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SCU Established: 1994

Southern Cross University

Military Rd, East Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

Southern Cross University (SCU) is an established Australian public university, with campuses at Lismore and Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales, and at the southern end of the Gold Coast in Queensland.

  • 15,000-20,000
    Total Students
  • 18%
    International Students
  • AUD 16,504
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • AUD 9,955
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 32.4
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

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Overview

Its main campus in Lismore, which is home to most of its academic and research buildings – including the Law Moot Court, Nursing and Massage and Osteopathy Room, and biomechanics laboratory – as well as the majority of its student facilities. It also has branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne for international students to study undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Sydney is also the location of the Hotel School Sydney, partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia that offers a bachelor’s degree in business and hotel management as well as graduate certificates, diplomas and a master’s in tourism and hotel management.

Southern Cross University is a dynamic, contemporary Australian university, proud of its reputation for quality teaching and the strength of its research achievements. The University is named after the constellation of stars that appears in the night sky of the Southern Hemisphere, which is a potent symbol in Australia’s history and also part of the national flag.

Students from more than 50 countries are attracted to study with us in Australia, and we deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Many of our degrees are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we offer exciting, contemporary and high quality learning experiences.

Southern Cross University has a growing research profile, with 24 research areas identified 'at or above world standard'‚Äč in the most recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) national evaluation). Our research strengths include disciplines as diverse as plant genetics, zoology, geoscience, oceanography, engineering, nursing, and complementary and alternative medicine.

Specialties: Environmental Science and Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Tourism and Hospitality, Law and Justice, Business and Information Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education, Indigenous Studies, and Creative and Performing Arts

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 81% Students
  • AUD 26,600 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 19% Students
  • AUD 28,151 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at Southern Cross University

Bachelor's

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  • Bachelor of Laws - Graduate entry - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering - Lismore
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Lismore
  • Bachelor of Technology/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Online
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary) - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary) - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Marine Science and Management - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Laws - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of Laws - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws - Gold Coast, Lismore
  • Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science - Gold Coast
  • Bachelor of Podiatry - Gold Coast
  • Bachelor of Pedorthics - Gold Coast
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology - Gold Coast
  • Bachelor of Nursing - Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore
  • Bachelor of Science - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare - Gold Coast, Online
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science - Coffs Harbour, Online
  • Bachelor of Midwifery - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy - Gold Coast
  • Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) - Gold Coast, Lismore
  • Bachelor of Marine Science and Management - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Arts - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Laws - Undergraduate entry - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore
  • Bachelor of Nursing - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore
  • Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management - Melbourne - The Hotel School, Sydney - The Hotel School
  • Bachelor of Forest Science and Management - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Music - Lismore
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - China - Guangxi UST, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Online, Papua New Guinea - IBS Enga, Papua New Guinea - IBS Port Moresby, Perth, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Accounting - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Business - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Melbourne, Online, Papua New Guinea - IBS Enga, Papua New Guinea - IBS Port Moresby, Perth, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Social Science - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - China - TUST
  • Associate Degree of Science - Lismore, Online
  • Associate Degree of Arts - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Associate Degree of Business - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Associate Degree of Health - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Associate Degree of Creative Writing - Lismore, Online
  • Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Associate Degree of Information Technology - Online
  • Diploma of Science - Lismore, Online
  • Diploma of Business - Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Coastal Systems Engineering - Lismore
  • Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws - Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Art and Design - Lismore
  • Bachelor of Digital Business - Gold Coast, Online

Honours

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering - Lismore
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) - Online
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering - Lismore
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours - Coffs Harbour
  • Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge with Honours - Lismore
  • Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours - Gold Coast, Online
  • Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences (Honours) - Online
  • Bachelor of Business with Honours - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours - Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Social Science with Honours - Gold Coast, Lismore, Online
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours - Lismore, National Marine Science Centre, Online
  • Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management with Honours - Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore, Sydney - The Hotel School
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Coastal Systems Engineering - Lismore

Master's

  • Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies - Lismore, Online
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Gold Coast, New Zealand - MIT, Online
  • Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration - Gold Coast
  • Master of Education - SCU Online
  • Master of Business Law - SCU Online
  • Master of Laws (Business Law) - SCU Online
  • Master of Engineering Management - SCU Online
  • Master of Project Management - SCU Online
  • Master of Information Technology Management - (MITM) - SCU Online
  • Master of Healthcare Leadership - SCU Online
  • Master of Business Administration - (MBA) online - SCU Online
  • Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management - Gold Coast, Melbourne - The Hotel School, New Zealand - MIT, Online, Sydney - The Hotel School
  • Master of Marine Science and Management - National Marine Science Centre
  • Master of Business Administration - Gold Coast, Melbourne, New Zealand - MIT, Perth, Sydney
  • Master of Teaching - Online
  • Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) - Gold Coast, Online
  • Master of Forest Science and Management - Lismore
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology - Lismore
  • Master of Osteopathic Medicine - Lismore
  • Master of Professional Accounting - Gold Coast, Melbourne, Online, Perth, Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management - SCU Online
  • Graduate Diploma in Business - SCU Online
  • Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) - Online
  • Graduate Diploma in Business - Gold Coast, Melbourne, New Zealand - MIT, Perth, Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting - Gold Coast, Online
  • Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management - Lismore
  • Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management - Gold Coast, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Online, Sydney - The Hotel School
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management - SCU Online
  • Graduate Certificate in Business - SCU Online
  • Graduate Certificate in Australian Nursing (EPIQ) - Gold Coast
  • Graduate Certificate in Business - Gold Coast
  • Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education and Management - Online
  • Graduate Certificate in Accounting - Gold Coast, Online
  • Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management - Gold Coast, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Online, Sydney - The Hotel School
  • Graduate Certificate in Business Law - SCU Online
  • Master of Mental Health - SCU Online
  • Graduate Diploma of Mental Health - SCU Online
  • Master of Mental Health Nursing - SCU Online
  • Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing - Online

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.0
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 60
  • TOEFL (Masters) 60

Academic Life

  • 65 : 35
    Female male ratio
  • Trimesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 700-799
    Employees
  • Regional
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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