Curtin Malaysia’s December foundation intake offers more flexibility in enrolment and study

Miri – 18 October 2019 – The December (trimester) intake for Foundation Studies programmes at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is now open for applications. Classes will commence on 2 December 2019 following orientation for new students from 28 to 29 November.

The trimester intake gives potential students, both domestic and international, the option to enrol in the foundation programme of their choice immediately without having to wait for the semester intake in March. It also allows students more flexibility in terms of study periods.

Curtin Malaysia, Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, offers one-year foundation programmes in Engineering, Science, Commerce and Arts (Media) that feed directly into its undergraduate courses in engineering and science, business and humanities.

All undergraduate courses at Curtin Malaysia are identical to those at Curtin’s main campus in Perth and other Curtin international campuses in Dubai, Singapore and Mauritius. The courses are offered at affordable Malaysian fees, which work out to roughly one third the cost of pursuing the same courses in Australia.

There is also no difference in the degrees earned as all degrees are conferred by Curtin University. Furthermore, students at Curtin Malaysia can transfer to the main campus or Curtin’s other global campuses in Dubai, Singapore or Mauritius to complete their degrees if they so choose.

The foundation programmes at Curtin Malaysia are designed for school leavers to gain the essential skills and knowledge for a smooth transition to tertiary study, providing the best possible fundamentals to undertake a Bachelor’s degree. All are recognised by the Ministry of Education and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

 Students who pass the Foundation Studies in Commerce can enter the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce (with both single and double majors) at its Faculty of Business, while those completing the Foundation Studies in Arts can enter the Faculty of Humanities’ Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) programme.

Meanwhile, the Foundation Studies in Engineering and Foundation Studies in Science courses prepare students for undergraduate study in the Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours), Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems & Networking); and Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) programmes. They also qualify to enrol in the Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts programmes.

School leavers with outstanding results in their examinations are advised to take advantage of the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships for entry into the foundation programmes. The scholarships aim to reward academic excellence among students from all backgrounds where they will enjoy significant tuition fee waivers.

Potential students who want to start their university journey sooner can opt for the December foundation intake.

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