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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, July

  • Duration

    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Lismore, Online

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    BEngSys(Hons)

  • Course code

    3508003

  • Credit points

    384

  • Equivalent units

    32

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February, June

  • Duration

    4 years full-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Lismore

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) is designed to meet the requirements for accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia. Foundational core units build knowledge of the basic sciences, practical skills and the processes and philosophy that underpin the engineering profession.

Students choose a specialisation from either:

Civil Engineering 
This specialisation develops skills and knowledge knowledge across the breadth of disciplines encompassed by civil engineering, including construction, project management, hydraulic engineering, water and wastewater engineering, structural, geotechnical engineering and transport engineering.

Mechanical Engineering
This specialisation develops skills and knowledge in three main areas that cover all aspects of mechanical engineering. These include mechanical design and manufacturing systems, thermo-fluid mechanics and energy systems, and mechatronics and control systems.

The final year of the course contains a mixture of advanced core units and advanced discipline-specific units designed to build skills in independent investigation, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and ethical and professional behaviour.

With a total of 60 days (490 hours) of professional placement in industry during your studies, you'll be ready to hit the ground running as a graduate.

All students (including online students) must complete two compulsory on-campus residentials. These are typically conducted over 2-4 days and occur in first and third year (based on a full-time study program).

A picture of Engineering graduate Jake Bentley , outside, he is leaning against a fence and smiling at the camera

"The facilities were great and the course laid the base for my career. I actually scored a dream job before I graduated.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Critically apply systems approaches using a wide range of technical and contextual factors to conceptualise and evaluate human-centred solutions to complex, industry-relevant problems in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

Lead or function as a team member and systematically manage information and projects to deliver industry-relevant engineering solutions aligned with stakeholder and community needs

GA2: Creativity

Critically apply systems approaches using a wide range of technical and contextual factors to conceptualise and evaluate human-centred solutions to complex, industry-relevant problems in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Creatively apply established engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources in the context of systematic engineering synthesis, design and management processes

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply professional conduct and judgement that reflects contemporary industry standards of ethical, sustainable and human-centred engineering practice

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Draw upon a broad conceptual knowledge of mathematics, other basic sciences, computing and information sciences, and specialist bodies of knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

GA5: Lifelong learning

Conduct research to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation with some independence

Critically reflect on and document development of proficiency in competencies in the relevant field of engineering practice to guide continuing professional development and lifelong learning

GA6: Communication and social skills

Employ effective oral and written communication and social skills, informed by an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives

GA7: Cultural competence

Employ effective oral and written communication and social skills, informed by an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives

All students must complete at least 60 days (490 hours) of professional placement in industry, typically with an organisation conducting work related to engineering practice. Industry experience enables students to apply their knowledge and skills to engineering problems within a real work environment, and to make valuable contacts within industry. 
 
All students (including online students) must also complete two compulsory on-campus residentials. These are typically conducted over 2-4 days and occur in first and third year (based on a full-time study program).
 

 

Students will choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Civil Engineering

Students develop skills and knowledge to solve complex problems related to four main civil engineering systems, namely civil construction systems, transport systems, built structures, and sustainable water systems.

  • Mechanical Engineering

Students develop skills and knowledge to solve complex engineering problems related to four main mechanical engineering systems, namely design and production systems, sustainable energy and power systems, smart machines, and robotics and control systems.

Location Teaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3
LismoreTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast (Civil Engineering)Term  1, Term  3$36,960 ($4,620 per unit)112798C
Gold Coast (Mechanical Engineering)Term  1, Term  3$36,960 ($4,620 per unit)112801B
LismoreTerm  1, Term  3$36,960 ($4,620 per unit)112801B
Lismore (Civil Engineering)Term  1, Term  3$36,960 ($4,620 per unit)112798C
Lismore (Mechanical Engineering)Term  1, Term  3$36,960 ($4,620 per unit)112801B

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

Career Outcomes

Graduates will have opportunities to work as professional engineers in the broad engineering disciplines of civil engineering or mechanical engineering as follows:
  • Graduates from the Civil Engineering specialisation will be able to work in a range of settings, including traffic and transport, humanitarian organisations, engineering design, government authorities, water supply and management agencies, construction companies, natural resource management organisations, consulting engineering companies, mining companies, irrigation authorities, research organisations and in tertiary education.
  • Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering specialisation have broad employment prospects in local and global markets, including both regional and metropolitan locations. They can work in diverse industries including heavy machinery, power generation, mining, manufacturing, production planning, automotive, aerospace, medical, environment, building industries and consumer product design and tertiary education. Mechanical engineers are in demand in government departments, building services, manufacturing centres, power plants, consulting engineering companies, ship building, railroads, control and automation industries, and robotics industries.

This course and all specialisations are accredited or provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer. Courses accredited by Engineers Australia at this level are recognised in many different countries worldwide through the Washington Accord.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

  • If admission is being offered on the basis of completion of the Preparing for Success program, students need to achieve a Distinction or above in their maths unit UNIP1003 Problem Solving with Maths.
  • If admission is being offered on the basis of completion of the Transition to Uni program, students need to achieve a Distinction or above in their maths unit UNIP1007 Science and Maths for University.
  • Applicants will not be considered for admission on the basis of having fully or partially completed a Certificate III (AQF Level 3) or a Certificate IV (AQF Level 4).

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

Credit for prior learning

A maximum of the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit credit points) of Advanced Standing may be granted to ensure the requirements for accreditation of the course by Engineers Australia are met.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours), students must complete 30 units (384 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (384 credit points).


Honours

All students successfully completing this course will be awarded Honours. Additionally, a student who has reached the required standard of academic performance may be awarded Honours with one of the following merit descriptors based on the criteria specified in Rule 10:

  • First Class Honours
  • Second Class Honours Division I
  • Second Class Honours Division II


Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Diploma of Engineering after completing 8 core units (96 credit points).

Other things to consider

The Early Offer program allows Year 12 students to secure a place in a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree before Year 12 results are released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and provide a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on Year 12 results.

Learn more

There are different pathways into an undergraduate degree.

Whether you are returning to study after some time or you have just finished school and you need some extra academic preparation before embarking on a degree, Southern Cross University offers two excellent, fee-free academic preparation programs that develop the skills you need to be successful at university.

SCU College also offers a range of one-year Diplomas that provide extra academic support as you commence university. Diplomas are a great pathway to a degree and may also prepare you for diverse paraprofessional roles.

Learn more

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENGN1005Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PHYS1004Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials
Term3,5
12 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 1 day compulsory residential at the Lismore Campus. This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
ERTH2004Career Development and Professional Practice
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Anti-requisitesBUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,4
Term1
Pre-requisitesMATH1005 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus
CIVL2022Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
ENGN2005Statics of Solids and Fluids
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationYou need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression.
CIVL2018Water Cycle Systems
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL2020Built Structure Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesENGN2005 - Statics of Solids and Fluids
CIVL2021Building Information Modelling
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Enrolment informationThis unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL2019Road Transport Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2,4
N/A

Third Year

CIVL3011Advanced Built Structure Systems
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Enrolment informationThis unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL3010Smart Infrastructure and Places
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
N/A
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
MECH3009Engineering Applications
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Enrolment informationYou need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL3013Civil Engineering Systems
Term2
12 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Enrolment informationThere will be a compulsory 1 day residential at the Lismore campus. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
CIVL3009Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Enrolment informationYou need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
Option Units Or Mechanical Engineering specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography
MATH3003Computational Analysis
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH2003 - Calculus and Linear Algebra I
CIVL3012Sustainable Engineering Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4

Fourth Year

ENGN4009Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
Dual Term2
24
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Lismore
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Online
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisitesCompleted at least 240 credit points of the3508003 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) OR 3508001 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)
Enrolment informationThis unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
Option Units Or Mechanical Engineering specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography
Option Units Or Mechanical Engineering specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography
ENGN4010Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
Dual Term3
24
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Lismore
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Online
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Pre-requisitesENGN4009 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
Enrolment informationThis unit may require software only compatible with Windows 10 (W10 and newer). Students must fulfil a 60-day industry experience requirement to graduate. Completing ENGN4009 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1 and ENGN4010 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2 equates to 30 days of work experience.
ENGN4011Engineering Capstone Project
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesCompleted at least 288 credit points of the3508003 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)
Enrolment informationThis unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
Option Units Or Mechanical Engineering specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

ENGN1005Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PHYS1004Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials
Term3,5
12 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 1 day compulsory residential at the Lismore Campus. This unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
ERTH2004Career Development and Professional Practice
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Anti-requisitesBUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,4
Term1
Pre-requisitesMATH1005 - Introductory Algebra and Calculus
MANF2001Smart Manufacturing Systems
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
ENGN2005Statics of Solids and Fluids
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationYou need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression.
PHYS2001Physics II: Electricity and Circuits
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MANI2002Industrial Robotics Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesINFO1001 - Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
MECH2003Engineering Dynamics
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
MANI2001Smart Sensing and Control Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2,4
N/A

Third Year

PHYS2002Physics III: Energy and Thermodynamics
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
MANF3001Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Enrolment informationThis unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
MANI3002Energy and Power Systems
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
MECH3009Engineering Applications
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Enrolment informationYou need prior expected knowledge - consult the course progression. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.
MANI3001Automation and Control Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Option Units Or Civil Engineering specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography
MATH3003Computational Analysis
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesMATH2003 - Calculus and Linear Algebra I
MECH3008Mechanical Engineering Systems
Term4
12 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesMECH2003 - Engineering Dynamics
Enrolment informationThere will be a compulsory 1 day residential at the Lismore Campus. This unit requires a software that only is compatible with Windows (W10 and newer) products.

Fourth Year

ENGN4009Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
Dual Term2
24
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Lismore
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Online
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisitesCompleted at least 240 credit points of the3508003 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) OR 3508001 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)
Enrolment informationThis unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
Option Units Or Civil Engineering specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography
Option Units Or Civil Engineering specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography
ENGN4010Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
Dual Term3
24
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Lismore
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Online
Dual Term3
Dual Term3
Pre-requisitesENGN4009 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
Enrolment informationThis unit may require software only compatible with Windows 10 (W10 and newer). Students must fulfil a 60-day industry experience requirement to graduate. Completing ENGN4009 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1 and ENGN4010 - Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2 equates to 30 days of work experience.
ENGN4011Engineering Capstone Project
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesCompleted at least 288 credit points of the3508003 - Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)
Enrolment informationThis unit requires software that is only compatible with Windows (W10 and newer).
Option Units Or Civil Engineering specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography


Note 1:

This unit has a compulsory residential.

Note 2:

This unit has a compulsory residential for online students.

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 26 units (336 credit points):
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
PHYS1004Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials Note 1
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
ENGN1005Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
MATH3003Computational Analysis
ENGN2005Statics of Solids and Fluids
CIVL2018Water Cycle Systems
CIVL2019Road Transport Systems
CIVL2020Built Structure Systems
CIVL3009Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems
CIVL3010Smart Infrastructure and Places
CIVL3011Advanced Built Structure Systems
CIVL3012Sustainable Engineering Systems
CIVL2022Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics
CIVL2021Building Information Modelling
MECH3009Engineering Applications
CIVL3013Civil Engineering Systems Note 1
ENGN4009Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
ENGN4010Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
ENGN4011Engineering Capstone Project
ERTH2004Career Development and Professional Practice
Select 4 units (48 credit points) from the Mechanical Engineering specialisation or from the Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 26 units (336 credit points):
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ENGN1003Engineering Technology and Design
MATS1001Introduction to Engineering Materials Note 1
MATH1005Introductory Algebra and Calculus
PHYS1004Physics I: Motion, Mechanics and Waves
ENGN1005Planning and Delivering Engineering Projects
ERTH2004Career Development and Professional Practice
INFO1001Essentials of Information and Communication Technology
MATH2003Calculus and Linear Algebra I
INDG1002Indigenous Knowledge
MATH3003Computational Analysis
PHYS2001Physics II: Electricity and Circuits
MANI2001Smart Sensing and Control Systems
MANI2002Industrial Robotics Systems
MANF2001Smart Manufacturing Systems
PHYS2002Physics III: Energy and Thermodynamics
MANI3001Automation and Control Systems
MANF3001Advanced Manufacturing Systems
MANI3002Energy and Power Systems
MECH2003Engineering Dynamics
MECH3009Engineering Applications
MECH3008Mechanical Engineering Systems Note 1
ENGN4009Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 1
ENGN4010Engineering Professional Practice Thesis 2
ENGN2005Statics of Solids and Fluids
ENGN4011Engineering Capstone Project
Select 4 units (48 credit points) from the Civil Engineering specialisation or from the Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ5001Project Management
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PLAN3001Waste as a Resource
GENG3001Drones Note 1
GENG1003Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ENGN1004Engineering Governance
ENGN3003Tendering Project
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry Note 2
MRNE2010Oceanography

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Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

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