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Swinburne University of Technology

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

Swinburne University of Technology

Established as a university in 1992, Swinburne is a world-class, multidisciplinary institution leading the way in science, technology, business, design and innovation. The university’s strengths build on the founding principles of equal opportunity, student-focused learning and industry engagement.

Quality teaching

Swinburne has an agile and forward-thinking understanding of global business and government which means it responds effectively to the changing needs of industry. The university provides students with access to high-quality teaching, exposure to high-impact global research, and active engagement with both industry and the community.

World-ranked university

In the 2015 QS World University Rankings, Swinburne was recognised as one of the world’s top universities in several categories:

  • QS Top 100 Under 50 universities - reinforcing Swinburne as a university with a depth of expertise in teaching and research, both in Australia and internationally.
  • QS Graduate Employability Rankings – featuring in the top 200 ranked universities, Swinburne’s reputation for producing graduates that are in high demand was confirmed.
  • QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject – recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by ranking Swinburne in the top 100 for Art and Design.
  • QS World University Rankings by Faculty – ranked in the top 250 in the world for Engineering and Technology.

Research excellence

Much of Swinburne's research is concentrated in its specialist centres which are noted for their industry and institutional links, community service and multi-disciplinary approach. Graduates are widely recognised for the contribution they are making to Australian and international industry, business and society through the solving of important practical problems by applied, interdisciplinary research.

A truly international university, Swinburne has developed successful relationships with universities around the world. There is extensive collaborative research and mobility of teaching staff between Swinburne and our partner universities.

Modern and safe campus

Swinburne invests heavily in providing our students and researchers with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Significant recent developments include the $100 million Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre (AMDC) and the $140 million Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC) at our Hawthorn campus. The ATC houses leading-edge research facilities including the Smart Structures Laboratory, the first of its kind in Australia.

Just 10 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, the Hawthorn campus is Swinburne’s main campus and the hub of our teaching, research and development activities. Located in one of the city’s most attractive inner suburbs, the campus offers a desirable student lifestyle and a state-of-the-art learning environment.

In a world where most students believe they will work in jobs which don’t yet exist, Swinburne is preparing students to confidently face their future in the world as it will become by ensuring they have the skills to constantly adapt in a fast changing and uncertain world.

451- 500
2012
481-490
2013
551-600
2014
501-550
2015
46.7
Employer Reputation
73.5
International Faculty
98.5
International Students
51-100
2015
32
2016
73.80
Overall Score
73.3
Academic Reputation
78.1
Employer Reputation
325=
2013
303
2014
224
2015
66.20
Overall Score
58.5
Academic Reputation
71
Employer Reputation
74.2
Citations per Paper
69.1
H-index Citations
81-90
2015
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
16
Establishment Year
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,044
International
290

Number of students

20,772
Postgraduate 19%
Undergraduate 81%

Number of international students

8,039
Postgraduate 30%
Undergraduate 70%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

82 Undergraduate Courses

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65 Postgraduate Courses

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