FIRST YEAR STARTS HERE - YOUR GUIDE TO STUDY AT USC

 
FIRST YEAR STARTS HERE - YOUR GUIDE TO STUDY AT USC
FIRST YEAR
STARTS HERE
  YO U R G U I D E TO S T U DY AT U S C
                 2019

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FIRST YEAR STARTS HERE - YOUR GUIDE TO STUDY AT USC
Opportunity. Everywhere.
                                                                           Whether it’s practical work experience or
                                                                           the chance to pursue a lifelong passion,
                                                                           to connect with your community or to
                                                                           travel, we’re here to help you realise every
                                                                           opportunity.

When you study at USC, you become part
of a university that invests in you. Our
students are at the heart of everything
we do – which is why our students and
graduates are some of the happiest in
Queensland.

Shine a light on your future with relevant, up-to-date
course content and the hands-on skills you’ll need to
make an impact in your field. As a USC student, you’ll
learn from nationally recognised lecturers, work with
cutting-edge technologies and be personally supported
through real relationships with your teachers and peers.
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pursue excellence and to transform the world around you.

Whether your passion is creativity or science, business or
                                                                     study locations
the environment, designing infrastructure or helping to
                                                                     across Australia
shape the next generation – choose to rise, and shine.                                             different countries

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A FIVE-STAR STUDENT EXPERIENCE                                                     HANDS-ON TRAINING
                                  Every student matters to us, which is why we’re                                    USC programs include a strong focus on the core skills you’ll
                                  rated one of Australia’s best universities for overall                             need in the future workplace. No matter what you study,
                                  student experience.                                                                you’ll learn to communicate well, solve problems and think
                                                                                                                     creatively. All programs include practical experience and
                                  USC students come from diverse backgrounds but
                                                                                                                     internships.
                                  share the same goals: to discover their future path,
                                  to become the best they can be, and to make their
                                                                                                                              WORLD-READY GRADUATES
                                  mark on the world.
                                                                                                                              As one of the world’s top 150 young universities,*
                                  CAREER-FOCUSED LEARNING                                                                     we’re not limited by tradition or old ways of
                                                                                                                              thinking. We encourage our students to challenge
                                  No matter what kind of future you’re looking for,
                                                                                                                              convention and to always ask the next question.
                                  you can find it at USC. Our programs offer the
                                  choice and flexibility you need to get started on                                           Nine out of 10 USC graduates are employed
                                  your career goal, whatever it may be.                                                       within four months of finishing their degree,
                                                                                                                              and our graduates are currently using their skills
                                  Our approach to learning is hands-on, with lots of
                                                                                                                              and expertise to drive change in more than 5000
                                  opportunities to engage with your lecturers and
                                                                                                                              communities worldwide.
                                  fellow students on campus.

                                                                                                                                 FLEXIBLE STUDY LOCATIONS
                                                                                                                                                     No matter where
                                                                                                                                                     you are, there’s a USC
                                                                                                                                                     experience close to you.
                                                                                                                                                     We offer flexible study
                                                                                                                                                     options at a network of
                                                                                                                                                     locations across coastal
                                                                                                                                                     South East Queensland.
                                                                                                                                 We’re proud to have some of the most
                                                                                                                                 environmentally sustainable campuses in
                                                                                                                                 Australia, and we work hard to take care of our
                                                                                                                                 beautiful natural spaces.

                                                                                                                                 A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE
                                                                                                                                 We are committed to unlocking innovation and
                                                                                                                                 helping every student reach their full potential.
                                                                                                                                 Alongside their studies, our students excel in
                                                                                                                                 sport, music, entrepreneurship, performing arts,
                                                                                                                                 social change and more. We encourage and
                                                                                                                                 support high achievers through initiatives like
                                                                                                                                 the USC High Performance Sport Program, which
                                                                                                                                 helps athletes achieve sporting and academic
                                                                                                                                 excellence.

                                                                                                                                 GROUND-BREAKING FACILITIES
                                                                                                                                 USC is home to some of the most advanced
                                                                                                                                 learning facilities in Australia, including
                                                                                                                                 simulated nursing and paramedic labs, advanced
                                                                                                                                 engineering technologies, and a state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                                 CAVE2TM 3D visualisation studio.

                                                                                                                                 A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
                                                                                                                                 At USC, we are working to create a better future
                                                                                                                                 for our communities. We are committed to
                                                                                                                                 promoting the values of scholarship, discovery,
                                                                                                                                 sustainability, engagement, social justice and
                                                                                                    USC ranked in the            integrity.

                                                                9/10
                                                                                                  TOP 3
                                                                                                                                 From climate change adaptation to regional
                                                                                                                                 healthcare, renewable energy to young driver
          5 stars teaching                                 employed within                                                       safety, our students and researchers tackle
                                                             4 months of                         universities in Australia
          quality 12 years                                                                                                       problems that directly impact our regions.
                                                              graduating                          in the 2017 Employer
              in a row                                                                                                           As a USC student, you’ll be part of a community
                                                                                                   Satisfaction Survey
                                                                                                                                 that drives innovation and helps to build
                                                                                                                                 better lives.
Source: Good Universities Guide                  The proportion of graduates employed as a
                                                 percentage of those available for employment.
                                                 Source: Graduate Outcomes Survey                                                * Times Higher Education's Young University Rankings

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Contents
     USC locations                                                                          3

     Campus facilities                                                                      4

     Admission pathways                                                                     6

     Steps to study at USC                                                                  7

     Support                                                                                8

     Fees and scholarships                                                                  9

     Overseas study                                                                       10

     Study options explained                                                              11

     Study options

         Business, IT and Tourism                                                         12

         Creative Industries, Design and Communication                                    14

         Education                                                                        16

         Engineering and Science                                                          18

         Health, Nursing and Sport Sciences                                               20

         Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences                                       22

         Law and Criminology                                                              24

     Need help deciding what to study?                                                    26

     USC Open Day                                                                   back cover

     Published by the University of the Sunshine Coast June 2018. Information
     contained in this publication was correct at the time of publishing; however
     the University reserves the right to alter any program/course, procedure or fee.
     Prospective students should check for any amendments before submitting an
     application. For the most up-to-date information visit usc.edu.au
     University of the Sunshine Coast is registered on the Commonwealth Register
     of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.
     CRICOS Provider number: 01595D           © University of the Sunshine Coast 2018

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USC locations

Many USC programs include courses that can be completed at
any campus, and some are also available through off-campus
study hubs. This means you’ll have the flexibility to choose a
study location that works for you. Some degree programs let
you complete your first year closer to home, then transition to
another campus to finish your degree.

 USC FRASER COAST

 USC GYMPIE                                       TRAVEL DISTANCES
                                                  FROM USC SUNSHINE COAST
                                                  USC Fraser Coast   2hr 30min

 USC NOOSA HUB                                    USC Gympie                   1hr
                                                  USC Noosa Hub           45min
                                                  USC Caboolture          30min
                                                  USC Moreton Bay (2020) 40min
                                                  USC SouthBank      1hr 10min

 USC SUNSHINE COAST

                                                     USC EXPRESS
 USC CABOOLTURE
                                                  SHUTTLE SERVICE
                                              The USC Express shuttle service
                                         connects some USC study locations
                                       to major transport hubs. USC Express
 USC MORETON BAY (2020)
                                     shuttles operate during teaching weeks,
                                    and offer free travel for direct USC routes
 USC SOUTHBANK                                   to all enrolled USC students.

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USC Sunshine Coast                                    USC Fraser Coast                                       USC Gympie
Choose from more than 100                             Study in the heart of Hervey Bay, with                 Located in beautiful natural surrounds,
undergraduate programs and study                      easy access to USC’s K’gari Fraser Island              USC Gympie connects to USC Sunshine
in some of Australia’s most innovative                Research and Learning Centre.                          Coast via a daily shuttle bus.
learning and visualisation facilities.                Facilities include interactive learning                Campus facilities include interactive learning
The campus includes the 3D CAVE2TM                    technologies, simulated nursing wards,                 technologies, collaborative study areas and
visualisation studio, simulated nursing and           specialist science laboratories, a student library,    computer labs.
paramedic labs, specialised computer, science,        a Makerspace, collaborative study areas and
                                                      computer labs.                                                 Full degree programs in business,
manufacturing and design labs, nationally
                                                                                                                     accounting, nursing and education. You can
accredited sport science labs, and a range of                                                                        also study first-year courses from a range
                                                              Full degree programs in animal ecology,
interactive digital learning spaces.                                                                                 of other USC programs and then complete
                                                              business, commerce, human services,
                                                              nursing and education. You can also study              your degree at USC Sunshine Coast.
        90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs                     first-year courses from a range of other USC           71 Cartwright Road, Gympie
                                                              programs and then complete your degree
        A short walk from three private student               at USC Sunshine Coast.                                 Free USC Express Shuttle service (three
        accommodation complexes
                                                              161 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay                   services daily) between USC Gympie (via
        Free and paid student parking                                                                                Cooroy) and USC Sunshine Coast during
                                                              A short walk from the Hervey Bay CBD                   Semester 1 and 2 teaching weeks
        Regular Translink bus services to and from
        campus. Free USC Express Shuttle service                                                                     Canteen
                                                              Easily accessible by car and bicycle
        between some USC study locations and
        major transport hubs during teaching                  Regular Wide Bay Transit bus services
        weeks.                                                between campus and all major shopping
        Secure bike stations with parking, lockers,           centres and suburbs of Hervey Bay and
        repair kits, showers and toilet facilities            Maryborough

        Cafes and bookshop                                    Cafe

        High Performance Sport Precinct with pool,
        gym, athletics track and stadium

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USC SouthBank                                       USC Caboolture                                      USC Moreton Bay
A vibrant and personalised study                    A hands-on campus experience                        USC’s purpose-built campus at Petrie
experience in the heart of the city.                halfway between Brisbane and the                    will open in 2020.
Facilities include quiet study areas, a student     Sunshine Coast.                                     USC Moreton Bay will provide a state-of-the-art
commons and kitchen, a 24-hour computer lab,        The campus includes collaborative learning          campus experience, with interactive learning
and IT and library services.                        spaces, interactive technologies, computer labs,    spaces, innovative green technologies and a
                                                    student common rooms, sporting facilities,          research and innovation hub for key industries.
       Full degree programs in business,                                                                The campus is anticipated to grow to 10,000
                                                    a campus library, and a simulated hospital
       accounting, and tourism, leisure and event                                                       students in its first decade.
       management                                   learning environment for nursing students.
       52 Merivale Street, South Brisbane                                                                      Opening in 2020
                                                            Full degree programs in business,
       10 min walk to Brisbane CBD                          commerce, education and nursing, and               A full range of undergraduate programs
                                                            first-year courses in creative industries
       Close to three private student                       80-106 Tallon Street, Caboolture                   2 min walk from Petrie train station,
       accommodation complexes                                                                                 connecting to the Caboolture and Redcliffe
                                                                                                               Peninsula rail lines
       Paid parking options a short walk away               Easily accessible by public transport,
                                                            including bus and train. Free shuttle              Easy access from Gympie Road and the
       Easily accessible by public transport,                                                                  Bruce Highway
                                                            bus service between the campus and
       including bus, train and CityCat ferry
                                                            Caboolture train station during semester
       Accessible via bikeways and shared paths,                                                               Part of a thriving future precinct with cafes,
                                                            Free USC Express Shuttle service (two
       with a Bike Hub on campus                                                                               shops, cultural events and sporting facilities
                                                            services daily) between USC Caboolture
                                                            and USC Sunshine Coast during Semester 1
                                                            and 2 teaching weeks
                                                            Free student parking

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ADMISSION                                                                                          There’s more than one way to get
                                                                                                       into uni. No matter what your

    PATHWAYS
                                                                                                       situation is, if you’re keen to get
                                                                                                       started we can help you find a way.

                                                                                                Do you identify as an Aboriginal or
                                             STILL IN SCHOOL?                                   Torres Strait Islander person?
                                                                                                You may be eligible for direct entry to a USC
                                           YES                                                  program based on your potential to succeed, under
                                                                                                USC’s Indigenous Direct Entry and Access Scheme
                                                                                                (IDEAS). It’s for people who didn’t finish school, didn’t
                                                                                                get an OP or whose OP doesn’t meet the minimum
                      WHAT YEAR ARE YOU IN?                                                     selection threshold for their chosen program.
                                                                   NO                           usc.edu.au/ideas

                Year 11 or 12               Year 12

                                                                                                   • Have you completed Year 12 (even if it’s
                                                                                                     been a while)?
        Study uni courses while you                                                                • Do you have TAFE/VET qualifications?
        complete Year 11 and 12 with                                                               • Do you have relevant work experience?
        USC’s Headstart program.
                                                                                                   • Or have you studied at another uni?
        Start working towards
        your degree and, if you
        successfully complete two
        Headstart courses, get a          Doing really well at school?                              YES
        selection rank that you could     Got what it takes to
        use to get into uni.              succeed at uni? You can get
                                                                                                                                      NO
        usc.edu.au/headstart              your place at USC sorted by
                                          November with an                            Your previous study or
                                          Early Offer Guarantee.                      work experience may
                                          You still submit a QTAC                     give you a selection rank,
                                          application, but there’s no                 which can help you get
                                                                                      into uni. You may also be                USC’s Tertiary
                                          need to wait for your Year
                                                                                      eligible for credit towards              Preparation Pathway
                                          12 results.
                                                                                      a USC qualification, which               is a great way to brush
                                          usc.edu.au/earlyoffer                                                                up on your academic
                                                                                      can shorten the length of
                                                                                      your degree.                             skills, complete courses
                                                                                                                               to meet subject
                                                                                                                               prerequisites, or get a
                                                                                                                               taste of uni life before
                                                     Need to complete subject                                                  you commit to a full
                                                  prerequisites, want to improve                                               degree. Complete TPP
                                                   your eligibility or brush up on                   YES                       and you may gain entry
                                                                                                                               to most USC degrees.
                                                         your study skills?
                                                                                                                               Apply for TPP via QTAC.
                                                                                                                               usc.edu.au/tpp

                                                                  NO

             YOU'RE READY TO APPLY! Most domestic applicants for a USC undergraduate program or TPP apply online through the
                                            Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). This includes current Year 12 students, and applicants
             QTAC APPLICATION               who have been out of school for a while. Current USC students may be able to apply directly to USC.

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STEPS TO
STUDY                                                             AT USC                                                                                                 5
                                                                                                                                 4                               Get financial
                                                                                                                                                                   support

                                                                                    3                                     Accept offer

                                                   2
                                                                                                                                                                  When studying at
                                                                                                                                                                  university, you will
                                                                                   Apply                                                                               need to

              1
                                                                                                                       Once an offer round has
                                                                                                                        occurred, you will be                          BUDGET
                                            Check entry                                                                 ADVISED BY EMAIL                       for fees, study-related
                                           requirements                        APPLY ONLINE                                                                  costs and living expenses.
                                                                                                                       if you have been made
                                                                                                                                                              To help with your study
       Choose your                                                         through the Queensland                              an offer.

                                                                                                                                                                 costs you may be
         program                             Check the entry
                                                                             Tertiary Admissions
                                                                                                                                                                     eligible for

                                                                                Centre (QTAC).
                                          requirements for your                                                                                                   SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                                                                Log in to
                                        chosen degree on the USC
                                                                                                                            USC CENTRAL                      or government assistance.

      Search this guide on               website for the required             Your application is
         PAGES 12–25                                                         assessed on your OP,                     using your username and
                                         OP/SELECTION RANK

                                                                             selection rank, work                       password provided in
   or visit usc.edu.au to find                                                                                                                                You can apply for most
                                                                           experience or prior study.                  your offer email. Follow

         your program.                                                                                                                                          USC undergraduate

                                                                                                                        the prompts to accept
                                          To receive an offer, you                                                                                               scholarships and
                                                                                                                              your offer.

                                           must have an OP or                                                                                                 bursaries by completing
                                                                            If you’re considering a
      You can select up to                     selection rank                                                                                                       ONE ONLINE
                                                                                 GAP YEAR
         SIX OPTIONS                     EQUAL TO OR ABOVE                                                              YOU MUST ALSO                               APPLICATION
                                                                            you still need to submit
   on your QTAC application.              the minimum selection                                                        RESPOND DIRECTLY                         (domestic students
                                                                           your QTAC application to
    A USC program adviser                   threshold* for your                                                            TO QTAC                             only). Visit usc.edu.au/
                                                                              secure your place.

     can help you work out                 chosen program in a                                                        by the date specified. Log               scholarships for more
     the best programs for                   given offer round.                                                        in to QTAC’s Application                     information.
     you and how to make                  Please note that the OP/Rank       You have the option                       Services using the email
   sure you’ll meet the entry           stated on the program summary
                                                                            to list up to six degree                     address and password
                                           is a guide only, and can vary
     requirements for your                     between offer rounds.         preferences on your                        you used to create your

           selections.                                                                                                      QTAC account.

                                                                            application, with your
                                                                             preferred degree as
                                          You may be eligible for          FIRST PREFERENCE.
        Study at the only
                                        A BOOST TO YOUR OP
        FULL-SERVICE
                                        OR SELECTION RANK
     university campus on
                                           under the Access USC
   the Sunshine Coast, or at
                                                 Scheme.
   one of USC’s other study
   locations at Fraser Coast,                                                                           How to order your preferences
   Caboolture, South Bank,
                                          To be eligible for entry,
      Gympie, or Noosa.                                                             1                TWO PREFERRED                                         Courses you want
                                           you must satisfy any
                                                                                   2                 COURSES                                               to study the most
                                               SUBJECT
                                            PREREQUISITES
                                         specified for your chosen                  3                TWO BACK-UP                                     Less competitive courses
                                              degree on the                        4                 COURSES                                          that you want to study
                                               USC website.
                                           Recommended prior
                                          study is previous study                   5                TWO PATHWAY                                    Courses that will help you upgrade
                                          that is recommended,                     6                 COURSES                                       into a course you really want to study
                                             but not required.

Note: Most undergraduate applicants apply through QTAC .                                         * The minimum OP or selection rank required in order to be considered for entry to this program.

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SUPPORT                                                                            WE’VE GOT
                                                                                             YOU COVERED
          The decision to study at university can be daunting, but knowing you’re going to be supported through
          the entire process should reassure you that you’re making the right choice.

                USC has a variety of support
             services available. From academic
              and careers support, through to               Academic and
             counselling and financial support,             study support
               you’ll have the confidence and                                               Careers and employment
                                                       USC offers a range of learning
              assistance you need to give you                                               Arm yourself with the information
                                                     resources and support, including
             the best chance to succeed in your                                              and advice you need to get your
                                                     online advice, one-to-one support
                           studies.                                                        career heading in the right direction.
                                                      and academic skills workshops.

                                                          Financial support                     Indigenous Services
               Health and wellbeing                    It pays to invest in your future.      Indigenous Services provides a
               Take care of yourself while you’re    There’s plenty of financial support   culturally safe environment to build
             studying with USC’s range of health     available to help with your tuition     self-belief and promote a strong
                    and wellbeing services.                 fees and study costs.                   sense of belonging.

             Student Success Network                                                          Disability and equity
                USC has an active network of                  Counselling                     If your studies are affected by a
                 student groups and support           A free, confidential counselling      disability, learning disorder, injury
             services to help you settle into your        service with a qualified         or illness, AccessAbility Services can
             studies and make the most of your            psychologist is available          provide assistance, advocacy and
                    university experience.                     to all students.                      academic support.

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WHAT DOES IT
COST TO GO TO UNI?
WHO PAYS?
Most university students are offered a Commonwealth supported place, which means
the majority of the cost is subsidised by the Commonwealth Government and you pay a
student contribution. The student contribution amount varies depending on the course you
are studying and how much funding the Government provides.
If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you are eligible
to borrow money for your student contribution through the Commonwealth HELP loan
scheme (or you can pay all or part of your student contribution up front).

WHAT HELP IS AVAILABLE?

   HECS-HELP               A loan program that helps eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth
                           supported place (in an undergraduate degree or Commonwealth supported
                           postgraduate program) pay their student contribution.                                                    Financial support is available
     FEE-HELP              A loan scheme that helps eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.                       through scholarships and
       SA-HELP             A loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their Student Services and                                government assistance
                           Amenities Fee (SSAF).

INDICATIVE STUDENT CONTRIBUTION

 Area of study                                                                                  Annual student contribution (per EFTSL) †                     Per course contribution *

 Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Clinical Psychology,                                              A$6,561                                             A$820
 Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts

 Education and Nursing                                                                                              A$6,561                                             A$820

 Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Health,                                                     A$9,353                                            A$1,169
 Science, Engineering, Surveying, Agriculture

 Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Medicine                                                    A$10,951                                            A$1,368

† EFTSL represents the Equivalent Full Time Student Load or one full-time year.
* Represents the student contribution per course based on a 12-unit course. Unit weighting for courses is shown in study plans on individual program pages on the USC website.

Scholarships
Find a scholarship that’s right for you.
                                                                                                  In 2017, USC provided
Studying at uni is a personal investment – you’re investing time
                                                                                                  more than $2.5 million
and effort in your future. There’s a financial cost too, and at USC we
understand that sometimes it can be a challenge to make it all work.                              in scholarships and
A scholarship gives you freedom to focus on your study. USC                                       bursaries to students
scholarships aren’t just for high achievers – scholarships and
bursaries are also awarded to students who might need financial
assistance or who demonstrate other achievements, such as sporting
excellence or community activities (like volunteering or fundraising).
You only need to submit one application form to be considered for
the many USC scholarships on offer. Apply now and find the support
you need to rise, and shine.
                                                         usc.edu.au/scholarships

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STUDY                                   Travel overseas and experience different cultures
                                        while earning credit towards your USC degree!

OVERSEAS

                                                 If you are an enrolled student studying a full degree program, you
                                                 may be eligible to study overseas.
                                                 We have more than 70 partner institutions worldwide and the
                                                 opportunities are endless.
                                                 There are a number of scholarships and grants available to help
                                                 with the cost, so don’t let money hold you back from this amazing
                                                 opportunity.

                                                                            • Improve your language skills
                                                 WHY STUDY
                                                 OVERSEAS?                  • Explore a new culture
                                                                            • Gain valuable life skills
                                                                            • Broaden your career options
                                                                            • Enhance your employability
                                                                            • Establish a global network of friends
                                                                            • Gain credit towards your program

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STUDY OPTIONS
 
                                             STUDY
                                             OPTIONS                                             f     QTAC CODE

                                             EXPLAINED                                                 Each program has a unique six-digit code
                                                                                                       that you’ll use in your QTAC application.
                                                                                                       There is a different QTAC code for each
                                             f   PROGRAM NAME                                          study location. Some locations have
                                                 The name of the qualification. Most                   numbered notes – read these carefully for
                                                 undergraduate programs are bachelor’s                 important info about your study options.
                                                 degrees, but there are also associate
                                                 degrees and diplomas.                                 f   COMMENCE
Get work experience                                                                                          At uni, a year is divided into two
while you study with                                                  LOCATIONS       f                      main semesters. Semester 1 starts in
                                              This shows you which USC locations                             February, and Semester 2 starts in

WORK-                                          you can study this program at. Find
                                              more info about USC study locations
                                                                                                             July. This tells you when you can start
                                                                                                             studying a program – some programs

INTEGRATED                                                           on pages 4–5.                           only start in Semester 1.

LEARNING (WIL)
                                                 | Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
                                                   Bachelor of

                                                                                                       Semester 1 or 2

                                                        Location and QTAC code                      OP 15/Rank 66

                                                          Sunshine Coast 013731                        Available*
                                                                                                       4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                      English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)
                                                                                                       Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry

                                             MINIMUM SELECTION THRESHOLD                     f           f    PREREQUISITES
                                               This is the minimum OP or selection rank                  Prerequisites are subjects you must
                                             required in order to be considered for entry                have studied at school to be eligible
                                                 to this program in 2018. Thresholds can                 for entry into a program. If you haven’t
                                               change from year to year and offer round                  studied the prerequisites at school, you
                                                  to offer round, so can only be used as a               might be able to meet them through
                                                  guide. Meeting the minimum selection                   other tertiary study or bridging/enabling
                                                      threshold does not guarantee entry.                courses. English (4,SA) means you have
All USC programs include hands-on
                                                                                                         to have studied Senior English for 4
training like placements, industry             INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OPTION                      f       semesters and exited with a Sound
projects, fieldwork or professional work       An international student is any student who               Achievement or better. ‘Nil’ means there
                                               is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen,              are no subject prerequisites, but you
experience. WIL gives you the chance           Australian permanent resident or Australian               must still meet the minimum selection
to put theory into practice, build skills                        Humanitarian Visa holder.               threshold and USC’s standard entry
                                                                                                         requirements. Some programs have
that employers look for in graduates,                                                                    additional entry requirements, too.
establish job networks and find out what                                    DURATION         f
                                               How long it will take you to complete the
it’s like to work in your area of study.     program if you study full time (usually four
                                                                                                     f R ECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
                                                                                                        These are the subjects USC recommends
Some programs include overseas WIL               courses per semester). If you choose to
                                                                                                        you study at school to prepare for a
                                            study fewer courses per semester, it will take
opportunities, too.                                                                                     program. These are ‘good to have’, but
                                                        longer to complete your degree.
                                                                                                        are not required for entry.

                                                                                                         USC Undergraduate Guide 2019          |    11
Business, IT and Tourism

| Business                                                                               | Business (Marketing)
 Associate Degree in                                                                         Bachelor of

                                             Semester 1 or 2                                       Location and QTAC code        Semester 1 or 2
            Location and QTAC code    
                                            OP 19/Rank 60
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                 OP 18/Rank 61
             Sunshine Coast 012141¹         Available*                                            Sunshine Coast   012051¹      Available*
                                            2 years full-time or equivalent part-time             South Bank       018071⁴      3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                            Nil                                                   Caboolture       018141⁷      Nil
                                            English; Maths A, B or C                                                            English; Maths A, B or C

| Business                                                                               |
 Bachelor of                                                                                 Bachelor of
                                                                                             Business (Tourism, Leisure
                                                                                             and Event Management)
                                            Semester 1 or 26
             Location and QTAC code
                                           OP 18/Rank 61
                                                                                                   Location and QTAC code        Semester 1 or 2
             Sunshine Coast   012001        Available*                                                                      
                                                                                                                                 OP 18/Rank 61
             Noosa            012901²       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                   Sunshine Coast 012061¹        Available*
             Gympie           012801³       Nil
                                            English; Maths A, B or C
                                                                                                   South Bank     018061⁴        3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
             South Bank       012701⁴                                                              Fraser Coast   019061         Nil
             Fraser Coast     019701⁵                                                                                            English; Maths A, B or C
             Caboolture       018691⁷

                                                                                         | Commerce (Accounting)
                                                                                             Bachelor of

| Business (Human Resource Management)
 Bachelor of

                                                                                                   Location and QTAC code       Semester 1 or 26
            Location and QTAC code        Semester 1 or 2                                                                    OP 17/Rank 62
                                            OP 18/Rank 61
                                                                                                   Sunshine Coast   012151       Available*
             Sunshine Coast   012111¹       Available*                                                                           3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                   Gympie           012851³   
             South Bank       018111⁴       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                           Nil
                                            Nil                                                   South Bank       018151⁴
                                                                                                   Fraser Coast     019151       English; Maths A, B or C
                                            English; Maths A, B or C
                                                                                                   Caboolture       018651⁷

| Business (International Business)
 Bachelor of

                                                                                         | Information and Communications Technology
                                                                                             Bachelor of

             Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                       
                                            OP 18/Rank 61                                        Location and QTAC code       Semester 1 or 2
             Sunshine Coast   012031¹       Available*                                                                          OP 18/Rank 61
             South Bank       018031⁴       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time             Sunshine Coast   012091¹      Available*
                                            Nil                                                                                 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                            English; Maths A, B or C                                                            Nil
                                                                                                                                 English; Maths A, B or C

| Business (Management)
 Bachelor of

             Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                       
                                            OP 18/Rank 61
             Sunshine Coast   012041¹       Available*
             South Bank       018041⁴       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
             Caboolture       018641⁷       Nil
                                            English; Maths A, B or C

                                                   KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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“I didn’t give another university a second thought.
                                                                                                                                  It’s fantastic to be working for a company that lives
                                                                                                                                  and breathes my passion for surfing. My role varies
                                                                                                                                  a lot, but it’s not uncommon for a typical day to
                                                                                                                                  cover digital marketing, retail consumer marketing
                                                                                                                                  and more traditional marketing like events and
                                                                                                                                  athlete management.”

                                                                                                                                  SCOTT HARGREAVES
                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Business (Management) graduate
                                                                                                                                  Global Vice-President for Men’s Marketing,
                                                                                                                                  Billabong International

 Double degrees                                                                                                     Graduate entry

| Business / Commerce (Accounting)                                                                                | Business (Honours)
 Bachelor of / Bachelor of                                                                                          Bachelor of

         Location and QTAC code                            Semester 1 or 2                                                 Location                                   Semester 1
                                                      
                                                           OP 17/Rank 62
                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                       Available*
         Sunshine Coast            015201¹                 Available*                                                      Sunshine Coast                             1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
         Caboolture                018631⁷                 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time                       Direct application to USC                  Entry requirements apply
                                                           Nil                                                                                                    		   – refer to online listing
                                                           English; Maths A, B or C                                                                                   English; Maths A, B or C

| Business / Science                                                                                              | Commerce (Honours)
 Bachelor of / Bachelor of                                                                                          Bachelor of

                                                                                                                            Location                                   Semester 1
        Location and QTAC code                       
                                                       
                                                            Semester 1 or 2
                                                            OP 18/Rank 61
                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                       Available*
         Sunshine Coast            015001¹                 Available*
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                             1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                            Direct application to USC                  Entry requirements apply
                                                           Nil                                                                                                    		   – refer to online listing
                                                           English; Maths B or C; at least one                                                                        English; Maths A, B or C
                                                       		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)

                                                                                                                  NOTES
                                                                                                                  1 In addition to being able to study all courses at USC Sunshine Coast, students may choose to
                                                                                                                    complete some core and foundation business subjects at the USC Noosa Hub or USC Gympie.
                                                                                                                    There may be a limited selection of subjects available at USC SouthBank.
                                                                                                                  2 In addition to being able to study all courses at USC Sunshine Coast, some first-year core and
                                                                                                                    foundation business courses are offered at the USC Noosa Hub. The remainder of the degree is
                                                                                                                    completed at USC Sunshine Coast.
                                                                                                                  3 Only first-year courses are offered at USC Gympie. The remainder of the degree is completed at
                                                                                                                    USC Sunshine Coast.
                                                                                                                  4 There are a limited selection of elective courses available at USC SouthBank.
                                                                                                                  5 Limited majors available (Accounting; Management; Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)
                                                                                                                    at USC Fraser Coast. Further elective courses are available at USC Sunshine Coast.
                                                                                                                  6 Semester 2 commencement not available at USC Gympie.
                                                                                                                  7 There are a limited selection of elective courses available at USC Caboolture.
                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                    OP/Rank figures refer to the minimum selection threshold.

 INTERNATIONAL * Full-time option is available to international students on a Student Visa at select campuses. Refer to online listing for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                USC Undergraduate Guide 2019                   |   13
Creative Industries,
Design and Communication

| Communication
 Bachelor of

                                                                                      |
                                                                                          Bachelor of
          Location and QTAC code        Semester 1 or 2
                                        OP 18/Rank 61                                   Creative Industries
          Sunshine Coast   011041    
                                     
                                          Available*
                                          3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                          (Creative Writing and Publishing)1
                                         Nil
                                         English
                                                                                                Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                              Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                              OP 18/Rank 61
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast 011171        Available*

| Communication (Journalism)
 Bachelor of                                                                                                                 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                          1                                                                                  Nil
                                                                                                                             English

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    

                                                                                      | Creative Industries (Screen Media)
                                         OP 18/Rank 61                                   Bachelor of
          Sunshine Coast 011131          Available*                                                                                    1
                                         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         Nil
                                         English                                                                             Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                Location and QTAC code   
                                                                                                                            OP TBA/Rank TBA
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast 011371        Available*

| Communication (Professional Communication)
 Bachelor of                                                                                                                 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                           1                                                 Nil
                                                                                                                             English

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    

                                                                                      | Creative Industries (Theatre and Performance)
                                         OP TBA/Rank TBA                                 Bachelor of
          Sunshine Coast 011341          Available*                                                                                                           1
                                         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         Nil
                                         English
                                                                                                Location and QTAC code       Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                             OP TBA/Rank TBA
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast   011471      Available*

| Communication (Social Media)
                                                                                                                             3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
 Bachelor of                                                                                                                 Nil
                                              1
                                                                                                                             English

          Location and QTAC code

                                                                                      | Design
                                          Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP TBA/Rank TBA                                 Bachelor of
          Sunshine Coast 011441          Available*
                                         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         Nil
                                          English                                               Location and QTAC code      Semester 1 or 2
                                     
                                                                                                                            OP 18/Rank 61
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast 011191        Available*
                                                                                                                             3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

| Creative Industries
                                                                                                                             Nil
 Bachelor of                                                                                                                 English

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 18/Rank 61
          Sunshine Coast   011271        Available*
          Caboolture       018671²       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         Nil
                                         English

                                                  KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
14    |    USC Undergraduate Guide 2019
| Design (Game Design)
 Bachelor of
                                               1

         Location and QTAC code                            Semester 1 or 2
                                                      
                                                           OP 18/Rank 61
         Sunshine Coast 013151                             Available*
                                                           3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                           Nil                                                                             “I’ve gone with the flow and said yes to every
                                                           English; Maths A, B or C
                                                                                                                                            opportunity I could. I think being fresh out of uni
                                                                                                                                            gave me a fresh perspective – I wasn’t afraid to

| Design (Interactive and UX Design)
 Bachelor of
                                                                         1
                                                                                                                                            try new things.
                                                                                                                                            “Every course I studied at USC was relevant and

         Location and QTAC code                            Semester 1 or 2                                                                 plugged in to what’s happening in the industry. The
                                                      
                                                           OP TBA/Rank TBA                                                                 fact that I could access one-on-one support from my
         Sunshine Coast 011291                             Available*
                                                           3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                       tutors and lecturers was critical.”
                                                           Nil
                                                           English                                                                         JESS THOMS
                                                                                                                                            Public relations graduate
                                                                                                                                            Brand strategist, writer, and startup founder

| Design (Visual Communication)
 Bachelor of
                                                                   1

         Location and QTAC code                            Semester 1 or 2
                                                      
                                                           OP TBA/Rank TBA
         Sunshine Coast 011391                             Available*
                                                           3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                           Nil
                                                           English

 Graduate entry

| Communication (Honours)
 Bachelor of

         Location and QTAC code                            Semester 1
                                                      
                                                           Available*
         Sunshine Coast                                    1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
         Direct application to USC                         Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                       		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                                       		   online listing.
                                                           English

| Creative Industries (Honours)
 Bachelor of

         Location and QTAC code                           Semester 1
                                                          Available*
         Sunshine Coast                                    1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
         Direct application to USC                         Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                       		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                                       		   online listing.
                                                           English

NOTES
1 Subject to final approval.
2 Only first-year courses offered at USC Caboolture. The remainder of the program must be
  completed at USC Sunshine Coast.

  OP/Rank figures refer to the minimum selection threshold.

 INTERNATIONAL * Full-time option is available to international students on a Student Visa at select campuses. Refer to online listing for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                  USC Undergraduate Guide 2019    |   15
Education

| Education (Early Childhood)
    Bachelor of
                                                                                           Double degrees

                                                                                       | Education (Secondary) / Arts
                                          Semester 1 or 22                                Bachelor of / Bachelor of
          Location and QTAC code
                                         OP 16/Rank 64
                                          Available*
          Sunshine Coast 017401
                                          4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
          Gympie         012811¹
                                          English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
                                                                                                 Location and QTAC code                     Semester 1 or 2
          Caboolture     018611       		   an Authority science subject (4,SA);                                                        
                                                                                                                                            OP 15/Rank 66
                                      		   non-academic entry requirements apply                 Sunshine Coast 017221                      Available*
                                      		   – refer to online listing                                                                        4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                          A history subject                                                                                English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
                                                                                                                                        		   non-academic entry requirements apply

| Primary Education
    Bachelor of                                                                                                                         		   – refer to online listing

                                                                                       |
                                          Semester 1 or 22                                Bachelor of / Bachelor of
          Location and QTAC code
                                         OP 15/Rank 66
                                                                                           Education (Secondary) / Recreation and Outdoor
                                          Available*
          Sunshine Coast   017301
          Gympie           017501³
                                          4 years full-time or equivalent part-time       Environmental Studies
                                          English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
          Fraser Coast     019111     		   an Authority science subject (4,SA);
          Caboolture       018621                                                                Location and QTAC code                     Semester 1 or 2

                                           non-academic entry requirements apply
                                           – refer to online listing
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                            OP 14/Rank 68
                                          A history subject                                     Sunshine Coast 017261⁴                     Available*
                                                                                                                                            4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

|
    Bachelor of                                                                                                                             English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
                                                                                                                                        		   non-academic entry requirements apply
    Recreation and Outdoor                                                                                                              		   – refer to online listing
    Environmental Studies                                                                                                                   Health and Physical Education

                                                                                       | Education (Secondary) / Science
                                          Semester 1 or 2                                 Bachelor of / Bachelor of
          Location and QTAC code
                                     
                                      
                                           OP 16/Rank 64
                                           Available*
          Sunshine Coast 013261⁴          3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                          English (4,SA)
                                                                                                 Location and QTAC code                    Semester 1 or 2
                                          Health and Physical Education;                                                                  OP 15/Rank 66
                                      		   Maths A, B or C (4,SA); at least one
                                                                                                 Sunshine Coast 017231                      Available*
                                      		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)
                                                                                                 Fraser Coast   019231⁵                     4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                            English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
                                                                                                                                        		   non-academic entry requirements apply
                                                                                                                                        		   – refer to online listing
                                                                                                                                            A science subject (preferably Chemistry)

                                                                                       NOTES
                                                                                       1 Only first-year courses are offered at USC Gympie. The remainder of the program must be
                                                                                         completed at USC Sunshine Coast.
                                                                                       2 Semester 2 commencement not available at USC Gympie.
                                                                                       3 The option to study at USC Gympie is not available to international students on a Student Visa.
                                                                                       4 Practical courses in the program have physical components and location requirements.
                                                                                       5 Only first-year courses for the Biological Sciences major and Mathematical Sciences minor are
                                                                                         offered at USC Fraser Coast in 2019. The remainder of the program must be completed at USC
                                                                                         Sunshine Coast.
                                                                                       
                                                                                         OP/Rank figures refer to the minimum selection threshold.

                                                 KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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“One of the reasons I chose USC was because it was so close
                                                                                                                                  to home, and I am glad I did because it had a laid-back feel
                                                                                                                                  that I really enjoyed and I found my lecturers and tutors
                                                                                                                                  very approachable.
                                                                                                                                  “It was very comforting starting my teaching career in a
                                                                                                                                  familiar environment. Many of my old teachers are still here
                                                                                                                                  and I enjoy being able to teach with, and learn from them.”

                                                                                                                                  JACOB ALLEN
                                                                                                                                  Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science graduate
                                                                                                                                  Maths teacher (and former school vice-captain), Gympie State High

 INTERNATIONAL * Full-time option is available to international students on a Student Visa at select campuses. Refer to online listing for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                USC Undergraduate Guide 2019          |   17
Engineering and Science

| Animal Ecology                                                                      | Science
 Bachelor of                                                                          Associate Degree in

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 18/Rank 61                                    Location and QTAC code    
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                            OP 19/Rank 60
          Sunshine Coast 013201          Available*                                        Sunshine Coast 013101          Available*
          Fraser Coast   019201          3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                        2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         Nil                                                                              Nil
                                         English; Maths B or C; and one or more                                           English; Maths B or C; and at least one
                                     		   science subjects                                                             		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)

| Engineering (Civil) (Honours)                                                       | Science
 Bachelor of                                                                          Bachelor of

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2                                   Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 15/Rank 66                                                               
                                                                                                                           OP 18/Rank 61
          Sunshine Coast 013731          Available*                                        Sunshine Coast   013001        Available*
                                         4 years full-time or equivalent part-time         Fraser Coast     019001¹       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)                                                   Nil
                                         Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry                                                English; Maths B or C; at least one
                                                                                                                       		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)

| Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)
 Bachelor of

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 15/Rank 66
          Sunshine Coast 013741          Available*
                                         4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)
                                         Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry

| Environmental Management
 Bachelor of

                                         Semester 1 or 2
          Location and QTAC code
                                        OP 18/Rank 61
                                         Available*
          Sunshine Coast 013211
                                         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         Nil
                                         English; Maths B or C; and at least one
                                     		   science subject

| Environmental Science
 Bachelor of

                                         Semester 1 or 2
          Location and QTAC code
                                        OP 18/Rank 61
                                         Available*
          Sunshine Coast 013011
                                         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
          Fraser Coast   019011¹
                                         Nil
                                         English; Maths B or C; and at least one
                                     		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)

                                                KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
18    |    USC Undergraduate Guide 2019
Double degrees

                                                                                                                  |
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of / Bachelor of
                                                                                                                      Animal Ecology / Business (Tourism, Leisure and
                                                                                                                      Event Management)
                                                                                                                                                                       Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                            Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                                                      OP 18/Rank 61
                                                                                                                                                                       Available*
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast            013271
                                                                                                                                                                       4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                            Fraser Coast              019271
                                                                                                                                                                       Nil
                                                                                                                                                                       English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one
                                                                                                                                                                   		   science subject
 “I have always loved mathematics and physics, so it was
 only natural to choose engineering as it caters to both.

                                                                                                                  |
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of / Bachelor of
 “USC has such a supportive and engaging environment.
                                                                                                                      Engineering (Civil) (Honours) /
 Any course is going to have its difficulties and struggles,
                                                                                                                      Environmental Science
 but in the end you will be able to say that your
                                                                                                                                                                       Semester 1 or 2
 accomplishment was all worth it. It’s the kind of degree                                                                   Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                                                      OP 15/Rank 66
                                                                                                                                                                        Available*
 I’ll know I worked hard for and will be proud to hold.”                                                                    Sunshine Coast 013751
                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                       5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
 QUEENIE LACANAU                                                                                                                                                       English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)
                                                                                                                                                                       Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry
 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) student
 Graham Tamblyn Scholarship in Engineering recipient

                                                                                                                  | Science / Science (Honours) Deans Scholars
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of / Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                       Semester 1
                                                                                                                            Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                        OP 4/Rank 93
                                                                                                                                                                        Not available
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast 013291                      3 years full-time2
                                                                                                                                                                       English (4,SA); Maths B or C (4,SA); two of
                                                                                                                                                                   		   Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4,SA).
                                                                                                                                                                   		   Applicants must be outstanding current
                                                                                                                                                                   		   Year 12 students or those returning to
                                                                                                                                                                   		   study after one gap year.

                                                                                                                      Graduate entry

                                                                                                                  | Science (Honours)
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                       Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                            Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                        Available*
                                                                                                                                                                        1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                             Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                                                                                            Direct application to USC              		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                                                                                                                                                   		   online listing.
                                                                                                                                                                       English; Maths A, B or C; at least one science
                                                                                                                                                                   		   subject

                                                                                                                  NOTES
                                                                                                                  1 Only first-year courses are offered at USC Fraser Coast. The remainder of the program must be
                                                                                                                    completed at USC Sunshine Coast.
                                                                                                                  2 Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 60 unit
                                                                                                                    points per semester (normally 5 courses) and undertaking some courses in Session 4 (Winter)
                                                                                                                    or Session 8 (Summer). Students will study the Honours degree in the standard one year full
                                                                                                                    time.
                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                    OP/Rank figures refer to the minimum selection threshold.

 INTERNATIONAL * Full-time option is available to international students on a Student Visa at select campuses. Refer to online listing for more information.

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Health, Nursing and Sport Sciences

| Biomedical Science                                                                      | Medical Laboratory Science
Bachelor of                                                                               Associate Degree in

                                            Semester 1 or 2                                                                   Semester 1 or 23
         Location and QTAC code
                                   
                                    
                                             OP 16/Rank 64
                                             Available*                                        Location and QTAC code        OP 14/Rank 68
                                                                                                                               Not available
         Sunshine Coast 013051              3 years full-time or equivalent part-time          Sunshine Coast 013131          2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                            Nil                                                                               Nil
                                            English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one                                        English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one
                                    		       science subject (preferably Chemistry)                                        		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)

| Biomedical Science (Accelerated)
Bachelor of

                                                                                          | Medical Science
                                                     8                                    Bachelor of

                                            Semester 1
         Location and QTAC code                                                                                               Semester 1
                                   
                                    
                                             OP 4/Rank 93
                                             Not available                                     Location and QTAC code        OP 1/Rank 99
         Sunshine Coast 013221               2 years full-time
                                                                                                                               Not available
                                                                                               Sunshine Coast 013231          3 years full-time only
                                            Nil
                                                                                                                               English (4, SA). Applicants must be current
                                            English; Maths A, B or C; and at least
                                                                                                                           		   Year 12 students or have completed Year 12
                                    		       one of the sciences, preferably Chemistry
                                                                                                                           		    within the last 3 years and have not
                                                                                                                           		   completed any post-secondary study at
                                                                                                                           		   Diploma level or higher. Entry requirements

| Clinical Exercise Physiology
Bachelor of                                                                                                                		   apply – refer to online listing.

                                                                                          | Midwifery
                                         1
                                                                                          Bachelor of

         Location and QTAC code             Semester 1
                                   
                                            OP 16/Rank 64                                                                     Semester 1
                                                                                                Location and QTAC code
         Sunshine Coast 013251              Available*                                                                       OP 7/Rank 86
                                            4 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                         Not available
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast 013471
                                            Nil                                                                               3 years full-time or equivalent part-time4
                                            English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one                                        Nil
                                    		       science subject                                                                   English; Maths A, B or C; at least one
                                                                                                                           		   science subject

| Dietetics
Bachelor of

                                                                                          | Nursing Science
               1                                                                          Bachelor of

                                            Semester 1
         Location and QTAC code                                                                                                Semester 1 or 2
                                   
                                    
                                             OP 6/Rank 89
                                             Not available                                     Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                               Sunshine Coast OP 11/Rank 76
         Sunshine Coast 013121              4 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                         Gympie OP 16/Rank 64
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast   013401⁵       Fraser Coast OP 16/Rank 64
                                            Nil
                                            English; Maths B or C; at least one                Gympie           013501        Caboolture OP 14/Rank 68
                                    		       science subject                                    Fraser Coast     019101        Available*
                                                                                                Caboolture       018601        Semester 1 commencement – 3 years
                                                                                                                           		   full-time or equivalent part-time. Semester 2
                                                                                                                           		   commencement – 3.3 years full-time or

| Health Science
Bachelor of                                                                                                                		   equivalent part-time (3 years full-time plus
                                                                                                                           		   an 8-week Nursing Internship)
                                                                                                                               Nil
                                                                                                                               English; Maths A, B or C; at least one
                                            Semester 1 or Semester 22
                                                                                                                           		   science subject
         Location and QTAC code
                                   
                                    
                                             OP 17/Rank 62
                                             Available*
         Sunshine Coast 013321              3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                            Nil
                                            English; Maths A, B or C; at least one
                                    		       science subject

                                                   KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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| Nutrition
 Bachelor of                                                                                                                                                    I’ve always been intrigued by how
                                                                                                                                                                the human body works. This passion,
                                                                                                                                                                along with the desire to give back to
                                                           Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                                                                my community, guided me to study
         Location and QTAC code                            OP 17/Rank 62
                                                      
                                                           Available*                                                                                          Paramedic Science.
         Sunshine Coast 013351                             3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                           Nil
                                                                                                                                  “USC's first-class labs, modern paramedic equipment, well-
                                                           English; Maths A, B or C; at least one                                structured content and experienced academic staff really
                                                       		   science subject                                                       enhanced my learning.
                                                                                                                                  “USC prepared me well, not only for my assessments, but also

| Occupational Therapy (Honours)
 Bachelor of                                                                                                                      to apply my knowledge when working on the road as a student
                                                                                                                                  paramedic.”

                                                           Semester 1                                                            EMMA WILLIAMS
         Location and QTAC code
                                                          OP 11/Rank 76                                                         Bachelor of Paramedic Science graduate and University Medallist
         Sunshine Coast 013421                             Available*
                                                           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                           English (4,SA); plus one of Biology,
                                                       		   Chemistry, Physics, Health Education or
                                                       		   Physical Education (4,SA)
                                                                                                                    Graduate entry

| Paramedic Science                                                                                               | Midwifery (Honours)
 Bachelor of                                                                                                        Bachelor of

                                                           Semester 1  6

         Location and QTAC code
                                                      
                                                       
                                                            OP 13/Rank 71
                                                            Not available
                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                   
                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                           Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                                                                           Not available
         Sunshine Coast 013431                             3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                       Sunshine Coast                                1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                           Nil                                                             Direct application to USC                     Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                           English; Biology; at least one other                                                                      		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                                       		   science subject                                                                                           		   online listing.

| Sport and Exercise Science                                                                                      | Nursing Science (Graduate Entry)
 Bachelor of                                                                                                        Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                          Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                            Location and QTAC code
        Location and QTAC code                       
                                                       
                                                            Semester 1 or 2
                                                            OP 17/Rank 62
                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                           Available*
                                                                                                                                                                           2.3 years full-time (2 years full-time plus
         Sunshine Coast 013041                             Available*                                                      Sunshine Coast 013411⁵                    		   an 8-week Nursing Internship) or
                                                           3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                       Caboolture     018661                     		   equivalent part-time7
                                                           Nil                                                                                                           Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                           English; Maths A, B or C; at least one                                                                    		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                                       		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)                                                                    		   online listing.
                                                                                                                                                                          English

| Sports Studies                                                                                                  | Nursing Science (Honours)
 Bachelor of                                                                                                        Bachelor of

                                                                                                                            Location and QTAC code                       Semester 1 or 2
        Location and QTAC code                       
                                                       
                                                            Semester 1 or 2
                                                            OP 18/Rank 61
                                                                                                                                                                         Not available
         Sunshine Coast 013171                             Available*                                                      Sunshine Coast                                1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                           3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                       Direct application to USC                     Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                           Nil                                                                                                       		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                                           English; Maths A, B or C; at least one                                                                    		   online listing.
                                                       		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)
                                                                                                                  NOTES
                                                                                                                  1 Pending final approval.

| Sport and Fitness
 Diploma in                                                                                                       2 Semester 1 commencement only for Prosthetics and Orthotics major.
                                                                                                                  3 Students commencing in Semester 2 will take 2.5 years to complete the program, as some
                                                                                                                    semesters can only be taken part-time.
                                                                                                                  4 Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit
                                                                                                                    points per semester (normally 4 courses) and undertaking some courses in Session 4 (Winter)
         Location and QTAC code                           Semester 1 or 2                                         or Session 8 (Summer).
                                                          OP 19/Rank 60                                         5 Some courses must be completed at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute.
         Sunshine Coast 013161                             Available*                                            6 Some courses must be completed in Session 4 (Winter) or Session 8 (Summer) and require
                                                           1 year full-time or equivalent part-time                students to commit to full-time unpaid employment.
                                                           Nil                                                   7 Semester 1 commencement only available on a part-time basis. Commencement in Semester
                                                                                                                    1 will extend the program duration to 3 years minimum. The full-time program is 2 years full
                                                           English (4, SA)
                                                                                                                    time plus an 8-week Nursing Internship.
                                                                                                                  8 Students will normally enrol in five (5) courses in each semester (60 units), as well as
                                                                                                                    completing additional courses over Session 8, to enable completion of the BBiomedSc (Accel)
                                                                                                                    program in 2 years.
                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                    OP/Rank figures refer to the minimum selection threshold.

 INTERNATIONAL * Full-time option is available to international students on a Student Visa at select campuses. Refer to online listing for more information.

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Humanities, Psychology
and Social Sciences

| Arts                                                                                | Social Science
 Bachelor of                                                                           Bachelor of

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 18/Rank 61                                      Location and QTAC code                  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                           Semester 1 or 24
                                                                                                                                           OP 18/Rank 61
          Sunshine Coast 011001¹         Available*                                          Sunshine Coast 011061                       Available*
                                         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time           Gympie         016061²                      3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         Nil                                                 Fraser Coast   019071³                      Nil
                                         English                                                                                         English

| Counselling                                                                         | Social Science (Psychology)
 Bachelor of                                                                           Bachelor of

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 24
                                    
                                         OP 18/Rank 61                                      Location and QTAC code                  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                           Semester 1 or 24
                                                                                                                                           OP 16/Rank 64
          Sunshine Coast 011161          Available*                                          Sunshine Coast 011261                       Available*
          Gympie         016161²         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time           Gympie         016261²                      3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
          Fraser Coast   019171³         Nil                                                 Fraser Coast   019261³                      Nil
                                         English                                                                                         English

| Human Services                                                                      | Social Work
 Bachelor of                                                                           Bachelor of

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 24
                                    
                                         OP 18/Rank 61                                      Location and QTAC code                  
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                           Semester 1 or 24
                                                                                                                                           OP 16/Rank 64
          Sunshine Coast 011121          Available*                                          Sunshine Coast 011151                       Available*
          Gympie         016121²         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time           Gympie         016151²                      4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
          Fraser Coast   019161          Nil                                                 Fraser Coast   019251³                      Nil
                                         English                                                                                         English

| International Studies
 Bachelor of

                                                                                      | Urban Design and Town Planning (Honours)
                                                                                       Bachelor of

          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 16/Rank 65                                      Location and QTAC code                     Semester 1 or 2
          Sunshine Coast 011021                                                                                                           OP 16/Rank 64
                                         Available*
                                                                                              Sunshine Coast 011091                       Available*
                                         3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                          4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                         Nil
                                                                                                                                          Nil
                                         English
                                                                                                                                          English

| Psychology (Honours)
 Bachelor of
                                                                                      NOTES
                                                                                      1 In addition to being able to study all courses at USC Sunshine Coast, students may choose
                                                                                        to complete some first-year courses at USC Gympie. The remainder of the program must be
                                                                                        completed at USC Sunshine Coast.
          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 9/Rank 81
                                                                                      2 Only first-year courses are offered at USC Gympie. The remainder of the program must be
                                                                                        completed at USC Sunshine Coast.
          Sunshine Coast 013441          Available*                                  3 Only first-year courses are offered at USC Fraser Coast. The remainder of the program must be
                                         4 years full-time or equivalent part-time     completed at USC Sunshine Coast.
                                         Nil                                         4 Semester 2 commencement not available at USC Gympie.
                                         English                                     5 In addition to being able to study all courses at USC Sunshine Coast, students may choose to
                                                                                        complete some first-year courses at USC Gympie or the USC Noosa Hub. The remainder of the
                                                                                        program must be completed at USC Sunshine Coast.
                                                                                      6 Subject to final PACFA and APAC accreditation approval.
                                                                                      
                                                                                        OP/Rank figures refer to the minimum selection threshold.

                                                KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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Double degrees                                                                                                                                              “I had an amazing year abroad in 2016 –
                                                                                                                                                                studying, gaining experience, making work

| Arts / Business
    Bachelor of / Bachelor of                                                                                                                                   connections – and I feel incredibly lucky to
                                                                                                                                                                be part of the New Colombo Plan program
                                                                                                                                                                and to share my experiences.
                                                           Semester 1 or 2
          Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                    “In Seoul, I helped facilitate a seminar on the incoming
                                                      
                                                       
                                                            OP 18/Rank 61
                                                            Available*                                                              new anti-bribery legislation. With IUCN, I took part in the
          Sunshine Coast 016001⁵                           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time                               organisation’s World Conservation Congress in Hawaii where
                                                           Nil
                                                           English; Maths A, B or C
                                                                                                                                    10,000 delegates discussed pressing environmental issues. I
                                                                                                                                    was able to combine my interests in business and geography
                                                                                                                                    while getting insights into how important the Indo-Pacific

| Arts / Science
    Bachelor of / Bachelor of
                                                                                                                                    region is to Australia’s future.”

                                                           Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                                    CALEB MATTISKE
          Location and QTAC code                                                                                                   Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Business student
                                                      
                                                       
                                                            OP 18/Rank 61
                                                            Available*                                                              Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade New
          Sunshine Coast 014001                            4 years full-time or equivalent part-time                               Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship recipient and ambassador
                                                           Nil                                                                     Intern at the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea, South Korea
                                                           English; Maths B or C; at least one                                     and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Oceania
                                                       		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)                                  Regional Office, Fiji

| Counselling / Human Services
    Bachelor of / Bachelor of
                                                              6

                                                           Semester 1
          Location and QTAC code
                                                      
                                                       
                                                            OP 18/Rank 61
                                                            Available*
          Sunshine Coast 011241                            4 years full-time or equivalent part-time                 Graduate entry
                                                           Nil

                                                                                                                  | Arts (Honours)
                                                           Completion of Year 12 or equivalent                       Bachelor of

| Social Science (Psychology) / Counselling
    Bachelor of / Bachelor of
                                                                                     6
                                                                                                                            Location and QTAC code                         Semester 1
                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                           Available*
                                                           Semester 1                                                      Sunshine Coast                                 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
          Location and QTAC code                           OP 16/Rank 64                                                   Direct application to USC                      Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                      
                                                           Available*                                                                                                 		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
          Sunshine Coast 011241                            4 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                                                  		   online listing.
                                                           Nil                                                                                                            English
                                                           Completion of Year 12 or equivalent;
                                                       		   English (4,SA)

                                                                                                                  | Social Science (Honours)
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of

|
    Bachelor of / Bachelor of
    Social Science (Psychology) /
    Criminology and Justice                                                                                                Location and QTAC code                        Semester 1
                                                                                                                                                                           Available*
                                                           Semester 1 or 2                                                 Sunshine Coast                                 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
          Location and QTAC code
                                                      
                                                       
                                                            OP 16/Rank 64
                                                            Available*
                                                                                                                            Direct application to USC                  

                                                                                                                                                                            Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                                                                                                                                            degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
          Sunshine Coast 011231¹                           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                                                  		   online listing.
                                                           Nil                                                                                                            English

                                                                                                                  |
                                                                                                                      Bachelor of

| Social Work / Criminology and Justice
    Bachelor of / Bachelor of
                                                                                                                      Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)
                                                            Semester 1 or 2                                                 Location and QTAC code                         Semester 1 or 2
                                                       
                                                           OP 16/Rank 64                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                           Available*
          Location and QTAC code
                                                          Available*                                                      Sunshine Coast                                 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
          Sunshine Coast 011221                            5 years full-time or equivalent part-time                       Direct application to USC                      Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                           Nil                                                                                                        		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                                                                                                                                                       		   online listing.
                                                                                                                                                                           English

 INTERNATIONAL * Full-time option is available to international students on a Student Visa at select campuses. Refer to online listing for more information.

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Law and Criminology
                                                                                                                          Take the Law Honours Pathway and
                                                                                                                          graduate from your Law degree with
                                                                                                                          Honours. Available for all Law programs.

| Criminology and Justice                                                                 Double degrees
 Bachelor of

                                                                                      | Laws / Arts
                                                                                          Bachelor of / Bachelor of
          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 18/Rank 61
          Sunshine Coast 011181          Available*
                                                                                                Location and QTAC code           Semester 1 or 2
                                     
                                     
                                          3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                          Nil
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                 OP 9/Rank 81
                                         English                                               Sunshine Coast 018231            Available*
                                                                                                                                 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time1
                                                                                                                                 English (4,SA)

| Laws
 Bachelor of

                                                                                      | Laws / Business
                                                                                          Bachelor of / Bachelor of
          Location and QTAC code         Semester 1 or 2
                                    
                                         OP 9/Rank 81
          Sunshine Coast 018201          Available*
                                                                                                Location and QTAC code           Semester 1 or 2
                                     
                                     
                                          4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                          English (4,SA)
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                 OP 9/Rank 81
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast 018221²           Available*
                                                                                                                                 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time1
                                                                                                                                 English (4,SA)
                                                                                                                                 Maths A, B or C

                                                                                      | Laws / Commerce (Accounting)
                                                                                          Bachelor of / Bachelor of

                                                                                                Location and QTAC code           Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                 OP 9/Rank 81
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast 018261²           Available*
                                                                                                                                 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time1
                                                                                                                                 English (4,SA)
                                                                                                                                 Maths A, B or C

                                                                                      | Laws / Communication (Journalism)
                                                                                          Bachelor of / Bachelor of

                                                                                                Location and QTAC code           Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                 OP 9/Rank 81
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast 018271            Available*
                                                                                                                                 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time1
                                                                                                                                 English (4,SA)

                                                                                      |
                                                                                          Bachelor of / Bachelor of
                                                                                          Laws / Creative Industries
                                                                                          (Creative Writing and Publishing)
                                                                                                                                 Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                OP 9/Rank 81
                                                                                                Sunshine Coast 018251            Available*
                                                                                                                                 5 years full-time or equivalent part-time1
                                                                                                                                 English (4,SA)

                                                KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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