University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Introduction

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has a unique culture that focuses on support, flexibility and quality education. When you commence your studies with USQ you will join a vibrant, multicultural and engaging community of students committed to creating bright futures.

About Us

In less than fifty years we have become a prominent multi-campus teaching and research institution providing education worldwide. Over 27, 000 students from around 116 countries take advantage of our flexible learning options by studying:

  • On-campus at one of our three Australian campuses
  • Through online and distance education
  • Through one of our USQ Education Partners around the world

Recognition

  • No.1 University in Australia for Graduate employability. Good University Guide, 2017
  • USQ is QLD’s No. 1 provider of online postgraduate studies - Department of Education, 2015 • USQ has 14 fields of research that rated at, or above, world standard - Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015
  • USQ is ranked in the top 5 MBA programs in Australia - Financial Review Group, 2015
  • USQ is ranked No.1 in QLD for engineering graduates in full-time work. (95.5%) - Graduate Destinations Survey 2012-2016
  • Our Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) degree is accredited with the Public Relations Institute of Australia
  • The Bachelor of Information Technology is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Where are we located?

USQ has three campuses within the Southern Queensland region in Australia; USQ Toowoomba, USQ Springfield and USQ Ipswich. Each campus is located within 2 hours drive of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland.

Each campus offers a unique and diverse student culture, small class sizes, easy access to support and a safe and friendly atmosphere to experience the laid-back Australian way of life.

USQ Toowoomba provides a perfect sanctuary for study, as it offers you the benefits of a city environment in a relaxed country atmosphere. Approximately two hours’ driving distance from Brisbane CBD, Australia’s largest inland city also offers plenty to do when you close those books for the day and the full on-campus experience with Residential College accommodation.

USQ Springfield is a hub for digital production and performance, including a state-of-the-art television studio, radio station and rehearsal spaces, as well as collaborative teaching rooms and brand-new laboratories for science and engineering. Located just 35 minutes from Brisbane CBD.

USQ Ipswich’s leafy campus has grand vistas across the city and a graceful mix of historic and modern buildings, including a stunning library featuring a living rainforest. The campus is 55 minutes from Brisbane CBD, and is accessible via public transport. Each campus offers a unique and diverse student culture, small class sizes, easy access to support and a safe and friendly atmosphere to experience the laid-back Australian way of life.

Support

USQ supports its student’s every-step-of-the-way throughout their learning journey. Each student is assigned their very own Student Relationship Officer (SRO) from day one to help enhance their individual university experience and give them the best opportunity to succeed at tertiary study, regardless of how they choose to study.

Our professionally accredited staff also offer support services for on-campus and online students ranging from meeting you at the airport through to online support.

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 our campuses.

You will have the option of on-campus, off-campus and private accommodation and our friendly team are happy to help in finding a suitable option for you.

What to study?

USQ programs are designed with the aim of preparing industry-ready, internationally qualified graduates. You can study with USQ at Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research levels and can also take advantage of our Professional Development Single Courses, Pathway Programs and English Language Courses to enhance your career.

USQ offers courses in the following discipline areas:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering & Built Environment
  • Health & Community
  • Humanities & Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences
  • English Language

Studying on-campus in Australia

Choosing to study on-campus in Australia gives you the choice of three campuses, all located in Southern Queensland at Toowoomba, Ipswich and Springfield. Choosing your location will largely depend on the degree you want to study. As an on-campus USQ student you can immerse yourself in a safe, friendly and multicultural environment. You will find helpful and approachable staff and accommodation that is convenient and affordable.

Studying by distance (online) education

Choosing to study by distance education gives you the flexibility to continue working while you study and to remain close to family and friends. The degree you receive is exactly the same as students who study on-campus. The main difference is the way in which you interact with your lectures and fellow students. This is all done online.

Ready to apply to USQ?

Applying to study with USQ is easy! USQ accepts applications all year round. USQ receives thousands of applications each year so it is important to apply early, to make sure you secure a place and to allow time for your to make your necessary study arrangements (ie visa, organise family and work commitments).

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Programmes

Master

Master of Business and Innovation (MBSI)

Campus or Online Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba + 1 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 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. The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to current issues in the business environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace. The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your business interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to business and entrepreneur problems solving. This specialisation also offers a research based pathway into a PhD. This degree emphasises collaboration with other specialisations to prepare you for decision making in the future - ensuring you are well equipped for this era of innovation. Semester 3 intake is only available via distance education. Entry Requirements A bachelors degree or equivalent in a business-related discipline *USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business provides a pathway into the Master of Business and Innovation for students who meet the work experience requirements but do not hold a Graduate... [-]

Master of Business Research (MBSR)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba + 1 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. Entry Requirements 3-year bachelor-appropriate degree in business, commerce or a related field from a recognised university Minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7.0 point scale in undergraduate degree, or a minimum 5.5 for the 2nd and 3rd years of the degree Applicants intending to undertake a dissertation in information systems must have prior studies in information systems or computing. On application, candidates must be able to provide an outline of the dissertation topic they intend to pursue English Language Requirements All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. [-]

Master of Education (Applied Linguistics)

Online Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba + 1 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. Develop research skills A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project. The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace. The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all entry requirements. Career outcomes... [-]

Master of Education (MEDF)

Online Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba + 1 more

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. [+]

Full Fee Paying 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. It is also offered completely online, giving you the flexibility to study anywhere, anytime. Majors Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning Applied Linguistics Career Development Curriculum and Pedagogical Leadership Leading and Managing Educational Organisations Multicultural Education Online and Distributed Learning Other specialisations are available within the Masters of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) program. A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project. The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace. The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all entry requirements. Entry Requirements Approved bachelor degree, or equivalent, in education. Candidates with a bachelor degree, or... [-]

Master of Education (MEDF)

Online Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba + 1 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. A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project. The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace. The Advanced Research specialisation will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialisation offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all entry requirements. Entry... [-]

Master of Engineering Science (MENS)

Campus or Online Full time Part time January 2018 Australia Toowoomba + 1 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 PhD. Majors Agricultural Engineering Applied Telecommunications Civil Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Environmental Engineering Geographic Information Systems Mechanical Engineering Power Engineering Structural Engineering Surveying. Professional accreditation The majors of Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering and Structural Engineering have been accorded full accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia and graduates are eligible for Graduate membership at the Professional Level. The majors of Geographic Information Systems and Surveying have been accorded provisional accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia. Provisional accreditation will be reviewed by Engineers Australia for full accreditation following the emergence of the first representative group of graduates. USQ is seeking provisional accreditation by Engineers Australia for the new Applied Telecommunications major. Entry Requirements 3 or 4 year engineering degree in the relevant specialisation or equivalent or An appropriate 4 year engineering degree in a non-related specialisation or equivalent English Language Requirements All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or... [-]

Master of Information Systems (MISP)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 8  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba + 1 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. [+]

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. Professional accreditation The Master of Information Systems program is provisionally accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society. Career outcomes Implement your knowledge and skills as an IT professional and begin your career in a range of fields including: business analyst, systems analyst, data architect, business process/data modeler, enterprise resource planning (ERP) analyst, computer trainer/support, help desk support, IT manager, IT sales and marketing specialist, change manager, business process engineer, IT project manager, consultant, business continuity (BCM) specialist, IT security specialist or service management. Entry Requirements 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university English Language Requirements All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you... [-]

Master of Learning and Teaching (MOLT)

Campus or Online Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba + 1 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 per cent teaching load in a school or other approved educational context. You also have the opportunity to undertake some of your professional experience overseas. Professional accreditation Graduates of the Master of Learning and Teaching (Primary) are eligible to apply to the Queensland College of Teachers for teacher registration. Career outcomes As a graduate, you will be eligible for teacher registration. Our Education graduates have been successful in finding employment throughout Queensland and the world. Entry Requirements 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline other than education with a minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0. applicants must show how their prior studies meet these requirements by submitting a completed Teaching Area - Form G with their application. English Language Requirements All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 12  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield + 2 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. Professional accreditation Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting will meet the educational entrance requirements of both the CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), as long as a certain list of subjects are studied. This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams. Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. For further details please refer to the ACCA website. Career outcomes As a graduate, your career opportunities may include public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, investment advisor, forensic accountant, in the government (in the tax department, audit office, treasury and local government), or in financial... [-]

Master of Project Management (MPPM)

Campus or Online Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Springfield Toowoomba + 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 personalise 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 with the Australian Institute of Project Management’s 2015 Queensland Project Manager of the year. You can specialise your studies in: Agribusiness Big Data and Visualisation Crisis Management Digital Transformation Enterprise Leadership Finance Global Business Management International Business Project Leadership Professional Communication Property Development and Management Strategic Human Resource Management Strategic Marketing, or Sustainable Business. Study project management on-campus or online and take advantage of our intensive workshop mode You have the option to study Project Management on-campus or online and choose to study via our intensive workshop mode. With this option, comprehensive study materials are sent to you and the program is taught via intensive teaching blocks, where a full semester’s lectures are condensed into two 2-day workshops. During these workshops, held on-campus at USQ Springfield, you will review materials, examine case studies, and learn from leading industry practitioners. You benefit from peer-to-peer learning, while... [-]

MSc

Master of Science Research (MSCR)

Campus Full time Part time February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield + 2 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 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. The Master of Science (Research) (Applied Research) gives you the tools and opportunities you need to further your career in your chosen science research field. In this degree, highly motivated and highly qualified students undertake 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 career. The Applied Research major combines research and coursework to enhance your knowledge across a range of different science-based disciplines. Throughout the Master of Science (Research), you will find emphasis to be on the development of knowledge and skills to allow you to undertake independent research and professional practice in your chosen science specialty area. Your studies within this specialisation will include a research project,... [-]

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