As a Swinburne graduate, you are entitled to add postnominals, which identify your qualification(s) after your name.
This is a guide to help you determine your postnominals (the abbreviated version of your qualification title).
Note: you can only use postnominals once your award has been conferred (that is, you have received your testamur either at a ceremony or in the mail).
Step 1: Select your qualification descriptor
|Doctor of Philosophy||PhD|
Step 2: Select your study descriptor
These study descriptors are for Swinburne-accredited courses only.
|Business Information Systems||BusInfSys|
|Entrepreneurship and Innovation||EI|
|Film and Television||F&TV|
|Information Systems Management||ISM|
Step 3: Select your field of study
You can add the field of study to the letters that describe your award, if, for instance, you undertook a specialisation within your degree.
Example: Bachelor of Social Science (Media Studies) equates to BSocSc(Media Studies)
Tips for stating your postnominals
Order of qualifications
The recommended order is the lower qualifications directly after your name, leading to the highest qualifications.
Example: J Smith DipBus, BBus
The name of the awarding institution should also follow your academic qualifications. If you hold multiple qualifications from the one institution then you just list it after all of the qualifications from that institution, not after each qualification.
Example: J Smith DipBus, BBus RMIT, MBA, PhD Swinburne
If you are the member of a professional association, you may be entitled to include the postnominals for that association after your academic postnominals.
Example: J Smith BEng, PhD, Swinburne, FIEAust
Double degrees and dual awards
Graduates of double degrees or dual awards are entitled to use postnominals for both programs, separated by a slash. In the case of dual awards, the order should commence with the lowest qualification, leading to the highest.
Example: J Smith BSc(Biotechnology)/BBus Swinburne
Students who have undertaken an honours program, should list this after the qualification and study descriptor, and before the field of study descriptor (if applicable).
Example: J Smith MSc(Hons) (Network Systems) or J Smith BInfTech(Hons)