Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Swinburne Foundation Studies (Engineering/Science)

R/010/3/0459 (12/22) – MQA/SWA0070

The Swinburne Foundation Studies (Engineering/Science) course equips students for further studies across a range of science and engineering-related areas including engineering, biotechnology, and network engineering. It will allow you to develop fundamental communication, IT and mathematics skills and to select foundation-studies streams in areas such as physics, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and computer programming.


  • January
  • April
  • August
  • October


1 year


  • Malaysian students: RM18,090
  • International students: RM25,020

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 structure, units of study, pathways and career opportunities.

Course structure

The course provides students with a strong foundation of necessary academic and communication skills, knowledge and technical skills in the Engineering/Science stream. It serves as a pathway to direct entry to the Sarawak campus and to specific undergraduate courses at the Australian campuses.

Units of study

Core units

  • FCL10001 Academic and Communication Skills A
  • FCL10003 Innovation and Change
  • FCT10010 Information Technology
  • FSE10024 Introductory Physical Science
  • FSE10022 Engineering/Science Mathematics A
  • FCL10002 Academic and Communication Skills B

Core units for Engineering

  • FSE10023 Engineering Maths B
  • FSE10025 Physics

Core units for Science

  • FSE10021 Chemistry

Elective units for Engineering

  • FSE10021 Chemistry, OR
  • FST10014 Programming

Elective units for Science

  • FSE10023 Engineering Maths B
  • FSE10025 Physics
  • FST10014 Programming


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 are highly recommended to complete Programming to articulate to Computing Degrees (Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology and Bachelor of Computer Science)

Students must complete Engineering Maths B and Physics to articulate to the following Degree:

  • Engineering

Career opportunities

With further studies, graduates may be equipped for careers in areas such as engineering, biotechnology, computer systems design, management, manufacturing, medicine, mining, network administration, telecommunications and transport.

How to enter this course

- Prerequisites, entry requirements and English language requirements.


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

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

Apply for this course by following the step-by-step process from the links below.