Founded in 1992, Swinburne is a world-class, multidisciplinary institution leading the way in science, technology, business, design and innovation.
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.
Swinburne has a flexible and forward-thinking understanding of international government, education and business priorities, and is responsive to the changing needs of industry. We provide students with access to high-quality teaching, exposure to high-impact global research, and active engagement with both industry and the community.
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.
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.