Sarawak, Malaysia Campus – Swinburne University of Technology
As Swinburne University’s only international campus, Sarawak, Malaysia is a collaboration between Swinburne in Australia and the Sarawak government. The campus opened in Kuching – the capital city of the Malaysian state of Sarawak – in 2000.
The university is about to expand the Malaysian operation by opening new and refurbished buildings at the facility in an aim to internationalise Swinburne and its offerings to its students.
With over 2,000 students currently – which is expected to expand to 5,000 students within 5 years – the 16.5 acre campus offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, science, business, IT and multimedia. Also offered are postgraduate research programs at PhD and masters levels in these disciplines.
Apart from Malaysia, its students hail from more than 30 countries including Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, making it a truly international university.
Students may complete their degrees entirely in Kuching or transfer to one of its six campuses in Melbourne to complete them.
These courses, available at a fraction of the cost of studying in Australia, are identical to those offered by Swinburne’s home campus in Melbourne. The parchments are awarded by Swinburne Australia.
The University’s on-campus hostel is located along Jalan Simpang Tiga and can accommodate 422 students. Full-time international and outstation students are given priority to reside at the hostel. First year Foundation/Diploma/Degree students are encouraged to reside at the on-campus hostel. The on-campus hostels offer a conducive environment with 24-hour security and general supervision.
1. RM300 for twin-sharing with fan
2. RM450 twin-sharing with air-conditioning
3. RM500 for single room with fan
4. RM750 for a single room with air-conditioning
Monthly rental includes utilities.
About Kuching, Sarawak:
Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. Being the most populous city in the state of Sarawak, Kuching emerged as one of the most vibrant cities in the region and it is the largest city on the island of Borneo and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching was elevated to city status on 1 August 1988 and carries the nick name of Cat City.