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