Curtin Education Centre

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Curtin Singapore
Curtin Singapore Logo.jpg
MottoLook Ever Forward
TypePrivate
Established2008
Pro Vice-Chancellor and PresidentProfessor Linley Lord
Location,
1°19′37″N 103°51′14″E / 1.3270°N 103.854°E / 1.3270; 103.854Coordinates: 1°19′37″N 103°51′14″E / 1.3270°N 103.854°E / 1.3270; 103.854
Websitewww.curtin.edu.sg

Curtin Singapore (a trademark of Curtin University)[1] is a campus of Australia's Curtin University. Curtin Singapore is an Australian-based university that provides local and international students with the opportunity to receive an Australian university education in Singapore. In Australia, Curtin is the largest university in Western Australia with over 56,000 students (as of 2017) across all campus locations including Perth, Margaret River, Kalgoorlie, Malaysia, Dubai, Mauritius and Singapore[2] Curtin University is a member of Australian Technology Network (ATN). Curtin Singapore is registered under the Committee for Private Education Singapore (CPE).

Rankings and reputation[edit]

Curtin University is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018. Curtin is also ranked 22nd globally for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and received a five-star overall excellence rating in the QS Stars rating.

Location[edit]

Curtin Singapore facade
Aerial shot of campus

The Curtin Singapore campus is situated at 90 and 92 Jalan Rajah at the junction of Kim Keat Road.

Curtin Singapore was officially opened on 13 November 2008 by Singapore's Senior Minister of State for trade and industry, S.Iswaran and by the Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, Doug Chester[3]

History[edit]

Curtin University has been actively present in Singapore since 1986 through the establishment of links with reputable private educational providers in Singapore, namely the Singapore Human Resource Institute, Marketing Institute of Singapore, and the Singapore Institute of Materials Management. Prior to the establishment of its full-fledged independent campus in Singapore, degrees from Curtin were awarded through these partners.[4]

Curtin's 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2) campus in Singapore allows the University to be able to provide courses on its own merit. All Curtin University courses are now delivered at the campus commonly known as Curtin Singapore. Students at the Singapore campus are awarded the same degree and transcripts as their peers at the other campuses. The overall investment in this venture is expected to be S$40 Million. Asia One - Curtin Uni to set up campus here

Curtin Singapore's operations began in December 2008 with an initial enrolment of 900 students. Curtin Singapore is expected to have an enrolment of about 3,000 students over the next three years. This included new and continuing students who were enrolled in Curtin's courses through the University's Partners in Singapore. Curtin Singapore now hosts over 1,400 students.

Facilities[edit]

Students can take part in facilities like the student lounge, library, computer labs, mac lab, basketball court or gym. For food, there is also a canteen as well as vending machines.

Schools and departments[edit]

The university initially offered courses from the university's School of Business and eventually expanded to include Humanities and Health Sciences.

The courses offered by the Singapore campus follows the identical structure and curriculum content as those offered at the main Bentley Campus in Perth. During their course of studies, students have the discretion to transfer to other Curtin campuses in Perth to gain further international exposure and widen their perspectives. Curtin Singapore offers a range of Curtin College pathway programs and Curtin University undergraduate and postgraduate programs:

Entry requirements[edit]

Curtin demanded academic entry requirement and English entry requirement for new students includes O levels, A levels, IB Diploma, SAT, Polytechnic diploma or equivalent. Curtin Singapore entry requirements

Undergraduate / Bachelor's degree[edit]

For undergraduate course, Curtin’s academic entry requirement is high-school level 12 or equivalent and English entry requirement is minimum 6.0 IELTS score or equivalent.

Graduate/Master's degree[edit]

For postgraduate course, Curtin academic entry requirement is undergraduate or bachelor's degree acceptable by Curtin standard. To join Curtin postgraduate course, student also required English entry requirement of minimum 6.5 IETLS score or equivalent.

Graduate employment[edit]

In a 2018 survey conducted by Committee for Private Education on employment outcomes, graduates of Curtin Singapore achieved an overall employment rate of 81.1% and graduates earned median gross starting salaries of $2,800 a month.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CURTIN EDUCATION CENTRE". 14 July 2017. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Curtin University".
  3. ^ "Asia One – Curtin Uni to set up campus here". Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2008.
  4. ^ "Curtin Singapore (Curtin)".