Video Transcript: Graduate School


Southern Cross University's campuses are located on Australia's east coast, at Coffs Harbour, Lismore and the southern Gold Coast.

Postgraduate research students enjoy outstanding facilities for pursuing their work under quality supervision. The University's plant science research is led by Professor Graham King

The range of expertise we have covers soils and agronomy, growing of crops, from genetics underpinning the breeding of crops and biochemistry covering the quality of crops. Plant sciences is just one of the disciplines in which Southern Cross University is conducting world leading research, drawing on its unique location.

Southern Cross University is a young and dynamic university situated on Australia's beautiful east coast. We've achieved outstanding results in government rankings in areas including geoscience, plant science, marine science health and engineering and we are ranked in the top 100 young universities worldwide.

The University's Dean of Engineering Professor Scott Smith, formerly of Hong Kong University, specialises in the repair and strengthening of structures. Southern Cross University contains a variety of laboratories that are equipped with state-of the-art facilities. We have great research staff who can supervise a variety of engineering projects.

Yee Yan Lim is a lecturer in the civil engineering program. Dr Lim leads the Advanced Materials Research, developing materials for structural health monitoring and energy harvesting in buildings.

Another application of these piezo electric materials is that it's able to harness vibration energy from various sources such as human walking, vibrating bridges, aircraft, machinery to power batteries.

In the field of Health, the University achieved "well above" or "above world standard" in Nursing; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Medical and Health Sciences; and Human Movement and Sport Science in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia national report.

PhD candidate Yun Wang is a medical doctor from Wuhan City in China. She's completing her doctoral studies in diabetes intervention under the supervision of Professor Shi Zhou, in collaboration with Tianjin University of Sport.

I came to Southern Cross because Professor Shi Zhou is an expert, leading research in sports and exercise science.

The School of Health and Human Sciences has more than 70 fulltime academic staff members among them 40 are qualified to supervise PhD projects.

In addition to campuses at the southern Gold Coast, Lismore, and Coffs Harbour, the University also owns and operates the National Marine Science Centre at Charlesworth Bay in Coffs Harbour. This unique facility is built where tropical and temperate currents meet, supporting the University's world-leading research in oceanography.

This is one of our climate change simulators. In these tanks we can change the level of CO2 or the temperature of the water by doing this we can understand better how the ecology of marine systems will change in the future.

Visit our website for more information about the Southern Cross University Graduate School