What is Open Day?

Discover Swinburne

You might have heard us talk about ‘next gen’ here, and ‘innovation’ there. Now’s your chance to see it up close and in person. From labs to student invention, and only-one-of-its-kind-this-side-of-the-equator tech.

Meet the locals

Say hello to your future teachers, Swinburne current students, course experts, and the friendly community that makes up our Hawthorn campus’s lively surrounds.

Ask your questions

Ever wondered what our Work Integrated Learning guarantee is? How long is a unit? Open Day is for asking your questions all day long. And we promise to never tire of them.

Leave inspired

Wrap up a big day on campus with a virtual tote bag full of intel – courses, careers, all of it – and a head full of big ideas. Where could study with Swinburne take you?

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    Swinburne VTAC Info Night

    Join us on campus to window-shop what you can study with Swinburne. Discover courses, meet staff and students, explore our Hawthorn campus, attend study area taster sessions, and more. 

    Tue 30 August
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Hawthorn campus
    Free
    Register_now (Swinburne VTAC Info Night)
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    Swinburne VTAC Info for Parents | Live webinar

    If you’re the parent or guardian of a Year 11 or 12 student, join us to learn the A-Zs of supporting them as they prepare to apply for uni. From preferences to course structure, pathways and more.

    Tue 6 September
    7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    Live online webinar and Q&A
    Free
    Register_now (Swinburne VTAC Info for Parents | Live webinar)
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    Alumnight: Meet Swinburne Grads

    Who knows Swinburne – and life after it – better than a Swinburne graduate? And when you’re choosing a uni, who better to ask and get to know than the students who’ve come before you?

    Join us for Alumnight, your chance to meet our grads face-to-face for an evening of talks and networking.

    Tue 15 November
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Hawthorn Hotel, 481 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122
    Free
    Register_now (Alumnight: Meet Swinburne Grads)
  • Swinburne 2022 Change of Preference Expo

    Join us at Swinburne’s Hawthorn campus to take a tour, get advice personalised to you and your study goals, and update your VTAC preferences on the day (and with confidence).

    Tue 13 December
    10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Hawthorn Campus
    Free
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    Year 11 & 12 Hub

    Preparing to make the exciting leap from school to university? Consider this your hub for everything you need to know – from campus tours to exam prep to VTAC preferences, and everything in between. 

Keep on exploring

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    Work Integrated Learning

    Swinburne guarantees real industry experience in all our bachelor degrees in the form of placements, internships or industry-linked projects. Find out more about Swinburne's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs.

  • 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.
  • Accommodation

    Discover all your student housing options at Swinburne, including on-campus accommodation, shared apartments, studio apartments and short-term accommodation.
  • Scholarships

    We offer a wide range of scholarships to help selected students from all walks of life reach their academic goals.

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    Find a course

    Search our degrees, diplomas and master programs, and find information about pathways to a degree. Explore a range of flexible study options to suit your needs and career goals.