Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Supplementary English Course for Degree Students

Supplementary English is for students who do not meet the university’s English requirements for their course of study. It is a pre-requisite that students must pass in order to graduate.


  • April
  • October


Four hours a week for 12 weeks (48 class hours)


  • Malaysian students: RM810
  • International students: RM1,150

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 description

Course description

Supplementary English is offered in 2 modules. The modules cannot be taken at the same time; it must be taken one semester at a time.

Module 01: Listening and Speaking
Module 02: Reading and Writing

Class hours: four hours a week for 12 weeks (48 class hours)

  • Listening and Speaking: This module is an aural-oral course that improves your oral and aural English proficiency. It develops your ability to listen and speak in English, take lecture notes, make short oral presentantions and take part confidently in discussions.
  • Reading and Writing: This module is designed to help you improve your academic reading and writing skills to enable you to write your degree assignments in clear, correct and coherent English

These Supplementary English courses focus on enhancing your speaking, active listening, reading and writing skills. It also helps in your note-taking, research and word-processing skills.



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

Find out more about the course and how to apply by contacting us in the links below.