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Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
Sarawak Campus
Sarawak Campus
General Line: +60 82 416353
Course Enquiry: +60 82 415353
Tel: 082-415353
Fax: 082-428353

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082-415 353
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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus
Tingkat 1, Kompleks Negeri,
Jalan Simpang Tiga,
93576 Kuching, Sarawak.


Eleven (11) International University's branch campuses operating in Malaysia :

Shanghai Jiao Tong overseas campus in Kuching City
Shanghai Jiao Tong overseas campus in Kuching City

Swinburne University of Technology


Swinburne’s popular engineering and business programmes are accredited by professional bodies such as the Institution of Engineers Australia, Board of Engineers Malaysia and CPA Australia. The undergraduate computing programmes are accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

A student exchange programme is also available, where students can spend up to two semesters in Melbourne or at one of Swinburne’s partner institutions in Europe while paying Swinburne Sarawak fees.
Swinburne students in Kuching have the option of completing their studies locally or at main campuses in Melbourne.
It is a smooth transition, as the programmes and subjects offered at both campuses are the same.

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Campus
2014 Putrajaya

Curtin University, Sarawak
Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus, Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) is the first offshore campus of Curtin University of Technology Western Australia (Curtin Western Australia), Located in Miri, Sarawak, Curtin Sarawak is the first foreign university campus to be set up in East Malaysia.

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia
Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) set itself apart by being the first UK university to establish a fully-owned international branch campus for medicine in Malaysia.
Offering a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) as their first programme, Newcastle alsoexpanded their repertoire with a bachelor’s in biomedical sciences and foundation programmes.

Monash University Sunway Campus
Monash University Sunway Campus offers students a broad range of disciplines to pursue, with the curriculum, facilities and academic strength to back it up.
Choices ranging from arts and social sciences, business and engineering, to information technology, medicine, pharmacy, psychology and science.
Monash has campuses in :
1- Australia,
2- Malaysia and
3- South Africa,
4- a research academy in India with the Indian Institute of Technology (IITB), and
5- a new research-intensive partnership in Suchou, Jiangsu Province in China.
There is also a Monash University Centre in Italy and a recently formed global alliance with Warwick University, UK.


University of Nottingham
Malaysia Campus

One of the first foreign universities entering Malaysia.
University of Nottingham is top-20 British school with a branch campus outside Kuala Lumpur.
Opened in 2000, the University serves a 4,000-strong student body.
University of Nottingham developed a research portfolio heavy on agricultural sciences, a specialization that could not be replicated in its urban U.K. campus.

University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (USMC)
Xiamen University Malaysia 廈門大學馬來西亞分校
Xiamen University Malaysia Campus

Raffles University Iskandar (RUI)

University of Reading, Malaysia UORM


Tertiary Education (Higher Educational)
Universities in Sarawak




Foreign University branch campus

Local University

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
Kuching City
Curtin University, Sarawak
Miri City
UCSI University, Sarawak
Kuching City
  Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak
Kuching City

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

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

It is jointly owned by Swinburne University of Technology Australia and the Sarawak Government through Yayasan Sarawak (Sarawak Foundation) & Sarawak Higher Education Foundation.

Kuching is largest city in Sarawak & rapidly developing, boasting a population of more than 600,000. In the city are bustling shopping hubs & eclectic buildings, with a mix of modern & post-colonial architecture. Voted as one of the most livable cities in Asia in the year 2000, Kuching is a superb choice for local & international students to pursue quality tertiary education.

The Sarawak campus is only a short distance to major commercial centers, food courts & public transport. Situated at a prime location about 15 minutes from the heart of Kuching, the 16.5-acre campus currently has a student population of more than 4,000. The university expects to have 5,000 students in the next five years.

The campus was expanded in 2008 & comprises several new buildings that are custom-designed for the Faculty of Engineering, Computing & Science, Faculty of Business & Design and Faculty of Language & Communication.

New facilities also include a research centre for sustainable technologies, lecture theatre, library & multi-purpose hall as well as two blocks of fully furnished four-storey hostels on and off campus which can house more than 1,000 students.

The university also has a regional office in West Malaysia at No 8, 2nd Floor, Jalan SS15/8, Subang Jaya, 47500 Selangor.


2013-2014 Swinburne Sarawak offers RM1.6 million in scholarships

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus is offering RM1.6 million in scholarships and other financial support schemes to those interested to pursue postgraduate research studies at the university.
The scholarships offered are :
1- Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Awards (Supra)
2- Swinburne Sarawak Postgraduate Research Studentship (SPRS) schemes
Supra is awarded to students of exceptional research potential undertaking doctoral studies, while the SPRS is offered to both PhD and master research studies.
Both scholarship schemes offer a full fee-waiver and a monthly stipend of at least RM1,400, said the university through a press release issued yesterday.
Three places are available for Supra, and seven for SPRS in 2013.
Places are awarded through open competition, and closing date for application is November each year.
For those who are unable to secure a scholarship, the university offers partial fee-waivers where course fees are reduced by up to 75 per cent for deserving applicants to pursue their postgraduate research studies at Swinburne Sarawak.
A total of 10 places are available and applications are open throughout 2013 and 2014.

These scholarships and financial support schemes are offered as part of the university’s commitment to expand research capabilities.

In 2013, the university committed RM40 million over a seven-year period to raise the level of research and to establish a reputation for addressing problems of science, technology, and innovation that are relevant to Sarawak and Asia region.
To achieve this target, one of the strategies is to enlarge the cohort of research students and provide them with the necessary opportunities, education, and support.
Through this, Swinburne Sarawak hopes to attract the best research students from all over the world and enable them to produce high quality and socially-relevant research outcomes.

Partners with China's best

Swinburne has expanded its partnership agreements with several of China’s leading universities including
1- Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT),
2- Beijing Foreign Studies University,
3- Central Academy of Fine Arts,
4- Shanghai University and
5- Tongji University.

This partnership agreements with China’s leading universities promote stronger links in education and research, and provide staff and students with broader exchange and mobility options.

These partnerships set the stage for research collaboration, dual degree arrangements, research conferences and projects, and student and staff mobility between the universities

Swinburne has new student exchange agreements with all five universities, providing greater mobility for students at Melbourne and Sarawak campuses and for students at partner universities in China.

Expanded partnership with BIT now includes a PhD agreement, which allow Chinese and Australian PhD students to undertake research towards doctoral studies at both institutions.

The BIT partnership includes the second annual BIT-Swinburne Science, Technology and Innovation Research Conference.

Swinburne also signed an agreement with Tongji University in Shanghai to expand cooperation in student and staff mobility, dual degrees and research.

Tongji and Swinburne already enjoy a close relationship in engineering research and through the Design Factory - both universities are members of the Design Factory network with Aalto University in Finland.

Tongji and Swinburne are both regarded as leading universities in design, ICT, engineering (civil, automotive, rail and ocean) and social sciences, and share a strong commitment to innovation.

MBA programme

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus started offering in 2013 a Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme.

The programme is designed to enable its graduates to pursue an entrepreneurial and managerial career in diverse industries across geographical boundaries.
The curriculum of the programme reflects the way the business world operates, and it caters to both business and non-business graduates, with or without work experience

Working adults without a professional business degree who are interested to progress in their present career or pursue a different career altogether may complete the programme on a part-time basis where classes are conducted in the evening
The programme extends their professional network and prepare them for a senior management role
Bachelor of Business graduates with the relevant work experience may be eligible for credit exemptions, allowing them to complete the programme in less than two years.

Swinburne Sarawak alumni are eligible for a 15 per cent tuition fee bursary.

Those interested to attend the preview are advised to contact the university’s

Swinburne University Sarawak Campus Pro Vice-Chancellor and chief executive is Professor Helmut Lueckenhausen.
Swinburne is well-known in Australia as a university with excellent relations with business.

Melbourne, no new courses can be taught without the consent of the Business Advisory Board.
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

The most popular courses remain accounting and marketing.

The Schools also offers study majors in International Business and Human Resource Management. Double majors are also possible.

The School expanded its postgraduate offerings by introducing a new Masters of Management in 2008, in addition to Masters and PhD by research.
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.

The university has recently appointed Sarawak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president Datuk Abang Abdul Karim Tun Openg as Swinburne University of Technology’s School of Business Advisory Committee (SBAC) chairman.

Another key area that SCCI will promote with Swinburne is The Industry Based Learning (IBL). Under the IBL, senior students undertaking the Bachelor of Business in Swinburne will work with SCCI member companies to gain real world experience.
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..


Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus


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

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 world.
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.
Academic Strengths
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.

Programme Outline
> Foundation
• Foundation in Business • Foundation in Engineering
> Diploma
• Diploma in Business and Information Systems • Diploma in Electronic Engineering
> Undergraduate
• 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)
Double Degrees
• 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)
> Postgraduate
• 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)


Academic Resources
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.

Student Support
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.

Foundation programs

• Business
• Engineering

Engineering degrees

• Civil Engineering
• Electronics and Computer Systems
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Robotics and Mechatronics
• Telecommunication and Network Engineering

IT & Multimedia degrees

• Business Information Systems
• Computing
• Multimedia (Business Marketing)
• Multimedia Software Development
• Computer Science and Software Engineering

Diploma programs

• Business and Information Systems

• Electronic Engineering

Business degrees

• Accounting

• Human Resource Management

• International Business

• Marketing
Double majors

Double degrees

Postgraduate studies

• Master of Accounting

• Master of Multimedia

Computer and Information Technology

Universities offering the diploma :

Computer Science (Information Technology) UTM
Computer Science (Multimedia) UTM
IT & Communication UTeM
Multimedia Technology UDM


Computer and Information Technology
Universities offering the programme :
Computer Science UKM
Computer Science HUM
Computer Science UTM
Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) UTeM
Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) UM
Computer Science (Management) UM
Computer Science (Bio-informatics) UTM
Computer Science (Computer Network & Security) UTM
Computer Science (Computer Networking) UPM
Computer Science (Computer Networking) UTeM
Computer Science (Computer Systems) UPM
Computer Science (Computerization and Software Engineering-Information Engineering/Computer Technology & System) USM
Computer Science (Database Management) UTeM
Computer Science (Database Systems) UTM
Computer Science (Industrial Computing) UTM
Computer Science (Interactive Media) UTeM
Computer Science (Multimedia) UPM
Computer Science (Software Development) UDM
Computer Science (Software Development) UTeM
Computer Science (Software Engineering) UPM
Computer Science (Software Engineering) UTM
Computer Science (Software Engineering) UMS
Computer Science (System Management & Network) UMS
Industrial Computing UKM
IT (E-Commerce) UMS
IT (Information Science) UKM
IT (Multimedia Studies) UKM
IT (Multimedia Study) UKM
IT (Multimedia/Management) UM
IT (Science & System Management) UKM
IT (Software Engineering) UMT
Living Skill UTM
Media Technology UUM
Multimedia UUM
Multimedia Technology UMS
Physics UTM
Virtual Art Technology UMS

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