Swinburne have partnered with The Global Student to offer semester length engineering internships in Penang, Malaysia. The Global Student will source an internship tailored to your area of study with a company in Penang. There are 17 x A$5,000 New Colombo Plan Grants available to eligible Australian undergraduate students. 

Key Information

  • Internship provider: The Global Student 
  • Study areas: Engineering (not Biomedical or Telecommunications)
  • Location: Penang, Malaysia
  • Dates: 24 July – 17 October 2020
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Cost: To be confirmed at the information sessions
  • Applications open: 1 March 2020
  • Application deadline: 30 April 2020 (if places remaining)

Note: Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarship if applicable) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.


  • EAT20008 Professional Experience in Engineering; OR 
  • 17 x A$5,000 Australian Government New Colombo Plan Grants available to Australian students (with no citizenship or residency rights to Malaysia), who have not previously received an NCP semester-length grant

Academic credit

Eligible students

Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilized, but all students must meet the minimum eligibility criteria below:

  • Be studying an undergraduate engineering course
  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units)
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 50%
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)

George Town City view from Penang Hill, Malaysia.


  • Tailored internship placement
  • Visa assistance (if applicable)
  • 24/7 support and emergency assistance
  • In-country orientation, welcome dinner and welcome pack
  • Accommodation in private room in shared apartment
  • Social and cultural activity 
  • Farewell dinner with host and debrief
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to requirements)


  • Tuition fees (if applicable)
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Airfares
  • Daily living expenses
Want to know more about the program?

Register to attend one of our upcoming information sessions or contact us at overseasinternships@swinburne.edu.au to learn more about the program and application process.

Register for an information session