Swinburne University of Technology Profile

Founded in 1908, Swinburne University of Technology is a leading public university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It has been placed among the world's best 500 institutions by international league tables such as the THES and Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is the only Australian University to be a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

The University has the following faculties: Faculty of Business and Enterprise; Faculty of Design; Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences; Faculty of Higher Education, Lilydale; Faculty of Information & Communication Technologies; Faculty of Life and Social Sciences.

It offers a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs, TAFE programs, as well as postgraduate courses in the areas of Applied Science, Business and Innovation, Engineering and Technology, Health and Human Services, and more.

Swinburne has campuses in Melbourne (Croydon, Hawthorn, Lilydale, Prahran, Wantirna), and an international campus in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

The University has particular research strengths in: Business and Enterprise, Design, Engineering, Life and Health Sciences, Information and Communication Technologies, Social Sciences, Physical and Chemical Sciences. It has a number of Research Centres and Institutes such as the Brain Sciences Institute, Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures, Centre for Complex Software Systems and Services, Centre for Enterprise Performance, Environment and Biotechnology Centre, to name a few.


- Swinburne University of Technology was named the best university in Melbourne for teaching quality, generic skills and graduate satisfaction, according to The Good Universities Guide 2010.

- Named the best university in Melbourne for generic skills, teaching quality, and graduate satisfaction (2010 Postgraduate Good Universities Guide).

- Placed in the 402-501st range globally, 68-106th in the Asia/Pacific region, and 14-17th overall in Australia (ARWU 2009).

- Placed among the top 500 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education–QS World University Rankings (2008 and 2009).

- Awarded 5-star for teaching quality, generic skills, overall satisfaction and graduate rating of the overall student satisfaction. In addition it received four stars for Non-Government Earnings, Research Intensivity, Entry Flexibility, Graduate Starting Salary, International Enrolments, Cultural Diversity, and Toughness to Get In (to courses at the Hawthorn and Prahran campuses), according to The Good Universities Guide 2007.

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