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.
From finding your way around campus to setting up your student email, here is all the information you need to settle into university life and get started at Swinburne. You can also find information on our free Strategies for Success workshops that will help you meet the academic demands of university.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need to borrow a few text books 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.
Orientation helps you get started at Swinburne and settle into university life. During orientation we will provide you with handy tips and resources to help you prepare for study.
Student support servicesNeed support? Swinburne’s student support services can help with your studies, career, health and wellbeing, accommodation, child care, IT, safety and more.
Your safety at Swinburne
We’ve worked hard to create a safe, accepting and vibrant community to ensure Swinburne remains a place that everyone can feel confident and respected — we aim to keep it that way. The safety of our students, visitors and staff is of the highest importance to us.
Health and wellbeing
We offer comprehensive professional health and medical services to support the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of the Swinburne community.
Support for international students
We understand that living and studying away from your home country can be challenging. Find out more about living in Australia and how our international support team can assist you.
Strategies for Success workshops
Transitioning to tertiary study can be daunting. That’s why we offer Strategies for Success workshops to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to tackle the academic demands of university.
Open to all new and current students, Strategies for Success is a series of special multi-day workshops offered as part of orientation each semester. It's designed to give you the strategies to succeed, so you feel better prepared when classes commence and can enjoy your university experience as much as possible.
The program is run across three days and is held two weeks before the commencement of classes. New students and those who are ‘at risk’ are strongly encouraged to attend to help boost your confidence and improve your academic performance.
- What skills do I need to be a successful student?
- How do I get and stay motivated?
- How do I balance study, paid work, family and leisure time?
- How do I get the most out of my lectures and tutorials?
- What academic support services are available?