Swinburne is a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.
Students come first at Swinburne. We are committed to helping our students unlock the skills and capabilities required to transform their own lives and the lives of others in their communities. Our graduates have an entrepreneurial and enterprising mind-set, are confident and future-ready.
Swinburne is one of the world’s leading universities, ranking in the top 400 and top three percent of universities worldwide, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
We have three Melbourne-based campuses; Hawthorn, Wantirna and Croydon. Internationally, we have a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, which connects us to one of the most rapidly growing regions of the world.
In 1908 Swinburne was founded on the premise that our work would be shaped by industry and community needs. It is this practical and responsive perspective that continues to characterise our approach to education and research.
Swinburne is an inclusive university with high-quality, career-oriented education and strong engagement with industry and the community. We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences. By working on real industry projects and gaining the professional skills that put knowledge into practice, our students are able to prepare for a fulfilling career.
Our rankings position Swinburne as a university with a depth of expertise in teaching and research. Swinburne’s research focus is on data science, health innovation, smart cities, social innovation and the future of manufacturing. Our research strengths include astronomy and physics, engineering, materials science, computer science and information technology, as well as design and innovation. We also have substantial capability and research excellence in neuroscience, mental health and the humanities and social sciences.
Through being a leader in international education and an early adopter of online generation, Swinburne is expanding the education opportunities available to a new generation of leaders. Swinburne Online allows students to graduate with the same qualification as students studying at a campus, and we also work closely with Open Universities Australia.