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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 300 universities (2023) by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) confirming its place among the Top 1% globally. 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 Healthy Science, Information Technology, Engineering and Business 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 Healthy Science, Information Technology, 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 300 universities (2023), placing us in the top 1% 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 43 among the top young universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2023.

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.

Dr Douglas Proctor, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

Dr Douglas Proctor

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)
Swinburne University of Technology

As a global university, Swinburne University of Technology is committed to being a prototype of global best practice in learning and teaching, research and innovation, and industry and government engagement. As part of this commitment, Swinburne is proud of its long-standing partnership with Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) to offer Australian education opportunities to students in Sri Lanka.

As a student at NCHS, you will be undertaking the same qualifications offered at our home campus in Australia, and you will receive an excellent standard of academic delivery and study experience. At the end of your studies at NCHS, you will receive an award from Swinburne University of Technology and an opportunity to pursue your further studies at a Swinburne teaching location in Melbourne (Australia), Sarawak (Malaysia) or elsewhere.

When you transfer and join our degree programs, you will gain firsthand experience in the working industry of your choice. As a university, we seek to ensure that all our graduates are industry ready. You will have access to industry experts and experienced academics who will help guide you throughout your studies.

I hope that you find your experience at NCHS rewarding and wish you all the best in your studies.