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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is an innovative education institution and a dual sector institution offering both TAFE courses and higher education degrees. A personalised approach to learning puts their students at the heart of everything they do. Swinburne has developed a flexible learning structure, so that students can build a program that suits their individual needs. From vocational learning to postdoctoral studies, their students have more options.

The 2011 Good Universities Guide has rated Swinburne as the best university in Melbourne for teaching quality for past five years (2007–2011). The 2011 Guide also names Swinburne as the best university in Victoria for Generic Skills and gives Swinburne a 5 star rating for Graduate Satisfaction, the best in Victoria for 2011. Swinburne has constantly ranked well in this category, being named the best in Melbourne in 2007, 2008 and 2010; four out of the past five years.

Swinburne has earned a big reputation for high-impact research. We have leading-edge research centres that respond to industry and government priorities, and society needs. Their research strengths are in the areas of advanced manufacturing technologies, astrophysics, biotechnology, cognitive sciences, computing, design, micro and nano-engineering, optics and applied laser technology, and social sustainability and wellbeing.

Swinburne has six faculties and five TAFE schools.


  • Faculty of Business and Enterprise
  • Faculty of Design
  • Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
  • Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
  • Faculty of Life and Social Sciences

TAFE Schools

  • School of Creative and Service Industries
  • School of Business
  • School of Engineering, Technology and Trades
  • School of Health and Community
  • School of Sustainable Futures

Victoria (VIC)