The Faculty of Health, Arts and Design (FHAD) brings together multidisciplinary scholarship and teaching across humanities, social sciences, arts, design and health sciences. Cross-disciplinary and international research collaboration is part of our DNA. We use gaming technology to solve tricky health and education dilemmas; architectural design for improved wellbeing in clinical settings; robots to teach Indigenous children to code as they learn their local language; and virtual reality to simulate anatomical models. We use technology to make change happen.

Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including architecture and industrial design protolabs and highly specialised engineering robots, Victoria’s only certified teaching kitchen and food chemistry lab, an industry-standard film and television studio, and the Southern hemisphere’s only neuroimaging facility with MRI, MEG and ECG capability.

Through our teaching and pedagogy, we seek to build transferable skills such as resilience, self-determination and an entrepreneurial mindset as well as developing high levels of digital literacy through authentic assessment so that our graduates are ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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    Design Factory Melbourne

    Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) is part of the Global Design Factory Network — an international network of universities and research organisations offering innovative education, research and partnerships. 

  • Design Bureau

    This student-led design studio creates strategic visual communication solutions that please the eyes, engage the mind and inspire action.

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    Swinburne Psychology Clinic

    The Swinburne Psychology Clinic offers one-on-one and group counselling services to help address and overcome personal difficulties in a safe and supportive environment.

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    Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

    This is a confidential counselling and support service for older adults living in residential and community settings.  

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