Sunday, July 21

Curtin offers foundation pathway to tertiary education

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MIRI: School leavers due to receive their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) results can apply for foundation studies at Curtin University Malaysia for the March (Semester 1) intake before classes begin on March 28.

Curtin offers quality, world-class degree courses in engineering and science, business and humanities identical to those at its main campus in Perth at affordable Malaysian fees.

Its one-year foundation programmes in Engineering and Science, Commerce and Arts (Media) feed directly into degree programmes.

In addition, degrees earned at Curtin Malaysia are awarded directly by the main campus, and undergraduate students can transfer to the main campus or Curtin’s other international campuses in Singapore and Dubai to complete their degrees.

The Curtin Academic Open Day will be held at its campus here on March 17 from 10am to 4pm.

It will showcase Curtin Malaysia’s three faculties, activities and talks relating to tertiary studies and careers, and tours of the campus.

There will also be a Future Students Booth for enquiries and course counselling.

Students are advised to bring their examination results for assessment and on-the-spot applications.

Curtin Malaysia will also be represented at the CT Academic Go Study Education Fair at Imperial Palace Hotel Miri and L&P Consultant Education Fair at Pullman Miri Waterfront tomorrow (March 10).

Similar recruitment events are also being held in other locations in Sarawak, as well as in Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.

Foundation programmes are designed for school leavers to gain essential skills and knowledge for a smooth transition to tertiary study, providing the best possible fundamentals to undertake a bachelor’s degree.

All are recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.

Students who pass the Foundation Studies in Commerce course can enter the Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce (with both single and double majors) at the Faculty of Business, while those completing the Foundation Studies in Arts can enter the Faculty of Humanities’ Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) programme.

Meanwhile, the Foundation Studies in Engineering and Science course prepares students for undergraduate study in the Bachelor of Engineering (with honours), Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking); and Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) programmes.

Curtin Malaysia has just launched full and partial Curtin Foundation Scholarships worth RM3 million for outstanding students from top-performing secondary schools in Miri and the region, including rural schools, to undertake one-year foundation programmes this year.

Eligible candidates must be nominated by, and apply through, their school principals or counsellors.

In addition, students with outstanding results in the SPM, Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia, O-Level, A-Level and Unified Examination Certificate can apply for the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships, which offer significant tuition fee waivers.

For further information, contact marketing officer Stevenson Tan on 019-8856076, or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Alternatively, go to www1.curtin.edu.my.