Swinburne Online

Swinburne Online

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.
  • Swinburne has over 30,000 students enrolled worldwide, supported by 2,800 staff and an alumni network of over 170,000.
  • Students who study a Swinburne degree through Swinburne Online graduate with the same qualification as students studying at a campus.

Distance Learning Courses

Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (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! 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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