Why choose Swinburne?

World-class research and researchers

Swinburne has been ranked among the top 400 research-intensive universities in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018. We were also ranked one of the world's top 450 universities by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2019.

In the Australian government's 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluation, Swinburne was declared to have 27 areas of research that are either at or above world-standard.

Swinburne was also ranked 45 in the QS 50 Under 50 2019 Rankings and top 400 in the QS World University Rankings 2019.

At Swinburne, you have access to world-class researchers who are available to take on supervisory roles.

Access to first-rate facilities and equipment

Swinburne is dedicated to providing the best possible facilities and equipment for our research students. We have invested more than $250 million in research over a four-year period.

Our students have access to state-of-the-art research facilities in our flagship research buildings, the Advanced Technologies Centre and the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre.

Excellent training and support for research students

Swinburne has dedicated and well-established support networks to assist you with your research.

As a Swinburne research student you can attend our research training sessions on topics such as thesis writing, publishing and presenting. We also run a variety of seminars presented by experts from industry and universities around the world. A research student conference is held biennially.

Meet and collaborate with other research students at our social functions, or challenge your presenting and photography skills by entering one of our competitions.

Industry focus

Swinburne is committed to quality research with real-world applications. Our focus on industry-relevant research helps our research graduates take the next step in their careers.

We have partnered with Boeing to create an Australian-based manufacturing research centre, Pilkington to find innovative manufacturing solutions and Suntech to boost the efficiency of solar energy storage.