University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Introduction

Are you thinking about studying in Australia? The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) prides itself on providing the best support possible to help you reach your study and career goals. USQ students enjoy small class-sizes, collaborative learning spaces, and a suite of support services to enhance your study experience. With students from more than 80 countries and internationally accredited degrees and programs, you can choose to study on campus, external or online.

About Us

The University of Southern Queensland is a dynamic university dedicated to providing quality degrees and programs in a flexible and supportive environment. In over 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution, providing education worldwide from three regional locations: Toowoomba, Springfield, and Ipswich. We also have an outreach hub located in Stanthorpe.
Our students are taught by lecturers who are leaders in their fields, who, like our programs, stay up-to-date with the constantly changing face of the industry. We are proud to be No. 1 in Queensland for graduates in full-time work (Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014-2016). Regardless of whether our students study online or on-campus, our focus is to provide them with personalized support.
Each student has access to USQ’s Student Relationship Officers (SROs) who can support them through their learning journey.

Courses

The programs offered at USQ are designed with the aim of preparing industry-ready, internationally recognized and qualified graduates. At USQ, you can study at diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels. You can also take advantage of our Professional Development Single Courses, pathway programs, and English language courses to enhance your career.

Almost 28000 students from across Australia and around the world choose to study at USQ in the areas of:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences
  • Research
  • English Language and Pathway Programs
  • Professional Development.

USQ Toowoomba

USQ Toowoomba is the original university campus and is well equipped with a wide range of facilities catering to a range of student needs. The largest of USQ’s three campuses regarding its size, USQ Toowoomba offers the full on-campus experience with residential college accommodation and a great range of student life activities complementing the academic program.

USQ Toowoomba is located in one of Australia’s largest inland cities, just a one hour forty minutes’ drive west of Brisbane and close to Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport.

USQ also offers a free daily intercampus shuttle bus service between USQ Toowoomba, USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich, giving students more options and flexibility to attend classes depending on their needs.

USQ Springfield

USQ Springfield is a fresh, modern campus located in the heart of one of Queensland’s fastest-growing regions.

USQ Springfield offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate options in a vibrant setting just 25 minutes from the Ipswich CBD, 45 minutes from Brisbane city and an hour from the Gold Coast.

A hub for digital production and performance for the University, the campus includes an industry standard broadcast television and radio production facility and rehearsal spaces, as well as collaborative teaching rooms, brand-new laboratories.

USQ Springfield’s world-class flight simulator is the first of its kind in Queensland. USQ’s simulator is a narrow body jet, where aviation students can replicate an entire flight, both regular and abnormal scenarios while completing checks and procedures.

USQ Ipswich

USQ’s Ipswich campus is on a heritage site in one of Australia’s oldest cities. We’ve been part of Ipswich since 2006, and as the region grows, we’re expanding our commitment to the region.

USQ Ipswich’s leafy campus has grand vistas across the city as well as a stunning library featuring a living rainforest. The campus is 55 minutes from Brisbane city, an hour and 15 minutes from the Gold Coast, and is accessible via public transport. Home to USQ’s School of Health and Wellbeing, USQ Ipswich includes custom-built paramedical training facilities and new clinical nursing laboratories, sports fields, a café and a gym.

Online

With online study at USQ, it’s easier than ever for a study to fit in with your life. We are focused on student success, so we make it easier for you to fit our career-focused, fully-accredited degrees into your busy life. In fact, we are the number one university in Queensland for graduates in full-time work (Graduate Destinations Survey, 2014-2016). You can study part-time or full-time, or change your study load as life changes for you - your classroom is as close as your computer.

Our students who choose to study online are very much a part of our on-campus communities and are very welcome to be on-campus with us as well as take advantage of the wide range of facilities and support services that we have to offer.

Online students can access their flexible online classroom which allows them to choose where they study when they study, and even how they study. It’s no wonder that over 75% of our students choose to study through this mode.

International student support

  • Free airport reception and transfer to your USQ Campus
  • Residential colleges and off-campus accommodation
  • International Student Workgroup on USQ Career Hub
  • Student welfare, health, counseling, and wellbeing
  • Multi-faith support and services
  • Regular student events and activities
  • Disability resources.

Find out more information about USQ International services.

Where to stay?

If you’re planning to study on campus with USQ, there are a number of accommodation options available to suit every budget – all within close proximity to each of USQ’s campuses. Find out more about accommodation with USQ.

Are you ready to apply at USQ?

Applying to study with USQ is easy! Find out more about our application process, and get your application started. Remember, there is no fee for applying at USQ.

Research

USQ is committed to performing research that is not only of academic relevance but is engaging with industry and our stakeholders and contributing to innovation that benefits our communities, the nation and beyond.

Key to our research culture is working with industry to understand problems facing the sector and collaboratively developing new ideas and technologies that have a real impact on a tangible benefit. We have significant research capability and expertise in the following areas;

  • Agriculture and agribusiness
  • Astrophysics
  • Cultural heritage and archaeology
  • Digital life
  • Environmental sciences
  • Health and behavioral sciences
  • Mathematical sciences and hypersonic
  • Materials engineering and engineering technology
  • Regional community and economic development

We are internationally recognized for our work in future materials and composites, working closely with international industry partners and other research institutions, to determine viable environmentally friendly solutions to some of the world’s largest commodities.

USQ is also rapidly emerging as a global research leader in agricultural systems and the management of sustainable rural landscapes, with research in the fields of environmental sciences, computational and mathematical sciences, agricultural sciences, and engineering. International research projects in Asia are helping improve irrigation, vegetable production, and coffee trading, among others.

From superfoods to regional cancer survival, our researchers are working to improve the quality of life for all through our health research. Projects include addressing the unique needs of regional and rural populations with research covering health systems, science, and technology, access and care, infrastructure and innovation. USQ researchers are also investigating the potential for functional foods to reverse human obesity and chronic inflammatory diseases, providing the foundation to ultimately deliver optimal health benefits to reduce the risks associated with chronic lifestyle disorders.

Postgraduate research students at USQ have access to a wide range of facilities and are mentored by our researchers and partners, to foster a dynamic and rewarding environment. USQ’s innovative Higher degree by research (HDR) programs broaden students’ horizons and prepare them for challenging careers in their chosen fields, to enhance their employability and innovation skills.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science Research (MSCR)

Campus Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 3 more

The Master of Science (Research) gives you the skills and opportunities you need to further your career in your chosen science research area. [+]

Enhance your science research career

The Master of Science (Research) gives you the skills and opportunities you need to further your career in your chosen science research area. In this degree, highly motivated and highly qualified students undertake an advanced study to produce a research-based dissertation which will help you to develop your research skills in a specialised area of knowledge and proceed further with your science research career.

Within this degree, you will have the choice of three specialisations’ to focus your research studies. They include:

Applied Research Advanced Research Psychology Research

In this degree, you will find the emphasis to be on the development of knowledge and skills to allow you to undertake independent research and professional practice in your chosen area.... [-]


Master

Master of Business and Innovation (MBSI)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 72  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 3 more

Make your next great career move with USQ’s Master of Business and Innovation. You will be able to choose two specialisations that will broaden your knowledge, enhance your expertise and complement your career ambitions. [+]

Are you ready for your future career?

Make your next great career move with USQ’s Master of Business and Innovation.

You will be able to choose two specialisations that will broaden your knowledge, enhance your expertise and complement your career ambitions.

Majors

Agribusiness (not available in 2017) Big Data and Visualisation Crisis Management Digital Transformation Enterprise Leadership Finance General International Business Professional Communication Sustainable Business

The third component of your studies will be a research project which will expand your knowledge in innovative business and entrepreneurship. Choose either an Applied Research or embark on Advanced Research.... [-]


Master of Business Research (M.B.S.R.)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 2 more

The aim of the Master of Business Research is to train you in high-level business research, for either academic or senior management purposes. [+]

Take your research skills to a whole new level

The aim of the Master of Business Research is to train you in high-level business research, for either academic or senior management purposes. You will undertake a significant piece of research in your area of interest, using your specialist knowledge and advanced research techniques to explore the resolution of a management problem. It is expected that the research you conduct over several years will make an important contribution to the development of new knowledge, community development and solutions for industry and government.

Career outcomes

The Master of Business Research will enhance your role in senior management, or prepare you for a career in academia. It is also a stepping stone to further research degrees, such as a PhD.... [-]


Master of Computing Technology

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6  July 2018 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 2 more

If you have graduated in a different area and want to move into IT or have already studied a computing degree and want to enhance your professional skills, then this is the degree for you. The Master of Computing Technology is designed to add to your current knowledge and skills and relate to the needs of your profession or industry. [+]

Enhance your computing skills

If you have graduated in a different area and want to move into IT or have already studied a computing degree and want to enhance your professional skills, then this is the degree for you. The Master of Computing Technology is designed to add to your current knowledge and skills and relate to the needs of your profession or industry.

Coursework specialisations

Software and the Web Network and System Security Unspecified specialisation - have the option to select ten approved courses from the Master of Computing Technology to shape your degree to your goals and ambitions.

Research specialisations

In addition to one of the coursework specialisations, you can choose one of the following: ... [-]


Master of Education (Applied Linguistics)

Online Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 2 more

A Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction. [+]

Enhance your communication management skills

A Master of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction.

Study flexibility

If you are not sure whether you would like to complete an entire Masters degree, apply to study USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Education if you decide to continue studying.... [-]


Master of Education (M.E.D.F.)

Online Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 2 more

Educators play a vital role in developing the capacity of citizens to use knowledge to learn, develop and participate in our contemporary world. [+]

Commonwealth Supported Place

Further your teaching career

Educators play a vital role in developing the capacity of citizens to use knowledge to learn, develop and participate in our contemporary world. The Master of Education:

aims to extend your expertise, helping you to become a leader in Education is offered completely online, giving the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime.

Majors

Early Childhood Guidance and Counselling Special Education TESOL

Other specialisations such as a research pathway and a student-led pathway allowing you to select eight courses from the many Education postgraduate courses enables you to customise your studies to your personal and professional goals, which is available within the Masters of Education Full-Fee Paying program.... [-]


Master of Engineering Science (MENS)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 4  July 2018 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 2 more

If you want to become a professional engineer, and have a three-year engineering degree but no work experience, the Master of Engineering will get you there. [+]

Obtain industry experience

If you want to become a professional engineer and have a three-year engineering degree but no work experience, the Master of Engineering will get you there. In this degree, you will:

gain hands-on practical lab and industry experience to prepare you for working in the engineering profession. apply your study knowledge to a real-world problem in your research project - a great stepping-stone to further research degrees, including your Ph.D.

Majors

Agricultural Engineering Applied Telecommunications Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Environmental Engineering Geographic Information Systems Mechanical Engineering Power Engineering Structural Engineering Surveying. ... [-]

Master of Information Systems (MISP)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 3 more

USQ’s Master of Information Systems will give you the skills to succeed in an increasingly connected world where new challenges are presented every day. This degree will give you the necessary skills and expertise to realise the potential of existing technologies, to exploit the opportunities of new and emerging technologies, to help organisations gain business value from the use of information technology and systems. [+]

Embark on a dynamic career

USQ’s Master of Information Systems will give you the skills to succeed in an increasingly connected world where new challenges are presented every day. This degree will give you the necessary skills and expertise to realise the potential of existing technologies, to exploit the opportunities of new and emerging technologies, to help organisations gain business value from the use of information technology and systems.

The IT sector has been identified as having a significant shortage of trained professionals. Now is a great time to embark on a career that will be dynamic, global and in demand. Studying the Master of Information Systems is ideal for professionals with qualifications in areas other than information technology.... [-]


Master of Learning and Teaching (MOLT)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Australia Online + 2 more

If you have a bachelor degree in any field other than education and want to become a school teacher, USQ’s Master of Learning and Teaching will get you there. This all new master’s level degree will equip you with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of education and thoroughly prepare you for your new career. [+]

Become a primary or secondary school teacher

If you have a bachelor degree in any field other than education and want to become a school teacher, USQ’s Master of Learning and Teaching will get you there. This all new master’s level degree will equip you with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of education and thoroughly prepare you for your new career.

Majors

Primary Secondary

Professional experience

There are 60 days of supervised professional experience placements and 20 days of an unsupervised internship at a 50 percent teaching load in a school or other approved educational context. You also have the opportunity to undertake some of your professional experience overseas.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 3 more

If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree, the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program. [+]

Accounting is critical

Accounting is a critical component of any company or institution. Accounting as a profession has seen a major shift in recent decades, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organisations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems, insolvency and forensic investigations.

Change to a career in accounting

If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree, the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program.... [-]


Master of Project Management (MPPM)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 72  February 2018 Australia Springfield Australia Online + 2 more

Do you want to deliver innovative solutions using advanced skills in project management? Developed in conjunction with industry, the Australian Institute of Project Management and the Project Management Institute, USQ’s Master of Project Management will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be a leader in the field of project management. [+]

Master the art of project management

Do you want to deliver innovative solutions using advanced skills in project management? Developed in conjunction with industry, the Australian Institute of Project Management and the Project Management Institute, USQ’s Master of Project Management will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be a leader in the field of project management.

In addition to topics such as team leadership, project delivery, project-based management and risk management, you will be able to personalize your degree by choosing electives from our MBA or Master of Business and Innovation degrees to suit your career.

One of our recent graduates was awarded the Australian Institute of Project Management’s 2015 Queensland Project Manager of the year.... [-]


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Contact

University of Southern Queensland

Address USQ Toowoomba West St
4350 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Website http://www.usq.edu.au/international
Phone +61 74631 5543

Address USQ Springfield Sinnathamby Boulevard
4300 Springfield, Queensland, Australia

Address USQ Ipswich 11 Salisbury Road
4305 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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