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Swinburne University of Technology

  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private


  • 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.

  • 31.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 30.2
    Citations per Faculty
  • 92
    International Faculty
  • 94.2
    International Students
  • 73.80
    Overall Score
  • 73.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 78.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 66.20
    Overall Score
  • 58.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 71
    Employer Reputation
  • 74.2
    Citations per Paper
  • 69.1
    H-index Citations
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 1992
    Establishment Year
  • 441-450
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

Number of academic faculty staff

In total

Number of students

Postgraduate 18%
Undergraduate 82%

Number of international students

Postgraduate 48%
Undergraduate 52%
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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