Rankings and ratings

Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our commitment to high-quality teaching and research and graduate outcomes.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • In 2018, Swinburne has once again ranked in the Young University Rankings, being placed at number 65 out of 250 institutions. The Young University Rankings recognise the world’s top universities under 50 years old.
  • In 2016-17, for the fourth consecutive year, Swinburne was ranked among the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

QS University Rankings


  • Swinburne was recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by the 2018 QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject. The university was listed in the top 40 for the Art and Design subject area.‌

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Science and engineering

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