Swinburne rated in top three Victorian universities for student satisfaction

Thursday 17 May 2018

Students sitting on Wakefield Lawns

On a national scale, Swinburne placed eighth for Overall Quality of Educational Experience.

In summary

  • Swinburne ranked in the top three Victorian universities for student satisfaction
  • Swinburne was positively rated across a number of study areas
  • Nationally, Swinburne placed eighth overall 

Swinburne has ranked in the top three Victorian universities for student satisfaction, according to new data released by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT).

Swinburne undergraduate students positively rated their satisfaction with Overall Quality of Educational Experience at 81.7 per cent. The national average for this indicator was 79.3 per cent.

Swinburne students also rated the university above or on par with the national average in teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources and student support.

 “It is pleasing to see that our students’ satisfaction with their education continues to be amongst the highest in the state,” Professor Duncan Bentley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) says.

“We will use these results to guide our efforts to further improve the learning experience at Swinburne.”

In the category of Teaching Quality, Swinburne placed number one in Victoria for undergraduate law and teacher education. 

Swinburne also ranked number one in Victoria for Overall Quality of Educational Experience in:

On a national scale, Swinburne placed third for Overall Quality of Educational Experience in teacher education.

Professor Bentley says this data will continue to inform the development of the Transforming Learning Strategy component of Swinburne’s 2025 Strategic plan, which aims to enhance the overall student learning experience and graduate outcomes.

“We are committed to ensuring our students have the best possible experience during their time at Swinburne. We will continue to build on these results and strive to constantly improve our students’ satisfaction across all quality indicators,” Professor Bentley says.

The data comes from the Student Experience Survey (SES) 2017. The SES is a comprehensive survey of current higher education students in Australia.

Around 148,000 undergraduate and 58,000 postgraduate students from Australian universities and non-university higher education institutes (NUHEIs) participated in the 2017 SES.