The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Australia is a dynamic university dedicated to providing quality on-campus and online study programs for students of all study levels from over 110 countries. USQ is ranked Australia’s number one university for graduate salary[1] and has a five-star rating for internationalisation and employability[2].

About Us

In over 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution, providing education from three campuses (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich), an outreach hub (Stanthorpe), online and through trusted education partners.

Today, USQ maintains outstanding community support and provides current and relevant programs of study to build students’ careers to excel in the current competitive global environment.

USQ is a leader in its key, chosen research fields, such as agriculture, engineering, and built environment, astrophysics and health, and has been acknowledged for its achievements via the Australian Research Council’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings. USQ has achieved ERA ratings for 18 research fields as ‘well above world standard’ and 12 research fields as ‘above or at world standard’[3].

Programs and Courses

USQ’s campuses provide students with a community-focused and career-centered experience. Smaller class sizes allow for greater lecturer-to-student engagement and increased peer connections. Over 25 000 students from across Australia and around the world choose to study at USQ in:

  • Agriculture & Environment
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Aviation
  • Business & Management
  • Media & Communication
  • Education & Teaching
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Criminology
  • Nursing & Allied Health
  • Psychology & Human Services
  • Science & Engineering
  • Surveying & Built Environment
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Research
  • English Language & Pathway Programs

USQ Toowoomba is a regional university campus equipped with a wide range of facilities and support services catering to student needs. It offers the complete on-campus experience with residential college accommodation and a great range of student life activities complementing the academic program.

Toowoomba’s relaxed lifestyle and family-friendly atmosphere is a great choice for students wanting relief from large city life whilst still pursuing their career goals. Toowoomba is located just 1 hour and 45 minutes from Brisbane and 2 hours from the Gold Coast.

USQ Springfield provides a student-focussed educational environment with the latest in program delivery and technology. With high-quality facilities such as a digital production and performance hub and a world-class flight simulator, it has close industry ties to link students with work experience opportunities. It is located about 45 minutes from Brisbane city.

USQ Ipswich offers custom-built paramedical training facilities and new clinical nursing laboratories, a midwifery simulation centre, sports fields, café and gym. USQ has been part of the Ipswich community since 2006 and has now over 1000 students studying at this campus, featuring a stunning library with a living rainforest. USQ Ipswich is a 55 minute drive from Brisbane city and is accessible via public transport.

Online

Join over 70 percent of USQ students who choose to achieve their career goals through online study. With over 100 courses available, students have flexible online classrooms to choose where, when and how they study.

Scholarships

USQ offers a range of bursaries and scholarships catering to students from all backgrounds. These are regularly updated.

International student support

USQ ensures students get the most from their learning experience by offering flexible study options in a supportive environment. Whether students study on-campus or online, they have access to dedicated Student Relationship Officers to provide support during every stage, from enrolment, right through to graduation.

As an international student arriving to study with USQ in Australia, students are offered the following:

  • Free airport collection and transfer to accommodation (for newly arriving students)
  • Free daily intercampus shuttle bus service
  • Residential colleges and advice about off-campus accommodation
  • International student career advice
  • Student welfare, health, counseling and wellbeing
  • Multi-faith support and services
  • Regular student events and activities
  • Disability resources
  • Career development
  • Library resources, including study support.

Where to stay?

USQ facilitates the accommodation in its three campus locations. In Toowoomba and Springfield, on-campus accommodation is available to provide a friendly, residential community environment for students. In close proximity to the Ipswich campus, independently owned and operated off-campus accommodation is available.

Research

USQ is committed to conducting research that is academically relevant and contributes innovations to benefit our communities, nation and the world.

USQ’s research culture is to make a difference and its researchers engage, collaborate and understand stakeholders and industry to deliver world-changing solutions.

USQ facilitates a wide variety of research programs across multiple disciplines within its research institutes, centres, faculties and schools. Its three institutes and nine centres represent its vibrant and supportive research environment, contributing to success in its key areas of research excellence as measured by the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) ratings.

Research excellence

USQ strives to produce pioneering research with global reach and impact. It has various research strengths evident across a range of key research areas.

The world-class quality of its research efforts have been confirmed by results from the 2018–2019 Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report[4].

The following research areas were rated:


[1] Good Universities Guide, 2020

[2] Quacquarelli Symonds, QS Stars 2019

[3] Australian Research Council’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings.

[4] Australian Research Council’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings.

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

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Career outcomes

If you would like to pursue a career in science, technology or education, study with us. Graduates of this degree will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to help prepare them for work as a scientist, with a wide range of career options including education, astronomy, climatology, research and science outreach, and with potential employers including government, university, or industry. The degree also provides a basis for postgraduate studies in physics and related fields.... [-]

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Are you fascinated by the universe? Interested in science and the physics at work in the world around us? USQ’s Bachelor of Science (Astronomical and Space Sciences) combines the fascination of astronomy with the opportunity to develop in-demand expertise in physics, mathematics, statistics, computing and data science.

You will learn from internationally recognized stellar astronomy and planetary systems experts and access USQ’s advanced research facilities, including Mount Kent Observatory, scientific computing software and support, and overseas telescopes available through USQ’s international collaborations in astrophysics.... [-]

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At USQ, we understand the importance of keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date, especially if you are looking to upskill or re-skill. That’s why we offer a range of professional development ‘single courses’ that provide you with access to our educational resources, lecturers, and facilities, without the commitment of a full degree.

Throughout the year, there are over 700 courses to choose from. Check out our courses in: Business & Commerce Creative Arts & Media Education Engineering & Built Environment Health & Community Humanities & Communication Information Technology Law & Justice Sciences - Computational Sciences - Lab-Based. Each course is a ‘bite-sized’ experience, with most courses taking just 1 Semester (6 months). Our single courses are perfect if you are looking to upskill in a particular area, need to satisfy professional development requirements, want to refresh your current skills, would like to explore a passion or are looking for a taste of uni life. It is your opportunity to continue into a USQ degree provided you meet the program’s entry requirements. How much will it cost? ... [-]
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The Doctor of Business Administration is a high-level, business-oriented doctoral research program. If you are a business professional and already have a Masters degree such as a Master of Business Administration degree, the Doctor of Business Administration will extend and develop your theoretical and empirical understanding to enable you to identify and resolve business challenges in both the private and public sectors.

Career outcomes

With your doctorate, you can pursue a career as an academic, consultant or manager in a diverse range of industries worldwide.

Entry Requirements A coursework masters degree or equivalent level from a recognized institution1 5 years full-time equivalent work experience, including at least 2 years full-time equivalent work experience in a managerial position1 Submission of a satisfactory preliminary research proposal, as determined by the Higher Degrees Review and Admissions Committee1 ... [-]
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Throughout the degree, which can be studied part-time and online, you will undertake courses in management of technological risk and asset management. You will also develop the analytical skills to evaluate innovations in technology, the technological impact and how to manage technological change.... [-]

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Our Graduate Certificate of Editing and Publishing will equip you with fundamental knowledge of design concepts, technical skills, legal and ethical constraints and editorial processes necessary for a career in both print and online editing and publishing. You will undertake courses in the areas of editing, proofreading, and writing for editors, giving you the professional practical knowledge you require to work in the field.

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Do you want to become an expert in community health? USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Health (Community Health) is designed for health professionals who want to learn the theory and practical components of community health. With the knowledge and skills gained from this degree, health professionals will be able to analyze and address human health and social well-being issues within a community health framework.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Health, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Health or the Master of Health.

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Majors

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Hone your educational knowledge

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University of Southern Queensland
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4300 Springfield, Queensland, Australia
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