Progress with a Curtin postgraduate degree at Curtin MalaysiaPosted date:
If you are looking to gain additional knowledge to advance your career, specialise in a particular area or take your career in a promising new direction, then pursuing a Curtin postgraduate degree at Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) might be just for you.
Located in Miri, Sarawak, Curtin Malaysia is Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, offering a range of Curtin postgraduate degrees by coursework and research at very affordable Malaysian fees.
Curtin’s postgraduate degrees are highly regarded globally and not only will studying with Curtin Malaysia help refine your discipline-specific knowledge and skills – it will greatly improve your transferable skills, which are highly sought by employers.
Furthermore, some of Curtin’s postgraduate degrees only require a bachelor degree to apply, making it easy for you to change careers if you choose. They are also designed to help you develop knowledge and skills in new areas, so you will not feel like you are starting from scratch.
Postgraduate students can benefit from Curtin Malaysia’s strong links to business and industry, working on real projects and research initiatives, undertaking internships and attending events and networking opportunities. For international students, taking up the challenge of moving to a new country like Malaysia will get you out of your comfort zone, broaden your perspective and allow you to gain invaluable cross-cultural skills.
If you have undertaken study or work experience that match part of your degree, appropriate credit will be given so that you can reduce your course duration, and if you cannot commit to long degrees, some programmes offer graduate certificates or diplomas, allowing you to graduate within six months to a year.
Coursework degrees include a Master of Policy Sciences, Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Commerce in Marketing and Master of International Business.
Like its Australian parent in Perth, Curtin Malaysia is recognised for its applied research focused on solving real-world problems. It offers research degrees in most study areas, supported by powerful industry partnerships and excellent facilities.
Research degrees comprise Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degrees in various engineering and science disciplines, including electrical and computer engineering, petroleum engineering and geology, and in areas of business and humanities such as accounting, finance, economics, management and media, culture and creative arts. In addition, there are Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees for research in various areas of engineering and science, business and humanities.
All postgraduate research is conducted under the supervision of experienced supervisors at Curtin Malaysia’s three faculties and monitored by the Curtin Malaysia Graduate School, established in 2015 to support higher degree by research (HDR) students and staff.
HDR students can join any of the research clusters within the faculties or the Curtin Malaysia Research Institute (CMRI), which was established in 2011 to promote research excellence at the campus.
Clusters within the Faculty of Engineering and Science focus on energy and the environment, in areas such as computational engineering science, renewable energy, hydrology and environmental geochemistry, geomechanics, intelligent systems, signal processing and communications, materials and structures, bioprocess technologies, bionanotechnology, and environmental science.
Those in the Faculty of Business focus on issues like entrepreneurship and organisational performance, governance and disclosure, financial markets and macroeconomic dynamics, marketing and tourism, business information systems and organisational research, and rural entrepreneurship.
At the Faculty of Humanities, research is focused on the role of media in today’s society, the evolving New Media channels, and cultural and indigenous studies.
Meanwhile, research clusters within the CMRI encourage multi-disciplinary and collaborative research in big data analytics, water management, indigenous futures and community engagement, sustainable food, health informatics and genomics, and bioprocess technologies.
For more information on postgraduate courses at Curtin Malaysia, go to https://courses.curtin.edu.my/courses-and-study/postgrad/.
The Graduate School and Curtin Malaysia’s Office of Research and Development provides attractive PhD research scholarships for qualified candidates under the Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate Research Scheme (CMPRS). The scholarships include a 3-year tuition fee waiver and a monthly stipend, in addition to other benefits such as subsidies for consumables and attending conferences.
Interested candidates can find admission procedures and other eligibility criteria on the Graduate School’s website at https://gradschool.curtin.edu.my/higher-degree-by-research/future-students/.