The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is Australia’s leading regional university. With a strong focus on research, teaching and positive student experience, we provide high-quality flexible programs producing Australia’s highest paid graduates1. Our students benefit from flexible options of on-campus studies, delivered across three campuses in Queensland, Australia, online and multimodal study options and through trusted national and international education partners. USQ is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, reached the top 500 universities2 and the top 90 young universities worldwide3. USQ is also rated as a QS 5 Star university4. Our graduates consistently rank highest in Australia for graduate employment and graduate starting salaries1.
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 industries 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.
We have become a leading Australian multi-campus teaching and research institution, offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research training programs. With cutting-edge facilities, personalised student support services, low cost of living, and easy access to major tourist destinations, students can make the most of their studies in Australia with us.1. The Good Universities Guide, 2022
2. Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021
3. Times Higher Education World Young University Rankings, 2022
4. QS Stars Rating System, 2021
5. ARC Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 National Report
Toowoomba is a welcoming and thriving regional centre with a diverse economy, low cost of living, and offers 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 bank and post office; a health centre; Japanese and native botanic gardens; an art gallery and theatre; on-campus accommodation and other recreational opportunities.
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. The USQ Springfield campus provides a student-focused educational environment with the latest in program delivery and technology. With high-quality facilities such as a new engineering research facility, digital production and performance hubs and a world-class Boeing 737-800 flight simulator facility. We also have close industry ties to link students with work experience opportunities throughout their studies. USQ Springfield promotes a culture that supports the needs of each student and works with them to achieve their goals.
Ipswich is Queensland's fastest growing city and is also home to the youngest demographic in Southeast Queensland. Located just 55 minutes to Brisbane city, and just over one hour to the Gold Coast; Ipswich is connected by public transport to domestic and international airports. The city combines a heritage charm with the benefits of a modern, exciting metropolitan lifestyle. 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 clinical nursing laboratories, award-winning library with a living rainforest, as well as a local 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 Law & Criminology.
For over 40 years, we’ve been providing flexible study options and delivering the highest quality degrees to thousands of students. We are experts in digital learning and online study student experience. With over 100 courses available online, students have the opportunity to how they study.
Once students graduate from USQ, they automatically become a part of our alumni community – a growing network of more than 100,000+ graduates networked across more than 146 countries around the globe. Our alumni enjoy benefits that include networking through nine chapters around the world; public recognition of professional achievements after graduation with our Alumnus of the Year Awards; advertising of work opportunities on our online job noticeboard; notification of annual alumni events; and a subscription to USQ’s Alumni eNewsletter, Phoenix Rising. Visit the Alumni website to be inspired by our graduates who have risen to influential positions that positively impact society.
Our programs are designed to prepare industry-ready, internationally recognised, and qualified graduates. Students can study at diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels either on- campus, externally or online. Students may also undertake Professional Development single courses, pathway programs and English language courses.
Programs and courses are available in the following study areas:
- Agriculture and Environment
- Arts & Humanities
- Business & Management
- Education & Teaching
- Information & Communication Technology
- Law & Criminology
- Media & Communication
- Nursing & Allied Health
- Psychology & Human Services
- Surveying & Built Environment
- Visual & Performing Arts