Partners - Victoria Office

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY

Swinburne University of Technology is focused on high-impact research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with industry and community.

Swinburne is ranked in the top 350 universities in the world by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (2017). In Engineering, Swinburne is ranked in the top 250 in the 2018 Times Higher Education subject ranking.

Swinburne has a long history of offering undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. Its unique Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional) with guaranteed industry placement and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with optional placement have majors in:  

  • Architectural
  • Biomedical
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Product Design
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Software

In 2018, Swinburne will deliver an Australian first - the Bachelor of Engineering Practice (Honours) which combines theory with practice in a professional environment. 

With a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, Swinburne and Engineers Australia are proud to be working together to inspire future engineers.

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

Victoria University (VU) in Melbourne is well known for hands-on learning, practical work placement opportunities for students and extensive industry connections. The university’s focus is on creating work-ready graduates.

Industry connections

VU's College of Engineering and Science has strong partnerships with engineering, informatics and scientific organisations, both locally and globally, to inform curriculum and research, provide access to state-of-the-art resources and give students fantastic workplace learning opportunities. Industry connections and relevant, up-to-date skills are the hallmark of a VU education.

This industry focus has also led to the development of curriculum and degrees that aren't available anywhere else in Victoria, such as Architectural Engineering.

Problem-based learning

The College champions the delivery of problem-based learning, an innovative teaching and learning approach that uses real-world problems to help students develop critical thinking, teamwork, communication and technical skills. Problems are derived from industry and community to provide an applicable context for learning and the development of essential knowledge that is sought by industry employers.

Vocational and Higher Education

VU is one of the few Australian universities to offer both vocational training (TAFE) and higher education. Flexible study pathways connect courses between certificates and diplomas offered at Victoria Polytechnic, the University’s TAFE division, and undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programs, including masters and PhDs offered at VU.

Courses

The College of Engineering and Science delivers a broad range of courses in:

  • Civil engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Architectural engineering
  • Fire safety and risk engineering
  • Sport engineering
  • Building surveying
  • Project management
  • Plus, an extensive range of information technology and science courses.

Research

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results, VU ranked at or above world standard in eight engineering-related fields including electrical and electronic engineering, mathematical sciences, applied mathematics, engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Innovative and future-focused, VU's research covers alternative energy, applied informatics and mathematics, biotechnology, chemical and analytical science, fire safety and risk engineering, sustainable building, water resources and more.

Student support

VU provides comprehensive academic, career and financial support to its students, and offers a wide range of scholarship programs and international study opportunities.

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Deakin University offers an innovative approach to teaching through PODBL (Project-Oriented Design-Based Learning). Students experience real-world engineering challenges and put together creative and original solutions.

Deakin's industry connections, work placements and guest lectures can also offer a different perspective and career-shaping experience, enabling graduates to become forward-thinking and ready to tackle real-world engineering challenges.

Industry-focus and R&D activities are also important to our School of Engineering.

Industry-specific problems provide context and challenges for talented staff and students. Using state-of-the-art facilities within the Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET), they are able to tackle the toughest challenges of Australian industry. This assists in providing the solutions that will advance society and strengthen the economy.

Deakin has specialists in many areas of engineering; infrastructure and environment, energy management, automation, manufacturing, product design and development, materials, additive manufacturing and more. Their facilities are world-class, with laboratories for advanced CNC machining, high-level 3D printing, VR/AR, energy and high-voltage, water treatment, concrete and corrosion testing, robotics and automation. Facing problems with a holistic approach, Deakin University can deliver solutions unrivalled by any engineering school in the country.

RMIT UNIVERSITY

RMIT has a reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research. RMIT courses are constantly updated to meet the changing needs of business and the broader community, and to provide students with specialised content relevant to professional and personal success in a rapidly-changing world.

With over 120 years of educational excellence, RMIT offers programs and courses ranging from postgraduate degrees by research to employment-focused diplomas and certificates. RMIT offers a global passport to study internationally with education that aligns with industry producing graduates that excel in an open world economy.

RMIT can help you develop and build your career in many ways. We offer career advice and related services, as well as the extras that can make you the sought-after candidate for your dream job:

  • overseas study and work placements
  • finding a mentor who will help you build an effective network
  • participating in university decision-making
  • beefing up your business and entrepreneurship skills.