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University of Southern Queensland

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
A recognised leader in online and blended education, we are renowned for our supportive environment and student-focused commitment to learning and teaching.

Distance Learning Courses

Engineering & Technology (65)
Business & Management (39)
Humanities (35)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (32)
Agriculture & Forestry (11)

About

History

  • Woven into the fabric of USQ is the vision and determination of many University and community members who, over the years, have contributed to the expansion and growth of the University. 
  • The USQ Historical Archives play an important role in preserving the history and memory of the University. Members of the public are welcome to view the various exhibitions and displays available. 

Education

Ignite your passion for educating and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow with one of USQ’s Education degrees. Our lecturers and industry professionals will mentor and guide you to develop skills in your chosen teaching specialisation. Through a combination of theory and up to 110 days of professional experience, you’ll be empowered and well prepared to adapt to the classroom environment.  

Research

  • We are committed to performing research that is not only of academic relevance, but is engaging with industry and our stakeholders and contributing to innovation that benefits our communities and the nation.
  • Our research is focused on tackling national and global challenges affecting agriculture, natural resource management, and people living and doing business in regional areas. We have demonstrated research capability and expertise to service industry needs in a number of areas.
  • USQ facilitates a broad spectrum of research programs across multiple disciplines within our world class research institutes, centres and faculties. 

Career

The Careers & Employability Team offer one-on-one career planning sessions. We can help you to understand how your values, attributes and life experiences contribute to your career goals.

Within our sessions, we can help you to:
  • develop career management skills
  • set goals and strategies to help you with your career decisions
  • make sound career decisions and set directions
  • discover resources to support career decisions and actions
  • plan for employment after graduation.

Services

Student services

Academic Board, the principal advisory committee to Council on academic matters, is concerned with monitoring the academic activities of the University’s faculties, and the promotion and encouragement of teaching, scholarship and research. Underpinning this is the role of academic policy development and review. Academic Board is supported by a number of standing committees.

Housing services

The Education City Residential Village located just 100 metres from USQ Springfield provides a friendly residential community environment. The modern two to seven bedroom apartments are fully furnished and include appliances. The Education City Residential Village is independently provided and managed by Australian Property Management on behalf of Education City. 

Library services

USQ Library provides a supportive, connected and intuitive experience that enables:

  • students to develop the confidence, resilience and skills required to reach their potential as engaged, informed and productive citizens, and
  • staff to access the tools, supports and systems required to reach their potential as world-class teachers, researchers and professionals.

ICT services

The USQ Wireless Network, run on eduroam, provides internet access across all campuses. 

  • Internet access is subject to acceptable use.
  • Usage will be logged.
  • ICT recommends you review the Acceptable Use of ICT Resources Policy.
  • Access to sites considered to be malicious or not fitting acceptable use criteria may be restricted.

Medical services

  • Health and Medical Service

A confidential, accessible, and affordable health service is available to current students and employees. Services include medical services and appointments, pathology services and vaccinations.

  • Health and Wellbeing Network
The USQ Health and Wellbeing Network contributes to the development and implementation of innovative health and wellbeing programs.

Student Life

Campus life

  • USQ Toowoomba
USQ's founding campus is located in Australia's largest inland city and is home to more than 4000 students.
  • USQ Springfield
Located in Education City, just over 30 minutes from Brisbane's CBD and one hour from the Gold Coast.
  • USQ Ipswich
Located in Queensland's oldest provincial city, Ipswich, just 55 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and 1 hour and 15 minutes to Toowoomba.
  • USQ Hub@Stanthorpe
Based within the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, 140 kilometres (approximately 2 hours) south of Toowoomba.

Sports facilities

The Works health and recreation club located at each campus, offers an extensive free weights area, large cardio area, skills zone area, creche and a variety of classes as well as Personal Trainers to assist with fitness and health needs. 

Student clubs

  • Student clubs are a core part of student life at USQ, bringing together vibrant and diverse communities and providing opportunities for current USQ students. Each of our student clubs has a purpose and it is likely there is one focused on something you are passionate about. 
  • By joining even one of the many student clubs available, you will not only have the opportunity to create great friendships, capture lasting memories and have a blast, but you can also build skills that will help further your career.

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

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