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With a strong focus on delivering excellence in education, Swinburne University of Technology offers access to over 60 bachelor degrees through its range of pathway programs.

Swinburne University of Technology has been ranked as one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) confirming its place among the top 3% of universities in the world and the top 3 universities in Melbourne. Swinburne is at the forefront of science, technology and innovation. Its prestigious qualifications are designed to provide students with practical and industry-oriented programs with the focus of increasing the employability potential of their graduates.

Swinburne Pathway programs are available in Sri Lanka exclusively through Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS). These programs are designed to prepare students for their Swinburne degrees in the Business, IT and Engineering streams (pathways for arts, aviation, social sciences and IT also exist).

Professor Pascale Quester

Professor Pascale Quester

Vice-Chancellor and President
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

A warm welcome to Swinburne University of Technology, an inclusive, vibrant and very special community.

In 2014 Swinburne and Nawaloka College of Higher Studies formed a partnership to offer our Foundation studies and UniLink programs in science, engineering and business with the aim of providing Sri Lankan students with an accessible pathway to higher education. We have since expanded our programs and we welcome you to join the Swinburne community and hope that you will find your experience here to be positive and transformative.

When you study with us, you are studying at an internationally recognised university. The Times Higher Education University World Rankings and QS World University Rankings have in recent years, ranked Swinburne as one of the world's top 400 universities, placing us in the top three per cent of universities worldwide. Additionally, we have debuted as one of the top 300 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020, demonstrating our excellence in research. And for a young university, Swinburne is ranked 45 among the top young universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021.

For more than 110 years, Swinburne has fostered close connections with industry with the aim of shaping the future through education. Now, more than ever, we are focused on creating seamless experiences from university to the world at large.

We are committed to transforming the future of education by giving students the knowledge, adaptability and experience they need to make a lasting impact on the workplaces of tomorrow. We create future-ready graduates by taking our students outside the conventional classroom and introducing them to new and different ways of learning and thinking. Their future readiness comes from hands-on experience, from industry leaders, from the world around us, and from one another.

We have educated over 180,000 students, from 136 countries, and welcome students to both our Melbourne campus as well as Sarawak Campus in Malaysia. All students, irrespective of their location or mode of study, benefit from Swinburne’s leading edge digital environment. We are proud of our all-encompassing, student-focused culture and of our reputation for using innovative digital solutions to create a personalised learning experience.

We trust that your time with us will be both enjoyable and rewarding.

Monica Kennedy

Professor Monica Kennedy

Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)
Swinburne University of Technology

In 2014, Swinburne University of Technology commenced its exclusive partnership with Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) and since then the partnership has continued to grow and thrive. We have seen an increase of students enrolling into Swinburne Foundation and Diploma (Unilink) programs at NCHS and we are very proud of the quality of students who study with us in Sri Lanka with NCHS and those who transfer to our degree programs.

The secret behind the success are the standards that are maintained at NCHS. The quality assurance bench marks at Swinburne are maintained in Sri Lanka and the reports, as well as the students’ performance indicate that the staff at NCHS are committed to ensuring that students receive an excellent standard of academic delivery and study experience. While at NCHS, the students get accustomed to the quality framework, teaching methods and Swinburne standards in education. This ensures that the students are groomed to succeed throughout the program and in their studies when they transfer to complete their bachelor degrees.

We are extremely proud of the partnership that Swinburne has had with NCHS for the past four years, and we consider it an exemplary one. We look forward to developing the partnership in the future, increasing the avenues available, so that Sri Lankan youth can enjoy the best that Australia has on offer.