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 visionAt 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.
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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.
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.
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.[
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