Top 1% globally

QS World University Rankings 2024

Top 250 globally

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

Top 50 Under 50*

QS World University Rankings 2021

*Best universities in the world under 50 years old

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 

  • One of the world’s top 250 universities (2024)
  • Ranked #43 in the THE Young University Rankings (2023)
  • Subject specific rankings:
    • In the top 150 for Computer Science (2024)
    • In the top 175 for Physical Sciences (2024)
    • In the top 175 for Business and Economics (2024)
    • In the top 200 for Engineering (2024)
    • In the top 250 for Law (2024)
    • In the top 250 for Psychology (2024)
    • In the top 300 for Social Sciences (2024)
    • In the top 400 for Arts and Humanities (2024)
    • In the top 400 for Education (2024)
    • In the top 400 for Clinical and Health (2024)

QS University Rankings

  • One of the world’s top 300 universities (2024), placing 285th in the latest rankings 
  • Ranked #45 in the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ rankings (2021)
  • Among the world's top 500 universities in 3 broad subject areas
  • In the top 150 for Art and Design (2023)
  • In the top 200 for Physics and Astronomy and Materials Science (2023)
  • In the top 230 for Engineering – Civil and Structural (2023)
  • In the top 240 for Architecture and Built Environment (2023)
  • In the top 250 for Communications and Media Studies (2023)
  • In the top 300 for Engineering – Electrical and Electronic and Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing (2023)
  • In the top 330 for Psychology (2023)
  • In the top 350 for Computer Science and Information Systems and Business and Management Studies (2023)
  • In the top 400 for the broad subject areas of Natural Sciences and Engineering and Technology (2023)
  • In the top 450 for the broad subject area of Arts and Humanities (2023)

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 Mechanical Engineering and Instruments Science and Technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering and Law
    • In the top 200 for Physics, Transportation Science and Technology, Communication, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Energy Science and Engineering, Public Administration and Materials Science
    • 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

  • Awarded 5-stars for UG student:teacher ratio (overall) (2023)
  • Awarded 5-stars for PG teaching quality (overall) (2023)
  • Subject specific rankings:
    • Awarded 5-stars for UG overall experience (Education) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for UG skills development (Business, Education) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for UG teaching quality (Education) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for UG student support (Business, Education) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for UG learning resources (Education) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for UG learner engagement (Nursing) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for UG full-time employment (Design) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for UG graduate salary (Design) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for PG overall experience (Architecture, Education, Health, Science) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for PG teaching quality (Architecture, Education, Engineering, Health, Science) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for PG skills development (Architecture, Design, Education, Engineering, Health) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for PG learner engagement (Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Health) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for PG student support (Architecture, Education, Health) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for PG learning resources (Education, Health) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for PG full-time employment (Arts and Humanities, Science) (2023)
    • Awarded 5-stars for PG graduate salary (Arts and Humanities, Design) (2023)

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

QILT: Graduates Outcomes Survey

  • #1 in Melbourne for the highest UG graduate salary one year out (Arts, Business, Design, Psychology) (2019-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for the highest UG graduate salary five years out (Design, Health, Information Technology) (2019-2021)  
  • #1 in Melbourne for the highest UG graduate salary nine years out (Design) (2019-2021)  
  • #1 in Melbourne for UG graduates finding full-time jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (Business, Design) (2019-2021) 
  • 91.5% of UG teacher education graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (2019-2021) 
  • 86.1% of UG engineering graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (2019-2021) 
  • 93% of UG nursing graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (2019-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for the highest PG graduate salary one year out (Arts, Design) (2019-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for the highest PG graduate salary five years out (Arts, Design, Science) (2019-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for PG graduates finding full-time jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (Arts, Design) (2019-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for PG graduates finding jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (Arts, Psychology) (2019-2021) 
  • 89.7% of PG business graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (2019-2021) 
  • 91.2% of PG teacher education graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (2019-2021) 
  • 87.1% of PG engineering graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (2019-2021) 
  • 93.2% of PG health graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (2019-2021) 
  • 92.8% of PG psychology graduates find jobs within 4 months of finishing their degree (2019-2021)
     

QILT: Course Experience Questionnaire

  • #1 in Melbourne for the highest UG graduate satisfaction (Education, Nursing) (2020-2021) 
  • 86% of recent UG arts graduates were satisfied with their overall experience (2020-2021) 
  • 80.6% of recent UG business graduates were satisfied with their overall experience (2020-2021) 
  • 84.4% of recent UG health graduates were satisfied with their overall experience (2020-2021) 
  • 84.8% of recent UG science graduates were satisfied with their overall experience (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for the highest PG graduate satisfaction (Education, Health) (2020-2021) 
  • 82.3% of recent PG business graduates were satisfied with their overall experience (2020-2021) 
  • 86% of recent PG psychology graduates were satisfied with their overall experience (2020-2021) 
  • 85.9% of recent PG science graduates were satisfied with their overall experience (2020-2021)
     

QILT: Student Experience Survey

  • #1 in Melbourne for UG overall experience (Education, Media and Communication) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for UG skills development (Education) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for UG teaching practices (Education) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for UG staff:student interaction (Nursing) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for UG support services (Business, Education) (2020-2021) 
  • 85.6% of UG arts students are satisfied with the teaching practices (2020-2021) 
  • 82.4% of UG design students are satisfied with the teaching practices (2020-2021) 
  • 82.9% of UG media and communication students are satisfied with teaching practices (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for PG overall experience (Built Environment & Architecture, Education, Engineering, Health, Information Technology, Science) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for PG skills development (Built Environment & Architecture, Design, Engineering, Health, Information Technology) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for PG teaching practices (Built Environment & Architecture, Education, Engineering, Health, Information Technology, Science) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for PG staff:student interaction) (Built Environment & Architecture, Business, Health) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for PG facilities and resources (Built Environment & Architecture, Design, Education, Engineering, Health, Media and Communication, Science) (2020-2021) 
  • #1 in Melbourne for PG support services (Education, Engineering, Health, Information Technology) (2020-2021) 

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 #199 in the US News Best Global Universities (2022)
  • Subject specific rankings
  • Ranked #61 for Civil Engineering (2021)
  • Ranked #64 for Space Science (2021)
  • Ranked #72 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2021)
  • Ranked #84 for Optics (2021)

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. Only 5% of the world’s higher education business schools have been awarded AACSB accreditation.

Stanford University

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

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