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  • Narrator: Careers in engineering are dynamic and diverse. Engineers use maths and science

  • to solve world problems. They also need to be great communicators, with strong interpersonal

  • skills. Dean of Engineering, Professor Scott Smith.

  • [Professor Scott Smith Dean of Engineering]

  • Professor Scott Smith: Engineering, is problem solving. At a deeper level, engineering would

  • be about understanding the laws of nature and using those laws to create solutions for

  • the betterment of humanity.

  • Narrator: Through its School of Environment, Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University

  • teaches undergraduate degrees in civil and mechanical engineering at its state-of-the-art

  • science and engineering precinct.

  • Professor Andrew Rose: This bit of equipment here replicates one of the classic experiments

  • in fluid dynamics.

  • Narrator: A feature of SCU's engineering degrees is the great access students have to their

  • lecturers.

  • [Arthur Hyde Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil

  • Engineering]

  • Arthur Hyde: It's got really small class sizes so you can just go up to your teacher after

  • or before a lecture and they'll know you by name, you'll know them and they really get

  • a feel for how you progress through a course.

  • Narrator: Course content is contemporary and future focused.

  • [Professor Jerry Vanclay, Head of School, Environment, Science and Engineering]

  • Professor Jerry Vanclay: One of the unique things we've got in our engineering program

  • is we've got a strand that concentrates on environmental engineering, I think that's

  • going to be an interesting area for the future.

  • Narrator: The 4 year honours degrees equip students for global careers.

  • Professor Scott Smith: Engineering graduates are in very high demand. There's work locally,

  • there's also work nationally and there's work internationally. Certainly an engineering

  • degree is a very transferable degree that can be applied all around the world.

  • Narrator: All engineering students at SCU undertake professional work placements with

  • a range of employers. Corelle Foster is undertaking her professional experience with Leighton

  • Contractors.

  • Corelle Foster: I get to work part-time while I'm studying and also during my vacation breaks

  • or in my study breaks can actually tack on a few extra days work. Working has been fantastic

  • with the learning, because everything I learn I get to put into practice and I also see

  • things that when I'm actually learning about them I can actually ask more in-depth questions

  • and get a deeper learning, which is great.

  • Narrator: Southern Cross also offers the Master of Engineering Management, fully online and

  • with six intake periods the Master of Engineering Management is perfect for the busy professional.

  • Visit .

Narrator: Careers in engineering are dynamic and diverse. Engineers use maths and science

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