USC is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities. Founded by the community, it was established with the belief that opportunity is everywhere.

Since 1996, USC has supported more than 21,000 graduates, offering opportunities for many people who may never have dreamed of going to university in the past.

As the University has grown, it’s increased access to education in new geographic regions, and created new opportunities and experiences for communities who haven’t had them before. It aims to have 20,000 students enrolled by 2020.

With more than 120 undergraduate and postgraduate programs, there is choice and flexibility to get started on a career goal, whatever it may be.

USC’s next campus at Petrie in Moreton Bay will open in 2020. The new campus will cater for up to 10,000 more students and will offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

USC Australia Campus and Study Hub Locations

USC has multiple campus locations throughout South East Queensland. Campus locations include:

  • - Sunshine Coast
  • - Fraser Coast
  • - Gympie
  • - Caboolture
  • - SouthBank, Brisbane
  • - Petrie (Moreton Bay Region campus opening 2020)

There are also study hubs at Noosa and North Lakes.

Future Vision: USC Moreton Bay Campus

Moreton Bay is the only local government area in Australia with a population nearing 400,000 people that is not supported by a full-service university campus.

USC Moreton Bay will be located on the former Petrie Paper Mill site, currently being redeveloped by Moreton Bay Regional Council to create a thriving new destination that is expected to generate 6,000 ongoing jobs and $950 million in economic benefit for the region.

Along with the USC campus, The Mill at Moreton Bay is expected to cater for more sporting, business and community facilities into the future.

With a full-scale USC campus at its core, this new destination will offer world-class study opportunities for residents in the region.

When it opens in 2020, it will be a comprehensive teaching and research campus, offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. Almost 50 undergraduate degree programs will be on offer at USC Moreton Bay in 2020 including business, education, computer science and mechatronics. An additional 16 programs will be introduced in 2021 and 2022.

The program offering will be staggered over the first 10 years of operation, growing to more than 100 programs by 2030.

USC Moreton Bay will be a vibrant part of the local community, with a 400-seat internal amphitheatre available for community events.

With a floor space of more than 16,000 square metres, the foundation facility has been designed so it can also be used as a space for professional, cultural and community events such as conferences and performances outside of teaching times.

The facility will be fitted with about $10 million worth of state-of-the-art technology, including simulation facilities, engineering facilities, and a makerspace.

USC Courses and Programs

No matter what kind of future you’re looking for, you can find it at USC. The University’s approach to learning is hands-on, with plenty of opportunities to engage with your lecturers and fellow students on campus, as well as with local employers.

There are also unique learning environments available, with opportunities for students to contribute to new knowledge at locations such as the Sunshine Coast Health Institute, Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute, and USC’s Fraser Island Research and Learning Centre.

As one of Australia’s fastest growing regional universities, USC is committed to unlocking the innovation, productivity and full human potential of our regions, and to working with government, industry and community to encourage prosperity in a knowledge-driven world.


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