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Get social with clubs and societies, play sports, read, hit the gym or grab a snack with a friend. You decide.

Build industry connections and put your skills into practice with internships, practical placements and work experience.

As an Arts graduate, you’ll enter the global marketplace of ideas with advanced skills in critical and creative thinking.

In this program you will:

  • Explore new ideas and ways of thinking
  • Become a skilled communicator
  • Develop specialist knowledge in subjects that interest you
  • Build advanced critical thinking, research and writing skills

Career opportunities:
(depending on majors selected)

  • Researcher
  • Publisher / editor
  • Sociologist
  • Geographer
  • Historian
  • Policy officer
  • Government / development professional
  • Media and communications professional

A mix of sociology, history, sustainability and law, this program is designed to help you navigate the contemporary world order, covering studies in international justice, human rights, global environmental politics, media, and international security.

You’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the political, cultural, and economic systems of other countries, with a focus on the United States and the Asia-Pacific region. You’ll become familiar with international institutions and the structures of global governance, and examine the relationship between the media and politics. You can also choose to complete an internship in a political setting (such as with state and federal politicians, Amnesty International, local councils or community organisations), giving you practical experience and industry connections.

In this program you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of public international law and international human rights law
  • Intern with politicians or social welfare organisations
  • Use your elective courses to specialise in a chosen area of interest
  • Develop strong communication skills as you research and present arguments on international politics
  • Have the opportunity to study overseas

Whether you want to work in economics, international business, digital marketing, social enterprise or as an entrepreneur, this program gives you the skills and knowledge you need to make an impact across a changing economy.

In this degree you will:

  • Study the fundamentals of modern business, including economics, management, marketing, international trade business law, corporate governance and social responsibility.
  • Learn to apply innovative problem-solving techniques to business concepts, products and services
  • Develop specialist skills through your choice of major, including economics, international business, human resource management and more
  • Get practical experience and apply what you’ve learned to real business problems through an optional 96-hour internship in the business sector

Career opportunities

Depending on the major chosen: business management, business administration, economist, entrepreneur, human resource management, innovation manager, marketing management, market research, information systems, international business, importing / exporting, industrial relations, tourism and hospitality management, retail / sales, computing, systems analysis.

New and emerging technologies are revolutionising the way we do business. In an increasingly digital global marketplace, this cutting-edge degree equips you to generate new business ideas, harness opportunities and drive innovation and growth. Focusing on small to medium businesses, you’ll gain a strong understanding of how digital change is impacting organisations, and develop the creative and strategic skills you need to respond to emerging challenges in an agile environment.

In this degree you will:

  • Gain the knowledge, techniques and skills you need to understand and implement future digital content, tools and business models
  • Learn to create and leverage digital products and data
  • Explore emerging business trends like strategic social media, new financing models, and the implications of artificial intelligence
  • Get hands-on experience by using the lean startup framework to develop and launch your own venture idea, with guidance from experienced entrepreneurs and mentors

Career opportunities

  • Entrepreneur
  • Small business owner/operator
  • Innovation manager
  • Digital strategist
  • Business analyst

An organisation’s people are a unique source of sustainable competitive advantage. The ability to lead and manage these people is integral to success in all industries. Through this innovative, empowering and connected program, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of how to cultivate positive workplace culture and utilise human resource management systems and processes to maximise engagement and drive success.

In this program you will:

  • Develop knowledge and skills in leading people, organisational culture, workforce design, performance management and workplace relations.
  • Gain expertise in and change leadership and agility, organisational development and capability, and team dynamics.
  • Develop skills in communication, collaboration, critical and creative thinking, community consciousness, and cultural awareness.
  • Learn the skills to be adaptive, responsible, self-managing and career ready.

Career opportunities

  • Human resource manager
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Employment and industrial relations consultant
  • Learning and development adviser


Graduates are eligible to become members of:

  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Institute of Training and Development

Make an impact with the expert management skills you need to coordinate successful teams and drive business growth. This specialist degree focuses on managing people and projects, with core courses in strategic planning, supply chain management, decision making and change management.

In this program you will:

  • Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage teams in a changing business environment
  • Study strategy, business operations, ethics, leadership and entrepreneurship
  • Build core business skills in communication, problem solving, marketing and analytics
  • Get hands-on experience through a professional internship

Career opportunities:

  • Business professional
  • Team leader
  • Executive manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Management consultant
  • Change manager

This program gives you the foundational skills and knowledge to work in advertising, branding or strategic marketing roles. Learn about product development, brand management, consumer behaviour, marketing strategy, social marketing and services marketing.

In this program you will:

  • Understand what drives customers, and how to develop products and campaigns that meet their needs
  • Learn the strategies that underpin successful marketing in traditional and digital environments
  • Build advanced critical thinking, communication and presentation skills
  • Develop your portfolio with industry projects and insights
  • Choose electives in social media, creative advertising, entrepreneurship, sport marketing and more

Career opportunities:

  • Marketing coordinator
  • Media manager
  • Brand manager
  • Product developer
  • Public relations officer
  • Social marketing specialist

Do you love travel and adventure? Want to help other people discover new places and experiences? Learn how to manage events, attract customers and engage stakeholders with a specialist degree built for the fast-growing tourism, recreation and event industries.

In this program you will:

  • Learn about consumer needs and motivations, product development, service, stakeholder engagement, event management, policy and planning
  • Take advantage of industry trends, with courses in sustainable tourism, business events and technology
  • Develop skills in public speaking, communication, team work, leadership, time management, and intercultural understanding
  • Benefit from direct industry engagement through guest speakers, volunteer opportunities, internships and work experience with local businesses and major events

Career opportunities

  • Tourism or event manager
  • Marketing officer
  • Festival manager
  • Conference manager
  • Accommodation manager

If you’re good with numbers, love solving problems and always pay attention to the detail, a career in accounting is for you. Graduate with the financial and legal knowledge you’ll need to make an impact in a changing business world.

  • Learn how to manage financial information and prepare financial reports
  • Build a strong foundation in business law and ethics, financial accounting, company accounting, management accounting, taxation law and auditing
  • Get 96 hours of hands-on accounting experience through an optional professional internship or placement organised by USC


This program is fully accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants, and has been designed to qualify graduates for associate membership of these professional bodies.

Career opportunities

Public accountant, auditor, management accountant, financial administrator, taxation consultant, banking.

We live in an ICT age: computers, smartphones and networks are used by everyone, everywhere, as an enabler and driver of innovation. There is great demand for graduates who understand computing technology and create innovative solutions to help people and benefit organisations.

If you enjoy problem solving, designing artificial worlds, or making ideas come to life, our Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology degree gives you the skills to work on the cutting-edge of technology.

On top of several core computing and business courses, choose whether you want to specialise in developing Web and Mobile apps, or in developing and using Information Systems to solve business problems for people. Gain hands-on experience with the internship course to work in an ICT company. Our program is fully accredited (Professional) with the Australian Computer Society and your skills translate across borders to give you the perfect qualification for a career in Australia or overseas.


This program has accreditation (Professional) with the Australian Computer Society.

Career opportunities

Business analyst, Systems analyst, information and communication technology specialist, systems architecture/integration, database programming, Web programming.

Our Bachelor of Communication will teach you to inform, organise, persuade, negotiate, and entertain with clear, creative and engaging communication skills across all contexts and media.

This flexible degree allows you to tailor your study areas to suit your skills, interests, and career aspirations. Choose to major in social media, journalism, public relations, creative advertising, or marketing, or select elective courses that engages your creative passion and gain exposure to international marketplaces on industry study tours. Spend an entire semester abroad at one of our global partner universities through the Study Overseas program.

In this program you will:

  • Gain a breadth and depth of knowledge in the core communication disciplines.
  • Become job-ready for a range of media, marketing and communication roles.
  • Develop briefs and communication campaigns and work with real clients.
  • Experience work as part of an agency team.
  • Gain exposure to industry with work placement opportunities.

Career opportunities:

  • Social media manager
  • Advertising executive
  • Content strategist
  • Creative director
  • Public relations officer
  • Copywriter
  • Marketing officer
  • Corporate communications officer

Digital technology has evolved rapidly over the past 10 years, creating more opportunities to work with social media. This program will prepare you as a social media specialist by teaching you how to work with real clients to develop and implement social media strategies, and analyse their success. You’ll have opportunities to gain industry-recognised certifications and travel overseas on study tours.

In this program you will:

  • Develop the skills for content curation and creation across platforms.
  • Learn how to tell compelling brand stories across both social and traditional channels.
  • Gain a thorough grounding in communication, public relations, creative advertising, and marketing.
  • Work with real clients to gain practical experience and build a portfolio of work to showcase to future employers.

Career opportunities:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Online Community Manager
  • Content Creation Executive
  • Digital Strategist

Creative Industries is one of the fastest growing, most dynamic and diverse employment sectors. This program allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and talents, providing you with a range of skills and employment choices in the expanding creative industries sector and beyond.

Upon completion, you’ll have strong creative and technical skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, and a professional portfolio that showcases your diverse talents.

In this program you will:

  • Develop specialist creative and technical skills in design, media, arts, and communication as well as entrepreneurial nous.
  • Choose from and combine a wide range of study areas, including theatre and performance, creative writing and publishing, screen media, music, fashion studies, creative advertising, social media, game design, public relations, and graphic design.
  • Gain practical experience and develop your network of professional contacts.
  • Undertake industry and research projects that will help you refine and showcase your knowledge and skills in the creative industries.

Career opportunities:

  • Performance creator
  • Screen media professional
  • Writer/publisher
  • Creative director
  • Musician
  • Graphic, 3D and/or e-media designer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Advertising executive

UX designers shape the digital platforms, apps and products we use every day. User experience considers how people interact with technology, how it makes them feel, and how to help them complete a task, buy a product or have a conversation.

This specialised degree builds the technical and creative ability you’ll need to work in this dynamic, fast-growing field. You’ll develop a broad skillset in design, user testing and project management, and graduate with a professional, industry-ready portfolio.

Creating a user-centric online experience is becoming increasingly important for organisations that want to maintain a high-quality online presence. This program will provide you with the technical, creative and project management skills you need to take advantage of growing opportunities in the field.

  • Understand the principles of digital design, visual storytelling and human-computer interactivity
  • Learn how to design and develop user-centred digital products, including websites and apps
  • Work with cutting-edge technologies, including augmented and virtual reality
  • Gain hands-on experience through internships or industry projects

Career opportunities:

  • Digital designer
  • UX designer
  • Interactive designer
  • App developer
  • Interface designer
  • Web designer
  • Multimedia developer

The gaming industry is one of the fastest and most innovative business sectors, with game design being used to create more than “just a game”. With new opportunities emerging in education, healthcare, marketing, and more, this diverse field is one of the fastest growing and most exciting sectors of the games industry. This unique program lets you build and apply skills in game design and development to address a range of real-world problems – using the universal appeal of play.

In this program you will:

  • Analyse the meanings and cultural implications of gameplay and story, using this knowledge to create emotionally rich and challenging experiences within your own games and simulations.
  • Specialise in game art, interactive narrative, or programming.
  • Have the opportunity to use elective subjects to hone your studies in a particular subject area, from areas as diverse as Indigenous Studies, Health Promotion, or Politics and International Relations.
  • Work as a specialist in multidisciplinary project teams, gaining hands-on experience developing for PC, smart-phones and tablets, augmented reality, and virtual reality.

Career opportunities:

  • Computer programmer/systems analyst
  • Games designer/developer
  • App developer
  • Programmer
  • Web designer/developer
  • Mixed reality designer
  • Augmented and virtual reality developer
  • Video artist/Video editor

Environmental scientists help businesses and governments understand and make informed decisions about how to preserve natural ecosystems and resources, and how to balance the needs of humans and natural world.

In this program you’ll learn about plant ecology, chemistry, hydrology, soil rehabilitation, climate change, coastal studies, geospatial sciences and conservation and restoration. Study the interaction between natural and human-managed environments and develop skills in environmental monitoring and advanced research methods.

In this program you will:

  • Develop skills in advanced research methods
  • Use technology such as spatial analysis and drones to gain industry-ready skills
  • Participate in field trips to USC research sites
  • Learn how to solve complex environmental problems
  • Choose an area of interest from a range of options including Environmental Management, Sustainability and more

Career opportunities

  • Restoration and conservation
  • Parks and wildlife
  • Resource management
  • Waste and pollution control
  • Catchment management agencies
  • Local councils
  • Science and research agencies
  • Environmental consultant

Graduates are eligible to become members of: 

  • Australian Network for Plant Conservation
  • Australian Water Association
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association

This program gives you a strong understanding of Australia’s criminal justice system, including law enforcement, crime policy, the courts, and custodial and community corrections. Explore the motivations and consequences of criminal behaviour, along with questions of social justice, ethics and law reform.

In this program you will:

  • Understand legal institutions and processes, and examine fair and effective methods of crime prevention
  • Learn how to research crime-related issues and develop problem-solving skills
  • Choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling, cybercrime, international justice, youth justice, forensic science and more
  • Have the chance to complete a professional placement in your final year

Career opportunities

  • Police or law enforcement officer
  • Custodial corrections officer
  • Community corrections officer
  • Criminologist/crime researcher
  • Security/intelligence analyst
  • Youth justice officer
  • Criminal justice policy officer

Lawyers help people who need legal advice, supporting and working with individuals, businesses, firms, corporations, or not-for-profit organisations to solve complex legal problems. This program is designed to produce law graduates with a practical focus, covering academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia. Whether your interest is the global, international or national legal system, you will choose from a range of courses to prepare you for a career in the law.

In this program you will:

  • Engage in active learning experiences and gain practical skills right from your first year.
  • Research answers to legal problems, prepare advice, present legal argument, observe court proceedings, and take part in simulated court presentations in our Moot Court venue.
  • Have the opportunity to further develop your skills by working with Legal Service clients under legal supervision in the elective Law Professional Practice or undertake a legal internship in a law workplace such as a law firm, court or legal aid service.

Law Honours is available, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree.

Career opportunities

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Government legal officer
  • Judge’s associate
  • Law academic
  • Corporate in-house counsel
  • Business and public service administration

In this program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how the human body works and what happens when diseases, infections and clinical disorders occur. You will develop the knowledge and skills for working in applied biomedical industries and medical research.

In your first year of study, you will develop your analytical and communication skills, providing a strong foundation for more specialised studies in biomedical science. You will study foundations in medical science, cell biology/introduction to bioscience, chemistry, human physiology and anatomy, science research methods, and communication. You will then develop in key areas  including physiology, pathophysiology, biochemistry, microbiology, medical genetics, immunology and pharmacology.

You can also pursue your interests and hone your career opportunities by studying elective courses in clinical and research areas such as molecular biology, biochemical pharmacology, biotechnology, medical microbiology, clinical embryology, haematology and clinical trials coordination.

This program gives you the opportunity to link with industry and develop a specific interest in biomedical science by undertaking clinical work placements and special research projects. Placements may be in areas such as hospitals, clinical trial centres, pharmaceutical companies and medical research institutes.

This program provides you with a strong base if you would like to undertake postgraduate studies in professional areas such as medicine, dentistry, medical imaging and pharmacy.

Career opportunities

Graduates are highly trained for employment in areas such as biomedical research and education; biodiscovery; biotechnology and genetics; cardiac, respiratory and sleep diagnostics; clinical embryology clinical trial coordination; communicable disease control; drug registration; international health; medical microbiology; medical sales and marketing; pharmaceuticals; and scientific writing and publication.


Australian Society for Biotechnology; Australian Society for Immunology; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists; Australian Physiological Society.

Want to help shape the future of health? In this degree, you’ll learn about the current and future health issues facing communities, both locally and globally. You’ll also develop the practical skills you need to improve population health and wellbeing through your choice of one of five extended majors, including Applied Health Promotion, Health Communication, Applied Environmental Health, Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing.

In this program you will:

  • Gain a strong foundation in health science
  • Understand the current and future health needs of the community
  • Develop the problem-solving skills you need to help tackle health issues
  • Gain workplace experience in your area of specialisation

Career opportunities

  • Health promotion officer
  • Environmental health officer
  • Clinical prosthetist and/or orthotist
  • Health policy development
  • Project development and management
  • Health communication specialist
  • Technician


As a Health Science student or graduate, you may be eligible to become a member/associate member of professional associations and bodies relevant to your extended major area of study. These include:

  • Australian Health Promotion Association Public Health Association of Australia
  • Environmental Health Australia
  • Indigenous Allied Health Australia
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association
  • Rural Health Workforce Australia
  • Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) Inc.

Get involved in this fascinating new science with our hands-on program specially designed to get you involved with food. In this degree, you’ll understand the science behind food and the way the human body uses it.

Learn how to make food for people with different dietary needs from registered nutritionists and accredited practising dietitians, who will teach you practical knowledge about the nutrition industry.

You’ll use our specialised teaching kitchen to learn about nutrition and health.

Upon graduation you also have the opportunity to continue your research in specialist areas with an honours year and work towards a Master of Health Promotion or Master of Sports Nutrition by Research.

In this program you will:

  • Cook in our specialised teaching kitchen
  • Learn about food preparation, processing and preservation
  • Gain industry experience in a work placement
  • Specialise in a range of minors designed to help you build specialist expertise, in areas like nutritional science, public health nutrition, health promotion, healthy public policy, sustainability, food science and safety, sport and exercise nutrition, agriculture and aquaculture, Indigenous studies, social media or journalism
  • Choose from a wide range of elective courses to further broaden your knowledge in a complementary discipline

Career opportunities:

  • Food service and menu support
  • Community nutrition
  • Nutrition policy development
  • Public health nutrition
  • Health promotion
  • Nutrition journalism
  • Nutrition marketing and support for food industry
  • Corporate nutritionist
  • Researcher
  • Sport and exercise nutrition and public relations

Graduates are eligible to become members of:

  • Nutrition Society of Australia
  • The Public Health Association of Australia
  • The Australian Health Promotion Association
  • The World Public Health Nutrition Association
  • Eligible for enrolment in the Accredited Nutritionist Program of the Dietitians Association of Australia (with appropriate experience/further qualifications)

Pursue your passion for health care and helping people through nursing while developing your scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology, drug therapy, comprehensive health assessment and evidence-based practice.

You’ll receive plenty of hands-on experience, preparing you for work in the healthcare industry when you graduate.

After completing our program, you may apply for registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

On completion of your nursing program you will be required to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) registration standards including English Language Skills and Criminal History. Please review these standards on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website: NMBA registration standards.

In this program you will:

  • Gain practical skills through 800 hours of nursing placement experience in clinical settings
  • Learn about anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the different health requirements for people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Appreciate cultural differences in delivering health care
  • Work with registered nurses, who will teach you latest techniques for health care

Students who wish to apply for credit from a Diploma of Nursing must have completed the qualification through a Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approved education provider, and students hold current Enrolled Nurse registration with AHPRA.

Career opportunities

Nurse in acute care, community, regional and remote, mental health, Indigenous health or aged care.

Graduates are eligible to become members of:

  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • Australian College of Nursing

The program is designed to give you the skills to become a professionally accredited counsellor. You will be equipped with a range of counselling knowledge and skills to work ethically with clients who seek help.

Explore counselling theories and skills, positive psychology, communication and relationships, family counselling and crisis intervention, grief and loss and cultural diversity. Choose electives to link with areas that will expand your career options.

Our counselling staff are registered counsellors and qualified clinical supervisors. You will have hands-on experience within the community in two placements approved by the University, working a total of 500 hours. A Blue Card (CCYPCG) is required.

Career opportunities

Counselling individuals, families and groups, mental health, aged services, child protection, disability services and a range of human services.


The Bachelor of Counselling has been accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). Following successful completion of the degree you can apply for membership to ACA and or PACFA.

This program helps you understand why people think, feel and behave certain ways. Explore the professional practice of psychology, including cognitive, social, perceptual, physiological, intercultural, Indigenous and abnormal psychologies.

n the final year of study, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about a specific area of interest when you undertake an advanced research project.

The training is scientifically and ethically based to teach you types of behaviour, examine personality and to do formal personality assessments.

In this program you will:

  • Learn from award-winning psychology staff who work in the field
  • Undertake an advanced research project
  • Participate in paid work as a research assistant
  • Gain high-level statistical and research skills

Career opportunities

Once a student is provisionally registered, they may work with an approved supervisor (supervising psychologist approved by the Psychology Board of Australia) in any field that a psychologist is employed. Career opportunities include the public health system (in hospitals), the private health system (hospitals and clinics), non-government organisations in the community (drug and alcohol services), correction services, child protection services, and private practice, to name a few. Students will also be eligible to apply to complete a higher degree program (PhD or Masters (by research or coursework)).

Accredited pathway to becoming a psychologist

Our honours program is an APAC accredited four year program in psychology, giving you a highly recognised qualification, following which you can apply for further postgraduate study such as a PhD or our postgraduate coursework programs which lead to general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) * via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). A Class 2 (Division 1) Honours grade is required for eligibility to apply for these postgraduate coursework programs.

*In order to practise as a psychologist in Australia you must legally be registered with PsyBA.

Every day, technology becomes more essential to the ways we live, work and play. This creates huge demand for people who understand the ‘how and why’ of computing, and have the skills to design, build and manage the technologies of the future.

USC’s Bachelor of Computer Science prepares you to meet that demand with core skills in programming, software development, artificial intelligence and data analysis. In this industry focused degree, you’ll learn how to design software, applications and systems that solve problems and improve people’s lives. Specialise in high-demand fields like cloud and mobile computing, cyber security, wearable technology and the Internet of Things.

In this degree you will:

  • Future-proof your career with strong core skills in programming, software development, artificial intelligence, big data, and data science/analysis
  • Work with Android, Cloud, JavaScript, Java, Python and C/C++ technologies
  • Choose to specialise in mobile computing, cyber security or wearable technologies (the only specialisation of its kind in Australia)
  • Start building a portfolio of software, design and wearables/IoT projects from your first year of study
  • Complete industry certifications and placements designed to get you job-ready

Civil engineers plan, design, build and maintain the infrastructure we rely on as a civilisation – including things like buildings, roads, water systems and more. This program develops your practical skills in engineering design, project management and sustainability, and qualifies you to work as a civil engineer and help shape the world around you in Australia and overseas.

In this program you will:

  • Learn how to use mathematical and scientific principles to solve a range of technical problems
  • Get hands-on experience through 12 weeks of work experience with professional engineers and engineering associates
  • Choose from a wide range of minors including climate change and coastal zone studies, management for engineers, mechatronic engineering and electrical and electronic engineering
  • Complete a major final-year research project on a topic of your choice
  • Learn from industry professionals through guest lectures that expose you to current engineering professional practice
  • Recreate interactive real-life scenarios in USC’s state-of-the-art visualisation studio and dedicated engineering laboratories

Exemption for first year Mathematics

High achieving mathematics students can apply for exemptions to introductory mathematics and calculus subjects. However, exempted courses will need to be replaced with engineering relevant courses to fulfil the requirements of the degree. Apply through the School of Engineering.

Post-admission requirements

Students must complete 60 days of suitable field experience.

Career opportunities

  • Government agencies
  • Construction companies
  • Engineering consultancies
  • Building industry
  • Mining industry
  • Research organisations


Engineering students are eligible for free membership to Engineers Australia. Once their degree is completed they are eligible for Graduate membership.

This program is internationally recognised to allow you to work in Australia and overseas.

Electrical and electronic engineers play a role in almost every aspect of modern life, from the circuits inside your smartphone to the energy systems that power our cities. This degree teaches you how to design, develop and maintain electrical and electronic systems of all shapes and sizes, and qualifies you to commence practice as a professional electrical and electronic engineer.

In this degree you will:

  • Study the fundamentals of engineering, including applied maths, physics, statics and systems design
  • Develop in-depth skills in electrical and electronic engineering theory, standards and practice
  • Complete specialist courses in circuit design and analysis, electrical power systems (including renewable energy), robotics and automation, computer programming and more
  • Understand the social, economic and environmental dimensions of engineering, and the importance
    of sustainable development
  • Develop advanced problem solving, communication and project management skills

Career opportunities

Electrical and electronic engineers work on the design, manufacture, testing and maintenance of electrical and electrical systems across a range of industries, including infrastructure construction, data communications, aviation, mining, power generation and transmission (including renewable energy and smart grids), automotive, automation, robotics and domestic appliances.


This program is currently undergoing provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia.

Exercise scientists use the science of human movement to help people improve their health and fitness, and to prevent common lifestyle diseases. This program teaches you the science and theories behind human movement and sporting performance and gives you the hands-on skills to work as a qualified exercise scientist.

In this program you will:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge in areas such as functional anatomy, motor control and learning, exercise physiology and biomechanics
  • Test and train athletes in USC’s nationally accredited sports science labs
  • Learn about sports psychology, performance analysis, coaching and exercise rehabilitation
  • Get hands-on experience through a minimum of 270 hours of supervised professional practice

Our sport and exercise science teaching staff are highly qualified specialists, and several have held major coaching and sport science roles with high profile international sporting teams. Our sport and exercise science laboratory facilities are recognised nationally, USC is the first Australian university to receive laboratory accreditation under the National Sport Science Quality Assurance Program.

Career opportunities

Exercise scientist, strength and conditioning coach, sports laboratory technician, sports development officer, physical activity and health promotion officer, sports coach.


USC’s Exercise Science laboratories are accredited with the Australian Institute of Sport’s National Sport Science Quality Assurance program.

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science is accredited at the level of Exercise Science with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). Graduates from this program may identify themselves as exercise scientists. Students enrolled prior to 2016 should refer to the handbook applicable to the time of their admission.

In an increasingly complex and globalised business world, the demands of management require skills across all facets of business. This program explores the diverse facets of the international business environment, and allows you to broaden your skills to prepare for senior management roles.

You’ll study strategy development, cross-cultural management, international marketing and managing international supply chains and finance. Courses explore current business issues and allow you to learn to integrate knowledge and skills across functions and disciplines, while focusing on the application of theory and execution practice.

Career opportunities

Graduates work in a diverse range of roles in industry and public sector organisations.

The Master of International Development at USC offers an exciting, practice-focused qualification for working in the international aid sector. After studying your compulsory courses, you have the chance to individually tailor your second year to an area of application and practice that interests you. Graduates from this program are equipped to obtain employment in development with international organisations including the United Nations, UNESCO, the FAO, the World Bank, non-government organisations (NGO’s), development and consultancy corporations, and donor agencies.

The Master of International Development aims to prepare students in key issues and practices regarding poverty alleviation and development within their disciplines, making them experts and globally ready for the international development sector.

The program will introduce development theories and ideologies, including colonisation and de-colonisation, industrialisation, globalisation, dependency, rural development, food security, poverty alleviation, urbanisation, (transnational) migration, gender and culture, cultural diversity, health, education for development, culture and social change, economic development and sustainable livelihoods, children and poverty, community development, global justice and human rights, planning issues in developing countries, the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDG) development agenda process, peace and conflict studies, indigenous peoples, society and sustainability, and, environment and the impact of climate change in developing countries.

The program will introduce students to key skills and approaches in development practice, including traditional and emerging donors, the role of non-government organisations and managing contractors, research design, project development, participatory methods, project analysis, contract management and monitoring and evaluation.

A key component of the program will be the opportunity for work-integrated learning (WIL) with in-country experience in the Pacific, Africa and Indonesia through existing industry-project and food security courses and IPG programs.

A major benefit of this program at USC is that you become eligible for associate membership of three accounting professional bodies:

  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • The Institute of Public Accountants

The MPA opens many doors for you to work in senior management roles and build yourself a top notch career. You will qualify to work in roles such as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Business Strategist, a Chartered Accountant, or as a key professional in the fast growing wealth management sector.

This program covers the latest business and accounting issues. It’s a comprehensive program that delivers accounting fundamentals, informatics, managerial finance, financial reporting, corporate reporting, issues in auditing practice, tax law and practice, the principles of economics and commercial law, and a research project.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting program will meet the educational requirements for admission as an associate member of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants. To gain full membership, graduates must complete the requirements of the chosen professional body’s qualification program. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm with the three Australian accounting bodies (CPA, CAA&NZ and IPA) whether any credit granted will impact on their eligibility for professional association membership.

In this program you will:

Advance your existing knowledge of psychological assessment with a focus on the selection, administration and interpretation of major psychological tests
Extend your knowledge of appropriate treatments for psychological disorders and how to deliver psychological services ethically and within legal requirements
Develop skills in writing different kinds of psychological reports
The Master of Professional Psychology is taught at the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute. A hub for mental health research, teaching and clinical services, this world-class facility is located at Birtinya, minutes from the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The Institute’s focus is to address mental health issues in the community, particularly those affecting our youth, adolescents and older community members.

Career opportunities
You are well on your way to becoming a psychologist with general registration, and you can use this qualification to work in private and public health sectors and in non-government organisations.


The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) has accredited the Master of Professional Psychology.

The program has three major components—coursework in professional and clinical psychology, supervised practicum placements, and a research project and thesis. Coursework delivery is via a combination of lectures, seminars, practical exercises, written assignments, and skills demonstration and practice.

Practicum placements involve you working as a provisional psychologist, under appropriate supervision, in a range of settings beginning in the University’s Psychology Clinic. Your work is assessed through written reports, case presentations, professional portfolios and observation by supervisors and the course coordinator.

The research project involves a review of relevant literature leading to a research question, design and conduct of an appropriate study, data collection and analysis, and preparation of a thesis consisting of the literature review and a report of the research study. The thesis is assessed by independent examination. Visit Study Psychology for more information.

USC’s postgraduate psychology programs are taught at the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute. A hub for mental health research, teaching and clinical services, this world-class facility is located at Birtinya, minutes from the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. The Institute’s focus is to address mental health issues in the community, particularly those affecting our youth, adolescents and older community members.

Accredited by The Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates of the Master of Psychology (Clinical) are eligible to apply to the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for general registration via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society’s College of Clinical Psychologists.

TPP is a bridging program that allows you to experience university life before jumping into a full degree. If you haven’t studied in a while, TPP helps you brush up on essential study skills like critical reading, assignment writing and referencing. It can also build your knowledge and confidence in the subject areas you’ll need for your degree, like science, business or maths.

After you successfully complete TPP, you will be able to gain direct entry into most USC degrees.

Using TPP as a pathway into a degree
To receive an offer into your chosen degree, you need to be eligible for a selection rank that meets the minimum selection threshold for that program. Your selection rank will depend on how many TPP courses you complete and the grades you achieve in your TPP courses. As a result, we recommend you complete the full four TPP courses, to give yourself the best chance of success.

Note: TPP will not meet the minimum selection threshold for direct entry into some high-demand degree programs.

You will also need to have completed any subject prerequisites for your chosen degree. Check the list of recommended TPP courses to help you choose the correct ones.

Headstart is a transition program for Year 11 and 12 students to study first-year uni subjects while in Years 11 and 12.

Get a taste of university life studying on-campus and prepare for future study while working towards a USC degree, expanding your knowledge, developing your academic skills and interacting with university staff and students.

The Benefits

  • Gain credit towards a USC degree

Ease your study load by up to four courses (maximum of one course per semester) when you enrol in a related USC program after high school. This means, you’ll have fewer subjects to complete to get your degree.

  • Prepare for university

When you enrol in your university degree you’ll be well prepared having already completed study at this level.

Plus, you’ll have made connections with USC’s support services, staff and students – which means you’ve already hit the ground running toward success at university.

  • Save money

USC subsidises the cost of Headstart, decreasing the overall cost of your degree. Your first subject is free, and further subjects at a reduced rate.

If you choose to study more than one Headstart subject, the fee is $400 per additional subject. Scholarships are available to eligible applicants to cover this tuition fee.

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