KUCHING – School leavers planning to further their education can look forward to career talks by industry professionals, displays and demonstration of student projects, aptitude tests, guided campus tours and application fee waiver at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus’ open day this Saturday.
The 10:00am to 5:00pm event will see industry practitioners from accounting/auditing, engineering and biotechnology backgrounds sharing their experience and knowledge at career talks to provide insight into the respective industry.
Senior academics from the university’s schools of Business and Design, Engineering, Computing and Science, Language and Foundation will elaborate on the courses available.
These talks are specially organized to help parents and their university-going children make a better informed decision on the course of study to pursue.
Details on courses, application and the like are also available at consultation booths which will be managed by academic staff from the university’s three schools.
A Yayasan Sarawak booth will attend to any enquiries on study loans.
Meanwhile, students who have yet to decide on their career path can take a quick aptitude test. Based on the result of the test, counsellors from the university will then offer advice on the most suitable course of study as a guide.
A guided tour will enable visitors to view the Sarawak campus which was expanded at a cost of RM110 million last year. The tour includes visits to the latest robotics and mechatronics labs, biotechnology labs as well as a 350-seat lecture theatre and 700-capacity library.
To give visitors an idea of what a course of study involves, student projects such as robots, go-kart, civil landscape models and a range of multimedia projects will be on display.
Visitors can also participate in interactive activities such as course-based games and quizzes designed to provide an insight into the courses offered.
For application of a course of study, forecast public exam results will be accepted and students are advised to produce them when making an application.
Those who meet the entry requirements for a course of their choice will be issued letters of offer to study at Swinburne Sarawak, on the day.
Students who register for a course of study will be waived an application fee.
Swinburne Sarawak offers courses in engineering, science, business/commerce, ICT and design from foundation to postgraduate studies.
Intake for foundation courses is on 11 January while degree is on 8 March, next year.