Southern Cross University

Introduction

Facts, figures, rankings and awards

Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in northern New South Wales and the southern Gold Coast. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and many are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high-quality learning experiences.

Why SCU?

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 20Bold, progressive and just 23 years of age – Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Universities and one of the world’s Top 50 Generation Y Universities.

Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built state-of-the-art facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia, at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. All are unique regions renowned for their natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour.

Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. We also deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

We have a large and diverse range of courses available online, offering interactive and immersive learning experiences wherever our students are.

Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high-quality learning experiences.

We aim to produce graduates who are career ready, world ready and digitally literate, and who experience an academic environment distinctive for its personal approach.

The University has a strong focus on industry and community collaboration to produce engaged teaching and research outcomes.

This connectivity is seeing Southern Cross University lead the $13.8m national Farming Together Pilot Program, partnering with the Northern Rivers Co-operatives Alliance and the Australian Government. The University has also introduced an important new Centre for Organics Research with the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 24 research fields. In nine research fields, the University was evaluated at the highest possible classification of 'well above world standard'. This was achieved in the fields of Geochemistry, Oceanography, Environmental Science and Management, Zoology, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Crop and Pasture Production, Forestry Sciences, Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Campuses

Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary Australian university with beautiful campuses on the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour.

Sydney, Melbourne and Perth branch campuses (International students)

Southern Cross University's branch campuses at Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth are conveniently located in the central business districts.

Studying at SCU Sydney, Melbourne or Perth gives international students the opportunity to complete undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in three of the world's most liveable cities. Southern Cross University collaborates with EduCo Sydney Branch Pty Ltd for the operation of the SCU Sydney, Melbourne and Perth branch campuses.

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies

Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years March 2019 Australia Lismore + 2 more

This 3-year degree will provide you with superior research and critical thinking skills to work at national and international levels for and with Indigenous communities. [+]

If you are interested in becoming a research expert in the area of Indigenous Knowledge, the Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies provides you with the opportunity.This 3-year degree will provide you with superior research and critical thinking skills to work at national and international levels for and with Indigenous communities. Your work and research will be aimed at furthering critical knowledge in this field for the benefit of the health and human services sector and policy development.This course will allow you to undertake your own research project focussed on providing benefit to Indigenous peoples under the supervision of an expert.The completion of a doctorate is a significant achievement recognized by employers across sectors, both nationally and internationally. Career Opportunities ... [-]

Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga + 1 more

This unique 2-year double degree is offered at our beachside Gold Coast campus - on the doorstep of an international airport - and taught by industry experts to prepare you as an innovator and leader. [+]

Leading a huge infrastructure project takes a huge amount of skill and expertise in both business and engineering disciplines – from understanding the financials to managing staff and resources, all with incredibly effective communication. This unique 2-year double degree is offered at our beachside Gold Coast campus - on the doorstep of an international airport - and taught by industry experts to prepare you as an innovator and leader.You will study to hone your skills in project and strategic asset management, stakeholder engagement, accounting and economics, and managing digital enterprises. You will also undertake a research investigation and complete a significant project on a topic that you can apply to real-world problems.Graduates of the Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration will be recognized as experts, with skills highly attractive across industries, both in the government or private sector or as a consultant.... [-]


Master of Forest Science and Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Lismore + 1 more

The Master of Forest Science and Management gives you the opportunity to gain expertise for an industry that is key to the economic success of many countries, but which has numerous challenges associated with climate change, the commoditisation of forest products and land management. [+]

In addition to being the lungs of the Earth, forests must be effectively managed to balance the need for wood production, biodiversity conservation, water quality protection, carbon storage and many other issues.The Master of Forest Science and Management gives you the opportunity to gain expertise for an industry that is key to the economic success of many countries, but which has numerous challenges associated with climate change, the commoditisation of forest products and land management. You will study subjects aimed at problem solving and innovation for resource management, with a focus on the environmental science impacts of forestry. You will also have the opportunity to focus your research on a topic that you are passionate about, with the expert guidance of researchers who are world leaders in the field.Graduates will have career opportunities in a range of fields related to plantation and natural forest management in Australia and around the world. Career Opportunities ... [-]

Master of Information Technology

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga + 2 more

The Master of Information Technology is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals looking to advance their career in a rapidly-evolving industry. The application of IT tools and technologies for transforming businesses and creating new digital businesses is a focus. [+]

Master of Information Technology

Course Code: 1209150

Course summary

The Master of Information Technology is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals looking to advance their career in a rapidly-evolving industry. The application of IT tools and technologies for transforming businesses and creating new digital businesses is a focus.

The course is underpinned by a strong industry-linked program, entrepreneurship incubation in the University's Digital Enterprise Lab and industry-relevant research. Students will develop their technical, leadership and management skills with advanced coursework and real-world projects.

Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, students have the option to tailor their studies with advanced specialist units.... [-]


Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga Melbourne Sydney + 4 more

The Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management is specifically designed to give you a competitive edge to work in leadership roles in a highly sought after and diverse industry. [+]

Take the opportunity to build a career that enables you to travel and work in some of the most attractive destinations in the world.The Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management is specifically designed to give you a competitive edge to work in leadership roles in a highly sought after and diverse industry. This flexible course gives you foundational knowledge in business and tourism, including entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning, systems and contemporary hotel management. You will also have the opportunity to pursue your own topic of interest and gain applied research skills in an industry based project. Graduates will have opportunities across a range of tourism industry employers, from hotels to airlines, event management to destination marketing, or in their own tourism start-up. Career Opportunities ... [-]

Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management, Master of Business Administration

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 2019 Australia Bilinga + 1 more

This double degree is specifically designed to give graduates a competitive edge in a dynamic and diverse industry that offers opportunities to travel and work in some of the most attractive destinations in the world. [+]

Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management, Master of Business Administration

Course Code: 1229102

Course summary

This double degree is specifically designed to give graduates a competitive edge in a dynamic and diverse industry that offers opportunities to travel and work in some of the most attractive destinations in the world.

The course combines advanced subjects in business and tourism management with the core business knowledge and management skills development of an MBA, including entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning, systems and contemporary hotel management.

An Industry Research Project unit provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate self-motivation and discipline in determining and developing their own study project. This project develops students’ research inquiry and skills through a scholarly piece of work that explores a topic of individual interest in-depth.... [-]


Master of Marine Science and Management

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Coffs Harbour + 1 more

The Master of Marine Science is offered by Southern Cross University at the National Marine Science Centre situated on the northeast coast of New South Wales on the shores of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. [+]

Keen to delve deeply into the study of ocean and marine sciences with global leaders in research, in state-of-the-art facilities and in some of the most beautiful and fascinating marine ecosystems in the world? The Master of Marine Science is offered by Southern Cross University at the National Marine Science Centre situated on the northeast coast of New South Wales on the shores of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. As a student of this degree, you will work with other inspired scientists and students hands-on in the field, on and under the water and in the classroom to examine marine management and ecology, conservation and biodiversity, approaches to sustainability and mitigation of pollution among other fascinating topics.Graduates of this course will have opportunities to work as scientists, science communicators, policymakers across private and public sectors, and make the world their oyster!... [-]


Master of Professional Accounting

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga Melbourne Perth Sydney + 5 more

The Master of Professional Accounting is a 2-year program – shorter if you have previously completed relevant education – designed to deliver you the career of your choice. [+]

If you are keen for a quick return on investment on upskilling for a new career, look no further than the Master of Professional Accounting at Southern Cross.This CPA Australia and CA accredited course not only provides you with an accounting qualification but also with commercial know-how, critical thinking and expert communication skills for decision-making.The degree will hone your leadership and research skills and provides you the opportunity to delve into areas of practice, such as taxation law, auditing or corporate governance at greater depth. You will also have the opportunity to select a research project that most intrigues you and undertake it under the supervision of leading business experts.The Master of Professional Accounting is a 2-year program – shorter if you have previously completed relevant education – designed to deliver you the career of your choice. The door will be opened for qualified and skilled professional accountants in a diverse range of jobs, fields, and locations.... [-]


Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying)

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga + 2 more

This 2-year postgraduate program will prepare and qualify you to enter the Social Work profession in Australia and work with people and communities towards improving their contexts. [+]

Your study in arts and social sciences, and interest in human rights and social justice can be taken to the professional level with the Master of Social Work. This 2-year postgraduate program will prepare and qualify you to enter the Social Work profession in Australia and work with people and communities towards improving their contexts. You will study child protection, social policy, and law, health issues impacting Indigenous communities and leadership in social work organizations, and undertake practice under the supervision of an experienced social worker.As a graduate, you will have the values and knowledge to be ethical and reflective practitioners in this rewarding field.

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