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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

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Location:

Kuching, Sarawak

Address:

Business Development & Communications Department”
Jalan Simpang Tiga
93350 Kuching
Sarawak

Type:

Foreign University Branch

Telephone:

+6082-416 353

Fax:

+6082-428 353

About Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is the international branch campus of Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. The Sarawak campus opened in Kuching, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, in 2000.

The campus is a partnership between Swinburne Australia and the Sarawak government. The campus is part of a long-term strategy by Swinburne Australia, established in 1908, to globalize its operations and provide its students with international living, working and learning opportunities.

Since it was first set up, Swinburne Sarawak has been growing rapidly. The custom-designed campus has a current student population of 4,000. Apart from Malaysia, students hail from more than 60 countries, making it a truly international university.

Only 15 minutes away from the heart of Kuching city and nestled within commercial and residential areas, the 16.5-acre campus offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, science, commerce, computing and design that are identical to those of its home campus in Australia. Also offered are postgraduate research programs at PhD and masters in these disciplines as well as the MBA (International) and MA (TESOL). Also included is the one-year foundation programs in business, design, information technology/multimedia, engineering and science. A range of English language proficiency programs are also available.

Students may complete their degrees entirely in Kuching or transfer to one of its campuses in Melbourne to complete them.

These courses are a fraction of the cost of studying in Australia and parchments are awarded by Swinburne Australia.

Applied professional emphasis and direct placements in industry are a feature of many of its undergraduate courses. The focus on practical training is an integral part of the course structure and the university is well known for producing employment-ready graduates.

Swinburne Sarawak maintains a strong technology base and important links with industry. It aspires to be a research intensive university and is developing its research capability with a focus on areas relevant to industry. With state-of-the-art facilities, it conducts research on information security, mechatronics engineering, software engineering, business as well as education and e-learning.

Swinburne Sarawak is rated Tier 5: Excellent, the highest rating achieved by any university in the Malaysian Qualifications Agency’s Rating System for Higher Education (SETARA) for 2009, 2011 and 2013.

The MQA is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education in Malaysia.

Vision, Mission & Strategic Goals

Vision

By 2020, Swinburne will be a leading university of science, technology and innovation.

Mission

  • Our emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives.
  • We work to advance and build our research through partnerships with industry, our communities and other universities within Malaysia and internationally, to achieve outcomes that are directly relevant to industry and society.
  • At Swinburne, quality is never confused with elitism. We work to provide educational opportunities to all capable students.

Strategic Goals

The 2020 University Plan is structured in terms of four strategic themes:

  • Our culture – embrace a university-wide commitment to growth through excellence;
  • Our students – engage our students through quality, personalised education;
  • Our research – produce outstanding research that is relevant and internationally recognised; and
  • Our connections – be the partner of choice for the industries and communities we serve.

Australian Curriculum

The curriculum at the Sarawak campus is sourced directly from Swinburne Australia and has therefore been rigorously vetted for quality prior to its accreditation in Australia.

Academic Advisory Board

This board is made up of key academics leaders from both the Sarawak campus as well as Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

Academics

Highly qualified and experienced academics are appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. A significant number of our academics hold PhDs and Masters, and have had industry experience in their field of expertise.

Examinations

Examinations are moderated by Swinburne, Australia academic staff to regulate the setting and marking of examinations.

Student Exchange Program

Swinburne Student Exchange Program offers selected current degree students from the Sarawak campus (those in the second year onwards) an unmatched opportunity to enrich their tertiary learning experience in Melbourne at Malaysian costs.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Swinburne aims to become a renowned centre for entrepreneurship and innovation, which will be a hallmark of everything we do. We will prepareour graduates to participate in the new economy and society of the 21st Century and heighten your awareness of, and capacity to make the choice between employment and self-employment.

Internationalisation

Swinburne is committed to an ongoing process of internationalisation. We seek to be held in high regard globally, have an international focus in all we do, an international culture and outlook. We aim to be a university that equips its graduates to thrive in an increasingly globalised environment, and to achieve a balance between the academic, social, economic, ethical and environmental dimensions of internationalisation.

Industry-Based Learning (IBL)

In 1963 Swinburne University of Technology in Australia pioneered Industry-Based Learning (IBL), a program that trains students by placing them within the industry during their undergraduate study. Students have an option to complete six to 12 months of IBL relevant to their course of study within the industry. Engineering students are also required to undergo a compulsary Professional Experience in Engineering, a cumulative equivalent of 12 weeks full-time industry experience.

Full-Fledged University

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is the only international branch campus of Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

The Sarawak campus in Malaysia offers Australian quality education. A wide range of courses, from foundation to postgraduate programs identical to those offered by its home campus in Melbourne, are available at the Sarawak campus.

Australian Qualification

On completion of your degree studies, your parchment will be awarded by Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Hence, you have the opportunity to obtain an education that is of Australian quality in Malaysia.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Swinburne aims to become a renowned centre for entrepreneurship and innovation, which will be a hallmark of everything we do. We will prepare you to participate in the new economy and society of the 21st century and heighten your awareness of, and capacity to make the choice between, employment and self-employment.

Internationalisation

Swinburne is committed to an ongoing process of internationalisation. We seek to be held in high regard globally, have an international focus in all we do, an international culture and outlook. We aim to be a university that equips its graduates to thrive in an increasingly globalised environment and to achieve a balance between the academic, social, economic, ethical and environmental dimensions of internationalisation.

Industry-Based Learning (IBL)

The Industry-Based Learning (IBL) program, pioneered by Swinburne Australia in 1963, offers students the opportunity to undertake vocational training within industry. Engineering students at Swinburne Sarawak have an option to complete six to 12 months of IBL relevant to their course of study. Engineering students must go through three months of compulsory industrial training in order to graduate.

Living and Learning Environment

The Sarawak campus is only 15 minutes from the Kuching city centre, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Besides providing a safe and conducive learning environment, the city has good infrastructure and facilities such as banking, telecommunication and transportation.

Apart from the lower course fees, the cost of living in Kuching is also reasonably lower compared to other major towns and cities in Malaysia.

Intercampus Transfer

Flexibility is the hallmark of a Swinburne education. While you have the option of completing your studies in Kuching, you may transfer to complete them in Melbourne, subject to meeting the appropriate criteria. Additional majors are also available in Australia.

Student Exchange Program

If you seek the experience of studying overseas, you may apply to participate in a student exchange program. It offers selected undergraduates from the Sarawak campus (those in the second year onwards) an unmatched opportunity to enrich their tertiary learning experience in Melbourne at Malaysian costs.

Cost Saving

You will find that it is affordable to pursue tertiary education at Swinburne Sarawak as the fees are only a fraction of the cost of studying in Australia.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships, study loans and other financial aid are offered by the government, educational loan and private financial institutions to Malaysian students. These include PTPTN, Yayasan Sarawak, Sarawak Higher Education Foundation (HiEd), Tunku Abdul Rahman Foundation, EPF withdrawal and bank loans.

New and current students who achieve outstanding academic results are awarded scholarships by the university. The scholarships are given to both pre-university and degree students as well as Malaysian and international students. Please make sure you check the application closing dates so you don’t miss out on them.

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is the international branch campus of Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. The Sarawak campus opened in Kuching, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, in 2000.

The campus is a partnership between Swinburne Australia and the Sarawak government. The campus is part of a long-term strategy by Swinburne Australia, established in 1908, to globalize its operations and provide its students with international living, working and learning opportunities.

Since it was first set up, Swinburne Sarawak has been growing rapidly. The custom-designed campus has a current student population of 4,000. Apart from Malaysia, students hail from more than 60 countries, making it a truly international university.

Only 15 minutes away from the heart of Kuching city and nestled within commercial and residential areas, the 16.5-acre campus offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, science, commerce, computing and design that are identical to those of its home campus in Australia. Also offered are postgraduate research programs at PhD and masters in these disciplines as well as the MBA (International) and MA (TESOL). Also included is the one-year foundation programs in business, design, information technology/multimedia, engineering and science. A range of English language proficiency programs are also available.

Students may complete their degrees entirely in Kuching or transfer to one of its campuses in Melbourne to complete them.

These courses are a fraction of the cost of studying in Australia and parchments are awarded by Swinburne Australia.

Applied professional emphasis and direct placements in industry are a feature of many of its undergraduate courses. The focus on practical training is an integral part of the course structure and the university is well known for producing employment-ready graduates.

Swinburne Sarawak maintains a strong technology base and important links with industry. It aspires to be a research intensive university and is developing its research capability with a focus on areas relevant to industry. With state-of-the-art facilities, it conducts research on information security, mechatronics engineering, software engineering, business as well as education and e-learning.

Swinburne Sarawak is rated Tier 5: Excellent, the highest rating achieved by any university in the Malaysian Qualifications Agency’s Rating System for Higher Education (SETARA) for 2009, 2011 and 2013.

The MQA is responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education in Malaysia.

Faculties

  • Faculty of Business and Design
  • Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science
  • Faculty of Language and Communication

Research

  • Research and Consultancy office
  • Swinburne Sarawak Centre for Sustainable Technology

Foundation Studies

Swinburne Sarawak offers Foundation Studies for students who have completed SPM or any other equivalent qualifications. Swinburne’s Foundation Studies is a pre-university course designed to help students meet the entry requirements for bachelor’s degree studies.

Undergraduate Studies

Swinburne Sarawak’s undergraduate degree are available to students who have completed the Swinburne Foundation Studies, STPM or other equivalent qualifications. These degrees are designed with your career in mind where students will benefit from opportunities to connect with industry and engage in interdisciplinary projects.

Postgraduate Programs

Some postgraduate programs are also available. Swinburne Sarawak also accept application from for those wanting to develop advanced skills and knowledge for its Masters by Research programs.

Swinburne Sarawak is proud to welcome students from all over the world and provides services to enhance their experience living and studying in Sarawak. We offer high-quality teaching through courses that highlight industry engagement.

Top five reasons to choose Swinburne Sarawak

Move closer to your career goals with a practical and relevant degree from Swinburne. We ensure that you graduate with sought-after skills and experiences that can help you enter and get ahead in the workforce.

We offer degrees across a range of study areas. We’ll help you choose the right course and help you get there.

Develop the skills that are in demand with employers and access opportunities for valuable work experience and overseas study.

1. Australian degree, Malaysian cost

Studying at Swinburne Sarawak is affordable as the fees are only a fraction of the cost of studying in Australia.

2. Industry-engaged learning

Industry Engaged Learning programs allow you to engage directly with industry, and develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to prepare you for your career.

3. Professional recognition

Courses taught at Swinburne Sarawak are recognised by professional bodies relevant to its respective fields of studies such as the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), CPA Australia (CPAA), Engineers Australia (EA) and Australian Computer Society.

4. International study options

Our undergraduates have the opportunity to spend a semester at our Melbourne campus through a Student Exchange Program. Students can also choose to apply for a transfer to our Melbourne campus after a minimum of one year of study, subject to meeting the appropriate criteria.

5. Students from over 60 countries

With more than 4,000 students from over 60 countries, the campus is vibrant, diverse and colourful. The multicultural diversity on campus is in itself a rich learning experience and helps create a broader outlook among students and staff.

Malaysian students

Swinburne Sarawak Academic Excellence Award (Foundation)

Swinburne Sarawak Academic Excellence Award (Degree)

DVC Academic Excellence Award

Swinburne Sarawak Outstanding Youth Award

Swinburne Sarawak Alumni Bursary

Swinburne Sarawak Master by Coursework Bursary

Swinburne Sarawak Principal Award

Swinburne Sarawak Emerging Technology Bursary

Swinburne Sarawak Engagement Award

Swinburne Sarawak Credit Recognition Excellence Award

External Scholarships

MELOLISA Foundation Scholarship

Yayasan Sarawak BESTARI Scholarship

Yayasan Biasiswa Sarawak Tunku Abdul Rahman

Yayasan Peneraju Pendidikan Bumiputera (Peneraju Tunas Potensi)

Other Scholarships

External scholarships are offered at the discretion of the provider. The availability of scholarships are normally announced on their websites. The scholarship provider reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the scholarship as and when required without prior notice.

Australia-Malaysia Towards 2020 Scholarship

Biasiswa Sukan, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi

DAIKEN Corporation Scholarship

Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Persekutuan

Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam Negeri Sabah

Malaysian Rubber Export Promotion Council (MREPC) Scholarship

MAYBANK Scholarship

Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (Program Penajaan Bahagian Biasiswa)

Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) Scholarship

Sarawak Timber Association (STA) Scholarship

Yayasan Sime Darby Bursary Programme

External Financial Aid

Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)

EPF Withdrawal Scheme

MARA Study Loan

Yayasan Sarawak Study Loan

International students

Swinburne Sarawak Academic Excellence Award (Foundation)

Swinburne Sarawak Academic Excellence Award (Degree)

Swinburne Sarawak Emerging Technology Bursary

Swinburne Sarawak Credit Recognition Excellence Award

Swinburne Sarawak Outstanding Youth Award

Swinburne Sarawak Outstanding Youth Award

Swinburne Sarawak Engagement Award

DVC Academic Excellence Award

Swinburne Sarawak Master by Coursework Bursary

Swinburne Sarawak Alumni Bursary

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