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Postgraduate study at Curtin Sarawak is an opportunity for talented individuals to become experts in their field. At Curtin Sarawak, you can choose to complete a range of postgraduate levels of study. Students eligible for postgraduate study are given several options in either research or coursework. Postgraduate studies is a growing area at Curtin Sarawak, providing students that have already completed a degree at undergraduate level with the opportunity to increase the knowledge they have already gained through further study and research.
The progression of study through the levels of Curtin qualifications varies, depending on the entry requirements set by each School. To find out the progression of postgraduate study for a particular programme, contact the Student Recruitment Department. Postgraduate programmes include the following:
Faculty of Business and Humanities
Graduate Certificate in Project Management *
Graduate Diploma in Project Management *
Master of Science (Project Management) *
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
* Programmes by coursework
Faculty of Engineering and Science
A School may accept you into a Master degree provided that you hold appropriate qualifications as decided by the Dean of School. Where appropriate, provision may be made for you to undertake a bridging course or other preliminary work as a requirement for entry to a Master degree programme. A Master degree is usually completed in three or four semesters.
A student with a Master degree, or a Bachelor degree with First or Upper Second Class Honours may be considered for admission to a Doctoral degree. In exceptional cases, applicants holding Bachelor Pass degrees may also be considered for admission to either Master or Doctoral degrees, provided they can demonstrate superior academic achievement, significant work experience and the capacity to undertake significant research. A Doctoral degree usually requires at least three years of study.
Research and Coursework Degrees
For a Master degree to be considered a research degree, at least two-thirds of the required work towards the degree must be pure research. The award of Master by Research indicates that you have contributed substantially to the knowledge or understanding in a field, and are capable of carrying out independent research.
In a Master by Coursework, students enroll in subjects and attend lectures and tutorials. There will often be a minor research component, but assessment is progressive throughout the course.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin Sarawak reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.