Foreign Technical Training Program with Research Project

Foreign Technical Training Program with Research Project

Foreign Technical Training Program with Research Project

Swinburne Sarawak International Mobility Program invites participants from all around the world to learn new skill and knowledge accompanied by the rich biodiversity and culture in Sarawak.

The rainforest in Sarawak is one of the oldest and most diverse in the world. Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, has been described as one of the most liveable cities in Southeast Asia. Rich in history with old-world charms blended into 21st century modernity, the city is home to more than half a million people.

Sarawak is also the most culturally diverse. Its 29 ethnic communities are well-known for their friendliness and hospitality. Each community practices their own customs and traditions and nowhere else in Malaysia can such colourful diversity be found.

Building on its strong mining, manufacturing and service economy, Sarawak has embarked on its Digital Economy Strategy to spur its next phase of economic growth.

The digital strategy has led to many public and private initiatives which are intensifying rapidly. Sarawak’s bio economy is also on an upward trajectory as it unlocks the wealth of its rich biodiversity.

We invite you to join us in experiencing the transformative journey of the City in the rainforest.

Why You Should Attend This Course:

The Foreign Technical Training Program with Research Project  guides participants from diverse science and technology disciplines to make use of digital technology in tourism, smart cities, bio economy, manufacturing and many other fields.

Drawing from their experience in city of Kuching and Kuala Lumpur, as well as their home city, participants will have the opportunity to develop practical digital solutions in their chosen field.

Participants will get the chance to interact with the locals in the city and other international students in Swinburne Sarawak Campus, as well as with the University industry partners through study tours.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation and a Certificate of Competencies in the field of training by Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus.

Visa and medical insurance

Participants to apply for an appropriate travel visa and insurance on their own.


  1. Applications are required 8 weeks before arrival.
  2. Acceptance forms and full payment are required 6 weeks before arrival.


4 weeks


Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Course details

Course objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify opportunities where digital technology brings benefits;
  2. Put together a digital system using open source tools; and
  3. Undertake development of novel solution through research; and
  4. Appreciate the diverse culture and customs in Malaysia.

Course outline

Monday Airport pickup
Accommodation check in
Welcome Reception Lunch
Project Briefing & Selection
Class 1: Internet of Things
Tuesday Class 2: Microcontroller & Cloud Computin
Class 3: Cloud & Sensors
Project 1:
Kuching City Tour
Wednesday Study Tour 1:
Borneo Convention Centre Kuching
(IoT in Events)
Study Tour 2:
Dewan Undangan Negeri / SarawakPay
(Smart Building / Fintech)
Thursday Project Study Tour 3:
Sarawak River Cruise
(IoT in Tourism)
Friday Project
Higher Degree by Research
Luncheon with researchers from the Centre for Digital Futures
Mid Project Presentation
Saturday Sarawak Cultural Village
Sunday Free & Easy (Bako National Park Trekking – Optional)
Monday Project Project
Tuesday Project Project Final Presentation
Presentation of Certificates
Wednesday Kuala Lumpur
Accommodation check in
Kuala Lumpur City Tour
Putrajaya City Tour
Thursday Study Tour 4:
(Digitizing Manufacturing)
Friday Assignment Presentation To Airport
Saturday/Sunday Free & Easy
Monday-Friday Research Project Brief, Scoping & Implementation 1
Study Tour 5
Saturday/Sunday Free & Easy
Monday-Friday Research Implementation 2, Research Paper Writing, Assessment
1. The Study Tours are subject to availability
2. Project & Assignment will be formally assessed
3. Bako National Park is an RM300.00 per pax cost option. Option must be confirmed by Day 1

Project selection

The training is framed by a project and a short assignment. These are the proposed project topics (more choices will be made available at Project Briefing & Selection):

  1. Smart parking management system with in-ground vehicle sensor
  2. Drainage monitoring system for flood detection
  3. Automation of factory packaging
  4. Disease detection through medical imaging
  5. Tourism trend discovery through social media analytics

How to register

Entry requirement

As the main language of instruction is English, you will be required to be proficient in the language.

Application process

To apply for this course, please fill this online registration form.

To apply for this course, please contact us via:

Phone: +60 82 260 636
Email: sjakataruna@swinburne.edu.my