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.
  • #301 Ranking
  • 14 PhDs
  • 17500 Students


As a testament to Swinburne’s drive for excellence, the Times Higher Education Rankings 2015 places Swinburne amongst the top 100 young universities in the world. Swinburne has also received accolades for its Physics and Design streams.

Additionally, Swinburne has been consistently ranked in ARWU’s top 400 for four consecutive years – a laudable achievement that places Swinburne amongst the top 3% universities in the world. Swinburne offers courses across a number of study levels from pathway and bachelor programs to master degrees and PhDs.

Just 10 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, the Hawthorn campus is Swinburne’s main campus and the hub of its teaching, research and development activities. Located in one of the city’s most attractive inner suburbs, the campus offers a desirable student lifestyle. Students can choose from on-campus accommodation or independent apartment options.

Our courses are well recognised by professional organisations. We have close ties with industry and provide invaluable real-world experience. Industry representatives shape our curriculum, providing guest presenters, industry projects and in some cases, professional experience. Students receive individual attention in small, interactive classes. Students will enjoy an exciting and dynamic experience, whether studying at our modern campuses, in the workplace or online.


Swinburne invests heavily in providing 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 the Hawthorn campus. The ATC houses leading-edge research facilities including the Smart Structures Laboratory, the only one of its kind in Australia.

The Swinburne International Student Life team provides academic, personal and English language support to all international students. Swinburnes other facilities and services include:

  • 24-hour, seven-day computer lab access
  • Accommodation advice
  • Careers and employment
  • Counselling
  • Disability support
  • Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Language and academic skills assistance
  • Legal advice
  • Multi-faith facilities
  • Wifi

Student Life

Life at Swinburne is about more than going to classes and studying for exams. With our main campus located in one of Melbournes most exclusive inner suburbs, you'll have an amazing social experience too. Our campus is a vibrant community with clubs and societies, support services, state-of-the-art facilities and great places to dine and socialise between classes.

Clubs and societies are a great way to meet new friends, connect with like-minded people and experience university life. They cover every social, religious, sporting, political and cultural interest you can think of, so there's bound to be something for you. If not, you can always start your own!

We also offer a wealth of social and cultural events and activities, held year-round on campus. Join in with free barbecues, lunchtime concerts, balls and parties. There are also events organised specifically for international students to help you to explore beautiful Melbourne and Australia.


  • Swinburne is a public university accredited by the Australian Governments Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
  • Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Provider Code: 00111D
  • Swinburne’s English Language Centre is a member of English Australia. More than 80 per cent of international students learning English in Australia choose to study with an English Australia member college.

The Global Study Awards

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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