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 coursework Masters: Master of Design, Master of Design Strategy and Innovation, Master of Architecture, Master of Urban Design and combined Master of Architecture and Urban Design. There is also a highly regarded Design 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, Product Design Engineering, Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Interior Architecture, Communication Design, Motion Design, Photomedia, Branded Environments, UX/Interaction Design and Innovation and Design. The School has deep connections with the Australian Design Industry and has run its Industry Placement program for over 50 years, giving students the opportunities to gain experience in leading design studios and design-led organisations.
Many of our staff are research-active engaging on industry and academic research
projects, some are teaching-only, specializing in design education, many are industry practitioners who bring the latest knowledge and skills into the classroom.
Design Factory Melbourne (DFM) is part of the Global Design Factory Network
(www.gdfn.org) – a group of leading universities around the world offering innovative
education, research and partnerships. It brings together undergraduate and postgraduate
students, industry and researchers to co-create extraordinary results. At Design
Factory Melbourne, students from a range of disciplines — including business, engineering,
technology and design — have the opportunity to work on semester or year-long projects with industry partners, both locally and internationally.
The Centre for Design Innovation is a high-level Design Research Centre that brings together the leading researchers within the School to solve complex real-world problems in diverse domains, focusing on Future Self Living Lab, Smart Products Engineering and Urban Design / Architecture.