Swinburne is a world leader in online education by using interactive and innovative technologies to deliver our courses and degrees. Flexibility, support and quality are at the heart of everything we offer, making studying online the ideal way to achieve your career goals in a way that works for you.

From vocational education and undergraduate to postgraduate study, Swinburne has online study options at all levels. You have the option to choose from courses that are entirely online as well as others that mix on-campus learning with online units

Study online

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    Swinburne Online

    With Swinburne Online, the learning experience is 100% online and studied at your own pace. Our courses are built for the jobs of the future with a focus on collaboration and our flexible learning environment empowers you to study on your own terms. They are developed by leaders in the field and taught by professionals with industry experience.

  • Live Online and online courses

    At Swinburne Professional, we’ve transformed the online learning experience. Our Live Online delivery is a dynamic, engaging and interactive way to learn remotely.

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    Open Universities Australia

    Open Universities Australia (OUA) lets you study Swinburne courses entirely online. The courses are identical to what is taught to on-campus students plus you can access Swinburne’s campus facilities.

Massive Open Online Courses

At Swinburne, we offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS), which are free courses that can give you foundational knowledge in particular areas of study or personal development.

Our Autism MOOC is a course for parents, families, and carers living or working with individuals with Autism.

Our Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOC is designed for all higher education teachers who are at the start of their career. 

Support services for vocational education online students

We are committed to ensuring you have a quality learning experience studying vocational education (VE) or TAFE online at Swinburne. If you want to know more about the services we offer online students check out our VE Online Service Standards [PDF 94KB].

Keep on exploring

  • Why choose Swinburne?

    Our commitment to high-quality teaching over our 110-year history is what makes us educational leaders in science, technology, innovation, business and design. At Swinburne, we help you reach your academic goals in a fun, vibrant and accepting environment.

  • Planning your future

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Start planning your future, today.

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    Returning to study

    If you want to retrain for a promotion or career change, we understand the challenges you may face when you come back to uni and return to study. That’s why we offer additional services for non-school leavers that can make your study life easier.