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Curtin Info Day in Kota Kinabalu on 28 January

Miri – 25 January 2018 – School-leavers in Sabah interested to enrol in foundation or degree courses at Curtin University, Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) are invited to attend the university’s Curtin Info Day recruitment event in Kota Kinabalu on 28 January 2018.

It will be held at The Pacific Sutera Hotel Kota Kinabalu, from 1 pm to 5 pm, and admission is free of charge. Furthermore, mystery gifts will be given to those submitting on-the-spot applications on the day or who have submitted applications prior to the event.

The intake for the first semester is now in progress with classes for undergraduate programmes commencing on 26 February 2018 and foundation programmes on 26 March 2018.

The Curtin Info Day aims to provide potential students and their parents with all the necessary information required regarding admissions, courses, loans and scholarships. Lecturers from the faculties of Engineering & Science, Business and Humanities will also be present to help them make informed decisions about choice of courses and enrolment.

They can also find out more about scholarships and loans available, including the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships for school leavers with outstanding results in the SPM, STPM, O-Level, A-Level and UEC examinations, as well as PTPTN study loans.

Potential students are advised to bring along their actual or forecasted results for on-the-spot assessment and application purposes. 

Successful applicants for foundation courses paying their course fees in full before 25 February 2018 will be given RM500 rebates.

Curtin Malaysia, the largest international campus of Curtin University and its global hub in Asia, offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering and related sciences, business and humanities, as well as one-year courses at foundation level that feed directly into the undergraduate programmes.

Most of the courses offered are in subject areas in which Curtin University is world-ranked in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. They include No. 2 in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering; top 100 for Earth and Marine Sciences; top 150 for Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Structural Engineering; top 200 for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Accounting and Finance, and Business and Management Studies; and top 250 for Computer Science and Information Systems.

Related courses offered at Curtin Malaysia are the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Petroleum Engineering, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Applied Geology, B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), B.Eng. (Civil and Construction Engineering), B.Eng. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), B.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering), B.Eng. (Environmental Engineering), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) in Accounting and Finance, B.Comm. (Accounting), B.Comm. (Finance), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), B.Comm. (Finance and Management), and Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Computer Systems and Networking.

All engineering courses are accredited by both Engineers Australia and Board of Engineers Malaysia, while the B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering) is also accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineering (ICHemE), United Kingdom.

Curtin Malaysia delivers business courses from the Curtin Business School in Perth, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Accounting and finance courses are also recognised by CPA Australia, Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Curtin University is currently ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 and rose significantly to 262nd position in the world in the QS World University Ranking (QSWUR) 2017-18, up from 306th in 2016-17.

The university Curtin was also awarded five stars overall in the 2017 QS Stars University Ratings, receiving 5 Stars for the categories of Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation and Inclusiveness, and 5 Stars for Engineering – Mineral & Mining. It was awarded 4 Stars for Research, an increase from 3 Stars in 2016.

Curtin University’s continued rise up the world university rankings is an assurance of the quality of education it provides, including at its international campuses which provide the same courses, learning experience and degrees as those offered at the main campus in Perth, Australia.

Curtin Malaysia has retained its ‘Tier 5’ or ‘Excellent’ rating for the fourth consecutive time under Malaysia’s latest Rating System for Higher Education Institutions (SETARA 2017), affirming its commitment to quality education. Curtin Malaysia also retained its self-accreditation status first awarded by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) in 2010 and remains the only institution in East Malaysia with a Tier 5 - Excellent rating for engineering in the D-SETARA discipline-based rating system.

For more information of the Curtin Info Day, contact Marketing Officer Marilyn Lim at 013-830 3166 or email

For more information on Curtin Malaysia, visit its website (, its Facebook page (CurtinMalaysia), Twitter profile (curtinmalaysia), Google+ page (Curtin Malaysia), Instagram (curtinmalaysia) or YouTube channel (Curtin Malaysia).

Curtin Info Day an opportunity to find out more about studying at Curtin Malaysia, Curtin University’s largest international campus and hub in Asia.