Why choose Swinburne?

Swinburne is a world-ranked and internationally recognised university in Melbourne. We equip our students with the knowledge and capabilities they need to establish successful careers through high-quality teaching and industry engagement.

Melbourne is a great destination in which to live and study. The city has been named the most liveable city in the world for the seventh consecutive year by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index (2011–17).

1. A world-ranked university

At Swinburne, we produce outstanding research and continue to invest in research infrastructure. In 2018 the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Swinburne as one of the world's top 400 universities. 

Swinburne was ranked number 45 in the 2019 QS Top 100 Under 50, an index of the world's top universities under 50 years old. We also ranked number 65 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings in 2018.

Swinburne has also been recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world, ranked equal number 40 by the 2018 QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject.  

2. Support services for international students

At Swinburne we offer many services to help you achieve your academic goals and to enhance your life as a student.

We have agents all over the world to help you choose the right course. If you are in Melbourne, we offer one-on-one appointments so that you can speak with a course adviser to answer all your questions.

We care about your wellbeing at Swinburne. We have dedicated International Student Advisers who can provide advice on academic and personal needs. They can help you access study support, health services and counselling.

3. Quality teaching

At Swinburne you will learn from highly experienced staff. Our courses provide access to opportunities that allow you to learn in innovative ways.

Our close ties with industry mean our courses are relevant and up to date. Many of our courses are recognised by professional organisations and they offer you invaluable experiences across all study levels.

4. Prepare for your career

Swinburne is recognised for producing graduates who are ready for employment. We offer a range of programs that extend beyond what you learn in the classroom to prepare you for your career. They include:

5. Fantastic facilities

Our Hawthorn campus has state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities at the Advanced Technologies Centre and the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre. There’s on-campus accommodation and the campus is easily accessible by public transport. A range of services is also available on campus, including career and health services.