Curtin Malaysia conducts briefing on its educational initiatives and new programmes in Bintulu

Miri – 7 February 2024 – Over 100 participants attended an educational briefing session organised by Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) at the Auditorium, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) on 25 January 2024. They comprised teachers, school counsellors, community leaders, and state civil servants.

The briefing was given by Muhamad Rahman Sallehin, Curtin Malaysia’s Manager of External Engagement, who enlightened the attendees on several key educational initiatives and new programmes being implemented by Curtin Malaysia, the largest global campus of Curtin University located here in Sarawak and the leading higher education institution in Borneo.

Rahman said the initiatives and programmes are aimed at helping bolster educational opportunities for students in Sarawak. They include the Yayasan Sarawak English Enhancement Programme (EEP), Yayasan Sarawak BP40 Bursary Scheme, and the introduction of new courses to meet Sarawak’s needs, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields.

Regarding the EEP, Rahman said the programme is designed to elevate the English language proficiency of Sijil Pelajaran Tinggi (SPM) 2023 leavers planning to pursue higher studies, particularly at institutions like Curtin Malaysia where English is the language of instruction. The first intake for 2024 will be in early April.

The Yayasan Sarawak BP40 Bursary Scheme, meanwhile, is aimed at increasing the enrolment of Bumiputera students in higher education institutions owned by the Sarawak government, including Curtin Malaysia. At Curtin Malaysia, the scheme allows them to get a world-class Australian education and world-recognised Curtin degree at tuition fees equivalent to public university (IPTA) fees. It is applicable to all foundation, diploma programmes, and undergraduate degrees in business, engineering, science, technology and humanities.

Rahman also highlighted two new courses that have been introduced at Curtin Malaysia this year, namely the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics Engineering, and Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Engineering.

“Both courses are industry-recognised courses, having received provisional accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Council of Malaysia, underscoring their significance to engineering education and the engineering field in Malaysia in general. They also reflect our commitment to advancing education and research in fields crucial for Sarawak’s sustainable future,” said Rahman.

The briefing concluded with a question-and-answer session where the attendees engaged with Rahman and Curtin Malaysia’s Director of Future Students and External Engagement Debora Caroline and External Engagement Officer Nita Bohari, who were also present.

Interested parties can contact Curtin Malaysia’s Domestic Student Recruitment Department at 085-630 000 for more information on the new programmes.

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Rahman and Debora (standing front row, 1st & 2nd right) in group photo with attendees of the briefing

The attendees listening to Rahman giving his briefing