University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is one of Australia's leading providers of on-campus and distance education programs.

The University has the following faculties: Faculty of Arts; Faculty of Business; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Engineering and Surveying; Faculty of Sciences.

The University is home to a number of leading Australian research centres including the National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA); the Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments (ACSC) and The Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC).

In 2005 USQ was accredited as a quality distance education learning institution by the Distance Education Training Council (DETC) of America.

Awards and Rankings:

- USQ was endorsed by the Good Universities Guide 2010 (5-star rating) in the area of ‘Access by equity groups’ including ‘those from non-English speaking backgrounds’.

- Ranked among the world's top 10 online colleges in the "Best and Worst in Online Degree Programs" in 2008.

- Awarded the Queensland 2008 Multicultural Award – Business Category – Large Business.

- The Good University Guides 2006 for Australian universities awarded the postgraduate programme at USQ 5-star rating for entry flexibility, graduate starting salary, success in getting a job and positive graduate outcomes.

- It has won the Commonwealth Open Learning 2004 award.

- Named Australian University of the Year 2000-2001, recognising USQ's leadership in 'Developing the e-University'.

- Voted the “World's Best Dual. Mode University” by the. International Council of Open and Distance Education (ICDE) in 1999.

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