Engineering at Southern Cross University commenced in 2013 and is a part of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The School offers a dynamic and contemporary learning experience in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our academic staff bring extensive technical and practical experiences into their teaching and our research programs are making impact in domestic and international arenas.

An Industry Advisory Committee that is comprised of practitioners and our lecturers provides valuable input into the program as a whole.

We hope that you enjoy learning about our engineering courses and welcome your enquiries.

Associate Professor Peter Coombes
Chair of Engineering
Associate Professor in Water Resources Engineering

Southern Cross University

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A brief introduction to course options and Engineering at Southern Cross University.


Narrator: Careers in engineering are dynamic and diverse. Engineers use maths and science to solve world problems. They also need to be great communicators, with strong interpersonal skills. Dean of Engineering, Professor Scott Smith.

[Professor Scott Smith Dean of Engineering]

Professor Scott Smith: Engineering, is problem solving. At a deeper level, engineering would be about understanding the laws of nature and using those laws to create solutions for the betterment of humanity.

Narrator: Through its School of Environment, Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University teaches undergraduate degrees in civil and mechanical engineering at its state-of-the-art science and engineering precinct.

Professor Andrew Rose: This bit of equipment here replicates one of the classic experiments in fluid dynamics.

Narrator: A feature of SCU's engineering degrees is the great access students have to their lecturers.

[Arthur Hyde Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering]

Arthur Hyde: It's got really small class sizes so you can just go up to your teacher after or before a lecture and they'll know you by name, you'll know them and they really get a feel for how you progress through a course.

Narrator: Course content is contemporary and future focused.

[Professor Jerry Vanclay, Head of School, Environment, Science and Engineering]

Professor Jerry Vanclay: One of the unique things we've got in our engineering program is we've got a strand that concentrates on environmental engineering, I think that's going to be an interesting area for the future.

Narrator: The 4 year honours degrees equip students for global careers.

Professor Scott Smith: Engineering graduates are in very high demand. There's work locally, there's also work nationally and there's work internationally. Certainly an engineering degree is a very transferable degree that can be applied all around the world.

Narrator: All engineering students at SCU undertake professional work placements with a range of employers. Corelle Foster is undertaking her professional experience with Leighton Contractors.

Corelle Foster: I get to work part-time while I'm studying and also during my vacation breaks or in my study breaks can actually tack on a few extra days work. Working has been fantastic with the learning, because everything I learn I get to put into practice and I also see things that when I'm actually learning about them I can actually ask more in-depth questions and get a deeper learning, which is great.

Narrator: Southern Cross also offers the Master of Engineering Management, fully online and with six intake periods the Master of Engineering Management is perfect for the busy professional. 

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