Aus­tralian de­gree with an edge

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IF you are look­ing to pur­sue higher ed­u­ca­tion that is uniquely Aus­tralian and ob­tain a glob­ally recog­nised de­gree, look no fur­ther than Swin­burne Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy Sarawak Cam­pus (Swin­burne Sarawak) – the only in­ter­na­tional branch cam­pus of Swin­burne Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy based in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia.

Es­tab­lished through a part­ner­ship be­tween Swin­burne Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy in Aus­tralia and the Sarawak govern­ment, Swin­burne Sarawak is the high­est-rank­ing in­ter­na­tional univer­sity in Bor­neo based on the Asia-Pa­cific Univer­sity Rank­ing 2017 by Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion.

It has a five-star rat­ing in the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry’s Rat­ing for Higher Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tu­tions in Malaysia (Se­tara) 2017 un­der the Ma­ture Univer­sity cat­e­gory.

Swin­burne Sarawak’s vi­sion is to trans­form learn­ing through its Trans­form­ing Learn­ing Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Strat­egy, which fo­cuses on de­vel­op­ing fu­ture-ready learn­ers equipped for em­ploy­ment and busi­ness cre­ation.

It aims to de­liver so­cial and economic im­pact with cour­ses that are aligned with the Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­gi­neer­ing and Math­e­mat­ics dis­ci­plines, em­pha­sis­ing per­son­alised and in­dus­try-fo­cussed ed­u­ca­tion to en­sure its grad­u­ates ex­cel in tech­ni­cal skills and are for­ward “in­dus­try” thinkers.

Pro­duc­ing ca­reer-ready grad­u­ates

Swin­burne is also fea­tured in the QS rank­ings for world-class grad­u­ate em­ploy­a­bil­ity based on grad­u­ate em­ploy­ment rates and univer­sity-em­ployer part­ner­ships.

Its grad­u­ate em­ploy­a­bil­ity rate is ap­prox­i­mately 100% for a num­ber of en­gi­neer­ing and busi­ness cour­ses, with an over­all grad­u­ate em­ploy­a­bil­ity rate of 93%. Most of the re­main­ing 7% of grad­u­ates sur­veyed con­tin­ued their stud­ies with a post­grad­u­ate de­gree or set out to launch a start-up.

The high em­ploy­ment rate is due to the fact that the univer­sity awards the same in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised de­gree from its main cam­pus in Mel­bourne.

Swin­burne Sarawak de­liv­ers cour­ses that are recog­nised by pro­fes­sional bod­ies such as the Board of En­gi­neers, Malaysia, En­gi­neers Aus­tralia, Aus­tralian Com­puter So­ci­ety, CPA Aus­tralia, Char­tered Ac­coun­tants Aus­tralia and New Zealand, the Char­tered In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment Ac­coun­tants and the As­so­ci­a­tion of Char­tered Cer­ti­fied Ac­coun­tants.

In­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tions and part­ner­ships

The univer­sity con­sis­tently boosts its re­search ca­pac­ity to pro­duce real-world im­pact through the launch of two re­search cen­tres – the Cen­tre for Dig­i­tal Fu­tures and the Cen­tre for Sus­tain­able Tech­nolo­gies.

As a re­sult, Swin­burne Sarawak main­tains its three-star rat­ing awarded in 2016 by the Malaysia Re­search As­sess­ment In­stru­ment for its re­search ini­tia­tives, mak­ing it East Malaysia’s first pri­vate univer­sity to achieve a three-star rat­ing.

World-class ed­u­ca­tion

Ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion at Swin­burne Sarawak is only a frac­tion of the cost of study­ing abroad. At present, it is home to around 4,000 stu­dents from over 50 coun­tries, en­sur­ing a rich learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Flex­i­ble stu­dent trans­fer op­tions are avail­able for stu­dents in­ter­ested in gain­ing ex­po­sure abroad.

Although an en­tire course may be com­pleted at Swin­burne Sarawak, de­gree stu­dents may also trans­fer to the Mel­bourne cam­pus to com­plete their cour­ses or spend one or two semesters study­ing abroad via the In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Ex­change Pro­gramme at one of its stu­dent ex­change part­ner in­sti­tu­tions in South Korea or Ger­many.

Holis­tic ex­pe­ri­ence

Swin­burne Sarawak’s ex­ten­sive qual­ity as­sur­ance pro­ce­dures in­volv­ing con­tin­u­ous li­ai­son and ex­change of staff be­tween its Malaysia and Aus­tralia cam­puses guar­an­tee an in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Stu­dents who meet the cri­te­ria may be el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for fi­nan­cial aid of­fered by state and govern­ment-linked agen­cies such as Mara, PTPTN and Yayasan Sarawak, or pri­vate and char­i­ta­ble bod­ies.

Meet the univer­sity’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives dur­ing its Open Day events in Miri (March 18) and Kuching (March 17 and 18).

■ For de­tails, con­tact 082-415 353 or visit the univer­sity’s web­site (www.swin­, Face­book page (@swin­bur­ne­sarawak), Twit­ter page (@Swin­burne_Swk) or YouTube channel (Swin­burne Sarawak).

As a univer­sity of tech­nol­ogy, Swin­burne Sarawak has fa­cil­i­ties that in­clude high-speed In­ter­net ac­cess and a 24/7 li­brary.

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