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

USQ has received accolades for the strong commitment and support we provide to our students:

    2013 –
  • First in Australia for ‘Learning Overall’
  • First in Australia for ‘Arrival Overall’
  • First in Australia for ‘Support Overall’
  • Second in Australia for ‘Living Overall’*
  • *i-Graduate International Student Barometer Survey (ISB)

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.

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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Master

Master of Applied Linguistics

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 5 years Australia

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. Designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers and their communities. [+]

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Master of Applied LinguisticsCRICOS code: 021018E

Units to complete: 8

Duration: on campus 1 year full–time, online/distance 5 years part–time

Start dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, NovemberCampus: ToowoombaEntry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution

Program focus

This program is designed to introduce students from a range of backgrounds to disciplines within Applied Linguistics, as they engage with second language speakers and their communities. It allows students to experience issues associated with understanding language use and second language learners in diverse and international contexts. Graduating students will have an advanced inter-cultural competence, understanding the background to contemporary issues associated with communities of diverse language identities and the ability to relate professionally and appropriately within and on behalf of those communities.... [-]


Master of Business

Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 12 semesters Australia

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. Specialisations: Accounting and Sustainable Business, Applied Finance, Business Forensics, Information Systems, Personal Financial Planning and Property. [+]

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Master of BusinessCRICOS code: 061303BUnits to complete: 12Duration: on campus 1.5 years full-time, distance 6 years part-timeStart dates: March, JulyCampus: Toowoomba, Springfield

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent

• Accounting and Sustainable Business/Business Forensics specialisations:

approved undergraduate degree in Commerce (Accounting) or a related discipline/Master of Professional Accounting/Diploma of Business

Alternative entry• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Postgraduate Certificate in Business (GPA 4.0)

• Minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience... [-]


Master of Business Research

Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters Australia

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. This research degree aims to train students in business research either for academic or management purposes. Students are to undertake a significant piece of research and report it in a scholarly dissertation. [+]

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Master of Business Research

 

CRICOS code: 059566GUnits to complete: 12Duration: on campus 1.5 years full-time, distance 3 years part-timeStart dates: MarchCampus: Toowoomba

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3-year degree in business, commerce or a related field from a recognised university

PLUS

• Minimum GPA of 5.0 (undergraduate degree) or a minimum GPA of 5.5 (second and third years of the degree)

• Information Systems dissertation applicants: prior studies in information systems or computing

Please note: admission is dependent upon the Faculty’s capacity to supervise the proposed projects. Prospective candidates should consult with the Director of Postgraduate Studies before preparing their project proposals. Program focusThis research degree aims to train students in business research either for academic or management purposes. Students are to undertake a significant piece of research and report it in a scholarly dissertation. This course aims to provide students with opportunities to explore the resolution of particular management problems using specialist knowledge and advanced techniques through conducting research in a specialised area of business, management or information systems.... [-]


Master of Education

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years January 2017 Australia Toowoomba + 1 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. This program gives you the opportunity to enhance your professional competence through advanced coursework and research-based projects. [+]

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CRICOS code 042226A

Units to complete: 8

Duration: on campus 1 year full-time, distance/online 4 years part-time

Start date: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, NovemberCampus: Toowoomba

 

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4-year bachelor degree in Education

 

Other requirementsSome majors may have additional specific requirements and/or are subject to other restrictions.Some courses have assessment work that can be completed only if the student has access to an appropriate workplace, for example, TAFE, schools, preschool settings or other education or training environments. Students without access to an appropriate workplace would be unable to complete the requirements for these courses.... [-]


Master of Engineering

Online Part time 3 - 4 semesters Australia

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. The aim of this program is to produce graduates who are equipped with essential management knowledge and an appreciation of the latest technologies much broader than their initial specialisation. [+]

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Master of EngineeringUnits to complete: 8Duration: 1.5 – 2 years part–timeStart date: March, July, November

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent • 4-year Bachelor of Engineering Degree awarded by an Australian university, or equivalent

 

Program FocusThis 8-unit program provides graduates with knowledge of selected basic concepts and skills associated with engineering in areas, such as sustainable development, technical risk assessment, and engineering asset management. The aim of this program is to produce graduates who are equipped with essential management knowledge and an appreciation of the latest technologies much broader than their initial specialisation. The skill set would therefore allow the graduate to manage more complex technological or engineering businesses.... [-]


Master of Engineering Science

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2017 Australia Toowoomba + 1 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. Master of Engineering Science is tailored to provide a broad knowledge of engineering or spatial science through a specialised suite of technical courses in nine different majors. [+]

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Master of Engineering Science (MENS)CRICOS code: 067689GUnits to complete: 16Duration: on campus 2 years full–time, distance 4 years part–timeStart date: March, JulyCampus: Toowoomba

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent• 3-year degree in engineering or spatial science, or equivalent Alternative Entry• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent• Non-engineering degree in a technical field with sufficient mathematics and science content equivalent to a 3-year engineering degree awarded by an Australian university

Professional AccreditationThe Faculty will be seeking accreditation by Engineers Australia as meeting stage one competencies for registration at the level of Professional Engineer.... [-]


Master of Engineering Technology

Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 semesters January 2017 Australia Toowoomba + 1 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. This program is appropriate for those students who wish to extend their knowledge of a specific area of engineering. The masters program also includes provision for students to evaluate information critically.. [+]

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Master of Engineering Technology (METC)CRICOS code: 066846GUnits to complete: 12Duration: on campus 1.5 years full–time, distance 3 years part–timeStart date: March, JulyCampus: Toowoomba

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent• 3-year degree in engineering, science or technology in the same field of study as their proposed major studyOR• 4-year degree in engineering from a recognised institutionPLUS• Demonstrated high level of academic performance

Program FocusThis program is appropriate for those students who wish to extend their knowledge of a specific area of engineering. The masters program also includes provision for students to evaluate information critically, and to select and apply an appropriate methodology to a particular research problem. The masters program builds on the graduate certificate and allows students to take either an Engineering Technology Studies Pathway (12 coursework units) or undertake a project and prepare a dissertation (8 coursework units and a 4-unit research project).... [-]


Master of Information Systems

Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 8 semesters January 2017 Australia Toowoomba + 1 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. This program is offered in order to cater for the strong demand of non-information technology degree holders to acquire professional information technology qualifications. [+]

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Master of Information SystemsCRICOS code: 069704JUnits to complete: 12Duration: on campus 1.5 years full–time, distance 4 years part-timeStart date: on campus March, July, distance March, July, November

 

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in an area other than computingOR• Graduate Certificate in Business or Graduate Diploma of Business (Information Systems) or equivalentPLUS• Introductory knowledge of computing consistent with that found in CIS1000 Information System Concepts

 

 

Professional AccreditationThis program is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.... [-]


Master of Management

Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Springfield + 1 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. This program provides a high-level, professionally oriented set of postgraduate courses for students who wish to further their career prospects in senior management positions. [+]

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Master of ManagementUnits to complete: 8Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-timeStart dates: March, July, November

Entry requirements• 3-year business bachelor degree or equivalent in the areas of management, marketing or leadership

 

Alternative Entry• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent• Graduate Certificate in Business OR • Postgraduate Certificate in Business (minimum GPA of 4.0)OR• Postgraduate Certificate in Business (minimum GPA of 4.0)

PLUS

• Minumum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience

Program FocusThis program provides a highlevel, professionally oriented set of postgraduate courses for students who wish to further their career prospects in senior management positions. Graduates will gain an advanced understanding of theory and practice in the broad areas of management, marketing and leadership to enable them to address the challenges of managing in a rapidly changing global business environment.... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 12 semesters January 2017 Australia Toowoomba Springfield + 2 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. The Master of Professional Accounting is offered in order to cater for the strong demand of non-accounting degree holders to acquire professional accounting qualifications. [+]

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Master of Professional AccountingCRICOS code: 066849EUnits to complete: 12Duration: on campus 1.5 years full-time, online or distance 6 years part-timeStart dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, NovemberCampus: Toowoomba, Springfield

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-accounting field

Professional AccreditationThe program satisfies the initial educational entrance requirements of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). We recommend that graduates in accounting from an overseas university obtain a qualifications assessment from CPA Australia before applying for admission. In many cases, such graduates may be required to complete only 3 – 4 courses to achieve Associate membership. These can be studied through a Graduate Certificate in Business.... [-]


Master of Project Management

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 4 years January 2017 Australia Springfield + 1 more

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. The Master of Project Management aims to produce graduates who have appropriate skills and knowledge to be capable of managing small, medium and large-sized projects as a senior team leader, a project manager or project director. [+]

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Master of Project ManagementCRICOS code: 055824EUnits to complete: 8Duration: on campus 1 year full-time, online/distance 4 years part-timeStart dates: on campus March, July, online/distance March, July, NovemberCampus: SpringfieldEntry requirements• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent• 3-year bachelor degree or equivalent• Minimum 2 years full-time equivalent work experience

Alternative ENTRY• Postgraduate Certificate in Business • Minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience

 

Program focusThe Master of Project Management aims to produce graduates who have appropriate skills and knowledge to be capable of managing small, medium and large-sized projects as a senior team leader, a project manager or project director. Students may also choose specialisations from other Faculty of Business coursework masters programs, such as any of the specialisations from the Master of Business Administration.... [-]


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Master of Science (Research)

Campus Full time 3 semesters January 2017 Australia Toowoomba

Apply Now! We are now accepting applications. This program provides opportunities for students to undertake advanced study and to produce a research-based dissertation in a science-based discipline. [+]

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Master of Science (Research)CRICOS code: 070618GUnits to complete: 12Duration: 1.5 years full-timeStart date: March, JulyCampus: Toowoomba

Entry requirements• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent 4-year degree at an Australian university or equivalent, with a GPA of 4.5 or above, in a relevant discipline

OR

• 3-year degree at an Australian university or equivalent and have successfully completed a coursework masters, with a GPA of 4.5 or above, in a relevant disciplineOR• completed a 3-year degree at an Australian university or equivalent and either successfully completed a postgraduate diploma in a relevant area, or have successfully completed a postgraduate certificate in a relevant area, together with the equivalent of a minimum of 2 years work experience deemed to be appropriate by the Dean, or have very substantial equivalent industry experience deemed to be appropriate by the Dean... [-]


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Darling Heights 4350, Australia
Website http://www.usq.edu.au/
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