Swinburne University of Technology
3 campuses
128 courses

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Students come first at Swinburne.

Swinburne prepares students to face their future with confidence by ensuring they have the skills to adapt in a fast-changing world. By studying with us, we aim to help you join the thousands of Swinburne graduates who have great jobs.

See our LinkedIn profile to see where our graduates are working. Employers include National Australia Bank, Telstra, IBM and ANZ Bank.

Our commitment to high-quality teaching over our 100-year history is what makes us educational leaders in science, technology, innovation, business and design. However Swinburne doesn't only offer a great in-class experience. Our students have exposure to high-impact global research and active engagement with industry and the community.

Swinburne has also been a pioneer in making educational opportunities accessible to more students by offering a broad range of degrees online.

At Swinburne you'll receive an education from a globally recognised university - ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities. You'll also build employability skills through our long tradition as one of Australia's most industry-connected universities and join more than 150,000 alumni around the world whose careers have benefitted from their experiences at Swinburne.

Swinburne students in every course value the opportunities they have to connect with industry and engage in interdisciplinary projects. Our students gain exclusive access to our huge range of industry partners and our Industry-Based Learning program has been operating for more than 50 years. Every bachelor degree student is able to access either an industry-based placement or industry-based project.

Our business, engineering and IT degrees are professionally accredited by leading industry organisations including the Australian Computer Society, Australian Human Resources Institute, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia, and Engineers Australia.

Swinburne provides access to facilities and technology that is used in industry and hands-on experience that is not available to students at other universities.

Depending on your chosen course you could access our state-of-the-art film, television and animation production facilities, create live network systems in our three state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs or work with students from universities in Finland, China and Chile on projects in the Swinburne Design Factory.

Life at Swinburne is about more than going to classes and studying for exams. Our campuses are vibrant communities that offer a lively and varied social experience. Just 10 minutes by train from the centre of Melbourne, our main campus in Hawthorn is the hub of our teaching, research and development activities.

Our focus is helping you develop the skills and knowledge to contribute to the modern, global economy. You can pursue your career goals with confidence with a qualification from Swinburne.

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Associate Degree in Engineering

This course offers a broad-based point of entry into employment as an associate engineer or a pathway into an undergraduate engineering degree. You’ll study undergraduate-level units including specialisation units in civil, mechanical or mechatronics. You’ll benefit from a supportive vocational environment, including smaller class sizes and more one-on-one time with teachers. Graduates may seek employment as an associate engineer after two years of study, or have the option of progressing to the second or third year (depending on specialisation) of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), where you can choose to specialise in architectural, biomedical, civil, construction, electrical and electronic, mechanical, product design, robotics and mechatronics, software, or telecommunications engineering.  Visit the Swinburne course page. This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Engineering group.

2 years

ATAR 51.95

SelectionRank 57.0

ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Campus:

Hawthorn


Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

This course is part of the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. That means you could have your tuition fees covered in 2019. Find out if you're eligible In this course you'll develop specialist skills and knowledge in plan interpretation, drafting, quantities take-off, estimating, scheduling, construction technology, occupational health and safety (OH&S), site supervisor surveying, cost control and business management. Construction industry employment is projected to grow by 10% over the next five years to May 2023.* Future career opportunities can include roles such as building works supervisor, estimator, contract administration or builder. Graduates will also have the specialist skills and knowledge run a construction business. Successful completion of this course may also allow students to progress to another qualification with advanced standing. Visit the Swinburne course page.*Department of Jobs and Small Business Industry Projections This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Built Environment and Architecture and Engineering groups.

1.5 years

DIPLOMA

Campus:

Hawthorn


Bachelor of Business (Professional)

Study a degree ranked no. 1 in Victoria for overall educational experience, teaching quality, learner engagement, and skills development and for the highest graduate median salary.*Through our Work Integrated Learning program you'll complete a 12-month professional work placement where you will be paid the award rate for the industry in which you are employed. With an ATAR of 95+ you’ll receive a scholarship. Find out more This course teaches skills in business, management and operations to prepare graduates for work in a fast-paced business environment. You'll learn innovative and socially responsible business practices so that you can lead, develop and change any enterprise, anywhere in the world. Graduate employment can be found in a variety of areas including: accounting, management, marketing, and business administration. Visit the Swinburne course page.*Student Experience Questionnaire 2016-2017 This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Business group.

4 years

ATAR 70.95

SelectionRank 78.15

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Hawthorn


Diploma of Design (UniLink)

Discover an alternative pathway into a Swinburne bachelor degree – study an eight-month UniLink Diploma and get up to eight units' credit towards your degree.On successful completion of this course, students can progress to the second year of a Bachelor of Design with a major in Branded Environments, Communication Design, Digital Media Design, Photomedia or UX Interaction Design; Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design)(Honours); Bachelor of Design (Interior Architecture)(Honours) or Bachelor of Games and Interactivity.You'll gain an understanding of the historical and cultural significance of art and design while completing units such as interactive design for web technologies and 3D design. Students may also progress to the first year of a Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business with advanced standing. Visit the Swinburne course page. This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Design group.

0.7 year

ATAR 42.4

SelectionRank 49.35

DIPLOMA

Campus:

Hawthorn


Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Helping you to get a head start in your photography and photo imaging career, at Swinburne we combine practical skills with traditional learning. This course will teach you the commercial, artistic and technical aspects of photography while providing the business skills you'll need to manage your own photography business. At the end of your course you'll have a professional portfolio and will be able to gain employment in a range of industry contexts, including commercial, domestic portrait, media, wedding, illustrative, institutional and art photography. Graduates will also be prepared to progress to degree qualifications in photo imaging practice. Visit the Swinburne course page. This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Design group.

1 year

DIPLOMA

Campus:

Hawthorn


Diploma of Graphic Design

At Swinburne we combine practical skills with traditional learning to help you to get a head start in your graphic design career. This course will help you create design concepts from a brief, build your personal portfolio and develop specialist skills in advertising and multimedia. Swinburne creative arts graduates enjoy an average starting salary of $41,700 per annum.* Upon finishing the course you may find yourself entering a careers in areas such as graphic or web design in advertising, finished art, publishing (newspaper and magazines), retail advertising, printing, film and television production, education or government. Visit the Swinburne course page. *NCVER: VET graduate outcomes 2017 This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Design group.

1.5 years

DIPLOMA

Campus:

Hawthorn


Bachelor of Accounting

Discover the top business degree in Victoria for overall educational experience, teaching quality, learner engagement, and skills development and for the highest graduate median salary.*With an ATAR of 95+ you’ll receive a scholarship. Find out more. As an accounting student you'll develop innovative approaches to accounting and business decision-making through sustainable and socially responsible practice. Our Work Integrated Learning program offers six- or 12-month paid professional work placements. Graduates will benefit from a degree that's professionally accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia. Careers can be found in core areas such as financial accounting, management accounting, finance, tax and auditing. Follow in the footsteps of Swinburne business graduates who've gone on to work for NAB, ANZ, KordaMentha, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Pitcher Partners, and Deloitte. Visit the Swinburne course page.*Student Experience Survey 2016-2017 This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Business group.

3 years

ATAR 54.75

SelectionRank 58.1

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Hawthorn


Diploma of Business (UniLink)

Discover an alternative pathway into a Swinburne bachelor degree – study an eight-month UniLink Diploma and get up to eight units' credit towards your degree.On successful completion, you can progress to the second year of a Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Business Information Systems. These degrees can lead to a broad range of careers in accounting, human resources, international business, management, marketing, project management, public relations, software development and systems analysis. Students in this course will get to study subjects similar to those offered in the first year of a bachelor degree, and benefit from smaller classes and more one-on-one time with teachers. Visit the Swinburne course page. This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Business group.

0.7 year

ATAR 43.1

SelectionRank 49.35

DIPLOMA

Campus:

Hawthorn


Diploma of Teacher Education Preparation

Employment opportunities in Education are projected to increase by 11.2% over the five years to May 2023*.This course is designed to help you gain the academic skills needed to progress to a bachelor degree in education and become a qualified teacher. In this course, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to help prepare you for work in an educational setting. This includes foundational skills in teaching and in supporting student learning in a range of educational contexts.  The practical placement will provide an opportunity to put your learning into practice.The course aims to help you develop academic skills, as well as extend your language, literacy and numeracy skills, in preparation for LANTITE testing – an integral part of a bachelor degree in education.Visit the Swinburne course page *Department of Jobs and Small Business Industry Projections This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Education group.

1 year

DIPLOMA

Campus:

Hawthorn


Bachelor of Games and Interactivity/Bachelor of Animation

This double degree offers you a broad understanding of games and animation, and a depth of learning in the practice and convergence of art and production techniques. Select and combine minor and advanced minor sequences in 3D Modelling and Animation, Screen and Sound Production, Film and Television Theory and Innovation. With an ATAR of 95+ you’ll receive a scholarship. Find out more.Take advantage of our Work Integrated Learning program with a 6- or 12-month work placement.  You'll learn transferable skills that are highly sought-after by employers -- and that gives you options. Graduates leave Swinburne with a highly desirable combination of skills, enabling them to find employment in a variety of positions in the game industry as well as in the broader information and communications technology sector.Visit the Swinburne course page. This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Games and Animation group.

4 years

ATAR 54.7

SelectionRank 62.15

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Hawthorn


Bachelor of Games and Interactivity

This exciting course provides an interdisciplinary, studio-oriented learning environment for the production of both digital and non-digital games. You’ll gain theoretical and practical skills with a focus on design, interactivity, art, sound, animation and narrative. With an ATAR of 95+ you’ll receive a scholarship. Find out more. Learn game design, culture and history; production skills such as 3D modelling, animation, sound acquisition, interface design and interactive storytelling; project skills such as management, scoping, collaboration, presentation and professional communication. We'll help you arrange a six- or 12-month work placement through our Work Integrated Learning program. Benefit from both industry experience and hands-on projects to get you 'career ready'. Swinburne graduates have founded their own studios such as Samurai Punk, Harmonious Games and Bit Dragon, while others have been employed by large game studios such as EA Firemonkeys. Visit the Swinburne course page. This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Games and Animation group.

3 years

ATAR 53.05

SelectionRank 61.5

BACHELOR DEGREE

Campus:

Hawthorn


Diploma of Information Technology - Cloud computing stream

At Swinburne we combine practical skills with traditional learning to help you to get a head start in your career.This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge that organisations require to modernise their legacy IT infrastructure. You’ll learn how to use cutting-edge services from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google to create secure, resilient, and massively scalable IT solutions.In today’s tech-savvy world, jobs in cloud computing are growing faster than those in traditional IT. Graduates may find employment in roles such as systems administrator, systems architect, Cloud network engineer, Cloud migration/transformation specialist, IT support, and system integrator. Alternatively, graduates may undertake further study in computing, network design and security, telecommunications and related areas.Visit the Swinburne course page This course sits as part of a larger group of courses. For more information refer to the Information Technology group.

1 year

DIPLOMA

Campus:

Hawthorn