Swinburne University of Technology

Rank 19
Location Melbourne
Established 1908
Famous For Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science


The Swinburne University of Technology is a world-renowned public research university in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1908, Swinburne has a reputation for producing innovative and practical graduates, particularly in science, technology, and design.

The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees across various disciplines, including business, engineering, science, health, humanities, and social sciences. One of the unique features of getting an education at Swinburne is its emphasis on industry partnerships, which allow students to gain practical experience and build professional networks while studying. The university has partnerships with over 1,000 companies and organizations, providing students with opportunities for internships, work placements, and industry-focused projects.

Services for International Students

The university has a multicultural student body, with students from over 100 countries. It provides a range of support services for international students, including English language courses, academic support, cultural activities, and other important services to make their transition to a new country comfortable. The student advisers at the university provide support on academic, personal, administrative, and financial issues. Students can also take up career development services and health and well-being services during their stay at the university.


  • 285th in the QS World University Rankings of 2024
  • 201-250th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 43rd in the Times Higher Education Young Universities Ranking 2023
  • 199th in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


Swinburne University of Technology provides a range of accommodation options to suit different needs and preferences. On-campus housing is available at the Swinburne Residential Colleges, both of which are located on the Hawthorn campus. These colleges offer fully-catered accommodation, with meals provided in a communal dining hall. The colleges offer a range of room types, including single rooms, twin-share rooms, and studio apartments. The university also offers self-catered student apartments on the Hawthorn and Wantirna campuses. The apartments are furnished and feature a private bedroom, shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, and a communal lounge area. Apart from these, students wishing to stay away from the campus can go for off-campus accommodation as well. 

About Location

Swinburne University of Technology is located in the city of Melbourne, and the main campus is situated in the suburb of Hawthorn, which is approximately 6 kilometres east of Melbourne's Central Business District (CBD). Swinburne also has campuses in the Melbourne suburbs of Wantirna and Croydon. Melbourne is popularly known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, and there are plenty of galleries, museums, and theatres to explore in the surrounding area. The city is also renowned for its love of sports, and there are plenty of sporting venues in the surrounding area. 

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