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  • Locations: Johor, Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Program Terms: Trimester 3
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
Language of Instruction: English Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point
Credit Type: Undergraduate OS Help Available: Yes
New Colombo Plan Funded: Yes Scholarships Available: Yes
GCP Points: 30
Program Description:



8 New Colombo grants* of $3,000 each available for eligible students to apply

Information Session - watch recording now

Kuala Lumpur

Engineering Work Experience and Study Tour - Malaysia 2018 

Engineering students -  study, live and complete an internship in Malaysia in T3!
The program commences with a study tour of approximately 2 weeks followed by an internship of 10 weeks to 12 weeks in a company in Malaysia.

Students will gain discipline specific technical expertise and will be challenged to develop personal qualities and attitudes that enhance their international outlook and global citizenship. It is envisaged that students will be provided the opportunity to study within an inter-cultural setting, develop communication skills via academic and social contexts, and be provided with the opportunity of working in research laboratories and participate in collaborative project work. The technical tours are organized to showcase discipline specific technologies applied in industry.  This study tour to Malaysia is organized in conjunction with University Teenage (UNITEN), a university in Malaysia. Students will get a chance to interact with professors from UNITEN and work with their students.

Following the study tour, students will commence their internships to various companies in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and/or Johor for an 8-week to 12-week work experience placement. The work placement can either be in engineering companies or research institutions and covers civil engineering disciplines.  Engineering practice is becoming more and more global, with firms having offices in major cities around the world.  Through this work placement, students will be provided with an excellent opportunity to experience life as a practising or research engineer in an international setting.

Unit of enrolment at Deakin: SET404 - Engineering Design: International Study Tours and SEP499 - Engineering Work Experience

Partner to deliver this program: University Tenaga (UNITEN)

Selection: Students will be selected based on academic performance, response to application questions and interview with the Unit Chair.

Introductory briefing: TBC

Half day compulsory unit class & pre-departure session: October 2018 - TBC

In-country component: 

  • Option 1:
    • Study tour 2 weeks: 24 November to 7 December (Arrive at KL on 24 November) 
    • Internship 10 weeks: 10 December 2018 to 15 February 2019 (return to Melbourne on the 16 February)
    • Total: 12 weeks
  • Option 2:
    • Study tour 2 weeks: 24 November to 7 December (Arrive at KL on 24 November) 
    • Internship 12 weeks: 10 December 2018 to 1 March 2019 (return to Melbourne on the 2 March)
    • Total: 14 weeks 

Application close: Wednesday, 15 August 2018



  • This program is designed for 3rd year engineering students (20 units completed).
    PLEASE NOTE: Double degree engineering students (D372, D373 and D375) CAN NOW APPLY and undertake SEJ446 - Engineering Project B in lieu of the Engineering Study Tour unit. Speak with your course advisor to check you have space in your course plan.

Cost and Funding

cost and funding
  • 2-week study tour and 10-week internship: $5000 AUD
  • 2-week study tour and 12-week internship: $5500 AUD 

Deposit due before: Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Final payment due date: Friday,  24 August 2018
Program fee includes: 
  • Return flights
  • Accommodation - arrival night in KL, University Tenaga on campus for Study Tour and in KL for Internship (all twin-share)
  • In-country transport - pick-up from the airport on arrival, transport to first night accommodation in KL, transfer from KL to the University of Tenaga for Study Tour and return to KL for Internship.
  • Orientation program in KL, welcome dinner and 24 hours on ground support through the partner organisation
  • Travel insurance for the length of the program
The fee does not include:
  • Unit enrolment fees
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Vaccinations
  • Spending money
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary - plan to spend $30 a day for basic meals and transport during internship component
  • Funding available
This is a New Colombo Plan project, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. They have provided 8 mobility grants* of $3000 each.
A funded student participating in a Mobility Project must meet the following eligibility requirements: 
  • be an Australian citizen; 
  • students cannot receive a Student Grant to undertake a Mobility Project in a Host Location in which they have dual citizenship or residency rights, or in which they have previously been a citizen or permanent resident; 
  • be enrolled in an onshore campus of an Australian University throughout the duration of the Mobility Project; and 
  • be undertaking a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree or Concurrent Diploma at the commencement of their Mobility Project.
At least seventy percent of NCP participants must be under the age of 28. Selection of students for grants will be carried out by the faculty, and the Global Mobility team will administer the grants. See here for full eligibility details.

All NCP funded students must agree to participate in NCP promotion such as attending events while in-country and promoting via social media e.g. #NewColomboPlan

*Universities cannot provide the same Student with more than one New Colombo Plan Short-term Grant and/or more than one New Colombo Plan Semester Grant (with or without an Internship Grant) during their undergraduate studies?

OS-HELP loan
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit. This loan is added to your HELP debt and can be up to $7,998.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

WIL Financial Support
  • Who is eligible: domestic undergraduate students who come from low socio-economic status backgrounds to undertake a discipline specific placement as part of their degree
  • Amount: up to AU$2,500
  • Detail information, eligibility, and application: WIL Financial Support Scheme Website.

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas as long you have a full-time study load for the year. The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Location Profile

Location Profile

Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a place where Malay kampung (village) life stands cheek-by-jowl with the 21st-century glitz of the Petronas Towers, and shoppers shuttle from traditional wet markets to air-conditioned mega malls. Unesco World Heritage–listed, Melaka and George Town (Penang) have uniquely distinctive architectural and cultural townscapes, developed over a half a millennium of Southeast Asian cultural and trade exchange. Over in the Eastern Malaysian states, both Kuching and Kota Kinabalu offer fascinating introductions to contemporary and tribal life on Borneo.


Important Notes

Important Information
  • Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage. 
  • Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.
  • The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
  • All students must be approved by the Unit Chair and be able to enrol in the appropriate unit prior to being accepted onto the program.
  • Once accepted on the program students must pay a non-refundable deposit to confirm their spot. Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.

Reho Travel Cancellation Policy
  • Before date of deposit: No cancellation fees apply
  • After the date of deposit and prior to final payment: Deposit amount is forfeited
  • After final payment and prior to departure: All payments made are non-refundable
  • After final payment and after travel commenced: All payments made are non-refundable 

Global Citizenship Program
International Placements can earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.