Learn the basic principles of business and complete studies in accounting, economics, law and marketing.

Learn the basic principles of business and complete studies in accounting, economics, law and marketing.

Swinburne Foundation Studies (Business)

N/321/6/0254 (26.10.2027) | MQA/PSA13975

Foundation Studies is a pre-university program designed to help students meet the entry requirements for first-year university. Students gain fundamental academic and communication skills, with a focus on developing their English language skills. They learn the basic principles of business and complete studies in accounting, economics, law and marketing.

January, April, August, October


1 year

Course details

Course structure

The course provides a direct entry into Swinburne Sarawak degree course for students who have completed SPM/’O’ Levels or equivalent qualification.

Units of study

Core units

  • FCL10001 Academic and Communication Skills A
  • FCL10003 Innovation and Change
  • FSB10031 Economics
  • FCE10020 Introductory Mathematics
  • FCT10010 Information Technology
  • FCL10002 Academic and Communication Skills B
  • FSB10030 Accounting

Elective units

  • FSB10033 Marketing
  • FST10014 Programming
  • FSB10032 Law
  • FST10012 Mathematics for Computing
  • FSD10040 Design Studies
  • FST10013 Multimedia



The Swinburne Foundation Studies, through the delivery of the Business, Design, Engineering/Science and Information Technology/Multimedia majors are a pathway for students to enter the relevant degree courses in Sarawak or Australia. Students who complete the Foundation program and meet Swinburne Melbourne’s faculty entry requirements may apply for entry to those faculties.

Students must complete Mathematics for Computing to articulate to the following Degree:

  • Computer Science

Students are highly recommended to complete Programming to articulate to the following Degree:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science

Fees & scholarships


Malaysian students
International students

* 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.


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Entry requirements


Completion of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or recognised school leaving certificate.

Entry Requirements

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English Requirements

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Career opportunities

Depending on the bachelor courses students choose and the areas in which they major, students may find employment in accounting, administration, finance, human resources, international business, management, marketing, and public relations. They may also launch their own business.

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