Why Choose Swinburne?

Why choose Swinburne Sarawak? We can help you to reach your study and career goals through a wide range of courses and pathways.

Why Choose Swinburne?

Why choose Swinburne Sarawak? We can help you to reach your study and career goals through a wide range of courses and pathways.

Top 5 reasons why you should choose Swinburne

We take pride in ensuring our top priority will always be our students, and that means we are always focused on getting you job-ready once you graduate. Our commitment to high-quality teaching over our 110-year history is what makes us educational leaders in science, technology, innovation, business and design.

1. We are among world’s top university

Swinburne is known for its quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Being the only full-fledged international branch campus of Swinburne University of Technology, our standing in prestigious world academic ranking lists reflects our dedication to delivering premium education and graduate outcomes.

Our rankings and ratings include: 

  • One of the world’s top 300 universities in QS University Rankings 2023, placing us in the Top 1% of universities worldwide

  • One of the world’s top 400 universities for 2021 in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings

  • Swinburne was ranked one of the world’s top 300 universities by the prestigious 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

  • Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Law (including Swinburne Sarawak and Swinburne Online) in Melbourne achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB represents the highest standard of excellence in business education worldwide, and only 5% of the world’s higher education business schools have been awarded AACSB accreditation.

  • We also has retained 5-star SETARA rating for the fourth consecutive time in 2017, placing us under the Mature University category.

2. Industry placements and real workplace learning

Experience is what will set you apart. Our graduates consistently tell us that Swinburne’s work-integrated learning opportunities help them land their dream career.

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Accreditation placements

Some degrees require mandatory placements as part of accreditation. Swinburne has a long-standing relationship with top companies and organisations that continuously welcome Swinburne students every year.

Industry-linked projects

We know that problem-solving is an important asset for any career. Our industry-linked projects provide you the chance to experience and solve real-life problems as part of your course. Challenges could include research projects, concept development or internal briefs. Earn credit while developing your investigative side to the fullest.

Compulsory Professional Experience in Engineering

Engineering degrees include a 12-weeks approved relevant industrial practical experience. Therefore, it is compulsory for all engineering students here at Swinburne Sarawak to undergo practical experience before graduating.

Optional placements and internships

Get a taste of your future career during a professional placement or internship with a leading employer in your area of study. Spend six or 12 months on a placement or 12 weeks (at one to two days per week) on an internship.

Industry study tours

An industry study tour gives you the opportunity to travel overseas and gain experience in your field of study. The tours give you credit towards your degree and enhance your learning by offering you an international perspective.

Create your own opportunities

Take part in a range of experiences on offer at Swinburne. From volunteer work to career development, guest lectures, exhibitions and even events. Target experiences that are relevant to your study area and gain clarity about what your future could hold.

3. Modern facilities that enhance learning

We have made significant investments in major refurbishments and new infrastructure across our Sarawak campus. In line with Swinburne’s long-term commitment in enhancing the campus experience for students, the university has embarked on phases of campus redevelopment since 2019.

Our Sarawak campus currently houses a CISCO-certified lab, a cybersecurity lab, Internet of Things (IoT) lab, a Mac Lab and a design lab for students enrolled into our design programs. In addition, there are also state-of-the-art science and engineering labs fully-equipped with high-tech equipment to facilitate students’ learning.

Other campus facilities and services include a 350-seat lecture theatre, 24-hour computer laboratories, a Multi-Purpose Hall that accommodates 900 as well as recreational facilities including a fully-equipped gym.

Students also have access to our library that comes with a 24-hour study area. The library holds more than 380,000 book titles in which 90% are in digital format. Students can gain access to our library of electronic books (eBooks) that are made available via several different platforms as well as access to more than 80 online databases covering a majority of disciplines, online newspapers and magazines, and even full text theses and final-year projects to aid them in their studies.

Being a university of technology, Swinburne Sarawak has been using the latest learning management system CANVAS since 2019. CANVAS allows our students to study online from their PC/desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. It is the most advanced and contemporary system available and is also adopted by other renowned universities such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

Swinburne Sarawak also produces innovative, high-impact and engaged research. We support and invest in our researchers by offering them opportunities in international collaborations and industry involvements, and access to world-class research facilities through Swinburne’s Centre for Digital Futures and SWIM. 

We are also proud to be the first Australian university to become an Adobe Creative Campus. With this outstanding achievement, we want our students to stand out in a sea of CV-sameness by being the most digitally savvy of them all. Whether it’s creating content, solving problems or knowing fact from fake, you’ll know what to do, when to do it and how. Best of all, you get exclusive access to over 20 Adobe Creative Cloud apps, for free!

By 2022, up to RM50 million will be invested into engineering and computing laboratories, research laboratories, teaching and learning spaces, student accommodation, the student hub and cafeteria, as well as the lobby and building foyer. This will further support student centred learning, enhance student welfare and encourage a balanced university life.

4. High graduate employability rate

Swinburne has a graduate employability rate of 93% based on Swinburne Sarawak’s Graduate Tracking 2019, proving that we are always focused on making our students employable with industry-relevant curriculum to make them stand out once they go out into the career world.

We have also been listed as one of JobStreet.com’s Top 10 Preferred Private Universities, a selection based on strong collaboration with industry partners, demand and supply from the job market, employers’ recommendation, and Universities Graduate Employability Review.

Our graduates go on to work for the biggest and best companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Tesla, BHP, Shell, EY, PwC and British Airways.*

*QILT Student Experience Survey 2017 and 2018, QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-2018 and LinkedIn.

5. Flexible study options

Kuching. Melbourne. Or both!

You will pay only 1/3 the tuition fee as a Swinburne Sarawak student yet receive the same Australian education and testamur. Alternatively, you can also start your studies in Kuching and transfer to Melbourne after one year of studies.

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne campus

We also understand that studying full-time may not be practical or feasible for some. That is why we let you choose how and when you study. Depending on your course, you are free to choose your study mode to help you find balance between work, life and study.