Rankings and ratings

Swinburne has been rated one of the world's top 400 research-intensive universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities – that's the top three in Melbourne. Swinburne has also been named one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2013–2014.

Our focused research is on show and real, with world-leading astronomers making discoveries across the universe, great advances in solar, advanced manufacturing, and sustainable technologies among the research that is changing our world, improving lives and creating jobs and wealth. 

We also rate highly for students in The Good Universities Guide, with four- and five-star ratings in the educational experience category, including for teaching quality and generic (employability) skills. Our academic staff are highly qualified, approachable and helpful.

The Good Universities Guide

Swinburne has been recognised for the quality of its educational experience. It has been awarded high ratings for generic skills, teaching quality, overall graduate satisfaction, research intensivity, staff qualifications, staff-student ratio and getting a job in The Good Universities Guide 2014.

The Good Universities Guideis Australia's only comprehensive degree and university ratings guide, releasing an annual publication rating universities in a number of important categories.

Overall Graduate Satisfaction
Research Intensivity
Teaching Quality
Staff Qualifications
Staff-student Ratio


International rankings

Swinburne University of Technology has been named amongst the top research-intensive universities in the world according to a number of prestigious world academic ranking lists.

Swinburne is ranked among the world's top 400 (top three per cent) universities in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Swinburne is now ranked equal tenth among Australian universities and third within Victoria.

Swinburne has also maintained its top 100 ranking in the ARWU for Physics. This ranking makes Swinburne the only Australian university outside the Group of Eight to achieve a top 100 (five-star) rating in a science discipline.

Swinburne has been named one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2013–2014 and top 500 by the QS World University Rankings 2012.