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.

Why Swinburne University?

Learn from experienced teachers who remain connected to their industries. Make contacts, receive valuable career advice and become immediately competitive in the global job market.

Their courses are well recognised by professional organisations. We have close ties with industry and provide invaluable workplace experience. Industry representatives shape our curriculum, providing guest presenters, team projects and six- to 12-month paid professional placements for students.

All of these experiences empower you with a greater chance of employment – even before you graduate.

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“We are a progressive university with a focus on innovative research that has real impact and is recognised internationally.”


Fixed scholarship amount of $2500 a year off your course fees for a maximum of 2 years.

  • Available to any bachelor degree except the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting, and the Bachelor of Aviation and Piloting/Bachelor of Business double degree.
  • 10% – 25% off your course fees every year for a maximum of 4 years.
  • Up to $38,000 total for the duration of your bachelor degree
  • Available to any 2-year master degree by coursework.
  • For most master degrees: 10% – 25% off your course fees every year for a maximum of 2 years, up to a total of A$21,000 for the duration of your degree. If you maintain your grades in year 1, your scholarship amount could increase in year 2.
  • For the Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) or Master of Science (Network Systems): scholarship amount is fixed at $2500 for your entire course.


Just 10 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, the Hawthorn campus is the main campus of Swinburne. Hawthorn is one of the city’s most attractive inner suburbs. The campus offers a state-of-the-art learning environment and a desirable student lifestyle.

It is set among the vibrant cafés, restaurants, bars, boutiques and bookshops of Glenferrie Road. It has the convenience of supermarkets, banks and ATMs nearby.

Explore the many laneways, loaded with fantastic coffee and shopping options. Relax in Central Gardens or go to the gym at the newly renovated Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre. Hawthorn’s newest movie theatre, Lido Cinemas, has eight screens and a rooftop cinema.

Croydon campus is in the foothills of beautiful Mount Dandenong. Eastland Shopping Centre is a quick drive or a two-stop train journey away, providing extensive shopping and restaurant options.

At Croydon we focus on trades training, as well as youth programs such as pre-apprenticeships and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning.

Choose from diploma and certificate courses in areas such as building and construction, plumbing, and spoken and written English.

The Wantirna campus is in the heart of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, close to Knox City Shopping Centre. There is free on-site parking and plenty of public transport options.

Complete diploma and certificate courses in a range of areas. Discover building, business, children’s services, community services, and computing. Other courses include design, engineering, horticulture, information technology and nursing.

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Frequently asked questions

Tuition fees can differ based on a variety of factors such as course studied, fee help and scholarships. If you would like to find out the cost of a specific course, please contact one of our friendly GSP councillors.

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Swinburne University offers a variety of support services including; Medical services, Counselling and psychological services, Medical impact statements, Crisis and emergency help & Assault reporting and help

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