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Swinburne Foundation Year (Science / Engineering) (8 months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


Students will develop fundamental communication, information technology (IT) and finite mathematics skills. They will also undertake units in physics, chemistry and science/engineering mathematics.

It can equip students for further studies in a range of science and engineering-related areas, such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aviation, photonics, biotechnology or telecommunication and internet technologies.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of a related bachelor degree after Swinburne Foundation Year (Science/ Engineering) (8 months) can open up a range of career opportunities. Students may find employment in engineering, biotechnology, management, medicine, mining, network administration, telecommunications and transport.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Academic and communication skills 
  • Information technology
  • Innovation and change
  • Introductory mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Science / Engineering mathematics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Make sure you have the following documents for your application:
  • certified copies of previous academic results
  • certified English language proficiency test results
  • letters from schools or employers
  • portfolio for design courses, excluding Swinburne Foundation Year (Design).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22770 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22770 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.

Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka

    61275 - 89170 LKR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.