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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

Top reasons to study here

  • Swinburne was ranked among the world’s top 350 universities by the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
  • Swinburne was ranked one of the world's top 300 universities by the prestigious 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
  • The 2022 QS World University Rankings ranked Swinburne in the world's top 350 universities, placing us in the top 3 percent of universities worldwide.



On 1 July 1992, Swinburne officially gained university status when we were proclaimed Swinburne University of Technology. But we’ve been providing the transformative power of education since way before that. In 1908, George and Ethel Swinburne founded us. Swinburne was built on equality, fairness and the bold vision for a better tomorrow.  


At Swinburne, we offer courses that connect you with your chosen industry and flexible study options to give your career a headstart.


We have a reputation for quality education and world-class research – that’s why Swinburne attracts highly qualified academics and educational leaders. You’ll learn from academic staff who not only have industry experience but who also bring that experience to life through their teaching.

Our research creates jobs, improves lives, connects science and technology with business and the community, and elicits real change in the world. We have led advancements in solar sciences, advanced manufacturing and sustainable technologies.


At Swinburne, we’re dedicated to providing you with the strategies to manage your career success. If you’re a student or recent graduate, you can access an array of resources, such as workshops, events, job-boards and individual support, depending on your level of needs. 

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
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.


Housing services

At Swinburne, you can stay in college rooms, studio apartments or shared apartments. Explore your options with our virtual tours.

  • College rooms: Living on campus in the college rooms can be a life-changing experience.
  • Shared apartments: Apartments on campus accommodating two to four people offer greater independence and are perfect for students wanting more privacy than college rooms.
  • Studio apartments: Studio apartments on campus offer the ultimate in privacy and independent living.

Library services

We operate three campus libraries at Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna. Check our opening hours. Our extensive online collections are available 24 hours a day.

ICT services

Student systems are the web tools you use for many of your interactions with Swinburne. From timetables, results, assignment submission portals and lecture recordings, these are the student systems you'll use most often.

Medical services

Access a broad range of health and wellbeing services, including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists, counsellors and social workers. Make an appointment at Hawthorn or via telehealth.

Student Life

Campus life

  • We have three campuses based in Melbourne, located in Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna, and one in Sarawak, Malaysia. Close to public transport, our campuses offer state-of-the-art facilities and unique learning environments to support you in your studies. 
  • On top of that, you’ll have access to clubs and societies, support services, and great places to grab a coffee and socialise between your classes. Whether you’re studying on campus or online, there’s a Swinburne campus to suit you. Check out our campus maps on this page and find out more about each location.

Sports facilities

With an array of sports clubs, fitness facilities and assistance for elite athletes, we have various programs available to help you burn off some steam or hone your craft to reach your sporting potential. You can even represent the Swinburne Razorbacks on a national level!

Student clubs

  • Join a club or student organisation and meet like-minded people, explore new hobbies and get involved with the issues you care
  • Joining a club is a great way to make new friends outside of the classroom. Through joining a club, you will meet like-minded people who are into the same things that you are. You will also learn new skills to add to your CV by doing the things that you love.


Swinburne University of Technology | AACSB Accredited.

Hawthorn East, Victoria, Australia


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