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Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, Victoria has 4 campuses. The University has been ranked in the top 3% of universities globally. It offers diploma, bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees under 16 areas of study. Courses like Engineering have been ranked for #1 graduate employer satisfaction and, also has the maximum number of job finders- 86.4%.

Swinburne well known for Law, has been rated in top 2 Law universities of Victoria, both for teaching quality and overall educational experience.


University TypePublic
Campus SettingUrban
Establishment Year1908
Student Ratio (Female to Male)38:62
Graduate Employability Rate84.8%
No. of Courses261
No. of International Students26%
Cost of AttendanceAUD 20,000 – AUD 50,000 (annually)
Applications AcceptedAgent/Online
Intake TypeSemester wise
Mode of ProgramFull time; part time and online

Programs, Campus and Residence

  • Some of the top ranked subjects at Swinburne University are: Civil Engineering, Art & Design, Sciences, Business & Management, Law, etc. Swinburne University offers on-campus residential facilities to its students.

Swinburne University of Technology Admission Process

  • Application Form: International students can apply through an agent or apply through the online portal.
  • Common requirements: Attach (translated) certified academic transcripts, work/academic experience (if any), referee reports, along with degree/diploma (for PG admissions).
  • Additional requirements: Official financial statement, copy of passport- photo page, visa details, portfolio (for design courses), etc.
  • Application deadlines: Semester 1: 15 December; Semester 2: 31 May The following table shows English Proficiency Test score requirements for UG and PG admissions:
TestUG Courses RequirementPG Courses Requirement
IELTS (Academic)6.06.5

Cost of Attendance

Department NameTotal Fee (UG)
Arts and HumanitiesAUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
AviationAUD 32,874
BusinessAUD 32,874 – AUD 41,093
DesignAUD 19,698 – AUD 28,077
EngineeringAUD 39,070 – AUD 49,845
Health SciencesAUD 28,077 – AUD 35,096
Sciences and ITAUD 28,077 – AUD 37,436
LawAUD 43,832
Media and CommunicationAUD 19,698 – AUD 24,623
NursingAUD 26,400

Financial Aid

Swinburne University offers scholarships to international students.

Some of them are:

  • Malaysian Australian Alumni Council Scholarship - awarded to Malaysian students.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Government of Canada) Doctoral Fellowships - AUD 35,000 awarded to Canadian students.
  • Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award - awarded to exceptionally talented students.


Swinburne University of Technology offers admission to Bachelor’s, Masters and Ph.D. programs. Its main campus is in Hawthorn and additionally, it has campuses in Melbourne at Wantirna and Croydon and a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia as well.

  • Swinburne University of Technology invites admission applications twice a year.
  • Swinburne courses provide pathways which allow applicants to move through qualification levels. Many diplomas, advanced diplomas and some certificates provide pathway to an undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants can attend Swinburne open day to explore campus and courses offered by the university. The upcoming open day will be hosted on 28 July 2019 at the Hawthorn.


UG Application PortalDomestic - VTAC / Swinburne Online Application System
International - International Application Site
PG Application PortalDomestic - Swinburne Online Application System
International - International Application Site
Intake Semester-based
Financial AidWork and Study/ Scholarships

Swinburne University of Technology Admission Deadlines

Swinburne invites admission application twice a year. It has a two-semester intake system. The start dates and the corresponding deadlines for the two semesters are given below:

IntakeStart DateLast Date to Apply
Semester 14 March 201927 Feb 2019
Semester 25 Aug 201931 July 2019


  • Some courses have their own last date to apply. Please check course pages for further details.
  • International students should take into account visa processing times before applying for their preferred intake. It is strongly advised that they consider applying at least three months in advance of their intake’s start date

Swinburne University of Technology International Admissions

Swinburne is a globally-engaged institution in science, technology, business, design and innovation. 16 % of Swinburne’s student population is international students. International applicants require to fulfill additional eligibility criteria for admission. The detailed requirements are described in the following sections.

General Required Documents

  • Certified academic transcripts with grading systems
  • English translations of transcripts, wherever applicable
  • Certified English language proficiency test results
  • Referee reports (if applicable)
  • Portfolio for design courses
  • Copy of passport

English Language Proficiency

Each course at Swinburne has a minimum English language requirement for entry. The proficiency requirement for different course levels are given below in the table. Applicants need to provide any one of the following test scores:

CoursesIELTSTOEFL-iBTPTE AcademicCommon European Framework
(except education, law, psychology and professional degrees)
Overall 6.0
(no individual band below 6.0)
(reading no less than 18, writing no less than 20)
(no communicative skill less than 50)
(education, law, psychology and professional degrees)
Overall 6.5
(no individual band below 6.5)
(reading no less than 18, writing no less than 20)
(no communicative skill less than 50)
Postgraduate CoursesOverall 6.5
(no individual band below 6.0)
(reading no less than 18, writing no less than 20)
(no communicative skill less than 50)

Swinburne English Language Centre

Swinburne offers English language courses that help applicants to meet the minimum English language requirement. On successful completion of English for Academic Purposes at Swinburne, applicants may be granted direct entry to their chosen course, provided they also meet other entry requirements.

Note: Applicants are granted exceptions from providing English language proficiency test scores if they fall under any one of the following categories:

  • Those who had English as language instruction during previous education
  • Those who have completed GCE ‘O’ level English with a minimum grade of ‘C’
  • Applicants with completed an International Baccalaureate
  • Applicants who have studied English in certain countries (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden)

Visa Application

To apply for an Australian Student Visa, applicants need to accept their offer to study at the Swinburne University of Technology and pay the deposit amount. The following documents are required for visa application:

  • Confirmation of Enrollment (CoE) from Swinburne
  • Letter of Offer from Swinburne
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

Note: Applicants under 18 years of age must nominate a guardian before the Department of Home Affairs to be considered for application for a student visa.

International students can speak with a course advisor by phone from outside Australia from Monday to Friday on +61 3 9214 8444 between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time. Applicants may also mail their queries to [email protected]

Swinburne University of Technology Undergraduate Admissions

Swinburne University offers admission to more than 140 undergraduate programs across the fields of business, engineering, media and communications, health sciences, science, information technology, design, architecture and arts and humanities.

Academic Entry Requirements

Applicants may be offered admission to Swinburne after the following has been assessed-

  • Formal academic qualifications and results
  • Meet course prerequisites
  • Meet legal or administrative requirements (if any)
  • Availability of student places and learning resources
  • Personal aptitude and capabilities (for some courses)

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

To be eligible for admission on the basis of STAT, the applicant must be a non - year 12 applicant or a recent year 12 student within the last two years. Applicants must also be at least 19 years old by 31st December in the year they commence their studies. Swinburne will consider the STAT results for admission under the following conditions:

  • if the applicant has no prior or recent secondary school results or work experience which meets the entry requirements for the course
  • No recent TAFE or university results that could be transferred for entry
  • TAFE or other tertiary results with undergrad assessment

Note: The STAT test results are valid for two years and it will be used to determine the selection rank. To receive offer of admission, applicants must also meet the course prerequisites and additional entry requirements.

Admission Information on the Basis of the Educational Background of the Applicant

Admission is pursued by a diverse range of applicants. The specific information about admission to courses as per different educational background is described below:

  • Applicants with Higher Education Study
  • If higher education study either completed or not completed was undertaken in the last seven years, those results are considered
  • If the results are from more than seven years ago and not completed, those will not be considered. Such applicants can sit for STAT.
  • If the applicant has completed the course more than seven years ago, those results and qualifications are considered depending on its suitability for the chosen course of the applicant.
  • Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Swinburne considers the result of the applicant’s previous vocational education and training provided that the applicant has completed his/her training and was graded.
  • If the VET study was ungraded, the applicant may have to sit for STAT.
  • In case, the applicant is unable to meet other admission requirements to their preferred course, they will be offered an alternative course or pathway option
  • Applicants with Work and Life Experience
  • Applicants who completed their Year 12 education in the last two to seven years, their results can still be used for admission to an undergraduate course.
  • If applicants completed their secondary education more than seven years ago or does not have any formal qualification, applicants may provide a CV, description of current/ past employment, and recommendation letters from employers.
  • For entry to some undergraduate courses, the applicant may sit for STAT
  • Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
  • For applicants who recently completed Year 12 education, admission is primarily based on whether the applicant has completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • Swinburne assess the secondary study as indicated by the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
  • Applicants who completed Interstate Year 12 education in their state meet Swinburne’s entry requirement. They will be ranked for selection based on ATAR.
  • Applicants from Queensland will be assessed using comparable tables of Queensland OP and the ATAR.

Swinburne University of Technology Graduate Admissions

Swinburne University of Technology offers admission to more than 80 Master’s programs. The detailed requirements of the three courses are tabulated below:

RequirementsMBAMaster of Urban DesignMaster of Digital Business Management
University TranscriptsRequiredRequiredRequired
Statement of PurposeNot RequiredRequiredNot Required
PortfolioNot RequiredRequiredNot Required
Work ExperienceNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired
CVNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired
English Language ProficiencyTOEFL iBT - min 79;
IELTS- min 6.5;
PTE - min 58
TOEFL iBT - min 79;
IELTS- min 6.5;
PTE - min 58
TOEFL iBT - min 79;
IELTS- min 6.5;
PTE - min 58

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee the offer of a place. Swinburne takes a holistic approach towards granting admission by considering each application on a case by case basis. Hence, it is advised to fulfill more than the minimum entry requirement to secure admission at the Swinburne University of Technology.