Do you like to understand our world and what makes it work, while developing practical solutions to real-world problems? Our degrees cover civil, mechanical and coastal systems engineering, as well as a broad range of sciences with great flexibility in delivery and specialisation.

Practical placements and fieldwork experience are highlights, with an advanced science and engineering precinct that includes structures and materials laboratories, 3D printing, scientific laboratories, a herbarium and algal culture room.

Graduate opportunities include:

  • Civil, mechanical or coastal systems engineer
  • Hydrology expert
  • Robotics engineer
  • Alternative energy specialist
  • Scientific analyst
  • Biologist
  • Geologist
  • IT specialist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Project manager.

Why study engineering and science at Southern Cross?

  • 5-star ranking in the 2019 Good Universities Guide for learning resources, skills development and teaching quality in engineering
  • 89% graduate employment in science and mathematics – Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018
  • Lecturers have extensive industry, technical and practical experience
  • Strong industry connections for work placement opportunities and networking
  • 5-star ranking for graduate employment and skills development in science and mathematics – Good Universities Guide 2019
  • Top 300 universities worldwide in life sciences – Times Higher Education University Rankings 2019.

Meet our graduates

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Lisa Hansberry

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering

From yoga instructor to the worlds of engineering and construction, Lisa Hansberry’s two careers are more similar than most would think.

“With engineering, we’re working with different materials to create effective and harmonious objects and structures for our cities and those who live in them,” says Lisa, who is a Project Engineer at Ardill, Payne & Partners, founding president of the Southern Cross University Engineering Society, president of the Northern Rivers Group of the Engineers Australia, Newcastle Division, and Newcastle Division Committee Member.

“Similarly, yoga is all about connection. And in both careers, each day provides something interesting to work on, and people to collaborate with."