Creating an engaging environment for students


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MIRI: Curtin University Malaysia understands the challenges students face and strives to provide opportunities for them to achieve their goals in life.

The courses it offers, which are identical to those at Curtin University’s main campus in Perth, are applied, innovative and relevant.

“As Curtin University’s largest international campus and hub in Asia, as well as one of the largest and fastest-growing foreign branch campuses in the world, we are widely recognised for the practical and applied nature of our courses,” said Curtin Malaysia pro vice-chancellor, president and chief executive Prof Jim Mienczakowski in a press release.

He added that learning and teaching excellence is the foundation of the education Curtin provides, where lecturers create an engaging and learner-focused environment for students.

This includes applying the latest in education technologies and pedagogies such as distributed learning, and the use of innovative learning spaces such as case study rooms and flipped classrooms.

The Curtin Malaysia Engineering and Science Faculty ensures that students get an industry-connected educational experience that provides solutions to challenges faced by the global engineering and scientific communities.

Faculty members strive to be internationally-recognised leaders in the research fields of engineering and science, and in teaching excellence to ensure graduates get the best possible start to their future careers.

All engineering programmes at Curtin Malaysia are fully accredited by Engineers Australia, and the Engineering Accreditation Council of Malaysia, and for Chemical Engineering, by IChemE,UK as well.

The Business Faculty offers a comprehensive range of business courses from the Curtin Business School, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Strong connections with industry partners ensure that students are aligned with the latest trends and the faculty boasts impressive graduate employability.

The Humanities Faculty offers a degree in Media and Communications and Masters in Project Management.

All three faculties offer one-year foundation courses which prepare students for undergraduate study in their chosen fields.

The Curtin Malaysia Graduate School offers a range of postgraduate degree courses by research and coursework that develop skills in specialised fields.

Curtin Malaysia offers scholarships in various forms to both domestic and international students including the Curtin Malaysia Merit Scholarships for new foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate students while the Pro Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholarships is specifically for international students.

In addition, there are other internal and industry-sponsored scholarships.

With some 4,000 students from over 50 countries, Curtin Malaysia offers students a truly international learning environment.

It is launching a number of new courses this year including a Bachelor of Arts (Construction Management), Bachelor of Science (Computing) with streams in Software Engineering and Cyber Security, Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Human Resources), and Master of Arts (Journalism).

Last November, Curtin Malaysia retained its Tier Five or ‘Excellent’ rating for the fourth consecutive time under Malaysia’s Rating System for Higher Education Institutions (Setara 2017).

Curtin Malaysia’s intake for the first semester is now in progress with classes for undergraduate programmes commencing on Feb 26 and foundation programmes on March 26.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/02/13/creating-an-engaging-environment-for-students/