Established in 1908, Swinburne University of Technology has been educating students for over 100 years.
Providing real outcomes
Swinburne is a career-oriented institution, where you can gain real-world experience through practical courses.
Swinburne has grown into a multi-discipline, multi-campus institution, with five campuses in Melbourne, Australia and one in Sarawak, Malaysia.
The total student population of 22,600 includes 5,500 international students from around the world.
Swinburne's strengths are built around a solid technology base and influential links with industry, plus ground-breaking specialist research centres.
We have a flexible and forward-thinking understanding of government, education and business priorities, and are responsive to the changing needs of industry.
A truly international university
Swinburne is the only university in Australia invited to become a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), which aims to foster student and staff mobility and share innovative programmes to give students a competitive edge in today's global employment market.
The university featured in the top tier band A in all of the three discipline groupings in 2007 for which it is eligible:
* Science, computing, engineering, architecture and agriculture
* Business, law and economics
* Humanities arts and education
Because we offer courses in both the vocational and higher education sectors, we provide distinct advantages for our international students.
Qualifications ranging from certificates, bachelor's and master's to PhDs and Professional Doctorates allow students to choose pathways to suit their individual interests and career aspirations.
Areas of study include:
* Arts, Psychology and Social Science
* Business, Entrepreneurship and Management
* Design and Creative Industries
* Health and Community Services
* Hospitality (including commer cial cookery) and Tourism
* Information Technology and Computing
* Science, Technology and the Environment
* English Language, Foundation and Degree Transfer Programmes
Most Swinburne courses involve applied learning: classes in the studio or laboratory, case studies, excursions, team work, research projects, and project-based assignments assessed by industry practitioners are just a few examples of the different ways we teach our students practical skills.
For example, students in our IT master's programmes have the opportunity to apply for an Internship Project Unit, which involves completing an IT project in the workplace for one-two days per week over a three month period.
The Internship Unit allows students to develop their professional and communication skills and apply the knowledge they've gained during their studies.
Students may also take part in a four-day Professional Employment Programme, which aims to develop their understanding of the industry and improve their job seeking skills.
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