Fees are payable at the time of your enrolment for each semester.

There are two types of fees payable for postgraduate study: tuition fees and a Student Services and Amenities fee.  

The Student Services and Amenities fee is paid yearly. It gives you access to a variety of services such as careers and employment advice, workshop presentations and counselling.

You may also need to allow for the purchase of books or equipment.

Fees are reviewed each year and may increase without notice.

Fee payment options

There are three tuition fee payment options at Swinburne:

  • pay the full tuition fee up-front – that is, by the due date each teaching period
  • pay some of the tuition fee up-front and request a FEE-HELP loan for the remainder of the fee
  • request a FEE-HELP loan for the full tuition fee.

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for some Swinburne postgraduate programs.

Graduate Certificate:

Graduate Certificate in Construction Management
Graduate Certificate of Engineering
Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting

Graduate Diploma:

Graduate Diploma of Construction Management
Graduate Diploma of Engineering
Graduate Diploma of Environmental Health Practice
Graduate Diploma of Forensic Behavioural Science
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
Graduate Diploma of Professional Accounting


Master of Architecture*
Master of Architecture and Urban Design*
Master of Media and Communication*
Master of Construction and Infrastructure Management
Master of Construction Management
Master of Engineering
Master of Engineering Science
Master of Forensic Behavioural Science
Master of Information Technology
Master of Occupational Therapy
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Psychology (Clinical Psychology)
Master of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Urban Design*
Master of Engineering/Master of Construction Management

* Limited CSP places and they will be offered on a merit basis only

Phasing Out Courses (No new course Intake from 2020)

Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing Technology)
Graduate Diploma of Engineering (Civil Structures)
Master of Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing Technology)
Master of Engineering (Civil Structures)
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
Master of Engineering Science (Advanced Manufacturing Technology)
Master of Engineering Science (Civil Structures)
Master of Engineering Science (Civil)
Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic)
Master of Professional Accounting - Global Leadership Program
Master of Engineering (Civil)/Master of Construction Management

If you are enrolled in one of these programs, you are only required to contribute part of the cost of your course (your Student Contribution Amount). This amount may be deferred via a FEE-HELP loan, should eligibility be met.

For more information about CSP, contact us at postgrad@swinburne.edu.au or call 1300 275 794.

Fee payment assistance


Financial assistance is available in the form of the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP program.

FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan scheme through which you can defer the payment of some or all of your tuition fees. When your income reaches a certain repayment threshold the debt is repaid through the tax system.

You may also be able to receive assistance with the Student Services and Amenities fee.

Employer assistance

Many employers have study support policies that include financial and other support. Speak to your employer to find out if you are eligible to receive such assistance during your postgraduate studies.