Swinburne University of Technology is a leading Australian dual-sector tertiary institution in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia. With a strong reputation as a provider of high quality career oriented education, and as a University with a commitment to producing outstanding research, Swinburne has consistently been rated in the top 3% of research-intensive universities, by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Swinburne’s School of Design is recognized as one of Australia’s leading institutions for design education, practice and research. The School offers three and four-year courses at Undergraduate level, as well as Masters (two new Masters by Coursework degrees: Masters of Design and Masters of Design Strategy and Innovation), and a highly regarded PhD program. Our courses encourage specialization, cross-disciplinary collaboration and international study experiences, which prepare our students for global design careers. Disciplines include Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Communication Design, Digital Media Design, Photomedia, Design Strategy, Innovation and Design, and Branded Environments. The School has deep connections with the Australian Design Industry and has run its Industry Placement program for over 40 years, giving students the opportunities to gain experience in leading design studios and design-led organisations.
Our staff vary from research-active staff who engage on industry and academic research projects, to teaching-only staff who specialize in design education, to industry practitioners who bring the latest knowledge and skills into the classroom.