Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 

  • One of the world’s top 250 universities (2024).
  • Ranked #24 (highest in Victoria) in the THE Young University Rankings (2024).
  • Subject specific rankings (2024)
    • in the top 150 for Computer Science
    • in the top 175 for Physical Sciences
    • in the top 175 for Business and Economics
    • in the top 200 for Engineering and Technology
    • in the top 250 for Law
    • in the top 250 for Psychology
    • in the top 300 for Social Sciences
    • in the top 400 for Arts and Humanities
    • in the top 400 for Education
    • in the top 400 for Clinical and Health.

QS University Rankings

  • One of the world’s top 300 universities (2025), placing 291st in the latest rankings.
  • Among the world's top 500 universities in 3 broad subject areas (2024):
    • in the top 355 for the broad subject areas Engineering and Technology
    • in the top 400 for the broad subject areas of Natural Sciences
    • in the top 450 for the broad subject area of Arts and Humanities.
  • Subject specific rankings (2024):
    • in the top 150 for Art and Design
    • in the top 240 for Architecture and Built Environment, and Engineering - Civil and Structural
    • in the top 250 for Physics and Astronomy
    • in the top 300 for Engineering - Electrical and Electronic, Engineering -  Mechanical, and Materials Science
    • in the top 350 for Computer Science and Information Systems, and Business and Management Studies
    • in the top 400 for Education and Training
    • in the top 500 for Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Management.
    • in the top 550 for Chemistry
    • in the top 650 for Medicine.

Academic Ranking of World Universities

  • One of the world’s top 300 universities (2023).
  • Subject specific rankings (2023):
    • in the top 40 for Automation and Control
    • in the top 50 for Business Administration
    • in the top 75 for Hospitality and Tourism Management
    • in the top 100 for Civil Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering
    • in the top 150 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Instruments Science and Technology, Law, Mechanical Engineering, and Telecommunication Engineering  
    • in the top 200 for Chemical Engineering, Communication, Energy Science and Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Physics, Public Administration, and Transportation Science and Technology
    • in the top 300 for Chemistry, and Nursing
    • in the top 400 for Management, and Psychology
    • in the top 500 for Education.

Good Universities Guide

  • Overall awards (2024):
    • awarded 5 stars for UG student:teacher ratio
    • awarded 5 stars for UG overall experience
    • awarded 5 stars for UG student support
    • awarded 5 stars for PG student:teacher ratio
    • awarded 5 stars for PG skills development
    • awarded 5 stars for PG teaching quality.
  • Subject specific undergraduate rankings (2024):
    • awarded 5 stars for UG overall experience (Business, Education, Nursing)
    • awarded 5 stars for UG skills development (Business, Education)  
    • awarded 5 stars for UG teaching quality (Arts and Humanities, Education, Nursing)  
    • awarded 5 stars for UG student support (Business, Education)
    • awarded 5 stars for UG learning resources (Education)  
    • awarded 5 stars for UG learner engagement (Nursing)  
    • awarded 5 stars for UG full-time employment (Business, Design)  
    • awarded 5 stars for UG graduate salary (Design).
  • Subject specific postgraduate rankings (2024):
    • awarded 5 stars for PG overall experience (Education, Health, Science)  
    • awarded 5 stars for PG teaching quality (Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Science)  
    • awarded 5 stars for PG skills development (Design, Education, Health, Information Technology, Media and Communications, Science)  
    • awarded 5-stars for PG learner engagement (Arts and Humanities, Health, Media and Communications)  
    • awarded 5-stars for PG student support (Education, Science)  
    • awarded 5-stars for PG learning resources (Design, Health, Media and Communications, Science)  
    • awarded 5-stars for PG full-time employment (Arts and Humanities, Science)  
    • awarded 5-stars for PG graduate salary (Arts and Humanities, Design).

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

  • QILT: UG Student Experience Survey (2021 and 2022):
    • #1 in Melbourne for UG overall experience (Education)
    • #1 in Melbourne for UG skills development (Education)
    • #1 in Melbourne for UG teaching practices (Arts, Education)
    • #1 in Melbourne for UG staff:student interaction (Nursing)
    • #1 in Melbourne for UG facilities (Education)
    • #1 in Melbourne for UG support services (Arts, Business, Education, Health)
    • 85.3% of UG psychology students are satisfied with the teaching practices
    • 85.1% of UG design students are satisfied with the teaching practices
    • 83.1% of UG media and communication students are satisfied with teaching practices
    • 87.4% of UG science students are satisfied with the facilities and resources.
  • QILT: PG Student Experience Survey (2021 and 2022):
    • #1 in Melbourne for PG overall experience (Education, Engineering, Health, Science) (2020-2021)
    • #1 in Melbourne for PG skills development (Design, Education, Health, Information Technology, Media and Communication, Science) (2020-2021)
    • #1 in Melbourne for PG teaching practices (Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Science) (2020-2021)
    • #1 in Melbourne for PG staff:student interaction) (Design, Health, Media and Communication) (2020-2021)
    • #1 in Melbourne for PG facilities and resources (Design, Health, Media and Communication, Science) (2020-2021)
    • #1 in Melbourne for PG support services (Education, Engineering, Health, Information Technology, Science) (2020-2021)
    • 89.6% of PG psychology students are satisfied with the teaching practices.
  • QILT: UG Course Experience Questionnaire (2021-2022):
    • #1 in Melbourne for the highest UG graduate satisfaction (Design, Education, Nursing)
    • 85.1% of recent UG arts graduates were satisfied with their overall experience
    • 82.5% of recent UG health graduates were satisfied with their overall experience
    • 86.6% of recent UG psychology graduates were satisfied with their overall experience
    • 84.7% of recent UG science graduates were satisfied with their overall experience
  • QILT: PG Course Experience Questionnaire (2021-2022):
    • #1 in Melbourne for the highest PG graduate satisfaction (Education, Engineering, Psychology, Science)
    • 82.5% of recent PG health graduates were satisfied with their overall experience. 
  • QILT: UG Graduates Outcomes Survey (2020-2022):
    • #1 in Melbourne for the highest UG graduate salary one year out (Arts, Business, Design, Psychology)
    • #1 in Melbourne for the highest UG graduate salary five years out (Design, Health, Information Technology)
    • #1 in Melbourne for the highest UG graduate salary nine years out (Design)
    • #1 in Melbourne for UG graduates finding full-time jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (Business)
    • 92% of UG teacher education graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 89.2% of UG engineering graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 82% of UG health graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 90.3% of UG nursing graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 83.5% of UG psychology graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree.
  • QILT: PG Graduates Outcomes Survey (2020-2022):
    • #1 in Melbourne for the highest PG graduate salary one year out (Arts, Design)
    • #1 in Melbourne for the highest PG graduate salary five years out (Arts, Design, Science)
    • #1 in Melbourne for PG graduates finding full-time jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (Arts, Psychology, Science)
    • #1 in Melbourne for PG graduates finding jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (Arts, Psychology)
    • 91.1% of PG business graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 91.9% of PG teacher education graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 89.1% of PG engineering graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 94% of PG health graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 85.1% of PG information technology graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree
    • 84.6% of PG media and communications graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree.

CWTS Leiden Rankings

These rankings are based on the proportion of a university’s papers that are in the top 1% most frequently cited:

  • Ranked #43 in the world across all disciplines (2021)
  • Ranked #2 in the world for Mathematics and Computer Science (2021)

US News 

  • Ranked #142 in the US News Best Global Universities (2024–25).
  • Subject specific rankings:
    • ranked #24 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • ranked #50 for Space Science
    • ranked #59 for Engineering
    • ranked #61 for Civil Engineering and Artificial Intelligence  
    • ranked #73 for Computer Science
    • ranked #74 for Economics and Business  
    • ranked #85 for Optics.
    • ranked #106 for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 
    • ranked #140 for Physical Chemistry
    • ranked #151 for Green and Sustainable Science and Technology
    • ranked #159 for Materials Science
    • ranked #167 for Energy and Fuels
    • ranked #272 for Physics 
    • ranked #280 for Social Sciences and Public Health
    • ranked #284 for Psychiatry / Psychology

AACSB International Accreditation

  • Awarded the Australian Business Award (ABA) for Business Innovation for our Industry 4.0 Initiative
  • Our School of Business (including Swinburne Sarawak and Swinburne Online) achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International in 2019. AACSB represents the highest standard of excellence in business education worldwide. As of 1 August 2023, only 6% of the world’s higher education business schools have been awarded AACSB accreditation.

Stanford University

  • Seven Swinburne University researchers are listed in Stanford University’s Top 2% of the Most-Cited Scientists.

More about Swinburne

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    Achievements and recognition

    Swinburne’s reputation as a leader in research and innovation is growing year-on-year. Our world-class researchers focus on projects that cross disciplines and make real-world differences.

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More than our rank

At Swinburne, we’ve always been prepared to do things differently – to be bold, imaginative and distinctive in our pursuit of global best practice. We’re proud to perform strongly in traditional global university rankings, yet our definition of success extends far beyond these metrics.

Discover why we’re participating in More Than Our Rank – a global initiative that offers academic institutions a complementary, broader and more diverse definition of institutional success.

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