OPEN DAY HIGHLIGHTS
Astro Tour Take a 20-minute flight through the solar system and beyond in the Swinburne Virtual Reality Theatre. Watch a range of short 3D astronomy movies produced by the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing’s talented in-house animation team.
The Launchpad This is the epicentre for Swinburne’s entrepreneurs and innovators. Get inspired by the ventures, work placements and study abroad experiences of our students and graduates. Watch as they pitch their business ideas to our panel of judges, and enjoy live music and refreshments.
Factory of the Future Our Factory of the Future provides organisations with state-of-the-art facilities to explore ideas for manufacturing next generation products. Students work with industry partners to design and build prototypes quickly and sustainably. Among their achievements - working with Public Transport Victoria to renew Melbourne’s tram design. Try out the 3D visualisation and design studio, collaborative robotics and see 3D printers in action.
Film and Television, Screen Production and Screen and Media– Screenings and Q&A
Meet students and graduates from university and vocational education courses in film and television, and screen production. Enjoy screenings of student films throughout the day.
Participate in a Q&A session: 10.30am–11.15am, 1.00pm–1.45pm
Carry out a pre-flight inspection of our Cessna 172 training aircraft in our aviation laboratory before taking to the virtual skies in Victoria’s only Redbird flight simulator. Speak to us about how flight simulators are used in the aviation industry.
Find out where a Swinburne aviation degree could take you!
Games Arcade Get your game on! Visit the Swinburne Games Arcade to play the latest offerings from our games courses! Find out more about our courses from academic staff and chat to current students about their experiences. Learn about the theory and practice of game design.
Moot Court Case Aspire to become the next Harvey Specter or Alicia Florrick? Watch how it’s done as our law students play the roles of Senior and Junior Counsel, and present their submissions in a case of alleged negligence to the bench in the Swinburne Moot Court.
Engineering Practice Academy Come speak to the team who is creating a revolutionary new Bachelor degree in Engineering. Learn what this means in practice and how students in this course will work with industry partners on real-world projects.
Crushing Concrete Find out just how strong carbon fibre strengthened concrete columns are, as we place pressure on them until they explode! Learn how Swinburne used this technology to inform engineers working on the West Gate Bridge.
Make A Quake! Visit our state-of-the-art civil engineering lab to be amazed by its real world applications. See our Multi-Axis Substructure Testing system in action – the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Learn how this equipment simulates earthquakes and was used to help test structures in Christchurch.
Swinburne Startups Discover an incredible range of products and services all designed and created by Swinburne students and graduates. Browse fashion and accessories, homewares and cosmetics, jewellery and artwork. Meet them and find out how a Swinburne qualification can help you bring your entrepreneurial dreams to life.
Health Hub Our high-tech health hub, including a high-energy juice bar with juices for different parts of your body, plus our exciting installation, ‘Careers from Every Angle’, where you can create a 3D-like photo of yourself in whichever health career that you choose, ready to share on your favourite sites!
Open House Melbourne Swinburne is privileged to participate in the 2017 Open House Melbourne weekend. Our Advanced Technologies Centre and Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre are on show as examples of excellence in architectural design and sustainability. Head to the ATC foyer to learn more about the design of the buildings, before taking a self-guided tour through each and seeing a range of labs and other spaces in action.
The Science of Science Fiction In Aliens we learnt that in space no one can hear you scream, yet Star Wars showed us space battles that were excitingly noisy. Which movie is right? And does it even matter if it’s wrong? Join Swinburne astronomer and astrophysicist Dr Alan Duffy as he explores the science behind classic Hollywood blockbusters – those that got it right and those that didn’t.
Nathan makes art If winning a Nike competition to design Australian Open t-shirts isn’t enough, how about having Roger Federer wear one of those very t-shirts? Welcome to just another day in the life of Nathan Nankervis, proud Swinburne graduate and artist/illustrator/designer on the rise. Come hang out with him as he makes live art! (Psst. He’s on the cover of our Open Day program too.)
Richmond Footy Stars When Swinburne partners with Richmond Football Club, you get to hang out with your favourite footy stars! Come meet Richmond’s players in the centre of campus today. Now that’s a mark.
OPEN DAY EXTRAS
OPEN DAY FAQS
Swinburne Open Day is on Sunday 30 July from 10am – 4pm.
If you’re thinking about studying, now’s your chance to see what student life is like at Swinburne.
You’ll find out everything you need to know about our courses, get the chance to ask staff and current students questions, and take in our friendly campus atmosphere. Of course, there’s loads of entertainment, stalls and food, too. After all, it is the most open of Open Days!
- Take a look at our Open Day planner.
- Mix and match the sessions and activities that interest you.
- Save and print your planner to bring on Open Day!
You can turn up at any time, but we do recommend showing up 5–10 minutes before any information sessions you’d like to attend. All of the action runs until 4pm, so just be sure to give yourself enough time to see the facilities, ask any questions and soak up the atmosphere.
So many ways! Whether you’re on the train, tram, or in your own car, we’re easy to get to. Details here.
Unlike some Open Days where you might find yourself a little lost around campus-Swinburne Open Dat has you softed! You can download our campus map. Or, simply use our Plan Your Day tool to navigate your way around campus with the help of Google Maps.
Once you get here, you'll see plenty of maps and signs. You’ll also spot our Swinburne Open Day volunteers – who are always happy to help point you in the right direction.
Absolutely. In fact, that’s one of the best reasons to come to a university Open Day! Attending a wide variety of information sessions will help you get a clearer idea of what Swinburne has to offer, and what kind of path you might like to take in the future.
Most definitely. You’ll spot our student Open Day volunteers on campus, wearing Swinburne tees. Strike up a conversation and they’ll be keen to share their Swinburne experience with you.
Of course! It’s great to get the advice of others when you’re attending university Open Days.
We’d love to see you here. Coming along to a 2017 Open Day a few years before you finish high school is a great way to figure out what you’d like to study at uni as well as what subjects you want to take during your final school years – after all, some courses have prerequisites.
No. You can simply show up on Open Day. But if you’re keen to stay informed, why not register to receive Swinburne Open Day updates and reminders.
Check in at the Equity and AccessAbility Services stand on Level 2 at the ATC Building. The lists are right next to the escalators in the lobby – you can’t miss it.