Bachelor of Design

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Quick Facts


3 years


Full-time, On-campus


Feb, Sep

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • The first Australian university to achieve Adobe Creative Campus status
  • Ranked top 150 in the world for Art and Design (QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject 2024)
  • Accredited by Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT)
  • Top 1% university in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2025

Course Structure

Core units for BEng (Civil) (Hons):

  • ENG10001 Humanitarian Engineering Design Project
  • ENG10002 Engineering Materials
  • ENG10003 Engineering Mechanics
  • COS10009 Introduction to Programming
  • MTH10012 Calculus and Applications
  • MTH10013 Linear Algebra and Applications
  • PHY10001 Energy and Motion
  • COS10025 Technology in an Indigenous Context Project
  • MTH20010 Statistics and Computation for Engineering
  • MME30002 Engineering Management Project
  • ENG40003 Final Year Research Project 1 (Eng/Bus)*
  • ENG40004 Final Year Research Project 2 (Eng/Bus)*

Civil Major:

  • CVE20001 Topographical Engineering
  • CVE20015 Digital Engineering Project
  • CVE20003 Design of Concrete Structures
  • CVE20004 Geomechanics
  • CVE20005 Road Engineering
  • MEE20003 Fluid Mechanics 1MEE20003 Fluid
  • Mechanics 1: Forces and Energy
  • MEE20004 Structural Mechanics
  • CVE30001 Urban Water Resources
  • CVE30002 Design of Steel Structures
  • CVE30003 Transport Engineering
  • CVE30005 Cost Engineering Project
  • CVE40001 Geotechnical Engineering*
  • CVE40002 Structural Design of Low Rise Buildings*
  • CVE40010 Water Engineering Design Project*
  • CVE40006 Infrastructure Design Project*
  • CVE40011 Engineering Data Analytics and Applications

Core units for Bachelor of Business:

  • ACC10007 Financial Information for Decision Making
  • ECO10005 Economics for Business Decision Making
  • INF10024 Business Digitalisation
  • MKT10009 Marketing and the Consumer Experience

Finance Major:

  • FIN10002 Financial Statistics
  • ECO20004 Macroeconomic Policy
  • FIN20013 Banking Operations and Governance
  • FIN20014 Financial Management*
  • FIN30013 International Trade and Finance*
  • FIN30014 Financial Risk Management*
  • FIN30016 Management of Investment Portfolios*
  • LAW30002 Finance Law

Management Major:

  • HRM10004 Human Resource Practices
  • MGT10010 Ethics of Innovation
  • ACC20014 Management Decision Making
  • ORG20002 Business and Society
  • ORG20003 Organisational Behaviour*
  • MGT30005 Strategic Planning in Dynamic Environments*
  • ORG30002 Leadership in Context*
  • ORG30003 Sustainable Organisational Design*
  • * Outcome unit - completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes
  • Honours merit unit - results are used in the honours merit calculation
  • The first two years of the recommended study sequence are common between the single-degree program and the double-degree program. This allows students with a suitable level of achievements to make a transition to the double degree.
  • In the final year, students will be required to undertake two Final Year Research Project units (capstone experiences) which helps meet professional accreditation requirements.
  • Students are required to complete EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering (non-credit point unit), a 12-week approved relevant industrial practical experience before the commencement of the last semester of study.

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-requisite: AM+PHY/CH
  • STPM: 2Ps inclusive of pre-req
  • UEC: 5Bs inclusive of pre-req
  • 'A' Levels incorporating Cambridge, CGE, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, & UK - Min 3 'A' Level passes required: 8
  • ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank): 75
  • Australian Foundation (min overall %): 65%
  • Bangladesh Higher School Certificate: 3.5
  • China Gao San: 85%
  • GCC Thanawiya Amma + 1st year bachelor program: 65%
  • Indian and Pakistan Year 12: 65%
  • Indonesian SMA III: 74%
  • Iran High School Diploma plus pre-university degree (1 year): 65%
  • International Baccalaureate IB Diploma (out of 6 subjects): 26
  • Kenya KCSE: B+
  • Ontario CPU: 75%
  • Sri Lankan A Level: 7
  • Vietnam Senior High School Year 12: 7.5
  • IELTS: 6.0 (no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT/TOEFL Home Edition Test^: 64 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking, 21 in writing
  • PTE Academic: 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50
  • SPM: C
  • UEC: A1 & A2
  • 1119: C
  • MUET: 4
  • GCE 'O' Level**: C
  • GCE 'A' Level and AS Level#: C
  • International Baccalaureate: Minimum Grade 4 in English A or B at Standard Level or Higher Level
  • Common European Framework: B2
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced: CAE): 169, no band less than 169
  • Linguaskill General^: Overall score of 160-179 with no band less than 160
  • STPM 920 English Literature: C
  • Duolingo English Test (For Malaysian students only)^^: Overall score of 95-100
  • **Applicable for both English as First Language and English as Second Language
  • #A/AS Level - General Paper, General Studies, English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature
  • ^Valid for students commencing Swinburne programs in 2022-2023 teaching period only.
  • ^^Valid for Malaysian students commencing Swinburne programs in 2023 teaching period only. 

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