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Swinburne University of Technology

Location Hawthorn, Melbourne Australia
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Ranking

# 321

QS World University Rankings
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161

Undergraduate programs
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212

Postgraduate programs
Scholarship

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Scholarship

Swinburne is a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

We create transformative learning experiences for our students, offering the opportunity to gain professional skills alongside technical and academic knowledge.

Engagement with industry and the community has always been a part of our story. For over 50 years, we have been partnering with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences and career pathways.

By working on real industry projects and gaining the professional skills that put knowledge into practice, our students have the adaptability and sought-after experience they need to make a lasting impact on the workplaces of tomorrow.

Swinburne has secured its place among the world’s leading universities, ranked within the top three per cent of universities globally by QS, Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Our research strengths are internationally recognised across many fields, including astronomy and physics, engineering, materials science, computer science and information technology, design and innovation. We also have substantial capability and research excellence in neuroscience, mental health and the humanities and social sciences.

We have three Melbourne-based campuses: Hawthorn, Wantirna and Croydon. We also have a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, and an office in Nanjing, China, which connect us to some of the fastest-growing regions of the world. In 2019, Swinburne unveiled new locations in Parramatta, Sydney, and Hanoi, Vietnam, each offering a suite of sought-after Swinburne courses.

As an early leader in international education and through our expertise in online education, Swinburne has made educational opportunities available to a new generation of learners through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia.

At Swinburne, we inspire students to realise their professional purpose by supporting them to take on the adventure of work, study and life.

Our students graduate with an entrepreneurial and enterprising mind-set, confident and ready to stride into the future.


CRICOS Provider Code 00111D

Swinburne is a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

We create transformative learning experiences for our students, offering the opportunity to gain professional skills alongside technical and academic knowledge.

Engagement with industry and the community has always been a part of our story. For over 50 years, we have been partnering with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences and career pathways.

By working on real industry projects and gaining the professional skills that put knowledge into practice, our students have the adaptability and sought-after experience they need to make a lasting impact on the workplaces of tomorrow.

Swinburne has secured its place among the world’s leading universities, ranked within the top three per cent of universities globally by QS, Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Our research strengths are internationally recognised across many fields, including astronomy and physics, engineering, materials science, computer science and information technology, design and innovation. We also have substantial capability and research excellence in neuroscience, mental health and the humanities and social sciences.

We have three Melbourne-based campuses: Hawthorn, Wantirna and Croydon. We also have a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, and an office in Nanjing, China, which connect us to some of the fastest-growing regions of the world. In 2019, Swinburne unveiled new locations in Parramatta, Sydney, and Hanoi, Vietnam, each offering a suite of sought-after Swinburne courses.

As an early leader in international education and through our expertise in online education, Swinburne has made educational opportunities available to a new generation of learners through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia.

At Swinburne, we inspire students to realise their professional purpose by supporting them to take on the adventure of work, study and life.

Our students graduate with an entrepreneurial and enterprising mind-set, confident and ready to stride into the future.


CRICOS Provider Code 00111D

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #451- 500
  • 2014
    #481-490
  • 2015
    #551-600
  • 2016
    #501-550
  • 2017
    #441-450
  • 2018
    #421-430
  • 2019
    #=387
  • 2020
    #383
  • 2021
    #372
  • 2022
    #321

Ranking criteria

33
Overall
13.9
Academic Reputation
19
Employer Reputation
15.3
Faculty Student Ratio
65.9
Citations per Faculty
98.6
International Faculty Ratio
85.1
International Students Ratio

Available programs

Swinburne is a world-class university focused on creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

We create transformative learning experiences for our students, offering you the opportunity to gain professional skills alongside technical and academic knowledge.

Our degrees are designed with your career in mind. At Swinburne, you’ll benefit from opportunities to connect with industry and engage in real-life interdisciplinary projects.

We also offer a range of programs that take learning beyond the classroom and prepare you for a fulfilling career. They include:

  • professional placements
  • careers and employment services
  • projects with industry
  • short-term international study programs
  • Student Life Volunteering Program

We are a university focused on education for the future of work, inspiring you to realise your professional purpose by supporting you to take on the adventure of study, work and life.

Swinburne has also achieved a 5-Star Overall Experience Rating in the Good Universities Guide 2020, with more than 80 per cent of students reporting they are satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience. 

Our Hawthorn campus has state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities, including in our Advanced Technologies Centre and Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre.

Our campus is easily accessible by public transport. It is located next to the Glenferrie Road shopping precinct and has a range of services on campus, including career and health services.



CRICOS Provider Code 00111D

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Enhance your career opportunities, benefit from valuable industry connections and enjoy flexible learning options with a postgraduate program at Swinburne.  

Equip yourself with advanced knowledge and skills at a university ranked in the top three per cent of universities in the world. Many of our postgraduate courses are also endorsed by professional organisations.

Swinburne is a leader in research and innovation through its focused research, valuable industry collaborations and investment in cutting-edge technology.

The most recent Excellence in Research or Australia (ERA) assessment ranks 98 per cent of our assessed disciplines at world level or above, with 63 per cent above world standard and 28 per cent well above world standard.

Our industry links and domestic and international partnerships and collaborations ensure our students graduate with sought-after skills. 

Swinburne has dedicated and well-established support networks to assist you with your research. 

As a Swinburne research student, you can attend research training sessions on topics such as thesis writing, publishing and presenting. We also run a variety of seminars presented by experts from industry and universities around the world. Meet and collaborate with other research students at our social functions or challenge your presentation and photography skills by entering one of our many competitions.


CRICOS Provider Code 00111D

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