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2010 USQ POSTGRADUATE

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

fulfilling lives


USQ … FULFILLING LIVES

Whether you have already

made the decision to study in

Australia, or whether you are

still thinking about what you

would like to do, we can help.

We realise that studying overseas

is a big commitment, but we don’t

shy away from commitment. We

care about the relationships we

have with our students and will

support you before and after the

decision to commence study –

we don’t just lecture, we listen.

Our students come from over

100 countries, and are at different

stages of life – which means that

they need different things from

their university. This is why we

remain flexible to their needs,

whatever they may be. If you

decide to join us, you can study

at one of our three campuses, by

distance education or through a

USQ Education Partner. Choose

the study mode that suits you.

We realise that situations change,

so even if you move to the other

side of the world, you can still be

a USQ student and complete your

qualifications. Similarly, if your

family or work situation changes,

you might decide to lighten your

study load or increase to full-time

study. It is entirely up to you.

Many of our programs are offered

by distance education over three

semesters, which means there is

the opportunity to fast-track your

degree by taking on additional

subjects over the Australian

summer. Even if you are studying

on-campus in Australia and

decide to go home during summer

semester, you can still study some

courses by distance education if

you choose to. You are in charge

of your learning.

This brochure is designed to

answer some of your immediate

questions; however, if you have

further questions let us know.

Email us at

international@usq.edu.au or

call us on +61 7 4631 5543 and

we’ll provide the answers to all

your questions.

USQ Campus –

Toowoomba

USQ Campus –

Springfield

USQ Campus –

Fraser Coast

Comparisons–

• Cost of living

• Accommodation

Accommodation–

• on–campus

• private

2•3

4•5

6•7

8•9

10•11

Your USQ support

network

USQ Sydney

Education Centre

Distance education

Quick reference

for programs

English language

& pathways

programs

12•13

14

15

16–22

23–24

Arts programs

Business,

Commerce & Law

programs

Education

programs

Engineering &

Spatial Science

programs

Health programs

25–27

28–37

38–45

46–54

55–57

Information

Technology

programs

Sciences programs

Research programs

Before applying

to study–

• IELTS

• Past study credit

• Scholarships

Information for

on-campus

students–

• Student visa

• Studying

58–63

64–67

68

69

70

How to apply

Refunds

Important dates

Application form

71•72

73

75•76

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USQ … FULFILLING LIVES

Why study with USQ?

You can study wherever you like

Studying with USQ means flexibility.

You can choose to study on-campus, by

distance education, off-shore through a

USQ Education Partner, or a custom-built

combination of all these options.

If your circumstances change, we will support

you. If you’re studying on-campus and need to

return home, you can complete your studies

by distance education or through one of our

Education Partners. If you want to take up

a career opportunity that comes your way,

you can complete your degree by distance

education part-time.

You will be much more than a

number to us

At USQ, we get to know our students. We not

only challenge you to achieve your goals, we

work with you to get you there.

We will individually assess your academic

documents to see if you are able to receive

credit for any of your previous studies.

As an on-campus student, you will be part

of a University with an enviable international

reputation, enjoying the benefits of small class

sizes and gaining easy access your lecturers.

As a distance education student, you will enjoy

the benefits of studying with a University that

has many years experience providing education

to students from all over the world.

You will learn from experienced

and highly qualified academics

USQ lecturers are recognised throughout the

world for their excellence in teaching. Many

members of the teaching staff have received

multiple awards in their field, and have written

textbooks that have been adopted by USQ and

other universities as set course texts.

Your employment prospects will

be enhanced

USQ graduates are highly sought after in the

national and international workforces. USQ is

consistently voted in the top 10 for graduate

outcomes amongst Australian universities.

USQ degree programs are career oriented

and practical, with hands-on learning and

are internationally recognised, meeting the

accreditation requirements for a number of

professional associations.

Your network will be

multinational and vast

As a USQ student, you become part of a

very extended family. Currently there are

approximately 25,000 USQ students completing

their studies throughout Australia and the

world. Over 80 nationalities are represented

across our three Australian campuses.

You’ll be studying in a safe,

friendly, low cost environment

USQ on-campus students experience a safe

and friendly multicultural environment. With

modern facilities and a relatively low cost of

living compared to major cities, USQ is an

affordable option without compromising on

a quality education. An economical range of

quality accommodation providers are within

walking distance of campus.

You will be studying with an

award-winning University

Recognition from independent bodies includes:

2007 Carrick Institute for Learning and

Teaching in Higher Education Awards

for Programs that Enhance Learning

2007 Carrick Citations for Outstanding

Contributions to Student Learning

2006 Carrick Awards for Excellence in

Australian University Teaching

2005 Distance Education Training Council

Accreditation

2004 Commonwealth of Learning Award of

Excellence for Institutional Achievement

2000–2001 Joint winner of the Good Universities

Guide ‘Australian University of the Year’

for developing Australia’s e-University

1999 Voted the ‘World’s Best Dual Mode

University’ by the International Council of

Open and Distance Education (ICDE)

Where is USQ?

The University has three main campuses in Queensland.

The campuses are located in the attractive, regional city of

Toowoomba, 1½ hours drive from Brisbane’s CBD; Springfield,

an expanding and master-planned community in Brisbane’s

south-western corridor within easy access of the Gold Coast

and only a ½ hour drive from Brisbane’s CBD; and the beachside

location of Fraser Coast, 3½ hours drive from Brisbane’s CBD.

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USQ Toowoomba

With a population of over

100,000, Toowoomba is one of

Australia’s largest inland cities.

The city of Toowoomba sits on

the crest of the Great Dividing

Range, around 700 metres

above sea level.

Toowoomba has twice been

voted Australia’s best city to

live in and is renowned for its

beauty and breathtaking views.

The city has a low cost of living,

pleasant surroundings, clean

air and a safe, welcoming

atmosphere. Sporting facilities,

shopping centres, art galleries,

museums, cinemas, and a fine

range of restaurants, cafés and

clubs ensure that Toowoomba has

something to offer everyone.

USQ enjoys close links with the

local community, and special

friendship programs have been

organised to assist students to

participate in the many social

activities Toowoomba has to offer.

Toowoomba and USQ offer

students all the benefits of a city

environment, while providing an

opportunity to experience inland

Australia.

For further information about

living in Toowoomba, please visit

the following web site:

www.usq.edu.au/toowoomba

Jassim Alharoon

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Saudi Arabia

USQ Toowoomba makes a great study destination, based on its weather, friendly

community and teaching style. If you are looking for a quality university at a reasonable

price, apply to USQ, you won’t regret it. The academic staff treat each student as an

individual with individual needs. I also got a lot of help when I first arrived, including

airport collection and finding great accommodation within walking distance of campus.

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USQ TOOWOOMBA

Toowoomba

campus

facilities

• Technologically advanced

lecture theatres

• 24 hour computer

laboratories

You can also connect to a

wireless local area network

(WLAN) if you have a portable

computer or PDA fitted with

a wireless network interface

card.

• Library

• Multimedia studios

Our up-to-date, high

technology television

studio gives students the

opportunity to gain first-hand

experience both in front of

and behind a camera.

• General services

Your day-to-day needs are

provided for with on-campus

banking facilities, bookshop,

post office, refectory, café and

club, hairdresser, counselling

services and access to a

medical centre within walking

distance to the campus.

• Sporting facilities

If you are sports-minded,

numerous sporting fields

and the Clive Berghoffer

Recreation Centre provides

for your various fitness

pursuits and caters for

sporting teams.

• World class, ‘top 25’

Japanese garden on–campus.

USQ ON–CAMPUS

Facts

CLimate

Summer 27˚C/80˚F

Winter 13˚C/ 56˚F

Travel Distances by car

Toowoomba to:

Brisbane CBD 1½ hours

Gold Coast 2 hours

Sunshine Coast 2 hours

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USQ SPRINGFIELD

The Springfield campus

provides a unique educational

experience, combining the

latest in study options with

impressive facilities supported

by a student-focused approach

to learning.

Students enjoy direct

interaction with lecturers and

tutors, easy access to staff

and facilities within a strong

community atmosphere.

USQ understands the

challenges of university life

and the campus has a wealth of

services and facilities available

to provide you with support

during your studies.

The precinct houses other

education providers, such as a

primary to secondary college, an

English language provider and a

vocational training facility.

Modern accommodation and

amenities are located on site,

with the Orion Springfield

Town Centre, shopping and

entertainment precinct only a

few minutes walk away.

Springfield is the ideal living

location for students seeking

the friendliness of a smaller

community and the lifestyle

available in a metropolitan city.

The Campus theme is ‘Community

Centred – Career Focused’. USQ

Springfield provides a supportive

environment dedicated to learning.

For further information about

living in Springfield, please visit

the following web site:

www.usq.edu.au/springfield/life

Andreas Eder

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Germany

The greatest benefit of studying at USQ is an internationally accepted degree, which will

make my life easier when finding jobs in different parts of the world. USQ has several offices

around the world and also offer fast tracking throughout the summer. My personal opinion

about USQ is that it is a good university, with good lecturers who keep your studies exciting

and interesting. They do really seem to care about the individual and not just the whole group.

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USQ SPRINGFIELD

Springfield

campus

facilities

• State-of-the-art auditorium

• 24 hour computer

laboratories

At USQ Springfield, you will

have access to the very latest

in program-specific specialist

facilities.

• Wireless connectivity

Allows you to access

the Internet on-campus

anywhere, anytime.

• Library

• General services

Students’ day-to-day needs

are provided for with café

and convenience store

facilities located within

Education City. Both personal

and career counselling

services are provided by

the University, as well as

academic learning support.

• Sporting facilities are located

within and near to Education

City, including a gymnasium

that provides various fitness

pursuits, outdoor volleyball

courts, and mini-oval.

Sporting equipment is also

available for loan on-campus.

• Campus grounds

You have direct access to

24 hectare parklands and

the Orion Springfield Town

Centre shopping precinct

which is a short walk away.

• Transport

A bus stop is located

immediately adjacent to the

USQ building. The bus service

integrates with trains arriving

at the Goodna and Redbank

train stations every day of

the week.

USQ ON–CAMPUS

• Phoenix Radio

A local online radio station

serving the Greater Ipswich

region 24 hours a day, 7 days

a week. Located on-campus,

the facilities are being used to

provide training for students

enrolled in the Bachelor of

Applied Media and for people

from the local community.

For further information visit

the following web site:

www.usq.edu.au/phoenixradio

• Security

Security is managed by

Education City and operates

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Facts

CLimate

Summer 27˚C/80˚F

Winter 13˚C/ 56˚F

Travel Distances by car

Springfield to:

Brisbane CBD ½ hour

Gold Coast 1 hour

Sunshine Coast 2 hours

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USQ FRASER COAST

The USQ Fraser Coast campus

is located at Hervey Bay, a halfhour

flight or three and a half

hours drive north of Brisbane.

‘The Bay’ is a great location for

international students, with a

superb climate, calm waters,

pristine beaches and relaxed

lifestyle. The magnificent

marine environment is perfect

for diving, snorkelling and

swimming.

Bordered by 40 kilometres

of beautiful, calm beaches,

the Fraser Coast region has a

population of approximately

95,000. Hervey Bay’s population

of 52,000 is increasing rapidly

as people continually move to

the region.

Just off-shore lies the World

Heritage-listed Fraser Island,

which is the largest sand island

in the world. A unique natural

environment, Fraser Island has

unspoiled beaches, rainforests

and fresh water lakes – all

attractions for eco-tourists from

around the globe.

Hervey Bay has become known

as the whale-watching capital of

the world. Humpback whales and

their calves rest and play in the

Bays sheltered waters between

August and November.

Hervey Bay’s esplanade is lined

with a range of street cafés, fine

dining restaurants and clubs.

You can enjoy barbecues on the

impressive foreshore or hire

bicycles, jet skis and canoes, while

swimming in the safe protected

waters of the Bay.

For further information about

living in Hervey Bay please visit

the following web site:

www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Svenja Völkert

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Germany

I decided to choose the USQ Fraser Coast campus as my study abroad destination

because I thought it would be nice to be situated on the eastern coast of Australia.

The Fraser Coast campus is pretty small, which makes it easy to meet people. I was

seen as a person – not just another student number. USQ is a great university with

great staff and good learning support.

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USQ FRASER COAST

Fraser Coast

campus

facilities

• Technologically advanced

lecture theatres

• 24 hour computer

laboratories

You can also connect to a

wireless local area network

(WLAN) if you have a portable

computer or PDA fitted with

a wireless network interface

card.

• Library

Fraser Coast has a joint-use

library with the Fraser Coast

Regional Council.

• General services

Your day-to-day needs are

provided for with bookshop,

award winning café and

counselling services provided

by the University.

• Campus Grounds

With the addition of C Block,

the Fraser Coast campus

facilities also include

additional classrooms,

conference rooms and

student hub centre.

• Sporting facilities

The Fraser Coast Campus

is affiliated with the Police

Citizens and Youth Club

(PCYC), located on the

adjoining site to the campus.

Other clubs in the region also

offer discounts and benefits

to USQ students.

• The campus is in the central

business district, and is about

a five-minute walk from some

of the local shopping centres

and restaurants.

Facts

CLimate

Summer

Winter

USQ ON–CAMPUS

29˚C/84˚F

22˚C/ 72˚F

Travel Distances by Air

Fraser Coast Airport has direct

daily flights to Brisbane and takes

approx. 45 mins by air.

Travel Distances by car

Hervey Bay to:

Brisbane CBD 3½ hours

Gold Coast 4 hours

Sunshine Coast 2 hours

Cairns 18 hours

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On-campus cost of living

On–campus accommodation (weekly)

Toowoomba Springfield Fraser Coast

Provider

Steele Rudd College

AUD213 – AUD219 per week

Meals included

Student Village

AUD126 – AUD189 per week

Meals not included

Not applicable

Concannon College

AUD232 per week

Meals included

McGregor College

AUD232 – AUD240 per week

Meals included

Off–campus accommodation (weekly)^#

Toowoomba Springfield Fraser Coast

Rent AUD75 – AUD140 AUD75 – AUD160 AUD55 – AUD150

Food^ AUD60 – AUD90 AUD60 – AUD90 AUD60 – AUD90

Electricity/Gas^ AUD7 – AUD9 AUD7 – AUD9 AUD7 – AUD9

Transport AUD25 AUD25 AUD25

Clothing and Toiletries AUD25 AUD25 AUD25

Entertainment AUD25 – AUD40 AUD25 – AUD45 AUD25 – AUD40

Phone Calls/Postage AUD25 AUD25 AUD25

Other Expenses AUD15 AUD10 AUD10

TOTAL AUD257 – AUD369 AUD252 – AUD389 AUD232 – AUD374

Off–campus establishment expenses^#

Toowoomba Springfield Fraser Coast

Bond/Security deposit AUD300 – AUD560 AUD300 – AUD640 AUD220 – AUD600

(4 weeks rent)

Two weeks rent in AUD150 – AUD280 AUD150 – AUD320 AUD110 – AUD300

advance

Electricity connection AUD80 AUD80 AUD40 – 80

Telephone connection AUD60 – AUD210 AUD60 – AUD210 AUD60 – AUD210

Gas connection AUD100 AUD100 AUD100

TOTAL AUD690 – AUD1,230 AUD690 – AUD1,350 AUD530 – AUD1,290

Guide to total ANNUAL expenditure on-campus * #

Toowoomba Springfield Fraser Coast

Tuition Fees AUD16,000 – AUD23,200 AUD16,000 – AUD23,200 AUD16,000 – AUD23,200

Living Expenses AUD10,280 – AUD14,760 AUD10,800 – AUD15,760 AUD9,480– AUD15,160

Medical Insurance AUD390 AUD390 AUD390

OSHC (12 months)

Textbooks AUD800 – AUD1,600 AUD800 – AUD1,600 AUD800 – AUD1,600

TOTAL AUD27,470 - AUD39,950 AUD27,990 - AUD40,950 AUD26,670 - AUD40,350

Note: these tables are based on 2009 costs (with the exception of 2010 tuition fees) and serve as a guide only. They are subject

to change.

^ Not applicable to Homestay.

# Based on shared accommodation.

* Cost is based on 2 semesters of study + 2 weeks orientation = 40 weeks.

Quynh Duong

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Vietnam

I choose to live at McGregor Residential College, because of the close proximity to

campus, the community life, and the social events. I also enjoyed the convenience

of having cleaning and cooking services provided and the easily accessible laundry

facilities. I would advise new students if you are looking for community life and

convenient living, then Residential Colleges is the perfect place for you.

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Accommodation Comparison

Onsite manager

Own room

Security patrols

Parking available

Room cleaning

Telephone access

Fully furnished

Meals provided

Walk to uni

Cycle to uni

Walk to bus stop

Swimming pool

Internet access

Wheel–chair access

Bond required (refundable)

Note: prices are current at

the date of printing and are

subject to change

Facilities offered

Cost

USQ Toowoomba

On-Campus

Residential

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Colleges

Private Shared Accommodation

AUD213 – AUD240

per week

AUD70 – AUD120

Student Village 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

per week

Toowoomba Uni

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 AUD120

Accommodation

per week

Crest Realty

AUD90 – AUD120

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Real Estate

per week

Donna Court

AUD95 – AUD125

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Apartments

per week

Boarding

Darling Heights

Lodge

Homestay

Living with a

family

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

AUD75 – AUD130

per week

AUD180

per week

USQ Springfield

On-Campus

Student Village 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Private Shared Accommodation

Private Rental 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Homestay

AUD120 – AUD150

per week

AUD50 – AUD150

per week

Living with a

family

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

AUD180

per week

USQ Fraser Coast

Private Shared Accommodation

Rental properties 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Homestay

AUD55* – AUD150

per week

Living with a

family

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

AUD180

per week

* Based on twin share accommodation.

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ON-CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

TOOWOOMBA

USQ has three Residential

Colleges offering you an

opportunity to meet other

students, make lifelong

friendships, succeed

academically, have an

enjoyable and varied social

life and participate fully in

university and college life.

Pastoral care and assistance

is provided by the residential

collegiate team, which comprises

of both postgraduate and

undergraduate students.

There is a free academic mentoring

and tutorial program in place to

assist you if you choose to stay at

the Residential Colleges. Rooms

have telephones and are fully

furnished with a choice of private

and shared bathroom facilities.

Rooms are cleaned and fresh

linen is supplied weekly. As a

resident of the Colleges, you

will have access to broadband

Internet connection; however, if

you don’t have your own computer,

you can access the University’s

24 hour computer laboratories.

Recreational facilities in common

rooms include pool tables, table

tennis tables, televisions and DVD

players. The University indoor

recreation centre, gymnasium,

tennis courts, rugby league,

Australian rules football and

soccer fields are all adjacent to

the Colleges.

Accommodation fees include

meals, utilities, bedroom cleaning,

linen, Internet allowance, formal

dinners, tuition, mentoring and

academic support.

Residential Colleges now offers

online applications. Please visit

their web site and click on the

links to apply online. This process

will issue an application number

and password, which allows you

to see how your application is

progressing at any given time.

Toowoomba

USQ ON–CAMPUS

Contact

USQ Residential Colleges

Phone +61 7 4631 2650

Email accommodation.officer@

usq.edu.au

Web www.usq.edu.au/

accommodation

springfield

Student Accommodation

within Education City is the

most modern on-campus

accommodation in Australia.

The accommodation is surrounded

by beautiful natural bush land,

providing a number of recreation

and eating facilities, shops and

BBQ areas. Apartments range

from two to seven bedrooms,

with advanced security and

surveillance systems, air

conditioning, cooking and laundry

facilities, parking facilities, and

broadband wireless Internet

connection.

There are also Residential

Advisors on-campus to maintain

an environment that provides

care, support and enrichment

for residents in academic,

cultural, personal, social and

recreational matters.

Throughout each semester, there

is a range of social activities

offered to residents, such as

movie/ten pin bowling nights.

Springfield

USQ ON–CAMPUS

Contact

STUDENT VILLAGE

Phone +61 7 3470 3000

Email educationcity@colliers.com

Web www.educationcity.com.au/

residential or

www.colliersstudent

services.com.au

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PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION

The quality of accommodation

available to you as a USQ

student is among the

best in Australia. Private

accommodation is available in

Toowoomba, Springfield and

Hervey Bay.

A percentage of this

accommodation has been

developed to cater specifically

for the needs of our students,

and is located within walking

distance of the University

campuses.

Homestay

Homestay is available for students

undertaking English language

studies (Study Tours, ELICOS, and

UNIPREP). Homestay is where you

can live with a family as a paying

guest. Homestay accommodation

can be a rewarding experience

and is ideal if you prefer to live

in a home environment. You will

have the opportunity to be part of

the daily life of a family living in

Australia and learn about Australian

traditions.

Rent is paid two weeks in

advance and costs approximately

AUD180 per week. Homestay

arrangements may include a

number of meals, special meal

requirements, Internet access,

laundry and transport.

The Accommodation Officer

can help you to arrange a

suitable homestay. For more

information, refer to the

Homestay International section

of our web site: www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices

Units and

Houses

Types of accommodation include:

fully furnished town houses, and

fully furnished share houses.

Sharing units or houses with

other students can be a great

way to meet new people, have

an independent lifestyle and

experience other cultures.

Private Housing

Advisory Service

This is a service that helps you to

find suitable accommodation. All

available accommodation is listed

on a database kept at Student

Services.

The Housing Advisory Service

provides advice:

• regarding your rights and

responsibilities as a tenant/

leaser

• on budgeting and other

accommodation issues.

For more information, please refer

to the accommodation section of

our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices

Contacts

USQ Toowoomba

Phone +61 7 4631 2210

Email stsv@usq.edu.au

Web www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices/accommodation

USQ Springfield

Phone + 61 7 3470 4400

Email studentservicesspringfield

@usq.edu.au

Web www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices/accommodation

USQ Fraser Coast

Phone +61 7 4120 6129

Email fcaccommodation@usq.

edu.au

Web www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices/accommodation

USQ ON–CAMPUS

Private shared

accommodation

Student Village

Phone + 61 7 4690 0000

Email: office@studentvillage.com.au

Web

www.studentvillage.com.au

Toowoomba Uni Accommodation

Phone +61 7 4614 0000

Email contact@toowoomba-uniaccom.com.au

Web www.toowoomba-uniaccom.com.au

Crest Realty Real Estate

Phone +61 7 4694 1222

Email info@crestrealty.com.au

Web

www.crestrealty.com.au

DonNa Court Apartments

Phone +61 7 4630 9331

Mobile +61 412 013 586

Email flavio@foddersolutions.org

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YOUR USQ SUPPORT NETWORK

You have many staff and

resources available if you ever

need help. If you find you are

facing problems of any kind,

do not keep it to yourself. Our

highly trained staff are always

happy to help you.

Most people need help at some

stage in their life, and it’s a big

step moving to a new country

and a new culture, so don’t

feel bad about asking for some

assistance or advice.

Take advantage of the support

facilities available so that your

study experience at USQ is the

best you can have.

FREE Airport

Reception and

Transfer

USQ wishes to make your arrival

in Australia and transfer to your

choice of campus as smooth

as possible. To help us ensure

someone is waiting for you at

the airport, we encourage you

to complete the online Airport

Reception and Transfer Request

at least three days prior to your

arrival time. This is located at:

www.usq.edu.au/international/

support/airport

For further information, please

refer to the study options and

support section of the our

web site: www.usq.edu.au/

international or contact us via

email: arrivals@usq.edu.au

Passport and

visa extension

If you are coming to USQ Australia

to study, you must apply for a

Student Visa. The Department

of Immigration and Citizenship

(DIAC) assess all visa applications.

International support staff are

available to assist you to renew

your visa.

Further information is available in

the International students section

of the USQ web site at: www.usq.

edu.au/studentservices

Academic

Learning

Support

Academic Learning Support staff

can assist you with communication

skills, pre-requisite mathematics

and study strategies. You can

access one-to-one assistance

from The Learning Centre, access

online materials via ALSOnline

or participate in workshops or in

specially designed course-based

support programs in a range of

different courses.

Learning

Enhancement

The Learning Enhancement

program assists you with study

strategies and skills. Group or

individual assistance is provided

in:

• individual learning issues

• workshops in essential study

skills and lifestyle

• peer counselling.

Further information is available at:

www.usq.edu.au/learningcentre

International

events

Participating in international

events can help you to settle into

the campus, and life in Australia.

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YOUR USQ SUPPORT NETWORK

National day

celebrations

National days of various

countries are celebrated on the

Toowoomba campus annually

with a formal flag-raising

ceremony. Such occasions are

supported by other members

of the campus community, and

provide a symbolic reminder

of the multicultural diversity

and richness of the University’s

student body. Further information

is available at: www.usq.edu.au/

multicultural

Spiritual

support

USQ strives to provide you with

spiritual support appropriate

to your needs. The following

religions are represented on the

Toowoomba campus: Anglican,

Catholic, Church of Latter Day

Saints, Islam, Presbyterian,

Students for Christ, and the

Uniting Church. The Chaplains of

the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service

on Springfield campus can assist

you to contact the local spiritual

community of your choice. USQ’s

spiritual services include:

• on-campus Chaplaincy in

Springfield and Toowoomba

• other religious support,

such as Chaplains or

representatives from a range

of religious organisations and

groups

• on-campus Islamic Centre, in

Toowoomba, which includes

a prayer area and separate

ablution areas.

Further information is available

in the Religion section of our

web site at: www.usq.edu.au/

multicultural

Multicultural

network

This network is made up of

people from a range of cultural

backgrounds that can help with

issues you may face while studying

on-campus.

Further information is available at:

www.usq.edu.au/multicultural

Academic and

personal

counselling

Counselling staff are committed

to offering confidential services

for a variety of personal and

academic concerns. The

counselling services are available

without charge to currently

enrolled students and their family

members. All counselling staff

are registered Psychologists

with the Queensland Board of

Psychology, or Social Workers

accredited with the Australian

Association of Social Workers. For

further information please refer

to the Counselling section of our

web site at: www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices

Health service

USQ Toowoomba Health Service

is a confidential, accessible and

affordable health service. It is

available to all USQ students,

and in some cases dependent

children. Services are available

to all students, regardless of

financial constraints, gender, race

or language. We are sensitive to

the needs and expectations of

students from other countries

and non-English speaking

backgrounds.

Further information is available in

the Health and Medical section of

our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices

Welfare advice

If you experience a need for

financial support, staff at USQ will

provide you with assistance for

financial emergencies, including

survival loans, budgeting and

shopping tips and consumer

information.

Further information is available

in the Loans section of our

web site at: www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices

Disability

If you have a disability, specialist

staff are available to provide

support and services that ensures

you have an equal opportunity to

access and participate in university

life, and to succeed to your full

potential in your studies. It is

recommended that prospective

students with verifiable disabilities

contact the Disability Resources

section prior to arrival to ensure

available services are appropriate

to your needs.

For further information, refer to

the Disability resources section of

our web site at: www.usq.edu.au/

studentservices

24 hour security

All USQ campuses have a 24 hour

security service. The USQ

Toowoomba campus has a free

security bus available (Monday to

Thursday, 7pm until 9pm) if you

live close to the University and you

are studying late during semester

in the library or elsewhere oncampus.

Springfield campus also

has a security service provided by

Education City. Security officers

are also available to provide

a walking escort around the

campus, or to provide assistance

in case of emergency.

Support for

your whole

family

Dependents

If you have dependents travelling

with you to Australia, you need to

ensure that they are covered by

your visa application. School aged

dependents must be enrolled with

an educational institution during

their stay in Australia.

You are encouraged to contact

Education Queensland to ascertain

education costs and enrolment

requirements.

Further information is available

on the Education Queensland

International web site at:

www.eqi.com.au/programs/

dependant-student.html

A range of public and private

schools are located close to the

University.

Further details are available at

the International office.

Tariq Khatri

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Pakistan

The International Student Services staff go out of their way to make international

students feel at home. The mentoring programs, social trips and gatherings have

provided a chance to network with on-campus students from across the world. The

trip to Tangalooma Dolphin Resort was out of this world. USQ provides an opportunity

to grow as a person, as well as playing an important role towards building a career.

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USQ sydney Education centre

The University of Southern

Queensland, in partnership

with Canterbury Institute

of Technology, offers a

range of undergraduate and

postgraduate programs which

are in high demand in the local

and international job markets.

USQ Sydney Education

Centre (SEC) has many years

of experience servicing

international students just

like you. Located near the

heart of Sydney’s CBD, you

will be within walking distance

to the city’s main transport,

education, sports, government

and tourist facilities.

Studying in

Sydney

Studying in Sydney is an exciting

experience because of its wide

array of popular tourist attractions.

USQ SEC is centrally located, so

you will be close to many popular

tourist destinations, like the Sydney

Opera House, Sydney Harbour

Bridge, The Rocks, Darling

Harbour and Circular Quay.

If you enjoy a relaxed atmosphere

and love outdoor living, Sydney is

just the place for you. Featuring

one of the most beautiful beaches

in the world, namely Bondi Beach,

Sydney also has great street cafés,

exotic restaurants, museums, art

galleries, theatres, clubs and pubs,

not to mention the many shopping

malls all over the city.

Sydney Australia is a cosmopolitan

city with a wide variety of activities,

entertainment and food to interest

students from all walks of life.

USQ Sydney

Education Centre

facilities

USQ SEC has teaching and

administration facilities in two

buildings: one in Bellevue Street

and the other in Mary Street,

Surry Hills.

For details about USQ SEC:

www.usqsydney.nsw.edu.au

• General Services

USQ SEC provides you with

a wide range of academic and

welfare support services.

If you are a new student,

you are encouraged to attend

the orientation program.

USQ SEC also has a fulltime

psychologist offering

confidential counselling

services.

• Library

USQ SEC has an in-house

Resources Centre where you

have access to a range of

textbooks to help you with

your studies.

You can also access the

USQ Online library to view

electronic books and online

journal databases.

As a USQ SEC student,

you can also access the

University of New South

Wales library in Sydney.

• Computer Laboratories

USQ SEC has a number of

modern computing labs.

Labs are open for students:

8.30am–6.00pm Mon–Thurs

8.30am–5.30pm Fri

9.30am–4.30pm Sat.

Chan Su

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

China

» program: Master of Professional Accounting

USQ values individual ideas as well as promotes teamwork and innovative thinking.

I have learnt about many areas of Business and Accounting and I have also learnt a lot

about other people and cultures. USQ Sydney has excellent teaching staff that is keen

to help out with any problem. After spending a year at USQ, it will be hard to leave this

lovely place. If you are planning to come here you won’t regret it!

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USQ has been at the forefront

of distance education in

Australia for over 25 years.

With around 20,000 students

choosing to study by distance

education at USQ each year,

we are experienced in

providing excellent support

to our off-campus students,

regardless of where they

are studying.

We work with students from

around Australia and all over

the world: from the highlands

in Papua New Guinea, the

isolation of Antarctica and

across Europe, Asia, Africa

and America.

DISTANCE EDUCATION

Benefits of

studying

by distance

education

Some of the great things about

distance education study include:

• the ability to gain the same

degree, with the same

lecturers, as on-campus

students

• the opportunity to study

regardless of location

• the opportunity to continue

meeting other life

commitments, such as work,

family or travel

• the ability to vary the number

of courses you take each

semester to further suit your

lifestyle and circumstances

• the ability to choose to

study part of your degree by

distance and part on-campus

if your situation changes

• the ability to communicate

with staff that can help you

design a study program that

suits you

• the satisfaction of knowing

that our courses are

internationally accredited,

signifying that you are

studying with one of the best

in the world

• the knowledge that you are

learning from a university

that has received multiple

awards for its online and

distance education services

and programs.

What is distance

education like?

As a distance education student,

the curriculum, textbooks, and

methods of assessment are the

same as those received by oncampus

students in Australia.

The main difference between

studying by distance or oncampus

is that most contact with

teaching staff will be written or

electronic, rather than face-toface.

As a distance student, you

are not required to attend lectures

at set times and you do not miss

lectures because of unexpected

commitments to your job or family.

Within reason, you can study at

your own pace.

How does it

work?

At USQ, you can study directly

with USQ or use a USQ Education

Partner, if one operates in

your country. When you study

by distance education, you will

receive study materials that may

include:

• Student Toolkit

• study materials for each

course of your degree

• Introductory Book – outlines

course, assessment, lecturer

contact and other details

• Study Book – detailing what

to study

• selected readings – all

compulsory readings for the

course

• access to USQConnect

• email and Internet account

• access to USQ library and its

online collections

• access to learning circles and

other support services.

Assessment is normally in the

form of assignments and exams.

You can mail your assessments

to USQ and sit for your exams

in an exam centre close to your

home. The majority of the courses

have access to online or Internet

materials and activities.

Studying through a USQ Education Partner

or USQ Education Support Office

USQ has an established global network of education partners and support offices in selected countries

to provide services and tutorials to support your studies. In some cases, these offices are linked to a

local university or college which makes its facilities available to USQ students.

Services from a USQ Education Partner may include:

• enquiry and course advice

• assistance with enrolment and variation to your enrolment

• financial – receipt of fees

• tutorial and study groups

• distribution, exchange and replacement of study materials

• ordering and distribution of textbooks

• access to library facilities

• assignment despatch

• coordination of exam centres

• live video conferences (broad screen and desktop) enabling you and your lecturers to see each other and

hold discussions. Video conferencing is only available in certain countries.

A list of USQ’s Education Partners and Support Offices can be found at: www.usq.edu.au/international/

representatives

Studying with USQ direct

If you live in a country that does not have an education partner, the University provides a high level of individual

support and assistance. Our Student Management Division provides personalised support, and contacting

lecturers is as easy as picking up the telephone, sending an email or participating in online discussions.

Learning circles can be arranged where there is a group of distance education students in the same area

studying the same courses as you are. These are informal sessions where students can get together and

discuss ideas and assignments, share study tips and help each other prepare for exams.

Courses that offer Residential Schools give you the opportunity to gather with other students on-campus in

Toowoomba. They provide an opportunity to talk with lecturers and other students and access all campus

facilities. Attendance is often non-compulsory, depending on your area of study, and there is no fee to attend.

You will need to pay for your personal travel, meals and accommodation costs.

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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND PATHWAYS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ELICOS

PATHWAY PROGRAMS

UNIPREP

Program

Code

IEPR

Program

Code

UNIP

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

Jan, Apr, Jul,

Oct

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

Approximate

Annual Fees

Time

$1650 $3300 10

weeks

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul, Nov $1520 $6080 4 24

Page

23

Page

ARTS

COMMUNICATION

Graduate Certificate in Public Relations

Program

Code

GCPR

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

d

Approximate

Annual Fees

faculty of arts

Units

Mar, Jul $1990 $7960 4 25

Page

Master of Public Relations

MPRL

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1990 $15920^ 8 25

Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing

GCEP

d

Mar $1990 $7960 4 26

Graduate Diploma of Editing and Publishing

GDEP

d

Mar, Jul $1990 $15920^ 8 26

Master of Editing and Publishing

MEPB

d ol

Mar $1990 $15920^ 12 26

Graduate Diploma of Journalism

GDJN

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1990 $15920^ 8 27

^ based on 8 units per year

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BUSINESS, COMMERCE & LAW

BUSINESS

Postgraduate Certificate in Business

• e-Business

• Environmental Management and Sustainable

Development

• Finance

• Human Resource Management

• Information Systems

• International Business

• Project Management

• Project Management

• Environmental Management and Sustainable

Development

• Human Resource Management

• International Business

• Leadership

• Marketing

• Occupational Health & Safety

• Project Management

Program

Code

PCBS

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

oc S

d ol

faculty of business

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $9200 4 28

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $9200 4 28

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $7600 4 28

Page

• Accounting

• Business Law

• e-Business

• Finance

• Information Systems

• Personal Financial Planning

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $7600 4 28

Master of Business

• Applied Finance

• Business Forensics

• Information Systems

MBIS

oc T

Mar, Jul $2300 $18400^ 12 29

• Property

oc S

Mar, Jul $2300 $18400^ 12 29

• Accounting and Sustainable Business

• Applied Finance

• Business Forensics

• Commercial law

• Information Systems

• Personal Financial Planning

• Property

d

Mar, Jul $1900 $15200^ 12 29

^ based on 8 units per year

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BUSINESS, COMMERCE & LAW

BUSINESS (continued)

Master of Business Administration

• e-Business

• Finance

• Information Systems

• International Business

• Project Management

Program

Code

MBAD

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

oc S

faculty of business

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400^ 12 30

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400^ 12 30

Page

• Environmental Management and Sustainable

Development

• Human Resource Management

• Leadership

• Marketing

• Occupational Health & Safety

• Project Management

d ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 12 30

• Accounting

• Business Law

• e-Business

• Finance

• Information Systems

• International Business

• Personal Financial Planning

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 12 30

Master of Business Administration (International

Business)

MBAI

oc T

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400^ 12 30

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 12 30

Master of Management

• Human Resource Management

• International Business

• Leadership

• Safety, Health & Environment

Master of Project Management

• Project Management

• Property

• Complex Project Management

• Information Systems

• Leadership

• Property

Doctor of Business Administration

• Accounting

• Business Law

• e-Business

• Finance

• Information Systems

• International Business

• Personal Financial Planning

• Environmental Management

• Human Resource Management

• Leadership

• Marketing

• Occupational Health & Safety

• Project Management

COMMERCE

Graduate Certificate in Business

Graduate Diploma of Business

• Information Systems

• Accounting

• Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)

MMGT

MPRM

DBAR

Program

Code

GCBS

GDBS

MP12

d ol

oc S

d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast

d

ol

d

d ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 12 31

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400^ 8 32

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 8 32

Mar, Jul $1900 $15200^ 8 32

Mar, Jul $1900 $15200^ 24 32

Mar, Jul $1900 $15200^ 24 32

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T S FC

d

oc T

d

oc S

oc T S

d

ol

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2300 $9200 4 33

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $7600 4 33

Mar, Jul $2300 $18400^ 8 33

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 8 33

Mar, Jul $2300 $18400^ 8 33

Mar, Jul $2300 $18400^ 12 34

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 12 34

Mar, Jul $1900 $15200^ 12 34

Page

^ based on 8 units per year

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BUSINESS, COMMERCE & LAW

commerce (continued)

Master of Professional Accounting Extended

Program

Code

MPAE

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T S

faculty of business

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2300 $18400^ 16 34

Page

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 16 34

LAW

Juris Doctor

Program

Code

DJUR

ol

Mar, Jul $1900 $15200^ 16 34

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T S

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2300 $18400^ 24 35

Page

d

Mar, Jul $1900 $15200^ 24 35

BUSINESS (RESEARCH)

Program

Code

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Page

Master of Business Research

MBSR

oc T

Mar, Jul $2300–$4600* $18400^ 12 35

d

Mar, Jul $1900–$3800* $15200^ 12 35

DOUBLE BUSINESS MASTER

Program

Code

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Page

Master of Business Administration and Master of

Professional Accounting

MBPA

oc T S

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400 16 36

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200 16 36

Master of Information Technology (Professional) and

Master of Project Management

MTPM

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1850–$1900 $14800–$15200 16 37

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Master of Project Management and Master of

Business Administration

EDUCATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics

MBAP

Program

Code

PGAL

oc S

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400 14 37

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200 14 37

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

d ol

*Two unit courses ^ based on 8 units per year

faculty of EDUCATION

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar $2000 $8000 4 38

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890 $7560 4 38

Page

Master of Applied Linguistics

MAPL

oc T

Mar, Jul $2000 $16000^ 8 38

d ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890 $15120^ 8 38

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

PGCE

d ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890 $7560 4 40

Master of Education

• Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages

(TESOL)

MED1

oc T

Mar, Jul $2000 $16000^ 8 40

• Curriculum and Pedagogy

• Contemporary Literacies

• Early Childhood

• Educational Technology

• Further Education and Training

• Pedagogy and Culture

• Guidance and Counselling

• Leading and Managing Organisations

• Special Education

• Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages

(TESOL)

d ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890 $15120^ 8 40

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Development

• Adult Professional and Workplace Learning

• Career Development and Lifelong Learning

• Communities and Informal Learning

• Early Childhood

• Higher Education

• Learning Design

• Online and Distributed Learning

PGLD

d ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890 $7560 4 42

^ based on 8 units per year

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EDUCATION

(continued)

Master of Learning and Development

• Adult, Professional and Workplace Learning

• Career Development and Lifelong Learning

• Communities and Informal Learning

• Early Childhood

• Educational Leadership

• Learning Design

• Online and Distributed Learning

• Organisational Capacity Building

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching & Learning

Program

Code

MLAD

GCTT

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

d ol

ol

faculty of EDUCATION

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890 $15120^ 8 42

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890 $7560 4 44

Page

Graduate Diploma in Learning & Teaching

GDTL

oc T FC

Mar, Jul $2000 $16000^ 8 44

ol

Mar, Jul $1890 $15120^ 8 44

Master of Education Research

MEDR

ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890 $15120^ 12 45

Doctor of Education

• Curriculum and Pedagogy

• Early Childhood Education

• Education Technology, Online Education and Flexible

Learning

• Further Education and Training

• Language Education

• Leadership and Management in Education

• Mathematics Education

• Primary, Middle and Secondary Schooling

• Science Education

• Second Language Learning and Teaching,

Bilingual Education

• Special Education, Guidance and Counselling

• Teacher Professional Development

DEDU

ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $1890–$3780* $15120^ 24 45

*Two unit courses ^ based on 8 units per year

engineering & spatial science

ENGINEERING

Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science

• Refer to specialisations listed under Master of

Engineering Science (MENS)

Graduate Diploma of Engineering Science

• Refer to specialisations listed below under Master of

Engineering Science (MENS)

Master of Engineering Science

• Agricultural Engineering

• Civil Engineering

• Electrical and Electronic Engineering

• Environmental Engineering

• Geographical Information Systems

• Mechanical Engineering

• Power Engineering

• Structural Engineering

• Surveying

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Technology

• Refer to specialisations listed under Master of

Engineering Technology (METC)

Master of Engineering Technology

• Agricultural Engineering

• Civil Infrastructure Engineering

• Computer Systems and Telecommunications

Engineering

• Environmental Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

• Mechatronic Engineering

• Power Systems Engineering

• Structural Engineering

• Technology Management

• Transdisciplinary Engineering

Program

Code

GCNS

GDNS

MENS

GCEN

METC

d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

d

oc T

d

oc T

d

oc T

d

oc T

d

faculty of engineering & surveying

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2700 $10800 4 46

Mar, Jul $2430 $9720 4 46

Mar, Jul $2700 $21600^ 8 46

Mar, Jul $2430 $19440^ 8 46

Mar, Jul $2700 $21600^ 16 46

Mar, Jul $2430 $19440^ 16 46

Mar, Jul $2700 $10800 4 48

Mar, Jul $2430 $9720 4 48

Mar, Jul $2700 $21600^ 12 48

Mar, Jul $2430 $19440^ 12 48

Page

^ based on 8 units per year

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engineering & spatial science

faculty of engineering & surveying

ENGINEERING (continued)

Program

Code

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Page

Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

• Engineering Management

• Engineering Project Management

• Road Engineering

PGCN

d

Mar $2430 $9720 4 50

• Advanced Structural Engineering Design

ol

Mar $2430 $9720 4 50

Master of Engineering

• Advanced Structural Engineering Design

MENC

d ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $2430 $19440^ 8 50

• Engineering Management

• Engineering Project Management

SPATIAL SCIENCE/SURVEYING

Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science Technology

• Geographic Information Systems

• Surveying

Program

Code

GCST

ol

Mar, Jul, Nov $2430 $19440^ 8 50

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

d

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2700 $10800 4 51

Mar, Jul $2430 $9720 4 51

Page

Graduate Diploma of Geomatic Studies

• Geographic Information Systems

• Surveying

GDGS

oc T

d

Mar, Jul $2700 $21600^ 8 51

Mar, Jul $2430 $19440^ 8 51

Master of Spatial Science Technology

• Geographic Information Systems

• Surveying

MSST

oc T

d

Mar, Jul $2700 $21600^ 12 52

Mar, Jul $2430 $19440^ 12 52

ENGINEERING/SPATIAL SCIENCE

(RESEARCH)

Program

Code

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Page

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Master of Engineering Research

• Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

• Computational Engineering

• Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

• Fluid Mechanics, Rheology & Thermofluids

• GIS and Planning

• Mechanics, Materials and Structures

• Mechatronics and Control

Master of Spatial Science Research

Engineering Doctorate

MENR

MSSR

ENGD

oc T

d

oc T

d

d

Mar, Jul $2800, $5600*,

$8410**

Mar, Jul $2520, $5040*,

$7560**

Mar, Jul $2800, $5600*,

$8410**

Mar, Jul $2520, $5040*,

$7560**

Mar, Jul, Nov $2520, $5040*,

$7560**

$22400^ 12 53

$20160^ 12 53

$22400^ 12 53

$20160^ 12 53

$20160^ 24 54

* Two unit course **Four unit course ^ based on 8 units per year

HEALTH

faculty of SCIENCES

NURSING

Program

Code

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Page

Master of Nursing

MNRS

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $14800^ 8 55

PSYCHOLOGY

Program

Code

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Page

Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies

GDPS

oc T

Mar, Jul $2260 $18080^ 8 56

d

Mar, Jul $1850 $14800^ 8 56

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

MPCL

oc T

Mar $2260 $18080^ 16 56

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

HEALTH (RESEARCH)

Master of Health

DPCL

Program

Code

MHEA

oc T

Mar $2260 $18080^ 24 57

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2260–$4520* $18080^ 8 57

Page

*Two unit courses ^ based on 8 units per year

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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS IT

Master of Information Technology (Professional)

Program

Code

MITP

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400^ 12 58

Page

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 12 58

Master of Information Technology (Professional)

MT16

oc T

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400^ 16 58

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 16 58

Postgraduate Certificate in Business

• Information Systems

PCBS

oc T

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $9200 4 59

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $7600 4 59

Master of Business Administration

• Information Systems

MBAD

oc T

Mar, Jul, Nov $2300 $18400^ 12 59

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 12 59

Graduate Diploma of Business

• Information Systems

GDBS

oc T

Mar, Jul $2300 $18400^ 8 59

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1900 $15200^ 8 59

Master of Business

• Information Systems

ENGINEERING IT

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Technology

• Computer Systems and Telecommunications

Engineering

MBIS

Program

Code

GCEN

d

Mar, Jul $1900 $15000^ 12 60

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

d

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2700 $10800 4 61

Mar, Jul $2430 $9720 4 61

Page

Master of Engineering Technology

• Computer Systems and Telecommunications

Engineering

METC

oc T

d

Mar, Jul $2700 $21600^ 12 61

Mar, Jul $2430 $19440^ 12 61

SCIENCES IT

Master of Science (Bioinformatics)

Program

Code

MSBI

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2900 $23200^ 8 62

Page

Master of Computing

MCOP

oc T

Mar, Jul $2240 $17920^ 12 62

d

Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $14800^ 12 62

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

Master of Information Technology (Professional)

• Networking and System Security

• Software Engineering

• Web Technology

SCIENCES

sciences (coursework)

Master of Biomedical Science

Graduate Certificate in Science

Master of Science (Bioinformatics)

Graduate Diploma of Mathematics

Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainability Science

Master of Sustainability Science

GDTI

MPIT

Program

Code

MBMS

GCSC

MSBI

GDMA

PCSS

MSSC

oc T

d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast

d

oc T

d

Mar, Jul $2260 $18080^ 8 63

Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $14800^ 8 63

Mar, Jul $2260 $18080^ 12 63

Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $14800^ 12 63

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

d

oc T

oc T

d

d

d

^ based on 8 units per year

faculty of SCIENCES

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2900 $23200^ 8 64

Mar, Jul $1850 $7400 4 65

Mar, Jul $2900 $23200^ 8 65

Mar, Jul $2260 $18080^ 8 66

Mar, Jul $1850 $14800^ 8 66

Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $7400 4 66

Mar, Jul, Nov $1850 $14800^ 8 66

Page

^ based on 8 units per year

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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

SCIENCES

SCIENCES (RESEARCH)

Master of Science

Program

Code

MSCI

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

faculty of SCIENCES

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2260 $18080^ 16 67

Page

^ based on 8 units per year

RESEARCH

Doctor of Philosophy

Program

Code

DPHD

Study Mode Start Date Estimated

Fee Per Unit

oc T

Approximate

Annual Fees

Units

Mar, Jul $2220–$2800# $17760–$22400^ 24 68

Page

d

Mar, Jul $2220–$2240# $17760–$17920^ 24 68

#

depending of which area of study undertaken ^ based on 8 units per year

GLOSSARY

Mode of study

oc on-campus study

The manner in which course materials are presented.

There are three modes: oc d ol (Web)

Refers to a study mode that requires students to attend regular classes within Australia at a USQ campus including:

oc T Toowoomba | oc S Springfield | oc FC Fraser Coast

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d Distance Education

ol Online study

Program

Program load per semester

Program load per year

Unit

Refers to any study undertaken by students externally outside of Australia or off-campus within Australia. The

curriculum text book and methods of assessment are the same as for on-campus students. However, contact with

teaching staff is written or electronic rather than face-to-face.

Study materials usually include a mailed package containing an introductory book, study book, selected readings,

assignment labels and cover sheets. Students also have access to USQConnect, an email account, online library

resources, online learning circles and support services.

Refers to study via the Internet. Courses in which the instruction, communication among academic staff and students,

submission of assignments and feedback is offered mainly through the Internet.

A combination of units, the successful completion of which, in accordance with the relevant requirements, will fulfil

the prescribed elements for a particular award.

For example, to complete the Master of Business Administration, there are 12 units that need to be completed. These

12 units make up the degree’s program of study.

oc On-campus A normal full-time program load is 4 units per semester during Semesters 1 and 2.

d Distance

oc On-campus

Most distance students study 2 units per semester.

A normal on-campus study program load per year is equal to 8 units per year during Semesters

1 and 2. Students wishing to study additional courses in Semester 3* may apply to do so.

Note: * Not all programs offer courses in Semester 3. Students may wish to fast-track their program by studying extra

units during this semester.

A measure of the workload for a student. Students must gain a set number of units to complete a program. Most

courses are equal to 1 unit.

Estimated fee per unit

Estimated total program tuition fee

USQ’s fees for international students are reviewed and adjusted on an annual basis. The revised fees apply from

February of each year. The unit tuition fee for programs with a duration longer than on year may therefore be subject

to an increase dependent on the new revised annual fees following 2010.

The estimated fee per course may also vary, dependent on the student’s pattern of enrolment. For instance, a student

may choose to enrol in electives or core courses offered by a different faculty with a different unit price than the

courses offered by their own faculty.

To establish the approximate cost of an entire program, you can multiply the uni fees per course by the total number of

units required to complete the program. For details on unit fee per course, please refer to the following web address:

www.usq.edu.au/international/fees

oc On-campus

For example: Master of Business

= Unit cost per course [AUD 2300] x Number of units [12]

= Total program cost [AUD27600]

Disclaimer

d Distance

For example: Master of Business

= Unit cost per course [AUD1900] x Number of units [12]

= Estimated total program tuition cost [AUD 22800]

All programs and fees listed were correct at time of printing. In the case of any discrepancy please refer to the USQ

website: www.usq.edu.au/international/fees which is to be considered the most current version.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND PATHWAYS

program pathways

ELICOS – 5 levels

6

university preparation

program

6

POSTgraduate degree

Year 1: Entry (IELTS 6.5 – 7.0)

ELICOS

(INTENSIVE ENGLISH

PROGRAM)

oc T

CRICOS code

Units to complete

Duration

oc : 10 weeks

Code: IEPR

003603D

2 per level

Start date

oc : S1 – January, April

oc : S2 – July, October

oc : S3 – January

Entry requirements

• Level 1 – IELTS less than 3.0

• Level 2 – IELTS 3.0

• Level 3 – IELTS 3.5

• Level 4 – IELTS 4.0

• Level 5 – IELTS 4.5

Program focus

English Language Intensive

Courses for Overseas Students

(ELICOS) is a program designed

for students who wish to improve

their English language skills. It is

suitable for students who hope to:

• continue on at university but

need to develop their English

language skills first

• use English for travel

purposes

• take a break from their

studies at home.

Program structure**

• Level 1 – Beginner

• Level 2 – Pre-Elementary

• Level 3 – Elementary

• Level 4 – Pre-Intermediate

• Level 5 – Intermediate

** Program structure is currently

under review and redevelopment.

Please note: the USQ Toowoomba

program is NEAS accredited.

Further information

This program is being redeveloped

for 2010 to better suit the needs

of our students, so please visit our

web site for the latest information:

www.usq.edu.au/international

Ramadan Gwely Kanan

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Libya

» program: ELICOS

I was recommended to study at USQ Toowoomba by a friend of mine because the

campus is an ideal quiet study environment. I enjoy everything at USQ, especially

the teachers and students. My Elicos program will provide me with the opportunity

to study postgraduate Accounting. Since I started studying at USQ, I have found my

English has improved every day.

Arnaud Couturier

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

New Caledonia

» program: UNIPREP

I am currently studying a Master of Computing program which allows me to explore

my specific areas of interest in IT and research. UNIPREP has equipped me well for

the heavy work load associated with this program. I found the UNIPREP staff to be

very patient, supportive and always happy to help. I like the study environment at

Toowoomba it is has a clean, friendly and peaceful atmosphere.

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UNIPREP

Program

oc T

CRICOS code

Units to complete 4

Duration

oc : 14 weeks

Start date

oc : S1 – March

oc : S2 – July

oc : S3 – November

Code: UNIP

051004G

Entry requirements

• English language skills of

IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

PROGRAM FOCUS

UNIPREP is a one-semester

program that offers a transition to

higher education for students with

English as a Second Language,

and for students not fully prepared

in Academic English, for tertiary

study in Australia.

The program focuses on

developing academic English

language skills, academic

research and referencing

techniques, study skills and

independent learning strategies.

Program structure**

3 core courses:

UNP7310 Studying at University

UNP7320 Communication Processes*

UNP7340 English for Academic

Purposes*

PLUS 1 course from:

UNP7381 UNIPREP Applied

Communication – Level A

UNP7382 UNIPREP Applied

Communication – Level B

UNP7383 Mathematics

Communication Level C

* High levels of achievement are

required for entry into postgraduate

programs.

** Program structure is currently

under review and redevelopment.

New courses will be available

in 2010.

Further information

We are currently redeveloping this

program to better suit the needs

of our students.

A University Preparation Program

designed to cater for postgraduate

students will be available for 2010;

however, future students are

encouraged to contact us on

+61 7 4631 5543 or via the web:

www.usq.edu.au/handbook/

current for the latest information

on program structure.

Azizur Rahman

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Bangladesh

» program: UNIPREP

As English is my second language, I enrolled in UNIPREP to assist entry into my

current research program. UNIPREP has helped me to develop a better understanding

of assessment requirements within the Australian education system. I am also

now more effective in reading academic journals and communicating with research

professionals. USQ staff have been very supportive in all aspects.

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ARTS

COMMUNICATION

communication program pathways

Graduate Certificate in Public

Relations [GCPR]

6

Master of Public Relations

[MPRL]

Graduate Certificate in Editing

and Publishing [GCEP]

6

6

Graduate Diploma in Editing

and Publishing [GDEP]

Master of Editing and Publishing

[MEPB]

GRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

PUBLIC RELATIONS

d

Units to complete 4

Duration

d : 1 year part-time

Start date

d : March, July

Code: GCPR

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

MASTER OF PUBLIC

RELATIONS

d

Units to complete 8

Code: MPRL

Duration

d : 1 – 3 years part-time

Start date

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree

or equivalent level from a

recognised institution

Alternative GCPR

ENTRY

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

PLUS

• Demonstrated equivalent

industry experience

OR

• Minimum 5 years industry

experience

OR

• Diploma PLUS 3 years industry

experience

Alternative MPRL

ENTRY

Graduate Certificate in Public

Relations (min GPA 4.0)

OR

• Minimum 3 years experience in

public relations industry*

* Applicants should contact the

Program Coordinator for advice.

PROGRAM FOCUS

Graduate Certificate (GCPR)

The courses will provide a

practical approach to the

professional public relations

specialist. For those already

working in the field of public

relations, introductory courses

may be substituted with other

external study courses offered by

the Faculty of Arts.

Master (MPRL)

The focus of these programs is

on strategic-level public relations.

It includes specialised public

relations courses that contribute

to this strategic approach,

such as crisis management,

community consultation, financial

communication and organisations

communication.

Program structure

Graduate Certificate (GCPR)

4 Core courses:

PRL5000 Corporate Communication

PRL5002 Crisis Management

PRL5004 Professional

Communication

PRL8005 Management

Communication

Master (MPRL)

4 courses from GCPR

PLUS:

PRL8003 Strategic Communication

Planning

PRL8004 Financial Communication

PRL8006 Strategic Communication

Project

PLUS 1 approved Elective

Exemptions

Master (MPRL)

Students with prior industry

experience and/or previous

related study may apply for

consideration for exemption of up

to 4 units but may be required to

successfully complete alternative

courses in lieu of those awarded

exemption.

EXIT POINTS

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate in

Public Relations

8 units Master of Public

Relations

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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ARTS : COMMUNICATION

GRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

EDITING AND

PUBLISHING

d

Units to complete 4

Duration

d : 1 year part-time

Start date

d : March

Code: GCEP

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

GRADUATE DIPLOMA

OF EDITING AND

PUBLISHING

d

Units to complete 8

Duration

d : 2 years part-time

Start date

d : March, July

Code: GDEP

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

MASTER OF EDITING

AND PUBLISHING

d ol

Code: MEPB

Units to complete 12

Duration

d ol : 3 years part-time

Start date

d ol : March

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Graduate Diploma of Editing

and Publishing (min GPA 4.6

or better) including an

approved course in Research

Methodology

PROGRAM FOCUS

Graduate Certificate (GCEP)

This program provides experience

in a wide range of roles and

procedures involved with editing

and publishing for print and

electronic delivery of publications.

Topics of study include: Editing

Practice, Proofreading and

Writing for Editors. Coursework

in the graduate certificate can be

credited towards the Graduate

Diploma of Editing and Publishing.

Graduate Diploma (GDEP)

This program gives students

the opportunity to develop the

skills to manage publishing

projects. Students develop a firm

understanding of the theoretical,

legal, ethical and practical

elements of editing and publishing.

Upon completion of this diploma

at credit level or better, graduates

are eligible to apply for enrolment

in the masters level of study.

Master (MEPB)

This program gives students the

opportunity to further develop

their skills and understanding

of the theoretical, legal, ethical

and practical elements of editing

and publishing and of publishing

management. Study consists

of both coursework and two

multimedia management courses.

Program structure

Graduate Certificate (GCEP)

4 Core courses:

PUB5001 Introduction to Editing and

Publishing

PUB5002 Writing for Editors: Basic

PUB5003 Editing Practice

PUB5004 Writing for Editors:

Advanced

Graduate Diploma (GDEP)

4 courses from GCEP

PLUS:

PUB5005 Publishing and Production

Management

PUB5006 Issues in Publishing and

Technology

PUB8001 Publishing and Production

Management Project

PLUS 1 Elective from:

CMS2012 Introduction to

Communication Research

CMS8010 Communication Research

Methodology*

FET5621 Introduction to Web

Publishing*

* Available via web delivery only.

Master (MEPB)

8 courses from GDEP

PLUS:

CMS8001 Professional

Communication

Dissertation A#

CMS8002 Professional

Communication

Dissertation B#

# 2 units.

Please note: students wishing to enrol

in the MEPB dissertation courses

CMS8001 and CMS8002 should take

CMS2012 or CMS8010 or approved

equivalent research methods course

in the GDEP.

Exemptions

Graduate Diploma (GDEP)

Students may apply for up to

4 units of exemption.

Master (MEPB)

Students who have completed the

GDEP or equivalent may apply for

up to 6 units of exemption.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate in

Editing & Publishing

8 units Graduate Diploma

of Editing & Publishing

12 units Master of Editing &

Publishing

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Randal Fedje

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Canada

» program: Master of Visual Arts

Studying in the area of Visual Arts, I find the university lecturers very competent

in putting forth educational ideas both conceptually and practically. One to one

interaction with the instructors has been very refreshing. The lecturers not only teach

you the material, but also make sure that you understand it. I would rather be thought

of as a person than just a number.

Ka Wing Leung

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Hong Kong

» program: Master of Professional Communications

I chose to study at USQ because of the comparable cost of living and friendly study

environment. My program provides a comprehensive knowledge base to ensure that

I reach my career goals in the area of Public Relations. My program also provides

flexible study modes which allow you to switch your study between on–campus and

distance education to explore work experience options back home.

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ARTS : COMMUNICATION & CREATIVE ARTS

GRADUATE

DIPLOMA OF

JOURNALISM

d

Units to complete 8

Duration

d : 2 years part-time

Code: GDJN

Start date

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent at pass level or

better#

# Applicants who have completed an

undergraduate major in Journalism

within the last 10 years are not

eligible to apply.

PROGRAM FOCUS

This program provides students

with the opportunity to acquire a

professional qualification in the

practice of journalism across

different media. It is aimed at

students who want to master the

skills and techniques of writing

for a mass audience, and assumes

they have no professional or

academic qualifications in

journalism or a related field.

Program structure

7 Core courses:

JRN1000 Introduction to Journalism

JRN2000 News Reporting

JRN2001 Publication Layout and

Design

JRN2003 Feature Writing

JRN2004 Public Affairs Reporting

JRN2006 Media Law and Ethics

JRN3001 Journalism Publication

PLUS 1 Elective*

* Approved elective: students

must consult with the Program

Coordinator before enrolling in the

elective course.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

CREATIVE ARTS

We are currently redeveloping

our programs for 2010; however,

this area of study will remain

available in the Creative Arts areas

of Music, Media Arts, Theatre and

Visual Arts, with greater flexibility.

These programs are expected

to be offered to international

students in 2010, but must

first gain university approval

and government CRICOS

endorsement. International

student visas cannot be issued

without CRICOS endorsement.

For the latest information on

availability international students

should contact USQ before making

an application:

Telephone: +61 7 4631 5543

Email: international@usq.edu.au

Web: www.usq.edu.au/handbook/

current/arts/arts.html

Alysson Parker

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

USA

» program: Doctor of Philosophy

I researched USQ’s program offerings and was encouraged to apply for a PhD

programme. The ability to study through distance education has been excellent.

Studying from overseas is manageable and I have regular contact through e-mail and

telephone with my supervisor. Inter-library loans and the user–friendly USQ web site

are especially beneficial when studying from overseas. You won’t be disappointed.

Mukesh Prasad

PERMANENT RESIDENT

Australia

» program: Doctor of Philosophy

USQ has enabled me to pursue a research topic that closely aligns with my profession,

but at the same time it has offered me the critical detachment that is necessary for a

scholarship at my level. I greatly value the informal approach and on going feedback

from my supervisors which empowers me to take control of my study and in particular

be responsible for my progress.

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BUSINESS, Commerce AND law

BUSINESS

business program pathwayS

Postgraduate Certificate in Business [PCBS]

6 6 6 6 6

Master of Business

[MBIS]

Master of Business

Administration [MBAD]

Master of Management

[MMGT]

Master of Project

Management [MPRM]

Master of Project

Management and

Master of Business

Administration [MBAP]

6

6

Master of Business

Administration and

Master of Professional

Accounting [MBPA]

6

Doctor of Business Administration [DBAR]

Graduate Diploma of Business [GDBS]

6 6 6 6

Master of Information Technology

(Professional) [MITP]

Master of Information Technology

(Professional) (16 units) [MT16]

Master of Professional

Accounting [MP12]

Master of Professional Accounting

Extended [MPAE]

Postgraduate

Certificate in

BUSINESS

oc T d ol

CRICOS code

Code: PCBS

063623C

Units to complete 4

Duration

oc : 1 semester full-time

d ol : 2 years part-time

Start date

oc d ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Approved undergraduate

degree from a recognised

institution

• 2 years full-time or equivalent

appropriate work experience

Alternative PCBS

Entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 5 years full-time equivalent

appropriate work experience

Program Focus

This program enables graduates

to study postgraduate courses that

meet the particular needs of their

specific work environment or area

of interest, regardless of where they

are in their career.

PCBS (General)

Courses will be partly determined

by the work environment of the

student. Complete flexibility

is available here, with course

choice extending to all foundation

management courses and all

discipline specialisation studies.

PCBS (Specialisation)

It enables a graduate to undertake

a limited number of postgraduate

courses within a defined discipline

area. The selection of the discipline

specialisation will be influenced

considerably by the demands of the

work environment and the interests

of the student. Thus, students must

select the four courses from a

single discipline specialisation.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

PCBS (General)

4 courses from*:

ACC5502 Accounting for Managers

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

ECO5000 Economics for Managers

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

MGT8002 Strategic Management

MKT5000 Marketing Management

LAW5503 Australian Law and Business

OR

LAW5504 Comparative Law and

Business

* Subject to pre-requisites.

PCBS (specialisation)

4 COURSES from one of the following:

ACCOUNTING

BUSINESS LAW

e-BUSINESS

d

d

T d

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AND Sustainable

Development

T ol d

FINANCE

T d

HUMAN RESOURCE

MANAGEMENT

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

T ol d

T d

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS T ol d

LEADERSHIP

ol d

MARKETING

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

& SAFETY

personal financial planning

PROJECT

MANAGEMENT

EXEMPTIONS

ol d

ol d

d

T S ol d

Exemptions granted for equivalent

postgraduate study from a

recognised university or institution

must meet the following specific

requirements for courses:

• masters or equivalent level

• passed within five years prior

to the application (courses

up to 10 years old may be

considered if evidence is

provided that the applicant has

been employed in that field)

• equivalent in objectives,

content and weightings to a

course prescribed in the PCBS,

or alternatively, the course is

suitable as an elective

• maximum exemptions granted

no greater than two courses.

Exemptions shall not be granted

for undergraduate study.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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BUSINESS

Master of

Business

oc T S * d Code: MBIS

CRICOS code

Units to complete 12

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full-time

d : 6 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

061303B

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year approved undergraduate

degree from a recognised

institution or equivalent work

experience

* Not all specialisations are available

on-campus at Toowoomba and

Springfield.

Alternative MBIS ENTRY

Postgraduate Certificate in

Business (min GPA 4.0)

PLUS

• 5 years full-time relevant work

experience

Program focus

The Master of Business is an

advanced academic program

for graduates of any discipline

or for students with extensive

relevant business experience. This

program aims to develop generic

business skills and to extend

those in a specialised area.

Specialisations

Accounting and

Sustainable Business

This specialisation provides

advanced study in corporate

environmental management,

environmental politics and policy,

and accounting and finance issues

related to sustainability.

Applied Finance

This specialisation provides

advanced study in finance,

including global financial

markets, investment management

strategies and international

financial management.

Graduates of this specialisation

also meet the educational

entrance requirements to become

a Senior Associate member of

the Financial Services Institute

of Australasia (Finsia), and meet

the education requirements for

professional membership of the

Finance and Treasury Association

(FTA).

Business Forensics

This specialisation focuses on the

prevention and detection of fraud

and manipulation of financial

reports. It provides advanced study

in forensic accounting, financial

statement analysis, business

intelligence and information

security, which are key skills

for accountants who wish to

specialise in this field.

Commercial Law

This specialisation provides

advanced study in corporate

governance law, international

business law, and insolvency law.

Completion of this specialisation

substantially satisfies the

academic requirements for full

membership of the Insolvency

Practitioners Association.

Information Systems

This specialisation provides

advanced study in information

systems planning and

implementation, decision support,

data communications, project

management, information security

and strategy.

Personal Financial Planning

This specialisation provides

advanced study in financial

planning for candidates wishing

to practise as a financial planning

professional.

Completion of the Master of

Business with this specialisation

enables graduates to satisfy the

requirements to become licensed

as financial services providers

or authorised representatives,

and provides graduates with

advanced standing into the CFP®

Certification Program with the

Financial Planning Association of

Australia.

Property

This specialisation provides a

concise, focused program that

considers all aspects of property,

including the development of new

property projects, ownership and

management of property assets,

and consideration of the legal

environment in which projects are

managed.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

12 COURSES from one of the following

specialisations:

ACCOUNTING AND

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS d

APPLIED FINANCE

T d

BUSINESS FORENSICS T d

COMMERCIAL LAW

d

INFORMATION SYSTEMS T d

PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING d

PROPERTY

S d

Please note: where a specialisation

has elective courses, these may be

chosen from any other Faculty of

Business postgraduate program.

Postgraduate level courses require a

basic knowledge in these areas (i.e.

either from students’ undergraduate

degree or from relevant work

experience).

Other courses

To complete a project as part of

the program, permission must

be obtained from the Director

of Postgraduate Studies, before

enrolling in BUS8101 or BUS8102.

This is contingent upon the

availability of a suitable supervisor.

Exemptions

Prior undergraduate study

Students may be eligible

for a maximum of 6 units of

exemptions. With approval,

these may include up to four

undergraduate units, granted

on the basis of prior successful

completion of relevant

undergraduate study in the same

discipline specialisation.

Prior postgraduate study

Exemptions granted for

equivalent postgraduate study

from a recognised institution

must meet the following specific

requirements for courses:

• masters or equivalent level

• completed a maximum of five

years prior to the application

(studies completed up to 10

years prior may be considered

if evidence is provided that the

applicant has been employed

in that field)

• equivalent in objectives,

content and weightings to a

course prescribed in the MBIS,

or alternatively, the course is

suitable as an elective.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

of Business

12 units Master of Business

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Ranikanth Sadanala

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

India

» program: Master of Business Administration

The study environment at USQ is amazing, it is one of the best decisions I have made.

The lecturers take a keen interest in students and provide effective personalised

support. USQ was one of the few Universities that offered enrolment in a Grad. Cert.

in Management based on professional experience. This has provided an effective

pathway through to the MBA with the opportunity to transfer my courses as credit.

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BUSINESS

Master of

Business

Administration

oc T S * d ol Code: MBAD

CRICOS code

Units to complete 12

066850A

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full–time

d ol : 6 years part-time

Start date

oc d ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• 2 years full-time equivalent

work experience

* Not all specialisations are available

at Springfield campus.

Alternative MBA ENTRY

Postgraduate Certificate in

Business (min GPA 4.0)

PLUS

• 5 years full-time equivalent

work experience

Program Focus

The Master of Business

Administration is an advanced

academic program for graduates

from any discipline who have

considerable business experience,

and who have a recognised

potential for advanced managerial

responsibility. This program

focuses on those areas of modern

management that develop

judgement, skills and attitudes

that are essential to managerial

responsibility.

Students undertaking the program

may supplement their generalist

skills by exploring an area of

management in-depth, chosen

from a Discipline specialisation.

Specialisations:

Accounting

Business Law

e-Business

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AND Sustainable Development

Finance

Human Resource Management

Information Systems

International Business

Leadership

Marketing

Occupational Health & Safety

Personal Financial Planning

Project Management

Students may also choose the

Property specialisation from the

Master of Business.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

8 CORE COURSES:

ACC5502 Accounting for Managers

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

ECO5000 Economics for Managers

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

MGT8002 Strategic Management

MKT5000 Marketing Management

LAW5503 Australian Law and

Business OR

LAW5504 Comparative Law and

Business

PLUS 4 Specialisation courses

from one of the following:

ACCOUNTING

d

BUSINESS LAW

d

e-BUSINESS

T d

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

AND Sustainable

Development

ol d

FINANCE

T d

HUMAN RESOURCE

MANAGEMENT

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

LEADERSHIP

MARKETING

ol d

T d

T d

ol d

ol d

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

& SAFETY

ol d

personal financial planning d

PROJECT MANAGEMENT S ol d

OR 4 General specialisation courses*

* Any four related courses with

the permission of the Director of

Postgraduate Studies.

Exemptions

Exemptions granted for equivalent

postgraduate study must meet the

following requirements:

• masters or equivalent level

• completed maximum five

years prior to the application

(courses up to 10 years old

may be considered if evidence

is provided that the applicant

has been employed in that

field)

• equivalent in objectives,

content and weightings to

a course prescribed in the

MBAD, or alternatively, the

course is suitable as an

elective

• maximum exemptions granted

no greater than six courses.

Exemptions not granted for

undergraduate study.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements are

satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

of Business

12 units Master of Business

Administration

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Master of

Business

Administration

(International

Business)

oc T * d Code: MBAI

CRICOS code

Units to complete 12

066851M

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full-time

d : 6 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

* Some electives are not available

on-campus.

Please note: work experience is not a

requirement for entry.

Program focus

The Master of Business

Administration – International

Business is an advanced academic

program designed for graduates

from any discipline.

It aims to produce graduates who

are familiar with contemporary

international business

management, and who can

perform effectively in responsible

managerial positions.

program structure

10 CORE courses:

ACC5502 Accounting for Managers

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

ECO5000 Economics for Managers

ECO8060 Business in the

International Economy

FIN5000 Financial Management

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

MGT8002

MKT5000

LAW5503

Strategic Management

Marketing Management

Australian Law and Business

OR

LAW5504 Comparative Law and

Business

PLUS 2 Electives from:

CIS8100 Global Information Systems

Strategy

FIN8102 Global Financial Markets

FIN8104 International Financial

Management

LAW8118 International Business Law

MGT8031 Global Issues in

Employment Relations

MKT8002 International Marketing and

Management

Exemptions

Candidates may be eligible for

up to 6 units of exemption on the

basis of successful completion of

relevant, equivalent postgraduate

study from a recognised institution.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

of Business

12 units Master of Business

Administration –

International Business

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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BUSINESS

Master of

Management

d ol

Units to complete 12

Duration

Code: MMGT

d ol : 1.5 years full-time

6 years part-time

Start date

d

ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• 2 years full-time work

experience

Alternative MMGT

ENTRY

Postgraduate Certificate in

Business (min GPA 4.0)

PLUS

• 5 years full-time equivalent

work experience

Program Focus

The focus of this program is to

provide a high-level, vocationally

oriented program for students who

already have a Business degree.

The graduate will have sufficient

theoretical and empirical

understanding to enable them

to identify and resolve business

challenges in their professions.

program structure

HUMAN RESOURCE

MANAGEMENT

ol d

6 CORE COURSES:

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

MGT8030 Performance Management

and People Development

MGT8031 Global Issues in

Employment Relations

MGT8033 Leading Organisational

Change

MGT8034 Strategic Management

of Human Resources and

Innovation

MGT8035 Management Consulting

PLUS 6 Electives* with at least 2

from the following 5 courses:

MGT8015 Corporate Occupational

Health and Safety

MGT8037 Team Leadership

MGT8038 Leadership Development

MGT8039 Strategic Leadership

MGT8040 Entrepreneurship,

Innovation and Creativity

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

ol d

4 CORe courses from:

CIS8100 Global Information Systems

Strategy

ECO8060 Business in the

International Economy

FIN5000 Financial Management

LAW8118 International Business Law

MGT8031 Global Issues in

Employment Relations

MKT8002 International Marketing and

Management

PLUS 8 Electives*

LEADERSHIP

ol d

6 core courses from:

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

MGT8033 Leading Organisational

Change

MGT8034 Strategic Management

of Human Resources and

Innovation

MGT8035 Management Consulting

MGT8037 Team Leadership

MGT8038 Leadership Development

MGT8039 Strategic Leadership

MGT8040 Entrepreneurship,

Innovation and Creativity

PLUS 6 Electives*

SAFETY, HEALTH &

ENVIRONMENT

ol d

8 core courses:

ECO8010 Corporate Environmental

Management

ECO8011 Global Issues in

Environmental

Management

ECO8012 Tools and Techniques for

Sustainable Development

MGT8014 Human Factors

MGT8015 Corporate Occupational

Health and Safety

MGT8016 Occupational Health and

Occupational Hygiene

MGT8017 Safety Science in Practice

POL8013 Environmental Politics and

Policy

PLUS 4 Electives*

* Students must select from elective

8000 courses.

Other courses

Permission must be obtained

from the Director of Postgraduate

Studies before enrolling in

the Project courses: BUS8101

or BUS8102. Enrolment in

these projects is subject to

the availability of a suitable

supervisor.

Exemptions

A maximum of 6 units of

exemption may be granted on

the basis of prior successful

completion of relevant, equivalent

postgraduate study from a

recognised institution if the

following requirements are met:

• masters or equivalent level

• passed within five years prior

to the application (courses

up to 10 years old may be

considered if evidence is

provided that the applicant has

been employed in that field)

• equivalent in objectives,

content and weightings to

a course prescribed in the

Master of Management course,

or alternatively, the course is

suitable as an elective.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements are

satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

of Business

12 units Master of Management

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Marianne Theios

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Indonesia

» program: Master of Business Administration

The learning environment at USQ is very positive. My MBA experience has been an

exciting journey of self-discovery. Apart from gaining new knowledge, it has enhanced

my critical thinking, people and presentation skills. USQ provides great support to reach

the high standards of achievement expected in its programs. The MBA curriculum and

content is constantly changed to keep up with international best practice.

Yong Kuang Leow » program: Master of Business Administration (International Business)

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Malaysia

USQ Toowoomba is a great study location: it provides a quiet, peaceful, affordable

environment with less distraction. The Faculty of Business postgraduate programs are

up-to-date and relevant to today’s business environment. The lecturers are very

experienced in their fields and always willing to answer any queries regarding the

program. It has provided a great opportunity to network with students from other countries.

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BUSINESS

Master of

Project

Management

oc S d ol Code: MPRM

CRICOS code

055824E

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

d ol : 4 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July, November

ol : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• 2 years full-time work

experience

Alternative MPRM

ENTRY

Postgraduate Certificate in

Business (min GPA 4.0)

PLUS

• 5 years full-time equivalent

work experience

Professional

Recognition

Registered with Project

Management Institute.

Program focus

The Master of Project Management

aims to produce graduates

who have appropriate skills

and knowledge to be capable of

managing small, medium and

large-sized projects as a senior

team leader, a project manager or

project director. Students may also

choose specialisations from other

Faculty of Business coursework

masters programs, such as any

of the specialisations from the

Master of Business Administration.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

8 COURSES:

Project Management

4 Core courses from:

MGT8021 Project Sustainability

Management

MGT8022 Project Management

Framework

MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and

Procurement Management

MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and

Cost Management

MGT8027 Project Human Resources,

Communications and

Integration Management

PLUS 4 Specialisation courses from:

Complex Project

Management

ol d

Information Systems ol d

Leadership

ol d

Property

S ol d

OR 4 Electives*

* Any 5000 or 8000 level courses from

the Faculty of Business coursework

master programs, subject to prerequisite

requirements.

Complex Project Management

4 Core courses:

MGT8021 Project Sustainability

Management

MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and

Procurement Management

MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and

Cost Management

MGT8027 Project Human Resources,

Communications and

Integration Management

PLUS 4 Compulsory courses:

ENG8111 Project Requirements

Management

LAW8074 Project Legal Issues

MGT8003 Supply Chain Management

MGT8028 Project Tendering and

Contracting

Exemptions

Candidates may be eligible for

up to 4 units of exemption on the

basis of either of the following:

• prior successful completion

of relevant, equivalent

postgraduate study from a

recognised institution offering

equivalent study

• maximum 1 unit of exemption

based on accreditation from

the Australian Institute

of Project Management if

accreditation is achieved at

RPM (Level 5) or higher, and

only after completion of the

four core courses for this

program. Refer to the AGSB

for further information.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business

8 units Master of Project

Management

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Doctor of

Business

Administration

d

Units to complete 24

Duration

d : 6 years part-time

Start date

d : March, July

Entry requirements

Code: DBAR

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Coursework masters degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• 5 years full–time equivalent

work experience, including

at least 2 years full-time

equivalent work experience in a

managerial position

• Preliminary research proposal^*

^ Approved by the Higher Degrees

Review and Admissions Committee.

* Entry is dependent upon availability

of a suitable USQ research

supervisor. Prospective candidates

should consult with the Director

of Postgraduate Studies before

preparing their preliminary

dissertation proposals. Research

concentrations within the Faculty of

Business are updated periodically.

The current list is available at:

www.usq.edu.au/business/research

Program FOCUS

The focus of this program is to

provide a high-level, vocationally

oriented program that gives

students who are already business

professionals sufficient theoretical

and empirical understanding to

enable them to identify and resolve

business challenges in both the

private and public sectors.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

4 COURSES from 1 MBAD

specialisation:

ACCOUNTING

BUSINESS LAW

e-BUSINESS

ENVIRONMENTAL

MANAGEMENT

FINANCE

HUMAN RESOURCE

MANAGEMENT

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

LEADERSHIP

MARKETING

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

& SAFETY

personal financial planning

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

d

d

d

ol d

d

ol d

d

d

ol d

ol d

ol d

d

ol d

PLUS 4 COURSES Research

Coursework:

BUS8401 Research Methodology 1

BUS8402 Research Methodology 2

BUS8403 Research Methodology 3

BUS8404 Research Methodology 4

PLUS 16 UNITS of Research:

MGT9601 Doctor of Business

Administration (DBAR)

Dissertation A*

MGT9602 DBAR Dissertation B*

MGT9603 DBAR Dissertation C*

MGT9604 DBAR Dissertation D*

MGT9605 DBAR Dissertation E*

MGT9606 DBAR Dissertation F*

MGT9607 DBAR Dissertation G*

MGT9608 DBAR Dissertation H*

* 2 units.

Other Requirements

All coursework must be completed

successfully before progressing to

the research dissertation.

It is recommended that Australian

students visit their supervisors at

least once each year while they

are completing their dissertation.

For overseas students, visit by

Faculty staff will be arranged

through the University’s agents/

partners, subject to condition.

Change of research topic

Permission must be sought from

the DBA Research Program

Coordinator, stating reasons and

providing a new research proposal.

Exemptions

Normally, no exemptions will be

granted in this program. However,

up to four exemptions for the

MBAD specialisation courses may

be granted, based on completed

postgraduate studies and relevant

extensive experience.

Exit Points

4 research coursework units

Postgraduate Certificate in

Business Research

DBAR students will be permitted

to exit with an alternative

qualification upon successful

completion of the relevant

program requirements.

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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Graduate

Certificate in

business

oc T S FC d Code: GCBS

CRICOS code

Units to complete 4

Duration

067692B

oc : 1 semester full-time

d : 2 years part–time

Start date

oc : March, July

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year approved bachelor degree

from a recognised institution

Alternative GCBS ENTRY

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Substantial full-time

relevant work experience, as

determined by the Director of

Postgraduate Studies

Professional

Recognition

If seeking to fulfil entrance

requirements of a professional

body by completing the GCBS,

candidates should check with that

professional body for details of

required study and accreditation

procedures before enrolment.

PROGRAM FOCUS

Australian and overseas

undergraduate and selected

postgraduate graduates in

Commerce, Business, Economics

and other related fields often need

to complete certain courses to

enhance their career opportunities

and to meet the educational

entrance and/or continuing

professional development

requirements of Australian

professional and other bodies,

such as:

• CPA Australia

• The Institute of Chartered

Accountants in Australia

• The Insolvency Practitioners

Association of Australia

• Financial Services Institute of

Australasia

• The Tax Agents Registration

Board.

The GCBS recognises

achievement, and may also

give students the opportunity to

enhance their career prospects

by obtaining knowledge in a

specialist field, such as taxation,

commercial law, or advanced

accounting.

Program structure

Students are required to

satisfactorily complete four

Business, Commerce, Information

Systems, or Law courses. The

courses normally should be at

undergraduate level; however,

postgraduate 5000 level courses

may be undertaken with the

approval of the Director of

Postgraduate Studies.

Exemptions

A maximum of 2 units of exemptions

will be considered on the basis of

completed study at a recognised

university. Exemptions granted

for equivalent undergraduate

or postgraduate study from a

recognised institution must meet

the following specific requirements:

• completed maximum of five

years prior to the application

(studies completed up to 10

years prior may be considered

if evidence is provided that the

applicant has been employed

in that field)

• equivalent in objectives,

content and weightings

to a course prescribed

in the GCBS program, or

alternatively, the course is

suitable as an elective.

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Graduate

diploma OF

business

oc T # S d Code: GDBS

CRICOS code

063619K

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

d : 2 years part–time

Start date

oc : March, July

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution in an area other

than the discipline they intend

studying

• For the Information Systems

specialisation: introductory

knowledge of computing

# The Information Systems

specialisation is offered in

on-campus mode at Toowoomba only.

ProGRAM FOCUS

The Graduate Diploma of

Business gives students the

opportunity to enhance their

career prospects by obtaining

knowledge in a specialist field.

Students may choose between the

fields of Information Systems or

Accounting.

specialisations:

Accounting

Accounting specialisation provides

non-accounting university

graduates and other approved

applicants the opportunity to

acquire the skills necessary to

pursue entry level and paraprofessional

employment in

public practice, commerce and

industry, or in the government

or not-for-profit sector. Upon

completion, students have the

option to articulate to the Master

of Professional Accounting to

acquire an accounting qualification

recognised by the Australian

accounting professional bodies.

Information Systems

Information Systems provides

professional qualifications in

computing for graduates from

disciplines other than Computing

or Information Systems. It is

vocationally oriented emphasising

the resolution of technological

problems leading to the effective

management and analysis of

information in both private and

public sectors.

program structure

8 COURSES from 1 specialisation:

ACCOUNTING

ACC5202

ACC5213

ACC5215

Accounting

T S d

Cost and Management

Accounting

Corporate Accounting

ACC5216

ACC5218

CIS5001

ECO5000

FIN5000

FIN5003

LAW5201

LAW5206

LAW5230

Accounting Theory

Auditing Practice

Information Systems for

Managers

Economics for Managers

Financial Management

Decision Support Tools

Commercial Law

Corporations Law

Taxation Law

INFORMATION SYSTEMS

T d

2 CORE COURSES:

CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design

CIS2002

Database Design

PLUS 4 of the following:

CIS2003 Component Based Software

Development

CIS2005 Principles of Information

Security

CIS3001 Object-Oriented

Programming with Java

CIS3002 Business Analysis

CIS3003 Networks and Distributed

Systems

CIS3007 Enterprise Systems

Development and

Architecture

CIS3008 Information Technology

Service Management

CIS3009 Enterprise Resource

Systems

CIS3010 Oracle Development

PLUS 2 of the following:

CIS8004 Business Systems Planning

and Implementation

CIS8008 Business Intelligence

Systems

CIS8009

CIS8010

CIS8011

CIS8018

CIS8100

Management of Business

Data Communications and

Telecommunications

Information Systems

Project Management

Emerging Information

Technologies

Information Security for

Managers

Global Information Systems

Strategy

Exemptions

Candidates may be eligible for

up to four courses of exemptions

on the basis of completed

equivalent undergraduate and/

or postgraduate study from a

recognised university.

EXIT POINTS

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

of Business

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

d = distance ol = online oc = on-campus: T = Toowoomba S = Springfield FC = Fraser Coast

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COMMERCE

Master of

Professional

Accounting (MPA)

oc T S d ol Code: MP12

CRICOS code 066849E

Units to complete 12

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full-time

d

Start date

ol : 6 years part-time

oc ol : March, July

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

OR

Master of

Professional

Accounting

Extended

oc T S d ol Code: MPAE

CRICOS code 065019G

Units to complete 16

Duration

oc : 2 years full-time

d

Start date

ol : 6 years part-time

oc ol : March, July

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• Successful completion of a

post-Year 12 qualification or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

Alternative MPAE

ENTRY

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 5 years relevant work

experience

Assessment

of Overseas

Qualifications

We recommend that graduates

in Accounting from an overseas

university obtain a qualifications

assessment from CPA Australia

before applying for admission to

the MPA.

In many cases, such graduates

may be required to complete only

three or four courses to achieve

Associate membership.

These can be studied through the

Graduate Certificate in Business ^

^ Information about the GCBS can be

located on page 33.

For assessment of qualifications,

please contact either of the

following professional bodies:

The Education Assessment Officer

GPO Box 2820

MELBOURNE VIC 3001

www.cpaaustralia.com.au

OR

The National Qualifications

Administrator

The Institute of Chartered

Accountants in Australia

GPO Box 9985

SYDNEY NSW 2001

www.icaa.org.au

Admission to the program will

not be granted to persons who

are members of, or eligible for,

membership of CPA Australia

or The Institute of Chartered

Accountants in Australia.

Professional

recognition

• CPA Australia

• Institute of Chartered

Accountants in Australia

(ICAA)

International recognition (for

overseas students)

For overseas candidates seeking

membership of their home

accounting bodies, full members

of CPA Australia and/or ICAA

are usually offered reciprocal

membership. This is a fast track to

becoming a qualified accountant in

one’s home country.

Program focus

The Master of Professional

Accounting caters for the strong

demand for non-accounting

graduates to acquire professional

accounting qualifications.

It is recognised/accredited by

CPA Australia, the Institute

of Chartered Accountants in

Australia, the National Institute of

Accountants, the Taxation Institute

of Australia, the Tax Agents Board

and the Association of Taxation

and Management Accountants.

Graduates will be eligible to

undertake either the CPA Program

of CPA Australia or the Institute

of Chartered Accountants in

Australia’s CA Program.

program structure

Master (MP12)

12 core courses:

ACC5202 Accounting

ACC5213 Cost and Management

Accounting

ACC5215 Corporate Accounting

ACC5216 Accounting Theory

ACC5218 Auditing Practice

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

ECO5000

FIN5000

FIN5003

LAW5201

LAW5206

LAW5230

Master (MPAE)

Economics for Managers

Financial Management

Decision Support Tools

Commercial Law

Corporations Law

Taxation Law

12 courses from MP12

PLUS 4 Electives*

* Selected from either the Master of

Business or the Master of Business

Administration.

Exemptions

Master (MP12)

A maximum of 6 units of

exemptions will be considered

on the basis of equivalent

postgraduate study completed

at a recognised university. The

Faculty will consider up to 4

units of exemption, based on

undergraduate study.

Master (MPAE)

A maximum of 8 units of

exemptions will be considered

on the basis of equivalent

postgraduate study completed

at a recognised university.

As the MP12 and MPAE are

graduate conversion courses,

exemptions approved in these

may not be considered in other

masters programs offered by the

Faculty of Business.

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Jun Cao

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

China

» program: Master of Professional Accounting

I would recommend USQ as a great place to study, with excellent instructional facilities

and friendly staff. My lecturers are well experienced and encourage regular interaction

with students in class. Studying the MPA will give me a wide spectrum of knowledge

for pursuing a future career in business. My program also meets educational

requirement for CPA membership and is widely acceptable in the global marketplace.

Pranjali Dabadi

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Nepal

» program: Master of Professional Accounting

For international students USQ provides complete assistance regarding adapting to Australia,

the lifestyle, and studies. I have enjoyed meeting people from different cultural backgrounds.

It’s a great place to study; the atmosphere is peaceful. The regional environment of

Toowoomba really helps me to concentrate on my studies rather than being distracted by the

hectic city life. USQ provides support for students whether it is academic or personal.

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LAW AND BUSINESS BY RESEARCH

JURIS DOCTOR

oc T S d Code: DJUR

CRICOS code

Units to complete 24

Duration

oc : 3 years full–time

d : 6 years part–time

Start date

oc d : March, July

060145G

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year undergraduate non-law

degree

Professional

Recognition

Accredited by Legal Practitioners

Admission Board, Queensland, and

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

of Queensland. This will partially

satisfy the education requirements

to practise as a solicitor or barrister

in Queensland.

(Intending solicitors and barristers

must also undertake a practical

legal training course, either with

another university or private

provider, or as a supervised program

while employed in a law firm.)

Program focus

The Juris Doctor is a graduate entry

program that provides students with

the opportunity for a comprehensive

study of law, not only to prepare for

practice as a solicitor or barrister

in Queensland, but also to examine

the legal process and its social,

political and economic context.

The program aims to equip students

with an academic qualification

for professional practice, with

particular specialisations offered

in environmental and natural

resources law, international law

and general practice, as well as

an extensive specialisation in

commercial law.

While this is a focused program

preparing students for professional

practice with particular skills in

applied legal research, it also

builds the special capabilities that

a legal education can offer, such as

complex problem-solving and policy

analysis.

Please note: this qualification does

not entitle graduates to use the title

‘Doctor’. This is a conversion program

for students with a degree in an area

other than law.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

20 CORE COURSES:

LAW3423 Criminal Law B

LAW3461 Constitutional Law B

LAW4401 Capstone Research Project

LAW5501 Advanced Legal Process

and Research

LAW5502

LAW5601

LAW5602

LAW5603

LAW5604

LAW5605

LAW5607

LAW5701

LAW5702

LAW5703

LAW5704

LAW5705

LAW5706

LAW5708

LAW5709

LAW5711

Advanced Law in Context

Advanced Contract A

Advanced Contract B

Advanced Torts A

Advanced Torts B

Advanced Criminal Law A

Advanced Company Law

Advanced Constitutional

Law

Advanced Administrative

Law

Advanced Property Law A

Advanced Property Law B

Advanced Equity

Advanced Trusts

Advanced Evidence

Advanced Procedure

Advanced Legal

Professional Practice and

Ethics

PLUS 4 Law Electives from:

Commercial Law

LAW3110

LAW3130

LAW3131

LAW3404

LAW3405

LAW3406

LAW8105

LAW8110

LAW8111

LAW8220

Insolvency and

Restructuring Law

Revenue Law and Practice

Revenue Law and Practice II

Finance and Securities Law

Business Planning Law

Intellectual Property Law

Corporate Governance Law

Advanced Insolvency Law

and Practice 1

Advanced Insolvency Law

and Practice II

Goods and Services Tax

d

General Practice

LAW2206

LAW2301

LAW3421

LAW3422

LAW3424

Legal Conflict Resolution

e-Law

Family Law

Succession Law

Land Contracts

International Law

LAW3444

LAW3462

LAW3463

LAW3464

International Environmental

Law

International Humanitarian

Law

Private International Law

International Business Law

Natural Resource Law d

LAW2107 Environmental Law

LAW3441 Natural Resources Law

LAW3442 Environmental Protection

Law

LAW3443 Planning Law

LAW3444 International Environmental

Law

OTHER

LAW3210

Theories of Law

Exemptions

Exemptions may be granted for a

maximum of 12 courses.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

d

d

d

MASTER OF

BUSINESS

RESEARCH

oc T d Code: MBSR

CRICOS code

Units to complete 12

Duration

059566G

oc : 1.5 years full-time

d : 3 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree in

business, commerce or a

related field from a recognised

university

• Minimum GPA of 5.0 in

undergraduate degree, or

5.5 or above for the second and

third years of the degree*

* On application, candidates must

provide outline of the dissertation

topic.

Please note: admission to the

MBSR is dependent upon Faculty’s

capacity to supervise the proposed

projects. Prospective candidates

should consult with the Director

of Postgraduate Studies, prior to

preparing project proposals.

Alternative MBSR

entry

Applicants who have not

completed previous tertiary

studies in business, commerce or

a related field may be required to

complete coursework specified

by the Director of Postgraduate

Studies, with advice from the

Head of the supervising school.

Applicants intending to undertake

a dissertation in information

systems must have prior studies

in information systems or

computing.

Program focus

The Master of Business Research

is a research degree that aims

to train students in business

research either for academic

or management purposes.

The task of the Master of

Business Research student

is to undertake a significant

piece of research and report it

in a scholarly dissertation. The

Master of Business Research

aims to provide students

with opportunities to explore

the resolution of particular

management problems using

specialist knowledge and

advanced techniques through

conducting research in a

specialised area of business,

management or information

systems.

Program structure

12 Core courses:

BUS8201 Masters Dissertation A*

BUS8202 Masters Dissertation B*

BUS8203 Masters Dissertation C*

BUS8204 Masters Dissertation D*

BUS8401 Research Methodology 1

BUS8402 Research Methodology 2

BUS8403 Research Methodology 3

BUS8404 Research Methodology 4

*2 units.

EXIT POINTS

Provided all requirements are

satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business Research

8 units Postgraduate

(4 courses) Diploma in

Business Research

12 units Master of Business

Research

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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DOUBLE BUSINESS MASTER PROGRAMS

Master of

Business

Administration

and Master of

Professional

Accounting

oc T S d

CRICOS code

Units to complete 16

Duration

oc : 2 years full-time

d : 6 years part-time

Start date

Code: MBPA

067691C

oc d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year recognised bachelor

degree or equivalent in any field

other than accounting*

• Minimum of 2 years full-time

equivalent work experience #

* Provided that such qualification

is accepted by the Director of

Postgraduate Studies, as sufficient

for admission to the program, and is

in accordance with the appropriate

professional body guidelines.

# As determined by the Director of

Postgraduate Studies.

Applicants with overseas

academic qualifications in

accounting should write to either

of the accounting professional

bodies for an assessment of their

qualifications prior to applying for

enrolment in the program – please

see page 34.

Please note: admission will

not be granted to persons who

are members of, or eligible for,

membership of CPA Australia

or The Institute of Chartered

Accountants in Australia.

Professional

accreditation

Master of Professional

Accounting component

The program satisfies the initial

educational entrance requirements

of both CPA Australia and the

Institute of Chartered Accountants

in Australia (ICAA).

Program focus

The double degree in the Master of

Business Administration and the

Master of Professional Accounting

allows the learning objectives

of each program to be met. In

addition, graduates will focus on

professional accounting study

within the broader management

context of the Master of Business

Administration, better preparing

them for senior management roles

within organisations, and acquiring

enhanced generic skills offered

by that program. Graduates of

the double degree will receive a

testamur for each degree.

Program structure

15 Core courses:

ACC5202 Accounting

ACC5213 Cost and Management

Accounting

ACC5215 Corporate Accounting

ACC5216 Accounting Theory

ACC5218 Auditing Practice

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

ECO5000 Economics for Managers

FIN5000 Financial Management

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

LAW5201 Commercial Law

LAW5206 Corporations Law

LAW5230 Taxation Law

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

MGT8002 Strategic Management

MKT5000 Marketing Management

PLUS 1 Elective^

^ One 8000 level course from MBIS or

MBAD approved by the Director of

Postgraduate Studies.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

12 units Master of Business

Administration

12 units Master of Professional

Accounting

16 units Master of Business

Administration and

Master of Professional

Accounting

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Dean JJ van Tonder

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

South Africa

» program: Master of Business Administration

I chose to study at USQ because of the convenience and flexibility of studying at my

own pace via distance learning and the various areas of specialisation particularly

in the Safety, Health & Environment field. I also enjoyed the case studies. I have

completed to Masters Degrees through USQ and the journey has been great!!

Wei Zhang

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

China

» program: Master of Professional Accounting

I have found USQ to have a very friendly atmosphere backed up by a professional team

of staff who have made me feel very welcome. The program I am studying provides me

with an accredited qualification that satisfies the initial educational entry requirements

to undertake a CPA program. I am confident that my program will provide me with a

good platform for my career.

Christian Vizzuett » program: Master of Project Management

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Mexico

I chose USQ Springfield because South East Queensland’s economy is one of the most

dynamic in this region of the world. When I return to Mexico I will have the opportunity

to begin a new career. Living and studying in Springfield offered me the opportunity to

learn the way projects are run in a developed country. The structure of the program

allowed me to choose a specialisation that best suits my interests.

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DOUBLE BUSINESS MASTER PROGRAMS

Master of

Information

Technology

(Professional)

and Master

of Project

Management

d

Units to complete 16

Duration

d : 2 years full-time,

8 years part-time

Start date

Code: MTPM

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent in an area other than

computing

• Introductory knowledge of

computing consistent with

that found in the CIS1000

Information System Concepts

and CSC1401 Foundation

Programming

Alternative MPTM

ENTRY

Graduate Diploma of Business

(Information Systems)

OR

• Equivalent qualification

Program focus

The double degree in the Master

of Information Technology

(Professional) and the Master

of Project Management

allows the learning objectives

of each program to be met.

Graduates will focus on project

management within the broader

management context of the

Master of Information Technology

(Professional).

Program structure

12 MITP/MT16 courses:

CIS2000 Systems Analysis and

Design

CIS2002 Database Design

CIS2003 Component Based Software

Development

CIS2005 Principles of Information

Security

CIS3001 Object-Oriented

Programming with Java

CIS3002 Business Analysis

CIS8004 Business Systems Planning

and Implementation

CIS8008 Business Intelligence

Systems

CIS8009 Management of Business

Data Communications and

Telecommunications

CIS8010 Information Systems

Project Management

CIS8011 Emerging Information

Technologies

CIS8018 Information Security for

Managers

PLUS 4 MPRM courses:

MGT8022 Project Management

Framework

MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and

Procurement Management

MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and

Cost Management

MGT8027 Project Human Resources,

Communications and

Integration Management

Exemptions

Exemptions may be granted on

the basis of equivalent courses

undertaken at postgraduate

level. The Master of Information

Technology (Professional) and

Master of Project Management

is a double degree and therefore

must meet the requirements

of each degree studied, with a

maximum of 50% exemptions

granted for each program studied

individually. For information

about specific exemptions for this

program please refer to our USQ

Course Exemptions web site:

icon.usq.edu.au/Exemptions/

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

of Business

12 units Master of Information

Technology

(Professional)

16 units Master of Information

Technology

(Professional) and

Master of Project

Management

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Master of

Project

Management

and master

of business

administration

oc S d Code: MBAP

CRICOS code

Units to complete 14

Duration

067690D

oc : 1.5 years full-time

d : 8 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year recognised bachelor

degree or equivalent from a

recognised institution

• 2 years full-time equivalent

work experience #

# As determined by the Director of

Postgraduate Studies.

Program focus

The double degree in the Master

of Business Administration

and the Master of Project

Management allows the learning

objectives of each program to

be met. Graduates will focus on

project management within the

broader management context

of the Master of Business

Administration, better preparing

them for senior management

roles within organisations and

acquiring enhanced generic skills

offered by that program.

Program structure

12 Core courses:

ACC5502 Accounting for Managers

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

ECO5000 Economics for Managers

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

MGT8002 Strategic Management

MGT8022 Project Management

Framework

MGT8024 Project Quality, Risk and

Procurement Management

MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and

Cost Management

MGT8027 Project Human Resources,

Communications and

Integration Management

MKT5000 Marketing Management

PLUS 2 Electives^

^ 5000 or 8000 level courses chosen

from any Faculty of Business

coursework masters program.

Exemptions

Exemptions may be granted on

the basis of equivalent courses

undertaken at postgraduate

level. The Master of Project

Management and Master of

Business Administration is a

double degree and therefore must

meet the requirements of each

degree studied, with a maximum

of 50% exemptions granted for

each program studied individually.

For information about specific

exemptions for this program

please refer to our USQ Course

Exemptions web site:

icon.usq.edu.au/Exemptions/

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

of Business

14 units Master of Project

Management and

Master of Business

Administration

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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EDUCATION

POSTGRADUATE

CERTIFICATE

IN APPLIED

LINGUISTICS

oc T d ol Code: PGAL

CRICOS code

Units to complete 4

067686M

Duration

oc : 1 semester full-time

d ol : up to 2 years part-time

Start date

oc : March

d ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• Relevant teaching experience

(recommended)

MASTER OF

APPLIED

LINGUISTICS

oc T d ol Code: MAPL

CRICOS code 021018E

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full–time

d ol : up to 5 years part–time

Start date

oc : March, July

d ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

Program focus

Postgraduate Certificate (PGAL)

The Postgraduate Certificate in

Applied Linguistics (PGAL) is

designed to introduce students

from a range of backgrounds to

the area of Applied Linguistics, as

they engage with second language

speakers and their communities.

Students will develop an

understanding of language use

and second language learners in

diverse and international contexts.

Students will gain an enhanced

understanding of how language

is used in communities, and the

significance of identity through

social and linguistic skills and

behaviour. Graduates will have

gained specialised knowledge,

expertise and leadership in the

area of applied linguistics across

global cultures and communities.

Students can choose from a

community strand

OR

teaching strand

In the community strand,

graduates will have a clear

sense of strategic direction for

identifying linguistic differences in

communities and assisting in the

management of this diversity.

The teaching strand provides

graduates with skills in key areas

for second language teaching

in a range of contexts. This

strand provides an opportunity

for in-depth study in the area of

second language learning and

teaching, and enhances each

student’s capacity for open, critical

reflective thinking about second

language teaching practice.

Master (MAPL)

This program is designed to

introduce students from a range

of backgrounds to disciplines

within Applied Linguistics,

as they engage with second

language speakers and their

communities. It allows students

to experience issues associated

with understanding language use

and second language learners in

diverse and international contexts.

Graduating students will have

an advanced inter-cultural

competence, understanding the

background to contemporary

issues associated with

communities of diverse language

identities, and the ability to relate

professionally and appropriately

within and on behalf of those

communities.

Students can choose from a

Community strand

OR

Teaching strand

The Community strand includes a

research and coursework pathway.

The Teaching strand allows

students to choose a research or

coursework pathway.

Note: these programs do not in

themselves qualify you for teacher

registration with relevant teaching

authorities.

To qualify for teacher registration in

Queensland, please refer to:

Graduate Diploma in Learning

and Teaching [GDTL]

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (PGAL)

community strand

3 APplied linguistics courses:

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

LIN5000 The Nature of Language

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

OR

teaching strand

3 courses:

LIN5000 The Nature of Language

LIN8001 Principles of Second

Language Learning

LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a

Second Language

PLUS 1 Elective from:

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

LIN5003 Syllabus Design and

Materials Writing

LIN8001 Principles of Second

Language Learning

LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a

Second Language

LIN8006 Computer-Assisted

Language Learning

LIN8007 Language Testing

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

OR 1 course selected from the Master

of Education or other USQ postgraduate

programs

Master (MAPL)

Community strand

3 Applied Linguistics courses

PLUS 3 Research courses

PLUS 1 Research course or

1 project course

PLUS 1 Elective

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EDUCATION

EDUCATION program pathwayS

Postgraduate Certificate in

Applied Linguistics [PGAL]

Postgraduate Certificate in

Education [PGCE]

Postgraduate Certificate in

Learning and Development

[PGLD]

6 6 6

Master of Education

Master of Learning and

[MED1]

Development [MLAD]

6 6 6 6

Master of Applied Linguistics

[MAPL]

Doctor of Education [DEDU]

OR

Doctor of Philosophy [DPHD]

Master of Education Research

[MEDR]

OR

Master (MAPL)

Teaching strand

Coursework pathway

3 Core courses

PLUS MINIMUM 4 Elective Applied

Linguistics courses

PLUS 1 Elective #

OR

Research pathway^

3 Core courses

PLUS 3 Research courses

PLUS 2 Elective Applied

Linguistics courses

# From the Master of Education

listed on page 40 (including Applied

Linguistics).

^ Recommended for those wanting to

progress to PhD studies.

specialisATIONS

Community strand

3 Applied Linguistics courses:

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

LIN5000 The Nature of Language

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

PLUS Research courses

EDR8000 Foundations of

Contemporary Educational

Research Methods

EDR8061 Masters Project II *

PLUS Elective/s:

EDR8060 Masters Project I AND/OR

EDR8001 Effective and Ethical

Educational Research

PLUS Elective applied linguistics

course/s selected from the following:

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

LIN5003

LIN8006

LIN8007

LIN8015

Syllabus Design and

Materials Writing

Computer-Assisted

Language Learning

Language Testing

Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

OR any Elective from the Masters

of Education program or other

postgraduate program across USQ

Teaching strand

Coursework pathway

3 CORE courses:

LIN5000 The Nature of Language

LIN8001 Principles of Second

Language Learning

LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a

Second Language

PLUS a minimum of 4 courses

selected from the following:

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

LIN5003 Syllabus Design and

Materials Writing

LIN8006 Computer-Assisted

Language Learning

LIN8007 Language Testing

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

PLUS a maximum of 1 Elective

selected from the following:

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

LIN5003 Syllabus Design and

Materials Writing

LIN8006 Computer-Assisted

Language Learning

LIN8007 Language Testing

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

OR any Elective from the Masters

of Education program or other

postgraduate program across USQ

Research pathway

3 CORE courses:

LIN5000 The Nature of Language

LIN8001 Principles of Second

Language Learning

LIN8002 Methodology in Teaching a

Second Language

PLUS a minimum of 2 COURSES

selected from the following:

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

LIN5003 Syllabus Design and

Materials Writing

LIN8006 Computer-Assisted

Language Learning

LIN8007 Language Testing

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

PLUS 1 Research course:

EDR8000 Foundations of

Contemporary Educational

Research Methods

PLUS 1 Required project course:

EDR8061 Masters Project II *

* 2 units

Exemptions

In the PGAL, exemptions may be

granted for equivalent postgraduate

study, or where a student has

achieved the objectives of the

relevant course from a recognised

university or institution must meet

the following specific requirements:

• The maximum exemptions

granted will be no more than

half of the program units.

• Exemptions will be granted for

relevant studies successfully

completed at postgraduate

level in the last five years and

may be considered for studies

successfully completed in the

last 10 years.

• Students who have completed

the Postgraduate [PGAL]

program, as listed in the

Program Structure section,

will receive full credit if they

study the same specialisation

in the MAPL.

EXIT POINTS

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Applied Linguistics

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Learning and

Development

8 units Master of Applied

Linguistics

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Chien Hsun Chu » program: Master of Applied Linguistics

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Taiwan

My program will assist me greatly when I return to Taiwan as English is very much a

foreign language there. The great things about USQ include the friendly, considerate

lecturers and the great on–campus facilities, such as the library and high tech

computer labs. With an attractive centre and a professional study environment, USQ

Toowoomba has enabled me to achieve some great results.

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EDUCATION

POSTGRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

EDUCATION

d ol

Units to complete 4

Code: PGCE

Duration

d ol : 1 semester full-time

up to 2 years part-time

Start date

d ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

university, including 1 year of

studies in education

MASTER OF

EDUCATION ^

oc T * d ol Code: MED1

CRICOS code

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

d

Start date

042226A

ol : up to 4 years part-time

oc : March, July

d

ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year bachelor degree in

education

^ This program is undergoing

reaccreditation for offer in 2010.

Please visit the online handbook for

the latest information at

www.usq.edu.au/handbook/

current/edu/MED1.html

* Teaching English to Speakers

of Other Languages (TESOL)

specialisation only.

other requirements

Note: some majors may have

additional specific requirements and/

or are subject to other restrictions.

Details of these requirements can be

found at: www.usq.edu.au/handbook/

current

Some courses have assessment work

that can be completed only if the

student has access to an appropriate

workplace, for example, TAFE,

Schools, pre-school settings or other

education or training environments.

Students without access to an

appropriate workplace would be

unable to complete the requirements

for these courses.

ALTERNATIVE PGCE

ENTRY

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Demonstrated qualifications

and/or experience that might

be considered equivalent to

those required for normal entry

• 3 year degree (or equivalent)

PLUS

• 2 years of relevant experience

• Applicants without relevant

experience may be granted

provisional entry subject to

completion of one or more

specified courses in the first

semester(s) of enrolment

ALTERNATIVE MED1

ENTRY

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree

PLUS

• 1 year of graduate study in

education OR minimum 1 year

of relevant work experience

PROGRAM FOCUS

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE)

This program gives educators/

trainers the opportunity to

enhance their professional

competence through advanced

coursework. Set in the context of

societies becoming increasingly

reliant on the efforts of

‘knowledge workers’, educators

at all levels have important roles

to play in developing the capacity

of citizens to work effectively with

knowledge. New approaches

to education, focussing on

relevant contemporary issues,

emphasising knowledge-building

rather than transmission, can

contribute to preparing citizens

to participate more fully in

the ‘knowledge economy’ and

‘information society’. This

program aims to develop

capabilities and dispositions to

work as engaged professional

educators in knowledge-building

communities.

Master (MED1)

This program gives educators/

trainers the opportunity to

enhance their professional

competence through advanced

coursework and research-based

projects. The program is set in

the context of societies becoming

increasingly reliant on the efforts

of ‘knowledge workers’. Educators

at all levels have important roles

to play in developing the capacity

of citizens to work effectively

with knowledge. New approaches

to education, emphasising

knowledge building rather than

transmission, can contribute to

preparing citizens to participate

more fully in the knowledge

economy and information society.

The Master of Education program

aims to develop in its graduates

the capabilities and dispositions

to work as engaged professional

educators in knowledge building

communities. The program offers

considerable flexibility in choices

available to students through

which they may shape their own

program of study to their own

individual interests, circumstances

and needs.

There are three main options:

• an individually designed

pathway in which students

may select any courses from

those available (this option

allows students to design

their own focus area should

they so choose)

• an option to select one of four

specialisation areas from:

Guidance and Counselling

Leading and Managing

Organisations

Special Education

Teaching English to Speakers of

Other Languages (TESOL)

• an option to select a research

pathway.

Students who generate their

own focus area through course

selection will graduate with

a Master of Education (MEd).

Students who focus their studies

by completing one of the majors

will have the area of specialisation

noted on the testamur, e.g. MEd

(Guidance and Counselling),

depending on specialisations

available.

Note: these programs do not qualify

you for teacher registration with

relevant teaching authorities.

To qualify for teacher registration in

Queensland, please refer to:

Graduate Diploma in Learning

and Teaching [GDTL]

Rodeliza Albay

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Philippines

» program: Master of Education (Curriculum & Pedagogy)

I made the best choice with USQ! The academic experiences and learning competencies

I have acquired are very relevant for me to lead and manage the essential change

needed as a teacher/leader in my university back in the Philippines. I have really enjoyed

the friendships I developed in USQ’s multicultural community. The program equipped me

with significant knowledge, competencies and values related to my specialisation.

Richard Fournier

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Canada

» program: Master of Education

I chose USQ because they offered a Master of Education program that required no

residency or being away from home. All the staff from registration to graduation were

pleasant, knowledgeable and prompt in their responses. It was like they were next

door! The best things were the up-to-date content, the lessons, and the courses were

very clear, concise and extremely well designed. It was a totally enjoyable experience.

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EDUCATION

Program structure

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE)

ANY 4 postgraduate education

courses

Students may choose to focus on a

particular area or specialisation drawn

from the Master of Education program.

There is an opportunity for addressing

issues of personal interest by

undertaking approved independent

work, including approved workplace

professional development activity.

Such projects are covered by

enrolment in EDU5760 and EDR8061.

Master (MED1)

coursework pathway

1 Core course:

EDU8719 Contemporary Issues

Conference

PLUS either:

Option 1

7 Postgraduate Electives #

OR

Option 2

5–6 Specialisation courses from

1 Major

PLUS 1–2 Postgraduate Education

Electives #

OR

Research pathway

4 coursework electives #

PLUS 4 courses research:

EDR8000 Foundations of

Contemporary Educational

Research Methods

EDR8060 Masters project I

EDR8061 Masters project II (2 units)

# Choose from the following list of

available postgraduate courses

offered by the Faculty of Education.

Electives:

6 possible focus areas include:

Curriculum and Pedagogy d ol

EDU5705

EDU5713

EDU8705

EDU8712

Curriculum Design and

Evaluation

Assessment, Evaluation and

Learning

Personal Pedagogy in

Context

Contemporary Approaches

to Alternative Education

Contemporary Literacies d ol

EDU8324

EDU8415

EDU8703

LIN8001

Learning Difficulties:

Reading

Multi-Modal Texts and New

Literacies

Critical Multiliteracies

Principles of Second

language Learning

Early Childhood d ol

EDU5010

EDU5325

EDU8007

EDU8011

EDU8311

Politics and Pedagogy in

Early Childhood Education

Child Abuse and Neglect

Developing Matters in Early

Childhood

Professional Culture,

Dynamics and Change in

Early Childhood Education

Concepts and Theories in

Educational Management

Educational Technology d ol

EDU5112

EDU8111

EDU8114

EDU8117

Transforming Learning with

ICT

Emerging Environments for

Learning

Online Pedagogy in Practice

Networked and Global

Learning

Further Education

and Training

EDU8706

FET5601

FET8605

FET8606

d ol

Theories for Learning

Futures

Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts

Building Communities of

Practice

Lifelong Career Development

Pedagogy and Culture d ol

EDU5703

EDU5704

EDU8703

EDU8704

Engaging Curriculum and

Pedagogy

Popular Culture as

Curriculum and Pedagogy

Critical Multiliteracies

New Pedagogies

OR any combination of 8 courses

listed above.

Many other electives are available

to choose from, please see the link

below for more information.

coursework pathway

OPTION 2 MAJORS

The purpose of a major is to

develop breadth and depth in an

area of specialised knowledge.

The specified majors to be offered

initially in the Master of Education:

Guidance and Counselling d ol

Leading and Managing

Organisations

d ol

Special Education d ol

Teaching English to

Speakers of OTHER

Languages (TESOL) T d ol

Exemptions

Exemptions may be granted for

equivalent postgraduate study, or

where a student has achieved the

objectives of the relevant course

from a recognised university or

institution must meet the following

specific requirements.

• 2 units maximum may be

exempted in the Postgraduate

Certificate.

• 4 units maximum will be

exempted in the Master of

Education.

• Students may not claim

exemption for work on which

they relied for admission to

the program.

• Exemptions will not normally

be granted for study

completed more than five

years prior to submission of

the application for exemption.

• Applications for exemption

on the basis of study

completed prior to entering

the program will NOT

normally be accepted

beyond the end of the first

semester of enrolment in the

Postgraduate Certificate.

• Credit will not normally be

granted for work undertaken

concurrently with the

Postgraduate Certificate

unless the application is

submitted and approved

before the work is undertaken

with credit subject to

satisfactory completion of the

approved work.

Articulation

Students completing studies in

the PGCE will be able to articulate

those postgraduate courses (levels

5 and/or 8) in various masters

degrees offered by the USQ

Faculty of Education, provided that

they meet the entry requirements

of the particular masters degree

and any requirements of the

particular major in which they

wish to enrol.

EXIT POINTS

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Education

8 units Master of Education

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Erika Valdes Jimenez

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Mexico

» program: Master of Applied Linguistics

I found USQ education programs to be very related to what I was looking for. The

course materials were very useful and were very important for me as they helped me

to succeed in my courses. USQ staff became my friends and they provided support and

advice when needed. If you want to study a quality course, have fun and learn from

people from different parts of the world, USQ is the place.

Layli Khor

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Malaysia

» program: Studying Education Technology

USQ provides a wide range of online courses. The program flexibility gives me the

freedom to plan my own learning path so that I can select the order and type of units

that I am interested in. USQ’s support systems such as the digital library are very

effective in helping me with my distance learning. Thanks to USQ’s support systems,

I can balance my study with busy work commitments.

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EDUCATION

Postgraduate

Certificate

in Learning &

Development

d ol

Code: PGLD

Units to complete 4

Duration

d ol : 1 semester full-time

Start date

d ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree from a

recognised university

Master of

Learning and

Development

d ol

Code: MLAD

Units to complete 8

Duration

d ol : 1 year full–time

up to 5 years part-time

Start date

d ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• Access to an educational

environment (recommended)

Alternative PGLD

entry

• Demonstrated qualifications

and/or experience equivalent

to those required for normal

entry. Applicants are referred

to the Australian Qualification

Framework’s Recognition of

Prior Learning principles:

www.aqf.edu.au to assist such

demonstration.

Program focus

Postgraduate Certificate (PGLD)

This program recognises

emerging trends in non-traditional

education-related workplace

environments, and the associated

roles within these environments.

A key feature of this program

is its flexibility in preparing

graduates who value diversity

and inclusiveness, and who are

innovators and navigators of

sustainable change.

Learning is an individual as well

as a social process; therefore, the

program may be adapted to suit

the learner’s purpose, needs and

context. Students are encouraged

to focus on content based on

their personal and professional

needs, industry requirements

and future career aspirations. To

this end, students may customise

their study by selecting courses

from other faculties as part of

their learner-designed program.

Students are also encouraged to

become collaborative members of

a learning community.

Master (MLAD)

This program is designed for

those wishing to respond to

emerging educator roles and

opportunities brought about

by changes in workplaces and

communities. Within such an

environment, individuals shape

personally relevant study from

formal and informal programs.

A central tenet for students in

the MLAD is their cultivation of a

critical and reflective approach

to the literature and its inherent

conceptual frameworks. The

program therefore keeps pace with

the rapidly changing education

environment, and the educator’s

expanding and evolving role.

Students are able to customise

their study by selecting courses

from other faculties as part of their

learner-designed program. This

flexibility encourages students to

focus on specific areas based on

their personal and professional

needs, industry requirements and

future career aspirations, and is

ideally suited for those from nontraditional

educational settings

who do not require teacher

registration.

Note: these programs do not in

themselves qualify you for teacher

registration with relevant teaching

authorities.

To qualify for teacher registration in

Queensland, please refer to:

Graduate Diploma in Learning

and Teaching [GDTL]

Program structure

Postgraduate Certificate (PGLD)

4 Specialisation courses

OR 2 Coursework COURSES from

the Master of Education

PLUS 2 Coursework Electives

from any Faculty across USQ

PGLD Specialisations:

Adult Professional and

Workplace Learning

EDU5760 Professional Study*

EDU8701 Learning and Teaching in

Contemporary Contexts:

Theory and Practice

PLUS minIMUM OF 1 course from:

EDU5713 Assessment, Evaluation and

Learning

EDU8111 Emerging Environments for

Learning

FET5601 Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts*

PLUS 1 USQ Elective

* It is essential that all students

complete EDU8701 and FET5601

before undertaking any instructional

placements associated with this

specialisation.

Career Development and

Lifelong Learning

EDU8331 Career Development in

Educational Settings:

Theory and Practice

EDU8332 Introduction to Educational

Counselling#

FET8606 Lifelong Career

Development

PLUS minIMUM OF 1 course from:

EDU8328 Consultation and

Communication: Theory

and Practice

EDU8706 Theories for Learning

Futures

EDU5760 Professional Study

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

Communities and Informal

Learning

minimum of 2 COURSES from:

EDU5760 Professional Study

EDU8328 Consultation and

Communication: Theory

and Practice

EDU8706 Theories for Learning

Futures

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

PLUS maximum of 2 USQ ElectiveS

Early Childhood

EDU5760 Professional Study** OR

EDU8007 Developing Matters in Early

Childhood Education

EDU8701 Teaching and Learning in

Contemporary Contexts:

Theory and Practice

PLUS 1 USQ ElectivE

** Note: it is essential that all students

complete at least two education

coursework courses before

undertaking any instructional

placements associated with this

specialisation.

Higher Education

EDU5702 Exploring Learning

and Teaching in Higher

Education Contexts##

EDU8702 Scholarship in Higher

Education: Reflection and

Evaluation^^

PLUS MIN 1 Education coursework

course from 1 of these specialisations:

Adult Professional and

Workplace Learning

Learning Design

Online and Distributed Learning

PLUS MAX 1 USQ Elective

## Two full days of compulsory

workshops and one full day of

optional workshops (may be

conducted online).

^^ One full day compulsory workshop

(may be conducted online).

Learning Design

minimum of 2 COURSES from:

EDU5223 Teachers Practical Theories

EDU5713 Assessment, Evaluation and

Learning

EDU8415 Multi-Modal Texts and New

Literacies

EDU8706 Theories for Learning

Futures

FET5601 Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts

PLUS maximum of 2 USQ Electives

Online and Distributed Learning

minimum of 2 COURSES from:

EDU8111 Emerging Environments for

Learning

EDU8114 Online Pedagogy in Practice

EDU8415 Multi-Modal Texts and New

Literacies

FET5601 Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

PLUS maximum of 2 USQ Electives

Organisational Capacity Building

minimum of 2 COURSES from:

EDU5221 Professional Learning

EDU8314 Human Resource Strategies

for Innovation

EDU8318 Organisational Transformation

Through Learning

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

PLUS maximum of 2 USQ Electives

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EDUCATION

Master (MLAD)

Coursework pathway

At least 50% of courses must be Level 8.

Option 1

4 courses from Master of Education

PLUS 4 USQ Electives

OR

Option 2

4-8 courses from 1 Specialisations

PLUS Up to 4 Electives

OR

Research pathway

(for students intending to undertake

doctoral studies at a later date)

CORE COURSE

EDR8000 Foundations of

Contemporary Educational

Research Methods

PLUS minimum of 4 COURSEWORK

from Master of Education specialisations

PLUS 1 OPTIONAL COURSE from:

EDR8001 Effective and Ethical

Educational Research OR

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

PLUS 2 or 3 units from the following

project courses:

EDR8060 Masters Project I

EDR8061 Masters Project II (2 units)

Research pathway specialisations:

Adult, Professional and

Workplace Learning

EDU5713 Assessment, Evaluation and

Learning

EDU5760 Professional Study

EDU8111 Emerging Environments for

Learning

EDU8701 Learning and Teaching in

Contemporary Contexts:

Theory and Practice

EDU8706 Theories for Learning

Futures

FET5601 Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts

PLUS 2 Approved Level 8 USQ

courses from across all Faculties

Career Development and

Lifelong Learning

EDU8331 Career Development in

Educational Settings:

Theory and Practice

EDU8332 Introduction to Educational

Counselling#

FET8606 Lifelong Career

Development

PLUS mINIMUM of 1 COURSE from:

EDU5760 Professional Study

EDU8328 Consultation and

Communication: Theory

and Practice

EDU8706 Theories for Learning

Futures

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

FET8607 Contemporary Debates in

Lifelong Learning

PLUS maximum of 4 USQ Electives

Communities and

Informal Learning

minimum of 4 courses from:

EDU8328 Consultation and

Communication: Theory

and Practice

EDU8706 Theories for Learning

Futures

EDU5760 Professional Study

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

PLUS maximum of 4 USQ Electives

Early Childhood

EDE2101

Early Childhood Education

Contexts

EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II

EDE4010 Leadership and

Management in Early

Childhood

EDU5760 Professional study

EDU8007 Developing Matters in Early

Childhood Education

PLUS MINIMUM of 2 courses from:

EDU5713 Assessment, Evaluation and

Learning

EDU8011 Professional Culture,

Dynamics and Change in

Early Childhood Education

EDU8111 Emerging Environments for

Learning

EDU8701 Teaching and Learning in

Contemporary Contexts:

Theory and Practice

FET5601 Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts

FET5602 Theories for Learning

Futures

PLUS 1 Elective

Educational Leadership

minimum of 4 courses from:

EDU8312 Educators as Leaders:

Emerging Perspectives

EDU8314 Human Resource Strategies

for Innovation

EDU8318 Organisational

Transformation Through

Learning

EDU8328 Consultation and

Communication: Theory

and Practice

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

PLUS maximum of 4 USQ Electives

Learning Design

minimum of 4 courses from:

EDU5713 Assessment, Evaluation and

Learning

EDU8415 Multi-Modal Texts and New

Literacies

EDU8705 Personal Pedagogy in

Context

EDU8706 Theories for Learning

Futures

FET5601

Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts

PLUS maximum of 4 USQ Electives

Online and Distributed Learning

minimum of 4 courses from:

EDU8111 Emerging Environments for

Learning

EDU8114 Online Pedagogy in Practice

EDU8415 Multi-Modal Texts and New

Literacies

FET5601 Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

PLUS maximum of 4 USQ Electives

Organisational Capacity Building

minimum of 4 courses from:

EDU5221 Professional Learning

EDU8314 Human Resource Strategies

for Innovation

EDU8318 Organisational

Transformation Through

Learning

FET8605 Building Communities of

Practice

LIN8015 Introduction to

Sociolinguistics

PLUS maximum of 4 USQ Electives

# For the course EDU8332, there is a

requirement for students to participate

in an on-campus residential school,

but students who elect not to attend

in person will have access to an

equivalent online experience.

Practical experience

Postgraduate Certificate (PGLD)

Practical experience is required

and recommended in the following

specialisations:

Adult, Professional and

Workplace Learning

Early Childhood

Students will complete 60 days of

professional experience in early

childhood contexts. Up to 30 days

may be completed in the work

setting if the student is currently

employed; however the remaining

days must be completed in a

different context.

Students will need to check the

requirements for professional

experience in their State or Country.

Please note: no student will be eligible

to graduate from these specialisations

without satisfactorily demonstrating

current professional competence

against the performance criteria

identified in the nominated courses.

Exemptions

Exemptions will be granted for

relevant studies successfully

completed at postgraduate

level in the last five years and

may be considered for studies

successfully completed in the last

10 years.

The maximum exemptions granted

will be no more than half of the

program units (2 units for PGLD,

4 units for MLAD).

Postgraduate Certificate (PGLD)

Transfer of credit from other

incomplete USQ award programs

may be permitted where there is

similar or appropriate content.

Master (MLAD)

Students who have completed the

Postgraduate Certificate programs

listed in the Articulation section

on page 39 will receive full credit.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Learning and

Development

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Applied Linguistics

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Education

8 units Master of Learning and

Development

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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EDUCATION

GRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

TERTIARY TEACHING

& LEARNING

ol

Units to complete 4

Duration

Code: GCTT

ol : 1 year full-time #

up to 3 years part-time

Start date

ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Recognised 3 year bachelor

degree or equivalent postcompulsory

qualifications

• Access to an approved higher

education learning and

teaching environment **

• Access to a suitable mentor

approved by the Program

Coordinator

# Normally taken over 2 semesters as

two courses are linked (sequential).

It is recommended that these are

not taken at the same time.

** written verification is required

before enrolment is confirmed.

PROGRAM FOCUS

The program is designed to enable

educators in the tertiary sector,

who already have a degree or

diploma, to acquire an innovative

credential in tertiary teaching and

learning. The program focuses on

applying educational theories to

practical situations in university

and other tertiary educational

settings in order to design,

develop, implement and evaluate

emerging learning environments.

Note: this program does not qualify

you for teacher registration with

relevant teaching authorities in

Australia.

To qualify for teacher registration in

Queensland, please refer to:

Graduate Diploma in Learning

and Teaching [GDTL]

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

2 CORE COURSES:

EDU5702 Exploring Learning

and Teaching in Higher

Education Contexts*~

EDU8702 Scholarship in Higher

Education: Reflection and

Evaluation^

PLUS 2 Electives from:

EDU5713 Assessment Evaluation and

Learning

EDU8111 Emerging Environments for

Learning

EDU8117 Networked and Global

Learning

EDU8318 Organisational

Transformation Through

Learning

EDU8701 Teaching and Learning in

Contemporary Contexts

EDU8706 Theories for Learning

Futures*

FET4640 Teaching and Learning in a

Flexible Environment *+

FET5601 Instructional Design for

Flexible Contexts*

FET5621 Introduction to Web

Publishing *

FET8602

FET8605

FET8606

Evaluating Innovative

Educational Programs*

Building Communities of

Practice*

Lifelong Career

Development*

* Online delivery only.

~ Two full days of compulsory

workshops, one full day of optional

workshops (may be conducted

online).

^ One full day compulsory workshop

(may be conducted online).

+ Students who have previously

completed course FET3210 are not

eligible to undertake this course.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

GRADUATE DIPLOMA

IN LEARNING &

TEACHING

oc T FC ol Code: GDTL

CRICOS code 055149B

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

ol : up to 4 years part-time

Start date

oc ol : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

• 3 year recognised bachelor

degree (or equivalent) in a

discipline other than education

Other requirements

• Initial 30-hour induction program

prior to the first semester of

study. Semester 1 (February):

Toowoomba. Semester 2 (June/

July): Fraser Coast. Equivalent

online experience is available

for those unable to attend oncampus

induction.

• Primary pathway: demonstrated

adequate coverage across the

P-7 Key Learning Areas in their

first degree or other studies

• Middle Years and Secondary

pathways: demonstrated

discipline knowledge in two

defined teaching areas in their

first degree or other studies

• On-campus residential school

required; students who elect

not to attend in person will have

access to an equivalent online

experience.

Program focus

This program is designed to

enable degree-level graduates

to acquire a recognised teacher

education qualification. This

innovative and flexible program

develops knowledge, skills and

attitudes necessary for success

in the work of contemporary

educators.

The flexibility of the Graduate

Diploma in Learning and Teaching

program allows students to

balance the competing demands

of work, family and study.

There is a professional experience

(school-based) component within

this program. Students are able

to choose from the following

specialisations:

Primary (Years Prep – 7) *

Middle Years of Schooling

(Years 5 – 9) *

Secondary (Years 8 – 12) *

* Based on the Queensland school

structure.

Program structure

4 Core courses :

EDC2100 Managing Supportive

Learning Environments

EDG2000 Designing for Learning

EDG3000 Designing for Diversity

EDG4000 Professional Placement and

Portfolio

PLUS 4 Sector Specialisation

courses from:

Primary

EDG2001 Inquiry through the

Curriculum 1

EDG3001 Inquiry through the

Curriculum 2

EDX2170 English Curriculum and

Pedagogy

EDX2180

Middle

EDG2001

EDG3001

Foundations of Numeracy

Inquiry through the

Curriculum 1

Inquiry through the

Curriculum 2

EDO3112 Middle Years 2

EDX3270 Literacies in Education

Secondary

EDS2401

EDS3450

EDS4250

EDX3250

EDV3500

Middle Phase Curriculum

and Pedagogy

Senior Phase Curriculum

and Pedagogy

Literacy across the

Curriculum

Adolescence: Issues and

Challenges OR

Competency Based Training

and Assessment

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Todd Boyle

USQ ONLINE

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Canada

» program: Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching

I chose USQ because a friend of mine had done so and suggested it to me. The teachers

were very helpful and went above and beyond the call of duty. The course materials

were very useful and the staff were helpful, professional and considerate in every way.

I had several years teaching experience already, but the GDLT program made me a far

better teacher. Without a doubt USQ helped me achieve my goals!

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EDUCATION

MASTER OF

EDUCATION

RESEARCH

ol

Units to complete 12

Duration

Code: MEDR

ol : 1.5 years full-time

up to 3 years part-time

Start date

ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• Postgraduate Certificate in

Education (recommended)

Please note: this program is pending

USQ accreditation. Please check

the USQ Handbook: www.usq.edu.

au/handbook/current for the latest

information on program availability.

Note: not all courses will be available

in every mode in every semester.

Alternative MEDR

entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• Relevant professional experience

Program focus

This program has been designed

for students seeking a nationally

and internationally recognised

research masters degree that

will maximise opportunities for

doctoral study and scholarships.

The main outcome of this program

is researching and writing a

masters thesis representing a

substantial research project about

a chosen educational topic, and

providing the option of a solid

foundation for doctoral study.

Associated outcomes include the

acquisition of research training

skills and the opportunity for

academic publishing.

Note: this program does not in

itself qualify graduates for teacher

registration.

Specialisations

Specialisations may be drawn

from any listed in the various

postgraduate programs.

Program structure

At least 50 percent of the units

studied must be Level 8 or 9 courses.

2 discipline Coursework courses**

PLUS 2 Research coursework

courses:

EDR8000 Foundations of

Contemporary Educational

Research Methods

EDR8001 Effective and Ethical

Educational Research OR

EDR8005 Discourse Analysis

PLUS 8 units of an externally

examined research thesis

where the courses are either:

EDR9000 Education Dissertation/

Folio Part-time (2 units) OR

EDR9001 Education Dissertation/

Folio Full-time (4 units)

** Drawn from the Master of

Education, the Master of Applied

Linguistics or the Master of

Learning and Development.

Exit points

Students who complete the

discipline coursework courses

and the research coursework

courses in this program and

who are not able to complete

the research component of

the program will be able to

transfer up to 4 units of credit

to an appropriate Postgraduate

Certificate or Masters program in

the Faculty of Education.

Although this program comprises

12 units, students area able to exit

with an 8 unit masters degree.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

DOCTOR OF

EDUCATION

ol

Units to complete 24

Duration

Code: DEDU

ol : up to 6 years part-time

Start date

ol : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Master of Education (8 units) or

equivalent with a ‘credit’ average

or an honours (I or IIa) degree or

equivalent qualification relevant

to the proposed area of study

from a recognised institution

• Documented record of

(normally) 3 years full-time

equivalent professional/teaching

experience in a field relevant to

the proposed area of study

• Documented record of current/

recent professional practice

employment

Admission is highly competitive owing

to limited enrolment capacities. At

the application stage, the Faculty will

determine the ability to supervise

the project. Therefore, meeting the

minimum requirements does not

guarantee admission.

Program focus

This program is a research

doctorate directed at helping

students to acquire and practise

research knowledge and skills as

they design, conduct and report

doctoral level research about

current and real world questions

and topics. In doing so, the

program provides students with

maximum support and training

to collect and analyse data and

create new knowledge and

understanding, and also to pursue

new career opportunities.

Major studies

Specialisations cover a wide

range of areas and, depending

upon the availability of research

supervision, may include:

Curriculum and Pedagogy

Early Childhood Education

Education Technology, Online

Education and Flexible Learning

Further Education and Training

Language Education

Leadership and Management

in Education

Mathematics Education

Primary, Middle and

Secondary Schooling

Science Education

Second Language Learning and

Teaching, Bilingual Education

Special Education, Guidance

and Counselling

Teacher Professional

Development

Program structure

6 Coursework courses:

EDR8000 Foundations of

Contemporary Educational

Research Methods

EDR8001 Effective and Ethical

Educational Research

EDU8601 Advanced Studies in

Professional Practice*

EDU8602 Advanced Studies in

Specialisation*

PLUS 16 – 18 Folio or dissertation

courses:

EDR9000 Dissertation/Folio^

EDR9001 Dissertation/Folio#

PLUS up to 2 optional Electives

chosen from the Faculty of Education

or other USQ Level 8 programs

* 2 units.

^ Part-time students.

# Full-time students.

Exit points

Students who complete the

coursework component of the

Doctor of Education program

and who are not able to complete

the research component of

the program will be able to

transfer up to 8 units of credit

to an appropriate postgraduate

qualification in the Faculty of

Education.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Dinah Ope

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Papua New

Guinea

» program: Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

The size of the Toowoomba campus makes it easy to find your way around and meet

other students. I lecture at the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea, so this

program will help enhance and broaden my expertise in research. USQ Toowoomba

provides an ideal environment where staff are supportive, well qualified and very

experienced in dealing with international students.

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ENGINEERING AND SPATIAL SCIENCE

ENGINEERING

GRADUATE

CERTIFICATE OF

ENGINEERING

SCIENCE

oc T d Code: GCNS

CRICOS code

Units to complete 4

Duration

oc : 0.5 year full–time

d : 1 year part–time

Start date

oc d : March, July

067687K

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year engineering or spatial

science degree awarded by

an Australian university or

equivalent

GRADUATE DIPLOMA

OF ENGINEERING

SCIENCE

oc T d Code: GDNS

CRICOS code

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full–time

d : 2 years part–time

Start date

oc d : March, July

067688J

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year engineering or spatial

science degree awarded by

an Australian university or

equivalent

MASTER OF

ENGINEERING

SCIENCE

oc T d Code: MENS

CRICOS code

Units to complete 16

Duration

oc : 2 years full–time

d : 4 years part–time

Start date

oc d : March, July

067689G

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year engineering or spatial

science degree awarded by

an Australian university or

equivalent

Alternative GCNS/

GDNS/MENS entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Non-engineering degree in a

technical field with sufficient

mathematics and science

content equivalent to a 3 year

engineering degree awarded by

an Australian university

Program focus

Graduate Certificate (GCNS)/

Graduate Diploma (GDNS)

The Graduate Certificate and

Graduate Diploma of Engineering

Science programs are tailored

to enable students to achieve

different career goals without

having to complete the entire

masters or the graduate diploma

program. The program, through

a specialised suite of technical

courses in nine different majors,

will equip graduates with

academic, personal, professional,

and technical knowledge of

Engineering and Spatial Science

that will allow them to support

practising professionals.

Master (MENS)

The Master of Engineering

Science is tailored to provide a

broad knowledge of Engineering

and Spatial Science through a

specialised suite of technical

courses in nine different majors.

The program is designed to

capitalise on growing demand,

particularly in the international

market. This program will provide

graduates with a pathway to

professional registration as

practising Engineers in Australia.

Program structure

Graduate Certificate (GCNS)

Core course:

ENG5001 Professional Skills in

Engineering

PLUS 3 courses from one

Engineering major

Graduate Diploma (GDNS)

3 Core courses:

ENG5001 Professional Skills in

Engineering

MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3

ENG3003 Engineering Management

PLUS 5 courses from one

Engineering major

PLUS 2 Practice Courses#^

Master (MENS)

5 Core courses:

ENG5001 Professional Skills in

Engineering

MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3

ENG3003 Engineering Management

ENG4111 Research Project Part 1

ENG4112 Research Project Part 2

PLUS 10 courses from one

Engineering major

PLUS 1 Elective

PLUS 4 Practice courses#

# Zero units value.

^ External students will be required

to attend a compulsory residential

school.

Engineering majors

Agricultural Engineering T d

AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery##

AGR3303 Agricultural Materials

and Post-Harvest

Technologies##

AGR3304 Soil Science

AGR3305 Precision and Smart

Technologies in Agriculture

AGR4305 Agricultural Soil Mechanics

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG4104 Engineering Problem

Solving 4

ENV3104 Hydraulics II

ENV3105 Hydrology

ENV4106 Irrigation Science

## AGR2302 and AGR3303 are offered

in alternate years. AGR2302 is

offered in even numbered years

and AGR3303 is offered in odd

numbered years.

Civil Engineering T d

CIV3403 Geotechnical Engineering

CIV3505 Structural Analysis

CIV3506 Concrete Structures

CIV3703 Transport Engineering

CIV4508 Structural Design II

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG4104 Engineering Problem

Solving 4

ENV3104 Hydraulics II

ENV3105 Hydrology

ENV4107 Water Resources

Engineering

ENV4203 Public Health Engineering

Electrical and

Electronic Engineering T d

ELE2103

ELE2303

ELE3105

ELE3305

ELE3506

ELE4605

Linear Systems and Control

Embedded Systems Design

Computer Controlled Systems

Computer Systems and

Communications Protocols

Electronic Measurement

Fields and Waves

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ENGINEERING AND SPATIAL SCIENCE

engineering program pathways

Graduate Certificate of

Engineering Science [GCNS]

6

6

Graduate Diploma of Engineering

Science [GDNS]

Master of Engineering Science

[MENS]

Graduate Certificate in

Engineering Technology [GCEN]

6

Master of Engineering Technology

[METC]

Postgraduate Certificate in

Engineering [PGCN]

6

Master of Engineering [MENC]

SPATIAL SCIENCE program pathways

Graduate Diploma of Geomatic

Studies [GDGS]

6

Master of Spatial Science

Technology [MSST]

Graduate Certificate in Spatial

Science Technology [GCST]

6

Master of Spatial Science

Technology [MSST]

ELE4606 Communication Systems

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG4104 Engineering Problem

Solving 4

ELE3107 Signal Processing

Environmental

Engineering T d

AGR3304 Soil Science

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG4104 Engineering Problem

Solving 4

ENV3104 Hydraulics II

ENV3105 Hydrology

ENV4106 Irrigation Science

ENV4107 Water Resources

Engineering

ENV4203 Public Health Engineering

ENV4204 Environmental Technology

ENV5205 Solid and Liquid Waste

Treatment*

* This course is not offered in the

on-campus mode. On-campus

students should enrol in the

external mode of this course.

Geographical

Information Systems T d

CIS5001

ENG8101

GIS2403

GIS3404

GIS3405

GIS3406

Information Systems for

Managers

Technological Impact and

its Management

Land Management Systems

Geographic Data Visualisation

Spatial Analysis and

Modelling

Remote Sensing and Image

Processing

GIS4407

SVY3202

SVY4203

SVY4309

Web Based Geographic

Information System

Photogrammetry and

Remote Sensing

Urban and Regional

Planning

Practice Management for

Spatial Scientists

Mechanical Engineering T d

ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG4104 Engineering Problem

Solving 4

MEC3102 Fluid Mechanics

MEC3203 Materials Technology

MEC3204 Production Engineering

MEC3302 Computational Mechanics

in Design

MEC3303 System Design

MEC3403 Dynamics II

MEC4103 Heat Transfer

Power Engineering T d

ELE2103 Linear Systems and Control

ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design

ELE2704 Electricity Supply Systems

ELE3105 Computer Controlled Systems

ELE3307 Real Time Systems

ELE3803 Electrical Plant

ELE3805 Power Electronics

Principles and Applications

ELE3807 Power Systems Analysis

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG4104 Engineering Problem

Solving 4

Structural Engineering T d

CIV3403 Geotechnical Engineering

CIV3505 Structural Analysis

CIV3506 Concrete Structures

CIV3603 Construction Methods

CIV4508 Structural Design II

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG4104 Engineering Problem

Solving 4

ENG8802 Advanced Prestressed

Concrete

ENG8803 Mechanics and Technology

of Fibre Composites

MEC2402 Stress Analysis

Surveying T d

GIS3406

SVY2105

SVY2106

SVY3107

SVY3201

SVY3202

SVY3304

SVY4203

SVY4306

SVY4309

Remote Sensing and Image

Processing

Survey Computations B

Geodetic Surveying A

Geodetic Surveying B

Urban Design and

Development

Photogrammetry and

Remote Sensing

Cadastral Surveying

Urban and Regional

Planning

Land Law and Valuation

Practice Management for

Spatial Scientists

Exemptions

Master (MENS)

A maximum of 8 units of

exemptions is permitted in the

MENS. Studies used as the basis

for claims must normally have

been completed within a period

of five years prior to the date of

application for advanced standing.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate of

Engineering Science

8 units Graduate Diploma of

Engineering Science

16 units Master of Engineering

Science

Students who are unable to

satisfactorily complete the

program may apply to transfer to

the Bachelor of Engineering or the

Bachelor of Spatial Science, as

appropriate. They may also apply

to have the courses completed in

the GCNS/GDNS/MENS credited to

their new program.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Kai Tong Chin

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Malaysia

» program: Graduate Diploma of Engineering Technology

I completed my Bachelor in Engineering Technology degree with USQ and I am now

currently studying a Graduate Diploma, which will eventually lead to a Masters program.

What I have appreciated most, is the help and support provided by the lecturers in my

faculty and the library staff. At USQ, the friendly service has made the challenges of being

an international student and studying overseas so much easier.

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ENGINEERING

GRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

ENGINEERING

technology

oc T d Code: GCEN

CRICOS code 030323K

Units to complete 4

Duration

oc : 0.5 year full–time

d : 1 year part–time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year degree in engineering,

science or technology in the

same field of study as their

proposed major study

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance

MASTER OF

ENGINEERING

TECHNOLOGY

oc T d Code: METC

CRICOS code

Units to complete 12

Duration

066846G

oc : 1.5 years full–time

d : 4 years part–time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year degree in engineering,

science or technology in the

same field of study as their

proposed major study

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance

Alternative GCEN/METC

entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year degree in engineering,

from a recognised college or

university

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance

Program focus

Graduate Certificate (GCEN)

This four-unit program is

appropriate for those students

who wish to extend their

knowledge in a specific area of

engineering.

Master (METC)

The Master of Engineering

Technology is appropriate for

those students who wish to

extend their knowledge of a

specific area of engineering. The

masters program also includes

provision for students to evaluate

information critically, and to select

and apply an appropriate research

design, methodology and analysis

to a particular research problem.

The masters program builds

on the graduate certificate and

allows students to take either an

Engineering Technology Studies

Pathway (12 coursework units) or

undertake a project and prepare a

dissertation (8 coursework units

and a 4 unit research project).

Program structure

Graduate Certificate (GCEN)

4 courses from one METC major

Master (METC)

6 Core courses from one METC

major

PLUS 6 courses from:

Engineering Technology Studies

Path* OR

Project and Dissertation Path*

Please note: the program structure

for the Technology Management major

differs from other majors within the

Master of Technology. Please refer

below for details:

Technology Management

7 Core courses

PLUS 5 courses from:

Engineering Technology Studies

Path* OR

Project and Dissertation Path*

* Follow the standard enrolment

pattern and adopt either the

Engineering Technology Studies

Path or the Project and Dissertation

Path. The Project and Dissertation

Path is normally available only to

students achieving a GPA of 5.0 or

higher in their first six courses.

METC Majors:

Agricultural Engineering ~ T

Core courses:

AGR2301 Agricultural Science

AGR2302 Agricultural Machinery#

AGR3304 Soil Science

ENG3003 Engineering Management

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ENV3105 Hydrology

ENV4106 Irrigation Science

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

ENV3105 Hydrology

ENV4106 Irrigation Science

Civil Infrastructure

Engineering ~ T d

Core courses:

CIV3703 Transport Engineering

CIV5704 Road and Street Engineering

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

ENV3104 Hydraulics II

ENV4204 Environmental Technology

GIS1402 Geographic Information

Systems

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ENV4203 Public Health Engineering

SVY3201 Urban Design and

Development

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

ENV4203 Public Health Engineering

SVY3201 Urban Design and

Development

d

Computer Systems and

Telecommunications

Engineering ~ T d

Core courses:

ELE2601 Telecommunications

Principles

ELE3107 Signal Processing

ELE3305 Computer Systems and

Communications Protocols

ELE3307 Real Time Systems

ELE4607 Advanced Digital

Communications

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

CSC8415 Computer Network

Programming

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ELE4606 Communication Systems

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

CSC8415 Computer Network

Programming

ELE4606 Communication Systems

Environmental

Engineering ~ T d

Core courses:

AGR3304 Soil Science

ENG3103 Engineering Problem

Solving 3

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

ENV3104 Hydraulics II

ENV3105 Hydrology

ENV4204 Environmental Technology

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ENV4107 Water Resources

Engineering

ENV4203 Public Health Engineering

Sandeep Kumar Renichetty

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

India

» program: Master of Engineering Technology

I find USQ Toowoomba provides a great study environment with an affordable cost of living

and very pleasant climate. In my view, the best thing about USQ is the flexibility of its

programs. My program provides the option to study either on-campus in Australia, or by

distance education in my home country. The Faculty of Engineering also has a great team of

support staff, who provide a quality service – always putting the welfare of the student first.

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ENGINEERING

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

ENV4107 Water Resources

Engineering

ENV4203 Public Health Engineering

Mechanical Engineering ~ T d

Core courses:

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

MEC2401 Dynamics I

MEC3102 Fluid Mechanics

MEC3204 Production Engineering

MEC3302 Computational Mechanics

in Design

MEC4103 Heat Transfer

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

MEC3303 System Design

MEC3403 Dynamics II

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

MEC3303 System Design

MEC3403 Dynamics

Mechatronic

Engineering ~ T d

Core courses:

ELE2303 Embedded Systems Design

ELE3105 Computer Controlled

Systems

ELE3305 Computer Systems and

Communications Protocols

ELE3506 Electronic Measurement

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

MEC3204 Production Engineering

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

MEC3303 System Design

ENG4406 Robotics and Machine Vision

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002

MEC3303

ENG4406

Project and Dissertation^**

System Design

Robotics and Machine Vision

Power Systems

Engineering ~ T d

Core courses:

ELE3803 Electrical Plant

ENG3003 Engineering Management

ELE3807 Power Systems Analysis

ELE3805 Power Electronics

Principles and Applications

ENG4004 Engineering Management

Science

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ELE3506 Electronic Measurement

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

MEC3203 Materials Technology

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

MEC3203 Materials Technology

ELE3506 Electronic Measurement

Structural Engineering ~ T d

Core courses:

CIV3403 Geotechnical Engineering

CIV3505 Structural Analysis

CIV3506 Concrete Structures

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

MAT2500 Engineering Mathematics 3

MEC2402 Stress Analysis

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

CIV4508 Structural Design II

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

CIV3603 Construction Methods

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002

CIV4508

CIV3603

Project and Dissertation^**

Structural Design II

Construction Methods

Technology Management T d

Core courses:

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8102 Towards Sustainable

Development##

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

PLUS at least 2 of the following:

ENG8011 Assessment of Future

Specialist Technology^^

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ENG8207 Technological Innovation

and Development***

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

5 Electives<

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

1 Elective

Transdisciplinary

Engineering T d

Core courses:

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

5 Electives<

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

2 Electives<

Project and Dissertation Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

2 Electives<

~ Students may seek permission

to substitute one or more Level 4

and below courses with elective

courses; however, approval must

be granted prior to enrolling in

electives to ensure they are counted

towards the degree.

# AGR2302 and AGR3303 are offered

in alternate years. AGR2302 is

offered in even numbered years

and AGR3303 is offered in odd

numbered years.

^ 4 units.

** Permission to enrol in this course

must be obtained from the

Associate Dean (Research).

< Approved by the Associate Dean

(Research) and will normally be

Engineering, Science or Technology

courses not lower than Level 3.

##On-campus students should take

CIS8010 Information Systems

Project Management.

^^ On-campus students should

take CIS8100 Global Information

Systems Strategy.

*** On-campus students should take

CIS8017 Knowledge Management.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate in

Engineering Technology

12 units Master of Engineering

Technology

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Deepa Madhuri Dara

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

India

» program: Master of Engineering Technology

I just like USQ: it feels like home. The support services are very personalised. Initially, I

had concerns about studying abroad, but the International Friendship Program coordinated

by student services has provided a fantastic network of friends. The facilities and compact

size of the campus also make it friendly and very convenient. Through my program and the

help of lecturers, I have managed to develop my creative and innovative skills.

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ENGINEERING

POSTGRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

ENGINEERING

d ol

Units to complete 4

Code: PGCN

Duration

d ol : 1–2 years part–time

Start date

d ol : March

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year Bachelor of Engineering

Degree awarded by an

Australian university, or

equivalent #

Master of

engineering

d

Units to complete 8

Code: MENC

Duration

d : 1.5–2 years part–time

Start date

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year Bachelor of Engineering

Degree awarded by an

Australian university, or

equivalent #

# Candidates who wish to study a

technical major will be expected

to have completed an appropriate

major in their undergraduate

program.

Alternative PGCN

entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 5 years full-time equivalent

relevant work experience^

for those who don’t hold an

appropriate undergraduate

degree

^ As determined by the Dean, Faculty

of Engineering and Surveying, USQ.

PROGRAM FOCUS

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCN)

This program allows students

to extend their knowledge and

skills in one of four fields of

engineering:

Structural Engineering Design

Engineering Management

Engineering Project Management

Road Engineering

Master (MENC)

These Engineering programs

provide graduates with knowledge

of selected basic concepts and

skills associated with engineering

in areas, such as sustainable

development, technical risk

assessment, and engineering

asset management.

The aim of the Master of

Engineering program is to produce

graduates who are equipped with

essential management knowledge

and an appreciation of the latest

technologies much broader

than their initial specialisation.

The skill set would therefore

allow the graduate to manage

more complex technological or

engineering businesses.

Program structure

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCN)

4 courses from one major

PGCN Majors:

Advanced Structural

Engineering Design

ENG8801

Code-Based Structural

Design

ol

PLUS 3 ELECTIVES from:

ENG8802 Advanced Prestressed

Concrete

ENG8803 Mechanics and Technology

of Fibre Composites

ENG8804 Advanced Design Practice

using Finite Element

Analysis

ENG8805 Design of Offshore Wharves

and Jetties

Engineering Management

ENG8103

ENG8104

Management of

Technological Risk

Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

PLUS 2 ELECTIVES from:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8102 Towards Sustainable

Development

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ENG8207 Technological Innovation

and Development

d

Engineering Project

Management

MGT8022

ENG8111

Project Management

Framework

Project Requirements

Management

PLUS 2 ELECTIVES from:

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

MGT8025 Project Scope, Time and

Cost Management

Road Engineering*

(July intake only)

CIV5704

ENG8104

Road and Street

Engineering

Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

PLUS 2 ELECTIVES from:

AGR3304 Soil Science

ECO8012 Tools and Techniques for

Sustainable Development

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ENV3105 Hydrology

ENV4204 Environmental Technology

* Postgraduate Certificate only.

Master (MENC)

2 Core courses:

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

MENC Majors:

Advanced Structural

Engineering Design

d

d

d ol

4 courses from PGCN

PLUS 2 Core courses

PLUS 2 ELECTIVES from:

ENG8011 Assessment of Future

Specialist Technology

ENG8206 Whole of Life Facilities

Management

ENG8802 Advanced Prestressed

Concrete

ENG8803 Mechanics and Technology

of Fibre Composites

ENG8804 Advanced Design Practice

using Finite Element

Analysis

ENG8805 Design of Offshore Wharves

and Jetties

Engineering Management

4 courses from PGCN

PLUS 2 Core courses

PLUS 2 ELECTIVES from:

ACC5502 Accounting for Managers

ENG8011 Assessment of Future

Specialist Technology

ENG8111 Project Requirements

Management

ENG8204 Management of

Environmental Technology

ENG8206 Whole of Life Facilities

Management

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

Engineering Project

Management

MGT8022

ENG8111

ENG8205

MGT8025

Project Management

Framework

Project Requirements

Management

Technology Management

Practice

Project Scope, Time and

Cost Management

PLUS 2 ELECTIVES from:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8102 Towards Sustainable

Development

ENG8204 Management of

Environmental Technology

ENG8206 Whole of Life Facilities

Management

ENG8207 Technological Innovation

and Development

MGT8003 Supply Chain Management

MGT8021 Project Sustainability

Management

PLUS 2 Electives

Exemptions

Master (MENC)

Maximum 4 units exemptions

may be granted for relevant

prior studies. Students who have

completed PGCN will receive full

credit if they study the same major

in this program.

Exit Points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Engineering

8 units Master of Engineering

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

d

d

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SPATIAL SCIENCE

Graduate

Certificate in

Spatial Science

Technology

oc T d Code: GCST

CRICOS code

Units to complete 4

Duration

oc : 0.5 year full-time

d : 1 year part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

066078K

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 or 4 year bachelor degree,

or equivalent, in an approved

discipline

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance

Please note: graduates of surveying

degree programs who are eligible for

registration by an Australian Board

of Surveyors will not be permitted

to undertake the major study in

surveying.

Program focus

The Graduate Certificate program

is designed for students who

already hold an undergraduate

qualification in another field

and who wish to develop or

extend their knowledge in either

geographic information systems

or surveying.

Program structure

4 courses from one major

majors:

Geographic Information

Systems T d

Select 2 core courses from:

GIS1401 Geographic Data

Presentation

GIS1402 Geographic Information

Systems

GIS2403 Land Management Systems

GIS3404 Geographic Data

Visualisation

PLUS 2 courses from:

CSC1401 Foundation Programming

ENV2201 Land Studies

GIS1401 Geographic Data

Presentation

GIS1402

GIS2403

GIS3404

GIS3405

GIS3406

GIS4407

SVY1110

SVY3202

SVY4203

SVY4306

SVY4309

Geographic Information

Systems

Land Management Systems

Geographic Data

Visualisation

Spatial Analysis and

Modelling

Remote Sensing and Image

Processing

Web Based Geographic

Information System

Introduction to Global

Positioning System

Photogrammetry and

Remote Sensing

Urban and Regional

Planning

Land Law and Valuation*

Practice Management for

Spatial Scientists

Surveying T d

Select 4 courses from:

CIV2701 Road Design and Location

CSC1401 Foundation Programming

GIS1402 Geographic Information

Systems

GIS2403 Land Management Systems

GIS3404

SVY1104

SVY1110

SVY2105

SVY2106

SVY2301

SVY2302

SVY2303

SVY3107

SVY3201

SVY3202

SVY3304

SVY4203

SVY4306

SVY4309

* External only.

Geographic Data

Visualisation

Survey Computations A

Introduction to Global

Positioning System

Survey Computations B

Geodetic Surveying A

Automated Surveying

Systems

Mine Surveying

Construction Surveying

Geodetic Surveying B

Urban Design and

Development

Photogrammetry and

Remote Sensing

Cadastral Surveying

Urban and Regional

Planning

Land Law and Valuation*

Practice Management for

Spatial Scientists

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Graduate Diploma

of Geomatic

Studies

oc T d Code: GDGS

CRICOS code 030322M

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

d : 2 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 or 4 year bachelor degree,

or equivalent, in an approved

discipline

Please note: Graduates of surveying

degree programs who are eligible for

registration by an Australian Board

of Surveyors will not be permitted

to undertake the major study in

surveying.

Program focus

The program is intended to

enable students who already hold

an undergraduate qualification

in another field to develop or

extend their knowledge in either

surveying or in geographic

information systems. The

Graduate Diploma program is

designed for those wishing to

build competencies across a

broader discipline area, than the

Graduate Certificate in Spatial

Science Technology (GCST).

Program structure

8 Core courses from one major

majors:

Geographic Information

Systems T d

ENG4111 Research Project Part 1^

ENG4112 Research Project Part 2^

GIS2403 Land Management Systems

GIS1401 Geographic Data

Presentation OR

GIS1402 Geographic Information

Systems

PLUS 4 courses from:

CIS2002 Database Design

CIS3001 Object-Oriented

Programming with Java

CSC1401 Foundation Programming

CSC2402 Object-Oriented

Programming in C++

GIS1401 Geographic Data

Presentation

GIS1402 Geographic Information

Systems

GIS3404 Geographic Data

Visualisation

GIS3405 Spatial Analysis and

Modelling

GIS3406 Remote Sensing and Image

Processing

GIS4407 Web Based Geographic

Information System

REN1201 Environmental Studies

REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use

SVY1110 Introduction to Global

Positioning System

SVY3202

SVY4203

SVY4306

SVY4309

Photogrammetry and

Remote Sensing

Urban and Regional

Planning

Land Law and Valuation*

Practice Management for

Spatial Scientists

Surveying T d

ENG4111 Research Project Part 1^

ENG4112 Research Project Part 2^

PLUS 6 courses from:

CIS2002 Database Design

CIV2701 Road Design and Location

GIS1402 Geographic Information

Systems

GIS2403 Land Management Systems

GIS3404 Geographic Data

Visualisation

SVY1104 Survey Computations A

SVY1110 Introduction to Global

Positioning System

SVY2105 Survey Computations B

SVY2106 Geodetic Surveying A

SVY2301 Automated Surveying

Systems

SVY2302 Mine Surveying

SVY2303 Construction Surveying

SVY3107 Geodetic Surveying B

SVY3201 Urban Design and

Development

SVY3202 Photogrammetry and

Remote Sensing

SVY3304 Cadastral Surveying

SVY4203 Urban and Regional

Planning

SVY4306 Land Law and Valuation*

SVY4309

Practice Management for

Spatial Scientists

^ It is recommended that these

courses are undertaken in the same

academic year.

* External only.

Exemptions

A maximum of 4 units of

exemptions will be permitted.

Studies used as the basis for

claims for exemptions must

not have been used to meet

the requirements of another

award, and have been completed

five years prior to the date of

application for exemption.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate in

Geomatic Studies

8 units Graduate Diploma of

Geomatic Studies

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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SPATIAL SCIENCE

Master of

Spatial Science

Technology

oc T d Code: MSST

CRICOS code 062730G

Units to complete 12

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full-time

d : 3 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree

in surveying, geographic

information systems, science,

engineering, geography,

information technology,

education, agriculture, arts,

business or related field of

study awarded by an Australian

university, or equivalent

• Demonstrated a high level of

academic performance

Alternative MSST

entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 5 years professional experience

in the field of spatial science*

• Interview with the Dean of the

Faculty of Engineering and

Surveying, or his/her nominee

* Documentary evidence is required.

Program focus

This postgraduate degree

produces graduates who

are skilled in spatial science

investigations, evaluation and

synthesis. It allows students to

enhance their knowledge of a

particular surveying or spatial

science information discipline

area for application, research or

management purposes.

Program structure

majors:

Geographic Information

Systems T d

4 Group A courses from:**

GIS1402 Geographic Information

Systems

GIS2403 Land Management Systems

GIS3404 Geographic Data

Visualisation

GIS3405 Spatial Analysis and

Modelling

GIS3406 Remote Sensing and Image

Processing

GIS4407 Web Based Geographic

Information System

SVY1110 Introduction to Global

Positioning System

SVY3202 Photogrammetry and

Remote Sensing

SVY4203 Urban and Regional

Planning

SVY4306 Land Law and Valuation

SVY4309 Practice Management for

Spatial Scientists

PLUS 3 Group B courses from:

AGR2301 Agricultural Science

CIS3001 Object-Oriented

Programming with Java

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

CIS8010 Information Systems

Project Management

CSC3402 Graphical User Interface

Programming

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ENV4204 Environmental Technology

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

LAW2107 Environmental Law

MGT3100 Quality and Performance

Management

PLUS 5 Group C courses:

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology^

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation

** A student with previous

undergraduate degree in the spatial

sciences may to opt to select fewer

courses in Group A than required

(and thus will need more courses

from Group B), upon approval by the

Head of Discipline.

^ 4 units.

Surveying T d

4 Group A courses from:

GIS1402 Geographic Information

Systems

GIS2403 Land Management Systems

GIS3404 Geographic Data

Visualisation

GIS3405 Spatial Analysis and

Modelling

GIS3406 Remote Sensing and Image

Processing

SVY1110 Introduction to Global

Positioning System

SVY2105 Survey Computations B

SVY2106 Geodetic Surveying A

SVY3107 Geodetic Surveying B

SVY3201 Urban Design and

Development

SVY4203 Urban and Regional

Planning

SVY4306 Land Law and Valuation

SVY4309 Practice Management for

Spatial Scientists

PLUS 3 Group B courses from:

CIS3001 Object-Oriented

Programming with Java

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

CIS8010 Information Systems

Project Management

CIV2605 Construction Engineering

CIV3703 Transport Engineering

ECO8012 Tools and Techniques for

Sustainable Development

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8103

ENG8104

ENG8205

Management of

Technological Risk

Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

Technology Management

Practice

ENV2102 Applied Hydrology

ENV4204 Environmental Technology

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

LAW2107 Environmental Law

MGT3100 Quality and Performance

Management

SVY3202 Photogrammetry and

Remote Sensing

SVY3304 Cadastral Surveying

PLUS 5 Group C courses:

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology^

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation

^ 4 units.

Exemptions

The maximum number of

exemptions permitted in this

program will be 6 units.

Studies used as the basis for

claims for exemptions will

normally have been completed

within a period of five years prior

to the date of application for

exemptions, and will not have

been credited to another award.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

François Hoffman

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

South Africa

» program: Master of Engineering Technology (Mechatronics)

I was particularly impressed by the support provided by the administrative staff

in terms of sorting out issues, like enrolment and subject changes, etc. I was also

impressed with the number of affordable accommodation options close to the campus

in Toowoomba. I would describe USQ as simply a great uni.

Mukit-Ur-Reza

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Bangladesh

» program: Master of Engineering Technology (Agricultural Engineering)

I chose to study my Master of Engineering Technology with USQ because it is the only

institution which offers my specialisation in Agricultural Engineering. The Faculty

of Engineering has a very good reputation, the academic and support staff are very

professional and always happy to help. The course content of the program is well

organised including practical knowledge that will be useful for the job market later.

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ENGINEERING/SPATIAL SCIENCE BY RESEARCH

Master of

Engineering

Research

oc T d Code: MENR

CRICOS code 066076A

Units to complete 12

Duration

oc : 3 semesters full-time

d : 6 semesters full-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year bachelor degree in

engineering awarded by

an Australian university or

equivalent

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance in

undergraduate studies

Alternative MENR

entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Bachelor degree in science,

applied mathematics, or a

related field of study awarded

by an Australian university or

equivalent

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance in

undergraduate studies

• Completed a qualifying program

of engineering studies approved

by the Dean of the Faculty of

Engineering and Surveying

OR

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 5 years professional experience

as an engineer in a position of

responsibility*

• Interview with the Dean of the

Faculty of Engineering and

Surveying, or his/her nominee

* Documentary evidence is required.

Program focus

This program is a research degree

that allows students to develop

critical research skills in their

area of specialisation.

A dissertation is produced, based

on the research undertaken.

Program structure

1 Core course:

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

PLUS 11 UNITs from these courses:

ENG9011 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying 1

ENG9012 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying 2

ENG9021 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

1^

ENG9022 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

2^

ENG9023 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

3^

ENG9041 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

1#

ENG9042

ENG9043

^ 2 units.

# 4 units.

Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

2#

Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

3#

Key areas of research:

Agricultural AND

Environmental

Engineering T d

Computational Engineering T

Electrical, Electronic AND

Computer Engineering T d

Fluid Mechanics, Rheology

& Thermofluids T d

GIS AND Planning T d

Mechanics, Materials AND

Structures T d

Mechatronics AND Control T

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

d

d

Master of

Spatial Science

Research

oc T d Code: MSSR

CRICOS code

Units to complete 12

066079J

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full-time

d : 3 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year bachelor degree in

surveying, geomatics, science

or engineering awarded by

Australian university, or

equivalent

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance in

these studies

Alternative MSST

entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree

in science, geographic

information systems or related

field of study awarded by

an Australian university, or

equivalent

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance in

undergraduate studies

• Completed a qualifying

program of spatial science

studies approved by the Dean of

the Faculty of Engineering and

Surveying, achieving a GPA of

5.0 or more

OR

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 5 years professional experience

in the field of spatial science*

• Interview with the Dean of the

Faculty of Engineering and

Surveying, or his/her nominee

* Documentary evidence is required.

Program focus

This program is a research degree

that produces graduates who

are skilled in spatial sciences

investigation, evaluation and

synthesis. It allows students

to enhance and extend their

knowledge of a particular surveying

or geographic information systems

discipline area.

Program structure

1 Core course:

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

PLUS 11 unit research project and

dissertation from:

ENG9011 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying 1

ENG9012 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying 2

ENG9021 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

1^

ENG9022 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

2^

ENG9023 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

3^

ENG9041 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

1#

ENG9042 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

2#

ENG9043 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

3#

^ 2 units.

# 4 units.

Research topics:

Geodesy

Geographic Information

Systems (GIS)

Land Management

Photogrammetry

Spatial Science Education

Surveying

Other requirements

External students will need to

demonstrate that the educational

objectives normally achieved by

attendance on-campus are met by

other means. This will normally

require that:

• there is acceptable local dayto-day

supervision

• the research project is

related to their day-to-day

work

• the student has access to

adequate local facilities,

such as a library, laboratory

and/or the technical support

required to complete the

research project

• communication with USQ

staff is readily available via

telephone, facsimile and/or

email

• the USQ supervisor is able

to visit the remote site as

required

• the student is able to

attend the USQ campus for

supervision and/or seminars

as directed.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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ENGINEERING/SPATIAL SCIENCE BY RESEARCH

ENGINEERING

DOCTORATE

d

Units to complete 24

Duration

d : 5-10 years part–time

Start date

Code: ENGD

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year bachelor degree in

engineering awarded by

an Australian university, or

equivalent

• Demonstrated high level of

academic achievement

• Demonstrated substantial,

original professional

contributions in an appropriate

Engineering field

Program focus

The aim of the Engineering

Doctorate program is to enhance

the skills of already high

performing professional engineers

in the areas of detailed technical

investigation, applied research

and development, innovative

design and analysis. The program

allows candidates to develop and

demonstrate these essential skills

by communicating their significant

original professional technical

achievements as a substantial

body of work in a formal academic

format. In addition, candidates

will acquire some additional key

management knowledge and/or

broad technological knowledge.

The specific set of knowledge will

depend on the candidate’s choice

of courses.

Program structure

1 Core course:

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

PLUS 7 Electives from groups:

Group 1 – Coursework Electives

ENG8011 Assessment of Future

Specialist Technology

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8102 Towards Sustainable

Development

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

ENG8204 Management of

Environmental Technology

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ENG8206 Whole of Life Facilities

Management

ENG8207 Technological Innovation

and Development

Group 2 – Approved Electives

Up to 4 other postgraduate courses may

be approved as part of the program.

Group 3 – Elective Research Papers

ENG9001 Research Paper 1

ENG9002 Research Paper 2

ENG9003 Research Paper 3

ENG9004 Research Paper 4

PLUS 16 units of independent

research from:

ENG9011 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying 1

ENG9012 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying 2

ENG9021 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

1^

ENG9022 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

2^

ENG9023 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

3^

ENG9041 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

1#

ENG9042 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

2#

ENG9043 Independent Research in

Engineering and Surveying

3#

^ 2 units.

# 4 units.

Additional information

The independent research

courses are designed to enable

candidates to obtain credit

for their original technical

achievements undertaken during

their professional employment.

The results of this research or

original technical achievement

will be submitted for examination

in a dissertation, which may be a

singly comprehensive document,

or may take the form of a short

dissertation accompanied by a

portfolio of published papers,

technical reports and designs.

In this latter case, the purpose of the

dissertation is to link the elements

of the portfolio, and to provide a

clear exposition of the original and

novel aspects of the work.

Computing requirements

Internet access is required.

Exemptions

The maximum number of

exemptions permitted in this

program will be 12 units. Up to 8

units of coursework exemptions

will be permitted.

Studies used as the basis for

claims for advanced standing must

be postgraduate studies, and will

normally have been completed

within a period of five years prior

to the date of application for

advanced standing.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate Certificate

in Engineering

8 units Master of Engineering

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Noppadon Pattarachaiyakoop

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Thailand

» program: Master of Engineering Technology (Mechanical)

USQ offers a great Engineering program, which is very relevant to my field of study,

and will prepare me well for my future career. I am very impressed with the modern

facilities and friendly support staff. The assistance provided really helps students

achieve success in their studies and do their best. I have particularly enjoyed the

activities organised by student services, such as the career fairs.

Purvi Shah

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

India

» program: Master of Engineering Technology (Environmental)

USQ was recommended to me by an agent in my home country. The wide range

of specialisations ensures that I can focus on my particular area of interest in

Environmental Engineering. I was very impressed with the quality of lecturing

which made studying the course material so much easier. The professors are very

supportive providing all the help you need to succeed.

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health

PSYCHOLOGY program pathway

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

[MPCL]

6

Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

[DPCL]

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE program pathways

Master of Biomedical Science [MBMS]

6 6

Master of Science (Bioinformatics)

Master of Science [MSCI]

[MSBI]

NURSING

6

Doctor of Philosophy [DPHD]

See Sciences:

page 64: MBMS; page 65: MSBI;

page 67: MSCI.

See RESEARCH: page 68: DPHD

MASTER OF

NURSING

d

Units to complete 8

Duration

Code: MNRS

d : 1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Start date

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Registered nurse with 3 year

Bachelor of Nursing Degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• 2 years clinical experience as a

registered nurse

PROGRAM FOCUS

The Master of Nursing is

designed to allow the experienced

registered nurse to develop the

attitudes, skills and knowledge

necessary for leadership roles

in clinical practice, nursing

education or administrative health

care management.

Program structure

6 Core courses:

ANP8001 Cultural Awareness and

Safety

HSC8050 Research Methodology for

the Human Sciences

NUR8030 Health Organisation and

Development

NUR8340 The Law and Health Care

Practice

NUR8510 The Reflective Practitioner

and Theorist

NUR8550 Professional Studies 1 OR

NUR8560 Professional Studies 2

PLUS 2 Electives from:*

ANP8003 Management in Health Care

Practice

EDU5213 Curriculum Theory and

Development

EDU5221 Professional Learning

FET8603 Assessment: Principles and

Practices ^

FET8606 Lifelong Career

Development

FET8607 Contemporary Debates in

Lifelong Learning

MGT8015 Corporate Occupational

Health and Safety

MGT8038 Leadership Development

NUR5520 Introduction to Counselling

Skills

* Any other elective(s) must be

approved by the Program Coordinator.

^ Available via online only.

Exemptions

A maximum 4 units of exemptions

may be granted on the basis of

appropriate study undertaken at

USQ, other universities or the New

South Wales College of Nursing.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Roslyn Reilly

POSITION

Assoc. Professor

Nursing

» program: Master of Nursing

Students from several different countries enrol in our programs which are offered

in flexible mode. This means that distance does not preclude enrolment or personal

attention. On–line discussion groups enable students to communicate with both

students and lecturers, who are always willing to provide personal attention.

We are proud of our programs and value the diversity of students.

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PSYCHOLOGY

GRADUATE

DIPLOMA OF

PSYCHOLOGICAL

STUDIES

oc T d Code: GDPS

CRICOS code 030311C

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

d : 2 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Bachelor degree from a

recognised university in a field

other than psychology

• Completed pre-requisite

subjects equivalent to PSY1010,

PSY1020, PSY1030 within

5 years prior to commencing

the program

Program Focus

This program will assist graduates

of non-psychology programs to

fulfil the Australian Psychology

Accreditation Council (APAC)

requirements relating to threeyear

undergraduate training.

Graduates of the program will

be eligible to apply for entry to

fourth-year programs at USQ and

other Australian universities.

COURSES TO BE STUDIED

7 core courses:

PSY2020 Motivation and Emotion

PSY2030 Developmental Psychology

PSY2040 Human Information

Processing

PSY2100 Research Methods in

Psychology A*

PSY3010 Assessment of Behaviour

PSY3030 Abnormal Psychology

PSY3111 Research Methods in

Psychology B

PLUS 1 Elective from:

PSY3050 Counselling Psychology OR

PSY3110 Clinical Health Psychology

* PSY2100 must be completed before

enrolling in PSY3111, and before or

concurrently with PSY3010.

When a student has already completed

one of the compulsory courses, a

suitable psychology elective may be

taken instead.

Exemptions

A maximum of 4 units of

exemptions may be granted for

similar courses completed in the

last three years.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

MASTER OF

PSYCHOLOGY

(CLINICAL)

oc T

Code: MPCL

CRICOS code 056705D

Units to complete 16

Duration

oc : 2 years full-time

Start date

oc : March

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

• Demonstrated achievement

of a minimum of Second

Class Honours Division A in

an Australian Psychology

Accreditation Council (APAC)-

accredited 4-year honours

program or equivalent

• 2 referee reports indicating

the applicant’s abilities to

successfully undertake the

professional and research

components of the program

• Interview with a panel of

Departmental staff to assess the

interpersonal skills required for

professional coursework

• General Registration with

Probationary Conditions

or full registration from

the Psychologists Board of

Queensland

PROFESSIONAL

ACCREDITATION

Graduates may apply for:

• general registration with the

Queensland Registration

Board

• full membership to the

Australian Psychological

Society

• admission to the College of

Clinical Psychology of the

Australian Psychological

Society, following a period of

supervised practice.

PROGRAM FOCUS

The Master of Psychology (Clinical)

has been developed to meet the

needs of psychologists wishing to

specialise in clinical psychology.

The aim of the program is to

provide advanced training in

psychological assessment,

clinical intervention and a range

of professional skills within a

scientist practitioner framework.

Program structure

16 Core courses:

PSY8010 Issues and Skills in

Professional Practice

PSY8020 Advanced Research

Techniques

PSY8040 Individual Assessment

PSY8045 Clinical Assessment and

Intervention I

PSY8050 Clinical Assessment and

Intervention II

PSY8060 Health Psychology

PSY8065 Adult Psychopathology

PSY8071 Child and Adolescent

Psychopathology

PSY8130 Practicum 1*

PSY8140 Practicum 2*

PSY8151 Masters Practicum 3* #

PSY8160 Psychology Masters Project

A

PSY8170 Psychology Masters Project

B ^

* Students are required to accrue a

minimum of 1000 hours of practicum

experience, including at least 180

hours of supervision from a registered

psychologist who is a member of

the Australian Psychological Society

Clinical College.

# 2 units.

^ 3 units.

Workshops

Lectures for the coursework

component of this program are

given in three compulsory, two day

workshops over each semester.

These workshops are normally

held on weekdays.

Dates for workshops are listed on

the Psychology department web

site: www.usq.edu.au/sciences

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Claudia Haenni

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Switzerland

» program: Master of Clinical Psychology

USQ has interesting programs of study and I have learnt a lot of practical skills in the

courses that I am studying. One of the best things about studying at USQ is that the staff

and students are friendly and helpful. The international orientation week was great to

make friends and meet people from all over the world.

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PSYCHOLOGY/HEALTH BY RESEARCH

DOCTOR OF

PSYCHOLOGY

(CLINICAL)

oc T

Code: DPCL

CRICOS code 056703F

Units to complete 24

Duration

oc : 3 years full-time

Start date

oc : March

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 7.0 or equivalent

• Demonstrated achievement

of a minimum of First Class

Honours in an Australian

Psychology Accreditation

Council (APAC)-accredited

four-year honours program or

equivalent

• 2 referee reports indicating

the applicant’s abilities to

successfully undertake the

professional and research

components of the program

• Interview with a panel of

Departmental staff to assess

the interpersonal skills required

for professional coursework

• General Registration with

Probationary Conditions or

full registration from the

Queensland Registration Board

PROGRAM FOCUS

The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

has been developed to meet the

needs of psychologists wishing to

achieve the highest specialisation

in clinical psychology. The aim

of the program is to provide

advanced training in psychological

assessment, clinical intervention

and a range of professional skills

within a scientist-practitioner

framework. An extended specialist

clinical practicum and doctoral

level dissertation ensures that

students develop the capacity to

undertake independent, critical

research and practice.

Program structure

24 Core courses:

PSY8010 Issues and Skills in

Professional Practice

PSY8020 Advanced Research

Techniques

PSY8030 Group Interventions

PSY8040 Individual Assessment

PSY8045 Clinical Assessment and

Intervention I

PSY8050 Clinical Assessment and

Intervention II

PSY8060 Health Psychology

PSY8065 Adult Psychopathology

PSY8071 Child and Adolescent

Psychopathology

PSY8090 Advanced Individual

Intervention

PSY8130 Practicum 1*

PSY8140 Practicum 2*

PSY8150 Practicum 3*

PSY8180 Advanced Practicum#

PSY8601 Psychology Doctorate

Project A

PSY8602 Psychology Doctorate

Project B

PSY8603 Psychology Doctorate

Project C

PSY8604 Psychology Doctorate

Project D#

# 4 units.

* Students are required to accrue a

minimum of 1500 hours of practicum

experience, including at least 230

hours of supervision from a registered

psychologist who is a member of

the Australian Psychological Society

Clinical College.

Workshops

Lectures for the coursework

component of this program are

given in three compulsory, two day

workshops over each semester.

These workshops are normally

held on weekdays.

Dates for workshops are listed on

the Psychology Department web

site: www.usq.edu.au/sciences

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

HEALTH BY RESEARCH

master of health

oc T

Code: MHEA

CRICOS code 030314M

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

Start date

oc : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution

• Successfully completed

HSC8050 Research

Methodology for the Human

Sciences, or its equivalent*

* Assessment of equivalence will

be based upon other academic

study and outstanding professional

performance, as determined by

the Department of Nursing and

Midwifery Research and Higher

Degree Committee.

Program focus

The program provides registered

nurses, medical practitioners

and allied health workers, who

wish to embark on a researchbased

or academic career, with

an opportunity to do so. Students

will, with supervision and approval,

select a research topic and prepare

a dissertation on that topic.

Program structure

8 Core courses:

NUR9021 Master of Health

Dissertation A*

NUR9022 Master of Health

Dissertation B*

NUR9023 Master of Health

Dissertation C*

NUR9024 Master of Health

Dissertation D*

* 2 units.

Residential schools

Students are required to attend

one, four-day residential school

in semester 1 each year of

enrolment to present work at

a Departmental Seminar and

meet with other students and

supervisors.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Mousumi Singh

» program: Master of Psychology (Health)

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

India

My course provides great industry experience focusing on both theoretical knowledge

and practical skills needed to become a professional health psychologist. I have really

enjoyed the experience gained through my practicum placements. USQ Toowoomba is

also well recognised for its student support systems. If you are serious about a career

this is the right place to build it.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS

BUSINESS Information technology program pathways

Postgraduate Certificate in

Business [PCBS]

6

Master of Business

Administration [MBAD]

Graduate Diploma of Business

[GDBS]

6

Master of Information Technology

(Professional) 12 or 16 units

[MITP/MT16]

MASTER OF

INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY

(PROFESSIONAL)

oc T d Code: MITP

CRICOS code

Units to complete 12

059706A

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full–time

d : 6 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent in an area other than

computing

• Introductory knowledge of

computing consistent with that

found in CIS1000 Information

System Concepts and CSC1401

Foundation Programming

Alternative MITP entry

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent in an area other than

computing

Professional

Accreditation

These programs are accredited by

the Australian Computer Society.

MASTER OF

INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY

(PROFESSIONAL)

oc T d Code: MT16

CRICOS code

Units to complete 16

Duration

oc : 2 years full time

d : 6 years part-time

Start date

059706A

oc d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 2 year, post year 12

qualification or equivalent

• 2 years full-time relevant work

experience#

• Introductory knowledge of

computing consistent with that

found in CIS1000 Information

System Concepts and CSC1401

Foundation Programming

# As determined by the Director of

Postgraduate Studies.

PROGRAM FOCUS

The Master of Information

Technology (Professional) is a

vocationally and academically

oriented program. The program

provides for graduates with

degrees in other than computing,

to gain skills and knowledge in

computing. It aims to produce

graduates who can work as

business analysts, database

administrators, database

designers, or IT managers.

Program structure

2 Core courses:

CIS2000 Systems Analysis and

Design

CIS2002 Database Design

PLUS 4 (MITP) OR 8 (MT16) Electives

from:

CIS2003 Component Based Software

Development

CIS2005 Principles of Information

Security

CIS3001 Object-Oriented

Programming with Java

CIS3002 Business Analysis

CIS3003 Networks and Distributed

Systems

CIS3007 Enterprise Systems

Development and

Architecture

CIS3008 Information Technology

Service Management

CIS3009 Enterprise Resource

Systems

CIS3010 Oracle Development

PLUS 6 Additional courses:

CIS8004 Business Systems Planning

and Implementation

PLUS 5 of the following courses:

CIS8008 Business Intelligence

Systems

CIS8009 Management of Business

Data Communications and

Telecommunications

CIS8010 Information Systems

Project Management

CIS8011 Emerging Information

Technologies

CIS8018 Information Security for

Managers

CIS8100 Global Information Systems

Strategy

Exemptions

Master (MITP)

Candidates for the 12 course

MITP may be eligible for up to

six courses of exemptions on the

basis of completed equivalent

postgraduate study from a

recognised university.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

MITP

8 units Graduate Diploma of

Information Technology

12 units Master of Information

Technology

(Professional)

MT16

12 units Graduate Diploma

of Information

Technology

16 units Master of Information

Technology

(Professional)

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

POSTGRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

BUSINESS

oc T d Code: PCBS

CRICOS code 063623C

Units to complete 4

Duration

oc : 1 semester full-time

d : 2 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Approved undergraduate

degree from a recognised

tertiary institution

• 2 years full-time equivalent

work experience

MASTER OF

BUSINESS

ADMINISTRATION

oc T d Code: MBAD

CRICOS code

Units to complete 12

066850A

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full-time

d : 6 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree

or equivalent level from a

recognised institution

• 2 years full-time equivalent

work experience

Alternative MBAD

ENTRY

Postgraduate Certificate in

Business (min GPA 4.0)

• 5 years full-time equivalent

work experience

PROGRAM FOCUS

The Master of Business

Administration is an advanced

academic program for graduates

from any discipline who have

considerable business experience,

and who have a recognised

potential for advanced managerial

responsibility. This program

focuses on those areas of modern

management that develop

judgement, skills and attitudes

that are essential to managerial

responsibility.

Major focus:

Information Systems

The central information challenge

faced by organisations is how

to get the most out of their

information assets.

As businesses become more

complex and face an everincreasing

number of regulatory

requirements, the growing

volume of paper and electronic

records becomes more difficult.

Research shows this critical

business information is expensive

to collect, often unreliable and

increasingly out of control.

Administrative managers need a

sound knowledge of information

management methods and

technologies.

This course provides an overview

of the scope and complexities

of administrative management

of records, whether paper,

microform or electronic.

Program structure

Postgraduate Certificate (PCBS)

4 Specialisation courses from

MBAD

Master (MBAD)

8 Core courses:

ACC5502 Accounting for Managers

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

ECO5000 Economics for Managers

FIN5003 Decision Support Tools

LAW5503 Australian Law and

Business OR

LAW5504 Comparative Law and

Business

MGT5000 Management and

Organisational Behaviour

MGT8002 Strategic Management

MKT5000 Marketing Management

PLUS 4 Specialisation courses:

Information Systems T d

CIS8004

CIS8009

CIS8010

CIS8100

Business Systems Planning

and Implementation

Management of Business

Data Communications and

Telecommunications

Information Systems

Project Management

Global Information Systems

Strategy

OR 1 General specialisation*

* Any four related courses with the

permission of the Director, USQ AGSB.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate

Certificate in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

in Business

12 units Master of Business

Administration

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Graduate

diploma OF

business

oc T d Code: GDBS

CRICOS code 063619K

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 years full-time

d : 2 years part–time

Start date

oc : March, July

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent in an area other

than computing (Information

Systems specialisation) from a

recognised institution

• For the Information Systems

specialisation: introductory

knowledge of computing

PROGRAM FOCUS

The Graduate Diploma of

Business gives students the

opportunity to enhance their

career prospects by obtaining

knowledge in a specialist field.

Students may choose between the

fields of Information Systems or

Accounting.

Information Systems

Information Systems provides

professional qualifications in

computing for graduates from

disciplines other than Computing

or Information Systems.

It is vocationally oriented

emphasising the resolution of

technological problems leading

to the effective management and

analysis of information in both

private and public sectors.

Program structure

Information Systems

T d

8 courses:

CIS2000 Systems Analysis and

Design

CIS2002 Database Design

CIS3001 Object-Oriented

Programming with Java

CIS3002 Business Analysis

CIS3007 Enterprise Systems

Development and

Architecture

CIS3008 Information Technology

Service Management

CIS8004 Business Systems Planning

and Implementation

CIS8009 Management of Business

Data Communications and

Telecommunications

Exemptions

Up to four courses of

exemptions may be granted

on the basis of completed

equivalent undergraduate and/

or postgraduate study from a

recognised university.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate in

Business

8 units Graduate Diploma of

Business

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Master of

Business

d

Units to complete 12

Duration

d : 6 years part–time

Start date

d : March, July

Entry requirements

Code: MBIS

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year approved bachelor

degree from a recognised

institution or equivalent

Alternative MBIS ENTRY

Postgraduate Certificate in

Business (min GPA 4.0)

• 5 years full-time relevant work

experience

PROGRAM FOCUS

The Master of Business is an

advanced academic program

for graduates of any discipline,

or for students with extensive

relevant business experience. This

program aims to develop generic

business skills and to extend

those in a specialised area.

specialisation:

Information Systems

This specialisation provides

advanced study in information

systems planning and

implementation, decision support,

data communications, project

management, information security

and strategy.

Program structure

Information Systems

7 Core courses:

CIS8004 Business Systems Planning

and Implementation

CIS8008 Business Intelligence

Systems

CIS8009 Management of Business

Data Communications and

Telecommunications

CIS8010 Information Systems

Project Management

CIS8011 Emerging Information

Technologies

CIS8018 Information Security for

Managers

CIS8100 Global Information Systems

Strategy

PLUS 4 Foundation courses:

CIS2000 Systems Analysis and

Design

CIS2002 Database Design

CIS3008 Information Technology

Service Management

CIS5001 Information Systems for

Managers

PLUS 1 Elective:

BUS8401 Research Methodology 1

OR any other approved course

from the Master of Business

Administration or Master of

Business

d

Other courses

To complete a project as part of

the program, permission must

be obtained from the Director,

USQ AGSB, before enrolling in

BUS8101 Business Project A or

BUS8102 Business Project B. This

is contingent upon the availability

of a suitable supervisor.

Exemptions

Prior undergraduate study

A maximum of 6 units of

exemptions may be granted. With

approval, these exemptions may

include up to 4 undergraduate

units, granted on the basis of prior

successful completion of relevant

undergraduate study in the same

discipline specialisation.

Prior postgraduate study

Exemptions granted for

equivalent postgraduate study

from a recognised institution

must meet the following specific

requirements for courses:

• masters or equivalent level

• completed a maximum of five

years prior to the application

(studies completed up

to 10 years prior may be

considered if evidence is

provided that the applicant

has been employed in that

field)

• is equivalent in objectives,

content and weightings

to a course prescribed

in the MBIS program, or

alternatively, the course is

suitable as an elective.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Postgraduate

Certificate in Business

8 units Postgraduate Diploma

of Business

12 units Master of Business

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Please note: where a specialisation

has elective courses, those courses

may be chosen from any other Faculty

of Business postgraduate program.

Postgraduate level courses require a

basic knowledge in these areas (i.e. either

from students’ undergraduate degree or

from relevant work experience).

Sunil Paramesh Krishna

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

India

» program: Master of Business Administration

I have found USQ Toowoomba provides an ideal, affordable place to study with

competitive tuition fees and cost of living. Being relatively small, the campus has a

very friendly atmosphere with supportive staff who are keen to help. I also value the

multicultural experience that USQ provides, with a good mix of nationalities both in

and outside of the classroom.

Gerald Guan Gan Goh

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Malaysia

» program: Master of Business Information Technology

My research supervisors provided me with a great deal of encouragement and advice on

conducting professional research. They were there to provide me with the gentle ‘nudge’

whenever I needed one. As a result, I’m truly pleased with the outcome of the Masters

dissertation. By the looks of it, I may be able to complete the PhD in record time! I’m glad

I decided to complete my three academic qualifications (BIT, GradDipIS, MBIT) with USQ.

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ENGINEERING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ENGINEERING Information technology program pathways

Graduate Certificate in

Engineering Technology [GCEN]

6

Master of Engineering Technology

[METC]

GRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

ENGINEERING

TECHNOLOGY

oc T d Code: GCEN

CRICOS code 030323K

Units to complete 4

Duration

oc : 0.5 year full–time

d : 1 year part–time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree in

engineering, science or

technology in the same field of

study as proposed major study

• Demonstrated high level of

academic performance

MASTER OF

ENGINEERING

TECHNOLOGY

oc T d Code: METC

CRICOS code 066846G

Units to complete 12

Duration

oc : 4 semesters full–time

d : 8 semesters part–time

Alternative GCEN/METC

entry

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 4 year Bachelor of Engineering

Degree or equivalent from

a recognised institution in a

different field of study to major

Program focus

This four-unit Graduate Certificate

program is appropriate for those

students who wish to extend their

knowledge in a specific area of

engineering.

The METC is appropriate for

those students who wish to

extend their knowledge of a

specific area of engineering. The

masters program also includes

provision for students to evaluate

information critically, and to select

and apply an appropriate research

design, methodology and analysis

to a particular research problem.

The masters program builds

on the graduate certificate and

allows students to take either an

Engineering Technology Studies

Pathway (12 coursework units) or

undertake a project and prepare a

dissertation (8 coursework units

and a 4 unit research project).

Program structure

Graduate Certificate (GCEN)

4 courseS from 1 major

Majors:

Computer Systems and

Telecommunications

Engineering~ T d

6 Core courses:

ELE2601 Telecommunications

Principles

ELE3107 Signal Processing

ELE3305 Computer Systems and

Communications Protocols

ELE3307 Real Time Systems

ELE4607 Advanced Digital

Communications

ENG8001 Engineering and Surveying

Research Methodology

PLUS 6 courses from:

Engineering Technology Studies

Path:

ENG8101 Technological Impact and

its Management

ENG8104 Asset Management in an

Engineering Environment

CSC8415 Computer Network

Programming

ENG8103 Management of

Technological Risk

ENG8205 Technology Management

Practice

ELE4606 Communication Systems

OR Project and Dissertation

Path:

ENG8002 Project and Dissertation^**

CSC8415 Computer Network

Programming

ELE4606 Communication Systems

Exemptions

Master (METC)

The maximum number of

exemptions permitted will be

6 units. Studies used as the basis

for claims for exemptions must

normally be graduate studies

and must not have been used

to meet the requirements of

any undergraduate award, and

completed within a period of

five years prior to the date of

application for exemptions.

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate

in Engineering

Technology

12 units Master of Engineering

Technology

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Start date

oc d :March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree in

engineering, science or

technology in the same field of

study as proposed major study

• Demonstrated a high level of

academic performance

Master (METC)

6 Core courses

PLUS 6 courses from Engineering

Technology Studies Path OR Project

and Dissertation Path*

* The Project and Dissertation Path is

normally available only to students

achieving a GPA of 5.0 or higher in

their first six courses.

^ 4 units.

** Permission to enrol in this course

must be obtained from the

Associate Dean (Research).

~ Students may seek permission

to substitute one or more Level 4

and below courses with elective

courses; however, approval must

be granted prior to enrolling in

electives to ensure they are counted

towards the degree.

James Varughese

USQ ON–CAMPUS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

India

» program: Master of Engineering Technology

The best thing about our faculty is the academics – and their wealth of experience.

I believe that the program I enrolled in does have the essentials for fine tuning the

advanced professional skills that a structural engineer should possess. I had experience

in working as a Student Engineer at Inglewood Shire Council, and since then I have been

employed by McNab Constructions as a Construction Engineer – Cadet.

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SCIENCES Information technology program pathways

Master of Biomedical Science

[MBMS] see SCIENCES page 64

4 unit credit transfer to MSBI

6

Master of Science

(Bioinformatics) [MSBI]

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology [GDTI]

6

Master of Computing [MCOP]

6

Master of Information Technology

Professional [MPIT]

Master of Information Technology

Professional [MPIT] (1.5 years)

+

Master of Computing [MCOP]

(0.5 years)

MASTER OF

SCIENCE

(BIOINFORMATICS)

oc T

Code: MSBI

CRICOS code 064815J

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full–time

Start date

oc : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year information technology/

mathematics/statistics/life

sciences bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution#

• Introductory knowledge of

computing equivalent to

that found in CSC1402, and

communication skills equivalent

to those addressed in CMS1000

# Particular choices of courses within

this program may require additional

pre-requisite knowledge, depending

on your undergraduate degree.

Program focus

The aim of this program is to

provide previous graduates from

the life sciences or IT with a

broad and highly multidisciplinary

education in mathematical,

computational and biological

techniques, and studies in other

emerging areas of interest to

them, for example, systems

biology, advanced bioinformatics,

molecular technologies,

proteomics and genomics.

Program structure

Courses can be selected from

those listed, subject to the

following conditions:

• Complete the eight core

courses listed, unless some

of these courses have been

completed in other USQ

programs; in which case,

electives may be undertaken

with the approval of the

Program Coordinator.

• At least 4 units of courses

must be at Level 8.

8 Core courses:

BIO2209 Cell Biology^

BIO3309 Molecular Biology

BIO8209 Advanced Cell Biology

BIO8211 Bioinformatics

BIO8212 Experimental Bioinformatics

BIO8213 Advanced Bioinformatics

BIO8309 Advanced Molecular Biology

CSC3400 Database Systems

^ Candidates who have completed

courses or equivalents of Level

2 courses in core programs to a

satisfactory level may seek exemption,

but will be required to undertake an

approved elective course of study in

lieu of the exemption.

Recommended electives

Electives are available for students

who may have already completed

BIO2209 and BIO3309.

BIO2205

BIO2207

BIO4205

BIO8101

BIO8102

Introductory Microbiology

Genetics

Introductory Medical

Microbiology

Advanced Neuroendocrine

Physiology

Immunopathology

BIO8103

BIO8410

SCI4405

Infectious Diseases

Special Study in

Bioinformatics

Research Practice and

Ethics

OR other courses approved by

Program Coordinator

Exemptions

Exemptions may be granted for

completed Level 2 core courses

or equivalent; and/or where

courses have been completed in

other USQ programs. Candidates

must complete another course of

study approved by the Program

Coordinator in lieu of any

exemption given.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Master of

Computing

oc T d Code: MCOP

CRICOS code 066847G

Units to complete 12

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full–time

d : 3 years part–time

Start date

oc : March, July

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Bachelor degree from a

recognised university in the

field of computing or equivalent

Alternative MCOP

entry

Graduate Diploma of Information

Technology (min GPA 4.0)

Program focus

This program provides students

with the opportunity to add

to their knowledge and skills

obtained in an undergraduate

program in computing. This will

be accomplished by students

undertaking coursework of a

different type or at a higher level

than in their undergraduate

program. In addition, students

studying the Master of Computing

will undertake a four-unit project,

and research training to qualify

them for PhD studies.

Program structure

Select 4 COURSES from:

CSC3400 Database Systems

CSC3403 Comparative Programming

Languages

CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and

Routing

CSC3412 System and Security

Administration

CSC3413 Network Design and

Analysis

CSC3418 Computer Games

Programming

CSC3419 XML and the Web

CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and

WAN Technologies

PLUS 4 COURSES from:

CSC8407 Wireless and Internet

Technology

CSC8408 e-Commerce Technology

CSC8409 XML and Semantic Web

Services

CSC8410 Independent Studies in

Computing/Mathematics/

Statistics A

CSC8411 Independent Studies in

Computing/Mathematics/

Statistics B

CSC8415 Computer Network

Programming

CSC8416 Advanced Programming in

Java

CSC8480 Computing Complementary

Studies A

CSC8490 Computing Complementary

Studies B

CSC8417 Advanced Web Data

Management

CSC8418 Object-Oriented Design

with UML

CSC8419 Cryptography and Security

PLUS 4 unit research project:

MSC8001

MSC8002

* 2 units.

Exit points

Research Project

Methodology*

Research Project

Dissertation*

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate in

Advanced Computing

8 units Graduate Diploma of

Advanced Computing

12 units Master of Computing

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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Graduate Diploma

of Information

Technology

oc T d Code: GDTI

CRICOS code

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

d : 4 years part-time

008698G

Start date

oc : March, July

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

• Bachelor degree (or equivalent)

from a recognised institution in

a non-computing discipline

Professional

accreditation

This program is accredited by the

Australian Computer Society.

Program focus

The Graduate Diploma of

Information Technology provides

professional qualifications in

computing for graduates from

disciplines other than computing

or information systems.

Program structure

4 Core courses:

CIS1000 Information System Concepts

CSC1401 Foundation Programming

CSC2407 Introduction to Software

Engineering

MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for

Computing

PLUS 4 courses from^:

CIS3001 Object-Oriented

Programming with Java

CSC2401 Algorithms and Data

Structures

CSC2402 Object-Oriented

Programming in C++

CSC2404 Operating Systems

CSC2406 Web Publishing

CSC2408 Software Development

Tools

CSC2409 High Performance

Numerical Computing

CSC3400 Database Systems

CSC3403 Comparative Programming

Languages

CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and

Routing

CSC3412 System and Security

Administration

CSC3413 Network Design and

Analysis

CSC3419 XML and the Web

CSC3418 Computer Games

Programming

CSC3427 Switching, Wireless and

WAN Technologies

^ A minimum of two courses must be

from Level 3.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

MASTER OF

INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGY

(PROFESSIONAL)

oc T d Code: MPIT

CRICOS code 066848F

Units to complete 12

Duration

oc : 1.5 years full–time

d : 3 years part–time

Start date

oc : March, July

d : March, July, November

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• Bachelor degree from a

recognised university or

equivalent

• Knowledge and skills

equivalent to that contained in

MAT1101 and CSC1401#

# This knowledge and skills can be

acquired by:

• completing these courses as a

USQ student in an award or nonaward

program

• studying equivalent courses at

other universities

• work experience, in which case

applicants will need to provide

suitable evidence of the acquisition

of the skills and knowledge.

Alternative MPIT entry

• Diploma in IT from a recognised

institution with at least 2 years

industry IT experience

Professional

accreditation

This program is accredited by the

Australian Computer Society.

Program focus

The Master of Information

Technology (Professional) is a

vocationally and academically

oriented program.

The program offers strands in

Networking and System Security,

Software Engineering and Web

Technology, which provides for

graduates (in any field, whether

computing related or not) to gain

skills and knowledge in key areas

of computing which relate to their

needs and the needs of their

profession or industry.

Program structure

12 courses from one of these strands:

Networking & System Security

Software Engineering

Web Technology

OR

6 Level 8 courses*

PLUS 3 Level 2 courses*

PLUS 3 Level 2/3 courses*

Networking and

System Security T d

CSC2408

CSC3407

CSC3412

CSC3413

CSC8407

Software Development

Tools

Network Fundamentals and

Routing

System and Security

Administration

Network Design and

Analysis

Wireless and Internet

Technology

CSC8408 e-Commerce Technology

CSC8415 Computer Network

Programming

CSC8419 Cryptography and Security

PLUS 4 Electives*

Software Engineering T d

CSC2407

CSC2408

CSC3400

CSC8408

CSC8415

Introduction to Software

Engineering

Software Development

Tools

Database Systems

e-Commerce Technology

Computer Network

Programming

CSC8416

CSC8418

PLUS 5 Electives*

Advanced Programming in

Java

Object-Oriented Design

with UML

Web Technology T d

CSC2408

Software Development

Tools

CSC3400 Database Systems

CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and

Routing

CSC3412 System and Security

Administration

CSC8408 e-Commerce Technology

CSC8409 XML and Semantic Web

Services

CSC8416 Advanced Programming in

Java

CSC8417 Advanced Web Data

Management

PLUS 4 Electives*

* Subject to the restrictions listed in

the Program Structure.

Level 2 courses:

CSC2401 Algorithms and Data

Structures

CSC2402 Object-Oriented

Programming in C++

CSC2404 Operating Systems

CSC2406 Web Publishing

CSC2407 Introduction to Software

Engineering

CSC2408 Software Development Tools

CSC2409 High Performance

Numerical Computing

Level 3 courses:

CSC3400 Database Systems

CSC3403 Comparative Programming

Languages

CSC3407 Network Fundamentals and

Routing

CSC3412 System and Security

Administration

CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis

CSC3427

Switching, Wireless and

WAN Technologies

Level 8 courses:

CSC8407 Wireless and Internet

Technology

CSC8408 e-Commerce Technology

CSC8409 XML and Semantic Web

Services

CSC8410 Independent Studies in

Computing/Mathematics/

Statistics A

CSC8411 Independent Studies in

Computing/Mathematics/

Statistics B

CSC8415 Computer Network

Programming

CSC8416 Advanced Programming in

Java

CSC8417 Advanced Web Data

Management

CSC8418 Object-Oriented Design with

UML

CSC8419 Cryptography and Security

CSC8480 Computing Complementary

Studies A

CSC8490 Computing Complementary

Studies B

Exit points

Provided all requirements

are satisfied, students will be

permitted to exit with:

4 units Graduate Certificate in

Professional Computing

8 units Graduate Diploma of

Professional Computing

12 units Master of Information

Technology

(Professional)

further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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SCIENCES BY COURSEWORK

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE program pathways

6

Master of Science (Research)

[MSCI]

COURSEWORK SCIENCE program pathways

Postgraduate Certificate in

Sustainability Science [PCSS]

6

Master of Sustainability Science

[MSSC]

Master of Biomedical Science [MBMS]

6

Master of Science (Bioinformatics)

[MSBI]

MASTER OF

BIOMEDICAL

SCIENCE

oc T

CRICOS code

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

Start date

oc : March, July

Code: MBMS

057914J

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year Biomedical Science/

Science Bachelor Degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution with a GPA of 5

or equivalent

PROGRAM FOCUS

The aim of this program is to

provide previous graduates

from the life sciences with a

highly multidisciplinary and

advanced education in cellular,

microbiological, physiological and

molecular biology technology.

Program structure

6 Core courses:

BIO2203 Systems Physiology*

BIO4205 Introductory Medical

Microbiology

BIO8101 Advanced Neuroendocrine

Physiology

BIO8102 Immunopathology

BIO8103 Infectious Diseases

BIO8104 Special Study in Biomedical

Science

PLUS 2 Electives from:

BIO2201 Biochemistry 1

BIO2203 Systems Physiology

BIO2205 Introductory Microbiology

BIO2207 Genetics

BIO2209 Cell Biology

BIO3301 Biochemistry 2

BIO3309 Molecular Biology

BIO3313 Pharmacology

BIO3317 Medical Microbiology 1

BIO3315 Medical Microbiology 2

BIO3333 Cardiorespiratory and

Sports Physiology

BIO8102 Immunopathology

BIO8103 Infectious Diseases

BIO8104 Special Study in Biomedical

Science

BIO8209 Advanced Cell Biology

BIO8211 Bioinformatics

BIO8212 Experimental Bioinformatics

BIO8213 Advanced Bioinformatics

BIO8309 Advanced Molecular Biology

BIO8410 Special Study in

Bioinformatics

CSC2401 Algorithms and Data

Structures

CSC2406 Web Publishing

CSC2408 Software Development Tools

CSC3400 Database Systems

MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II

SCI4403 Special Study in Science

SCI4405 Research Practice and

Ethics^

STA2300 Data Analysis

STA2301 Distribution Theory

STA2302 Statistical Inference

STA3301 Statistical Models

* Candidates who have completed

Level 2 courses in core programs

to a satisfactory level may seek

exemption, but will be required to

undertake an elective course of

study approved by the Program

Coordinator in lieu of the exemption.

^ If a student wishes to continue into

a Master of Science Degree (by

research), then they should enrol in

this course.

Exemptions

Exemption may be granted where

Level 2 core courses or equivalent

have been completed; and/or

where candidates have completed

courses in other USQ programs.

Candidates must complete

another course of study approved

by the Program Coordinator in lieu

of any exemption given.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

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GRADUATE

CERTIFICATE IN

SCIENCE

d

Units to complete 4

Duration

d : 1 year part-time

Start date

d : March, July

Code: GCSC

Program focus

The Graduate Certificate in Science

aims to provide school teachers

and others with an opportunity

to further their knowledge in

areas critical to their professional

responsibilities and interests.

Program structure

Any 4 units from undergraduate

science, computing and mathematics

courses, with a minimum of two

courses at Level 2 or 3.

Study areas:

Astronomy

d

Biology

* d

Computing

d

Climatology

d

* Some external courses have

compulsory residential schools

on-campus (Toowoomba).

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year degree from a recognised

university or equivalent

Environment and

Sustainability

Maths

Physics

d

d

d

MASTER OF

SCIENCE

(BIOINFORMATICS)

oc T

Code: MSBI

CRICOS code 064815J

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full–time

Start date

oc : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year information technology/

mathematics/statistics/life

sciences bachelor degree or

equivalent from a recognised

institution#

• Introductory knowledge of

computing equivalent to that

found in CSC1402

• Communication skills

equivalent to those addressed

in CMS1000

# Particular choices of courses within

this program may require additional

pre-requisite knowledge, depending

on your undergraduate degree.

Program focus

The aim of this program is to

provide previous graduates from

the life sciences or IT with a

broad and highly multidisciplinary

education in mathematical,

computational and biological

techniques, and studies in other

emerging areas of interest to

them, for example, systems

biology, advanced bioinformatics,

molecular technologies,

proteomics and genomics.

Program structure

Courses can be selected from

those listed, subject to the

following conditions:

• Complete the eight core

courses listed unless some

of these courses have been

completed in other USQ

programs; in which case

electives may be undertaken

with the approval of the

Program Coordinator.

• At least 4 units of courses

must be at Level 8.

8 Core courses:

BIO2209 Cell Biology^

BIO3309 Molecular Biology

BIO8209 Advanced Cell Biology

BIO8211 Bioinformatics

BIO8212 Experimental Bioinformatics

BIO8213 Advanced Bioinformatics

BIO8309 Advanced Molecular Biology

CSC3400 Database Systems

^ Candidates who have completed

courses or equivalents of Level

2 courses in core programs to a

satisfactory level may seek exemption,

but will be required to undertake an

approved elective course of study in

lieu of the exemption.

Recommended electives

Electives are available for students

who may have already completed

BIO2209 and BIO3309.

BIO2205

BIO2207

BIO4205

BIO8101

BIO8102

Introductory Microbiology

Genetics

Introductory Medical

Microbiology

Advanced Neuroendocrine

Physiology

Immunopathology

Exemptions

Exemptions may be granted for

completed Level 2 core courses

or equivalent; and/or where

courses have been completed in

other USQ programs. Candidates

must complete another course of

study approved by the Program

Coordinator in lieu of any

exemption given.

Further information

Please refer to the online USQ

Handbook at: www.usq.edu.au/

handbook/current

BIO8103

Infectious Diseases

BIO8410

Special Study in

Bioinformatics

SCI4405

Research Practice and

Ethics

OR Other courses approved by

Program Coordinator

Mike Kotiw

POSITION

Assoc. Professor

(Microbiology)

» program: Master of Biomedical Science

Biomedical Sciences at USQ offers Research Masters and Doctoral programs that

focus in the disciplines of bioinformatics, physiology, pharmacology, and microbiology.

USQ laboratories have national and international reputations in muscular dystrophy,

cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, electrophysiology and sepsis. The

laboratories are well equipped and access cutting edge technologies.

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA

OF MATHEMATICS

oc T d Code: GDMA

CRICOS code 031448M

Units to complete 8

Duration

oc : 1 year full-time

d : 4 years part-time

Start date

oc d : March, July

Entry requirements

• English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

• 3 year bachelor degree or

equivalent in a non-Mathematics

discipline from a recognised

institution

Please note: applicants whose degree

or equivalent qualification includes

a major in mathematics or statistics

will not normally be eligible for

admission. In such instances, a case

for admission will need to be made to

the Head of Department.

Program focus

This program gives graduates

from a non-mathematical area the

opportunity to gain knowledge and

skills in areas of mathematics that

are relevant to their professional

or industrial careers.

Program structure

ANY 8 courses from the following

major, with at least 2 courses from

Level 3:

Mathematics and Statistics*

Level 1

MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics

MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for

Computing

MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I OR

MAT1502 Engineering Mathematics 2

MAT1200 Operations Research 1

CSC1401 Foundation Programming

MAC1901 Mathematics for Teachers

Level 2

CSC2401 Algorithms and Data

Structures