About the Student Course Experience Questionnaire (SCEQ)

In 1999 the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) began collecting data for The University community on students' perceptions of their teaching and learning experiences. This data is gathered every second year using a survey specifically developed for this task, the "Student Course Experience Questionnaire" (SCEQ). The purpose of the SCEQ is to provide the University community with a basis for strategic, faculty level academic development and curriculum review to further enhance the quality of teaching and student learning.

The survey gathers data on students' perceptions of the quality of teaching and student learning in their degree courses as well as their perceptions of the administration and student support services. The ITL analyses this data and provides a range of reports to staff and students of the university through this web site.

The SCEQ data provides faculties with a useful resource to inform strategic teaching and curriculum developments. Faculty Associate Deans Learning and Teaching coordinate how their faculty responds to the survey. More information on responding to the SCEQ can be found here.

For a description of the SCEQ, its psychometric properties, and its use at the University of Sydney, see:

Ginns, P., Prosser, M., & Barrie, S. (2007). Students’ perceptions of teaching quality in higher education: The perspective of currently enrolled students. Studies in Higher Education, 32, 603-615.


2013 SCEQ PRIZE DRAW WINNERS (drawn December 2013):
1st Prize Yan Min Cui Arts and Social Sciences
2nd Prize Alexander Brand Architecture Design and Planning
3rd Prize Ellie Morgan Education and Social Work
4th Prize Erika Penney Science
5th Prize Magdalena Pacheco Sydney College of the Arts