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Swinburne University of Technology


Swinburne University of Technology, established as the Eastern Suburbs Technical College by the Honorable George Swinburne in1908, gained university status in 1992. Linda Kristjanson is the present Vice- Chancellor of Swinburne. Swinburne offers vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs.  


Centered in Hawthorn, Swinburne’s other campuses are at at Prahran, Wantirna and Croydon. Malaysia hosts Swinburne’s branch campus in Sarawak.


Swinburne University of Technology is ranked within the top 500 universities in most of the prestigious world academic ranking lists. According to Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) Swinburne 2013, University of Technology is listed among the top 400 universities in the world. The university was ranked 401-450 in the QS World University Rankings 2011. In 2013, computer science and information technology, sociology, psychology and communications and media subjects offered at Swinburne University of Technology were ranked 151-200 internationally by the QS World University Rankings.


Three main faculties within Swinburne University of Technology are,

  • The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • The Faculty of Health, Arts and Design
  • The Faculty of Business and Enterprise

The Australian Research Council recognized Swinburne as one of the most specialized Australian universities.

Swinburne hosts 14 Research Centers that focus on the physical and health sciences, engineering and ICT fields. They are,

  • Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures
  • Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing
  • Centre for Quantum and Optical Science
  • Centre for Transformative Innovation
  • Centre for Human Psychopharmacology
  • Centre for Micro-Photonics
  • Centre for Ocean Engineering Science and Technology
  • Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Industrial Research Institute Swinburne
  • Swinburne Institute for Social Research
  • Swinburne Sarawak Research Centre for Sustainable Technologies
  • Centre for Computing and Engineering Software Systems
  • Brain and Psychological Science Research Centre
  • Swinburne Centre for Social Impact


Swinburne offers a wide range of scholarships including Chancellor’s Research Scholarship (CRS) for pursuing higher degree by research (HDR).

Swinburne offers both international and research scholarships

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