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Swinburne University of Technology - Hawthorn Campus

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School ID: SU610044
Rank: 351
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Applied number: 100

Swinburne University of Technology is ranked in the top 3 per cent of the world's universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017)

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Swinburne University of Technology is ranked in the top 3 per cent of the world's universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017)

Swinburne University of Technology is a world-class university creating social and economic impacts through science, technology and innovation. Founded in 1908 by the Honourable George and Ethel Swinburne as the ‘Eastern Suburbs Technical College’, Swinburne has continued to evolve, gaining university status in 1992. 

Swinburne has three campuses located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne — at Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna — offering tertiary education for higher education as well as Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE). We also have a fourth campus in Sarawak, Malaysia. The National Institute of Circus Arts is located in Prahran, Melbourne and we also offer a range of qualifications online through Swinburne Online and Open Universities Australia. In 2019, we unveiled new locations in Sydney and Vietnam, each offering a small suite of sought-after Swinburne courses, and also opened an office in Nanjing, China — further connecting us to some of the fast-growing regions in the world.

As a dual-sector university, Swinburne offers higher education and Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE). We offer courses in a broad range of disciplines and our close ties with industry provide students with opportunities for valuable workplace experiences during their studies. 

Swinburne researchers have a reputation for high-quality research with particular strengths in astronomy, physics, engineering, materials science, computer science and information technology, design and innovation, health sciences, neurosciences and mental health. Underpinned by leading digital technology platforms, our researchers are collaborating with industry through embedded partnerships to drive innovation and create impact.

Why choose Hawthorn Campus

  • Our main campus is conveniently located ten minutes from the CBD in one of Melbourne’s most vibrant inner-city suburbs.
  • Our Hawthorn campus boasts state-of-the-art learning facilities. Surrounded by an array of cafés, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and bookshops on Glenferrie Road, our Hawthorn campus provides the perfect environment for an amazing student lifestyle.


You want study that fits into your life. That’s why we offer a range of options. Many lectures and tutorials are held in the evenings or weekends, making them accessible to those who work full-time. You may also be able to study through distance learning, or choose online or part-time study. Some units are offered in intensive mode, which means you’ll cover large amounts of course content in bulk by attending seminars over a few days each month. It’s a great way to finish your course and get your qualifications sooner.


Swinburne’s main campus in Hawthorn is bordered by bustling Glenferrie Road, with Glenferrie train station right on our doorstep. Our facilities support our ethos of entrepreneurship and innovation, and rigorous research – with purpose-built labs, classrooms and shared workspaces. Our Innovation Precinct enables interdisciplinary and industry collaboration, and our Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre is renowned as a hub for world-leading research, education and training.


Our strong links with business and industry mean you’ll graduate with the skills that employers are seeking. We partner with leading Australian and global organisations to offer students authentic workplace experiences and many of our programs are professionally accredited by industry bodies.


Swinburne is an internationally renowned research-intensive university. We have five key research institutes across data science, health innovation, smart cities, social innovation and manufacturing futures, and we are recognised globally as leaders in science, technology, innovation, business and design.


Our reputation for superior education and research means we attract highly qualified academics and educational leaders. You’ll learn from those who are at the top of their fields with extensive experience in industry and in the classroom.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year AUD$ 10,400
Cost of Living/Year AUD$ 25,000
Application Fee AUD$ 200
Estimated Total/Year AUD$ 35,600

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  • Creative Arts
  • Law
  • Management and Commerce
  • Natural and Physical Sciences

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