Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

R2/345/6/0656 (12/24) – MQA/SWA0097

Students will learn how to manage and coordinate people to achieve strategic business objectives. Human resource management includes staff recruitment and selection, employee relations management, staff training, job evaluation, change management and occupational health and safety.


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3 years


  • Malaysian students: RM24,960 annual
  • International students: RM31,600 annual

The indicative course fees shown here applies to students studying on-campus in Malaysia for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student’s study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

Course details

- Course objectives, course outcomes, course structure, units of study, career opportunities and professional recognition.

Aims and objectives

Drawing on the resource based view which draws attention to how organisations might leverage their workforce to gain competitive advantage, the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) focuses on HRM as the driver of innovation and high performance in the workplace.

The HRM major seeks to strike a balance between the need for practical skills and knowledge, and the need to instil in students the theoretical acumen, and conceptual thought and understanding necessary to work in the area of human resource management.

HRM skills can lead to career opportunities in business administration, education, instructional technology, organisational development, human services, communication, public administration, or within specialist human resources agencies.

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) students will be able to:

  • Define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to business and apply those principles in a range of practices
  • Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  • Formulate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and demonstrate cognisance of the impact of business decisions on the triple bottom line
  • Coherently articulate a line of reasoning demonstrating cultural sensitivity and apply a framework to analyse and offer solutions to ethical dilemmas
  • Communicate a range of business arguments by evaluating and implementing alternative communication strategies as appropriate to the audience
  • Build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies
  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups

Course structure

For completion of the Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) students are required to complete a total of 24 units (300 credit points) consisting of:

  • Eight [8] prescribed Bachelor of Business core units (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of study from the Human Resource Management discipline major (100 credit points)
  • Eight [8] units of Secondary studies (100 credit points) comprising of a second major, co-major, minor/s, or electives

Career opportunities

Opportunities for graduates are broad and varied. Once students have completed their degree, students may seek employment in many areas, including human resources, training and talent management, recruitment, change management, quality coordination, occupational health and safety, employee relations, enterprise bargaining, change management and job evaluation. Opportunities are available in nearly every business in every sector.

Professional recognition

This degree has been specifically designed for students seeking recognition by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

How to enter this course

- Entry requirements and English language requirements.

Entry requirements

Assess your eligibility for entry to Swinburne Sarawak.

English language requirements

Find out more about English language requirements.



At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.

How to apply

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