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12 December – 20 December


Steve Wozniak gives uni advice

Uni advice from The Woz

On his recent tour to Australia, Steve “The Woz" Wozniak, Apple co-founder and pioneer of the personal computer, gave us some advice about choosing the right university.

Swinburne graduate created a game for training astronauts

Visit to NASA not just a game

Games and Interactivity graduate Emre recently returned from NASA! His game design company has created a virtual reality game which allows players to tour the International Space Station.

Swinburne graduate Tim Bennett shares his advice on how to win at business

5 tips for winning at business

Swinburne graduate Tim is starting his second business venture since completing his Business degree two years ago. He’s learnt a lot in that time and shared his tips for business success.

Swinburne student got to meet Julia Gillard

Making friends in high places

Travelling to New York City to meet with diplomats and attend meetings at the United Nations has been an unforgettable opportunity for Chau, who also met former Prime Minister Julia Gillard!

Swinburne Professional Placement student analyses social media trends for NAB

Become social media savvy

Public Relations student Ally is undertaking a paid work placement in the National Australia Bank’s Social Media Command Centre, working as a Social Media Analyst.

Jesse Harrison, Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

Take up the challenge

Through his paid work placement with Monash Health, Jesse has discovered how to apply his Marketing degree beyond the stereotype.

Isabella has been working at St. Vincent hospital

Hands-on at St Vincent’s Hospital

Isabella’s been performing EEGs and sitting in on brain surgery during her paid work placement at St Vincent’s Hospital. It’s been a career changing experience – before she even finishes her degree!

Grace travelled to Princeton University to study dark matter

Travel the world and explore the universe

Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship recipient Grace recently travelled to Princeton University to study dark matter – in just her second year of study!

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Fast-track into your dream career while you study

Here at Swinburne we understand it takes more than just qualifications to compete in today’s job market. That’s why we’ve been partnering with leading Australian organisations to offer practical work placements for more than 50 years.

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Study at our Malaysian campus

Swinburne’s Sarawak campus is located in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak, East Malaysia. Courses offered at our Sarawak campus are almost identical to those offered at our Australian campuses.

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Enjoy a 5-star education

Swinburne has been recognised by The Good Universities Guide 2016 for the quality of our educational experience. We’ve been awarded five stars for ‘overall satisfaction’, ‘generic skills’ and ‘staff–student ratios’.

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Apply for over $2 million worth of scholarships

Swinburne offers a range of scholarships giving future students the opportunity to make their education and career goals a reality. In 2016 Swinburne has provided students with financial assistance valued at $2.3 million.

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We believe university should be an adventure. That’s why we’re proud to be the most creative and innovative university in Melbourne.

Swinburne has a course and a pathway for everyone. Our Work Integrated Learning opportunities are designed to prepare you for the day-to-day requirements of work, helping you to become a more competitive graduate.

Where can I get advice?

If you’d like assistance preferencing your courses, Swinburne can help.

We offer all prospective students the option to book one-on-one appointments with a Swinburne future student adviser.

How do I preference Swinburne through VTAC?

Finalising your preferences now will give you peace of mind, confidence and clarity in your decision.

VTAC applications are open from 9am on 1 August and close at 5pm on 29 September. Preferences should be submitted through the VTAC website. Late preferences will be accepted by VTAC until mid-December, but some courses may have an earlier closing date.

Application fees apply. Visit the VTAC website to start your application.

How do I preference a Swinburne scholarship?

To preference most Swinburne merit scholarships, you’ll need to include the scholarship’s VTAC code in your VTAC preferences. Search Swinburne scholarships to find up-to-date codes and further information on our full range of scholarships.

If you’d like assistance preferencing a Swinburne scholarship, you can arrange a one-on-one appointment with a Swinburne future student adviser.

Application fees apply. Visit the VTAC website to start your application.