Curtin S’wak to hold Open Day on Oct 8

MIRI: Curtin University, Sarawak (Curtin Sarawak) will be holding its 10th Open Day on October 8, which could turn out to be a life-changer for its future students.

The Open Day aims to give visitors a taste of university life at Curtin’s largest international campus catering to over 4,000 students from over 45 countries.

Curtin Sarawak in a statement yesterday revealed new features like competitions for students from secondary schools, and showcases of the university’s faculties and graduate school at a new-concept ‘Future Students Hub’.

At this hub, students can obtain first-hand knowledge about courses and enrolment as well as guided tours of facilities at the campus.

They can visit showcases of the university’s three faculties and graduate school with themes like ‘Engineer’s Land’, ‘Entrepreneur Hub’, ‘The Humanist’ and ‘Scholar’s Corner’. Interesting giveaways await those who visit all the booths.

The competitions and showcases generate interest in various fields of study at Curtin Sarawak like Engineering and related sciences, Business and Humanities.

‘Curtin Ultimate Croc Challenge’ is an electronics competition for 17 secondary school teams to design the most innovative ‘crocodile sensor’ using programmable microcontroller kits.

Other competitions like ‘Business Genius Challenge’ and ‘So You Think You Can Spell?’ are open to students in the upper forms with free participation.

There will be a semi-finals and finals of a Curtin Gaming Championship where 32 teams will be playing DOTA 2 and FIFA.

Another event is the ‘Young Innovate Miri’ held as part of the nationwide ‘Young Innovate’ programme to inspire secondary students’ passion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), develop living skills and expose them to open-source hardware and software.

A total of 30 secondary school teams and 10 teams from Curtin Sarawak will compete in the open category. The top three schools will represent Sarawak at the national-level ‘Young Innovate Malaysia’ to be held in Kuala Lumpur later this year.

While there will be many new attractions, the Open Day will also hold the usual live stage entertainment, lucky draw, food, retail and activity stalls run by student clubs and local businesses.

There will be a ‘Charity & Community Corner’ where visitors can learn more about various charitable and community causes in Miri.

Visitors purchasing Door Gift & Lucky Draw tickets at RM5 each can redeem door gifts and join a lucky draw offering a range of electrical products. Proceeds from the sales of tickets will go to charity.

The Open Day is an annual event of Curtin Sarawak since 2006, drawing some 10,000 visitors last year.

More information on Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2016 is available at or call 085-443806 or email