Doors open for UniSC's O Day

Published 6:00am 27 February 2024

Doors open for UniSC's O Day
Words by Nick Crockford

UniSC’s new students had their first taste of the Moreton Bay campus last week when the university hosted its Orientation Day.

More than 1300 are enrolled to start studying at Petrie and hundreds took the chance on Thursday to make new friends, join clubs and check out new buildings.

There were campus tours, stalls and activities, a host of workshops and trivia with the Student Guild.

New students also had the opportunity to look around the Moreton Bay campus’ new buildings which have been finished in time for the new academic year.

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Moreton Bay was the fifth UniSC campus Orientation Day after Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast and Gympie.

Caboolture has 144 new enrolments this year, Fraser Coast 114, Gympie 47 and there are 1386 enrolled online.

UniSC Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett was pleased to see strong enrolment numbers and particularly strong growth in engineering.

“It’s such an exciting time for new students, the chance to visit their new campus before the serious study begins,” Professor Bartlett said.

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The most in-demand undergraduate courses are Bachelor of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Primary Education, Business, Paramedicine and Clinical Exercise Science.

Engineering had a 13.1 per cent increase on last year across Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical and Mechatronic degree programs.

UniSC has 15,115 students enrolled for Semester One this year. This includes 4792 new domestic and international students – 4398 new domestic and 394 new international.

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