University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

Top reasons to study here

  • UniSC is a community which recognises and embraces diversity among our staff, students and community partnerships.
  • 1st in Queensland Global Impact Rankings, 5th in world for global impact to 'Clean Water and Sanitation', 3rd in Australia for global impact to "Life and land".
  • At UniSC, our goal is to provide quality learning experiences that challenge and engage our students and prepare them to live and work in a changing world.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Humanities (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

Since opening in 1996, we have rapidly expanded in size, footprint and reputation, creating greater opportunities for regional communities from Moreton Bay to the Fraser Coast.

Education

Supercharge your career prospects by becoming equipped with high-level professional skills. UniSC is now offering the Master of Information and Communications Technology face-to-face at the Sunshine Coast campus. In this program, students will develop their understanding in data analytics, data science engineering, data and process management, domain knowledge and research methods. 

Research

Addressing the key challenges of tomorrow, UniSC researchers are powerful innovators, bringing groundbreaking knowledge to complex issues facing our region and our world. UniSC has 26 research fields ranked at world standard or above (Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)). UniSC also ranked 1st in Queensland in Global Impact Rankings, and top 3% globally for Climate Action in Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022. 

Career

We are here to help you enhance your employability and achieve your career goals. Whether you are in your first or final year, you can access workshops, consultations, self-guided resources, and leadership opportunities to build your skills and ensure you are industry ready. Thinking about your employability throughout your studies is important- it can enhance your education, help you to achieve your goals and remain competitive.

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
601
2021
601
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
2019
801
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
1001
2021
-
2020
-
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
965 11
2020
976
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

Housing services

UniSC offers flexible study options at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Many programs include courses that can be completed at any campus, and some are available through off-campus study hubs. UniSC has something to offer you at study locations across coastal South East Queensland:

? UniSC Sunshine Coast

? UniSC Moreton Bay

? UniSC Caboolture

? UniSC Fraser Coast

It is essential for international students to organise either short or long-term accommodation before you arrive so you know you have somewhere to stay when you get here. There are a variety of accommodation options close to campus whether you want to live in a student village, share a house or find a place of your own. 

Library services

The mission of the UniSC Library is to provide quality services and collections that support the teaching, research and scholarship activities of the University.

We recognise that we need to work in partnership with our clients to ensure that Library services, collections and facilities meet our clients’ needs. The Library has a policy of open access to the collections for study and research.

ICT services

Students can access computers on campus for general study purposes. You will need your student card to access the room and/or the building depending on the campus you are studying at. Scheduled classes always have priority access.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus sits on a 100-hectare designated wildlife reserve, which provides sanctuary to native Australian wildlife, including the resident Eastern Grey Kangaroos, reptiles, and birds, and provides a unique learning environment for students at locations like UniSC’s K’gari Research and Learning Centre on Fraser Island. 

UniSC is also a sustainable campus, which has been recognised for its environmental initiatives and award- winning building design. UniSC facilities include modern learning and teaching spaces, advanced 3D visualisation facilities, an art gallery, a large on-campus library, multiple 24-hour computer labs, and various cafés providing a wide range of healthy eating options.

Sports facilities

UniSC is a premier sporting destination with nationally-accredited facilities and support from leading health and sports scientists. High performance champions train side-by-side with beginners in a supportive sports community that drives excellence.

UniSC Sunshine Coast has an Olympic-standard, 10-lane, 50-metre heated pool, a six-lane 25-metre pool, cold immersion and warm plunge pool and aquatic recovery equipment. The elite training ground is used year-round by recreational swimmers and Olympic and Paralympic champions.

The $24 million sports stadium is the only facility of its kind in the region. It is fully air-conditioned, seats 3,000 spectators with national standard facilities for netball, basketball, futsal, hockey and badminton.

UniSC provides a wide variety of sports for UniSC Students and Staff during Semesters 1 and 2. There is no cost or team necessary - just turn up and get involved! UniSC Sport are happy to provide an opportunity for Students and Staff to play sport in a fun and social environment. 

Student clubs

In addition, The Student Guild at UniSC Sunshine Coast provides a range of support and social services which include recreational activities and events, clubs and societies, student advocacy and support, confidential welfare services, emergency food bank, community kitchen, tenancy advice and free legal referrals. 

Student Reviews

It's not worth it
Ove E rated 1 out of 5 stars

My program is very interesting and I enjoy learning about Exercise Physiology. However, Australia is the worst country to study in because they exploit the international students and they are second class citizens in the eyes of the government. I regret picking Australia.

A modest university experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Lovely relaxed community atmosphere. The experience felt personal and intimate but lacked professionalism, opportunity to excell, and social life/activities.

Mature aged student and home studies
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have only started full time studies and enrolled in a diploma in sports and fitness to complete all the prerequisite degrees needed to enter UQ’a master of physiotherapy. Studying all the courses online while running a fitness business is challenging. I wish I could just study full time without having to worry about keeping my business running.

Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia

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