Australia’s No.1 Engineering Course*

* Good Universities Guide 2023

I am Ben Gohl one of the Directors at Planit Consulting. We are a multi-disciplinary consultancy. We offer services in civil engineering, town planning and ecological services. We play in the local government sector as well as the private sector. We have offices in 3 different states across the country and just under 50 staff. We do jobs as small as your mum and dad minor additions and developments. All the way through to large scale infrastructure projects like this here and up to larger land develop projects of of up to 1000 lots.

Being a regionally based consultancy, one of our main focuses is obviously on retaining key staff. Our main focus is finding staff who want to live in those regional areas and deliver services for. Since Southern Cross University has been delivering Engineering we have employed three and we currently have two full-time employees. Southern Cross University at Lismore is on our doorstep so we like to employ people that come through that curriculum. Jake's been with us for just over 3 years now, he was one of the first to graduate out of the course at Southern Cross Uni. Jake in particular has been entrusted with doing a lot of our storm water drainage for large land subdivisions he's definitely an asset to the team.

The great thing about graduates with the right attitude is their growth and skill set it's going to be exponential in their first few years of their career that's why we're excited by giving new graduates new opportunities we challenge a lot of our grads to bring them up to speed as to where they need to be so it's the grounding that they get from Southern Cross University that is a critical stepping stone on their way through their career. 

Highly skilled graduates who have the right attitude for the job.

That's Excellent.



If you are fascinated by how the world works – and how you might make it work better – our engineering degrees will prepare you for tackling and solving the biggest challenges facing civil and mechanical engineering. What you learn today can help you transform tomorrow. 

Engineering is a rapidly evolving discipline that touches just about every facet of modern industry. That is why engineers are hot property in today’s job market, with many dynamic and diverse career opportunities.  

Employers are seeking job-ready engineers with strong skills, instincts and intuition. That is why our degrees include 60 days of supervised work placement in an engineering environment. And it pays off – most of our students have jobs before they graduate. 

Our engineering laboratories are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, including a 10-tonne self-reacting frame, climate-controlled rooms, a 10-metre tilting water flume, concrete technology, universal machine testing and 3D printers.

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Why choose Engineering with Southern Cross?

No.1 in Australia

We're rated No.1 in Australia for teaching quality, skills development, learning resources and overall experience (GUG 2023)

Industry connections

We have strong industry connections for work placement opportunities and networking

Graduate employment

97% of Engineering (PG) graduates in full time employment within four months of completing their course (Graduate Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

High starting salary

Graduates have a higher starting salary than national average in postgraduate Engineering (Graduate Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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Prepare for university with a pathway program

If you have the passion, we have the entry pathway. We offer preparation courses to refresh your academic skills, increase your entry rank, or get you on track for a degree with a short course.

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As a leader in environmental sustainability and outstanding research, the Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which specialise in environmental, marine, forest science and engineering.

Our teaching and research is focused on innovative approaches to contemporary issues including global warming, salinity, sustainable agriculture and forestry.

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