Flexible study options

At Swinburne Online we're passionate about making your study experience the best it can be.

When you study with us you'll be guided by coursework designed specifically for the online classroom and flexible study options. You'll also have constant contact with your online tutors and classmates, as well as our support team who are on hand to help you every day of the week.


Our flexible study mode is perfect for people with busy lives. We have three teaching periods each year, which means you can speed up or slow down your course to suit your needs.

And you can log in to your online classroom anywhere, at any time and work on your assessments when it suits you. Whether you prefer to study first thing in the morning or late at night, our courses are designed to let you be in charge of your own study schedule.


When you study a degree at Swinburne Online, we want to make sure we equip you with a wide range of skills that will be useful to you in the real world - and our assessments reflect that.

Has it been a long time since you studied? There is no need to worry, because we have a wide range of assessment support available to you - no matter what the task.


Many of the degrees offered at Swinburne Online will require you to sit an exam face-to-face at a venue near to your closest capital city or major regional centre. If you cannot attend an exam venue due to distance, work commitments or medical reasons, you may be eligible to sit your exam online. No matter what your situation, we can cater to your needs and ensure you are set up to succeed.

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Course Planning

We like to make course planning as easy as possible. When you enrol with us, you'll gain access to course specific planners, which are designed to help you plan which units you need to do to successfully complete your degree.

Armed with this knowledge, you can plan each teaching period to suit your work, social and study commitments.

Online Tutors

The tutors at Swinburne Online are known as eLearning Advisors (eLAs). They are passionate professionals with years of industry experience, specially trained for teaching online students. Your eLAs are your primary source of academic support, and are available to answer questions and help you through your assessments. 

Support Team

Available seven days a week our Student Advisors ensures that you are never alone. Whether you need help with essay writing, technology support or research advice you’ll have immediate access to a team of professionals who are ready to assist.