Kickstart your Swinburne journey

Are you a new student? Welcome! This page has some vital information that will help you get started at Swinburne and settle into university life.

Add these essentials to your student starter pack

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    Student email, password and Wi-Fi access

    Set up your Swinburne student email, learn how to reset or change your password and connect to our secure wireless network, eduroam.

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    Your student ID card and Swinburne login

    Your Swinburne student ID card gives you access to services and facilities on Swinburne campuses. It's also your library card and identification for exams.

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    Mobile apps

    From our learning management system, Canvas, to the Swinburne app equipped with class timetables, campus maps, security information and live support from StudentHQ, these apps will help you navigate university life on the go.

Your details, IT help, tools and guidelines

  • Change your personal details

    Here are the ways you can keep your enrolment details – including name, address and residency status – up to date at Swinburne University.
  • Student systems, hardware and software

    Swinburne has a wide range of student systems, applications and software you can use to help with your studies including the Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365.

  • Academic integrity

    Academic integrity is about presenting academic work in a moral, ethical and honest way. It means using ideas, knowledge and information to develop your own insights.

  • Your USI

    Submit your Unique Student Identifier (USI) to comply with Australian regulations.

Learning resources

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    Canvas is an online tool for accessing study materials, submitting assignments and staying informed about your units. Simply use your SIMS username and password to sign in.

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    Study and learning support

    Improve your study and academic skills through our Learning and Academic Skills Centre. Attend workshops, advice sessions, and access support for students facing challenges.

  • Peer Mentoring services

    If you're finding it hard to adjust to university life or looking for someone to help you learn the ropes, our friendly team of student mentors is here to help. Whether you're commencing a bachelor degree or returning to study as a postgrad, student mentors can advise you on all things Swinburne.

  • Library

    Need to borrow textbooks or book a computer? We have you covered. The Swinburne library provides a wide range of services for our students and operates across three campuses.

  • Work Integrated Learning

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

  • Free Adobe Creative Cloud

    All Swinburne students have free access to the Adobe Creative Cloud and over 20 different apps including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects and so much more!

Student support services, Student Life and discounts

  • 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.
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    Student Life

    The student experience is about more than just books and late-night library visits. We have a wide range of clubs and societies for you to meet like-minded people and make life-long friends as well as volunteering opportunities and tickets to organised events.

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    Student discounts and concessions

    Make the most of student perks and save: discover discounted travel, health and legal services available to you as a Swinburne student. 

Follow Student Life on our social networks to discover what's going on outside the classroom

What can you expect from Swinburne?

We've got a Student Charter that outlines what you can expect from us – and what we expect from you. 

See how the Student Charter works

Have a few questions about getting started at Swinburne?

Contact our friendly team at studentHQ and they'll be able to help you out.

Contact studentHQ