With strong emphasis on teaching and learning, Swinburne Sarawak is top international university in Borneo

Professor Janet Gregory, Swinburne Sarawak's deputy vice chancellor and chief executive officer - Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

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KUCHING: Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak campus emerged as the highest ranking international university in Borneo says the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific Rankings 2017.

“This ranking adds on to our strong emphasis on teaching and learning with a focus on graduate and employability outcomes to ensure that our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills as we move into industry 4.0,” Professor Janet Gregory, deputy vice chancellor and chief executive officer of the Sarawak campus, said today.

Swinburne Sarawak has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sarawak state government to strengthen research collaboration in areas strategically aligned with the digital economy agenda.

“Our computing and multimedia design courses are designed to give students an edge in an increasingly digital world,” Janet said.

Meanwhile Swinburne Sarawak will hold an open day on August 5, starting from 9am to 4pm.

Academic staff from the schools of engineering, business, computing, design and science will be on campus to provide information and guidance to parents and students about the range of courses offered at Swinburne Sarawak beginning from foundation to postgraduate level.

Courses at Swinburne Sarawak are identical to what’s offered in the Melbourne home-campus and are accredited by many professional bodies like Board of Engineers Malaysia, Australian Computing Society, ACCA, CPA and many more.

Students with their parents interested in careers of the future where technology is at the core of many industries (industry 4.0) are invited to the open day.

It is also the perfect opportunity for visitors to get a feel of the campus by going on a guided campus tour to view learning facilities at the 16.5acre city-campus which include cutting-edge computer, engineering and science labs and machinery, a vast library with extended hours for students to study and recreations facilities which include a fully equipped gym, squash courts and an indoor multipurpose hall.

Other on-campus facilities include the information resource centre, a 400-rooms hostel for male and female students, and a range of social spaces including cafeterias, a bookstore, a recreational centre and a 24-hours student lounge.

Visitors to the open day can gain insights on job prospects and career pathways from industry talks which will be held from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Senior academics and industry experts from the Malaysian Pepper Board, Ernst and Young as well as Swinburne Melbourne will be on-hand to speak on various subjects of interest to visitors.

A preview of the Master of Construction Management course by Associate Professor Sim Kwan Yong, Associate Dean of Engineering will also be held on the day. This will start at 2.00pm.

Staff will also be on hand to offer advice and guidance on scholarships and bursaries available to students as well as any other support students may require to support their learning and living needs while with Swinburne Sarawak.

Because Swinburne Sarawak is majority owned by the state government, through the Sarawak Foundation, Sarawakian students may be eligible for study loans provided by the foundation and are encouraged to learn more about the financing options available.

Swinburne Sarawak is now receiving applications from students for the August foundation and degree intake. Students may apply online at www.swinburne.edu.my.

Students whom meet the entry requirements for courses they’re interested in will be issued a letter of offer to study at Swinburne Sarawak on the spot with application fees waived.

For more information, please call 082-415 353 , email study@swinburne.edu.my or chat with us during office hours on our website and Facebook. – dayakdaily.com