"Highly skilled graduates who have the right attitude for the job.

That's Excellent."

Ben Gohl

Director, Planit Consulting

I am Ben Gohl one of the Directors at Planit Consulting. We are a multi-disciplinary consultancy. We offer services in civil engineering, town planning and ecological services. We play in the local government sector as well as the private sector. We have offices in 3 different states across the country and just under 50 staff. We do jobs as small as your mum and dad minor additions and developments. All the way through to large scale infrastructure projects like this here and up to larger land develop projects of of up to 1000 lots.

Being a regionally based consultancy, one of our main focuses is obviously on retaining key staff. Our main focus is finding staff who want to live in those regional areas and deliver services for. Since Southern Cross University has been delivering Engineering we have employed three and we currently have two full-time employees. Southern Cross University at Lismore is on our doorstep so we like to employ people that come through that curriculum. Jake's been with us for just over 3 years now, he was one of the first to graduate out of the course at Southern Cross Uni. Jake in particular has been entrusted with doing a lot of our storm water drainage for large land subdivisions he's definitely an asset to the team.

The great thing about graduates with the right attitude is their growth and skill set it's going to be exponential in their first few years of their career that's why we're excited by giving new graduates new opportunities we challenge a lot of our grads to bring them up to speed as to where they need to be so it's the grounding that they get from Southern Cross University that is a critical stepping stone on their way through their career. 

Highly skilled graduates who have the right attitude for the job.

That's Excellent.



Are you curious about our world and what makes it work? Our degrees will prepare you to solve the biggest challenges facing and mechanical engineering.

Engineers are hot property in today’s job market, with dynamic and diverse career opportunities. This rapidly evolving discipline touches just about every facet of modern industry, from mining to microchips.

Employers are looking for engineers with practical skills and work preparedness. That’s why our engineering degrees include 60 days of supervised work placement in an engineering environment. It pays off – most of our students have jobs before they graduate.

Our engineering laboratories are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, including a 10-tonne self-reacting frame, climate-controlled rooms, a 10-metre tilting water flume, concrete technology, universal machine testing and 3D printers.

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Why choose Engineering with Southern Cross?

No.1 in Australia

We're rated no.1 in Australia for teaching quality, skills development, learning resources and student support (GUG 2022)

Industry connections

We have strong industry connections for work placement opportunities and networking

Graduate employment

97% of Engineering (PG) graduates in full time employment within four months of completing their course (Graduate Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

High starting salary

Graduates have a higher starting salary than national average in postgraduate Engineering (Graduate Outcome Survey 2017-2019)

Our undergraduate engineering courses are delivered on campus in a state-of-the-art engineering precinct in Lismore or in a convenient online mode while our postgraduate engineering courses offer a combination of on-campus and online options. 

As a leader in environmental sustainability and outstanding research, the Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which specialise in environmental, marine, forest science and engineering.

Our teaching and research is focused on innovative approaches to contemporary issues including global warming, salinity, sustainable agriculture and forestry.

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