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Swinburne University of Technology

4.1 out of 5 (27 ratings / 24 reviews) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our commitment to high-quality teaching and research and graduate outcomes.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)



More than 100 years ago Swinburne opened its doors with a simple premise in mind: to provide education to a section of society otherwise denied further education.A century later, we continue to persevere in our commitment to not only provide, but also transform education through strong industry engagement, social inclusion, a desire to innovate and, a determination to create positive change.


Swinburne offers course options across a diverse range of study levels and disciplines. Whether you are preparing for your first job, looking to retrain or embarking on a career change, there’s a Swinburne course to help you get the skills and knowledge you need.


At Swinburne, we’re proud of our growing reputation for high-quality research. 

Our research meets the demands of society, government and industry to improve the way we live and build a sustainable future.

Five key areas of focus drive our research centres and institutes. They include: future manufacturing, sustainable futures, digital frontiers, personal and societal wellbeing, and inspirational science and technology. 


Find work while you study, improve your job-seeking skills and plan for your future career path – starting here and now.

  • Explore your career options
Learn about possible career paths.
  • Improve your employability
Build the skills that employers are looking for.
  • Applications and interviews
Job application and interview skillsWrite great applications and learn how to succeed at an interview.
  • Events and workshops
Attend employment and career events for a competitive edge.
  • Contact a consultant
Get one-on-one support and develop a plan to reach your career goals.
  • Extra support for international students
Boost your employability through additional workshops and events tailored for international students.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
201 100
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
297 61
358 41
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
351 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
372 11
383 4
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

  • studentHQ

Get help with all your course enquiries including course planning, timetable, enrolment, fees, exams, assessment, graduation and more.

  • Study assistance

Drop into one of our help centres, make an appointment with a learning adviser or sign up for a workshop to get help with study skills.

Housing services

Whether you live on campus, rent privately or stay with a local family, where you live will affect your Swinburne experience. Check out all your housing options then choose the accommodation that suits you best.

Library services

  • When you use the library facilities, equipment and/or resources:
  • You must not damage, vandalise, hide, or steal library materials or property.
  • When you use library computing equipment and resources:
  • You must not install unauthorised software, or alter software (such as changing program setups) on library computers.

ICT services

You can use Student One to manage and access your:

  • enrolment
  • study plan
  • timetable
  • fee payments
  • personal details
  • exam timetables
  • results
  • HELP loan repayments
  • graduation bookings
You'll need your student ID and a password to sign in to Student One, as well as the individual tabs within Student One (i.e. 'My Financials', 'My Enrolment').

Medical services

Sickness, stress and accidents happen. That's why we offer comprehensive professional health and medical services to support the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of the Swinburne community.

  • Counselling and psychological services
  • Register and make an appointment
  • Crisis and emergency help
  • Assault reporting and help

Student Life

Campus life

Swinburne has campuses across Melbourne and a campus in Malaysia. Our campuses are close to public transport. They provide specialised facilities and unique learning environments to support you in your studies. We also offer flexible online learning options.

Sports facilities

There are loads of opportunities to get involved in sporting events, sports clubs and fitness activities at Swinburne and all currently enrolled students are eligible to join in on the fun.

Student clubs

  • Swinburne Student Union
The Swinburne Student Union (SSU) is Swinburne’s student-run representation, welfare and events service. It runs fun events on all campuses throughout the year. It also campaigns to represent and protect students’ interests and rights.SSU's member services include:
  • free breakfasts and a weekly BBQ
  • free printing
  • locker hire
  • member discounts
  • student groups
  • Swine student magazine
  • the Hammer and Swine student bar (Thursdays in semesters)
  • SSU merchandise
  • Croydon Cafe
  • Exam help stall
  • Student diary.

Student Reviews

Your time to shine
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I started my studies online due to pandemic but it was not easy for me to study online. So i decided to deffer my studies but i would like say the staff was very co operative. They always guided and supported me what to do.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good staff and lab facilities

Great value for money
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good. Supportive staff and lectures.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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