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University Overview

From almost 100 years experience in education, Swinburne University knows how to prepare its graduates for the real world. Swinburne has a strong focus on research, entrepreneurship and innovation. Close links with business and industry ensure that the University's study programs are responsive to the demands of the commercial sector.

Swinburne offers qualifications ranging from certificates, bachelors and masters to PhDs. Areas of study available at Swinburne include: Arts, Psychology and Social Science, Business, Entrepreneurship and Management, Design and Creative Industries, Engineering, Health and Community Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology and Computing, Multimedia, Science, Technology and the Environment, English Language, Foundation and Degree Transfer Programs.


Swinburne is a school that fosters a fun-learning environment for students, it is a world-ranked institution and the university helps students through flexible study options. The university offers undergraduate and double degrees across a range of study areas. To ensure a balance of theory and practice, Swinburne has developed close ties with different industries which will provide students with opportunities for valuable industry and workplace experience.

Undergraduate students can study at Swinburne's one of more than 90 partner institutions around the world. Go on exchange or join one of the university's study abroad programs and get credit towards completing their degree while overseas. Swinburne also offers a range of scholarships to help undergraduate students reach their full potential.


Swinburne offers PhD programs, master by research and master by coursework degrees, for students wanting to develop advanced skills and knowledge. The university also offers graduate diplomas, graduate certificates and single units of postgraduate study. Graduate students can undertake postgraduate courses in Swinburne in varied study areas in arts and social sciences, aviation, business, education, engineering, film and television, games and animation, health sciences, law and science.

Postgraduate research programs are also on offer at Swinburne. Swinburne research is carried out across a range of multidisciplinary fields, with particular research strengths in astrophysics and supercomputing, brain and psychological sciences, business and enterprise, computer software and systems, to name a few. Course pathways include graduate certificate, graduate diploma andmaster degree.

Study Online

Study online programs at Swinburne allow students to access flexible and engaging online content across undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education courses. Online courses are also delivered through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia.

Swinburne also offers free online courses through the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) program. This is not only available for external students but for everyone. Students can learn the foundations of a particular area of study and undertake some personal development.

International Students

Swinburne University of Technology is an educational institution that greatly acknowledges the presence of international students. To address the needs of international students, support services begin as early as pre-departure. The checklist includes obtaining passport and visa, checking the letter of offer to confirm details, confirming accommodation booking, booking airport pick-up and knowing where to find the airport meeting point and who to contact if lost.

Swinburne provides free airport pick-up for international students upon their arrival. They also offer orientations and briefings as soon as students are settled. Academic assistance, mentoring programs and English learning services are likewise offered. A range of international student scholarships is available; some are based in Australia and others are funded internationally. These scholarships are awarded to students who pass the eligibility criteria.

Tuition Fees

Swinburne University of Technology tuition fees vary depending on student status and the course being undertaken. International students are generally required to pay the full fee for undergraduate study while both local and undergraduate students can be required to pay the full fee for postgraduate study. Sample average indicative fees from Swinburne include:


Business:$24,680   Arts/Education:$23,400   Engineering/Science:$31,220  


MBA:$29,000   Arts/Education:$24,480   Engineering/Science:$31,200  

Check with the University directly for the cost of study of the courses in which you have an interest or you can check out the lowest tuition fees at universities in Australia for international students for more general information.


Scholarships at Swinburne provide students with opportunities, and recognizes student excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. Some scholarships are based on academic merit or community service. Other scholarships exist to support students from indigenous backgrounds, students suffering financial hardship and students who have relocated from regional areas to study.

Swinburne scholarships are funded by the university, government and private organizations. A range of scholarships is also available to international students. Some are based in Australia and others are funded internationally. Some scholarships are assessed with a student's application for study. Others may require students to submit a separate application and supporting documents.

University Life

Swinburne university life is not all study. The Swinburne Student Amenities Association (SSAA) coordinates clubs and societies, student publications, social events and travels for students. With the university's modern facilities from sports and fitness centers, caf�s and restaurants and study areas and zones, students canget involved, express, socialise, stay fit or have a meal or a coffee with friends.

Since student life is the number one priority in Swinburne, a wide variety of student support programs such as accommodation services, career and learning support, health, well-being and safety support, mentoring programs, guidance and counselling and financial assistance are all in place to help students adapt to university life.

Student Reviews

One of the most common comments in the Swinburne student reviews is about the university's highly experienced and approachable lecturers and tutors. Students say that their teachers are more than willing to help students who need academic assistance and even personal support.

Students also mention about Swinburne's easy application and enrolment process. According to students, they are able to save time and money since there is no need to appear personally because everything is done online.

Another significant feature of the student reviews focuses on Swinburne's small but spacious campus. Students also have positive things to say about the university's adequate facilities adding that they are very usable and well-maintained.

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