Why choose us?
Curtin Sarawak is a partnership between Curtin University in Australia and the State Government of Sarawak. We offer students the unique opportunity to follow courses from a celebrated Australian university right in the heart of tropical East Malaysia. Our internationally recognized degrees are exactly the same as those awarded in Australia. The difference is our unique location on the west coast of Sarawak, with 187 000 hectares of coastal reef on our doorstep and the 140 million year old rain forests of Borneo in our backyard.
Our University has a strong, international focus. In addition to our campus here in Sarawak, we have locations in Perth, Sydney and Singapore, all offering globally recognized programs that prepare you to work in competitive markets around the world. Since the courses and subjects offered by Curtin Sarawak are the same as those provided in Australia, you are able to transfer to or from either location at the end of any semester should you wish. With our degrees so much more affordable than those in Australia, and being of the same quality, you may prefer to complete your entire tertiary education in Sarawak.
With over 45 different nationalities represented on our campus, you can be sure that you’ll have the opportunity to study in a multicultural and inclusive environment that gives you a sense of belonging. We have worked very hard to recruit top academic staff from all over the world so whether you complete your study here in Miri or move on to Perth, you are part of the same international network from your first day at Curtin. When you enroll, you’ll become part of the Curtin family of over 51 000 students spread across Australia and South East Asia; and when you graduate you’ll form part of an alumni network that stretches across the globe.
Research and facilities
Research activities are an essential component of academic excellence at Curtin Sarawak and so the campus also boasts a number of ultra-modern science and engineering labs, including Chemical, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering labs, as well as laboratories for Electrical Power, Electronics, Communications, Embedded Systems, Networking, Renewable Energy and Geophysics. Film and Television students, meanwhile, can count on a custom-built Film Lab and Editing Suite equipped with the latest broadcast-quality film-making equipment and software.
Students at Curtin Sarawak can find everything they need right on campus. In addition to the library and laboratories, our campus boasts several study areas, a choice of food outlets, postal and banking facilities, a campus bookshop, convenience store, health and first aid centres, an Islamic Centre, and transport hub. Students also enjoy access to recreational facilities such as the multipurpose Recreation and Event Centre which houses an indoor basketball court, badminton courts and gym. Our extensive grounds are home to football fields, a rugby pitch, outdoor basketball court, tennis courts and an indoor volleyball and futsal court.
Curtin Sarawak is now entering its next phase of development spanning the next five years, during which its student population is expected to surpass 5,000. A state-of-the art Library and Auditorium complex, a signature work of architecture and new campus landmark, has already been completed. Incorporating a 400-seat auditorium and modern library facilities, it heralds an enrichment of campus life and the student and staff experience. Upcoming projects include the Federal Government-funded Miri BioValley Park being developed with the Sarawak Ministry of Industrial Development and housing the Curtin Sarawak Research Institute (CSRI), a new School of Engineering and Science building, a multi-purpose teaching block, additional student accommodation blocks and a new gymnasium.
Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia