Ready to stop feeling undervalued? Pretending to be happy? Dreaming small? Start midyear and begin your new chapter.

Getting started and applying

Just browsing?

Explore your course options to get started.

Show me courses

Want more detail?

Attend an upcoming event to see what makes Swinburne the uni for you.

Show me events

Want some advice?

Call us, email us, or book in a chat with a course and applications expert.

Show me how

Ready to apply?

There’s no better time to start than now. 

Show me how to apply

Upcoming events

Not sure which event to attend? Learn all about the different higher education study levels – and what they mean – in our FAQ section.

  • Course Info

    2023 | Undergraduate, TAFE & UniLink On-campus Study Expo

    Looking to start in Semester 2, 2023? Join us for this expo-style, on-campus event to meet academics, browse course options, and get on-the-spot advice.  

    Tue 6 June
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Swinburne Hawthorn campus, AMDC building, Level 3
  • Course Info

    2023 | What Are My Postgrad Study Options? | Online Q&A

    Looking to start in Semester 2, 2023? Join this event to chat to academics, get course advice, and find out how you could fit postgrad study into your life.

    Tue 23 May
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Microsoft Teams
    Register now (2023 | What Are My Postgrad Study Options? | Online Q&A)

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

Vocational Education (or VE): Pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, traineeships, trades, certificates and diplomas, including TAFE courses. 

You might be looking at VE because you’re interested in studying a skills-based vocation like electronics, plumbing, or horticulture. Maybe you’d like to start small before progressing into further study, or perhaps the eligibility criteria caught your eye. In many cases, it is broader (for example, you can apply for some VE courses without an ATAR). 

UniLink: A UniLink diploma is called so because it serves as a ‘link’ course between you and undergraduate study. These courses are a great choice if you didn’t complete high school in Australia, or didn’t get the ATAR needed for your preferred bachelor degree.

Undergraduate (or UG): Bachelor degrees, double degrees and associate degrees. 

Many undergraduate degrees will take 3 years to complete and will result in a bachelor’s degree. Double degrees are for those who’d like to study a little longer and graduate with twice the qualifications. Associate degrees will take around 2 years, and can either send you off into the world of work or prepare you for further study. 

Postgraduate (or PG): Graduate certificates, master degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Postgraduate study is, in most cases, for those who have completed undergraduate study. In some cases, postgrad study can be undertaken by students with significant industry experience in lieu of undergraduate study.

Completed master and doctorate degrees will result in a ‘Master of’ and ‘PhD’ respectively. Or you could exit your master degree study early having completed sufficient units to achieve a graduate diploma.

  • If you’ve found yourself in a course, or at a uni, that isn’t the right fit – and you’re ready to make the switch to Swinburne

  • If you missed out on a place in your chosen course when you applied previously

  • If you don’t want to wait until 2024 to begin

  • If you’re looking for more flexible study options 

  • If you’d like to begin your course in a smaller cohort

  • Access all the info you need to make a decision in a tight two-hour window

  • Get a sneak peek at Swinburne campuses and facilities

  • Meet academics and teaching staff

  • Ask your questions in real time 

  • Explore your options 

Explore your options by browsing courses on our website, attending an event and chatting to staff and applications experts, or by getting in touch with us. 

Whether you’ve got your heart set on a course or not, our advice will help you find the exact course that will get you where you want to go.

Not all Swinburne courses are available for Semester 2 entry, so be sure to check the course page on our website, or ask a Swinburne course advisor.

No, you aren’t. While you may share classes here and there with your peers who began in Semester 1, you will be starting your course from the beginning - just in the midyear intake.

If your goal is to graduate alongside students who began your course in Semester 1, you can by taking up an extra unit here and there.

Still have questions? Get in touch with our team

Did you know you can get in touch with us at any stage in your application journey? We’re always on hand with answers, assistance, and advice.

Why study with us?

Ahead of the curve

State-of-the-art facilities, groundbreaking research, and faculty of industry leaders

Work Integrated Learning 

Placements, internships and industry-led projects so you graduate with real-world experience

Vibrant student life 

Friendly community, meaningful student support services, and a rich program of cultural events

Keep on exploring

  • Fees

    Tuition fees can be confusing — but they don’t have to be. Find all the information you need to know about your university fees.

  • Scholarships

    We offer a wide range of scholarships to help selected students from all walks of life reach their academic goals.

  • Female student on a professional placement stands in the office and smiles to camera

    Work Integrated Learning

    Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects.

Ready to start your next chapter?

Chosen your course? Understand the entry requirements? Then you're all set to apply.

Apply now