At Southern Cross University, we want you to get the education and opportunities you need to build your career - not emulate someone else's.
We want you to contribute your way, with networks of friends and professional contacts to enable you to make a difference.
Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia's east coast. We are proud of our reputation as a progressive institution, engaging with the communities we serve to create change that has impact around the world.
Our campuses are located in southeast Queensland adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport, in New South Wales at Lismore and in Coffs Harbour, where the University’s National Marine Science Centre is also located. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth operate in collaboration with EduCo and the University operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. We also deliver degrees with collaborators in China and Papua New Guinea.
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Level of study
Postgraduate, Pre-degree, Undergraduate
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Outstanding research achievements
"Well above world standard" in 9 key areas (2018 ERA national report)
Rated in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018
Ranked #1 in Australia for international student support
International Student Barometer (ISB)
Committed to a culturally diverse society
Inclusive and culturally safe study and work environments
Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus occupies 75 hectares of lush, sub-tropical grounds including landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways that are home to a variety of native wildlife.
At the heart of student life is the Learning Centre, a state-of-the-art facility with individual and collaborative learning spaces and library resources. The adjacent Goodman Plaza is home to food and beverage outlets, Co-op bookshop, banking facilities and a range of student services.
SCU Fitness for You – the gym and pool complex – features modern equipment and facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool; while the Southern Cross University Health Clinic provides allied health services to the general public, students and staff, and clinical experience for students in allied health disciplines.
Gold Coast campus
Southern Cross University's Gold Coast campus is located at Coolangatta just 400 metres from North Kirra Beach, and adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport. Views of the Pacific Ocean can be seen from many vantage points in the campus buildings.
The campus includes a student services hub, designed to provide a one-stop shop for student support and enquiries. The library offers stunning views of the ocean and Gold Coast hinterland. Other facilities include innovative learning spaces, health science laboratories, lecture theatres with live video broadcasting, computer labs and student lounges.
The public Southern Cross University Health Clinic, clinical laboratories for nursing and midwifery, laboratories for occupational therapy students and physiology, anatomy and biomechanics laboratories are also located at the campus.
Coffs Harbour campus
Set on 30 acres of rolling hills and bushland in close proximity to beaches and the city centre, our Coffs Harbour campus is a welcoming environment equipped with contemporary teaching facilities. The University is part of an education and technology precinct and is co-located with North Coast TAFE (a technical and further education facility) a senior high school, and the Coffs Harbour Innovation Hub.
More than 1,200 Southern Cross students study on-campus at Coffs Harbour. The gathering space is the heart of the campus, where students meet and socialise. Campus services include eateries and cafés, the Co-op bookshop, library and Student Services – a one-stop shop for student support and enquiries. The recreation hall and fitness centre is a great venue for personal training and sports science activities.
National Marine Science Centre
The National Marine Science Centre (NMSC) is part of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering. It is located in Coffs Harbour on the east coast of Australia and adjacent to the Solitary Islands Marine Park, where both tropical and temperate currents meet. This interesting setting provides practical opportunities in the study of marine science and management for both students and researchers.
Our focus is to produce high impact research that addresses issues relating to the resilience of marine ecosystems and resources. To achieve this, our team of researchers foster extensive collaboration with industry and academia, nurture and encourage graduate students and foster engagement with the public and policy makers. Research at the NMSC is enhanced by state-of-the-art marine laboratory and field facilities.
Moesha Johnson is studying Biomedical Science at the Gold Coast campus as a pathway to becoming a surgeon. She has represented Australia in swimming and is part of the University’s Elite Athlete Program.
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