The centre is one of the largest astronomy research groups in Australia. Striving to be a world-leading research entity, the centre endeavours to attract the best and brightest minds to create a rewarding environment in which intellectual pursuits can prosper.

Key benefits

World-class facility

We are the only Australian institute to have access to the world's largest optical telescopes.

High success rate

Graduates often take positions in leading astrophysics institutions around the world.

World-class researchers

CAS is one the largest astrophysics research centres in Australia.

  • Swinburne Bachelor of Science (Physics) alumna and PhD candidate, Grace Lawrence.

    PhD opportunities

    Discover everything you need to know about studying a PhD at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, including topics, timeframe and benefits.

  • The Milky Way night sky with stars in Crimea.


    Swinburne postgraduate Astronomy courses include Master, Diploma and Certificate level qualifications. Access the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.
  • "My supervisors at the University have been extremely supportive, which is much needed for international students when they move away from their friends and family to a new country. It’s a conducive environment to learn, grow and excel."

    Vivek , Swinburne student

Interested in a vacation scholarship?

Each year, we offer a number of vacation scholarships to students in their last or second-last year of their undergraduate degree. Participating students become immersed in the centre’s research activities and get first-hand experience utilising our facilities.

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