We’re a dynamic, innovative, and ever-evolving institution. Our focus is on making you career-ready. We’re internationally recognised for our high-impact research, with eight of our STEM research fields ranked well above the world standard.*

*Excellence in Research Australia (ERA), ERA score of 5.

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Get involved in sports, clubs and activities

  • Sport and fitness

    At Swinburne, we provide opportunities for you to get involved in a variety of sports clubs and fitness opportunities. As an enrolled student, you’re eligible to join in on the fun and get active!

  • Clubs and student organisations

    Join a club or student organisation and meet like-minded people, explore new hobbies and get involved with the issues you care about. Find your people.
  • Student volunteers at Semester 1 2023 Orientation


    Learn valuable new skills by taking on a leadership or volunteering role. You’ll meet new people and gain experiences that will make you more employable.

  • Students covered in colourful dye celebrate at a Swinburne event on Hawthorn campus

    Student Union

    An independent, student-run representation, welfare and events association; guiding students to not only unlock their academic potential, but make memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.

  • Two female students discuss robotics in the classroom

    STEM student groups

    School groups are an ideal way for students studying science, engineering and technology to network, make friends and build job-ready skills. There are several groups available, including Engineers Without Borders Swinburne and Women in STEM.

Get started, find accommodation and support

  • Students gather in the kitchen of their accommodation socialising

    On-campus accommodation

    Learn about the different types of accommodation on Swinburne's Hawthorn campus, including private and shared accommodation options.

  • Swinburne locations

    We have three campuses based in Melbourne, located in Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna, and one in Sarawak, Malaysia. Learn how to navigate your campus and discover what’s close by.

  • Getting started at Swinburne

    Are you a new student to Swinburne? Welcome! All the vital information you need to help you get started at Swinburne and settle into university life is on this page.

  • Student support services

    Need support? Swinburne’s student support services can help with your studies, career, health and wellbeing, accommodation, child care, IT, safety and more.
There's still time to apply for Semester 2

Whether it's business, health, or design you're interested in, TAFE, undergrad or postgrad – Semester 2 classes start on Monday 29 July.

See steps for applying, frequently asked questions, and key dates and deadlines.

Gain real-world experience and exchange program

  • A student gets career advice from the student services team

    Careers and employability

    Improve your employability with expert advice and job application assistance, with a range of seminars, workshops, conferences and employer sessions to give you the edge.

  • 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.

  • A tourist girl with a backpack looking at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

    Swinburne study abroad

    Studying abroad gives you the chance to challenge yourself, explore new cultures and make memories that last a lifetime. What are you waiting for?

  • Ruby, Bachelor of Education (Primary)

    "I’ve been so lucky to have had incredible support on my placements from my mentors, my lecturers, the placement team, the support staff and my peers."

    Ruby , Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Choose Swinburne and explore Melbourne

  • Upward facing image of the white AMDC building with the word Swinburne visible across the top

    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.

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    Living in Melbourne

    Discover why we have such a great reputation for sport, art, culture, shopping and the best coffee on the planet!

  • Young couple happy smiling surfers on ocean coast

    Why study in Australia?

    World-class education, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, friendly locals, plus cute kangaroos and koalas – no wonder our international students love Australia!