Swinburne University of Technology
From its beginnings more than 100 years ago, Swinburne University of Technology has grown to be one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities. We are a multidisciplinary, multi-campus institution with 31,000 full-time students, including nearly 7000 international students from over 100 countries around the world.
Swinburne offers courses in both the higher education and vocational sectors, including a Study abroad and exchange program allowing students to study at Swinburne for either one or two semesters. Swinburne’s niche programs in areas such as circus arts, tourism management, indigenous studies and psychophysiology characterise the university’s innovative spirit.
With a focus is on work-ready graduates, Swinburne maintains close relationships with employers to ensure courses are in line with the future needs of industry, giving students opportunities to work on ‘real-life’ scenarios facing business and the community.
Swinburne’s 5 Australian campuses are located in and around Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne. Known as the country’s cultural, culinary and sporting capital, Melbourne boasts a mild climate, affordable living costs, an extensive public transport network and an abundance of parkland and public space set the scene for a great living experience.
Key Academic and Research Strengths
Swinburne has an international reputation for collaborative and applied research. Research underpins and invigorates all Swinburne activities. Our research activities ensure that the university contributes to and influences the advancement of the fields in which it is engaged.
Swinburne was awarded a four-star rating for research intensivity in The Good Universities Guide to Postgraduate Courses 2011. Our research success has been recognised at state and federal government levels: we have received significant government investment in new infrastructure, including the new Advanced Technology Centre, which houses state-of-the-art laboratories, and our cutting-edge Advanced Manufacturing Centre, which will house a number of world-class research groups.
Our research is carried out across a range of multidisciplinary fields. Swinburne has particular research strengths in:
- Business and enterprise – entrepreneurship and social enterprise, work and ageing, public sector management and international business.
- Design – design education and designed learning environments, designing virtual environments, product development and innovation, emotion and design.
- Engineering – advanced manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, fluid flow modelling and advanced materials.
- Information and communication technologies – software engineering, internet infrastructure and applications, intelligent systems and information systems.
- Life and health sciences – brain science, psychology, biotechnology and biomedical instrumentation.
- Physical and chemical sciences – laser and optics, astronomy, astrophysics and molecular modelling.
- Social sciences – media and communications, citizenship and government, cities and housing, technology and society.
Swinburne University of Technology is ranked amongst the top 500 universities in the world according to a number of prestigious world academic ranking lists.
In 2010, Swinburne retained its place in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings after entering the prestigious list of the top 500 in the world for the first time in 2009.
Swinburne was the first dual-sector university in Australia to be ranked in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings.
Swinburne has also been named in the top 500 by the new QS World University Rankings 2010.
Contact: Swinburne International
Address: Student Information Centre, Corner Wakefield and Frederick Streets, Hawthorn 3122
Swinburne University of Technology
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