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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Entry requirements

Make sure that you meet the minimum English language and academic entry requirements for the course you wish to study.

Academic requirements

Foundation studies

ProgramBusinessDesignEngineering/ScienceInformation Technology/Multimedia
Pre-requisiteNilNilCredit in AM/MA, and 2 SCI subject (PHY/BIO/CH)Nil
SPM5C5C5C5C
GCE ‘O’ Level5C5C5C5C
UEC4Bs4Bs4Bs4Bs
Bangladesh Secondary School Certificate3.53.53.53.5
Iran High School Year 1114 pts14 pts14 pts14 pts
Kenya KCSECCCC
Myanmar Matriculation Examination60%60%60%60%
GCC countries Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary Certificate of Education)60%60%60%60%
West African Senior Secondary Certificate5C5C5C5C

 

Diploma

ProgramBusiness
SPM3C
STPMGrade C (GP2.0)
UEC3Bs

 

Undergraduate

ProgramOther Business majorAccounting

Accounting & Finance

Finance
DesignEngineeringBachelor of Information & Communication TechnologyComputer ScienceBio-
technology
Pre-requisiteMA* or AMMA# or AMPreferably any art, design or media subjectAM+PHY/CHMA# or AMMAor AMMA**
+
BIO/CH
STPM 2Ps2Ps (GP2.33)2Ps2Ps2Ps2Ps2Ps
UEC5Bs5Bs5Bs5Bs5Bs5Bs5Bs
‘A’ Levels incorporating Cambridge, CGE, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, & UK – Min 3 ‘A’ Level passes required7777777
ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)65656565656565
Australian Foundation (min overall %)60%60%60%60%60%60%60%
Bangladesh Higher School Certificate3.53.53.53.53.53.53.5
GCC Thanawiya Amma + 1st year bachelor program70%70%70%70%70%70%70%
Indian and Pakistan Year 1265%65%65%65%65%65%65%
Indonesian SMA III74%74%74%74%74%74%74%
Iran High School Diploma plus pre-university degree (1 year)65%65%65%65%65%65%65%
International Baccalaureate IB Diploma (out of 6 subjects)26262626262626
Kenya KCSEC+C+C+C+C+C+C+
Ontario CPU60%60%60%60%60%60%60%
Sri Lankan A Levels 7 7 7 7 77 7
Vietnam Senior High School Year 12 80% 80% 80% 80% 80%80% 80%

 

Postgraduate Program by Coursework

ProgramMaster of Arts (TESOL)
MBA (International)
Master of Construction Management
 
A recognised Bachelor Degree with minimum CGPA 2.5 or equivalent

Notes:

*For STPM graduates, must attain Pass in AM/MA (SPM or STPM)
#A Level/equivalent: Pass in AM/MA or O Level/equivalent: Credit in AM/MA 
^A Level/equivalent: Pass in AM/MA or O Level/equivalent: Credit in AM
**Maths for Year 11, SPM, O Level or equivalent.

Codes:
MA – Mathematics (any)
AM – Advanced Mathematics
CH – Chemistry
PHY – Physics
BIO – Biology
SCI – Science

A Levels incorporating Cambridge GCE, UK, Malaysia, Singapore & UK
A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1

Sri Lanka A Levels
A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1


English language requirements

Each Swinburne course has a minimum English language requirement for entry.

Level of studyFoundationDiplomaUndergraduate
(all other majors)
Undergraduate
(major: Accounting | Accounting & Finance
Postgraduate (Coursework)MA (TESOL)
IELTS5.5 (no individual band below 5.0)5.0 (no individual band below 5.0)6.0 (no individual band below 6.0)6.0 (no individual band below 6.0)6.5 (no individual band below 6.0)7.0 (no individual band below 6.5)
TOEFL
(Paper based) a
(Internet based)b

513
65

497
60

537
75

537

75

550
79

577
90
SPMCCB*
UECB4B4B3* and B4*
1119CCB*
MUET4444
GCE ‘O’ Level**CCB*B*
GCE ‘A’ LevelDDDD
GCE AS Level#CCCC
International BaccalaureateMinimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels) or
Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level)
Common European FrameworkB1B1B1B1B2B2
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Overall CAE score 47Overall CAE score 47Overall CAE score 52Overall CAE score 52Overall CAE score 58Overall CAE score 67
PTE Academic42 with no communicative skill score less than 4242 with no communicative skill score less than 4250 with no communicative skill score less than 5050 with no communicative skill score less than 5058 with no communicative skill score less than 5066 with no communicative skill score less than 58
Pearson Versant***46-50c46-50c51-55d51-55d56-6061-65

Students who do not meet any of the above English entry requirement are required to sit for an English Placement Test to determine whether they require additional English support.

Notes:

* Compulsory concurrent Supplementary English program for Undergraduate students

** Applicable for both English as First Language and English as Second Language

*** Applicants must sit for the test at Swinburne Sarawak campus or Swinburne Sarawak’s authorised agents

# AS Level – General Paper, English Language, Language and Literature in English or Literature in English

TOEFL:

a Foundation courses- minimum Test of Written English [TWE] score of 4.5  
  Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses – minimum Test of Written English [TWE] score of 5.0
  MA (TESOL) course – minimum Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5.0

b Foundation courses – with no band less than 15
  Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses – with no band less than 18
  MA (TESOL) course – with no band less than 20

c Compulsory concurrent English Proficiency for Foundation students

d Compulsory concurrent Supplementary English program for Undergraduate students