Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia’s east coast. We are proud of our reputation as a progressive institution, engaging with the communities we serve to create change that has impact around the world.

Our campuses are located on the southern Gold Coast adjacent to Gold Coast Airport, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in NSW, where the University’s National Marine Science Centre is also located. The University operates The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

The regions we call home all have unique characteristics as study locations – from cosmopolitan cities, thriving industries and coastal lifestyles to living laboratories of great natural beauty and ecological diversity, right next to the campus. Southern Cross delivers degrees on campus and online, with a rich academic portfolio covering the arts and humanities, media, music and creative arts, social sciences and community welfare, health (including nursing and midwifery, osteopathy and a selection of allied health specialities), law (including a suite of double degrees), teaching and education, information technology, tourism and business, science and engineering as well as marine, forest and environmental science and Indigenous knowledge.

SCU College is an academic unit of the University that offers diplomas and pathway programs with additional academic support. Successful graduates of these programs are guaranteed entry to related Southern Cross bachelor degrees.   

Southern Cross has been ranked in the top 150 young universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. It’s an accolade we don’t take lightly – we are constantly reviewing our degrees and pathway programs to make sure you are equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to forge your 21st century career.

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Lismore Campus
Military Road, East Lismore NSW 2480

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