Swinburne University of Technology


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.

Rankings and ratings

Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our standing in a number of prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our commitment to high-quality teaching and research.

International rankings

In 2016, for the fourth consecutive year, Swinburne was ranked among the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In 2017 we advanced to number 61 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.

Swinburne was recognised in the QS Top 100 Under 50 and we were ranked in the world's top 450 universities by the QS World University Rankings in 2016.

The prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Swinburne as one of the world's top 500 universities in 2016. Swinburne achieved a top 75 ranking in the ARWU in the field of civil engineering and has ranked in the top 200 institutions in the world in science. 

Swinburne also features in the QS rankings for our world-class graduate employability. The QS Graduate Employability Rankings are based on graduate employment rates and partnerships between universities and employers. This ranking reinforces Swinburne's reputation as a university that provides practical career outcomes for its graduates.

Swinburne was recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by the 2016 QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject. The university was one of only three institutions in Melbourne to be listed in the top 50 for the Art and Design subject area.‌

Why work at Swinburne?

Join our community of committed academic, teaching and professional services staff with a career at Swinburne University of Technology.

We employ over 4500 staff who lead an innovative approach to education and training. With our focus on equity and diversity and nurturing talent, a job at Swinburne can set you on a fulfilling career pathway.

Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. Or you can work in professional services to support the delivery of quality education. Find jobs in marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration. 

Staff stories

Find out what it is really like to work at Swinburne with stories from our staff. 

The ancestors' call: Andrew Peters, lecturer in Indigenous studies

Andrew Peters

The difference you can make to students motivates Andrew Peters. His Swinburne story began in 1996 as an undergraduate. Now he lectures in Indigenous studies.

Star gazing: Sarah Maddison, Professor of Astrophysics

Sarah Maddison

Did you know that we are stars? Find out more from astrophysicist Sarah Maddison, Swinburne’s Dean of Science. She leads the Planet Group at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.

All about the supply chain: John Hopkins, business lecturer and researcher

John Hopkins

John Hopkins worked in the car industry before moving into education. He brings industry know-how to teaching and research.



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