Curtin Malaysia: A student-centric campusPosted date:
The demand for student-centric universities and campuses is growing and it’s easy to see why. By attending an academic institution that values your individuality and tailors programmes to suit your needs, you’re more likely to put your future first and follow your ambitions.
One such institution that has established a balanced, well-rounded student community is Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) in Sarawak. The largest international campus of Curtin University, which has a rapidly expanding footprint with campuses in five countries, and acting as Curtin’s global hub in Asia, Curtin Malaysia is known for its diverse approach to learning and acknowledges that every student is unique and encourages them to design their own study path.
By being in the top one percent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019 and rising to 230th place in the 2019-2020 QS World University Rankings, Curtin is also famed for its high academic achievements.
So, what makes this campus in Sarawak so popular with the international student network?
A tropical study paradise
Unlike some universities that are confined to constricted campus structures and desolate study locations, Curtin Malaysia is situated in the middle of Malaysia’s tropical paradise.
As Sarawak’s second-largest city in the north of the state, Miri is the ideal destination for any adventurous learner. With year-round sunshine and landscapes blessed with natural beauty, you’ll be studying in a location unlike any other.
As a well-connected destination, Sarawak acts as both a prime study and travel hub for ambitious students. While studying at Curtin Malaysia, you’ll have the chance to spend your university breaks in neighbouring countries like Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand. Curtin is keen for you to develop both your professional and personal skills, so staff at the campus will support you through every step of your study and travel adventure.
Staff also know that beyond the vibrant Curtin campus there is so much to see, standing by to advise you on visits you won’t want to miss. For instance, the 1,870-square-kilometre Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park and Sarawak’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site at Gunung Mulu National Park.
Curtin’s commitment to employability
Curtin Malaysia has its longstanding history for producing career-ready graduates and maintaining high employability rates of upwards of 80 per cent for most disciplines. To maintain this impressive reputation, Curtin Malaysia is devoted to developing students’ employability skills. By encouraging learners to gain experience through internships, specialised work placements, networking workshops and the annual placement and internship fair that hosts top regional employers, there’s always a chance to promote your professional capabilities.
At Curtin Malaysia, you’ll be exposed to an extensive array of interesting extracurricular opportunities. The campus regularly arranges informative industry trips so students gain noteworthy insights into their desired disciplines and obtain useful practical skills to take into their future jobs.
A cohesive student community
At Curtin Malaysia, you’ll become an integral part of a cohesive student community. With a warm feeling of togetherness flowing through the campus, it doesn’t take long for your peers to feel like family.
To fully enjoy your study experience, it’s crucial that you feel included in campus activities. To ensure you do, there are regular community events on offer for students to participate in. For sports enthusiasts, sporting and recreational facilities on campus include soccer and rugby fields, basketball, badminton and volleyball courts, indoor soccer, cricket batting pitch, jogging track and gymnasium.
Alternatively, for Curtin students who love to get involved in community projects, the campus’ student council and many student clubs call for regular participation in volunteering initiatives.
The freedom to create your future
Curtin Malaysia grants you the freedom to create your future. For undergraduate students, there are three main faculties to choose from. At the Faculty of Business, you can complete a Bachelor of Commerce degree where you can choose one area of specialisation (a single major) or two (a double major combination).
At the Curtin Faculty of Engineering and Science and the Curtin Faculty of Humanities, you’ll also get the chance to select a study preference of your choice. From journalism and web media to environmental engineering and applied geology, there’s something for everyone at this institution.
For postgraduate learners, there are plenty of graduate courses designed to develop skills in a specialised area that may or may not be directly related to that of your undergraduate degree. This means you have the chance to redesign your career and switch to an alternative academic field. You can also opt for a postgraduate degree by research such as the Master or Doctor of Philosophy.
Whichever course you choose to pursue, there’s one thing we know for certain: at the student-centric Curtin Malaysia, your future is just as bright as the year-round sunshine.