The University of the Sunshine Coast is a public university based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Having opened in 1996 as the Sunshine Coast University College with 524 students, it was renamed the University of the Sunshine Coast in 1999. As at Semester 1 2015 the student body was 12,000. About 100 kilometres (60 mi) north of Brisbane, the campus is a 100-hectare (250-acre) flora and fauna reserve, adjoining the Mooloolah River National Park. Campus Life living alongside Australian fauna (kangaroos) Undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework and higher degree by research) programs are offered in both faculties (Arts and Business; Science, Health, Education and Engineering), with the majority of the university's research focussed in two main areas, sustainability and regional engagement. 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. The Law discipline area is under development, with the first intake to be Semester 1, 2014 The university is listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.