Swinburne Foundation Studies (Engineering/Science)

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Quick Facts


1 year


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, Feb, Jul, Sep, Oct

Tuition Fees


Course Structure

Common units:

  • FCL10001 Foundation English
  • FCL10002 Academic Reading and Writing Skills

Core units:

  • FSE10022 Calculus
  • FSE10024 Introduction to Physics

Stream units (choose two):

  • FCT10010 Information Technology
  • FSE10021 Chemistry
  • FSE10023 Linear Algebra

Elective units (choose two other elective units from the following list and/or from the Stream unit list):

  • FCL10003 Creative Thinking and Communication Skills
  • FSB10030 Accounting
  • FSB10031 Economics
  • FSB10032 Law
  • FSB10033 Marketing
  • FST10013 Multimedia
  • FST10014 Programming

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-requisite: Credit in AM/MA and PHY (Engineering); or Credit in AM/MA and 2 SCI subjects (Science)
  • SPM: 5C
  • GCE 'O' Level: 5C
  • UEC: 3Bs
  • Bangladesh Secondary School Certificate: 3.5
  • Iran High School Year 11: 14 pts
  • Kenya KCSE: D
  • Myanmar Matriculation Examination: 60%
  • GCC countries Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary Certificate of Education): Completion
  • Qatar Senior School Certificate (overall avg. of academic subjects only): 750
  • West African Senior Secondary Certificate: 5C
  • IELTS: 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0)
  • TOEFL iBT/TOEFL Home Edition Test^: 50 (no less than 5 in reading, 5 in listening, 14 in speaking, 15 in writing)
  • PTE Academic: 42 with no communicative skill score less than 36
  • SPM: C
  • UEC: B4
  • 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: B1
  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced: CAE): 162, no band less than 154
  • Linguaskill General^: Overall score of 140-159 with no band less than 120
  • Sri Lanka O Level (English Language or Appreciation of English Literacy Text): C
  • Duolingo English Test (For Malaysian students only)^^: Overall score of 85-90
  • **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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