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If you’re Malaysian or international student looking to apply for one of the undergraduate or postgraduate courses, please refer to thr admission requirements before completing your application.
- All Curtin courses are taught in English and applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting the Curtin English Language requirements as outlined below:
Undergraduate Admission Requirements - International & local
For admission into Curtin Malaysia, you must provide evidence of completion of a degree from a recognised university and provide evidence of English language proficiency. In addition, you may need to meet specific course pre-requisites.
As all courses at Curtin Malaysia are taught in English, you will need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirements based on completion of a bachelor degree course in which English was the language of instruction. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Any one of the tests in the following table can also be accepted as satisfying Curtin’s English language requirement:
- Minimum English Language Entry Requirements
- Results for IELTS and TOEFL are valid for two years
Applicants for Doctor of Philosophy must have completed a master by research degree or bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours. Applicants who have only completed a Bachelor pass degree may also be considered if they can demonstrate superior academic achievement, significant research or work experience, and the capacity to undertake significant research.
Applications for higher degrees by research can be made at any time of the year.
Postgraduate Studies by Coursework or Research
Curtin Sarawak’s impressive 300-acre campus opened in 2002, in the suburb of Senadin, in Miri. The distinctively charming campus is set in the midst of open flatland that stretches all the way to the Baram River, where the Trans-Borneo Highway and the ASEAN Bridge links Miri to neighbouring Brunei. The campus is surrounded by lush greenery interspersed with man-made lakes and canals that attract a variety of migratory and water birds. An incredible variety of both ornamental and hardy indigenous trees and shrubs flourish on the grounds. This scenery reflects Sarawak’s environment of year-round tropical greenery and bountiful wildlife. Coupled with Miri’s famed sunsets and Senadin’s location away from the bustle of the city, the ambiance of the campus is tranquil, inspiring, and conducive for both work and study. Take an aerial tour of Miri and the campus in this video
The campus is not only limited to wild beauty though. Through our commitment to ‘Learning for Tomorrow’, Curtin Sarawak has introduced a number of innovative technologies that transform the delivery of education to support increased student engagement and active learning. Chief among these is the introduction of distributed learning spaces that allow for a mix of web-based instruction, live-stream video conferencing, face-to-face classroom time, distance learning through television or video, and other combinations of electronic and traditional educational models. This distributed learning system allows delivery by instructors to learners in multiple geographical locations and learner-instructor interaction in real-time. In addition we continue to make significant investments in state-of-the-art computing and networking facilities. The campus currently has 14 computer labs for student use in addition to terminals located in the library that provide access to online databases. Sophisticated IT linkages provide access to the online resources of the main campus in Perth.
Research activities are an essential component of academic excellence at Curtin Sarawak and so the campus also boasts a number of ultra-modern science and engineering labs, including Chemical, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering labs, as well as laboratories for Electrical Power, Electronics, Communications, Embedded Systems, Networking, Renewable Energy and Geophysics. Film and Television students, meanwhile, can count on a custom-built Film Lab and Editing Suite equipped with the latest broadcast-quality film-making equipment and software.
Students at Curtin Sarawak can find everything they need right on campus. In addition to the library and laboratories, the campus boasts several study areas, a choice of food outlets, postal and banking facilities, a campus bookshop, convenience store, health and first aid centres, an Islamic Centre, and transport hub. Students also enjoy access to recreational facilities such as the multipurpose Recreation and Event Centre which houses an indoor basketball court, badminton courts and gym. An extensive grounds are home to football fields, a rugby pitch, outdoor basketball court, tennis courts and an indoor volleyball and futsal court.
Curtin Sarawak is now entering its next phase of development spanning the next five years, during which its student population is expected to surpass 5,000. A state-of-the art Library and Auditorium complex, a signature work of architecture and new campus landmark, has already been completed. Incorporating a 400-seat auditorium and modern library facilities, it heralds an enrichment of campus life and the student and staff experience. Upcoming projects include the Federal Government-funded Miri BioValley Park being developed with the Sarawak Ministry of Industrial Development and housing the Curtin Sarawak Research Institute (CSRI), a new School of Engineering and Science building, a multi-purpose teaching block, additional student accommodation blocks and a new gymnasium.
Library and Information Services
The Curtin Sarawak Library and Information Service (LIS) supports staff and students in teaching, learning and research by expanding and maintaining the breadth and depth of the collections and other information resources. LIS provides assistance and instruction in using these resources by conducting training in the areas of finding and gathering relevant information, evaluating information sources and managing information.
LIS also facilitates inter-library loans with other academic, public and special libraries throughout Malaysia for Curtin´s students and staff. Students also have access to the Library at Curtins Bentley campus in Perth through its networked facilities. In particular, they have access to a wide range of academic publications through electronic databases of abstracts and full-text articles.
Curtin Sarawak Campus places great emphasis on utilization of modern technology to support teaching, learning and research. Significant investments in computing and networking facilities has been made to ensure facilities are modern and state of the art. The Campus has been awarded Multimedia Super Corridor Status by the Malaysian Government Multimedia Development Corporation and is the first international university in Malaysia to achieve this status, recognising the quality of its academic programs, teaching staff and IT infrastructure.
Lutong Campus currently has twelve computer laboratories with 274 PCs for student use, in addition to the terminals located in the library that provide access to the library´s online databases. Each laboratory is equipped with laser jet printers and an IT helpdesk is available to provide assistance with computer and networking facilities. All students have access to the Internet and email. Sophisticated IT linkages provide access to the resources of Curtin´s main campus in Perth, Western Australia.
Students working in laboratories within Curtin University, Sarawak Campus do so under the condition that they abide by Rules and Regulations regarding good conduct and safety. The Science Laboratory Staff requires students to read and sign a form designed to ensure that students understand the necessity of acting responsibly and with care when working in the Science Laboratory.
Students may ask for their mail to be directed to the University under the charge of the Student Services Department. All students mail will be put in the pigeon holes located at the Student Services Department and students may pick up their mail during office hours. The University is not responsible for any loss of mail.
Accommodation`s options can be checked through this link.
Scholarships are part of Curtin’s commitment to rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential.
Scholarships are also available for both commencing and current Curtin students. Scholarships are more than just financial support, they can enhance your portfolio of achievements.
For a full list of loans and scholarships offered by Curtin Malaysia and other scholarship opportunities for the students, visit the Loans & Scholarships website.
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