Swinburne University of Technology – Sarawak

KUCHING, MALAYSIA

Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, Swinburne University of Technology was founded in 1908 with the aim of providing everyone in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs with a technical education. It is named after its founder, immigrant George Swinburne, who was a very successful and educated businessman in the late 19th century.

In the meantime, the small college has developed into a world-renowned university with courses at the highest level, which works closely with companies from the private sector.

Since the year 2000 there has also been a campus at Swinburne University of Technology in Malaysia, where around 3700 students are currently enrolled. The university has thus entered into a cooperation with the state government.

The undergraduate courses taught here are the same as in Australia and there is also a wide range of postgraduate courses. Areas of study available are Management, Engineering, Science, Commerce, Computing and Design.

Students have the option of either completing their studies entirely in Malaysia or spending part of the time at the founding university in Melbourne, Australia. A major advantage is that tuition fees are much cheaper in Malaysia, but still Swinburne Australia degrees be awarded. The surroundings with their beautiful nature and warm climate also make a stay in the country particularly pleasant.

  • Swinburne University of Technology – Sarawak website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1908

Type of university: State university

Number of students: total 53000, international 8500

Accreditations:

  • CRICOS provider code: 00111D

Academic year:

The undergraduate academic year at Swinburne University of Technology – Sarawak is divided into two semesters. In the postgraduate area it is divided into four terms.

Study programs

  • semester abroad
  • bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA
  • Other courses

The Study Abroad Program offers international students the opportunity to study for one or two semesters on the campus of Swinburne University of Technology – Sarawak and thus experience university life up close.

They can take courses from the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate offerings and earn credits for their achievement. Under certain circumstances, these can then be credited to further studies at the home university. The majority of the courses come from areas such as engineering or commerce, but there are also courses in other fields of study.

  • Swinburne University of Technology – Sarawak semester program

Fees

  • Semester 2 2022

Tuition (Engineering/Design/Biotechnology)

MYR19600.00

Tuition (Business/IT)

MYR16000.00

processing fee

1250.00

The tuition fees are based on taking 50 credits per semester, which corresponds to about four courses.

In addition, there is a medical insurance of MYR 500.

Requirements

In order to be able to participate in the semester program, it is necessary to already be enrolled at a university.

In addition, applicants must meet the admission requirements for bachelor’s or master ‘s courses. This also includes sufficient knowledge of English, which can be proven by means of a DAAD language certificate.

The language skills can be proven by one of the following test results or documents:

Undergraduate postgraduate
DAAD language test B2 level B2 level

Degrees/Courses

Degrees/Courses in English – Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce in International Business
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Management
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Design in Multimedia Design
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering / Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering / Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Robotics and Mechatronics / Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication and Network Engineering
  • Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering

Studies/Courses in English – Postgraduate

  • Master of Arts in TESOL
  • Master of Business Administration (International)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Masters of Engineering
  • MSc

Campus

Swinburne University of Technology Malaysia campus was established in 2000 and is located in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak state. From here, the city center is only 15 minutes away.

The university buildings are surrounded by residential and commercial buildings, are very modern and, above all, technologically up to date.

The main campus and other campuses of Swinburne University of Technology are in Melbourne, Australia. Their names are Hawthorn, Wantirna and Croydon.

  • Campus Description of Swinburne University of Technology – Sarawak

Housing

The so-called Student Operations for international students are happy to help you find suitable accommodation, be it on campus or off campus.

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Private apartments / hotels

The university town of Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak and has around 600,000 inhabitants. This makes it the largest city on the island of Borneo and the fourth largest in the country. The climate is tropical and hot, and there are monsoon rains between December and February, but it rains quite frequently elsewhere. The name “Kuching” actually means “cat”, which is why the place is also called “Cat City”.

The city is divided into a northern and a southern part, each with its own mayor. The division becomes particularly clear through the population groups, because on one side live mainly Chinese, on the other Malays. The meals of the people here take some getting used to for the European stomach due to the hotter spices, but they are delicious.

In the city area you can marvel at many sights, including many temples and museums such as the Sarawak Museum or the Chinese Museum. There is a colorful market at the weekend and the lively waterfront with restaurants, cafés and shops is also worth a visit. The so-called DUN complex houses, among other things, the Sarawak Parliament; the building is known for its striking, rocket-shaped roof. Many educational institutions are also represented in Kuching. The surrounding area of ​​the city is beautiful with mangrove forests, museum villages, mountains and many other remarkable places.

Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak