Founded in 1908 by the Honourable George and Ethel Swinburne as the ‘Eastern Suburbs Technical College’, Swinburne has continued to evolve, gaining university status in 1992.
We offer courses in a broad range of disciplines and our close ties with industry provide students with opportunities for valuable workplace experiences during their studies.
Swinburne researchers have a reputation for high-quality research with particular strengths in astronomy, physics, engineering, materials science, computer science and information technology, design and innovation, health sciences, neurosciences and mental health. Underpinned by leading digital technology platforms, our researchers are collaborating with industry through embedded partnerships to drive innovation and create impact.
At Swinburne, we’re dedicated to providing you with the strategies to manage your career success. If you’re a student or recent graduate, you can access an array of resources, such as workshops, events, job-boards and individual support, depending on your level of needs.
At Swinburne, you can stay in college rooms, studio apartments or shared apartments. Explore your options with our virtual tours.
Student systems are the web tools you use for many of your interactions with Swinburne. From timetables, results, assignment submission portals and lecture recordings, these are the student systems you'll use most often.
Access a broad range of health and wellbeing services, including nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists, counsellors and social workers. Make an appointment at Hawthorn or via telehealth.
With an array of sports clubs, fitness facilities and assistance for elite athletes, we have various programs available to help you burn off some steam or hone your craft to reach your sporting potential. You can even represent the Swinburne Razorbacks on a national level!
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