Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

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  • 1908
  • 18134
  • 10634
  • 7500
  • 2000

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. 

Swinburne is ranked among the top 500 universities in the world by all major international rankings - The Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities and the QS World University Rankings.

The Good Universities Guide 2012 gives Swinburne more five-star ratings than any other university in Melbourne, including for teaching quality and graduate satisfaction.

Swinburne achieved a four-star rating for research intensivity in the Good Universities Guide 2012. This places Swinburne in the top three Melbourne universities in this category.

Student Accommodation:

There is usually very high demand for on-campus accommodation, and Swinburne cannot guarantee that a place will be available for all students who apply. We strongly advise students to book in advanceto avoid disappointment.

On-campus accommodation is available at two of our campuses:

  • UniLodge @ Swinburne Place: These fully-furnished terraces, townhouses, studios, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments accommodate 371 students.
  • Swinburne Residential College incorporates 84 fully furnished rooms.
  • Swinburne Student Apartments have 156 rooms with two or three bedrooms in each apartment. The apartments are partly furnished and include: single bed, desk, chair, TV and entertainment unit, kitchen with stove, oven, refrigerator, electric kettle and microwave oven.

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Student career service:

Careers and Employment's purpose is to foster the educational and vocational goals to the Swinburne community. The Unit is committed to contributing to the employability of its graduates.

This is done by assisting the development of skills and experience currently required by employers through the provision of information, formal workshops and lectures, career counselling and experiential learning programs.

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Five campuses in Melbourne: Croydon, Hawthorn, Lilydale, Prahran, Wantirna – and one inSarawak, East Malaysia

Main campus at Hawthorn: John Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122

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