• Bachelor of Media & Communication (Professional)
  • Bachelor of Media & Communication

About Swinburne University of Technology

Over 100 years ago Swinburne began with a simple premise: to provide technical education to a sector of society otherwise denied further education. For over a century Swinburne has committed to innovative education, strong industry engagement and social inclusion.

The vibrant, multicultural and student-focused university you know today boasts over 50,000 students from all walks of life. In 1909, however, the first class enrolled merely 80 young men. Swinburne offered training and education in plumbing and mechanics. We offered classes with the very first computers.

Since the digital revolution Swinburne has been providing cutting-edge education. Our media programs and bio-research are just two examples. We continue to focus on emerging technologies, industry engagement and flexible learning options. We ensure we adapt and evolve with the times. We deliver relevant education for our students today, and tomorrow.

General Information

A variety of services are available to students, including:

  • Careers and employment
  • Child care
  • Health services
  • Housing advice
  • Disability support
  • Financial, health and personal counselling
  • Learning and academic skills assistance
  • Legal advice

Interesting Facts

  • In 2018 the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked Swinburne as one of the world’s top 400 universities.
  • Swinburne was ranked number 45 in the 2019 QS Top 100 Under 50, an index of the world’s top universities under 50 years old. We also ranked number 65 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings in 2018.
  • Swinburne has also been recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world, ranked equal number 40 by the 2018 QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject.
  • We care about your wellbeing at Swinburne. We have dedicated International Student Advisers who can provide advice on academic and personal needs. They can help you access study support, health services and counselling.
  • Our close ties with industry mean our courses are relevant and up to date. Many of our courses are recognised by professional organisations and they offer you invaluable experiences across all study levels.
  • Swinburne is recognised for producing graduates who are ready for employment. We offer a range of programs that extend beyond what you learn in the classroom to prepare you for your career.
  • Our Hawthorn campus has state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities at the Advanced Technologies Centre and the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre. There’s on-campus accommodation and the campus is easily accessible by public transport. A range of services is also available on campus, including career and health services.


  • Bachelor of Media & Communication (Professional)
  • Bachelor of Media & Communication

Notable Alumni

  • Andrew Dominik – Film Director, Chopper (2000), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Killing Them Softly (2012), and the documentary One More Time with Feeling (2016).
  • Mark Hartley – Film Director, Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)
  • Mark Beretta – Journalist