Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, July, October

  • Duration

    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Online

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    MComp

  • Course code

    1209151

  • Credit points

    192

  • Equivalent units

    16

  • 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, October

  • Duration

    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Online

  • Placement

    No  

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

Overview

IT professionals are always in-demand and at the forefront of the technology revolution. The skills you develop could help shape future technologies. If you’re ready to advance your career in the fast-paced field of Information Communication Technology (ICT), then the Master of Computing can help you get there.

This course will deepen your understanding of contemporary Information Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things while providing you with a solid foundation on computer networks, software development, data structures & algorithms, and cybersecurity. Your professional development will be enhanced by completing practical assessment activities in problem-solving and ICT solution development. In addition to core units, the course builds substantial expertise in areas such as Smart Cities, Big Data Analytics and Cybersecurity through the completion of research projects.

You will gain expert knowledge in your chosen field through a specialisation in Big Data Analysis, Pervasive Computing or Smart Environments.

The Master of Computing is also available via an online delivery mode. Advanced standing may apply to students who have completed relevant undergraduate and postgraduate study.

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“The degree really refined my areas of interest. I saw how it could offer a fantastic way to pivot and be flexible, and to be confident in making those kinds of decisions.”

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.

Learn more

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 analyse and reflect on complex issues in a specialised area of information technology.

Practice creative thinking techniques to drive innovative solutions to problems in a specialised area of information technology.

Apply an integrated body of knowledge, project management and technical skills to solve real-world problems in a specialised area of Information and Communications Technology.

GA2: Creativity

Critically analyse and reflect on complex issues in a specialised area of information technology.

Practice creative thinking techniques to drive innovative solutions to problems in a specialised area of information technology.

GA3: Ethical practice

Develop commitment, responsibility and professionalism in using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for sustainable and ethical goals.

Employ teamwork, professional communication and social skills using cultural values and professional ethics to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Critically analyse and reflect on complex issues in a specialised area of information technology.

Practice creative thinking techniques to drive innovative solutions to problems in a specialised area of information technology.

Develop commitment, responsibility and professionalism in using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for sustainable and ethical goals.

Apply an integrated body of knowledge, project management and technical skills to solve real-world problems in a specialised area of Information and Communications Technology.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Exercise Intellectual independence, autonomy, personal judgement, and a capacity to reflect upon professional practice for continuous professional learning and development in their area of specialisation.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Employ teamwork, professional communication and social skills using cultural values and professional ethics to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

GA7: Cultural competence

Develop commitment, responsibility and professionalism in using Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for sustainable and ethical goals.

Employ teamwork, professional communication and social skills using cultural values and professional ethics to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Students choose a specialisation from the following:

Big Data Analysis: Develop the skills to discover trends and patterns in large amount of raw data and how to apply this information to make informed decisions.

Pervasive Computing: Discover how information technology has allowed information sharing from anywhere, any time on multiple devices. Build skills in programming the Internet of Things and mobile and cloud systems.

Smart Environments: Explore how technology can be used to create networks that increase efficiency and solutions for an environment while collating data. Learn about smart liveable cities and engineering for a sustainable future.

Location Teaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$35,280 ($4,410 per unit)113013M
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5N/AN/A

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 can look forward to an exciting career in the field of information technology in roles such as a software developer, technical consultant, project manager in the Internet of Things and smart cities projects, programmer or big data analyst. They will have the skills to build and apply technological solutions to a range of emerging and critical issues.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation will be sought in 2023.

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

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the University’s standard minimum admission requirements for postgraduate courses:

  • completed a bachelor degree (AQF 7) or equivalent; or
  • equivalent work experience as determined by the faculty.

 

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
Overall Score or equivalent6.5

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Computing students must complete 16 units (192 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation in Smart Environments or Pervasive Computing or Big Data Analysis (192 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Computing after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units as specified in the Graduate Diploma of Computing program.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Computing after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units as specified in the Graduate Certificate in Computing program.

Other things to consider

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.

Learn more


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

EDUC6020ICT Professional Practice
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PROG6001Managing Software Development Projects
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Melbourne
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
COMP5001Computer Networks
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Anti-requisitesHave completed COMP1001 - Data Communications and Networks or CSC00240 Data Communications and Networks
ISYS6002Advanced Cybersecurity
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Perth
Term2
Term2
Sydney
Term2
Term2
PROG5001Fundamentals of Programming
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
Anti-requisitesPROG2007 Programming II OR ISY00245 Principles of Programming OR CSC00235 Applications Development
ISYS5005Designing Information Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
Anti-requisitesISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design OR ISY00243 Systems Analysis and Design
COMP6008Data Structures and Algorithms
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
Enrolment informationTo succeed in this unit, you should have completed: PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002Data Management Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4

Second Year

COMP6001Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Melbourne
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Perth
Term1
Term1
Sydney
Term1
Term1
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
Pre-requisites84 credit points in any SCU units
COMP6004Big Data Analysis and Tools
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Perth
Term2
Term2
Sydney
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesCOMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
Term1,2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,2
Term1,2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Pre-requisitesPROJ6002 - Applied Research Project I
COMP6006Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth
Term3
Term3
Sydney
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesCOMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006Internet Engineering
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
COMP6007Big Data Visualisation and Storytelling

Not currently available

12
COMP6009Topics in Big Data Analytics

Not currently available

12

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC6020ICT Professional Practice
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PROG6001Managing Software Development Projects
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Melbourne
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
COMP5001Computer Networks
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Anti-requisitesHave completed COMP1001 - Data Communications and Networks or CSC00240 Data Communications and Networks
ISYS6002Advanced Cybersecurity
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Perth
Term2
Term2
Sydney
Term2
Term2
PROG5001Fundamentals of Programming
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
Anti-requisitesPROG2007 Programming II OR ISY00245 Principles of Programming OR CSC00235 Applications Development
ISYS5005Designing Information Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
Anti-requisitesISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design OR ISY00243 Systems Analysis and Design
COMP6008Data Structures and Algorithms
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
Enrolment informationTo succeed in this unit, you should have completed: PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002Data Management Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4

Second Year

COMP6001Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Melbourne
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Perth
Term1
Term1
Sydney
Term1
Term1
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
Pre-requisites84 credit points in any SCU units
COMP6004Big Data Analysis and Tools
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Perth
Term2
Term2
Sydney
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesCOMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
Term1,2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,2
Term1,2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Pre-requisitesPROJ6002 - Applied Research Project I
ISYS6001Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
ISYS6006Internet Engineering
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
PROG6003Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4
PROG6002Programming Internet of Things
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes
Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC6020ICT Professional Practice
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PROG6001Managing Software Development Projects
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Melbourne
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
COMP5001Computer Networks
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Anti-requisitesHave completed COMP1001 - Data Communications and Networks or CSC00240 Data Communications and Networks
ISYS6002Advanced Cybersecurity
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Perth
Term2
Term2
Sydney
Term2
Term2
PROG5001Fundamentals of Programming
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
Anti-requisitesPROG2007 Programming II OR ISY00245 Principles of Programming OR CSC00235 Applications Development
ISYS5005Designing Information Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
Anti-requisitesISYS1005 - Systems Analysis and Design OR ISY00243 Systems Analysis and Design
COMP6008Data Structures and Algorithms
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
Enrolment informationTo succeed in this unit, you should have completed: PROG5001 - Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002Data Management Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
PerthN/A
Term4
SydneyN/A
Term4

Second Year

COMP6001Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Melbourne
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Perth
Term1
Term1
Sydney
Term1
Term1
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
Pre-requisites84 credit points in any SCU units
COMP6004Big Data Analysis and Tools
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Melbourne
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Perth
Term2
Term2
Sydney
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesCOMP6001 - Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
Term1,2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,2
Term1,2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Pre-requisitesPROJ6002 - Applied Research Project I
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
ISYS6006Internet Engineering
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3
SydneyN/A
Term3
INFO6001Blockchain Technology and Applications

Not currently available

12
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
Summer Term
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
MelbourneN/A
Summer Term
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
PerthN/A
Summer Term
Term4
SydneyN/A
Summer Term
Term4


Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC6020ICT Professional Practice
COMP5001Computer Networks
ISYS6002Advanced Cybersecurity
PROG6001Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS5005Designing Information Systems
PROG5001Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002Data Management Systems
COMP6008Data Structures and Algorithms
COMP6001Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
COMP6004Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
ISYS6006Internet Engineering
COMP6007Big Data Visualisation and Storytelling
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
COMP6009Topics in Big Data Analytics

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC6020ICT Professional Practice
COMP5001Computer Networks
ISYS6002Advanced Cybersecurity
PROG6001Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS5005Designing Information Systems
PROG5001Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002Data Management Systems
COMP6008Data Structures and Algorithms
COMP6001Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
COMP6004Big Data Analysis and Tools
ISYS6001Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
ISYS6006Internet Engineering
PROG6002Programming Internet of Things
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
PROG6003Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC6020ICT Professional Practice
COMP5001Computer Networks
ISYS6002Advanced Cybersecurity
PROG6001Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS5005Designing Information Systems
PROG5001Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002Data Management Systems
COMP6008Data Structures and Algorithms
COMP6001Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
COMP6004Big Data Analysis and Tools
INFO6001Blockchain Technology and Applications
ISYS6006Internet Engineering
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future

Why Information Technology at SCU

Graduate employment

86% of IT graduates are employed within four months of completing their courses

(Grad Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

Digital Enterprise Lab

Our Digital Enterprise Lab on-campus enables you to work on real-world projects

Professional accreditation

Australian Computer Society (ACS) accreditation for the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

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

Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

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

Further fee information

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