Swinburne Sarawak graduation sees 246 receive scrolls

Posted on : 24 Apr 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post Online

Abang Johari (left) presents a graduate with her scroll.

KUCHING: For the first time, students from Lebanon and Tajikistan were among the graduates of Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus here when they received their scrolls yesterday.

The graduation ceremony, held at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), saw 246 graduates receive their scrolls from Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, who is also Pro Chancellor of the university.
A total of 105 undergraduate students graduated with Bachelor of Business (Accounting, Accounting and Finance, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing).

Nine graduated with Bachelor of Design (Multimedia), 11 in Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology, 11 in Bachelor of Computer Science, eight in Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology) and 86 in Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Electronics, Robotics and Mechatronics, and Robotics and Mechatronics/Computer Science double degree).

Six graduates received their scrolls for the Master of Business Administration (International), two for Master of Construction Management, one for Master of Engineering (Research) and three for Master of Science (Research).
The convocation ceremony also saw Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus giving out Master of Construction Management for the first time.

In addition, three postgraduate students received Doctor of Philosophy degrees in engineering and science. Swinburne Sarawak has produced 26 PhD graduates since 2012.

The graduates comprised 202 Malaysians and students from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Swinburne Sarawak is home to around 4,000 students from 50 countries.

Meanwhile, Valedictorian Yusuf Buwanguzi from Uganda said he was honoured and humbled to be selected as student speaker as it was an opportunity to represent his fellow students.

“My university journey has enabled me to grow and expand my knowledge, nurture my technical and leadership skill, and interact with a vibrant multicultural community. I look forward to gaining more experience as I grow in my career and become a leading engineer specialising in computer aided product design and developments,” he said.
Present were State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, presiding officer Andrew Dix representing Swinburne University Chancellor Graham Goldsmith, and Swinburne University Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson.

Also present were Swinburne Sarawak’s Deputy Vice Chancellor and chief executive officer Professor John Wilson, Council and Board members, executive group and senior management members of the Sarawak campus.
Swinburne University of Technology is one of Australia’s top universities. It is based in Melbourne and has an international branch campus in Kuching.

The Sarawak campus offers foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate studies in business, engineering, science, information and communication technology (ICT), and design.

It is the highest ranking international university in Borneo, based on the inaugural Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017 by Times Higher Education (THE).

For more information, visit the university’s website at swinburne.edu.my or YouTube channel (Swinburne Sarawak).