Swinburne University of Technology was founded in 1908 and enjoys a global reputation as an institution making an economic and social impact through innovation, science and technology. Originally established as a technical college, Swinburne was a pioneer of industry-based learning programs, later progressing to offering degrees in chemistry, engineering, accounting and arts.
Awarded university status in 1992, Swinburne is recognised today as one of the world's best young universities. The 2021 QS University Rankings placed Swinburne at number 45 in their Top 50 Under 50, an index of the world's top universities under 50 years old, and the 2020 THE Young University Rankings placed Swinburne at number 63 out of 250 institutions.
Swinburne also ranks among the world's top 300 universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, which placed the university in the top 1.5 per cent of universities worldwide and in the top 10 in Australia. With notable strengths in science, technology, film, engineering, innovation, business, law, and design, Swinburne attracts high-profile, industry-engaged academics.
The Hawthorn campus in Melbourne, Australia, features state-of-the-art facilities fitted with the latest digital 4.0 technologies. Students learn by working on real-life industry challenges and projects and graduate with actual industry skills, experience and knowledge that employers look for.
Swinburne's graduate outcomes speak for themselves. Over 82 per cent of Swinburne postgraduate graduates find full-time jobs within four months of finishing their course, and the median salaries for Swinburne undergraduate and postgraduate, graduates are the highest in Victoria, Australia (2021 Good Universities Guide).
With 18 per cent of the institution's student population coming from overseas, Swinburne celebrates diversity and welcomes students from a vast array of cultures, ethnicities and religions.