Diploma to degree

Gain entry to a university degree with the completion of eligible diplomas in a range of study areas. 

Undertake a UniLink diploma to progress directly into the second year of a related bachelor degree. 

Successfully complete a diploma or certificate course at Swinburne or other Australian education institution and progress to another qualification with advanced standing.

UniLink diplomas

UniLink diplomas are an option for students who miss direct entry to a degree or who would benefit from a more supportive style of learning.

They are equivalent to the first year of university and can provide a pathway to the second year of a related bachelor degree. Pathway options from UniLink diplomas are available via the pathway planner.

UniLink diplomas are available in the areas of:

UniLink diplomas take eight months to complete. There are three intakes each year (February, June and October), so you can progress to a related bachelor degree sooner rather than later.

International students

International students can undertake either an eight-month and 12-month UniLink diplomas.

Pathways Direct

Pathways Direct is a streamlined process for Swinburne students to progress from their diploma into a bachelor degree. 

Upon completion of your diploma or advanced diploma you have access to a range of single, double and specialised degrees. Learn about your pathway and credit options, so you’re ready to apply. 

Local Swinburne students can apply for further study using the online application system.
International Swinburne students can apply by completing the online course transfer request form

Any academic credit from completed study will be calculated and applied to your new course.

Pathways for non-Swinburne students

If you have completed studies at another institution, you may be eligible to receive credit towards a degree at Swinburne. 

The amount of credit received is based on the course you have studied and the relevance to the degree you're applying for at Swinburne. 

All applications for credit exemptions are assessed on a case-by-case basis. An indication of potential credit exemptions may be found on the pathway planner.