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Swinburne University of Technology: A unique Australian education for a distinctly Asian price

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“The progress we are making is demonstrated by our global research rankings, by the quality of graduates…and the impact they make on society…Swinburne is now placed as one of the top three percent of universities worldwide…Part of our success lies in our preparedness to challenge old thinking and to try new things…”Graham Goldsmith, Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology

Strategically located a mere 10-minutes from Kuching International Airport and a mere 15 from the city’s central buzz, Swinburne University of Technology’s branch campus in Kuching, Sarawak, stands as one of the most popular Australian universities in Malaysia. Set just walking distance from pivotal amenities like hospitals, malls and lively commercial centres, with the addition of halal culinary delights a mere stone’s throw away, student life at Swinburne’s Sarawak campus is truly unforgettable.

Described as one of the most liveable cities in the heart of Southeast Asia, Kuching is steeped in history and rich in old-world charm, all-the-while embodying an active modern vibe. Home to a colourful population of just over half a million, the city holds a legacy of time-honoured architecture amid a vibrant 21st century feel.

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Here, students love to walk down the award-winning Kuching Waterfront, a stunningly landscaped esplanade located on a quaint Old City stretch. It serves as the perfect platform for sunset views across the warm Matang Mountain sky, and is also consistently cited as one of the most memorable features of the Swinburne Sarawak student experience.

Home to 4,000 students from more than 60 countries, Swinburne’s 16.5-acre campus is vibrant and multicultural. It’s the ideal place to meet like-minded students just like yourself, as you learn to appreciate some of the world’s most disparate points of view. State-of-the-art on-campus housing offers convenience and comfort, while the city boasts a warm community feel that’s pretty hard to resist!

In terms of the University itself, Faculty are undoubtedly the living heart and soul, with a dedication to teaching excellence that allows them to produce confident and employable graduates. As an academic leader in science, technology, innovation, business and design education, Swinburne is committed to helping students reach their goals through a wide range of courses and specialized learning routes.

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“Visitors will learn that Swinburne students are taught by experienced faculty members who remain connected to their industries while study programmes are closely linked to and recognised by industry,” notes The Borneo Post. “…With an overall employment rate of 93 percent and graduates from selected business and engineering programmes securing 100 percent employment within six months after graduation, this is testament of the globally ranked education and industry-led teaching…Swinburne students receive.”

Swinburne Sarawak campus graduates have in fact fared so well that last year, the institution made its debut in the QS World University Employability Rankings. The prestigious ranking body considers several factors, such as graduate employment rates and valuable partnerships between universities and employers, highlighting Swinburne’s ability to promote practical graduate outcomes.

Whether you seek world-class foundation studies, to Bachelor, Master, or a PhD, Swinburne has the ideal course to suit your aspiration. Its foundation programs directly lead to a host of respected degrees in business, computing, design, science and engineering, all of which are professionally-accredited and identical to those on offer at Swinburne’s Melbourne campus. With a duplicate curriculum to that of its home campus, Swinburne Sarawak undergraduates are awarded a globally-recognized qualification upon completion of their course, granting the potential to forge a thriving future anywhere else in the world.

Emphasis on applied professional practice and industry experience are notable features of Swinburne’s undergraduate provisions. A practice-led foundation is now needed to succeed in a complex global market, with institutions such as Swinburne providing an answer to increasing student demand. Unparalleled experiential learning opportunities paired with first-class business networks mean Swinburne Sarawak is known to produce work-ready graduates who are sought-after worldwide.

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But students have so much they can do outside of classroom pursuits, with the institution hosting more than 40 extra-curricular student-run clubs. From sports, to the arts, to more general recreation; you’re urged to get involved and ignite your own holistic education.

“Besides obtaining a degree that is recognized globally, tertiary education at Swinburne Sarawak is only a fraction of the cost of studying in Australia and with the cost of living in Kuching lower compared to other major towns in Malaysia, Swinburne Sarawak is an attractive option for many students,” states a published feature in The Star.

This uniquely Australian education for that distinctly Asian price is what gives the elite Swinburne education an astounding Return on Investment, while simultaneously cementing the institution’s reputation as the preferred Australian university in the heart of the Malaysia region.

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