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Curtin University, Malaysia

Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 5 SETARA 2017
  • 5 D-SETARA, Engineering
  • 262 QS World University Rankings 2018
  • 5 QS Stars University Ratings
  • 26 THEWUR 200 Most International Universities
  • 151 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost B$ 329 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 20%
Institution type Private

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About Curtin University, Malaysia

Curtin University, Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is the first offshore campus and largest international campus of Curtin University, Western Australia (Curtin Perth), an Australian university ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017. It is also the first foreign university campus to be established in East Malaysia in 1999.

Like its Australian parent, Curtin Malaysia has a very global focus with over 5,000 students from over 50 countries. Highly-qualified teaching staff from some 15 countries further strengthen its international outlook.

In addition, students are offered flexibility in completing their degrees, in which they can study part of their degrees at Curtin’s main campus in Perth or at its other branch campuses in Singapore and Dubai.

Curtin Malaysia offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering and related sciences, business and humanities, as well as courses at pre-university level that feed directly into its undergraduate programmes. The courses benefit from the input of industrial partners and the campus’ location in the industrial hub of Sarawak where students can gain valuable industry exposure.

In addition, aside from the joys and benefits of living in Australia compared to the joys and benefits of living in Malaysia, the major difference between pursuing a Curtin degree in Perth or in Miri is one of cost. Completing a Curtin degree at Curtin Malaysia is currently around a third the cost of completing exactly the same degree in Australia - an option that is certainly worth considering.

Campus information

Located in Miri, Sarawak; Curtin Malaysia boasts a 1,200-acre garden campus and modern facilities befitting its status as Curtin’s largest international campus, and one of Malaysia’s leading tertiary institutions according to Malaysia’s SETARA ratings.

Our campus in Miri, Sarawak offers a completely unique study experience. Located in the East Malaysia, with the incomparable, 187 000 hectare Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park just offshore, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gunung Mulu National Park, a mere 45 minutes away, our campus is a gateway to all of the incredible adventures to be had in East Malaysia.

Miri is often referred to as the ‘Oil Town of Malaysia’ as it is home to the country’s over 100-year-old petroleum industry, as well as Sarawak’s ‘Resort City’ given its scenic seaside location and being the gateway city to the area’s world renowned natural attractions.  The oil and gas industry remains the largest contributor to the economy of Sarawak but other industries such as forestry and agriculture burgeoned in the years following Sarawak’s independence through the formation of Malaysia in 1963. In recent years, the construction, shipbuilding, retail, financial services, tourism, education and manufacturing sectors have also contributed greatly to the city’s rapid economic growth. Today, Miri boasts a splendid waterfront, marina, shopping malls, luxury condominiums, two 18-hole golf courses, international class hotels and a modern airport.


The university provides in and off campus accommodation to the students. Lakeside Apartments is located in the campus; Curtin Villa and Curtin Water 2 is located about 1-3km away from the campus. Free shuttle bus service is available to pick up and drop off students saying at the off campus accommodation. 24 hours security are also available for both in and off accommodation. For more information, please refer to the brochure At A Glance (Domestic).

Curtin Villa


Curtin Water

Lakeside Apartments

Why Study at Curtin University, Malaysia?

International Learning Environment

With over 5000 students from close to 50 countries and teaching staffs from some 15 nations, we offer a truly international and cross-cultural learning environment and cross-cultural learning environment in a unique Malaysian setting. Inevitably, this adds a rich and valuable dimension to the campus atmosphere and also prepares our graduates to live and work in an increasingly global environment.

Affordable Australian Education

Completing a Curtin degree at Curtin Malaysia is around a third of the cost of completing exactly the same degree in Australia.

Flexible Transfer Options

Students are offered flexibility in completing their degrees at Curtin Perth or its other branch campuses in Singapore and Dubai.

Identical Courses and Certificate

The courses are identical to those at other Curtin campuses and degrees are conferred directly by the main campus, Curtin University.

Top 1% of Universities Worldwide

Curtin University is ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide in Academic Ranking of the World Universities (ARWU) 2017.

Assurance of Quality

Our courses are identical in all aspects to those offered at Curtin's main campus in Australia, are endorsed by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysian Qualifications Agency and Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA), and accredited by professional bodies, ensuring wide recognition.

Building A Reputation

You will find our campus offers the best possible facilities one would expect from Curtin's first and largest international campus, a joint venture with the Sarawak State Government. Curtin University, Malaysia offers a vibrant campus lifestyle with a mix of academic support services and exciting social events.


Student & Alumni Testimonials


Courses available 46

Accounting & Finance 9 Applied, Pure Sciences 5 Architecture, Building 2 Business, Management 21 Computer Science, IT 4 Engineering 14 English Language 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 5



Reviews 15

Vynne Lio 5/5
Curtin Malaysia is a place where u can meet student from all around the world, as a west malaysia... Read more
Jimmy Teh 5/5
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