Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours)

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) 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 discipline knowledge and technical skills with a strong emphasis on project-based learning. This will determine your career outcomes as you develop expertise in an area of engineering practice - either civil or mechanical engineering. The final year of the course contains a mixture of advanced core units and advanced discipline-specific units that are designed to build skills in independent investigation, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and ethical and professional behaviour. You'll also complete a total of 60 days of professional placement in industry during your studies, ensuring you are ready to hit the ground running as a graduate.


Must complete 32 units (384 credit points), comprising: 1 specialisation in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (384 credit points).


  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Standard entry requirements

Australian Year 12


This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Online campus
  • ATAR: 70
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

Further information

Civil engineers 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.

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