Swinburne University of Technology

Australian campuses: HawthornPrahran, Melbourne CBDCroydonWantirna

International campuses: Sarawak, Malaysia


Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally recognized research-intensive university that aims to increase Australia's capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community. Swinburne has campuses in the inner and eastern suburbs of Melbourne and one in Sarawak, Malaysia.


A Future-Focused University

The 2013 Academic Ranking of Work Universities placed Swinburne among the top 400 universities worldwide, and in the top three in Melbourne. In the 2013 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, Swinburne was once again awarded an ERA 5 rating well above world standard for Astronomical and Space Sciences, and was the only university in Victoria to receive an ERA 5 rating for Physical Sciences. Swinburne was also the only university in Australia to achieve an ERA 5 rating for Maritime Engineering, through the work of Swinburne's Centre for Ocean Engineering, Science and Technology.

In addition to producing high quality research, our focus is on preparing students for a successful career. We maintain close relationships with industry partners to ensure students learn essential industry relevant skills.

Research and Key Research Areas

Swinburne's research strengths  are closely aligned with our designated research centres. We have an excellent record of scholarship, publication and research funding, and provide an outstanding environment for postgraduate research students. Our areas of research strength an related research centres are as follows:


Astrophysics and Supercomputing

  • Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing

 Brain and Psychological Sciences

  • Centre for Human Pharmacology
  • The Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre

 Computer Software and Systems

  • Swinburne University Centre for Computing and Engineering Software Systems
  • Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures

 Engineering and Industry

  • Centre for Sustainable infrastructure
  • Environment and Biotechnology Centre
  • The Centre for Ocean Engineering Science and Technology
  • Industrial Research Institute Swinburne

 Optical Physics

  • Centre for Micro-Phonics
  • Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy

 Social Research and Business

  • Institute for Social Research
  • Swinburne Centre for Social Impact
  • Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Data Profile
Swinburne University of Technology has 23 data records in Research Data Australia, which cover 153 subjects areas including PHYSICAL SCIENCES, ASTRONOMICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES and Astronomical and Space Instrumentation and involve 7 group(s). All of the information provided by Swinburne University of Technology can be accessed from the box on the right hand side of this page.