What is Open Day?

Open Day is your chance to see what’s possible at Swinburne and find where you fit in.

Hear success stories from real Swinburne students. Discover a range of courses that combine your passion with a purpose. Learn about the research and tech that are changing the world – and meet the people behind it all. Expand your knowledge, and your horizons.

Why register?

With over 300 different activations, there are plenty of reasons to attend Open Day. But here are two very important reasons why you’ll want to register first:

Go into the draw to win

When you register to attend Open Day, you’ll be automatically entered into the draw for the Swinburne Giveaway Giveaway. That’s no typo: it's your chance to win $1000 for you, and $1000 for a cause you care about.

Access a virtual campus tour

Familiarise yourself with the Hawthorn campus before you even arrive with a virtual tour. We’ll email you the link after you register so you can navigate Open Day with confidence.

Ready, set, register

  • Step 1: Register

    Register to attend so we can send you all the need-to-know info and keep you in the loop on any updates. You’ll also go into the draw to win the Swinburne Giveaway Giveaway (yes, you read that right!).

    Travelling from a regional area? Check out the Open Day Regional Travel Grant before you register – you could be reimbursed up to $250 for your travel costs. 

  • Step 2: Plan your Open Day

    Choose from hundreds of events and activities set to bring our Hawthorn campus to life this Open Day. Use the Planner to search sessions, then save them to your calendar so you can find them throughout the day using the handy interactive campus map.

  • Step 3: Create your Digital Tote Bag

    You'll need your hands free for all the tasty food and coffee, so we’ve made your Open Day tote bag 100% digital this year. It’s one part convenience, one part innovation, one part waste reduction. Save time by creating yours now – the first 500 people to sign up will score some free Swinburne merch! We'll let you know where to pick up your merch on the day via email if you’re one of the lucky first 500. 

  • Step 4: Get to campus and find a welcome point

    Swinburne Hawthorn is just 10 minutes from Melbourne's CBD by train with six different tram lines close by. Once you’re on campus, head straight for the nearest welcome point. Our friendly volunteers will be ready to answer all your Open Day questions.

    Find more info on getting here, including public transport, parking, and more.

Discover Swinburne

See innovation in action, up close and in person. Get your hands on some only-one-of-its-kind-this-side-of-the-equator tech. Catch a talk that might just open your mind – or change it.

Meet the locals

Chat with some of the brightest minds in your dream industry. Get to know your future teachers and classmates, as well as Swinburne’s friendly Hawthorn community.

Ask your questions

Ever wondered what our Work Integrated Learning guarantee is? How long is a unit? This is your chance to find out. You bring the questions, we’ll provide the answers.

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 filled with possibilities. Where could study with Swinburne take you?

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.

  • 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.