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Academic Requirements

Below is a summary of academic entry requirements for admission to our courses.


English Language Requirements

Level of study

Foundation

Undergraduate

Postgraduate (Coursework) MA (TESOL)

IELTS

5.5 (no individual band below 5.5)

6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)

6.5 (no individual band below 6.0) 7.0 (no induvidual band below 6.5)
TOEFL
(Paper based) a
(Internet based)b

513
65

550
79

550
79

577
90

SPM *

B -

- -
UEC **

A2 A2 - -

MUET ***

4

4

- -
GCE 'O' and 'A' Level

Score of 'C' or better for 'O' Level English****

Score of 'C' or better for 'A' level English or for 'AS' Level General Paper

  -
International Baccalaureate Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels) or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level)

  -

   

*

Students with a C+ or C English grade are required to enter the Intensive English program at Level 4; students with a D or E English grade are required to sit the Swinburne Sarawak English Placement Test to determine the level of Intensive English program they must enter

**

Students with B3 to B6 English grades are required to sit the Swinburne Sarawak English Placement Test to determine whether they require additional English classes

***   Students who obtain band 1 to 3 in MUET are required to sit the Swinburne Sarawak English Placement Test to determine whether they require additional English classes
****  Not applicable for "English as Second Language"

a

Foundation courses- minimum Test of Written English [TWE] score of 4.0
Undergraduate courses - minimum Test of Written English [TWE] score of 5.0
Postgraduate courses – minimum Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5.0
MA (TESOL) course – minimum Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5.0

b Foundation courses - with no band less than 15
Undergraduate courses - with no band less than 18
Postgraduate courses – with no band less than 18
MA (TESOL) course - with no band less than 20