Demand for undergraduate degrees at Swinburne University of Technology has risen this year with 2,565 Year 12 students today receiving an offer to study at Swinburne, a 2.1% increase over 2014.
The minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) required to gain a place in many popular degrees has also risen at Swinburne in 2015.
Swinburne’s average clearly-in ATAR across all bachelor degrees jumped to 76.7, up from 71.8 in 2014.
“The growth in demand for entry into Swinburne reflects the university’s reputation as one of Australia’s best places to study,” said Professor Linda Kristjanson, Vice-Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology.
“We’re pleased to be able to offer so many new students the chance to pursue the course of their choice and to set them up for successful careers.”
Competitive courses that exceeded an ATAR of 90 include Swinburne’s engineering and film and television degrees.
Swinburne’s innovative law degree, offered for the first time in 2015, also debuted with a minimum clearly-in ATAR of at least 90.25.
Swinburne will introduce other new courses this year including a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Education (Secondary), and a Bachelor of Design and Innovation.
The university continues to consider applicants who have encountered short and long-term disadvantage through the Special Consideration and Special Entry Access Scheme which promotes access to higher education.
The ATAR is the primary criterion for entry by Year 12 students into most undergraduate university programs. An ATAR is not an average of a student's marks, but a rank that measures their overall performance in relation to other students.
Swinburne is continuing to accept direct applications for entry into its degrees and other qualifications offered at Hawthorn, Croydon, Wantirna and through Swinburne Online.