- Established: 1908
- Achieved university status: 1992
- Five campuses in Melbourne: Croydon, Hawthorn, Lilydale, Prahran, Wantirna – and one in Sarawak, East Malaysia
- 2011 student enrolments: 18,134* (Higher Education); 13,786* (TAFE)
- Staff: more than 2,000
- Alumni network: over 85,000 world wide
- Programs: 117 undergraduate, 185 postgraduate, 400 TAFE
- International students: nearly 7,500 ( from more than 100 different countries)
- Student exchange programs: 90 (in over 20 countries)
- Vice-Chancellor: Professor Linda Kristjanson
- Chancellor: Bill Scales
Other things you need to know
- Swinburne is ranked among the top 500 universities in the world by all major international rankings - The Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities and the QS World University Rankings.
- Institutional income from nationally competitive grants grew by 12.3 per cent in the period 2006 to 2010, a rate of growth that outstrips the Go8 (8.4 per cent), Australian Technology Network (ATN) universities (8.4 per cent) and the entire sector (9.1 per cent (DIISR)
- Swinburne's Research Impact (Citation per paper) grew by 11 per cent in the period 2006-2010 over 2005-2009, a rate of growth that outstrips the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8): 4.7 per cent and Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN): 4.8 per cent. (Thompson Reuters' Web of Science)
- Swinburne's Web of Science indexed research publication number grew by 12 per cent in the period 2006-2010 over 2005-2009, a rate of growth that outstrips the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8): 6.8 per cent and places Swinburne in the same league as the Australian Technology Network (ATN) universities: 13.6 per cent (Thompson Reuters' Web of Science)
- The Good Universities Guide 2012 gives Swinburne more five-star ratings than any other university in Melbourne, including for teaching quality and graduate satisfaction.
- Swinburne achieved a four-star rating for research intensivity in the Good Universities Guide 2012. This places Swinburne in the top three Melbourne universities in this category.
- Swinburne has one of the highest levels of student articulation from vocational training into higher education (25 per cent) of any Australian university.