In Summary

  • There has been a high demand for new courses offered by Swinburne
  • New courses cover nursing, architecture, sport and exercise science, and engineering practice 

There has been a high demand for new courses offered by Swinburne, as shown by the 2018 VTAC university offers.

Courses set to begin in 2018 that have seen a high uptake in applications from Australian high school students include:

Swinburne Vice-President (Students) Dr Andrew Smith says the uptake of Swinburne’s new undergraduate courses shows that students are looking for opportunities that will leave them career-ready upon graduation. 

“Swinburne’s learning experience is designed to make sure our students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employment and positions them to remain adaptable to the demands of industry,” Dr Smith says.

“The growth we have seen in Australia’s healthcare and engineering industries further demonstrates the need for courses that will prepare students for the future Australian workforce.”

Swinburne health precinct

Swinburne’s Bachelor of Nursing is just one of the new programs that leverages the university’s strengths in technology and innovation to train students for current and future practices.

The degree will give students access to innovative technology that simulates real-life nursing scenarios, allowing them to interact with virtual patients in a safe and realistic online environment.

Two students oversee a simulated patient.

Due to increased demand for health education, Swinburne is currently developing a health precinct at its Hawthorn campus where the Bachelor of Nursing and other health courses will be taught from Semester 1 2018.

The precinct includes laboratories designed for studying anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, motor learning, nutrition and dietetics fitted with the latest equipment and technology.

Demand for pathways diplomas grow

The current round of VTAC offers also saw a 30 per cent increase in offers for diploma pathways for students who did not achieve the ATAR needed for the degree of their choice.

“Students who undertake a Swinburne pathway diploma are able to take advantage of smaller class sizes and more individual attention, better preparing them for further study,” says Dr Smith.

“The accessibility of Swinburne diplomas allow successful students to transfer with full credit into the second year of some degree programs.”