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  • The Swinburne University of Technology or simply known as Swinburne, is a top-rated university known for creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.
  • Founded in 1908 by Honorable George and Ethel Swinburne as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College.
  • The University has three campuses housed in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne -Hawthorn campus, Croydon campus and Wantirna campus.
  • At Swinburne, courses are offered in more than ten study levels such as Associate degree, Bachelor degree, Diplomas, Apprenticeships, Double degree, Certificates, Traineeships, trade short courses, Doctor of Philosophy, Pre-apprenticeships, Master degrees and short courses.
  • Swinburne's high-quality research and industry partnerships create a positive change for students, staff and the community as a whole.


Swinburne offers internationally renowned education qualifications through the following faculties and schools:

  • Faculty of Business and Law:
  • Swinburne Business School
  • Swinburne Law School
  • Faculty of Health, Arts and Design:
  • School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • School of Design
  • School of Health Sciences
  • National Institute of Circus Arts Australia (NICA)
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology:
  • School of Science
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Software and Electrical Engineering

Why study at Swinburne?

  • The Swinburne University of Technology offers an education with professional practice with a part-time internship for the semester or during summer or winter term. Internships help students to gain practical knowledge from experienced professionals.
  • The University has partnerships with top industry experts, which helps in providing students with innovative teaching methods through globally recognized courses and highly experienced staff.
  • Swinburne prepares International students for future career prospects through professional industry placements, industry projects, careers and employment services, short-term international study programs and a student life volunteering program

QS World University Ranking 2021

  • The University stands amongst the top 3% of universities worldwide.
  • Globally ranked 45th best University under 50 years old by QS ‘Top 50 Under 50.'
  • Ranked among the world's top universities for 14 subjects.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

  • Ranks the University in top 400 universities worldwide in 2021
  • The University ranked 62nd by THE Young University ranking in 2020
  • Three subjects are globally ranked, such as Law (top 125), Engineering & Technology (top 200), and Computer Science (top 300).
  • Good University Guide 2020 awards Swinburne with 5-Star Overall Experience Rating for the second consecutive year.
  • The Swinburne University of Technology was awarded Australian Business Award for Business Innovation, i.e. Industry 4.0 Initiative

Campus Locations

Hawthorn Campus

  • The Swinburne's Hawthorn Campus is the main campus, located just 10 minutes away from the Melbourne CBD. The campus is easily accessible by train, tram or car.
  • Hawthorn is one of Melbourne's greatest inner-city suburbs and offers students a state-of-the-art learning environment and a vibrant student lifestyle, located in close proximity to cafes, bars, restaurants, boutiques, supermarkets, banks, ATM's and bookshops.
  • The Hawthorn campus has a great library and Late Lab, which offers students 24X7 access to its resources, together with free Wi-Fi. New additions to the Hawthorn campus include the Advanced Technologies Centre and Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre.

Wantirna Campus

  • The Wantirna campus is located in the heart of the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, close to the Knox City Shopping Centre. Wantirna campus is easily accessible by public transport.
  • The campus offers a practical nursing facility and two 10-bed training labs
  • The Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre is also located at the Wantirna campus, providing training for secondary school students.

Croydon Campus

  • The Swinburne's Croydon campus is located in Mount Dandenong, surrounded by reserves and a sports club close to the Eastland Shopping Centre. The public transport facility makes the Croydon campus easily accessible.
  • The Croydon campus offers diploma and certificate courses in fields such as building and construction, plumbing and spoken and written English. The campus is also focused on trades training, apprenticeships and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning.

Swinburne University of Technology's International Campus

  • The Swinburne Sarawak Campus is the only International Swinburne campus located in Kuching, Sarawak.

Popular Programs

  • Arts & Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Communication & Media Studies
  • Law
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Automation Control
  • Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology
  • Information Technology
  • Health

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Swinburne University of Technology has a wide range of scholarships for international students. Financial aid is awarded to students on the basis of academic grades, whereas some of the scholarships are awarded based on the ability to meet the entry requirement of the desired course. Following are a few most preferred scholarships:

  • Swinburne International Excellence Pathway Scholarship
  • This scholarship covers the yearly tuition fee for the first two years of study, and the value ranges from $2500 to $5000 a year. This scholarship is applicable for students if they follow the pathways below:

    • Foundation year + UniLink diploma + bachelor degree
    • Foundation year + bachelor degree
    • UniLink diploma + bachelor degree
  • Swinburne International Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship
  • This scholarship is available for International students pursuing undergraduate degrees at Swinburne, except for the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting and the Bachelor of Business.

    The total value of the scholarship is $38,000, which is 25% off your course fees per year for a maximum of 4 years.

  • Swinburne International Excellence Postgraduate Scholarship
  • This scholarship is available to students pursuing a two years master degree by coursework. The scholarship covers 25% of the total yearly tuition fee for a maximum of 2 years, up to a total value of $21,000.

Accomodation - On Campus

On-Campus Accommodation

Swinburne offers students several on-campus accommodation facilities, including:

College Rooms

The College rooms are similar to dormitory-style rooms, with common dining and recreation areas. Laundry and bathroom facilities are shared, with male and female bathrooms separate.

Shared apartments

Shared apartments accommodate two-four students in every apartment. Each student would have their own private room in the shared apartment. There are two types of rooms available: standard room and deluxe room. All rooms are furnished with a bed, desk and chair.

Studio apartments

For people who prefer to live alone or like their privacy, the University has single studio apartments. All apartments have furnished rooms with a kitchen, and a bathroom with shared laundry facilities are available.

Off-Campus Accommodation

There are various option available for students willing to stay off-campus such as:

  • Renting
  • Student accommodation/ Hostel
  • Homestay accommodation