Our Strengths

Discover why Swinburne is in the top 1.5% universities globally.

Our Strengths

Discover why Swinburne is in the top 1.5% universities globally.

Full-Fledged University

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

The Sarawak campus in Malaysia offers Australian quality education. A wide range of courses, from foundation to postgraduate programs identical to those offered by its home campus in Melbourne, are available at the Sarawak campus.

Australian Qualification

On completion of your degree studies, your parchment will be awarded by Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Hence, you have the opportunity to obtain an education that is of Australian quality in Malaysia.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Swinburne aims to become a renowned centre for entrepreneurship and innovation, which will be a hallmark of everything we do. We will prepare you to participate in the new economy and society of the 21st century and heighten your awareness of, and capacity to make the choice between, employment and self-employment.


Swinburne is committed to an ongoing process of internationalisation. We seek to be held in high regard globally, have an international focus in all we do, an international culture and outlook. We aim to be a university that equips its graduates to thrive in an increasingly globalised environment and to achieve a balance between the academic, social, economic, ethical and environmental dimensions of internationalisation.

Industry-Based Learning (IBL)

The Industry-Based Learning (IBL) program, pioneered by Swinburne Australia in 1963, offers students the opportunity to undertake vocational training within industry. Engineering students at Swinburne Sarawak have an option to complete six to 12 months of IBL relevant to their course of study. Engineering students must go through three months of compulsory industrial training in order to graduate.

Living and Learning Environment

The Sarawak campus is only 15 minutes from the Kuching city centre, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Besides providing a safe and conducive learning environment, the city has good infrastructure and facilities such as banking, telecommunication and transportation.

Apart from the lower course fees, the cost of living in Kuching is also reasonably lower compared to other major towns and cities in Malaysia.

Intercampus Transfer

Flexibility is the hallmark of a Swinburne education. While you have the option of completing your studies in Kuching, you may transfer to complete them in Melbourne, subject to meeting the appropriate criteria. Additional majors are also available in Australia.

Student Exchange Program

If you seek the experience of studying overseas, you may apply to participate in a student exchange program. It offers selected undergraduates from the Sarawak campus (those in the second year onwards) an unmatched opportunity to enrich their tertiary learning experience in Melbourne at Malaysian costs.

Cost Saving

You will find that it is affordable to pursue tertiary education at Swinburne Sarawak as the fees are only a fraction of the cost of studying in Australia.

Financial Assistance

Scholarships, study loans and other financial aid are offered by the government, educational loan and private financial institutions to Malaysian students. These include PTPTN, Yayasan Sarawak, Sarawak Higher Education Foundation (HiEd), Tunku Abdul Rahman Foundation, EPF withdrawal and bank loans.

New and current students who achieve outstanding academic results are awarded scholarships by the university. The scholarships are given to both pre-university and degree students as well as Malaysian and international students. Please make sure you check the application closing dates so you don’t miss out on them.