Swinburne University of Technology

    Swinburne University of Technology
    Swinburne University of Technology
    World Rank: 285th by QS Ranking

    The Swinburne University of Technology, also called Swinburne, is an Australian public research university. Swinburne is a world-class university that creates social and economic impact via science, technology, and innovation. It was formed in 1908 to help individuals in Melbourne's eastern suburbs who did not have access to further education. Its primary campus is in Melbourne's Hawthorn district.

    Swinburne Institution is a dual-sector university that provides higher education and Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE). It provides courses in a wide range of areas, and its close relationships with industries give students with significant job experience during their academics. Swinburne offers courses in the following areas

    • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Aviation
    • Built Environment and Architecture
    • Business
    • Design
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Film and Television
    • Games and Animation
    • Health
    • Information Technology
    • Law
    • Media and Communication
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Science
    • Trades and Apprenticeships

    Why choose Swinburne?

    • Professional qualifications: You will receive the ultimate improvement with this degree. It includes a full-time paid job placement experience and is accessible in the academic fields of Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Health Science, Media and Communication, and Science. Work in your desired industry while receiving assistance from Swinburne and your host organisation.
    • Internships: Connect your studies and professional practice with a part-time internship over a semester or as an intense block during the summer or winter. Internships provide real-world experience in an area related to your degree, allowing you to explore your possible career path. Furthermore, they demonstrate to potential employers that you are enthusiastic and possess more than simply 'book smarts.'
    • Research: Swinburne researchers are known for doing high-quality research in astrophysics, physics, engineering, materials engineering, computer science and information technology, design and innovation, medical sciences, neurosciences, and psychological health. The researchers cooperate with the industry through integrated relationships to drive innovation and generate impact, and leading digital technology platforms support them.
    • Industry-related projects: As part of any program, you will complete an actual industry project, react to an industry brief, solve a vexing industry problem, or receive hands-on experience with the tools and methods in your field. You'll collaborate with colleagues to create a proposal or prototype that offers a solution or adds value to industry partners or classmates. It's a hands-on experience that will prepare you for a real-world job.

    University Rankings

    The Swinburne University of Technology is one of Melbourne's best public institutions. According to QS World University Rankings, it is rated #296 for 2023.

    University Highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    Number of Courses

    161 undergraduate & 212 postgraduate

    Tuition Fees

    $28000 - $38000 per year


    Feb, Aug & Sep.

    Main Intakes

    The main intakes are in February, August and September.


    Swinburne University offers a variety of international scholarships and incentive programs, whether you are applying to college for the first time or extending your education with a postgraduate degree.

    • Swinburne International Excellence Pathway Scholarship: It provides scholarships ranging from $2500 to $4000 to qualifying international route course students who achieve academically.
    • Swinburne Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship: Depending on your GPA, you earn up to 30% off your tuition for the length of your study (or equivalent).
    • Swinburne Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship: Depending on your GPA, you earn up to 30% off your tuition for the length of your study (or equivalent).
    • George Swinburne Postgraduate STEM Scholarship: You might save up to 30% on your tuition for the duration of your study.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online through the college website or by an education agent.

    Documents Required for Admission

    1. Academic Documents
    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th-grade

             For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree of 12th-grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree in 12th-grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree of 12th-grade
    1. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores
    2. Passport
    3. Work Experience (if any)
    4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    5. Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
    6. College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirements





    Education, Law & Psychological Sciences & Postgraduate




    Nursing, Sports Science




    All other programs




    What are the fees to study at the university?

    The costs depend upon the courses you apply for. Most courses cost from $28000 to $38000 per annum.

    Can I work part-time as a student in Australia?

    Yes, you can work 40 hours per fortnight during semester sessions and unlimited during semester break. This is to ensure that you are focused on your studies.

    Where is the university located?

    Three campuses are based in Melbourne, located in Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna, and one in Sarawak, Malaysia.

    What are the main intake dates?

    The main intakes are in February, August and September.

    Is it necessary for me to satisfy language requirements?

    Yes, the candidate must meet the language standards outlined above in the section on language requirements. IELTS, TOEFL, & PTE tests are recognised.

    Does the University provide scholarships to international students?

    Yes, the university does provide scholarships to international students. For more info, see the scholarship section of the article.



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