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Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our commitment to high-quality teaching and research and graduate outcomes.

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (1)

About

History

The vibrant, multicultural and student-focused university you know today boasts over 50,000 students from all walks of life. In 1909, however, the first class enrolled merely 80 young men.

Swinburne offered training and education in  plumbing and mechanics. We offered classes with the very first computers. Since the digital revolution Swinburne has been providing cutting-edge education. Our media programs and bio-research are just two examples.

Education

Students come first at Swinburne. Our courses are designed with your future in mind. Swinburne offers high-quality teaching, opportunities to engage with industry, state-of-the-art facilities and flexible study options.

Research

Our research meets the demands of society, government and industry to improve the way we live and build a sustainable future.

Five key areas of focus drive our research centres and institutes. They include: future manufacturing, sustainable futures, digital frontiers, personal and societal wellbeing, and inspirational science and technology. 

Career

Become career ready at Swinburne. Get the skills and resources you need to succeed in today's competitive labour market. Proactively plan, develop and manage your career into the future. Build a body of experience and skills outside the classroom.

We offer a range of services that extend beyond what you learn in the classroom to enhance your qualification and prepare you for your career.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
301
2017
301 100
2016
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
387 34
2018
421 20
2017
441
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
401
2018
401 -50
2017
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
399 23
2017
422
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Swinburne is proud to welcome students from all over the world and provides services to enhance their experience living and studying in Melbourne. We offer high-quality teaching through courses that highlight industry engagement.

Housing services

In student residences you'll be able to experience the freedom of living out of home in a safe and supportive environment.

It's a fantastic pathway towards independence and easier to manage than a share house. There's just one fee that covers almost all your rent and bills, and we're here to help if you encounter any challenges along the way!

Library services

We operate three campus libraries at Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna. 

Medical services

We provide health and wellbeing services for Swinburne University of Technology.

Our services include:

  • A general practitioner (GP) medical clinic on the Hawthorn and Wantirna campuses
  • Nursing services at Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna campuses
  • Health promotion activities across all campuses.

The SwinHealth medical clinic welcomes staff, students, campus visitors and the general public.

Student Life

Campus life

Life at Swinburne is about more than going to classes and studying for exams. With campuses located throughout Melbourne and one in Sarawak, Malaysia, you'll have an amazing social experience too.

Our campuses are vibrant communities, and studying on campus can be an exciting and dynamic experience. You'll have access to clubs and societies, support services, state-of-the art facilities, and great places to get a coffee and socialise between classes.

Sports facilities

There are loads of opportunities to get involved in sporting events, sports clubs and fitness activities at Swinburne and all currently enrolled students are eligible to join in on the fun.

Student clubs

Joining a club is a great way to make friends outside of your classes and assignments. Meet like-minded people, explore your favourite hobby or sport (or learn a new one), and even add some extra spice to your CV.

Accreditation

Swinburne is a public university accredited by the Australian Governments Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Student Reviews

Young course with great potential
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Swinburne University of Technology has a great environment, both on campus and around it. There's a great club culture and many opportunities for all sorts of social events. The course I studied was fairly new and still changing drastically while I was still completing it, and these changes were sometimes a bit of a nuisance. However, the lecturers within the course have...

Not worth the money
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I studied at the Sarawak campus in Malaysia.What I'm thankful for is meeting so many international students and the friendships that I've gained along the way. As for the University, the facilities definitely can be improved and most of my teachers were inefficient at teaching. They don't even have resit exams. So, if you mess up in one exam, you'll have to wait a year...

THE ENDLESS JOURNEY
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I liked the techniques used in teaching. What they can improve on is balancing the workload to students

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia