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Swinburne University of Technology

  • THE rank of 25 in Australia
  • QS rank of 18 in Australia
  • THE global top 150 universities for law
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Key Info

  • Main campus: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Student population: 12,700
  • THE rank in Australia: 25
  • QS rank in Australia: 18
  • THE global top 150 universities for law, top 175 for engineering, and top 200 for physical sciences
  • QS rating of 75% or above for citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, international students ratio and international research network
  • CRICOS reference: 00111D


Swinburne University of Technology ranks consistently among the top three percent of universities worldwide. For more than half a century, Swinburne students have engaged in meaningful and impactful research informed by the University’s close ties with Australian and global organisations that set worldwide standards in science and technology while helping students cultivate a confidently entrepreneurial approach to their studies and their careers beyond university.

The University’s strengths are internationally recognised in fields ranging from astronomy to materials science, engineering to physics, design to information technology and computer science. Swinburne’s broad-minded approach to education also supports celebrated programmes in neuroscience, the humanities, and the social sciences. No matter what their degree, Swinburne students benefit from working on research that is immediately relevant, both to their career development and to the global community. 

Swinburne’s Australian campuses all lie within easy reach of Melbourne, in Hawthorn, Wantirna, and Croydon. Its campus in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia places Swinburne students in one of the world’s most dynamic and growing economies, and its office in Nanjing, China opens further opportunities. Locations in Sydney and Hanoi offer focused selections of Swinburne’s most relevant courses.

Its international outlook mirrors Swinburne University’s commitment to its international students. Swinburne Online brings the benefits of Swinburne education to qualified students around the globe. International students enjoy scholarships representing as much as 30% off their course fees, depending on their academic records and demonstrable promise. Other scholarships, particularly for postgraduate students, are awarded to international students who meet the strict entry requirements for specific courses.


  • Hawthorn, Melbourne
  • Croydon, Victoria
  • Wantirna, Melbourne
  • Sarawak, Malaysia

Top Courses

Information Technology

Swinburne University of Technology has ranked in the top 126–150 universities in the world for computer science in the Times Higher Education subject rankings.

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