language Public Relations T d PRL1001 Writing for Public Relations PRL1002 Principles and Practice of Public Relations PRL1003 Reputation Management PRL2000 Public Relations Practice and Techniques PRL2001 Issues Management and Strategic Planning PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development PRL3000 Public Relations Project # Offered in even years. * Offered in odd years. ~ Level 3 course. ^^2 units.

Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 8 units Diploma of Arts 16 units Bachelor of Arts Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current I found the Bachelor of Arts program that I have studied was very flexible. I have been able to explore many different interests. I can now find a job or an internship in the field of my choice. I also valued the flexibility of mode of my study which allowed me to study via distance in Germany, and later transfer on–campus to Toowoomba. Beatrix Kraus » program: Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany USQ staff are always helpful and friendly; the lecturers are very close to the students and it is therefore easy to contact them for help. Studying my degree at USQ has enabled me to broaden my perspectives. I now have knowledge of many different cultures. The support systems at USQ are very good at helping encourage international students towards successful results.

Miho Sasaki » program: Bachelor of Arts (Mandarin) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Japan

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION 54 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) oc T d ol Code: BAHN CRICOS code 030289G Units to complete 8 Duration oc : 1 year full-time d ol : 2 years part-time Start date oc d ol : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  3 year Bachelor of Arts Degree or equivalent from a recognised institution •  GPA 5.0 or minimum credit •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Program focus Majors: Anthropology Anthropology (Honours) offers coursework in advanced anthropology and research methods, as well as a dissertation on an area of particular interest. English Literature English Literature (Honours) focuses on critical and cultural theory, and classical literature and film. The program investigates the nature and operation of cultural institutions and the cultural production of meaning. History History (Honours) offers coursework in research design and method and history specialist topics, as well as a dissertation on an area of particular personal interest.

International Relations International Relations (Honours) offers coursework units in Research Design and discipline- based subjects, as well as a dissertation on an area of particular personal interest. Mass Communication Mass Communication (Honours) offers theoretical and philosophical foundations for study and research of mass communication and contemporary media forms. You can choose from a variety of areas for your dissertation topic, including cinema, television, press, popular culture, radio, advertising and multimedia texts.

Theatre The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre enables students to focus on one of the following fields: dramatic theory and history, classical drama, European Renaissance drama, modern world drama, drama for children and young people, or contemporary Australian drama. Program structure 8 COURSES FROM 1 MAJOR Majors: Anthropology T ol ANT4001 Advanced Contemporary Anthropological Theory^ ANT4002 Contemporary Issues and Debates in Anthropology HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A^ HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B^ HMT4005 Research Design English Literature T d ol ENL4000 Critical Theory: Pure and Applied ENL4001 Cultural Theory and Popular Culture ENL4012 Transforming Classics HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A^ HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B^ HMT4005 Research Design History T ol HIS4001 War and Society HIS4002 Topics in International History HIS4004 European History HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A^ HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B^ HMT4005 Research Design International Relations T ol HIS4001 War and Society HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A^ HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B^ HMT4005 Research Design INR4010 International Relations: Guided Topics INR4011 Australia and Asia – Issues Mass Communication T ol CMS4001 Issues in Professional Communication CMS4006 OzFilm: Image and Industry ENL4001 Cultural Theory and Popular Culture HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A^ HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B^ HMT4005 Research Design Theatre T ol ENL4001 Cultural Theory and Popular Culture HMT4001 Honours Dissertation A^ HMT4002 Honours Dissertation B^ HMT4005 Research Design THS4000 Classical Theatre: Theory and Practice THS4001 Modern Theatre: Theory and Practice ^ 2 units. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Bachelor of General Studies oc T FC * d ^ Code: BGEN CRICOS code 030303C Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent *  Not all courses in this program are available on-campus at Fraser Coast.

^  Not all majors are available via distance education. Program focus The Bachelor of General Studies has been created for students who want to profit from a wide choice of study areas. Such programs should appeal to those who have left school, but who want to sample a range of university subjects before embarking on a more specialised degree program. The program offers substantial choice and flexibility, allowing entry to a wide range of career and study options, including transfer to other degree programs. Students study courses chosen from a mix of the following discipline categories: Humanities, Social Science, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Business/ Commerce.

Program structure 3 Core courses: CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CSC1402 Foundation Computing OR CIS1000 Information System Concepts PLUS another core course from the approved core electives listed under the Bachelor of Arts PLUS 6 – 8 units from first major * PLUS 3 units from second major * PLUS 3 units from third major * PLUS 3 units from fourth major * PLUS 4 – 6 Electives (from any major in any category, including categories previously selected) * From the categories listed. Categories of study/major: Biological Sciences Business/Commerce Humanities and Media Studies Physical Sciences Social Sciences Exemptions Students may be eligible for a maximum of 12 units of exemptions or recognition of prior learning.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION 55 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Applied Media oc S Code: BAPM CRICOS code 059207J Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time Start date oc : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Program focus The Bachelor of Applied Media provides students with those specialist skills in digital television production, digital audio production and broadcast radio. Students will develop and produce significant levels of television and radio content for community broadcast, giving them practical, hands-on experience and developed skills in script writing, broadcast production, research, interviewing, documentary production and production management.

Majors: Education The Education major provides students with a broad range of educational skills that assist in the understanding of classroom processes and teaching at the primary and middle school level. In addition to understanding pedagogic concepts, the major will equip students with a broad range of methodological approaches for planning instructional and studio- based curricular. Marketing This major provides an understanding of marketing theories, principles and strategies. Students will learn how to apply these to real world situations through case studies and applied projects. Students take part in practical projects in which they develop and apply the many diverse skills required for modern marketing.

Tourism Management Tourism Management is designed to provide a relevant professional education for students seeking management careers in a particularly diverse and dynamic tourism industry. The program is structured around a core of foundation business courses, field-specific courses and elective courses, and includes a blend of theoretical and applied courses. Program structure 16 Core courses: BCA3000 BCA Project A CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship^ MMS1000 Scriptwriting MMS1003 Fundamentals of Media MMS1011 Location Production MMS1012 Editing MMS1013 Production Management MMS2011 Television Studio Production MMS2021 Broadcast Radio 1 MMS2022 Broadcast Radio 2 MMS2023 Documentary Production MMS2031 Short Narrative Production MMS3013 Media Production Project A MMS3014 Media Production Project B MMS3021 Experimental Media Production MMS3022 Interactive Television Production PLUS 1 Major (8 courses) OR PLUS 2 Minors OR PLUS 1 Minor PLUS 4 Electives ^  This course must be taken by distance education.

Majors: Education S EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning EDC1200 Self, Education and Society EDC1300 Perspectives in Education EDU1010 Introduction to Curriculum and Pedagogy PRI1491 Content Studies for the Middle Years PRI2151 Education Issues and Images PLUS 2 other courses to be advised ( please contact the Program Coordinator regarding your individual enrolment – telephone: +61 7 3470 4657). Marketing S ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making LAW1101 Introduction to Law MGT2002 Managing Organisations MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour MKT2002 International Marketing MKT2020 Sports Marketing TOU2010 Event Management Tourism Management S ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making LAW1101 Introduction to Law MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing MKT1002 Consumer Behaviour MKT2001 Promotion Management TOU1003 Tourism Management TOU2008 Ecotourism TOU2009 Cultural Tourism Exemptions Students with prior industry experience and/or previous related study may apply for consideration for up to 8 units of exemption.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current The best things about USQ are the lectures; the structure allows for a lot of free time and ample study time. My faculty is very friendly and clear on their ability to provide useful information. USQ is a school with positive values and good academic understanding. My best experience at USQ has been the friendliness of the people and the activities provided. The school is small and perfect for my personality. Ryan Gainor » program: Anthropology – Study Abroad USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN USA USQ is the perfect place to go if you want a comfortable and familiar learning environment. My broadcast classes are giving me assignments that are preparing me for the field. It is perfect practice and preparing me for my future career in a hands- on way. My professors are all very easy to talk to and do whatever they can to help with my studies; they make you feel right at home. My experience has been great. Alexandra Hinckley » program: Broadcast Journalism – Study Abroad USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN USA

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION 56 Bachelor of Mass Communication oc T d Code: BMCM CRICOS code 040075E Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent PROGRAM focus MAJORS: Communication and Media Studies This major combines the study of human communication theory with the development of human communication skills. Students will analyse the areas of language, film, television and culture, while learning about interpersonal, group and mass communication, and communication in multicultural societies. Students will develop an understanding of communication problems in society by examining communication processes at all levels.

Creative Media This major focuses on providing a creative environment for students interested in the artistic use of computer driven digital technologies, with a focus on conceptualising, designing and applying self-generated projects sustained upon a firm technological base and professional application. Students will work in the field, in the television studio, sound studios and design and computer labs to release their projects. Journalism Students prepare for a career in journalism or a related field by reporting, writing, editing, designing and producing for the Internet, television, radio, newspapers and magazines. A wide range of knowledge and skills across multiple media, and a focus on hands-on experience, enables students to work in the 21st century’s digital newsrooms. Students are also encouraged to link with industry by undertaking internships as journalists. Public Relations Students gain the skills and knowledge to review communication policies within an organisation, and develop and implement communication programs and strategies. This major will also equip students with skills required in the industry, such as issues management, specialist writing, how to create public awareness campaigns and how to improve public and media relations. Students will identify communication problems of organisations through appropriate research and strategic planning. Program structure 3 Core courses PLUS 2 x 7 UNIT majors from: Communication and Media Studies Journalism Public Relations PLUS 4 unit Minor PLUS 3 Electives OR 3 Core courses PLUS 1 X 8 UNIT MAJOR: Creative Media PLUS 1 x 7 UNIT Mass Communication major PLUS 4 unit Minor PLUS 2 Electives Core courses CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CSC1402 Foundation Computing PLUS 1 of the following: ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology CMS1010 Introduction to Communication and Media Studies CMS1011 Understanding Television EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives for Educators ENL1000 Introduction to Literature ENL1001 Australian Stories HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History HIS1003 World History Since 1500AD IND1000 Indonesian 1A INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security LAC1001 Language Survival Skills MUS1031 Music History 1# MUS2087 Introduction to Popular Music# THE1001 Introduction to History and Theory of Drama 1 VSA1001 Contemporary Art Practice 1 # External only. MAJORS: Communication and Media Studies T d Please refer to the Communication and Media Studies major courses under Bachelor of Arts listing on page 53.

Creative Media T Please refer to the Creative Media (16 units) major courses under Bachelor of Creative Arts listing on page 31. Journalism T d Please refer to the Journalism major courses under Bachelor of Arts listing on page 53. Public Relations T d Please refer to the Public Relations major courses under Bachelor of Arts listing on page 53. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Bachelor of International Studies oc T d Code: BIST CRICOS code 047281J Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Program focus This program is designed to give students an awareness of the evolution of international relations, particularly relating to the culture and history of selected states. Students will gain an understanding of international relations issues, and the ability to analyse key process and phenomena, such as globalisation. Study of an approved Language Other Than English (LOTE) is a required feature of this program. Program structure 5 Core courses: CIS1000 Information System Concepts CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CSC1402 Foundation Computing OR INR1000 International Relations in a Globalizing Era INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security INR2000 Issues in a Globalizing World PLUS any 5 courses from: AST3001 Change in Contemporary China AST2002 Contemporary Issues in Asia HIS2000 Contemporary Australia INR3000 Australian Foreign Relations INR3001 Special Study in International Relations INR3003 War and Terrorism: Introduction to Strategic Studies PLUS 7 units from one major PLUS 4 unit Minor PLUS 3 Electives Majors: Administrative Management T d Communication and Media Studies T d Language and Culture (German and Mandarin Chinese T History T d Human Resources Management T d Indonesian T d Journalism T d Languages Other Than English (LOTE) from UNE (French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese) Management and Leadership T d Marketing T d Public Relations T d Supply Chain Management T d Tourism Management d Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

INTERNATIONAL underGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION 57 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Social Science oc T d Code: BSSC CRICOS code 059206K Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Program focus Majors: Behavioural SciencE This major is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and experience. Community Engagement and Transformation This major focuses on providing students with an understanding of how human cultural systems can impact upon relationships between various social and political institutions (for example, public and private sector organisations, media organisations and states), and upon various processes of change (for example, globalisation). The major also looks at the impact of human social and cultural structures/processes/relations on a range of human problems, including inequality, illness, poverty, the environment, issues of power and control, violence and war.

Law and Politics This major considers the legal and political framework within which the public sector operates. It will discuss some legal aspects of how government bodies operate, as well as the human rights dimension. Students will gain a basic understanding of different political philosophies and ideas, and how these might impact on how a public sector body works. Peace Studies Formal peace studies involve examining alternate non-violent ways of reducing inappropriate conflict, and the various means of assisting communities to develop peacefully. By mastering non-violent principles, skills and strategies, we are better equipped to manage conflicts in such a way that change can be achieved by non-violent and equitable means. Australia’s involvement internationally in areas of conflict has been considerable, and is ongoing.

Sustainable Environments This major focuses on providing students with an understanding of key processes within natural systems and the human impact on those systems, and the ways in which that human impact is considered in contemporary politics and culture. Students will learn about management strategies and practices that could contribute to sustaining or enhancing the intrinsic and extrinsic values in those natural systems. Program structure 12 Core courses: ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CMS2012 Introduction to Communication Research LAW1202 Law in Context POL2000 Political and Economic Ideas PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour SOC1000 Approaches to the Social Sciences SOC3000 Collaborative Community Problem Solving STA3100 Data Analysis in the Social Sciences PLUS 8 unit major PLUS 4 unit Minor OR 4 Electives Majors: Behavioural Science T d PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion PSY2030 Developmental Psychology PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A PSY3030 Abnormal Behaviour PSY3050 Counselling Psychology PSY3110 Clinical Health Psychology PSY3250 Sport Psychology PSY3730 Industrial and Organisational Psychology Community Engagement AND Transformation T d ANT2002 Anthropology of Illness and Health ANT2004 Anthropology of Power and Conflict^ ANT2005 Anthropology of Religion and Belief: Practices, Contexts and Diversity ANT2006 Applied Anthropology CMS3010 Environmental Discourses: Democracy, Science and Economics CMS3012 Theories and Discourses of Power INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security PRL1004 Issues in Organisational Communication Law and Politics T d LAW2107 Environmental Law LAW2206 Legal Conflict Resolution LAW3201 Constitutional Law A LAW3202 Administrative Law LAW3210 Theories of Law LAW3462 International Humanitarian Law POL1000 Government, Business and Society POL2001 Institutions and Governance Peace Studies T d KNL2001 Indigenous Knowledge and Australian Heritage SOC1001 Conflict and Peace PLUS 6 of the following: ANT2004 Anthropology of Power and Conflict* ANT2005 Anthropology of Religion and Belief: Practices, Contexts and Diversity^ CMS3012 Theories and Discourses of Power HIS2000 Contemporary Australia HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History INR1001 Global Transitions and Human Security KNL3001 Indigenous Australian Cultures and Communities LAW2206 Legal Conflict Resolution LAW3462 International Humanitarian Law POL1000 Government, Business and Society PRL1004 Issues in Organisational Communication *  Alternates annually with ANT2001 Anthropology of Human Problems. ^ Offered in odd-numbered years only. Sustainable Environments T ANT2006 Applied Anthropology CMS3010 Environmental Discourses: Democracy, Science and Economics LAW2107 Environmental Law REN1201 Environmental Studies REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use PLUS 2 of the following: EDU2441 Environmental Education ENV2201 Land Studies TOU2008 Ecotourism Minors: Psychology T d Law T d Anthropology T d History T International Relations T d Public Relations T d Geographical Information Systems T d Education T d Indigenous Studies T d Sustainable Environments T d Community Welfare and Development T d Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 8 units Diploma of Arts 8 units Diploma in Community Welfare and Development 8 units Diploma of General Studies 24 units Bachelor of Social Science Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION 58 COMBINED HUMANITIES DEGREES BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF BUSINESS Code: BABU CRICOS code 030292A BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF laws Code: BABL CRICOS code 060143K BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Code: BABS CRICOS code 030290C FURTHER INFORMATION Please refer to the online USQ handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current The small class sizes guaranteed personalised attention from the lecturers. The help and support that they provided on an academic level was amazing. My course was definitely the right one for me. The encouragement to be the best I can be, has supported my development in many ways. The Faculty of Arts dedicates a lot of time and energy to the well being of its students.

Jelena Debus » program: Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany Diploma in Community Welfare and Development oc FC d Code: DCWD CRICOS code 065020C Units to complete 8 Duration oc : 1 year full-time d : 2 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) oc S FC d Code: BHUS CRICOS code 063777G Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent Program focus Diploma (DCWD) This diploma program involves the cross-faculty study of courses at the undergraduate level to provide enhanced understanding of basic issues and principles in the community development environment. Students will also develop knowledge of indigenous issues, human rights, interpersonal communication and sustainability.

Bachelor (BHUS) This program aims to provide two key paths of study: an enhanced understanding of the basic issues and principles in the community sector, and the development of a theoretical framework for people interested in becoming professional counsellors. The program affords the opportunity to engage in specialised study of marginalised groups, such as indigenous and disability communities. Program structure Diploma (DCWD) 7 Core courses: CDS1000 Introduction to Community Welfare and Development CDS1001 Human Relations and Communications CDS2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights CDS2001 Sustainability Issues in Community Development CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives for Educators PRL2002 Community Consultation and Development PLUS 1 Elective Bachelor (BHUS) 17 Core courses: BCA3000 BCA Project A CDS1000 Introduction to Community Welfare and Development CDS1001 Human Relations and Communications CDS2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights CDS2002 Independent Project 1 CDS3000 Independent Project 2 (2 units) CDS3001 Assessment in Counselling: Record Keeping and Report Writing CDS3002 Counselling Therapies CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CMS2012 Introduction to Communication Research EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives for Educators PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion PSY3050 Counselling Psychology REN1201 Environmental Studies OR CDS2001 Sustainability Issues in Community Development PLUS 4 unit Minor PLUS 2 Electives Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 8 units Diploma of Community Welfare and Development 24 units Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling) Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 59 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Area of interest name of program available some employment opportunities Applied Computer Science Bachelor of Information Technology (Applied Computer Science) Computer programmer, computer analyst, database administrator, database designer, web application developer, web manager, project manager. Computer Systems Engineering Associate Degree in Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Computer Systems Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) Expert systems, hardware interfacing, computer sales, engineering technologist, manufacturing, computer systems officer.

Information Systems Development Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems Development) Business analyst, database designer, database administrator, information technology manager, helpdesk support, business applications designer, business applications programmer, enterprise architect and information systems developer. Information Technology Management Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Technology Management) Business analyst, computer trainer/support, computer security analyst, database designer, help desk support, IT sales and marketing specialist, IT manager. Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) Statistics, biometrics, operations research and management, climatology, bioinformatics, actuary, industrial mathematics, teaching (following teacher training), mathematical modelling, operations management, financial analyst, mathematics journalism, systems analyst, supply chain analyst, quality control, quantitative analyst, risk or focus analyst, business systems analyst, data mining, cryptography, secondary or tertiary teacher (when combined with relevant postgraduate studies), commercial property, biostatistician, manager for risk analytics, epidemiology, hydrology modelling, data mining, speech processing, market researcher, quantitative risk analyst, statistical analyst, data analyst, actuarial business analyst.

Employment opportunities also exist in the Australian Bureau of Statistics, different banks, insurance companies, computing, logistics and engineering, and financial institutions. Networking and Security Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Security) Network administrator, system administrator, network designer, web master, web developer, server administrator, database administrator. Combined Business and Information Technology Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology Combination of business and information technology. Combined Commerce and Information Technology Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology Combination of information systems and commerce. Combined Engineering and Business Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Professional engineer and manager within the public or private sectors. Combined Engineering and IT Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology Computer programmer, software/hardware engineer, computer scientist, systems designer, computer systems officer.

Combined Engineering and Science Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science Professional engineer with expertise in a science discipline. information technology careers table USQ is a multicultural University where you can make friends from all over the world. The courses at USQ fitted in with my studies in Germany and were very practical- oriented. At USQ the students have good relationships with the lecturers and the support is very good - everyone tries to help. I really enjoyed meeting so many students from different countries during orientation week. Sebastian Kirch » program: Information Technology – Exchange USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Germany

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 60 ENGINEERING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Associate Degree in Engineering oc T d # Code: ADNG CRICOS code 054271G Units to complete 16 Duration oc : 2 years full-time d : 4 years part-time Start date oc d : March, July Entry requirements • English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution • A-level mathematics or equivalent Bachelor of Engineering Technology oc T d # Code: BETC CRICOS code 013504B Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution •  A-level mathematics or equivalent •  A-level physics or other science subject #  compulsory residential schools apply Professional recognition A graduate of the BETC is eligible to apply for graduate membership of Engineers Australia as an engineering technologist and, after further professional development, may apply for chartered status as Engineering Technologist.

Major focus Computer Systems Engineering This program prepares students for a career as an engineering officer. Students learn to apply practical analysis and technical principles to the areas of design and development of computer systems, including both hardware and software. Program structure Computer Systems Engineering Associate Degree (ADNG) 16 courses: CSC1401 Foundation Programming ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ENG1500 Engineering Fundamentals* ELE1301 Computer Engineering ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 ELE1502 Electronic Circuits ELE1801 Electrical Technology CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ELE2501 Electronic Workshop and Production ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ELE2101 Control and Instrumentation 2 Electives^ Practice courses (0 units value): ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 ELE1911 Electrical and Electronic Practice A ELE2912 Electrical and Electronic Practice B Bachelor (BETC) Courses from ADNG PLUS the following courses: MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 ENG2002 Technology and Society CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ ELE3305 Computer Systems and Communications Protocols ENG3003 Engineering Management ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles CSC2404 Operating Systems ELE2503 Electronic Systems ELE3307 Real Time Systems 1 Elective Practice courses (0 units value): ELE3913 Computer Systems Engineering Practice ELE3916 Software Engineering Team Practice *  Students articulating from ADNG to BETC should substitute this course with MAT1500.

^  Students articulating from ADNG to BETC should substitute 1 elective for ENG2002. Residential schools d : Attendance at a number of residential schools is required. These are associated with the Practice courses and are normally conducted at the end of semester 3 (February), or during the mid- semester recess in semester 2 (September/October). In some cases, students may enrol in two Practice courses per term, allowing them to complete the two residential schools in a fortnight. Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 16 units Associate Degree in Engineering 24 units Bachelor of Engineering Technology Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current The USQ staff have been very supportive in every aspect of my study; from preparing assignments and practical work, through to organising time tables and lectures. I have also enjoyed making new friends, both local and international, while living in Toowoomba. USQ has provided me with a great multicultural learning experience with the support of professional study materials. Hassan Alhammadi » program: Bachelor of Engineering Technology USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN United Arab Emirates I completed a Diploma at Informatics College in Malaysia, so I was able to transfer to USQ Toowoomba with credit from my previous study. It has been a great experience being at USQ. The staff and the people here are very friendly and helpful; to me it feels like home. I would describe USQ as a relaxed stress–free learning environment with less distraction.

Jenn Fatt Chai (Brendan) » program: Bachelor of Information Technology (Net Technologies) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Malaysia

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 61 ENGINEERING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Engineering oc T d # Code: BENG CRICOS code 003581E Units to complete 32 Duration oc : 4 years full-time d : 8 years part-time Start date oc d : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution including mathematics and physics #  Compulsory residential schools apply.

Professional recognition The BENG is accredited by Engineers Australia and, through the Washington Accord, is also recognised by the professional engineering bodies in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong and South Africa. A graduate of the BENG is eligible to apply for membership of Engineers Australia as a graduate Professional Engineer and, after further professional development, may apply for chartered status as a Professional Engineer. Major focus The BENG may be awarded with Honours to high achievers. Computer Systems Engineering This major is concerned with the analysis, design and development of computer systems, including both hardware and software. The program is based upon electrical engineering and computer science and, as such, has a considerable overlap with the Electrical and Electronic major. Essentially the same treatment of electronics, control and communication systems is common to both, but the Computer Systems major treats computer and micro- processor hardware and software in much greater detail. Other majors Other majors available within the Bachelor of Engineering include: Agricultural Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Environmental Engineering Instrumentation and Control Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechatronic Engineering Power Engineering  For detailed information on course content of majors outside of the Information Technology discipline, please refer to: www. usq.edu.au/handbook/current Program structure Computer Systems Engineering T d Year 1 CSC1401 Foundation Programming MAT1500 Engineering Mathematics 1 CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures ELE1801 Electrical Technology ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 ELE1301 Computer Engineering ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2 ELE1502 Electronic Circuits Year 2 MAT1502 Engineering Mathematics 2 ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing ENG3103 Engineering Problem Solving 3 MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3 Year 3 ENG2002 Technology and Society ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles ELE2504 Electronic Design and Analysis ELE3307 Real Time Systems ELE3105 Computer Controlled Systems ELE3305 Computer Systems and Communications Protocols ENG4104 Engineering Problem Solving 4 ELE3107 Signal Processing Year 4 CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ CSC2408 Software Development Tools CSC2404 Operating Systems Elective ENG3003 Engineering Management ENG4111 Research Project Part 1 ENG4112 Research Project Part 2 ENG4004 Engineering Management Science PLUS 7 Practice courses (0 units value): ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 ELE1911 Electrical and Electronic Practice A ELE2912 Electrical and Electronic Practice B ELE3915 Electrical and Electronic Practice E ELE3913 Computer Systems Engineering Practice ENG3902 Professional Practice 1 ENG4903 Professional Practice 2 Note: not all courses are available on-campus or in semester 3, 2010. Residential schools d : Attendance at a number of residential schools is required. These are associated with the Practice courses and are normally conducted at the end of semester 3 (February), or during the mid- semester recess in semester 2 (September/October).

In some cases, students may enrol in two Practice courses per term, allowing them to complete the two residential schools in a fortnight. Exit points Provided all requirements are satisfied, students will be permitted to exit with: 16 units Associate Degree in Engineering 24 units Bachelor of Engineering Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current USQ Toowoomba campus was highly recommended by friends in Bangladesh. The best thing about USQ is the friendly lecturers and staff that provide a lot of assistance to international students. The program that I am studying gives me a solid knowledge of new technologies that will help to prepare me for further study opportunities in the area of electrical engineering.

Bushra Ferdousi » program: Bachelor of Engineering Technology USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Bangladesh USQ ON – C A M P U S USQ is a fun, friendly place to study, with courses that provide a strong foundation for my career. My degree will help me get a job in software development in a wide range of industries. The class sizes at USQ are large enough for diverse discussions and ideas and small enough for the tutors and lecturers to cater to the specific needs of the students. I have enjoyed meeting people of a similar background and studying interesting courses. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Australia Matthew Chudleigh » program: Bachelor of Information Technology

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 62 SCIENCES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Bachelor of Information Technology oc T d Code: BITC CRICOS code 007490J Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements • English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent • Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent • A-level mathematics or equivalent major focus Applied Computer Science The Applied Computer Science major equips the graduate with fundamental skills in computer science, applied to the domain of modern web applications and services. Graduates will be well prepared to solve generic problems in the broad area of computing. They will be ideally placed to design and implement software systems, database structures and applications, and web services and interfaces. Achievement of the objectives will result in a graduate of high academic and scientific standard who is capable of competing for employment in a professional area and pursuing career development in government institutions and IT industries.

Information Systems Development The program curriculum includes study in systems analysis and design, databases, Java programming, Net programming, enterprise architecture and networks. With the emphasis on practical development of systems and applications pertaining to business contexts, students will be well prepared to begin working in a network management environment. Information Technology Management This major allows students to develop skills in program design, systems analysis, design and security, data analysis and modelling, end-user programming, service management and systems planning.

Students can study the Information Technology Management major in the Bachelor of Information Technology or the Bachelor of Business. This major is a general computing program designed to be coupled with another major from the business area. Networking and Security The Networking and Security major equips the graduate with state-of-the-art skills in network design, network management, security and system development and administration. Graduates will be familiar with problem-solving in computer networks, VoIP, video conferencing, network services administration, and the professional skills to apply them in the communication sector, healthcare, government institutions, and IT firms. Achievement of the objectives will result in a graduate of high academic and scientific standard who is capable of competing for employment in a professional area and pursuing career development in IT industries and government institutions.

Program structure 8 Core courses PLUS 1 Major PLUS 1 Second Major OR 2 x 4 unit Minor OR  4 unit Minor PLUS 4 Electives OR 8 Electives Core courses: CIS1000 Information System Concepts CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CSC1401 Foundation Programming CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering CIS3002 Business Analysis PLUS 3 of the following: ACC1101 Accounting for Decision- Making CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures CSC2406 Web Publishing ECO1000 Economics ELE1301 Computer Engineering FIN1101 Introduction to Financial Management LAW1101 Introduction to Law MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing POL1000 Government, Business and Society STA2300 Data Analysis Applied Computer Science T d CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ CSC2404 Operating Systems CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures CSC2408 Software Development Tools CSC3400 Database Systems CSC3403 Comparative Programming Languages CSC3419 XML and the Web CSC3412 System and Security Administration Information Systems Development T d CIS1101 Introduction to Electronic Commerce CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design CIS2002 Database Design CIS2003 Component Based Software Development CIS3001 Object-Oriented Programming with Java CIS3003 Networks and Distributed Systems CIS3007 Enterprise Systems Development and Architecture CIS3010 Oracle Development Information Technology Management T d CIS1101 Introduction to Electronic Commerce CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design CIS2002 Database Design CIS2005 Principles of Information Security CIS2200 Advanced Office Applications: Access and Word CIS3003 Networks and Distributed Systems CIS3008 Information Technology Service Management CIS3009 Enterprise Resource Systems Networking and Security T d CSC2404 Operating Systems CSC3420 Mobile Internet Technology CSC2408 Software Development Tools CSC3400 Database Systems CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing CSC3412 System and Security Administration CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies Exemptions Candidates may be eligible for up to 16 units of exemption on the basis of successful completion of relevant, equivalent undergraduate study from a recognised university or institution offering equivalent study. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current The University has access to the latest technology. For example, student ID cards provide access to a large range of on–campus facilities and services, such as 24 hour computer labs and electronic credit. The student–teacher ratio also allows more direct access to lectures and tutors. The study materials are easy to understand and well structured for both classroom study and individual study at home. Raminder Pal Singh » program: Bachelor of Information Technology (Sciences) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN India

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 63 SCIENCES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Combined Degrees Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology Code: BCBT CRICOS code 038152D Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Information Technology Code: BEBT CRICOS code 030304B Bachelor of Science oc T d Code: BSCI CRICOS code 042230E Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 8 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  A-level mathematics or equivalent Note: this program is currently under consideration for revitalisation. Please check the most current information via the web site: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current/sci/sci.html before making any definite decisions. Major focus Information Technology The Information Technology major will develop students’ skills and knowledge in software development, programming languages, networking and the design and implementation of computer systems and information systems. Program structure 4 CORE COURSES PLUS 12 UNIT MAJOR PLUS 8 UNIT MAJOR^ OR  4 UNIT MAJOR PLUS 4 ELECTIVES OR 8 ELECTIVES Core courses: CIS1000 Information System Concepts CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences CSC1401 Foundation Programming STA2300 Data Analysis PLUS 12 UNITS from: Information Technology T d ELE1301 Computer Engineering CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing INCLUDING 8 of the following, with at least 3 being Level 3 courses: CIS3001 Object-Oriented Programming with Java* CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ CSC2404 Operating Systems CSC2406 Web Publishing CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering CSC2408 Software Development Tools CSC3400 Database Systems* CSC3403 Comparative Programming Languages* CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing* CSC3412 System and Security Administration* CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis* CSC3419 XML and the Web* CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies* * Level 3 course. ^  Majors can be chosen from any approved 8 unit major in the University.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current The best thing about studying at USQ is that almost every course has practical tutorial sessions that run parallel to the lectures, as well as lecturer consultation sessions for clarifying course material. The program that I have undertaken has helped me greatly to improve my communication, problem–solving and analytical skills crucial to my future career plans. Vishaka Wijekoon » program: Bachelor of Information Technology (Sc) (Applied Computer Science) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Sri Lanka USQ’s on–campus facilities include 24 hour student computer labs and a huge student library which is very well resourced. The program that I am studying has provided a lot of essential knowledge which will assist me greatly to undertake work responsibilities in the organisation I shall be employed in. If you are seriously thinking about studying abroad, then seriously think about USQ.

Hiew Nyuk Chin » program: Bachelor of Information Technology (Sc) (Applied Computer Science) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Malaysia USQ provides study opportunities that relate student’s academic needs to suit professional situations. Academic and administration support services staff have always answered my questions and are very understanding. Social activities planned for international students are a good way to relax from your studies. I have become what I am today through my experiences and success at USQ!

Benjamin Uys » program: Bachelor of Information Technology (Sciences) (Networking) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Zimbabwe

SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 64 SCIENCES careers table Area of interest NAME OF PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Biology Bachelor of Science (Biology) Research scientist or research officer (universities, defence, CSIRO, DPI, industry, environment, government, health), technical officer (labs or field work), technical/ sales representative in pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnological industries; molecular biologists, microbiologists; after further study: biotechnologist, dietician, research scientist, secondary science teaching, medicine. Employment opportunities also exist in environmental monitoring, field biology, laboratory work in agricultural, food, health, medical, veterinary, educational and industrial settings, plant breeding, ecology, conservation management, science journalism. Biomedical Science Bachelor of Biomedical Science Employment as medical scientists in hospitals and private pathology laboratories, clinical physiologists in hospitals, and in marketing/scientific reporting for biomedical/pharmaceutical companies, biomedical research laboratories and science teachers (with further study). The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is also an excellent pathway to seek entry into graduate medical programs via GAMSAT. Chemistry Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) Research chemist/scientist/officer, technical officer, research or laboratory assistant (universities, defence, CSIRO, DPI, environment, government, health and industry, pharmaceutics, polymers and plastics, manufacturing), organic chemistry, drug design, drug development, medicinal chemistry, quality assurance analyst, technical sales and marketing in pharmaceuticals, medical and laboratory supplies and equipment, chemistry/science teacher or medicine with further study. Employment opportunities also exist in forensics, environmental testing, analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, cheminformatics, nanotechnology, biotechnology.

Computing Bachelor of Science (Computing) Computer scientist, computer programmer, computer systems officer, database management system administrator, game developer, LAN manager, network administrator, network designer and specialist, network security analyst, database/web/network developer, software designer, systems architect, computer systems developer, software developer, applications specialist, software engineer. Bachelor of Science (Information Technology) Financial Modelling Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and/or Statistics) Actuary, financial mathematician, econometrician, research economist, statistician for commercial and banking industries, stockbroker, financial planner, financial analyst, business forecasting.

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) Human Biology Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) Medical, clinical or research technicians in hospital laboratories, university and health or biotechnology industry; pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry and medical technologies marketing; clinical physiology and diagnostic industries; pathology laboratory scientist; medical scientist; research scientist. Mathematics Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and/or Statistics) Applied mathematician, mathematical modeller, industrial mathematician, operations researchers, management scientist, finance analyst, risk analyst, secondary or tertiary teacher (after further study), quantitative analyst, supply chain analyst, logistician, research scientist.

Physics Bachelor of Science (Physics) Science teacher (with further study), physicist, scientist or research officer (universities, defence, CSIRO, DPI, industry, environment, government, health), technical officer (labs or field work).

65 SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast USQ Toowoomba provides a great multicultural learning environment and you have the opportunity to meet people with many different backgrounds. USQ’s student support systems are very helpful, especially for academic issues, such as advice on assignments or exam preparation. I found the lecturers and technicians so friendly. Augusto Lourdes Da Silva » program: Bachelor of Science (Biology) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN East Timor Area of interest NAME OF PROGRAM AVAILABLE SOME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Psychology Bachelor of Psychology in Business Psychology graduates are in demand in various industries, including various government departments (e.g. Department of Child Safety, Treasury), welfare agencies, schools, universities, human resource management and the armed forces. The minimal requirement to become a registered psychologist is a three- year APAC-accredited undergraduate degree, followed by a one-year APAC- accredited honours degree. If you want to become a psychologist, you will need to complete at least four years of university study. In conjunction with human physiology, this combination would be a major advantage in any career involving the promotion of people’s health and well being.

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Bachelor of Science (Psychology) Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Human Physiology) Research – Medical/Science Bachelor of Science (Biology) Genetics, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries, drug design and development, ecology and wildlife, biotechnology industries, biochemistry, medical research, medicinal chemistry, pathology, molecular biology, research and technical assistants, research scientist/officer, universities, government departments, private research laboratories, hospitals and schools.

Bachelor of Biomedical Science Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) Statistics Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and/or Statistics) Biometrician, data analyst, climatologist, econometrician, finance analyst, medical statistician, market researcher, research officer (defence, CSIRO, DPI, industry, government, health, transport, environment), social researcher, survey analyst, risk analyst, epidemiologist, pharmaceutical researcher, actuary, secondary or tertiary teacher (with further study), psychometrician, forecaster, operational analyst.

Wine Technology Bachelor of Technology (Wine) Graduates will have a knowledge-base and skills that will fit them for a career in wineries, production management, quality control, and research and development in the wine, brewing and food processing industries. Combined Arts and Science Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Science reporter, public relations for chemical and biological enterprises, community work (psychological studies and PR). With biology, chemistry and physics plus a language, look for careers as an international biologist, chemist or physicist and work overseas or as a science teacher, TAFE teacher or computerised music compositor.

Combined Commerce and Science Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) Actuary, financial mathematician, econometrician, research economist, statistician for commercial and banking industries, stockbroker, financial planner, financial analyst, business forecasting. Combined Engineering and Science Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science Professional engineers with expertise in a science discipline. I enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science because I want to develop a career in pharmacy. Completing this program will help me to take another step towards gaining entry into a pharmacy degree. I have found both the academic and administrative staff at USQ to be very friendly and supportive. The on–campus facilities at Toowoomba are very modern.

Nyang Jok Ayii » program: Bachelor of Biomedical Science USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Sudan

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 66 SCIENCES Bachelor of Science oc T FC # d ^ Code: BSCI CRICOS code 042230E Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 8 years part-time Start date oc : March, July d : March, July, November Entry requirements • English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent • Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent • A-level mathematics or equivalent • A-level chemistry, physics or biology or equivalent #  Four psychology courses are offered on-campus at Fraser Coast. ^  The majors in Biology, Human Biology and Human Physiology are not fully available by distance education. Students may commence studying the Biology, Human Biology and Human Physiology majors in semester 3, studying core courses via distance education, and then continuing the program next year at the Toowoomba campus. There may be residential schools in some courses.

Alternative BSCI entry • English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent • No formal qualification • Mature age • Relevant previous experience in the specific area of study Program focus MAJORS: Human Biology 16 units Students are able to focus on improving their knowledge of the human body. Students undertake specialist courses in physiology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology. Students are able to elect to study further human-related courses, such as pharmacology, pathophysiology and psychology.

Information Technology 12 units The Information Technology major will develop students’ skills and knowledge in software development, programming languages, networking and the design and implementation of computer systems and information systems. Mathematics and Statistics 12 units This major allows students to develop skills in mathematics and statistics, and examine the fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, theoretical and applied statistics, mathematical modelling and operations research. Students will learn how to use computational methods as an aid to the processes of analysis, modelling and decision-making. Psychology 12 units Psychologists study people and their behaviour. Their professional training helps them to understand how people develop throughout their lives; behave in groups, organisations and communities; see, think, hear, feel, learn and remember; relate and interact with others; and cope with anxiety, ageing, death, divorce, disability, disaster, accidents and other life events.

The Psychology major in USQ’s Bachelor of Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as providing the first three years of the necessary requirements for full membership, for membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the first three years of the necessary requirements for full registration as a psychologist in Queensland. Full membership of the Australian Psychological Society requires six years of appropriate university study, an honours year plus a masters degree, or substantial progress towards a doctorate. Full registration as a psychologist requires an honours year plus two years of supervised practice, or an honours year plus a masters or doctorate degree.

Program structure 4 – 5 Core courses PLUS either: 16 unit Major PLUS 4 Electives OR 16 unit Major PLUS 4 unit Minor or 12 unit Major PLUS 8 unit Major* 0r 12 unit Major PLUS 4 unit Minor PLUS 4 Electives OR 12 unit Major PLUS 8 Electives OR 2 x 8 unit Majors* PLUS 4 Electives OR 8 unit Major PLUS 12 Electives *  This major can be chosen from any approved 8 unit major in the University. Core courses: Computing, Information Technology T d CIS1000 Information System Concepts CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences CSC1401 Foundation Programming STA2300 Data Analysis Biology, Human Biology, Human Physiology T d CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences OR CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship (external study) CSC1402 Foundation Computing MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics STA2300 Data Analysis Mathematics and Statistics T d CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CSC1402 Foundation Computing MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I STA2300 Data Analysis Psychology T d CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship CSC1402 Foundation Computing PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology STA2300 Data Analysis USQ Toowoomba is a quiet regional university which is cost effective, yet provides quality education. The student/lecturer ratio is good so you get to know the Faculty staff, you are not just a student number. The lecturers are also very flexible; I really like the open door policy – you don’t have to make a special appointment to discuss problems with assignments or course material.

Hanisah Lia Mohd Salleh » program: Bachelor of Science (Human Biology) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Brunei

67 SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast MAJORS: Human Biology T d 16 units: BIO1101 Biology 1 BIO2103 Biology 2 BIO2201 Biochemistry 1 BIO2203 Systems Physiology BIO2205 Introductory Microbiology BIO2207 Genetics BIO2209 Cell Biology BIO3301 Biochemistry 2 BIO3309 Molecular Biology BIO3313 Pharmacology BIO3317 Medical Microbiology 1 BIO3315 Medical Microbiology 2 BIO3323 Endocrine and Neurophysiology BIO3333 Cardiorespiratory and Sports Physiology CHE1110 Chemistry 1 CHE2120 Chemistry 2 Information Technology T d 12 units: CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures ELE1301 Computer Engineering MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing PLUS 8 of the following courses, with at least 3 being Level 3 courses: CIS3001 Object-Oriented Programming with Java^^ CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ CSC2404 Operating Systems CSC2406 Web Publishing CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering CSC2408 Software Development Tools CSC3400 Database Systems^^ CSC3403 Comparative Programming Languages^^ CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing^^ CSC3412 System and Security Administration^^ CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis^^ CSC3419 XML and the Web^^ CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies^^ Mathematics and Statistics T d 12 units: CSC1401 Foundation Programming CSC2409 High Performance Numerical Computing MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing MAT1200 Operations Research 1 MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling for Dynamics MAT3104 Random Processes to Financial Mathematics MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations MAT3201 Operations Research 2 STA2301 Distribution Theory STA3300 Experimental Design STA3301 Statistical Models Psychology T d 12 UNITS: PSY1010 Foundation Psychology A PSY1020 Foundation Psychology B PSY2010 Social Processes of Behaviour PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion PSY2030 Developmental Psychology PSY2040 Human Information Processing PSY2100 Research Methods in Psychology A PSY2110 Research Methods in Psychology B PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour PSY3030 Abnormal Behaviour PSY3050 Counselling Psychology PSY3110 Clinical Health Psychology Biology T 8 UNITS: BIO1101 Biology 1 BIO2103 Biology 2 PLUS 2 of the following 4 courses: BIO2201 Biochemistry 1 BIO2205 Introductory Microbiology BIO2207 Genetics BIO2208 Introductory Ecology PLUS 4 of the following courses, with at least 2 being Level 3 courses: BIO2202 Plant Physiology BIO2203 Systems Physiology BIO2204 Plant Diversity BIO2209 Cell Biology BIO3301 Biochemistry 2^^ BIO3302 Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology^^ BIO3307 Plant Breeding^^ BIO3309 Molecular Biology^^ BIO3313 Pharmacology^^ BIO3315 Medical Microbiology 2^^ BIO3317 Medical Microbiology 1^^ BIO3333 Cardiorespiratory and Sports Physiology^^ REN1201 Environmental Studies REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation^^ REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use^^ Computing T d 8 UNITS: CSC2401 Algorithms and Data Structures CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++ CSC2408 Software Development Tools ELE1301 Computer Engineering MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing PLUS 3 of the following courses, with at least 2 being Level 3 courses: CSC2404 Operating Systems CSC2406 Web Publishing CSC2407 Introduction to Software Engineering CSC3400 Database Systems^^ CSC3403 Comparative Programming Languages^^ CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and Routing^^ CSC3412 System and Security Administration^^ CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis^^ CSC3419 XML and the Web^^ CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and WAN Technologies^^ MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics Human Physiology T 8 units: BIO1101 Biology 1 BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology BIO2203 Systems Physiology BIO3333 Cardiorespiratory and Sports Physiology BIO3313 Pharmacology BIO3323 Endocrine and Neurophysiology PLUS 2 of the following 3 courses: BIO2103 Biology 2 BIO3620 Physiology and Pathophysiology 1 BIO3630 Physiology and Pathophysiology 2 Mathematics T d 8 UNITS: CSC1401 Foundation Programming CSC2409 High Performance Numerical Computing MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing MAT1200 Operations Research 1 MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II PLUS 3 of the following courses: MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling for Dynamics MAT3104 Random Processes to Financial Mathematics MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations MAT3201 Operations Research 2 ^^Level 3 course.

Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current The best thing about USQ is the small class sizes, it is so easy to get help from the lecturers and get the opportunity to do hands-on practical work. The program that I am studying covers a wide range of topics to broaden my knowledge base. I really enjoy the study environment and I have made a lot of friends on campus. An Huei Wang » program: Bachelor of Science (Biology) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Taiwan

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 68 SCIENCES Bachelor of Science (Honours) oc T * Code: BSCH CRICOS code 043510M Units to complete 8 Duration oc : 1 year full-time Start date oc : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  3 year Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent from a recognised institution •  Degree completed a maximum of 3 years prior to application •  Minimum GPA of 5.0 (Credit) *  The Psychology Honours program usually has a semester 1 intake. Program focus The Bachelor of Science (Honours) gives students the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in a specific discipline area that interests them. Students conduct and report on a research project under the supervision of a staff member with the appropriate expertise. The program gives students an appreciation of the professional standards required of the practising scientist, and the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology. Students participate in research teams, are introduced to advanced experimental and literature research methods, and have opportunities to make contact with the wider scientific community in the local region, elsewhere in Australia and overseas.

Majors are available in: Applied Mathematics/Statistics+ Biology, Chemistry+ , Climatology* and Physics+ Psychology** +  The availability of these majors is subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor for an appropriate project. **  The Psychology major is available in both on-campus and external mode, and is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fourth-year program in psychology. Program structure 8 UNITS from 1 major majors: Applied Mathematics/ Statistics T CSC8410 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/ Statistics A CSC8411 Independent Studies in Computing/Mathematics/ Statistics B MAT8180 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies A MAT8190 Mathematics/Statistics Complementary Studies B MSC8001 Research Project Methodology# MSC8002 Research Project Dissertation# Biology, Chemistry, Climatology, Physics T SCI4401 Science Honours Project A## SCI4402 Science Honours Project B## SCI4403 Special Study in Science SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics Psychology T PSY4001 Psychology Honours Project 1++ PSY4002 Psychology Honours Project 2++ PSY4010 Multivariate Statistics A^^ PSY4011 Multivariate Statistics B^^ PSY4020 Ethical and Professional Practice PSY4030 Skills and Issues in Counselling PSY4040 Advanced Psychological Theory PSY4070 Advanced Assessment # 2 units.

### 3 units. ++ 1.5 units. ^^ 0.5 unit. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Bachelor of Biomedical Science oc T FC ^ Code: BBMS CRICOS code 042222E Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time Start date oc : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  A-level mathematics or equivalent •  A-level chemistry, physics or biology or equivalent ^  Please note: students can only study first year at Fraser Coast campus, with the exception of STA2300 and MAT1100, which can be studied externally. Students will then need to transfer to the Toowoomba campus to complete their studies. Program focus The Bachelor of Biomedical Science aims to provide education and training for a career in biomedical sciences. Biomedical scientists provide the scientific support and research for medicine and support industries related to medicine, such as the pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies.

Graduates will have a knowledge- base and skills that will fit them for a career in pathology services, public health laboratories, medical research, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries. They will have a broad education, allowing them to diversify after graduation, including seeking placement into graduate entry medical programs. Program structure 20 Core courses: BIO1101 Biology 1 BIO1203 Human Anatomy and Physiology BIO2103 Biology 2 BIO2201 Biochemistry 1 BIO2203 Systems Physiology BIO2205 Introductory Microbiology BIO2207 Genetics BIO2209 Cell Biology BIO3301 Biochemistry 2 BIO3309 Molecular Biology BIO3313 Pharmacology BIO3315 Medical Microbiology 2 BIO3317 Medical Microbiology 1 BIO3323 Endocrine and Neurophysiology BIO3333 Cardiorespiratory and Sports Physiology CHE1110 Chemistry 1 CHE2120 Chemistry 2 CMS1100 Communicating in the Sciences MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics STA2300 Data Analysis PLUS 4 Electives Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current I originally enrolled in the UNIPREP program as a pathway through to my Biomedical Science degree which will provide the opportunity for me to go on and study Medicine and become a researcher. The staff have been very supportive with any questions regarding the study material or assignments. Being a small, friendly campus, I have been able to settle down very quickly.

Sivasankari Vijayamanoranjan » program: Bachelor of Biomedical Science USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Sri Lanka

69 SCIENCES INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast Bachelor of Technology (Wine) oc T * d * Code: BTWN CRICOS code 066077M Units to complete 24 Duration oc : 3 years full-time d : 6 years part-time Start date oc d : March Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent •  A-level mathematics or equivalent •  A-level chemistry, physics or biology or equivalent *  This program is not available fully on-campus or fully by distance education. To complete the program, students will need to undertake courses in a mix of external and on-campus modes. Program focus This program develops knowledge and skills in winemaking, wine science, viticulture, wine business and wine appraisal. Students can complete their studies full-time, or part-time while working in the wine industry.

Courses cover key theoretical concepts and provide intensive, industry-focused practical experience through on-site training in vineyards, wineries and winery laboratories, based at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. Unique features of this program include integrated studies in wine business and climatology, as well as intensive, integrated practical and industry experience. Program structure 22 Core courses: BIO1101 Biology 1# BIO2202 Plant Physiology# CHE1110 Chemistry 1# CHE2120 Chemistry 2# CLI1110 Introductory Climatology MGT3008 Wine Business Management MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing STA2300 Data Analysis WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production WIN2102 Wine Composition, Stability and Analysis WIN2201 Wine Analysis Practice WIN2202 Winemaking Practice 1 WIN2203 Viticultural Practice 1 WIN2204 Wine Biochemistry WIN2205 Viticultural Principles WIN2206 Wine Microbiology WIN3301 Sensory Analysis WIN3302 Viticultural Production WIN3303 Wine Production WIN3304 Viticultural Practice 2 WIN3305 Winemaking Practice 2 WIN3306 Sensory Analysis Practice PLUS 2 Electives PLUS Practical course (0 units value) #  These courses include residential schools.

Exemptions A maximum of 16 units of exemptions may be granted. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current Combined Sciences degrees Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Code: BABS CRICOS code 030290C Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science Code: BCBS CRICOS code 030306M Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science Code: BEBS CRICOS code 034159G Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) oc T Code: BBMH CRICOS code 059203B Units to complete 8 Duration oc : 1 year full-time Start date oc : March, July Entry requirements •  English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent •  3 year Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Science (Biomedical Science) Degree* or equivalent from a recognised institution, with minimum GPA of 5.0 Program focus The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) gives students the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in a range of research areas within Biomedical Sciences. Students conduct and report on a research project under the supervision of a staff member with the appropriate expertise. The program gives students an appreciation of the professional standards required of the practising biomedical scientist, and the ethical challenges presented by modern science and technology.

Students participate in research teams, are introduced to advanced experimental and literature research methods, and have opportunities to make contact with the wider scientific community in the local region, elsewhere in Australia, and overseas. Program structure 4 Core courses: SCI4401 Science Honours Project A*^ SCI4402 Science Honours Project B*^ SCI4403 Special Study in Science* SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics *  Students must consult the Program Coordinator on the selection of an appropriate project, and a suitable specialist topic.

^ 3 units. Further information Please refer to the online USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/ handbook/current

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 70 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Previous academic qualifications are recognised for standard entry and are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. You should note that specific degree programs may have additional entry requirements, such as a level of pre-requisite knowledge in a particular course area. Standard undergraduate entry by country COUNTRY QUALIFICATION MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Australia Year 11 & 12 Senior Certificate or Preparatory/Foundation course in appropriate subjects. Bahrain Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies.

Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate or Intermediate Certificate 60% overall grade in best 4 academic subjects Botswana GCE A Levels 2 x D levels or equivalent Brunei GCE A Levels 2 x D levels or equivalent Canada Provincial High School Diploma or Ontario Secondary School Diploma Above average pass = 60% Successful completion of 6 OACs with 60% average China Senior High School Certificate 70% or equivalent Denmark Senior High School (Studentereksamen) Average grade of 8.0 on 11 point scale Ethiopia GCE A Levels 2 x D or equivalent Fiji NCEA (42 points) or NZ Uni Bursaries Exam or Fiji Form 6 and Form 7 Credit/pass/ level 3 Aggregate 275 in best 5 subjects Aggregate 270 in best 4 subjects and Aggregate 250 – maximum of 4 subjects France Baccalaureate de le’enseignement du Successful completion – 10/20 Germany Senior High School (Abitur) or equivalent Successful completion GPA 4 Ghana GCA A Levels or West African Senior School Certificate 2 x D levels or equivalent Aggregate of 25 in best 6 subjects Hong Kong GCE A levels or HKALE A levels 2 x D levels or equivalent 2 x D levels or equivalent India Higher Secondary Certificate or Indian School Certificate or All India Senior School Certificate 60% overall grade in best 4 academic subjects 60% overall grade in best 4 academic subjects 60% overall grade in best 4 academic subjects Indonesia Completion of SMA3 Levels or GCE A Levels or Secondary School Certificate of Graduation (SKHUN/STK) or Secondary School Certificate of Completion (Ijazah formerly STTB) GPA of 7.5 for 5 academic subjects 2 x D or equivalent Average score of 6 plus a minimum score of 5 in each subject. Average score of 6 plus a minimum score of 5 in each subject. International Baccalaureate-All countries IB Diploma Successful completion with minimum score 24 Iran Successful completion of the Iranian Higher Diploma or Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies.

Iraq Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies. Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate (Kotogakko) GPA 3.0 (5 point scale) – overall grade – 80 Jordan The General Secondary Education Certificate Overall average of 80% with passes in 3 academic subjects Kenya GCE A Levels 2 x D levels or equivalent

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 71 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast COUNTRY QUALIFICATION MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Korea Senior High School or Upper Secondary School 80% (B average) 80% (B average) Kuwait Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies. Libya Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies.

Malaysia GCE A levels or UEC or STPM 2 x D levels or equivalent At least 6 subjects with a score of B5 or better in at least 5 of these subjects (cannot include more than one of Chinese Language or Bahasa Malaysia) GPA 2.0 or better for best 4 principal subjects, including Bahasa Malaysia and General Knowledge Paper Mauritius GCE A levels 2 x D levels or equivalent Myanmar Intermediate Certificate ‘A’ List (overall grade average 60%) Nepal Proficiency Certificate 60% overall grade in best 4 academic subjects Netherlands Diploma of Pre-University or Voobereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO Diploma) Grade average of 6.0 New Zealand Completion of Form 7 and successful completion of the National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) Nigeria GCE A Levels or WACE 2 x D levels or equivalent Aggregate 22 in best 6 subjects Norway Senior High School GPA 3.5 (6 point scale) Oman Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies.

Pakistan GCE A levels or Higher Secondary School Intermediate Certificate 2 x D levels or equivalent 60% overall grade in best 4 academic subjects Philippines Year 12 equivalent + SAT or Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies. Composite minimum score of 1250 PNG Satisfactory completion of PNG HSC from Port Moresby International School (POMIS) (ACT Curriculum) or equivalent.

Russia A Certificate of Secondary Education (Svidetel’stvo Srednem Obrazaovanii or Attestat ob okoncahnii polnoj srednej shkoly or Attestat Zrelosti) or a Certificate of Secondary (Complete) Education (Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obschem Obrazoavnii) awarded on completion of general secondary schooling Saudi Arabia The General Secondary Education Certificate awarded by the Ministry of Education in any stream after 3 years of full time study or Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies.

Singapore GCE A levels 2 x D levels or equivalent South Africa GCE A Levels 2 x D levels or equivalent Sri Lanka Sri Lankan GCE A levels Passing in 3 Academic subjects with 3 “S” passes Sweden Student Exmen or Avgangsbetyg Leaving Certificate Pass Grade Taiwan Senior High School Diploma B average (70%) Tanzania GCE A Levels 2 x D levels or equivalent

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 72 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Special entry professional qualifications Individual consideration will be given if you do not satisfy the entry requirements, but possess professional qualifications gained through examinations. You must provide certified documentary evidence of these qualifications and documents providing an outline of course content. Work experience only is not normally a basis for special entry. The best thing about USQ is the friendly, supportive academic and administrative staff. I have always felt that there was a lecturer or tutor available to provide help and explain assignments or study materials. I have also really enjoyed the multicultural study experience and being able to meet so many international friends at the USQ club.

Mohammed Masudul Haque » program: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Bangladesh At a small university, I felt that I would be able to get more individual attention in class and I was right! USQ delivers real life experience in its curriculum, which gives me the confidence and management skills necessary for success. The highly qualified staff have strong industry experience and are willing to help. USQ offers me a professional, innovative, creative and practical education. Xuli Meng » program: Bachelor of Business Administration USQ ON – C A M P U S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN Peoples Republic of China COUNTRY QUALIFICATION MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Thailand Matayom 6 GPA of 3.0 (4 point scale) Turkey High School Diploma B – Good UAE Successful completion of a recognised one year pre-university program or successful completion of one year of study at a recognised tertiary institution in addition to completion of High School studies.

UK GCE A levels 2 x D levels or equivalent USA High School Diploma + SAT SAT Composite Score 1250 Vietnam Satisfactory completion of Senior Secondary School Zambia GCE A levels 2 x D levels or equivalent Zimbabwe GCE A levels 2 x D levels or equivalent Further information Some programs have additional entry requirements. Please refer to the USQ Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/handbook/current

BEFORE APPLYING TO STUDY INTERNATIONAL UnderGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 73 BEFORE APPLYING TO STUDY Credit for past study Course exemptions 1. For the partial fulfilment of program requirements, USQ will consider your relevant studies, work experience and job training deemed equivalent in objectives, standard and/or content. 2. Exemptions may be granted for relevant studies successfully completed in the past five years. In some circumstances, exemptions may be considered for studies successfully completed in the past 10 years.

3. Exemptions are subject to any existing agreements with education partners, or on an individual case by case basis. Notes on exemptions 1. Any change to exemption policy is not retrospective. Any exemptions already processed will not be subject to change, and any new applications will be considered on the basis of the policy at that time. 2. Assessment of the relative standing of overseas academic qualifications will be obtained from the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR), Canberra. The decision of this office will be regarded as final.

3. For awards from private and commercially accredited tertiary institutions, assessment will be made on an individual basis. You should provide as much information as possible, including entry standard, duration of program, method of assessment, structure of program and any recognition by other tertiary institutions or professional bodies. Scholarships USQ offers a limited number of scholarships for undergraduate and masters degrees. A number of full-time research scholarships are available for study at either masters or doctorate (PhD) level. If you are interested in applying for a USQ scholarship, please refer to: www.usq.edu.au/scholarships/ international The Australian Government, through AusAID, provides Official Development Assistance to 75 countries, with a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Please contact your local Australian Embassy or Diplomatic Mission post for details. Information can be found at: www.ausaid.gov.au • ADS Australian Development Scholarships: www.ausaid. gov.au/scholar/studyin.cfm • ALA Australian Leadership Awards – Scholarships: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ ala.cfm • ALA Australian Leadership Awards – Fellowships: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ alafellow.cfm • ARDS Australian Regional Development Scholarships: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ studyout.cfm • AIPRD Australian Partnership Scholarships: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ partnership.cfm • Carnegie Mellon University – AusAID Scholarships: www.ausaid.gov.au/scholar/ carnegie.cfm Prior to applying to study at USQ, it is recommended that you first select a program that meets your career objectives, then check: • the English language entry requirements and other information provided below • the important dates at the back of this guide.

English language requirements To be admitted to academic programs at USQ, you must demonstrate your proficiency in the use of English language with one of the following: 1. Successful completion of one of the English language tests shown in the table, top right. OR 2. Successful completion (over a period of at least two years of full-time study) of one of the following in which English was the language of instruction: • high/secondary school or college equivalent • ‘A’ level • any post secondary program. OR 3. Successfully completed a foundation studies program offered by an Australian university.

If you do not meet USQ’s English language entry requirements, you should consider undertaking a university pathway program. Note: tests must have been taken within the previous two years and the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be used. Test Category 1* Category 2^ Category 3# IELTS 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5) 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0) 7.0 (no component lower than 7.0) TOEFL (paper-based) 550 (or better) (with minimum test of written English score of 4.5) 570 (or better) (with minimum test of written English score of 5) 600 (with minimum test of written English score of 5) TOEFL (electronic) 213 (or better) (with minimum essay rating of 4.5) 230 (or better) (with minimum essay rating of 5) 250 (with minimum essay rating of 5) TOEFL (Internet-based) 80 (or better) (with minimum of 19 in all bands) 90 (or better) (with minimum of 20 in all bands) 95 (or better) (with minimum of 22 in all bands) Singapore, Hong Kong, British ‘O’ Level English ‘C’ or better ‘C’ or better ‘C’ or better * Category 1 ^ Category 2 # Category 3 Undergraduate: All undergraduate programs except Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Laws Undergraduate: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Laws* Postgraduate (Coursework): Graduate Diploma of Business, Master of Information Technology (Professional): (Faculty of Business), Master of Professional Accounting Postgraduate (Coursework): Master of Information Technology (Professional): (Faculty of Sciences). All postgraduate coursework programs except those nominated in Categories 1 and 3 Postgraduate (Coursework) and Postgraduate (Research): Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Master of Psychology (Health) Professional Development courses: All courses Postgraduate (Research): All masters and doctoral programs by research

INFORMATION FOR ON-CAMPUS STUDENTS UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 74 Australian student visa If you are coming to Australia to study for 12 weeks or more, you must first obtain a student visa (Australian and New Zealand passport holders are exempt). The Australian Government operates an overseas student program that allows people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to study in Australia. The Australian Government approves student visas and is responsible for determining the requirements for the granting of a student visa. To be eligible for a student visa, you must be accepted for full-time study for the whole or part of the education program you intend to undertake with USQ.

To be granted a student visa, you must provide evidence that satisfies the assessment factors established by the Australian Government that apply to you. Assessment factors include: your ability to pay for your program, your level of English language, the likelihood you will comply with the conditions of your visa, and any other matters considered relevant to assessing your application. The Australian Government has five assessment levels to assess your visa application. These levels are set according to your country of nationality and the type of education you want to undertake. USQ is part of the Universities Sector, so you must meet the requirements under this section of assessment levels to be able to study with us.

For more information on assessment levels, refer to: www. immi.gov.au/students/index.htm You must also satisfy the general requirements that are applicable to all student visa applicants. These include you being of good character and health and having acceptable health insurance (this is done as part of your USQ admissions process), and no outstanding debts to the Commonwealth of Australia. Family Members of your family are permitted to live with you in Australia, under certain conditions, which are set out in the Australian Government web site at: www.immi.gov.au If your family intend to live with you in Australia while you study, they must meet the same general student visa requirements as you, and have their application assessed according to your Assessment Level, even if they are of a different nationality. A family member may be: • a spouse of the applicant • a dependent child of the applicant, or of the applicant’s spouse, who is unmarried and has not turned 18.

All members of your family must be declared on your visa application, whether or not they intend to travel to Australia at any time. They will be treated as financially dependent on you for the purpose of assessing your financial ability for a student visa and for the purpose of supporting them. The expected annual costs that are taken into account when assessing your ability to fund your education and stay in Australia include: • tuition costs • living costs of AUD12,000 per annum if you are unaccompanied • an additional 35 percent per annum if you have a spouse that will come with you • a further 20 percent per annum if you have at least one child (plus AUD8, 000 per annum or the cost of schooling, if your child is of school age)* • a further 15 percent per annum for each additional child (plus AUD8, 000 for the cost of schooling if your child is of school age) • individual travel costs to Australia which vary, depending on your geographic location. If you have school-aged children staying in Australia for more than three months, you must enrol them in either a State government or Private (non-government) school.

Financial contributions are required if you require your children to be schooled and you do not have permanent residency status in Australia. *  AusAID Scholarship recipients are exempt from paying school fees if their child / children are enrolled in State government school. Medical insurance USQ and Worldcare have arranged a special package and price for all new international students, who will be guaranteed health cover for the entire length of their stay. If you are accompanied by a spouse and/or dependent children, you will need to pay a family premium. You must pay the appropriate premium to USQ before leaving your home country. There are several companies that provide health cover. USQ’s preferred provider is Worldcare. For further information please refer to the following web site: www.oshcworldcare.com.au Working in Australia and studying If you were granted a student visa on or after 26 April 2008, you will have received permission to work with your visa grant. This will apply to both yourself and any family members travelling with you on your student visa. As a result, you do not need to apply again once you arrive in Australia. For further information, refer to: www.immi.gov.au/students Study requirements If you plan to study on-campus in Australia the Australian Government requires you to complete your studies within the CRICOS registered duration of your program, or the completion date specified on the electronic confirmation of enrolment (eCoe), whichever duration is shorter. As an Australian education provider, USQ must abide by the ESOS Act and The National Code 2007. For further information please refer to: www.aei.gov.au/AEI/ESOS To comply with Australian Government regulations (National Code 2007 – Standard 9: Completion within the expected duration of study), you: • need to maintain a full- time enrolment in each compulsory semester • need to complete your studies within the CRICOS registered duration of the program, or the completion date specified in your Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment, whichever is the shorter duration • can study up to 25% of your program by distance education or online • must be enrolled in at least one on-campus course in any compulsory semester. You can check the duration for each degree program in this prospectus, or from the CRICOS web site at: http://cricos.deewr.gov.au For further information, please refer to the USQ web site: www.usq.edu.au/ studentservices/international Visa contacts For all information and advice on applying for your visa, ask USQ’s approved referral agents, or make contact with your nearest Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

Australian Embassies, High Commissions or Consulates: www.immi.gov.au/contacts/ overseas Visa assessment and general requirements: www.immi.gov.au/students USQ approved referral agents: www.usq.edu.au/ international/representatives

USQ Contacts Potential student contact Phone: +61 7 4631 5543 Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 Email: international@usq.edu.au After your application has been submitted Phone: +61 7 4631 2146 Fax: +61 7 4636 2211 Email: ioadmissions@usq.edu.au Enquiries regarding acceptance of offer or eCOEs Phone: +61 7 4631 1569 Fax: +61 7 4636 9225 Email: ioacceptoffer@usq.edu.au INTERNATIONAL UnderGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 75 75 BEFORE APPLYING TO STUDY How to apply Whether you plan to study on-campus or by distance education with USQ, following the steps below will help ensure your application is processed without any delays.

1. Prior to applying Prior to applying to study at USQ, it is recommended that you do the following: 1. Select a program that meets your career objectives 2. Check the following entry requirements: • English entry requirements • undergraduate entry requirements by country •  Academic Regulation 5.4 Admissions (refer to 5.4.2 Admissions Requirements sub-section 3 - Admission of International Students) 3. Check the important dates. 2. Submitting your application You can submit your application via USQ’s online application system: http://icon.usq.edu.au. Simply register your details and follow the steps through the application process. Once your application has been submitted, it will be accessed by one of our friendly USQ staff.

3. Accepting your offer Once you have received your Offer Letter, you will need to return your signed Acceptance of Offer form directly to USQ International Admissions or through your USQ representative (recruitment agent or education partner). 4. Payment Along with your Acceptance of Offer, you will need to provide payment. 5. Applying for a visa It is recommended that students who wish to study on-campus at USQ also consider the following: 1. Applying for your visa 2. Pre-departure 3. Orientation Need help? Contact us via email, or call us on +61 7 4631 5543 or 1800 105 359 (within Australia) Application deadlines Entry to USQ academic programs is highly competitive, with the University receiving thousands of applications each year; so you are encouraged to apply well in advance of your preferred start date. Please refer to important dates and fees for more information.

Many courses have student quotas which may be filled before the start of semester. If you apply after these quotas are filled, you may not be able to study your first preference. You should ensure that you apply in time to meet visa requirements. Semester start dates are as follows: • Semester 3 – 1 November 2009 • Semester 1 – 1 March 2010 • Semester 2 – 2 July 2010 • Semester 3 – 15 November 2010 Tuition fees How do I pay my tuition fees? You have the option of paying fees by telegraphic transfer, bank draft or credit card. USQ accepts Bankcard, Mastercard, Visa or American Express.

Please note that your first semester of tuition fees needs to be paid in advance of receiving your eCOE (electronic Confirmation of Enrolment). What if I change my mind? Full refunds are available; however, time limit conditions apply. If you are applying directly, you are strongly advised to consult the USQ International Student Refunds on the inside back cover of this guide to ensure that you have an appropriate reason for requesting a refund. Please note: refunds referred to in this guide are relevant only to those students applying directly to the University.

If you are applying through a USQ Education Partner or agent, you will need to liaise with their office. Please note: international students studying on-campus in Australia are charged on-campus fees, regardless of whether the student has enrolled in individual courses by distance education or online.

oc Non-Tuition fees refund procedures 1. Accommodation fees (i) On-campus USQ Residential Colleges Accommodation fees are payable one semester in advance. In the event that a student terminates their residency after having entered College, no refunds of fees will be made for their early departure, nor any release made from their liability for a full semester fee, except where, during the semester: (a) the student becomes no longer an enrolled student of the University (b) the University changes the enrolment status of the student from on–campus to external studies (c) the University defers the student’s enrolment to another semester or year (d) the student is able to substantiate extenuating circumstances justifying their conclusion of their contract with the University. Any release of a student from their contractual obligation made in accordance with this rule will be subject to the approval of the Director of Residential Colleges.

(ii) Off-campus accommodation – Residential Tenancies The refunds payable are consistent with the rules and regulations implemented by the Residential Tenancy Authority of Queensland and can be viewed online at: www.rta.qld.gov.au (iii) Off-campus accommodation – Homestay All accommodation fees are paid one week in advance with no partial refund payable in the event if departure before expiration of the week. 2. OSHC student health care As a student, you can apply in writing for a refund of the unexpired portion of your premium if: (i) you paid your premium and did not come to Australia (ii) your Student Visa was not extended (iii) you returned to your country of origin before the end of your approved stay for reasons outside your control (iv) you have been granted Permanent Resident status in Australia. Further information For specific information, please refer to Section 4.6.3 Policy on Refund of Fees, located in the Academic Program policy within the University Calendar at: www.usq.edu.au/policy/calendar UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international 76 REFUNDS oc d ol DIRECT ONLY Tuition fees* * Not applicable to international students studying through a USQ Education Partner.

1. Total refunds 1.1. In the event that an offer of a place is withdrawn or the institution is unable to provide the course, all tuition fees paid for the semester are fully refundable. In the case of a student transferring providers, the USQ Refund Policy may not apply. Please refer to the appropriate USQ policy at the time of request to transfer. 1.2. A student who fails to meet degree/diploma progression rules and who is thus not permitted to re-enrol will be eligible for a refund of fees if paid in advance of notification of exclusion. 1.3. A notice of withdrawal due to exceptional circumstances (see 2 below) may be accepted as grounds for a total refund of tuition fees paid for the semester. 2. Grounds for refunds A notice of withdrawal due to exceptional circumstances may be accepted as grounds for either a total or partial refund of fees, subject to the provision of acceptable documentary evidence in support of the application for a refund, including: (i) inability to obtain a student visa (ii) illness or disability (iii) death of the student or a close family member (parent, sibling, spouse or child) (iv) political, civil or natural event that prevents full payment of fees.

3. No refunds A student who withdraws from a course for whatever reason beyond the census date (see Important Dates) shall not be eligible for a refund. 4. Fee refunds for international students who obtain Permanent Resident status in Australia 4.1 An international student who is granted Permanent Resident status in Australia and who is a resident in Australia for the duration of the course may be given the option of becoming a Commonwealth supported student when enrolled in a Commonwealth supported program. They will be required to pay their Student Contribution Amount upfront without discount, and will not be given the option to obtain a HECS-HELP loan. If the student is the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa, they will be eligible for a discount on upfront payments and will be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan. In non-Commonwealth supported programs, Australian permanent residents are liable for Tuition/ Direct fees applicable to domestic students.

4.2 If the student has already paid the tuition fees applying to international students for the semester directly to the University, a refund of the difference between the international fee and the upfront Student Contribution Amount, less any agent fee applying to the University, will be payable to the student if the student has: (i) obtained Permanent Resident status by the census date for that semester and (ii) provided a certified copy of the photo and permanent resident stamp page of their passport to the University before the Census date and (iii) satisfied section 36-40(1) of the Higher Education Support Act 2003; that is, completed a request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form by the census date and/or (iv) made arrangements with the University to pay fees as a domestic student.

4.3 If the student obtains Permanent Resident status after the census date in a semester, the student will be classified as an international student for the remainder of that semester. The student will be liable to pay the tuition fees applying to international students for that semester. From the following semester, the student will be classified as a Permanent Resident and will be liable for the Student Contribution Amount in accordance with the Higher Education Guidelines, or full fees applying to domestic students. For specific information on fee refunds for permanent residents, please refer to section 4.6.3 Policy on Refund of Fees in the University Calendar located at: www.usq.edu.au/policy/calendar/ part4.htm 5. Payment of refunds 5.1 Request for a refund must be in writing.

5.2 If a student is transferring to another recognised educational institution within Australia, then applicable refund due may be transferred to that institution. Otherwise, all refunds will be made in the student’s home country, except in exceptional circumstances. 5.3 Refunds will be made payable to the student, unless authorised otherwise by the student in writing. It is not permissible to transfer funds directly from the student’s own account to that of another student. 5.4 Refunds should be reimbursed in the same currency as the fees were originally paid and will be made in the student’s home country except in exceptional circumstances. If the refund is paid in the form of a bank draft, then an administrative fee will be incurred.

6. Appeals process related to fee refunds There is a clearly defined appeals process relating to the refund of fees, whereby the institution’s decisions regarding fee refunds can be appealed if the student believes that the institution has not honoured its stated fee refunds policy, or not all of the relevant information has been taken into account. For more information, refer to section 5.5.8 Waiving Academic Penalty and Fee Reversal, located in the Academic Regulations policy within the University Calendar at: www.usq. edu.au/policy/calendar/part5.htm 7. Alternative remedies 7.1 Where a student agrees to the terms of the USQ Refund Policy, such agreement does not remove the right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws.

7.2 The University’s resolution processes (set out in clause 6 above) do not circumscribe the student’s right to pursue other remedies. 8. Payment of refund to be made within two weeks Any refund of ‘cleared funds’ due and payable to a student under these provisions will be made within two weeks of the date on which the request is received in writing at the international office of the University of Southern Queensland. 9. Provider Default Students are advised that a default by the registered provider (the University) cannot be covered by a written agreement between the provider and the student. Such situations are covered by the provisions of the ESOS Act 2000 and the ESOS Regulations 2001.

INTERNATIONAL UnderGRADUATE GUIDE 2010 77 IMPORTANT DATES 2010 2011 University Dates Semester 1 10 – 14 February 9 – 13 February Recommended arrival date for international students 15 – 19 February 14 – 18 February Orientation program for semester 1 1 March 28 February – 4 March Semester 1 starts 5 March 4 March Last date for USQ to receive a request to add courses without academic penalty or financial penalty 26 March 25 March Last date for USQ to receive a request to drop courses without academic penalty or financial penalty 5 – 16 April 4 – 15 April Mid-semester Recess 5 – 16 April 4 – 15 April Residential Schools 14 – 25 June 13 – 24 June Semester 1 examination period 28 June – 16 July 27 June – 15 July Recess (through to semester 2) Semester 2 7 – 11 July 6 – 10 July Recommended arrival date for international students 12 – 16 July 11 – 15 July Orientation Program for semester 2 19 July 18 – 22 July Semester 2 starts 23 July 22 July Last date for USQ to receive a request to add courses without academic penalty or financial penalty 13 August 12 August Last date for USQ to receive a request to drop courses without academic penalty or financial penalty 13 – 24 September 12 – 23 September Mid-semester Recess 13 – 24 September 12 – 23 September Residential Schools 1 – 12 November 31 October – 11 November Semester 2 examination period 15 November – 28 February 2011 14 November – 27 February 2012 Recess (through to semester 1) Semester 3 6 – 9 November 5 – 8 November Recommended arrival date for international students 10 – 12 November 9 – 11 November Mini Orientation Program for semester 3 15 November 14 –18 November Semester 3 starts 12 November 11 November Last date for USQ to receive a request to add courses without academic penalty or financial penalty 3 December 2 December Last date for USQ to receive a request to drop courses without academic penalty or financial penalty 31 January – 11 February 2011 30 January – 10 February 2012 Semester 3 examination period 2010 2011 Public holiday 1 January 1 January New Years Day 26 January 26 January Australia Day 2 April 22 April Good Friday 3 April 23 April Easter Saturday 5 April 25 April Easter Monday 15 April 26 March Toowoomba Show Holiday 26 April 25 April Anzac Day 3 May 2 May Labour Day 14 June 13 June Queen’s Birthday 25 December (27 December: holiday) 25 December (26 December: holiday) Christmas Day Holiday 26 December (28 December: holiday) 26 December (27 December: holiday) Boxing Day Holiday Images courtesy: University of Southern Queensland Photography | Tourism Queensland | Hervey Bay City Council | Toowoomba & Golden West Tourism Issued: August 2009

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND INTERNATIONALSTUDENT APPLICATIONFORM Note: If you apply through an approved USQ Representative, all correspondence will be forwarded through the representative office. Do you have a disability, impairment or long term medical condition which may affect your studies? ■ Yes ■ No 1. Personal Details (Please PRINT capital letters) Preferred Title (Mr / Mrs / Ms / Miss / Dr _ Family Name (as per Passport _ _ Given Name/s _ Preferred Name _ _ Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy _ Gender ■ Male ■ Female Citizenship _ _ Country of Birth _ Email Address _ _ Telephone (Day ( Mobile _ _ (Home _ Fax No _ _ Mailing Address Number and Street _ _ _ _ _ _ City _ _ State _ Postcode _ _ Country _ _ Home Address Number and Street _ _ _ _ _ _ City _ _ State _ Postcode _ _ Country _ _ 2. Preferred Study Location On-campus in Australia ■ Toowoomba ■ Fraser Coast ■ Springfield ■ Other _ _ Distance ■ Direct ■ USQ Education Partner Please tick the purpose of this application 3. Your Academic Program Selection (in order of preference)  (Refer USQ Handbook at www.usq.edu.au/handbook/current Doctor of Philosophy refer to www.usq.edu.au/researchinfo/) Program Code (e.g. BBus) Program Name (e.g. Bachelor of Business) Major/Specialisation/Plan (e.g. Marketing) Start Semester 1, 2, 3* Start Year *Commencement in Semesters 2 and 3 are not available for all Programs Students enrolling in non-award programs only to complete course nominations below. USQ Agent/USQ Education Partner OFFICE USE ONLY App No _ _ ■ Accept _ _ Program _ _ ■ Conditional Accept _ _ ■ Refer to Faculty _ _ ■ Reject _ _ Semester _ _ Signature _ _ Dated _ _ Note: Not all Academic programs are available at all campuses 4. English Language Proficiency Was English the language of instruction in your: High School/Year 12 ■ Yes ■ No Further Studies after High School /Year 12 ■ Yes ■ No If you answered YES to the either of the above questions, please attach certified evidence from the institution confirming the language of instruction. If you answered NO to both of the above questions, you need to supply certified evidence of your English Language Proficiency: ■ TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language _ _ Your score _ _ – Test of Written English _ _ Your score _ _ ■ IELTS – International English Language Testing Service _ _ Your score _ _ ■ GCE A/O Level General Paper (English)_ _ _ Your score _ _ ■ Other (please specify _ _ Student Signature _ Date _ _ Applying to USQ for the first time Application to transfer to a different program ■ ■ USQ Student No. CRICOS QLD 00244B NSW 02225M

5. High School / Year 12 Studies Name of Senior/Yr 12 (e.g. HSC, GCE ‘A’ Level) Start Date (mm/yy) Completion Date (mm/yy) School or Institution Country Language of Instruction 6. Further Studies after High School / Year 12 Studies (Including Bridging Preparatory Studies, English Language Programs, Tertiary Studies, Certificate/Advanced Certificate/Trade/Traineeship or other studies, or Post-Secondary Qualifications.) Name of Program/ Qualification Start Date (mm/yy) Completion Date (mm/yy) Institution Country Language of Instruction Ensure you have provided evidence that the above qualifications have been awarded. If you have not received an official award certificate please advise the date you expect to send the certificate to USQ _ _ (dd/mm/yy) Do you wish to apply for exemptions/credits for previous studies undertaken? ■ Yes ■ No (It is usual that applications for exemptions/credits are only considered once you have provided official subject outlines, descriptions and results for the course you are wishing to seek credit. Applicants from pre-approved programs will be granted appropriate exemptions/credit on submission of certified results.) 8. How I heard about USQ ■ Recommended by friend/relative ■ Exhibition/Seminar ■ IDP Education Australia in my country ■ I met a USQ representative in my country ■ Internet ■ Newspaper ■ Magazine ■ Other _ _ (please specify) 9. Terms and Conditions Please read the following terms and conditions and then sign this form. I declare that the information supplied by me in this form and relevant attachments is true and correct. I understand that the University may vary or terminate its offer of a place at USQ or any subsequent agreement regarding study at USQ if any of the information provided by me is shown to be incorrect. I have read and accept the University’s fees, charges and refund policy (http://www.usq.edu.au/ international). I understand that there are limited places available and that early submission of this application will give me a better chance of obtaining a place in the program of my choice. I am aware of the applicable tuition fees and understand that I do not have to pay until I return the Acceptance of Offer Form included in the letter of offer from the University. USQ collects personal information to assist the University in providing tertiary education and related ancillary services and to be able to contact you regarding enrolment, assessment and associated USQ services. The information may be made available to Commonwealth and State agencies and the ESOS Assurance Fund Manager pursuant to obligations under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 and National Code or other legislative requirements. Personal information will not be disclosed to third parties other than a USQ approved agent, partner or any organisation who provides sponsorship to you for your studies, without your consent unless required by law.

Signature _ Date _ _ Lodging your Application To ensure your application is processed without delay, please attach certified photocopies of academic transcripts and certificates (i.e. signed by a teacher, lawyer, your local USQ representative or other person in authority). If your documents are not in English, please attach certified English translated versions of your documents. Do not send original documents. Failure to include attachments may delay the processing of your application. Please note: USQ does not charge an application fee.

Lodge this application with your local USQ Agent or USQ Education Partner or, if none, mail/fax direct to USQ International Admissions. USQ International Admissions University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba | QLD | 4350 | Australia Phone: +61 7 4631 2362 Fax: +61 7 4635 9225 Email: ioadmissions@usq.edu.au web: www.usq.edu.au/international University of Southern Queensland is a registered provider of education with the Australian Government USQ Graphics (08-772) 08/08 7. Employment Experience(if applicable) Please only supply this information if it is a prerequisite for your program in which case you must attach your Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume with letters of reference or other documentary evidence of your work experience.

Start Date Finish Date Full-time or Part-time Occupation Title Main tasks or duties usually performed by you Name of Employer CRICOS QLD 00244B NSW 02225M

The information contained in this brochure is correct at the time of printing: 08 2009. CRICOS QLD 00244B NSW 02225M 09-505 DeC Graphics on–campus • by distance • online Want to know more? telephone +61 7 4631 5543 facsimile +61 7 4635 9225 email international@usq.edu.au WEB www.usq.edu.au/international Toowoomba • Springfield • Fraser Coast

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