Yes. The rest of the semesters for 2020 will commence as schedule. Do check the Academic Calendar to confirm the enrolment and commencement dates for each level of study.
Enrolment will be done online. Please check with the Marketing and Student Recruitment Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for the enrolment dates for programs you’re interested in.
Orientation will be conducted online. Once you’ve enrolled, Student Engagement will email you with the dates for the Orientation Week, or what we call Online O-Week.
You can also check this link https://www.swinburne.edu.my/current-students/get-started/swinburne-sarawak-orientation-program.php for any updates on O-Week.
We are currently in the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) period, which will end on 31 August 2020. The campus and facilities may reopen once the government have assessed the current situation in Malaysia after RMCO.
Social distancing means limiting face-to-face contact between yourself and other people outside your home.
Social, or physical distancing, is staying at least 6 feet or about 2 meters away from other people. Along with physical distancing, proper hand-washing is important in protecting not only yourself but also others around you.
Other ways to keep yourself safe include:
Yes. Online learning and teaching started in April 2020 for Semester 1. This was to ensure the safety of our students and staff through the practice of social distancing.
For now, the online learning and teaching will continue until the end of Semester 1 2020.
You can access online learning and teaching via CANVAS using your Swinburne student email account which you will received once you have completed your enrolment.
CANVAS is Swinburne’s learning management system that you can access online from any PC/desktop, tablet or mobile device. It is the most advanced and contemporary Learning Management System (LMS) available and is also adopted by other renowned universities such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford.
You can access Canvas by clicking the link in the right menu bar of the current student tab https://www.swinburne.edu.my/current-students/get-started.
You can also access Canvas via this link: https://www.swinburne.edu.my/canvas/
Familiarize yourself with CANVAS here.
Yes. Teaching staff will conduct online delivery of lectures/tutoring as planned. They are also accessible to students.
Your Unit Convener will contact you with information about each of your units and how these will be managed. Please check CANVAS Announcements and your student email regularly. You are encouraged to contact your Unit Convener should you not receive information regarding your units when your semester commences.
We believe that online learning will provide the best experience for you without compromising the quality, in the current environment. It will be possible to continue your studies off campus, but please ensure that you have an appropriate laptop/pc and a good internet connection.
You may choose to go back to your home country/city for Semester One, but please consult International Student Services for the latest Immigration procedures before you do any booking of air tickets.
There will be no end-of-semester final exams for Semester 1 2020. Final exams will be replaced by other form of assessments.
Your Unit Convener will provide you with more information about this.
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. For every unit, you’ll be a part of a class and you’ll have regular interactions with your lecturers and tutor, and your classmates too via CANVAS.
Your virtual classroom has been tailored for online learning via CANVAS. Use it to interact with your lecturers, tutors and classmates, and engage with a variety of learning formats including multimedia, interactive activities, podcasts and videos.
You’ll have one-to-one contact with your lecturer or tutor to guide your learning in every unit via CANVAS’ communication tools. You will also be encouraged to collaborate on CANVAS discussion boards with other students.
Your lecturer or tutor will conduct regular discussions and interactive activities via CANVAS communication tools to help you with the unit’s content and assignments. Use these to reflect on each week’s topic and also be guided by insights from your classmates.
Online learning provides flexibility for student to learn and engage at any time or place. In comparison, traditional on-campus learning and teaching requires students to attend lectures and tutorials at a venue at a given time. Via CANVAS, students can log in to their online learning environment to access their course, whenever and wherever it is convenient to them.
Swinburne students continue to have access to the same range of student services and programs that is available on campus. You can take advantage of everything Swinburne has to offer, while enjoying the flexibility of studying online and being fully supported at your convenience.
Digital Literacy is one of our Swinburne Graduate Attributes! Studying online demonstrate that Swinburne students can learn, collaborate, and work within the digital world, a vital 21st century work skill!
Yes. You can access the library and other campus facilities when the campus reopens. However, we must continue to observe social distancing and adhere to all safety and health procedures in order to maintain everyone’s safety and health.
Swinburne Sarawak’s library holds:
Students can access the online resources remotely through the library website https://www.swinburne.edu.my/library/search
Students need to register as a member of the library. Once you have signed-up, email our name and Swinburne ID number to IR@swinburne.edu.my in order for the librarian to activate your account.
Swinburne Sarawak is committed to ensure that units/subjects are delivered in the most effective manner without impairing the overall teaching and learning outcomes.
Teaching staff will continue to actively support the students through online learning and delivery arrangement via CANVAS and email.
In addition, the online database and e-books resources will always be available to aid and enhance the student’s learning and research process.
Even though online learning and delivery is the way forward until the RMCO is lifted, students will still be able to access the physical resources and facilities while practising social distancing.
For students intending to apply for Leave of Absence (LOA), the tuition fee paid for the current semester will be automatically brought forward to the following semester.
However, if a student decide to withdraw thereafter, the Refund Policy shall apply (see below).
|Application for LOA need to be received by a stipulated date||
Refund of tuition fee
|After the stipulated date||
Fee paid will not be brought forward to the next semester if the student submit the LOA after the stipulated date.
Please do note that during the RMCO period, Finance – Treasure Services requires a minimum of four (4) weeks to make the refund.
For the cut-off date in submitting the LOA, please inquire with Student Engagement –studentHQ at email@example.com.
Payment via credit card through Internet or Mobile Banking can be made via JomPAY effective from 30 April 2020. The JomPAY payment method also accept payments via Savings or Current accounts.
Do note that the use of credit card payment is limited to cards issued by banks in Malaysia.
JomPAY biller code is as below:
Please present the proof of online transfer immediately after making payment to enable us to identify the transaction and subsequent issuance of official receipts.
Account Name: Swinburne Sarawak Sdn Bhd
Bank Name: CIMB Bank Berhad
Account Number: 80-0526998-9
Address: Lot 170 & 171, Section 49 KTLD, Jalan Chan Chin Ann, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
SWIFT Code: CIBBMYKL
Account Name: Swinburne Sarawak Sdn Bhd
Bank Name: RHB Bank Berhad
Account Number: 2-11016-00065829
Address: Suite 2 & 3, Ground Floor, Yung Kong Abell, Lot 365, Abell Road, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak
SWIFT Code: RHBBMYKL
Click on the following link https://www.swinburne.edu.my/current-students/manage-course/paying-fees/how-i-pay-my-fee.php for full details on “How I Pay My Fee”.
Please check with Student Engagement – studentHQ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are advised to write in to Finance Treasury Services (FTS) at email@example.com to request for the necessary extension of payment due date(s). The usual one-off administration fee of RM100.00 (as per Ancillary Fee) per semester will still apply.
A student who fails to communicate with FTS on their payment status will be deemed as an inactive student and subject to the usual procedures of being dropped from their enrolment, blocked from the learning management system, Canvas and etc., so please ensure that you contact us.
Please also take note that for any student who has been granted the extended payment due date, should you have any outstanding debt for the current semester, these must be settled in full. Failure to do so may result in your final assessment result(s) being withheld and/or you will be blocked from enrolment for the following semester.
Please do take note that during the RMCO period, Finance – Treasury Services will endeavour to meet the refund timeline of 4 weeks.
Click on the following link https://www.swinburne.edu.my/current-students/manage-course/paying-fees/how-i-pay-my-fee.php for full details on “How Do I Pay My Fees”.
Yes. We have a Counselling team on campus whom you can contact online at any time through firstname.lastname@example.org
Face-to-face appointments with a Counsellor is possible at the end of the RMCO and when the campus reopens.
+60 82 260 789 – Evelyn Liew
+60 82 260 932- Chloe Liong
+60 82 260 873- Fazlia
In person: Room G106, Building G, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak
As required, everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing when having the face-to-face meeting.
Yes. We have an online counselling service called Swin-eCounsellors. They can be reached via email@example.com All information shared in the emails will be regarded as confidential.
For more information on Student Development and Support, please click on the link https://www.swinburne.edu.my/student-operations/student-administration/student-development-counselling