COMM335: Singapore & Malaysia Study Tour

COMM335: Business International Study Tour

Singapore and Malaysia

This study tour is an elective subject (6 credit points) for students studying an undergraduate degree with the Faculty of Business and Law.

Places on this study tour are allocated on a competitive basis. Travel dates for the next study tour will be advised in due course.

This study tour is preceded by two compulsory pre-departure sessions.

During this study tour, you will engage in industry visits and lectures in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (business capital of Malaysia). The themes that you will be exposed to include corporate social responsibility, manufacturing, and international trade in South East Asia. You will also experience a ‘macro’ tour of Singapore and KL, linking various aspects of the economic development of each nation.

With each site visit/lecture, there is the opportunity for you to network with local industry leaders, expatriates, and students at our partner institutions in Singapore and Malaysia. This presents an opportunity for you to develop your cross-cultural communication skills, build-up your international network, and enhance your readiness for working in industry with an increasing focus in the Indo-Pacific region.

Places on this study tour are strictly limited (maximum cohort of 20 students). Places on this study tour are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into consideration your academic performance to date and your responses to the selection criteria on an online application. 

Examples of activities from the winter 2019 program:

  • Overview of trade relations between Singapore and Australia from the Australia High Commission, presented by representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Austrade
  • Visit to the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix Marketing and Communications
  • Tour of Westport Malaysia

 Please note that in-country activities on this study tour will vary from year to year, and subject to change while the study tour is active.

Subject Description:

This subject provides students an opportunity to undertake a broad study of the commercial operating environment of Singapore and Malaysia through participation in a study tour which incorporates a study of relevant academic literature along with attending presentations delivered by various business/government representatives.

Program involves two compulsory pre-departure sessions in the week leading up to departure. Each session is approximately 3-4 hours.

In addition to participating in the study tour, completion of COMM335 will involve a number of assessment tasks.

Students will need to

  • Have completed at least 48 credit points of business subjects at 100-level;
  • Not be on referral or restricted status;
  • Hold Australian citizenship (as stipulated by the student eligibility requirements of NCP);
  • Be an undergraduate student completing a Faculty of Business and Law degree (double degree students are eligible, where one of the degrees belongs to the Faculty of Business and Law); and
  • Have not received an NCP Mobility grant for a short-term student mobility program before

Applications for the next study tour will be advised in due course.

Accommodation (twin share) and in-country bus transfers will be organised by the Faculty of Business and Law. The estimated program fee is $2,700, which includes:

  • Accommodation (14 nights, twin-shared with another student of the same gender, separate beds)
  • Internal flight (between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore only)
  • Bus hire for daily activities
  • Excursion that are part of the official study tour itinerary

Not included:

  • Subject tuition fee
  • Sydney Airport transfers
  • International flights (Sydney-Kuala Lumpur & Singapore-Sydney)
  • Personal expenditure, or any other activities partaken outside of the official study tour itinerary

The hotels booked for students to stay in both Singapore and Malaysia include free WiFi and buffet breakfast, and are generally of 4 star quality.

Students may also apply for an OS-HELP loan to supplement their NCP Mobility Travel Grant. Separate OS-HELP loan eligibility requirements apply.

This study tour is supported by the New Colombo Plan, which is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake Internships in the region.

Please visit the website for more information on the New Colombo Plan.

New Colombo Plan logo

Interested? Get further information

Contact the Faculty International Unit:Building 40.222cUniversity of Wollongong