Shaping STEM Futures: Climate Change in Malaysia
Contribute innovative solutions to real-world climate problems as you collaborate, learn and explore in Malaysia.
- Destination/s: Malaysia
- Dates: 2 – 14 July, 2023
- Cost: A$3,700 + airfares
- Funding available: OS HELP Loans and NCP Grants available for eligible students
- Eligible students: Undergraduate
- Application deadline: 31 March, 2023
- Register your interest
Study tour overview
Malaysia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, yet it is facing degradation of its ecosystems both in its wetlands and forests. Increasing climate change could accelerate these processes and threaten the country’s natural resources. In 2021, Malaysia dropped to the bottom 10 nations in the Climate Change Performance Index.
STEM holds the key to promoting an innovative and holistic approach to climate change. This Study Tour, and the project within it, builds global professional skills by requiring you to work in multidisciplinary teams. You will communicate with diverse stakeholders to collect data and gain understanding of a real-world issue before developing an innovative solution.
This is an opportunity for you to meet local students in Malaysia and together you will apply knowledge, skills, and passion to make a real difference in collaboration with local stakeholders.
This experience will accelerate your knowledge, growth mindset, interpersonal skills, and extend professional networking to exposure the impact of climate change in Malaysia. In collaboration with government, research, education, industry, and the local community partners, you will design and communicate a STEM solution to address the real-world issue. The one that realise real lasting benefits for local communities and has a global impact.
Your unforgettable journey ends with fun activities and visits of Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Centre, and Jungle School Gombak.
Highlights / tentative itinerary
After your arrival in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll get settled before waking up the next day to jump into a safety briefing, Malaysian cooking class, cultural immersion and welcome dinner.
The next few days of the Study Tour will then consist of:
- Full days of company visits
- Immersion of Batu Caves and Royal Selangor Centre, including hands-on cultural activities
- A full day at Jungle School Gombak (learn about the rainforests from the Indigenous community, Orang Asli)
- Time to work on your projects/presentations
- Presentations, reflections and a farewell dinner
A busy and rewarding two weeks with your fellow students that will equip you with new skills and experiences to bring back home.
Which unit/s can this program be taken for as credit?
Can this unit be taken as an elective by students in any Swinburne degree?
Eligibility and selection criteria
100 credit points completed at the time of application.
Program cost includes:
- Accommodation (share)
- Ground transport
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- Cultural visits
- Industry visits
- Travel insurance
Additional expenses to consider (not included in program cost):
- International airfares
- Most meals
- Academic unit fees
- Visa (if required)
*Program cost is approximate at the time of being listed online.
The following types of funding are available to help eligible students with the costs towards this program:
- OS Help Loan of up to $8,817 (as at 2023)
- Limited New Colombo Plan scholarships valued at AUD $3,000
Information sessions are scheduled for March. Please register your interest to find out more.
Still not sure?
For further details on this program please contact:
Dr Bita Zaferanloo
+61 9214 8214
Interested in studying abroad?
Our friendly and well-travelled Swinburne Abroad team can help answer any questions about our overseas study programs.