KUCHING: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has approved for Regent International Schools to offer two globally recognised pre-university foundation programmes from Swinburne University of Technology.
Regent will deliver Swinburne’s Foundation Studies in Business and Foundation in Science at its five campuses in Selangor, Kedah and Pahang.
Regent chairman, Datuk Dr Nelson Renganathan said that the partnership will provide their students access to high research-active academic staff as well as state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities in Australia and Sarawak.
“Swinburne’s pre-university suite of foundation programmes will allow our students admittance to its undergraduate courses. This partnership will provide a cost-effective and excellent pathway to an internationally recognised higher education through Swinburne in Australia as well as Malaysia.
“The programmes will be delivered following Swinburne’s academic regulations, policies and procedures, including teaching and learning pedagogy, material and resources while Swinburne’s Sarawak campus in Kuching will determine the structure, content and assessment standards,” he said.
Meanwhile, Swinburne Sarawak’s deputy vice-chancellor and chief executive officer Professor John Wilson also expressed his excitement about the partnership.
“We hope that students from Regent will take advantage of this attractive opportunity to pursue degree programmes at our Melbourne or Sarawak campus after completing their foundation programme. We look forward to welcoming them to the Swinburne community.
“Based on the university’s graduate tracking, more than 90 percent of our graduates are absorbed by industry six months after graduating. We are also ranked as one of the top ten best private universities in Malaysia for employability by JobStreet.com,” he said.
He also said that Swinburne campus in Kuching is currently undergoing an RM50 million upgrading project to provide students with a world-class teaching and learning environment.