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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology was founded in 1908 by Australian engineer, politician and philathropist George Swinburne to serve those who couldn't access further education in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

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Swinburne University of Technology

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Swinburne University of Technology.

  • Rankings

    Swinburne is ranked joint 22nd for Australian universities accrording to the Times Higher Education rankings, with it ranking joint 296th globally on the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

  • Employability

    With support from the careers services - who provide digital resources, indiviual support and help develop plans for students to reach their goals - along with other programs provided by the university, Swinburne provides and excellent structure to improve its students employability.

  • Fees

    For the 2015-2016 academic year, the average fees for local students were AU$8,768 with average international student fees being AU$25,282. With exact tutition fees being based on a number of factors, it is best to check the university website for further information.

  • Bursaries

    A full list of the different scholarships available for both national and internation students is avaialable on the Swinburne University of Technology website. It also provides a scholarship guide to inform students which documents they will need in order to apply for these scholarships.


There is both shared and private on campus accommodation provided through the university website. There is also short-term and crisis accommodation provided for those that require it.

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Students' Union

The Swinburne Student Union aim to ensure students gain much more from their university experience than just their degree. In 2022, this was done through strengthening education outcomes, cultural experience and student representation. They also ensure to listen to the students by collecting feedback.

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Swinburne University of Technology Students' Union
Swinburne University of Technology Students' Union

Famous for

Multiple directors, such as Garth Davis, Andrew Dominik and Mark Hatley all graduated from Swinburne.


In December 2022, professor Brian Cox was honoured at Swinburne with a honorary Doctor of Science in recognition to his global efforts in communicating Astronomy, Physics and Astrophysics.

AFS says

Melbourne held the title of 'World's Most Livable City' for 7 years in a row, which isn't a suprise with a strong focus on vibrancy and diversity meaning there is something for everyone here.

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