Why choose Swinburne?
Swinburne is a world-ranked and internationally recognised university in Melbourne. We equip our students with the knowledge and capabilities they need to establish successful careers through high-quality teaching and industry engagement.
Melbourne is a great destination in which to live and study. The city was named the most liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index (2011–17).
1. A world-ranked university
At Swinburne, we produce outstanding research and continue to invest in research infrastructure. In 2017 the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Swinburne as one of the world's top 350 universities.
Swinburne was recognised for the third time in the QS Top 100 Under 50 in 2017. We also advanced to number 61 in the Young University Rankings and to number 60 in the Asia-Pacific University Rankings.
This is supported by our rankings as a world-ranked university for graduate employability and one of the world's most international universities.
Swinburne has also been recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by the 2016 QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject. We also achieved a top 75 ranking in the ARWU in the field of civil engineering and we were ranked in the top 200 institutions in the world in science in 2016.
2. Support services for international students
At Swinburne we offer many services to help you achieve your academic goals and to enhance your life as a student.
We have agents all over the world to help you choose the right course. If you are in Melbourne, we offer one-on-one appointments so that you can speak with a course adviser to answer all your questions.
We care about your wellbeing at Swinburne. We have dedicated International Student Advisers who can provide advice on academic and personal needs. They can help you access study support, health services and counselling.
3. Quality teaching
At Swinburne you will learn from highly experienced staff. Our courses provide access to opportunities that allow you to learn in innovative ways.
Our close ties with industry mean our courses are relevant and up to date. Many of our courses are recognised by professional organisations and they offer you invaluable experiences across all study levels.
4. Prepare for your career
Swinburne is recognised for producing graduates who are ready for employment. We offer a range of programs that extend beyond what you learn in the classroom to prepare you for your career. They include:
- professional placements
- careers and employment services
- projects with industry
- short-term international study programs
- Student Leadership and Volunteer Program.
5. Fantastic facilities
Our Hawthorn campus has state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities at the Advanced Technologies Centre and the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre. There’s on-campus accommodation and the campus is easily accessible by public transport. A range of services is also available on campus, including career and health services.