University of Southern Queensland

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (52)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (38)
Agriculture & Forestry (7)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Journalism & Media (2)

About

History

  • Woven into the fabric of USQ is the vision and determination of many University and community members who, over the years, have contributed to the expansion and growth of the University. 
  • The USQ Historical Archives play an important role in preserving the history and memory of the University. Members of the public are welcome to view the various exhibitions and displays available. 

Education

USQ successfully blends access with excellence and is a leading university for student experience and graduate outcomes. USQ aims to demonstrate leadership and innovation in the quality of the student experience and to be a source of graduates who excel in the workplace and develop as leaders.

Research

  • Our vision is to employ world-leading research to help create world-changing results. From driverless tractors that help farmers to do more with less, to discovering new planets that will help us better look after our own, we're proud to deliver thinking that works.
  • We are 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 and the nation.
  • Our research is focused on tackling national and global challenges affecting agriculture, natural resource management, and people living and doing business in regional areas.

Career

The Careers & Employability Team offer one-on-one career planning sessions. We can help you to understand how your values, attributes and life experiences contribute to your career goals.

Within our sessions, we can help you to:
  • develop career management skills
  • set goals and strategies to help you with your career decisions
  • make sound career decisions and set directions
  • discover resources to support career decisions and actions
  • plan for employment after graduation.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
401 100
2021
501 100
2020
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
601 200
2020
801 -100
2019
701
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
701
2021
701 50
2020
751
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
736 134
2020
870
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Academic Board, the principal advisory committee to Council on academic matters, is concerned with monitoring the academic activities of the University’s faculties, and the promotion and encouragement of teaching, scholarship and research. Underpinning this is the role of academic policy development and review. Academic Board is supported by a number of standing committees.

Housing services

  • Toowoomba: Our Residential Colleges are located on-campus at USQ Toowoomba. Whether you want the whole package with meals included or to share a kitchen, USQ Residential Colleges offers a great uni experience.
  • Springfield: The Education City Residential Village located just 100 metres from USQ Springfield provides a friendly residential community environment. The modern four to seven bedroom townhouses are fully furnished and include appliances. The Education City Residential Village is independently provided and managed by Hive on behalf of Education City.
  • Ipswich: Off-campus accommodation at the USQ Ipswich campus is independently owned and operated

Library services

USQ Library provides a supportive, connected and intuitive experience that enables:

  • students to develop the confidence, resilience and skills required to reach their potential as engaged, informed and productive citizens, and
  • staff to access the tools, supports and systems required to reach their potential as world-class teachers, researchers and professionals.

ICT services

The USQ Wireless Network, run on eduroam, provides staff and students, as well as our guest from participating institutions with internet access across all campuses.

Medical services

  • Health and Medical Service

A confidential, accessible, and affordable health service is available to current students and employees. Services include medical services and appointments, pathology services and vaccinations.

  • Health and Wellbeing Network
The USQ Health and Wellbeing Network contributes to the development and implementation of innovative health and wellbeing programs.

Student Life

Campus life

  • USQ Toowoomba
USQ's founding campus is located in Australia's largest inland city and is home to more than 4000 students.
  • USQ Springfield
Located in Education City, just over 30 minutes from Brisbane's CBD and one hour from the Gold Coast.
  • USQ Ipswich
Located in Queensland's oldest provincial city, Ipswich, just 55 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 1 hour and 15 minutes to Toowoomba.
  • USQ Hub@Stanthorpe
Based within the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, 140 kilometres (approximately 2 hours) south of Toowoomba.

Sports facilities

The Works health and recreation club located at each campus, offers an extensive free weights area, large cardio area, skills zone area, creche and a variety of classes as well as Personal Trainers to assist with fitness and health needs. 

Student clubs

Clubs and societies are a core part of student life at USQ, bringing together vibrant and diverse communities and providing opportunities for current USQ students. Each of our clubs has a purpose and it is likely there is one focused on something you are passionate about. By joining even one of the many clubs available, you will not only have the opportunity to create great friendships, capture lasting memories and have a blast, but you can also build skills that will help further your career.

Student Reviews

Good experience
Bhawna Kapoor rated 4 out of 5 stars

All over it is a good experience. Just facing some issues when start enrolling. Even not getting fast revert from support.

Creative Art at USQ
Janice Mills rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had fantastic, enthusiast and informed supervisors who did their best to ensure that I produced an academically rigourous and creative body of work and exegesis. The only thing I would have liked is a bit more Zoom time with them.

Quantity over Quality
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I want to improve my creative writing skills to write novels, but this BA does not actual cater to this despite this name of the degree: this is and academic writing skills course. One of the compulsory courses is related to creative writing but is much more focussed on referencing accuracy than narrative forms or knowledge of character development. There are also repeated...

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

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