Swinburne Research

Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally recognised research-intensive university that is focused on delivering research that creates economic and social impact. Our researchers are producing innovative research solutions to real-world problems across a range of disciplines and sectors.

In 2015, Swinburne was listed in the world's top 400 universities in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and we were also named one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2014–2015. We are committed to delivering world leading research outcomes and innovations in select areas of science, engineering and technology. In 2016 Swinburne will be launching a number of exciting initiatives that will drive our future research achievements.

Our new ‘Innovation Precinct’ in Hawthorn, Melbourne will be a hub of world-class research-led innovation activity, and our new Research Institutes will focus on big challenges facing our industries and society. Swinburne’s research future is bright.
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Available funding options:

Swinburne University of Technology offers a number of International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) every year. The IPRS scholarships are awarded by the Australian commonwealth government to attract high-quality overseas postgraduate students to support Australian research. These scholarships are available to international students from any country who wish to undertake postgraduate research in an area of the university’s research strengths.

Swinburne's areas of research strength are:

  • astrophysics and physics
  • mathematics
  • chemistry and biotechnology
  • biomedical and health sciences
  • computer science and software engineering
  • telecoms, electrical and robotics engineering
  • aviation; civil and construction engineering
  • maritime engineering
  • mechanical, materials and manufacturing engineering
  • brain sciences
  • psychological sciences
  • humanities and social sciences
  • design and business.

You can find out more information about the IPRS scholarship, and other funding opportunities, at this website.


Swinburne University of Technology provides the perfect environment for international research students. The Hawthorn campus is located on the lively Glenferrie Road in Melbourne – which has all of the amenities students could need. In terms of fostering a great culture and assisting students with the transition to postgraduate research studies, Swinburne offers a series of seminars and workshops to assist research students throughout their candidature. This provides students with opportunities to improve and further develop their research skills as well as networking with peers. Topics include: induction for new students, thesis writing, presentation skills, NVivo and statistical software packages such as SPSS. Our student testimonials confirm that Swinburne is an excellent destination for postgraduate research study.

This course provides all-around training in clinical psychology. Experts in various fields are invited to speak at lectures, which provides an understanding from different perspectives, and the environment is conducive to learning and networking with others. Swinburne has ample facilities to meet students’ study needs, as well as a vibrant student community and the convenience of shops nearby.
Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)

Available Positions

Postdoc and PhD scholarship roles at Swinburne are intermittently advertised at the Swinburne Jobs website.