Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia’s east coast with a dynamic teaching and research profile. 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.
Southern Cross has three main campuses: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.
The regions we call home all have unique characteristics as study locations – from cosmopolitan cities, thriving industries and coastal lifestyles to living laboratories of great natural beauty and ecological diversity within easy reach of the campus. We operate branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in collaboration with EduCo and The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in partnership with Mulpha Australia. We also have a branch campus at Coomera on the Gold Coast.
Southern Cross offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in science and health disciplines, law, engineering, education, humanities, music, creative arts, tourism, business and information technology. Specialist degrees in Indigenous knowledge, marine science, osteopathy, naturopathy, midwifery and psychology as well as a suite of double degrees round out a rich academic portfolio.
Our online courses are delivered through interactive teaching technologies with immersive learning experiences.
We have a strong focus on industry and community collaboration. Our degrees focus on developing practical, industry-specific skills and feature work placements and hands-on learning in laboratories, field trips and through participation in real-world projects.
Our industry-leading research centres are committed to research output with global relevance, be it marine ecology, flood mitigation, organic agriculture, plant and geoscience or adolescent development.
In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of ‘at world standard’ or above in 23 research fields; of those, 14 were at the highest possible classification of ‘well above world standard’.