New in 2018

New courses

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Coastal Systems Engineering

Lismore campus

With strong population growth and significant changes in hydrology predicted for the coastal margin of Australia, there is an increasing demand for civil and environmental engineers with expertise in managing coastal and floodplain hydrology. The new Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Coastal Systems Engineering is one of just a few specialist undergraduate professional engineering degrees in Australia to train industry-ready graduates for work in water engineering, coastal engineering and catchment management. The course addresses an increasing need for engineering expertise in these fields that is currently only available through on-the-job training and/or postgraduate qualifications. 

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Bachelor of Digital Business

Gold Coast campus or online

The new Bachelor of Digital Business is only one of two degrees of its kind being offered in Australia. As technologies evolve, so does their influence on individuals, businesses and society. There remains a key shortage of business professionals with a core understanding of the impact and influence digital systems have on business models. Understanding how to identify innovation and drive it to remain at the forefront of digital age will improve innovation, entrepreneurship and job market growth.

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Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws

Lismore campus or online

This new five-year double degree in Laws and Psychology provides graduates with a professional pathway to become a legal practitioner with a thorough understanding of human psychological factors. Career opportunities include: as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate, or government organisations. There are a range of career opportunities in government departments, particularly those connected with health, social and disability services, youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies such as the CSIRO, and in education.

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Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing

Gold Coast and Lismore campus or online

This unique four-year combined degree anchors creativity, imagination and expressiveness within a professional degree, with clear vocational outcomes in law, government and industry. Graduates will be highly competent and adept in these two locally significant and globally relevant fields. They can pursue opportunities in fields such as intellectual property, commercial or academic publishing, corporate communications, as well as legal work in a range of creative industries, government departments and professional practices.

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Gold Coast - Building C

Building C is the third building to be constructed at the Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus. The building was opened in 2017.

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