Study at Swinburne

Students come first at Swinburne. Our courses are designed with your future in mind. Swinburne offers high-quality teaching, opportunities to engage with industry, state-of-the-art facilities and flexible study options.

Our university

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. A desire to innovate and bring about positive change motivates our students and staff. The result is in an institution that grows and evolves each year.

Rankings and ratings

Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our commitment to high-quality teaching and research and graduate outcomes.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • Swinburne was also ranked among the world’s top 450 universities by the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

QS University Rankings

  • The 2020 QS World University Rankings ranked Swinburne in the world’s top 400 universities, placing us in the top three percent of universities worldwide.
  • Swinburne is ranked among the world’s top 400 universities by THE World University Rankings 2020.

Academic Ranking of World Universities

  • Swinburne is ranked in the Top 200 for Engineering and Technology by the World University Rankings 2020 by Subject and Top 250 for Physical Science and Top 300 for Computer Science.
  • Swinburne was ranked one of the world’s top 400 universites by the prestigious 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).


  • Swinburne achieved a ranking of 133 from the ARWU in the field of civil engineering.

AACSB International Accreditation


In 2019, the Faculty of Business and Law (including Swinburne Sarawak and Swinburne Online) achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB represents the highest standard of excellence in business education worldwide with only five per cent of the world’s higher education business schools have been awarded with AACSB accreditation.

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