The Awarding Academic Unit is the teaching faculty, school, department, institute or centre of Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus which approves a student’s award on completion of a course of study.
Auto-Drop is a system that affects only those students with outstanding fees due to the university. This system is scheduled to automatically drop all the courses enrolled on by the student after seven (7) working days starting from the 1st day of the semester.
- The student’s name will be automatically deleted from the “Student Enrollment Listing.”
- Thus the student needs to re-enrol by going through the whole enrolment process again.
- The student’s preferred tutorial time will also be deleted.
- A penalty of re-enrolment of RM100 will be imposed by the university.
- The student’s outstanding fees (including re-enrolment fee) are deemed to be immediately due and payable after re-enrolment process.
- For an international student, the visa will be cancelled and the student will be required to return to his/her country.
- The student will not be allowed to attend classes and take any assessments.
Who are exempted from Auto-Drop system?
- Students who have settled their fees
- Students under instalment scheme; take note that those who wish to apply for instalment payment must submit their application within three (3) days after the start of the semester. Applications submitted after the mentioned period will not be entertained. Instalments have to be paid on time according to the date stated on the instalment letter issued; otherwise auto-drop will be applied.
- Students who are offered Scholarships or Study Loans that are arranged through the University [JPA, STA, DAIKEN].
- Students under Scholarship or Financial Aid.
- YAYASAN SARAWAK and HiED (prior semester results must be GPA 1.8 and above).
- MARA and PTPTN (prior semester results must be GPA 2.0 and above.
- Tunku Abdul Rahman Scholarship (prior semester results must be GPA 3.0 and above).
- PERKESO/SOCSO study loan.
Compulsory Subjects (Mata Pelajaran Wajib)
Compulsory Subjects - otherwise known as Mata Pelajaran Wajib (MPW) consist of Malaysian Studies, Islamic Studies (for Muslim students) Moral Studies (for non-Muslim students) and Bahasa Kebangsaan. These subjects are compulsory for all Malaysian students as required by the Ministry of Higher Education under the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 (Act 555).
Enrolment for the MPW subjects can be done simultaneously during the enrolment period.
Full-Fee Paying Students
Students who are paying their tuition fees in full are regarded as Full-Fee paying students
International Exchange Students
These are students from overseas institutions, who study for one or more Semesters at the ‘host’ university (Swinburne Sarawak Campus) and receive credit at their ‘home’ university. Exchange students are from partner institutions with which Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus has formal exchange agreements. Swinburne students also have the opportunity to participate in international exchanges.
An international student is not a Malaysian permanent resident. International students are ineligible for government assistance with their education costs.
International students are advised to visit the Current Students page on the Swinburne International website regularly to keep up to date with the latest events and deadlines affecting their enrolment at Swinburne.
These are students whose enrolments have been approved by the Swinburne Research Higher Degrees Committee and who are enrolled on the University for a Research Higher Degree.
Undergraduate students and postgraduate students in the Higher Education Sector undertake two compulsory periods of study per year. These are called Semesters 1 and 2. Semesters are normally 17 weeks, inclusive of the mid-semester break and examination period. The examination period runs at the end of each Semester. For actual Semester dates, students should refer to the Academic Calendar on the website and Blackboard.
Swinburne offers 14-week teaching period.
Summer Semester consists of seven weeks of teaching period. For Foundation Program, summer semester enables students to undertake the Compulsory Subjects required by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. The classes run from November to February of the following year and also from January to February. For actual dates, students should refer to the Academic Calendar on the website and Blackboard.
A tuition fee is payable by an enrolled student which includes any tuition and facilities fee payable that relates to the granting of their award. The tuition fee does not include fees for amenities and services of a non-academic nature, such as fees for residential accommodation or goods and services.
Units of Study
Subjects at Swinburne are referred to as Units of Study.