Curtin Malaysia a good choice for affordable, world-class educationPosted date:
Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia), the largest international campus of Australia’s Curtin University situated in Miri, Malaysia, is a good choice for students looking for an affordable, world-class education close to home.
Curtin Malaysia offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering and related sciences, business and humanities, as well as foundation courses that feed directly into its undergraduate programmes. Those who wish to enhance their English proficiency can also benefit from its Intensive English Programme.
The courses offered at Curtin Malaysia are identical to those at Curtin University’s main campus in Perth. They are applied, innovative and up-to-date, enabling graduates to become highly-competent industry professionals anywhere in the world. Furthermore, there is no differentiation between degrees received at the Malaysian campus or any of the Curtin campuses in Western Australia, Dubai, Singapore or Mauritius as all are conferred by Curtin University.
Curtin University is currently ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 and rose significantly to 217th position in the world in the QS World University Ranking 2021. Its continued rise up these and other university rankings is an assurance of the quality education it provides, including at its campus in Malaysia.
Curtin Malaysia offers many courses in subject areas in which Curtin has achieved world rankings under the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. They include second in the world for Mineral & Mining Engineering and 40th for Earth & Marine Sciences, top 100 for Civil & Structural Engineering, top 150 for Communication & Media Studies and Chemical Engineering; top 200 for Accounting & Finance, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Environmental Sciences.
To meet market demand, from both domestic and international students, a number of new courses have been introduced at Curtin Malaysia since 2018. They include the Bachelor of Commerce in Management & Human Resources Management, Bachelor of Science in Health, Safety & Environment and Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science, Bachelor of Computing in Cyber Security and Software Engineering, Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management, and Bachelor of Communications.
It has also expanded its postgraduate offerings to include a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Public Health, and Master of Science in Sustainable Aquaculture. A new Master of International Business is due to launch in the second half of this year.
All engineering programmes at Curtin Malaysia are double-accredited by Engineers Australia and the Engineering Accreditation Council of Malaysia, and for Chemical Engineering, by the Institution of Chemical Engineers in the United Kingdom (IChemE,UK) as well.
Its comprehensive range of business courses are accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and professional bodies, both nationally and internationally.
Curtin Malaysia’s excellent connections with its industry partners not only ensure that its courses are aligned with the latest industry trends, but also an impressive graduate employability rate where close to 100 per cent of its graduates, particularly in the engineering disciplines, are able to secure jobs within six months of graduation.
With some 4,000 students from over 50 countries, Curtin Malaysia offers students a truly international and cross-cultural learning environment. Highly-qualified teaching staff from some 15 countries further strengthen its international outlook.
Curtin Malaysia offers various scholarships 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, Pro Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships, and other university and industry-sponsored scholarships.
Curtin Malaysia is situated on an extensive 1,200-acre garden campus in the northern suburbs of Miri, Sarawak’s second-largest city with a population of over 350,000. One of Malaysia’s most cosmopolitan cities, it is fast becoming the location of choice to live, work, visit and study in Sarawak.
Curtin Malaysia has two intakes each year for its degree programmes, in February and July, and four for its foundation programmes in January, April, July and September. Postgraduate programmes by semester commence in February and July, while those by semester commence in January, May and September.