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Curtin Malaysia Committed to Educational Excellence

February 12, 2018 | Campus News
Applied, innovative and industry-relevant courses enable graduates to become highly-competent industry professionals and successful global citizens.

Miri – 9 February 2018 Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) understands the challenges modern students face, and to ease these complex difficulties, it provides innumerable opportunities for students to be the best they can be and ultimately achieve their goals in life.

The courses it offers, which are identical to those at Curtin University’s main campus in Perth, are applied, innovative and relevant to the world, enabling graduates to become highly-competent industry professionals and successful global citizens.

Curtin Malaysia Pro Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Professor Jim Mienczakowski says, “As Curtin University’s largest international campus and hub in Asia, as well as one of the largest and fastest-growing foreign branch campuses in the world, we are widely recognised for the practical and applied nature of our courses and are deeply committed to ensuring they are relevant to industry and societal needs. The same goes for our research, which focuses on solving real world problems.”

He added that learning and teaching excellence is the foundation of the quality education Curtin provides, where lecturers create an engaging and learner-focused environment for students. This includes applying the latest in education technologies and pedagogies such as distributed learning, and the use of innovative learning spaces such as case study rooms and flipped classrooms.

New technologies and pedagogies creating an engaging and learner-focused environment for students.

“At Curtin Malaysia, we develop students into knowledge creators, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders through a holistic curriculum that influences life in and outside of the classroom. Quality and innovation are key to the design, delivery and assessment of each individual course,” Mienczakowski said. 

The Curtin Malaysia Faculty of Engineering and Science ensures that students get an industry-connected educational experience that provides solutions to challenges faced by the global engineering and scientific communities. Faculty members strive to be internationally-recognised leaders in the research fields of engineering and science, and in teaching excellence to ensure graduates get the best possible start to their future careers.

All engineering programmes at Curtin Malaysia are fully accredited by Engineers Australia, and the Engineering Accreditation Council of Malaysia, and for Chemical Engineering, by IChemE,UK as well.

The Faculty of Business is one of the leading providers of business education nationally, offering a comprehensive range of business courses from the Curtin Business School, which is accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Strong connections with industry partners ensures that students are aligned with the latest industry trends and the faculty boasts an impressive graduate employability rate due to such connections.

The Faculty of Humanities is a growing faculty, with the undergraduate degree in Media and Communications and the postgraduate Masters in Project Management proving hugely popular.

Meanwhile, all three faculties offer foundation courses that are intensive, focused one-year courses which prepare students for undergraduate study in their chosen fields. The students gain a solid foundation to approach university education more confidently, both in terms of level and style.

The Curtin Malaysia Graduate School offers a range of postgraduate degree courses by research and coursework that develop skills in specialised fields and take student understanding to whole new levels, helping them become sound critical thinkers within their particular disciplines.

Curtin Malaysia offers scholarships in various forms to both domestic and international students in its commitment to rewarding academic excellence and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential and achieve their ambitions. They include the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships for new foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students, Pro Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships specifically for international students, and other internal and industry-sponsored scholarships.

With some 4,000 students from over 50 countries, Curtin Malaysia offers students a truly international and cross-cultural learning environment. It has a dedicated Department of University Life that strives to take care of each individual from point of entry until graduation, and through to becoming a member of Curtin’s diverse alumni network.

Offering a truly international and cross-cultural learning environment with some 4,000 students from over 50 countries.

When students first arrive, they have access to an informative orientation programme to help them get settled to their new environment. A range of exciting activities are available to students, aimed at supporting their development and building confidence throughout their university life, and preparing them for the working world.

Located in Miri, Sarawak’s second-largest city, students reside in a vibrant and exciting city that perfect for growth and reflection. The city is home to some 350,000 inhabitants and is fast becoming the location of choice to live, work, visit and study in Sarawak.

Curtin Malaysia offers many undergraduate courses in subject areas in which Curtin University has achieved world rankings under the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. They include being No. 2 in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering; top 100 for Earth and Marine Sciences; top 150 for Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Structural Engineering; and top 200 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Accounting and Finance, and Business and Management Studies.

It is launching a number of new courses this year, further expanding its diverse and sought-after offering. They include a Bachelor of Arts (Construction Management), Bachelor of Science (Computing) with streams in Software Engineering and Cyber Security, Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Human Resources), and Master of Arts (Journalism).

Curtin University is currently ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 and rose significantly to 262nd position in the world in the QS World University Ranking (QSWUR) 2017-18. Its continued rise up the university rankings is an assurance of the quality education it provides, including at its campuses in Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai.

Last November, Curtin Malaysia retained its Tier 5 or ‘Excellent’ rating for the fourth consecutive time under Malaysia’s Rating System for Higher Education Institutions (SETARA 2017), affirming its commitment to quality education. It also retained its self-accreditation status awarded by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), and remains the only institution in East Malaysia rated Tier 5 rating for engineering in the discipline-based D-SETARA rating system.

Curtin Malaysia’s intake for the first semester is now in progress with classes for undergraduate programmes commencing on 26 February 2018 and foundation programmes on 26 March 2018.

To learn more about Curtin Malaysia, visit its website (, Facebook page (CurtinMalaysia), Twitter profile (curtinmalaysia), Google+ page (Curtin Malaysia), Instagram (curtinmalaysia) or YouTube channel (Curtin Malaysia).

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