Top five reasons to choose Swinburne

Move closer to your career goals with a practical and relevant degree from Swinburne. We ensure that you graduate with sought-after skills and experiences that can help you enter and get ahead in the workforce.

We offer degrees across a range of study areas. We’ll help you choose the right course and help you get there.

Develop the skills that are in demand with employers and access opportunities for valuable work experience and overseas study.

1. Study at a world-ranked institution

We are ranked among the world’s top 400 research-intensive universities by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018. We were also ranked number 45 in the 2019 QS Top 50 Under 50, an index of the world's top universities under 50 years old.

In 2018, we were rated among the top three universities in Victoria for student satisfaction in data published by the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching. The data also placed Swinburne number one in Victoria for teaching quality in undergraduate law and teacher education. Swinburne teachers are experienced experts too and they bring valuable industry experience to the classroom.

2. Flexible study options

Benefit from flexible study options that fit in with your life. Many degrees allow you to choose subjects from across different fields. 

Depending on your course, you can study online or part-time. To help you balance work, life and study you can spread the load over Summer and Winter terms too. 

3. Gain practical experience 

Our close ties with industry provide you with opportunities for valuable industry and workplace experiences. Industry representatives inform and shape our curriculum. Our Work Integrated Learning program offers six- and 12-month paid work placements.

Most courses include professionally focused team projects called Capstone Projects, which are completed in your final year of study. You could find yourself working with prospective employers and developing valuable industry networks. 

4. Become a global student

Study at one of more than 90 partner institutions around the world. Go on exchange or join one of our study abroad programs and get credit towards completing your degree while overseas.

Swinburne’s Sarawak campus in Malaysia offers students the benefits of cross-cultural learning without leaving Swinburne. 

5. Pathways to your goal

There are plenty of pathways to your chosen degree at Swinburne. Whether you are finishing school, returning to study or need some help meeting the entry requirements for your chosen course, we have options to get you there.