Miri – 29 June 2015 – Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) is recruiting students for its August intake and in addition to enrolling students at its campus, will be holding Curtin Application Day events at the Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) every Saturday from 4 July to 15 August 2015 – with the exception of the second day of Hari Raya Puasa which is likely to fall on 18 July.
Members of the MCCCI and their families, relations and friends, as well as members of the public are invited to attend.
Curtin Sarawak holds such student recruitment events prior to the start of each new semester to provide potential students and their parents information and counselling on academic programmes, entry requirements, scholarships and loans, so that they can make informed decisions about enrolling at the university.
Student recruitment officers will be available for consultation from 9 am to 12.30 pm during the events and applications can be made on the spot. Potential students are advised to bring along their results or academic transcripts for assessment.
For school leavers with good SPM results, Curtin Sarawak has SPM High Achiever Scholarships offering rebates of up to RM10,000 on their Foundation Studies course fees if they qualify.
Orientation Week for degree programmes will commence on 28 July, while those for the foundation and postgraduate programmes will commence on 11 August and 1 September respectively.
Curtin Sarawak is the largest international campus of Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. With close to 4,000 students from over 45 countries, it is one of Malaysia’s most internationally-minded tertiary institutions. Highly-qualified academic staff from some 15 countries further strengthen its international outlook.
As a full-fledged branch campus of Curtin University, Curtin Sarawak offers identical programmes and degrees as its Australian parent, which means students can expect the same level of teaching and learning as their Australian counterparts, use the same unit structures and study materials, and receive a degree that is awarded directly by the main campus.
Curtin Sarawak offers a range of Curtin undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as courses at pre-university level that feed directly into the undergraduate programmes. In addition to recognition and accreditation by professional bodies in Australia, the courses are endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education and professional bodies within Malaysia and other selected countries.
Students applying to Curtin Sarawak would be interested to note that Curtin University recently featured in 19 out of 36 subjects in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject, including in the world’s top 100 for chemical engineering as well as earth and marine science, and top 150 for its electrical and electronic engineering course and communication and media studies.
It is also in the top 200 for civil engineering, computer science and information systems, environmental sciences, accounting and finance as well as business and management studies; and top 300 in mechanical engineering.
Curtin Sarawak offers a range of undergraduate courses in this disciplines, as well as postgraduate by coursework or research in many of them.
Curtin Sarawak also provides an undifferentiated Curtin student learning experience utilising the latest learning technologies and Curtin’s strong student learning support mechanisms. Consequently, it is possible for students of Curtin Sarawak to transfer directly to the main campus to complete their studies once they have become fully enrolled Curtin degree students.
In addition, aside from the joys and benefits of living in Australia compared to the joys and benefits of living in Malaysia, the major difference between pursuing a Curtin degree in Perth or in Miri is one of cost. Completing a Curtin degree at Curtin Sarawak is currently around a third the cost of completing exactly the same degree in Australia – which for Malaysian students and their parents is certainly an option worth considering.