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
USQ … FULFILLING LIVES
Whether you have already                  We realise that studying overseas       We realise that situations change,      This brochure is designed to
made the decision to study in             is a big commitment, but we don’t       so even if you move to the other        answer some of your immediate
Australia, or whether you are             shy away from commitment. We            side of the world, you can still be     questions; however, if you have
still thinking about what you             care about the relationships we         a USQ student and complete your         further questions let us know.
would like to do, we can help.            have with our students and will         qualifications. Similarly, if your
                                                                                                                          Email us at
                                          support you before and after the        family or work situation changes,
                                                                                                                          international@usq.edu.au or
                                          decision to commence study –            you might decide to lighten your
                                                                                                                          call us on +61 7 4631 5543 and
                                          we don’t just lecture, we listen.       study load or increase to full-time
                                                                                                                          we’ll provide the answers to all
                                                                                  study. It is entirely up to you.
                                          Our students come from over                                                     your questions.
                                          100 countries, and are at different     Many of our programs are offered
                                          stages of life – which means that       by distance education over three
                                          they need different things from         semesters, which means there is
                                          their university. This is why we        the opportunity to fast-track your
                                          remain flexible to their needs,         degree by taking on additional
                                          whatever they may be. If you            subjects over the Australian
                                          decide to join us, you can study        summer. Even if you are studying
                                          at one of our three campuses, by        on-campus in Australia and
                                          distance education or through a         decide to go home during summer
                                          USQ Education Partner. Choose           semester, you can still study some
                                          the study mode that suits you.          courses by distance education if
                                                                                  you choose to. You are in charge
                                                                                  of your learning.




                       USQ Campus –             USQ Campus –          USQ Campus –           Comparisons–           Accommodation–
                       Toowoomba                Springfield           Fraser Coast           • Cost of living       • on–campus
                                                                                             • Accommodation        • private




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                       Your USQ support         USQ Sydney            Distance education     Quick reference        English language
                       network                  Education Centre                             for programs           & pathways
                                                                                                                    programs



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                       Business,                Creative Arts         Education              Engineering &          Health programs
                       Commerce & Law           programs              programs               Spatial Science
                       programs                                                              programs




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                       Humanities &             Information           Sciences programs      Entry requirements     Before applying
                       Communication            Technology                                   by country             to study–
                       programs                 programs                                                            • IELTS
                                                                                                                    • Past study credit
                                                                                                                    • Scholarships

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                       Information for          How to apply          Refunds                Important dates        Application form
                       on-campus
                       students–
                       • Student visa
                       • Studying

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USQ … FULFILLING LIVES

Why study with USQ?                                You will learn from experienced                    You’ll be studying in a safe,
                                                   and highly qualified academics                     friendly, low cost environment
You can study wherever you like                    USQ lecturers are recognised throughout the        USQ on-campus students experience a safe
Studying with USQ means flexibility.               world for their excellence in teaching. Many       and friendly multicultural environment. With
You can choose to study on-campus, by              members of the teaching staff have received        modern facilities and a relatively low cost of
distance education, off-shore through a            multiple awards in their field, and have written   living compared to major cities, USQ is an
USQ Education Partner, or a custom-built           textbooks that have been adopted by USQ and        affordable option without compromising on
combination of all these options.                  other universities as set course texts.            a quality education. An economical range of
                                                                                                      quality accommodation providers are within
If your circumstances change, we will support
                                                                                                      walking distance of campus.
you. If you’re studying on-campus and need to      Your employment prospects will
return home, you can complete your studies         be enhanced
by distance education or through one of our        USQ graduates are highly sought after in the       You will be studying with an
Education Partners. If you want to take up         national and international workforces. USQ is      award-winning University
a career opportunity that comes your way,          consistently voted in the top 10 for graduate      Recognition from independent bodies includes:
you can complete your degree by distance           outcomes amongst Australian universities.
                                                                                                      2007 Carrick Institute for Learning and
education part-time.
                                                   USQ degree programs are career oriented                  Teaching in Higher Education Awards
                                                   and practical, with hands-on learning and                for Programs that Enhance Learning
You will be much more than a                       are internationally recognised, meeting the        2007 Carrick Citations for Outstanding
number to us                                       accreditation requirements for a number of               Contributions to Student Learning
At USQ, we get to know our students. We not        professional associations.
                                                                                                      2006 Carrick Awards for Excellence in
only challenge you to achieve your goals, we                                                                Australian University Teaching
work with you to get you there.                    Your network will be                               2005 Distance Education Training Council
We will individually assess your academic          multinational and vast                                   Accreditation
documents to see if you are able to receive        As a USQ student, you become part of a             2004 Commonwealth of Learning Award of
credit for any of your previous studies.           very extended family. Currently there are                Excellence for Institutional Achievement
As an on-campus student, you will be part          approximately 25,000 USQ students completing
                                                                                                      2000–2001 Joint winner of the Good Universities
of a University with an enviable international     their studies throughout Australia and the
                                                                                                            Guide ‘Australian University of the Year’
reputation, enjoying the benefits of small class   world. Over 80 nationalities are represented
                                                                                                            for developing Australia’s e-University
sizes and gaining easy access your lecturers.      across our three Australian campuses.
                                                                                                      1999 Voted the ‘World’s Best Dual Mode
As a distance education student, you will enjoy                                                             University’ by the International Council of
the benefits of studying with a University that                                                             Open and Distance Education (ICDE)
has many years experience providing education
to students from all over the world.




      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.




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




                                                                        Jassim Alharoon
                                                  USQ O N               USQ Toowoomba makes a great study destination, based on its weather, friendly
                                                           –C




                                                         RIGIN          community and teaching style. If you are looking for a quality university at a reasonable
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                                                                        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.




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USQ TOOWOOMBA

Toowoomba    • Technologically advanced         • General services
               lecture theatres
campus                                             Your day-to-day needs are
                                                   provided for with on-campus
facilities   • 24 hour computer
               laboratories                        banking facilities, bookshop,
               You can also connect to a           post office, refectory, café and
               wireless local area network         club, hairdresser, counselling
               (WLAN) if you have a portable       services and access to a
               computer or PDA fitted with         medical centre within walking
               a wireless network interface        distance to the campus.
               card.                            • Sporting facilities
             • Library                            If you are sports-minded,
             • Multimedia studios                 numerous sporting fields
               Our up-to-date, high               and the Clive Berghoffer
               technology television              Recreation Centre provides
               studio gives students the          for your various fitness
               opportunity to gain first-hand     pursuits and caters for
                                                  sporting teams.
               experience both in front of                                                                USQ O N
               and behind a camera.             • World class, ‘top 25’




                                                                                                                 –C
                                                   Japanese garden on–campus.




                                                                                                                     AMPUS
                                                                                       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




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USQ SPRINGFIELD
                                          The Springfield campus                        The precinct houses other                  The Campus theme is ‘Community
                                          provides a unique educational                 education providers, such as a             Centred – Career Focused’. USQ
                                          experience, combining the                     primary to secondary college, an           Springfield provides a supportive
                                          latest in study options with                  English language provider and a            environment dedicated to learning.
                                          impressive facilities supported               vocational training facility.
                                                                                                                                   For further information about
                                          by a student-focused approach                 Modern accommodation and                   living in Springfield, please visit
                                          to learning.                                  amenities are located on site,             the following web site:
                                          Students enjoy direct                         with the Orion Springfield                 www.usq.edu.au/springfield/life
                                          interaction with lecturers and                Town Centre, shopping and
                                          tutors, easy access to staff                  entertainment precinct only a
                                          and facilities within a strong                few minutes walk away.
                                          community atmosphere.                         Springfield is the ideal living
                                          USQ understands the                           location for students seeking
                                          challenges of university life                 the friendliness of a smaller
                                          and the campus has a wealth of                community and the lifestyle
                                          services and facilities available             available in a metropolitan city.
                                          to provide you with support
                                          during your studies.




                                                                        Andreas Eder
                                                  USQ O N               The greatest benefit of studying at USQ is an internationally accepted degree, which will
                                                           –C




                                                         RIGIN          make my life easier when finding jobs in different parts of the world. USQ has several offices
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                                                                        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.




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USQ SPRINGFIELD

Springfield   • State-of-the-art auditorium      • Sporting facilities are located      • Phoenix Radio

campus        • 24 hour computer                   within and near to Education
                                                   City, including a gymnasium
                                                                                           A local online radio station

facilities      laboratories
                                                   that provides various fitness
                                                                                           serving the Greater Ipswich
                                                                                           region 24 hours a day, 7 days
                At USQ Springfield, you will
                have access to the very latest     pursuits, outdoor volleyball            a week. Located on-campus,
                in program-specific specialist     courts, and mini-oval.                  the facilities are being used to
                facilities.                        Sporting equipment is also              provide training for students
                                                   available for loan on-campus.           enrolled in the Bachelor of
              • Wireless connectivity
                                                 • Campus grounds                          Applied Media and for people
                Allows you to access
                                                    You have direct access to              from the local community.
                the Internet on-campus
                                                    24 hectare parklands and               For further information visit
                anywhere, anytime.
                                                    the Orion Springfield Town             the following web site:
              • Library
                                                    Centre shopping precinct               www.usq.edu.au/phoenixradio
              • General services
                                                    which is a short walk away.         • Security
                Students’ day-to-day needs
                                                 • Transport                               Security is managed by
                are provided for with café
                                                    A bus stop is located                  Education City and operates
                and convenience store
                                                    immediately adjacent to the            24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
                facilities located within
                                                    USQ building. The bus service
                Education City. Both personal
                                                    integrates with trains arriving
                and career counselling
                                                    at the Goodna and Redbank
                services are provided by
                the University, as well as
                                                    train stations every day of
                                                    the week.
                                                                                        Facts
                academic learning support.
                                                                                        CLimate
                                                                                            Summer       27˚C/80˚F
                                                                                            Winter       13˚C/ 56˚F
                                                                                        Travel Distances by car

                                                                   Q   ON– CA M         Springfield to:
                                                                                           Brisbane CBD   ½ hour
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                                                             US


                                                                                            Gold Coast       1 hour
                                                                                  S         Sunshine Coast  2 hours




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USQ FRASER COAST
                                          The USQ Fraser Coast campus                  Just off-shore lies the World         Hervey Bay’s esplanade is lined
                                          is located at Hervey Bay, a half-            Heritage-listed Fraser Island,        with a range of street cafés, fine
                                          hour flight or three and a half              which is the largest sand island      dining restaurants and clubs.
                                          hours drive north of Brisbane.               in the world. A unique natural        You can enjoy barbecues on the
                                                                                       environment, Fraser Island has        impressive foreshore or hire
                                          ‘The Bay’ is a great location for
                                                                                       unspoiled beaches, rainforests        bicycles, jet skis and canoes, while
                                          international students, with a
                                                                                       and fresh water lakes – all           swimming in the safe protected
                                          superb climate, calm waters,
                                                                                       attractions for eco-tourists from     waters of the Bay.
                                          pristine beaches and relaxed
                                                                                       around the globe.
                                          lifestyle. The magnificent                                                         For further information about
                                          marine environment is perfect                Hervey Bay has become known           living in Hervey Bay please visit
                                          for diving, snorkelling and                  as the whale-watching capital of      the following web site:
                                          swimming.                                    the world. Humpback whales and        www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au
                                                                                       their calves rest and play in the
                                          Bordered by 40 kilometres
                                                                                       Bays sheltered waters between
                                          of beautiful, calm beaches,
                                                                                       August and November.
                                          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.




                                                                        Svenja Völkert
                                                  USQ O N               I decided to choose the USQ Fraser Coast campus as my study abroad destination
                                                           –C




                                                         RIGIN          because I thought it would be nice to be situated on the eastern coast of Australia.
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                                                                        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.




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USQ FRASER COAST

Fraser Coast   • Technologically advanced          • Campus Grounds
                 lecture theatres
campus                                               With the addition of C Block,
                                                     the Fraser Coast campus
facilities     •  24 hour computer
                   laboratories                      facilities also include
                   You can also connect to a         additional classrooms,
                   wireless local area network       conference rooms and
                   (WLAN) if you have a portable     student hub centre.
                   computer or PDA fitted with     • Sporting facilities
                   a wireless network interface       The Fraser Coast Campus
                   card.                              is affiliated with the Police

                                                                                                           U S Q O N–
               • Library                              Citizens and Youth Club
                 Fraser Coast has a joint-use         (PCYC), located on the




                                                                                                                    CA
                 library with the Fraser Coast        adjoining site to the campus.




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                 Regional Council.                    Other clubs in the region also
               • General services                     offer discounts and benefits
                  Your day-to-day needs are           to USQ students.                     Facts
                  provided for with bookshop,      • The campus is in the central
                                                                                           CLimate
                  award winning café and             business district, and is about
                  counselling services provided      a five-minute walk from some              Summer      29˚C/84˚F
                  by the University.                 of the local shopping centres             Winter      22˚C/ 72˚F
                                                     and restaurants.                      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




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On-campus cost of living

                                        On–campus accommodation (weekly)
                                                                        Toowoomba                       Springfield                         Fraser Coast
                                       Provider                         Steele Rudd College            Student Village                     Not applicable
                                                                        AUD213 – AUD219 per week       AUD126 – AUD189 per week
                                                                        Meals included                 Meals not included
                                                                        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            AUD300 – AUD560                AUD300 – AUD640                     AUD220 – AUD600
                                       (4 weeks rent)
                                       Two weeks rent in                AUD150 – AUD280                AUD150 – AUD320                     AUD110 – AUD300
                                       advance
                                       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                AUD390                         AUD390                              AUD390
                                       OSHC (12 months)
                                       Textbooks                        AUD800 – AUD1,600              AUD800 – AUD1,600                   AUD800 – AUD1,600
                                       TOTAL                            AUD27,070 – AUD38,510          AUD27,590 – AUD39,510               AUD26,270 – AUD38,910
                                        Note: t hese 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.


                                                                        Quynh Duong
                                                USQ O N                 I choose to live at McGregor Residential College, because of the close proximity to
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                                                                        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.



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Accommodation Comparison




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bond required (refundable)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the date of printing and are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Note: prices are current at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wheel–chair access
                                                                                                         Telephone access
                                                                     Parking available




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        subject to change
                                                                                                                                                                                            Walk to bus stop
                      Onsite manager




                                                  Security patrols




                                                                                                                                                                                                               Swimming pool

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Internet access
                                                                                                                                              Meals provided
                                                                                                                            Fully furnished
                                                                                         Room cleaning




                                                                                                                                                                             Cycle to uni
                                                                                                                                                               Walk to uni
                                       Own room
                                                                                                             Facilities offered                                                                                                                                                                             Cost

USQ Toowoomba
On-Campus
Residential                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AUD213 – AUD240
                          4              4             4                  4                  4                4                 4                 4               4             4                4                                  4                  4
Colleges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            per week
Private Shared Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AUD70 – AUD120
Student Village           4              4             4                  4                  4                4                 4                                 4             4                4                 4                4                  4                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    per week
Toowoomba Uni                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AUD120
                                         4                                4                                   4                 4                                 4             4                4                 4                4                                          4
Accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       per week
Crest Realty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AUD90 – AUD120
                                         4                                4                                   4                 4                                 4             4                4                 4                4                                          4
Real Estate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         per week
Donna Court                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         AUD95 – AUD125
                                         4                                4                                   4                 4                                 4                              4                                  4                  4                       4
Apartments                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          per week
Boarding
Darling Heights                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AUD75 – AUD130
                          4              4             4                  4                  4                4                 4                 4               4             4                4                 4                4                                          4
Lodge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               per week
Homestay
Living with a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AUD180
                                         4                                                                    4                 4                 4               4             4                4                                  4
family                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              per week


USQ Springfield
On-Campus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AUD120 – AUD150
Student Village                          4             4                  4                  4                4                 4                                 4                              4                                  4                  4                       4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    per week
Private Shared Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AUD50 – AUD150
Private Rental                           4                                4                                   4                 4                                               4                4                                  4                                          4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    per week
Homestay
Living with a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AUD180
                                         4                                4                                   4                 4                 4               4             4                4                                  4
family                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              per week


USQ Fraser Coast
Private Shared Accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AUD55* – AUD150
Rental properties                        4                                4                                   4                 4                                 4             4                4                                  4                                          4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    per week
Homestay
Living with a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AUD180
                                         4                                                   4                4                 4                 4               4             4                4                                  4
family                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              per week

* Based on twin share accommodation.




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ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

     TOOWOOMBA                               Pastoral care and assistance
                                             is provided by the residential
                                                                                   Recreational facilities in common
                                                                                   rooms include pool tables, table
                                                                                                                         Residential Colleges now offers
                                                                                                                         online applications. Please visit
     USQ has three Residential               collegiate team, which comprises      tennis tables, televisions and DVD    their web site and click on the
     Colleges offering you an                of both postgraduate and              players. The University indoor        links to apply online. This process
     opportunity to meet other               undergraduate students.               recreation centre, gymnasium,         will issue an application number
     students, make lifelong                                                       tennis courts, rugby league,          and password, which allows you
                                             There is a free academic mentoring
     friendships, succeed                                                          Australian rules football and         to see how your application is
                                             and tutorial program in place to
     academically, have an                                                         soccer fields are all adjacent to     progressing at any given time.
                                             assist you if you choose to stay at
     enjoyable and varied social                                                   the Colleges.
                                             the Residential Colleges. Rooms
     life and participate fully in
                                             have telephones and are fully         Accommodation fees include
     university and college life.
                                             furnished with a choice of private    meals, utilities, bedroom cleaning,   Toowoomba
                                             and shared bathroom facilities.       linen, Internet allowance, formal
                                                                                                                            USQ O
                                             Rooms are cleaned and fresh
                                                                                   dinners, tuition, mentoring and       ContactN




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                                                                                   academic support.
                                             linen is supplied weekly. As a




                                                                                                                                      AMPUS
                                                                                                                         USQ Residential Colleges
                                             resident of the Colleges, you
                                                                                                                         Phone +61 7 4631 2650
                                             will have access to broadband
                                                                                                                         Email	accommodation.officer@
                                             Internet connection; however, if
                                                                                                                                usq.edu.au
                                             you don’t have your own computer,
                                                                                                                         Web www.usq.edu.au/
                                             you can access the University’s
                                                                                                                                accommodation
                                             24 hour computer laboratories.




     springfield                             The accommodation is surrounded       There are also Residential

     Student Accommodation
                                             by beautiful natural bush land,
                                             providing a number of recreation
                                                                                   Advisors on-campus to maintain
                                                                                   an environment that provides
                                                                                                                         Springfield
                                                                                                                               USQ O N
     within Education City is the                                                                                        Contact




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                                             and eating facilities, shops and      care, support and enrichment




                                                                                                                                               AMPUS
     most modern on-campus                   BBQ areas. Apartments range           for residents in academic,
                                                                                                                         STUDENT VILLAGE
     accommodation in Australia.             from two to seven bedrooms,           cultural, personal, social and
                                                                                                                         Phone +61 7 3470 3000
                                             with advanced security and            recreational matters.
                                                                                                                         Email	educationcity@colliers.com
                                             surveillance systems, air
                                                                                   Throughout each semester, there       Web www.educationcity.com.au/
                                             conditioning, cooking and laundry
                                                                                   is a range of social activities              residential or
                                             facilities, parking facilities, and
                                                                                   offered to residents, such as                www.colliersstudent
                                             broadband wireless Internet
                                                                                   movie/ten pin bowling nights.                services.com.au
                                             connection.




10     UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION

The quality of accommodation      Homestay                               Units and                               Contacts
available to you as a USQ
student is among the              Homestay is available for students     Houses
best in Australia. Private        undertaking English language           Types of accommodation include:          USQ Toowoomba
accommodation is available in     studies (Study Tours, ELICOS, and      fully furnished town houses, and         Phone +61 7 4631 2210
Toowoomba, Springfield and        UNIPREP). Homestay is where you        fully furnished share houses.            Email stsv@usq.edu.au
Hervey Bay.                       can live with a family as a paying     Sharing units or houses with             Web www.usq.edu.au/
                                  guest. Homestay accommodation          other students can be a great            studentservices/accommodation
A percentage of this              can be a rewarding experience          way to meet new people, have
accommodation has been            and is ideal if you prefer to live     an independent lifestyle and             USQ Springfield
developed to cater specifically   in a home environment. You will        experience other cultures.
for the needs of our students,                                                                                    Phone + 61 7 3470 4400
                                  have the opportunity to be part of
and is located within walking     the daily life of a family living in   Private Housing                          Email studentservicesspringfield
                                                                                                                         @usq.edu.au
distance of the University
campuses.
                                  Australia and learn about Australian   Advisory Service                         Web www.usq.edu.au/
                                  traditions.
                                                                         This is a service that helps you to      studentservices/accommodation
                                  Rent is paid two weeks in              find suitable accommodation. All
                                  advance and costs approximately        available accommodation is listed        USQ Fraser Coast USQ O
                                  AUD180 per week. Homestay              on a database kept at Student




                                                                                                                                                 N–
                                                                                                                  Phone +61 7 4120 6129




                                                                                                                                                     C A M PU S
                                  arrangements may include a             Services.                                Email 	fcaccommodation@usq.
                                  number of meals, special meal                                                           edu.au
                                                                         The Housing Advisory Service
                                  requirements, Internet access,                                                  Web www.usq.edu.au/
                                                                         provides advice:
                                  laundry and transport.                                                          studentservices/accommodation
                                                                          • regarding your rights and
                                  The Accommodation Officer
                                                                            responsibilities as a tenant/
                                  can help you to arrange a
                                  suitable homestay. For more
                                                                            leaser
                                                                                                                  Private shared
                                                                                                                  accommodation
                                                                          • on budgeting and other
                                  information, refer to the
                                                                            accommodation issues.
                                  Homestay International section
                                                                         For more information, please refer       Student Village
                                  of our web site: www.usq.edu.au/
                                  studentservices                        to the accommodation section of          Phone + 61 7 4690 0000
                                                                         our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/         Email: office@studentvillage.com.au
                                                                         studentservices                          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




                                                                                                            INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010       11
YOUR USQ SUPPORT NETWORK
     You have many staff and                 FREE Airport                        Passport and                           Learning
     resources available if you ever
     need help. If you find you are
                                             Reception and                       visa extension                         Enhancement
     facing problems of any kind,
                                             Transfer                            If you are coming to USQ Australia     The Learning Enhancement
     do not keep it to yourself. Our         USQ wishes to make your arrival     to study, you must apply for a         program assists you with study
     highly trained staff are always         in Australia and transfer to your   Student Visa. The Department           strategies and skills. Group or
     happy to help you.                      choice of campus as smooth          of Immigration and Citizenship         individual assistance is provided
                                             as possible. To help us ensure      (DIAC) assess all visa applications.   in:
     Most people need help at some
                                             someone is waiting for you at       International support staff are
     stage in their life, and it’s a big                                                                                 • individual learning issues
                                             the airport, we encourage you       available to assist you to renew
     step moving to a new country                                                                                        • workshops in essential study
                                             to complete the online Airport      your visa.
     and a new culture, so don’t                                                                                           skills and lifestyle
                                             Reception and Transfer Request      Further information is available in
     feel bad about asking for some                                                                                      • peer counselling.
                                             at least three days prior to your   the International students section
     assistance or advice.                                                                                              Further information is available at:
                                             arrival time. This is located at:   of the USQ web site at: www.usq.
     Take advantage of the support                                                                                      www.usq.edu.au/learningcentre
                                             www.usq.edu.au/international/       edu.au/studentservices
     facilities available so that your       support/airport
                                                                                                                        International
     study experience at USQ is the
                                             For further information, please     Academic                               events
     best you can have.
                                             refer to the study options and      Learning
                                             support section of the our          Support                                Participating in international
                                                                                                                        events can help you to settle into
                                             web site: www.usq.edu.au/
                                                                                 Academic Learning Support staff        the campus, and life in Australia.
                                             international or contact us via
                                                                                 can assist you with communication
                                             email: arrivals@usq.edu.au
                                                                                 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.




12     UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international
YOUR USQ SUPPORT NETWORK

National day                           Multicultural                                  Welfare advice                          Support for
celebrations                           network                                        If you experience a need for            your whole
National days of various               This network is made up of                     financial support, staff at USQ will    family
countries are celebrated on the        people from a range of cultural                provide you with assistance for
                                                                                                                              Dependents
Toowoomba campus annually              backgrounds that can help with                 financial emergencies, including
                                                                                                                              If you have dependents travelling
with a formal flag-raising             issues you may face while studying             survival loans, budgeting and
                                                                                                                              with you to Australia, you need to
ceremony. Such occasions are           on-campus.                                     shopping tips and consumer
                                                                                                                              ensure that they are covered by
supported by other members                                                            information.
                                       Further information is available at:                                                   your visa application. School aged
of the campus community, and                                                          Further information is available
                                       www.usq.edu.au/multicultural                                                           dependents must be enrolled with
provide a symbolic reminder                                                           in the Loans section of our             an educational institution during
of the multicultural diversity         Academic and                                   web site at: www.usq.edu.au/            their stay in Australia.
and richness of the University’s
                                       personal                                       studentservices
                                                                                                                              You are encouraged to contact
student body. Further information
                                       counselling
is available at: www.usq.edu.au/                                                      Disability                              Education Queensland to ascertain
multicultural                          Counselling staff are committed                                                        education costs and enrolment
                                       to offering confidential services              If you have a disability, specialist
                                                                                                                              requirements.
Spiritual                              for a variety of personal and                  staff are available to provide
                                                                                                                              Further information is available
support                                academic concerns. The                         support and services that ensures
                                                                                      you have an equal opportunity to        on the Education Queensland
                                       counselling services are available
USQ strives to provide you with                                                       access and participate in university    International web site at:
                                       without charge to currently
spiritual support appropriate                                                         life, and to succeed to your full       www.eqi.com.au/programs/
                                       enrolled students and their family
to your needs. The following                                                          potential in your studies. It is        dependant-student.html
                                       members. All counselling staff
religions are represented on the                                                      recommended that prospective            A range of public and private
                                       are registered Psychologists
Toowoomba campus: Anglican,                                                           students with verifiable disabilities   schools are located close to the
                                       with the Queensland Board of
Catholic, Church of Latter Day                                                        contact the Disability Resources        University.
                                       Psychology, or Social Workers
Saints, Islam, Presbyterian,                                                          section prior to arrival to ensure
                                       accredited with the Australian                                                         Further details are available at
Students for Christ, and the                                                          available services are appropriate
                                       Association of Social Workers. For                                                     the International office.
Uniting Church. The Chaplains of                                                      to your needs.
                                       further information please refer
the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service
                                       to the Counselling section of our              For further information, refer to
on Springfield campus can assist
                                       web site at: www.usq.edu.au/                   the Disability resources section of
you to contact the local spiritual
                                       studentservices                                our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/
community of your choice. USQ’s
                                                                                      studentservices
spiritual services include:
                                       Health service
 • on-campus Chaplaincy in
                                       USQ Toowoomba Health Service                   24 hour security
   Springfield and Toowoomba
                                       is a confidential, accessible and              All USQ campuses have a 24 hour
 • other religious support,            affordable health service. It is               security service. The USQ
   such as Chaplains or                available to all USQ students,                 Toowoomba campus has a free
   representatives from a range        and in some cases dependent                    security bus available (Monday to
   of religious organisations and      children. Services are available               Thursday, 7pm until 9pm) if you
   groups                              to all students, regardless of                 live close to the University and you
 • on-campus Islamic Centre, in        financial constraints, gender, race            are studying late during semester
   Toowoomba, which includes           or language. We are sensitive to               in the library or elsewhere on-
   a prayer area and separate          the needs and expectations of                  campus. Springfield campus also
   ablution areas.                     students from other countries                  has a security service provided by
Further information is available       and non-English speaking                       Education City. Security officers
in the Religion section of our         backgrounds.                                   are also available to provide
web site at: www.usq.edu.au/                                                          a walking escort around the
                                       Further information is available in
multicultural                                                                         campus, or to provide assistance
                                       the Health and Medical section of
                                       our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/               in case of emergency.
                                       studentservices




                                                                       Tariq Khatri
                                               USQ O N                 The International Student Services staff go out of their way to make international
                                                       –C




                                                  F ORIG
                                                           IN          students feel at home. The mentoring programs, social trips and gatherings have
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                                                                       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.



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USQ sydney Education centre
     The University of Southern              Studying in                                  USQ Sydney                            • Library
     Queensland, in partnership
     with Canterbury Institute
                                             Sydney                                       Education Centre                        USQ SEC has an in-house
                                                                                                                                  Resources Centre where you
     of Technology, offers a                 Studying in Sydney is an exciting            facilities                              have access to a range of
     range of undergraduate and              experience because of its wide               USQ SEC has teaching and                textbooks to help you with
     postgraduate programs which             array of popular tourist attractions.        administration facilities in two        your studies.
     are in high demand in the local         USQ SEC is centrally located, so             buildings: one in Bellevue Street         You can also access the
     and international job markets.          you will be close to many popular            and the other in Mary Street,             USQ Online library to view
                                             tourist destinations, like the Sydney        Surry Hills.                              electronic books and online
     USQ Sydney Education
                                             Opera House, Sydney Harbour                                                            journal databases.
     Centre (SEC) has many years                                                          For details about USQ SEC:
                                             Bridge, The Rocks, Darling
     of experience servicing                                                              www.usqsydney.nsw.edu.au                  As a USQ SEC student,
                                             Harbour and Circular Quay.
     international students just                                                                                                    you can also access the
                                                                                           • General Services
     like you. Located near the              If you enjoy a relaxed atmosphere                                                      University of New South
                                                                                             USQ SEC provides you with
     heart of Sydney’s CBD, you              and love outdoor living, Sydney is                                                     Wales library in Sydney.
                                                                                             a wide range of academic and
     will be within walking distance         just the place for you. Featuring                                                  • Computer Laboratories
                                                                                             welfare support services.
     to the city’s main transport,           one of the most beautiful beaches                                                    USQ SEC has a number of
                                                                                              If you are a new student,
     education, sports, government           in the world, namely Bondi Beach,                                                    modern computing labs.
                                                                                              you are encouraged to attend
     and tourist facilities.                 Sydney also has great street cafés,                                                  Labs are open for students:
                                                                                              the orientation program.
                                             exotic restaurants, museums, art                                                       8.30am–6.00pm Mon–Thurs
                                             galleries, theatres, clubs and pubs,             USQ SEC also has a full-
                                                                                                                                    8.30am–5.30pm Fri
                                             not to mention the many shopping                 time psychologist offering
                                                                                                                                    9.30am–4.30pm Sat.
                                             malls all over the city.                         confidential counselling
                                                                                              services.
                                             Sydney Australia is a cosmopolitan
                                             city with a wide variety of activities,
                                             entertainment and food to interest
                                             students from all walks of life.




                                        Chan Su                        » program:      Master of Professional Accounting
                                               USQ O N                 USQ values individual ideas as well as promotes teamwork and innovative thinking.
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                                        COUNTRY OF ORIGIN              I have learnt about many areas of Business and Accounting and I have also learnt a lot
                                        China
                                                         A M PU S




                                                                       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!




14     UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international
DISTANCE EDUCATION
USQ has been at the forefront       Benefits of                              • the ability to choose to
                                                                                                                    What is distance
of distance education in
Australia for over 25 years.
                                    studying                                   study part of your degree by
                                                                               distance and part on-campus
                                                                                                                    education like?
                                    by distance                                if your situation changes            As a distance education student,
With around 20,000 students         education                                • the ability to communicate           the curriculum, textbooks, and
choosing to study by distance
                                    Some of the great things about             with staff that can help you         methods of assessment are the
education at USQ each year,
                                    distance education study include:          design a study program that          same as those received by on-
we are experienced in
                                                                               suits you                            campus students in Australia.
providing excellent support          • the ability to gain the same
to our off-campus students,            degree, with the same                 • the satisfaction of knowing          The main difference between
regardless of where they               lecturers, as on-campus                 that our courses are                 studying by distance or on-
are studying.                          students                                internationally accredited,          campus is that most contact with
                                     • the opportunity to study                signifying that you are              teaching staff will be written or
We work with students from
                                       regardless of location                  studying with one of the best        electronic, rather than face-to-
around Australia and all over
                                                                               in the world                         face. As a distance student, you
the world: from the highlands        • the opportunity to continue
                                                                             • the knowledge that you are           are not required to attend lectures
in Papua New Guinea, the               meeting other life
                                                                               learning from a university           at set times and you do not miss
isolation of Antarctica and            commitments, such as work,
                                                                               that has received multiple           lectures because of unexpected
across Europe, Asia, Africa            family or travel
                                                                               awards for its online and            commitments to your job or family.
and America.                         • the ability to vary the number
                                                                               distance education services          Within reason, you can study at
                                       of courses you take each
                                                                               and programs.                        your own pace.
                                       semester to further suit your
                                       lifestyle and circumstances




How does it                         Studying through a USQ Education Partner
work?                               or USQ Education Support Office
At USQ, you can study directly      USQ has an established global network of education partners and support offices in selected countries
with USQ or use a USQ Education     to provide services and tutorials to support your studies. In some cases, these offices are linked to a
Partner, if one operates in         local university or college which makes its facilities available to USQ students.
your country. When you study
                                    Services from a USQ Education Partner may include:
by distance education, you will
receive study materials that may     • enquiry and course advice
include:                             • assistance with enrolment and variation to your enrolment
                                     • financial – receipt of fees
 • Student Toolkit
                                     • tutorial and study groups
 • study materials for each
   course of your degree             • distribution, exchange and replacement of study materials

 • Introductory Book – outlines      • ordering and distribution of textbooks
   course, assessment, lecturer      • access to library facilities
   contact and other details         • assignment despatch
 • Study Book – detailing what       • coordination of exam centres
   to study                          • live video conferences (broad screen and desktop) enabling you and your lecturers to see each other and
 • selected readings – all             hold discussions. Video conferencing is only available in certain countries.
   compulsory readings for the      A list of USQ’s Education Partners and Support Offices can be found at: www.usq.edu.au/international/
   course                           representatives
 • access to USQConnect
 • email and Internet account
 • access to USQ library and its    Studying with USQ direct
    online collections              If you live in a country that does not have an education partner, the University provides a high level of individual
 • access to learning circles and   support and assistance. Our Student Management Division provides personalised support, and contacting
   other support services.          lecturers is as easy as picking up the telephone, sending an email or participating in online discussions.
Assessment is normally in the
                                    Learning circles can be arranged where there is a group of distance education students in the same area
form of assignments and exams.
                                    studying the same courses as you are. These are informal sessions where students can get together and
You can mail your assessments       discuss ideas and assignments, share study tips and help each other prepare for exams.
to USQ and sit for your exams
                                    Courses that offer Residential Schools give you the opportunity to gather with other students on-campus in
in an exam centre close to your
                                    Toowoomba. They provide an opportunity to talk with lecturers and other students and access all campus
home. The majority of the courses
                                    facilities. Attendance is often non-compulsory, depending on your area of study, and there is no fee to attend.
have access to online or Internet
                                    You will need to pay for your personal travel, meals and accommodation costs.
materials and activities.



                                                                                                               INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE 2010      15
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

                                                                                                                                           ^ based on 8 units per year

                  ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND PATHWAYS
                  ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                       PROGRAM     STUDY MODE   START DATE       ESTIMATED      APPROXIMATE        TIME      PAGE
                                                                         CODE                                      FEE PER UNIT   ANNUAL FEES
                  ELICOS                                                 IEPR
                                                                                     oc T         Jan, Apr, Jul,   $1650          $3300              10        22
                                                                                                  Oct                                                weeks

                  PATHWAY PROGRAMS                                       PROGRAM     STUDY MODE   START DATE       ESTIMATED      APPROXIMATE        UNITS     PAGE
                                                                         CODE                                      FEE PER UNIT   ANNUAL FEES
                  UNIPREP                                                UNIP
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul, Nov    $1520          $6080              4         23


                  BUSINESS, COMMERCE and LAW                                                                                          faculty of business
                  BUSINESS                                               Program     Study Mode   Start Date       Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                         Code                                      Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
                  Diploma of Business Administration                     DPBA                     Mar, Jul, Nov    $2050          $16400             8         25
                                                                                     oc T S

                                                                                     d            Mar, Jul, Nov    $1700          $13600             8         25

                  Bachelor of Accounting and Sustainable Business        BASB                     Mar              $2050          $16400             32        26
                                                                                     oc S

                                                                                     d            Mar              $1700          $13600             32        26

                  Bachelor of Business Administration                    BBAD                     Mar, Jul, Nov    $2050          $16400             24        26
                                                                                     oc T S

                                                                                     d            Mar, Jul, Nov    $1700          $13600             24        26

                  Bachelor of Business                                   BBUS
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul, Nov    $2050          $16400             24        27
                  • Administrative Management
                  • Human Resource Management
                  • Management and Leadership                                                     Mar, Jul, Nov    $1700          $13600             24        27
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                  • Marketing                                                        d
                  • Supply Chain Management
                  •   Human Resource Management                          BBUS                     Mar, Jul, Nov    $2050          $16400             24        27
                                                                                     oc S
                  •   Management and Leadership
                  •   Marketing
                  •   Tourism Management
                  • Marketing                                            BBUS                     Mar, Jul, Nov    $2050          $16400             24        27
                                                                                     oc FC
                  • Tourism Management                                   BBUS        d            Mar, Jul, Nov    $1700          $13600             24        27

                  Commerce                                               PROGRAM     STUDY MODE   START DATE       ESTIMATED      APPROXIMATE        UNITS     PAGE
                                                                         CODE                                      FEE PER UNIT   ANNUAL FEES^
                  Bachelor of Commerce                                   BCOM
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul, Nov    $2050          $16400             24        28
                  • Accounting
                  • Business Law
                  • Finance
                  • General Commerce
                  • Sustainable Business
                  • Sustainable Economics and Policy
                  • Accounting                                           BCOM                     Mar, Jul, Nov    $2050          $16400             24        28
                                                                                     oc S
                  • General Commerce
                  • Accounting                                           BCOM                     Mar, Jul, Nov    $2050          $16400             24        28
                                                                                     oc FC
                  • Business Law
                  • General Commerce
                  •   Accounting                                         BCOM        d            Mar, Jul, Nov    $1700          $13600             24        28
                  •   Business Law
                  •   Finance
                  •   General Commerce
                  •   Sustainable Business
                  •   Sustainable Economics and Policy

                  law                                                    PROGRAM     STUDY MODE   START DATE       ESTIMATED      APPROXIMATE        UNITS     PAGE
                                                                         CODE                                      FEE PER UNIT   ANNUAL FEES^
                  Bachelor of Laws                                       BLAW                     Mar, Jul         $2050          $16400             32        29
                                                                                     oc T S

                                                                                     d            Mar, Jul, Nov    $1700          $13600             32        29




          16      UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND » www.usq.edu.au/international
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

                                                                                                                                                   ^ based on 8 units per year

CREATIVE ARTS                                                                                                                                        faculty of arts
                                                                   Program             Study Mode          Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                   Code                                                    Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
Bachelor of Creative Arts                                          BCRA
                                                                                        oc T               Mar             $1950          $15600             24        30
• Creative Media
• Creative Media (Multimedia)
• Music
• Theatre
• Visual Arts
• Music                                                            BCRA                 d                  Mar             $1650          $13200             24        30
• Theatre
• Visual Arts
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)                                BCAH                                    Mar             $1650          $13200             8         30
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• Music
• Theatre
• Visual Arts


EDUCATION                                                                                                                                    faculty of EDUCATION
                                                                   Program             Study Mode          Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                   Code                                                    Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
Bachelor of Early Childhood                                        BECH                                    Mar, Jul        $1980          $15840             24        33
                                                                                        oc T S
                                                                                                           Mar, Jul, Nov   $1680          $13440             24        33
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Bachelor of Education                                              BEDU                                    Mar, Jul, Nov   $1980          $15840             32        34
                                                                                        oc T S FC
• Early Childhood Education
• Primary Education
• Special Education
• Secondary Education                                              BEDU                                    Mar, Jul, Nov   $1980          $15840             32        34
                                                                                        oc T FC




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•   Early Childhood Education                                      BEDU                                    Mar, Jul, Nov   $1680          $13440             32        34
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•   Primary Education
•   Secondary Education
•   Special Education
•   Technical and Vocational Education
Bachelor of Vocational Education and Training                      BVET                                    Mar, Jul, Nov   $1680          $13440             24        36
                                                                                        ol

ENGINEERING AND SPATIAL SCIENCE                                                                                            faculty of engineering & surveying
ENGINEERING                                                        Program             Study Mode          Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                   Code                                                    Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
Associate Degree in Engineering                                    ADNG
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             16        40
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Systems Engineering                                                                             Mar, Jul        $2300          $18400             16        40
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
                                                                                        d
• Environmental Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Power Engineering
• Civil Engineering                                                ADNG                                    Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             16        40
                                                                                        oc S
Bachelor of Engineering Technology                                 BETC
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             24        40
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Systems Engineering
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Environmental Engineering
• Infrastructure Management
• Mechanical Engineering
• Power Engineering
• Civil Engineering                                                BETC                                    Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             24        40
                                                                                        oc S
• Infrastructure Management
•   Civil Engineering                                              BETC                 d                  Mar, Jul, Nov   $2300          $18400             24        40
•   Computer Systems Engineering
•   Electrical and Electronic Engineering
•   Environmental Engineering
•   Infrastructure Management
•   Mechanical Engineering
•   Power Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering                                            BENG
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             32        42
• Agricultural Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Systems Engineering
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Environmental Engineering                                                             d                  Mar, Jul        $2300          $18400             32        42
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechatronic Engineering
• Power Engineering
• Instrumentation and Control Engineering                          BENG                 d                  Mar, Jul        $2300          $18400             32        42

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                  ENGINEERING AND SPATIAL SCIENCE                                                                 faculty of engineering & surveying
                  SPATIAL SCIENCE/SURVEYING                              Program     Study Mode   Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                  (continued)                                            Code                                     Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^

                  Associate Degree in Spatial Science                    ADSS
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             16        44
                  • Geographic Information Systems
                  • Surveying                                                                     Mar, Jul        $2300          $18400             16        44
                                                                                     d
                  Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology                 BSST
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             24        44
                  • Geographic Information Systems
                  • Surveying                                                                     Mar, Jul        $2300          $18400             24        44
                                                                                     d
                  Bachelor of Spatial Science                            BSPS
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             32        44
                  • Geographic Information Systems
                  • Surveying                                                                     Mar, Jul        $2300          $18400             32        44
                                                                                     d

                  HEALTH                                                                                                             faculty of SCIENCES
                  NURSING                                                Program     Study Mode   Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                         Code                                     Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
                  Bachelor of Nursing                                    BNUR                     Mar, Jul        $2270          $18160             24        47
                                                                                     oc T FC

                  PSYCHOLOGY                                             Program     Study Mode   Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                         Code                                     Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
                  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
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                  Bachelor Psychology in Business                        BPSB                     Mar, Jul, Nov   $2140          $17120             24        49
                                                                                     oc S
                  Bachelor Psychology (Honours)                          BPSH                     Mar, Jul, Nov   $2140          $17120             32        49
                                                                                     oc S

                                                                                     d            Mar, Jul, Nov   $1850          $14800             32        49


                  HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION                                                                                              faculty of arts
                                                                         Program     Study Mode   Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                         Code                                     Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
                  Diploma of Arts                                        DART
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             8         52


                                                                                     d            Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             8         52

                  Bachelor of Arts                                       BART
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             24        52
                  • Anthropology
                  • Communication and Media Studies
                  • Creative Media
                  • English Literature
                  • History
                  • Indonesian Language
                  • International Relations
                  • Journalism
                  • Language and Culture
                  • Public Relations
                  •   Anthropology                                       BART        d            Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             24        52
                  •   Communication and Media Studies
                  •   English Literature
                  •   History
                  •   Indonesian Language
                  •   International Relations
                  •   Journalism
                  •   Public Relations


                  Bachelor of Arts (Honours)                             BAHN
                                                                                     oc T         Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             8         54
                  • Anthropology
                  • English Literature                                                            Mar, Jul        $1650          $13200             8         54
                  • History                                                          ol
                  • International Relations
                  • Mass Communication
                  • Theatre
                  • English Literature                                   BAHN        d            Mar, Jul        $1650          $13200             8         54

                  Bachelor of General Studies                            BGEN                     Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             24        54
                                                                                     oc T FC

                                                                                     d            Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             24        54



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HUMANITIES AND COMMUNICATION                                                                                                                         faculty of arts
(continued)                                                        Program             Study Mode          Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                   Code                                                    Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
Bachelor of Applied Media                                          BAPM                                    Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             24        55
                                                                                        oc S
• Education
• Marketing
• Tourism Management
Bachelor of International Studies                                  BIST
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             24        56
• Administrative Management
• Communication and Media Studies                                                                          Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             24        56
• History                                                                               d
• Human Resources Management
• Indonesian
• Journalism
• Management and Leadership
• Marketing
• Public Relations
• Supply Chain Management
• Language and Culture                                             BIST                                    Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             24        56
                                                                                        oc T
• Tourism Management                                               BIST                 d                  Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             24        56

Bachelor of Mass Communication                                     BMCM
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             24        56
• Communication and Media Studies
• Creative Media
• Journalism
• Public Relations
• Communication and Media Studies                                  BMCM                 d                  Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             24        56
• Journalism
• Public Relations




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Bachelor of Social Science                                         BSSC
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             24        57
• Behavioural Science
• Community Engagement and Transformation
• Law and Politics
• Peace Studies
• Sustainable Environments
•   Behavioural Science                                            BSSC                 d                  Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             24        57
•   Community Engagement and Transformation
•   Law and Politics
•   Peace Studies
Diploma in Community Welfare and Development                       DCWD                                    Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             8         58
                                                                                        oc FC

                                                                                        d                  Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             8         58

Bachelor of Human Services (Counselling)                           BHUS                                    Mar, Jul        $1950          $15600             24        58
                                                                                        oc S FC

                                                                                        d                  Mar, Jul, Nov   $1650          $13200             24        58


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
ENGINEERING IT                                                     Program             Study Mode          Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                   Code                                                    Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
Associate Degree in Engineering                                    ADNG
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             16        60
• Computer Systems Engineering
                                                                                        d                  Mar, Jul        $2300          $18400             16        60

Bachelor of Engineering Technology                                 BETC
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             24        60
• Computer Systems Engineering
                                                                                        d                  Mar, Jul, Nov   $2300          $18400             24        60

Bachelor of Engineering                                            BENG
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $2550          $20400             32        61
• Computer Systems Engineering
                                                                                        d                  Mar, Jul        $2300          $18400             32        61

SCIENCES IT                                                        Program             Study Mode          Start Date      Estimated      Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                   Code                                                    Fee Per Unit   Annual Fees^
Bachelor of Information Technology                                 BITC
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $2050          $16400             24        62
• Applied Computer Science
• Information Systems Development                                                                          Mar, Jul, Nov   $1750          $14000             24        62
• Information Technology Management                                                     d
• Networking and Security
Bachelor of Science                                                BSCI
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul        $2050          $16400             24        63
• Information Technology
                                                                                        d                  Mar, Jul, Nov   $1750          $14000             24        63




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                  SCIENCES                                                                                                             faculty of sciences
                                                                        PROGRAM      STUDY MODE   START DATE      ESTIMATED FEE   APPROXIMATE       UNITS     PAGE
                                                                        CODE                                      PER UNIT        ANNUAL FEES^
                  Bachelor of Science                                    BSCI
                                                                                      oc T        Mar, Jul        $2140           $17120             24        66
                  • Biology
                  • Computing
                  • Human Biology
                  • Human Physiology
                  • Information Technology
                  • Mathematics
                  • Mathematics and Statistics
                  • Psychology
                  •   Computing                                          BSCI         d           Mar, Jul, Nov   $1850           $14800             24        66
                  •   Human Biology
                  •   Information Technology
                  •   Mathematics
                  •   Mathematics and Statistics
                  •   Psychology
                  Bachelor of Science (Honours)                          BSCH
                                                                                      oc T        Mar, Jul        $2140           $17120             8         68
                  • Applied Mathematics/Statistics
                  • Biology/Chemistry/Climatology/Physics
                  • Psychology
                  Bachelor of Biomedical Science                         BBMS                     Mar, Jul        $2140           $17120             24        68
                                                                                      oc T FC
                  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
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                  COMBINED DEGREES
                                                                         Program     Study Mode   Start Date      Estimated       Approximate        Units     Page
                                                                         Code                                     Fee Per Unit    Annual Fees^
                  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                               BBBI
                                                                                      oc T        Mar, Jul, Nov   $2050           $16400             32        29
                  Bachelor of Information Technology
                                                                                      d           Mar, Jul, Nov   $1700 - $1750   $13600 - $14000    32        29

                  Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws              BBBL                     Mar, Jul, Nov   $2050           $16400             40        29
                                                                                      oc T S

                                                                                      d           Mar, Jul, Nov   $1700           $13600             40        29

                  Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business          BCBB                     Mar, Jul, Nov   $2050           $16400             32        29
                                                                                      oc T S

                                                                                      d           Mar, Jul, Nov   $1700           $13600             32        29

                  Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information       BCBT
                                                                                      oc T        Mar, Jul        $2050           $16400             32        29
                  Technology
                                                                                      d           Mar, Jul, Nov   $1700 - $1750   $13600 - $14000    32        29

                  Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws              BCBL                     Mar, Jul, Nov   $2050           $16400             40        29
                                                                                      oc T S

                                                                                      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




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COMBINED DEGREES
COMBINED DEGREES (continued)                                       Program             Study Mode          Start Date    Estimated           Approximate       Units        Page
                                                                   Code                                                  Fee Per Unit        Annual Fees^
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                BEBT
                                                                                        oc T               Mar, Jul      $2050 - $2550       $16400 - $20400   40           63
Technology
                                                                                        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



GLOSSARY
Mode of study                                           The manner in which course materials are presented.
                                                        There are three modes: oc d             ol (Web)
                                                        Refers to a study mode that requires students to attend regular classes within Australia at a USQ campus including:
oc on-campus study
                                                         oc T Toowoomba | oc S Springfield | oc FC Fraser Coast
                                                        Refers to any study undertaken by students externally outside of Australia or off-campus within Australia. The
    d Distance Education
                                                        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.




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                                                        Refers to study via the Internet. Courses in which the instruction, communication among academic staff and students,
ol Online study
                                                        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: B
                                                                                                achelor of Business
                                                                                               = Unit cost per course [AUD2050] x Number of units [24]
                                                                                               = Total program cost [AUD49200]
                                                         d Distance               For example: B
                                                                                                achelor 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.




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