General Admission Requirements

Applicants who meet the minimum requirements for entry into a course may be selected to study with Swinburne. However, meeting minimum requirements doesn't necessarily guarantee acceptance into a course. 

You may receive an offer once the University has assessed:

  • Your formal academic qualifications and results
  • Whether you meet any course prerequisites
  • Your English language proficiency
  • Whether you meet any legal or administrative requirements (find out more)
  • The availability of student places and learning resources.

Some courses may also require an assessment of your personal capabilities and aptitude. 

Minimum Age Requirement

Students must be at least 17 years old by the time they start their degree to be eligible for entry. Swinburne reserves the right to make exceptions in some circumstances whilst taking into account a student's academic record and level of support. 

Access to Internet

Online students must have a stable internet connection and a computer in order to be able to communicate with Swinburne Online's online systems. 

Informed Choices

Informed Choices statements provide students with information regarding essential physical and behavioural abilities, skills and acuities necessary to perform assessment tasks and placements in a certain field of study and their future profession. This information is provided to help students determine whether they can successfully participate in and graduate from a course. 

Swinburne is a welcoming and inclusive environment for people living with a disability, medical condition, mental illness or primary carer responsibilities. Our AccessAbility advisors will be able to assist students with information about services and reasonable adjustments that may be available to support them in achieving course requirements. 

English Language Proficiency

All students are expected to be proficient in written and spoken English. Every course at Swinburne has a minimum English language requirement. 

Depending on your education and experience, you can satisfy English language requirements in a number of different ways. 

Find out more about English language requirements