Curtin University Sarawak

Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia
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

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]

Pre-University Programmes

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

Language Studies and Humanities

Foundation Studies

Undergraduate Degree Studies

Faculty of Business and Humanities

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

Bachelor of Commerce:[8]

Bachelor of Commerce with double majors:[8]

Faculty of Engineering and Science

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:[8]

Bachelor of Science:[8]

Bachelor of Technology majoring:[8]

Postgraduate Studies

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

Australian affiliation

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. 1 2 "Curtin University Rankings". About Curtin University. Curtin University. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-09.

External links

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

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