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.
Ranked in the world’s top 150 young universities*, 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. Most recently, the University opened 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, midwifery and psychology as well as a suite of double degrees round out a rich academic portfolio. Our online courses are delivered with teaching technologies that offer interactive and immersive learning experiences.
We have a strong focus on industry and community collaboration. Work placements and developing practical, industry-specific skills are a feature of our degrees, as is hands-on learning in laboratories, on field trips or through participation in real-world projects.
The University is home to nine research centres that 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 ‘well above world standard’.
*Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019