Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology is a world-class university creating social and economic impacts through science, technology and innovation. 

Top reasons to study here

  • As a dual-sector university, Swinburne offers higher education and Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE).
  • We thrive on leading through educational excellence, business and research innovation, and creativity in solving real-world problems.
  • We celebrate and respect the strength that difference creates.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

Founded in 1908 by the Honourable George and Ethel Swinburne as the ‘Eastern Suburbs Technical College’, Swinburne has continued to evolve, gaining university status in 1992. 

Education

We offer courses in a broad range of disciplines and our close ties with industry provide students with opportunities for valuable workplace experiences during their studies. 

Research

Swinburne researchers have a reputation for high-quality research with particular strengths in astronomy, physics, engineering, materials science, computer science and information technology, design and innovation, health sciences, neurosciences and mental health. Underpinned by leading digital technology platforms, our researchers are collaborating with industry through embedded partnerships to drive innovation and create impact.

Career

At Swinburne, we’re dedicated to providing you with the strategies to manage your career success. If you’re a student or recent graduate, you can access an array of resources, such as workshops, events, job-boards and individual support, depending on your level of needs. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
201 100
2019
301
2018
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
297 61
2020
358 41
2019
399
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
351
2020
351 50
2019
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
372 11
2020
383 4
2019
387
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Housing services

Whether you live on campus, rent privately or stay with a local family, where you live will affect your Swinburne experience. Check out all your housing options then choose the accommodation that suits you best.

Library services

Welcome to Swinburne library, where you can find and access the resources you need for study, teaching or research. 

ICT services

Student systems are the web tools you use for many of your interactions with Swinburne. From timetables, results, assignment submission portals and lecture recordings, these are the student systems you'll use most often.

Medical services

Access a broad range of health and wellbeing services, including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists, counsellors and social workers. Make an appointment at Hawthorn or via telehealth.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Swinburne has three campuses located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne — at Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna — offering tertiary education for higher education as well as Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE). We also have a fourth campus in Sarawak, Malaysia. 
  • The National Institute of Circus Arts is located in Prahran, Melbourne and we also offer a range of qualifications online through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia.
  •  In 2019, we unveiled new locations in Sydney and Vietnam, each offering a small suite of sought-after Swinburne courses, and also opened an office in Nanjing, China — further connecting us to some of the fast-growing regions in the world.

Sports facilities

With an array of sports clubs, fitness facilities and assistance for elite athletes, we have various programs available to help you burn off some steam or hone your craft to reach your sporting potential. You can even represent the Swinburne Razorbacks on a national level!

Student clubs

  • Join a club or student organisation and meet like-minded people, explore new hobbies and get involved with the issues you care
  • Joining a club is a great way to make new friends outside of the classroom. Through joining a club, you will meet like-minded people who are into the same things that you are. You will also learn new skills to add to your CV by doing the things that you love. about. Find your people.

Student Reviews

Swinburne - more than an university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My first semester at the Swinburne University of Technology is really great. Teachers are really supported my study, especially study online.

Your time to shine
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I started my studies online due to pandemic but it was not easy for me to study online. So i decided to deffer my studies but i would like say the staff was very co operative. They always guided and supported me what to do.

Education makes everything better
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent overall learning experience

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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