Southern Cross University

Bold and progressive, Southern Cross University is one of the world's Top 50 Generation Y Universities. It is also among the world's Top 150 Young Universities.Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built world-class facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia: at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales - unique regions renowned for their unparalleled natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour. Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. Our growing world-class status is further demonstrated by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as 'at world standard or above' in 24 diverse research fields of global and national significance. Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers distinctly personalised undergraduate and postgraduate courses online and on campus in a supportive learning environment. Students are well supported by dedicated staff, many of whom are world leaders in their field. Degrees are designed in consultation with industry and delivered across a broad range of disciplines: Arts, Media and Music; Business and Tourism; Education; Engineering; Environmental, Forest and Marine Science; Health and Human Sciences; Indigenous Knowledge; Information Technology; Law; Social Science; and Social Welfare. The University also offers preparatory courses, Diplomas and Associate degrees through SCU College. Times Higher Education University Rankings

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Entry requirements for Southern Cross University

Standard entry procedures apply but some courses have additional or alternative selection criteria (the Bachelor of Art and Design requires an interview and portfolio). A range of Special Entry Schemes also apply. These include a Regional Entry Scheme, Tertiary Preparation Course and Alternative Entry as follows: applicants who are 18 years or over, in the year of intended enrolment, may be considered for admission on the basis of a range of other qualifications. These qualifications include: TAFE studies at Certificate III level or higher; results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); work experience (including voluntary work experience for some courses); and professional qualifications. Standard admission requirements apply for overseas students. SCU International coordinates its international programs and an international adviser and English lecturers provide ongoing and English support to international students. Countries of origin include China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, USA, Japan, UK and India, among others.

Transfering your previous study credits

Advanced standing (credit transfer) may be granted to an enrolled student for studies completed at another institution or experience at a professional level in an area relevant to the current course. Advanced standing is determined on a case by case level by each School Board. Not all schools grant advanced standing on professional experience. For more information, visit:

External study opportunities

The University is a major provider of distance education. Students can study from home or their workplace or almost anywhere in the world if they can access the internet and have a computer. Web-based technologies and virtual classrooms are employed, assisting students to actively engage with each other and their lecturers, no matter where they are located. Study may also involve field trips, work experience, lectures, tutorials, workshops or face-to-face teaching.

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