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Featured SCU courses

Southern Cross University is a regional university based in northern NSW and southern Queensland.

  • SCU has campuses in Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast.

The university offers many of its courses by distance education. For subjects where hands-on learning is essential, distance learning may be available but supported by occasional field trips or face-to-face classes.

  • Most SCU distance education courses are online versions of courses delivered on campus.
  • But the university also has a growing number of just-online courses provided by SCU Online.

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Southern Cross University offers 2 marketing majors within the Bachelor of Business degree: Marketing, and Digital Marketing. Students can combine them as a double major. The program includes an internship / work placement as an optional unit. SCU has a tri-semester calendar, allowing students to fast-track course completion.

Bachelor of Environmental Science

SCU offers an external Bachelor of Environmental Science degree that takes advantage of the uni’s location. Field trips explore the Lismore region’s wetlands and estuaries, forests, coastal and inland national parks, and urban and rural developments. Management students can major in coastal, environmental resource, or fisheries and aquaculture. SCU also offers bachelor degrees in Forest Science, and Marine Science.

Bachelor of Information Technology

SCU’s Bachelor of Information Technology degree provides a solid grounding in ICT industries. Students learn about programming, systems analysis, multimedia development and use, creating databases, networking and communications, security, and technology support.

Bachelor of Science degrees

SCU offers specialised science degrees that can be studied by a combination of distance education and residential sessions in Lismore or Coffs Habour. Science degrees available with SCU include (Bachelor of) Environmental Science, Forest Science and Management, Marine Science and Management, and Psychological Science.


SCU has a 100% online MBA that is delivered by a new distance learning platform.

The program is highly flexible, with 6 study periods per year. You can finish one unit per period and skip a study period whenever you feel like a break. Accelerated completion makes this course quick and low-cost for business graduates. It is also open to non-business graduates.

Available specialisations are:

  • accounting
  • business in the Asia Pacific
  • entrepreneurship
  • financial management
  • health services management
  • knowledge management
  • leadership.

Related: Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Diploma in Business