Enjoying a central location at Sippy Downs, the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is the only full-service campus on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. Not only does it boast a convenient location to explore all the region has to offer, the 100 hectare campus borders a nature reserve, is home to a population of Eastern Grey kangaroos and is committed to environmental sustainability. Campus life is also a vibrant experience with the latest teaching and learning spaces, cafes, sport facilities, an art gallery and library.
School of Science and Engineering
Undergraduate programs at the School of Science and Engineering at USC include generic science, environmental science, mechanical and civil engineering. International students at USC benefit from the high quality teaching of dedicated staff who have obtained prestigious national citations from the Office of Learning and Teaching. The strong foundation students receive in these programs helps form the building blocks for USC’s growing research programs.
Start Building Your Career in Engineering
“I felt that through engineering I’d be able to make a positive contribution to our community and environment.” – Gina Leach, Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 2012.
Through the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours) students can play a role in making better places in which to live in by learning about the planning, designing, building and maintenance of infrastructure such as buildings, roads, transportation, water, and the environment.
The Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours) is best suited to students who are inspired by the way things operate. In this course students learn how to work with machines and mechanical systems to develop better manufacturing methods.
In the Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)/ Bachelor of Environmental Science students learn how to utilise their technical, business and scientific environmental knowledge in order to manage human interaction with the environment.
Visualisation at USC – the Engineering Learning Hub
The Engineering Learning Hub at USC is one of its newest additions and most exciting learning spaces. This world-class visualisation facility consists of the purpose-built Visualisation and Collaboration studios that provide a hybrid of 2D and 3D virtual reality techniques so students can interact with complex data in ways that accelerate and deepen their learning.
The Visualisation Studio contains the 2D/3D Cave2 system along with a number of breakout learning spaces. The Collaboration Studio encourages a collaborative approach to learning within a technology rich environment. The studio features a 3D enabled screen on which multiple sources can be shared.
Living on the Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is a world-class learning destination and one of Australia’s best lifestyle locations. Its beautiful beaches, diverse entertainment districts, unique markets, friendly people and interesting hinterland diversions attract 2.8 million visitors each year. Students at USC’s Sippy Downs campus can experience all the region has to offer right outside the front door.
Unlock the Door to your Future
The Sunshine Coast region is a growing and thriving centre with a population of more than 300,000 people. As the region develops so too do the business and employment opportunities. As a result international students at USC do not only study locally, but there are also an increasing array of career choices in the region for them once they graduate.