Updated on 11th March 2011 Friday 12:52PM
STUDY IN SARAWAK'S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
|1||RIAM Institute of Technology, Sarawak|
|2||Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak|
|3||Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak|
|4||Kolej Bersatu Sarawak, Sibu City and Kuching City|
Computer and Information Technology
|Universities offering the diploma :|
|1||Computer Science (Information Technology)||UTM|
|2||Computer Science (Multimedia)||UTM|
|5||IT & Communication||UTeM|
Computer and Information Technology
|Universities offering the programme :|
|4||Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)||UTeM|
|5||Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)||UM|
|6||Computer Science (Management)||UM|
|7||Computer Science (Bio-informatics)||UTM|
|8||Computer Science (Computer Network & Security)||UTM|
|9||Computer Science (Computer Networking)||UPM|
|10||Computer Science (Computer Networking)||UTeM|
|11||Computer Science (Computer Systems)||UPM|
|12||Computer Science (Computerization and Software Engineering-Information Engineering/Computer Technology & System)||USM|
|13||Computer Science (Database Management)||UTeM|
|14||Computer Science (Database Systems)||UTM|
|15||Computer Science (Industrial Computing)||UTM|
|16||Computer Science (Interactive Media)||UTeM|
|17||Computer Science (Multimedia)||UPM|
|18||Computer Science (Software Development)||UDM|
|19||Computer Science (Software Development)||UTeM|
|20||Computer Science (Software Engineering)||UPM|
|21||Computer Science (Software Engineering)||UTM|
|22||Computer Science (Software Engineering)||UMS|
|23||Computer Science (System Management & Network)||UMS|
|29||IT (Information Science)||UKM|
|30||IT (Multimedia Studies)||UKM|
|31||IT (Multimedia Study)||UKM|
|33||IT (Science & System Management)||UKM|
|34||IT (Software Engineering)||UMT|
|40||Virtual Art Technology||UMS|
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Foreign Universities with Campus in Malaysia
|Location in Malaysia||Established||Country|
|2||Curtin University of Technology||Miri, Sarawak||1999||Australia|
|3||University of Nottingham||Kuala Lumpur||2000||United Kingdom|
|4||Swinburne University of Technology||Kuching, Sarawak||2004||Australia|
|Malaysia's aim of becoming an educational
centre of excellence and Swinburne University
of Technology Australia's goal of globalizing its
operations to provide its students with quality
Australian education at much lower fees for
students from across Asia and the rest of the
The Sarawak campus was established in Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, in 2000. The university is jointly owned by Swinburne University of Technology Australia, and the Sarawak state government via Yayasan Sarawak and Sarawak Higher Education Foundation.
The 16.5 acre city campus is situated at a prime location about 10 minutes from the city centre. Its student population is expected to reach 2,000 by the end of 2007 and 5,000 by 2010.
The Sarawak Campus is now undergoing an extensive RM110 million expansion project to add several new state-of-the-art buildings to its location. These will be ready for occupancy in 2008. Meanwhile two new student hostels, which can house more than 400 students, have been completed.
Undergraduate degrees offered include those in engineering, business, IT and multimedia. The university also offers postgraduate research programmes at PhD and masters levels in these disciplines as well as coursework masters programmes in accounting and multimedia. Other programmes include one-year foundation in Business/IT and Engineering/Science as well as diploma in Business & Information Systems, and Electronic Engineering which articulate into degrees. The School of Language and Foundation offers a range of preparatory and English language enhancement programmes.
A number of its programmes are accredited by professional bodies such as CPA Australia, ACCA and the Australian Computer Society. The Institute of Engineers Australia and the Board of Engineers Malaysia are in the final stages of accrediting a number of its programmes.
Swinburne Sarawak offers programmes that are identical to those offered by its home campus in Melbourne and awards the same Australian testamur. Hence, students have the opportunity to obtain a qualification of international standard from a 100-year-old Australian institution, in Malaysia.
The programmes at Swinburne are designed to prepare graduates to live and work in a contemporary world characterized by high levels of interaction between economies and societies. Career-oriented education is combined with academic study to arm students with relevant skills applicable to industry.
Students are provided with an opportunity to complete six to 12 months of industry-based learning in industries relevant to their course of study. This means that when students graduate, not only will they have gained an important professional qualification, but also relevant work experience, and hence a competitive edge in the job market.
Swinburne Sarawak students have the option of completing their studies either in Kuching or at any one of its campuses in Melbourne. As the programmes and subjects are the same, students are able to transfer from Australia or Malaysia at the end of any semester subject to meeting the appropriate criteria.
Examinations at the Sarawak campus are moderated by Australian as well as Malaysian academics to ensure consistency and quality of courses. An academic advisory board made up of academics from both the Sarawak campus and Swinburne University, Australia monitors the academic quality and sets academic standards.
Highly qualified and experienced academics make up the teaching staff at Swinburne Sarawak. As of January 2007, 25% are PhD holders while another 58% hold Masters degrees.
As an on-going development exercise, academic staffs are regularly sent on exchange programmes to the Swinburne campuses in Melbourne. Key experts from Melbourne also make regular development visits to the Sarawak campus.
Foundation in Business Foundation in Engineering
Diploma in Business and Information Systems Diploma in Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Business (Double Majors) Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) Bachelor of Business (International Business) Bachelor of Computing Bachelor of Business Information Systems Bachelor of Multimedia (Business Marketing) Bachelor of Multimedia (Multimedia Software Development) Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems) Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunications and Networking)
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) / Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) / Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Computer Systems) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics) / Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering)
Master of Accounting Master of Multimedia Master of Business (by research) Master of Engineering (by research) Master of Science (by research) Doctor of Philosophy (by research)
Swinburne Sarawak is equipped with the latest educational technologies and all subjects have a web presence in addition to the usual face-to-face delivery by academic staff.
With an excellent computer-to-student ratio, students have quick access to the Internet and the database of Swinburne University in Melbourne, to facilitate the learning and research work of students. All computers are linked with high-end networking infrastructure via high-speed leased lines.
Learning facilities include mechatronics workshops, electrical and electronics workshops, computer laboratories, lecture theatres, lecture rooms equipped with computers and projectors, state-of-the-art digital resource centre, student lounge and an auditorium.
The university is continually developing its infrastructure and other facilities to create an ideal learning environment for its students. Completion of the expansion project will see a complex of custom-designed facilities for its range of programmes.
The campus is currently undergoing an expansion project that when completed, will feature among others, a new library that can accommodate 700 students, a lecture theatre for 350 students, 34 engineering labs, 24 computer labs, a multi-level car park and a multi-purpose hall with sports facilities.
Students have the option of joining a wide range of extra-curricular sports and recreational clubs that are aimed at nurturing them into well-rounded individuals with strong leadership qualities.
These clubs are run by students themselves, and activities involve working and coordinating with parties outside the club and university.
The Swinburne Sarawak Student Council looks into the interests of students and helps new students adjust to university life. The council organizes orientations jointly with university staff and arranges activities throughout the year to bring together students from different programmes. These activities are a great way to make new friends while seeing what Sarawak has to offer.
Meanwhile, the university offers pickup service for new students arriving at the Kuching airport and other ports of entry.
Its newly-completed and fully-furnished on- campus hostels are available at reasonable rates. Off-campus accommodation is also available and a regular shuttle service ferries students between these premises and the campus. The university also assists students in locating other suitable off-campus housing.
Swinburne Sarawak also provides counselling services. Student counsellors are available for confidential counselling on academic as well as non-academic matters. The assistance of the counsellors can be sought for a range of reasons including adjusting to life and study, study skills, cross-cultural issues, loneliness, issues related to relationships with family and friends, anxiety, depression and stress management. The counsellors also work together with the various schools of the university in order to provide sound information specific to student needs.
Apart from this, student counsellors assist international students with banking, visa renewal and medical appointments.
Scholarships / Financial Aid
As an incentive and an acknowledgement of their academic and leadership achievements, Swinburne Sarawak awards scholarships to its top students.
New students, both Malaysian and international, with good results entering into any of its programmes are eligible to apply for its scholarship schemes.
Those who perform well in semester exams are also eligible to apply for scholarships.
Meanwhile, study loans and other forms of financial aid are also offered by the government, educational loan institutions and private financial institutions to Malaysian students at Swinburne Sarawak.
Recognition and Achievements
Australia's Good Universities Guide 2007 rated Swinburne University of Technology as 5-star for its teaching quality, generic skills, overall satisfaction and graduate rating of the overall student satisfaction.
In 2005, Swinburne was ranked No. 2 in the Australian state of Victoria for its teaching and learning quality. Nationally, the university was placed fourth in this category.
In Malaysia, Swinburne Sarawak was recently awarded MSC status. All degree courses offered by the university are approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education. Its degrees are recognized nationally and internationally by government and professional bodies. Its Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Master of Accounting programmes are accredited by CPA Australia while its Bachelor of Multimedia (Multimedia Software Development) and Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Software Engineering) are externally vetted by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and acknowledged as being at the professional level.
|Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is a branch
campus of Swinburne University, Australia. We uphold Swinburne's
100-year-old tradition of providing quality Australian education.
The degrees at Swinburne Sarawak are identical to those offered at our Melbourne campuses and we award the same Australian
testamur. Our courses range from business, engineering to IT and multimedia.
At Swinburne Sarawak, you're getting an internationally recognized qualification - at a fraction of the Australian costs.
Electronics and Computer Systems
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Robotics and Mechatronics
Telecommunication and Network Engineering
IT & Multimedia degrees
Business Information Systems
Multimedia (Business Marketing)
Multimedia Software Development
Computer Science and Software Engineering
Business and Information Systems
Human Resource Management
Master of Accounting
Master of Multimedia
|Swinburne University Sarawak
Campus Pro Vice-Chancellor and chief executive Professor Helmut Lueckenhausen.
The Business School is currently the largest school in the university in Kuching with about
1,000 students, and this number will grow faster given that the new Kuching Swinburne
Campus will be ready by end of 2008
Masters of Management would be an alternative to the many MBA currently being
offered in Malaysia. If taken on a fulltime basis, the Masters of Management can
be completed within a year.
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