An engineering alumni squats down in front of a concrete bridge, she is wearing a high visibility yellow safety hat and high visibility shirt

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    July

  • Duration

    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Online

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    MEngPrac

  • Course code

    1209400

  • 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

    June

  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

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

Overview

Are you curious about our world and what makes it work? Do you want to help find solutions to complex problems? This degree will prepare you to solve our biggest challenges as a civil or mechanical engineer.

The Master of Engineering Practice is designed to meet the requirements for accreditation at the level of Professional Engineer by Engineers Australia. The course is structured around 16 key competencies identified by Engineers Australia as being essential to the graduating engineer, which are broadly grouped into knowledge and skills, application, personal and professional skills.

Foundational core units build knowledge of the basic sciences, practical skills and the processes and philosophy that underpin the engineering profession. You’ll then choose a specialisation to build additional knowledge and skills needed to solve complex problems using creative, analytical and design thinking across a range of engineering systems relevant to your specialisation. To complete your study, you will choose advanced elective units to further build specialist expertise in areas of professional practice, while also completing research and project-based units that will develop your skills in independent investigation, critical thinking, and creative problem solving.

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 in professional practice or scholarship

Plan and execute a substantial research project to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering that contributes to professional practice or scholarship

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 in professional practice

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 in professional practice or scholarship

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

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 to demonstrate an advanced understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge in the chosen field of engineering specialisation

Plan and execute a substantial research project to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering that contributes to professional practice or scholarship

GA5: Lifelong learning

Plan and execute a substantial research project to create and apply new knowledge in the chosen field of engineering that contributes to professional practice or scholarship

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

Employ effective oral and written communication and social skills, informed by an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability to a variety of audiences

GA7: Cultural competence

Employ effective oral and written communication and social skills, informed by an appreciation of diverse cultural and Indigenous perspectives with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability to a variety of audiences

As part of this course, students must complete at least 60 days 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. 

Students will choose one of the following specialisations:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

Location Teaching period
Gold CoastTerm  3
OnlineTerm  3
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  3$33,600 ($4,200 per unit)112804K

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 disciplines of civil engineering and mechanical engineering.

The Master of Engineering Practice has provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer.

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

Bachelor degree (AQF 7) in an engineering discipline that is cognate with the chosen specialisation (or equivalent).

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
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

Course requirements

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

  • 1 specialisation in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Agricultural Engineering (192 credit points).

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.

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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

COMM5001Advanced Communication
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
CIVL3009Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems

Not currently available

12
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term4
Anti-requisitesBUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Enrolment informationNo prior learning required.
CIVL3012Sustainable Engineering Systems

Not currently available

12
CIVL3010Smart Infrastructure and Places

Not currently available

12
CIVL3011Advanced Built Structure Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
Summer Term
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Summer Term
MelbourneN/A
Summer Term
Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
PerthN/A
Summer Term
SydneyN/A
Summer Term
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
Dual Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
N/A
PerthN/A
Dual Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisites84 credit points in any SCU units
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
Dual Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2
PerthN/A
Dual Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisitesPROJ6002 - Applied Research Project I

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

COMM5001Advanced Communication
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term4
Anti-requisitesBUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Enrolment informationNo prior learning required.
MANI3001Automation and Control Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
MANI3002Energy and Power Systems
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
MANF3001Advanced Manufacturing Systems
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
Summer Term
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Summer Term
MelbourneN/A
Summer Term
Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
PerthN/A
Summer Term
SydneyN/A
Summer Term
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
Dual Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
N/A
PerthN/A
Dual Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisites84 credit points in any SCU units
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
Dual Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2
PerthN/A
Dual Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisitesPROJ6002 - Applied Research Project I

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

COMM5001Advanced Communication
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisitesCHEM1001 - Chemistry
Enrolment informationIn order to be successful in this unit students require a fundamental knowledge of chemical principles as provided by the pre-requisite unit or similar experience. There will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term4
Anti-requisitesBUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Enrolment informationNo prior learning required.
CIVL3009Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems

Not currently available

12
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems

Not currently available

12
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems

Not currently available

12
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
Summer Term
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Summer Term
MelbourneN/A
Summer Term
Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
PerthN/A
Summer Term
SydneyN/A
Summer Term
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
Dual Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
N/A
PerthN/A
Dual Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisites84 credit points in any SCU units
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
Dual Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2
PerthN/A
Dual Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisitesPROJ6002 - Applied Research Project I

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

COMM5001Advanced Communication
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
SOIL2001Soil Processes
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisitesCHEM1001 - Chemistry and SCIN1004 - Earth Systems; OR Admission to 2125105 - Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture and SCIN1001 - Nature of Science (pre or co req); OR Admission to 1108440 - Graduate Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture.
Enrolment informationThere will be a two-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. For Regenerative Agriculture students, the residential will run in O Week of Term 2. For dates, contact your Unit Assessor: john.grant@scu.edu.au For on-campus students there are four 3-hour compulsory practical sessions during the Term. Please refer to timetable information for details. For post-graduate students, this unit requires students to have an understanding of minerals and landscape development and of basic chemistry. This essential background is provided by the completion of the pre-requisite units or equivalent experience.
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
Term4
Anti-requisitesBUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Enrolment informationNo prior learning required.
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains

Not currently available

12
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems

Not currently available

12
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems

Not currently available

12
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4

Second Year

PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
Summer Term
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Summer Term
MelbourneN/A
Summer Term
Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
PerthN/A
Summer Term
SydneyN/A
Summer Term
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1
Term1
MelbourneN/A
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1
SydneyN/A
Term1
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
Option Units OR other specialisation unit
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
Dual Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
N/A
PerthN/A
Dual Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisites84 credit points in any SCU units
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
Dual Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2,4
MelbourneN/A
Dual Term2,4
Online
Dual Term2,4
Dual Term2
PerthN/A
Dual Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Dual Term2,4
Pre-requisitesPROJ6002 - Applied Research Project I


Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 12 units (144 credit points):
COMM5001Advanced Communication
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
CIVL3009Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems
CIVL3010Smart Infrastructure and Places
CIVL3011Advanced Built Structure Systems
CIVL3012Sustainable Engineering Systems
Select 4 units (48 credit points) from another specialisation or from the Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 11 units (132 credit points):
COMM5001Advanced Communication
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
MANI3001Automation and Control Systems
MANF3001Advanced Manufacturing Systems
MANI3002Energy and Power Systems
Select 5 units (60 credit points) from another specialisation or from the Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 12 units (144 credit points):
COMM5001Advanced Communication
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
CHEM2001Environmental Chemistry
CIVL3009Integrated Water Cycle Management Systems
ENGN5001Environmental Engineering in Construction Systems
ENGN5002Environmental Engineering in Industrial Systems
Select 4 units (48 credit points) from another specialisation or from the Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Take all of the following 12 units (144 credit points):
COMM5001Advanced Communication
INDG1001Indigenous World-Views
ERTH2004Project Management and Professional Development
PROJ5005Stakeholder Engagement in Engineering
PROJ5006Strategic Asset Management
ENGN6002Engineering Management for a Sustainable Future
PROJ6002Applied Research Project I
PROJ6004Applied Research Project II
AGRC2008Agricultural and Forest Value Chains
SOIL2001Soil Processes
AGRC5002Agricultural Machinery Systems
AGRC5003Smart Farming Systems
Select 4 units (48 credit points) from another specialisation or from the Option Units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
PLAN5001Smart Liveable Cities
PBHL5002Risk and Resilience Engineering
PROJ5001Project Management
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
BUSN5003Management Communication
MGMT6002The Positive Leader
BUSN6004Managing Information Systems
BUSN6005Strategy and Case Analysis
AGRC5001Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practice
ACCT6015Corporate Governance
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
ENVR6008Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
ENVR6009Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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