Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Selamat Datang to Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus - also affectionately known as SUTS. We believe everyone should get the best start to their journey at university, and that's why we've prepared O-Week! :D

Our orientation program has changed and information on orientation will be provided online. Check out the essential information you need to start off your university journey.

O-Week 2020 Programs

  • We’re currently planning for the August 2020 orientation.
    Check this space for your August 2020 O-Week Schedule.
    See you on 24 – 28 August 2020.

For Foundation(June intake), please visit the sections below to kick start your orientation. Make sure to check out the videos under Campus Services and to visit Meet the Faculty!

Welcome Message from our DVC & CEO

DVC Orientation Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Swinburne Sarawak and congratulations on being admitted to the University which is ranked in the top 300 in the world. Swinburne has been around since 1908 as an education institution, 1992 as a University and in 2000 we arrived in Sarawak in partnership with the State Government. This year at Swinburne Sarawak we are celebrating our 20th anniversary and have now graduated over 7000 students over that time. Our degrees are undifferentiated from those offered by Swinburne in Australia but much more affordable with the opportunity of a semester exchange in Melbourne for those interested.

Currently, the world is facing the challenges of COVID-19 and Swinburne is responding in the best way possible to keep everyone safe whilst continuing our education services though online learning for Semester One to provide some certainty. We look forward to resuming normal on campus teaching activities once the threat from the COVID-19 pandemic allows in subsequent semesters. Swinburne is highly regarded for its practical hands-on teaching and strong relationships with industry. Over 90% of our graduates have jobs within six months of graduation and we are rated in the top 10 Private Universities in Malaysia by ‘Jobstreet’.

We have around 3500 students currently enrolled in Foundation programs, UG and PG degrees or Master/PhD by research. All we ask of our students is to achieve their full potential and when they graduate ‘to make a difference’. We continue to invest in staff and facilities which we are doing on an ongoing basis. We have RM10m currently being invested in teaching facilities and a further RM40m being invested in the next two years to transform the campus into a ‘world class campus’.

I believe one of the main reasons for studying at Swinburne is to broaden and deepen your thinking and to understand the world from different perspectives. Education is a life-long investment that will open up opportunities locally and globally. At Swinburne, we know that it is important to have a career that serves a purpose and makes a real difference to society and people’s standard of living and well being. Your degrees are recognised internationally, so you can earn excellent money whilst satisfying your travel ambitions.

The world of work is changing fast with globalisation and digitalisation transforming work and industries. Think of AI, Machine Learning, Industry 4.0, Robotics, IoT, Big Data, global supply chains…. At Swinburne we are serious about developing career ready graduates which we also call the ‘T’ professional, to ensure that your degree will prepare you well for future work. You may be wondering what we mean by the ‘T’ professional - the vertical line represents the Discipline depth, whilst the horizontal line represents the professional skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and digital literacy – these are the attributes that you will gain from your degree and which are needed for the 21st Century and the workforce of the future.

Your time at University is the best opportunity to make progress towards your personal goals and there are many opportunities, such as:

  • International experience, which many of you now are experiencing
  • We encourage student exchange with our Melbourne campus
  • Industrial placements
  • Student life on campus such as Student Societies and the Student Leadership Program
  • Group work with colleagues to further develop the team skills needed.

It is all up to you now. You will find a great deal of freedom at University – it is all about becoming independent and motivated learners. We will provide the necessary resources, but you will need to invest time and effort – around 40-50 hours per week, starting in Week One. It is like a gym membership, paying the membership does not make you fit, you need to invest time and effort over a sustained period. We want you to live up to your full potential and after graduation enter the profession and make a difference.

You have embarked on your University career with a great institution, over 100 years old in Australia and 20 years old in Sarawak, one that is recognised by industry as a leader. You will wear the Swinburne badge with pride. If you have any questions – please ask – we are here to help you succeed. Good luck, work hard and enjoy your experience at Swinburne Sarawak.

Professor John L Wilson PhD
CEO and DVC (Sarawak)
Sarawak Campus
Swinburne University of Technology


Meet Your Faculty


Welcome from the Head of School

Foundation Business, Design, Communication

Video briefing on course details for Foundation Studies in Business, Design, and Communication.

Foundation Engineering, Science, IT, Multimedia

Video briefing on course details for Foundation Studies in Engineering, Science, IT, and Multimedia.

Foundation Faculty Information

Get to know the people that will be guiding you during your journey here at Swinburne Sarawak while learning more about your faculty and course Program throught the relevant links below

Foundation Faculty Information



Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)


If you have any further questions that were not addressed below, feel free to email us at studentlife@swinburne.edu.my and we'll be happy to assist you.

Orientation Week

Is attendance compulsory?

Yes, we encourage you to attend O-Week to help you settle in better - get to know the people that are here to help, learn about campus facilities and services, and make new friends while having fun!

Where do I go for O-Week?

O-Week is held online through this O-Week website. Please refer to the schedule and instructions sent with your Registration Summary in your personal email.

Online Learning

What is online learning? How will it work?

We know you have many questions and concerns about this, so we’ve prepared all the information you’ll need to know about online learning and on how it works right here!


When do I get my timetable?

Foundation, Diploma

You will receive a copy of your timetable together with the Registration Summary in your personal email upon completion of enrolment, this is applicable only for your first semester.


You may view your timetable through Allocate+

How do I read my timetable?

Please refer to this timetable guide.

May I change my timetable?


No, you may not. In the first semester, your classes are pre-determined – you will be able to make choices from your second semester onwards based on electives available to your chosen course of study.

Diploma, Degree

You will be pre-allocated courses upon entry and depending on exemptions or additional circumstances, you may be allowed to amend your courses and timetable. Please refer to our guide on Allocate+.

Enrolment and Study Planner

What’s my Student ID number, and when do I get it?

Your Student ID number is included in the Registration Summary sent to your personal email; a sample can be seen here.

Your Student ID card can be collected from the Student Information Centre when you arrive oncampus. Refer to the video in “Find Your Way Around Campus” to see how you can get there!

How do I fill the First Enrolment form and Study Planner?

Log into your Swinburne Student Webmail and contact enrolment@swinburne.edu.my, they will be able to assist you!


What is Canvas?

Canvas is the e-learning platform we use, your account is created automatically, and you can log-in using your Swinburne Student Webmail address, a guide is available here.

Information Resources (Library)

I’m having trouble with my Library registration/login, what can I do?

Log into your Swinburne Student Webmail and contact IR@swinburne.edu.my, they will be able to assist you!


How do I connect to the Wi-Fi on-campus?

Connect to “eduroam” using your student ID as a username. The default password is your birthday – YYMMDD, the last 2-digits of your birth year. This login is the same for desktop access on-campus, remember this when you change your password on desktop.


I need some help with accommodation, who can I talk to?

You can email us at accommodation@swinburne.edu.my with your accommodation queries or visit us at the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH), Building R during office hours. Find out where to go by watching our “Find Your Way Around Campus” video!

My Programme and Courses

I would like to know more specifics about my course. Where can I go?

You should email your Program Coordinator for course consultations. If you prefer to meet inperson, email them requesting an appointment and await confirmation before heading down to their office.

You can search for the different Program Coordinators, their office locations, and their contact details through the directory of our website.

Student Council and Uni Life

I’m looking to be active on-campus! Is there a programme or Student Council that I could join?

Besides our Clubs & Societies, many events on-campus are made possible through the hard work of our volunteers in the Student Life Volunteering Programme (SLVP) and Swinburne Sarawak Student Council (SSSC).

Stepping up to lead and gaining experience through volunteering can even lead to great awards!

I really like the shirts the volunteer crew are rocking; how do I get one?

Our merch is handled by the SSSC, check out their page!

How or where do I find out about student clubs and their activities?

You can discover the active clubs on-campus through our dedicated page, and you can follow us on Facebook or Instagram to check out featured clubs while staying up to date on the latest happenings!

How or where do I find out about University events?

Check your Student Webmail and Canvas often, there are plenty of activity and event announcements throughout the semester! You can also follow us on our socials, and we’ll do the heavy lifting for you (Facebook, Instagram)

I’m looking to rent a vehicle during my semester, can you help?

We do not provide vehicle rental services.

However, you may visit our off-campus accommodation partner, Hubridy, as they provide vehicle rental services for both short and long-term. They are located on the 9th Floor of G Block Building, at the Centre of Digital Futures. You may also contact them through their website.