Study at an affordable world-class international university. Learn from highly-qualified teaching staff. Gain industry knowledge. Develop practical skills. Start your career. Choose Curtin Sarawak.
Curtin Sarawak opened its doors in 1999 following an invitation from the Sarawak State Government to Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia, to establish its first offshore campus in Miri. The decision was based on Miri’s tremendous growth potential and the need for a tertiary institution of international calibre. In the time since, Curtin Sarawak has established itself as a world-class international university in East Malaysia, attracting students from throughout Malaysia and some 40 other countries.
Students seeking an affordable higher education at a reputable international tertiary institution in Malaysia need look no further than Curtin Sarawak. We are a popular choice for many reasons, among them our international outlook, innovative courses, world-class teaching facilities, flexible study options, applied and practical subjects, use of advanced technology, partnerships with industry and government, ideal campus location, experienced academics and staff, and active community engagement.
Most significantly, it is the relatively lower cost of studying and living in Miri, compared to the costs of pursuing tertiary studies in Australia, that attracts students to Curtin Sarawak. Every aspect of our academic programmes, including course materials and examinations, are identical to the programmes offered at our main campus in Perth. Some of our students take most of their course at the Miri campus and then transfer to Perth for their final year.
Furthermore, Miri’s location, facilities, lifestyle, and warm and welcoming populace provide a conducive environment for university studies, as well as opportunities for research and development given the area’s rich eco-system and abundant natural resources.
Our state-of-the-art campus is equipped with the latest computers, software, laboratory equipment, teaching facilities and reference materials in addition to free Internet access and e-mail facilities for students. Students also have access to learning resources at Curtin’s main campus and other resources via the Internet.
At Curtin Sarawak, we aim to produce career-ready graduates with a passion for life-long learning and a commitment to serving the needs of the broader community. Our courses have applied, practical subjects with a strong emphasis on industry links, which means students will have the opportunity to work closely with companies in their chosen field, often securing employment before they graduate.
As part of this approach, Curtin Sarawak has always fostered successful partnerships with industry, business and government to enhance the quality of our scholarship, teaching and research. We will continue to develop existing partnerships and to establish new ones in areas relevant to our research and teaching.
In addition, we have a strong commitment to multi-cultural and international engagement with our student population now numbering some 3,000. This cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to our campus atmosphere and also prepares our graduates to live and work in an increasingly global environment.
Just as with the student cohort, our highly-qualified and experienced staff members come not just from Malaysia but also from Australia and numerous other countries. Having such high-calibre staff has allowed Curtin Sarawak to develop a number of research centres, many of which are linked to research programmes at the Perth campus.
Curtin Sarawak is a vibrant international institution with an exciting future and I am certain you will find studying at Curtin Sarawak an enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding experience.
Professor Ian Kerr
Pro Vice-Chancellor/ Chief Executive