Over 700 Curtin Sarawak degree and foundation students expected to graduate this 24 April

Curtin Sarawak stands proud for having produced over 1,500 graduates in its ten years’ existence.

Miri – 15 March 2010 – Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak)’s 9th Graduation Ceremony this year will see over 700 students graduating from various degree and foundation programmes.

Approximately 320 students will be graduating from the various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and about 400 from the foundation science and engineering and foundation commerce and arts programmes.

The grand event scheduled to be held at the university’s Recreation and Event Centre on 24 April 2010 will be officiated by Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam, who is also the state Minister of Tourism and Heritage and Minister of Industrial Development, as well as the chairman of the Curtin Sarawak Campus Council.

The Vice-Chancellor of Curtin University of Technology, Professor Dr. Jeanette Hacket, will be coming with a delegation from the university’s main campus at Bentley in Perth, Western Australia, to attend the event.

Other distinguished guests who are expected to attend are Assistant Minister of Infrastructure Development and Communications and Assistant Minister of Social Development and Urbanisation Datuk Lee Kim Shin, who is also the chairman of the Curtin Sarawak Management Board; chairman of Curtin (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Datu Dr. Hatta bin Solhee; members of the Curtin Sarawak Campus Council and Management Board, as well as local dignitaries, government department heads, corporate representatives and community leaders.

“With such a prominent guest list, it promises to be a very prestigious event indeed. We also expect a very good turnout of graduands and family members that is likely to surpass the numbers in seen in previous years,” commented Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Dr. John Evans.

Students who have completed their programmes at the end of Semester 1 or Semester 2 of 2009 and have met all requirements for graduation have been invited to attend the Graduation Ceremony. To confirm their attendance, all graduands are required to complete a Graduation Response Form available from the university’s Student Services Office or downloadable from the Curtin Sarawak Graduation Ceremony 2010 homepage at www.curtin.edu.my/current/graduation.htm, and submit it the Student Services Office no later than 30 March 2010. Other forms for academic regalia, photography and ordering of the event VCD are also available from the Student Services Office or on the homepage.

All enquiries regarding the Curtin Sarawak Graduation Ceremony 2010 are to be directed to the Student Services Office at +60 85 443909 or 085-443939 ext. 4000, or by e-mail to [email protected]

Curtin Sarawak, the first international university campus in East Malaysia, stands proud for having produced over 1,500 graduates in its ten years’ existence and for establishing a reputation for the quality of graduates it produces.

Its strategic alliances and networking with reputable corporate institutions, which have contributed greatly to the quality education its students receive as well as to their employability when they enter the workforce, are also commendable.

Last year, 285 students graduated with degrees in philosophy, engineering, science, technology, commerce, business administration and arts, as well as graduate certificates in tertiary education, in a glittering graduation ceremony held in conjunction with Curtin Sarawak’s 10th Anniversary celebration.

Many Curtin Sarawak graduates with engineering and technical qualifications are now employed in Sarawak’s oil and gas industry, or in leading manufacturing corporations in West Malaysia and overseas. A good number from its business programmes are pursuing lucrative careers in the business, banking, communications and multimedia sectors.

Its student population now numbering about 3000 is a cosmopolitan mix of Malaysians and students from some 40 other countries including Argentina, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and a number of Middle Eastern and African nations.

Curtin Sarawak is a popular choice for many reasons, among them its international outlook, innovative courses that are accredited by government and professional bodies, worldwide recognition of its qualifications, world-class teaching facilities, flexible study options, applied and practical subjects, use of advanced technology, partnerships with industry and government, experienced academics and staff, and active community engagement.

Most significantly, it is the lower cost of studying and living in Miri and the fact that the academic programmes at Curtin Sarawak are identical to those offered at Curtin’s main campus in Perth that attracts students to the university. Visit Curtin Sarawak’s website at www.curtin.edu.my for more information.

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