16 Jan 2019
The University of the Sunshine Coast has continued its solid growth to make 4,640 offers of study for Semester 1 2019, up 2.6 percent on last year.
The January round of offers was released online this morning by Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC), hitting the email inboxes of thousands of USC hopefuls.
The 4,640 offers to date include 2,273 to applicants from the Sunshine Coast (including Noosa Shire Council), 921 to residents of the Moreton Bay Region, as well as 289 to Fraser Coast and 163 to Gympie residents.
USC will continue to make offers in February, with Semester 1 beginning on 25 February at its campuses on the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast, Gympie, Caboolture and Southbank.
USC Acting Vice-Chancellor Scott Snyder said the University’s continuing growth reflects the desire of regional residents to gain qualifications that position them for future employment opportunities.
“The demand and intake at USC continues to grow unabated,” he said.
“The University is maturing and it’s clear now that more people see us as a local pathway to meaningful employment, so the figures reflect the University’s strengthening importance in our communities.”
The Bachelor of Nursing Science remains USC’s most sought-after degree, with 607 offers made across all campuses, followed by Paramedic Science, Primary Education, Biomedical Science and Business.
The record numbers come on the back of USC’s fifth equal position from 41 national universities in the 2018 Employer Satisfaction Survey, and ahead of the opening of its new campus at Moreton Bay in 2020.
Enrolment information has been provided to applicants online. Applicants are encouraged to respond to offers by Tuesday 22 January and join Orientation activities between 18 and 22 February.
Anyone who has received an offer to study at USC will also have received enrolment and study planning information in their offer email. Those who did not receive an offer can also contact USC’s Student Central for advice about further QTAC offer rounds.
For more details about applying to study at USC, go to www.usc.edu.au/apply
USC Media: Janelle Kirkland, 07 5459 4553, firstname.lastname@example.org