Curtin University, Malaysia

Curtin University Malaysia, previously known as Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia is a private university in Miri, Sarawak and is the largest international campus of Curtin University, a university based in Perth, Western Australia. It has a 1,200-hectare (3,000-acre) campus comprising academic and residential blocks. The university provides local and international students with higher education in Sarawak, Malaysia.[3]

Curtin University, Malaysia
Universiti Curtin Malaysia (Malay)
MottoMake Tomorrow Better
Established1999 (1999)
PresidentProfessor Simon Leunig
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Simon Leunig[1]
Students4,000 (2018)
Location, ,

4°30′42″N 114°01′00″E
CampusUrban; 1,200 hectares[2]


The Sarawak State Government invited Curtin to establish an international university in Sarawak. Curtin Malaysia's operations in Miri commenced in February 1999. Curtin Malaysia is Curtin University's first international campus, followed by Curtin Singapore that opened in 2008, Curtin Dubai that opened in 2017 and Curtin Mauritius that opened in 2018.

Located in Miri, Curtin Malaysia offers a cross-cultural learning experience with students from more than 50 different countries and teaching staff from more than 15 countries. Besides being the first offshore campus of Curtin University, it is also the first offshore campus set up in East Malaysia. In November 1999, Curtin Malaysia was awarded the Multimedia Super Corridor status which was renewed in 2006. In 2002, the new campus was built.

University rankings

University rankings
Curtin University
Global – Overall
ARWU World201-300
CWTS World239
QS Under 5017
THE World251-300
Global – Liberal arts
QS Arts & Humanities309=
QS Social Sciences and Management229=
Global – Science and engineering
QS Engineering & Tech.185=

Curtin University is ranked 201-300th and top two per cent of universities worldwide in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is ranked 17th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and has received a five star overall excellence rating in the QS stars rating 2019.[4][5]

Curtin was ranked 194th in the 2022 annual QS World University Rankings. The following subject areas that are available at Curtin University Malaysia Campus are strongly ranked and have received a five-star rating in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020:[4]

  • Accounting and Finance (top 100)
  • Chemical Engineering (top 100)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering (top 100)
  • 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).

Academic Programs

Pre-University studies

Pre-University Programs at Curtin University Malaysia Campus prepare students for university study.

Language Studies and Humanities

  • Intensive English Program (IEP)

Foundation Studies

  • Commerce and Arts Stream
  • Engineering and Science Stream

Faculty of Business

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

Bachelor of Commerce:[6]

  • 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:[6]

  • 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

Faculty of Engineering and Science

The Faculty of Engineering and Science at Curtin Malaysia 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 are active in research and in consultancy activities through Curtin Consultancy Services.

Bachelor of Engineering:[6]

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electronic and Communication Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Bachelor of Science:[6]

  • Applied Geology

Bachelor of Technology majoring:[6]

  • Computer Systems and Networking

Faculty of Humanities and Health Science

The facility offers three courses.[7]

  • Bachelor of Communications[8]
  • Bachelor of Science (Health, Safety and Environment)[9]
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychological Science)[10]

Postgraduate studies

  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management (R2/345/6/0394)
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management (R2/345/6/1071)
  • Master of Science (Project Management) (R2/345/7/0396)
  • Master of Engineering Science (Electrical Engineering) (R/522/7/0062)
  • Master of Petroleum Engineering (R/524/7/0047)
  • 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

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

See also


  1. "Pro Vice Chancellor of Curtin Malaysia". Archived from the original on 13 August 2022. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  2. "Miri Campus". Archived from the original on 14 August 2022. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  3. "Curtin University, Malaysia (Previously Known As : Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia)". Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  4. "Curtin University Rankings". About Curtin University. Curtin University. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  5. "Curtin Malaysia ranks 20th place in QS Top 50 Under 50". Borneo Post Online. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. "Faculty of Humanities - Curtin University, Malaysia". Humanities. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  8. "Communications - Courses and Study - Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia". Courses and Study. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  9. "Health, Safety and Environment - Curtin University, Malaysia". Courses and Study. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  10. "Psychological Science - Courses and Study - Curtin University, Malaysia". Courses and Study. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
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