Southern Cross University (Online)

Introduction

Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary Australian university with beautiful campuses at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour, and branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne.

The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia.

We welcome students from more than 60 countries throughout the world and offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in an inspiring and supportive learning environment. The University has a strong student focus and takes pride in the quality of its lecturers, many of whom are recognised as leaders in their fields.

Our degrees are offered across a broad range of disciplines, and are designed in consultation with industry. Many involve work placements and internships and other forms of hands-on learning to produce work-ready graduates. Research is undertaken in areas that are regionally relevant and globally significant, in disciplines as diverse as geoscience, plant genetics, cetacean research, health and wellbeing and tourism.

Governance

The University is governed by a Council to which its Chief Executive Officer, the Vice Chancellor, reports. Council is responsible for the management of the University's affairs. The major academic body providing advice to Council on academic matters is the Academic Board.

The Council is chaired by the Chancellor. The Council has 17 members, including the Vice Chancellor, the Chair of the Academic Board, six members appointed by the Minister, four members appointed by council, three elected staff members and one elected student member.

SCU History

Our story

1994 - 2014 was an exciting time for Southern Cross University as it evolved from what was a Teachers College, in the 1970s, into a fully-fledged University with its own identity in 1994.

As part of our 20 year celebrations, we developed a series of stories, historical information and personal recollections. These include a condensed Brief History of SCU from Teachers College to University. We've also included some expanded descriptions of distinct five-year periods describing the University's history over two decades: 1994 – 1998, 1999 – 2003, 2004 – 2008 and 2009 – 2013.

We've sourced stories from graduates, staff and local organisations, and there is a list of Chancellors and Vice Chancellors who have served the University and been instrumental in shaping the direction of the University. Also included is a history of research at SCU and a history of international students at SCU.

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Master of Business Law (Online)

Online Part time 16  Open Enrolment Australia Australia Online

To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across commercial and corporate landscape. [+]

Master of Business Law (Online) Duration: 16 months, part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec Fees: $2,845 per unit, FEE-HELP available Units: 8 Equip yourself with the knowledge to identify legal risks in business To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across commercial and corporate landscapes. Professionals with a strong understanding of the law add value to organisations through their ability to formulate policy and corporate governance strategies to inform real-world business decisions. Ascend the corporate ladder with an accelerated, 100% online Master of Business Law from Southern Cross University. Experience the best learning outcomes, blending industry-led content from emerging business law fields – such as Intellectual Property, Global Business Law and Competition Law – with traditional business law subjects. In addition to this, you’ll have the opportunity to study this academically-rigorous degree alongside experienced legal professionals who will heighten your learning and understanding of the law within a business context. This postgraduate law degree is designed so that you can immediately apply your learning to business environments. With a diverse mix of students – from legal, IT, business and engineering backgrounds – you will benefit from contact with a wide range of experiences and skill sets. Remain ahead of the curve with a Master of Business Law and equip yourself with skills that are highly regarded across a range of industries. Rigorous learning outcomes and industry-led content from emerging business law fields and traditional business law subjects. Access to a leading edge learning environment, offering engaging self-directed study. Accessible online education; the only Masters degree in business law in Australia offered 100% online. Ongoing support throughout your study journey from a dedicated Student Success Advisor. What you’ll study Part A (core units) Legal Institutions and Processes (Foundation unit) Independent Legal Research Project (Capstone unit) Part B (choose six units) Advanced Intellectual Property Law Advanced Legal Research Advanced Property Law Competition Law Consumer Law Litigation and Corporations The Law of Corporate Governance Global Business Law Tax Law Entry criteria To qualify for the online Master of Business Law, you must have: a Bachelor honours degree (or higher award) with a specialisation in legal studies or a related field; or a Bachelor honours degree (or higher award) in any field, plus two (2) years of related work experience; or a Bachelor degree in any field, plus five (5) years of related work experience; or Demonstrated relevant prior learning and/or relevant industry experience deemed equivalent to the above. In all cases, you must be proficient in English. If you are a qualified lawyer, you could also be eligible for the Master of Laws (Business Law) degree. Advanced standing may be available to those who have the relevant prior education and significant work experience. Should you qualify for advanced standing, you could reduce the length and cost of your Masters in business law, and move towards the career you want even sooner. Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules. Flexible exit options We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of your plans. That’s why our Master of Business Law has built in an early exit point, allowing you to receive a qualification based on the units you’ve completed, if you need to take a break. The best part? Everything you complete will be credited towards your online Master of Business Law, if you choose to finish it off at a later stage. Receive a Graduate Certificate in Business Law by completing the unit Legal Institutions and Processes and three units of Part B. Career and industry outlook There is a growing demand for graduates with a profound understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks within which businesses operate. Government, healthcare and legal services (Glassdoor, 2016) are just a few of the industries searching for professionals with this knowledge and skillset. Our online Master of Business Law prepares graduates for a range of roles in the public and private sector, which require an enhanced knowledge of commercial and corporate law, including: Chief Executive Managing Director Corporate board member Senior Management Business Entrepreneur/Owner Property Manager Contract Manager Procurement Manager Learning with SCU Online Southern Cross University’s online courses fit around your work and lifestyle. Our units are delivered by accomplished academics via a collaborative, dynamic and interactive interface. 100% online and flexible study anywhere, anytime, on any device. Accelerated study complete six units a year and receive your degree faster than any other part-time student. Student success support from enquiry to graduation, we are there for you, providing the ultimate online student experience. Networked for success meet your future colleagues and collaborators. Find out more about studying online. This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University November 2016. [-]

Master of Engineering Management

Online Part time October 2017 Australia Sydney

Managing a $200 million project is vastly different to working on a $200 million project. It takes vision, exceptional communication skills, broad industry knowledge, business acumen, and the ability to delegate effectively – even when your first instinct is to complete the task yourself. [+]

Master of Engineering Management Designing your future Duration: From eight months part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec Fees: $2340 per unit Units: 8 Accreditation: May be able to claim as CPD with Engineers Australia The MBA of Engineering Managing a $200 million project is vastly different to working on a $200 million project. It takes vision, exceptional communication skills, broad industry knowledge, business acumen, and the ability to delegate effectively – even when your first instinct is to complete the task yourself. Our Master of Engineering Management is the MBA for engineers. Taught by industry and academic leaders, it’s designed to prepare you to lead and innovate in the top tiers, work across any engineering discipline, or start your own firm or consultancy. Bolster your engineering foundation with units covering economic viability and sustainability, infrastructure longevity and stakeholder participation. And, add a business administration flavour to your degree by choosing units in entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting, project management and leadership. A Master of Engineering Management from SCU Online will prime you for a future less “greenfield”. You’ll gain the skills to respond strategically to growing population demand for world-class infrastructure, as a versatile engineer who can manage multi-disciplinary teams, stakeholders, budgets and timelines. And, it can count towards your continued professional development (CPD) requirements with Engineers Australia or your relevant professional registering body. Career opportunities The Master of Engineering Management can help you move up in your discipline, de-discipline (to work across engineering specialities as a manager) or strike out on your own. Where will your Master of Engineering Management lead? Engineering Manager Lead projects and teams of any size, in any field of engineering, confidently making decisions concerning asset management, stakeholder engagement, finances and marketing. Defence Force Become a Specialist Service Officer in the Defence Force, using strategic planning, analytical and problem solving skills and team leadership to serve your country. Government Planner or Political Advisor Harness the power of your practical and diverse expertise to influence community life on a local, state or federal level. Combine your engineering background with budget and stakeholder management to benefit society. Advisor or Consultant Share your knowledge and experience with a variety of organisations on a per-project basis. Advise strategic and effective business solutions and manage projects for successful project outcomes. Entrepreneur Pave your own path to success by initiating a start-up, equipped with the business knowledge to back up your bright ideas. Use your research project to investigate your passion, then leverage what expertise you’ve gained in the real world. Learning with SCU Online Southern Cross University Online courses fit around work, family, and life. We build the flexibility and excellence in – learning is 100% online, we offer six entry points throughout the year, and units are delivered by tech-savvy academics via fresh, smart, and collaborative interactive technology. Our 100% online learning delivers maximum flexibility. Each study period lasts seven weeks, with intakes in February, April, June, August, October and December, so you can start when it suits you. And you can power through six units a year, or skip a study period if life or work demands your full attention. From first enquiry to graduation, we are available to provide assistance at any time. When underway with your study, our personalised, one-on-one support keeps you motivated and means you’re getting what you need to achieve your study and career goals. Connectivity and engagement is part of the deal. A Master of Engineering Management not only increases your skills, but also enables you to network. Many of our graduates have met future collaborators while they were studying. A broad grounding in engineering management Stakeholder management Engaging and managing stakeholders is the best way to build the relationships necessary to bring your big ideas to life. Explore how to design, manage and evolve relationships and engage and liaise with stakeholders in a variety of contexts. Entrepreneurship If you’ve got your own great ideas, why not pave your own way? Even if you’re working in a larger organisation, it always pays to apply some entrepreneurial spirit. Learn how to make it on your own, or amplify the value of your projects within another company. Sustainability Providing sustainable solutions is the key to building not only a liveable future, but also a successful career. You’ll learn how to brainstorm and implement projects using sustainability best practice. Economics and accounting Managerial positions require a comprehensive understanding of economics and accounting, even when you have a dedicated team to undertake these tasks. Learn the relevance microeconomics and macroeconomics have to your role, and make informed, responsible financial decisions. What you can study Part A Engineering for a Sustainable Future Stakeholder Engagement Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management Part B (choose three) Organisational Behaviour Entrepreneurship and Marketing Economics and Quantitative Analysis Project Management Principles Project Management: Initiation and Planning Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk Accounting for Managers Finance for Managers Global Business Managing Digital Enterprise Information Systems Analysis and Design Leading and Managing People Corporate Governance for Managers Part C Industry Research Project (double weighted) Industry Research Project A Industry Research Project B Flexible exit options We know plans change. That’s why we’ve built a flexible completion option into the Master of Engineering Management. If you need to exit early, if home or work demand your full attention, you could still receive a postgraduate qualification based on the units you’ve completed. If you decide to complete your Masters at a later date, you’ll receive advanced standing towards your degree. Exit with a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management Complete four units – two from Part A and two from Part B. Advanced standing If you’ve transferred from an MBA, or have studied part or all of a Graduate Certificate in Business, Graduate Diploma in Business or an MBA, you may be eligible for advanced standing. This recognition of prior knowledge can shave months off your total study time, which means you can graduate even sooner. Entry criteria Demonstrated professional standing – completion of either a four year undergraduate degree in engineering (or a cognate discipline), or a three year undergraduate degree in engineering (or a cognate discipline) plus two years of relevant industry experience. Be proficient in English. [-]

Master of Project Management (Online)

Online Part time Open Enrolment Australia Australia Online

Our Master of Project Management is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This means you’ll develop essential skills identified by the Project Management Institute as vital for effective project management – for example risk, control, planning, implementation, evaluation, collaboration and systems analysis. [+]

Duration: up to 2 years part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: Feb, Apr, July, Sep, Oct, Dec Fees: $2340 per unit - FEE Help available Units: 12 Accreditation: PMBOK® Guide aligned, claim as CPD with your accrediting body 100% online, no exams About the Online Master of Project Management Our Master of Project Management is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). This means you’ll develop essential skills identified by the Project Management Institute as vital for effective project management – for example risk, control, planning, implementation, evaluation, collaboration and systems analysis. What you can study Part A: The core units (complete all) Project Management Principles Project Management: Initiation and Planning Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk Leading and Managing Projects Project Procurement and Contract Management Portfolio and Program Management Part B: Electives Accounting Finance for Managers Business Accounting for Managers* Business Management Corporate Governance for Managers* Entrepreneurship and Marketing* Strategy and Case Analysis* Business and Corporation Law for Managers* Global Business* Engineering Management: Engineering for a Sustainable Future Strategic Infrastructure Asset Management Health Services Management: Healthcare Professional Portfolio Leading Change in Healthcare Principles and Practice of Clinical Accountability Strategic Health Management Information and Knowledge Management: Managing Digital Enterprise* Strategic Knowledge Management* Managing Information Systems Managing and Leading People: Organisational Change and Development* Human Resource Management* Leading and Managing People* Stakeholder Engagement Part C: Research project (compulsory) Industry Research Project (double-weighted) Industry Research Project A Industry Research Project B *SCU offer both online and on-campus versions of this unit. This entry refers to the online version. Please check the Master of Project Management Online course listing at scu.edu.au for more information. Program entry requirements To qualify for entry into the Master of Project Management you must either have completed a suitable academic qualification or demonstrate significant project management work experience/professional standing. All students must be proficient in English. Advanced standing You may be eligible for advanced standing if you have completed: A post graduate level unit (for example as part of a Master of Business Administration) in Project Management through which you may be granted advanced standing for the unit Project Management Principles. Advanced standing will also be considered based on specific project management career experience gained over a minimum of a 5+ year career. [-]

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Southern Cross University (Online)

Address 2480 East Lismore, Australia
Website https://online.scu.edu.au/
Phone +61 1300 589 882