Teaching & Learning – University of the Sunshine Coast

Teaching Methods

You’ll learn from highly-qualified and experienced academic ATMC staff. With small class sizes and an emphasis on face-to-face personal teaching methods, including lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the workforce.

Lectures and tutorials are important components of Australian education. Lecturers are the best time to take in the information from the unit and make notes, while tutorials provide an opportunity to discuss the lecture and related topics in detail. You’ll be asked to present papers individually or as part of a group in a tutorial.

A well organised and regular study program is essential for your academic success. Self-directed study is a your personal program of study which fits around the contact hours of lectures and tutorials. This personal program includes reading, research, writing up lecture notes, writing essays and reports, and studying for exams. Lecturers and tutors are available to assist students if they have any questions or concerns.

Assessment Methods

Course specific information on assessments and standards is given to you during your first lecture for each unit. Part of your assessments may include regular written assignments, tutorial participation, practical work, projects and research reports, short tests, semester and final examinations. The USC faculty board will moderate your assessment and examinations, and will approve final results.



As a USC student based in Melbourne or Sydney, you’ll have online access to USC online resources such as e-books, online journals and e-reserve material, as well as prescribed texts and required readings for your course.

The ATMC library also carries a number of specialist textbooks and journals in different fields to help with your studies. In addition, you can also utilise the library’s computer work stations for private study and online research, as well as scanning and printing services (students are allocated a monthly quota).

Teaching Facilities

Our intimate class sizes ensure all students recieve the necessary support and attention from our qualified academic staff.

You’ll enjoy learning in our state-of-the-art teaching facilities. Our classrooms for lectures and tutorials are spacious, and fully air conditioned, equipped with computers, data projectors, as well as wifi throughout.  Some of our facilities include the library, internet based computer labs, student quiet study rooms, student lounge and recreation amenities, and prayer rooms.

Industry Focused Programs

By studying a course with USC, you’ll not only recieve a first-class education but also gain the industry-relevant skills needed to succeed in the ever-changing international workforce. Through your course you’ll undertake practical assessments and be offered additional opportunities to network with industry professionals.

As a USC student, you’ll not only benefit from the university’s close association with industry but you’ll also have an added advantage living in Sydney or Melbourne, two cities with the highest job prospects in Australia.