The University of the Sunshine Coast is a public university based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. The university also offers dual degree programs in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE. Study areas are divided into seven disciplines: Business and Information Technology, Communication and Design, Education, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law and Science and Engineering.
Since 2010, USC has been the only public institution in Queensland to receive five stars for teaching quality in the independently ranked Hobson's Good Universities Guide. In the 2010 edition of the guide, the university also earned five stars for staff qualifications and graduate's satisfaction with the generic skills they learned while studying.