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Swinburne University of Technology

Australia
Overview

Overview

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.

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What's new

What's new

Start online, continue on campus

Swinburne has pivoted quickly in response to the global pandemic, transitioning the majority of its on-campus classes to online delivery and revising course entry requirements. This pivot means students around the world can still access world-standard education from the comfort of their home.

Students can begin their course online, temporarily, and then travel to Australia for on-campus classes once restrictions ease. Swinburne's next Semester 2, 2020 online intake will commence on 2 November 2020.

Financial support for international students

Swinburne has introduced new incentive programs to assist international students impacted by travel restrictions, including the Swinburne X LinkedIn International Program and ELICOS+ Exclusive. The university has also increased its Swinburne International Excellence undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, with up to 75 per cent off course fees now available to eligible students.

Trusted by over 20,000 students

Students can expect the same high-quality learning experience from Swinburne's online delivery. In fact, Swinburne Online been delivering online courses to domestic and international students for over a decade, which are all accredited by the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, the same body that accredits Swinburne's on-campus courses.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Swinburne is reputed for the quality of education offered to students, including a five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide 2021 for skills development, student support and overall experience. Students have rated their experience at the university highly:

''Having teachers that are truly engaged has made the course for me. Being taught by active, passionate, dedicated and successful writers has been inspirational. Not only do they show me my career possibilities, but they also give realistic and encouraging advice on how to succeed in the industry.''
Julie Ahearne, Bachelor of Arts

''Nothing has been out of reach since I transferred to Swinburne. I have endless opportunities here and it's all thanks to the support systems available. The class sizes and individual attention you receive makes you feel valued and that your teachers genuinely care about helping you reach your goals.''
Zenath Sadiqzai, Bachelor of Business

With a reputation for quality education, industry-engagement and first-class research, many of Swinburne's academics are recognised internationally for their ground-breaking research with real-world impact.

Teacher profile

Alan Duffy Astrophysicist, Lead Scientist of the Royal Institution of Australia, Swinburne Associate Professor and Research Fellow

Professor Alan Duffy is an award-winning academic and expert on all matters related to astrophysics and dark matter. His research has led to notable acclaim with appearances in the media, including television shows. He is a well-known and respected science communicator and was awarded the 2018 Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

Swinburne has increased the value amount of scholarships on offer, and introduced new incentive programs, to help students focus more on learning and worry less about finances, even when studying online. This includes:

  • Swinburne X LinkedIn International Program: this incentive program gives undergraduate and postgraduate students a 30 per cent fee reduction on online units they study in their home country, plus access to exclusive LinkedIn Learning content.
  • ELICOS+ Exclusive: this incentive program gives students a refund of up to ten weeks ELICOS tuition fees once they start their main Swinburne course.
  • Pathway scholarship: AUD 2,500 – 5,000 off course fees is available to eligible students who apply for a Foundation Year, UniLink diploma or Postgraduate Qualifying Program packaged with a degree.
  • Undergraduate scholarship: 10 – 75 per cent off course fees is available to eligible students who apply for a bachelor's degree. The scholarship does not include the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting/ Bachelor of Business double degree or the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting.
  • Postgraduate scholarship: 10 – 75 per cent off course fees is available to eligible students who apply for a master's degree by coursework or research.
  • George Swinburne STEM Postgraduate scholarship: 30 per cent off course fees is available to all students who meet the entry requirements of eligible postgraduate STEM courses.
  • Alumni Direct scholarship: 10 – 25 per cent off course fees is available to eligible students who apply for undergraduate degree studies (This does not include the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting or the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting/ Bachelor of Business double degree) or postgraduate degree studies, having studied an undergraduate qualification or pathway course at Swinburne.

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Student support

Student support

International Student Advisers

Moving to another country to study can be a daunting experience. That's why Swinburne has a dedicated International Advisory and Support team who are available to help students settle into the Australian and university community.

Swinburne's International Student Advisers can help students with any questions, big or small. From adjusting to online learning to help with understanding visa and study obligations, and everything in between. The team can also refer students to other specialist services that include counselling accommodation assistance learning and study skills financial advice legal advice careers and employment support.

Health and wellbeing

The university offers an extensive range of health and medical services to students. These services cover all aspects of physical, emotional and mental health. The counselling service is on hand to assist students who may be experiencing difficulties such as depression, stress and anxiety.

Employability support

Swinburne has a dedicated Careers and Employability service to help students increase their employability. They also provide specialist support to international students, including career counselling, job application feedback, CV writing assistance, student work rights, career events, and a job club.

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Student safety

Student safety

The safety and wellbeing of students is a high priority at Swinburne. The university offers a range of services to make sure students feel safe on campus, especially during late-night study sessions.

Night bus

Operated by Swinburne Security, the night bus can drop students off anywhere in the local neighbourhood to ensure they get home or to their transport safely.

Security officers

Swinburne Security officers patrol the Hawthorn campus day and night and can respond quickly to students with security concerns. They are also available to accompany students anywhere on or around campus.

Safe@Swin app

Safe@Swin is the official smartphone app of Swinburne's Safer Community program. The app provides quick access to campus security officers, emergency contacts and Swinburne's out-of-hours crisis line. The app also features information on student support services, links to report a concern, personal safety tools and campus maps.

Safer Community

If students feel unsafe or threatened, or are concerned about the safety of others, they can report the situation to Swinburne's Safer Community team, who are trained to provide support, intervention and risk management around problematic behaviour.

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate outcomes

From Melbourne to Milan, Swinburne graduates are spread around the globe and work for some of the most dynamic organisations, from start-ups to not-for-profits to multinationals. Tesla, Adidas, Pfizer, British Airways, PwC, HSBC and Apple are just some of the companies where Swinburne graduates have made their mark.

Swinburne has a long list of successful alumni, from Garth Davis, Director of Academy Award-nominated film Lion, to Dimity Hawkins, co-founder of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and winner of Australia's first Nobel Peace Prize. All around the world, Swinburne graduates are writing their own success stories.

Graduate success

Angelyn Tan Ee Ding

Head of Sales (Google Cloud), G-Asia Pacific SdnBhd

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Malaysia

Angelyn Tan Ee Ding is creating a career in cloud computing, at the forefront of technological innovation. What she enjoys most about her role is assisting clients in the digital transformation of their business. The role has also brought exciting opportunities, including attending the Google Next conference in San Francisco for three consecutive years. She says that with more businesses adopting cloud technology, it is a great time to be in the industry.

Angelyn believes Swinburne helped her prepare for a career in cutting-edge technology. She says her degree encouraged her to think creatively, something that now comes naturally to her in both work and life.

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What our students think about us

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(3.3)
Course Quality
3.4
Campus Safety
4.7
Student Support
3.7
Teaching Quality
3.4
Campus Environment
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Rated3/5based on7 student reviews
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Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne University of Technology
Rated3/5based on7 student reviews
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3.0/ 5 stars
Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne University of Technology
Rated3/5based on7 student reviews
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Rated3/5based on7 student reviews
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Rated3/5based on7 student reviews
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3.0/ 5 stars
Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne University of Technology
Rated3/5based on7 student reviews
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3.0/ 5 stars

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Hawthorn Victoria John Street
Kuching Sarawak Overseas campus
Sydney New South Wales 1-3 Fitzwilliam Street
Swinburne University of Technology is a world ranked university leading the way in innovation, industry engagement and social inclusion. Its education, high quality research and industry partnerships create positive change for students, staff and the community. The university is a large and culturally diverse organisation with a desire to innovate and bring about positive change motivates their students and staff. It maintains a consistent vision and a focus on core principles through appropriate governance by its Council and Academic Senate. The university has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community.

Swinburne offers course options across a diverse range of study levels and disciplines. Whether students are preparing for their first job, looking to retrain or embarking on a career change, there?s a course to help them get the skills and knowledge they need. The courses are designed with student?s future in mind. It offers high-quality teaching, opportunities to engage with industry, state-of-the-art facilities and flexible study options. The University degrees are designed with their career in mind. The postgraduate courses are taught by qualified academics with industry experience in the areas taught. Students can have flexible study options.

Swinburne University of Technology has campuses across Melbourne and a campus in Malaysia. The institution provides specialised facilities and unique learning environments to support students in their studies.
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