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YOUR TIME
 TO SHINE
 A G U I D E T O S T U D Y AT U S C
              2020

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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 by real
relationships with your teachers and peers.
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You’ll also be encouraged to challenge convention, to            FACTS                                           Students from over

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pursue excellence and to transform the world around you.

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

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A FIVE-STAR STUDENT EXPERIENCE
           Every student matters to us, which is why we’re                 CAREER-FOCUSED LEARNING
           rated one of Australia’s best universities for
                                                                           No matter what kind of future you’re looking
           overall student experience.
                                                                           for, you can find it at USC. Our programs offer           WORLD-READY GRADUATES
           USC students come from diverse backgrounds                      the choice and flexibility you need to get                As one of the world’s top 150 young
           but share the same goals: to discover their                     started on your career goal, whatever it may be.          universities,* we’re not limited by tradition
           future path, to become the best they can be,
                                                                           Our approach to learning is hands-on, with lots           or old ways of thinking. We encourage our
           and to make their mark on the world.
                                                                           of opportunities to engage with your lecturers            students to challenge convention and to always
                                                                           and fellow students on campus.                            ask the next question.

                                                                           HANDS-ON TRAINING                                         FLEXIBLE STUDY LOCATIONS
                                                                           USC programs include a strong focus on the                No matter where you are, there’s a USC
                                                                           core skills you’ll need in the future workplace.          experience close to you. We offer flexible study
                                                                           No matter what you study, you’ll learn to                 options at a network of locations across coastal
                                                                           communicate well, solve problems and think                South East Queensland. Some programs let you
                                                                           creatively. All programs include practical                complete your first year closer to home, then
                                                                           experience and internships.                               transition to another campus to finish
                                                                                                                                     your degree.

                                                                                                                                     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 such
                                                                                                                                     as 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 LEADER IN SUSTAINABILITY
                                                                                                                                     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.
                                                                                                                                     Our commitment to sustainability extends
                                                                                                                                     through our operations and academic offerings
                                                                                                                                     and into contributions to enhancing social,
                                                                                                                                     economic and environmental sustainability
                                                                                                                                     across the region and beyond.

                                                                                                                                     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 integrity.

                                               5 STARS
                                                                                                  87                  %              From climate change adaptation to regional
                   5 stars                                                                                                           healthcare, renewable energy to young driver
                                                in social equity, overall                                                            safety, our students and researchers tackle
            TEACHING                               experience, skills
                                                                                                                                     problems that directly impact our regions.
             QUALITY                             development, student
                                                                                              of USC graduates employed
                                                                                                 within four months of
                                                                                                                                     As a USC student, you’ll be part of a community
           13 years in a row                  support, learning resources.                       finishing their degree.             that drives innovation and helps to build
                                                                                                                                     better lives.

Source: Good Universities Guide          Source: Good Universities Guide                   Source: Graduate Outcomes Survey (QILT)   *Times Higher Education's Young University Rankings

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Contents
USC locations and campus facilities                                                     3

Admission pathways                                                                      6

Steps to study at USC                                                                   8

Fees and scholarships                                                                   9

Support                                                                                10

Study overseas                                                                          11

Meeting USC subject prerequisites:
2021 and beyond (OP to ATAR)                                                           12

Study options explained                                                                13

Study options

    Business, IT and Tourism                                                           14

    Creative Industries, Design and Communication                                      16

    Education                                                                          18

    Engineering and Science                                                           20

    Health, Nursing and Sport Sciences                                                22

    Humanities, Psychology and Social Sciences                                        26

    Law and Criminology                                                               28

Life at USC30

Need help deciding what to study?                                                      31

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        campuses are located. We acknowledge their continuing                                            MORETON BAY
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right to alter any program/course, procedure or fee. Prospective students should check for
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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
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HERE
                                 COMES
                                THE SUN
             USC Moreton Bay campus. Opens in 2020.
USC is building Australia’s newest university campus in the heart of Moreton Bay. Opening at
Petrie in 2020, the campus will offer world-class study opportunities for the region.

STUDY AT USC MORETON BAY                                           FUTURE STAGES
From Semester 1, 2020 you’ll be able to study almost 50            The wider USC Moreton Bay precinct will be the anchor of
undergraduate programs including business, engineering,            The Mill at Moreton Bay, a vibrant civic, cultural and business
nursing, education and psychology. New degrees will be             precinct planned by Moreton Bay Regional Council and
added in 2021 and 2022.                                            expected to be completed by 2036.
We can’t wait to welcome the next generation of students and
graduates from Moreton Bay to the USC community.                   STAY UP TO DATE
                                                                   For the latest on the campus, events and study opportunities
THE CAMPUS                                                         at USC Moreton Bay, visit usc.edu.au/moretonbay and sign up
                                                                   for email updates.
USC Moreton Bay is being built on the site of the former Petrie
Paper Mill, two minutes south of the Petrie town centre. For its
traditional owners, the site has long been a place of learning,
and it will once again become a centre of education and
knowledge in the region.
                                                                           A full range of undergraduate programs

STAGE ONE – OPENS IN 2020                                                  2-minute walk from Petrie train station, connecting
Stage One is a state-of-the-art facility that has been purpose-            to the Caboolture and Redcliffe Peninsula rail lines
designed for the future of university teaching and learning.
                                                                           Located on the Petrie to Kippa-Ring Shared path,
With more than 16,000 square metres of floor space over
                                                                           with showers and secure bike storage facilities
three levels, it includes:
 • $10 million worth of technology, including simulation                   Easy access from Gympie Road and the
   facilities, engineering facilities, and a makerspace                    Bruce Highway
 • a 400-seat lecture theatre for teaching and community
   events                                                                  Cafes, shops, cultural events and sporting facilities
 • a core commitment to renewable energy

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With a network of locations across coastal South East                                               Travel distances from
                                                                                                             USC Sunshine Coast
         Queensland, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a study location that works                       USC Fraser Coast            2hr 30min
                                                                                                             USC Gympie                         1hr
         for you. Some degree programs let you complete your first year closer to                            USC Caboolture                  30min
                                                                                                             USC Moreton Bay                 40min
         home, then transition to another campus to finish your degree.
                                                                                                             USC SouthBank                1hr 10min

               USC FRASER COAST

                                               Take a virtual tour of our Sunshine Coast
                                               campus usc.edu.au/tour

USC LOCATIONS                                 USC Sunshine Coast                                   USC Fraser Coast
                                              Choose from more than 100                            Study in the heart of Hervey Bay, with
     USC GYMPIE
                                              undergraduate programs and study                     easy access to USC’s K’gari Research
                                              in some of Australia’s most innovative               and Learning Centre on Fraser Island.
                                              learning and visualisation facilities.               Facilities include interactive learning
                                              The campus includes the 3D CAVE2       TM            technologies, simulated nursing wards,
                                              visualisation studio, simulated nursing and          specialist science laboratories, a student library,
                                              paramedic labs, specialised computer, science,       a makerspace, collaborative study areas and
                                              manufacturing and design labs, nationally            computer labs.
                                              accredited sport science labs, and a range of
                                                                                                           Full degree programs in animal ecology,
                                              interactive digital learning spaces.
                                                                                                           business, commerce, human services,
                       USC SUNSHINE COAST            90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
                                                                                                           nursing and education. You can also study
                                                                                                           first-year courses from a range of other USC
                                                                                                           programs and then complete your degree
                                                     A short walk from three private student               at USC Sunshine Coast.
                                                     accommodation complexes
                                                                                                           161 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay
                                                     Free and paid student parking
                 USC CABOOLTURE                                                                            A short walk from the Hervey Bay CBD
                                                     Regular Translink bus services to and from
                                                     campus. Free USC Express Shuttle service
                                                                                                           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
                    USC MORETON BAY                                                                        centres and suburbs of Hervey Bay and
                                                     Secure bike stations with parking, lockers,
                                                     repair kits, showers and toilet facilities            Maryborough
                         USC SOUTHBANK               Cafes and bookshop                                    Cafe

                                                     High Performance Sport Precinct with pool,
                                                     gym, athletics track and USC stadium,
                                                     home to the Sunshine Coast Lightning
                                                     netball team

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We’re also creating unique learning environments and
                                                                                  opportunities for our students to contribute to new knowledge,
                                                                                  at locations like the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, Sunshine
                                                                                  Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute, and USC’s
                                                                                  K’gari Research and Learning Centre.

USC Gympie                                         USC SouthBank                                         USC Caboolture
Located in beautiful natural surrounds,            A vibrant and personalised study                      A hands-on campus experience halfway
USC Gympie connects to USC Sunshine                experience in the heart of the city.                  between Brisbane and the Sunshine
Coast via a daily shuttle bus.                     Facilities include quiet study areas, a student       Coast, close to the new USC Moreton
Campus facilities include interactive learning     commons and kitchen, a 24-hour computer lab,          Bay campus.
technologies, collaborative study areas and        and IT and library services.
                                                                                                         The campus includes collaborative learning
computer labs.                                                                                           spaces, interactive technologies, computer labs,
                                                          Full degree programs in business,
                                                          accounting, and tourism, leisure and event     student common rooms, sporting facilities,
        Full degree programs in nursing and
                                                          management                                     a campus library, and a simulated hospital
        education. You can also study first-
        year courses from a range of other USC            52 Merivale Street, South Brisbane             learning environment for nursing students.
        programs and then complete your degree
        at USC Sunshine Coast.                            10 min walk to Brisbane CBD                            Full degree programs in business,
        71 Cartwright Road, Gympie                                                                               commerce, education and nursing, and
                                                          Close to three private student                         first-year courses in creative industries
                                                          accommodation complexes
        Free USC Express Shuttle service between                                                                 80-106 Tallon Street, Caboolture
        USC Gympie (via Cooroy) and USC                   Paid parking options a short walk away
        Sunshine Coast during Semester 1 and 2
        teaching weeks.                                   Easily accessible by public transport,                 Easily accessible by public transport,
                                                          including bus, train and CityCat ferry                 including bus and train. Free shuttle
        Canteen                                                                                                  bus service between the campus and
                                                          Accessible via bikeways and shared paths,
                                                                                                                 Caboolture train station during semester,
                                                          with a Bike Hub on campus
                                                                                                                 connecting to Petrie train station at USC
                                                                                                                 Moreton Bay
                                                                                                                 Free USC Express Shuttle service (two
                                                                                                                 services daily) between USC Caboolture
                                                                                                                 and USC Sunshine Coast during Semester 1
                                                                                                                 and 2 teaching weeks
                                                                                                                 Free student parking

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THERE’S MORE THAN                                                                                 No matter what your situation
                                                                                                      is, if you’re keen to get started

    ONE WAY TO GET                                                                                    we can help you find a way.

    INTO UNI
                                                                                                         Do you identify as an Aboriginal
ADMISSION PATHWAYS

                                 STILL IN SCHOOL?                                                        or Torres Strait Islander person?
                                                                                                         You may be eligible for direct entry to a
                                                                                                         USC program based on your potential to
                                   YES
                                                                                                         succeed, under USC’s Indigenous Direct
                                                                                                         Entry and Access Scheme (IDEAS). It’s
                                                                                                         for people who didn’t finish school, didn’t
                                 WHAT YEAR ARE YOU IN?                           NO                      get an OP or whose OP doesn’t meet the
                                                                                                         minimum selection threshold for their
                                                                                                         chosen program.
                                                                                                         usc.edu.au/ideas
                               Year 11 or 12                   Year 12

                        Study uni subjects while
                                                                                                          • Have you completed Year 12
                        you complete Year 11 and                                                            (even if it’s been a while)?                        NO
                        12 with USC’s Headstart
                                                                                                          • Do you have TAFE/VET qualifications?
                        program. Start working
                        towards your degree and, if                                                       • Do you have relevant work experience?
                        you successfully complete                                                         • Or have you studied at another uni?
                                                              Doing really well at school?
                        two Headstart subjects, get           Got what it takes to
                        a selection rank that you             succeed at uni? You can get
                        could use to get into uni.            your place at USC sorted                                         YES
                        usc.edu.au/headstart                  by November with an
                                                              Early Offer Guarantee.
                                                              You still submit a QTAC                          Your previous study or work
                                                              application, but there’s no                      experience may give you a selection
                                                              need to wait for your                            rank, which can help you get into
                                                              Year 12 results.                                 uni. You may also be eligible for
                                                              usc.edu.au/early-offer                           credit towards a USC qualification,
                                                                                                               which can shorten the length of
                                                                                                               your degree.

                                                                    Need to complete subject
                                                                 prerequisites, want to improve
                                                                  your eligibility or brush up on
                                                                        your study skills?
                                                                                                                YES

                                                                                  NO

                     YOU'RE READY TO APPLY!           Most domestic applicants for a USC undergraduate program, pathway diploma 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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UNI
PATHWAYS
Not quite ready or not quite sure
about university? USC offers a range of
study options that can help you take the
first step towards your dream career.

 TPP
TERTIARY PREPARATION PATHWAY
USC’s Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) helps you build the skills
and confidence to succeed at university, and prepare for undergraduate
study. It’s a great way to brush up on your academic skills, complete
courses to meet subject prerequisites, or get a taste of uni life before you
commit to a full degree. A fee-free* TPP course can help you rise, and shine,
towards a USC degree program.
Complete TPP and you may gain entry to most USC degrees.
Apply for TPP via QTAC usc.edu.au/tpp
* Tuition fees apply for international students.

  DIP
PATHWAY DIPLOMAS
A full-time, one-year diploma means you can get a taste for university, and have something
to show for it, without the commitment of a full degree program. It’s designed to introduce
you to a field of study and help you develop your skills and knowledge to succeed at university
and in the workforce. A USC pathway diploma is a stand-alone qualification that gives
you direct entry and up to one year’s credit into selected bachelor’s degrees.
                                                                                                               Chantelle Williams
Start your career in Business Innovation, Creative Industries, Science and Technology,
or Social and Human Services. usc.edu.au/diplomas                                                                   completed TPP
                                                                                                                   before enrolling
                                                                                                                 in the Bachelor of
                                                                                                                  Nursing Science.

                    When you’re weighing up your uni options, it’s natural to have
                    questions. So, if you’re not sure which pathway is right for you, or what
                    career you’d like to pursue, talk to USC now.

                     07 5430 2890
                     information@usc.edu.au

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

        degree                                Check the entry
                                                                              Tertiary Admissions
                                                                                                                                                                        eligible for

                                                                                 Centre (QTAC).
                                             requirements and
                                           required OP/selection                                                        Your offer email from USC                     SCHOLARSHIPS
      Search this guide on                  rank for your chosen               Your application is                       will provide instructions              or government assistance.
           PAGES 14–29
       or visit usc.edu.au to
                                               degree on the

                                               USC website.
                                                                              assessed on your OP,
                                                                              selection rank, work
                                                                            experience or prior study.
                                                                                                                         to log in to USC Central
                                                                                                                          using your username
                                                                                                                        and password. Follow the
                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                 You can apply for most

    find the degree you want                                                                                                prompts to accept
              to study.                   To receive an offer, you                                                                                                 USC undergraduate

                                           must have an OP or                                                                    your offer.                        scholarships and
                                         selection rank equal to             Considering a gap year?                                                             bursaries by completing
                                         or above the minimum                You should still submit                       You must also respond
    You can select up to six                                                                                              to your offer from QTAC                       ONE ONLINE
                                         selection threshold* for           your QTAC application to
     options on your QTAC                                                                                                by the date specified. Log                     APPLICATION
                                         your chosen degree in a               secure your place.
          application.                                                                                                    in to QTAC’s Application
                                            given offer round.                                                                                                  (domestic students only).
                                                                             You have the option to                       Services using the email                        Visit
     Not sure? We can help                Please note that the OP/Rank
                                         stated on the website is a guide   list up to six preferences                      address and password                 usc.edu.au/scholarships
     you work out the best
                                           only and can vary between        on your application, with                      you used to create your                for more information.
     degree options for you                       offer rounds.
                                                                            your preferred degree as                           QTAC account.
     and how to make sure
      you’ll meet the entry
        requirements for
                                                      
                                          You may be eligible for
                                                                                  first preference.

         your selections.                  a boost to your OP or
                                         selection rank under the
        Study at the only                   Access USC Scheme
      full-service university
    campus on the Sunshine
      Coast, at one of USC’s
                                           usc.edu.au/accessusc
                                                                                                          How to order your preferences
                                             To be eligible for
     other study locations in              entry you must also                              1                                                                  Degrees you want
      Fraser Coast, Gympie,
                                                                                                        TWO PREFERRED
                                            satisfy any subject
    South Bank, Caboolture                                                                 2            DEGREES                                                to study the most
                                          prerequisites specified
     or at Australia’s newest            for your chosen degree
       university campus,                  on the USC website.                         3                TWO BACK-UP                                   Less competitive degrees
        USC Moreton Bay.                   Recommended prior                                                                                            that you want to study
                                                                                       4                DEGREES
                                         study is previous study
                                        that is recommended but
                                               not required.                       5                    TWO PATHWAY                                 Degrees that will help you upgrade
                                                                                  6                     DEGREES                                    into the one you really want to study

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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WHAT DOES IT                                                                                                         Money to help you while you study
COST TO GO TO UNI?                                                                                                   Studying at uni is a personal investment – you’re investing
                                                                                                                     time and effort in your future. There’s a financial cost, too,
                                                                                                                     and at USC we understand that sometimes it can be a
WHO PAYS?                                                                                                            challenge to make it all work.
Many university students are offered a Commonwealth supported place, which means
the majority of the cost is subsidised by the Commonwealth Government and you pay                                    There’s lots of support to assist you financially, and it comes
a student contribution. The student contribution amount varies depending on the                                      in all shapes and sizes.
degree you study and how much funding the Government provides.
                                                                                                                       In 2018, USC provided more than $2.5 million
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
                                                                                                                         in scholarships and bursaries to students.
scheme (or you can pay all or part of your student contribution up front).                                           USC scholarships and bursaries celebrate different types
                                                                                                                     of skills and support people from all kinds of backgrounds.
                                                                                                                     A scholarship can provide financial support over the years
                                                                                                                     you’re studying, or as a waiver of tuition fees. A bursary is
                                                                                                                     usually a one-off payment, or payment instalments over
          Financial support                                                                                          two semesters of study.
          is available through                                                                                       Not only can they ease the financial pressure of going to
          scholarships                                                                                               uni and give you freedom to focus on your study, but some
                                                                                                                     may also provide internship opportunities, so you can gain
          and government                                                                                             real work experience while you’re studying.
          assistance                                                                                                 USC scholarships aren’t just for high achievers –
                                                                                                                     scholarships and bursaries are also awarded to students
                                                                                                                     who need financial assistance or who demonstrate other
                                                                                                                     achievements, such as sporting excellence or community
                                                                                                                     activities (like volunteering or fundraising). There are also
                                                                                                                     scholarships for different areas of study, or relocation
WHAT HELP IS AVAILABLE?                                                                                              scholarships that support you in your move away
                                                                                                                     from home.
  HECS-HELP                A loan program that assists eligible students enrolled in a
                           Commonwealth supported place (in an undergraduate degree or                               They’re easy to apply for, too. You only need to submit
                           Commonwealth supported postgraduate program) pay their student                            one application form to be considered for the many USC
                           contribution.                                                                             scholarships and bursaries on offer. Apply now and find the
                                                                                                                     support you need to rise, and shine.
     FEE-HELP              A loan scheme that assists eligible full-fee paying students pay their
                           tuition fees.
                                                                                                                     usc.edu.au/scholarships
      SA-HELP              A loan scheme that assists eligible students pay their Student Services
                           and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

INDICATIVE STUDENT CONTRIBUTION

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

 Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies,                         A$6,566                A$820
 Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and                                                                                                       Hannah Dodd was
 Performing Arts                                                                                                                                          awarded the $20,000
                                                                                                                                                          June Canavan
 Education and Nursing                                                    A$6,566                A$820                                                    Para-athlete Sport
 Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built                                A$9,359               A$1,169                                                   Scholarship in 2018.
 Environment, Health, Science, Engineering,
 Surveying, Agriculture

 Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics,                             A$10,958               A$1,369
 Commerce, Medicine

† 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.

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SUPPORT
                                                        USC has a variety of support services available. From
                                                        academic and careers support, through to counselling
                                                        and financial support, you’ll have the confidence and
                                                        assistance you need to give you the best chance to
 WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED                                  succeed in your studies.

          The decision to study at university can be                 Academic and study support
                                                                     USC offers a range of learning resources and
 daunting, but knowing you’re going to be supported                  support, including online advice, one-to-one
    through the entire process should reassure you                   support and academic skills workshops.

                 that you’re making the right choice.                Careers and employment
                                                                     Arm yourself with the information and advice
                                                                     you need to get your career heading in the
                                                                     right direction.

                                                                     Health and wellbeing
                                                                     Take care of yourself while you’re studying with
                                                                     USC’s range of health and wellbeing services.

                                                                     Financial support
                                                                     It pays to invest in your future. There’s plenty
                                                                     of financial support available to help with your
                                                                     tuition fees and study costs.

                                                                     Indigenous Services
                                                                     Indigenous services provides academic
                                                                     mentoring, learning spaces and support
                                                                     services in a culturally safe environment.

                                                                     Student Success Network
                                                                     USC has an active network of student groups
                                                                     and support services to help you settle into
                                                                     your studies and make the most of your
                                                                     university experience.

                                                                     Counselling
                                                                     A free, confidential counselling service
                                                                     with a qualified psychologist is available
                                                                     to all students.

                                                                     Disability and equity
                                                                     If your studies are affected by a disability,
                                                                     learning disorder, injury or illness, AccessAbility
                                                                     Services can provide assistance, advocacy and
                                                                     academic support.

                                                              Parents and supporters
                                                              Whether you are the parent, partner, carer, teacher,
                                                              friend or relative of a future or current USC student,
                                                              you play a valuable role in guiding and supporting
                                                              the student in your life through their exciting journey.
                                                              We have a dedicated space with all the info parents
                                                              and supporters need to help your student reach their
                                                              full potential. Make yourself at home via the USC
                                                              Parent Lounge usc.edu.au/parents

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TRAVEL OVERSEAS, EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT
                                                                CULTURES AND GET A DEGREE – AT THE SAME TIME.

            STUDY OVERSEAS
                                                                You don't have to choose between uni and travel. Spend one
                                                                or two semesters abroad at one of more than 70 partner
I booked my plane ticket to the other side of                   institutions, or take the opportunity to complete a placement
the world to study at Masaryk University in the                 or internship overseas.
Czech Republic.
                                                                There are a number of scholarships and grants available to help with the cost, so
My trip kicked off with an awesome Eurail experience            don’t let money hold you back from this amazing opportunity.
around Europe. By train, I travelled to many countries
including, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Germany, Belgium,
France and Italy.                                               WHY STUDY OVERSEAS?
While studying at Masaryk University, there were lots             • Improve your language skills
of subjects to choose from that involved learning about           • Explore a new culture
Czech lifestyle and culture, and allowing me to gain
                                                                  • Gain valuable life skills
credit towards my degree.
                                                                  • Broaden your career options
                                                                  • Enhance your employability
                                                                  • Establish a global network of friends
                                                                  • Gain credit towards your degree

                           My time abroad gave me a new
                                  perspective on the world.
                            I watched the seasons change
                                   and experienced a white
                            Christmas. I learnt about new
                             cultures and discovered more
                                 about my own, and made
                              friends all around the globe.
                                   From watching the snow
                                      fall in Cesky Krumlov,
                            visiting the Christmas markets
                               in Krakow, to relaxing in the
                      Budapest thermal baths, ice skating,
                          to snow skiing, mountain hiking
                         and exploring old cities, studying
                       abroad well and truly exceeded my
                                                expectations.
                       Breanna Fraser – USC student who
                            studied in the Czech Republic

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MEETING USC SUBJECT PREREQUISITES:

                                        2021 AND BEYOND
                                        (OP TO ATAR)
                                        If you commenced Year 11 in Queensland in 2019, you will be among the first in the state
                                        to graduate Year 12 with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) in replacement of
                                        the current Overall Position (OP). From 2021 forward, the ATAR will be used for Year 12
                                        students seeking admission to USC undergraduate degrees.

                                        So, if you’re wondering which subjects to choose        Be mindful: completing an applied subject like Essential
                                        for your final years of high school to meet the         English or Essential Mathematics can contribute towards
                                        prerequisite for your selected degree, the table        ATAR eligibility, however applied subjects won’t meet
                                        below displays which subjects will meet the             the subject prerequisites at USC. It’s recommended you
                                        prerequisites for USC programs.                         discuss your options with your school.

                                                                                               From 2021: QCAA General Subjects
                                         Prerequisite study area                               A minimum grade of C in units 3 & 4

                                                                                               English
                                         English
                                                                                               Literature
                                                                                               English and Literature Extension
                                                                                               English as an Additional Language

                                                                                               General Mathematics
                                         Mathematics for Education
                                                                                               Mathematical Methods
                                                                                               Specialist Mathematics

                                                                                               Mathematical Methods
                                         Mathematics for Engineering
                                                                                               Specialist Mathematics

                                                                                               Agricultural Science
                                         Science for Education
                                                                                               Biology
                                                                                               Chemistry
                                                                                               Earth and Environmental Science
                                                                                               Marine Science
                                                                                               Physics
                                                                                               Psychology

                                                                                               Biology
                                         Science for Occupational Therapy
                                                                                               Chemistry
                                                                                               Health
                                                                                               Physical Education
                                                                                               Physics
                                                                                               Psychology

                                        If you don’t complete the relevant prerequisite subject at high school you may be able to complete a bridging
                                        course such as the Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) to meet the prerequisite for your desired degree.

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Get work experience                         STUDY
                                            OPTIONS
while you study with

WORK-                                                                                                                   
INTEGRATED
                                             Study options
LEARNING (WIL)                               explained
                                                                                             f    QTAC CODE
                                                                                                  Each program has a unique six-digit code
                                                                                                  that you’ll use in your QTAC application.
                                                                                                  There is a different QTAC code for each
All USC programs include hands-on             f   PROGRAM NAME                                    study location. Some locations have
training such as placements, industry             The name of the qualification. Most             numbered notes – read these carefully for
                                                  undergraduate programs are bachelor’s           important info about your study options.
projects, fieldwork or professional work          degrees, but there are also associate
experience. WIL gives you the chance              degrees and diplomas.                            COMMENCE
                                                                                                    At uni, a year is divided into two
to put theory into practice, build skills                             LOCATIONS                    main semesters. Semester 1 starts in
that employers look for in graduates,         This shows you which USC locations                    February, and Semester 2 starts in
                                               you can study this program at. Find                  July. This tells you when you can start
establish job networks and find out what      more info about USC study locations                   studying a program – some programs
it’s like to work in your area of study.                             on pages 4–5.                  only start in Semester 1.
Some programs include overseas WIL
opportunities, too.

                                                  | Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
                                                   Bachelor of

                                                                                                  Semester 1 or 2

                                                        Location and QTAC code               OP 15/Rank 68

                                                          Sunshine Coast        013731            Available*
                                                          Moreton Bay           014731            4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                  English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)
                                                                                                  Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry

                                            MINIMUM SELECTION THRESHOLD                             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 2019. Thresholds can            for entry into a program. If you haven’t
                                                change from year to year and from offer             studied the prerequisites at school, you
                                              round to offer round, so can only be used             might be able to meet them through
                                            as a guide. Meeting the minimum selection               other tertiary study or bridging/enabling
                                                     threshold does not guarantee entry.            courses. English (4,SA) means you have
                                                                                                    to have studied Senior English for 4
                                            INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OPTION                           semesters and exited with a Sound
                                            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
                                            Australian permanent resident or Australian             must still meet the minimum selection
                                                              Humanitarian Visa holder.             threshold and USC’s standard entry
                                                                                                    requirements. Some programs have
                                                                                                    additional entry requirements, too.
                                                                            DURATION 
                                               How long it will take you to complete the
                                                  program if you study full time (usually       ECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
                                                                                              R
                                                four courses per semester). If you choose       These are the subjects USC recommends
                                              to study fewer courses per semester, it will      you study at school to prepare for a
                                                    take longer to complete your degree.        program. These are ‘good to have’, but
                                                                                                are not required for entry.

                                                                                                    USC Undergraduate Guide 2020        |      13
Business, IT and Tourism
                                                                                               | Business (International Business)
                                                                                                   Bachelor of
 DIPLOMAS

| Business Innovation
 Diploma in
                                                                                                                                                Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                        Location and QTAC code                OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                                                Available*
                                                                                                         Sunshine Coast            012031
                                                                                                                                                 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
         Location and QTAC code             
                                              
                                                   Semester 1 or 21
                                                   Not applicable
                                                                                                         South Bank                018031
                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                Nil
          Sunshine Coast            015081        Not available*                                                                               English; Maths A, B or C
          Moreton Bay               014081        1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
          Caboolture                018681        Entry requirements apply

                                                                                               | Business (Management)
          Fraser Coast              019081    		   – refer to online listing                       Bachelor of
          Gympie                    016081

                                                                                                                                                 Semester 1 or 2
 ASSOCIATE DEGREES                                                                                      Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                                OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                         Sunshine Coast            012041       Available*
                                                                                                         Moreton Bay               014641       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

| Business
 Associate Degree in                                                                                     Caboolture                018641       Nil
                                                                                                         South Bank                018041       English; Maths A, B or C

                                                                                               | Business (Marketing)
                                                  Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                   Bachelor of
         Location and QTAC code                 OP 19/Rank 63
                                                  Available*
          Sunshine Coast            012141
                                                  2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                  Nil
                                                                                                                                                 Semester 1 or 2
                                                  English; Maths A, B or C
                                                                                                        Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                                OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                         Sunshine Coast            012051       Available*
                                                                                                         Moreton Bay               014141       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                         Caboolture                018141       Nil
 BACHELOR'S DEGREES                                                                                      South Bank                018071       English; Maths A, B or C

| Business
 Bachelor of

                                                                                               |
                                                                                                   Bachelor of
                                                                                                   Business (Tourism, Leisure
                                                  Semester 1 or 25
                                                                                                   and Event Management)
         Location and QTAC code
                                                  OP 18/Rank 64
          Sunshine Coast            012001        Available*
                                                                                                                                                 Semester 1 or 2
          Moreton Bay               014601    
                                              
                                                   3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                   Nil
                                                                                                        Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                                OP 18/Rank 64
          Caboolture                018691²                                                              Sunshine Coast            012061       Available*
                                                  English; Maths A, B or C
          South Bank                012701                                                               South Bank                018061       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
          Fraser Coast              019701³                                                              Fraser Coast              019061       Nil
          Gympie                    0128014                                                                                                     English; Maths A, B or C

| Business (Human Resource Management)                                                         | Commerce (Accounting)
 Bachelor of                                                                                       Bachelor of

                                                  Semester 1 or 2
         Location and QTAC code                 OP 18/Rank 64                                        Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                 Semester 1 or 25
                                                                                                                                                 OP 16/Rank 66
                                                  Available*                                            Sunshine Coast            012151       Available*
          Sunshine Coast            012111
                                                  3 years full-time or equivalent part-time             Moreton Bay               014351⁶      3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
          South Bank                018111        Nil                                                   Caboolture                018651       Nil
                                                  English; Maths A, B or C                              South Bank                018151       English; Maths A, B or C
                                                                                                         Fraser Coast              019151
                                                                                                         Gympie                    0128514

                                                         KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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| Information and Communications Technology
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                                                            OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                012091            Available*
                                                                                                                            Moreton Bay                   014091⁶           3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                                                            Nil
                                                                                                                                                                            English; Maths A, B or C

                                                                                                                                                      Check out other study areas on pages 14-29 for additional
                                                                                                                    DOUBLE DEGREES                    double degrees that combine your areas of interest.

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

                                                                                                                                                                             Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                     
                                                                                                                                                                            OP 16/Rank 66
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                015201            Available*
                                                                                                                            Moreton Bay                   014631⁶           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                            Caboolture                    018631            Nil
                                                                                                                                                                            English; Maths A, B or C
Kim Pengelly
Bachelor of Business graduate.
General Manager, QMusic.

                                                                                                                  | Business / Science
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of / Bachelor of
“Like many people at 19, I wasn't sure what I wanted to 'be when
I grew up’. What I did know, was that I never wanted to work in a
position that saw me watching the clock tick over 5pm.
                                                                                                                                                                             Semester 1 or 2
“I decided to study Business to give me a broad set of skills which                                                        Location and QTAC code                     
                                                                                                                                                                            OP 18/Rank 64
could be applied to a number of career pathways as my appetite and                                                          Sunshine Coast                015001            Available*
interests changed over time.                                                                                                Moreton Bay                   014501            4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                                                            Nil
“As General Manager at QMusic, I manage the team internally as                                                                                                              English; Maths B or C; at least one
                                                                                                                                                                        		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)
well as fulfil the role of Event Manager for all our events, including
BIGSOUND – which is the largest music industry conference in the
southern hemisphere – and Queensland Music Awards – a prolific
celebration of Queensland songwriters.                                                                                                                Continue your undergraduate degree studies at a
                                                                                                                    GRADUATE ENTRY                    higher level and specialise in your area of interest.
“I'm proud of the fact that I have been able to work in positions that

                                                                                                                  | Business (Honours)
light the fire inside. My degree taught me discipline and a strong                                                  Bachelor of
writing style, which gave me the tools to be able to communicate
persuasively at all levels. This has given me the opportunity to obtain
grants and funding for the organisations I have worked for, which
                                                                                                                                                                             Semester 1
has been a beneficial asset.”                                                                                              Location                                   
                                                                                                                                                                            Available*
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                                  1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                            Direct application to USC                       Entry requirements apply
                                                                                                                                                                        		   – refer to online listing
                                                                                                                                                                            English; Maths A, B or C

                                                                                                                  | Commerce (Honours)
NOTES                                                                                                               Bachelor of
1. Semester 2 commencement not available at USC Fraser Coast, USC Gympie or USC
   Caboolture.
2. Only core, foundation, Management, Marketing and Accounting major courses are
   offered at USC Caboolture. Further elective courses are available at USC Sunshine Coast.                                                                                  Semester 1
3. Limited majors available (Accounting; Management; Tourism, Leisure and Event                                            Location                                   
                                                                                                                                                                            Available*
   Management) at USC Fraser Coast. Further elective courses are available at USC
   Sunshine Coast.                                                                                                          Sunshine Coast                                  1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
4. Only first-year courses are offered at USC Gympie. The remainder of the degree is                                        Direct application to USC                       Entry requirements apply
   completed at USC Sunshine Coast.                                                                                                                                     		   – refer to online listing
5. Semester 2 commencement not available at USC Gympie.                                                                                                                     English; Maths A, B or C
6. Subject to external accreditation for Moreton Bay campus offering.

 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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Creative Industries,
Design and Communication
 DIPLOMAS
                                                                                           | Communication (Social Media)
                                                                                               Bachelor of

| Creative Industries
Diploma in
                                                                                                                                             Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                    Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                            OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                     Sunshine Coast            011441       Available*
                                              Semester 1 or 22
      Location and QTAC code
                                              Not applicable
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                             3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                             Nil
       Sunshine Coast            015701       Not available*                                                                               English
       Moreton Bay               014701       1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
       Caboolture                018701       Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                          		   online listing.

                                                                                           | Creative Industries
                                                                                               Bachelor of

 BACHELOR'S DEGREES                                                                                 Location and QTAC code                Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                                            OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                     Sunshine Coast            011271       Available*

| Communication
Bachelor of                                                                                          Moreton Bay               014071       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                     Caboolture                018671¹      Nil
                                                                                                                                            English

                                              Semester 1 or 2
      Location and QTAC code
                                              OP 18/Rank 64

                                                                                           |
       Sunshine Coast            011041       Available*                                      Bachelor of
       Moreton Bay               014041   
                                          
                                               3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                               Nil                                             Creative Industries
                                              English                                         (Creative Writing and Publishing)

                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2

| Communication (Journalism)
                                                                                                     Location and QTAC code             
Bachelor of                                                                                                                                 OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                     Sunshine Coast            011171       Available*
                                                                                                                                            3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                            Nil
                                               Semester 1 or 2
      Location and QTAC code            
                                              OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                                            English

       Sunshine Coast            011131       Available*
                                              3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

                                                                                           | Creative Industries (Screen Media)
                                              Nil                                             Bachelor of
                                              English

| Communication (Professional Communication)
                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2
Bachelor of                                                                                         Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                            OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                     Sunshine Coast            011371       Available*
                                                                                                                                            3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                            Nil
                                               Semester 1 or 2
      Location and QTAC code            
                                              OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                                            English

       Sunshine Coast            011341       Available*
                                              3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

                                                                                           | Creative Industries (Theatre and Performance)
                                              Nil                                             Bachelor of
                                              English

                                                                                                                                             Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                    Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                            OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                     Sunshine Coast            011471       Available*
                                                                                                                                            3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                            Nil
                                                                                                                                            English

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2

                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                     
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                             OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                                                                             Available*
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                011191            3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                            Moreton Bay                   01419¹            Nil
                                                                                                                                                                            English

                                                                                                                  | Design (Game Design)
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2

                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                     
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                             OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                                                                             Available*
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                013151            3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                                                            Nil
                                                                                                                                                                            English; Maths A, B or C
Patrick Smith
Current Bachelor of Creative Industries student.

                                                                                                                  | Design (Interactive and UX Design)
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of
“Through one of my courses I was able to do an internship with a
startup company. This was an amazing experience as it gave me an
opportunity to film videos and create content for the business.                                                                                                             Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                                                                            OP 18/Rank 64
“USC is awesome for encouraging group work and that makes it so                                                            Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                                                            Available*
much easier for creatives to build some solid friendships with people                                                       Sunshine Coast                011291            3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
in a range of industries.                                                                                                                                                   Nil
                                                                                                                                                                            English
“I chose USC because of the flexibility and convenience, plus the staff
have great experience in the creative industries. I am proud of the

                                                                                                                  | Design (Visual Communication)
work I produce and the networks I am building here.”                                                                Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2

                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                     
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                             OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                                                                             Available*
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                011391            3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                                                            Nil
                                                                                                                                                                            English

                                                                                                                                                      Continue your undergraduate degree studies at a
                                                                                                                    GRADUATE ENTRY                    higher level and specialise in your area of interest.

                                                                                                                  | Communication (Honours)
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1
                                                                                                                           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

                                                                                                                  | Creative Industries (Honours)
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1
                                                                                                                           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
NOTES
                                                                                                                                                                        		   online listing.
1. Only first-year courses offered at USC Caboolture. The remainder of the program must be
   completed at USC Sunshine Coast.                                                                                                                                         English
2. Semester 2 commencement not available at USC Caboolture.

 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 2020                   |     17
Education
                                                                                                                                  Check out other study areas on pages 14-29 for additional
    BACHELOR'S DEGREES                                                                                DOUBLE DEGREES              double degrees that combine your areas of interest.

| Education (Early Childhood)                                                                     | Education (Secondary) / Arts
    Bachelor of                                                                                       Bachelor of / Bachelor of

                                                     Semester 1 or 22
            Location and QTAC code                 OP 16/Rank 66
                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                        Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                                                        OP 15/Rank 68
                                                     Available*
             Sunshine Coast            017401                                                               Sunshine Coast            017221           Available*
                                                     4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
             Caboolture                018611                                                               Moreton Bay               014221           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                     English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
             Gympie                    012811¹   		   an Authority science subject (4,SA);                                                             English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
                                                 		   non-academic entry requirements apply                                                        		   non-academic entry requirements apply
                                                 		   – refer to online listing                                                                    		   – refer to online listing
                                                     A history subject

| Primary Education
                                                                                                  |
    Bachelor of                                                                                       Bachelor of / Bachelor of
                                                                                                      Education (Secondary) / Recreation and Outdoor
                                                     Semester 1 or 22                                Environmental Studies⁴
            Location and QTAC code
                                                     OP 15/Rank 68
             Sunshine Coast            017301        Available*
                                                                                                                                                        Semester 1 or 2
             Moreton Bay               014901        4 years full-time or equivalent part-time            Location and QTAC code                
                                                                                                                                                       OP 14/Rank 70
             Caboolture                018621³       English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);               Sunshine Coast            017261           Available*
                                                 		   an Authority science subject (4,SA);
             Fraser Coast              019111                                                               Moreton Bay               014061           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                 		   non-academic entry requirements apply
             Gympie                    0175013                                                                                                         English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
                                                 		   – refer to online listing
                                                                                                                                                   		   non-academic entry requirements apply
                                                     A history subject
                                                                                                                                                   		   – refer to online listing
                                                                                                                                                       Health and Physical Education

|
    Bachelor of

                                                                                                  | Education (Secondary) / Science
                                                                                                      Bachelor of / Bachelor of
    Recreation and Outdoor
    Environmental Studies⁴
                                                                                                                                                       Semester 1 or 2
                                                     Semester 1 or 2                                      Location and QTAC code
                                                                                                                                                       OP 15/Rank 68
            Location and QTAC code             
                                                 
                                                      OP 16/Rank 66
                                                      Available*                                            Sunshine Coast            017231           Available*
             Sunshine Coast            013261        3 years full-time or equivalent part-time             Moreton Bay               014231           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
             Moreton Bay               014261        English (4,SA)                                        Fraser Coast              019231⁵          English (4,SA); Maths A, B or C (4,SA);
                                                     Health and Physical Education;                                                               		   non-academic entry requirements apply
                                                 		   Maths A, B or C (4,SA); at least one                                                         		   – refer to online listing
                                                 		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)                                                           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. Only the English Subject Focus courses will be offered at USC Caboolture and USC Gympie.
                                                                                                  4. Practical courses in the program have physical components and location requirements.
                                                                                                  5. Only first-year courses are offered at USC Fraser Coast for the Mathematical Sciences and
                                                                                                     Biological Sciences major or minor . The remainder of the program must be completed at USC
                                                                                                     Sunshine Coast.

                                                            KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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Mathew Wenzel
Current Bachelor of Primary Education student.
“I applied to study at USC after a plan to work overseas fell through,
creating an opportunity for me to focus on building a career instead
of just getting a job.
“USC has provided me with a range of opportunities. I have been
able to develop my academic skills, establish lifelong friendships
with my peers, work alongside practising teachers and assist
with some fantastic projects at the University, including USC’s
makerspace.”

                                                                                                                            Rachel Sewell
                                                                                                                            Bachelor of Primary Education graduate.
                                                                                                                            “I found the student-to-teacher ratio in the classes at USC to
                                                                                                                            be fantastic and this in turn helped me to achieve good results
                                                                                                                            throughout my degree.
                                                                                                                            “The highlight of my studies would definitely be the lecturers, for
                                                                                                                            their continuous support and genuinely having the students’ best
                                                                                                                            interests at heart.”
                                                                                                                            Just a few weeks after completing her degree, Rachel made a quick
                                                                                                                            transition to become a teacher at Hervey Bay’s Pialba State School.

 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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Engineering and Science
 DIPLOMAS
                                                                                             | Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
                                                                                             Bachelor of

| Science and Technology
Diploma in
                                                                                                                                           Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                  Location and QTAC code                 OP 15/Rank 68
                                                                                                                                           Available*
                                                                                                   Sunshine Coast            013731
                                                 Semester 1 or 21
        Location and QTAC code            
                                                Not applicable                                    Moreton Bay               0147312
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                            4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                            English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)
         Sunshine Coast            013181       Not available*                                                                            Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry
         Moreton Bay               014171       1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
         Fraser Coast              019191       Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                            		   online listing.

                                                                                             | Engineering (Electrical) (Honours)
                                                                                             Bachelor of
                                                                                                                                                     2

 ASSOCIATE DEGREES
                                                                                                  Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                                                            OP TBA/Rank TBA
                                                                                                   Moreton Bay               014711        Available*

| Science
Associate Degree in                                                                                                                        4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                           English (4, SA) Maths B (4, SA)
                                                                                                                                           Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry

                                                                                             | Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)
                                                 Semester 1 or 2
        Location and QTAC code            
                                                OP 19/Rank 63
                                                                                             Bachelor of
         Sunshine Coast            013101       Available*
                                                2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                Nil
                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2
                                            

                                                 English; Maths B or C; and at least one
                                                 science subject (preferably Chemistry)
                                                                                                  Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                           OP 15/Rank 68
                                                                                                   Sunshine Coast            013741        Available*
                                                                                                   Moreton Bay               014741²       4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                           English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)
                                                                                                                                           Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry
 BACHELOR'S DEGREES

| Animal Ecology                                                                             | Engineering (Mechatronic) (Honours)
Bachelor of                                                                                  Bachelor of
                                                                                                                                                           2

                                                                                                                                           Semester 1 or 2
        Location and QTAC code            
                                            
                                                 Semester 1 or 2
                                                 OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                  Location and QTAC code             
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                            OP TBA/Rank TBA
                                                                                                                                            Available*
         Sunshine Coast            013201       Available*                                        Moreton Bay               014721
                                                                                                                                           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
         Moreton Bay               014271       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                                 English (4, SA) Maths B (4, SA)
         Fraser Coast              019201       Nil                                                                                       Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry
                                                English; Maths B or C; and one or more
                                            		   science subjects

                                                                                             | Environmental Management
                                                                                             Bachelor of

| Computer Science
Bachelor of
                                   2                                                                                                       Semester 1 or 2
                                                                                                  Location and QTAC code                 OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                                           Available*
                                                Semester 1                                        Sunshine Coast            013211
                                                                                                                                            3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
        Location and QTAC code            
                                            
                                                 OP TBA/Rank TBA
                                                 Available*
                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                           Nil
         Moreton Bay               014291       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                                 English; Maths B or C; and at least one
                                                English (4, SA) Maths B (4, SA)                                                       		   science subject
                                                Maths C

                                                       KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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Georgia Keeshan                                                          DOUBLE DEGREES
                                                                                                                                                      Check out other study areas on pages 14-29 for additional
                                                                                                                                                      double degrees that combine your areas of interest.
                                             Civil Engineering graduate.
                                             Coastal Engineer, Sunshine Coast

                                                                                                                  |
                                             Council                                                                  Bachelor of / Bachelor of

                                             "I had a passion for finding out how
                                                                                                                      Animal Ecology / Business (Tourism, Leisure
                                             and why things work, and I wanted                                        and Event Management)
                                             to do a degree that guaranteed a
                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2
                                             job. I knew engineering had a wide
                                             range of employment and lifestyle
                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                         OP 18/Rank 64
                                                                                                                                                                            Available*
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                 013271
                                             opportunities and I listened to a talk                                                                                         4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                            Fraser Coast                   019271
                                             about the program at USC’s Open                                                                                                Nil
                                             Day. I decided to do it and study Civil                                                                                        English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one
                                                                                                                                                                        		   science subject
                                             Engineering.
“While studying I gained casual work at the council through one of

                                                                                                                  |
my tutors. I knew a dozen students who also got work through USC                                                      Bachelor of / Bachelor of
connections. Then, I secured a full-time job here when I graduated.                                                   Engineering (Civil) (Honours) /
“Now I work as a coastal engineer with the Sunshine Coast Council.                                                    Environmental Science
As my work is usually in the tidal zone, where construction and
                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or 2
maintenance are subject to approvals, I’m liaising with state and
federal governmental agencies, council departments, community                                                              Location and QTAC code                     
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                             OP 15/Rank 68
                                                                                                                                                                             Available*
groups, customers and external contractors."                                                                                Sunshine Coast                013751            5 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                            Moreton Bay                   014751²           English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA)
“I work indoors and outdoors, contributing to the sustainable growth                                                                                                        Maths C; and Physics or Chemistry
of the region, coordinating projects and inspections of council
infrastructure involving revetment walls, beach groynes, canal
dredging, locks, weirs and sea walls.”

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Semester 1
                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                     
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                             OP 4/Rank 94
                                                                                                                                                                             Not available
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                013291            3 years full-time4
                                                                                                                                                                            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.

| Environmental Science
 Bachelor of                                                                                                                                          Continue your undergraduate degree studies at a
                                                                                                                      GRADUATE ENTRY                  higher level and specialise in your area of interest.

                                                                                                                  | Science (Honours)
                                                           Semester 1 or 2                                           Bachelor of
        Location and QTAC code                           OP 18/Rank 64
                                                           Available*
         Sunshine Coast                013011
                                                           3 years full-time or equivalent part-time                                                                       Semester 1 or 2
         Moreton Bay                   014011
                                                           Nil
         Fraser Coast                  019011³             English; Maths B or C; and at least one                        Location and QTAC code                     
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                             Available*
                                                                                                                                                                             1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                       		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)                          Sunshine Coast                                  Completion of an approved undergraduate
                                                                                                                            Direct application to USC                   		   degree. Entry requirements apply – refer to
                                                                                                                                                                        		   online listing.

| Science
 Bachelor of

                                                           Semester 1 or 2                                       NOTES
        Location and QTAC code
                                                           OP 18/Rank 64                                         1. Semester 2 commencement not available at USC Fraser Coast.
         Sunshine Coast                013001              Available*                                            2. Subject to final approval and external accreditation for Moreton Bay campus offering.
         Moreton Bay                   014801              3 years full-time or equivalent part-time             3. Only first-year courses are offered at USC Fraser Coast. The remainder of the program must be
                                                            Nil                                                      completed at USC Sunshine Coast.
         Fraser Coast                  019001³         
                                                           English; Maths B or C; at least one                   4. 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)
                                                       		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)                   or Session 8 (Summer). Students will study the Honours degree in the standard one year
                                                                                                                     full time.

 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
 DIPLOMAS
                                                                                               | Clinical Exercise Physiology
                                                                                               Bachelor of

| Sport and Fitness
 Diploma in
                                                                                                                                             Semester 1
                                                                                                    Location and QTAC code            
                                                                                                                                            OP 16/Rank 66
                                                                                                     Sunshine Coast            013251       Available*
                                                 Semester 1 or 2                                                                           4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
         Location and QTAC code
                                                 OP 19/Rank 63                                                                             Nil
          Sunshine Coast            013161       Available*                                                                                English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one
                                                 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time                                              		   science subject
                                                 Nil
                                                 English (4, SA)

                                                                                               | Dietetics
                                                                                               Bachelor of

 ASSOCIATE DEGREES                                                                                                                          Semester 1
                                                                                                    Location and QTAC code            
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                             OP 8/Rank 84
                                                                                                                                             Not available

| Medical Laboratory Science
 Associate Degree in                                                                                 Sunshine Coast            013121       4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                            Nil
                                                                                                                                            English; Maths B or C; at least one
                                                 Semester 1 or 21                                                                      		   science subject

         Location and QTAC code            
                                             
                                                  OP 14/Rank 70
                                                  Not available
          Sunshine Coast            013131

                                                                                               | Health Science
                                                 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                               Bachelor of
                                                 Nil
                                                 English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one
                                             		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)
                                                                                                                                            Semester 1 or Semester 23
                                                                                                    Location and QTAC code            
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                             OP 17/Rank 65
                                                                                                                                             Available*
                                                                                                     Sunshine Coast            013321       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                            Nil
 BACHELOR'S DEGREES                                                                                                                         English; Maths A, B or C; at least one
                                                                                                                                        		   science subject

| Biomedical Science
 Bachelor of

                                                 Semester 1 or 2
         Location and QTAC code            
                                             
                                                  OP 16/Rank 66
                                                  Available*
          Sunshine Coast            013051       3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
          Moreton Bay               014051       Nil
                                                 English; Maths A, B or C; and at least one
                                             		   science subject (preferably Chemistry)

| Biomedical Science (Accelerated)
 Bachelor of

                                                 Semester 1
         Location and QTAC code            
                                             
                                                  OP 4/Rank 94
                                                  Not available
          Sunshine Coast            013221       2 years full-time2
                                                 Entry requirements
                                             		   apply – refer to online listing.

                                                        KEY  STUDY LOCATIONS  COMMENCE  OP/RANK  DURATION  PREREQUISITES  RECOMMENDED PRIOR STUDY
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| Medical Science
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                          Semester 1
                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                   
                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                           OP 1/Rank 99 10
                                                                                                                                                                           Not available
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                013231          3 years full-time only
                                                                                                                                                                          English (4, SA). Applicants must be current
                                                                                                                                                                      		   Year 12 students or have completed Year 12
                                                                                                                                                                      		    within the last 3 years and have not
                                                                                                                                                                      		   completed any post-secondary study at
                                                                                                                                                                      		   Diploma level or higher. Entry requirements
                                                                                                                                                                      		   apply – refer to online listing.

                                                                                                                  | Midwifery
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of

                                                                                                                                                                          Semester 1
                                                                                                                           Location and QTAC code                       OP 7/Rank 87
                                                                                                                                                                          Not available
                                                                                                                            Sunshine Coast                013471
                                                                                                                                                                          3 years full-time or equivalent part-time4
                                                                                                                                                                          Nil
                                                                                                                                                                          English; Maths A, B or C; at least one
Peter Nugent                                                                                                                                                          		   science subject
Bachelor of Nursing Science graduate.
“After almost 20 years in the plumbing trade having the
                                                                                                                  | Nursing Science
                                                                                                                    Bachelor of
option to study Nursing Science at USC Fraser Coast gave me
the opportunity to drastically rearrange my life.
                                                                                                                                                                          Semester 1 or 2
“USC has given me the opportunity to grow as a person. With
support, I was able to utilise the existing skills I had and use                                                           Location and QTAC code                   
                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                           Sunshine Coast OP 11/Rank 77
                                                                                                                                                                           Moreton Bay OP TBA/Rank TBA
them to transition to a totally new career with ease.                                                                       Sunshine Coast                013401⁵         Caboolture OP 14/Rank 70
                                                                                                                            Moreton Bay                   014021⁶         Fraser Coast OP 16/Rank 66
“I am a very practical person, therefore the hands-on                                                                       Caboolture                    018601          Gympie OP 16/Rank 66
experience from placements was a chance to put the                                                                          Fraser Coast                  019101          Available*
educational knowledge I gained into the work environment                                                                    Gympie                        013501          Semester 1 commencement – 3 years
and confirmed where I saw myself working in the future.                                                                                                               		   full-time or equivalent part-time.
                                                                                                                                                                      		   Semester 2 commencement – 3.3 years
“It seems surreal to think that so much has changed in just a                                                                                                         		   full-time or equivalent part-time
                                                                                                                                                                      		   (3 years full-time plus an 8-week
few years and I started work as a registered nurse in Hervey
                                                                                                                                                                      		   Nursing Internship)
Bay just a matter of weeks after graduating.”                                                                                                                             Nil
                                                                                                                                                                          English; Maths A, B or C; at least one
                                                                                                                                                                      		   science subject

                                                                                                                         More Health, Nursing and Sport Sciences degrees on next page 

NOTES
1. Students commencing in Semester 2 will take 2.5 years to complete the
    program, as some semesters can only be taken part time.
2. Subjects are offered in four teaching periods each year, allowing students to
    complete the program in two years.
3. Semester 1 commencement only for Prosthetics and Orthotics and Applied
    Environmental Health majors.
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 Sessions 1 and 4 or Session 8 (Summer).
5. Some courses must be completed at the Sunshine Coast Health Institute.
6. Subject to external accreditation for Moreton Bay campus offering.
7. Semester 1 commencement only available on a part-time basis at USC Sunshine
    Coast and USC Caboolture. Semester 1 commencement not available at USC
    Moreton Bay.
8. Commencement in Semester 1 will extend the program duration to 3 years
    minimum.
9. Some courses must be completed in Session 4 (Winter) or Session 8 (Summer)
    and require students to commit to full-time unpaid placement.
10. Not all applicants with an OP 1/Rank 99 will receive an offer.

 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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