Online courses

Swinburne is a world leader in online education, utilising breakthrough web technologies to deliver academic courses in a supportive learning environment.

Choose when and where you study, and fit your study around your work and life commitments with an online course. On-campus students at Swinburne may also have the opportunity to study online units as part of their course.

Note: if you are an international student in Australia and hold a student visa, you are required to study full-time and on campus*. Courses taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia, or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Swinburne Online

Swinburne Online offers flexible and engaging online content across undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education courses. Local and international students can study a range of disciplines and graduate with a Swinburne qualification.

All students have access to Swinburne facilities on campus like the library, learning spaces, and events and activities organised by the Swinburne Student Amenities Association.

Open Universities Australia

Swinburne also delivers courses through Open Universities Australia (OUA), an online education partnership with seven other Australian universities. Students can choose between standard courses and single units, both of which are identical to what is taught to on-campus students.

Similar to Swinburne Online, all students have access to on-campus facilities and receive Swinburne qualifications on successful completion of their course.

Massive Open Online Courses

Swinburne also offers free online courses through the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) program. Learn the foundations of a particular area of study, deepen your knowledge or undertake some personal development.

Vocational Education Online

Swinburne provides opportunities to study nationally recognised qualifications online allowing students the flexibility to study when it is convenient for them. However, studying online can come with its challenges and therefore, Swinburne has many support services in place to ensure studying online is a pleasant experience. The VE Online Service Standards outlines the services that are available for students studying online at Swinburne.