University of Southern Queensland : Rankings, Fees & Courses Details | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    701-750
  • QS Stars
    4
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputHigh
  • Student/Faculty Ratio21
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students2,213
  • SizeL
  • Total Faculty575

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University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a research-intensive regional university that provides high-quality flexible degree programs and produces Australia’s highest paid graduates.

Our students form a vibrant international community, benefiting from flexible on-campus and blended learning options, delivered across three campuses in Queensland, Australia, online and through trusted national and international education partners. Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide1, we are a QS Five-Star rated university for internationalisation and employability2, and our graduates consistently rank highest in Australia for graduate employment and graduate salaries3.

Our lecturers are engaged with their fields as industry professionals, integrating real-world know-how with teaching and learning expertise. Our research agenda addresses critical global challenges to deliver positive change with industry and across our local and global communities. Over 30 of our multi-disciplinary research areas are rated at world standard or above by the Australian Research Council4.

In just over 50 years, we have become a leading Australian multi-campus teaching and research institution, offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research training programs. Our strengths in areas such as materials science and engineering, climate sciences, machine vision and automation, astronomy and archaeology, headline a comprehensive array of disciplines across engineering, ICT, business, sciences, humanities, education and the creative arts. With cutting-edge facilities, a relatively low cost of living, and easy access to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you can make the most of your studies in Australia with us.

CRICOS: QLD 00244B | NSW 02225M | TEQSA PRV12081

1Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021.

2QS Stars University Ratings.

3Graduate Outcome Survey, 2020 National Report.

4ARC Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 National Report

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants to help Australian and international students. These are regularly updated, so please check the latest information on our Scholarships website.

A research-intensive regional university

Be part of global positive change

As a research-intensive regional university we are discovering solutions to build a strong and sustainable future. Key to our research culture is working with industry to understand the problems they face, and collaboratively developing new ideas and technologies that have a real impact with tangible benefits experienced across a wide range of critical global and regional challenges.

·         Research excellence

Our culture of research excellence, drives engagement with industry, government and community stakeholders to produce world-changing research and renowned entrepreneurs and innovators. Over 30 of our multi-disciplinary research areas are rated at world standard or above by the Australian Research Council.

 

·         Research Institutes and Centres

Our world-class research institutes and centres are home to unique state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Mt Kent Observatory which is a key part of NASA’s planet hunting missions in the Southern Hemisphere, and an industry-integrated Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Precinct underpinning our agricultural research.

Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences

o    Centre for Agricultural Engineering

o    Centre for Astrophysics

o    Centre for Future Materials

Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment

o    Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

o    Centre for Applied Climate Sciences

o    Centre for Crop Health

Institute for Resilient Regions

o    Rural Economies Centre of Excellence

o    Centre for Health Research

o    Centre for Heritage and Culture

 

·         Cotutelle and Joint PhD programs

Campuses

USQ Toowoomba

Toowoomba is a welcoming and thriving regional centre with a diverse economy, lower cost of living, and offering the best of urban and regional environments. Toowoomba is Australia's second most populated inland city and is located just one hour and 45 minutes from Brisbane and just over two hours from the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

The USQ Toowoomba campus is equipped with a wide range of cutting edge teaching and research facilities with engaging student support services, including an award-winning library; sports and recreational facilities; 24/7 computer labs; wireless internet throughout the campus; a Makerspace; a bank and post office; a health centre; Japanese and native botanic gardens; an art gallery and theatre; on-campus accommodation and other recreational opportunities.

USQ Springfield

Springfield is located approximately 45 minutes from Brisbane city and is an hour to the Gold Coast and 90 minutes to Toowoomba. With a population of over 26,000, Springfield is one of the most dynamic urban growth areas in Queensland. USQ Springfield campus 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 world-class Boeing 737-800 flight simulator facility, we also have close industry ties to link students with work experience opportunities. Our Springfield campus promotes a culture of supporting the needs of each student and working with them to achieve their goals.

USQ Ipswich

Ipswich is located in South East Queensland, 55 minutes to Brisbane city, just over one hour to the Gold Coast, and it is connect by public transport to domestic and international airports. The city combines heritage charm with the benefits of a modern, exciting metropolitan lifestyle. It’s Queensland's fastest growing city, and also home to the youngest demographic in south-east Queensland. Ipswich is a diverse and multicultural city, with residents from over 115 different cultural backgrounds. Home to USQ’s School of Health and Wellbeing, USQ Ipswich includes custom-built paramedical training facilities and new clinical nursing laboratories, sports fields, a café and a gym. USQ has been part of the Ipswich community since 2006, and we now have over 1000 students on campus currently studying Human Services, Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Psychology, Sport and Exercise, and Tertiary Preparation.

Online study

We are Queensland’s online learning expert. For over 20 years, we’ve been delivering the highest quality degrees to thousands of students online. We are renowned for our digital learning student experience, with over 100 courses available, students have the opportunity to utilise flexible digital learning experiences to choose where, when and how they study.

Download our corporate brochure

We are committed to providing you with knowledge and skills you require for the real-world working environment. Learn in our cutting edge facilities and be taught by industry leading academics. Our facilities are considered world-class, so you can be assured you will be learning with the best the industry has to offer. Explore our offerings and cutting edge facilities to enhance your study experience.

Agriculture and Environment    

You’ll benefit from USQ’s strong industry partnerships with global companies such as John Deere and world-class facilities including our Centre for Agricultural Engineering.

Astronomy        

Our world-class research institutes, centres and faculties are home to unique state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Mt Kent Observatory which is a key part of NASA’s planet-hunting missions in the Southern Hemisphere. Our astrophysics researchers are working with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Stellate (TESS) mission. Our world class researchers involved in leading international collaborations in the field of stellar astronomy and planetary systems.

Aviation              

We are the only university in Australia with both the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 flight simulators.

Engineering       

Access to cutting-edge technology and the engineering labs including hypersonic research laboratory, hydraulics-engineering centre, advanced composites manufacturing and more.

Health 

Learn in our AUD2.5 million teaching complex and laboratories with up-to-date equipment in world-class facilities.

Information & Communication Techonolgy        

Learn from the experienced lectures and use leading-edge enterprise tools and standards such as Oracle, ITIL4 (standard for IT service management), CompTIA Security+ (standard of IT security), implement web services, program mobile devices, apply data analytics tools to Big Data, and manage enterprise networks after completing the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification.

Law and Criminology    

Take advantage of our Moot Courts with ample video conference facilities. Our degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have given it their enthusiastic endorsement, along with extensive input from experts in the profession, to ensure our graduates are career-ready.

Media & Communication

The fully integrated Media Centre provides you with an industry like learning experience with the latest technology, an integrated video network and two fully functioning radio studios. The high-definition screen production studio incorporates a production green screen, infinity cyclorama, performance curtain, full blacks around the studio, and DMX controlled LED lighting structure. Studio two is set up as a talent operated system, ideal for hosting and one-on-one interviews. The Centre also includes production offices, Green Room, make-up room and meeting rooms.  

Surveying and Built Environment            

Study USQ’s surveying degrees and experience the benefits of a Remote Access Laboratory (RAL) System that provides students with off-site access to practical and laboratory experiments. You will learn with the latest technology, including modern satellite based Global Positioning Systems and computer mapping technologies.

Wine Science    

Receive practical training and attend Residential Schools at USQ's Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QCWT) which is situated right in the heart of the Granite Belt Wine region in Stanthorpe.

Student services

Accommodation

We have information about the accommodation options in and near the three campus locations available online. It is important to consider what type of accommodation is best for you and what will suit your lifestyle, budget and living needs. For more detailed advice, please make an appointment with USQ’s Welfare Office to discuss your needs.

iconnect

iconnect is our centralised support service for students. iconnect offers personalised support on-campus and  online via Zoom, chat and the iconnect Facebook group. Connect with us and have your questions answered.

Student Relationship Officers

From the moment you enrol to the day you graduate, our Student Relationship Officers (SROs) are available to provide in-depth administrative support to assist you throughout your learning journey.

Multicultural support

We have rich cultural diversity within our student population and our priority is to create a culture that values diversity and respect for all backgrounds. Explore our support available for international, and culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Student Guild

The Student Guild provides free Student Advocacy, sport facilities, support and services to students.

Study support

Explore resources, develop your skills, gain access to a range of supports available to help you succeed in your studies.

Health and wellness (including disability)

We care about your health and wellbeing, and offer a variety of services including medical appointments, counselling and wellbeing programs to help you throughout your study journey.

Airport pick-up

Eligible international students arriving at the Brisbane or Toowoomba airports can take advantage of our free airport pick-up service to take you to your arranged accommodation.

Student Life

We have a commitment to making your study journey enjoyable, bright and successful. You can stay engaged and connected with  staff, students and the community by attending our student events, joining a variety of clubs and societies, or be part of a USQ sports team and discover our programs that develop your skills and networks. Enjoy the full-study experience with us. More than just study!

Check our full list of student support services and Student Life resources on our website.

Alumni success

Once you graduate from USQ you automatically become a part of our alumni community - a growing network of more than 100 000+ alumni networked across more than 146 countries around the globe. Our alumni enjoy benefits that include networking through nine alumni chapters around the world; public recognition of professional achievements after graduation with the Alumnus of the Year Awards; advertising of job opportunities on our online jobs noticeboard; notification of annual alumni events; and subscription to the Alumni eNewsletter, Phoenix Rising. Visit the Alumni website to be inspired by our alumni who have risen to influential positions that positively impact society.

We offer a variety of study areas, over 100 degrees to suit your career aspirations, offered on-campus or online. You can contact one of our approved agents near you to guide you through the application process.

Download our brochures and Chat with us.

Apply now and get started.

Our degrees produce industry-leading career outcome. Students are supported to enhance their employability and remain competitive in today’s job market, building capabilities from their first day.

Programs facilitated for students include:

·         Career planning and advice

·         Innovation & Entrepreneurship

·         Recruitment support

·         Gain experience & get connected

·         Specialised career support

·         Student professional development

·         Careers & Employability events

·         Job board

·         Careers in Curriculum (Support for Academics)

·         Work options for a graduate

The Careers & Employability Team offer one-on-one career planning sessions to help you achieve your career goals.

Our students have access to a wide range of facilities and opportunities to engage in our dynamic and rewarding environment. Our innovative degrees broaden students’ horizons and prepare them for challenging careers in their chosen fields, while enhancing their employability and innovation skills. 

About

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a research-intensive regional university that provides high-quality flexible degree programs and produces Australia’s highest paid graduates.

Our students form a vibrant international community, benefiting from flexible on-campus and blended learning options, delivered across three campuses in Queensland, Australia, online and through trusted national and international education partners. Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide1, we are a QS Five-Star rated university for internationalisation and employability2, and our graduates consistently rank highest in Australia for graduate employment and graduate salaries3.

Our lecturers are engaged with their fields as industry professionals, integrating real-world know-how with teaching and learning expertise. Our research agenda addresses critical global challenges to deliver positive change with industry and across our local and global communities. Over 30 of our multi-disciplinary research areas are rated at world standard or above by the Australian Research Council4.

In just over 50 years, we have become a leading Australian multi-campus teaching and research institution, offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research training programs. Our strengths in areas such as materials science and engineering, climate sciences, machine vision and automation, astronomy and archaeology, headline a comprehensive array of disciplines across engineering, ICT, business, sciences, humanities, education and the creative arts. With cutting-edge facilities, a relatively low cost of living, and easy access to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you can make the most of your studies in Australia with us.

CRICOS: QLD 00244B | NSW 02225M | TEQSA PRV12081

1Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021.

2QS Stars University Ratings.

3Graduate Outcome Survey, 2020 National Report.

4ARC Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 National Report

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants to help Australian and international students. These are regularly updated, so please check the latest information on our Scholarships website.

A research-intensive regional university

Be part of global positive change

As a research-intensive regional university we are discovering solutions to build a strong and sustainable future. Key to our research culture is working with industry to understand the problems they face, and collaboratively developing new ideas and technologies that have a real impact with tangible benefits experienced across a wide range of critical global and regional challenges.

·         Research excellence

Our culture of research excellence, drives engagement with industry, government and community stakeholders to produce world-changing research and renowned entrepreneurs and innovators. Over 30 of our multi-disciplinary research areas are rated at world standard or above by the Australian Research Council.

 

·         Research Institutes and Centres

Our world-class research institutes and centres are home to unique state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Mt Kent Observatory which is a key part of NASA’s planet hunting missions in the Southern Hemisphere, and an industry-integrated Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Precinct underpinning our agricultural research.

Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences

o    Centre for Agricultural Engineering

o    Centre for Astrophysics

o    Centre for Future Materials

Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment

o    Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

o    Centre for Applied Climate Sciences

o    Centre for Crop Health

Institute for Resilient Regions

o    Rural Economies Centre of Excellence

o    Centre for Health Research

o    Centre for Heritage and Culture

 

·         Cotutelle and Joint PhD programs

Campuses

USQ Toowoomba

Toowoomba is a welcoming and thriving regional centre with a diverse economy, lower cost of living, and offering the best of urban and regional environments. Toowoomba is Australia's second most populated inland city and is located just one hour and 45 minutes from Brisbane and just over two hours from the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

The USQ Toowoomba campus is equipped with a wide range of cutting edge teaching and research facilities with engaging student support services, including an award-winning library; sports and recreational facilities; 24/7 computer labs; wireless internet throughout the campus; a Makerspace; a bank and post office; a health centre; Japanese and native botanic gardens; an art gallery and theatre; on-campus accommodation and other recreational opportunities.

USQ Springfield

Springfield is located approximately 45 minutes from Brisbane city and is an hour to the Gold Coast and 90 minutes to Toowoomba. With a population of over 26,000, Springfield is one of the most dynamic urban growth areas in Queensland. USQ Springfield campus 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 world-class Boeing 737-800 flight simulator facility, we also have close industry ties to link students with work experience opportunities. Our Springfield campus promotes a culture of supporting the needs of each student and working with them to achieve their goals.

USQ Ipswich

Ipswich is located in South East Queensland, 55 minutes to Brisbane city, just over one hour to the Gold Coast, and it is connect by public transport to domestic and international airports. The city combines heritage charm with the benefits of a modern, exciting metropolitan lifestyle. It’s Queensland's fastest growing city, and also home to the youngest demographic in south-east Queensland. Ipswich is a diverse and multicultural city, with residents from over 115 different cultural backgrounds. Home to USQ’s School of Health and Wellbeing, USQ Ipswich includes custom-built paramedical training facilities and new clinical nursing laboratories, sports fields, a café and a gym. USQ has been part of the Ipswich community since 2006, and we now have over 1000 students on campus currently studying Human Services, Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Psychology, Sport and Exercise, and Tertiary Preparation.

Online study

We are Queensland’s online learning expert. For over 20 years, we’ve been delivering the highest quality degrees to thousands of students online. We are renowned for our digital learning student experience, with over 100 courses available, students have the opportunity to utilise flexible digital learning experiences to choose where, when and how they study.

Download our corporate brochure

We are committed to providing you with knowledge and skills you require for the real-world working environment. Learn in our cutting edge facilities and be taught by industry leading academics. Our facilities are considered world-class, so you can be assured you will be learning with the best the industry has to offer. Explore our offerings and cutting edge facilities to enhance your study experience.

Agriculture and Environment    

You’ll benefit from USQ’s strong industry partnerships with global companies such as John Deere and world-class facilities including our Centre for Agricultural Engineering.

Astronomy        

Our world-class research institutes, centres and faculties are home to unique state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Mt Kent Observatory which is a key part of NASA’s planet-hunting missions in the Southern Hemisphere. Our astrophysics researchers are working with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Stellate (TESS) mission. Our world class researchers involved in leading international collaborations in the field of stellar astronomy and planetary systems.

Aviation              

We are the only university in Australia with both the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 flight simulators.

Engineering       

Access to cutting-edge technology and the engineering labs including hypersonic research laboratory, hydraulics-engineering centre, advanced composites manufacturing and more.

Health 

Learn in our AUD2.5 million teaching complex and laboratories with up-to-date equipment in world-class facilities.

Information & Communication Techonolgy        

Learn from the experienced lectures and use leading-edge enterprise tools and standards such as Oracle, ITIL4 (standard for IT service management), CompTIA Security+ (standard of IT security), implement web services, program mobile devices, apply data analytics tools to Big Data, and manage enterprise networks after completing the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certification.

Law and Criminology    

Take advantage of our Moot Courts with ample video conference facilities. Our degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have given it their enthusiastic endorsement, along with extensive input from experts in the profession, to ensure our graduates are career-ready.

Media & Communication

The fully integrated Media Centre provides you with an industry like learning experience with the latest technology, an integrated video network and two fully functioning radio studios. The high-definition screen production studio incorporates a production green screen, infinity cyclorama, performance curtain, full blacks around the studio, and DMX controlled LED lighting structure. Studio two is set up as a talent operated system, ideal for hosting and one-on-one interviews. The Centre also includes production offices, Green Room, make-up room and meeting rooms.  

Surveying and Built Environment            

Study USQ’s surveying degrees and experience the benefits of a Remote Access Laboratory (RAL) System that provides students with off-site access to practical and laboratory experiments. You will learn with the latest technology, including modern satellite based Global Positioning Systems and computer mapping technologies.

Wine Science    

Receive practical training and attend Residential Schools at USQ's Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QCWT) which is situated right in the heart of the Granite Belt Wine region in Stanthorpe.

Student services

Accommodation

We have information about the accommodation options in and near the three campus locations available online. It is important to consider what type of accommodation is best for you and what will suit your lifestyle, budget and living needs. For more detailed advice, please make an appointment with USQ’s Welfare Office to discuss your needs.

iconnect

iconnect is our centralised support service for students. iconnect offers personalised support on-campus and  online via Zoom, chat and the iconnect Facebook group. Connect with us and have your questions answered.

Student Relationship Officers

From the moment you enrol to the day you graduate, our Student Relationship Officers (SROs) are available to provide in-depth administrative support to assist you throughout your learning journey.

Multicultural support

We have rich cultural diversity within our student population and our priority is to create a culture that values diversity and respect for all backgrounds. Explore our support available for international, and culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Student Guild

The Student Guild provides free Student Advocacy, sport facilities, support and services to students.

Study support

Explore resources, develop your skills, gain access to a range of supports available to help you succeed in your studies.

Health and wellness (including disability)

We care about your health and wellbeing, and offer a variety of services including medical appointments, counselling and wellbeing programs to help you throughout your study journey.

Airport pick-up

Eligible international students arriving at the Brisbane or Toowoomba airports can take advantage of our free airport pick-up service to take you to your arranged accommodation.

Student Life

We have a commitment to making your study journey enjoyable, bright and successful. You can stay engaged and connected with  staff, students and the community by attending our student events, joining a variety of clubs and societies, or be part of a USQ sports team and discover our programs that develop your skills and networks. Enjoy the full-study experience with us. More than just study!

Check our full list of student support services and Student Life resources on our website.

Alumni success

Once you graduate from USQ you automatically become a part of our alumni community - a growing network of more than 100 000+ alumni networked across more than 146 countries around the globe. Our alumni enjoy benefits that include networking through nine alumni chapters around the world; public recognition of professional achievements after graduation with the Alumnus of the Year Awards; advertising of job opportunities on our online jobs noticeboard; notification of annual alumni events; and subscription to the Alumni eNewsletter, Phoenix Rising. Visit the Alumni website to be inspired by our alumni who have risen to influential positions that positively impact society.

We offer a variety of study areas, over 100 degrees to suit your career aspirations, offered on-campus or online. You can contact one of our approved agents near you to guide you through the application process.

Download our brochures and Chat with us.

Apply now and get started.

Our degrees produce industry-leading career outcome. Students are supported to enhance their employability and remain competitive in today’s job market, building capabilities from their first day.

Programs facilitated for students include:

·         Career planning and advice

·         Innovation & Entrepreneurship

·         Recruitment support

·         Gain experience & get connected

·         Specialised career support

·         Student professional development

·         Careers & Employability events

·         Job board

·         Careers in Curriculum (Support for Academics)

·         Work options for a graduate

The Careers & Employability Team offer one-on-one career planning sessions to help you achieve your career goals.

Our students have access to a wide range of facilities and opportunities to engage in our dynamic and rewarding environment. Our innovative degrees broaden students’ horizons and prepare them for challenging careers in their chosen fields, while enhancing their employability and innovation skills. 

University highlights

University of Southern Queensland is one of the top Public universities in Toowoomba, Australia. It is ranked #701-750 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2013
    # 701+
  • 2014
    # 701+
  • 2015
    #701+
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2018
    #751-800
  • 2019
    #751-800
  • 2020
    #751-800
  • 2021
    #701-750

Ranking criteria

25.3
Citations per Faculty
72.6
International Faculty Ratio
43.4
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
12,116

22%
78%

International students
2,213

57%
43%

Total faculty staff
575

162.64
412.39

Total students
12,116

22%
78%

International students
2,213

57%
43%

Total faculty staff
575

412.39
162.64
2021
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

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