Confirmed: new university for Southeast Queensland at Petrie
A Queensland-based university ranked among Australia’s best has been chosen to develop the Moreton Bay Region University Precinct at Petrie.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said the University of the Sunshine Coast had been selected through a competitive expression of interest and tender process managed by KPMG.
“As one of the big four accounting firms, KPMG has worked closely with a number of interested universities in Australia throughout the Expressions of Interest and tender process,” he said.
“There could be no better early Christmas present for the people of our region than today’s exciting announcement.”
Cr Sutherland said the University of the Sunshine Coast would develop a campus at Petrie of equal status to its Sippy Downs campus.
“The Petrie campus will have a comprehensive offering of courses including law, business, science, engineering and many specialty courses such as mechatronics,” he said.
For the sixth consecutive year, the University of the Sunshine Coast has been the sole public university in Queensland to receive a five-star rating for teaching quality, according to the 2015 ratings of the Good Universities Guide.
The university has also achieved higher than average participation rates for low socio-economic status students.
Source: Quest News & Sources