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In USQ’s own words …

The University of Southern Queensland has a reputation for providing quality programs and degrees in an environment which is:

  1. flexible and
  2. supportive.

In less than 50 years, USQ has become a prominent teaching and research institution.

The university provides education worldwide from 4 locations in South East Queensland – Toowoomba, Fraser Coast, Springfield and Ipswich – as well as via online delivery.

USQ is one of Australia’s leading providers of on-campus and online (distance education) degrees. Almost 27,000 students from across Australia and around the world choose to study at USQ in the areas of:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Health and Community
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences.

From pathway options all the way through to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees; USQ is No.1 in Queensland for graduates in full-time work (MyUniversity, 2013). Regardless of whether students study via online (distance education) or on-campus or a combination of both, USQ’s focus is to provide them with career-oriented degrees and personalised support. Each student has their own Student Relationship Officer (SRO) to support them on their journey, helping them through the challenging spots and celebrating their successes.

Here are some of the subjects where USQ offers online courses.

Business and Commerce

Studying business at USQ will equip you with the knowledge required for your career in business, while also developing the skills essential to thrive in a dynamic and increasingly technology-driven work environment. USQ ranked #8 in the top 10 MBA programs in Australia (Financial Review Boss Magazine 2013).

Creative Arts and Media

USQ has been teaching emerging artists in theatre, music and visual arts for over 30 years and offers one of Australia’s oldest actor training institutions. You will experience creative, relevant and practically driven courses that reflect current industry demands, with great access to opportunities regardless of the major you choose.


USQ’s education degrees can be studied fully online, meaning you can fit study around your family and life. USQ’s shared first year courses give you the flexibility to change your specialisation after your first year. You can also complete your teaching placements overseas or in rural and remote areas. USQ received the top rating of 5 stars for positive graduate outcomes from USQ education students (Good Universities Guide, 2014).

Engineering and Built Environment

USQ is Australia’s No.1 distance education provider of Engineering and Surveying degrees. With a Remote Access Laboratory (RAL) System, it caters to online students by giving them off-site access to practical and laboratory experiments. 98% of USQ Civil Engineering students went on to find full-time employment (MyUniversity, 2010-2012).

Health and Community

Prepare yourself for a career in the real world with USQ’s Health and Community degrees. USQ’s Bachelor of Nursing can be fast-tracked for completion in 2 years. If you’re looking for postgraduate study, you can choose from a growing suite of bite-sized postgraduate options that articulate up to Masters level, so you can keep up-to-date with the health industry and advance your career.

Humanities and Communication

USQ has 20 specialisation areas to choose from in its Humanities and Communications degrees. To give you a competitive edge in a global employment market, you can also study behaviour science, languages and cultures, journalism, as well as international relations.

Information Technology

Studying Information Technology at USQ will immerse you in a world of technological structure. USQ’s computing and information systems graduates have the highest full-time employment rate in Queensland and a higher than median salary (

Law and Justice

USQ’s law degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have given their enthusiastic endorsement. Study topics in commercial and private law, international commercial law, human rights, public international law and important areas of urban and rural legal practice. Start your law career 1 year sooner with USQ’s new 3 year Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees.