Swinburne Online

Swinburne Online

Swinburne Online can help you thrive in an ever-changing world with courses ranging from short Professional Development courses right up to Masters degrees. Whatever your career aspirations, we have the right course for you.

Top reasons to study here

  • Swinburne has become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking in the top 400 in the world, as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
  • Ranked among the world’s top 3% of universities, Swinburne will provide you with world-class online learning wherever you are located.
  • Swinburne Online focuses on getting you work-ready, with practical, engaging courses designed and taught by leading industry professionals.

Distance Learning Courses

Education & Training (6)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



  • 1909 - First classes begin in carpentry, plumbing and blacksmithing.
  • 1960 - Swinburne enters the international education market with the first courses catering to overseas students.
  • 2011 - Swinburne Online is launched - a partnership between Swinburne University of Technology and SEEK.
  • 2012 - Named as one of the world's top 400 Universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.


The University works to provide educational opportunities to capable students wherever we find them. Both as a leader in international education and an early adopter of online education, Swinburne is expanding the educational opportunities available to a new generation of leaders.


Swinburne's research strengths are in the areas of advanced manufacturing technologies, astrophysics, biotechnology, cognitive sciences, design, computing, micro and nano-engineering, optics, applied laser technology, and social sustainability.


Student services

Throughout your time at Swinburne Online you’ll be supported every step of the way. We know your day doesn’t always begin at 9am and finish at 5pm, so we’ve extended our support hours to ensure you can get the answers you need when you want them. Our dedicated Student Advisors are available to help with whatever query you may have – even a severe case of procrastination! 

Student Life

Campus life

We provide you with everything you need to complete your studies online, however, you have access to all the facilities the campus has to offer.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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