Professional Writing and Editing

Building a writing career means building industry skills.

We believe writing and editing are highly marketable skills in today’s career world. That’s why we offer Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne.

Professional Writing and Editing is an opportunity to develop your expertise in these areas for work in a professional environment. We provide a hands-on, cross-disciplinary approach, so you’ll build skills that allow you to meet industry standards and work as a professional writer and editor. You’ll also learn how to design and develop text with an understanding of industry laws and regulations. Writing and editing for novels, advertising and the Internet is also addressed in this course.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the confidence and skills to put your knowledge into practice. A wide range of careers can be found in multimedia communication, technical writing, marketing, journalism and more.

Joanne Hajjar accepting graduation scroll from Chancellor Graham Goldsmith

Take on a Grand Challenge

Is the Great Australian Dream of a quarter acre block dead? Will we be renters for life? How can we afford decent housing? In her final-year Grand Challenges project, Joanna Hajjar (pictured) wrestled with those questions and developed solutions alongside experts and fellow students.  

You too could dive into a Grand Challenge of your own, covering topics like sustainable cities or digital transformations in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Transitions.

The Swinburne Advantage

We turn knowing into know-how.

We believe an undergraduate education must be about more than knowledge. In today’s competitive job market, it must be about true job readiness.

Starting in 2016, we’re expanding access to our Work Integrated Learning opportunities. It’s just a matter of choosing the opportunity that suits your future.

Choose from professional degrees, professional placements, professional internships, industry-linked projects, industry study tours and accreditation placements. There are also a range of other opportunities you can create.

You’ll build invaluable skills and confidence in knowing you have what it takes to land a job in your field by graduation.

We think it’s an approach that makes the adventure worth taking. See for yourself.
The Swinburne Advantage. Available to all new undergraduate students from 2016.

Aziza is studying professional writing and editing.

My course has fostered my creative and personal development over the past few years. I believe my biggest achievement at Swinburne has been the building of my professional portfolio. My tutors have genuine concern for their students and encourage us to get the most out of our university experience.


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