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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Associate Degree

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Program, design and develop

Be a part of the future with USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) to expand your career prospects and give you the opportunity to become an Engineering Officer. The Associate Degree of Engineering will give you the freedom of choice to begin work in the industry right away, or set a stepping stone for further study.

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Already got a Diploma through TAFE or experience through work? Then fast track your degree with the credit you’ve already earned.

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USQ’s Computer Systems Engineering Degree will allow you to immerse yourself in the programming, design, and development of major software and hardware programs while creating connections with fellow students and professionals working in the industry.... [-]

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Become part of the mining industry

USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Mining) has been developed as part of the Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project established by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). This degree will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or be a stepping stone to further study.

You will study planning, design, testing, and the operation of open-cut and underground mines, but also get the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice in class and at mining sites.

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Graduate Certificate

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Advance in your workplace with a postgraduate qualification

Whether you have studied business before, have relevant professional work experience without studying, or have studied an un-related area, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business can expand your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification.

You can choose to study:

A Business Administration specialisation where you will choose four core business courses from the Master of Business Administration. If you wish to go on and study the Master of Business Administration you should choose this specialisation. A General specialisation where you are able to select any four postgraduate Business and Commerce courses, or from another study area with University approval, to personalise your degree to your requirements. A Named specialisation where you can choose to specialise in one area, including: Agribusiness (not available in 2017) Big Data and Visualisation Business Administration Business Leadership (available from semsester 2, 2017) Crisis Management Digital Marketing Analytics (available from semester 2, 2017) Digital Transformation Emergency and Disaster Communication (available from semester 2, 2017) Enterprise Leadership Finance Global Business Management International Business Professional Communication Project Leadership Project Management Property Development and Management Strategic Human Resource Management Strategic Marketing Sustainable Business If you wish to go on and study the Master of Business and Innovation, Master of Project Management, Master of Information Systems or Master of Professional Accounting you should choose a Named specialisation. ... [-]
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Expertise. Choice. Flexibility

The Graduate Certificate of Education provides flexibility for students to select courses that best advance their applied knowledge and skills in relation to advancing their careers. The Graduate Certificate of Education also provides a pathway into the USQ Education Master’s portfolio.

Enhance your qualifications

Depending on their specialisation, graduates will have career opportunities to work as professionals in education; training and development; career development; educational leadership; digital learning; adult, profession and workplace learning; and tertiary education.

Workplace learning

Many of the courses offered provide you with opportunities to address real issues through independent work in an approved workplace professional development activity. You can see the results of your studies in your workplace immediately.... [-]

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Explore education opportunities

Learning does not stop once we leave school. It is now an intrinsic part of the contemporary work environment. There is a growing demand for educators who are able to design, implement and deliver a range of learning opportunities for adults in the workplace and the wider community.

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning) provides the opportunity for you to study facilitated learning outside of school settings. Designed to tap into your work environment, with learning that is relevant and useful, this degree enables you to complete a work-based project for assessment.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education (Adult, Professional, and Workplace Learning).... [-]

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Extend your expertise

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Career Development) is ideal if you work in teaching, counseling, training, employment or community development roles and support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organizations. This graduate certificate is for new and experienced practitioners looking to focus on big-picture issues in career development, including policy, employability, and learning.

Study Flexibility

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Career Development) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education (Career Development).... [-]

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Make a difference in the lives of others

Are you wishing to extend your teaching career into the field of Guidance and Counselling as a guidance officer, guidance counselor or school counselor? The Graduate Certificate of Education (Counselling in Educational Contexts) will help prepare you to make this transition.

Develop basic counseling skills and an understanding of the key issues faced by students and how today’s professionals in education are tackling them. This specialization will introduce you to the key theories and practices of counseling in education contexts. You will have the opportunity to undertake a course in Mental Health Promotion and Intervention or responses to child abuse and neglect.... [-]

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USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Curriculum and Pedagogy) is ideal for existing and aspiring education leaders who wish to enhance their knowledge of curricula de ... [+]

Strengthen your education management skills

USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Curriculum and Pedagogy) is ideal for existing and aspiring education leaders who wish to enhance their knowledge of curricula development and pedagogical practice in contemporary educational settings.

Further education

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Curriculum and Pedagogy) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education (Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership).

If you do not achieve a GPA of 4.0, you may have the option to continue your studies with a Graduate Diploma of Education (Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership) before moving on to a Master of Education (Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership) (provided other program entry requirements are met).... [-]

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Illustrate your high level of expertise

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies specifically designed for professionals to develop their skills and gain a postgraduate qualification while maintaining their current employment position.

You will be able to combine your studies with projects and research in your professional field, leading to benefits for both you and your workplace. Professional Studies is a modern way of opening up university learning opportunities and qualifications for busy professionals.

Career opportunities

By completing the Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies you will gain a postgraduate qualification illustrating the high level of expertise you have gained in your profession, make a contribution to your organization, and to your own development and career.... [-]

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Graduate Diploma

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Expand your business skills and knowledge

Looking to extend your career opportunities or undertake specialised postgraduate study in business? With a wide range of specialisations, or the ability to tailor a degree to suit your interests, USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to align your study interests to areas that best support your business career aspirations. The Graduate Diploma of Business’ flexibility also provides you with the option to choose two specialisations.

You can choose a specialisation from:

Agribusiness (not available in 2017) Big Data and Visualisation Business Administration Business Leadership Crisis Management Digital Marketing Analytics Digital Transformation Emergency and Disaster Communication Enterprise Leadership Finance General Global Business Management International Business Project Management Professional Communication Strategic Human Resource Management Strategic Marketing Sustainable Business. ... [-]
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Postgraduate Certificate

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Enhance your knowledge in Applied Linguistics

USQ’s Graduate Certificate 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.

This four-course degree, allows you to enhance your knowledge and skills as a facilitator of learning in second language contexts and to critically reflect on language-related issues.

Pathway to further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Applied Linguistics) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education (Applied Linguistics).... [-]

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University of Southern Queensland
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4350 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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4300 Springfield, Queensland, Australia
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