Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology (often simply called Swinburne) is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. It was founded in 1908 as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by George Swinburne to serve those without access to further education in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. Its main campus is in Hawthorn, a suburb of Melbourne, 7.5 km from the Melbourne central business district.

In addition to its main Hawthorn campus, it has campuses in the Melbourne metropolitan area at Wantirna and Croydon; in Sarawak, Malaysia; and in Sydney.

In the 2020 Student Experience Survey, Swinburne was ranked equal 1st place in Victoria for the ’entire education experience’ for undergraduate students, with an overall satisfaction rate of 80 per cent. Swinburne is the only academic institution in Melbourne that offers pilot training from the aviation degrees.


Swinburne is internationally recognized for the output from international partnership research. Swinburne performed fairly well in the 2020 Global Nature Index ranking, especially when compared with universities in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the CWTS Leiden rankings in 2020, Swinburne ranked 2nd in the world for Mathematics and Computer Science. Swinburne ranked 10th in Australia in the 2020-2021 European Commission-sponsored global U-Multirank ranking, behind Australian National University.

Swinburne’s consistent research and innovation outputs are presented in the updated Swinburne Research Impact Magazine and Swinburne is also renowned for producing favorable academic-industry partnership.

Swinburne was ranked top 100 in the fields of computer science and engineering, automation and control and civil engineering by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2021.

Swinburne was also ranked 19th in Australia and in the top 100 in the world for art and design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, making it one of the top art and design schools.

Swinburne has been placed in the top 200 for computer science engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering in Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in 2019.

The university was listed in the top 50 for art and design subject area by the 2020 QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject.

Swinburne also performed well in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 with Swinburne ranked in the top 200 for Engineering & technology, top 250 for Computer Science and Physical Sciences. Social Sciences ranked 301-400th, Business & Economics ranked 401-500th and Clinical, pre-clinical & health positioned at 501-600th in 2021.[141] In 2021, Swinburne has improved in the subject areas of physical sciences, business and economics, computer sciences and engineering and technology in the Times Ranking.[142]

Swinburne Business School is a Member of The Centre for Social Impact. Swinburne has won the 2019 Australian Business Award on Business Innovation of the World Business Awards.[144] Swinburne ‘s Faculty of Business and Law (Swinburne Business School) ranked in the top 25% Economists and Institutions in Australia and 272nd Business School in the world as of October 2019. Australia’s only Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) is located in Swinburne. Swinburne Business School issues the quarterly Australian Leadership Index. Swinburne ranked 351-400th in the Business & Management Studies in 2019 by QS World University Rankings, 301-400th in Business and Economics in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and Business Administration ranked 201-300th by Shanghai Ranking in 2019. There were four Swinburne Master programs that ranked in top 200 worldwide by Eduniversal in 2019. Swinburne’s online MBA ranked in the top 35(Tier One)internationally by the CEO Magazine 2019 ranking.  Swinburne is affiliated with Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative[5] and accredited by AACSB  and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)