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About Swinburne Online

Swinburne Online provides a new approach to learning in Australia, delivering and assessing courses on behalf of Swinburne University of Technology. Our interactive learning format, coupled with the flexibility of online study and 7-day support, gives students all the best features of an on-campus degree in a digital environment.

Interactive learning

Students studying online with Swinburne receive the same qualification as Swinburne University of Technology on campus students, an internationally ranked university with 30,000 students across its Melbourne and overseas campuses.

Our online campus gives you access to expert tutors, learning resources and encourages feedback and collaboration with your peers.

Our History

Learn more about the Swinburne Online team of highly qualified academics and expert online tutors.


George Swinburne Establishes Technical College


Former Mayor of Hawthorn and Parliament member George Swinburne establishes the Eastern Technical College, to serve those in Melbourne without access to further education.

First Classes Commence


First classes begin in carpentry, plumbing and blacksmithing.

Swinburne Technical College


Renamed Swinburne Technical College to commemorate founder George Swinburne, and his principles of students-focused learning, equal opportunity and industry engagement.

International Classes


Swinburne enters the international education market with the first courses catering to overseas students.

Industry Based Learning


The Industry-Based Learning program commences. The program, which still runs today, is one of the first of it’s kind in Australia and is aimed at helping students transition into the workplace.

First Bachelor Degree Granted


In the wake of new Victorian tertiary laws, Swinburne Council is given the power to grant Bachelor degrees. The first is awarded at a conferring ceremony in May.

Swinburne University of Technology


Swinburne gains university status and is proclaimed Swinburne University of Technology in July, marking a new period of growth and innovation.

International Campus


The first international campus opens in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Swinburne Online


Swinburne Online is launched – a partnership between Swinburne University of Technology and SEEK.

Top 3% World University


Named as one of the world’s top 400 Universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.