The rating was based on its performance across eight assessed categories.
Five stars were awarded for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, specialist criteria and inclusiveness, and three stars for research.
Its pro vice-chancellor and chief executive, Professor Jim Mienczakowski, said the rating was a positive indicator of its quality in teaching and learning, research and student experience, besides the quality and employability of its graduates.
We further provide an undifferentiated Curtin student learning experience utilising the latest learning technologies coupled with strong student learning support mechanisms. This means that our degree courses are Curtin Universitys degree courses and are exactly the same as those offered at our parent campus in Perth, he said in a statement.
Curtin Sarawak students too are able to transfer directly to the Perth Campus to complete their studies once they have become fully enrolled Curtin degree students.
Curtin University is one of Australias largest and most multicultural universities with a strong commitment to international engagement.
Curtin Sarawak itself is very internationally focused, with over 3,600 students from over 40 countries.
Highly-qualified academic staff from 15 countries further strengthen its international outlook.
Curtin Sarawak offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, humanities, engineering, science and technology, in addition to courses at pre-university level that feed directly into the undergraduate programmes.
Meanwhile, the QS 5 Stars rating system sees participating universities across the world undergo a comprehensive audit to achieve an overall rating of between one and five+ stars across several indicators.
QS activities span across 70 countries, where it works with more than 2,000 of the worlds leading higher education institutions.
It was introduced in 2011 and rates universities on areas beyond the scope of traditional ranking publications.