Swinburne University of Technology

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Swinburne is a world-class, world-ranked institution leading the way in science, technology, business, design and innovation. Established as a university in 1992, Swinburne is committed to providing students with access to high-quality teaching, exposure to high-impact global research, and active engagement with both industry and the community.



Swinburne University of Technology has its origins in the Eastern Suburbs Technical College, which was established in 1908 in the Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn by the Honourable George Swinburne. In 1913, the institution changed its name to Swinburne Technical College. The Institute attained university status on 1 July 1992 following the passage of the Swinburne University of Technology Act 1992.


Students come first at Swinburne. Our courses are designed with your future in mind. Swinburne offers high-quality teaching, opportunities to engage with industry, state-of-the-art facilities and flexible study options.


Our research is built on outstanding researchers, specialist centres and a focus on high-quality and ethically sound research, societal benefit and scientific discovery.

Our vision

At Swinburne we are dedicated to producing outstanding research that is relevant and internationally recognised. We offer our research students, staff and collaborators the opportunity to participate in world-changing projects. We invest in these projects and in excellent facilities to support these research activities.


At the Centre for Career Development, our focus is on providing current Swinburne students and recent graduates with the skills and resources needed to succeed in today's competitive labour market and proactively manage and develop their careers into the future.

Our services assist you to both plan your career and also build a body of experience and skills outside the classroom which give you an advantage in the job application process. Our SwinEmploy portalprovides you with many useful resources relevant to employment and employability. Throughout the year we run a range of seminars, workshops and conferences to give you access to the latest trends and an edge in your job applications.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Education & Training (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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401 -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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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441 60
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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.


Student services

Swinburne is proud to welcome students from all over the world and provides services to enhance their experience living and studying in Melbourne. We offer high-quality teaching through courses that highlight industry engagement.

Housing services

From the on-campus Residential College and student apartments, to off-campus rooms and houses, there are a range of housing options available while studying at Swinburne. The Swinburne Student Residences on the Hawthorn campus are home to over 600 students from across Australia and around the world, making it a great place to meet new people and make lifelong friendships!We offer a variety of accommodation options including dormitory-style living, single or shared apartments, and townhouse-style deluxe apartments.Residents have access to academic support, guidance and pastoral care, as provided by a team of live-in Resident Advisors.

Medical services

We provide health and wellbeing services for Swinburne University of Technology.

Our services include:

  • A general practitioner (GP) medical clinic on the Hawthorn and Wantirna campuses
  • Nursing services at Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna campuses
  • Health promotion activities across all campuses.

The SwinHealth medical clinic welcomes staff, students, campus visitors and the general public.

Student Life

Campus life

Life at Swinburne is about more than going to classes and studying for exams. With campuses located throughout Melbourne and one in Sarawak, Malaysia, you'll have an amazing social experience too.

Our campuses are vibrant communities, and studying on campus can be an exciting and dynamic experience. You'll have access to clubs and societies, support services, state-of-the art facilities, and great places to get a coffee and socialise between classes.

Student clubs

Swinburne Student Union (SSU)

Swinburne Student Union (SSU) is the independent student representative body of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Membership is opt-in for all students.


  • Swinburne is a public university accredited by the Australian Governments Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia