Strategic framework – 2025 moon shots
To realise our vision, Swinburne commits to taking big strides and aspires for ‘moon shots’ rather than ‘incremental steps’.
Our moon shots will embolden and energise our staff, students and partners, enabling us to focus and invest in what we know can make a real difference in the world.
Moon shot 1: Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
All Swinburne undergraduate learners will experience work integrated learning and real industry experience during their degree, including paid placements, internships or industry-linked projects. This is made possible by Swinburne’s extensive partnerships with leading Australian and global organisations. Learning by doing will define how we teach, assess and engage with students and industry. We will become curators of rich learning experiences, overcoming the boundary between work and study.
Moon shot 2: Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
Swinburne’s goal is for every Swinburne tertiary and vocational graduate, including our alumni, to be a job taker or a job creator in a future world of work defined by technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. We will support our graduates to obtain a job through career support and lifelong learning. Our commitment is to connect learners and alumni with employers through networks and platforms, and to provide the career development, skills and support to engage and succeed in a tech-rich future.
Moon shot 3: Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
When our partners come to us with a problem, they will receive a technology solution. Swinburne will concentrate its efforts in flagship areas where the university is a world leader and has potential to be the industry partner of choice including Space and Aerospace Technology, sustainable solutions to create an Innovative Planet and Medical Technology. Underpinned by leading digital technology platforms, Swinburne researchers are collaborating with industry, communities and government through embedded partnerships to co-create technology solutions to transform local and global communities.
Moon shot 4: Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
Swinburne will step up to the global stage, in research, education delivery and student recruitment. Swinburne will be the prototype of a new model of university that is fit for purpose in a digital future that is very different from the past. Swinburne will look forward, not backwards, in the way it thinks, operates and evolves. We want a Swinburne qualification to place our students ahead of others because they hold the best credentials you can have in a tech-led world.