International rankings

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally recognised research-intensive university that is focused on delivering research that creates economic and social impact. Our researchers are producing innovative research solutions to real-world problems across a range of disciplines and sectors.

Swinburne has been ranked one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education University Rankings 2020. Swinburne was also ranked in the top 250 for the 2018 Times Higher Education Engineering and Technology subject ranking.

Swinburne was ranked in the top 400 in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and we were also ranked 45 for the 2019 QS Top 50 Under 50, an index of the world’s top universities under the age of 50. Swinburne was also recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018. We were listed in the top 50 for the Art and Design subject area.

In 2019, Swinburne was ranked one of the world’s top 400 universities by the prestigious 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). We were also ranked in the top 100 for ARWU in the field of civil engineering.