Founded more than 100 years ago, Swinburne University of Technology is a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Originally a technical college, in 1963 Swinburne led the way with one of the first industry-based learning programs and from the 1970s offered degrees in engineering, accounting, chemistry and arts.
Awarded university status in 1992, Swinburne is internationally recognised as one of the world's best universities under 50 years' old. Swinburne ranked number 45 in the 2019 QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50, number 81 in the 2019 THE Young University Rankings, and is ranked in the top three per cent of universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018.
Swinburne's commitment to high-quality teaching is what makes them educational leaders in science, technology, innovation, business and design. The 2019 Good Universities Guide has awarded Swinburne five-star ratings for their teacher to student ratio, and for the overall quality of the educational experience.
The Hawthorn campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities featuring the latest digital 4.0 technologies. Students also have exposure to high-impact global research, with Swinburne ranked ‘well above' world standard in sixteen fields of research in the 2018 ERA Research Excellence Rankings.
Courses at Swinburne are developed in consultation with industry experts meaning students graduate with the skills and experience employers are looking for. Swinburne's reputation for producing in-demand, industry-ready graduates is highly regarded. More than 80 per cent of Swinburne graduates find jobs within four months of finishing their course (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2018).
With 18% of its student population coming from overseas, Swinburne prides itself on being a university that embraces diversity and actively promotes an environment that is inclusive for all.