Our Vision & Mission


With the vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world, the Swinburne community are driven by a shared sense of purpose to create technology of the future and nurture human talent and abilities required for a digital, tech-rich future.

We are committed to taking big strides and aspirations for ‘moon shots’ rather than ‘incremental steps.’ Our moon shots will embolden and energise our staff, students and partners, enabling us to focus and invest in what we know can make a real difference in the world.                                                                     

Our 2025 moon shots – the strategic framework                         


Moon shot 1: Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience

All Swinburne undergraduate learners will experience work-integrated learning and real industry experience during their degree, including internships or industry-linked projects.

Moon shot 2: Every Swinburne graduate gets a job

Swinburne’s goal is for every Swinburne tertiary graduate, including our alumni, to be a job taker or a job creator in a future world of work defined by technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Moon shot 3: Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution

When our partners come to us with a problem, they will receive a technology solution. Swinburne will concentrate its efforts in flagship areas where the university is a world leader and has the potential to be the industry partner of choice. 

Moon shot 4: Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

Swinburne will step up to the global stage, in research, education delivery and student recruitment. Swinburne will be the prototype of a new model of university that is fit for purpose in a digital future that is very different from the past.