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Online learning experience

What does online learning look like?

Our programs are developed for busy professionals like yourself. You want to get ahead and know you need further education to excel and advance your career, but the time to travel to campus and sit in a traditional classroom isn’t doable with your current schedule.

At UniSC, online programs can be studied when it’s best for you, wherever you have an internet connection. So whether that’s during lunch hour, while commuting on public transport, or in pockets of time between activities, you can get it done.

As an online student, you’ll have the same access to teachers, mentors, and all support services that on-campus students have. We are here for you every step of the way and provide 24/7 tech support. Peers and faculty members are accessible by phone, live chat, email and discussion posts. You’ll feel as connected to them as you would on campus without the stress of getting there.

Meet your support team

Questions? We’re right here to help you every step of the way.

  • Student enrolment advisor: From initial questions you have about programs, your application, tuition, FEE-HELP, technology, transfer process, and more, our enrolment advisors are standing by to help you make sense of it all.
  • Student support coordinator: Support doesn’t stop once you enrol. Aside from our teachers who look forward to mentoring you through the program, you’ll have a dedicated student support coordinator. As your main point of contact for the rest of the program, they’re available to help you access the LMS and program materials and can guide you through time management strategies, program planning, and course schedules so you can stay on track and reach your graduation goal date. We’re committed to your success.

Contact your support team at +61 7 5345 6342 or

Student resource

Everyone at the University of the Sunshine Coast is committed to your success. In addition to your support team, you can benefit from academic and career services from day one as a student.

Academic services

Your success is our top priority. Our online students can expect the same level of academic support they would receive if they were on campus.

Career services

The Career Services team is here to help you enhance your employability and achieve your career goals. Whether you are in your first or final year, you can use all available resources to ensure you’re industry ready.

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Why choose UniSC online?

Earn industry certifications

Each program includes the knowledge, prep, and exam you need to earn globally recognised IT certifications at no extra cost.

Learn from professionals

Gain an insider’s view from industry pros who are working hard to mentor the next generation of IT professionals to excellence.

Get up-to-the-minute info

Our advisory board is made up of professionals in leading IT firms who keep us abreast of trends and new challenges.

Gain hands-on experience

Complete assignments with real-world data and case studies.

Technology requirements

At UniSC, we aim to keep this simple. To participate in the program, you’ll need a computer with a standard operating system, reliable internet access, a webcam, and a microphone. Your coursework is all available on a mobile-friendly learning management system called Canvas that gives you access to your assignments anywhere you have a hi-speed internet connection.

Of course, the whole point of online learning is that it often happens outside of traditional business hours. That’s why we offer 24/7 technical support. So whether you simply need help resetting your password, or you can’t connect at all, we’ll be here, day or night, to help keep you moving forward on your schedule.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, absolutely. Online programs at UniSC are designed for busy working professionals, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The online, asynchronous format means you can study when and where it’s best for you to turn in assignments on time. It lends itself well to the flexibility you need to succeed in the program you select.

Yes, our team of student support coordinators will help step you through the LMS.

Courses are completed over a full trimester and are 14 weeks long.

The time commitment will vary per program, but generally speaking, you may have 10-12 hours per week of classwork per course for a postgraduate-level program. Call us at (07) 5345 6342 or email

Yes. You’ll be held to the same high standards as our students on campus as you learn the same course material.

There is no difference in the online or on-campus degree program’s learning outcomes and course material.

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The typical week is up to you. Postgraduate students spend an average of 10 hours a week per course studying and completing assignments. Because of the flexible nature of the online program, when and where you study is up to you.

Class sizes are generally small to ensure you receive the personal attention we need to mentor you toward success in learning. Many of our classes see a 10:1 student/teacher ratio.

Many of our classes see a 10:1 teacher/student ratio.

Students and their teachers can interact through discussion posts, and instructors are also available to chat via phone or video conferences. Many students also find it easy to communicate with instructors over email.

There’s no difference between online and on-campus programs in terms of rigour, teachers, or the physical degree you receive. Online degrees offer full-time working professionals maximum flexibility in their ability to receive expert instruction and interaction, along with consistent guidance and support. They can study where and when is best for them to balance their obligations with schoolwork and achieve their ultimate goals. Learn more about online learning at UniSC.

Technical support is available to you 24/7 so you can keep learning, day or night, through whatever technical challenge presents itself.