University of Southern Queensland

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About University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is an Australian institution known for its quality education and commitment to research. Established in 1967, it offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across disciplines. USQ is a trailblazer in online education and actively contributes to global academic experiences through research centers and institutes. The university also provides comprehensive support services, including academic guidance, career counseling, and health and well-being support. Its positive learning environment and sports facilities contribute to its holistic student community.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Programs:

  1. Academic Qualifications:
    • Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or its equivalent.
    • Specific academic requirements may vary by program.
  2. English Language Proficiency:
    • International students may need to demonstrate proficiency in English through tests like IELTS, TOEFL, or equivalent.
  3. Additional Requirements:
    • Some programs may have additional entry requirements, such as a portfolio, interview, or completion of prerequisite subjects.

Postgraduate Programs:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree:
    • A completed bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Specific academic requirements may vary by program.
  2. English Language Proficiency:
    • International students may need to demonstrate proficiency in English through tests like IELTS, TOEFL, or equivalent.
  3. Work Experience:
    • Some postgraduate programs may require relevant work experience in addition to academic qualifications.
  4. Research Programs (Ph.D. or Master’s by Research):
    • For research programs, a demonstrated capacity for independent research is often required.
    • A research proposal may be necessary.
  5. Specific Program Requirements:
    • Certain programs may have specific entry requirements, such as interviews, portfolios, or prerequisite coursework.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

For international students, USQ typically accepts a range of English language proficiency tests. The minimum scores required may vary by program, but common tests include IELTS, TOEFL, Pearson Test of English (PTE), and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).

Campus location


Toowoomba, 487-535 West St, Darling Heights QLD 4350, Australia

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+61 7 4631 2285

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Industrial connection part & work opportunities

Industrial Connection
  1. Industry Partnerships:
    • USQ has established partnerships and collaborations with various industries, providing students with valuable insights into real-world applications of their studies.
  2. Internship and Placement Opportunities:
    • The university facilitates internships or work placements with industrial partners, allowing students to gain hands-on experience and exposure to professional environments.
  3. Guest Lectures and Industry Speakers:
    • Professionals from various industries regularly contribute by giving guest lectures or participating in academic events, connecting students with industry experts and current trends.
  4. Industry Advisory Boards:
    • USQ maintains advisory boards comprising industry professionals who actively guide curriculum development. This ensures that academic programs align closely with current industry needs and standards.
  5. Research Collaborations:
    • Collaborative research projects with industry partners are a hallmark of USQ. These projects provide students and faculty with opportunities to address real-world problems, fostering innovation and the development of practical skills.
Work Opportunities
  1. On-Campus Employment:
    • USQ may have on-campus job opportunities for students, such as working in administrative offices, libraries, labs, or other student service centers.
  2. Internships and Work Placements:
    • USQ often collaborates with industries to provide students with internship and work placement opportunities. These experiences allow students to gain practical skills and real-world exposure in their respective fields.
  3. Career Services:
    • USQ’s career services may assist students in finding part-time jobs, internships, or cooperative education opportunities related to their academic programs.
  4. Student Organizations and Clubs:
    • Involvement in student organizations and clubs can provide networking opportunities and potential leadership roles, enhancing students’ employability.
  5. Research Assistant Positions:
    • Students pursuing research-intensive programs may have the chance to work as research assistants on various projects led by faculty members.
  6. Industry Connections:
    • USQ’s connections with industries may lead to job placement opportunities, as industries often seek to recruit graduates with relevant skills and knowledge.
  7. Job Fairs and Career Events:
    • USQ may organize job fairs and career events where students can interact with potential employers, submit resumes, and explore job opportunities.
  8. Online Job Portals:
    • USQ may have an online job portal where students can access job listings, internship opportunities, and part-time positions.

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