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The most open of open days!



SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018 | 10AM – 4PM

Explore our campus, speak to our students and staff, and discover your dream course. Make our place your place on Open Day.


It was tough to choose but below are our top picks for Swinburne Open Day 2018!
If you want to check out our full program of events, including talks, tours, demos and more, head to our Plan Your Day page.

Welcome to Country Attend a traditional smoking ceremony performed by Uncle Bill Nicholson.

Ready, Set, Engineer! Take our interactive challenge to get a taste of what a career in engineering could be like.

Leaf with me Wander our nursery and purchase plants grown by our horticulture students.

Masterchef’s Charlie Sartori Is In Our Kitchen Enjoy a live cooking demo from 2016 contestant Charlie Sartori in our new Nutrition and Dietetics Kitchen.

Crushing Concrete Watch concrete being crushed and see an earthquake simulator in our civil engineering lab.

OzGrav Space Encounter Witness the Big Bang and marvel at the stars when you take a virtual tour of our galaxy.

Games Arcade Get competitive when you try out the latest games developed by our students.

CSI SWINBURNE Pick up on clues and test your powers of observation in our interactive crime scene.

Meet the Tigers Say hello to players from the Richmond Football Club, thanks to our partnership with the AFL team.

Built by a Robot? What becomes possible when robots are used in architecture? Imagine the exciting, innovative and sustainable practices of the future as you watch our KUKA robotic arms in action.

A Look Inside the Human Body Ever seen an iPad as big as a human body? You can today in our new anatomy lab. Here's where students learn by interacting with life-size anatomy tables as well as virtual and augmented reality technologies.

Tell me more

Nail Open Day with our handy guide, get the lowdown on last year, and find out all the perks of being a Swinburne student.


Sunday 29 July, 10am – 4pm.

If you’re thinking about studying, now’s your chance to see what it’s like at Swinburne.

You’ll find out everything you need to know about our courses, get the chance to ask the experts questions, and take in our friendly campus atmosphere. Of course, there’s loads of entertainment, stalls and food for good measure, too!

Our Hawthorn campus is located right beside Glenferrie Station in Melbourne. In fact, Glenferrie Station is otherwise known as the Swinburne University of Technology stop (yes, really!).

By train

Simply take a Belgrave, Lilydale or Alamein line train, and get off at Glenferrie Station. We’re just metres from the train tracks.

By car

We’re located on John Street in Hawthorn – right near the hustle and bustle of Melbourne’s beloved Glenferrie Road.

There’s free and ticketed parking in a number of locations around our campus, too.

From afar

Travelling from regional Victoria? With our Experience Swinburne Grant you could get the cost of your day’s transport and food covered by Swinburne.

  1. First, read our handy Guide to Nailing Open Day.
  2. Then, take a look at our Open Day planner
  3. Mix and match the sessions and activities that interest you most
  4. You’ll receive a link to your personalised digital planner for the day!

You can turn up at Swinburne Open Day any time between 10am and 4pm. Obviously, the earlier you arrive, the more you’ll see (and the more free stuff you might get)!

For talks, tours or events, we do recommend showing up at the specific location 5 to 10 minutes before start time – so you can get a good spot and not miss out on the action.

You can view our campus map here. Plus, when you use our Plan Your Day tool, you can check out exactly where your events are located before you arrive with the Your Plan feature!

Once you get here, you'll see plenty of signage. Collect your Open Day Program and goodie bag upon arrival and you’ll find a handy campus map inside, too. You’ll also spot our Swinburne volunteers everywhere on the day and they’ll be happy to help point you in the right direction if you need.

Absolutely. In fact, that’s one of the best reasons to come! Attending a wide variety of information sessions will help you get a clearer idea of what we have on offer, and what your future might look like.

Most definitely. You’ll spot our student volunteers on campus, wearing Swinburne tees. Strike up a conversation and they’ll be keen to share their Swinburne experience with you.

Of course! It’s great to get the advice of others when you’re looking at a university.

It’s especially for you. Swinburne Open Day means just that – our doors will all be open! If you’re thinking of postgraduate study or switching to Swinburne to complete your studies, come and check out our facilities and information sessions – there’s plenty of stuff to see.

Same goes if you’re thinking about vocational education or considering a career change. Every study area will be represented so you’ll have lots of food for thought.

If you’re still in high school but not close to finishing, you’re welcome, too. Coming along a few years before you finish is a great way to figure out what you’d like to study later on.

No. Simply show up on the day. If you’re keen to lock in a plan for your day’s activities, you can use our handy Plan Your Day tool to get yourself organised.

Check in at the Equity and AccessAbility Services stand on Level 2 of the ATC Building – the lifts are right next to the escalators in the lobby. Or speak to one of our friendly volunteers who will be on hand to help you out.