Curtin University Sarawak

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia
Curtin Sarawak Logo.gif
Type Private
Established 1999
Students 4000
Location Miri, Malaysia
Campus Miri

Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia is an off-shore campus of Curtin University, a university based in Perth, Western Australia. It provides local and international students with higher education in Sarawak, Malaysia.


Curtin's Sarawak campus is located in Miri, Sarawak. It is the first offshore campus of Curtin University of Technology and the first offshore campus set up in East Malaysia.


The Sarawak State Government invited Curtin to establish an international university in Sarawak. Curtin Sarawak's operations in Miri commenced in February 1999. In 2002, the new campus was built. In November 1999, Curtin Sarawak was awarded the Multimedia Super Corridor status and was renewed in 2006.

University rankings[edit]

University Rankings
Curtin University
QS Arts & Humanities[1] 272
QS Engineering & Tech.[2] 178
QS Social Sciences & Mng.[3] 215
THE-WUR World[4] 351-400
ARWU World[5] 301-400
Leiden World[6] 378

Curtin University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014. It is ranked 40th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2014 and has received an overall five-star overall excellence rating in the QS stars rating 2014.[7]

The following subject areas that are available at Curtin University Sarawak Campus are strongly ranked and have received a five-star rating in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014:[7]

  • Accounting and Finance (top 100)
  • Chemical Engineering (top 100)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering (top 150)
  • Communication and Media Studies (top 100)
  • Computer Science and Information Systems (top 200)
  • Earth and Marine Sciences (top 100)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (top 200)
  • Environmental Studies (top 150).

Pre-University Programmes[edit]

Pre-University Programmes at Curtin University Sarawak Campus prepare students for university study.

Language Studies and Humanities[edit]

  • Intensive English Programme (IEP)

Foundation Studies[edit]

  • Commerce and Arts Stream
  • Engineering and Science Stream

Undergraduate Degree Studies[edit]

Faculty of Business and Humanities[edit]

The faculty offers qualifications that are accredited by international as well as national professional associations and governmental agencies.

Bachelor of Commerce:[8]

  • Bachelor of Arts (Media, Culture and Communication)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

Bachelor of Commerce with double majors:[9]

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Banking
  • Accounting and Entrepreneurship
  • Banking and Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Marketing
  • Finance and Marketing
  • Finance and Management
  • Management and Marketing
  • Public Relations and Management
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Tourism, Hospitality and Marketing Double Major

Faculty of Engineering and Science[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering and Science at Curtin Sarawak was established in 2000. It offers Engineering and Science courses, including the four-year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree and the three-year Bachelor of Science degree. The school offers doctoral and masters programs. Academics from the Faculty is active in of research and in consultancy activities through Curtin Consultancy Services.

Bachelor of Engineering:[10]

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Computer Systems Engineering *(2+2):Years 3 and 4 at Bentley Campus
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electronic and Communication Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering *(1+3):Years 2 - 4 at Bentley Campus
  • Petroleum Engineering

Bachelor of Science:[11]

  • Applied Geology

Bachelor of Technology majoring:[12]

  • Computer Systems and Networking

Professional & Postgraduate Studies[edit]

  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management (F1-K028)
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management (F1-K029)
  • Master of Science (Project Management) (F1-K030)
  • Graduate Certificate of Policy Sciences (F1-K48)
  • Graduate Diploma of Policy Sciences (F1-K47)
  • Master of Policy Sciences (F1-K46)
  • Master of Engineering Science(Electrical Engineering) (F1-K49)
  • Master of Philosophy (F1-K040/KA4658):

- Electrical and Computer Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Civil Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Applied Geology

  • Master of Philosophy (Accounting) (N/344/6/0150)
  • Master of Philosophy (Business Law and Taxation)(N/481/6/0272)
  • Master of Philosophy (Economic and Finance)(N/314/6/0012)
  • Master of Philosophy (Information Systems)(N/481/6/0273)
  • Master of Philosophy (Management) (N/481/6/0274)
  • Master of Philosophy (Marketing) (N/340/6/0228)
  • Master of Philosophy (Public Relations) (N/321/6/0063)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (F1–K040)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (F1-K027)

Australian affiliation[edit]

Curtin Sarawak offers identical degrees to those at the Curtin University main campus in Western Australia. Examinations for the degree programmes are set and moderated at Curtin's main campus in Perth to ensure that they meet and fulfill the academic standards. Academics from Perth visit the Curtin Sarawak campus for quality audit and for consultations on issues ranging from assignments, projects, tasks and other assessments.


  1. ^ "QS World University Arts & Humanities Rankings 2013". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 
  2. ^ "QS World University Engineering & Technology Rankings 2013". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 
  3. ^ "QS World University Social Sciences & Management Rankings 2013". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 
  4. ^ "World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities - 2014". ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013". Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University. 
  7. ^ a b "Curtin University Rankings". About Curtin University. Curtin University. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 4°30′42″N 114°1′0″E / 4.51167°N 114.01667°E / 4.51167; 114.01667