Miri – 27 January 2010 – Students keen to further their studies at tertiary level may want to consider Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) in Miri. To help them decide if it is indeed the university for them, Curtin Sarawak is showcasing its academic programmes and academic calendar for the year, its campus facilities and more at its ‘Curtin Information Day’ events in Bintulu, Sibu and Kuching between 29 and 31 January 2010.
Senior lecturers and staff of the university will give talks on selected programmes, accreditation of courses, entry requirements, career prospects in various disciplines, as well as scholarships and study loans.
In addition, students of its School of Foundation & Continuing Studies, School of Engineering & Science and School of Business will be on hand to promote their fields of study and share their experiences of student life at the university.
SPM, STPM, UEC school-leavers and diploma holders in particular are encouraged to attend the events and bring along their transcripts for free assessments of eligibility. Attractive door gifts will be presented to the first 30 walk-ins at each location.
The first event will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm at the ParkCity Everly Hotel in Bintulu on 29 January 2010.
The next stop will be Tanahmas Hotel in Sibu on 30 January 2010, where there will be two sessions (1 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm).
The final event will be from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Hotel Grand Margherita, Kuching on 31 January 2010.
A similar event, which received considerable response from both school-leavers and working adults, was held at Bintang Megamall in Miri last Sunday.
Curtin Sarawak is situated on a sprawling 300-acre campus in Senadin about 20 kilometres from Miri City and currently has close to 3,000 students from some 40 different countries.
It is a popular choice for its international outlook, innovative courses, world-class teaching facilities, flexible study options, applied and practical subjects, use of advanced technology, partnerships with industry and government, conducive campus location, experienced academics and staff, and active community engagement.
Most significantly, it is the lower cost of studying and living in Miri compared to undergoing tertiary studies in Australia, coupled with the fact that the academic programmes at Curtin Sarawak are identical to those offered at its parent Bentley Campus in Perth, Western Australia, that attracts students to the university.
Curtin Sarawak offers a wide variety of high-quality courses, including foundation courses in commerce, arts, engineering and science; diploma courses in process plant technology, occupational safety and health, and business; undergraduate courses in arts, commerce, engineering and science; and postgraduate studies in project management, business, engineering and science. In addition, it offers pre-university and intensive English Language courses.
Curtin Sarawak’s teaching staff drawn from a number of countries besides Australia and Malaysia are frequently recognised for their teaching excellence, often at international level. They keep up with the latest development in subject areas and integrate the newest advancements in educational technology into their classes.
Indeed, Curtin Sarawak emphasises the need for staff and students to remain at the very forefront of technological and educational progress, so that when its graduates step out into the industry, they are equipped with the most up-to-date information and skills relevant to their new careers.
For further information on the upcoming Curtin Information Day events, contact Michael Kong of Curtin Sarawak’s Marketing Department at 085-443939 or 013-8018656, or log on to the university’s website at www.curtin.edu.my.