Monday, August 26

Curtin Malaysia holds Academic Open Day tomorrow


Prof Mienczakowski addresses visitors to last semester’s Curtin Academic Open Day.

MIRI: Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is inviting SPM, STPM, UEC, O-Level and A-Level leavers interested to enrol in its current July/August (Semester 2) 2018 intake to its Academic Open Day on Saturday (July 7).

The event, to be held at the campus’ library from 9am to 3.30pm, aims at promoting the wide range of Foundation or undergraduate courses in engineering, science, business and arts offered at Curtin Malaysia.

There will also be introduction to facilities and campus life, career prospects in different disciplines as well as scholarships including Curtin Malaysia Foundation Scholarships amounting to RM3 million for outstanding SPM students to undertake one-year Foundation programmes, and the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships for outstanding SPM, STPM, UEC, O-Level and A-Level students to enter Foundation and degree programmes.

Guided tours of the campus will also be conducted on an hourly basis throughout the day.

“We invite potential students to come discover why Curtin Malaysia is such a great place to study in.

“As higher education can be quite a huge investment, particularly if going overseas, we offer the attractive proposition of a world-class Australian education right here in Malaysia, and at very affordable Malaysian fees,” said Curtin Malaysia’s pro vice-chancellor, president and chief executive Professor Jim Mienczakowski in a statement yesterday.

Among the key highlights of the day are showcases of Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science, Faculty of Business and Faculty of Humanities where visitors can meet lecturers and current students.

They can also view exhibits and try out interactive displays to learn more about the applications of science, engineering and technology; gain insights into finance and entrepreneurship; and experience the intriguing world of media and communication.

In addition, acting deputy dean of the Faculty of Business Dr Shamsul Kamariah Abdullah will give visitors an overview of distributed learning at Curtin Malaysia, including tours of one of its distributed learning rooms, from 11.30am to 12noon and from 2pm to 3pm.

At the ‘Future Students Info Booth’ manned by marketing staff, school leavers can get all the information they need to make informed decisions about enrolment. They are advised to bring along their exam results and other supporting documents for on-the-spot assessments and application.

Degree classes for Semester 2 commence on July 30 while Foundation classes will start on Aug 13.

Curtin Malaysia offers the same world-ranked and internationally-accredited courses and degrees in engineering, science, business and arts as its parent campus in Perth, as well as Foundation courses that feed directly into its undergraduate programmes. Students also get an undifferentiated learning experience at Malaysian fees, which works out to roughly a third of what it would cost in Australia.

For more information about the Curtin Academic Open Day, call Curtin Malaysia’s Marketing Department at 085-630 000 or email [email protected]

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